And The Terrain Opens Up

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Mercury in Sagittarius is nearly upon us. Visual: After weeks of trekking through the Plutonic jungle of Mercury in Scorpio, raiding your own tombs, and confronting spectral monsters of your psyche, the terrain opens up.

Yes, Mercury in Scorpio is fantastic but nine and a half weeks of it? Too damn much.  Of course, it worked for psychological growth and rousing or reanimating gritty resolve that will be useful for the next several weeks of Saturn conjunct Pluto/Eclipse Season.

But the trek featured treacherous swamps and cryptic animosity, the usual Scorpionic turf rendered more oppressive by Pluto’s proximity to Saturn. They are strengthening one another.

If you tote up the last nearly ten weeks, you may be surprised by just how much has changed.

As I write this, Mercury – the Magician – is five hours off being in Sagittarius. Consciousness and energy-wise, it is about to feel as if you’re emerging from the valley of lost temples and deep mysterious pools of memory or emotion into high mountain paddocks.

Keep a grip on whatever you got from the Mercury in Scorpio trip – it is useful to conceive of it as a literal talisman – but lengthen your stride as you feel the sunlight and air.

Anticipate an omen or revelation within 48 hours of Mercury in Sagittarius, meaningful and so multi-layered or nuanced that only you get it.

Thoughts? How was your trek experience?

Image: David Palladini

 

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VirgoProtocol
VirgoProtocol

This whole Merc in Scorp, after the retro, was just gross. I have Pluto in Scorp and I think the time we just had was much bigger than I let on, or reacted to at the time. Just railroaded by the Mars-y ‘ruler of Scorp’ vibe. I’m Cap Asc (Virgo Sun) and feeling like things are on the up again after the wheel turned from the tar-filled pits of the Plutonic despair. I have had most intense of therapy over these past few years, coping with childhood emotional neglect and PTSD from a scared controlling narc mother. It has been… Read more »

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I don’t mean to insult whoever designed that tarot card, but it does give off a very “70s guy overwhelmed by DIY woodwork project” vibe.
(albiet with magical accoutrements)

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

ha his ba ha ba ha

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Yes, i only noticed him this morning! Wasn’t sure how to put it. Hilarious description!

VirgoProtocol
VirgoProtocol

BAHAHA

PegasusMM Member
Pegasus

At last Merc in Saggo.Born with it there. Want to discuss the BIG issues not gossip and inanities.. Find have to always nod and smile when people rattle on about not- very-much. Merc in Scorp? Have filled a diary of what seems to be complaints about a close relationship with a woman who has arrested development and is girl interrupted in one under educated bundle who never seems to learn by her errors in judgement and behaviour. Chaos addict much. That term is so applicable. Creates it then wants my help sorting it. Tiring but i care about her as… Read more »

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

A 43 year old is a grown woman and ‘big and ugly enough’ to live her own life (family saying… lol). Set her free Pegs, it’s not your responsibility to be a surrogate mother. She obviously admires your strength and swag, but don’t feel responsible. Big respect and love to you X

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Oh Pegasus I am so glad you shared this. It is a heavy weight. When I was a hot mess I was sharing a house with an older double Virgo woman. My moods were bad. She gave me an ultimatum. See a pshycologist or you have to leave. So I begrudgingly sourced a good one. I saw her a few times to appease my housemate. But I moved out anyway as we were I’ll matched housemates. But the thing is when I was ready for therapy I went back to this pshycologist and my healing began. I was in my… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

I’m having a Jupiter square Pluto transit and the notification popped up on my phone with the reminder NO SEETHING. This past year – well all my life but especially since getting into therapy a few years ago and since then with increasing intensity and frequency I’ve been shouting at my father. In my head obviously because he is a terrifying man (to me) and I am terrified of him. He bullied me viciously and he and my mother took turns verbally and emotionally abusing me as well as quite literally beating the crap out of me. I was also… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

so I rehearsed doing it on camera few times till my iphone 5s ran out of space and I had to delete more apps and eventually just left him a voicenote. Then I blocked his number. I wondered if that was unfair for a nanosecond and then realised this is what I have to do. The narcisistic rage and torrent of abuse and vitriolic insults is not going to be replaced by a desire to repair the relationship. There isn’t some fully formed emotionally mature father figure archetype lying dormant in the dude. He’s toxic and I’ve been hurt enough.… Read more »

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

Sending hugs love

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

xxx

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

You are loved.

x.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

xxx

Veronica
Veronica

I am so angry for the little girl that you were. So glad you are protecting her from him. Let the narcissists eat each other and permanently stay away from you xxx

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Thank you

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Yes. We hear you, Invicta, and we have listened always even if we have not responded each time. You have been and are listened to, heard, prayed for to the primal goddesses and the gods, and held in all our hearts. Toxicity from your first and closest man invades the layers of all the substrata, and you have ALWAYS QUESTED FEARLESSLY as i have read you here. Bewildered, fierce, vulnerable and ever evolving. You know, when i read our posts detailing all the lovely luxe home stylings, i did think of you and some others here with a wince of… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Thank you milleunanotte I hear that re your bio dad What gave me the strength partly was this book I’ve been reading called the body keeps the score. The author explains how adhd, dislexia and other learning and behavioural issues are traumatic reactions to child abuse. Not always obviously but often. There were parts of the book where I just froze – like the part about incest survivors and the behavioral symptoms they all share -women specifically and from my socio ecconomic group more or less. I told both my parents what was happening so many times and they shut… Read more »

PegasusMM Member
Pegasus

“the body keeps the score’ YES your biography becomes your biology according to Caroline Myss who’s books i adore. Check her out.

PegasusMM Member
Pegasus

This is very true Invicta. We have always been here for you, known about that father of yours and the hideous connection with him.
How brave you are, darling. x

PegasusMM Member
Pegasus

You ARE your name. There is VICTORY in it. As Veronica said, give that inner child a few solid hugs for how far you have come and how intelligently you have dealt with what you have experienced. It takes enormous strength and courage to reveal and face truths. True deep wounds never heal, not in this lifetime even with all the healing modalities there are, with all the work we do to cure them, we just learn to live with them and once acknowledged we are free for a while. There will always be triggers and when there are that’s… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

aye pegs xx chiron in the 5th in Aries xx hear ya loud and crackly

Devonic1
Devonic1

Hi Invicta, I just read your response to the Mercury in Scorpio Jupiter square Pluto transit ordeal (yikes!) and immediately thought “my father must have had a twin!” He was a Scorpio, and also was good looking, well dressed, funny and personable – everybody loved him – cause he was such a great guy. Of course at home he was viciously abusive with all of us. He was a violent raging narcissist who resented his wife and children – he even bent so low as to not only push my mom off of a pier – getting her stuck between… Read more »

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

It’s beautiful that you have written here for the first time. Do you know that often Invicta’s posts garnered responses to keep a journal or write a book, rather than splash it out here on the blog? I feel that the interactive mode, even if it’s just the process of following some thoughts and events over time, is more meaningful than the static experience of reading a book. What’s your astro? May you continue in the strength and gratitude you clearly have for life, yours and those around you, and may survival turn to thriving, outwards upwards nourishing from deep… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

hear hear !
dito

skarabMM Member
skarab

Devonic1 (& darling Invicta), I am so grateful that you responded and told your story, as there are many of us who have had to deal with these types of fathers. It’s amazing how similar these bastards are: to the outside world they are charismatic, attractive, personable, popular. While at home they are terrifying brutes. This is my father also, and his father was THE most evil bastard i have ever met – i’m talking twisted & terrifyingly evil. The first time i met him I was five and he dangled me upside-down out of a ten storey window by… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

I wonder if they all belong to a secret society?
Its as if we are primed to keep these things a secret out of shame since “honour thy father and mother ” is as accepted socially as the right to own a gun – Some accepted truths ought to be revised I think and err ammended xx
hugs

skarabMM Member
skarab

I know right? And absolutely we are primed – by the 3 most prevalent religions – all founded on a fearsome all-powerful male god who has demonised women & inflicts severe punishment if you don’t worship him – or even if you do worship him – he’s got the right to exert his power willy-nilly. Big Daddy.

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Fuck patriarchy. I have always sided with the vulnerable and can’t put up with cruelty to any person or animal. Thank for sharing and love and strength to you darling. Sometimes karma works too slowly for my liking!

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

this is completely amazing what you’ve written here
don’t stop sharing – I love your courage and humanity
thank you so much and yeah happy fuqin merc in sag to you too mate xxx

VirgoProtocol
VirgoProtocol

Just Wow Invicta.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

thank you

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

Yes. Tired of slogging through swamp and ignoring drama queens and chaos addicts! Keep reminding myself to breathe, detach and stay off social media.

Not my circus, not my monkeys. Today feels a bit airier.

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

I found Mercury in Scorpio interesting in that I because aware of all the shit that pisses me off, but I sat on it mostly. Well not denied it. Just went …. oh I’m really f*****g annoyed with that and for this exact reason!!! Is Mercury in Sagg yet? Perhaps I’ve done a pre-emptive strike and pretty much purged everything that I discovered really irked me in one fell swoop of yelling. I have Moon in Sagg. I have Merc in Leo. I have Gemini Asc. Trying to shut me up is a waste of time. Better to let the… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

God yes.
So intense I’m not sure I should even share about it here but the coming full moon being on my natal Saturn and Chiron turning direct also makes sense. Seismic totally unexpected changes.

Christine
Christine

Some really strange things happened! The Mercury retro brought back a previous boyfriend from 2010 era, which was a time where I was writing a blog and being followed/investigated/targeted for the stuff I was revealing related to foreclosures in the US. I met him on eHarmony and in retrospect I think we were “love bitten”! (Google it, it’s super creepy!) He had some interesting ties to three letter agencies and the targeting/investigation/being followed stopped as soon as I told him about it. After that situation ended he drifted out of my life, and eventually told me that we had nothing… Read more »

annafrasMM Member
annafras

Growth is necessary but it’s time for recess, and of course this retro saved the best for last. I won’t even get into the litany—and I say this as someone who appreciates the introspection of Mercury Retrograde. I’ll leave you with this: When Mercury went direct, the headline of my city known for its fog and cold, was about a woman on a flight out of here getting stung by a a scorpion on her flight out at our airport. I would love to see her chart.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Bizarre.

weathersystemMM Member
weathersystem

my trek just about finished me off but i think well worth it. after 8 years of intense healing i’m FINALLY getting relief

FlyingFoxMM Member
FlyingFox

Accelerated s****show bringing to light every dysfunctional romantic relationship dynamic ever through another attraction scenario. Crippling self-doubt. Plummeted to dark and twisty places. Pretty confident I’ve closed a chapter and got a grip. I’m clear I’d like to stop repeating these patterns in the future…not worth it.

AlchemMM Member
Alchem

Absolute oppressive swamplands.!@@!

Malcolm McLeodMM Member
Malcolm McLeod

horrendous trek through the swamplands, correct so much has changed in the last 10 weeks. Accepting the big pineapple into places it never used to fit, hurt but fighting it hurt more.

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

It is a new vista
I think I’m turning Libran (to match my 8th house cusp?) thanks to all the Plutonic energy of late.

skarabMM Member
skarab

Like PenelopeR above, i was revisited by all my past physical ailments (Scorp’s in my 1st H and Saturn’s been opp Sun for most of this yr affecting physical structure and teeth). So it wasn’t so much a trek as a painful crawl. It’s been horrible – BUT – somewhere in the recesses of my tiny memory vault, Mercury Rx made me remember a set of yoga exercises that an old yoga master had tailor made for me decades ago. I had stopped doing them a long time ago so i couldn’t remember all of the exercises nor the sequence,… Read more »

msrod1029MM Member
msrod1029

Painful crawl…absolutely

emgMM Member
emg

Like you. Past few years have been return to old illness. But it’s because I’ve not been doing what I need to do to survive and thrive. So I’m remembering my rigid regime but it’s hell to stick to currently. I’m wanting my light to switch on that says near zero food and only veg ! I honestly should live on sunshine. I’d be so healthy

PenelopeRevelryMM Member
PenelopeRevelry

Wow! How fascinating! Last night I dreamt that I went to the home of every person who was a member of a community group turned toxic that I left this year. In the dream I crawled into bed with each person and slept a night with them, then in the morning hugged them and said goodbye.

skarabMM Member
skarab

THAT is an amazing dream! It gives the term “sleeping with the enemy” a whole new dimension.

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

Yoga masters are the bomb! Glad you remembered sweetie xx

skarabMM Member
skarab

Thanks, gemYOGI…. 🙂 xx

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

<3 <3

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Result!!!! x

kimia_madaniMM Member
kimia_madani

Well, Mercury in Scorp definitely gave me a thicker skin, that’s for sure. My Sag moon is certainly ready for the shift in energy. In fact it already feels pretty stimulating, both on an emotional and intellectual level. Holding on to the lessons from Scorp with the understanding that my life has already shifted so much and changed for the better. Open terrain is more than welcome!!

judithMM Member
judith

i’m glad the scorpio thing is over. that is all.

lcMM Member
lc

PANIC ATTACKS. That’s how the past 9.5 weeks have been. Haven’t had them in over 8years and bam .. it was dark and chaotic and unfocused and untethered. I am hoping this shift will help.

ScorpleocapMM Member
Scorpleocap

That sounds really rough, lc. There are few things as draining as panic attacks. Hope you’ve felt a nice shift with Merc going into Saggitarius. xo

esw4t
esw4t

Like a flashback to my Saturn return years? So many tears, so emotionally wrought.

ScorpleocapMM Member
Scorpleocap

Yes, I’ve been reminded of my Saturn return recently too!

emgMM Member
emg

I am yet to decide. I was at the end of my contract with work and was being turned down on trying to buy the Italy house and leaving France to head back to the uk before then heading out to the Caribbean and have only just got back really. So it has been a whirl but one in which I made a few kick up the arse breakthroughs. I am getting all the intricate details work now done on the Italy house in order to buy it prior to Brexit. It may happen but if it does not I… Read more »

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Best Wishes with everything. I hope things fall into place.

It sounds like you have a lot of fire in your chart?

emgMM Member
emg

I’ve just got merc and mc in fire. I’m heavy water. Maybe it’s my moon mars in 4th or my pluto Uranus conj. but it’s always been like this.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Italy house sounds exciting!
whereabouts?

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

It’s been so deep I actually need to catch my breath. As a Gemini with Virgo rising (so kinda hyper mutable) but with Pluto in my first house and Moon in Taurus (i.e. I have my fair share of “fixed” too), I have “enjoyed” or better “exploited” this MR in Scorpio in-depth visions and revelations and I think I have a couple of new “super-golden it took me a whole year of intense EMDR session” rules for my psyche (it was MR in 3rd house, so it makes sense). But to be really honest I would love a new fresh… Read more »

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

I loved (almost) every minute of it. The key to surviving it: Don’t Let the Muggles Grind Ya Down!
Once I D.G.A.F. I had a great time.

Centaurus
Centaurus

Yay! This Mercury Rx Saggo native has noted the current Sun conjunct natal Mercury has been a boost so um, yep…Ill have myself some more of that good vibe if it’s being served up.

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Holy Hecate, yes, thanks Scorpio …and bring me back to Jimi Hendrix style de vie! My life could do with rockin’ out again, at least while tidying up the adminsaturnalia that comes with this time of year.

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

well it brought me a sagg who wasnt entirely truthful with me…bit of an emotional rollercoaster, not pleasant in that sense but enjoyed the long walks and deep rapport.
but ultimately he’s not available, physical,y and emotionally.
so i’m learning self love….and to take things a hell of a lot slower in future to avoid fuquing up…easier said than done….

PenelopeRevelryMM Member
PenelopeRevelry

A mini replay of all of the major illnesses I have had this year. I learnt that I need to have patience with myself and my body and have actual holidays. Looking forward to the pressure from this season to move on…

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

I was laid off after coming back from my 50th Birthday holiday, very quickly got a new much better job with added $200 in my pocket each week! My new workplace also has a brand new crush for me too : ) he is a Scorp and has recently given notice so is only around until early January so I will enjoy the eye candy til then!

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

Woah. You took the whole “Phoenix rising from ashes” thing of MR in Scorpio and turn it to gold!

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

Respect, Phoenix <3

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

The world around me was in turmoil. Children with Uni assignments and exams. Report writing to impossible dead lines ( I was sorted, well, because it was a retrograde) and office politics of 2 new jobs advertised and other supervisors making impossible promises, then whispers and sly glances, and people moving, leaving and changing. Interviews and planning for 2020. Crazy mental activity. Looking forward to some calm clarity.

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Some key Scorpionic themes in the Mercurial energies of life there! Making the impossible, whispers and sly glances, plutonic changes, and strategic planning. May you now get the Sage dreaming to lift off all the scheming!

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

How was my trek experience? Well perspective is everything? At the beginning of the Merc in Scorpio transit I moved house. Left a small town and diabolically toxic neighbors to a peaceful cottage in nature. So when I moved I was still traumatized but felt so much relief. Pluto served as a healer as I was hiding as I was still licking my wounds. So I was able to utilize Pluto fully. Yes it was deep and intense at times but much better than my previous experience. At least I was growing and moving on. Now I can expand with… Read more »

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Wish, I did read some of this over the time when you mentioned it. Embroiled in my own stuff i didn’t have a response. May i now wish you clarity and some bit of wildness and freedom returning.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Oh yes to wildness. It has been too long.

How are you faring m. ?

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Thanks for asking. I don’t know! I think I’m calming myself more effectively, but then on Monday since sleeping hours and into the waking day of task after task, i had a “lock” in my throat. That is stress/panic/anxiety, right? Had a pre-booked session, and was offered a relaxation at the end, and said, oh no that’s ok i have some running around to do before i relax 0_0. Was gently asked whether i could still achieve the essentials in a state of calm and do i run on empty often…ahem! Luckily, i said, let’s give it a burl 😀… Read more »

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