Mercury will be in exact conjunction with Saturn in the sign of Scorpio on November 24th and the Saturn influence will be strongly influencing Mercury until the 29th.  Saturn is also strongly impacting the Sun now and the conjunction will be exact on the 29th.  Often the Saturn influence can feel heavy and even negative.  However, Saturn is also known for truth and peace while having the ability to ground  energy.  The grounding of energy is something that we all need at this moment.  Try to take advantage of the heavier nature of Saturn and as we move into the holiday season be practical in both spending and the use of one’s energy.  Saturn can make it easier to rest and rather than having fanciful expectations for Thanksgiving gatherings try to keep things simple and use the focused patience of Saturn to get things done without drama or the expectation of being superwoman or superman.

As Mars passed over the degrees of our recent eclipses he showed his influence in Paris and many of us shared the pain of the French people as a result of the awful attack on one of the world’s great cities.

Mars, as we all know, is a planet of war and aggression. The fact that the attack involved Rahu is one of the reasons why it took the world by surprise.  Rahu can bring about shocking events and in matters of war and politics will often bring about events that are not only surprising but also indicate betrayal playing a background role.  It might take some time to figure out the background actions and players in this event.

Fortunately, this is the last eclipse in the signs of Virgo and Pisces as these two signs gave strength to the hidden details in the planning and execution of the heinous attack.

It is important to keep in mind the energy of Rahu in this attack.  Rahu has been in Virgo which is a Mercury ruled sign and Mercury rules communication. Rahu tends towards lies, hysteria and drama.  Rahu also has a strong influence over television, films as well as the actors who work in the various media mediums.  It is important to not get pulled into the politics of this time period.  Under the Rahu influence we can be sure that no one in the media knows the full truth and that there are those in positions of power who are working very hard to put Americans into fear mode for their own political gain.  Fear is a strong and negative weapon used to dis-empower the average citizen to the point that the people lose serenity, confidence and feel mistrustful of anyone who can be considered an outsider who doesn’t look, speak or think the same.  It is a powerful tool for those who want to rule the world.  We always have free will and it serves all of us to not give into the histrionics of fear-mongering.

About a year ago the eclipses happened on October 8th and 23rd. It was the time period in which Ebola had reached high levels in Africa.  As the news hit the air-waves the media covered the subject with great drama and Americans responded with great fear.  The fear was so great that governors were forcing aid workers into isolation even after tests came back negative. People were outraged that our own citizens were being brought back to hospitals which specialized in infectious diseases.  Some were so outraged that they wanted to deny American citizens the right to come back into our hospitals and were demanding that America keep them on ships out in the sea to be treated.  Of course, there was no epidemic in this country and our citizens came back and were given the proper medical treatment.

Once we moved past the eclipse energy the hysteria stopped.  That is the nature of the eclipse energy.  It was sad to see so many losing their lives in Africa and today it is sad to know that families are grieving the loss of loved ones.  Fear and anger doesn’t help solve the situation in France – it only serves those who are trying to manipulate those making political power plays.  We in America are very proud of our “free-will” it is important to remember that “free-will” also includes refusing to give into the hysteria causing manipulations which makes matters worse and often brings us down a path of fear and mental darkness.  Saturn’s influence on Mercury and the Sun invites all of us to step into the truth of common sense and calmness.