“The truth hurts for a little while, but lies hurt forever.”
-- Eileen Parra
"The hardest thing about searching for the truth is sometimes you find it."
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When the messenger planet enters sharp-as-an-arrow Sagittarius, you can expect the truth to hit you straight between the eyes. There’ll be no beating around the bush over the next few weeks. Sag can be one of the most honest, if not opinionated, signs in the zodiac. It’s all about truth and the big picture under the influence of the Archer.
Losing sight of the details is likely now, especially since this particular Mercury phase is getting ready to go retrograde on November 6. It retrogrades back into Scorpio on November 14 and then finally returns to Sagittarius on December 10 until the very last day of 2012. This makes for a lot of reflection and digging for the truth and reflection.
Sagittarians are known for being blunt if not downright offensive at times, but due to their incredible openness and humor, they can usually get away with it. There is nothing malicious behind the straight-up version of their opinions, so people are quick to forgive their uncensored missives. During the retrograde phase of Mercury, it’s wise to watch your words and consider the idea that brutal honesty is sometimes better left unsaid. Sagittarius is forever on the quest for the truth and will accept nothing less, but that doesn’t meant hurtful truths should be spoken at all costs.
Use this time to delve deep into your philosophical beliefs and come to a more gentle expression of your truth. Don’t take anything for granted and avoid the preachy side of this transit. Live and let live. Not everyone subscribes to the same truth.
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more