Mercury conjunct Saturn

Planetary news: Preparation for the Great Metamorphosis begins

Astrological update for the week of February 27 – March 6, 2023

art by Bruce Rolff

A changing world is coming. You may already be aware of the planetary transitions coming up over the next few years with all of the outer planets changing signs, and if not you can catch up here. The world is changing, and we humans are having to adapt to new realities. Change is exciting for those of us with lots of fire and air, and more difficult for we earth and water people for whom security and tradition are more important. But we will all be learning flexibility over the next few years under these changing planetary conditions.

In March we will get a taste of what these transitions will bring when seven (SEVEN!!) planets change signs, and these subtle shifts will help us to prepare for what is to come. Planets changing signs shift our attention from one zodiacal influence to another, bringing new influences to color our experiences and help us to grow and evolve.

I’ll be posting more tomorrow about the details of the changes coming up in March, but this week the first of those seven planets will change signs when Mercury enters Pisces on March 2nd. Mercury changes signs every three weeks so this is not that big a deal, but Mercury will be joined by Saturn next week and then the dominos begin to fall. The shift of Mercury into Pisces will bring with it an increased need for a more gentle approach to life; one which allows for greater sensitivity and imagination.

This is a relatively quiet week astrologically so we have an opportunity to relax and envision how changing energies may […]

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By |2023-02-27T08:17:09-05:00February 27th, 2023|Planetary news this week|1 Comment

1.9.21. A new perspective creates an expansive vision

art by Donika Mishineva

Today’s Sagittarius Moon helps to amplify the general expansion being felt these days under the shift from a heavy Capricorn emphasis into Aquarius.  Mercury (mind) has moved into Aquarius and will transit Saturn (discipline and focus) today.  Over the next few days Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter (optimism and expansion) will operate as a tightly knit team, putting the inventiveness of Aquarius to work through thoughts and communication (Mercury), goals and plans (Saturn), and self-confidence and assurance (Jupiter).  Over these next few days it will be tempting to remain stuck in old thought patterns, grumbling about challenges and obsessing about things that don’t work out.  But this strong Aquarian energy can help us to embrace new perspectives and help us to break out of familiar and comfortable habits that hold us back.

An earthy trine from Venus in Capricorn to Mars in Taurus today helps to stabilize relationships and our general sense of well-being.  Attention to practical matters, especially having to do with our savings or financial security, will be rewarded over the next few days under this trine, and the Aquarian insight of the triple conjunction described above will aid in the re-imagining of a brighter future. ❤️

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By |2021-01-09T08:13:20-05:00January 9th, 2021|Planetary cycles|0 Comments