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Planetary news: Mercury in Aquarius and the Pisces New SuperMoon

Astrological update for the week of February 13-20, 2023

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Mercury in Aquarius. Mercury left the solid, practical sign of Capricorn for Aquarius on February 11th, joining the Sun and Saturn in the sign of the collective. Aquarius is a very dry sign – ruled by both Saturn and Uranus, Aquarius is the quintessence of rational thinking and logic, so when the planet of the mind (Mercury) is in the sign of logic (Aquarius), there is an emphasis on reason and detachment (Saturn rulership) as opposed to the feeling and intuition of the water signs. Aquarius is symbolized by the “water bearer” though, reflecting the wisdom of life that flows from the heavens, through intuition and the higher mind (the Uranus connection).

While Mercury is in Aquarius over the next few weeks it will interact with virtually every other planet in the sky – some harmonious and some challenging. But this highly active Mercury suggests that the mind and mental functions will be highlighted over this period and we may be flooded with new ideas which can lead to some mental exhaustion. Mercury in Aquarius can be very electrical which can lead to overload, so spending some time in quiet contemplation will help to balance out any tendency towards overthinking and a mind that won’t stop racing.

Sun enters Pisces, and the third New SuperMoon in a row. This week brings the Pisces New Moon on February 20 just after the Sun enters Pisces. This is the third New Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) in a row, beginning the season of Pisces and an emergence of heart-opening compassion and the illumination of imagination. With the New Moon at its closest point to Earth, and at the first […]

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Astrological update for the week of August 30, 2021: Taking care of details in the midst of confusion

So many of you have asked for some kind of recording and let’s try it this week.  There is a recording of this update at the end of the post.  Let me know what you think in the comments.

This week we have a lack of the fire element in the planetary energies, and Mars, the fire planet, will oppose watery Neptune.  Fire signifies drive, purification, frustration, motivation – it’s active in nature and energizes the processing of our experiences.  Chiron is in Aries, but since Chiron represents the unhealed wound it activate our wounds in these areas rather than provide the fuel for actualization).  When there are no planetary bodies in fire, the force for change is missing – the air of thought and intellect is present (Libra, Gemini) along with Neptune in Pisces to inspire transcendence and the letting go of fixed ideas, but the motivation is lacking.

This will be especially true in the early part of the week when Mars opposes Neptune. The alignment culminates on Wednesday September 2nd, but its influence will be felt throughout the week.  Mars is in Virgo now, motivating us to examine and order the details of life, and the Neptune factor makes that more difficult.  Neptune is like the Sirens of Homeric myth, calling us with its magic song to leave the ordinary world behind and step into magic.  Beautiful and mystical, but not very practical and therefore antithetic to Virgo Mars this week.

I recommend that we all be very careful when making decisions under this influence.  Neptune casts a glamour that can make the unrealistic look very attractive, and with the Virgo New Moon approaching on September 6th, we will want to keep our Neptunian eyewear from blurring our […]

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