Mercury trine Neptune

Astrological update for the week of November 15, 2021: An eclipse and an energetic crescendo!

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Fasten your seatbelts, friends – this week we have a lunar eclipse in Taurus and an argument between the aggression of Mars, the warrior, and the radical influence of Uranus, the rebel.

The eclipse is a partial one and less powerful astrologically because the lunar nodes are in a different sign, an “out of sign” conjunction.  It’s the conjunction from the lunar nodes of fate, marking the gateways from past to future, that makes a lunation an eclipse and an out of sign conjunction is weaker and has less effect.  But what will make this eclipse a stronger influence is the fact that it is, according to NASA,  the longest of the century – lasting for three and a half hours.  The midpoint of the eclipse occurs at the exact time of the lunation (the opposition between Sun and Moon) which occurs at 3:57 am EST on Friday November 19th.

I will feature a more in-depth article about the eclipse in the next few days, but it’s something to consider when planning out your week.

In addition, if you read last week’s forecast you may remember that Mercury and Mars activated the square from Saturn to Uranus that is the story of 2021: Control vs Liberation.  Society vs Independence.  Mars is an active force, and when it triggers a planetary combination it can serve as a force for change that is more powerful than its influence is normally when acting solo.  Last week Mars squared Saturn, and this week it opposes Uranus.  We can expect more rebellion and perhaps some reckless behavior this week, but there is also an energetic factor with Uranus that can awaken us to new realms of possibilities which may have never considered before.  These […]

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Weekend update: Mercury trine Neptune and opposing Pluto for maximum creative power

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Mercury is the planet of the mind – it governs all kinds of information and messaging as well as the way we think and communicate on an individual level.  Mercury also governs travels of short distances and the very idea of busy-ness. Mercury is the focal point of the weekend’s planetary influences, it harmonizes in a trine to Neptune on Saturday and opposes Pluto on Sunday.  The trine from Mercury to Neptune is a supreme boon for creativity and inspiration; Neptune enhances all of our experiences by casting a spell of transcendence that brings a bit of fairy dust into everything we do. On Saturday we also have the Aquarius Moon activating the Saturn/Uranus square to bring areas of change into focus and de-personalizing areas in which we may be more emotional since Mercury is in the sensitive sign of Cancer right now, a watery realm of deep feeling.

The opposition is a stronger aspect than the trine and felt more intensely, so we will likely begin to experience the Mercury/Pluto opposition on Saturday in the midst of the Neptune magic. Pluto intensifies everything of course, and our thoughts and ideas have more potency now.  Pluto always brings the potential for power conflicts, and arguments or at the least lively discussions are possible especially Sunday evening (EDT) when the Moon opposes Mars.  Pluto can also bring fuzzy ideas into focus where they can be more easily utilized, so it is an excellent time for problem solving or focusing on a project which requires mental focus although you will want to be somewhat careful on the road as the tendency for road rage can be heightened under a Mercury/Pluto aspect.

Have a great weekend […]

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