Planetary news this week: The creative power of Mind with Mercury

Astrological update for the week of March 27 – April 3, 2023

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The importance of Mind in our lives. What we think of as “mind” – the purview of Mercury, is not the same as the brain. The brain is the physical organ which facilitates the workings of the mental functions, but the mind is driven by consciousness. How we perceive about the world and filter our experiences is driven by the mind, and can be explained astrologically by Mercury placements in the natal chart.

The power of the mind to create and imagine is well understood, but the mind (Mercury) often becomes tangled with emotions (Moon), self-indulgence (Venus), unmet needs (Mars), secret yearnings (Jupiter), and self-doubt (Saturn). When the mind is clear of distractions and these tangles which inhibit the activation of our thoughts are quiet, magic can happen.

This week there are no major planetary interactions to dominate the airwaves, and the planetary activity is focused mainly on the mental realm. How easily can we focus our thoughts and strategize our way to a goal? What distractions keep us from the experiences we crave? These are topics which might come up this week under this emphasis of Mercury alignments.

Here’s what else you need to know this week (Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, here is a time zone converter to adjust for your locality.)

Monday March 27. As if to emphasize the point, we begin the week with the Moon in Mercury-ruled Gemini, and a strong Mercury/Jupiter aspect building throughout Monday to peak just after midnight. The focus right now is on communication, language, learning, and understanding. There is an opportunity to learn from our experiences as every aspect of our […]

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