Saturday, March 25, 2017

New Moon in Pisces; Mercury Enters Aries

Mercury changes signs, entering Aries, on Sunday, March 26. The planet of Rational Thinking, Making Choices, Communications, The Media, etc. now enters the sign of the Pioneer, Independence, Adventure, Creativity, etc. The result is a New Way to Think about things and New Ways for Solving Problems. Mercury joins up with Mars, already transiting in this sign. Mars the planet of Fast Action and Aggression, combined with Mercury = Fast-moving Events, Rash Decisions, Argument. The combination breaks up when Mars leaves Aries on April 12. Mercury is slowing down in its progress in the zodiac, in preparation to going Retrograde, on April 9. Due to its retrograde period, Mercury will remain in Aries until June 3.
The New Moon will be on Monday, March 27, @ 13 deg Pisces. This begins the Hindu Lunar month Chaitra, named for the nakshatra Chitra, where the Full Moon falls, on April 11. This is considered an auspicious lunar month; in some traditions it is regarded as the Vedic New Year. This lunation will be conjunct Retrograde Venus, which is only 4 degrees away. Therefore the coming lunar month puts emphasis on the significations of Retrograde Venus: The planet of Values "backwards," making people doubt the Value of things. It's also the planet of Compromise & Agreement, going in reverse, which makes Agreement difficult to Achieve. Venus ends its retrograde period on April 15.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mercury conjunct Retrograde Venus, Mercury conjunct Uranus

Mercury is conjunct Venus @ 15 deg Pisces on Saturday, March 18. Venus is retrograde, making the signfications of that planet unreliable. The problems of retrograde Venus therefore influence Mercury. Thus, the Facts and Data of Mercury are distorted by Venus the planet of Appearances, and of Guidance. Mercury is also weakened by being in Pisces, its sign of debilitation. This energy pattern continues through the week.
Mercury next moves into conjunction with Uranus. The planet of Communications and The Media combines with the planet of Unexpected Events, promising an exciting news cycle for the week. Simultaneously, Mercury will be opposite to Retrograde Jupiter. Since Jupiter is the planet of Beliefs and Ideology, the Mercury-Uranus combination will likely upset some sacred cows. Also: Uranus & Mercury influence Jupiter the planet of Truth, which by being retrograde, indicates finding the Truth in the Past. This pattern suggests there will be some Revelations coming this week. The exact conjunction will be on March 26, @ 29 deg Pisces. More details in this weeks video blog.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Mercury Enters Pisces

Mercury changes signs on Friday, March 10, entering Pisces. Mercury is considered debilitated in Pisces. This is because the planet of Rational Thinking doesn't do so well in an emotions-based water sign. Therefore logical reasoning will be less logical and less reasonable for the coming weeks. On the other hand, Mercury in a water sign can be good for Creative Ideas and Intuitive Thinking.
Mercury and Jupiter in each other's signs form a Parivartana Yoga. Jupiter is retrograde in Mercury's sign Virgo, while Mercury is transiting through Jupiter's sign Pisces. Simultaneously, the two planets are in Mutual Aspect, i.e., opposite to each other. This sets up a strong relationship between the planet of Wisdom and the planet of the Intellect, promoting Intuitive Understanding, Bright Ideas, Compassion, etc.
Mercury will join with Retrograde Venus and Uranus, which are already transiting in Pisces. Mercury's energy is added to Retrograde Venus' significations of Reviewing and Reconsidering Romance, Values, Cost, Aesthetics, Agreements, etc. Mercury's conjunction with Venus will be exact on March 18. Mercury combined with Uranus in Pisces creates Independent Thinking & Realizations. Mercury's exact conjunction with Uranus will be just before Mercury leaves Pisces on March 26.