Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mercury Enters Virgo, Mars Approaches Ketu

Mercury changes signs on Tuesday, Sept 18, entering Virgo. The planet of Rational Thinking and Making Decisions is happy to be in its own sign. Both Mercury significations and Virgo significations will do well for the next few weeks. Virgo is the sign of Details & Analysis. Mercury in Virgo is good for Critical Thinking. Mercury is the planet of Communications, therefore Speech & Writing, and The Media. This is a good planetary pattern for Investigative Reporting. Mercury is not under any other planetary influence while in Virgo, except for conjunction with Sun, which doesn't harm Mercury. Mercury will be in Virgo until October 6th, when it moves to Libra, where it joins up with Venus & Jupiter.
Mars is now slowly advancing in Capricorn, after completing its retrograde period on August 27. Mars will be conjunct Ketu, the South Node of the Moon, on September 25th, @ 10 deg Capricorn. As an eclipse point, Ketu has the capacity to Distort the energy of any planet it comes into contact with. As Mars gets closer to Ketu, its significations suffer. Therefore Actions and Force will have Unintended Consequences. Both Mars and Ketu have an Incendiary quality; the conjunction can manifest as Disaster and Chaos. The energy pattern will be most intense during the last week of the month.