Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mercury Enters Virgo, Venus Opposite Neptune, Jupiter Opposite Uranus

Mercury changes signs, entering Virgo, on Tuesday Sept 26. The planet of Rational Thinking will be in its own sign for the next 2 -1/2 weeks. By leaving Leo, Mercury also escapes from its enemy Mars. This is Good; Reasonable Discussion, Rational Choices, etc. will be easier to achieve. On the downside, Mercury in Virgo can get too obsessed with Details, and lose site of the larger picture. Mercury will be in Virgo until October 13.
Venus is directly opposite Neptune this week. The planet of Love and Romance is exchanging energy with the planet of Dreams & Idealism. This is good for Devotion, but not particularly realistic. There's also the downside of Neptune: Deception & Confusion, influencing the planet of Guidance & Agreement. The exact opposition is on Friday, Sept 29, when the planets are at 18 deg of their respective signs: Leo for Venus, Aquarius for Neptune. Venus is also getting closer to Mars. The two gender planets together generates a lot of Passion, Heat, Excitement, and Argument.
Jupiter is directly opposite Uranus this week. The planet of Truth & Justice is exchanging energy with the planet of Freedom & Revolution. The exact opposition is at the end of the week, with Jupiter @ 3 deg Libra and Uranus @ 3 deg Aries. Jupiter's Optimism gives encouragement to the Uranian Rebels and Social Revolutionaries. Uranus as the planet of Sudden Unexpected Events influencing Jupiter the planet of Law indicates something surprising coming from the Courts or the Prosecutors. Cue the Mueller Investigation.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mercury Conjunct Mars, Mercury Opposite Neptune, New Moon in Virgo

Mercury is exactly conjunct Mars on Saturday, Sept 16, @ 13 deg Leo. The planet of Rational Thinking and Communications is heavily influenced by the planet of Force, Haste and Impatience, leading to Impulsive Decisions, Rash Speech, etc. This combination also results in Accelerated Thinking. The energy pattern continues for the next couple of days. Newscasters and Media Pundits will be more rambunctious than usual.
Mercury is exactly opposite Neptune on Tuesday, Sept 19. The planet of Rational Thinking gets influenced by the planet of Dreams & Fantasies, leading to Delusional Thinking. But it can be good for the Imagination, Creativity, etc., although not so good for making Important Decisions. This energy pattern continues for a couple more days. Media Reports are suspect, prone to use of Alternative Facts, etc.
The New Moon will be on Tuesday, Sept 19, @ 3 deg Virgo. This begins the Hindu lunar month of Asvina, named for the nakshatra (lunar sign) of the Full Moon, Ashvini. However, this year, 2017, the Full Moon will occur in the previous nakshatra, Revati. Therefore, the energy of the lunar month is more dictated by the significations of Revati, a sign connected with Communications and The Media.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Mercury Retrograde Ends, Full Moon Conjunct Neptune

Mercury Retrograde is over on Tuesday, Sept 5. The planet of Rational Thinking, Reasonable Decisions, Communications, etc., has been "backwards" since Aug 12. Now Mercury resumes normal forward motion, but things will not return to normal just yet. Mercury is conjunct Mars, exactly on Sept 3, and stays closely conjunct Mars for the next two weeks. This is due to Mercury not moving at its normal forward speed after completing retrograde, and therefore stays with Mars, which will continue to distort the significations of Mercury. The planet of Force, Haste, Conflict,overwhelms the planet of Reasonableness. Mercury is Communications & The Media; Mars will cause a lot of Argument, Anger, Forceful Messaging, etc., during the coming weeks.
Mercury finally gets away from Mars when it enters Virgo on Sept 26.
The Full Moon is on Wednesday, Sept 6, @ 19 deg Aquarius. This is the culmination of the energy of the lunar month of Bhadrapada, known for disasters. And of course there have been some this year, and the lunar month isn't over yet, until the next New Moon. This Full Moon is closely conjunct Neptune, planet of the Irrational, which is now @ 18 deg Aquarius. The energy can be quite chaotic, especially since Mars conjunct Mercury lies opposite in Leo. Therefore it is not a good week for scheduling anything of importance. On Tuesday, the day before the Full Moon, the Moon will line up with the Mars-Stationary Mercury -Eclipse Degree combination, indicating high likelihood for a Dramatic Event with Long-range Consequences.