EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY INTO AQUARIUS
Mercury moved into Aquarius this morning, on its day of the week, Wednesday and is at the beginning of a new sign so a bit weak today creating more nervousness, worry, out-of-step thinking or being stuck in small details. The transit this month is a bit afflicted as Mercury gets hit by Saturn with a 60 degree aspect on Thursday and then moves within 3 degrees of Ketu starting also on Thursday and then is exactly conjunct Ketu the day after the eclipse. The transit finally only gains a little strength when it moves into the constellation of Purvabhadrapada (Aquarius 20-Pisces 3.20) on March 6th.
The Saturn aspect on Mercury exact on Feb. 23rd, creates loss of the big picture, obsessive behavior, being too detailed, being stubborn, distracted and minor depression. The Cobra pose helps balance Mercury and the plank pose can energize Mercury and help it though this energy the next few days. Meditation will help focus and keep you from being scattered or negative thinking. Even a shoulder stand may help get you out of a troubled head but of course do these poses with the care and aid of a good yoga instructor if you do not know them. Definitely a month to stay on top of your meditation routine.
Mercury moves toward conjunction with Ketu exactly into Feb. 27th. Mercury, a benefic, will uplift the disturbing eclipse energies but the affliction to itself will disturb communication and probably create a new hornet’s nest around the media. Chances are a scandal involving the media will erupt the next few days as fake news is proved to really be fake news. This energy will continue as Mercury moves toward conjunct with Neptune into March 4th will unveil the illusion of the media and their quest for ratings and sensationalism rather than the truth.
Mercury conjunct Ketu into Feb. 27th can create mental chaos, confusion anger, mental imbalance, a mind filled with surprises and a desire to change everything. So remember to stay on top of meditation and yoga over the next week to avoid the imbalance. Mercury is still exchanging constellation with Mars through Feb. 28th and as Mercury gets more disturbed, the angry moods, aggressive and self-centered energy may come into play more. Avoid aggressive verbal attacks. They rarely are helpful and you have to decide whether it is more important to be right or happy and usually the latter is an easy choice but our ego usually goes for the former! Drop it. Arguing can be so draining and disrupt mental peace.
Mercury goes into the constellation of Shatabhishak (Aq 6.40-19.59) Feb 27-March 5th will push Aquarians and Geminis and Virgos into more social activism and writing more about causes dear to them but the key will be to take action and do something to make a difference in the world.
Geminis and Virgos will be most affected by this transit because it is a 6th house transit for Virgos which can bring up illness or problems with enemies or debt. Geminis fare a bit better with it being a 9th house transit of the ascendent lord spurring them on to spiritual journeys, issues with their fathers or Gurus or religious activity but the first part of the transit is more afflicted. Taurus and Libras will do best with this transit.
Again, charts are very individual and we do not ever want to stereotype people by sign but sometimes its a way of putting one’s finger right away on a core problem for the person’s entire life.
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