EYE ON THE SKY: MARS/MERCURY EXCHANGE OF SIGNS MAY 26-JUNE 2ND
Once in a while we get what Western Astrologers call a mutual reception or exchange of signs and in Vedic astrology it is know as a Parivatana Yoga (abbreviated PVY). It can be very powerful and it allows a connection and association between the houses involved and is often stronger than a planetary aspect. With Mars into Gemini today on May 26th and Mercury in Mars’s sign of Aries until June 2nd, we have a week of this phenomenon which we have not seen since May 10-June 2, 2004.
What does it mean? Mars and Mercury are the most bitter enemies. At best it may create quick-witted speaking, strength in technical and mechanical and medical work and being quick to solve problems. I often find in finance it may lead to deals and corporate take-overs. Mercury is relatively unafflicted and channeling the exalted Venus’ energy in Bharani nakshatra (Aries 13.20-26.40) so that helps a bit but Mars is getting beat up by Saturn in opposition and we have written about that yesterday.
The dark side of Mars/Mercury associations is that it creates angry moods, slow deliberate thinking, strong achievement and ambition, aggressive confrontations and arguments, self-centeredness and ruthlessness around achieving ones goals. Also you have to be very careful to not get into heated arguments while driving as this can lead to reckless behavior and potential accidents. I often find that accidents are a pinnacle of rage that bubbles up in arguments. So, if this happens, pullover, and fight it out– but not while driving. Virgo rising, Capricorn rising and Cancer rising may need to be most careful here particularly if you have a Mars/Mercury association in your natal chart.
The rules for Parivatana Yogsas involves the houses, which are impacted and that depends on your rising sign and the houses connected to Aries and Gemini. One wants a positive exchange between good houses like 1,2, 4,5,7,9, 11 and not getting 3,6,8 or 12 involved.
That means the following rising signs benefit most: Geminis with gains of income and good energy from groups and friends because of the exchange between 11 and 1.
Leo rising because of the exchange between 9 and 11 bringing gains from father, Guru, foreign country and travels.
Libra rising because of the exchange between 7 and 9 bring luck with relationship or partnership or partners in foreign lands.
Sagittarius rising because the exchange between 5 and 7th bringing luck with partners, children and investment.
Pisces Rising because of the exchange between 2nd 4th house bringing gains from real estate and property.
The other rising signs are more challenging because they involve the 3, 6, 8 and 12th houses and not going into detail but read Alan Annand’s book on Parivartana Yogas. The good news is that the impact is only a week in transit.
If you are running a Mars/Mercury or Mercury/Mars period you will notice the impact greatly of if you were born with this yoga, it will kick in during transit now.
Still because Mars and Mercury are bitter enemies and it creates quarreling, even those receiving gains may have to fight for them and be left with a lot of anger.
So continue to be aware whether a fight over some point is worth getting into a heated argument. Mars when weak want to be right for his ego and that just leads to alienation so just drop it. How important is it to be right and make your point at the cost of losing friends and getting all emotionally upset? Go for the peace of our cover photo of the monkey and the pigeon. Opposite values and opinions can coexist in harmony.
The warrior pose for Mars will help balance it and the Cobra pose for Mercury in yoga will help balance the situations.
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