MERCURY IN AQUARIUS
Mercury moves into Aquarius on Feb. 27th and stays there until March 16th. It is an afflicted transit as it will be combust by the Sun the entire time which means it is not visible in the night sky. It also gets conjunct Saturn into March 2nd on the same day Venus and Jupiter are in a planetary war in Pisces. When Mercury is too close to the Sun within 5 degrees March 12-23rd , it creates more nervousness, worry, out-of-step thinking or being stuck in small details. It is back in Jupiter’s nakshatra of Purvabhadrapada March 11-17th which can create strong energy for writing and speaking about causes dear to them but the key with the constellation is always taking action to benefit humanity and not just writing or complaining about world problems.
The transit this month a bit afflicted as Mercury gets hit by Saturn in aspect on March 2nd The orb of difficult influence is March 1-March 4th creating communications problems and scattered thinking but for some it may create very deep thinking. At least Mercury is not in Pisces where it goes after March 16th where thinking and logic and communication have been a bit dysfunctional. .
The Saturn aspect on Mercury into March 2nd 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 March 1-4th when this impact is strongest. 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.
Aquarius is one of the more karmic signs of the zodiac as it ruled by Saturn and Rahu and it can bring up deep suffering in its darker moments but can tend toward great technological advancement, healing and deep philosophical and astrological probings. Good time to take an astrology or philosophy class and get deep into your computer programming.
As Mercury moves farther away from Saturn, it will increase in power. Let’s say it’s a complicated month for Virgo and Gemini rising signs and Gemini moons and people if you have a lot of malefic natal chart planets in Aquarius like Rahu, Saturn, Mars or Ketu. For Gemini it is a 9th house transit support spirituality, foreign travel and for Virgos its it is 6th house transit which may bring up disputes and minor illness and problems with co-workers.
Still, stay on top of computers and electronics this month with so many influences on Mercury and Aquarius and make sure to be redundant with communications as you may be misunderstood at times during the month causing problems.