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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Mercury direct’

Astrology Update, April 15th, 2018, New Moon in Aries: Flowering Desires

Tonight’s New Moon in Aries falls between Uranus and Eris, within orb to be conjunct to both. New Moons align the consciousness of the Sun with the instincts and emotions of the Moon, creating potent opportunities for new beginnings. The two weeks between the New Moon and the Full Moon are a time for growing the seeds of intention planted at the New Moon, creating potent opportunities for new beginnings. The two weeks between the New Moon and the Full Moon are a time for growing the seeds of intention planted at the New Moon.

The potential for new beginnings at this New Moon is heightened by the conjunction to Uranus, which brings the power of sudden insight and radical change. The conjunction to Eris combined with Mercury stationing direct at this time emphasizes a need for honesty in communication, which the Aries placement strengthens. Since Uranus operates as the higher expression of Mercury, the potential for sudden insight from unexpected directions is amplified, along with the need to apply lessons from this recent retrograde to communications regarding that insight as we move forward.

This New Moon also sees a Triangle of Potential between Jupiter in Scorpio opposite Venus in Taurus with Jupiter sextile Pluto in Capricorn and Pluto trining Venus. Capricornian Pluto in the mix may help mitigate the self-indulgence associated with Jupiter opposite Venus or it could intensify it, but regardless we are likely to experience heightened optimism and desire for the good things in life, with all of the powerful, earthy sensuousness that Venus in her home sign of Taurus brings to the table being ramped up by the combined forces of Jupiter and Pluto. That Jupiter/Pluto combination can bring hidden feelings to the forefront now, so if you’ve been quietly carrying a torch for someone, now is the perfect time to express those feelings.

The Triangle of Potential magnifies our desires and the capacity to manifest what we want on both a practical and emotional level, and in combination with the Sun/Moon conjuncting and bridging Uranus/Eris during the Mercury station emphasizing the need for both change and honest communication, gives us an opportunity to make major improvements in our lives that serve our own needs but can also strengthen our connections with others. Mars in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces now, aligning our efforts with our ideals, enhancing sensuality, and helping to keep our actions compassionate. This combination of alignments makes this a lovely New Moon for taking new steps in relationships, especially those of a romantic nature, and also makes this a great time for embarking on new creative endeavors.

Astrology Update, December 22nd, 2017: In the Dark of the Year, Returning to Light

I am returning to this blog after some time away, having spent the greater portion of 2017 fighting cervical cancer, and now in the post-treatment recovery phase.  The remnants of radiation-induced fatigue notwithstanding, I think I’m doing fairly well, though I still have a long road to get back to something resembling “normal.”  My last update, with the link to my Patreon post on the subject can be found here.

Mercury stations direct in Sagittarius today, highlighting matters of communication and enhancing our capacity to communicate actively and in a manner in keeping with our ideals, so today seems like a fortuitous day for returning to this blog.  However, yesterday’s Winter Solstice conjunction of the Sun and Saturn at 0 degrees in Capricorn emphasized the need for understanding and working with our limitations, and that energy is still in play today, so this is also a good time to talk about some changes to this blog resulting from my own limitations.  

Lingering fatigue combined with lessons learned in the past year about what kind of creative workload I can and cannot manage alongside my astrological writing has led me to reconsider how frequently I should post here, so while I am returning to a semi-regular posting schedule, for now it will no longer be the daily schedule that I maintained during the first few months of 2017.  My current intention is to post updates about each month’s Lunar Quarters (New Moon, 1st Quarter Moon, Full Moon, and 3rd Quarter Moon) about a week in advance for each so that those of us who work with the intention setting/building/disseminating framework of the Lunar cycle have some time to prepare for whatever work we choose to do at each phase of the Moon.  I will also be posting updates for each of the major Pagan holidays (Imbolc, Vernal Equinox, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lughnassad, Autumnal Equinox, Samhain, Winter Solstice), and may post additional updates on significant astrological events such as eclipses, major planetary alignments, a planet’s ingress into a new sign, or when a planet stations retrograde/direct.  Hopefully this posting schedule will still keep my readers adequately informed while helping me to ease back into regular writing without negatively impacting my ongoing healing process.

My first full astrological post in this new format will be about the Full Moon on January 1st, 2018, and should be up by this upcoming Monday.  Blessings of the returning Sun to all!

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All aspect times used in creating this post are calculated for Pacific Standard Time.  I tend to speak in broad terms when I reference time on this blog, referring to time-frames like “morning” or “afternoon” rather than specific times, since I still have a lot of friends on the East Coast who read these posts and I’d like them to be pertinent to those friends as well as folks here on the West Coast.  Readers from further abroad will need to adjust time-frames accordingly.

Please keep in mind that we all have different responses to the aspects of the day because we all have different natal and progressed charts with which these aspects interact.  If you would like to know more about your own natal and progressed charts in order to better understand how the aspects of the day will affect you, please take a look at my astrological services, and let’s get started on helping you to understand your life better!  The threads of fate can only be adjusted when we start from a place of deep self-knowing.

Astrology of January 8th, 2017: Quick Wits

In the wee hours of this morning, Mercury stationed direct, ending the past few weeks of retrograde motion and moving our thoughts and communication forward again.  Expect all Mercury themes to be emphasized today, including travel, writing, contracts, technology, and games.  

Since I am currently in-transit across country to New England, this post will be necessarily brief, and my posts for the next week may be shorter than usual, but I did want to get this out to you to keep you apprised of the astrological weather.  🙂

Mercury themes are still likely to experience some wonkiness for the next few weeks until Mercury reaches the degree at which it turned retrograde, and during the station today it still pays to be extra attentive to details regarding the Mercury-ruled areas listed above.

To add to the Mercury emphasis, the Moon enters Gemini this afternoon, one of the two signs that Mercury rules.  Gemini in particular emphasizes quickness of thought, so anything Mercury related that needs extra attention today is likely to involve decision-making that turns on a dime, yet with Mercury stationing today our thoughts may not be as quick as our instincts.  Now is the time to use the Moon in Gemini’s curiosity and inventiveness to find solutions to any Mercury-related decisions, and it likely pays to be communicative and social in the process.  The Gemini Moon is responsive but detached, and these qualities may serve us well while Gemini’s ruler is still making its station.

Tonight the Moon squares the Nodal axis, so those Gemini instincts and emotions may find themselves challenging our karmic path.   Mental flexibility is key here. and chances are that if we exercise Gemini’s innate curiosity and desire to learn, this challenge will help to move us forward and help us grow into our purpose.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon.  Not only will you get an inside look into my divinatory art, but you will also help keep this blog alive and me writing and creating art daily.  I am incredibly grateful for my supporters!

(All aspect times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time.  I tend to speak in broad terms when I reference time on this blog, referring to time-frames like “morning” or “afternoon” rather than specific times, since I still have a lot of friends on the East Coast who read these posts and I’d like them to be pertinent to those friends as well as folks here on the West Coast.  Readers from further abroad will need to adjust time-frames accordingly.)


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