The Sun enters Aquarius today, marking 30 days of innovation, liberation, community and visionary drive at the heart of our collective experience. This will be an intense couple of weeks, but we’re best to align to our authenticity as events unfold in the world at large and in our own personal lives.
We’re in the final stretch of January’s Mercury retrograde, and it’s this last couple of weeks that will likely cause awakenings for many as Mercury transits the aspect of ‘revolutionary transformation’, the Uranus-Pluto square. There can be lots of sound and fury these coming weeks with some very intense aspects to Mercury.
Mercury rx passes through the Uranus-Pluto square
Today, Jan 20th, Mercury rx squares Uranus – the Great Awakener – which can be exciting, surprising or even shocking news. Remember, Mercury is retrograde so it may take repeating or digesting news rather than taking it at face value. Uranus in Aries is the revolutionary, the warrior, the daredevil, the adventurer. When Uranus is calling for liberation, know that all involved are being liberated toward a destiny that is calling for forward movement.
By Friday, Jan 22nd, Mercury rx joins up with Pluto, the Great Transformer. Whenever Pluto is involved it calls for issues that have been long overdue, perhaps even lifetimes overdue. Any retrograde takes the planet into the ‘Underworld’ and the meeting with Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, is often a time to pause and apply intense focus to the issue at hand. Both are in the sign of Capricorn, suggesting that the structures and foundations of our lives and perhaps even society need overhauling in some fundamental way.
Jupiter in Virgo conjunct the North Lunar Node of Destiny
Jan 22 is also the exact conjunction of Jupiter and the North Node of Destiny in Virgo. Jupiter bring expansion and the North Node attracts in people and experiences that lead us toward our highest destiny and fulfillment, so it’s important to note those destined connections. However, the South Node in Pisces will be opposed by Jupiter which can cause relationships that are no longer moving us forward to leave our lives. The SN is widely conjunct Chiron, the soul healer and maverick planet so we’ll likely see even more notable celebrities passing away during this time as Jupiter also symbolizes an expansion of the soul and it’s liberation from human life.
Mercury station direct
Mercury then stations direct on the 25th and this is often a time that illuminates important information, as messenger Mercury re-emerges. Perhaps some piece of information changes our course or reveals something overlooked during the rx period. But the intensity won’t be over quite yet as it will continue to then retrace it’s steps, joining with Pluto on Jan 29 and squaring Uranus again on Jan 31.
On a collective level, we’ll likely see more intensity of communication, people speaking up or speaking out as catalysts of transformation for new structures, new leadership, new paradigms (the recent controversy over the racial inequality of the Oscars comes to mind). On a personal level, we can use our conscious intention and apply the ferocious energy we may be feeling inside toward constructive projects in our lives that provide us a more solid foundation going forward. The intensity will be great, so sharpen your focus and choose your target. And aim it well.
More to come soon on Saturday’s Full Moon in Leo…