"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Saturday, January 19, 2013

First Quarter Moon And The Sun & Mercury In Aquarius

  Yesterday's First Quarter Moon, a square to the Sun at the tail end of Aries/Capricorn, signifies the beginning of this month's second Lunar phase. Obstacles may appear which get in the way of the developing growth of seeds you planted at the New Moon one week ago. Whatever you need to remove from your path, to achieve your Capricorn goal(s), needs to be released in order to  make use of the Full Moon's energy in a week. This is often a crucial time of the month when issues are in your face that require you to let go of the past in order to set up new growth, otherwise you risk repeating old patterns for the rest of this lunar cycle! Look honestly at what is holding you back or causing a delay, then release your part in it and get ready for the Aquarian shift as new associations can help you reach your goals.

   First Mercury, that quick-footed messenger of the gods, then the Sun, giver of life and vitality, move into the fixed air sign, Aquarius today. Guess who is more comfortable in this cold, inventive sign...?! That's right, Mercury, with his powers of mental fluidity, has an affinity in this logical sign ruled by revolutionary Uranus. The Sun in this sign of his polar opposite, seeks the warmth of his natural domain in sunny Leo, yet no matter how much he shines here, cannot quite achieve the personal connection he desires in this logical, unconventional sign!

   Mercury remains in Aquarius until February 6th, helping people brainstorm new ideas in committees and humanitarian groups of all sorts. Inventive and often unconventional answers can arrive from this detached purveyor of unique ways of looking at things.  Aquarius may come across as aloof when addressing problems with logic instead of emotion. In reality, this is a very caring sign, preferring to put emotions aside for the greater good. Think Spock on Star Trek and how logical he was.

   The Sun's annual transit through Aquarius starts today and lasts through February 18th. In this month, there will be opportunities for meeting new people with fresh ideas. If you have struggling with the answer to an old issue, you may want to seek another way of looking at things. Going round and round in the same old rut won't bring you the insight you need. Invention and innovation are attributes of this independent and revolutionary eleventh sign of the zodiac. Aquarius has an affinity for networking, the web, friends and associations, so get out there and explore the airwaves!

   Remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!


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