Venus and Mercury Change Signs

“You can wander into the wrong classroom
And hear great poems lovingly spoken
By the wrong professor. And you find your soul
And greatness has a defender and even in death
You’re safe.” Robert Bly

“My fiftieth year had come and gone,
I sat, a solitary man,
In a crowded London shop,
An open book and empty cup
On the marble table-top.

When on the shop and street I gazed
My body of a sudden blazed,
And twenty minutes more or less
It seemed so great, my happiness,
That I was blessed and could bless.” WB Yeats

The planet Venus is now in Pisces, the sign of the mystic, the dreamer and the poet. Venus will transit this sign through the first week of February, boding well for taking a step back from our busy world to engage a  larger perspective through artistic or spiritual endeavors. Venus in this sign speaks of the spiritual side of love. Venus will be forming a beneficent aspect to Uranus indicating there can be awakenings now.

Mercury will enter Aquarius today and form a challenging aspect to Uranus, the planet of the unexpected. News and information can have a sudden and surprising aspect to it. This duo is also known for innovative and inventive thinking that can open a new path going forward. With the breakdown of outdated structures and the thinking that created them, evolving new models is on the table. This applies both individually  and in the world at large.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A petrified forest,an eternal record of a life lived long ago.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill



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