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Saturn Squares Uranus and Mercury Retrograde Draws to an End

“When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius” The Fifth Dimension

Today Saturn squares Uranus exactly for the first of three  times this year. This influence which will be with us throughout the year, is about the tension between holding on and letting go. It is very much about what the Peruvian shamans call “the snake shedding her skin” to describe the process of personal evolution. It’s about letting go of outdated ways of thinking and acting  to move forward in a more  free and evolved direction. This applies  both personally and collectively.

Mercury and Jupiter are traveling together now indicating a good time to broaden thinking and expand awareness. The advent of the Age of Aquarius involves the evolution to higher level consciousness about the way we inhabit the planet. It will not happen automatically but is dependent on individuals and groups manifesting a more idealistic and humane vision of how life can be. We can all be part of this.

Mercury is slowing down to station direct and end the retrograde period on Saturday 2/20.  Do raise awareness about any information that may surface before the station  and for several days  following because this time frame is associated with a culmination of wisdom.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A forest fire finally quenched.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill




Thursday’s New Moon in Aquarius

“Let your mind be free- let it be open.” Linda Fitch

The Moon waxes new Thursday February 11 at 2:06 PM EST at 23 degrees of Aquarius. This is ushering in a time when it bodes well to work with places in your life that feel stagnant or stuck by letting go of the current perception(s) and making  space for new ideas to come in.

This New Moon is a very good time to be inventive and innovative. It’s an idea moon.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

This Week in a Nutshell

“Behind our existence lies something accessible to us only by shaking off the world.” Arthur Schoepenhauer

“Only an instant is needed for insight to break through since it comes always as a single unity, not in some digital breakdown. Insight is always complete and perfect  in it’s single instant’s appearance for its wholeness. It appears in all or nothing form.” Joseph Chilton Pearce

It’s a busy week in the starry heavens. The week starts of with Mercury conjunct the Sun at the midpoint of the Mercury retrograde period. Do be open to any insights that surface as significant information may emerge at this time. There can be important communications and also also new ideas about the future. It’s a good time to review how you communicate to push things forward.

The Sun in Aquarius will conjunct Pallas Athene, the asteroid of strategy and diplomacy. There can be insights that arise about how better to advocate for what is important to you especially in areas of life where you work or collaborate with others.

There can be irritability and impatience around this week too as Mercury squares Mars. It’s wise to keep communications clear as misunderstandings can more easily occur during the retrograde period and with this more heated influence. This can echo the Saturn/Uranus square in effect all year which speaks of a conflict between holding on to a more familiar past or moving into more visionary territory.

Mercury in Aquarius will be trining the North Node in Gemini indicating a good time to review where you’ve been on your evolutionary life path and heed ideas or revelations about where you’re going. The North Node is the place of life path and destiny in this lifetime.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A large white dove bearing a message.”


Venus Moves up to Saturn, Mars Dances with Neptune

“Millionaires often go to Buddhist monks to find happiness, the opposite rarely happens.” Kevin Cease

“Money is part of abundance but so is passion, fulfillment, connection and contribution.” Kevin Cease

“We cannot suspend our values during the workday and think we will have them back when we get home. We’re all interconnected. There is a spiritual dimension to business just as to individuals.” Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.

Venus is moving up to a conjunction to Saturn now. Venus is  in Aquarius and in this sign she is open minded, innovative and a lover of community and working collaboratively. This is the way forward for the Age of Aquarius and for creating a more sustainable future.

Saturn will be squaring Uranus throughout this year – creating a tension between holding on and letting go. Venus governs values and what we value and in our time of rapid changes on the planet, it bodes well  with Mercury retrograde- to take some time and review  values and what is valuable to you –  to see if any correction or  updating is necessary.

If  there are any ideas or plans  on the table  about working with others  this would be a good time to review them.

Mars is aligning with Neptune now indicating a good time for idealism, for dreaming and for visioning.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A council of ancestors has been called to guide a person.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

Thursday’s Full Moon in Leo

“We need to remember that we are all created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.” Maya Angelou

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

At the time of this Full Moon – Thursday January 28 at 2:16 PM EST – it bodes well to summon courage and creativity for the journey forward. The Full Moon is at 9 degrees of Leo opposite the Sun at 9 degrees of Aquarius. The sign of Leo is bold and courageous, the sign of Aquarius innovative and community oriented.  Networking, collaborating and community building  are all favored now.

Saturn and widely conjunct the Sun and Jupiter and opposing the Moon. It’s wise to keep moderation in mind at this time. Surprising developments continue to be on the table with the role Uranus and Mars are playing – squaring the Sun and Moon. Best to provide extra down time and nurture the nervous system.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”Glass blowers shape beautiful forms with their controlled breathing.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

This Week in Astrology as Mercury Prepares to Station Retrograde

“To love is not a state; it’s a direction.” Simone Weil

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”Ursula Le Guin

The Sun is conjunct Saturn now and Venus is approaching Pluto. These two together can bring up fears and  concerns about things Venusian – love, relationships and finances. The Sun is widely conjunct Jupiter now as well indicating it’s wise to broaden perspective in order to ascertain answers if needed.

Venus and Pluto together (through the 30th) provides good timing to be in touch with the deeper meaning of love and love as a spiritual force in the world.

With both planets in Capricorn it bodes well to strategize about how to transform and improve  matters  of love and money if necessary.

Mercury is preparing to station retrograde on Saturday the 30th. Mercury will station at 26 degrees of Aquarius. It will travel retrograde through the 21 of Feb when it will station at 11 degrees of Aquarius. This transit will offer a good time to slow down, rethink, review and revision after the many fast paced changes that have occurred.

Mercury retrograde periods are good for recharging..

It’s also  is wise to back up any important info before the retrograde station.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,” A hidden choir singing during a religious service.”


Mars, Uranus and the Sun in Aquarius

“Where there is danger
The saving powers also rise.” Holderlin

“The silver wisdom of the head must be changed into the golden wisdom of the heart by the warmth of human love.” Gareth Knight

The key words for this week are restraint and wisdom.

With the ongoing Mars /Uranus conjunction – exact on Wednesday-  there is a tendency to want to break free of restrictions. There is a rebellious side to this duo which has been an influence recently. It can be a time when irritability runs high, impatience abounds and people take impulsive action often without appropriate forethought. It can be accident prone for this reason. It’s best to harness and direct this energy to get moving on projects and initiatives that are important to you.

Uranus is a strong player this week in general as the Sun enters Aquarius on Tuesday. This indicates that innovative thinking is on the table for the next month. Cooperation and collaboration are supported.

Mercury in Aquarius is moving up to a favorable alignment to the North Node of life path and destiny . Do heed any information that surfaces this week related to your path to the future.

As the Sun enters Aquarius it will enter the Saturn/Uranus square which is will be in influence throughout the year and symbolizes the struggle between the desire to move in a more innovative direction as opposed to the more traditional or restrictive ways of the past.

One of the Sabian symbols for this week is,”Directors of a large firm meet in secret conference.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill



Stellium of Planets with Mars, Saturn and Uranus.

“Patience is required now – slow, steady, determined efforts.”  Nadia Gilchrist

“What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?” David Whyte

There is a large cluster of planets – a stellium – in the sky now involving the Sun and Pluto in late Capricorn and Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, the Moon and Pallas Athene in early Aquarius.

The appropriate use of power continues to be on the front burner. Mars is in a challenging alignment with Saturn , indicating a time of frustration. Best to pursue a moderate path and avoid overwork and overdoing.

Mars is conjunct Uranus, the planet of the unexpected for several more weeks. Mars, the planet of action and desire is frustrated in the sign of Taurus and when combined with Uranus- the planet of the unexpected –  can indicate the need to break free of pent up energy. It’s best to avoid impulsive behavior -both individually and on the part of others.

This duo can be hard on the nervous system. It’s best to create extra space  for renewal and rejuvenation.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”Natural steps to a lawn blooming with clover.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill



Wednesday’s New Moon in Capricorn

“The bamboo for prosperity,” a Japanese friend explained to me,”the pine for long life, the plum for courage… the plum for courage because the plum puts forth blossoms while the snow is still on the ground.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Intent is infinite.” Carlos Castenda

There is a powerful New Moon Wednesday in the wee hours at 12:02 AM EST.

At this time the  Sun and Moon will be conjunct Pluto the planet of the Underworld at 23 degrees of Capricorn. This conjunction has depth and intensity to it and lends power to effecting change and transformation. It is a good time to look at what you would like to change in your life and make a pragmatic plan to make this happen.

There is frustrating energy at this time as Mars and Uranus form a challenging alignment to Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. It’s best to focus on a your inner resourcefulness and the aspects of your life that are under your control.  It’s wise at this time to stay in touch with things that bring inspiration, hope and courage in your life.

We are living through times of great change on planet earth.  As with all New Moons it’s wise to keep a bright vision of your plans and goals and keep  in mind a healthy sustainable future for the planet.

One of the Sabian  symbols for this time is,”A woman enters a convent.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

This Week with Pluto, Mercury, Mars and Uranus

“In some tribal cultures there are two words for power, mana and taboo; the power which creates and the power which destroys. Odd that we have retained in our vocabulary the word for dangerous power. taboo, and have lost the mana.” Madeleine L’Engle

“I like the dream of the future better than the history of the past.”Thomas Jefferson

Mars, the planet of action and desire is very active in the sky now – squaring Pluto.  This week Mercury will move up to a conjunction to Pluto – the Lord of the underworld.

Pluto and Mars together provide a good time to heighten  awareness of the way you direct and implement your power to accomplish  your goals and make improvements in this area if necessary. This dynamic duo is often in the charts of professional athletes – who work towards their goals with  intense focus, commitment and disciplined action.

Mercury will conjunct Pluto throughout this week boding well for thinking deeply about things. This combination is often found in the charts of detectives and researchers. It can add depth to thinking and is a good time for therapy. This duo does have a compulsive side and it’s wise to watch for overthinking.

Thursday Mars will leave the sign of Aries and enter the sign of Taurus. Under this influence (through mid- February) it’s wise to guard against impulsive action. This is a volatile combination and can be hard on the nervous system so it’s best throughout this time frame to provide for extra downtime and nurture the nervous system.

Friday Mercury will move into Aquarius joining Saturn and Pluto. The Saturn/Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius which occurred on the Winter Solstice is considered by many to be the harbinger of the Age of Aquarius.

A note on 2021 – Saturn in Aquarius will form a challenging alignment with Uranus three times this year and be a major influence throughout the year. This indicates throughout the year there will be tension between the old ways of doing things and the more innovative new ways.

It’s likely to be a bumpy ride this year as the forces of the past meet up with the more innovative forces of the future. There is a lot of potential at this time but progress is likely to be incremental.

It’s wise to cultivate patience and keep a high level of inspiration in your life throughout the year. Look for innovative ways to work with challenges.

One of the Sabian symbols  for this time is ” A Hindu healer glows with a mystic healing power.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill