“Under a sky the color of pea soup
she is looking at her work growing away there
actively, thickly like grapevines or pole beans
as things grow in the real world, slowly enough.
If you tend them properly, if you mulch, if you water,
if you provide birds and insects a home and winter food,
if the sun shines and you pick off caterpillars,
if the praying mantis comes and the ladybugs and the bees,
then the plants flourish, but at their own internal clock.
Connections are made slowly, sometimes they grow underground,
You cannot tell always by looking what is happening.” Marge Piercy from The Seven of Pentacles
Overnight, Mars entered the earthy sign of Taurus and Mercury, the sensitive, domestic sign of Cancer. As Mars moves away from his challenging square to Pluto and Mercury moves out of busy Gemini, it bodes well to slow down and implement a moderate pace.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A clear mountain stream runs steadily downstream.”