“Concepts which have proved useful in ordering things easily acquire such an authority over us that we forget their human origin and accept them as invariable.” Albert Einstein
“What is important, then, is not the cultivation of belief or disbelief, but to understand the process of the mind.” Jiddu Krishnamurti
Mercury, the planet of thinking and communication stations retrograde Friday EDT. The chart at time of the station has Mercury conjunct Saturn and squaring Uranus. The Sun in Capricorn is conjunct Pluto, the Lord of Transformation.
The Saturn/Uranus square -which is associated with the battle between the old and the new – aligned with Mercury in the fixed air sign of Aquarius is bringing challenges to the way we think about things and whether there is a need to update or deepen the thought process or belief system.
Albert Einstein had a Mercury/ Saturn aspect in his natal chart. In his childhood he was regarded as “slow’ and some people with this aspect can be thought of as lacking in intelligence . This is because this is the aspect of deep, not quick thinkers and often in our times speed is valued over depth of thought.
Through early February, it’s best when there are snafus, to slow down, rethink, revision and seek innovative solutions.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”During a silent hour, a woman receives a new inspiration which may change her life.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill