Mercury, Venus and Mars

“Perception is a mirror, not a fact.” A Course in Miracles

Mercury the planet of thought and communication moves out of the airy sign of  Gemini today and into the watery sign of the Crab, Cancer. This creates a shift  from a heady, multi- faceted  orientation  to one  that is more emotional –  and provides  a good time to think about how you nurture yourself and others and about issues having to do with family, roots and the past.  The shadow side of Mercury in Cancer has to do with being stuck in a perception of the past that is rigid or no longer appropriate. It is good to consider as you review these issues whether you are approaching them through a fresh current perspective or whether your perspectives need some updating. Mercury will be in Cancer through mid July.

Change and transformation is very much in the air now as Venus opposes Pluto and sextiles the North Node/Jupiter conjunction. This configuration speaks of an evolutionary threshold where important long lasting changes can be made. It is a good time to make healthy decisions about your life going forward in terms of self esteem, financial well being and relationships. It is important to clarify what you need to leave behind in order to evolve in these areas. Pluto is a planet associated with past lives and karmic inheritances and it is wise to watch how you think about making changes in these areas and that your perception of who you are and where you are going is based in the present and on current beliefs about yourself and what you can do. In mythology Pluto liked to take hostages and it is important now to not be held back by limited beliefs that are not current but may be the result of family, cultural or religious influences that you no longer buy into.

Mars stations direct today. The ruler of dynamic action will now gain strength boding well for gaining traction in any endeavors that may have been challenging during the recent retrograde phase (since mid-April.) The retrograde phase provided a time for reflection about how your implement your energy to move forward and make your aspirations real. Do take any new related perceptions forward with you as you move on with more ease now.

One of the Sabian symbols for the Mars station is,”A rabbit metamorphosed into a nature spirit.”