“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