Upcoming Mercury Retrograde and This Week’s Astrology

“The day I saw beneath dark clouds
The passing light over the water
and I heard the voice of the world speak out,
I knew then, as I had before
Life is no passing memory of what has been
nor the remaining pages in a great book
waiting to be read.

It is the opening of eyes long closed.
it is the vision of far off things
seen for the silence they hold.” David Whyte 

Mercury retrograde heads up! Mercury will station retrograde on March 5 at 29 degrees of Pisces. The retrograde period will last through March 29th when it will station direct at 16 Pisces.  Do make sure any important materials are backed up and any necessary repairs are made in advance of this time to avoid the possible need to go back and redo.

After a mostly seven year stint in Pisces, Chiron the asteroid of the Wounded Healer enters the sign of Aries on Monday.  If you’re looking for ways to improve your courage, your determination and  your ability to assert yourself  this can be a fruitful time when the wind is at your back. The sign of Aries is associated with beginnings and it bodes well to look at how you initiate things. In general it’s a good time to improve the way  you use and direct your energy towards what you would like to accomplish.

Mars, the ruler of Aries is a fiery sign and can be hot headed at times as well as impulsive.

Chiron will transit the sign of Aries for the next seven years.

The Moon waxes Full Tuesday at 0 degrees of Virgo. This is a good time to look at how well your daily life supports your health and well being. If improvements need to be made this is a good time to design about a step – by -step process that can be put into place. Mercury  is conjunct Neptune now so creating a creative picture of your aspirations for your life in this area would be beneficial- a vision board, for example.

Venus is in Capricorn now and moving up to a conjunction with Saturn and Pluto this week. This is a good time for preparing your taxes, organizing financial matters and thinking seriously about where change needs to occur in this area. It can be a serious time for relationships and a good time to understand  issues in need of transformation on a deeper level. Keep the aspirations high in any discussions and be willing to “chop wood and carry water” to improve things.

Mars has moved into Taurus which is good for perseverance and steadiness. It can be frustrating time-wise if you are in a rush. It’s akin to the Seven of Pentacles in the Tarot deck. This is sometimes called the card of the gardener and is a reminder to remember to grow things slowly and steadily in accordance with the cycles of natural world. Often landscapers have Mars in Taurus.

Mercury is moving up to a conjunction with Neptune this week as the Sun enters the sign of Pisces. Do keep communications clear and make some time for dreaming.

The Sabian symbol for this week’s Full Moon is,” In a portrait the best of a person’s traits are idealized.”

Sabian symbols from Lynda Hill


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