Mercury in Aquarius (fixed air) squaring Uranus in Taurus I wonder about supply chains and systems and the disruptions that may unfold today. I know a lot of people in the Northern Hemisphere are challenged with winter storms across the Northeast, here in the Northwest we have cold and gray today.
Aquarius is also where Saturn is in transit (about 13 degrees) and with Mercury stationing so close at 10 degrees it still brings anything relative to Saturn in Aquarius also into the fray with the Mercury square Uranus. So old rules are challenged and denied (we can see that in the news today and yesterday about the Supreme Court blocking President Biden’s vaccine mandates (temporary mandates) for businesses). Interesting yes? I find it FASCINATING when such big decisions fall on Mercury stations and how that translates to what IS and what will be unfolding.
There are other manifestations of this energy — one article today I see posted yesterday in the New York Times is titled “America Is Falling Apart at the Seams” by David Brooks under the opinion pages.
What I find interesting is what other data and articles he pulls into his piece within the first few paragraphs, to support his own article, one of them is the statistics on car accident fatalities in 2021 with less driving — deaths up by 18%. Sounds a bit like this energy, millions of people are RECKLESS or more accurately FRUSTRATED and DISTRACTED which do not go well together. Another article he sources is “All Kinds of Bad Behavior on the Rise” by Matthew Yglesias from Substack. The questions and where he focuses are interesting because he’s pulling factual information and data — but it also misses something….
It misses the positive that is also happening (the deconditioning of some larger themes and old paradigms in our collective experience) and some profound changes that are rising that are for the good too. How many of us are finding we are being liberated through the pandemic of old work styles and habits? How many are really LIKING the shift away from having to be 9-5 from some other place and commuting? There are shifts in how we consume things too. Are we getting closer to understanding our collective power? I think on some issues, we are. How does this shift help us heal our Earth as well? Are we getting better at our relationship with our environment or worse? Is it too late? What do you think? Everyone has a right to their opinion, but I challenge that with — how is it framed and supported?
The author of the article does mention in his opinion piece that substance abuse from teens is on the decline – which is good news…but truly how did they measure that? I have a teen and have an awareness as a parent and of her friends. Kids are under different pressures some being that they are having to navigate this unknown too, with parents and authority figures who are stressed out and likely exhausted and missing a huge part of life that is important around social connections that happens at their age, the true cost of that will be visible later. He at least writes that he doesn’t understand what’s going on — and rightly states “I don’t know” as he speaks of the high rates of depression, suicide and loneliness that were high even prior to the pandemic.
IF ONLY this author had ASTROLOGY and could have awareness of the larger cycles and how the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of early 2020 set things in motion that would be an enduring experience for us all (which most astrologers spoke to in 2019 and earlier) — he’d have a visible symbol of language with answers or reflective insights for so many of his questions. When you KNOW THE ROAD AHEAD you find the inner strength to endure things that may otherwise seem more challenging. Of course, millions and millions do not even register astrology as something valuable that offers a supportive view of our navigating the realities of this moment. But for those who do, you have a powerful tool that REFLECTS LIFE, does not create it, and that you can access at any moment when you really need support and clarity.
ASTROLOGY is a tool and a symbolic language to help us understand ourselves, our moment in time, and the larger context of cycles. Humans are more vulnerable when they do not have insights that help them navigate the ever-changing tides of planetary cycles in which we are all living together. We are of course each of us as individual souls on a journey of self-actualization. Where does your path lead you?
Everyone has a birth chart, even without a time you can gain so much insight. IF I could give anyone ONE THING, it would be astrology and a foundational awareness of it that supports their life journey and what they as an individual are here for of their own evolutionary path. Then as an individual, you’ll have a map, a guide to where you have been, where you are, and where you intended to evolve as a conscious being in this life. The stage the universe has set for and with you is visible, gives you feedback, and you walk with new eyes of all that you experience.
I ENCOURAGE YOU diving into astrology for a conscious effort of understanding yourself and the intent of your SOUL for your life. Send me a DM if you are ready to understand your soul’s intent on what that is for you.
Bless this moment. Namaste.