October 9, 2015
Finally, after three weeks of backsliding in airy Libra, Mercury -- the ancient Messenger of the Gods planet -- makes its station and turns direct (activating 1-degree of Libra at 7:59AM). All Mercury themes -- communication, learning and primary education, words and language, transportation and travel plans, business and trade, messages and paperwork, health and medical concerns, the five senses, air and breathing, wind and temperature changes, as well as acts of apparent magic, sleight of hand, and theft -- are accentuated.
However, stay alert and don't fall prey to marketing strategies and sales pitches that aim at hoodwinking you to sign an agreement that will end with regret since Mercury is barely moving and won't really have any speed for another day or two. Yes, Mercury is no longer officially in reverse, but when it is at a virtual standstill, wisdom dictates slow-going concerning the archetypes and qualities of this often underrated planet in the solar system. [Mercury makes its next station and shift into reverse in early Aquarius on January 5, 2016.]
Adding more excitement and pizzazz to today's astro-psychic energy-field are the monthly conjunctions of the Moon in Virgo with Mars (7:06AM) and Jupiter (2:25PM). Avoid temperamental individuals around the time of the Moon-Mars encounter while you focus attention on intriguing literary and educational endeavors in sync with the Moon-Jupiter merger. Venus parallel Mars (10:24AM) sends out a chorus of celestial love notes that can strengthen romantic bonds.
The main monkey-wrench to taking several giant steps forward comes from a Moon-Pluto trine in earth signs (3:13PM) that sounds good regarding in-depth studies and research, but which begins a mammoth 34 hour void lunar uncertainty cycle in Virgo that continues in force until 1:47AM on Sunday October 11. Do your best to tune into spiritual willpower and mental concentration while the void-of-course lunar deck may be stacked against making a lot of progress.
[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]