“When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.” Horace Walpole
Ideally, while “intellectual” Mercury has been retrograde for the last three weeks or so, we have been busy mulling over our recent decisions or ideas on things – including probably doing some “mental de-weeding.” Now, we are just about ready to move forward with our worldly agendas, as Mercury stations direct in “professionally ambitious” Capricorn this afternoon (4:50 pm EST). We may want to wait, though, for a few more days, before taking any important action, allowing Mercury a chance to pick up some speed. It will also be in its “shadow period” until close to Valentine’s Day, which also happens to be Michael Bloomberg’s 74th birthday. Bloomberg announced, this weekend, that he may run for U.S. President as an independent candidate.
Mercury is also stationing direct conjunct “investigative” Pluto. This intense aspect can deliver to us greater clarity, as well as incline us to want to ponder the “hidden nature of things.” It is also a time when secrets may be revealed. On the shadow side, we may need to, however, be on the lookout for obsessive type thinking now. Mercury and Pluto will be aligned, all this week, forming an exact conjunction on January 30.
Of course, in the Eastern portion of the U.S., many of us have also been dealing with incredible traffic snarls due to the extreme (Pluto) winter weather. Thousands of airline flights have been canceled from the historic snowfalls. Mercury also governs travel and transportation. Too, Mercury-Pluto aspects sometimes expose us to “crisis situations” that require our immediate attention. Physicist and professor of science Alan Chalmers once remarked that crises are often a chance for us to refine our life. “In them you discover what you are.” Indian Leader Jawaharial Nehru also observed that “every little thing counts in a crisis.”
If you have your natal chart, you may also want to take note of what house (or area of life) that Mercury is transiting through now, as that is where you will likely be experiencing some positive momentum now, as well as potentially more insight into how to better manage that sector of your life.
Famous January 25 Birthdays: Alicia Keys, Etta James, Virginia Woolf, Corazon Aquino
“Books are the mirrors of the soul.” Virginia Woolf
Enjoy your Monday! It’s nice to be back here with you again. It’s been a while! 🙂
Chalmers and Nehru quotes: http://www.famous-quotes.com/topic.php?tid=279
Michael Bloomberg horoscope: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Bloomberg,_Mike
Famous Birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/january25.html
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