This week is so full of planetary action I hardly know where to begin! If you missed my post on the Full Moon of June 17th you can catch it here. The amplification of the Full Moon intensifies some of the other drama going on right now with Mars and Mercury so let’s talk about that a bit here.
Mars and Mercury
Last week I wrote: “Mars is quite active between the 13th and the 23th, which will help us to shake off some of the inertia of Jupiter/Neptune but could also create some problems. Mars is the action planet, and it is currently opposing Saturn (limitations and restriction) and will soon also oppose Pluto (destruction, new beginnings). The combination of Mars attempting to push its way through blockages, sometimes in a reckless manner, with the confusion of Jupiter/Neptune could create some chaos. All of these planets are between 16 and 22 degrees, so if you have planets in your chart at those degrees you will be particularly affected.” All of this is still true, and Mercury is involved now as well.
Mercury represents the mind and the way we think, communicate, and process information. Mercury is in Cancer now where it encourages emotional thinking – this can be helpful when dealing with emotional issues, but less helpful when a more rational mind is required. Mercury aligns with aggressive Mars on the 18th, stirring up arguments and creating a generally disagreeable environment. It’s tempting to want to avoid the emotionality of what may arise, but there are clues to healing and progress in those emotions. Ideally we want to pay attention to the reactions that bleed through our normal interactions without getting swept away […]