Two aspects involving Mercury will make your words and thoughts particularly sharp and powerful this week. That’s a good thing, because there are a couple of transits happening that will make for potential explosions.
Monday is President’s Day in the United States, during which Americans celebrate their hallowed history with furniture sales and big, big discounts. Make sure you buy that new stereo system before 6:37 PM Eastern/3:37 PM Pacific (when the Moon goes Void of Course).
Monday also features Mercury sextile Uranus, so perhaps your negotiating skills will get you an even better deal… or may help you find a creative way to hook those speakers up to all your TVs and computers and such. Believe me, that sort of thing isn’t nearly as easy as you might think. Mercury trine Jupiter (exact on Tuesday) will help you take that Mercury-Uranus cleverness and craft it into something big and bold and possibly quite wonderful. Since Jupiter is the natural ruler of commitments, those of you in long-term relationships might be able to breathe a little new life into things.
The heavy hitter of this week’s transits is Mars square Pluto, which is exact on Wednesday but hovers over the entire week like a big angry bear. Astrologers are supposed to be all positive and sunshine-y about things whenever possible (I’m told), but there’s no way to sugar-coat this one. Tempers will flare. Blood pressures will be elevated. If you absolutely must lash out at your enemies, make sure you are justified… and make sure you have conquered The Enemy Within first.
If you’re planning a date for Saturday night, Moon in Pisces will be an added sweetener. Play into that mood with an extra dose of romantic gestures, kind words, and gently-lit settings.
Well, gosh, that was an exhausting week, wasn’t it? Time to kick back on a lazy Sunday and enjoys the Oscars. Oh, wait… Solar Eclipse! That’s right, the New Moon on Sunday (mere hours before the Oscars are presented) is also a Solar Eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces, and comes with a side order of Mars conjunct Uranus. If you’ve read my work here for a while, you know that I usually treat a New Moon as a great time to make affirmations for yourself in the following month. I think a New Moon/Solar Eclipse is a particularly powerful time to start making some big changes. That’s the good news. The bad news? As always, keep in mind that the effects of an Eclipse linger long past the day they happen, and if 8 degrees Pisces is making a major aspect to an important point in your chart? Brace yourself for impact somewhere in the next few months…