Aquarian wisdom meets a nitroglycerin Moon

The celestial vibe changes abruptly around mid-morning today. Finishing his three week stay in Capricorn, Messenger Mercury takes flight from the mountain peaks into the intellectual skies of Aquarius. He’s immediately followed by the Moon’s dramatic leap into the fires of Aries. We go into unknown territory. We ask Yoda, “what’s in there?” “Only what you take with you.”
The Force of objectivity is with you.

P.S. *Date Night’s at the bottom of the page.
It's Funny Friday, January 27, 2012.

Aries (March 20-April 19)
With the passage of Mental Mercury into the airy realms of Aquarius, your mind will open to new experiences and a universal view of life. Humanitarian interests with peak for you, and you may find yourself involved in service to your group or community. At 10:28 a.m. the Moon moves into your sign, which is basically good news for your optimism, but rough for this usually cool, slow moving celestial body. A little volatility of emotions accompany this transit. Nevertheless, you will feel the Force as an energy that surrounds us, and binds us together.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
It’s time to stretch your mind, take it out for some fresh air. The communications messenger has sailed into Aquarius in mid-morning, toppling over the tried and true in favor of the new and different. As Yoda taught--you must unlearn. Your personal and work agendas will broaden to include differences--differences in opinions and differences in the way people understand and express them. Add Taurus’ artistic touch--paint the new in your favorite shade of rainbow.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Mercury loves to be in Aquarius, and in astrology this is an “exalted” placement. Here your mind has an opportunity, over the next 18 days, to achieve it’s highest intuitive functioning. This makes a harmonic triangle of luminous thinking between you and inspired originality. Plus, the Aries Moon adds flames of passion and creativity to your emotions. You’re wide awake, teaching so you can learn. Yoda’s Gemini comment? There are always two--a master and an apprentice.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
If you’ve had ideas about a project floating around in your head, you’ll be able to stabilize it into concentrated form under the influence of Mental Mercury in Aquarius. Mercury in Aquarius is the territory of the Internet, of computer language, and of all electric/digital communications. Expect to unveil some new ideas in this area during the next two and a half weeks. Yoda’s advice on being a Jedi is to face the truth--give off light or darkness, be a candle or the night.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
Much to learn, said Yoda, this is just the beginning. With Mercury in Aquarius you will want the truth, and you will want it served on an objective platter. For the next 18 days your mental processes will be fueled by originality and unique discovery. Immediately after Mercury’s move at 10:20 this morning, the Moon enters Aries. Fire + Fire + Air = some pretty creative thinking! And, yeh, the danger of explosion!

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
With the god of communications in the intellectual sign of Aquarius, you will be able to see concepts and original ideas that transcend the body’s limits. Aquarius is a “fixed” sign (like Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio) so thinking is solid and stable, like the rock of Gibraltar. Nevertheless, it expands consciousness, so your ability to “know” things will extend beyond the limits of your five senses. With one warning from Yoda--careful when you look in the dark side, it is looking back.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
The messenger planet blows into Airy Aquarius around 10:30 this morning and your mind will feel like the fresh air suite from Mannheim Steamroller! Your thinking will not be stuck on old ideas and beliefs, or even what is traditionally valued. Rather, you will raise your sights to broader concerns--concerns that affect humanity at large and the group you belong to as a whole. Then, the Moon kicks in with fire from pioneering Aries. Basically, worry gets the boot! Your best Yoda wisdom? Truly wonderful, the mind of a child.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The objectivity of Mental Mercury in Aquarius gives you an ability to see the underlying pattern, the connect-the-dots reasoning, that underlies major concepts--those held by you and those of the society at large. Your connections are very strong with your friends, because with Mercury in Aquarius you make that a priority. Yoda’s advice to Scorpio? You must name your fear, before you can vanish it.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Your day is soooo going to pick up around 10:30 this morning! First, Messenger Mercury finishes his earthy stay in Capricorn and moves to fill-my-sails Aquarius. A lovely combination with your fire. Immediately after that, the Moon adds glow of her own when she hops into flaming me-first Aries. You could hold a fire-eating contest, and win! During the next 18 days, you can experience the great relief of being able to mentally transcend the machinations of the ego, the constant conditioned judgement, and see the workings of the Universal Mind. Yoda’s wisdom for you--feel the Force around you, between you and me, between you and the tree, and everywhere!

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
Messenger Mercury had a good three weeks in Capricorn, and now the god of communications lifts off into the big skies of Aquarius. You pass on to Aquarius the power of commitment and serious thinking. Now Aquarius opens your mind to unique, original concepts. You’ll want to seek out different ideas, and to keep your thinking objective. The willingness to accept “unacceptable” ideas is one key to Aquarian originality. Yoda’s wisdom to Capricorn--many of the truths we cling to depend only on our point of view.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
You’re in your mental glory days for the next two and a half weeks, as Messenger Mercury has joined the Sun in your sign. Discovery and renewal. As an Aquarian, you are never surprised to find ideas different from your own, and you love that. Raising your mental sights now will bring new things into focus, perhaps facts that you hadn’t even considered. Yoda’s Aquarian saying--Always the future is in motion.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
Your thinking will be less subjective and more in line with collective issues and global concerns now that the messenger planet is in Aquarius. If you’ve needed to lift your sights away from the mundane battlefields of ego existence, just to get a glimpse of the universal application of your ideas, now is the time. You are emerging from doubt and confusion into a new vision of yourself and your world. To paraphrase from Yoda: A Jedi craves not excitement and adventure, but always his mind is on what he is doing.

*Date Night!
CAUTION! Tonight’s got all the makings of a bad case of **The Mozambique's! Don’t shave your legs and don’t bring a toothbrush! Venus in Pisces is in direct opposition to Mars in Virgo--this is the law of fatal attraction! These two are so drawn to each other that desire trumps reason. The fact that you may (very likely) be totally incompatible won’t stop you. Stir in the hot blooded Aries Moon and you see why tonight comes with a warning label: DO NOT TAKE WITH ALCOHOL.

**The Mozambique's is a not-rare-enough dis-ease in which you wake up next to a surprise guest in your bed, you take one look, break out in hives, and wish you were 10,738 miles away!
Posted on January 26, 2012 .