love by osmosis

How fitting that Mercury, the winged-messenger we see on the FTD florist delivery, is in the astrological spotlight as we go into Valentine’s Day. All the celestial action today is his. First he gets major help organizing and structuring his deliveries from Serious Saturn. Rather than the role he sometimes plays as the Trickster, Mercury is no-joke serious about getting it right. Your Valentine’s are going to hit the mark--no glitches. Having organized all the details in Aquarius, he slips into compassionate Pisces at 5:38 PM, PST, to make sweetly empathic plans for tomorrow.
The Force of osmosis is with you.
Monday, February 13, 2012

Aries (March 20-April 19)
You start the day with our featured planet, Messenger Mercury, going between you and your friends at high speed. Stimulating ideas are flying by. Notice your love of truth, and your ability to think with originality, is heightened. Then there’s a rather drastic change around 5:38 PM, PST, and your thoughts take a more sentimental and imaginative turn. You feel you can just sit and absorb the material, soaking it up like a dry sponge in a puddle. And when this intuitive thinking meets with visionary Neptune in Pisces at 10:47 PM, PST, you pretty much can!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Everyone you are in partnership with, and perhaps those you wish were partners, will be calling and talking this morning. The mental energy is so organized today that you decide to alphabetize all your books by title! Putting things in order will satisfy you. When Mercury begins his 21 day journey through Pisces at 5:38 PM, PST, your thinking turns more imaginative and you easily go to the heart of the matter. You may engage in discussing very deep subjects like life and death. You feel a spiritual energy operating through your conscious mind, knowing things you don’t know how your know!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is right up your mental alley! You start off with your famous intellectual curiosity in the lead, and you want to put some puzzles together. It’s a great day for this type of organized thinking--even organizing all those receipts for your taxes. You’re very tolerant of ideas different from your own, in fact you enjoy the education. But the mental vibes shift from practical to poetic at 5:38 PM, PST, as your messenger planet (Mercury rules Gemini) sits down with a book of Rumi in the softer arena of Pisces. You’ll feel downright telepathic as you turn your attention to how well your job is working for you. Check your intuition, perhaps it’s the day to ask for a promotion!

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
You’re a truth seeker today and up for some intellectual encounters that prove to be profound. The depth of your thinking may cause you to change your point of view. This transit is very good for business discussions, as your thinking is also quite organized. There’s a mental shift at 5:38 PM, PST, when Mental Mercury dips into Pisces for the next 21 days. This is an extremely favorable turn for you. You are eager for new knowledge and experience, and you’ll seem to just pick up information by osmosis! Your intuition is heightened and you can see how the pieces of your life fit together into a whole. You are looking for new ideas, different from your own. One idea may involve travel.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
It’s a day for messages and mental acuity with Mental Mercury sitting down with his CPA at 10:44 AM, PST. Good concentration and attention to detail make organizing your files an enjoyable accomplishment. It’s a good time to discuss partnership agreements, in business or with a spouse. Don’t think things through alone today. You’ll benefit greatly from collaboration. A marked shift in your mental processes occurs around 5:38 PM, PST, when the winged messenger sits down in Pisces for some deep reflection. Intuitive knowledge just seems to float into your mind effortlessly.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You want to know the best techniques for doing your job and for attending to your health. And you want the details, and the research behind them. Your mind is getting a boost in concentration and clarity. A perfect time to put together a long range plan. This very organized thinking shifts at 5:38 PM, PST, into a search for interesting personal encounters. The next three weeks you’ll be so tuned in to others, literally reading their minds, that you spook them!

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Brain teaser day! You will amuse yourself with the colorful array of mental gymnastics going on inside your head. You’ll just enjoy playing with ideas, even passing on some favorite jokes. You can so easily explain your ideas to others, without any real effort, that your curious mind goes looking for amusement. After 5:38 PM, PST, you settle down to listen to your intuition and update your vision board (remember the one you promised yourself you’d make?). With Messenger Mercury now in compassionate, poetic Pisces, you can literally vision your life plan.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Osmosis is a great plan for picking up new information today. You can just relax and draw it in. In fact, it’s a good time to withdraw (not isolate) and think through ideas you have encountered recently. You want to take a look at your domestic life, your immediate family, because that’s where you mental focus is right now. Thoughts may drift to the past, but only to discover how they affect the here and now. The mental vibe shifts at 5:38 PM, PST, when the messenger planet begins a three week stay in Pisces, your harmonic sign. Your thinking will turn to imaginative and artistic pursuits. You will have fun playing with games in your head. The proverbial Trickster, Mercury’s other face, is loose with fun and games to fulfill your mental creativity. Laugh at the gyrations in your own mind.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
The structured, clear and concentrated mental energy we’re experiencing as a result of Messenger Mercury’s partnership with Serious Saturn is doubled for you. You have an intensification, as if the electricity just got turned on in your thinking. You’ll have many discussions and conversations with others, especially relatives and close neighbors. Late afternoon brings a change in the mental weather to a quieter, compassionate voice. In Pisces, the mental operations are shifted from logic to intuition. Expect clairvoyance.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
You’ve been so mentally focused that you could get lost in the details of a project, but the Sun is Mercury’s sidekick today, so your thoughts stay light. Still, it’s a great mental energy for finishing tax returns! Your thoughts are not exactly playful, but your conversations are definitely interactive. You’ll feel much more in sync with yourself when the messenger planet completes his stay in Aquarius, and begins his 21 days in intuitive Pisces at 5:38 PM, PST. It’s not that your logic went out the window, but rather that you’ll put the puzzle pieces together by visualizing and imagining the whole picture. Communications will still be fast paced, so take time to relax before the tempo distracts you.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Serious Saturn has a friendly handshake relationship with your mental processes today. Friendly, but not light. You feel you must put your nose to the grindstone and focus only on your work this morning. Truth is your mind is sharp and focused so you can concentrate on the details. But you also have more detachment, so you can look at yourself, and others, with more objectivity than usual. It seems a fog rolls over your thoughts around 5:38 PM, PST, when Messenger Mercury begins a three week journey through compassionate Pisces. Intuition, even telepathic abilities are heightened. It’s time for the Vulcan Mind-meld! Find out what you truly value. Ask yourself.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
The logical mind gets a booster shot from Serious Saturn this morning around 10:44 AM, PST. It’s perfect for putting the little details of life in order. Concentration is good. But wow what a lovely shift occurs at 5:38 PM, PST, when Messenger Mercury flies into your sign and begins a 21 day journey through Pisces. You could put on a genie hat (just for effect) and read people’s minds on the street corner! You’ll have a vivid imagination, and a photographic memory to go with it. Your imagination will be so expanded that you’ll grasp innovative ideas that previously eluded you. You’ll be able to see your whole life from here.
Posted on February 13, 2012 .