You heard the sonic boom, but where's the jet?

Mental genius, lightening-quick minds, and brilliant intuitive flashes are the calling cards for today's Messenger Mercury paired with Electric Uranus. The second of three fiery blasts (March 5th, March 18th and April 22nd) of mental fireworks peaks this morning at 10:23 AM, PDT.

This zap of genius occurs while Mercury is still retrograde, meaning we get to review and take a second look at the new ideas that came like bolts out of the blue since March 5th. It may have whizzed by so quickly it didn’t register, like hearing the sonic boom after the jet is long gone.

In keeping with go-back-and-think-it-over Mercury in retrograde, and because some things need repeating, today I offer you an updated review of the first occurrence of hot-wired brains (March 5th).

The Force of flexibility is with you.
Sizzling Sunday, March 18, 2012

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Your thinking is accelerated and there are no brakes on your ideas, so give them outlets. Find a useful task that is somewhat calming, like solving a riddle. The test of patience comes through people’s reactions to changes you are making. Old limitations you have placed on yourself are breaking away. If you feel rebellious, it’s because the changes are overdue. The lovely Venus in Taurus (March 5th to April 3rd), could bring some wealth your way, including help from a friend.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
It’s a feel good Sunday for you. Venus is still in Taurus, giving you a dreams of Michelangelo. At 10:23 AM, PDT, the god of lighting hooks up with Mental Mercury to super-charge your thinking. You could lay 1,000 miles of mosaic tiles before lunch, setting the artist’s record for patience (without actually murdering somebody!). Venus in Taurus loves to be touched. “Value” is her key word, especially valuing those she loves.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You are ready to solve the Rubik’s Cube in 7.64 seconds or less (and then you’ll want to try it blindfolded!). Nothing and no one is fast enough for your quick wit today. Thankfully Venus is still in your 12th solar house of compassion until April 3rd, indicating a love of quiet time and some solitude. Tune into these dynamic forces and you’ll have a period of emotional and artistic attunement to deep levels of inspiration.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Guaranteed speeding ticket again today, especially if you drive a red truck and don’t heed the warnings from today’s over-the-top fast tempo. You might think you’re standing still at 90 mph! Hot-wired might be okay for cars, but in your head it’s a nervous circus act. Your saving grace comes from the goddess of love and Joyous Jupiter being in stable, earthy Taurus. You’re in a month-long period of warm, satisfying friendships (March 5th through April 4th). The giving and receiving of kindnesses assures that your hopes, dreams and wishes will be fulfilled.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
Expect your thought processes to be explosive with new ideas. The Aries fire of today’s electric communications meets with your Leo creativity to produce volumes of originality. Record your inspirations as soon as they occur, not because you have memory loss, but because your mind will move so quickly to the next thing. The shift of Venus from Aries to earthy Taurus on March 5th, gives you a grounding through expressing your love for others. She’s slow and languid and loves to be comfortable.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You could finish the Sunday Times crossword puzzle before breakfast, just as an appetiser for how quickly you’ll solve problems today. When the goddess of Love waltzed into Taurus on March 5th, she marked the beginning of a four week period of grace and beauty in your life. It’s a blessed time for travel for pleasure, and to make important contacts that will profit you. Surrounding yourself with art, and bathing yourself in music, will help you tap into the deep sensuality of this transit.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Between the creative Venus and Joyous Jupiter pairing, and the added fire of today’s hot-wired mental processes, you are a receiving station for inspirational messages. Your airy balance lets you make sense of what could potentially be a systems overload of ideas. Venus in Taurus continues her four week stay in your 8th solar house where she is highly sensuous and rather intensely emotional. Libra and Taurus have Venus as their muse, giving both a great appreciation of beauty and art.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Find safe outlets for your overtaxed nervous system today. Your mental processes are getting an overload from a potentially stressful fire sign, Aries. You get help chilling out from the goddess of love in Taurus, side by side with Joyous Jupiter. For four weeks (March 5th to April 3rd) she graces your house of relationships with love, art and beauty. Taurus is the ultimate attraction rather than promotion, which is the best of selling techniques for your charismatic charm.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Your thoughts are doing jumping jacks today, partly from joy but mostly from excitement. The early morning revving of your mental engines by your fiery Aries neighbors, wakes up your desire for new experiences and amusements--including an unusual romantic encounter. The goddess of love in your 6th house (March 5th to April 3rd), suggests you could find romance and enjoy social activities through your work, especially if you work in the arts.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
Your hair may be standing on end today with static electricity! The hot-wired mental activity from today’s conjunction of Messenger Mercury with the god of lightening at 10:23 AM, PDT, may have your nervous system on high alert. Your mind will be full of new ideas. Focus is one of your greatest strengths, so you can take advantage of this time of innovative thinking. Venus is still in your compatible earth sign, Taurus, until April 3rd, bringing you a serving of the finer things in life. She joined Jovial Jupiter on March 13th--what did you find in your Good Fortune Cookie?

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Grabbing insights out of thin air will be your modus operandi for awhile. Your cool-headed logic will be needed today to make sense out of the volumes of ideas flying around your head. The goddess of love in sensuous Taurus has been gracing your 4th solar house of home and family with harmonious relationships since March 5th. You may be beautifying your home, adding art and things you value--including love.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
Jumping to conclusions, finishing someones sentences for them, and reading between the lines could land you in creative, or confusing, territory depending on what is a “normal” mental speed for you. Today’s hot-wired Mental Mercury at 10:23 AM, PDT, is loaded with inspiration and imagination, but the delivery system is a bit impulsive for your tastes. You still have a beautiful and graceful helping hand from Venus in Taurus until April 3rd. Communicating through literature and poetry will flow easily from you. It’s the right time to write.
Posted on March 17, 2012 .