Today is a major day. There are a grand total of 5 aspects today, including lunar aspects. (That is not a lot at all). However four of the five events that take place today are major planetary events, and the one lunar aspect is a major one, a Moon Jupiter Resource, which sends the Scorpio Moon into a void at 12:48pm EDT for the rest of the day. There are three major planetary events before 9:34am EST, which makes for a very dynamic day, one that likely began last night, when the buildup of these major events began to manifest. This is the first time I have encountered four major planetary events in one day that require putting up here on the site.
There are two major stepping stones today, beginning with the first of two Mercury Mars squares at 7:01am EST. The second square will occurs on March 4th at the master degrees of 29 Scorpio/Aquarius. The fact that this square occurs twice is a function of Mercury's retrograde and Mars' upcoming retrograde (in April), and you may recall that this is the exact place where Jupiter and Saturn formed the first part of their three part stepping stone last August.
It seems the mastery of Scorpio (alchemy) energies, and the mastery of Aquarius (unconditional Self-Love) energies is the theme of the current passage. Jupiter and Saturn are involved in a stepping stone that brings a new spiritual social consciousness to replace the old separation consciousness, and the Mercury Mars stepping stone brings the fulfillment of the transference of the Divine Masculine energies to each of us.
Venus forms a stepping stone with Neptune today, and the ruler of the Heart Center is also on her way to a new cycle (conjunction) with Saturn this weekend. This too is part of the upgrade to the new consciousness. Venus is in Jupiter's sign, and as she comes together with Saturn, the heart falls into perfect alignment with the new unity consciousness. Venus Neptune always goes a long way to lift the vision to the higher plane. ALL Venus Neptune aspects speak to higher Love.
Mercury turns retrograde this morning at 8:06am EST at 1 Aquarius 02. I'll get back to this in a moment, but this might be the perfect moment to point out that Mercury will retrograde between 1 Aquarius and 15 Capricorn. These are the two original signs that belong under Saturn's domain. That is Capricorn and Aquarius were both originally disposed by Saturn. That is until Uranus was discovered. The movement of Mercury back through Capricorn and back again to Aquarius speaks to me of the same thing this Capricorn Aquarius combination always speaks to: The shift from one tradition to a newer one. There are upgrades going on at every level of our Being.
Later tonight the Sun comes together with Pluto for a new cycle, and of course there's no mistake that this is occurring on the same day that Mercury goes retrograde. If you'll recall, Mercury entered his retrograde shadow on December 19 in a conjunction with Pluto, right here at 15 Capricorn. The Sun is going to bring Light and Life into that original conjunction. Mercury's current retrograde is, to my mind extremely significant, as it coincides with a huge quantum leap in our capacity to think from the higher planes of our existence.
Here is Ellias Lonsdale's meditation for Mercury's retrograde station today. It is reprinted with the author's permission from his book Star Sparks:
Aquarius 2: A woman strolling in a garden. She is unaware she is being watched by elves.
"Her nature is leisurely, contemplative, laid back. She of course imagines and conceives that these qualities are simply her own by temperament, by disposition. Hardly is it likely that the deeper truth of her nature will reveal itself to her in the normal course of events.
Yet what is truly at work in her is an affinity with the subtle elemental realms and with those who sense those spirit enclaves in the earth. For she is actually at one with the earth and with the light which is there at certain places for those who can perceive inwardly. And this earth light so closely accompanies all of her journey that she really never distances from her underlying sense of the whole of life and what it asks through her each day, every night.
This makes it hard to take on mechanical routine and set behaviors. The soul is hungry to bring the world to life, rather than to fit life to mental schemes. And this impulse is overwhelmingly powerful. It comes from a bottomless well of remembrance and dedication.
Yet she is called upon to put all of this onto the inside and to bear herself steadily through the outer world on the outer world’s terms. For what she has to bring will have it’s magical relevance when nobody is looking for anything special to be happening.
She is on one of those assignments where you must not forget, yet you must go amongst those who do, lose yourself amongst them, and carry the slender thread of your real allegiance inside where it counts. The art of such a way of life is poignant. Everything depends upon discovering how to get deeper inside and tap the riches for the sake of the whole.
“In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, and invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that… In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back.”
-- Albert Camus
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