Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 11, 2014, Mercury Moves to Aquarius – “A Marriage of Intellect and Humanity”

Mercury was the messenger of the gods in ancient times,
Mercury's tarot card, The Magician
A wizard commands all elements
to shape the world he envisions.
From "Wizard's Tarot"©
by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell
fleet of foot and able to cover the vastness of time and space within the blink of an eye. Likewise, Mercury is the fastest moving planet in our solar system.  It travels at a rate of thirty miles per second and completes its orbit of the Sun in a little under ninety days.  There are good reasons for this.  Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and therefore has the shortest distance to travel to complete its orbit.  Also, the Sun’s gravitational pull is strongest on Mercury and as a result, centrifugal force keeps the planet spinning faster.  

On January 11th, Mercury moves into Aquarius, the sign that governs the tenth house of the Zodiac.  Mercury is exalted in Aquarius which means it is at its peak in terms of power and influence.  Mercury is the planet of communications and intellect and because it moves so quickly, we must stay mindful in which sign of the Zodiac it resides. Under Aquarius’ domain, Mercury’s skills influence the areas of career, reputation and societal structures (such as corporations, government and agencies that benefit the human endeavor).  Mercury in Aquarius is sort of a big ideas type of guy.  Aquarius is an air sign and as such, supports big picture communications.  Corporate structure becomes not only easier to understand, but also to navigate after January 11th. It also becomes easier to have your voice heard, so look for your ideas to earn you advancement. Networking and being an active part of the company team go smoother under Mercury in Aquarius.  We understand all sorts of communications – even the non-verbal kind.  

 Star, the Aquarian tarot card, offers hope and a
capricious sense of balance.  All flows where nature intends
She's a perfect partner for The Magician.  From
Barbara Moore and Aly Fell's "Steampunk Tarot"©
Aquarius also carries a strong human component that helps analytical Mercury see into the heart of a person’s motivations.  While Mercury still carries an innate intellectual detachment, here in the tenth house, this messenger of the gods gains perspective and a greater understanding of the human psyche.  This translates into a greater ability to convey that understanding to others – particularly beneficial if you are a writer or otherwise have the ability to influence the thoughts of others.  Fiction writer’s will find their characterizations become richer and more meaningful.  Their plot lines will flow and take on a life of their own.

In relationships, look to uncover the motivations behind your partner’s actions – not necessarily in the manipulative sense.  I’m talking about the ability to understand their underlying need and for both of you to have open and honest dialogue about how both your needs can be met.  Try to pull the insights you gain under Mercury in Aquarius through your heart and not through your intellect.  When you pull information about your relationship through your mind you run the risk of handing it over to your ego.  Engaging your ego is a poor way to resolve any issue.  

Work with this wonderful opportunity to expand your communications this month.  Mercury remains in Aquarius until January 30th so use this time wisely.


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