Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Virgo. There is no void Moon period today. The Moon is waning and in its Full phase until 4:41 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Gibbous phase. 35 more wordsAstrology of Today – Friday, January 21, 2022 — Astrology Cafe
Revolutionary Uranus turns direct today, January 18 2022, at eleven degrees of the Bull.
Let me make myself clear, I am not one of those astrologers who believes this planet rules Aquarius. For me, the so-called outer planets are not higher vibrations of Mercury, Venus and Mars. If anything, they are inferior and demonic, whose influences are to be deflected and resisted, not utilised as virtual weapons against the masses.
Ever since Uranus’ ‘discovery’ in 1781, it has been associated with sudden change and revolution, and has somehow become linked strongly with Aquarius. This cannot be accurate, for Aquarius’ traditional and only ruler, Saturn, is clearly the exact opposite of Uranus! Are astrologers actually saying that all Aquarians changed personalities, became revolutionaries from 1781 onwards?
That said, what can we make of Uranus going direct today, the planet which can turns things upside down, in the sign of values, money, possessions and security? Well, if, as many suspect, lots of changes have been happening in the background in regard to banking, money and world economies, we should begin to see some ‘roll out’ of these in the next few days and weeks.
Any such changes aren’t liable to look too beneficial initially, and many may be downright shocking. For example, are we about to see some kind of long expected stock market ‘reset’? However, I also suspect that certain other changes have been resisted and good changes can and will occur, symbolised by Saturn’s square to Uranus from his true domicile in the Waterbearer. There has been a kind of war of attrition going on for some time, the participants of this said conflict we can only guess at.
Either way, we are in a period of great change. Tomorrow, January 19, the Moon’s nodes change signs, heralding a major shift in our focus, in the way we live. But more of that tomorrow.
Copyright Francis 2022
In fact, since the end of last year Mercury has been in shadow and goes station retrograde today, January 14 at 10 degrees Aquarius.
He conjoins with the Sun on the 23rd of January, backtracking into the Goat on the 25th. He then turns station direct on February 3 at 24 degrees of the Goat, before finally leaving shadow on the 23rd.
Moving backward through the first decanate of the Watercarrier, we can expect frustration and delays in communication and travel, particularly in regard to joint ventures, social arrangements and group interests.
As Aquarius is also linked to government legislatures, such as the House of Commons, the US Senate and similar institutions around the world, we can also expect delays and even more obfuscation and shenanigans from these areas, at least until the 25th when Mercury enters Capricorn, when the emphasis will be on business and economic issues.
When Mercury turns direct in Capricorn on February 3, we might begin to see more political, business and economic clarity, and particularly from the 23rd once out of shadow. Considering the political and cultural context we are in, supposedly at the end of a pandemic, we should really begin to see things change and revealed from the middle of February onwards most particularly.
Copyright Francis 2022
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aquarius until 7:16 PM, after which the Moon is in Pisces. The void Moon period continues until 7:16 PM (since yesterday at 7:44 PM). 41 more wordsAstrology of Today – Wednesday, January 5, 2022 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aquarius until 2:53 AM when it moves into Pisces. The void Moon period continues until 2:53 AM (since yesterday at 2:52 PM). The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase. The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday. Retrogrades: Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Chiron Rx. **Times are Eastern…Astrology of Today – Friday, November 12, 2021 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aquarius all day. There is a void Moon period today from 2:52 PM forward. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 7:45 AM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase. The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 7:45 AM. Retrogrades: Uranus Rx,…Astrology of Today – Thursday, November 11, 2021 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Capricorn to 10:02 PM, after which the Moon is in Aquarius. A void Moon period occurs from 12:51 PM to 10:02 PM today. 42 more wordsAstrology of Today – Tuesday, November 9, 2021 — Astrology Cafe
Last time we did some historical speculation about the previous astrological ages from Virgo to Aries. In this post we’ll explore the current age in …The Age of Pisces and the Transition into Aquarius
Many assume Aquarius is a water sign, mainly because the name means literally ‘water’ (from the latin Aqua), and the glyph represents dual flowing waves of some medium.
A more elaborate symbol of the sign is a figure pouring water from a jar, the ‘water bearer’, or ‘water carrier’, further underlining the assumption that Aquarius is a water sign.
No Water In Aquarius
But Aquarius isn’t a water sign; the name and the glyph are kind of metaphorical, showing a way of working, a process, a methodology, rather than something definitive. Aquarius represents a free flowing process, an openness, perhaps something like the world wide web, where in theory at least, information en masse is available for all to assess and discern using their own wisdom.
And what does a water carrier do? It’s not so much the actual medium of water that is important. Anyone could get a drink of water if they so wish. But the water carrier symbolises pouring out for all, being of service to the many.
Hopes, Dreams & Wishes
Aquarius is the fixed air sign. The medium of air is to do with communication, mentality, sociability. But how fixed can air be? Perhaps one way of viewing it is concentration. A concentration of air is like a strong wind, or maybe a fresh breeze to blow away the cobwebs, in preparation for something new, fresher, better.
Aquarius is the second sign after the winter solstice, when the sun appears to stop and begin to move northward again. Capricorn begins the process, like some earthing or crystallisation, laying firm foundations, as befits the Saturn rulership of that sign.
The Great Teacher Saturn
So Aquarius is also ruled by Saturn (not Uranus, in my opinion), but it’s a different side of ‘the great teacher’. Saturn plans ahead, systematically with ideas, and with Aquarius this builds for the future — the hopes, dreams and wishes of mankind, upon the materialistic foundations of Capricorn, for the coming spring in the north, the fall in the south, as the sun moves relentlessly northward.
The water bearer’s energy is powerful at present and change is on its way. Not the violent, revolutionary change of Uranus, but the instigation of ‘plan a’ of the ages — the beginning of a ‘golden age’ which we are blessed to witness.
Copyright Francis 2021
In this year 2021 on President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (February 12) there will be five planets transiting his birth sign of Aquarius. Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, sun and will all be in this fixed air sign that’s focused on humanity, technology, futuristic ideas and shared ideals. The day before, February 11, will also see the […]Watch for the Ghost of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 — Ohio Astrology
I might be mistaken, but over the past year there seems to have been a growing interest in a retrograde Mercury and what it means. I hear people with little astrological knowledge even referring to it. This may be simply due to us having had more time to investigate such astrological facts.
But of course, Mercury, like the other planets, do not actually move backwards at all, they merely seem to due to our perspective here on the good earth.
Then there is the technical side, like pre and post shadow phases which enclose the actual retrogradation, or backwards motion. Whilst the times are exact, there is not as much agreement as to the effects of retrograde planets as one would think. In fact there are some who don’t give it much credence at all.
However, if retrogradation is significant for any planet and ourselves, I would think that Mercury must top the list, purely because it is the ‘winged messenger’, Hermes in Greek, the mind, communication in all its forms and the media in general.
The whole period in which Mercury goes through pre shadow, retrograde, and post shadow, can therefore represent a phase of time in which communication is not straightforward at all, and at times flagrantly misleading.
Right now, in early February 2021, we are in the middle of the retrograde phase of Hermes/Mercury, so we could be experiencing a higher than average occurrence of communicative problems and challenges, such as misunderstandings of all kinds, computer problems, travel issues, not only personally but as a society.
We should therefore also be cautious about what we read — anywhere — and take nothing for granted. This is a time to trust our intuition more, to meditate, contemplate, basically go inward; we need to get our ‘news’ directly from source rather than through a medium, if at all possible.
Mercury turns direct around February 20 and moves out of post shadow around March 13. Bearing this in mind, we are likely to remain somewhat misled, perhaps confused, until around that first date, when things may become a little clearer, whether in regard to personal issues, or more mundane ones. Full clarity about what has transpired over the previous two months may not be obvious until the latter date, in the middle of March. Let’s see.
Hermes Exalted in the Watercarrier?
One interesting thought, Mercury is in Aquarius throughout this period, which to my mind is very well placed. I think there is a case that Mercury is actually exalted in Aquarius rather than its traditional exaltation in Virgo. The fact that there is much other Aquarian activity at the moment is also highly significant I feel, underlining the importance of Mercury’s presence in Aquarius right now.
Aquarius is an air sign and therefore, like Mercury, communicative — but in a profound, truthful and humanitarian way. This would put Mercury’s fall in Leo, an interesting thought which I won’t go into here.
A Turning Point?
So Mercury turning direct in Aquarius around February 20 and moving beyond through post shadow, could potentially represent a revelatory few days and weeks, with much profound insight. There could be a slow unravelling of a certain situation, and then from middle March, things may begin to ease somewhat towards the first day of spring on March 21.
Maybe the New Year will truly begin around that date.
Copyright Francis 2021