equinox

Equinox 22 September with Mercury Direct

Jupiter symbolizes a time of potential confidence and optimism for all, which is great if your self-esteem needs a boost. The opportunity is there to remember that you are part of something greater than yourself, whether a cause, or even the global human race, that we are all in this together. When the equinox Sun shines, it shines on the house of the saint and the sinner alike.

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Mercury combust

Mercury Combust, now you see me, now “cazimi”

Mercury, like Venus, orbits within the earth’s orbit, or between Earth and Sun, so from our geocentric point of view they always appear relatively close together in the sky. Mercury is never more than 28 degrees from the Sun, and so the “Winged Messenger” remains archetypally the perennial close associate, side kick and brother of mighty Apollo. And the “Goddess of love” also keeps close association on the other side, never wandering further than a sidelong glance away.

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Mercury Retrograde with New Moon in Taurus: It’s not depression – you’re just demoralized, and it’s deliberate

As the current Mercury Retrograde in earthy Taurus allows us to direct our mental faculties inwardly, and the Taurus New Moon allows both inner and outer modes of consciousness, rational and instinct, head and heart, to align for a moment, we can ask ourselves why it is that mental vulnerability is so on the increase.

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