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The mutual reception occurs when two planets are in each others ruling signs. Take the current night sky for example. Mars is in Mercury’s sign of Virgo and Mercury is in Mars’ sign of Aries. That’s mutual reception. What does it mean?

Mars and Aries are linked, for now, in a particular kind of way. The mental and analytical qualities of Mercury imbibe the action-will-direction of Aries, and vice versa. In practical terms, we say that these two energies can swap places. If Mars is transiting a natal planet in early Virgo, it can express more readily through new ideas and communication, as if Mercury were ‘there’. If Mercury is transiting a planet or point in the sign of Aries while the mutual reception is in play, it can be a more physical, action oriented experience than expected, as if Mars were ‘there’. Think merging of the qualities represented by these planets.

Below are the dates and degree. You can plot them in your chart and see if you get any ah ha moments. For those who do horary astrology, charts drawn at this time can be read with Mercury and Mars in each others houses (significant when Mercury or Mars are significators). The planets exchange places but the degress remain the same.

Note: Aries and Virgo are 150 degrees apart, the aspect of the inconjunct, or quincunx. When in such aspect it can be like a ‘detour’. We’re traveling along on our intended course and suddenly we have to go a completely different, round about way to get to our goal. We might feel frustrated but a more creative approach is to enjoy the journey and new discovery as we travel a road we’d not thought to take.

Has anyone noticed this recently? Comments welcome.

From Swiss Ephemeris

Date     |   Mercury   |    mars     |

17 Apr 2012  |  0 ar  02   |  3 vi 43    |
18 Apr 2012  |  0 ar 58    |  3 vi 46    |
19 Apr 2012  |  1 ar 56    |  3 vi 49    |
20 Apr 2012  |  2 ar 58    |  3 vi 53    |
21 Apr 2012  |  4 ar  02   |  3 vi 57    |
22 Apr 2012  |  5 ar  08   |  4 vi  2     |
23 Apr 2012  |  6 ar 17    |  4 vi  08   |
24 Apr 2012  |  7 ar 29    |  4 vi 15    |
25 Apr 2012  |  8 ar 43    |  4 vi 22    |
26 Apr 2012  |  9 ar 59    |  4 vi 30    |
27 Apr 2012  | 11 ar 18   |  4 vi 38    |
28 Apr 2012  | 12 ar 38   |  4 vi 47    |
29 Apr 2012  | 14 ar  1    |  04 vi 57  |
30 Apr 2012  | 15 ar 25   |  5 vi  07   |
01 May 2012  | 16 ar 52   |  5 vi 18   |
02 May 2012  | 18 ar 21   |  5 vi 29   |
03 May 2012  | 19 ar 52   |  5 vi 41   |
04 May 2012  | 21 ar 24   |  5 vi 54   |
05 May 2012  | 22 ar 59   |  6 vi  7    |
06 May 2012  | 24 ar 36   |  6 vi 20   |
07 May 2012  | 26 ar 14   |  6 vi 34   |
08 May 2012  | 27 ar 54   |  6 vi 49   |
09 May 2012  | 29 ar 37   |  7 vi  4    |
10 May 2012  |  1 ta 21    |  7 vi 19   |

Path of the Disposed
Swap Places with Mutual Reception
Grand Earth Trine – Venus, Mars, Psyche, Eros, Jupiter, Pluto

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