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Aquarius from Paul Kiritsis, Down the Rabbit Hole

Astro-LOA Flash: In orb of the full moon, Mercury, messenger of the gods, enters the sign of Aquarius and remains there for 68 days. This is no ordinary transit; it is Mercury’s once a year sojourn through the sign of its exaltation!

Consider this the best position for the planet of communication, thoughts, ideas and knowledge. Watch the Mercury by transit video tutorial here.

In esoteric astrology, it is said that Uranus, modern ruler of Aquarius, lends intuitiveness and innovation to the intellectual gifts of Mercury. No fog. No muddle. Just pure awareness.

Think of Uranus as one of the most exciting planets to work with in deliberate creation as this is where we blast through glass ceilings and break out of limiting beliefs! It’s insanely powerful energy!

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With the lengthy stay in the sign of the Water-bearer, we have plenty of time to utilize this energy, making brilliant choices for career, home, creativity and relating. Remember, Mercury is the planet of consciousness, exalted in the higher octave of Uranus/Aquarius. Talk about a chance to expand!

Usually staying in one sign for a month or so, the longer transit in Aquarius is due to the upcoming retrograde period where Mercury appears to slow down, turn around and go backwards. You can leverage the Rx by taking time to rethink decisions made over 2014, reflecting and readjusting as insights appear.

And they will appear!

Mercury is a trickster archetype, as is Uranus, ruler of Aquarius. Combine the two and you have surprise, in all its forms. The key is to suspend judgment (it’s neither ‘good’ nor ‘bad’ but energy, just as it is) and embrace the opportunity to expand.

In the mythologies of many people, the mythic figure who is the embodiment of the unexpected (synchronicity) is the Trickster, who steps godlike through the cracks and flaws in the ordered world of ordinary reality, bringing good luck and bad, profit and loss.(Combs and Holland, 2000)

More on the retrograde period as it approaches, but for now, check out the ephemeris above and mark important dates (transits through your Aquarius house(s) and aspects to planets). As with all transits, awareness is key. Use this energy to enhance every aspect of your life!


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