An impatient revolution … Jupiter square Uranus

Today is a day of impatiently wanting to change the world!!

Jupiter has hit exact square with Uranus, again sparking off the energy of the Uranus-Pluto Square that is defining our times.  With this particular aspect, we get the boundless enthusiasm of Jupiter in its pursuit of meaning and higher ideals, coming up against the anarchic force of Uranus seeking freedom and sweeping away anything that is blocking its path.  It is impetus for change, no doubt, but there might just be a wee bit of impatience in the process.  Likely as not, the feeling of wanting to shift has been building for the last week or so, and this aspect brings opportunity and push to make stuff happen.  These are energies not to waste … now is the time to make change. The caution with Jupiter square Uranus is about being over-confident, mistaking arrogance for genius and letting the enthusiasm go in an undirected path.  And with Mercury still in its last few days of retrograde, it is useful to take a moment and a deep breath before pushing the send button.  But push it anyway! Who knows what’s on the other side?!


a dash of vagueness

This Mercury retrograde begins with the mercurial planet conjunct Neptune in Pisces, which may well add a little vagueness, especially for the next few days.  This influence will  hang around in some way for the whole retrograde period, and probably until Mercury comes back to the conjunction with Neptune, around 23rd March.


Where Mercury is precise and detailed, Neptune is nebulous and vague.  Mercury is rational and logical, while Neptune is intuitive and imaginative.  Mercury is the mind in mundane life, while Neptune is at one with spirit.  And in Pisces, the Neptunian qualities will be exacerbated, meaning that there is a chance for delusion to go along with the heightened imagination.

So, you put all that together, and it is unlikely that the mind will be working in a straight line, especially this weekend!  If it all seems perplexing, bewildering, befuddling … then that’s probably because it is! Go with it.

But, looking on the positive side, the interaction between Mercury and Neptune is a channel between the logical mind and  intuitive.  Used wisely, this is a magical time for connection with higher consciousness.

Details? What details? (Mercury retrograde 8th Feb-2nd March 2014)

We are coming into another Mercury retrograde period, starting on Friday or Saturday (depending where on the planet you are) until the 2nd March. 

Retrogrades are times when it is more important to be inwardly oriented than outer-directed.  When the inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars) are retrograde, our personal life is subject to review, reflection, re-doing or re-thinking.


Mercury rules the mind, perception, communication, commerce, education and transportation. When it is retrograde, the energy is directed internally, and the external expression is a bit off … hence, misunderstandings, delays, glitches, breakdowns in any of these areas.  I’d be guessing that IT people get more call outs to fix stuff that’s not working during this time.

It is not that we shouldn’t make any arrangements or sign any contracts during Mercury retrograde, but as our thinking and communicating tends to get a bit foggy, it’s important to double check everything.  Apparently the details are important!

And not everything is negative, this is a good time to be doing internal work … just don’t expect to be able to tell anyone else what you’ve worked out!!

The retrograde tends to affect people differently.  Geminis and Virgos, who are ruled by Mercury, are most affected … give them a bit of leeway over the next few weeks, especially towards the end of the period, as their words and thoughts get more and more muddled as the retrograde goes on.  On the other hand, people who have Mercury retrograde in their birth chart tend to be more effective than usual during this time, particularly at thinking issues through.  Generally, it is a better time for introspection than for expression.

We’re still in the process of incorporating the recent turn around of Venus into our relating, and with Pluto, with its energy of destruction and regeneration still at play, it probably pays to be cautious in the way words are chosen in love and relating.

Take care, double check the detail and laugh at the stuff-ups.  And remember that none of this is causal, and Mercury retrograde is not an excuse … just an energy that’s at play!