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Episode 219 | Mercury Enters Aquarius: Eureka!

Episode 219 | Mercury Enters Aquarius: Eureka!

This week, Mars in Capricorn unites perspiration with Uranus’ inspiration. Mercury and Neptune carry our minds downstream, leading the way for Mercury in Aquarius’ mental breakthroughs. The Scorpio Last Quarter Moon plays bouncer for the growing Aquarius party. And April answers a listener question about the Part of Fortune and relationships. Plus: Frolicsome Capricorn, worthy allies, and high lonesome work.

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[1:07] Mars trines Uranus on Jan. 29 (3:41 pm PST), 19°05’ of Capricorn-Taurus. The Sabian symbol for Mars is 20 Capricorn, Hidden choir singing; the symbol for Uranus is 20 Taurus, Wind, clouds, and haste. If you’ve been working diligently but have lacked inspiration, that could change this week.

[3:51] On Feb. 2 (2:55 am PST), Mercury sextiles Neptune at 21°48’ of Capricorn and Pisces. Mercury is on the Sabian symbol 26 Capricorn, A water sprite, Neptune is on 26 Pisces, A New Moon that divides its influences. A particularly good aspect for independent creative work.

[6:19] Moon Report! The Scorpio Last Quarter Moon is on Feb. 2 (3:17 pm PST) at 13°35’ Scorpio-Aquarius. The Sun and Moon in this chart form a T-square with Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus. The Moon’s Sabian symbol is 14 Scorpio, Telephone linemen at work; the Sun is on 14 Aquarius, A train entering a tunnel.

[8:32] This is the Last Quarter Moon in a Lunar Phase Family Cycle (LPFC) that began with a New Moon on Nov. 4, 2021 at 12º40’ Scorpio. That New Moon was opposed Uranus and square Saturn and Moon initiated a three-year story of the tension between Saturn, which makes rules, and Uranus, which breaks them. The First Quarter in the cycle was on Aug. 5, 2022, the Full Moon on May 5, 2023.

[10:35] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On Jan. 29, the Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune (3:20 pm PST). It’s VOC for 8 3/4 hours (!!!), before it enters Libra on Jan. 30 (12:04 am PST). Strike a balance between logic and intuition, between practicality and leaps of faith.

[12:00] On Feb. 1, the Moon in Libra squares Mercury in Capricorn (1:03 am PST). It’s VOC for about 11 ½ hours (!!!) before it enters Scorpio (12:37 pm PST). There could be a conflict between consideration for others and being true to yourself. Watch out for being too harsh towards others when accomplishing goals.

[13:43] The Moon in Scorpio sextiles Mercury in Capricorn on Feb. 3 (7:24 pm PST). It’s VOC for a little over three hours and then enters Sagittarius (10:28 pm PST). Look for opportunities to use deep intuition and insights to communicate with others.

[15:08] Mercury enters Aquarius on Feb. 4 (9:10 pm PST), in the sign through Feb. 22. Some schools of thought say that Mercury is exalted in Aquarius due to the sign’s association with eureka connections and out-of-the-box inventive ideas. Look to the houses of your birth chart that have Gemini or Virgo on the cusp for breakthroughs. Consider getting together with others to brainstorm new ideas.

[17:29] Listener Lynn asks about the Part of Fortune in Synastry. Check out Chapter 15 in April’s book The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology for her treatment of the Arabic parts, including details about how to calculate them. And for an extensive list of Arabic parts, click here.

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