Dear Friend and Reader:
Though the Sun is in Aquarius, there is some extraordinary astrology happening in Pisces this weekend. Aquarius is certainly speaking its piece. On Friday, Mercury and the Sun form their interior conjunction. This is the midway point in the Mercury retrograde that began on Jan. 21 and ends on Feb. 11.
The Mercury-Sun conjunction can come with a revelation, an inner realization of some kind, a discovery or a moment of truth for society.
Unusual, and often positive, developments seem to attend this aspect, which happens twice per Mercury cycle. There is the interior conjunction during the retrograde, when Mercury passes exactly between the Earth and the Sun. Then there is the exterior conjunction, when Mercury passes behind the Sun when Mercury is direct. We are now at the interior conjunction.
Mercury is currently as close to the Earth as it gets — which is in part responsible for the whole Mercury retrograde effect. Mercury is a gigantic magnet. However, when the alignment is exact, that may serve to suspend the effect of the retrograde, or bring out some of its deeper properties.