By the time you read this, the Pisces Full Moon will have already peaked earlier in the day. Yet even if you can feel a situation resolving or softening in one regard, you might still be experiencing a little agitation: tomorrow, at 10:05 am EDT (14:04:52 UTC), Mars finally stations direct after having been retrograde for two full months.
You might think of this week under the header of “transition.” Of course, we’re always in some kind of transition or another. But consider this: Mercury just stationed direct early this morning; we’re entering the final week of Mars retrograde, which has characterized the entire season; and on Thursday, the Sun enters Virgo.
We’re in the final week of the present Mercury retrograde, which has been almost concealed under the other unusual astrology surrounding it — the eclipses, which are now over; and Mars retrograde. The period when Mercury prepares to station direct is usually a time of revelations: of hidden truths emerging, and patterns coming together.
Hopefully you’ve felt a sense of last week’s pressure easing some, now that the Full Moon and lunar eclipse has dissipated and Mercury is firmly retrograde in Leo. That said, this week’s astrology brings its own energetic peak — one that might give you a boost as you try to initiate any new patterns.
Thursday overnight into Friday (depending on your time zone) there was a most interesting eclipse of the Sun, in the sign Cancer, opposite Pluto (read our coverage here). As mentioned previously, we’re in a series of three eclipses, all of them exciting and a bit unusual and distinct, even as eclipses go.
Thursday, in the midst of Mars retrograde, we’ll experience the first of three eclipses that will occur over the next six weeks. The order will be a solar eclipse in Cancer, followed by a lunar eclipse in Aquarius, and then a solar eclipse in Leo. The lunar nodes (which indicate the approximate location of eclipses) […]