“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Today’s Full Moon (10:47 AM PDT 19° Virgo/Pisces) provides access to heightened intellectual capacity. The Full Moon makes a strong connection to Pallas, providing increased perception as well as defiant courage to speak directly in order to begin to break through the cloudy and confusing Neptunian influences that have been dominating the atmosphere since Mercury turned retrograde last month. As well, Mercury is stationing direct in Aquarius, further boosting our intellectual capacity. However, rigidity is a factor that may tend to keep us on a determined, fixed trajectory, despite obvious risks. We are more inclined to trust our own vision rather than conform to guidelines set down by others — for better or worse.
THE WEEK AHEAD: Mercury turns direct this week following Monday’s Virgo Full Moon (10:47 AM PDT 19° Virgo/Pisces). We begin to gain important access to hidden knowledge and profound wisdom that has been seemingly obscured by the strong Neptunian/Pisces influences involved with the retrograde Mercury in Pisces. While intuition has been extremely important to navigating the cloudy environment, there has also been a significant amount of confusion to try to overcome. Mercury has returned to Aquarius, providing an important level of detachment to help us extricate ourselves from feelings of vulnerability that has resulted from the confusion. As we embrace the importance of cooperation and the profound value of becoming teachable, our perspective broadens, and knowledge becomes more accessible This is truly a transformational shift in our understanding. Perception and awareness are expanded as we move through the week. The desire for excitement and adventure may keep us out on the edge, perhaps increasing a tendency to take extreme risks — for better or worse. There are challenges to our individual or private goals but also a significant amount of determination that may actually border on rigidity. In order to deal effectively with these challenges, we need to recognize the importance of looking for the greater good while also seeking to incorporate our personal goals into a broader, collaborative effort.
Idealism is strong on Sunday and the Venus-Uranus conjunction highlights erratic and unpredictable behavior. Monday’s Virgo Full Moon signals the release of heightened intellectual capacity and increasing perception. Mercury stations direct, helping to reduce confusion. New lines of communication begin to open up on Tuesday. We are more open to learning new facts and receiving wisdom. We find even more access to intellectual capacity on Wednesday, but it may tend to get us in over our heads. We need to be sure to look for ways to collaborate with others and work towards the greater good. We’ll do better if we accept the value of working with others on Thursday. Cutting our own path through the wilderness may seem exciting but won’t be nearly as productive or effective as collaboration and cooperation. We gain a boost of optimism on Friday and feel more support from those closest to us. We have clearly turned the corner by Saturday. Our sense of connection is enhanced within the broad realignment of effort. The challenge is to blend our personal goals with broader efforts.
Today is the 69th day of 2020
10 days until Spring equinox
3 days until Mercury goes Direct
299 days until 2021
Sun is in Pisces
Moon is in Virgo
Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius
Venus is in Taurus
Mars is in Capricorn
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Capricorn
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
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