THURSDAY, 2/3/2022

“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.”

― Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Today ends Mercury’s moonwalk through the signs of Aquarius and Capricorn, or so we thought! We have two more weeks of Mercury’s sinister tricks because its shadow phase will be in full swing until February 23. This is the most intense part of Mercury’s backspin, which commenced on December 29, 2021, in its pre-retrograde zone and officially began on January 14, 2022.

From now until the twenty-third, we have a third chance (before, during, and after the retrograde) to get clarity on matters and relationships. All the information that we’ve been yearning to hear is coming out. This can give us the proper closure and understanding of matters that perplexed us during the retrograde. As long as you open your heart and mind to compassion, you can begin to comprehend matters that were causing uncertainty and anxiety. It’s your job to pay attention and open your eyes to see matters with a clearer perspective.

The next few weeks could be rocky due to Mercury’s post-retrograde phase, but it will give us a chance to make things right for a change.

Mercury’s return to “normal” orbit begins to instill us with the pragmatism we need to understand how important it is to build a clear consensus. Today marks the beginning of a significant turn around that can jump start the planning initiatives that we have been working toward since the first of the year. Initially, we may feel some significant confusion around today’s direct Mercury station. Actually, Mercury has been the only planet left in retrograde motion. In some way or another, our thinking can begin to catch up with our situations and circumstances. The intellectual power of Mercury’s extended connection to Pluto will soon begin to show real, tangible results as we move forward.


Today is the 33rd day of 2022
45 days until Spring Equinox
96 days until Mercury Retrograde
333 days until 2023

Sun is in Aquarius
Moon is in Pisces
Mercury is in Capricorn
Venus is in Capricorn
Mars is in Capricorn
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries


2/8/2022 FIRST QUARTER MOON IN TAURUS: Your safety depends on the need for stability, which is not easy to satisfy now. You have to learn to accept change as part of your life. The basic problem is finding your own self-respect in order to ensure that you do not mistakenly seek it in material things. When you accept yourself for who you are, it will become easier for you to find peace and tranquility in the outside world.

2/16/2022 FULL MOON IN LEO: You feel safe in moments when you can impress others and get praise and admiration. Yet, when you get into the spotlight, you may find yourself at a loss. Maybe you should admit your fear of criticism and your inability to accept criticism. It is very important to accept feedback and use it for improvement.

2/23/2022 LAST QUARTER MOON IN SCORPIO: Moon in Scorpio creates the need to delve into your feelings as deep as possible. You desire meaningful emotional exchanges now more than at any other time even if it is not easy and you are forced to change many things. Shallow relationships do not satisfy you, because they are not purifying enough.


Are you feeling shaky because you have made a bold move and have not yet seen confirmation that everything is going to work out? Or is fear holding you back? Are you afraid to act until all risk of failure has been removed?

The moment when there is no risk whatsoever will never come, so follow the urging of your Panther Spirit within and look your fear in the eye. Have you ever heard the famous line “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”? Stare down your fear, and it will retreat and make way for your courage to fill you head to toe.

Perhaps you are afraid you can’t trust the power that is rising in you, and you fear the qualities you will find within when you look deeply at why you resist the challenge before you. Every part of you, no matter how dark it may seem, has a light quality, so be bold and face it; own the light and make peace with your shadow. Spirit trusts you, so be brave and trust yourself.

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