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#148 February 6-12: Mercury in Aquarius


Ingrid shares how a vulnerable moment with a partner brought her some clarity in recognizing that sometimes she just needs to ask.

This antidote helps illuminate the power of Mars in Gemini alining with Chiron in Aries, a frequency that will empower you to face your insecurities in asking, and answering questions with authenticity, from this week leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Mercury begins transit in Aquarius, bringing a logical and innovative conversations to the community, or group context.

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The themes this week are…

1. Communication

2. Community

3. Courage

I’m curious to know if any of you have noticed a rise in tension out there in the world. Like people are starting to lose their minds a bit.

In professional sports there has been an unusually high number of fights.

Tuesday, there was a brawl involving fans in the stands at a middle school basketball game in Vermont that resulted in the death of a 60-year-old man.

Astrologically speaking, Mercury exits its retrograde shadow on Monday.

The Full Moon was on Sunday.

Both of these transits can increase tension, but even beyond this, there is Pluto, which is completing its transit through Capricorn.

Whenever a planet completes its transit through a Sign increases the power, and tension of that Sign.

Pluto is the God of Death. Capricorn, the Sign which it is transiting in, is the Sign of Authority.

As Pluto inches its way towards Aquarius, you are being called to hold yourself accountable, and accept your responsibility for being alive here on Earth at this point in time.

Refraining to do so, will leave you in the care of greater authority figures, or entities, who would gladly take control over the infinite energetic power that exists within your Soul.

Most of us, myself included, really barely even know a tiny fraction of what we are capable of, as men and women living on planet Earth, but there is something deep within us that does.

It is the unrequited knowing, and our inability to harness that power that leads us to lash out violently at one another, like there is a frustration in knowing what is within reach, but at the same time out of grasp.

Saturn, the God of Wealth and Time, is within the final five degrees of Aquarius, the Sign of Community. This restrictive energy in the Aquarius, is also pushing us to claim independence.

However, those who are unable to do what they know they must, may also be lashing out in rebellion towards anything that steps into their path, whether that is truly the force that is impeding them, or not.

These astral and planetary energies are going to continue to build through March and April, when Saturn transits into Pisces, and Pluto transits into Aquarius, while also joined by not one, but two New Moons in Aries. We’ll get into what all that means as we journey into the weeks ahead.

In the meantime, if you are curious how these, or any other transits are affecting you directly, I encourage you to reach out to me for a reading.

Wishing you all the best through the week, as you ride the planetary waves!

MONDAY, February 6

Mercury in Capricorn Sextile Neptune in Pisces

Mercury, the planet of the conscious mind, in the sign of responsibility, Capricorn, aligns with Neptune, the planet of dreams, in Pisces, the sign of the unconscious.

Can you connect the dots between what you are doing, and what you are dreaming?

Pisces, and Neptune represent the formlessness of water, while Mercury in Capricorn can help create a mental structure.

What steps are you taking to bring your dreams into reality?

Pisces, and Neptune also represent compassion, while Mercury in Capricorn represents a harsh, rigidity to your mind.

Are you being compassionate to yourself, and empathetic to others who are ascending towards the mountain top with you?

Sometimes beating yourself up prevents you from getting to where you want to be more so that whatever it was that occurred that you are beating yourself up over.

Give yourself a pass during this period, through recognizing that life is a process that does not always occur within the construct of your desired timeline.

Take the necessary steps to get to where you want to go, but be open to flowing with the energy that may shift your direction of course.

When: February 4 – 8

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Aries, Gemini, Libra or Sagittarius.


Mercury Exits its Retrograde Shadow

For the last seven weeks, Mercury has been disrupting the mind with the retrograde energy slowing the typical speed of the messenger of the gods.

The planet of communication is now back up to its normal speed, which means now is an ideal time to start a new project, implement new ideas, or add additional work to your plate.

Think ahead to where you would like to be by the time Mercury enters its next retrograde shadow, and begins its next retrograde. It is during that period that you will hopefully be completing the projects you are beginning now.

In looking ahead, the dates to be mindful for are April 7, when Mercury enters its retrograde shadow, April 21, when Mercury begins its retrograde, May 15, when Mercury goes direct, and June 11 when Mercury exits its retrograde shadow.

The current themes to focus on, as discussed with Mercury in Capricorn are goals and achievements.

The next Mercury retrograde will be in Taurus and Gemini, therefore the themes will be self-worth, values, communication, and connectivity through the sharing of ideas.

Connect these themes together to formulate where you would like to be in all areas of your life by June 11.


Retrograde Shadow: February 6, 2023 at 24°21’

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Aries or Libra.

TUESDAY, February 7

The Moon in Virgo Opposite Venus in Pisces Sextile Uranus in Taurus Trine the Moon in Virgo

As the Moon, the planet of emotions transits through the analytical sign of Virgo, it aligns with Venus, the planet of relationships, in Pisces, and Uranus, the planet of rebellion, in Taurus, the sign of the senses.

Venus also aligns with Uranus, but for a longer period than the Moon, as the Moon moves much quicker than Venus or Uranus.

These alignments are inviting you to take a critical look at how much you are giving in your relationships, and if what you are giving is in balance with what you are receiving.

Are you giving more than you are receiving in your relationships?

Do your partners honor, reflect, or respect your self-worth, and independence?

Does your reality match your relationship fantasies?

What can you shake up in your relationships in order to create a frequency that allows for compassion, and service, which also enlivens the senses?


Venus aligns most strongly with Uranus from February 5 – 10.

The Moon aligns most strongly with Venus and Uranus from 1pm – 11pm PST

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius

WEDNESDAY, February 8

Mars in Gemini Sextile Chiron in Aries

For the next seven days we will be highlighting the alignment between Mars, the God of War, the planet of action, aggression, and conflict, and Chiron, the Wound, and the Ancient Wisdom which is unlocked through healing that wound.

Mars is transiting through Gemini, the Mutable Air Sign, symbolized by the Twins, and ruled by Mercury.

Chiron is transiting through Aries, the Cardinal Fire Sign symbolized by the Ram, and ruled by Mars.

This is an alignment that was also felt strongly around September 15 when Chiron was retrograde, and again around December 19 through to December 22 when both Mars and Chiron were retrograde.

What questions are you most afraid to ask?

Do you have the courage to put your words into action?

Do you have the courage to ask the question, and gather the necessary information that can help you charge ahead?

When: February 2 – 16

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces.

THURSDAY, February 9

The Moon in Libra Opposite Jupiter in Aries

Jupiter, the God of Thunder, Lord of Justice, the planet of luck, and expansion, transits through Aries, and aligns with the Moon in Libra, the Cardinal Air Sign symbolized by the Scales.

Expanding your emotional sensitivity in your relationships, Jupiter is encouraging you to show up authentically to your lovers, close friends, or business partners.

Balance only occurs when there is authenticity to what is being weighed. Inauthenticity creates bad blood, as one or both sides can feel cheated. You want what you expect, and if what you expect is inauthentic, you will not receive what you want.

Be willing to present yourself as you are, in knowing that being yourself is enough. If you are in a relationship with someone who causes you to feel less than, they are simply not matched to your frequency.

Authentic frequencies, receive authentic reflections.

Inauthentic frequencies, receive reflections that leave you longing, or feeling inadequate.

When: 11am – 5pm PST

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer, and Capricorn.


Mars in Gemini Sextile Chiron in Aries

Chiron was a Centaur, half-man, half-horse, half-brother of Zeus. Chiron was a great warrior, a great scholar, and a teacher of many other great warriors including Achilles, Jason, and Hercules.

Chiron was wounded by Hercules with a poison spear. From that wound Chiron could not heal because he was poisoned, but he also couldn’t die, because he was a god.

In his eternal suffering, Chiron remember Prometheus, who was chained to a rock next to the Ocean for the waves to break against his body, and the birds to peck upon his flesh for eternity as punishment for stealing fire from the gods to give to the humans.

Chiron in his infinite wisdom remembered Prometheus, and said, “we both don’t need to suffer. I will take his place.” Zeus was so moved by his brother’s act of compassion that he eased his suffering by transforming him into the constellation of Sagittarius, which is symbolized by the Centaur, or Archer.

Collectively, we are all experiencing a wound to our self-confidence. You may also be experiencing a crisis through your understanding of self.

Who are you?

If may seem like a simple questions, but for some it can be quite challenging.

What can you learn from others that can help you identify yourself?

How do others perceive you?

How would you like to be perceived by others?

These are some questions to ponder, and answer, as Mars in Gemini aligns with Chiron in Aries.

When: February 2 – 16

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces.

FRIDAY, February 1o

Mercury Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

Supporting you in finding the courage to ask questions you may be intimidated to ask, is Mercury’s alignment with Pluto, the planet of transformation in Capricorn.

This is the last time Mercury will form a Conjunction in Capricorn with Pluto until they meet again in the sign of the Goat on January 11, 2255.

Here’s a look back at the times Mercury formed a Conjunction with Pluto since the god of death began its transit through Capricorn in 2008.

December 12, 2008 at 0°

December 7, 2009 at 2°

December 5, 2010 at 4°

December 13, 2010 at 4° (Mercury Retrograde and Conjunct with Mars)

January 17, 2011 at 5°

January 13, 2012 at 7°

January 5, 2013 at 9°

December 31, 2013 at 11°

December 24, 2014 at 12°

December 19, 2015 at 14°

January 22, 2016 at 15° (Mercury Retrograde)

January 29, 2016 at 16°

January 29, 2017 at 17°

January 24, 2018 at 18°

January 18, 2019 at 21°

January 12, 2020 at 22° (Conjunct with Saturn)

January 4, 2021 at 24°

December 30, 2021 at 25°

January 28, 2022 at 26° (Mercury Retrograde)

February 11, 2022 at 27°

February 10, 2023 at 28°

21 times since Pluto has been transiting Capricorn has it been Conjunct at the exact same degree as Mercury.

Three Retrogrades one in 2010, 2016, and 2022, and two triple conjunctions, one in 2010 with Mars during the retrograde, and again in 2020 with Saturn.

Do any of these dates bring up anything for you? If so, take a look at your astrological code to see what is at, or near to the degree listed next to the date.

If you have any planets, or key astrological points, meaning the North Node, the Midheaven, or Ascendant in Cardinal, Earth, or Water Signs that could have signified a transformation to your mind, and how you communicate your thoughts.

Now is the final time to embrace this opportunity to transform your mind.

Think of yourself with respect.

Transform the way you speak.

Speak to yourself, and others with respect.

Take responsibility for the words you choose, and the power your words have to affect others.

What about your mentality would you like to change?

What would you like to change about how you communicate?

In what ways do you hold yourself accountable for your words?

When: February 8 – 11

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Aries, and Libra.


Mars in Gemini Sextile Chiron in Aries

Mars is the planetary ruler of Aries, the sign which Chiron is transiting through, encouraging you to charge towards your fears.

Mercury is the planetary ruler of Gemini, the sign which Mars is transiting through, encouraging you to speak up, speak out, but also have the courage to ask questions, and listen.

Are you willing to ask the question?

Are you willing to listen to the answer?

Are you willing to learn?

Are you willing to put what you learn into action?

When: February 2 – 16

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces.

SATURDAY, February 11

Mercury in Aquarius

Communication is a major theme this week with Mars in Gemini, the sign of communication being featured five days, and Mercury, the planet of communication featured three times.

Today, Mercury begins its transit in Aquarius, the Fixed Air sign symbolized by the Water Bearer.

Broaden your mental horizons through connecting to your community.

Start conversations.

Share your innovative ideas.

Create the space for those within your community, or group construct to share their innovative ideas, as well.

Are you willing to be fair-minded?

How can you remove feelings from the conversation in order to be more logical in your discourse?

What ideas can you share that will progress your community, or society at large into the future?

To learn more about the nature of Aquarius check back to post #145 when the Sun began transit through Aquarius.


Mercury transits Aquarius from February 11 - March 7, 2023. This period could be a challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Taurus, or Scorpio.

Below are the dates for the last few times Mercury has transited through Aquarius.

January 1 - 25, 2022 and Feb 14 - Mar 9, 2022

January 8 - March 15, 2021

January 16 - February 3, 2020 and March 4 - 16, 2020

Think back to these dates for clues on what could be in store for you this time around.


Mars in Gemini Sextile Chiron in Aries

What conversations would you like to have in your community, but may be too fearful to initiate?

Are you willing to have a group discussion?

What ideas are you fearful of sharing within your community?

Do you have the courage to listen logically to those within the group who think differently than you?

When: February 2 – 16

This period could be a challenging day for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces.

SUNDAY, February 12

The Moon in Scorpio Opposite Uranus in Taurus

The values you share with those you are bonded to come into play when the Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus.

As previously mentioned, communication is a major theme of the week, however, when the Moon transits through Scorpio you may find yourself remaining tight lipped.

What secrets are you keeping from those you are bonded to?

Is there something shifting within your bonded relationships that is urging you to express your values?

How can you engage, or share intimacies differently than you have in the past within your karmic bonds?

When: 11am – 5pm PST

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Leo, and Aquarius.


Mars in Gemini Sextile Chiron in Aries

Is there something you would like to discuss in your bonded relationships that you are avoiding?

Are you fearful of how those you are closest to could react if you ask the questions that bring up your greatest insecurities?

What actions can you take to learn more about the self-worth of those you share intimacies with?

When: February 2 – 16

This period could be a challenging day for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces.

If you are curious about how these planetary alignments are influencing you directly, please contact me for a reading. It is an honor and privilege for me to share this knowledge with you. Until then, and beyond, I wish you all the best as you ride the planetary waves.




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