Mercury enters tropical Taurus at 5:16 am EDT tomorrow indicating good news for you. It’s good news because versatile Mercury, among other things, represents how you think. Assuming you agree that how you think is subject to your control, a change of sign by Mercury implies that now is an auspicious time to change how you think in order to make a difference in the context of everything else.
If there’s anything to astrology, the context of everything else right now is huge. Because of Mercury’s timing tomorrow, it’s not so huge as to exclude you.
In fact, because planets changing signs are, along with eclipses and lunar cycles, among what J. Lee Lehman (in the February/March issue of The Mountain Astrologer) referred to as “the big three events of mundane astrology,” you’re not only not excluded. You and how you think are downright important at this juncture of history. Hence, what you think about how you think is important.
If you don’t do anything else this week, change what you think about how you think and you will have made a shift so big it will take years to fully appreciate what it means. Yet you can go even further by leveraging your awareness of the astrology now.
You can proceed unimaginably further by simply examining how you think about what Eric calls “the defining aspect of our era”: Uranus moving through Aries to square Pluto’s crawl through Capricorn as a functionally continuous event for most of this decade.
If, for example, you have been living in fear of what Uranus having separated from Pluto by 90 zodiac degrees portends, now might be a good time to change how you think about just that. After all, you are still here at roughly the halfway point of the era Uranus and Pluto are defining, so any fear that the Uranus-Pluto square would do you in has obviously been unfounded.
Therefore, please consider what a difference it would make in the quality of your life if you looked forward to the next year or two bereft of the burden of dreading what Uranus and Pluto are up to. Imagine the benefits of taking a different approach to the Uranus-Pluto square for the next couple years, and you will have have a key example of how changing how you think really does make a difference — for you, and everybody else at the same time.
Furthermore, because Uranus is currently (and for the next several days) being opposed by Mars in cardinal Libra, and because Pluto is likewise receiving opposition from Jupiter in cardinal Cancer, changing how you think about the Uranus-Pluto cardinal square means you can’t help but also change how you think about the grand cardinal cross that Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto currently constitute.
Further meditation on how the current grand cardinal cross as a functional aspect is bookended in time by a pair of eclipses clearly indicates that a change in how you think about eclipses would be timely and appropriate as well.
All this is implied by Mercury changing signs in the midst of some of the biggest astrology of the century. All of it is implying that you and how you think are just as big, and just as important, as the astrology. Indeed, it indicates that how you think is not only a difference, but possibly the difference — which should be no surprise
After all, astrology is a human invention. Like every other being on Earth, we are aware of the Sun. Also, as with nearly all terrestrials, we know of the Moon. Then, through the auspices of our individual vision and collective culture, the visible planets are almost certainly integrated into our very bodies.
Finally, through the aegis of science, the planets discovered by telescope are integrated into our mind. Right now a lot of what we are are aware of, what we know, what we feel and what we grasp intellectually is, as portrayed by astrology, lining up with one focus, and one variable: how you and everybody else alive right now are thinking about it.
All of which makes Mercury, the smallest planet, something you should not judge by its size. All of which should make what you think about how you think as big a deal as Mercury itself. All of which is good news, assuming you are up to having your fate be subject to your control.
We all have our work cut out for us, but hopefully you will now consider some of your work to be cut out more clearly. Begin by working on how you think, and think of the opportunity to do so as good news.
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