Don’t blame Mercury. The Sun is not leaving Pisces on Thursday at 12:57 pm EDT because Mercury entered Pisces yesterday. Rather, Old Sol will simply be doing its Vernal Equinox thing precisely on time, creating a day for you to mark. Mark and record what transpires in your life this coming Thursday because of what the Sun’s ingress to Aries means, and because of Mercury, too.
The Vernal Equinox is New Year’s Day for tropical astrologers. Hence, when the Sun enters Aries, it will be a time to look around, then look ahead to formulate resolutions.
Unlike the often inebriated observations made during the eve of Jan. 1 on the civil calendar, reckonings during the Vernal equinox are measurable.
Contrary to the wishful (and often hungover) resolutions formulated after Jan. 1 has become a reality, any progress made on intentions set as the Sun enters Aries are achievable.
Measurable observations combined with achievable goals result in the opportunity to take responsibility for, and control, your life. It happens every year, but not like this year.
Unlike any other Vernal Equinox in recent memory, Mercury will be starting something new of its own just as the solar clock ticks Aries. Literally minutes after the Sun enters Aries, Mercury will pass the degree of Pisces where its apparent motion reversed way back on Feb. 6, breaking new ground on its way to a long-delayed Saturday conjunction with Neptune.
When versatile Mercury passes the point of its retrograde station in direct motion, it is said to have emerged from a shadow. Add a symbolic emergence from darkness to versatile Mercury’s correlation with mind, and the implication is clear — it’s an appropriate time to observe and measure.
Having attained emblematic clarity, mental Mercury’s merger with creative Neptune has its own implications. Indicated by Mercury’s impending conjunction to Neptune is the opportunity to consciously act so as to create in your life and in the world, but only so far as you work to regulate Neptune’s proclivity for delusion by setting attainable goals.
That’s how you should mark this coming Thursday. Mark it on your calendar, in your diary, or whatever it takes to remember this particular Vernal Equinox and what it means. Then, look ahead.
Look ahead to observe and measure your progress on July 15 when Mercury emerges from the shadow of its next retrograde cycle to trine Neptune from Cancer on July 19. Look ahead to the same banishment of shadow later this year on Nov. 10, followed by another trine from Mercury (in Scorpio) to Neptune on Nov. 11.
So, mark your days and make your plans now that you have the awareness and the time. The sky serves those who watch, and blame serves nothing.
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