Mercury Awaiting Aquarius: Divine Fire Daily Astrology 2.13.2022
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Cancer Moon, 2nd quarter
Moon remains in sensitive Cancer today, where we need the comfort and security of home. This is a sign that needs to nurture and to be nurtured, and under this almost full Moon in it’s home sign, those needs are profound. We will be deeply aware of unmet needs today, so it’s important to express them. Cancer energy tends to bottle uncomfortable emotion until it eventually explodes, and that isn’t going to ensure that those needs are somehow met. HOW we communicate our unmet needs is of the utmost importance today, and anything that feels like a threat to security, especially emotional security, will be intensely provocative. Empathy is always dramatically heightened under Cancer Moon, but that will run even deeper thanks to a trine to Neptune, planet of intuition, dreams, and spirituality, in Pisces at 2:15 PM EST. This trine will make intuition quite powerful, so pay attention to feelings and signs this afternoon. These Water signs will make everything feel deep this afternoon, and our need for emotional security will be strong. Moon will make a slightly tense quincunx to Aquarius Sun at 9:09 PM, and a debate between the cerebral and the emotional may ensue. The analytical nature of Aquarius Sun energy can seem cold and unfeeling to Cancer Moon, and deep Cancerian needs can feel imposing to Aquarius. The best way to alleviate the tension of this quincunx is to balance expression of thought (Aquarius) and feeling (Cancer) and to try to remember that the two are distinct and separate concepts. Moon will oppose Pluto in Capricorn after Midnight, a profoundly healing aspect, but it can trigger all of the recent Pluto lessons that you may have encountered. This deep, dark aspect may make for restless sleep, or difficult dreamwork.
Tomorrow, the planetary dynamic we are under will shift dramatically as Mercury, planet of communication and thought, enters bold and rebellious Aquarius. This planetary ingress will echo the last time Mercury moved forward into Aquarius on January 2 shortly before it went Retrograde, and we may also see similar issues arise as to when it danced back over the line into Capricorn on January 25. Now that Mercury will be moving forward, without pause here again, we will traverse the entire sign of Aquarius with a dedication to growth and progress. Mercury in Aquarius is a powerful cerebral experience, and it encourages us to recognize the difference between thinking and feeling, and we tend to think more about our feelings than feel them. This analytical nature is exceedingly comfortable to Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) signs, but can be tense for Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) and Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) signs. Heightened mental activity will be a powerful experience, and it can provoke anxiety as intellectual stimulation at this level can be quite overwhelming for some. Our need for social interaction may be stronger, but this isn’t about connecting on deep levels, it’s about needing new and fresh ideas and engagement. The next 3 weeks will have us thinking about possibility and new inspiration, our hunger for knowledge may lead us down interesting and risque paths. Aquarius, ever the rebel, shirks convention and has us stand in domineering Fixed sign focus upon our own principles, and this Mercury transit is here to help us redefine those according to where we are NOW, in this moment. Aquarius is always looking toward the future, seeking to shake off the dust of the past and never look back. It is time to open our minds to possibilities previously unconsidered, and to immerse ourselves in different, uncharted mental territories. Today may feel quite impending as Mercury completes this intense, final degree of Capricorn before it breaks free into the multifaceted fascination of Aquarius vision tomorrow.