Mercury square Mars
Mercury square Mars is exact at 4:00 AM PST tomorrow morning. Mercury is the mind and communication. Mars is pure energy. A square is a hard aspect that forces the two energies into conflict and, hopefully, into integration or resolution. Mercury stations Retrograde tomorrow at 1.03° Aquarius. We just had Mercury square Mars on December 29th, with Mercury in Capricorn and Mars in Libra. This time, Mercury is in Aquarius and Mars is in Scorpio. Normally, Mercury would be traveling too swiftly to make this aspect occur again so quickly, but it is slowing down for tomorrow’s station. We will get Mercury square Mars one more time in the same signs in early March right before Mars moves into Sagittarius. And again at the end of July with the square from Mercury in Leo to Mars in Scorpio. And finally, the last square of 2016, with Mercury in Libra and Mars in Capricorn on October 14th. Mercury square Mars promotes general grumpiness and a tendency to exaggerate. Mercury is a mischievous prankster at times and Mars may incite unnecessary cruelty. Last week’s square brought me very upsetting news, so I can only hope tomorrow is not a repeat. Aquarius is more concerned with progressive thinking, than the ambition of Capricorn. And Scorpio is more concerned with criticism, rather than the teamwork of Libra. So maybe we will see some bitter critiques of progressive schemes.
The Moon in Scorpio makes a harmonious sextile to the Sun at 3:43 PM. This should encourage an easy flow between the spirit and soul. At 5:59 PM the Moon sextiles Pluto, sending a burst of emotional power and regenerative spirit into the evening. We close the day with a magical trine to Chiron at 10:45 PM. I always find Chiron trines to bring genuine healing opportunities, if only we have the courage to take them.