Before you get the feeling of being dragged down by winter and with these ongoing lockdowns, Mercury retrograde will have its way with you by either speeding your life up or by mixing things up and perhaps it will be both!
How can things speed up when you are feeling confined during a lockdown?
Mercury retrograde always seems to find a way.
Maybe you are receiving more messages each day as you work on your computer or maybe your computer is having some glitches and you’re going crazy fixing it!
Mercury signifies all forms of communications and electronics as well as your skin, chest, neck and shoulders and respiratory system. This is a time of year when flu and colds get triggered if there are any such things as flus or colds anymore and a weakened Mercury will make your prone to such things.
February does not begin as an upbeat month as we have Jupiter and Saturn in close proximity to the Sun, which is what we call combustion. When any planet is close to the Sun, it shall get burnt and will lose some of its positive qualities.
Saturn and Jupiter combust by the Sun lacks motivation and may likely bring out some despondency, even depression. Generally, you just may feel stuck.
It doesn’t help that Venus Is in also this configuration of combustion and will linger with the Sun for a number of weeks. Venus generally enhances our mood and makes us feel upbeat about life but when combust with the Sun, Venus will be more despondent.
The Moon is presently away from all the planets until mid February. If you gauge it on a clock you have the planets between 12 and 6:00 and the moon is at 9:00. When Moon keeps her “social distance” from all the planets, it brings about feelings of loneliness in its isolation and
Does this ring a bell? Are you experiencing that these days?
I’m sure at this stage of this newsletter, you are asking, “is there anything good out there?”
The answer is there is something better in the horizon.
the western chart alignment is as follows:
we will have seven planets in the sign of Aquarius!
The last time this happened, the dark ages finished and the renaissance began, the time of plaques ended and the spirit shift began, so starting in February 2021 a revolution of spirit and mind will begin
Let’s get the first few weeks of February done and dusted and when the new moon joins up with other planets on February the 12th then we can celebrate new beginnings that new moons are known to do, this time coinciding with the Chinese New Year, the year of the metal Ox.
Say goodbye to the year of the metal Rat which was extreme to say the least. Do we totally blame it on the Rat? Go back every 12 years and see what those rat years indicated. I don’t see such grave problems.
However, we do know what 2020, the rat year brought and so time to say goodbye.
"For the Ox we can also go back every 12 years to see what those periods were like. 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961.
The Chinese New Year will start on February 12th, and it will last until January 31st of 2022.
In the Chinese Zodiac:
The Ox is very hardworking and methodical. 2021 is going to be a year when work will get rewarded, and those zodiac signs who are lucky in terms of money this year will be the ones that will make a considerable effort. The Yin energy, specific to the Chinese zodiac sign of Ox, will be quite poignant. This is going to be a year when we will fully feel the weight of our responsibilities, a year when it is necessary to double our efforts to accomplish anything at all. The Yin energy, specific to the Chinese zodiac sign of Ox, will be quite poignant. This is going to be a year when we will fully feel the weight of our responsibilities, a year when it is necessary to double our efforts to accomplish anything at all." **Excerpt taken from The Chinese Zodiac online**
From this New moon on the Chinese New Year of the 12th February we get a relief from the planets as Jupiter, Saturn and Venus break away from the Sun’s strong rays and with it more openings will come for you.
Of course, that also depends on where the planets are stationed in your personal chart!
Maybe on this Chinese New Year you will want to have a look at your yearly forecast!
Take the opportunity to have a chart reading at this time to get a clarification to some choices or decisions you may have already be pondering for after all, your astrology chart is your blueprint.
Please do book a private reading with me if you'd like to see how your own planets are affected during these tumultuous times.
John R. Fyfe