As the Moon continues its waxing journey towards the Full Moon on the 8th, an interesting aspect has developed in Aires where Uranus and Mercury conjoin. Today in fact they were both at 3 degrees in Aires making this a powerful force of mental activity. Uranus and Mercury share a certain resonance in that they are associated with the Air triad (Mercury technically associates with 2 signs, Gemini and Virgo) Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius attuning them to mental processing.
There are several ways of parsing out their differences but the simplest way to understand it is that Mercury has to do with conscious, present, everyday thought processes; short-term memory while Uranus has to do with realms of consciouness, thoughts, and even memories that an individual is not able to utilize everyday; long-term memory . I for instance can wake up in the morning and be thinking, "gotta get my coffee, what's the day at work going to be like, don't wake up Michelle, I hope it's a nice day, is the coffee ready...." Mercury type thinking. I don't wake up psychoanalyzing the relationship between my parents and its' affect on all my relationships throughout my life and how it may be the cause of immense tension in my relationship right now...I get to that after coffee. This is Uranus realm.
Both Mercury and Uranus are associated with the brain and the nervous system and considering they are together in Aires, the god of war, Aires who requires essential freedom to accomplish whatever it seeks to accomplish, there will be an emphasis on forward thinking, future planning, and possibly streams of ideas. It's entirely possible that the flood of thoughts is so powerful as to cause stress and frazzle nerves. On my best days I write three pages in the morning before I read or take in any information. This is a very good time for such acts.
A very, possible, useful thing to keep in mind is that this same aspect is going to happen 2 more times. Mercury will go retrograde starting next week on the 12th of March and return to this conjunction with Uranus on the 19th and 20th. Really, until that time it won't go farther than 3 degrees apart so we will be feeling the heat of this all that time. Around the middle of April Mercury will begin it's trek back and in the middle of the month will come together again.
So there is something important about the individual and collective thought process during this time. Considering the sun's path through Pisces and into Aires, a time of dissolution and renewal/endings and beginnings, pay close attention to those thoughts that come bounding in from out of nowhere. Those possible shocking Uranian thoughts may just hold some powerful keys to liberation of the future and may be important to incorporate into Mercurian processes.
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