Artwork: Michael Divine- Only Love Can Reign Over Me

This week offers great opportunity to engage our Peace Warrior Hearts. This is the perfect opportunity to practice our ability to be bringers of love lightheartedness in the face of potential drama.  Venus and the Jupiter are leaving a beautiful conjunction and the Moon comes in to highlight out truth-seeking potential. We can seek to find brevity in any situation.  Release the sense of urgency. No matter how intense a situation, we can take a step back into witness consciousness.  Imagine that the issue at hand is not really the end of the world. 

We do not have to do this without help.  We can turn to tools like plant medicines to help us in times when there are intense energies.  Burning sage or Palo Santo, using flower essences or putting on your favorite music.  We will want to remember our tools for bringing us back into the present moment and gaining clarity this week.

Mercury has its exterior conjunction with the Sun Tuesday evening, the 29th.  This means that Mercury, Sun and Earth are in a straight line with Mercury on the far side of the Sun.  The Sun entered Aquarius on January 20thth and the faithful messenger followed on the 24th.  We are all elevated through our thoughts, energy, and minds into the Aquarian space of observing structures and may experience a willingness to break them for the sake of practicality, efficiency, and brilliance.  

Tuesday night, allow Mercury to rise your mind into Cosmic perspective, shifting to the Eagle vision that grants a new take on things.  Form way up high a century is like a moment.  Whatever situation we may face in the present is but one of eternity.  We can start taking responsibility for our power to affect this now.  For if we don’t, we will just keep going the same way forever.  Unless our life is perfect, there is always the ability to learn new ways to understand and respond to life that can bring more peace, beauty and harmony.

This is my favorite phase of Mercury for channeling, writing and bringing down wisdom that other times may feel out of reach.  My friend taught me recently that he calls Mercury in this phase the Guardian, for he is said to have protected many sacred children throughout mythology.  These children are like metaphors for precious wisdom in the mind’s eye.  Especially in Aquarius, the Messenger brings brilliance.  I usually give myself a few hours that day to sit in ceremony, make an offering of tobacco and feathers and ask for vision.  Free writing is my form of channeling but yours may be making music, singing, drawing cards, meditating, dancing, creating or otherwise. 

For Aquarius, there is no need to be brilliant if it serves nothing.  Others may not understand it, but this does not mean that it is renegade just to be renegade.  We can trust that what comes in is for a reason, even if others do not agree with it.  Aquarius is ruled by Saturn traditionally, and Saturn is all about the structures that channel energy.  To channel new visions we must also stand in integrity in this plane to anchor in effective change.

Saturn brings order as well as breaks the dams that have outlived their usefulness knowing the grids that electricity runs through must be properly constructed to avoid explosions or power failures.  All systems eventually need upgrades. To insist on tradition in this case would be counterproductive.  In the body, Aquarius rules the nervous system.  Tonifying our CNS through exercise and reducing inflammation in the body with soothing herbs like Skullcap, Chrysanthemum and Chamomile can be very helpful. Salt water and baking soda added to baths are a great way to clear the body’s electrical fields.

Saturn sextiles Neptune Thursday the 24th, softening our boundaries.  Neptune washes clean, understands and brings spirit to what it touches.  This occurs the same day that the Moon joins Venus in the evening sky, marking Inanna’s descent through the third gate (done in reverse from the crown chakra) and releasing that which is blocking the throat chakra.  

The throat chakra signifies our communication but also rules many of our extra-sensory skills such as clairaudience, clairvoyance and clairsentience.  When we clear our energy, we can channel clearly.  It may be crucial to remember to cleanse our fields through sweating, music, smudging, dancing, singing, being in water or sunlight etc… The Moon carries light from Jupiter to Venus bringing the light of Wisdom into the Heart through the throat.  Speak Love when you speak.

On the first day of February we see Mars in his waxing square to Pluto.  This marks decision time for a cycle that began April 26th of last year.  What was initiated then requires us to make a decision now in order to move forward.  Reflect on the events that illuminated issues around power struggles and the use of our impulses versus our cunning from that time. How can we use our ability to penetrate into the heart of every experience for good?  How can we cultivate more peace for all?  We can choose to approach life through competition or cooperation.  When everyone wins, we always win too.

Venus trines Uranus on the 2nd and squares Chiron on the 3rd. The Goddess receives an awakening event that will serve in healing and teaching.  If we bar our heart doors shut, Uranus is more likely to smash them down to make his point than if we can open them prepared for channeling higher frequencies.  Occurring at the final degree of Sagittarius, this adds significance to how the Goddess is choosing to wrap up her time there.  There is something critical from her vision quest through Sagittarius asking to break through into her higher mind to be learned with the excellence; and marked by the master teacher and centaur Chiron.  May we rise into the opportunities for healing others or receiving healing ourselves with beauty.

Energy will shift soon as Venus moves into Capricorn later on Sunday; just as Mercury sextiles Jupiter.  The Goddess graduates into her elder status and begins to lay beautiful foundations with her newfound wisdom, mind focused on bringing forth new visions rooted in cosmic truths.  Perhaps we can begin building the visions of the world we wish to live in more practically.  Hopefully our hearts are renewed and ready, for it will take great optimism and faith to manifest the major changes needed to relieve suffering in the world today. As we move towards a more beautiful future,  may we step into our own authority with heart, playfulness and effectiveness. 

May we build new bridges of love and light between ancient wisdom traditions and new innovations to create a better world for all. 

Blessings and Stardust!

Zoey Wind