We’ve flipped. I don’t mean that in a negative way, not at all. I mean that society has flipped from the post-Saturn/Pluto conjunction (January 13, 2020) environment into pre-Pluto in Aquarius mode.
Whether your go-to dystopian nightmare is 1984 or a contagion scenario, the future is on track to be more Philip K Dick than Orwell. Welcome to the Neo-Weird. You may need to adjust your perceptions. The good news is that the weird-already contingent have a huge advantage. All you need do is stay patient over the messy wind-down of Pluto in Capricorn.
The Jupiter in Pisces post and Pluto in Aquarius trends piece feature more granular ‘predictions’ and 2022 Mp3s are imminent. I’m just waiting on transcripts so that they go up with both options. What The Astro-Fuq? and the Turbulent Times series also have a lot of intel and suggestions.
This Mercury Retro Is A Zeitgeist Flashpoint
But if you’re interested in cultural zeitgeist flashpoints or would like to see Neo-Weird in action, Mercury Retro in Aquarius is here. I feel like every Mercury Retrograde we have now is legit the strangest in recorded history – it’s like an arms race or super-computing calculations velocity. So what, really, are the credentials of this one?
Well it’s in Aquarius and begins with an extended-play Mercury-Uranus square – from January 12 to 17. That repeats in late February. The Saturn-Uranus square that influenced the entire last year was not a fan-fave but Mercury square Uranus is different: it’s a wizard, a trickster, a revealer.
Mercury is Retrograde from January 14 until Feb 5 (see the Moon Calendar for exact times in your zone): The news feeds, already resembling an alien reality-television series, will hyper-escalate into pure surreality. In the personal sphere, aim to enjoy a protective bubble of pure objectivity.
A Protective Bubble Of Pure Objectivity
This retro enhances lucid detachment, the only viable mindset for assessing anything at the moment. And, because most of this mercurial matrix will be in Aquarius, it’s a handy tool to project yourself into the Pluto in Aquarius paradigm. This is the last full year of Pluto in Capricorn – weird, right? *
Even if several factors of the future aren’t clear, this Merc-Retro will help you gauge it. Contrarian or off-your-usual-beat decisions can feel bizarre but they’re bound to be better than strategizing for the Pluto in Capricorn era.
Helpfully, Neptune is about to be square Lunar Apogee Lilith – from January 14 until Feb 8, slightly longer than the Mercury Retrograde. This is not a square to send you scurrying for garlic or Rock Rose: Neptune square Lilith aids people who want to suavely slide around convention, preferably without being checked.
It adds an extra dimension to an already out-there Retrograde, making mid-Jan to early Feb a fantastic phase for ingenious scheming and unusual alliances.
The End Of Pluto In Capricorn
*You may remember 2008, when it began – like any Pluto phenom – with a crisis and an opportunity for radical reinvention. Maybe you and I got the memo but the broader economic settings remained more or less in place. In most places, quantitative easing (money creation so banks can lend more money) was introduced, along with their partner – super-low interest rates.
The finale of Pluto in Capricorn – now until April 2023 – will see a reversion to mean: quantitative easing is eased and interest rates begin to rise. Additionally, while part of the supply chain shortages are because of the pandemic isolation protocols, there are other factors at work: certain resources strategically with-held, fallout from the Suez Canal incident and the entire globalist model. Grow things – even just one thing, in a small pot, preferably heirloom seeds. Local councils should mandate bee gardens and refuse to spray edible/medicinal wild herbs with pesticides.