Venus, then Mercury cazimi Sun while Mars approaches eclipse degree (15-17/8/2011)

Lots of things happening this August week as firstly Venus is cazimi Sun today from 9am (GMT) until Wednesday midday, 22 to 24 degree Leo, while on Tuesday Mercury joins in until Wedesday 4am. This means the planets will be within 17 arc minutes from a conjunction with the Sun – being in the ‘heart of the king’, enthused and empowered with the energy of the Sun, adding and enhancing the energies of both Venus and Mercury. Venus rules romance, love, relationships, money, values, diplomacy, harmony, she wants to make life as easy and pleasant as possible and for everyone to be happy. Mercury rules communications, journeys, travel. Bold statements and expressions very possible now with the ability to really make a statement. This could range from an amazing declaration of love to bold discussions about money, either one is likely to flow more easily now. There can be bold demonstrations of love, wealth, glamour, feeling generally confident about oneself while the power of communication is greatly enhanced. It may be easier to create something beautiful and bold, to stand out and shine in the area that Venus and Mercury rules in your chart. A wonderful time to make amends with the past also, as Mercury is still retrograde, to ensure a more balanced present which continues to a positive future.

This also occurs as Mars approaches conjunction with the July solar eclipse degree (9 degree Cancer). That solar eclipse was also in square to transiting Saturn, indicating some work to be done in order to achieve results. Transiting Mars was in sextile to Saturn, maybe helping out a bit in that eclipse formation bringing the motivation necessary to do with Saturnian work. However, transiting Lilith was also opposing the Saturn, maybe bringing about a karmic meeting of some form. And finally but no way least, that eclipse was also opposed to transiting Pluto (empowerment, transformation) and trine to Chiron (spiritual warrior, healer, teacher), giving the potential for deep, spiritual healing and integration of unconsious paterns. Quite a busy eclipse that one was, now with Mars coming to trigger it all off at the same time as the Venus/Mercury cazimi in Leo.

This could mean that the areas in the natal chart ruled by Venus and Mercury, as well as their natal placement, could be ‘shining’ and out on show right now, especially where the transiting Venus/Sun/Mercury is aspecting. New projects could be given extra stimuli, enhanced and elevated, also depending on where the eclipse fell in the natal chart, the planets it aspected and the aspects made from the transiting planets. Lots happening this week as certain areas start to open up, the foggyness of the Mercury/Neptune opposition hopefully is also fading, bringing more clarity.

(the pink picture is a mandala of the pattern that Venus makes at each conjunction of the Sun viewed from Earth)


Mercury cazimi Sun (12/6/2011) – having fun!

Mercury cazimi coming up on Sunday, exact at 21,39 degrees Gemini, 23.29pm GMT. Mercury is in his home sign where he is happiest, doing what he does best – communicating, forumulating and transfering ideas, messages, lots of movement in the local neighbourhood. This air sign rules the intellect, speech, words, thoughts, airplanes, transport and travel, all things airy.

The cazimi period starts when Mercury enters 17 arc minutes from exact conjunction with the Sun (known as being in the heart of the Sun). This commences at 18.00 GMT on the 12th and finishes at 05.10 GMT on 13th. During this time, Mercury is given a boost from the energy of the Sun, amplifing and improving all things Mercurial. Even more so as Mercury is in his own domain. This is a wonderful time to start a writing project, communicate with someone, talk things through,studying astrology, doing some homework, fixing the computer or even building a new one!

Maybe this cazimi, carrying on the Gemini energy of the previous solar eclipse, will help ease any of the tensions that could have been brought up by yesterday’s quarter Moon! It certainly will be a period of clarity.

This transit looks like a bit of relief from the building tensions of the outer planets. The Sabian Symbol for the cazimi degree, “DANCING COUPLES CROWD THE BARN IN A HARVEST FESTIVAL”. This has a feeling of celebration to it, people getting together happily with each other, celebrating life! Mercury loves to transfer information, if he was someone at a party, that would be the person that manages to talk to every single person at the party. Of the element of Air, being tied down or confined is not an option for a happy Gemini. We may feel the urge to just get out and about during Sunday’s cazimi, meeting up with people in the locale, sharing stories. You never know what you may discover while out and about!


Mercury cazimi (19/12/2010 and 25/2/2011)

Mercury cazimi occurs on 19th Dec from 22.10 until 04.00 on 20th Dec (GMT) and also on 25th Feb 2011 from 5.50am until 5.00pm (GMT), which means that Mercury is within 17 arc minutes of conjunction with the Sun for about 6 hours today. This aspect is also known as being in ‘the heart of the Sun, or in the heart of the King’. During this time, the Sun enthuses Mercury with its r…oyal and powerful energy which intensifies the communicative quality of Mercury – this makes these few hours perfect times for composing any piece of writing, communicating to someone, writing an essay.

Mercury at this time is also retrograde and in the sign of it’s detriment which means for the next few weeks our intentions may be misinterpreted by each other, things may be misunderstood, but for the hours of the cazimi tonight Mercury is given an extra boost by the Sun. Perhaps a good time to clarify any previous misunderstandings, or making adjustments to any written work or even website work. It could also be a great time for reading through contracts and checking the small print while the Sun lends his Kingly rays to the Messenger God.

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