Mercury turns direct, early Saturday morning on April 23rd (US) and the chart is remarkable. Mercury in Aries is in tight opposition to Saturn in Libra while the both planets square the Moon in Capricorn, also in a very tight aspect.
On top of that, Venus will have left Pisces for Aries on the 22nd and I can’t help but think that people are going to be left behind in some cases. People, things, ideas, agreements… this is going to mark the turning point for many things, you’re either in or out.
Struggling with a decision? You’ve got until the 23rd to mull it and then you can expect someone or something to force your hand.
Some will be relieved by this of course. I know I will. I don’t like knives hanging over my head, never mind being held to my throat so I will be happy to come to a point where there is agreement and commitment… or not.
The phrase, “shit or get off the pot” comes to mind. If that’s offensive, how about “Ante up!”
I grew up playing cards and rules were, you put your ante into the pot if you wanted be dealt a hand. Opting out was also an option but it was one or the other and that was it.
I am sure that some see the decision coming and have already made it. For example, someone close to me has committed to starting grueling medical treatment that may last as long as a year. I have committed to training to take over the Woman’s Club. My son has committed to changing schools. You get the idea.
For people who don’t mind hard core commitment, this will be a banner day. People who do mind commitment won’t like it near as much but this shift from Pisces to Aries does usher in a new beginning and it requires action.
Are you in the process of committing to something or breaking off a commitment? How do you feel about it?