Mercury and the South Node: Messages From The Past
February 9th features a conjunction between Mercury and the South Node in Aquarius. Here is a message from the past, designed to wake you up. There could be a messenger, flash of insight or conversation. The delivery may be unexpected and seemingly casual, but a South Node influence indicates that something is culminating - there will be a conclusion, or a prompt to bring it forward via the Leo North Node (creation, pride, applause, joy).
Venus into Pisces
On February 10th, Venus enters Pisces, the sign of transcendence, sacrifice, dreams and illusion. Love, money, values and self-esteem are diffused. Venus can expand so you attract and want more, but she can also dissolve, as you let go or give what you have away. Venus in Pisces can be about selfless love or useless sacrifice, healing or addiction. Zero boundaries can bring you closer to someone (or closer to your dream). Or, you can lose what you value.
About 1 minute after this ingress, the Aquarius Sun gets hit with a square from Jupiter in Scorpio. "More" and "limitless" seem to be the words of the day, as Jupiter accelerates events and Venus into Pisces increases the desire for total surrender. It will be easy to dive into something with no reservations, but the concept of what looks good may take you past what's good for you. For the most part, this looks like a harmlessly indulgent influence. But exercise some caution if you're spending, celebrating or losing yourself in someone new.
Mercury/South Node and the Sun/Jupiter square refer to the February 15th New Moon eclipse in Aquarius. What's triggered this week will intensify during the eclipse. Or, you may feel the eclipse events early.
Mercury over the South Node in your social sector can bring a culmination regarding public speaking, a group discussion, networking or conversations with friends. There may be issues around group consensus versus what you really want to say. Or, you may be focused on gaining public attention for your thoughts. In some cases, this influence can introduce you to a significant associate/friend from the past. There may be a key message for you in a seemingly casual meeting.
Venus into your hidden sector and the Sun/Jupiter square amplifies your awareness of what’s hidden. Specifically, what you really want but may not have fully acknowledged. Watch for emerging issues around money, intimacy or attractions/cravings that you don’t have full control over.
Mercury over the South Node in your career sector can bring a message from a past supervisor or work contact. Too, there could be a culmination around a job search, discussion with management or future career plans. There may be a shift in focus from future, theoretical goals (or using career as an escape) to a more centred home and family life. Do your goals translate to domestic pride and security?
Venus into your social sector and the Sun/Jupiter square can give all your relationships a significant boost. You can attract others based on your empathy and inclusiveness. Networking is favoured, as are social events for work. But personal relationships can flourish as well, with romantic and platonic connections expanding. In some cases, you could meet a potential partner through friends, or at a social event.
Mercury over the South Node in your sector of opportunities hi-lights a significant piece of information regarding travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Watch for a key person or understanding to open your eyes to something essential about the bigger picture. The next step will be your ability to select the important facts and make the most of them. You may have to come to a decision about a key belief, as what you learn radically challenges what you know. In some cases, you may need to translate this knowledge into powerfully creative words.
Venus into your career sector and the Sun/Jupiter square favour all work matters. Relationships with management, your professional image or strategic professional connections can benefit, as you receive a burst of enthusiasm regarding your daily routines or attempts to solve a problem. New and unusual solutions are key to widening your appeal and attracting professional opportunities, which should flow towards you naturally.
Mercury over the South Node in your sector of shared resources presents a culmination around debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. The culmination will be triggered by an intimate or uncomfortable discussion, or some buried information that you’ve uncovered. The clear light of knowledge on hidden issues will be key, and the next step will be translating this into something that increases your personal security and self-sufficiency. Are you feeling proud about your ability to look after yourself? Are you financially and emotionally powerful, as you stand on your own two feet? Even if you’re in a partnership, these questions will be important.
Venus into your opportunities sector, and the Sun/Jupiter square, can widen your perception and increase your desire for something new/different/indulgent. Travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing are areas where you can attract something positive. Or, it may be time for a relaxing vacation where you allow yourself to let go and kick back. Creativity and your sense of future possibilities can also increase - leave yourself open to what’s out there and see what happens.
Mercury over the South Node in your relationship sector can bring a message from a past partner, or a turning-point conversation in an existing relationship. There’s clarity here, even if you’re not looking for it. Pay attention to unexpected truths. You will be looking at how this conversation/understanding advances the relationship. Or, there may be a decision about the future of the relationship.
Venus into your sector of shared resources and the Sun/Jupiter square can accelerate relationship events. You may be moving towards a position of increased trust or deeper intimacy. Too, this can be about sharing money/debts with a partner. There could be an enthusiastic rush forward, especially where domestic finances are concerned.
Mercury over the South Node in your sector of routine suggests a solution/improvement regarding health or work. Difficulties in these areas may culminate, demanding an innovative or technical approach. Watch for a diagnosis or information about tasks/priorities. In some cases, this can mark the end of a job, health issue or daily habit. The theme will be clarity and/or disruption that acts as a wake-up call.
Venus into your partnership sector and the Sun/Jupiter square link relationship with health or work issues. More work, duties or enthusiasm about health/diet/exercise may throw you off balance if you take on too much. Venus will remind you that balance is essential - this transit is about the natural flow between two people, as one gives and the other receives. Areas of imbalance in a partnership (sacrifice) can also be hi-lighted.
Mercury over the South Node in your sector of self-expression can deliver a message or realization about an attraction, creative work or issue with children/pregnancy. A hot, new flirtation, could grab your attention. However, this person may be a catalyst (rather than a keeper) who draws your attention to what you want to celebrate about yourself. Or, you could reach an important turning point regarding your writing/art. The next step could consist of taking it public.
Venus into your sector of routine, and the Sun/Jupiter square, can trigger contrasting currents in your life. You may be tempted to cut loose, spend more or simply enjoy yourself, but you’ll also be aware of what duties you have to attend to (although you may want to let them slide). Too, a new attraction or reason to celebrate could hi-light an imbalance regarding what you give and what others take.
Mercury over the South Node in your domestic sector can trigger an old family discussion or reconnect you with a family member. Old news/conversations/knowledge may resurface - now you can deal with these things openly. Consider how you can move forward and apply what you know to your future, rather than rehashing the past. This could also be a key moment for signing domestic documents or making plans for your family’s future.
Venus into your sector of self-expression, and Jupiter in your sign square the Sun, can give you more to look forward to. A celebration, success, addition to the family or joyful moment with those closest to you can be sweet and fulfilling. Domestic plans that feature growth/expansion, or a party at home, are favoured.
Mercury over the South Node in your communication sector suggests a key message from the past, or the conclusion of a decision/conversation. You’ll be wrapping things up and seeing if this idea/plan can be expanded on. Watch for something fresh, clarifying or radical to mark this turning point.
Venus into your domestic sector and the Sun/Jupiter square indicate an expansive idea applied to home and family matters. This could involve a specific family relationship, home decorating or a home business, but the theme will be getting more of what you want/love. The idea may sound fantastic, but double check the details to ensure that it’s doable. Hidden or unacknowledged influences can push you to expect more than is realistic.
Mercury over the South Node in your sector of personal resources suggests a time-is-ripe moment for a decision about finances or emotional requirements. Information from the past may feature, or you could finally come to terms with issues around your financial/emotional independence versus sharing what you have with another. There could be a pivotal conversation about earned money, new sources of income or breaking away from old (fear-based) habits that have kept you stuck.
Venus into your communication sector and the Sun/Jupiter square can increase your optimism for the future, via a desirable message or contact. A new friend(with possible romantic undertones), social development or an ideal can be tempting, and you may be encouraged to give/spend more. Generosity is fine, but know that everything you’re hearing needs to be backed up with solid proof. On a different note, these influences can simply indicate positive social vibes and an increased ability to sell, promote or make new connections.
Mercury over the South Node in your sign indicates an important person, message or “aha” moment from the past. It could be the near or distant past, but there will be a sense of completion - the time is ripe to speak out, say goodbye or take what you know and see how it plays out in a relationship or balanced exchange. Too, this could be about applying new knowledge (based on old issues) to your relationships with others.
Venus into your sector of personal resources, and Jupiter square the Sun in your sign suggest a boost of financial and/or emotional optimism. Suddenly, it seems like there’s more to look forward to. Earned money, career and hope for the future can increase. Just watch the temptation to overindulge/overspend or give away what you don’t have.
Mercury over the South Node in your hidden sector can clue you into a dream, secret or gut feeling. Pay attention, because this will be significant and accurate. Your next step will be deciding if you should bring it out into the open, or if it can be integrated into your daily routine. How does it work in the clear light of day?
Venus into your sign, and the Sun/Jupiter square, can increase your sense of wellbeing as you attract what you’ve been hoping for. A big dream or previously unattainable goal can appear to be within reach, but whether this will develop into something solid remains to be seen. In general, Venus into your sign encourages attention to flow towards you, and can also encourage you to give without reservation.