Mercury’s ingress to Aquarius, where he will be traversing until February 5, happened at 2:25 am EST this morning
and precedes the Sun’s at 4:51 pm EST. These energy shifts introduce a phase when we process thoughts and realizations we received during Mercury’s time in Capricorn, change, upgrade or reform our way of thinking and means of communicating and transportation together with the manner in which we tend to connect, thereby reinventing ourselves. On this path to greater individualization and group participation we want to stand out, differentiate ourselves or specialize, especially what our social purpose concerns, in order to make progress. It’s a time when our mind is easily stimulated or inspired and when we seek to be more original, unconventional and innovative.
Tarot card of the day is the “5 of Wands”, depicting a day of struggles, restlessness and also playfulness when a lot of ideas are floating around and we could encounter conflicts or quarrels – inside and outside. We might be bothered by trivialities as well as overwhelmed by the pressure and demands on us. It is important to not lose sight of the bigger picture and let these minor vexations deplete our energies. Therefore, we need to get a grasp on these fluctuating energies and whims and carefully assess our attitude, while opening us to the changes they bring into our life.