Skywalkers, Stargazers

Skywalker

Mark Lone

You knew this day was coming.
More Star Wars.
Specifically, Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker.
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There are a multitude of micro/macro perspectives to be gleaned from one natal chart.

It is very similar to reading a 36 card Grand Tableau where each card lands on a house, connects to another card on another house…all forming energetic connections, a web  that begins to take shape and flesh out the bones of the story.
Shift focus onto another card, the story also shifts focus.
Reading cards or charts is akin to seeing shifting rainbow facets of a crystal prism. 

I read Mark’s natal and see Mark’s life journey.
I read Mark’s natal and I also see the journey of Luke.
I wrote about this prismatic sight before here.
Kind of like..Jedi Mind Tricks !

luke-jedi-mt

Mark is a Libra Sun/Saturn, Leo Moon, Capricorn rising, Neptune at MC.
North Node in Pisces further indicates work in the creative arts is a natural choice.
As does Mars/Pluto in creative Leo, a signature of creative drive/metamorphosis, particularly in the 8th.

Uranus is in Moon-ruled Cancer conjunct DC in the 7th forming the focal point of a T-Square with Jupiter Rx in Aries opposite Neptune as well as Sun/Saturn in Libra.
The need for creative freedom in relationships, both intellectually (3rd/9th axis) and emotionally (Cancer) is highlighted with this placement.  Communication is paramount with oppositions falling across the 3rd/9th house axis.

Star Wars - A New Hope (1977) Factors Commercial Poster by  Hildebrandt

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One way out of that tough T-Square is Aries Jupiter trine Leo Moon – learning creative flexibility. Moon sextiles Sun/Saturn elevated, allowing a way around the mountain or(Saturnian restriction to spirit/Sun), if you will.
Another way out is a sextile from Cancer Uranus to Virgo Mercury (strong, it rules) or inventive thought, or in Mark’s case, building (Virgo Venus out of sign conjunct Leo Mars) not only a career in film, but also a rich career in voice work.

I also popped in asteroid 8958 Stargazer, for my fave scene (I’ll pop it in comments) where Luke watches the binary sunsets on Tatoonie.  Asteroid Stargazer is just what it sounds like, named in honor of amateur astronomers who love to gaze at the heavens.  Mark has Stargazer in Gemini (ahem binary) trine Neptune (film) in Libra at MC, square Mercury in Virgo (he doesn’t have to say a word in that scene, we totally get it).

milky-way-bulge-5NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESO/R. Hurt

Also of giddy note : 3 Jupiterian Jedi facts !

1 Mark’s Chiron is tightly conjunct the Galactic Center in expansive, higher minded Sagittarius and rising aka strong. 
2 North Node of Destiny in Pisces (cosmic healing) is quintile (special talents, genius expression) Chiron in Sagittarius.
3 Leo Mars is in harmonious trine to Galactic Center, quintile Fortuna in Scorpio 10, art changing how the world sees USE of personal power.

First, Chiron interp, then GC.

Chiron is the wounded healer, teacher / philosopher / healer who through learning how to deal with his own pain, gained vast knowledge in herbal medicines, ethics and fighting.  Chiron trained heroes.
Chiron in Sagittarius trains a LOT of them.
Just sayin’.

To interpret anything, you first have to know what it is.
The Galactic Center is about 27,000 light-years from Earth, (see our Sun near the Orion spur above) filled with dust, gas, 22 million red giant stars and a
supermassive black hole called  “Sagittarius A”.  Not unusual, scientists say black holes are at the center of most galaxies.

Center of Galaxy via NASAImage credit: NASA/CXC/UMass Amherst/Q.D.Wang et al. 

This Chandra X-Ray image (above) shows three massive star clusters: the Arches (upper right), Quintuplet (upper center), and the GC star cluster (bottom center), which is near the enormous black hole known as Sagittarius A.  Cool, yah ?!

A black hole is mass is packed into a tiny volume, squished to its ultimate density.  Black holes create stable deformations in the fabric of spacetime that affects matter moving around them.* Gas swirling around a black hole acts like the record needle, but instead of producing specific sounds, it produces certain frequencies of X-ray light. *First clue.
X-rays consist of electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths shorter than those of ultraviolet rays and longer than those of gamma rays.

E magsScientists think that gas particles moving in warped spacetime near the black hole exhibit two types of motions, each giving rise to a unique frequency. One motion is the orbital motion of the gas as it goes around the black hole. This produces the 450 Hz frequency. The lower 300 Hz frequency is caused by the gas wobbling slightly due to the spacetime deformations. source

To understand what happens inside a black hole, we need to invent new physics. Mathematician Juan Antonio Valiente Kroon 

ESO center_of_Milky_Way_GalaxyThe image above spans the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius, with the Milky Way’s dusty plane along a diagonal.  Surrounding the galactic center are narrow threads known as nonthermal filaments (NTFs), the most prominent of which are called the Arc, the Pelican, and the Snake. source

So how to interpret Galactic Center ?

First we are in a barred spiral, the bulge (central) stars are normally older red stars,  dating back to our galaxy’s beginnings 13.2 billion years ago.  These stars lack heavy elements needed to create planetary systems and life as we know it.*
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That’s the second clue.
I
 mentioned frequencies scientists find shooting out of black holes above. Sagittarius A is supermassive, likely producing 300 – 450 Hz (+ ?) as well. 

The frequencies for each chakra energy center are:
Root – 256 Hz
Sacral – 288 Hz
Solar Plexus – 320 Hz
Heart – 341 Hz
Throat – 384 Hz
3rd Eye – 448 hz
Crown – 480 Hz

Of the six holy frequencies (ravi solfeggio here) 431 to 600Hz is associated with whole brain quadrant interconnectedness, connecting relationships. Sounds like a singularity  to me.*  You ?  More on chakras here.  *Third clue.

You can see from the electro-mag diagram above the visible light spectrum is just a small fraction of the information incoming that we are currently able to consciously process without technology.  Advancements in science have allowed us to communicate globally, see through matter (X-rays), presumably when conscious energy reaches gamma and upward we can experience time / space / dimensional singularity as well.*
*Four.

Boiled down, my interpretation of Galactic Center is:
Information incoming/outgoing, lots more information still out there/in here.
Spacetime / mind over matter.

Curious exploration coupled with optimism.
Wisdom through experience, and all that implies.
EVOLUTION – DEVOLUTION
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I’ll let you stew on that last one a bit… 

Mark’s Chiron conjunct GC, Leo Mars trine, and N Node quintile ?
I see the Jedi Master plain and simple.

Mark brought the role of Luke Skywalker to life – that character, and his struggle to expand his perceptions captures the hearts, minds and imagination of anyone who has ever hoped and dreamed of learning, seeing, and being MORE.
Luke embodies the hero’s journey we all are on in some form or fashion. 
See Joseph Campbell here.
We all strive to connect cosmic meaning to everyday existence – impatiently so, which is largely why our Earth is in such a mess today – desires run rampant rather than sense.  Once Luke makes peace within himself, he begins to make peace with everyone else – he becomes the hero in his own story.

Like I said in post 7 (Solo), (Vader here) Star Wars changed my life.  As far as posts go, I am nearing a grand, I wanted to wait until the universe moved me to write this very special one.  Mars is coming to conjunct Mark’s Sun; Pisces Moon/Chiron are smack on his N Node in Pisces.  Now might be a good time to mention Mark’s Jupiter is conjunct my Saturn Rx in Aries, just like both Doctor Who and my former husband.  It is a fantastic, hopeful, buddy on tour energy that really helps me keep going in dark times, I am not surprised my first Jedi has this gift for me !

A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. 
Yoda

So I promised to tell you how I see Luke in Mark’s chart.
Uranus in Cancer (separation from home, family, mother – yes Mark also moved house many times while young, see how astro switch hits ?!) Uranus also rules adoption, and Luke was secreted away to live with his Uncle Owen on Tatoonie after Leia died.  Mark’s MC – Neptune aka the hidden, also spiritual intelligence aka Jedi. Uranus rules rebels – in Cancer, Luke’s family is full of ’em.

Surprise ! (Uranus) your quirky new droid (also Ura) has a message (sextile Mercury). You don’t know it yet (surprise/ knowing/Uran), but that hot chick is your twin (Mercury again, rules Gemini) sister.

See the Yoda quote above ?
Sun conjunct Saturn in Libra (Saturn is exalted here) that is a serious commitment to justice also heehee this is so fun with Neptune at MC, Luke was prophesied (Neptune)  to be the one that would bring Balance to The Force. (Libra MC)

Fantastic.
May the Force be with You
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the devil you know

Better the devil you know than the one you don’t. 

Saturn has one hell of a nasty rep.  * see horns  ^
Who wouldn’t love  restriction, responsibilities, duty, and being an olde sour pessimistic, melancholy workaholic cuss ! ! . . ?! . . . anyone ?  haha yeeeah. exactly.

I was thinking the other day this ‘devil you know business’ may as well be my anthem, code, motto whatever.  Why ?  Well, being the child of 2 Capricorn Suns, and a Cap rising myself, I have had Saturn up my nostril since. . . well, ever.

YeeHAW Not.

I have Saturn retrograde in its fall in Aries 3rd.  For non – astro folks, that translates as self (1st house) restrictions on any and all actions (Mars rules Aries) and thinking (3rd house is thinking).  Is why I go on & On & ON  about mindful thoughts and morphing the business model in the brainpan to a more happy blissful state.

Ya know, Saturn is the new sunshine and rainbows and all that jazz. 

Saturn IS actually helpful – it keeps us tethered to this planet, makes juice into concentrate, it’s the groovy trick that keeps us from flying out of the Round UP rides.

Ahem. but seriously, what got me started on this Saturn post ?
Kids in the Hall  !  !

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 Saturn. the Workhorse. is. on. my. Midheaven.

Dear Goddess of All Things Groovy,
Will there ever be frolick for me at the festy again ?!
Please say yes ! 

Yours truly, Gneissest Moon Evah

HA ! sorta.
Nah, just kidding, I will obviously live with Saturn, but you get my point.  Lots and lots of work, but Saturn requires it.  The rewards are great, a job well done, self- satisfaction, you know, that sittin’ on top of the world  thang.
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I find this is an excellent time to noodle around with facing some Saturnian fears as well . . . brave ones can tell me how I do in the comments . . .  I’ll go first !

FACES of FEAR  in Fuchsia for fun

Saturn in Aries or 1st house: head trauma, accidental violence, facial scars, dentists drill, migraines, fumbling the ball or worse yet – an interception

Saturn in Taurus or 2nd house: choking, poverty, deadlines, unreliability, theft of personal objects, frenetic jazz and or opera crescendos

Saturn in Gemini or 3rd house: asphyxiation, inability to communicate, being pigeonholed or illogical, stuck in a corner with boring people who never shut up

Saturn in Cancer or the 4th: loss of family, fear of childbirth, insensitivity, confrontation, empty nest, feeling alone and hungry without cheese

Saturn in Leo or the 5th: bad love affairs, heart trouble, lack of willpower, being ignored, cowardice, loss of good looks, breaking mirrors, back burner, bad hair days

Saturn in Virgo or 6th house:  illness, being dispensable, impracticability, faulty logic, causing harm, having nothing to clean, organize or fix, crooked pictures on the wall

Saturn in Libra or 7th house: injustice, imbalance, insincerity, inequality, making decisions, filth, relationship chains, excessive body hair, mis-matched clothes

Saturn in Scorpio or 8th house: loss of power or control, shallowness, being exposed, unfulfilled desires, lack of sex or obsessing about lack of sex, milk toast

Saturn in Sagittarius or 9th house:  inability to roam far and wide, ethical crossfire, detailed work that requires finesse, intellectual joke fail, last call

Saturn in Capricorn or 10th house: career fail, breaking bones, losing teeth, coming in second place, being irresponsible, incompetence, disloyalty, taking orders, vacations

Saturn in Aquarius or 11th house: intellectual stagnation, being unoriginal or uninteresting, not knowing purpose in universe, surrender to apathy, status quo

Saturn in Pisces or 12th house: confinement, being forced into beliefs, large crowds,  too busy to daydream, spiritual constriction, lack of REM, concentration, reality

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Some of the Saturnian things above are in jest, but all are shades of truth. Hope you find it insightful / delightful more than frightful.   Each is a general read – not taking into account your personal natal chart and aspects, which will reveal many layers beyond the above.

My Saturn is Aries 3, so I read both Aries / 3rd house to flesh out my Saturn bones.
Follow the same template for your own aspects.

Speaking of Saturn pressing down, time flies when I work 24/8.  It is late, and Labor day  was exactly that – it is TIME to pillow crash.

peace out peeps
 xo
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outerspacetripping

Moon in Sagittarius !
So breezy and light, I love it  ~>

Scorpio void moon was a killer for me, definitely revelation station.

In my progs Venus is squeezed between Uranus and Pluto ! YeOuch ! and in a tug of war (opposite) Saturn.  For non astro folks, that means my creativity, money love and work is getting the knock-down drag & shake out.  Uranus going Rx applying to prog Saturn in ick aspects (square Moon conj Mars in progs as well) made it obvious.
Time / work mgt. issues !  Saturn is the body, Saturn is work.

I have been working far too much – really trying to juggle what has amounted to – two full time jobs – be coherent and correct is something that is mentally (my natal Saturn is Rx in 3) and physically impossible for me. 

Sometimes saying I can’t can be a lifesaver.  Rock climbers have to know not only the capabilities of their equipment, but also their personal limitations. In my case, Saturn in Libra has been about respecting my body and its limits – I am making Venusian friends, new friends with time and workload – meaning work limits, time management, respect for balance etc…

Cap rising, Toro Moon, Virgo Sun…is a bit stubborn about the workload. My groovy galpal said to me a couple of days ago, “I have made 5 hideous mistakes this week !”  My reply, ” Oh, so we’re neighbors ?!”  Hey what is the point of being on earth if we don’t try…?…and sometimes that means crash & burn.  The most important thing is getting back up and getting back in the game.

Grand Fire trine / kite with Moon (feelings) opposite Jupiter (hope, expansion) as I write this.  It is good to have hope, to feel hope.  To those out there who feel hopeless, I have been there, I have lived there, and I sometimes still visit, but I do not unpack my bags and move in.  I take stock, become grateful, and lighten up – shift perspective.

Lately, I have not been following my intuition, I have tried plowing right through and working even though I know I am tired and need to re-charge, regenerate.
Sleep – ffs !
Feed my own soul, and have some fun.

Five retrogrades and a monster void moon in Scorpio it takes for me to finally get this.

I have gained some groovy Scorpy Moon insights, though.

 A friend mentioned she always takes off jewelry before readings, and wondered if anyone else did too.  Many responded yes, and I do as well.  Just always ‘felt’ right.  In addition, I always wash my hands, face and brush my teeth before readings and energy sessions.  Virgo stellium, ya know. hahaa  We like things nice and neat.  I also change into loose comfy clothing, because not only does my body heat increase, but I likely have candles burning, so it is a bit hotter in the room.

Another thing, all the tarot readings I have posted here are set to the intention to provide positive guidance for all my readers whenever they read it.  If I do address something globally in the reading, it often will reveal itself to have personal significance to someone reading it too.  Meaning the macro of the reading can switch hit and go micro – personal – as well.  Pretty groovy huh ?

I often ‘get things’ beforehand – knowledge I haven’t encountered yet.  I was drawing the Cho Ku Rei symbol before I even learned what it was.

When the Qi vamp from work would approach, I would be drawing this symbol sending it off – bouncing the icky vibe right back to where it came from.  It worked.

Cho Ku Rei is the power symbol – it cleanses, purifies and protects.  It is associated with the physical body and can be used to amp up the auric sheild.

I was trading readings with a new friend a couple of nights ago (first lightning & rain in ages – while we talked).   While doing her chart and going into visualization metaphor mode, into my brain popped a mental image to describe Pluto.  It would not have been one of my usual choices, but for some reason it seemed apt.  Turns out it was the one image  that resonated with her – nothing else would have hit the nail as accurately.

I consider myself open, Neptuner is a sponge after all, but I have been told repeatedly I have big boundaries.  That comes with being a Capricorn rising – Saturn rules building foundations, walls etc.. Capricorns are mystical seagoats – despite hardships they keep going. Capricorns have a faith and hope that is unlike frisky Sagittarius hope.  It is another kind of hope – faith all in life is a learning experience, the universe will right itself through karma, school of hard knocks, making your own luck, preparation meets opportunity – that sort of thing.

Love, work, money, partnership, relationships with others has been on all our plates with Saturn in Libra, but maybe less obvious  is the relationship we have with ourselves.  Saturn has been repeatedly knocking me off the cliff – teaching me how to find personal work balance in Libra.
Got it !
Finally got it !

I will let this be my last thought arrow into space ~>

Edgar Cayce described incarnations on the Saturn plane between lives as the “Great Changer’, a way to reform and renew – start over from scratch.  So if a soul screws up their Earth experience bigtime, they get sent to purgatory at Saturn School, according to Cayce. Yipe. the thought boggles.
…since we reincarnated into Earth school to learn lessons and evolve quickly  while in the physical realm…

What if Saturn could be considered the higher octave of Earth ?

Yes I realize astrology is geocentric, and Saturn is a social, not a transpersonal planet, but I like the idea of octaves, and thinking in octaves.
Curious thought for outer spacetrippers….

peace
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Structures

I’ve been watching Robin of Sherwood
and I can’t help noticing
 Michael Praed’s lovely bone structure.

Saturn exalted in Libra.

Saturn well aspected
and / or
strong Capricorn
gives fabulous bone structure.

Saturn rules structure and bones. 

Here are a few more Saturn in Libra folks…

Sting
Robin Zander of Cheap Trick

Sarah Douglas as Ursa in Superman II

 
 Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

Elijah Wood as Ryan in Wilfred
Elijah has Saturn tightly conjunct Jupiter in Libra.

Fabulous natural Saturnian structure
as shown in the natal

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peace & love

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shiny !


Sabi Sabi

Venus in Pisces is coming to conjunct Uranus in Aries – both opposite Mars Rx.
Strange friends, odd creations / partners, unexpected kindness and bizarro ideas are up to bat !  Sounds great to me ~

Venus creeps up on the Uranus Pluto square as the Moon grows full.
The bars will be full of hot to trot loonies on the prowl, so what are we waiting for ?
?!
Full Moon soon in generous Leo… flash a smile and you may score some free drinks !
Mars is retrograde in earthy Virgo, in a tug-o-war with love and surprises – promises to be interesting…Neptune is fresh in the water and itching to party, have fun and keep one eye on your exits !

February 7
Saturn Rx: 29 degrees Libra – 8:04 am CST, USA
Full Moon 18 degrees Leo – 3:54pm CST, USA

Saturn set to go retrograde on the last degree of Libra – relationships, $$, creativity-all rewind, replay, do-over.  Someone turns shy who was outgoing, partnership terms are on the table, second thoughts – all normal for Saturn retrograde as the energy of achievement turns inward.  (Saturn direct on June 25 at 22 degrees of Libra.)

Bright shiny Full Moon in Leo ?
Good Lord, the Sun and  Moon will be shining out their @$$, lol.
And rightly so !
haha I have Venus conjunct Jupiter in Leo, love Love LOVE the cats.
Playful, creative, and friendly Full Moon coming right up !

Rrraawr
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oddities & revelations

Roger Dean

February 3, 2012
Neptune enters Pisces, 1:04 pm CST, USA.

February 7, 2012
Saturn retrograde at 29 degrees Libra : 8:04 am CST, USA
Full Moon at 18 degrees Leo : 3:54 pm CST, USA

Synchronicities between new friends are popping up quite a bit the last few days, the last gasp of Neptune in Aquarius !  Synchronicity and friends are Aquarian ruled.  Pisces / Neptune are the cosmic connections, the net, the web of life.

As Neptune shifts signs, little oddities and revelations will be zinging around, particularly relevant as Saturn (traditional ruler of Aquarius) is stationing retrograde with a Full Moon on the 7th, four days later.
Saturn is in Air (communications) and Neptune will be in Water (emotions), Full Moon will be in Fire (actions regarding your passion).  Full Moon will bring clarity to your Leo House, a culmination in creative action followed by a spreading of seeds (disseminating moon) of knowledge  gained in the last moon cycle as the moon wanes to dark.

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Neptune eases closer to home plate and already I can feel my body getting pickier about the food I ingest.  I had just a taste of meat a couple of days ago – forget it.  Couch time, sick.
So thanks micro organisms inside, message received Loud & Clear !

Neptune girl will be good, green leaves, lotsa H20, meditation and quiet.  It’s better for my ethric body, I work and think better when not working on all cylinders to digest.  Moon and Cancer rule indigestion and I have Moon on 4th (natural Cancer house) opposite Neptune in the natal.  Stomach issues due to sensitivity.  Also, I am a multiple conjunct Virgo which is opposite Pisces – so compromise with the digestive process (Virgo).  Heads UP, Neptune cometh
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An increase of sensitivity will be felt  in your house of Pisces in the natal.  You will be in compromise with the Virgo house, and experience tension with Gemini and Sagittarius.  Growth in these areas is imminent in the next 14/15 years.  Your opportunities lie in Taurus and Capricorn, but you will have to get up and fetch it.

Where does Pisces fall in your natal ? Check the house by house guide below for where you will be feeling Neptune.
Be aware Neptune high vibration is mystical, compassionate and inspirational.
Plus, fabulous music,and  films are headed our way- YES !!
Neptune low vibration is deception, delusion, addiction and feeling* trapped.
note: I wrote feeling, NOT being.  It’s all about the mindset, folks.

1st- your identity, personality 2nd- your values, possessions, 3rd-communication, how you think, 4th- home and family, 5th-romance and creativity, 6th- work and service, health, 7th- partnerships, 8th- sex, reasearch, metaphysics, 9th- higher education, travel, 10th- career, status, 11th- friends and society at large, 12th- mysticism, spiritual healing (natural home of Neptune)

Saturn will station direct June 25, 2012 at 22 degrees Libra at 3:01 am CST,USA

Planets between 29 and 22 degrees Libra will get a dash of Saturn retrograde in the communication sign of Libra.  Work and self- discipline turns the focus inward in matters regarding relationships, partnerships and equality.  Inner balance will be actively sought in these matters.  Find the house where Libra falls in your natal chart and apply the house by house chart above to see where you will be feeling Saturn retrograde.

namaste~
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kissing the stone

This evening, around 4:15 CST USA Mercury leaves Virgo, joining Sun, Venus, and Saturn in Libra.  Party time !
Libra is the house of parties and friends…but also lawsuits and enemies.
It is opposite the me Me ME of Aries and is the house of Balance and Us. 

Venus is at home in the house she rules and is warming up to old cuss Saturn on the couch at about 5 degrees…and she’s moving in closer…Saturn is looking good ~ he is exalted in Libra.

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
Ben Franklin

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There is a sense of peace coupled with change in the air, with the grand earth trine involving Moon (feelings), Jupiter (poise), and Pluto (inner energy). 
 
Saturn is steady, diplomatic, fair and kind in Libra, especially with Venus at his side.  Pluto, with 6 aspects in the sky is manifesting change in Air (thoughts, communication) and Earth (physical world), and Fire (actions).  The Water element (Moon) is involved  via the steady Earth trine.

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Mercury (Hermes) is the messenger, the traveller, the root of the name (herma) means ‘marker of stones’. 
Mercury (polarities) into Libra (scales of balance) can mean an over abundance of thinking/communicating followed by periods of quiet and relaxation (Venus).

It occurs to me I have vacation coming (yes !) and should make a calendar of chores so I can be more productive, haha Saturn, no rest for Saturn.   I will plan a day of reading (how weird to schedule relaxation) since Mercury rules reading, libraries, Saturn rules time, Venus, love.  The brick pictured above is on a path leading to a library, if you were wondering.
I will leave you with a gorgeous photo (Venus, art) of a mysterious moving (Mercury) rock (Saturn) to celebrate Mercury into Libra.

namaste~
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