Your ruler Mercury retrogrades this month, which gives it more time to focus on an area of great interest and activity in your solar chart, your 10th house. The 10th house is related to career (as opposed to survival jobs), ambitions, and one’s parents. Your ruler Mercury favors intellectual activities and interests, so this month we have a blending of intellectual and career concerns. Normally, Mercury would just zip through your solar career sign, Pisces, and be on its merry way. This year, however, it spends but a single day at the beginning of the month in Pisces.
Then it moves into Aries, ahead of schedule, realizes its mistake, and turns around on the 12th to head back toward Pisces. It actually makes it back to your career sign on the 23rd. By this time the sun has already moved into Aries, so the two influences are a bit out of sync. Aries represents your friendship house. So, when the sun in Pisces thinks your career is the most important thing, Mercury is gabbing with your friends.
When the sun thinks your friendships are the most important thing, Mercury is back trying to take care of unfinished career business. In fact, Mercury starts focusing on your career again just around the time of your friendship-oriented new moon on the 22nd. This may sound confusing, but it actually suits your dualistic sign just fine. You’ve got two things to juggle instead of just one, and that makes your sign happy. Juggle away!
Want more action? You got it! There’s a full moon on the 8th in the part of your chart that represents where you live, and Mars is still in this sector of your chart. This is the kind of influence that’s great for things like moving–maybe actually moving, but also stuff like moving old furniture out and new furniture in, moving out temporarily so you can get the place fumigated for termites and so on. Mars can indicate stress in the home, but it can also indicate action and getting stuff done that normally you don’t have the energy to tackle.
Even better there’s a supportive grand trine in earth signs involving Mars this month during the week of the 12th that makes the physicality of moving stuff around or dealing with residential matters easier than normal. Especially if you hire someone else to do all the work! Not kidding, your chart is actually pretty darn good for hiring folks to help you this month, so if you’ve got stuff you want to get done, it may well be worth a few bucks to hire a professional.