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  • Writer's pictureDomenic Falcone

Mercury and Saturn combust in Aquarius

     Mercury, Saturn, and the Sun are in very close conjunction in Aquarius all being within one degree of each other. This means that Mercury and Saturn are combust, weaking the effects of both planets. This is of particular relevance in the case of Saturn as five planets are in signs that Saturn rules. This will have an effect on the exalted Mars in Capricorn, making actions less effective. In general, this week it will appear that action, relationship, communication, structures, and long-term plans are falling apart, but this is just a temporary effect of the combustion of Mercury and Saturn. Even Jupiter in Aries will be affected by this, as the aspects of Saturn and Mars are on it, making it feel more like a Jupiter without aspects.

     Mercury and Saturn are friends. Aquarius is the masculine air sign ruled by Saturn, giving it a more outward, intellectual, and active quality than the earth sign ruled by Saturn, Capricorn. Normally the conjunction of these planets in Aquarius would produce some rather original and innovative ideas, but their combustion will make this harder.

     The effects of this combustion will last for about two weeks. In this period, it will feel like nothing works. You are likely to feel frustrated and there will be a temptation to collapse into apathy and depression. However, when the combustion passes things will turn around quickly as the majority of planets will still be in good dignity. The majority of results during this period will come from the nodes, Ketu and Rahu, and Jupiter. This will give results that cannot be avoided or remedied, but the influence of Jupiter should help keep these results from being too negative or tragic.

     To understand how these transits affect you an individual analysis is required. The interaction between your natal chart and the transits of the planets is always very individual and personal. Contact me for a reading at .

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