by Robert Wilkinson
A brief note of an extraordinary period these past several days that show two or three planets in their signs of "Exaltation" at the same time, offering us the energies of greatest development wherever we have Mercury, Venus, or Mars transiting and which houses (life affairs) they rule in our charts. The exaltation sextile between Venus in Pisces and Mars in Capricorn for most of February will begin to set productive stable patterns in those specific sectors promising good accomplishments in March if you're organized and disciplined.
The period of intensified exaltation activity started when Mercury entered Aquarius and Mars entered Capricorn January 15, 16, or 17. It added Lunar energy when the Moon transited Taurus, the sign of its exaltation, on January 25, 26, and 27. Then only a few hours after the Moon left Taurus, Venus entered Pisces. So we've had no less than three inner planets in their exaltation signs for about a week. I hope you've had an exalted time, or an exalted experience, or have felt the way that our on-going feelings, minds, Interactions, and ways of initiating new efforts can find their line of greatest development.
This time is now passing, as Mercury enters Pisces, the sign of its "Detriment," or "Exile," on February 2, 2007 at 1:20 am PST. This will leave only Venus in Pisces and Mars in Capricorn as exalted, an extremely fortunate and productive combination of the natural energies of Venus and Mars, including how we express these inwardly and outwardly as well as how they operate in the world generically.
Just after Venus enters Aries (the sign of its detriment or exile) on February 21 at 12:22 am PST, the Moon again goes through Taurus between 12:03 pm that day and February 23, 2:42 pm PST, yieldiing a focus on the trine of Moon to Mars. Finally, Mercury will retrograde back into Aquarius, the sign of its exaltation, on February 26 at 7 pm PST, and as you know from this article, will go stationary direct on March 7 at 8:45 pm PST. That should kick off a few months of Mercury polishing its act in our lives, and provide a great opportunity to synthesize many things, combining and recombining them in unique ways that bring us a greater effectiveness in managing our mental energies.
Though the Mercury Retrograde (itself quintile Jupiter between mid-February and mid-March!) has its own influence on events, we should find Venus sextile Mars in February enormously productive, and doesn't stop there, since it eventually yields a quintile from Venus in Aries to Mars in early Aquarius in March 2007.
This gifted, uniqueness producing period coincides with the activation of the Grand Fire Trine between Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, so two planets in the Grand Fire Trine have quintiles made to them. This will bring gifts when all we've been working toward show us the rewards for the progressive efforts we've made by then.
I'll do another article in the near future elaborating on the entire subject of Exaltations.
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson