The Mercury Saturn Co-presence
The two are roommates for over a month.
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Mercury, the planet of communication, is staying very close to Saturn, the planet of delays and rejection. These two planets are close together from February 11 until March 19. Messages are bound to be slow, weighed down, full of lead.
Personally, I have been asking everyone to have patience with me, and instructing others to have patience in my Weekly horoscopes.
Co-presence, a revived traditional planetary attribute, describes a planet in the same sign as another planet. A planetary co-presence is weighted differently as a conjunction, planets at the same degree and sign. Co-presence is more often acknowledged in a Whole Sign House system. It’s basically two planets in the same sign.
Mercury and Saturn were co-present, when Mercury entered Aquarius, the sign where Saturn has been, on February 11. They were co-present until March 3. The two planets will be conjunct from February 26 to March 6, which is the strongest blending of the two planets as they align in the same part of the sky.
Mercury entered Pisces on March 3. While it was no longer co-present with Saturn, the two planets remained conjunct (within a 7º orb, or margin). While the two are in an out-of-sign conjunction, both in different signs, with Mercury in Pisces and Saturn in Aquarius, they’re still within 7º of each other, bridging the two signs together.
On March 6-7, there is a small breath of relief for 15 hours. Mercury will not be co-present nor within orb of a conjunction with Saturn from Monday, March 6 at 14:35 CET until Tuesday, March 7 at 14:35 CET. When Saturn enters Pisces, the two planets are once again co-present until March 19, when Mercury leaves Saturn’s presence.
Saturn practically doesn’t let Mercury go from February 11 until March 19. That’s over one month together. Key words: Patience and slowness. Deliberation. Focus. Promise. Slander. Static. Silence.