Winter Blues (source: English & Immigration)

Mercury moves into Aquarius tomorrow, and I’m hoping that it will provide me with a cosmic kick in the ass. I’ve been bored lately.

It could be the winter blues. It’s common for people in northern latitudes to get a little depressed this time of of year. I don’t believe that I’m depressed. I think I’m just suffering because I feel like such a slave to my routine.

I wasn’t really troubled by the current cosmic weather until a few days ago. Then Mercury entered my fourth house. That’s supposed to be an introspective place for the planet to be. Cafe Astrology defines it like this:

“This is a time of intellectual withdrawal, but not in a negative way. You aren’t withdrawing to avoid a confrontation with reality but to reflect and think about all the ideas you have encountered recently. It is a good time to examine your personal and domestic life and to make plans or evaluate whether it is meeting your needs.”

I think that I’ve come to a rather rapid conclusion that my needs are not being met. I need some excitement in my life. Unfortunately, winter really does throw a wrench into your plans when you live where I live. I’d do anything to get outside into the garden just to breathe the fresh air and get my hands dirty. Gardening has traditionally been my therapy of choice.

But I’m not going to get into the garden anytime soon. I probably won’t even see a warm day until my upcoming vacation in early March. If it wasn’t for the fact that I know I’m about to go away, I’d really be going crazy right now.

Anyway, with all the fourth house action in my chart, you would think that sticking closer to home would make me happy, right? It doesn’t. I think that I need to start going away in January. The planets might be telling me one thing, but the lack of daylight and the cold temperatures are telling me something else.

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