Mercury Conjunction of Protocol and Power Talk

By Holiday Mathis

February 13, 2021 6 min read

It's not just monarchies and caste systems that have rules for who should speak first. In most power structures, there are positions expected not to speak unless spoken to. As Mercury and Venus align, those who understand subtle and implied social protocol will stand apart from those who do not, and opportunities will be given accordingly.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You make judgments based on the way things look, but they don't have to appear magazine-worthy for you to be interested. The most exciting thing to you is seeing a mind at work. You'll search every eye for evidence.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're a first-class observer, tending to what others don't see because they are too busy trying to amass status or, more likely, buried in their phones. Through noticing, you'll have every advantage.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Capitalize on your connections. It's especially lucky to call people from way back. People love to hear from you and want to get involved in what you're doing; all you have to do is ask.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It will bring good fortune to check in on your financial situation today. While managing money, you'll see or attract an opportunity. This one contributes significantly to your bottom line.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Don't let your attention get so divided between the physical world and the one your devices connect you to that it undermines interactions with people who are actually around you. The magic isn't glowing from a screen; it's just glowing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll have the choice between being productive and being curious. Your curiosity will, in one way or another, wind up serving your productivity, but it won't work the other way around.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your beliefs change. This is how you know that you're evolving as a person. And the beauty of it is that the people you keep in close company are changing right along with you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The day is filled with chances to be amazed, surprised and enchanted. You'll actively investigate the avenues that interest you, putting yourself in delight's favor.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). An investment in yourself will pay off handsomely over time, and the immediate attention and encouragement you receive will also be a pretty sweet reward.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A life filled with first experiences is rich indeed, and you never stop adding them to your life. Most make a great story. And you never know which experience is going to blossom into an obsession.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). This mission you're on takes quite a lot of industrious energy today. Sometimes, it will require letting your mind wander. Other times, it will mean making sure that it doesn't.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's wonderful to get away if only because it allows you to see those familiar things you tend to take for granted. When you can't physically travel, a media escape can have a similar effect.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 13). It's a year of big asks and returns. Three stressors diminish and disappear over the course of six months as a new focus changes your conditions. You'll delight in unexpected money drops — earned, in a roundabout way. You'll also receive words and acts of love aplenty, and catered just for you. Cancer and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 20, 1, 49 and 16.

COSMIC QUESTION: "Can you explain why I crave being around a certain Gemini? Are our stars aligned? I'm a Libra."

Some people seem to have the ability to relax and energize you at the same time, perhaps without any conscious effort. It does sound like your Gemini fits the category. You are both air signs so perhaps there's a cosmic click that allows you to relax around one another. Does your Gemini make you laugh? Gemini is typically witty with a talent for quick delivery. Do you feel more attractive around your Gemini? Venus-ruled Libra thrives when admiring eyes appreciate the natural beauty and grace Libra embodies.

Beyond the astral implications, there's a physiological reason why you look forward to seeing some people more than others. A favorably affected emotional state produces a particular cocktail of chemicals and a correlating body state. In a sense, the chemistry between certain people can be experienced like a drug. The high is real and so is the withdrawal. That's where the cravings come in!

These effects are wonderful affirmations of your vitality. It should be noted that they could have little to do with the reality and logistics of relationships, which can be more favorably approached and sorted on more logical and practical levels.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Robbie Williams recently tied Elvis Presley for having the most U.K. No. 1 albums, as The King of Rock 'n' Roll and Williams both have 13. The prolific pop star regularly shows up in the tabloids for his uplifting generosity, which is in keeping with the values of his Aquarian sun sign. With upward of 77 million recordings sold, Williams is among the bestselling pop stars of all time.

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