Mercury then more Mercury
This week we start with Mercury moving into Cancer on the 11th. This placement spotlights communications with a Cancerian flair. Remember to be diplomatic and tactful. Bring the nurturing element of Cancer into your communications. Be mindful of your tone in conversations. The point is easily lost if the tone is not a match to the content.
At the same time Mercury moves into Cancer it is also semi-square to Uranus. This makes hasty judgement, irritability and sudden defiance more possible. Uranus usually brings about sudden things and here is no exception. There could be sudden interruptions of changes to plans. There is also a probability of nervous and scattered thinking. Don’t be quick to judge or jump to conclusions.
Also this aspect has a general effect of making some people more accident prone. Be mindful in your actions to avoid unnecessary injuries.
On the 12th Mercury is square Jupiter. Squares usually bring obstacles and difficulties to the forefront. If you have things left unfinished, they might require your attention now. It is also not a good time to sign contracts or make investments. This aspect will pass by the 17th, so putting those things off a few days would be wise.
Something other than Mercury
On the 13th the Moon moves into Virgo. This will help some of the thinking issues caused by the Mercury/Uranus aspect, but can add a tendency toward perfectionism. It is a great time to get things done, just don’t get stuck on having everything perfect.
Also. on the 13th Venus is conjunct Mars. This lasts until the 18th of the month. The action orientation of Mars applied to the planet of love can put a spark in your love life. It brings physical passion out quite strongly. Be careful of being too aggressive in new relationships. The object of your affection might prefer a lighter touch.
This aspect is also about self expression through creativity. It is a great time to flex your creative muscles and start a new project.
Moon in Libra
On the 15th the Moon moves into Libra. Pleasurable pursuits are on the agenda. Attend gatherings or host one yourself. If you are out socializing, be mindful. It is very easy to overindulge right now. Don’t do something you might regret later.
Sun trine Neptune
The Sun is trine Neptune on the 15th through the 23rd. This arouses your idealism and gives a desire to understand on a deeper level. You could be called on to help others with no benefit to yourself except the satisfaction of doing good work. Neptune is the planet of altruistic pursuits. This makes you inclined to put your own needs aside to help others.
There is also a chance of having a flash of insight or a “knowing” of some deeper truth. Be open to receive, and make time for the Universe to speak to you.
Moon in Scorpio
At the end of the week the Moon moves into Scorpio. This is a very energetic placement. It also boosts your self confidence. You have the energy to finish projects that have been hanging around.
At the same time the Sun is in opposition to Pluto. This brings up the possibility of power struggles, especially with those in authority. So even though your self confidence is great, this isn’t a good time to ask for a raise or promotion.
Pluto opposes the Sun
Pluto rules over machinery and mechanical things. The opposition to the Sun could mean things break down. If something has been limping along, it might now need to be repaired.
Pluto also rules over crime and criminals. So be careful in situations or areas where crime has a high possibility. Being careless in those areas is likely to draw unwanted attention. For those of us living outside cities, it might be a good idea to secure items normally left out or open. Lock your doors and be on the look out. Crimes of opportunity can be prevented with a small amount of action on your part.
New Additions to the Website
I have been working on ways to make these weekly write-ups more useful. So in that vein, I have added a weekly calendar to the bottom of the homepage. It gives the aspects for that day with a small description. The idea is, with a quick look you can see what is happening today. I know I have a hard time remembering what is going on each day, so this is an easier way to see. Is today a good day? A quick look can answer that for you.
For now it is in black and white. I am working on ways to make it color coded so it is even easier to get a general idea of the quality of the day.
I will also be adding a sign up area on the website. I am batting around the idea of sending out daily emails with the transits, and a short synopsis of the day. So when that is available, sign up if you want daily emails.
The third thing I have been thinking about is video. As the social media world moves more and more into video over the written word, I thought it might be time to try my hand at it. The learning curve is fairly steep for video editing software, so this one might take a little more time. I will keep you updated on the progress.
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