Mercury moves into Libra on September 16th, followed by the Sun on September 22nd. Balance, harmony and social awareness are the incoming themes. But the square between Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn will be exact on September 19th, and it will hit Mercury in Libra. The balance will be tipped as communication/ideas (Mercury) are challenged by the unexpected (Uranus) and squeezed by powerful transformations (Pluto). Discord cannot be avoided, but responses can be moderated to work with the challenges presented.
It’s all about them – your partner, lover or potential lover. The entrance of Mercury and the Sun into your relationship sector ensures that discussions, plans and goals can all draw harmony and romance into your life. But you must consider someone else before yourself. This means compromise and not getting everything you want, the minute you want it. Can you approach things with a lighter touch? Uranus in your sign opposite Mercury (square Pluto) can trigger arguments based on your need to have things your way. Step back and consider where your reactions (or overreactions) are coming from.
What needs to be done and who needs to be helped? Mercury and the Sun put the focus on co-worker relationships and duties/tasks performed for others. It will be busy, but the key is maintaining a balance between their needs and yours. This will involve an exchange of services; giving something in order to get something back, even if it’s just positive energy. Alternatively, health routines will be emphasized as you read, discuss and exchange information. Mutually beneficial relationships with medical professionals are crucial right now. The Uranus/Pluto square can bring some unexpected/previously hidden challenges into the mix; watch for surprising arguments with co-workers or sudden health developments.
Success for you depends on how you work the room. Mercury (your ruler) and the Sun energize your sector of creativity and success. Flirtations, celebrations and you being the centre of attention are emphasized. Creative projects (especially involving performance) will also get a boost. This is the time to promote your work using finesse and awareness of what others are looking for. The Uranus/Pluto square can trigger unexpected reactions from others, so pay attention to the vibe you’re sending out. You may have more of an impact than you expected. Their reactions will be out of your control, but you decide what your response will be.
Family relationships are the focus as Mercury and the Sun move into your home and family sector. Negotiations, discussions and balancing responsibilities can all be themes. Watch for unspoken resentments or passive-aggressive dynamics; address all issues with clarity and logic. Homes businesses, mortgage and rental documents may be emphasized as you balance your plans with clients/landlords/agents. If waffling between two options/choices becomes an issue, stick to the facts to help you decide. The Uranus/Pluto square can bring unexpected pressures/challenges from work and relationships; it may feel like everyone wants a piece of you. Let others have their say, then work on finding a compromise between family, relationships and career (yes, it can be done).
As Mercury and the Sun (your ruler) enter your communication sector, it’s all about how you say it. Delivery of the message is everything, even if that means dressing it up a bit. Your words will grab attention (and you’ll want to make your voice known) so inject some of that charm you have in abundance. This will become especially important when the Uranus/Pluto square triggers upsetting/surprising news involving long distance travel, legal matters or education. Combined with increasing pressures due to work, routine or health, it will be a challenge for you to play nice. Don’t allow fear of change/loss of control to throw you off balance. Keep your responses gracious and detached.
As Mercury (your ruler) and the Sun enter your sector of security, balancing your most basic needs (money and emotional stability) with the needs of others will become paramount. Communicate what you need (whether that’s a pay increase or more attention /commitment from your partner) because no one can read your mind. But be prepared for some conflict involving your debts, your partner’s intimacy needs or financial situation. The Uranus/Pluto square can make it feel like your entire foundation is being threatened, especially when your newly emerging personal goals are called into question. Keep pushing forward with your new agenda, while adjusting to meet the concerns of others.
The entrance of Mercury and the Sun into your sign signals the kickoff for new projects, initiatives, plans, goals and lifestyle adjustments. Change is in the air, and you’re ready. So how do you react as the Uranus/Pluto square sends unexpected relationship developments your way, while pushing you to adjust to home/family pressures? With your customary poise, grace and quiet determination, that’s how. You like harmonious situations, and this week will not be harmonious. But you also know how to instinctively adjust to any challenge, while not breaking a sweat. This is what you were made for.
Much of this week’s action will hit you where no one can see it. Mercury and the Sun move into your sector of secrets, turning your focus to private plans, hidden developments and potentials. But the Uranus/Pluto square will target what’s not ready to emerge, with sudden changes in your work, routine or health. This may be combined with ultimatums, or conversations/ideas that seem more like power games than anything else. You’ll be caught off guard, and your reactions will be based on unconscious or unacknowledged issues. Pause and consider before you respond; you don’t have to reveal anything before it’s time to.
Mercury and the Sun enter your sector of friends and groups, hi-lighting your connection to the community. This can be a sociable time as you re-affirm casual relationships and/or join new groups. But the Uranus/Pluto square will challenge some of these associations with your changing goals for security and success. You are not the same person, so the old friendships/patterns of relating cannot stay the same. Whether you want to stand out, get more respect or more freedom, some friendships will be tested.
Your attention turns to career and public status as Mercury and the Sun enter this sector. Gaining respect/attention for your future goals will be a theme, as will relations with those in authority. As you network/meet with management, leave yourself some space to accommodate unexpected home/family situations (courtesy of the Uranus/Pluto square). You may feel distracted, rattled or pressured by what’s happening at home, and these events may even change some of your career plans. Also consider if your goals are honouring your newly emerging identity. Pluto in your sign has been creating profound changes; do your career objectives match the new you?
Mercury and the Sun bring new opportunities to light, involving long distance travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Your task will be to balance these new developments with unexpected messages, ideas or upsetting conversations (your siblings may be involved, as well). As the Uranus/Pluto square kicks up some dust, remember why you were aiming for these new opportunities to begin with. Some adjustment in your goals may needed, but you don’t have to sacrifice everything. This will be especially important to remember, as hidden fears, doubts and control issues could convince you to give up before you even get started. Don’t quit, just make adjustments.
Mercury and the Sun light up your sector of shared resources, emphasizing loans, debts, taxes or your partner’s finances. Alternatively, intimacy issues may be under discussion as you negotiate boundaries. Either way, give and take is the theme as you balance your personal security with making others happy. The Uranus/Pluto square will push you to demand more for yourself, or catch you off guard as you discover that the situation wasn’t quite what you expected (or wanted). Your changing position in the group will have an impact on this as well, as old social structures no longer support your newly emerging sense of security.