The next phase of Mercury Rx approaches.
On October 10th, Mercury Rx backs into Libra. It will Rx from 29 to to 16 degrees, where it will station direct on October 25th. Then it will activate 16 to 29 degrees again, as it moves forward.
These degrees are important for all the Cardinal signs, especially 16 degrees. This will be within range of the degrees activated during today's Full Moon eclipse in Aries, so there may be another discussion involving/triggered by the eclipse.
If you thought this eclipse was the absolute end...maybe not. There could be more to discuss, even if that just means a wrap- up.
Mercury Rx in Libra is not so light and airy. It's polite, but there's a review happening now. A closer look at relationships. Retrograde motion intensifies the energy of planet and sign, so Libra's objective analysis and comparisons will be hyper-intellectualized by Mercury. Head trumps heart, as Libra sees beyond the desire to partner up at all costs. If there was ever a time to figure out your partnership (or lack of partnership) this is it.
Mercury's Libra ingress will coincide with Venus in Libra's inconjunct to Chiron Rx (at 13 degrees Pisces) on October 10th, and Venus' opposition to Uranus Rx in Aries (at 14 degrees) exact on October 11th. I'll write about Venus tomorrow, but for now, I'll say that this combination of influences feels like paper-cut clarity. What you learn may sting a bit, but it will be so quick and clean (Uranus) that it shouldn't hurt that much. I see this as a minor cut, not a major wound. Besides, the Sun in Libra will be sextiling Jupiter at 17 degrees Leo, also on October 10th. If what you discover/discuss throws you off balance, transiting Jupiter has something hopeful to tip the scales in the other direction.
Mercury will be making some interesting aspects during this transit, and I'll write about them as they happen:
- October 16th: Mercury Rx conjuncts the Sun and sextiles Mars in Sag at 23 degrees
- October 17th: Mercury Rx conjuncts Venus at 22 degrees
- October 20th: Mercury Rx conjuncts the North Node and sextiles Jupiter in Leo at 19 degrees
- October 30th: Mercury direct conjuncts the North Node at 19 degrees
- November 1st: Mercury direct sextiles Jupiter in Leo at 20 degrees