Mercury's Rx transit of Gemini is drawing to a close. It stations direct (at 4 degrees Gemini) on June 11th. The last aspect it makes while Rx is a sextile to Venus (at 4 degrees Leo) on June 10th, which is a nice way to end the Rx period. This final aspect suggests that looking back/looking more closely can have social or financial (Venus) benefits. It's not a huge windfall, but it's gently encouraging.
Once Mercury stations direct, it will be time to move ahead with discussions, choices and agreements. BUT, Mars (at 21 degrees Gemini) will be squaring Chiron in Pisces, on the same day. I mentioned the square to Chiron here, because it will be active just as the Sun/Mars sextiles to Uranus and Jupiter are peaking. I think the fortunate energy of the sextiles will balance out any potential sensitivities or awkwardness that are triggered by Mars square Chiron. But you'll still have to be smart about this.
As you move forward with Mercury direct, know that Mars square Chiron indicates careless actions or aggressive words that leave a bruise. You may be the bruiser, or the one receiving the bruises. Either way, you'll have to proceed with some caution. It will be go time, but you can't charge forward indiscriminately.
On June 12th, it will be the Sun in Gemini's turn to square Chiron, effectively extending the Mars/Chiron square (because Mars and the Sun will be almost united at this point, although they won't form an exact conjunction until June 14th). Also on June 12th, Neptune stations Rx at 9 degrees Pisces. This Rx transit is not as obvious as some of the others, because Neptune's dreams, illusions and transcendence can sneak up on you. Neptune Rx can be a time of intensification, as you peer more closely at the ideal/fantasy that's been whispering from the corner. For some, Neptune Rx can be a temporary reprieve from an addiction/lack of focus, especially if Neptune is almost perfecting a hard aspect to a natal planet (and then backs away during its Rx). The reprieve will be a chance to get a grip (because the influence will be coming back at ya, once Neptune stations direct). Neptune's Rx transit will last until November 18th (when it stations direct at 7 degrees). I'll write more about this in the future.
Neptune Rx, on the heels of Mercury direct (with a chaser of Chiron squares) suggests forward movement on the surface, but a shift in perspective underneath. Gemini is about surface facts; the info in front of you, the news, the actual words you hear/say. All of that will progress. But Pisces is everything that transcends the facts. It's the opposite of logic, the blind spots, escapism, dreams, the subconscious and the quiet voice inside. This combination of influences points to an adjustment between what you think/say and what you feel/dream. How do logic and intuition mesh, in your life? There may be a disconnect, and these influences will emphasize that.
How this might play out:
- you hear one thing, but feel something very different
- you say/agree to something, but your inner voice is telling a different story
- you say yes, but mean no (or vice versa)
Mercury direct will not solve all your problems, if you've lost touch with your inner voice. The squares to Chiron will alert you to any discrepancies, via an "ouch" or pang of discomfort. Pay attention if something feels off.
Neptune Rx will help you correct the misalignment. Keep your eye on June 23rd, when Mercury direct will square Neptune Rx at 9 degrees, hi-lighting any discrepancies. The half-truth, the white lie, the evasion, the denial...these are all attempts to compensate for the gap between reality and illusion. But the real solution is aligning external words with internal truth, so no lies are needed.
Note that the Sun/Mars conjunction will occur on the same day as Saturn Rx re-enters Scorpio, and I'll write about this in the next couple of days.
If you have natal/progressed planets, angles or Nodes from:
- 3 to 5 degrees of the Mutable signs, you'll feel Mercury's direct station most strongly
- 19 to 22 of the Mutable signs, you'll feel the Chiron squares most strongly
- 8 to 10 degrees of the Mutable signs, you'll feel Neptune Rx most strongly