The Aries eclipse starts this week off with a bang (see last week’s horoscopes for details). But afterwards, we have a relatively quiet, albeit confusing, time.
September 29th sees a blurry inconjunct between Mercury Rx in Libra and Neptune Rx in Pisces (at 7 degrees). September 30th sees a conjunction between the Sun and Mercury Rx, which would normally clarify something. But then the Sun inconjuncts Neptune Rx. There’s a sense of looking backwards with longing (at a past fantasy) or chasing repeatedly after a suspicion or illusion. Mercury Rx will compel you to look closely/look again, but can you trust what you’re seeing? Neptune blurs the lines.
Best advice for this brief but illusion-prone influence is to pay attention to what sounds “off” (words that ring false, the gut feeling that something is amiss, the sense that you’re missing something) but wait until after September 30th before you draw any conclusions. There’s a message for you, but it may be quite different from your initial interpretation.
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your partnership sector inconjunct Neptune Rx, in your hidden sector. Looking more closely at the lie, clarifying the doubtful story, or revisiting a relationship deception are possible themes. Mercury Rx will compel you to look beyond any sugary/too good to be true sentiments. Use caution when projecting what you want to hear. You can learn a lot from gossip, secrets and repeated deceptions (Mercury Rx could bring up a slightly different version of someone’s sob story).
Ask yourself: what am I really hearing from/saying to this person?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your sector of routine inconjunct Neptune Rx inyour social sector. Watch for difficulties around instructions, medical information, or the division of work tasks. Practicality and clarity will be challenged where you need it most, which is why Mercury Rx is your friend; double check the details, ask your co-workers that same question one more time, or ask for clarification/proof on anything that seems vague. Too, you could find that social cues or expectations mess with your obligations/search for solutions. Well meaning friends can create more difficulties, so it’s best to focus on what’s in front of you, and filter external advice.
Ask yourself: does the information make sense, and can it be applied in a real world context?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your sector of self-expression inconjunct Neptune Rx in yourcareer sector. A flirtatious comment, or moment when you put yourself out there, could be misguided. What you’re hoping to achieve may be quite different from what unfolds. Too, someone else may get the wrong idea about what you’re saying. This energy can also see you reconsidering a future goal, because it doesn’t quite mesh with what you really want. Dealings with those in authority, or those involved with your professional reputation, may be confusing. When in doubt, slow down and think carefully before you announce your intentions.
Ask yourself: are my words aligned with a personal desire?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your domestic sector inconjunct Neptune Rx in your opportunities sector, blurring the lines between past and present. Domestic plans and discussions may be thrown off track by a distant ideal or future wish. Too, it may be difficult to form a clear understanding of what’s happening in front of you, as it is distorted by future possibilities. Relocation details, travel plans and legal matters can be tricky to clarify. In this case, a past issue needs to be wrapped up before you can consider what lies ahead.
Ask yourself: is a future potential distracting me from my present situation?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your communication sector inconjunct Neptune Rx in your sector of shared resources. Surface communication will have a whole other layer of meaning swirling beneath it. Hidden doubts, compulsions or suspicions will make all communication tricky, and you’ll have to be careful about what you say or hear. Not the best influence for factual analysis or final answers, especial with Mercury Rx. Financial issues, or hidden reservoirs or jealousy/paranoia/misplaced attraction, can be challenging. However, you may find that taking a second look reveals something questionable. But wait until this influence passes before you make your findings public. Sibling communications can also be tricky to navigate.
Ask yourself: what’s underneath the surface?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your security sector inconjunct Neptune Rx in your relationship sector. A partnership issue can cause moments of confusion or anxiety, as you worry about an elusive issue, or go back over a conversation. The problem is, it will be difficult to tell if you’re focusing on the right issue, or there’s any issue at all. If possible, wait until this brief aspect dissipates before having that urgent conversation. You may find that the issue resolves itself. Emotional security/insecurity and financial issues can be major themes, but what you think you’re lacking may be rooted in your projected anxieties. However, these energies can draw your attention to a deficit (financial or emotional) that needs your attention (although it may be in a totally different area than you first suspect).
Ask yourself: where does the problem actually lie?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your sign inconjunct Neptune Rx in your sector of routine. Watch for challenges around that contact from the past, those old memories or that idea/conversation that you’re trying to clarify. Especially if you’re trying to make a point or come to a decision, these energies can muddy the intake of information with confusion about obligations, work tasks or health issues. The area where you need logic and straightforward facts will be full of vague ideas. So if you can, wait this influence out and/or get a second opinion. Work communications can be especially tricky, and medical information can be delayed or incorrect.
Ask yourself: what are the essential facts, and is there any ambiguity around them?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your hidden sector inconjunct Neptune Rx in your sector of self expression, suggesting rich moments of fantasy, illusion and dreams. This is potent energy for creative and spiritual work, but not so great for open communication. And you may not even want to share what you know or feel at this moment. For these couple of days, it may be better if you keep things to yourself. Secrets, gossip and private attractions feature strongly as well.
Ask yourself: what can I do with this window into the realm of fantasy?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your social sector inconjunct Neptune Rx in your domestic sector, suggesting that issues from the past, or an ongoing family dynamic, may skew friendships or group activities. Too, an ongoing development at home, or anxieties about domestic issues, can distort external relationships/goals. It will be difficult to get accurate information, or deliver a clear message, especially if you’re attempting to make a public statement. The overall theme is past distortions leaking into the present.
Ask yourself: how is my present public identity different from who I used to be?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your career sector inconjunct Neptune Rx in your communication sector, making issues with work/management tricky. Meetings can be delayed or rescheduled multiple times, and repeat requests/questions can go unanswered. Also, use extra caution where your professional image is concerned; public statements can be misunderstood. Mixed messages from those in authority may be an issue, and one, particular point of confusion (or deception) may be hi-lighted.
Ask yourself: what are the “lost in translation” areas between myself and management, or myself and those viewing my professional image?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your opportunities sector inconjunct Neptune Rx in your sector of personal resources. Travel plans, or issues involving education, legal matters or publishing can get bogged down in financial inconsistencies or emotional insecurities. A review may reveal more errors, or a shortfall. You may need to recalculate what you’re prepared to spend. However, while it’s important to go over your plans, know that some anxieties can keep expanding, the more you review them. There comes a point where you have to stop running the numbers and just let go.
Ask yourself: are my public ideals/speech/long-range plans realistically aligned with what I have?
Mercury Rx and the Sun in your sector of shared resources inconjuncts Neptune Rx in your sign, suggesting confusing moments based on what you suspect, rather than what you know. Shared finances (debts taxes, your partner’s finances) or physical/emotional intimacy may be areas where logic takes a backseat to jealousy, insecurity or fear. That’s not to say that something isn’t amiss…there’s likely a point that needs clarification, or a discussion that needs to happen. But these energies do not encourage unbiased exploration of sensitive issues. Pay attention to issues of deception /avoidance, but wait a few days before drawing any conclusions. Use extra caution if you must sign any financial documents.
Ask yourself: how much do I know versus how much do I assume?