Mercury at 1 degree Aquarius squares Mars in Scorpio, then stations Rx. Mercury's fresh whiff of detachment will contrast with Mars' compulsive and/or secretive actions. Clarity can pierce the shadows, but there may be a resulting argument. Mercury Rx pushes the pause button and points to an issue that's crucial, but not ready to be resolved just yet.
Venus at 7 degrees Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces, opening up limitless expectations for romance, money and creative endeavors. But these expectations may not be based in reality. It will be easy to give/spend too much, or go too far.
Finally, the Sun conjoins Pluto in Capricorn at 15 degrees. This is a warm up for the January 9th Capricorn New Moon. This particular aspect spotlights an area of power or profound change that is seeping through the cracks in the foundation. Too, it can trigger relentless ambition. Along with Mercury Rx square Mars, this suggests reaching a threshold or limit, and feeling the urgency to knock down all resistance. Venus/Neptune can make it tempting to ignore everything and run away.