Mercury conjoins Pluto in Capricorn on January 29th, bringing us profound messages that unearth the truth. Information will have a significant power - dead ideas will be dismantled, and investigations will be relentless. Mercury’s square to Uranus on January 31st indicates this power will be connected to the disruption of tradition, rules or commitments. Words will be confrontational, but Mercury’s sextile to Chiron in Pisces (February 1st) also indicates a necessary release. What comes out will have the power to heal, and Mercury’s square to Jupiter on February 2nd adds positive potential. There could be an unexpected opportunity in all this. Too, the square to Jupiter can expand the entire situation, increasing the urge to speak out and push the issue (for better or worse).
These aspects can be interpreted as one aspect, known as a T Square. Mercury/Pluto is the focal point of tension from both ends of the separating Jupiter/Uranus opposition. The Cardinal signs are activated, so there will be a push to do something with information (Mercury). It won't be easy. You may have to be uncompromising. You will certainly be pressured to respond, or decide.
Conversations will veer off in unexpected directions. You won't be able to avoid a verbal smackdown whose time has come, but you don't need to exaggerate (Jupiter) the issue. Stick to the facts, stay in the moment, and resist the urge to make wild promises or statements. Accept the truth that's revealed, and keep your eyes open for the silver lining (Jupiter). Words will be the keys that unlock everything.
After the shake up comes a new chapter, as Venus enters Aries on February 3rd. Relationships, money, self-esteem and personal values will be infused with new confidence and assertiveness. Venus attracts, but this sign is ruled by action-planet Mars (which will also be in Aries). There’s a feeling of going after what you want, even if you don't have a conscious plan. Attractions will be impulsive, instinctive and competitive. Self-esteem can increase in proportion to the challenge that's presented. This is not a calm influence, but it is hot and vital.
Aspects to Mercury in your career sector, including the square to Uranus in your sign, can uncover some surprising truths about authority, the structure of your job, or your professional image. A discussion or announcement may be the final trigger that pushes you out of an existing job, or onto a new path. You may decide to rebel against someone’s declaration, or challenge an uncompromising statement. Too, you may catch wind of an exciting opportunity that’s not without risk. As disruptive as these energies are, you will find some relief as a hidden area of discontent is finally addressed.
Venus into your sign can confirm that your above responses were on target. Or, if you bit off more than you can chew, Venus will bring positive responses, or something new to look forward to. In general, Venus enhances your attraction power, whether you’re attracting romance or financial/professional opportunities. Along with Mars in your sign, Venus can encourage you (even more than usual) to compete.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of opportunities can boost your confidence enough that you say “yes” to something unexpected. Long-distance travel, education, legal matters or publishing are possible areas where you’ll be urged to explore, or make your voice heard. This can be about going public with a surprising announcement, or being motivated by a powerful cause. While you’re at it, an area of social discomfort will also be addressed.
Venus into your hidden sector suggests the above energies will urge you to look more closely at a hidden or undeveloped potential. Venus joins Mars in this sector, suggesting a secret attraction/project is gathering momentum. You’re starting to see how an ultimate goal or dream may be possible.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of shared resources can uncover buried information, involving finances, intimacy or psychological issues. The discovery/conversation is likely to be intense, as old habits/ideas are blown away. Too, developments around debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy can accelerate to the point where you feel overwhelmed, even if the developments are positive. Questions about success, authority or your career path will be easily answered.
Venus into your social sector sees you ready to connect with new people. Romantically or platonically, you’ll be attracting others - the vibe is impulsive, fast-moving and competitive. People may come and go quickly. Nonetheless, this is an excellent influence for making new connections, or for a public launch.
Aspects to Mercury in your partnership sector suggest a discussion, realization or introduction that upsets the power balance between you and another. You may be shocked and/or thrilled, but your approach to one-on-one relations will change. A rebalancing will be needed, and a new way of compromising will be necessary (althoughcompromise will be difficult). Domestic and career discussions can be triggers. Despite the disruption, this can actually make a distant possibility seem more approachable.
Venus into your career sector can attract the right people. Watch for others who can help you get ahead, or who are receptive to what you’re selling. Relationships with management, and your professional image, should receive a nice boost as well. If there’s something new you’re thinking of trying (a business launch, image overhaul or work idea) now’s the time. A professional challenge could bring out the best in you.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of routine can present a surprising solution or workaround. Heath issues, routine tasks or obligations can receive a shake-up in the form of a discussion or discovery that clarifies what you need to fix. Too, an abrupt change could open up new possibilities, as old routines/work are revealed to be invalid. Watch for an opportunity to heal (or at least improve) a private issue.
Venus into your sector of opportunities builds on the above energy, as changes/revelations push you out of your comfort zone. Travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing are areas where you can attract favourable results. Even if you’re not sure what you really want, finding out will be half the fun.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of self-expression can urge you to speak out about something you really want. Romance, creative efforts or children/pregnancy are areas where you could make demands. Or, you could be hit with unexpected good news. Your confidence should increase as you realize that you’re entitled to more, and that your words/ideas are the keys to manifesting. For some, surprising developments in finances will disrupt existing plans, and may push you to approach a personal/creative goal in anew way. Your increase in confidence, or your willingness to take a risk, can help you address a lingering relationship issue.
Venus’ entrance to your sector of shared resources can see you ready to spend/invest more, on a financial or emotional level. Romance looks hot, but any area where you’re ready to commit more energy will benefit. Are you prepared to go all the way, in order to get what you truly desire? There’s a risk with these influences, but sometimes you have to move forward with no guarantees.
Aspects to Mercury in your domestic sector, including the square to Jupiter in your sign, can bring surprising news involving home or family. A relocation, home business, family discussion or discovery of past information could turn the tide in your favour. Too, your impulsive idea/declaration could disrupt the existing family structure, for the better. There could also be an unexpected announcement from a partner. These changes will help you deal with slippery routines or health issues.
Venus into your partnership sector suggests that after the initially disruptive surge of intel, you'll run with the challenge. Or, there may be a new reason to step up your game and respond to a challenge. For all your harmony and politeness, you know that you're one of the more competitive signs. All one-on-one relationships are favoured, and there’s the possibility of a sizzling new attraction.
Aspects to Mercury in your communication sector suggest a crucial discussion, discovery or piece of information. New words/ideas will transform existing plans, or change your mind. There may be flash of clarity, or an upsetting change (involving health or routine) that can actually benefit you as it uncovers a previously unrealized potential. Too, you may be hit with a surge of inspiration that you just have to share. Good news can hit when you least expect it, and it may be in the guise of of something that’s initially not so great. Watch for an opportunity to turn these unexpected events into something that feeds your creativity, eases your insecurities or pushes you to take a small risk.
Venus into your sector of routine adds improves relations regarding work or health matters. Co-worker relationships can be edgy but positive, and you may find that you attract the help you need. Self-care and self-improvement are favoured. Too, you could be ready to approach a relationship with assertively helpful energy. You’ll know what you need to do, and you’ll be ready to jump in.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of personal resources can bring surprising financial news. An uncompromising discussion/discovery can deliver the opportunity to earn more, or it can shock you into changing the way you spend. Too, you could reach your limit and discover the newfound confidence to ask for what you really need. Family history may be addressed in the process.
Venus into your sector of self-expression can bring celebrations, attractions or creative confidence. New business developments can draw favourable attention your way. Or, you may just feel like cutting loose and taking a risk. Watch your money - expenses can take you by surprise.
Aspects to Mercury in your sign ((including the conjunction to Pluto) can abruptly change your mind about a crucial decision, or reveal a truth that’s been simmering for awhile. You’ve got the power and focus to cut through the crap and make a definitive choice, no matter how disrupted you feel. A wake-up call or confrontational discussion can benefit you. Too, there could be an opportunity to advance at work, or grab attention for your ideas. All discussions, no matter now challenging, will offer relief as you finally address a sore spot.
Venus into your domestic sector can see you feeling positive about family, home improvements, a home business, or domestic relationship. You may have the urge to change things up, enhance your environment or celebrate with those closest to you.
Aspects to Mercury in your hidden sector can help you connect the dots in unexpected ways. A background realization or flash of intuition will involve the death of an outdated idea. Too, hidden information can come to light, and this can propel you into positive new territory. This will be accompanied by a sense of relief, as you address a financial or emotional insecurity.
Venus into your communication sector adds positive energy to all exchanges of information. Emails, phone calls, brief conversations/introductions can help you reach out and make the best impression, or attract someone’s attention. Excellent for networking, winning people over, selling, or simply engaging in fun/flirtatious exchanges. Confrontational discussions can feel good, as you test your intelligence against someone. If you’re not sure about saying it/writing it, the answer is “yes.”
Aspects to Mercury in your social sector suggest a disruptive public announcement or conversation. A friendship, group activity, or your public image, may be shaken and stirred due to a reveal. Even if you’re the one who initiates this, you won’t have control over the results. Be prepared for unexpected ripples. Mercury’s harmonious connection with Chiron in your sign suggests this will be a necessary confrontation, and ultimately it will feel good to let it out.
Venus into you sector of personal resources adds attraction power where you need it the most. Earned money, sources of income, self-esteem and personal values can all receive a shot of optimism, as you zero in on a new development or source of potential. This transit can also pump up your sense of entitlement, pushing you to fight for what you need.