On January 5th, Mercury stations Rx in Aquarius and squares Mars in Scorpio. The tension between thought and action will peak as everything grinds to a halt. The tremendous pressure of these Fixed signs hi-lights the clash between Aquarian liberation/illumination and Scorpio control/secrets. The outcome will not be apparent just yet, as Mercury backs into Capricorn on January 8th. This will signal a review of priorities, rules and plans. Authority, or the validity of commitments, will be questioned.
The jarring New Moon in Capricorn (on January 9th) will conjoin Pluto and square Uranus in Aries (the leftovers of the Uranus/Pluto square). Black Moon Lilith in Libra will also be in mix. New beginnings may be pushed on you with urgency. There will be tension between power (Pluto) and freedom (Uranus). BML adds the uncomfortable expression of raw desire, or the exposure of what's ugly, ignored or taboo. Note that Uranus (ruler of Aquarius) and Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) echo the square between Mars and Mercury. The struggle for change/power may not trigger clear progress (Mercury is Rx until January 25th) but it will act as a catalyst for future changes.
Venus in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces on January 5th, inflating desires for more (romance, escape, indulgence). This energy can feel dizzying, as endless possibilities open up. But when Venus conjoins Saturn on January 8th, the possibilities will narrow dramatically. Only the truth will remain.
Finally, Jupiter stations Rx in Virgo on January 7th, prompting a review of the facts. This may be necessary to clarify or get at the truth. But it may also present an opportunity to take what you know and expand it to the absolute limit. Jupiter Rx intensifies and focuses its expansion on one or two details, so this can be a powerful fine-tuning cycle.
Mercury Rx in your social sector squares Mars in your sector of shared resources. Financial or intimacy issues can bring discussions with friends/groups to a halt. Or, you may find that a shift in social perspective causes you to look more closely at a private issue. As Mercury backs into your career sector, these issues may compel a rethink of career goals, or encourage you to revisit a discussion with someone in authority. The New Moon in your career sector can bring surprising new job developments, or a compulsive impulse involving your professional status. Sexual politics in the workplace can also be an issue. But know that professional/official details can change once Mercury stations direct.
Venus in your opportunities sector squares Neptune, inflating hopes around long distance romance, travel, education or legal matters. Something big may be on the horizon, but the conjunction to Saturn will quickly clarify if it’s practical and within reach. Too, Saturn can focus your ideals, and you may need to whittle down your originalplans.
Jupiter Rx in your sector of routine can slow you down a bit. Jupiter has brought a lot of excess work, obligations and energy, but now it’s time to put some things on pause and focus on an obligation, change in health, or co-worker issue. The more you zoom in, the greater your chances of upgrading or repairing.
Mercury in your career sector stations Rx and squares Mars in your partnership sector. Discussions/plans for the future may be put on hold, as relationship disagreements lead you and your partner to an impasse. As Mercury reenters your opportunities sector, it will be time to take a second look at long distance, education or legal issues. Certain realities about expansion may need to be confronted. The New Moon in your opportunities sector can signal a risky new path that’s exciting and anxiety-provoking, but keep in mind that Mercury Rx can delay forward movement. There’s no rush.
Venus in your sector of shared resources squares Neptune, bringing a surge of dreamy passion, or the desire to throw caution to the winds and spend what you don’t have. You may be tempted to accelerate a relationship, or make an unwise investment. The conjunction with Saturn will bring you up short, as you’re confronted with financial or emotional boundaries. You or your partner may feel overwhelmed (and short-changed) after the initial rush of euphoria. Go slow, and pay attention to debts, taxes, loans, your partners finances, and physical boundaries.
Jupiter Rx in your sector of self-expression can put romantic or creative developments on pause, as you slow down and take stock of what’s come your way so far. You may need to do more with creative materials, or look more closely at certain details/promises in a new relationship. Too, there could be something you missed (regarding a creative project, new attraction or children/pregnancy) that requires your attention.
Mercury in your opportunities sector stations Rx, squaring Mars in your sector of routine. Long distance travel plans, education or legal matters may be delayed or changed, as developments involving health or work create tension. The desire to move forward versus the need to attend to certain obligations can result in a deadlock. As Mercury backs into your sector of shared resources, you’ll be revisiting financial or intimate discussions/information in order to get a handle on things. Financial details in particular may need to be reconfigured. The New Moon in your sector of shared resources can provide new approaches to what you owe or share, or shock you with upsetting developments. Remember that Mercury is still Rx, so use caution if signing financial documents, or dealing with commitments/endings/attractions.
Venus in your relationship sector squares Neptune, triggering partnership hopes or illusions. A new attraction or existing relationship may seem like it’s going one way, but Venus/Saturn will bring you back down to earth, as you bump into the reality of the other person’s plans or boundaries.
Jupiter Rx in your domestic sector can urge you to reconsider a move, domestic expansion or home business. Before you keep moving forward, work on fully developing the foundation that you’ve laid so far. Home improvements may need to be reworked.
Mercury in your sector of shared resources stations Rx, squaring Mars in your sector of self-expression. A passionate new attraction or creative goal may not be quite right. Finances might need a second look (especially if you’re about to dive in and invest/spend a lot) or you may need to readjust your actions. Are you sure this is what you want? As Mercury backs into your relationship sector, you and a partner may need to rehash a discussion. Or, you may reconsider what you want and who you have. For some, this Rx transit can reconnect you to a past relationship. The New Moon in your partnership sector can suggest a new “old” relationship (reconnection to the past) that jars you with its intensity, or an abrupt new direction in an existing relationship. Jealousy and fear/anger triggered by rejection can be the main drivers for developments. But with Mercury Rx, it’s best to wait and see how things develop, as someone could change their mind (or withdraw) once Mercury stations direct.
Venus in your sector of routine squares Neptune, triggering wasteful or unfocused moments. There’s work to be done, but you may be distracted by something distant and intriguing. Fortunately, Saturn will quickly remind you where your responsibilities lie. Some may experience this Neptune/Saturn blend as a frustrating medical or work issue that leaves you feeling helpless. When in doubt, stick with Saturn: develop a routine, focus, and stick with it. One step at a time.
Jupiter Rx in your communication sector pushes you to consider a promise or rush of new information. But before you promise/believe more, check the existing facts to make sure everything lines up. It’s easy to lose track of what was said, or overlook a detail that you should be building up. Jupiter Rx can also be a prompt to follow through with a writing/communication project, or contact someone that you’ve meaning to get in touch with.
Mercury stations Rx in your partnership sector, squaring Mars in your domestic sector. Disagreements in a domestic partnership, or developments at home/with family, could cause you or your partner to backtrack. As Mercury reenters your sector of routine, take a closer look at the practical issues that need attention. There may just be a little fine tuning that’s needed. The New Moon in your sector of routine can give you an ambitious fresh impulse to get organized/get energized, which can help you tackle repairs or upgrades. Too, work tasks or co-worker issues may need to be revisited as an uncomfortable new work dynamic grabs your attention. Mercury Rx can indicate minor breakdowns, difficulties with instructions or the need to repeat yourself.
Venus in your sector of self-expression squares Neptune, flooding you with romance, creative inspiration, and big dreams. This can be a time when you flirt like crazy, overindulge or risk it all. Before you dive in, know that Saturn will be waiting to deliver your reality check. By all means, have fun. But know that you’ll be reminded of exactly how far you can go, or who/what you can have.
Jupiter Rx in your sector of personal finances urges you to fully develop an opportunity for new/improved income. There may be advice you need to take, or improvements you need to make (to your spending/budgeting). Or new sources to explore more deeply. Jupiter in this sector can also increase your spending, so if that’s been the case, it’s time now to put on the brakes and consider if you really need the extras.
Mercury stations Rx in your sector of routine and squares Mars in your communication sector. The daily rituals, work and organization issues may not proceed as smoothly as you’d like. Others may challenge your way of doing things, or you could encounter frustrations with breakdowns, minor health issues or fractious co-worker relationships. As Mercury backs into your sector of self-expression, you may temporarily shift your focus from what you need to do to what you want to do. Easing off on a work or health issue may be all you can do at the moment. Too, you could be compelled to take a second look at an attraction or creative project. The New Moon in your sector of self-expression can trigger an electric surge of inspiration, hope or a new impulse to reach out to someone. Keep in mind that Mercury Rx can take you back, but it’s primary purpose is to review or wrap things up.
Venus in your domestic sector squares Neptune, creating some romantic moments with a domestic partner, or increasing the urge for the two of you to indulge/celebrate. It can also increase your desire to withdraw and avoid a relationship/domestic reality, but Venus/Saturn will confront you with what you’ve been avoiding. There may be minor disappointments regarding a home business, domestic goal, relocation or partnership issue, but the bigger picture involves your long-term responsibilities. Focus on what needs to be done, and refuse to be distracted by in-the-moment issues.
Jupiter Rx in your sign encourages you to develop something you may have overlooked or ignored. Jupiter has brought you much to work with, and its Rx motion will slow things down, temporality. Consider if there’s an area where you’ve been doubting your potential for success. This transit does not guarantee success, but it does give you a chance to step up and show others what you can do. Whether it’s career, a relationship, or self-improvement, it’s time to recommit yourself to you, by bringing your absolute best.
Mercury stations Rx in your sector of self-expression, and squares Mars in your sector of personal resources. A new attraction, creative project or efforts to openly express your desires may be frustrated. Just when you’re ready to surge forward, you find that what you’re saying or thinking is not quite in line with what happens. Mercury’s retreat to your domestic sector signals a time to pull back and reconsider what you’re aiming for, or trying to advertise. Financial glitches or mixed messages could be issues. The New Moon in your domestic sector will revitalize and/or destabilize you. It can be a reminder of how far you’ve come and how the past no longer has a hold on you. This is an excellent influence for self-reflection and realigning your goals. If you’re considering relocation or renovations, know that Mercury Rx can cause delays and changes in plans.
Venus in your communication sector squares Neptune, stirring up seductive, flirtatious or vague messages. What did they mean when they said ____? What do you want? It’s all rather unclear, but Venus/Saturn will help clarify things with a firm reminder of where things stand. A hopeful message or idea may dissolve, or you may find that your attempts to reach out hit a wall. Then again, Saturn can focus you on what’s absolutely essential to communicate. Watch for official documents or promises that a slightly disappointing.
Jupiter Rx in your hidden sector can remind you of a key detail, conversation or idea that you missed. Something hidden or forgotten can come to light, and what you discover could be very good for you. Even if you’re not exactly sure how it fits into your life at the moment, keep it on file; you’ll have use for it later.
Mercury stations Rx in your domestic sector and squares Mars in your sign. Domestic arguments, renovations or relocations may prompt a change in the plan of action. You may have been pushing for one outcome, but the results will not unfold the way you’d hoped. Mercury’s retreat to your communication sector is a chance to reevaluate goals or return to a past discussion. The New Moon in your communication sector can spark a surprising new idea, contact or piece of information. Too, a truth may be revealed or you may be pushed to speak out. But Mercury Rx says that everything is still under review, and the facts as you know them can change. Siblings communications are also hi-lighted.
Venus in your sector of personal resources squares Neptune, encouraging you to spend more, give more or ignore some obvious red flags. Venus/Saturn will confront you with a reminder of where you’ve wandered off the path (regarding budgets, self-esteem or relationships). Venus’ aspects to Neptune and Saturn can also put a dent in your self-esteem (or finances) but this is more likely to happen if you’ve moved away from your area of primary focus: becoming more independent, disciplined and certain of what’s good for you.
Jupiter Rx in your social sector can see you questioning certain promises, details or information regarding friends, groups or public activities. You may get another shot at a social event or public endeavour/campaign, or a public activity that’s already in motion may demand a closer look. This transit enables you to do more with what people have given you, and that may involve asking pointed questions.
Mercury stations Rx in your communication sector and squares Mars in your hidden sector. A background issue, secret or previously unacknowledged point of anger may trigger a discussion that brings everything to a halt. Before you charge forward, you’ll be compelled to pause and investigate, reconsider or clarify. As Mercury backs into your sector of personal resources, you’ll backtrack and look more closely at finances and/or your baseline needs. Do have what it takes? Are you getting enough? The New Moon in your sector of personal resources can introduce an unexpected new financial or emotional development. You may feel pushed to take action (or strike out at someone) but Mercury Rx is about reviewing and correcting your existing situation before you move forward. Use this New Moon as a catalyst to take care of leftover business, or look closely at how your needs align with the current reality.
Venus in your sign squares Neptune, briefly urging you to throw caution to the winds, or indulge in a fantasy/what- if scenario. But Venus/Saturn will clarify exactly what you can and cannot do/have. You can avoid the potential misdirection by maintaining your focus on what you already know to be your primary objective: attend to your responsibilities and increase your personal authority by acting like an adult.
Jupiter Rx in your career sector can push you to develop a job opportunity more fully, or ask some pointed questions about promises someone in authority has made. Too, this can be a chance to polish up your resume/professional image/business goals by honing in on certain details and making them sing.
Mercury stations Rx in your sector of personal resources, squaring Mars in your social sector. Social activities, friends and groups can be contentious. Public goals and ambitions can trigger a pause in your discussions/plans around emotional security or financial gain. Too, discussions around salary, or a major purchase, can be up for review. As Mercury backs into your sign, you’ll be questioning what you really want, or if your approach was the right one. The New Moon in your sign can jolt you with new information, or the urge to make radical changes. Too, you could feel compelled to fight for what you must have. But Mercury Rx urges you to apply caution and keep sifting through the available intel. There’s no need to rush into this decision.
Venus in your hidden sector squares Neptune, triggering a beautiful dream, fantasy or hope. Something/someone may capture your imagination, but Venus/Saturn will give you an immediate shot of reality. There may be tension between wanting more but having to say goodbye, or indulging a habit while knowing that you have to give it up.
Jupiter Rx in your sector of opportunities can bring back a past issue involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. You may get another chance at what seemed too far/too much, or you may have to ask questions about the facts. Pay close attention to the fine print, especially in legal matters. Too, Jupiter Rx can encourage you do more research before you jump into something. Travel/relocation plans can be delayed.
Mercury stations Rx in your sign and squares Mars in your career sector. Ambition and/or conflict can fire you up, urging you to go for it. But even as you’re ready to jump forward, you’ll be confronted by reasons to stay put. A job opportunity may need more time, in order to smooth out the details, or conflicts at work may see you asking if you should move on. As Mercury retreats into your hidden sector, it’s time to reconsider, plan and investigate, but not go public with your ideas (yet). The New Moon in your hidden sector can gift you with an unusual new idea/realization, or a juicy secret. But for the moment, stay quiet and watch how things play out.
Venus in your social sector squares Neptune, inflating a social ideal, attraction to someone you meet through friends/groups, or your hopes for a public goal. Venus/Saturn will correct any misconceptions you might have had, while redirecting your focus towards what really matters. Venus/Saturn can also reconfirm your commitment to a public goal, or it can reveal the truth about a friendship you’ve been confused about.
Jupiter Rx in your sector of shared resources can help you get more from a financial opportunity (debts, taxes, loans, investments, your partner’s finances) while encouraging you to expand on a particular piece of financial information (or do more research). Intimacy can also deepen, or undergo a period or testing/questioning. During this Rx period, you might double- check if something really is as good as it seems.
Mercury stations Rx in your hidden sector, and squares Mars in your sector of opportunities. Tensions/delays involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing can prompt you to look more deeply at an issue (or yourself). What’s not being said or revealed can become crucial. As Mercury backs into your social sector, you may reconsider a social connection, or reconnect with a friend/acquaintance. Group affiliations and public statements may also be up for review. The New Moon in your social sector can introduce someone new and exciting, or open up a social/public opportunity. Too, social connections/friendships can be rocked by unpleasant revelations. But Mercury Rx cautions you to wait for the full story to come out. All social efforts may be delayed.
Venus in your career sector squares Neptune in your sign, boosting your hope for the future, for a new job, or position in your existing job. Venus/Saturn will confront you with the work/responsibility that’s required. Too, Venus/Saturn can direct your attention to limits around career growth, or the results of careless moments that could impact your professional image. Stay open to future possibilities, but be cautious until you have a complete grasp of the consequences and obligations.
Jupiter Rx in your relationship sector urges you to review a new or existing relationship. There may have been a rush of exciting developments, but now is the time to take a breath and evaluate. This can be your opportunity to correct or improve some issues. Too, Jupiter Rx can help you develop a partnership more fully by zeroing in on one area, or clarifying intentions.