- Mercury in Taurus square Vesta in Leo: 6 degrees
The basics of what you want clash with creative/romantic devotion. Maybe you're so focused on the special thing that you get bogged down in financial details, or the possessive tyranny of ownership. Fixating on something/someone special can shut down creative possibilities, if all you think about is "He/she's mine" or "Will others appreciate how much I paid for this?"
Alternatively, the cost of recognition/ego may be too much, if it threatens your values or security. Consider the price of admission into the spotlight.