The Sun/Venus Conjunction
January 9th features a superior conjunction of Venus and the Sun at 18 deg Capricorn. In the Sun/Venus cycle, this is a culmination, and it’s connected to the previous (inferior) Sun/Venus conjunction of March 25th, 2017, at 4 deg Aries. Venus was Rx at that time, and it was a beginning which has led to the current Sun/Venus result - a solid (Capricorn) manifestation of what you want or love, firmly defined by current rules and traditions. There's an aura of restraint (Capricorn) that does not diminish the sweetness of what you've earned.
Venus and the Sun conjoin Pluto (at 19 deg) on January 9th, which adds significant power and long-term potential to what’s manifesting. A helpful sextile from Mars in Scorpio to all three planets (on January 8th, 9th and 10th) adds drive and forward movement that’s based on the deepest commitment and intense desire to make it happen. This culmination will connect to the next Sun/Venus Rx conjunction (another beginning), at 3 deg Scorpio on October 26th, 2018.
Mercury Into Capricorn
Mercury’s Capricorn ingress takes place on January 11th (12:08 AM EST) and on January 13th, Mercury will conjoin Saturn at 2 deg. This is the last of three Mercury/Saturn conjunctions. November 18th, 2017 was the first conjunction (27 deg Sagittarius) but the story/decision featured delays or changes once Mercury stationed Rx. The second conjunction (Mercury Rx conjunct Saturn on December 6th, 2017 at 28 deg) was the redo, or questions about the rules. After the back and forth of Mercury retrograde, this final conjunction can bring a welcome result and clearly defined decision. In general, Mercury in Capricorn suggests well-formed ideas that are articulated successfully.
But. There are still a couple of changes coming up, so you’ll need to be flexible. Also on January 13th, Venus in Capricorn squares Uranus, followed by the Sun (squaring Uranus) on January 14th. The basic foundation should be set, and your ultimate focus/decision should be correct. But leave room for the unexpected, and be prepared to break with some traditions that are no longer valid.
Sun/Venus in your career sector can deliver a lucrative result involving a work relationship, your professional image or future goals. What began around March 25th, 2017 (with the previous Sun/Venus conjunction in your sign) can come to fruition. This may have been a very personal ambition, based on an instinctive pull towards what you truly wanted. Now, Pluto adds power and far-reaching success. Desired goals can be realized, along with increased recognition for the value of your work. This influence can make you look good to management, and Mars adds a boost of background ambition or money-making potential. Behind-the-scenes, strategic actions can be beneficial.
Mercury into your career sector, and Mercury/Saturn, can confirm a professional conversation, official document or status. What began around November 27th, 2017 will be finalized, and you should find that your focus is firmly directed towards the future. However, Venus and the Sun square Uranus in your sign suggests work relationships/goals may bring a surprising twist. You may get the urge to throw in a last-minute change, or you might have to respond to a disruption. The key is to be flexible enough to handle the unexpected while maintaining your professional composure and focus. Don’t lose sight of what you’ve worked so hard for.
Sun/Venus in your sector of opportunities suggests a desired outcome involving travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing. What began around March 25th, 2017 (perhaps it was only a dream at that point) can now solidify, and Pluto increases the transformative potential and public reach. You can go far with this one - this is only the beginning. Helpful aspects from Mars suggest a partner, or the reactions of someone close to you, will fuel events in a positive way.
Mercury into your sector of opportunities, and Mercury/Saturn, can make it official. This could be an official designation, a legal matter or publication. What began around November 27th, 2017 can finally be made public. Watch for confirmation that future dreams/ideals are falling into place. Too, you might be getting serious about your education. However, Venus and the Sun square Uranus say that there’s a surprise or two that you may not anticipate. Random disruptions or unconscious surges of restlessness may throw you off track. A hidden truth can erupt, and the resulting burst of clarity can trigger a new perspective. Just in case, make sure you have a Plan B and be aware of any unacknowledged impatience. It can’t hurt to ask yourself if you really want this, and all the responsibility that goes along with it.
Sun/Venus in your sector of shared resources can solidify a result involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy. This could refer back to something that began around March 25th, 2017. At that time, events may have been lighter and less predictable. Now, there’s a heavier commitment between you and another, or a commitment to deal with your finances or buried fears. At the same time, certain limits may be hi-lighted, along with some inner work that needs to happen. Pluto ups the stakes, suggesting the recognition of limits and responsibilities will be deeply transformative. You can manifest increased emotional and financial security, or, you may need to accept a loss and deal with that reality. Results will not be solely dependent on what you’ve done, but hopeful aspects from Mars suggest that your attempts to work, fix, improve or do what’s necessary will move things in a positive direction. Your actions will have an impact. These influences ask that you commit yourself on an external and internal level - inner focus must be aligned with outer efforts.
Mercury into your sector of shared resources, and Mercury/Saturn, suggests financial documents or a serious conversation between you and a partner. What began around November 27th, 2017 will culminate in a deeply honest reality check - it’s time to lay it on the line, while calmly and directly looking at what makes you uncomfortable. Venus and the Sun squaring Uranus suggest that others (friends, groups or public opinion) may shake things up with unexpected revelations that hit you on a profound level. You may feel as if you’re at the mercy of external influences, and it’s true that you don’t have total control. But you can always choose how you react. Take any truths that are revealed in stride, and integrate them into your new reality.
Sun/Venus in your partnership sector delivers solid results based on what began around March 25th, 2017. At that time, a future or professional goal was new and exciting. Now, you’ll see the undeniable results via a relationship. There could be a recognition of a mutual reality. Pluto adds weight, insisting that the entire course of the relationship can evolve - it may deepen or cross into new territory, depending on where both of you are at. Helpful aspects from Mars add passion and/or the drive to move ahead in a direction that’s best suited to both of you.
Mercury into your partnership sector, and Mercury/Saturn, suggest an official commitment (marriage) or a crucial conversation. What began around November 27th, 2017 will now be openly discussed and decided. Mutual focus can be directed along the same path. However, Venus and the Sun squaring Uranus suggest that some changes to your future goals/career may rock the boat. Even if something’s been decided, new developments (a change of future plans) suggest some things are not carved in stone. If partnership rules are too rigid, or one person feels trapped, the squares to Uranus will demand a reevaluation.
Sun/Venus in your sector of routine can deliver favourable results involving work, health or obligations. This will be connected to something that began around March 25th, 2017 - at that time, there may have been a tempting but distant development, and now it’s manifesting in your daily life. Pluto suggests this will have a profound and lasting impact as it transforms your health and daily existence. Excellent for upgrades, overhauls, a new job or integrating a new relationship into your life. Mars helps out, as your actions at home/with family blend smoothly with these developments.
Mercury into your sector of routine, and Mercury/Saturn, clearly define what you have to do. Work tasks, responsibilities to someone, a medical diagnosis or new health regime will be solidified, and this will be based on what’s been developing since November 27th, 2017. However, the Sun and Venus’ squares to Uranus suggest sudden disruptions to routine, or a need to make allowances for new developments. You may need to break a rule or two, or break away from limiting habits. Watch for surprising developments with co-workers.
Sun/Venus in your sector of self-expression can deliver a desired result involving a new attraction, creative work or children/pregnancy. The seeds were first planted around March 25th, 2017- at that time, the desire or inspiration may have been suppressed or secret. Now, you can see the physical manifestation of what you want, complete with intensive responsibilities. This will not be all fun and games, but you knew this. Pluto adds weight to the situation, and says that these developments could be empowering, if handled properly. Helpful aspects from Mars allow you to fuel events with words/ideas that have been made real - say it, take action, see it happen.
Mercury into your sector of self-expression, and Mercury/Saturn, can add a verbal commitment or plan of action for the above developments. What began around November 27th, 2017 will result in a firm commitment to what you want. Especially favourable for verbalizing your feelings to someone or writing/blogging. However, as the Sun and Venus square Uranus, know that subconscious or hidden developments will offer some surprises. You may surprise yourself with what you’re willing to do or spend for attention/fun. Too, developments in a new romance can suddenly heat up or take a left turn.
Sun/Venus in your domestic sector suggest a favourable result involving family, relocation, co-habitation, a home business or home improvements. What began around March 25th, 2017 can come to fruition - this may have started off as a new relationship or new impulse in an existing relationship. Now it becomes part of your foundation, and Pluto indicates that this is part of profound changes that are moving you away from the past or old habits. Helpful aspects from Mars suggest financial/emotional security can be part of the package, if you’re willing to take the necessary actions. Home finances look good.
Mercury into your domestic sector, and Mercury/Saturn, suggest home documents, a defined family discussion/decision or domestic plans can be crystallized. Discussions/information that have been in the works since November 27th, 2017 can be completed, and there may also be a formal ending. However, Venus and the Sun squaring Uranus indicate that relationship issues can still be unpredictable. A partner may throw a curve ball at you, with surprising behaviour or disputes about current plans.
Sun/Venus in your communication sector may present a promise, agreement or introduction that you can bank on. This will be the result of what began around March 25th, 2017 (assistance or improvement involving work or health). What started as clarification about what really worked, or what was good for you, can now be put into words, and Pluto adds significant intent behind the ideas - this will not be a light matter. Helpful aspects from Mars in your sign give you the power to make this happen, as your actions align with words and gift you with charisma. Excellent for all communication matters.
Mercury into your communication sector, and Mercury/Saturn, can make the above official, with a firm verbal/written commitment. Or, you could be committing to yourself, as you verbalize boundaries or a specific focus. What began around November 27th, 2017 will inform this. However, Venus and the Sun square Uranus indicate that health or work matters may dish up something unpredictable. Watch for changes in routine or last-minute information - keep an open mind and be prepared to accept what you hadn’t anticipated. At the same time, don’t lose sight of your primary focus.
Sun/Venus in your sector of personal resources can present lucrative results involving earned money, emotional security or personal values. What began around March 25th, 2017 might have been a prompt to create, attract what you really desire, or show off your talents. Now, you can reap the rewards with a solid increase in what you value. Pluto’s influence indicates that this is part of a deeper transformation around how you handle your money or insist on having your wants met. Helpful aspects from Mars indicate background or intuitive actions will drive this - here’s a fortunate connection between intuition and physical manifestation.
Mercury into your sector of personal resources, and Mercury/Saturn, suggests official financial documents, agreements or decisions. Too, this could be about you insisting on having things your way, or focusing on the essentials of what you must have. The seeds for this were planted around November 27th, 2017, with the previous Mercury/Saturn conjunctions in your sign - at that point, you were intensely aware of what you couldn’t say or what you had to say. Venus and the Sun square Uranus can shake your resolve or toss some unexpected purchases your way - before you react, give or spend on impulse, consider if really have to do this, and if you can afford it.
Sun/Venus in your sign can bring sweet rewards, based on what began around March 25th, 2017. Back then, domestic/family developments may have triggered a deeper impulse to create something that held true value for you. There may have been a desire to add to your family, redecorate, start a home business or express your true self. Now, you can reap the benefits - watch for something highly desired that boosts your self-esteem, attraction power, success or sense of security. Pluto adds potency, suggesting this could be a major coup with transformative potential. The long-range impact will go much deeper than you currently realize. Support from Mars indicates that friends, groups or your connection to the public will add ambition and motivation. Excellent if you’re promoting your work, socializing or making a public announcement.
Mercury into your sign, and Mercury/Saturn, give you the information, commitment and focus to make it happen. What began around November 27th, 2017 can finally be revealed, discussed openly and finalized. This could be an official announcement or decision. However, as Venus and the Sun square Uranus, be prepared for family issues to disrupt things. Your efforts to break away from the past and build a new future are valid, but you may have to move quickly. Too, some of your rules may need to be broken and rebuilt in a different form. Maintain your focus, but know that rigid insistence and refusal to change will increase the force of any disruptions.
Sun/Venus solidifies a background or ultimate potential that first began around March 25th, 2017. Back then, the seeds were planted via a conversation or idea. Now, you can see evidence, although the full impact may be hidden from view. This could be a very private goal, and Pluto suggests that this will be a part of a permanent transformation that takes you from one stage of your life to the next. Mars gets things moving as future and/or career ambitions align with the dream - watch for an ultimate ambition to take shape.
Mercury into your hidden sector, and Mercury/Saturn, help you define and communicate what’s been vague, hidden or underdeveloped. Intense focus or a private but definite decision can be part of developments - watch for an ending, goodbye or internal shift. What began around November 27th, 2017 can be finalized, even if no one else sees it happening. Venus and the Sun’s squares to Uranus suggest these background developments may take some surprising turns, as your continued drive for clarity and exploration of what’s new/unusual results in sudden breaks (with the past) or sharp clarity on any hidden issues.
Sun/Venus in your social sector suggests favourable developments with friends, groups or your connections to the public. A close friendship, shift from platonic to romantic or positive public impact will be linked with what first developed around March 25th, 2017. Back then, you were looking at how to make more, or make yourself feel more secure in an honest, vital way. Now, results will be public, as your security essentials translate into something much bigger. Pluto indicates that this will have a far-reaching impact on others, and Mars adds passionate belief put into action, while also increasing the scope of this development. Excellent for reaching a wider audience or exploring new territory.
Mercury into your social sector, and Mercury/Saturn, can define a friendship, relationship or indicate an official speech/announcement that wins the respect of others. The rules will be publicly articulated, and this will based on what began around November 27th, 2017. However, as Venus and the Sun square Uranus, watch for unpredictable public reactions, or impulsive reveals. There could be sudden flare ups of attraction, flirtation, or odd behaviour.