Mercury Rx returns to Scorpio
Mercury Rx in Scorpio sextile Vesta in Capricorn (29 deg)
Vesta enters Aquarius
Mercury backs out of Sagittarius and returns to Scorpio, activating issues from October 30th (when it first exited Scorpio for Sag). Now as Mercury is retrograde, the questions that have been raised about the story, promise or big picture (Sagittarius) go a step deeper, to what lies beneath.
Mercury Rx in Scorpio is the transit for digging into secrets, peering into the shadows and obsessing about an obscure/taboo issue. This portion of Mercury’s Rx transit might take you to some dark places, but you’ll definitely learn ultimate truths.
Mercury/Vesta enhances this concentration (Vesta is about devotion and pure focus) on one issue. This may have first caught your attention around October 16th, when Mercury/Vesta connected by sextile at 9 deg Scorpio/Capricorn. Now, the matter has progressed (we’ve moved from the early to the final degree) and you may be peering intently at it as you drill into the heart of the issue.
What is demanding your full attention? Know that there’s more to uncover, but you’re almost done (Mercury stations direct on December 6th).
A few hours after this, Vesta moves into Aquarius. After the brief but intense period of concentration, the sign change suggests awareness of more detached, universal subjects. Vesta in Aquarius is about devotion to the group (in an abstract way) and/or the freedom to be you, no matter how far outside the lines this places you.
Keeping in mind that Vesta always involves limits (which create the sacred focus) this transit can light the fire of uncompromising freedom or it can enhance existing feelings of being an outcast. Consider the contrast between what you saw in Scorpio’s depths versus the clear light of Aquarius’ detachment.
Vesta will exit Aquarius for Pisces on February 1st, 2019.