Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius (9 deg)
Mercury/Jupiter in Sagittarius sextile Vesta in Aquarius (9 deg)
Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces (13 deg)
A day for more, with energies that encourage you to rise above anything petty or restrictive. Note that these influences are given extra oomph by today’s Winter Solstice (the Sun’s Capricorn ingress).
Mercury/Jupiter can be a high point for wisdom, insight, the sales pitch or good news. Mercury’s info and communication are expanded by Jupiter, blending facts with ideals and details with optimism.
Excellent for learning, delivering a message (especially one that features new information) or seeing the whole story along with the details. This is all powered up by Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, for extra expansion. This conjunction previously occurred on November 27th (at 4 deg) when Mercury was Rx. At that time, you may have encountered the same issue but had to deal with questions or delays. Now the questions have been answered and the delay has been lifted - you can surge ahead with what you know.
Note the sextile to Vesta (devotion) which adds focus on an unusual or innovative (Aquarius) area. This can truly be a moment where you break through a mental/verbal barrier or experience a leap of understanding.
Venus/Neptune continues the theme of openness, as relationships/money/self-esteem/values harmonize with Neptune’s compassion and dreams. What you want/love has depth (Scorpio) and transcendence (Neptune) for an intensely romantic, creative or giving influence. There’s more of what you want to go around, although it’s not all about you (and you’ll be fine with that). Neptune increases Venus in Scorpio’s flow of love/value/desire while adding a touch of refined creativity or selflessness - the trine gives it a natural flow (what you want or want to give will unfold easily, if it’s meant to be).
In certain cases, if this energy is distorted, Neptune might enable the slide into something addictive or unhealthy (you want it even though it’s bad for you). Use the Mercury/Jupiter conjunction to get a full understanding of what’s going on - there will be no excuses.