Waning Inconjunct between the Leo Moon and Capricorn Sun (3 deg)
Mercury in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces (13 deg)
The Waning Inconjunct presents an adjustment to the results of December 22nd’s Full Moon - despite the seriousness of Capricorn, Leo will stir things up with a reminder that there’s something to rejoice in or put the spotlight on. Playfulness and joy may not be energies that you feel like embracing, but the inconjunct always asks that you find a way to integrate incompatible issues.
On Christmas Eve, consider what you have to celebrate. Even if you’ve been weighed down by responsibilities or family issues, perhaps you need to take a break, take a mild risk or enjoy what you’ve accomplished this year. You’re not forgetting about the heavier stuff but you are taking pride in how you’ve held it together.
While the illusions and confusion of the Mercury/Neptune square may initially make it difficult to rejoice, remember that this is actually the conclusion of November 16th’s applying square (which faded when Mercury stationed Rx and backed away).
That initial whisper or promise was almost but not quite. You glimpsed something more (or something suspicious) as Neptune expanded Mercury in Sag’s big, buoyant words (which may have sounded too good to be true). And now you’ll see the truth- the square is a crisis but also a turning point. After the fog lifts there may be some disappointment, but you’ll know exactly what’s real and what isn’t.
Mercury in Sag can also be about words of faith which are undermined by Neptune’s doubts. Again, there will be a crisis but then you’ll come out the other side. Your faith may be tested and questions may be asked. Wouldn’t you like to know the answer?