Mercury in Leo
July 3rd sees Mercury in Leo conjoin the North Node. Here is an important message, realization or messenger. Something you hear or read (or a significant person) will point you towards your future. Or, you may have an opportunity to say something bold that grabs attention in the right way.
Mercury moves towards an opposition with Mars Rx in Aquarius, exact on July 5th, and this adds passionate challenges to the Mercury/North Node mix. Actions (Mars) are at odds with words (Mercury) and due to the retrograde, they will be intensified/repeat actions or a backwards pull. You're looking towards the future but something is holding you back.
This can manifest as an argument or a tense moment where what you’re saying is not aligned with current events. Used creatively, this tension can be motivating. How badly do you want to be heard? Do you have the courage to speak out?
Grand Water Trine
July 5th to 8th sees the third and final activation of a Grand Water Trine that began on June 1st/2nd (when Venus in Cancer trined Jupiter Rx in Scorpio and Neptune Rx in Pisces) and June 19th/20th with Mercury in Cancer. Now the Cancer Sun lights things up, and the same themes will continue - emotional flow that can be soothing and abundant, or stagnant and undermining. Whatever groove has been established will feel natural, but it’s up to you to recognize if it’s healthy or not. Where is the path of least resistance taking you? You always have a choice to step off if it’s not going to a good place. Then again, if everything is unfolding nicely, you can take full advantage of this gift.
Chiron stations Rx in Aries (2 deg) on July 5th. Seems like he entered Aries not so long ago (April 17th) and now he’s backing up. This retrograde can intensify a wound/painful battle (if his reverse motion brings him closer to your planet/angle/point) or the pain can temporarily ease (if he’s backing away from your planet/angle/point).
As I noted in this post:
" Chiron in Aries will be about confronting, then fighting to make progress, as a way of healing. Note that "healing" does not mean the Chiron wound magically vanishes. It never goes away. But you can learn to live with it, and by doing this, you gain compassion for yourself and others."
So intensification may not be a bad thing. And if the issue fades, don't assume it's gone forever. Chiron will eventually station direct and return to this degree around March 2019.
The plus side of Chiron is that he can magnetize others because he draws attention to what's unique. Since Rx motion can concentrate certain issues, this may be your chance to be the torchbearer for an issue that no one else has the courage to touch.
Note that Mars (Arie's ruler) is also Rx, so that assertive energy is not readily available. A different kind of boldness is called for - perhaps a courageous look at yourself, or admitting to a "weakness." Acknowledging that you're hurting or that the mental/physical issue is real and requires treatment requires a different kind of bravery.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of self-expression suggest a key moment to speak out. This could be creative work, a time of celebration or romantic thoughts, but there will be a turning point where you’re motivated (or challenged by someone else) to say it. Intensified public pressure or delays could be part of the picture. The underlying theme is something that you’re proud to speak about - something that’s unique to you.
The Grand Water Trine activates your domestic sector (the Sun in Cancer) your sector of shared resources (Jupiter Rx) and your hidden sector (Neptune Rx). The flow that began around June 1st/2nd (Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (Mercury in Cancer) is reactivated. Domestic harmony and acceptance of the past are positive possibilities, but you could also get stuck in the undercurrent of family issues. By now you should have the insight that allows you to break away from any destructive traditions.
Chiron Rx in your sign can intensify a vulnerability (and your fight) or give you a temporary breather. Use this time to take stock of newly emerging wounds and the fight ahead of you. You don’t have to take it on all on at once.. If Chiron in your sign has drawn others to you or made you aware of a special mission/purpose, this too can intensify or fade (depending on the aspects Chiron is making to your chart). Know that you’ll be revisiting these issues around March 2019.
Aspects to Mercury in your domestic sector suggest a key conversation about the future of your family or domestic plans. Competitions or delays at work can drive this, and you may be challenged to discuss something before you’re ready. Know that the time is ripe for this conversation.
The Grand Water Trine activates your communication sector (the Sun in Cancer) your partnership sector (Jupiter Rx) and you social sector (Neptune Rx). The discussion or trip down memory lane that began around June 1st/2nd (Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (Mercury in Cancer) will continue. There can be an ongoing flow of compassion and forgiveness, as the lines of communication between you and a partner/friend continue to open up. Or, you can remain stuck in the same conversational rut. If you find that you’re continually going over the same ground, consider if it’s time to say it differently.
Chiron Rx in your hidden sector can ease up on a hidden anxiety/vulnerability, or intensify the need to pay attention to what you’ve been trying to ignore. Either way, don’t forget that your ultimate goal with this transit is to acknowledge what’s hidden or ignored. You’ll be revisiting these issues around March 2019.
Aspects to Mercury in your communication sector suggest a key message/messenger that opens your eyes to a new opportunity. Here’s your chance to shine, make your voice public or speak out with pride. Challenges in the guise of education, travel, publishing or legal matters may be what ultimately push you to speak up or prove your point.
The Grand Water Trine activates your sector of personal resources (Sun in Cancer) your sector of routine (Jupiter Rx) and your career sector (Neptune Rx). Money or self-esteem issues that were first triggered around June 1st/2nd (Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (Mercury in Cancer) will continue, with a opportunity to make the most of a career situation. Developments can be lucrative and enhance your security, but if you’re unmotivated, this could also be about you taking the easy route.
Chiron Rx in your social sector can ease newly triggered social vulnerabilities (or painful issues with friends) or intensify a key issue in these areas. You may have to retrace your steps regarding certain group dynamics, your public image or a public embarrassment. Even if the situation eases up, know that this is only temporary and you’ll be confronting it again around March 2019.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of personal resources indicate an important piece of financial information or a conversation/realization that can boost your self-esteem. You may be encouraged to speak out about what you really need/what you’re worth, and pressure involving debts, taxes, your partner’s finances or issues of dependency will play a role. Buried frustrations/anger or intensified efforts behind the scenes can result in public statements.
The Grand Water Trine activates your sign (the Cancer Sun) your sector of self-expression (Jupiter Rx) and your sector of opportunities (Neptune Rx). Progress, indulgence or celebration that began around June 1st/2nd (Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (Mercury in Cancer) will continue. You may find yourself in an expansive creative flow or enjoying an intense new romance. However, if you’ve been overdoing it in an effort to self-sooth, that pattern can continue as well.
Chiron Rx in your career sector can apply intensified pressure around insecurities about success and achievement. Too, you could find this energetic shift gives you some breathing room and allows you to focus on how to address troublesome career issues. It may be time to change your approach to status, authority and ambition. You’ll be revisiting these issues around March 2019. Sometimes Chiron emphasizes a unique talent or business skill, and your attention may be drawn to what you can develop in these areas.
Aspects to Mercury in your sign (including the conjunction to the North Node) indicate a key conversation, meeting or announcement. What you learn/discuss can be crucial for moving you forward in a relationship, career or lifestyle matter. And it appears that competition or tension with a significant other (perhaps someone from your past) will challenge and motivate you. There could also be an argument that triggers a turning point in the relationship.
The Grand Water Trine activates your hidden sector (Sun in Cancer) your domestic sector (Jupiter Rx) and your sector of shared resources (Neptune Rx). Hidden or background issues (involving trust, shared finances, domestic matters or intimacy) will continue to simmer. Things may have first started around June 1st/2nd (Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (Mercury in Cancer). There can be enhanced intimacy or forgiveness (especially regarding the past) plus an overall sense of comfort if you’ve been withdrawing for healing. On the downside, escapist behaviour or unhealthy family/domestic habits can also continue.
Chiron Rx in your sector of opportunities can increase doubts/insecurities about the unknown, or areas involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Fear of moving on/putting yourself out there may become pronounced. Or, you could get a break which will give you some room to address these fears and plan for the future. You’ll be revisiting these issues around March 2019.
Aspects to Mercury in your hidden sector can unlock a hidden message or deep insight. A secret of piece of info that’s timely (if not logical) will resonate with you - pay attention. Intensified or repeat challenges in the guise of health, daily routine or obligations to others will increase your awareness that something has to be corrected in these areas. Rather than going through the same motions, listen to what that voice inside is telling you.
The Grand Water Trine activates your social sector (Sun in Cancer) your communication sector (Jupiter Rx) and your partnership sector (Neptune Rx). Issues with friends, groups or the public which began on June1st/2nd (Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (Mercury in Cancer) will continue. The flow of communication/ideas can keep you in touch with others while opening up personal connections. Excellent for all relationships. However, if you’ve been stuck in a rut regarding your public image or a discussion with others, this too will continue (unless you dig deeper and use the information you uncover to expand beyond the current situation).
Chiron Rx in your sector of shared resources can intensify a deep discomfort, sensitivity or issue with shared finances/intimacy. Or, the current pain can temporarily fade as the intensity lessens. Either way, use the time to acknowledge and confront what you may not want to acknowledge - you’ll be dealing with it again around March 2019.
Aspects to Mercury in your social sector suggest a key conversation with a friend, meeting someone significant or an important moment when you make your voice publicly heard. You may be driven by an intensified sense of purpose, desire for attention or drive to express yourself.
The Grand Water Trine activates your career sector (Sun in Cancer) your sector of personal resources (Jupiter Rx) and your sector of routine (Neptune Rx). Developments with a job, relations with those in authority or your professional image will be tied into what began around June 1st/2nd (Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (Mercury in Cancer). If you’re in a profitable flow, you can continue to capitalize on the work you’ve been doing and the recognition you’re receiving. However, if you’ve been feeling unmotivated or stuck in the same old loop, this can also continue unless you decide to use the current momentum to move beyond it.
Chiron Rx in your partnership sector can press down even harder on a relationship wound or insecurity. Or, you may find that difficult issues with a partner/your love life ease up. Consider if you’ve been projecting any difficulties or hurt feelings onto others - they are a reflection of your wounds. You’ll be revisiting these issues around March 2019.
Aspects to Mercury in your career sector indicate an important conversation with management, idea about your future or professional announcement. What you learn or say may be the key to future success, and conflicts at home/with family will add intensity to your mission.
The Grand Water Trine activates your sign (Jupiter Rx) your sector of self-expression (Neptune Rx) and your sector of opportunities (Sun in Cancer). An opportunity for growth, expansion or increased attention (that first came to light around June1st/2nd with Venus in Cancer and June 19th/20th with Mercury in Cancer) will continue. You can keep riding that wave and exploring/learn. But if you’ve been stuck in a loop of self-righteousness, justification or escapism, this too can continue. Don’t waste this energy.
Chiron Rx in your sector of routine can emphasize a health issue, difficulties in your daily routines or heavy obligations to others. Or, you may find that things temporarily ease up and your daily life becomes a bit easier. Either way, the issues will return (around March 2019) so pay attention to what needs to be corrected or improved.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of opportunities suggest an important message, discovery or piece of knowledge related to travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Whether you’re speaking out, looking for a wider audience for your words or expanding your wisdom/beliefs, these influences point to mind-broadening, eye-opening discoveries. Challenges in the form of arguments or your own passion/anger about an issue can drive you.
The Grand Water Trine activates your sector of shared resources (Sun in Cancer) your hidden sector (Jupiter Rx) and your domestic sector (Neptune Rx). Issues with shared finances, intimacy or what you don’t have full control over will continue from June 1st/2nd (Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (Mercury in Cancer). Deep healing, release of the past and comfort can be on tap, as you move through family issues. Domestic finances also look good. However, if undermining childhood/family habits, escapism or addictions are an issue, these can continue as well. Rather than diving into the familiar pool, consider if you can move past those habits you’re immersed in.
Chiron Rx in your sector of self-expression can intensify insecurities about talent, attractiveness or issues with children/pregnancy. Or, these issues can temporarily ease up and allow you to celebrate what makes you special. Know that once you confront Chiron’s wounds, this energy can indicate a special talent that makes you stand out - others can be drawn like moths to the flame. You’ll be revisiting these issues around March 2019.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of shared resources clue you into some important info regarding debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy. A sensitive conversation, uncomfortable question or spot of research can unlock a crucial door, giving you more insight into yourself and the connection between you and another. Your efforts to maintain security/independence will create friction, but the tension can also motivate you to look deeper. Arguments over money may be an issue.
The Grand Water Trine activates your partnership sector (Cancer Sun) your social sector (Jupiter Rx) and your communication sector (Neptune Rx). A partnership discussion that began on June 1st/2nd (Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (Mercury in Cancer) will continue, along with the flow of increased empathy and understanding. All relationships (one-on-one or group) can benefit as you connect with others on an emotionally intimate level. Excellent for forging new social or romantic bonds. However, habitual communication patterns or a refusal to confront uncomfortable but important issues can also continue. Take advantage of the aspects to Mercury and dive into deeper subject matter rather than skimming the surface.
Chiron Rx in your domestic sector can focus your attention on a newly emerging sensitivity from the past/your childhood. A family legacy involving a wound or issue of being an outsider may be emphasized. Too, you could be dealing with discomforts around finding a home or feeling at home. Or, you may find that these issues temporarily sink beneath the surface and things return to the way they were. However, know that you’ll be dealing with them again around March 2019, so it will be in your best interests to consider what needs to change or how you can create your own security.
Aspects to Mercury in your partnership sector suggest a key conversation with someone significant. Consider what they have to say, even as Mars Rx in your sign opposes Mercury, indicating a disagreement or challenge to your actions. You may push too hard for a result, or be compelled to revisit a past issue due to what this person says. Open your ears rather than digging in stubbornly and insisting on doing things your way.
The Grand Water Trine activates your sector of routine (Sun in Cancer) your career sector (Jupiter Rx) and your sector of personal resources (Neptune Rx). What began around June 1st/2nd (with Venus in Cancer) and June 19th/20th (with Mercury in Cancer) will continue, in the areas of work or health. You may find that you’re in a lucrative or relaxing groove, as your daily energies harmonize nicely with future goals and finances. A new job or promotion could unfold. However, if you’ve been stuck in a habitual but unhealthy routine that still works for you (for example, sticking with a job that makes you unhappy because it’s comfortable or lucrative) you’ll find it difficult to make any forward momentum at the moment. Of course, you always have a choice about how you expend your energy.
Chiron Rx in your communication sector can emphasize a conversation or discovery that makes you feel unheard, unintelligent or vulnerable when you speak up. Or, you may find that these issues temporarily fade. Either way, you’ll be dealing with them again around March 2019 so consider what’s most essential for you to discuss or learn - this is about making your voice heard, even if some people disagree with what you have to say.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of routine can introduce a key solution or improvement for a work or health issue. Hidden or unconscious actions will cause background tension, as what you’re not fully aware of conflicts with necessary improvements or obligations. Pay attention to what’s really motivating you.
The Grand Water Trine activates your sector of self-expression (Sun in Cancer) your sector of opportunities (Jupiter Rx) and Neptune Rx in your sign. Positive developments in the areas of new romance, creative work, celebrations or children/pregnancy (that first began around June 1st/2nd with Venus in Cancer and June 19th/20th with Mercury in Cancer) will continue - you seem to be in a magical flow involving an ultimate dream or time of healing and joy. But if you’re stuck in a loop of denial, addiction or escapism, that will be enhanced by these energies unless you choose to break the pattern.
Chiron Rx in your sector of personal resources can emphasize financial insecurities, low self-esteem or general feelings of vulnerability and lack. There’s an incoming battle regarding what you need to survive. However, this shift can also temporarily ease some of the pressure so you feel more secure and more in control of your finances. Either way, you’ll be dealing with these issues again around March 2019. So take this time to make note of your absolute essentials, and how much you’re worth. Are you prepared to do what it takes to look after yourself? Remember that Chiron in Aries’ fight is not the typical battle - this is about confronting where you feel most vulnerable and integrating it into your life. The only thing you’re defeating is old habits related to money and self-esteem.