Mercury conjunct the Capricorn South Node (26 deg)
Mercury in Capricorn square Pallas in Libra (26 deg)
Pallas in Libra square the North Node in Cancer/South Node in Capricorn (26 deg)
Venus in Sagittarius conjunct Jupiter (16 deg)
Mercury over the South Node brings a message/messenger from the past. A key person, conversation or realization involving authority or rules will emerge. Watch for the culmination of a topic that’s been growing in significance, or an official document that finalizes something.
Even if you’ve just met this person or just encountered this message, there will be something familiar here- a sense that you’ve heard this before or you’ve been waiting to hear this. This will be a very significant piece of information that will clearly define a current reality. Perhaps the line between past and present will be verbalized - this could be a formal goodbye.
However, Mercury in Capricorn squares Pallas, which squares the Nodes. A square to the Nodes indicates a key issue that’s troublesome and can block your movement forward to the Cancer North Node (an area of emotional honesty and satisfaction). Pallas in Libra is the social strategy - a solution or approach that’s designed to “win” (Pallas is about doing battle) but in polite Libra, the strategy is coated in sugar. This is social engineering and pretty words with a steel core. Winning the social/relationship battle with grace or passive-aggressive methods.
Something about these strategies needs to be addressed, because they are blocking your way forward. Maybe they’re inauthentic or outdated. Or maybe you’re not standing up for yourself (distorted Libra can be the people pleaser). The square to Mercury means the key message/messenger will draw your attention to this failing strategy. There may be tension between verbal boundaries versus being liked, or strict rules that challenge your current attempts at a social or relationship solution.
Where are your relationship strategies out of balance? Where do you need to be more authentic? What is the message from the past telling you?
Here is the aspect of abundance - more of what you want and love. Watch for an opportunity involving relationships, money, values and self-esteem. Optimism and a sense of adventure (Jupiter) boosts your chances of attracting (Venus) something favourable. Or, for some, this could be a moment of pure luck. It’s exuberant and asks that you have faith in love, life and yourself. Venus in Sag is about reaching into the unknown - something/someone you’ve never encountered before could be the key to a beautiful new beginning.
Remember that Jupiter is the promise, not the guarantee. In order to make the most of this, you’ll have to expand on what’s being promised. And, because Sagittarius is the sign of exploration, you’ll have to step outside your comfort zone.
Note that Venus rules Libra, so this connects to Pallas in Libra. Jupiter’s “more” does not mean “more of the same.” As you encounter this lovely gift, consider how you can change your relationship, financial or self-esteem strategies. Here’s a chance to do it differently and better.