First Quarter Square between the Aries Moon and Capricorn Sun (23 deg)
Mercury in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces (14 deg)
The First Quarter Square challenges rules and authority with a shot of something courageous or impulsive. This is a crisis aspect that demands action, which means if control/traditions are challenged by something new, it’s time to step away from what’s defined.
It’s uncomfortable when you have to step outside the lines, especially if you’re the first one doing it. Perhaps the challenge involves fighting against the establishment or someone who’s trying to control you (or who’s always controlled you). “Courage” is the theme here - whether you’re the pioneer or the warrior, your next move might pit you against what’s already been decided. Aries is the upstart and Capricorn is the adult. In this case, the upstart has something valuable to offer. The entire process of antagonism, while unpleasant, is crucial.
Mercury/Neptune is a gentle influence that might not even be felt amidst the tension of the First Quarter Square, but there is a nice opportunity here to take the edge off strict words or rigid ideas. Soften the absolutes with a touch of creativity or empathy. At the same time, your disciplined focus will add structure to a vague but promising idea.