Mercury’s superior conjunction is today at 16:42 EST
Mercury will pass very close to the Sun in the sky as its orbit carries it around the far side of the solar system from the Earth. If a planet is right at the core of the Sun, then it is utterly consumed and this is called being ‘cazimi’. Mercury going into the heart of the Sun means that for a small window of time Mercury is super powered while sitting on the royal throne.
Mercury briefly strengthened by its union with the Solar principle, gives us an opportunity to unite mind and spirit. Our thoughts can be purified, clarified and renewed in the Solar forge.
Mercury and the Sun together in Libra could give us insights as to where things might have gotten unbalanced, unfair, unjust and, the solutions needed to rectify the scales.
The Sun in Libra is considered in its ”fall” and pretty weak. It’s also the time of the year when things are dying as opposed to coming to life. With Mercury conjunct the Sun today I imagine realization and clarity will tend to be more around endings, death and decay as oppose to new beginnings and there is a definite liminal quality to this time of the year.
Mercury and the Sun will also square Pluto at the moment of their conjunction. This means that the unusual clarity we receive today could be combined with the urge to tear down and transform some of the existing structures in our lives.
Do not expect today’s sharpness to be long-lasting. The lucidity that comes with the Sun/Mercury conjunction will quickly vanish once Mercury leaves the Solar throne. Then, the real work of implementing what was revealed begins.
There is a long and arduous road ahead, but today’s answers can be kept in your mind’s eye to illuminate the path.
Mercury conjunct the Sun @ 15º Libra and square Pluto @ 16º Capricorn
The Moon is in Gemini again today ruled by Mercury in Libra.
Words hold the tremendous power to create or destroy. You can use words to build bridges between you and others. Or you can use words to break an agreement. Words are one of the most powerful tool we have. By defining something with a word, we give it contours and ultimately, it takes on a life of its own. A tongue has no bones but it is strong enough to break a heart.
From The Four Agreements:
”Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.”
Today, Mercury in Libra goes direct. It can mean many things but there is certainly a forward motion and perhaps incoming messages. Projects, thoughts, communiques that were halted are now revitalised and infused with new momentum. We have been working backstage and we are now ready to bring forth some ideas/projects/dialogues.
Because the retrograde happened in Libra, the revision or internal dialogues of the last few weeks were coloured by the Libran themes. Partnerships, fairness and equality, beauty and maybe even establishing a better rapport with what we value and need within our relationships and re-evaluating our existing love patterns.
Venus also happened to change sign yesterday after having spent all of summer in fiery Leo. Venus in Leo is warm, exuberant and loud. When the Goddess Aphrodite finds herself in a fire sign, her expression is quite dramatic. This summer was branded with the hot iron of our egoic needs. Venus spent a considerable amount of the summer going backward and so re-evaluating what our needs are, has been an ongoing process.
Venus is now in the sign of Virgo and in mutual reception with Mercury bringing much humility to the stage we have set for ourselves. The Goddess of Love doesn’t have the best seat in the earth sign of Virgo. Which brings her to kneel humbly in front of Love.
With Venus in Virgo until November 8, we might find ourselves looking for order while tolerating disorder. Virgo can be overly concerned with diligent mindfulness and there is an emphasis (and maybe some worries) on getting things right. *Watch for feelings of self-worth and worries around love and not feeling lovable.
Venus in Virgo will help artists and artisan humbly work away at their masterpiece. But she might also focus on the imperfection as she detects the smallest of flaws. No details are ignored and we get pleasure out of scratching off one more item on our to-do list, and there is a LOT to do!
So lets keep in mind that perfection is closely related to our acceptance of imperfection. And that our flaws (or the flaws of others) are an opportunity to get better but more importantly they are what makes the landscape of our soul so rich.
There is a New Moon in Libra on the 12th of October and I am hoping to write more about it in the next few days.
Our attention turns toward authentic communications. Wanting to be heard and seen for who we really are. In order to do so, we leave our pride at the door when we enter partnerships. Fair exchanges means coming from a genuine desire to connect with the other. Without arrogance and without guilt we show our true colours. Keeping our ideas flexible while staying connected to our truth.