The upcoming Mercury retrograde cycle is especially potent, as it stimulates an ongoing discussion or negotiation with Saturn and Pluto – conjunct January 12th 2020 at 22′ Capricorn. What is being worked through now has very significant implications not only for the upcoming Sun/Mercury cycle, but also sets the stage for many developments over the course of next year.
Between January 10th and 13th, 2020, the Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto all conjunct in Capricorn, signaling a momentous surge of energy and initiation where ~22′ Cap resides in your chart. It would appear that the events, conversations and choices that are made over these coming two months clear the decks and set the stage for what will emerge at this critical point at the dawn of 2020.
From Scorpio, Mercury is incredibly subjective. Over the course of the pre-retro shadow/retrograde/post-retro shadow phases, you may notice substantial shifts in personal consciousness about a particular topic. One day things appear a certain way, then a short time later, completely different, even though superficially nothing has changed.
What has occurred is an internal reorientation to the situation, and how you feel about something or someone is likely to go through a large degree of transition between now and December. An especially useful date to note is October 18th, when information or an insight arrives that indicates the topic of the learning curve revealed during the upcoming cycle.
Putting something into motion on this date is not entirely fruitless, so long as you are prepared to watch this thing completely mutate and evolve into a distinctively different shape between now and December 1st, when Mercury makes its’ third and final transit at 19′ Scorpio. It’s here the pieces really fall into place.
The significance of 19′ Scorpio is that it is the position of the mid retrograde conjunction of Sun – Mercury (November 11th) and thus indicates the primary topic of the resolution being sought after during this phase. At this time, a major piece of the puzzle is revealed and resolution begins to move into frame.
Saturn and Pluto have a strong influence throughout the retro cycle, but are working in a supportive placement to Mercury, suggesting long range and even endemic issues can be resolved between now and New Year through patience, determination and the in-depth analysis required to see them through. Clearing the way for the next cycle in early January (which coincides with a Cancer eclipse in precise opposition) is the critical message – and opportunity- the Universe is dealing right now.
Mercury sextile Saturn – Oct 14
Mercury sextile Pluto – Oct 19
Mercury sextile Pluto r – Nov 9
Mercury sextile Saturn r – Nov 13
Mercury sextile Saturn – Nov 30
Mercury sextile Pluto – Dec 3
The gears of communication and reality begin to click back into place this week. Following an ethereal, Neptune infused couple of weeks, it’s more or less back to the grind. Venus takes over the mantle of inspiration, combining with Neptune, then later Saturn and Pluto, continuing to give a creative voice to the inspiration that saturated the early days of Spring. Mercury connects to the Nodal Axis Tuesday into Wednesday, illuminating the appropriate path or choices to be taken to reach evolutionary goals for the future. It’s likely past skills or connections assist this passage in some way and enable you to get back on track. An endeavor that began in earnest in late February begins to show signs of growth and progresses more easily now.
Sun square Saturn on the 10th signals a situation has reached it’s breaking point, likely connected to objectives initiated right at New Year (Sun conjunct Saturn 11’ Capricorn January 2nd). Over the weekend Sun squares Pluto, stimulating cathartic, though incredibly challenging or tense dynamics. This one loops back to January 11th, (Sun conjunct Pluto 20’ Capricorn) and here again, certain goals are called into question. While squares can represent moments of extreme crisis, and tend to be maligned as such, they also provide the greatest opportunities for growth. It’s possible to turn a breakdown into a breakthrough, especially in matters where you have been oppressed circumstantially or burdened by past life (or earlier in this life) baggage or programing that is hindering your effectiveness in the here and now. Eliminating rigid structures of dependency, and taking initiative on what you can do independently is the way through.
Jupiter retrogrades from April 10th, and goes direct again on August 11th. For a few months, there could be a bit of a slow down where your biggest growth and farthest reaching experiences are concerned, while you integrate what has developed since last November when the Jupiter -Sagittarius transit began. Consider that Jupiter on one hand enhances that potential for growth in a specific area of your life (specified by the themes or topics of the house it is currently transiting in,) but also indicates that it is through that area you are likely to encounter broader perspectives and possibilities. Distinguish the ways in which Jupiter expands the matters connected to the area being transited, but also where potential growth is possible through the course of activities in that area. If a situation has not yet fulfilled it’s promise, new opportunities (and second chances) arise from the end of Summer.
March 20 – April 19
The distant and far away can be a bit less enticing for you as you continue to focus on your base of operations and matters closer to home. A stormy situation may erupt around a contentious professional situation that’s been simmering. When the dust settles you’ll likely see that confrontation was inevitable and ultimately even productive. A bit of retreat can work wonders for you and provides therapeutic release from some of the more demanding aspects of life, so carve out some personal time for yourself.
Your social life is bustling, and a special event you attend or put together mid week will be a smashing success. There are more divisive factors going on behind the scenes and the revelation of a secret can have a really abrasive affect. You get the green light on a communication or learning project this week meanwhile, and will be thrilled to move forward following the delays of the prior weeks and months. Opportunities for pleasure and abundance are all around you, enjoy yourself as much as possible!
There are some very positive developments in store professionally this week and a decision or agreement can move forward now that has an impact financially or in regard to your future. A contentious situation can erupt where pressure has been building, just remain mindful that what is happening is doing so for a reason, and it will be easier to deal with. You can make a lot more progress where you rely on yourself and your own efforts rather than the inputs or resources of others.
There are strong indications this week that you are ready to move forward, and especially where a situation has been in limbo, you get signals that doors are opening, which will come as a relief if not great news. Meanwhile, uncomfortable issues that have been simmering in a partnership can be explosive this week. It’s best to clear the air and move forward here, and there is the potential to make a lasting commitment if you are ready. Planning for the future brings you leagues closer together.
Your inner life is rich and you likely feel at ease with your circumstances. A financial situation that has been perplexing gets sorted out to your satisfaction. There could be disruptions on the job or with a health matter that has been troubling. Mid week could be especially draining, so try to avoid making plans that would be demanding of high energy. Taking it easy on yourself is advised, there are some dicey dynamics to contend with out there, and to be at your best to deal with it all your self care is especially essential.
You hit the sweet spot in your romantic relationship as any remnants of uncertainty that precipitated over the last few weeks are swiftly replaced with assurance and real joy. You can seal the deal on your commitment for lasting results. Matters of intimacy can be a bit more problematic, as a financial matter that has been simmering finally boils over. Let love guide you and your responses. Where tension is present it can be dealt with now, but your reaction guides the outcome for better or worse.
You are in demand and making a great impression on the job, Libra. Pick the assignments that will place you in a favorable light and lead to advancement. A conversation or decision mid week points you in the right direction. This Summer is amazeballs for you professionally, likely the result of something you put into motion around now. Contentious matters at home or with a partner could be more upsetting. You will have to make a choice in some regard, even though you would rather keep the peace.
Your heart is open to the flow of love and creative forces this week. You can fall in love with life itself right now, as connecting to pleasure is effortless. Dynamics at work could be a bit more contentious, meanwhile, as issues systemic or otherwise combust and are likely to bring out defensive and even aggressive behavior. Inspiration guides you and stimulates a longing to go to distant shores. Or maybe it’s your crazy boss and coworkers? Either way, setting a destination midweek could lead to adventure this Summer.
Jupiter retrogrades in your sign this week and could indicate a retreat for you, as the numerous matters that have propelled your development over these last few months slow in momentum temporarily. You are seeing incredible growth in your personal and residential sphere meanwhile and turn up some really good vibes in your private life. Financial matters are a bit dicey, and having to account for expenditures related to your kids or a passion project could provide some disruption.
The forecast is both sweet and salty this week Cap. There is some turbulence in your personal or domestic life that unfortunately modifies an otherwise very positive outlook. Taking things a day and a step at a time is your best bet here. A conversation midweek can steer a partnership in a compelling new direction, especially while the stars are favoring topics of love and commitment for you. By this Summer you could be putting a ring on it if you are willing to act on your hearts desire and put your feelings into words.
Recent financial reappraisals turns up real prosperity for you this week. Bear in mind this does not apply exclusively to money, but also how you feel about both what you have and who you are. Generosity towards others, as well as towards yourself, is enhanced. There could be trouble in paradise while tensions erupt behind the scenes. If you have been guarding a secret, it could come back to bite you! Watch your words with a partner as well as here it could be easy to overstep boundaries.
This could easily be one of your best weeks on record, you definitely got your mojo flowing Pisces! Professional matters recede in importance over the coming months while you attend to more creative pursuits or spend more time with your kids. Finances could be a topic of contention this week and an argument regarding resources could prompt reconsidering a friendship. At the same time, you could be making a serious commitment to someone or something. Expect some mixed signals, but hold your faith that it will all work out in the end!