This week is looking to be a little mentally trying and tense, as we kick off our workweek on Monday with a challenging square between Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect and Saturn, the planet of structure and limitation. In addition to this, we’re coming into the third and final opposition between Jupiter and Uranus midweek, urging us to integrate our need for innovation and expansion in a way that provides greater balance and harmony in each of our lives.
Monday (9/25): Mercury in Virgo comes into a challenging square with Saturn in Sagittarius today, causing difficulty and delays in our communication and mental clarity. People may be feeling very serious and stern today, as the sobering energy of Saturn influences our thoughts in a way that borders the line between being realistic and pessimistic. Because of this, our communications can be perceived as cold, harsh, and hypercritical, regardless of our intentions! We may be required to slow down our thoughts and re-think our plans today as road blocks come up, however; any limitations we are feeling today are meant to influence us to do things the RIGHT way rather than the fast way. In the long run, we’ll all be glad we were able to re-structure our thoughts, communications and plans as we will have created a much stronger foundation for ourselves moving forward!
Tuesday (9/26): No major planetary aspects. The Moon is transiting the jovial and optimistic sign of Sagittarius throughout the day today.
Wednesday (9/27): Jupiter opposes Uranus for the 3rd and final time today! This transit brings powerful new insights, opportunities and shifts in consciousness on both an individual and collective level. With Jupiter in Libra the mix this transit may be related to opportunities for adventure, travel, or expansion of material wealth. There is a risk here of moving too far into the Jupiter side and becoming overly optimistic or placing too much emphasis on the needs of others, and, on the opposite end, there can be a risk of becoming overly headstrong and focused on individual freedom at the expense of our most important relationships. This marks the resolution point of a transit that began in December 2016. The key to resolving this transit is integrating the two opposites to create a situation in which the change that occurs that serves our own individual expression while at the same time expanding on balance and harmony in our connections with others.
Thursday (9/28): Mercury in Virgo comes into an inconjunct/quincunx aspect with Uranus in Aries today, causing a major disruption in the energies of both the higher and lower mind. This aspect is highly intellectual, and when channeled correctly this energy can bring out hidden genius and provides new solutions to old problems. On the other hand, inconjuncts are tense and challenging aspects that cause us to suppress the energy of the planets involved or to over-express them in a way that is inappropriate. This aspect indicates a tendency toward over-rebelliousness in communication, so much so that it may off-putting or viewed as disruptive by others. The energy of the Mercury/Uranus inconjunct can bring misunderstandings, dogmatic (though unusual) ways of thinking, and unexpected communications that shock us to our core! This energy is best channeled productively into creative problem solving, brainstorming new, innovative ideas with peer groups, and scientific endeavors of any kind.
Have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! ☺