Astrology by Paul Saunders : Astrology of the Day – Mercury conjunct Vega - Sunday 21st January 2018

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Astrology of the Day – Mercury conjunct Vega - Sunday 21st January 2018

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The Moon stays in the spiritual sign of Pisces on this Sunday starting off still in a conjunction to Neptune, so this is a very dreamy start to the day. We will float through the first few hours taking the least line of resistance wherever we go. We will sacrifice ourselves to the flow of the stream and thus to the circumstances that we encounter along our journey. We are open to being taken for a ride, and this theme is one that defines the day.

The Moon will eventually make a sextile to Pluto and there is an opportunity to make permanent changes to matters that have been troubling us. This connection has an ability to extract details from deep beneath the surface so that we can deal with them in a more open and public manner, and maybe it will also allow us to be more cool and calculating than is normally the case? The Moon in Pisces is open to go in whichever direction is needed to get around and becalm the powerful and controlling Pluto in Capricorn, but also susceptible to the Lord of the Underworld’s manipulation too.

There is an optimism that takes over the middle of the day with the Moon soon forming a trine to Jupiter in Scorpio. Again there is the ability to delve deep and experience the full complement of positive emotions, from joy to excitement. This is a happy go lucky trine, and in combination with Pluto, humour and innuendo may play a part in breaking down any barriers that exist. The Moon moves on to meet up with Chiron towards the end of the day and our healing for this cycle may be complete. The Moon with Chiron concentrates the Piscean energy into a “emotional sacrifice to heal and fix whatever is wrong” and the best way of using this energy is to let go of anything that causes us problems in order to forgive and forget. That isn't easy and in a way this conjunction in the sign of Pisces represents the Christian message more than any other.

In the afternoon we start to pick up on a star planet connection, as Mercury makes a conjunction to the fixed star Vega. As I said a couple of weeks ago, Vega is the brilliant and beautiful star in the constellation of Lyra, the Lyre. It is a creative star linked to music, poetry and all kinds of arts, and through our language, communication and the way our minds are working, we can find clever ways of expressing ourselves. We can be silver tongued and quite seductive to get our way on things and get people to divulge their innermost thoughts or give away information that they never intended to reveal. Propaganda abounds today, so be very careful what you understand to be true...