January 19, 2019​

Okay, we have a couple of key aspects happening today:

Mercury conjunct Pluto

If Mercury is about thought and communications, and Pluto is about depth and intensity, then together this aspect is about deep thought, penetrative thought, lifting the covers on the underlying issues, getting to the buried treasure, perhaps.

It’s also a fleeting transit that could provide you with an opportunity to influence others to your way of thinking – if you need to influence others, that is.

Given that this is happening in Capricorn, it’s bound to be practical, so it could just as simply be about knowing what questions to ask – and recognising the answers when you get them.

Sun square Uranus

Sun square Uranus. 

Uranus has one motivation- for you to live your life exactly who you are, with no excuses, no apologies, no questions. Simple really…

The Sun, on the other hand is all about ego. And with ego comes fear. What if I get hurt? What if I don’t fit in? What if they don’t like me? What if it means?… you get the idea.

When Uranus comes into contact with the Sun, he’s going to ask the difficult questions. Why are you doing it that way? Is it just habit? Why are you still in that job? That’s not who you are! Get the idea?

Depending on the aspect, will depend on the nature of the response. If it’s a trine, it might be a case of, ‘you know what? You’re right, I might try this a different way.’

In the case of the more difficult aspects – the conjunction, square and opposition – the response would be very different and more ummm challenging.

When Uranus is transiting the Sun, he really means business, but when the Sun is transiting Uranus, it’s more of a reminder – if you know what I mean. Which leads me to today. Sun square Uranus.

Today you might be feeling the restrictions that others place on you, the ties that bind, the conventions. Given the number of planets in Capricorn at the moment the responsibilities and duties of normal life could be weighing you down more than they usually do.

The urge to break free, do something wild, express your individuality, stand and yell bingo in the planning meeting when someone mentions taking a deep dive or a helicopter view of the situation. The thing is, impulses like this rarely have a good outcome – no matter how much you’re tempted. Very often the rebellion is for its own sake.

By all means, do something to mix up your routine – but do it mindfully, thoughtfully and in a way that isn’t, as my mother would say, biting your nose off to spite your face.

Take the time to think about what’s really bothering you – and it’s bound to be more than the idiot who just stole your carpark or the woman with screaming kids and the packed trolley that she’s left across the supermarket aisle so no one else can get past.

Once you know what the real root cause is, you’re better equipped to deal with it intentionally rather than impulsively.