Something about cazimi, combustion, sunbeams – and a lot of perceptions…

Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Sun conjunct Mercury

Moon in Cancer

Perception is one of those things that falls within the realm somewhere beyond boundaries. It’s a personal thing. And today, with the Sun and Mercury hooking up in Pisces, it can be a very personal thing indeed.

The thing is, when Mercury is within, say, 8° of the Sun, it is said to be combust – and combust is not a good place to be. It’s about being so blinded by the light that you can’t see straight…or think straight. Up to 17° is referred to as being under the sunbeams – a lesser version of this. If you have Mercury within 8° of the Sun, you could be the one who says you’re often overlooked – or not listened to – as though your opinions can’t be seen beyond the light of the Sun. Right?

There’s no need to feel alone in this, though – given that Mercury is never more than around 28° from the Sun, the chances are fairly high that your Mercury could be less than 8° from your sun. But I digress.

Cazimi, on the other hand – that point where Mercury and the Sun join in a golden glow of uber understanding and concentration – is a very, very good place for Mercury to be…however briefly.

The aspect is exact at 11.28am or therabouts (Sydney time), but Mercury is said to be cazimi within around 17’ of arc. Yep, ok, I can see your eyes beginning to glaze over. The one thing I want you to take away from this is that in that golden period of time, Mercury is elevated to the pure Mercury-ness of it – yep, even when Mercury is in Pisces.

The Moon is in Cancer, so you could find your gut instincts working over time today. Listen to it, but then also ask yourself whether what you’re perceiving is what you’re actually feeling, or if, instead, those perceptions are coming from a point of what you think you should be perceiving.

That’s an awful lot of perception to leave you with.