Today’s move of Mercury into Scorpio puts the planet of the mind and communication into a very intuitive sign. But that also comes with a reminder to use carefully what you intuit, perceive or dig up — for the highest good of all. Mercury in Scorpio can get secretive at one extreme, and sharp or critical at the other extreme.
Much of your story for the approaching seasons surrounds how you define yourself in the context of others, and how they define themselves in the context of you. You have opportunities to come to many new understandings about yourself and the world, but rather than consciously “deciding what you are,” the greater gift will be about seeing, through a process of elimination, who you are not.
It’s been a while since Venus was in your sign. Though much else is buzzing around your solar chart for the next few days (for example, many alignments between planets in Libra and those in other signs, particularly Aries), you now have something helpful and special and beautiful: the goddess herself, sitting with you taking tea right on the front porch.
Today the Sun, Saturn and Eris all make contact with one another. This could draw attention to the similarities between apparently different social pressures, such as to conform versus to perform. That is, whether you’re being asked to exaggerate or show off certain qualities, or to suppress them, it comes to the same thing.
You can safely let the tensions of the week go. It seems like people around you were feeling a bit revved up and expressive at the same time, and their reactions may have left you feeling some shade of insecure. Or rather, they may have affirmed certain pre-existing insecurities you’ve been experiencing, which in turn date back to old material.
Today when Venus enters Libra — the sign of relationships and balance — it opposes the object Salacia in Aries. Although oppositions are often confrontations, they can also be negotiations — or even dances. In myth, Salacia was a goddess of calm seas who, after hiding, willingly married Neptune — after he sent a dolphin to speak to her on his behalf.