At 05:05 GMT today the Sun entered Cancer marking the Solstice.This shift signals the beginning of a month during which we may well find ourselves full of imaginings, feelings and intuitions but somewhat lacking the motivation to make them a reality.
In the wake of the Full Super Moon which threw us back upon ourselves and highlighted the need for self-reliance above all else, we may find ourselves eager to take the reins and act but uncertain quite what it is we’re supposed to do next!
With Mars now journeying through Libra and Mercury preparing to turn retrograde in Scorpio at the month end, relationships may be up in the air, challenging us to greater clarity of communication and more penetrating honesty.
Today a Grand Trine in Water forms and remains with us for a couple of days. Created by the Moon in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, it encourages us to embrace the emotional aspects of our being, whilst recognising that they can sweep us away if we let them, distracting us from other things in need of our attention.
There’s always much talk (and a fair amount of hype!) when Mercury turns retrograde, most of it pretty negative and doom laden. Mention of travel disruption, communication breakdown & misunderstandings abound.
Mercury stations retrograde in the 18th degree of Aquarius at 3:48 pm GMT on 21st January, one day after the Aquarian New Moon. The Sabian Symbol for this degree speaks of unmasking to reveal true motive and intent. There is nowhere to hide as Mercury journeys retrograde in the coming weeks.