Since the sun moves around the entire zodiac in one year, it makes all the alignments with all the planets during that time, even if they’re fleeting. The current approaching trine to Neptune which peaks at the end of October, happened around the same time last year, and it brings with it an opportunity to absorb quickly any new ideas, while still comprehending them deeply.
Those ideas could be quite profound too considering the water signs involved. The inspiration accompanying them can inspire the imagination, as if hearing celestial music of the spheres, or the voice of one’s guardian angel. Some of us will hear, while some will be intuitively inspired to be the speaker, singer or player that inspires those hearers. But certainly all of us can tap into a mood of selfless love that is available now. This is a love that rises above selfish or mundane lust, and enables us to feel true compassion, to see through the thin veil that separates us from each other, and to therefore glimpse our common unity, if even for a moment.
And it is that mood which enables the healer to heal even their opponent, to forgive him when he knows not what he does in ignorance, or if nothing else, at least to dream of that utopian ideal. It is only those who are grounded enough to apply those visions practically who will seem to benefit, as they use their insight to back the right investment, follow the best current, arrive in the right place at the right time, or say the right words to inspire their hearer when he or she most needs it.
So let yourself be attuned, though it may be at your own pace or when you least expect it, for inspiration seldom follows a schedule. A dictaphone at the bedside has allowed more than one visionary to capture their dream on record in the middle of the night, and go on to turn that revelation into the source of inspiration it can be.
Mercury retrograde is conjunct the Sun over the last week of September and the first week of October, a position known as “combust” by astrologers.
In fact when Mercury is within one third of a degree either side of the Sun (as it was on 30 September), it is known as “cazimi” or “in the heart of the Sun”. This in a very potent time mentally. Mozart was born with this position for example. In other words it has the potential to produce genius, prolific mental expression, but also – as in the life of Mozart – not always purely fine sailing. He couldn’t balance his finances at all and was usually broke.
The Sun can even symbolically overpower Mercury to a degree, so that a person born with this placement may have an overbearing father (Sun archetype) or be somewhat in his shadow, or may be forever rebelling against authorities or other solar figures in their lives. Helpful for activists I presume – those much needed Mercurial mouthpieces against corrupt leaders of the day. So if you need to give a speech, make a presentation, or live by your wits in any way, then this week is helpful.
The ability to shine with words is available so be sure to find an adequate outlet, as the higher strung than usual nervous system demands expression. Unsettled, restless types may find themselves more so around this time too. Watch out for those spin doctors with the silver tongue though.
Since the current position of Sun and Mercury falls in Libra, thoughts and words with partners or about relationships may take presidence, which is helpful for business deals, and may popularise talk of the significant other though ultimately this time could best be harnessed to contemplate ones own personal soul destiny to the exclusion of any other superficial or overly material distractions. Anyone not on the same page as you will find no quarter though, so sorry for them if their orbit of intent wonders too far from the core issue of your heart.