Sun Mercury Inferior conjunction
The Sun Mercury Inferior conjunction was exact at 6:05 AM PST. This marks the start of the Promethean phase of the overall Retrograde cycle. The Sun illuminates the planet of intellect sewing the seed of new beginnings. Sun Mercury Inferior conjunction brings a still point of sudden recognition when one knows oneself. This solstice-like point is a time of new beginnings and it heralds the start of the Promethean phase of the longer Mercury Retrograde cycle, as outlined in Erin Sullivan’s Retrograde Planets. You can plant the seed of a new idea or project that will manifest once Mercury is direct. Prometheus means forethought. He is the god that many astrologers associate with the planet Uranus. Today’s Sun Mercury Inferior conjunction is in the sign of Capricorn. Prometheus stole fire from the heavens to give to humankind. Mercury’s position is exactly between the Earth and the Sun at this time of the Inferior Conjunction. Shaken up and disrupted by the Retrograde, our lives are in flux. Hopefully, the problems have helped us reevaluate, so we can now gather our resources to begin a new round. Don’t sign any contracts or start new enterprises just yet. Do begin to focus outward, so that when Mercury turns direct you are poised to proceed.
Mercury trine Jupiter
Since we just had our lucky Sun/Jupiter trine yesterday. It makes sense that Mercury trines Jupiter at 6:15 PM this evening after conjoining the Sun this morning. Mercury/Jupiter will help with expansive new plans at this New Moon Mercury moment. Jupiter rules philosophy, religion, higher education, and publishing. It relaxes and elevates the mind so that you can see possibilities hidden from view before. Opportunities may arise for study or travel. After sextiling the Sun, the Moon is Void in Pisces until entering Aries at 6:48 PM. Pisces is a good Void, but do take some time to enjoy its dreamy, meditative nature.