Hello, everyone.

Mercury (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Mercury (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Today’s the day Mercury goes direct.  In fact it happened just two hours ago as I’m writing this and I finally received an application I’ve been waiting for, filled it out, and sent it back in about ½ hour.  Whew, thank you Mercury!

Saturn/Pluto revisited

In a prior post we spoke about how Mercury had progressed to 21 degrees Capricorn and then went retrograde all the way back to 5 degrees Capricorn.  What did it find when it got back there?  That Saturn/Pluto square that is causing these major economic structural changes that we see at every turn.  We are being asked to deal with the sometimes catastrophic circumstances of our time with genuine respect and regard for others.  Saturn in Libra demands that we step up to our responsibilities to our fellow beings and to engage in dialogue that actually builds new structures on the firm ground of equality, fairness, and diplomacy. (See Saturn/Pluto Square at right for more information on this aspect.)

Many people got a glimpse of how these societal trends affect our business lives in early December when Mercury first joined this Saturn/Pluto aspect.  Information may have come to light that was probably deeply buried, perhaps involving debt, taxes, or financial obligations we share with others.  Now Mercury has revisited this same issue in the last couple of days and, armed with new understanding, is again marching forward.

Let’s get serious and have some fun!

Our situation should be clear; now we need to figure out what to do about it.  With Mercury in Capricorn serious efforts can seem easy as we put our business and financial lives in order.  Any clear-headed attempt to study and understand our current financial condition will be rewarded, now that we’ve gotten real about it.  Writing, short trips, communicating, planning, and budgeting can move forward now as well as any meetings you’ve been putting off. 

In this spirit, and with the advent of the new month marked by the New Moon earlier today, I am initiating a new service that I hope will be fun and educational.  If you’ve got an astrology-related business question (or a business-related astrology question) send it to me at ellen@astro4business.com.  I’ll answer it in these posts, anonymously of course, and we can all learn from each other’s experiences.  I look forward to it!  Got a question now?  Email it and let’s get started, with Mercury’s blessing.