By Nadia Gilchrist
The December 11th inconjunct between Mercury in Scorpio and Uranus Rx in Aries is a repeat of December 2nd, but this time Mercury is direct. Once again you’ll be dealing with a sharp exposure or unexpected realization plus the tension between words that are held back (Mercury in Scorpio) versus the push to wrench everything out into the open (Uranus).
This trigger will lead to Mercury’s ingress into Sagittarius on December 12th, which can feel like a burst of intellectual/verbal freedom after Mercury’s time in compressed, intense Scorpio. Mercury last visited Sag on October 31st (before it turned Rx) so this will be another activation of potentials from that date. Now, after the entire retrograde process of reviews, questions and delays, you can surge ahead with the knowledge and perspective you’ve gained.
December 16th delivers a harmonious sextile between Saturn in Capricorn and Venus in Scorpio. This influence is so quiet that it might slip past you, but it can be a valuable opportunity to see some rewards for your hard work. Here is the small but significant relationship or financial commitment – a confirmation of what you want that may not be flashy, but it will mean something. Venus in Scorpio has depth and staying power while Saturn adds stability.
Mercury in your sector of shared resources makes an inconjunct to Uranus Rx in your sign,triggering a reveal of private info. A realization or disruptive conversation involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy will be connected to events from December 2nd, but now there should be a final understanding of what was previously buried.
This knowledge can liberate you as Mercury enters your sector of opportunities. Now that your eyes have been opened, it’s time to look further ahead at travel, education, legal matters, publishing or exploration. Watch for something more to look forward to. Mercury previously entered this sector on October 31st, so you may be reactivating issues from that time.
Venus in your sector of shared resources sextile Saturn adds a subtle but effective point of financial or emotional stability. Future goals or professional guidelines can offer support and focus, allowing you to develop hidden or shared resources. This favours planning for the future with a partner or getting your debts/taxes in line.
Mercury in your partnership sector inconjunct Uranus Rx revisits a surprising or clarifying discussion from December 2nd. A reveal that you or your partner didn’t see coming can accelerate further developments, as Mercury enters your sector of shared resources. Now is the time to look behind the scenes at shared finances, intimacy or some uncomfortable truths. Mercury previously entered this sector on October 31st, so now you are once again going deeper, but this time you’ll complete the behind-the-scenes-exploration. This could be about the truth behind the truth, or alternative ideas to a seemingly issue.
Venus in your partnership sector sextile Saturn suggests mutual goals (involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing) can be a point of reassurance. There may be something you and your partner can both agree on – it will take work and commitment, but that’s how you build something solid for the future. This can also apply to issues of faith.
Mercury in your sector of routine inconjunct Uranus Rx can reveal a surprising error, overlooked fact or diagnosis (in a work or health context). While this may be disruptive, it shouldn’t be a total surprise – you first glimpsed this around December 2nd. Now is your chance to address it or correct it. As Mercury enters your partnership sector, watch for a more balanced exchange of information between you and another – discussions in a relationship can open up, or you could experience a more equitable exchange of information with someone you work with. Mercury previously entered this sector on October 31st, so this exchange may have already begun, but was interrupted. Now it can move forward as you experience the full benefits of cooperation.
Venus in your sector of routine sextile Saturn favours improved relationships with co-workers, an increased sense of stability in your daily life or an easier flow of focus in a new work or health regime. Gradually applying boundaries and structure can solidify desired developments or confirm assistance and priorities.
Mercury in your sector of self-expression inconjunct Uranus Rx can trigger an unexpected statement from you, in a bid for attention. Too, you could receive some surprising news that’s a mix of exciting, jarring and pleasurable. You first caught wind of this around December 2nd. Results will be quite public and may involve your work or professional reputation. As Mercury enters your sector of routine, your attention will shift to new/expansive approaches to health and/or work. Mercury first entered this sector on October 31st, and now you can revisit the issue with a clearer sense of the necessary corrections, improvements and priorities. Previously missing details may now be available.
Venus in your sector of self-expression sextile Saturn can solidify a desired objective (involving a new attraction, partnership, creative work, a celebration or children/pregnancy). However, this is not a dramatic influence – watch for a calm sense of commitment, support from another or assurance that you are on the right track. It will not involve applause, just a quiet confirmation.
Mercury in your domestic sector inconjunct Uranus suggests surprising info from the past that’s abruptly revealed in the present. Family discussions or details about a home business, buying/selling/renting a home can trigger a rapid update, although you will have first encountered this on December 2nd. The source of the disruption (or clarification) can be a legal matter, education or foreign issue.
As Mercury enters your sector of self-expression you could experience a tremendous release or surge of hope/confidence. There could be good news, a reason to celebrate or more to look forward to. Too, this could be about you deciding to speak out. Mercury first entered this sector on October 31st, giving you a taste of freedom or boldness, and now you can move forward with this.
Venus in your domestic sector sextile Saturn offers a touch of stability via disciplined routines or attention to obligations. Certain rules must be followed, or a strict focus must be applied regarding a work, health or mundane matter. Stick to the plan and watch a subtle but important improvement in home and family matters.
Mercury in your communication sector inconjunct Uranus Rx can deliver a shocking answer or abrupt truth. Or, you could be the one speaking out about an issue. You may have first encountered this around December 2nd, when a hidden or intimate reveal (involving shared finances, a partner or your own psychological processes) challenged your sense of control or fixed opinions. Now you’ll hear it again or decide that it’s time to speak out. A set idea may be permanently shaken.
As Mercury enters your domestic sector, the above can reverberate into expanded discussions with family or more information about a home business, home security or issues from the past. Mercury first visited this sector on October 31st, and now you can now move forward with domestic discussions or family plans as you run with ideas that have been on hold.
Venus in your communication sector sextile Saturn can gently support a favourable agreement. This could be a romantic commitment or confirmation/formalization of your creative efforts. Rewards or positive answers will depend on the work you’ve put into this.
Mercury in your sector of personal resources inconjunct Uranus Rx suggests a partner, competitor or significant messenger can disrupt your security (financial or emotional). A surprising reveal/answer (first encountered around December 2nd) can challenge your ideas about what you’re worth or what you want. Financial discussions can be bumpy but ultimately clarifying. Too, events could push you to step up and declare what’s non-negotiable.
As Mercury enters your communication sector, the above events can push you to learn more, ask for more or consider wider possibilities. Mercury first entered this sector on October 31st, but new ideas were put on hold. Now you can move forward with increased faith, hope and curiosity.
Venus in your sector of personal resources, sextile Saturn, is quiet encouragement to stay the course regarding a financial or emotional issue. Domestic responsibilities or increased focus on home/family can deliver rewards or allow you to solidify some resources.
Mercury in your sign inconjunct Uranus Rx can deliver a repeat challenge or surprise (first encountered around December 2nd). Changes involving health, work or daily routines can remind you that a fix or upgrade is necessary, even if it disrupts your ideas. On this second go ‘round, you may be surprised by the effectiveness of an improvement. Too, you may find that you’re speaking up unexpectedly.
As Mercury enters your sector of personal resources, the above events can trigger a more expansive view of finances, values and self-esteem. Mercury first entered this sector on October 31st, and now you can move forward with a financial discussion, new ideas for earned income or communicating the values/ideals that are most important to you.
Venus in your sign sextile Saturn suggests a quiet commitment, formal agreement or confirmation of something you want/love. This will not be a dramatic event. Rather, you’re looking at a reassuring answer or definition of what you’ve been working towards. Too, this could be about you/ your public image being taken more seriously. Respect depends on your ability to deliver on what you promised.
Mercury in your hidden sector, inconjunct Uranus Rx, delivers a second jolt or forceful reveal of a secret (the first jolt came around December 2nd). Watch for a light to be shone on something you’ve been avoiding, denying or hiding. As Mercury enters your sign, it will be time to come out with it. Whether this is voluntary or not, you’ll be going public with what you know/realize. Mercury first entered your sign on October 31st, but due to its retrograde there were delays, take backs or a temporary retreat to reconsider. Now everything will be out in the open – use this opportunity to make your voice heard or view something previously obscured in the clear light of day.
Venus in your hidden sector sextile Saturn will be a subtle influence as a background confirmation of something you want, crave or are developing is delivered. This could be a financial or emotional issue, and won’t result in great wealth or emotional fireworks. But the acceptance of certain responsibilities or the need to focus/restrain will result in stabilization and the manifestation of something for the future. This is a work in progress.
Mercury in your social sector inconjunct Uranus Rx can deliver a surprising encounter, conversation with a friend or public reveal/statement. This first came about on December 2nd, and now you’ll be confronting it again. As Mercury moves into your hidden sector, the above events may push you to step back, hold back or look behind the scenes at some truths. Mercury first entered this sector on October 31st, and now you’ll be moving forward with a deeper exploration of public reveals, or perhaps a deeper consideration of what you believe or who you put your faith in.
Saturn in your sign sextile Venus in your social sector can confirm a friendship, aspect of your public image or group association. Your commitment and focus can gain you public respect or solidify a new social opportunity. This isn’t glamorous, but it can be a nice moment of recognition for your work or maturity.
Mercury in your career sector inconjunct Uranus Rx can trigger an abrupt decision about your future or a surprising conversation with someone in authority. Even though you first dealt with this around December 2nd, this influence may be a final straw that pushes you into new territory or changes your future trajectory. As Mercury enters your social sector, you can gain a broader perspective and connect with more people who may be helpful in your next steps towards the future. Mercury first entered this sector on October 31st, but new contacts/opportunities may have been delayed due to Mercury’s retrograde. Now you can pick up where you left off. Excellent for a public launch, networking, or a public statement.
Venus in your career sector sextile Saturn offers a subtle moment of confirmation for a professional relationship, your professional image or something desired that you’ve been working towards. The confirmation itself may come from a hidden source or may be an instinctive feeling, but know that the sense of stability means you’re on the right track.
Mercury in your opportunities sector inconjunct Uranus Rx can reveal a new and unusual development or urge you to take a risk. First encountered around December 2nd, issues involving travel, education, legal matters, publishing or exploration can once again draw your attention to something outside your comfort zone. Should you say it, agree to it or move forward? Change is here, but some caution is also needed. As Mercury enters your career sector, the above events can see you applying new ideas/visions to your professional future. Mercury previously entered this sector on October 31st, and now you can move forward with new opportunities from that time.
Venus in your opportunities sector sextile Saturn can quietly reassure you about a new and desired development. A long-distance romance, issues with travel, education, legal matters or publishing can feature a social commitment. This aspect can anchor you in unknown territory while encouraging you to develop it further.