Neptune gives insight and Mercury understanding, so combined they lift the veil to the other side and allow communication across different dimensions. Intellectual borders dissolve under this aspect.
However, this is not the week for dealing with facts, figures, or detailed work as Neptune tends to muddle things on the material plane. This combination can cause some scandals and misunderstandings when dealing with everyday communications, interactions or financial matters. Missed calls and misplaced messages are common so try to give others the benefit of the doubt in these matters.
If you hear any incredible news or gossip it is best to wait and see if it’s really true before acting upon it. Beware of lies, deceptions, fake news, and scam artists as they will be very active this week.
How strongly this will affect you on a personal level depends upon how this trine interacts with your natal chart. Mercury trine Neptune can give wonderful experiences with music, art, psychology, and mysticism. It also allows a person to use these talents in constructive ways as trines can be unstoppable flow of energy (which can be destructive if you are unaware of it’s influence.)
Although paranormal abilities may manifest more strongly, the flip side to psychic is over-sensitive. This can cause emotions to flow more readily and feelings can be easily hurt. You may send or receive and email or text and take it the wrong way. It is important to be very clear in all communications, perhaps making a direct phone call instead and double-checking any work emails to avoid getting into trouble.
You may find your most productive work will be done in solitude (as Neptune is associated with the 12th house of isolation). Be aware of any *signs* or unusual events that may be the result of influences from the other side.
Neptune rules the ocean, water and the feet. Water wears down and dissolves matter. Like a worn out rug from many people walking on it or sugar dissolving in a glass of water. This aspect can result in a loss of some kind. Neptune teaches us not to become attached to samsara or material world that we live in. Buddhism teaches us that this world is just an illusion (Neptune). What we think of as solid and permanent, really isn’t.
Neptune also rules viruses, drugs and alcohol. Being careful with any prescriptions and avoiding intoxicants is important now. Beware of a tendency to want to escape reality with alcohol or other indulgences. Also a general feeling of apathy or laziness may also be strong now.
Sacrifice is also a Neptune keyword, so volunteer work and helping the less fortunate may benefit you as well as others.
While Neptune can cause drug addiction, the positive side of Neptune (spirituality) can help a person. This is a positive time to practice meditation a/o spirituality. Also at this time you may have more appreciation for poetry, music, art, film, and photography.
Impulsive reactions. Fast pace. Trouble, problems and irritations. Mechanical breakdowns. Arguments and conflicts.
It may be impossible to avoid a problem or dispute of some kind on as Mercury squares Mars. This is a combination which could cause upset in ideas or communications.
Being practical and remembering what is best for the whole group rather than getting caught up in any petty arguments will be the best formula to avoid getting carried away during this transit.
This is not the day to attempt to settle a disagreement, argument or sign contracts. Even if things are going smoothly now, something may prop up and disturb things. Try to avoid doing anything that could lead to arguments or upsets now. Wait until a later time to settle any misgivings.