This is a good time to brainstorm and come up with ideas regarding how to organize finances and other practical matters. Figuring out what to do with all that you have at your disposal, including personal talents.
Today Venus makes a hard aspect to Pluto. This may manifest in different ways since Venus can signify: money, beauty, childbirth, jewelry, luxury items, music, art, fashion, poetry, gardening, flowers, and very often relationships. Pluto represents powerful underground forces, mafia, plumbing, organized crime, gangs, ISIL, drug dealers, human traffickers, drastic transformations and upheavals which end in permanent changes.
The stand-off between Venus and Pluto may be some shocks or upsets in relationships. Oppositions make us aware of what is going on. Things may get unexpectedly intense in a relationship. This may be a positive or intense experience which will forever alter both sides.
If you notice that things are getting more emotional or dramatic than usual, try to keep a cool head and know that this is a short-lived aspect (a day or two). If things do get to be too much, try to avoid any kind of confrontation until a later time.
If relationships are not affected, be sure to keep an eye on finances. There may be some secret siphoning of funds when you least expect it, in other words, identity theft or any type of theft. Avoid doing financial transactions on insecure networks and double check your receipts.
For the next couple of days it is important with relationships and finances to be “above board” about everything. At the same time, be secure with your money and personal possessions. If you feel suspicious about something, try to be level-headed.
Neptune gives insight and Mercury understanding, so combined they lift the veil to the other side and allow communication across different dimensions. Borders dissolve under this aspect.
This is not the time for dealing with facts, figures, or detailed work as Neptune confuses things on the material plane. This combination can cause mishaps 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 scandals, lies, deceptions 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 square interacts with your natal chart. Mercury square Neptune can give wonderful abilities in music, art, psychology, and mysticism. It also allows a person to use these talents in constructive ways as squares can be very productive (or destructive if you are unaware of it’s influence.)
Emotions 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. 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 after all. 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.
Sacrifice is also a Neptune keyword, so volunteer work and helping the less fortunate will also benefit you in a difficult Neptune transit.
While Neptune can cause drug addiction, the positive side of Neptune (spirituality) can help a person overcome these problems.
The Serenity prayer is a perfect example of Mercury and Neptune:
God grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I
Courage to change the
things I can and
Wisdom to know the
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a
time; Accepting hardship
as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this
sinful world as it is, not
as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make
all things right if I
surrender to His will;
That I may be reasonably
happy in this life, and
supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
Lack of clarity. Unknown factors which challenge judgment. The practical use of art and music. Impressionability. Escapist urges. Misunderstandings. Visions which deceive. Mistakes and errors in judgment. Foggy or sloppy conditions.
Things take on a dreamy, sleepy mood as the Sun squares Neptune. This creates idealism from leaders who may express their hopes and wishes now. Scandals and obfuscation may also be prominent now.
People may not be seeing leaders accurately now. Conversely, some leaders may be more inspirational now. Personally, it may be a difficult time to make decisions as things and actions may be unclear.
This is not a helpful time for dealing with facts and figures as this is a more creative / spiritual influence. A positive time for art, music, and spending time by water. Enjoying a good movie or book is also favored today. This is a perfect time for creativity, meditating, and spiritual pursuits.