Saturday is host to the conjunction of retrograde Mercury and the Sun at 3 Virgo. This conjunction marks the mid-point of Mercury’s retrograde motion, and is more specifically called the “inferior” conjunction, because it sees Mercury between the Sun and the Earth. This point is an exception of the difficult conditions which Mercury retrogrades portend, as planets attain a fleeting potency when placed in such a tight line with both the Sun and Earth. In Mercury’s case, the inferior conjunction is thought to offer unusual insight into the transitions taking place.
The conjunction which takes place today is all the more interesting because it happens in Virgo — the single sign in which Mercury is said to both rule and be exalted within. Take some time out of your day to look through the microscope which Mercury and the Sun offer, as it may provide exactly the perspective you need to sort through everything underway.
Although the Sun-Mercury conjunction is at the top of the day’s business, Mars’ conjunction with the North Node in Leo today is also worth noting. This conjunction has the potential to overheat already fiery Mars in Leo. If your heart or tongue starts to overheat, consider an ice bucket challenge.
Moon in Scorpio (Hasta -> Vishakha), 1st Quarter
Moon Sextile Sun: Aug 26 2017 8:51 AM
Moon Sextile Mercury: Aug 26 2017 9:32 AM
Sun Conjunct Mercury: Aug 26 2017 1:42 PM
Mars Conjunct North Node: Aug 26 2017 10:08 PM
Moon Trine Neptune: Aug 27 2017 3:20 AM
Moon Enters Vishakha: Aug 27 2017 4:28 AM