Today, the Sun and Mercury meet at Cafe Zero, down by the clear mountain stream* to share some nice food and a bottle of wine. When last they met, some six weeks ago at an undisclosed seaside location**, Mercury was in a terrible rush and left without saying much except that he planned to scout out the terrain in Taurus.
Fortunately, today he’s not in such a hurry, plus he realizes this may be the last decent meal he gets for the next three weeks, so he’s happy to savor this brief time with his friend. The Sun is ready to catch his breath after a hectic run through Aries. He’s anxious to hear Mercury’s news about what lays ahead, in the relaxed atmosphere of Cafe Zero. He knows he can count on the chef, whose Moon is in Aquarius, to ensure there’s ample time between courses for stimulating conversation and analysis.
How the meeting will go is anyone’s guess. Will The Sun and Mercury zero out and cover all the topics they hope to discuss ? Or will they zero in on one item in particular? The Sun has had his fill of speed and risk for a while, and is focused on growing something with lasting value. Will Mercury’s experience in Taurus provide practical suggestions?
With Pluto also stationing retrograde today, we can be sure that when the meal is over, Mercury will skip out the back door with apologies about having left something important back in Aries that he absolutely must retrieve. The Sun, comme d’habitude, will be left holding the bill as he walks to the front entrance.
As for us, we may be left wondering whether we’re coming or going. The Pluto station reminds us that we may have to change some behaviors or shift our direction slightly to make headway towards our goals. What are we doing to excess? The Sabian symbol for 19 degrees Capricorn reminds us that the bottom could fall out from an overloaded shopping bag. How do we find balance? Are we working too hard? Shirking our duties? We’re so intent on making progress, but do we really believe in what we’re doing? Hopefully we’ll have learned a few lessons by the end of September, when Pluto stations direct.
*Sabian symbol for 0-1 degree Taurus. ** March 7 at 17 degrees Pisces