Mercury in Libra square retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 21st September 2020

Mercury at 22 degrees 32 minutes Libra is square retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 32 minutes Capricorn at 5.18 am GMT 6.18 am BST 21st September 2020.

Mentally challenging circumstances will make it a struggle to have peace of mind. Important transformations or potentially life changing decisions can bring frustration. This will test your ability to be calm and diplomatic with those who throw obstacles in your way. Being too willing to compromise or hesitant to make decisions to avoid unpleasant situations may create more problems than you think can be created. This affects your ability to make important achievements that can be empowering. If you’re tempted to take the easiest options now you could regret it later. Not much can be gained without hard work.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn 17th September 2020

Mercury at 17 degrees 26 minutes Libra is square Jupiter at 17 degrees 26 minutes Capricorn at 10.35 am GMT 11.35 am BST 17th September 2020.

Although an expansive range of long-term plans can be made, indecision about what those plans should be will be a major hindrance. An avoidance of discussing the challenges ahead and instead preferring to rely on having faith in a favourable result is unwise. Also taking on too much paperwork or administrative work, with the intention of being as sure as possible all the necessary information is covered will be too much of a burden on your mind. If this happens there may be too much attention paid to a large amount of small details which are not essential, and the essential information may be missed.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo sextile Venus in Cancer 4th September 2020

Mercury at 28 degrees 26 minutes Virgo is sextile Venus at 28 degrees 26 minutes Cancer at 8.32 pm GMT 9.32 pm BST 4th September 2020.

Calm and quiet spaces to relax have a strong appeal at the moment. If the opportunity arises do what is best for your mind and heart. You could find you are busy filtering out those who you are not alienated from exactly, but who you are not connected with on a similar mental and emotional level. Discussions about love and friendship, where feelings can be freely and articulately expressed should make those involved feel wanted. If you want to tell someone how much you care about them, especially the little things they do for you then now is a good time to do so.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo trine retrograde Saturn in Capricorn 3rd September 2020

Mercury at 25 degrees 53 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Saturn at 25 degrees 53 minutes Capricorn at 7.23 am GMT 8.23 am BST 3rd September 2020.

Long standing problems that have been running in the background can be resolved by analysing all possible solutions in detail. The ability to concentrate on important matters that should be taken seriously is heightened with this transit. Seeking advice from those who you consider to be older and wiser, or more experienced in dealing with a particular subject could be a good move. Plenty could be achieved by making the effort to become more organised with the intention of creating order to alleviate stress or anxiety caused by poor management.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 1st September 2020.

Mercury at 22 degrees 44 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 44 minutes Capricorn 10.40 am GMT 11.40 am BST 1st September 2020.

Any effort you make to analyse and go through every detail meticulously in what you have to do, before initiating a process of transformation when Pluto turns direct in the near future, should go quite smoothly. This is an opportunity to assess personal triggers for anxiety and self-doubt; ideas can be created and information can be sought to find out how to work with the effect of the triggers that can restrict you. Patience is helpful during this transit, as progress may not necessarily be quick. It has the potential to be constructive where substantial and important achievements can be made, to help you to gain power over your way of thinking and your mental well-being.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo opposition retrograde Neptune in Pisces 30th August 2020

Mercury at 19 degrees 53 minutes Virgo is opposition retrograde Neptune at 19 degrees 53 minutes Pisces at 6.44 pm GMT 7.44 pm BST 30th August 2020.

There is difficulty thinking about and discussing important and detailed information due to a lack of focus or an urge to avoid discussing issues that are a cause of uncertainty. A lot of patience and attention will have to be paid to all the essential information in matters that have to be revised due to confusion or a lack of clarity in communication. Deception at this time can be a cause of anxiety, especially if you have a tendency to criticise yourself too harshly in how you respond if you interact with those who are dishonest. The best option is to find a balance between intuition and common sense if you want to get to the truth.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo trine retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn 29th August 2020.

Mercury at 17 degrees 44 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Jupiter at 17 degrees 44 minutes Capricorn at 1.29 pm GMT 2.29 pm BST 29th August 2020.

Developing detailed plans for a brighter future can be ambitious without being over the top. Take another look at all the information that is the most useful to you and don’t shy away from seeking assistance from those who have gained wisdom from experience. There is a preference to avoid rather than confront mentally taxing problems; as it turns out this probably won’t be a serious issue. The mind can be opened up to many solutions which have been overlooked to what has played on your mind and needs to be resolved. Chances are the easy options are readily available and just as effective.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo trine retrograde Uranus in Taurus 25th August 2020

Mercury at 10 degrees 39 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Uranus at 10 degrees 39 minutes Taurus at 3.18 pm GMT 4.18 pm BST 25th August 2020.

A pleasant wakeup call may arrive during this transit. It will act as a remedy for mental stagnation or boredom. The influence of this transit is very helpful in bringing forth practical solutions to dilemmas or issues that have been puzzling you lately, where routine solutions that usually work haven’t done the job. A favourable result is achieved by being methodical and observant. Plans can be made for the near future to prepare for making progress.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Leo trine Mars in Aries 17th August 2020

Mercury at 24 degrees 21 minutes Leo is trine Mars at 24 degrees 21 minutes Aries at 5.30 am GMT 6.30 am BST 17th August 2020.

If you intend to put your words into action, now is the time when it should happen. Bold verbal statements that are made about what you will do can be impulsive, but despite the reservations others may have it should have a good conclusion. Try not to be all talk and little action though, because you won’t get away with talking the talk and not walking the walk. If you have to deal with tasks that are mentally and physically demanding they should be straightforward to complete. Obstructions are seen in a positive light as a challenge that can be learned from and defeated rather than an overwhelming barrier that can’t be crossed. If you have to take part in public speaking it won’t be as intimidating as it otherwise could be, as you should be able to give the impression you have confidence in what you say.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury conjunction Sun in Leo 17th August 2020

Mercury is conjunction the Sun at 25 degrees 10 minutes Leo at 3.08 pm GMT 4.08 pm BST 17th August 2020.

Positive reactions and feedback when you express your ideas and opinions strengthens your self-esteem. Verbal interaction with those who are just as enthusiastic about what you take pride in encourages you to share your knowledge; you can also obtain information from them. If you accept or seek a position of leadership that relies on your personality this could be a chance worth taking. Recognition can be easily found if it’s sought, especially if it’s through social media; be aware there can be a tendency to be over-confident about the response that can be expected.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.