So, what is happening this week?
The first thing to say is that this is a week to make the most of, and for two reasons. The first is that the dreaded retrograde Mercury will be upon us again as of next Wednesday so it pays to get super organized now and to get ahead wherever possible. As regular readers will know retro Mercury just loves to throw spanners in the works and nearly always in the shape of something you can’t plan for.
The second and more cheerful reason for making the most of this week is that we have the annual Sun – Jupiter conjunction (exact Wednesday 17.12 BST), this one falling at 28 degrees Gemini. Textbook astrology would describe this as the ultimate golden opportunity – or two – and a portent of big change decidedly for the better. Whatever comes in a Jupiter wrapping – that is, Jupiter’s dominion of education, progress, liberation, truth, legal concerns or anything joyous – warrants immediate attention. This message is even more important as Jupiter changes sign next week (again, an annual event, as Jupiter spends a year travelling through each sign) so this conjunction also has the feel of an opportunity that is of the “last chance” kind.
This week of course is also the all important Summer Solstice as the Sun enters Cancer 06.05 BST on Friday. “Solstice” translates into the moment when the Sun appears to stand still as we mark the transition from the days getting longer, back to the days getting shorter. This year’s Solstice is flanked by the Mercury – Venus conjunction at 22 degrees Cancer a couple of hours earlier, and the Full Moon in Capricorn three hours later. So if you have planets at around 22 or in the early degrees of Cancer/Capricorn this picture will be especially significant for you. In general, however, look out for important or reaffirming conversations, sweet talk of the nicest kind, or a career milestone.