Mercury sextiles Saturn today. Mercury rules our thoughts, intelligence and communications. Saturn rules our reality, responsibilities, structures and limitations. The sextile between them promotes the working out, or more substantial manifestation, of our ideas, plans and concepts that we have been trying to bring to fruition.
What were merely hunches, concepts or ideas have now taken on a realized form or concrete reality. Whatever plans, ideas or inspirations that were first developed at their last conjunction, (October 8, 2010), have now reached a point of clarity and objective reality. Solid progress can be seen now. We have not completed the project or endeavor, but real progress is visible.
The shaping of our thoughts, ideas, plans or a project at this time requires the appropriate presentation of long-distance communication and planning, cultural awareness and beliefs. These sensibilities are being shaped and limited by the reality of the agreements, partnerships or relationships involved in the matter. Our mental life is steadied now, though we are ranging far, we are also grounded by Saturn.
We must prepare for Mercury and Saturn's next significant alignment, which is the waxing square on January 26, 2011. At that moment we will face a choice and decision about which path to take in the further development of the idea, project or issue.
The reason the next moment in the cycle is so delayed is because Mercury will go retrograde on December 10 until December 30. That period will provide us with an opportunity to reexamine many of our thoughts, plans and ideas before moving forward in the New Year. It will, hopefully, help us to prepare for the choices we must face at the end of January.