Can you feel it? Did you sense something? Oh yes, yes you did! It's been building for some time now...but now the stars have aligned. You've reached a crossroads, a fork...a real pivot point in the energies of the cosmos. It is a "triple-play" of the Sun, Mercury and Pluto who align with one another today; you need to listen to their message, and work with these energies that flow down to work through you, a gift and a challenge from your celestial companions.
The Sun square Pluto reminds you of the power of the will in your life and in the world around you. You are a sacred space that you have established and maintain by your will. You journey through the greater space around you that is filled with other willing souls. The challenge, always, is to unfold oneself and develop ever greater self-control so that you may protect your space while honoring the sacred space of others.
As the Sun squares Pluto you may feel as if something or someone is pressing upon you, attempting to persuade or force you to feel, think or do something you do not wish to do. And you must not allow this. Or, it may be you who is attempting to do this, (and probably with the best of intentions), and so you must stop yourself. For they or you will fail in the end.
Because the only change that holds, the only difference they or you can make will be done willingly and so freely...by respecting, honoring and loving the sacred spaces of one another. The only true use of the power of the will, the purpose of this test, is so that you may gain greater control over yourself. Use this energy now; turn it back upon your own space and make it stronger, deeper and so closer to your "Self".
Then it is Mercury's turn to dance with Pluto. Again you are in a test of wills, but now it is focused upon your mind, upon the words, ideas, beliefs which you use to understand and connect to the sacred spaces around you. Now it is mental pressure, mind-stuff that is weighing on you. Either someone is convinced that their view must become yours, or you are the one exerting your will upon another's mind.
Yes, again the lesson is the same as before. The only control you had, have and will have is "self-control"; everything else is illusion. For if another forces you to their way of thinking, it will not hold because you have not freely accepted and integrated that point of view. And, if you force another to your way, you only diminish their will for a time and so make them, (and you in the end), weaker. Again, use this energy as you should, to gain ever greater control and so depth of your own mind.
Finally, Mercury aligns with the Sun in what is called the Superior Conjunction, since it takes place on the far side of the Sun (for us). It is more like a Full Moon of the mind and so it is a moment of revelation. The mind is Illumined by the Sun; harnessed, focused and intent upon one thing only now...Relationship.
To connect with another, to really understand and appreciate the truth of relationship consciously, is remarkable and humbling. When you experience the light of understanding in the other, be it in a word, phrase, concept or that look in their eye, your soul smiles.
Because you have come to understand that alone you would know very little (or less); for it is the very nature of the Mental Plane that it is formed, develops and transcends its own limits by the coming together of more and more, of an ever growing host of countless minds that form that greater consciousness, the ones of the One.
The knowing of this is reflected in your language which honors this greater truth; that very word "Consciousness" is really made up of two words: Together (Con), Knowing (Sciousness). The word consciousness really means Together Knowing! What better image of the alignment of the Sun and Mercury in Libra could you ask for?
The unfoldment of the powers of your mind, your capacity to become knowing, depends upon each other because it is founded upon your relationship with one another. This is the revelation of the Sun and Mercury now; you know yourself through, with and because of one another.
Celebrate your knowing, Together!