Once a year Mercury is opposite Pluto and the week begins with this aspect. This is an aspect of deep thinking and a compulsion to research and find things out. This aspect offers the added benefit of curiosity. You ask more questions, are compelled to go deeper into issues and embrace the motivation to see an idea through.
If there is any sort of contract or agreement coming up, this is the day in which to find out those things so that you are better prepared as the Sun is opposite Pluto over the course of the next few days. This cycle may require a decision or a choice on a task or project you’ve been mulling over for too long. If you can put off the signing for at least a couple more days, you may find the ‘rest’ of the story that makes much more sense and sign a very good agreement.
Creative thoughts often begin as Mercury enters the sign of Leo early on the 19th, the same day as the Sun is opposite Pluto. Mercury in Leo enjoys speculation. Mercury in any fixed sign (other fixed signs other than Leo are Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio) slows down the impulse to gamble. But we still think about it. Since Mercury continues the opposition to Saturn over the next few weeks, the inclination to study the gamble is there. When pondering ‘the gamble,’ renegotiate a price in an agreement or re-think an investment – an effective way to manage these aspects.
As the week finishes, the Sun enters Leo on Friday later in the day on the East Coast and around 1:06 pm on the West Coast. The day after the tropical Sun enters Leo, we have a lovely aspect between Mercury and Jupiter, which often brings current ideas, insights, solutions for challenges we face. They can give you a new beginning for your story and/or a workaround for a contract problem while bringing in that one person who completes your team. Mercury is Hermes who travels all over bringing solutions from places unexpected. His thinking is not limited, why should yours?
Finally, to close out the week, Sunday’s Venus in hard aspect to Jupiter provides opportunity for a warm, comfortable, easy social get together. Try getting out with people you love, get some exercise with friends, and end the day with a lovely meal or gathering.