Monday, when Mercury passes between Earth and the Sun, their brief Pisces conjunction will be busily aspected. That may mean a busy day for you. You may see conflict and feel doubt, but that will be detail. Details have their place, and it usually is not a central one. Since the Sun’s conjunction to Mercury will pass quickly, its central meaning will be to give events time to do the same.
Giving events time to pass does not mean that you ignore them. It means not getting caught up in them. That’s what makes the solar merger with Mercury both inseparable from and central to Monday’s complex astrology.
The actual Sun is inseparable from day and light. Day, in turn, is the natural time to be conscious and aware of the world. That’s how the Sun corresponds with consciousness for astrology. Just as the innermost planet is never far from the Sun, Mercury’s archetype of the mind and its means of communication is never far from consciousness. When the Sun and Mercury conjoin, it represents an appropriate time to merge awareness and thinking as one.
Being both conscious and thoughtful is central to being present for events without being caught up and swept away by them. In order to do that, you must not only give events enough time to transpire, you must also give some time to yourself.
It is nearly always possible to give yourself some time. For example, you breathe. Unless you have trouble breathing, most of your breaths are probably taken without being conscious of them.
To simply be conscious of your breathing is a simple and straightforward way to give yourself the gift of time that is always there for the taking. All you have to do is pay attention and the moment makes room for you instead of getting you lost in it. Stringing a few of those moments together gives you time to think about things, beginning with your next breath.
Thinking about your next breath further expands the time you gave yourself to be conscious of breathing. That allows you to take in what you are taking in, both air and circumstances, and to consider what both those breaths and events are doing for you, or to you. String a few of those thoughtful breaths together, and in no time at all you are in a different place.
Simply breathing consciously and thoughtfully brings you to a place of your own, where awareness and thinking merge into each other. It is a place where day, light and consciousness are as inseparable from your thoughts as they are from each other.
There are a lot of other things going on with Monday’s astrology besides Sun conjunct Mercury. The details are fascinating and not to be ignored. The most important thing, however, will be to put the details in their place and not allow them to take yours. So, keep it simple, as simple as breathing, and give wisely of your time, not forgetting yourself. When Tuesday comes around, you will be glad you did.
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