Mercury and Saturn
Mercury & Saturn (source: Outer Places)

Mercury will conjunct Saturn tonight, just before midnight where I live. What does this mean for you? Who cares? Let’s talk about what it means for me!

The reason I’m interested in how this event will impact my life is that my natal Mercury is within half a degree of this aspect. It’s a big deal to have this yearly collision of planets right on top of such a potent place in my own chart.

So what does it all mean? I guess I need to look at all the variables. I went to Cafe Astrology to find a few words to explain it. First, this passage illustrates how Saturn conjunct Mercury is impacting me personally:

This is not the best time for presenting your ideas, as you might be finding that others are not supportive of them. However, it’s an excellent period for reviewing, reassessing, perfecting, and improving ideas, projects, skills, and communication so that in the future, you will be more confident about all of these things.

That’s right! I feel like I’m talking to a wall lately, and yet I don’t feel like I’m doing anything wrong. I’ve applied for a few jobs for which I am eminently qualified, and yet I can’t get an interview. I do need to reassess the way I am approaching this subject.

Next, Mercury conjunct Saturn provides another glimpse into my job-hunting future:

You might receive serious news or practical advice, or engage in an important conversation. This can mark the start of a new project that involves communications, such as writing, speaking, reporting, and so forth. Whether you have been organized in your work, or if the systems you have been using are effective, comes up for inspection.

I have applied for several jobs in the field of communications. Hmm . . .

Finally, the interpretation of Mercury conjunct Mercury offers this prediction:

This is a time when you are bound to discover information that you need at just the right time. It’s a strong period for objective observation and discussion. Your thinking is in line with current trends, and your ideas are received well.

Hopefully, this aspect bodes well for me. I’m bored. I need somewhere to go everyday. I need to put on my beautiful clothes and get out into the world more often. For the first three months, my unemployment wasn’t such a big deal because I had a book to finish. Now I’m climbing the walls. I could go get a seasonal job, but I’d probably make less money than I make sitting on my ass collecting employment insurance. I need to focus my energy on finding something more enduring — more Saturnine, if you know what I mean.

For now, I’m going to work on my résumé. If I have to spell out my credentials in bold type and capital letters to make people understand the significance of my curriculum vitae, then that is what I have to do. If I don’t want to feel as if I’m talking to a wall, I’m going to have punch through that wall until I find someone on the other side who will appreciate what I have to offer.

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