- First Quarter Square between the Scorpio Moon and Leo Sun (25 deg)
- Mercury Rx in Leo sextile Venus in Libra (11 deg)
The First Quarter Square asks you to step into the light. There's something to be proud of - something you can go public with. It may feel safer to keep it secret, because you think you can control what happens if you hold something back. But the time for that is past. You may need to expose what's in the shadows, or put the spotlight on your hidden source of power. The idea of being in the spotlight may frighten you, but you know that hanging back feels inauthentic.
Mercury Rx/Venus indicate a favourable response to the review, question or examination. Asking again, or reconnecting, can result in some pleasantly sparkly interactions. Creatively, this aspect suggests that introspection or reviews can open up something fruitful.
This is the last aspect Mercury makes before it stations direct (on August 19th) and it repeats on September 3rd (at 25 deg). So you're on the verge of a little breakthrough - progress is just around the corner and you'll be having this conversation again. While the aspect itself is not a powerful one, what comes out of it (the social or creative reward) will be significant, even if it doesn't seem that way in the moment.
If you're feeling trapped by the tension of the First Quarter Square, consider reaching out to someone in a one-on-one capacity. The vibe may be feel light and inconsequential, but there's more going on.