Venus Conjunct Jupiter, Mercury Opposite Neptune
Mercury is exactly opposite Neptune on Monday, August 18. The two planets are respectively at 12 deg Leo and 12 deg Aquarius. This doesn't help the situation. Mercury is Facts, Data, & News Reports. Neptune is Fantasy, Illusion, & Deception. Rational Mercury is being contaminated by irrational Neptune. Therefore we can't trust reports of what is actually happening; even outright deception is possible. This energy pattern, which has been functioning through the past week, promotes distrust. The manifestation of Neptune vs. Mercury has been obvious in events ranging from Ukraine to Ferguson.