July 24

Mercury conjunct Venus

Never underestimate the value of gossip when Mercury conjoins Venus. We’re often told to ignore the things we hear through the grapevine, but what’s the point of a grapevine if it doesn’t bear fruit? Gossip may not be the best way to get your information, but at least it tells you what to look for when it comes to chasing down a lead, running a background check, or confirming a suspicion. Obviously you’ll have to work with off-the-record conversations and anonymous sources but there are ways of weaving those together in a way that’s effective and penetrating. What you’ll have in the end is a watertight case. Signs most affected: Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, and Libra