The Moon flows with Uranus in Earth this morning, helping us break through some barriers. Then she gets really busy, contacting Mercury, Jupiter, Neptune, and before dawn tomorrow, Venus. Normally, this would be a pretty upbeat combination, but coming from Capricorn, the focus is likely to be on pragmatic matters an responsibilities. So not bad, but a serious tone. Mercury is also moving to trine Jupiter tomorrow, again in Earth signs, so communications are likely to center on practical, physical-plane things. It could be a good couple of days for sales and trade.
The Venus-Neptune trine is exact today in water signs – a great day for imagination, fantasy, art, and love. The morning starts with the Moon trine to Mars, boosting energy levels. But by mid-morning we feel it dropping off, and Luna enters Capricorn at 1:36pm ET, drawing our attention to responsibilities and commitments. We may feel we’re being watched and checked up on. Later in the day, the Moon and Sun flow together in Earth signs, a good time to complete chores.
Today we’ll feel the after-effects of yesterday’s big planetary aspects. The Moon squares Neptune this evening, tempting us to wonder if all we’ve done and said and decided in the past few days is real or not. As Venus moved into a trine with Neptune (exact tomorrow), we may just want some peace and harmony, regardless of whether it’s “real” or not.
Two exact planetary aspects occur today. Mercury trines Uranus, and Venus opposes Jupiter. This could be a great chance to let your brilliance shine, especially if that genius ties into pragmatic solutions. At the same time, overindulgence and petulance may sneak in here, especially if you have planets right in the middle of cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). The Moon enters Sagittarius at 8:49 this morning, adding to the wild flavor of Mercury-Uranus. She also squares the Sun, so much of the creativity today might come from “creative tensions.” Late night and before dawn tomorrow, Luna squares Mercury, throwing Read more…
The morning’s Moon contacts with the two benefics, Venus and Jupiter, may not be enough to get us past the conflict given by the square between the two malefics, Mars and Saturn. Those with planets in the middle of Scorpio, Cancer, and Capricorn will feel the soothing benefics more, while those with points at the end of cardinal signs (Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra) are likely to feel the heat more. There are some soothing lunar aspects this evening, but they’re likely to be drowned out by the slower-moving Mars-Saturn square.
At 6:15 this morning the Moon enters Scorpio, where she likes to hold on to her emotions, even as she’s growing in light, sextiling the Sun. Tonight she flows with Mercury but opposes Uranus, so our communications and conversations may be halting, marked by interruptions, and incomplete. Mars squares Saturn tomorrow, both malefic planets in their own signs, so it’s a face-off of strong thugs. This indicates a struggle between active and receptive, fire and ice, wildfire and ice palace. It could lead us to inaction, or to over action.
The morning could be full of overindulgence as the Moon squares Jupiter, but with the later in an Earth sign, this could also indicate a lot of work that needs doing. At 11:44am, the Sun enters Virgo, continuing the emphasis on the pragmatic and physically-oriented tasks. This marks the last third of the northern summer season, when the harvest is at its peak, symbolized by the Virgin with the sheaf of wheat. This evening and overnight the Moon will be in difficult aspect with Pluto, then Mars, then Saturn. So if you have chores to accomplish, get them done early.
The Libra Moon makes no aspects today. Combined with being in a social sign, the day should feel a bit less pressured and a little lighter. As the day goes on, we’ll feel tomorrow’s early morning Moon-Venus square approaching, which might introduce some tensions and struggles this evening.
The Moon contacts Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, and Saturn today before heading into Libra at 5:15am tomorrow. With the heavy Earth focus, the day favors pragmatism and industry, and following through on responsibilities. Luna is still dark, so the best thing is to finish or follow through on projects that are already underway rather than new ones.
Mercury follows the Moon into Virgo, though not until 9:30 tonight. This is Mercury’s favorite sign to be in, but it’ll only be here for a couple of weeks this year. Take this chance to work on projects with your mind and/or hands. To plan out long-range goals, to employ a new business plan, etc. Remember that the Moon is dark, so don’t start to employ your new plans for at least a few days, when she’ll start growing in light.