This morning begins with the Moon in late Aries, still squaring Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Mercury, having officially stationed direct on Sunday, will begin to pick up speed over the next 2 weeks, and certain muddles and tangles can begin to stabilize and unravel themselves, which is always good news. Around 11 AM PST, the Moon enters earthy and sensual Taurus, to conjunct Uranus, and sextile Mercury, while still maintaining a square to Saturn in the most urgent degree of Capricorn. This suggests some surprises or innovations, perhaps some shocking communications or revelations emerge, but there can also be an element of stubbornness or resistance by authority or those who prefer appeals to authority and the “status quo.” This can see some whimsical or rebellious behaviors gain traction, as this square to Saturn ebbs off by evening and will soon be replaced by a trine over the coming days. This lunation can highlight outside of the box thinking, as well as produce some surprising revelations and illuminations. The lunar sextile to Mercury in Cancer suggests that listening to your intuition and following your gut, and even listening to your body, can produce accurate leads. Although a minor tense aspect with Neptune suggests that there’s some muddles, confusion, fugazi, or deception to work through yet, but the Taurus lunation can help bring common sense to the picture and help ground us into the practical reality in front of us.

Today begins with the Moon in Taurus conjunct Uranus, with no other major aspects until the afternoon. This highlights practical breakthroughs and revisions, as well as spontaneity that can keep us on our toes. Although, Taurus is rather laid back, sensual, and pleasure seeking. There can be some interesting diversions that can make life more pleasant. In the afternoon, a lunar trine to Jupiter occurs, followed by a trine to Pluto, and a dreamy sextile to Neptune. This favors making positive changes, transformations, and enhancements, and can produce a pleasantly buoyant, easy going mood, that can be accompanied by an intense drive to get more out of life and enjoy the beauty it has to offer. There’s an opportunity here as well to make some positive adjustments that have a pronounced impact. This can be a pleasant, earthy, and indulgent energy, that can help take the edge off of the somewhat irritating square between Mercury and Mars that has highlighted disagreements, and differences of opinion, that have somewhat stoked insecurity or provoked feelings of clannishness, self protectiveness, and defensiveness between others. Divide and conquer has been having a field day under this aspect, and Venus has been doing her best to mitigate things, but we all need a break sometimes. Todays configurations, and the Taurus(Venus) lunation, can illuminate a door to our own personal version of Narnia, and enhance the drive towards making life more enjoyable and beautiful. 

Today see’s the Moon in Taurus sextile the Sun in cozy Cancer, trine Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and in the early morning hours, sextile Neptune. This can see the day off to a dreamy, relaxed, and reflective start, but there’s certainly a lot of purpose and intention behind it. Pleasant and stabilizing. A great combo. A semi square to Mars can be potently energizing, and create a certain amount of zang that can be funneled into taking positive initiatives that make an impact in some way. The lunar connection to the Sun and Jupiter can create a lot of empathy, caring, nurturing, and emotional generosity. The link to Saturn and Pluto can be stabilizing and show the beginning of some potentially positive or life changing transformations. The Sun’s opposition to Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter indicate that some of these changes are brought about through contrast, perhaps something didn’t quite go as planned or something we hoped for didn’t come through, but there could be a stroke of luck that shows this was all for the best. Sometimes having situations turn out differently than we may have liked function as a positive catalyst for change, and that seems to be the case now. There is definitely a desire for more pleasure and fulfillment in these configurations. Late evening, towards the final hours, the Moon enters talkative, curious, and multitasking Gemini, shifting the emphasis to communications, and our relationships to others.

Today see’s the Moon in Gemini conjunct Venus, and sextile Mars and Chiron in Aries. This can see a wave of courage, confidence, or assertiveness. Perhaps we get a brave impulse or wild hair up our ass to finally send “that” message, or reach out to “that” person. Whatever the case, there’s more bravery and boldness in regards to communications with others. There can be some passionate impulses that can push people to make connections that wind up boosting morale or self confidence somehow. A sesquisquare to Pluto can indicate some underlying intensity or powerful undercurrents, that can make it easy for people to take things to heart and increase sensitivity. This aspect also indicates that underneath certain casual exchanges there could be more emotional investment than is indicated, or perhaps just the presence of lopsided feeling power dynamics. A lunar sextile to Chiron shows increased compassion for other peoples pain, so in spite of the Moon being in “keep it casual, keep it light, keep it fun” Gemini, there is still a perceptiveness there into the motivations or secret struggles of others. The Mars contact can do a lot to help increase courage, bravery, and confidence, and today can see impulses acted upon that can produce pleasant results or healing exchanges. 


Today see’s the Moon in Gemini conjunct Venus and square Neptune, getting the weekend off to a somewhat spacey, enchanting, serendipitous start. This aspect can dissolve boundaries and lower defenses, and is peaceable and serene. It can also cause some delays or misunderstandings, and increased sensitivity to what is said, but places the emphasis on communications, or contacts in the local environment. This energy can bring with it some feelings of uncertainty, longing, or confusion, and it can be difficult to know where we stand with others (or where they stand with us.) But it can also bring increased creativity, and a desire to enhance beauty and peace via contacts with others. A lunar quincunx to Jupiter and Pluto indicates a need to try and slow down and not go too overboard chasing rainbows, but there is a sweet idealism here that can have intense undercurrents and produce powerful communication breakthroughs. Try not to become obsessive around specific outcomes, persons, or lose all objectivity to inflated fears or expectations. A good time to slow down and have a good time, and not become carried away by excessive nervousness, vague pressures, cloudy emotions, hypersensitivity, dashed expectations, poor timing, missed communications, or feelings of lack, loneliness, or disappointment. The weekend get’s off to a spacey, bemused, somewhat belligerent and escapist start, that can indicate a need to seek out more fulfillment, magic, and enjoyment. Just don't let internal or external pressure, negative assumptions, or hypersensitivity muck up the gears, and this can be a really chill energy.

Today see’s the Moon enter comfort seeking, homebody Cancer, to conjunct Mercury. This can see some interesting downloads, and both the brain and feelings can be highly stimulated. The lunar square to Chiron also indicates the presence of some insecurity that's gotta be worked out, or a shell to crawl out of. It’s possible we can be acutely aware of our own and/or others weaknesses and vulnerabilities, but this is really good for empathy, but maybe a slight vulnerability or anxiousness there for whatever reason. In the afternoon, a lunar square to Mars gets thrown into the mix, and this can see a push towards action, a lot of activity, passion, charged emotions, or conversely, at the worst, some slight difficulty, irritation, impatience, clashes, frustrations. There can be a somewhat emotionally confrontational atmosphere, maybe just a pent up assertiveness, doesn't have to be negative. But sometimes Moon/Mars hard aspects can see a degree of crankiness, and raw, crotchety old man feelings. This is most likely just impatience. The feeling nature is definitely invigorated.  A lunar sextile to Uranus can add a stir crazy, experimental, and adventurous vibe to the mix, that can see us apply new, innovative approaches to old, outworn patterns, feelings, dynamics, or just.....liberating ourselves from ruts we may have been in and refreshing, and reinvigorating certain aspects of life that may have become stale, redundant, unfulfilling, or uninspiring. There can be some surprising communications that maybe reveal something new that we previously never considered, or we gain a new perspective on our own or others thoughts and feelings, or just venture into new territory that can actually be really refreshing. It’s possible some people can be at odds with each other somehow this weekend, maybe just a difference in style or pace, or timing, and there can be some tensions or just a certain electrical charge around particular dynamics. Definitely a download of a new emotional frequency. It's a passionate vibe, but there also appears to be a desire to bring some detachment to the situation, so that things don't become overwhelming going at lightning speed. There can definitely be some new emotional bandwidth available that hits like lightning. It’s possible that someone's level of detachment, or just an issue of timing or circumstances, or serendipity, could cause some raw, vulnerable, impatient, or sensitive feelings. It's very likely nothing personal, but it's possible to take it that way. Give it time. This is especially true instigating new conversations or dynamics. Energies today are very receptive as well as assertive. Very emotionally engaged, but detached, as if processing it all as it rushes through the system.

Today see’s the Moon in comfort seeking Cancer square Mars, opposite Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn, and trine Neptune. These are actually some pretty huge downloads. It's like on a new bandwidth altogether, and can be challenging, motivating, and powerful. This can see a desire to escape and slink out of any high pressure situations with Neptune involved, perhaps in order to reflect. On the other hand, this can see a the possibility that someone, somewhere, holds a grievance. There could be a certain level of butt hurt in the atmosphere coming from certain quarters, but for the most part, whatever is happening now was inevitable. There can be some very significant turning points, shifts, and transformations in key dynamics this weekend. There is an empathy, comfiness, and compassion here, and some powerful changes at an emotional level. There are limits that one cannot get passed, and this can be interpreted as coldness or aloofness by those feeling a need for TLC, connection, or reassurance. With Saturn involved, this can all just really just be about timing. In either case, the lunar link to Neptune can provide a lot of empathy, compassion, and intuition, and can see some powerful psychic links and serendipity as well. Neptune is a softening and yielding influence, and can be slowly dissolving barriers that have thus far seemed to be impenetrable. Sensitivity to stimuli can be high. is there, and the lunar oppositions to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto indicate a need for just a little resilience, consistency, and patience. It's clear that something shifted this weekend and changed the emotional or social landscape. The lunar conjunction to the Sun can indicate a good time to sit with the feelings and bring some attention and consideration to getting in touch with and making some sense of them. It's a cozy and comfort seeking domestic type of vibe that centers around seeking more emotional fulfillment and substance from life. Rooted.


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