Today the moon is in Cancer. The watery sign of home. Take time for comfort today. A moment for good food. And time for your heart. Feed yourself. Heal yourself today. Cancer is about the home. Try to find a place where you feel safe. Spend as much time there as you can today.
Early in the morning our safety will be challenged. The planet Pluto will oppose the moon. While the moon is resting in Cancer. A deep power is pulling us outward. From the sign of Capricorn we feel an urge to take a step outside our comfort zone. Today may not be the best day for this step. But it might be. Think about it, you can plan it even if you are not ready today. This is a step which could take you to a different place in your life.
Around noon the moon will square Uranus. The oddball planet wants to slow your energy. The Ram has its own focus. The drive of the mountain goat is success. While the Ram aims for personal goals. It is important to take into account your life mission. What are the goals who’ve had for your life. Are these goals closer today, or further? Take a moment during the pause today. Take a moment to meditate. Be careful of being lead by an impulse. Listen to your heart and your head.
Next comes a sextile with Mercury. The planet of the winged god is in Taurus. Our minds may normally be racing. But today they settle into a calm. On a mental level we don’t feel driven by the Ram. And not driven by the goat. We are more like the bull waiting for the storm to pass under a tree. Don’t get sidelined from the action today. But you can be just as aware without jumping into the mix. This is another pointer to meditate. In the space inside your mind you can find calm. Your passions speak to you. And your emotions speak to you. But you find the truth in the stillness.
The last aspect of the day is the moon trine Mars. This is the ruler of Aries. And its energy will mean a new urge for success. Your heart will leap again to be in action. Mars is retrograde in Scorpio. This in contrast to Pluto. Scorpio is a deep sign. It encourages powerful changes. The energy of Mars is shifted inward. This because it is retrograde. We feel like a change in the world is what we need. But today we need first a change in ourselves. Take a moment to see where you need to grow. What are the weaknesses you can overcome. Pluto is pulling from a deep source. This can be a healing source for the broken parts of our lives. We just need to have the courage to believe in our healing.
At the end of the day the moon enters Leo. Many of the healing moments can be released. Leo is the sign of the artist. So a creative outlet is a strong option. But not all are comfortable enough to create. This is the day we can start to put our plans into action. We begin to create the changes we made over the last few days. If we believe in ourselves we are strong. We are the star of our own lives again. Like when we were children. Leo takes all the process from the past couple days. Takes it and transforms it with fire into art. Turns the pain into healing. And turns the loss into acceptance. If you can’t create, just write. Find any way to express what you feel.
It is late and I want to rush through this tonight. Wednesday is an active day. The moon stays in Cancer. Which means we should keep our hearts at home. Yes, most of us can’t stay home. The other trick is taking a piece of home with us today. A photo, a snack, anything to remind you. Today is the first quarter moon. We are halfway from the new moon in Aries to the full moon. The full moon is in Virgo. Take a moment to see where you are on this path. Moving away from your self. Taking in others and service. But we could use the fire of Aries. And the focus of Virgo. In the morning the moon sextiles Jupiter. The planet Jupiter is already in Virgo. Today it is pulling you towards your goals. It is helping to open your heart to the world. We are made of love. And only love is real. When you really know this to be true. You can’t close yourself off from others. Today Jupiter with its hope and graciousness cracks the door open. Soon there is an opposition between the moon and Pluto. We have deep fears in our lives. We all have these deep fears. If you walk around the world and see someone who looks fearless. Just know they are hiding it deep. Pluto speaks to these common fears. Because it is a planet which binds us together. And our real power comes this unity. Our emotions may struggle against the effort. But be open today. Pluto is in Capricorn. And brings a drive to your focus today. Next is an aspect with the moon and Neptune. They square around the middle of the day. Uranus is in Aries. This could help us snap out of our homes. A Cancer would always rather stay home. But Aries wants action. The planet Uranus opens us. It pushes us to go beyond our limits. Today the first limit is the front door. Then it moves outward from there the rest of the day. Keep going beyond. It may not feel emotionally safe. But it will be a path of growth. The comfort will come back to you later. But the moment of potential will never return. The last aspect of the sun and moon. This square is a challenge. We seek to find a way where we can be the same people at home. Then the same people in the world. How can we live a life being the same person in all areas. Of course we have different styles and tones. But, we should remain at the core of our being the same. Maybe the person is there and just needs to be found. This square creates a moment for you to think about this question.
There is a busy astrology day ahead. Lets start with the moon. It is in Cancer. If you can stay home today. It would be the best idea. But if you go out take a piece of home with you. Take something which will make you feel comfortable. Make a snack at home and take it to work.
Early in the day Mercury sextiles Neptune. Mercury is in Taurus. And Neptune is in Pisces. If you pay attention and listen. Today will bring you insight on people around you. Open your heart. The combination of Mercury and Neptune spark your mind. You are able to see between the words. And find those connections. The energy of Pisces helps tap into a the spirit. Our hearts are likely to feel more open. And the walls between us lower. The energy of Taurus is healing. We may feel like being a bit of a mother today. Being able to understand others is a blessing.
Next Venus trines Mars. They are both in fire signs. And will turn up the level of energy. Venus is in Aries so we may feel like taking charge. If we’ve been on the fence with someone. Maybe a relationship you’ve wanted to take to the next step. Today is the day to make your move. Aries is so restless and bold. While Venus is the planet of relationships. But it is also about our values. Hold close to your values in what you choose to do. And who you choose to be with in your life. Today may be the moment you see how something in your life isn’t supporting your values. And you know it has to end. Endings are just the other side of beginnings. And Mars in Sagittarius. It will fill your head with the loftiest ideas. Many are good. Many are bad. Many will float away into the ether. Focus may be the biggest challenge. Then finding a way to be grounded. And yet open to the storm of new ideas. Showing affection may come easy today.
The moon comes back into play next. It squares Venus. This will put a bit of a check on our social lives. Our heart will slow the impulses which could push us too far, too fast. If we listen to our hearts. But Venus in Aries will be hard to ignore. The Cancer moon will try to talk us into something comfortable. But this also could be a danger. We too often choose the comfort. And at the cost of the growth we need. You need to look at your values today. And understand how you feel about yourself. How you feel about the world. Your emotions may push you to change your values. Or your values could cause a change in emotions. Maybe a bit of both. Our open hearts feel comfortable stepping out. But we feel insecure at the same time. Be honest with yourself.
Neptune plays a role again next. It trines the moon late in the morning. Neptune is in Pisces. And it is bringing dreams. Our hearts are feeling insecure. And we may find it easy to imagine danger. If you watch the news it isn’t hard. If you watch romance movies. It isn’t hard. At a real level we are all one. And there is a lot of sadness in our body. I think this connection makes us feel this sadness. And it makes us feel uneasy. How we understand it is key. How we express it even more important. The value comes in how we react. Or do not react. If we take the time we can imagine beauty in the world as well. And the world needs more beauty. So take the time.
At the end of the day is an aspect with the moon and Mercury. This sextile ends the day on a note of unsure thoughts. Mercury is passing through Taurus. We don’t want to change our minds quickly today. Our minds might find our hearts unstable. But part of this is the mind not paying attention. The heart is changing its tone. But it beats out the same message everyday. It wants love. If we fail to take the time to listen. We feel our hearts are not to be trusted. But take a moment to open your mind to your heart. Remember only love is real. With Mercury in Taurus it is a good time. Our minds are moving at a slower pace. A good time for a big picture to be understood. Our minds want to feel valued. And our hearts want to be understood. Take the time today.
There is a lot of action on Thursday. The moon is in Cancer. Early in the morning it forms a sextile with Jupiter. The giant is in Virgo. This makes a good time for cleaning around the house. Doing small chores can lift your mood. Soon after the moon meets with Pluto. The moon opposes Pluto. The far planet is in Capricorn. This will counter your desire to stay at home. A restless energy may pull on you. But your emotions call you home. If you go out today, don’t go for long. Later in the morning the moon squares Uranus. Rolling through the sign of Aries. While you may have a restless pulse. Your energy level may be low today. And time at home may be what you need most. Mercury trines the moon next. This brings a clear mental energy. Mercury in the sign of Pisces calms the mind. Rest, reflect and be in your own space today. The final aspect is the sun and moon. They trine late night. The sun traveling through Pisces. The day may end on an emotional note. If we have spent the day resting we are ready. Today is a healing day. Tonight the moon goes void of course.
Venus was on the move yesterday. It entered Aquarius. This could bring a change of values. We may see a subtle shift in what we find attractive. Venus is the planet of love. So it governs our romantic bonds. But it is also the social planet. The bonds between friends. In addition it rules our values. Not to be confused by our ideas. Which are governed by Mercury. It is what we find attractive. Not just in people. But in many areas of life. from art to home design. Entering Aquarius we are drawn to the unusual. And maybe to the idea of freedom. A feeling of brotherhood. If we aren’t drawn to something outside the main stream. It is something new for us. Early in the day the moon goes void of course. This brings the restless lack of focus. We should move slowly today. A new attraction may tempt us. Bonds formed when the moon is void are not on firm footing. Around the middle of the day the moon enters a new sign. Cancer brings us home. It makes us feel safe. This safe space may support our new bonds. Or our new values. Later in the day the sun trines the moon. This is an ego boost. Our emotions and ego work together. Too often they are kept in a tense balance. But now they are close. Expect a boost of energy.
The full moon is in Cancer. A water sign and it’s home sign. This gives the moon extra power. Domestic concerns are a focus of Cancer energy. And the full moon tonight calls us home. Bring your energy. And your hearts and come home. It is a time for healing. Cancer is a sign of nurturing and healing. Full moons are about closing cycles.
It is a time to heal old wounds. Close the book on a grievance. Remember only love is real.
Trine the full moon is Neptune. The ruler of Pieces. This energy brings insight. It can enable us to bridge gaps. If we are open we can touch each other’s hearts. Families are breeding grounds for hurt. Because they are the closest. And the ones we love and need the most. Neptune helps us reconnect.
Even our loved ones who have passed. When the wounds are from those who are gone. They can be the hardest to heal. At this moment it is easier.
Mercury and Jupiter are also trine. Mercury is the ruler of communication. And Jupiter’s energy helps it to flow. It gives us hope and belief in ourselves. And others. These energies can help us reach out to family. Old issues are hard to discuss. The wounds need healing. But it isn’t easy. This helps create a flow. And a trust between us.
In addition there is a trine with Pluto. The ruler of the underworld. This will help us reach deep into our shadows. The pain is hard to face sometimes. It takes will. Pluto will give you the strength.
This all comes a couple days after solstice. A time of year for reflection. Until summer the shadows retreat. But we are both shadow and light. The earth needs winter and summer.