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.
The moon starts the day in Leo. It is our last day of Leo moon. Bask in the spotlight for a moment more. Leo is the show stopper. If you are the star of the show today. Know the show doesn’t last forever. Late in the morning the moon goes void of course. And until late afternoon plans should not be made. This is when the moon will move into Virgo. No longer the star of the show. We turn to casting out light on others. Virgo is the virgin. And its focus is service to others. As the day passes you will feel the energy move. Think about what you can do for your friends. What you can do for your community. What you can do for the world over the next three days. It doesn’t have to be large. Then do it. The last aspect in Leo is the sun and moon. This trine brings the fire signs of Leo and Aries together. This will raise restless energy. But this has been coming to the surface again and again for days. Use this energy today for others. Remember only love is real. And the best way to deal with restless energy is to ground it. Finding what is real is the best grounding. There is inner harmony today. And creative energy to spare.
The moon is in Leo today. An artistic and sometimes showy sign. Ruled by the sun it gives us energy. And it may give us some hope. If we allow ourselves to believe in ourselves. We may find strength today. We can see ourselves as the kings of our own lives. The image of the king is an important part of Leo. Ruled by the sun the king of the sky. We can either feel at the center of our own lives. Or try to push to be at the center of other people’s lives. Those who are more secure don’t need to be the center of attention. The artist seeks to create from their own heart. We need to be emotionally self creative beings today.
The first aspect of the day is Venus and the moon. The moon in Leo trines Venus. The planet Venus is in Aries. And this brings creative force to the day. Many people are likely to feel restless. Today is a great day to take creative steps in your life. Believe in yourself. And then do good for yourself. Aries wants to take charge. And with the Leo moon everyone may want to lead the group. Be patient with others and try to take a back seat. Look beyond the events of the day at the long term. All day long the sun rules the sky. But the most amazing sight might be a sky full of stars. This aspect should keep our emotions in balance. And our outlook easy going.
Later in the day Mercury will square the moon. The aspect of the square slows the flow. Like a stop sign along the road. Mercury is sitting in the sign of Taurus. On a day full of energy our minds are moving slow. While our hearts may be racing. We need to allow extra time to think about the next step. This mental check can serve to prevent rash actions. But it could also hold us back. The bold and the brave will not be easy. Taurus is a sign centered more on self awareness. And this will take some of the impulse away from Leo. And slow pace of Aries. This adds to the restless energy of the day. Communication may be hard for some. There is an alertness due to this aspect. Sleep may be hard for some.
Saturn and the moon dance next. They trine with Saturn in Sagittarius. The cold of Saturn can help us today. It works smoothly with the moon. Trine energy flows easy. And this is the third fire sign in play today. With so much energy buzzing with Leo and Aries. If we aren’t careful the fire energy from Saturn could push us too far. We need to use this planet to focus. Saturn was the king of the gods. But is also the ruler Karma. This puts into play the results of our actions. Not just on ourselves but others. From the sign of Sagittarius we get a larger view of the world. And this view may slow our impulses. The grand ideas of early in the day should be put aside. Write them on a piece of paper. Then wait until the heat of the day has passed. In the cool of the evening use the big view. Think about these ideas and what they mean in the long term. The key to today is being responsible.
At the end of the day is a trine with the moon and Uranus. This odd-ball planet is in Aries. There is a paradox today. Where going with the crowd may feel like the rebel path. With the Leo moon seeking attention. Uranus in Aries pushes us to stand out. This could increase the desire for some to be at the center of the group. A true leader follows the heart. Then helps others find the way. A populist tries to get ahead of the crowd. To use and control the energy of the masses. Be the leader today. The choice could be easy to make either way. And in some cases too easy. This is also yet another fire sign. Today will feel restless and many may rest better when it is over. Be careful of change for the sake of change.
With the moon in Leo we want attention. There is a pull to the spotlight. We may find ourselves playing a part today. Normally the moon can be quite dour. But Leo is ruled by the sun. And it pulls the moon into the party. Early in the day the moon is opposite Venus. This helps pull the crab out of its shell. Venus is the life of the party. The goddess of love. We may find ourselves falling in love today. Or retreating into ourselves to find love. Next the moon is opposite Mercury. There is a clash of mental and emotional energy. We know what is good for us. Our logic and reason tell us. Maybe we know we need to be social. But we are still holding back. There is still an agoraphobic child inside. Later in the day the moon has its only soft aspect. It meets with Saturn in a trine. Tired from a long day. Or just tired, we take comfort in routine. We feel safe with our limits. If we have been out going today. We come home to our own boundaries.
Mercury goes direct tomorrow. So the retreat is over. Take a moment to look back. What were the lessons. If you took the time to slow down. To reflect. Listened to your own thoughts. There is a lesson. On Sunday the moon is in Leo. This will pull your energy to your heart. You are the star of the show. Be your own hero. Take the lessons from Mercury and adapt your role. You can change, you can recast your self. The moon isn’t void of course until the evening. The morning starts with Mars square the moon. This block will cause you to be sleepy. Your heart is alert. But your body is not. A trine with moon and Saturn comes at noon. You are going to feel your limits. But you can stretch those limits. Just remember some limits are there to make us stronger. And some to protect. Be wise. Late in the day Uranus brings a different view. An emotional situation is seen in a different light. We understand in a new way. Our hearts are open to new love.
The moon is in Leo today. A sign of the heart. A time to connect with our passions. Moving into the New Year we should think about where we want to go next year. Leo is bold and brash. Like true passion. A trine with Uranus early in the day will bring adventure to mind. The planet Uranus rolls through space. And it encourages us to look at the world in a different way. Over the next few days think about your passion. Think about new ways to express this passion. New ways to achieve your dreams. We live in a world where dreaming is hard. But don’t stop.