The Moon is briefly void-of-course this morning until arriving in Cancer at 10:34 AM PDT. Shortly thereafter, Mercury leaves impulsive Aries for steady and determined Taurus. Our thoughts and focus shift dramatically towards long term safety and security. Yesterday’s chatter is all but forgotten. Mercury’s entrance into Taurus sets up a mutual reception with the slowing Venus in Gemini, which helps to shape and stabilize the showy and superficial tendencies of Venus. This is a day to slow down, take stock, and avoid being stampeded into any sort of unwise or premature actions — no snap judgments. Today’s shift in tone and focus lays the foundation for new leadership voices to begin to speak more boldly and signals a significant course change.
THE WEEK AHEAD: The promise of last Wednesday’s New Moon (7:25 PM PDT 3° Taurus) shows up in fits and starts this week amid some significant challenges. Rugged determination and patient attention to detail are required in order to undertake new rounds of planning. The seeds of leadership that were planted under last week’s New Moon begin to find a foothold. However, much of the action may be behind the scenes in order to avoid this week’s myriad distractions, stirred up a restless energy, and irrelevant chatter. Nonetheless, even with the distractions, there are increasingly insightful flashes of intellectual understanding. Mercury leaves impulsive Aries for determined Taurus, setting up an extremely helpful mutual reception with Venus in Gemini. The showy, superficial tendencies of Venus in Gemini are stabilized. Mercury’s conjunction with Uranus on Thursday supercharges our intellect which, in turn, helps us cope with the challenges of the intransigent, fixed-sign 1st quarter lunar phase that we reach on Thursday. Despite the challenges and sudden, sharp turns, we find ways to channel the restless energy into productive efforts. Ultimately, the thrust of this lunar cycle is about developing leadership and perhaps allowing some new voices to step forward. We will do much better when we spend less time trying to advance our own opinion and instead work on bridging the gap between the opposing perspectives of others. Detachment and objectivity, along with the willingness to take input from others, will help us to stay ‘above the fray’. Although there are times this week when we feel the drive to push too far beyond the boundaries of practicality, the challenges we face somehow seem to counter-balance any unrealistic aspirations and keep returning our focus towards practical and achievable objectives.
The Sun’s conjunction with Uranus on Sunday encourages determined, independent action. The energy is stirred up by the Moon’s trine to Mars. Mercury arrives in determined Taurus on Monday. We have an excellent opportunity to slow down a bit and take stock. We should avoid being stampeded into unwise action. Providence aids practical determination on Tuesday. The more that we can work on bridging divides, the more productive we will be. The atmosphere is especially stirred up on Wednesday. Even with the unsettled emotional challenges, we find opportunities to marshal resources to push forward in new directions. The 1st quarter lunar phase on Thursday produces some new challenges which may seem rather intransigent. However, Mercury conjuncts Uranus and supercharges our intellect with flashes of insight. The void-of-course Moon on Friday causes some leadership stumbles but these challenges seem to bring a return to steady, practical, and realistic goals. We can find benefit in even the smallest details on Saturday. There is a promising new foundation beneath the new leadership initiatives that are being developed.
Today is the 118th day of 2020
54 days until the Summer Solstice
52 days until Mercury Retrograde
248 days until 2021
Sun is in Taurus
Moon is in Gemini
Mercury moves into Taurus
Mars is in Aquarius
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Retrograde in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
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