The Moon is void-of-course nearly all day today, from 7:29 AM PDT until 9:55 PM PDT. The atmosphere is generous and optimistic, which may only encourage laziness and a tendency to let our guard down while we might do better to stay alert and vigilant. Mercury has reached a standstill, preparing to turn retrograde tomorrow evening. In our search for broader understanding, we may begin to find ourselves feeling somewhat isolated. Today’s somewhat relaxing respite may simply provide a welcome breather before we begin the important review work that lays ahead. However, we should not mistake today’s lighter tone for anything other than a temporary break.
THE WEEK AHEAD: This Friday’s Libra New Moon (12:30 PM PDT 23° Libra) creates a powerful Cardinal T-Square with the retrograde Mars in Aries and Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. Breakthroughs, revelations, and disclosures are promised under this lunar cycle but for most of this week, in the days leading up to the New Moon, there seem to be few opportunities to rise above the emotional powder keg created by the Sun’s opposition to Mars and subsequent square to Pluto. There are disputes and standoffs that will need to be slowly unwound over the next few weeks. Mercury turns retrograde on Tuesday in determined, truth-seeking Scorpio. Under this retrograde Mercury, there will be little patience for obfuscation or deflection. However, prior to the New Moon, we seem to be wrapped up in details that have us missing the forest for the trees, emotionally stirred up, and quite protective of our home circle. What the Libra New Moon provides is an atmosphere that allows us to see a much broader perspective. We find ways to organize the unfolding breakthroughs and revelations into meaningful patterns. As we follow the review process of the retrograde Mercury, we can begin to understand where we have made mistakes and what we need to do in order to build new and more equitable structures. Ultimately, this week provides the space to take a step back and reassess both our direction and our progress, separate the wheat from the chaff, and better understand what is distraction and what is truth. This week’s Cardinal squares are more than likely to create some significant crises, challenging both our patience and our resolve. The nature of the Cardinal signs is active and initiatory, instilling in us a sense of purpose, mission, and destiny. The review process being guided by the retrograde Mars in Aries and further informed by Mercury retrograde in Scorpio will continue through the end of the year. This week’s breakthroughs will provide us with important new information, expanding our perspective and creating space for new cooperative alliances that will help us to follow through on the New Moon’s initiatory energy.
There is a strong imperative to take some kind of stand on Sunday but we’ll do better to take a step back in order to reassess both our direction and our progress. We may be tempted to let our guard down a bit on Monday. The relaxing respite is only a temporary breather. There is a strong desire for recognition on Tuesday but the Virgo Moon keeps many of us somewhat skeptical and reserved in our praise and approval. We’re a little too focused on the details on Wednesday. Although we have little patience for obfuscation or deflection, we tend to miss the forest for the trees. There is a dawning awareness on Thursday that what’s past is prologue in the sense that we find ourselves on the precipice of a series of new opportunities, created by the challenges of the past few months. Friday’s Libra New Moon is an important turning point when we begin to understand how to organize the unfolding breakthroughs and revelations. Saturday’s Scorpio Moon emphasizes the search for truth inspired by the retrograding Mercury. In essence, the spiritual awakening has begun.
Today is the 285th of 2020
71 days until winter solstice
3 days until Mercury retrograde
81 days until 2021
Sun is in Libra
Moon is in Leo
Mercury is in Scorpio
Venus is in Virgo
Mars is retrograde in Aries
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Capricorn
Uranus is retrograde in Taurus
Neptune is retrograde Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is retrograde in Aries
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