Today is the third time Mercury and Neptune have squared off over the past few months. The first time was on May 22, setting the tone—and the tension—for Mercury’s retrograde that started on May 29. The second time these two planets squared off was on June 5, during the height of Mercury’s retrograde.
Paranoia, anxiety, and uncertainty could heighten. Mercury is in its post-retrograde shadow until tomorrow, so it’s important to realize that we may not hear or understand the whole truth of some situations. This is a very sensitive astrological aspect, which could make people assume the worst. Depression and friction could rise, and the chance of projection is high, so be careful not to soak up other people’s sentiments.
Be kind and compassionate, and don’t take your bad moods out on others. If people come at you with drama, you can opt to disengage. Take care of yourself and put your needs first.
Tonight, Venus in Leo opposes Saturn retrograde in Aquarius. This could make us feel insecure, as though others are ignoring us. Don’t worry about what people are doing and feeling. Only focus on how you’re feeling. Give yourself an emotional lift by implementing self-care in your routine to help you feel better.
Things get a little more real in today’s somewhat chaotic and scattered environment. Trust may be lacking as we try to sort out whether or not we really want the independence that we thought we wanted only a few days ago. Mercury is emerging from the retrograde shadow. However, we may not really be emotionally prepared to deal with what as been stirred up and exposed during the retrograde period. As we look ahead, there are likely to be significant temptations and distractions that make it difficult to chart a steady course. We need to stay connected with those around us even if we are inclined to demand complete independence. But if we don’t really trust those with whom we are connected, we may find us stuck on the horns of dilemma.
Today is the 186th day of 2021
79 days until the Autumn Equinox
80 days until Mercury Retrograde
180 days until 2022
Sun is in Cancer
Moon is Waning Crescent in Gemini
Mercury is in Gemini
Venus is in Leo
Mars is in Leo
Jupiter is Rx in Pisces
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is Rx in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
- The New Moon will occur on 7/10/2021 in the sign of Cancer.
- The Full Moon will occur on 7/24/2021 in the sign of Aquarius.
- Jupiter is retrograde from June 20th and goes Direct on October 18th in the signs of Aquarius/Capricorn.
- Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius.
- Neptune is retrograde from June 25th until December 1, 2021, in Pisces.
As the 9 of Wands talks of courage in facing an external threat, the Strength card talks about developing that courage from within. This is not battling yourself per se, though the need to overcome some personal addiction or trait you decide is unfavourable definitely falls into the realm of this card, today you are being asked to take stock of how you deal with life and then internalise the results. They don’t all serve you well and oftentimes leading to crushing insecurities.
Today you are being asked to dig deep and face a fear, or fears, that is holding you back. Don’t want to make that call to the debt collecting agency? Do it. Can’t face that awful woman at work? Face her. You can do it. The Strength card says you can and it says you can do it elegantly like a lion.
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