the astrological patterns have constantly reminded us of the world’s serious problems. These difficulties won’t go away, but the mood lightens over the next month. Venus, Mercury, and the sun are now all in internal, self-protective, home-nurturing Cancer. The sun opposed serious Pluto on Thursday, leaving an emotional heaviness in the air — a shared melancholic awareness of loss or change in the world — though we may all see things differently.
On Friday, thoughtful Mercury trines optimistic Jupiter, and we want to be more proactive about those concerns that weigh on us. We’ll feel better if we fix something or learn a new skill. For the next few nights, soon after sunset, we can see the moon dancing with Jupiter in the night sky, a sight that can lift our spirits.
On Sunday and Monday, a diplomatic Libra moon helps us collaborate and brings a flirtatious edge. However, we still need to speak the truth as Mercury trines argumentative Mars. Everyone needs room to say what they see, and to feel loved anyway. If there is a decision we’ve deferred or a bold act we need to make, this week may bring a turning point. We may surprise ourselves by changing our mind and taking a sharp turn early next week as Mercury squares Uranus. Leo season — the summer’s outgoing, arts-oriented, opinionated, community-building, new-romance budding time — starts as Venus enters Leo on Monday, and Mercury follows on Tuesday. Though a Scorpio moon sharpens our edges midweek, this Leo influx can bring us out of our shells.
We need to make healing gestures today. Lighter moments give us the room to handle bigger problems. This morning brings a breath of optimism. Let work slide away and connect around dinnertime as the moon opposes Neptune.
It’s a positive but restless day; the urge to fix, weed, and experiment is strong. Tonight, our digestion might be touchy, but communication flows as we analyze and expand the world together while the sun sextiles Jupiter.
Although the moon enters friendly, if usually indecisive, Libra this morning, we can know our own mind and find practical solutions as Mercury trines Mars. We have an unusually strong gut sense about what we want and don’t want.
Mercury squares Uranus and frees our minds from old assumptions. We reject old limitations, but can feel disgruntled though potentially excited about the changes coming. Electrical and mechanical oddities complicate matters.
In the name of protecting ourselves from rejection or criticism, we may reject and criticize others as the moon squares communicative Mercury and enters self-protective Scorpio. We can turn discomfort into creative inspiration if we step out of interpersonal dynamics and take a moment alone.
Notice a stubborn approach-avoidance conflict about being seen. Mercury and Venus now in Leo bring out our inner divas; we want to share what we know, but the private Scorpio moon conjuncts irritable Mars and makes our tails twitch.
This day is full of personality as the Scorpio moon trines the sun and conjuncts Mars midafternoon. Let’s not ask a question unless we’re willing to hear “no” as an answer.