Mercury rx and Mars meet up in Leo at 5:38am EST on Sunday, September 3rd. When Mars, our center for motivation, passion, and impulse, combines with Mercury rx, you may feel called to rethink a previous situation and perhaps even attempt to rectify or readdress its outcome. In Leo, we must recognize that we are solely responsible for our actions. This can be a great time for owning up and extending forgiveness, but don’t get sucked into the past trying to make it right. These planets will move quickly and their fused energy will only last a few days.
Tuesday, September 5th has quite a bit going on, starting with the Sun in Virgo opposing Neptune rx in Pisces at 1:28am EST. The heavy water influence of Neptune and Pisces combined slows the fiery and methodical Sun in Virgo way down. All day you may feel torn between languishing and indulging versus getting to work and taking care of business. Enjoy a little down time at some point because Mars moves into Virgo at 5:35am EST and Mercury goes direct shortly thereafter at 7:29am EST. Mars in Virgo will jumpstart any job or project if used wisely, but can also turn into a workaholic if not managed properly. With Mercury going direct, the green light is given for closing sales, making important contacts, and presenting information. Business endeavors will benefit greatly from this focused, inspired, and organized energy today.
The Sun in Virgo forms its last trine of 2017 with Pluto in Capricorn at 6:45am EST Saturday, September 9th. This transit can help illuminate and strengthen your sense of purpose and power, while pushing you to pursue long-time goals and bucket-list items. Mercury re-enters Virgo later in the day at 10:52pm EST, where it is quite at home and eager to assess, organize, and analyze. Use these two transits today to further brainstorming or implementing your plan.
Moon Transits this Week:
Sunday, April 30th
Saturn rx in Sagittarius squares Chiron in Pisces, bringing old emotional wounds to the surface and challenging us to digest and integrate the lessons we have learned from those experiences. Saturn will want to ensure that we move forward, but in the most wise and sage-like way, which includes being able to objectively reflect on past experiences. Chances are it will have something to do with a behavior or belief that keeps popping up over and over again for you. Take some time to really examine what comes up today.
Monday, May 1st
There is a short opportunity period today (about 6 hours) after the Moon in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 4:23pm EST until the Moon moves into Leo tomorrow at 12:12am EST (9:12pm Monday for PST). When the Moon is void of course in Cancer, it provides pleasant and flowing energy since Jupiter is in exaltation in Cancer. Use this positive energy period to tidy up around the house, make overdue phone calls, and tend to others before the Moon moves into self-concerned Leo.
Tuesday, May 2nd
The Moon moves into Leo early today at 12:12am EST and then spends the rest of its day interacting with other personal planets, including a trine with Venus in Aries at 3:23am, a sextile to Mars in Gemini at 1:47pm EST, and a square to the Sun at 10:47pm EST. It’s not unlike a Leo Moon to want to get out and see the people, so to speak. The beneficial energy to Venus and Mars make charm somewhat difficult to resist today. By the time the Moon squares the Sun, you will have already made your rounds and convinced the necessary people of your abilities.
Wednesday, May 3rd
Didn’t Mercury just go retrograde? Well, luckily it’s back in direct motion today at 12:33pm EST. The internet can now stop blaming every snafu ever on Mercury direct, and Mercury can start functioning like its normal, butterfly-esque self.
Thursday, May 4th
The Moon enters Virgo today at 5:47am EST, then squares off with Mars in Gemini at 11:15pm EST. Today is a day for devoting some time to getting personally organized. Since the Moon is also quincunx (inconjunct) Venus today, this does not include help or assistance from the peanut gallery. The Moon encourages us to take inventory today so that we have all the facts and pieces needed for a square with Mars in Gemini, which will be quick to jump on the bandwagon and react based on accumulated knowledge, so make sure your info and resources are in order!
Friday, May 5th
The Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces today, which is exactly the transit we need to help us convince ourselves that we are in need of some partying or a well-deserved break. The Moon in Virgo wants us to be hyper-aware and a little micromanage-y, quite frankly, while Neptune in Pisces is inviting us to the pool party. The best way to manage this transit is to work hard and then play harder, especially since it’s Cinco de Mayo and opportunities to do so abound.
Saturday, May 6th
Old emotional hang-ups and relationships are on the menu today when the Moon in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces at 9:40am EST, likely causing us to rehash every last detail of an argument, falling out, loss, or otherwise painful memory. The Moon enters Libra later in the day at 2:20pm EST, bringing our outer social world into the mix, and then opposes Venus in Aries at 11:22pm EST. This opposition may feel like we’ve been brought to our weakest or lowest point emotionally, since Venus is in detriment in Aries. We may feel shaken or as though we lack support. Use the Moon’s final Virgo energy to view and experience and past hurt from a detached and objective point of view before determining how it impacts your social or romantic endeavors.
Sunday, April 23rd
The Moon in Pisces passes over Venus in Pisces at 5:34pm EST, then enters Aries at 8:32pm EST. Its entrance into Aries will interrupt the watery comfort of a conjunction with Venus in Pisces where Venus is in exaltation. You may feel this energy shift as somewhat frantic or tense. The Moon sextiles Mars in Gemini at 11:34pm EST, adding extra charge and fuel to the fiery Aries energy. Since Mars rules Aries, it is currently dispositing the Moon, or guiding it, so to speak. You may feel confident or justified in your reactions to your emotional hunches.
Monday, April 24th
Mercury in Aries trines Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 4:15am EST. Your inspirations and inventions may feel challenged today due to Saturn’s retrograde movement, but take this challenge as an opportunity for refinement. Saturn wants us to put ourselves out there only when we’ve made all crosschecks and tweaks. Mercury in Aries will tempt you to act impulsively, so just make sure that you’ve gone through everything with a second set of eyes before putting it out on display.
Tuesday, April 25th
The Moon passes over Uranus in Aries at 2:04pm EST, Mercury in Aries at 4:29pm EST, and then enters Taurus at 9:56pm EST. The conjunctions with Uranus and Mercury bring us flashes of insight and inspiration, perhaps even motivating conversation, that at first glance might seem improbable or unadvised; however, once the Moon moves into Taurus, the stability it provides may shed light on how those ideas are more easily conquered or achieved.
Wednesday, April 26th
A New Moon in Taurus takes place at 8:16am EST. A New Moon occurs approximately once a month when the Moon and the Sun meet up at the same degree in the same sign, in this case at 6°27’ Taurus. When any planet is within 17’ (minutes) of the Sun, it is said to be cazimi, and is therefore amplified in expression by the Sun. The cazimi New Moon is an increased opportunity period that is best used about 30 minutes before and after the exact New Moon. If you have something important to accomplish, this time period is the most fruitful of the entire day.
Thursday, April 27th
The Moon in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn at 4:50am EST. This earth trine provides us with the instinct and motivation to complete the task at hand, but perhaps in an unexpected or seemingly impossible way. If your ideas are challenged today, look for a resolution in the place you feel least likely to find it. With Pluto in the mix, you want control of the outcome, but you must be willing to let go of being attached to the ways in which the outcome is accomplished. You may experience extreme emotional reserve or outbursts in response to today’s creative energy. The Moon moves into Gemini at 9:39pm EST, adding a intellectualized spin to your projects.
Friday, April 28th
Venus enters Aries for her second spin in the fiery, Mars-ruled sign at 9:13am EST today. In general, it has been a challenging year so far for Venus, with a retrograde period sending her back and forth through Aries (where she is in detriment and least able to fully function) and several meetups with Saturn throughout the year. This might result in feeling creatively spent or romantically challenged, or perhaps both. With Mercury and Uranus also in Aries, there is a lot of impulsive and reactive energy surrounding the concepts that Venus represents, including love, relationships, artistic expression, and money.
Saturday, April 29th
The Moon enters Cancer today at 9:48pm EST and shortly thereafter squares Venus in Aries at 10:59pm EST. The Moon/Venus square continues to compromise Venus in her transit through Aries. This square can result in feeling as though your self-esteem and comfort zone are being disrupted in the most abrupt way. If you can grow from any resulting conflict, whether internal or external (but most likely internal), you will be one step closer to managing the Venus in Aries transit which lasts until June 6th.
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