As the Moon square off with Saturn and Pluto, the energy today is tense, terse, and foreboding. We are moving through phases of letting go and in that loss we are doing deep work on ourselves, our fears, our desires. It’s important to stay focused at this time. This is definitely a day where your fear, your worry, or your insecurities can get the better of you. If problems arise in your relationships, try to pause, and let that difficulty breathe. Getting things out into the open can help us at this time. Avoiding negative feeling is impossible right now. I would advise you to feel it with all your heart, and see what you find.
The Moon also trines Jupiter, showing us that there is an underlying support, or hope, characterizing the day. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, and trines offer gentle harmony. This is a reminder that accessing the path to growth comes from keeping your chin up, your heart open, and your mind curious for what’s next.
Not all is dim and dark today though! The Moon connects with Venus, goddess of love and aesthetics, and we are inspired, charming, and compelled to find sweetness for one another. Connecting with people you love today is your best medicine. The power of genuine empathy, genuine understanding, genuine love, prevails today. Don’t keep yours a secret.
In the evening Mercury, planet of wit, intellect, and language, enters Leo, bringing heat, passion, and drama to our communication styles. The perfect antidote to all the heavy Cancer/Capricorn energy right now. Mercury will be in Leo for about a week and a half before stationing retrograde, and the planet will enter Cancer yet again. Take note of what is coming up for you now in this pre-retrograde time. It is likely you’ll be hearing echoes of it for the next few weeks.