July 23, 2019

The Moon trines Mars early this morning, a fiery harmony blossoms from within. Reach down into the depths of heart, into the corners of emotional truth, and find bravery. A warm hand, a kind embrace. You can move forward, just a bit. Have no fear.

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With the Moon also trining Jupiter, we have a grand trine in the fire signs, a creative scaffolding for us acting as foundational support. Moon trine Jupiter encourages an empowered sense of exploration, optimism. It lets us feel gifted, energized. I hope you feel this in body and spirit today.

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In the evening the Moon squares off with Saturn and Pluto, both retrograde in dark Capricorn. Here a heavier tone emits from an earthy place. A seriousness may prevail, falling over the evening like a hushed dark. Fears of failure, tension, concerns of inadequacy may haunt us before bed. Saturn is the boundary maker and Pluto is the destroyer. Remember that cycles of death and rebirth are essential. We can make lists of things we have achieved thus far to feel good about real progress. As for the rest, make a to-do list. Saturn acknowledges efforts like these, no matter how small.

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Though we have burst into the hot sensibility of Leo season, I’d like to gently remind us all that the Moon is conjunct Chiron in Aries. There is a story here about naive and innocent engagements of old pain. Emotional narratives long held in the stomach are now bring brought up for some cultivated awareness. Be gentle with yourself. You can wear the lush cape of Leo, but the heart is Leo’s medical analogue, and we cannot forget the fragile power of that organ.