July 31st, 2019

The morning at 6:18am the Moon entered Leo, and as she approaches her exact conjunction with the Sun, the day is bathed in warm gold light. Moon in Leo encourages us to think about matters of the heart—this is the part of the body ruled by Leo, lion of courage, of passion, of glamour, and deep loyalty. 

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In the afternoon the Moon meets up with Venus and here there is a lush, sparkling sensitivity conveyed by this planetary energy. Nothing is too romantic today. No amount of kindness, compassion, empathy. Beauty reigns supreme. Melt into someone you love, and exhale.

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The Moon squares off with Uranus around 4:54pm, bringing a bit of tense, surprising energy to the equation. New information may pop up and surprise you, as Uranus likes to keep us on our toes. I hope that if something does startle you, you can find a way to fold that energy into a better expression, and use it to cut a path forward into the new. Remember, Uranus is the planet of futurity, innovation, and change.

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At 8:12pm the Moon connects with the Sun and the New Moon is here. Setting intentions at this time will help shape what the next six months look like for you in terms of a fresh start in the realm of personal expression. Leo is the artist of the self. What are you cultivating?

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Soonafter, Mercury stations direct! Ending his retrograde the same day as the New Moon in Leo seems so perfect to me. We’re not out of the woods just yet, as Mercury will be in his shadow period for a while longer, but as he picks up speed this week, we can expect communication to strengthen, and for our affairs to *finally* be able to move forward. Do heed the lessons of this particular, hyper emotional, retrograde, and find ways to integrate them, and include them in your new normal. They were brought to your attention for a reason.