July 4, 2019

With the Moon in Leo today we find ourselves and our hearts attuned to matters of glamour, performance, and pride. Leo, associated with the fifth principle, is all about drama and play, and the boundary between personal expression and art. Loyal to a fault, this is the sign of sweet admiration for friends and loved ones. With the Moon in this sign we find ourselves tender for those we care deeply about, and expressive, bold, and brave about all other endeavors. Use this energy to push yourself to speak up and out, to hold space for yourself, and to feel firmly rooted in your own power.

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At 2:50am the Moon catches up with quick Mercury, currently preparing to station retrograde. Our words come from the heart, and we must be mindful of the order in which we speak them. Confusion, delay, and second-guessing are all possible now. Breathe between sentences, give yourself time.

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Soonafter the Moon squares off with Uranus, planet of eccentric expression and utopian ideation. There is tension here for our hearts, as the sensitive Moon is jarred by electric Uranus’s visionary howls. Sudden shocks may come. Do remember that they will pass, while keeping an eye toward possible pathways to emotional invention. Uranus is usually here to push us into the new, but today that feels like a little too much.

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In the evening the Moon trines Jupiter, and we can expand and luxuriate in Jupiterian connection and celebration. Harmony reigns between our emotions and our sense of optimism. Connect with people who make you feel warm, who’ll pour you a glass of something you like, and listen to your story. Camaraderie is in the air for those of us who stay up a little late.