July 8, 2019

In the small hours the Moon strikes a sparkling sextile to Mars and Mercury, traveling together in Leo. Mercury is retrograde and Mars is direct, so eventually the two will cross paths. For the day they meet in a conjunction, and like two waves crashing into one another, they create an energetic force that can knock us back on our heels.

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Mercury is our god of communication, wit, and language, and Mars is the god of war, sexual aggression, and conquest. Conjunct, they blend energies, and our tempers are heated. Our words are delivered hot and fast, we may be impatient, forceful, brave, bold. Be mindful of your heart rate, as well as the speed with which your words are delivered. Retrograde can bring confusion to our communicative sense. Remember to breathe.

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Venus will sextile Uranus as well today, bringing shocks and an inventive perspective to our sense of love, beauty, and values. Uranus is the eccentric futurist of the cosmos, and in connection with Venus, he inspires us to reinvent our approach to love, sex, glamour, and money.

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There’s a lot of quick planetary action today, but the Moon is still in Libra, reminding us that we can (or should) find balance amidst the chaos, and that when we practice the Libran art of compromise, we are able to move forward.