Mercury, planet of communication and the mind, is quite active today. This means we can expect to have breakthroughs, unexpected messages, and the mental clarity to speak our minds. Because Mercury is also in retrograde, however, it’s important to dot every “i” and cross every “t”—misunderstandings and technical difficulties can definitely get in our way at this time.
The Sun is Trine the Moon at 10:22 AM
This morning, the sun in Cancer forms a favorable trine angle with the Moon in Scorpio. This placement brings two energies into harmony. In this case, it’s the sun (who represents our will and overall vitality) and the moon (who represents our emotional lives).
In other words, this transit brings our conscious mind and our emotional awareness into harmony, allowing us to feel comfortable in our own skin. There’s an attitude of “what you see is what you get.” No pretense, no games.
This transit brings an overall sense of peace, happiness, and good fortune. It also might create a need or urge for spontaneity, and it’s a great day to get out and socialize with your friends and loved ones if you are able.
The Moon is Opposite Uranus at 11:26 AM
Later on this morning, the moon in Scorpio moves opposite Uranus in Taurus, for a slightly uneasy, but short lived, transit. We can experience some emotional turmoil and stress in our relationships. This placement can have us feeling cagey, with our independence at the top of our priority list. We also might be looking for a fight, with an urge to pick at someone just to get a reaction. The heavy energy of the past weeks may be weighing on us, and we’re unsure of how to work through it.
Despite feeling irritable, just be careful who you take that emotional energy out on. This is only a temporary mood.
The Moon is Trine Mercury at 11:41 AM
Just a bit later, that irritability could be mitigated by the moon in Scorpio forming a trine with Mercury in Cancer. This transit is about “aha!” moments, making us feel like we’re seeing things clearly for the first time in a while. Our feelings and intuition are balanced by our rationality and keen perception, ultimately leading to self awareness and sound judgment.
With Mercury in retrograde, it’s possible that some of this clarity has come from pondering past events, or from people from our pasts showing up unexpectedly. Sometimes spending time rehashing things can be beneficial in the long run. Just make sure to get out of your own head today, too.
This is a great time to use a social platform to share your insights with others. Whether that’s through public speaking, writing, or any other form of communication that’s calling to you, you should let your voice be heard. Just remember to pay special attention to the details right now, so nothing gets lost in translation.
Mercury is Sextile Uranus at 5:07 PM
This evening, Mercury in emotional Cancer forms a sextile angle with Uranus in grounded Taurus. This transit can bring exciting developments and stimulating conversations. We’re longing to learn new things and meet new people. It’s a great time to seek out new connections—especially those with different backgrounds from our own. We can learn from each other and find common ground.
Intuition and psychic talents will be heightened. All senses are heightened right now, actually, making us more perceptive than usual. That will be very useful for the day(s) ahead. Keep an open mind, and you might find creative solutions to recurring or long-standing problems. Remember to look at things from a different angle today.
Mercury is Conjunct the Sun at 9:57 PM
Later on tonight, Mercury in watery Cancer forms a conjunction with the Sun, also in Cancer. A conjunction brings the planets together and somewhat blends their energies. This brings about a chance to reset and clarify your intentions going forward, clearing away any cobwebs obstructing your mental clarity. It also brings with it an influx of mental energy and open, grounded communication.
All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, convert to your own time zone.