Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow, which is sure to bring about some interesting developments. But the universe has deigned to give you a peaceful, free, and easy day today to rest up and prepare for it.
The Sun is Sextile the Moon at 4:26 AM
Early this morning, the sun in Libra formed a sextile angle with the moon in Leo. This gives us a positive boost of emotional energy that brings harmony to our relationships with friends and family. The conscious and subconscious parts of our brains fall into balance, and the energy is chill and worry-free.
Early this morning would be a good time to have a calm, collected conversation about a possibly contentious issue with a significant other. This balance and self-confidence also make it an opportune time to promote yourself and take initiative in a work situation.
The Moon is Trine Mars at 9:24 AM
Later on this morning, the moon in Leo forms a trine with Mars, currently retrograding in Aries, bringing with it some seriously spicy energy. This aspect has us feeling daring, sexy, and charismatic, and urges us to make the first move and take the lead.
You’ll find you intuitively know what you want and how to get it, especially in your relationships. It’s OK to be direct and assertive; there’s no reason to fear being bossy or taken the wrong way. Even if you’re typically shy, take advantage of this bout of uncharacteristic boldness.
This is also a time when you’ll find it easier than normal to stand up for yourself and your loved ones in challenging situations. Your energy and enthusiasm will draw people in, and quite honestly will be contagious. You’re a force to be reckoned with. Do something productive with that.
Mercury is Sextile Venus at 11:24 AM
This afternoon, Mercury in Scorpio forms a sextile angle with Venus in Virgo. You’re in the mood for socializing and taking things easy for a couple of days.
Stress is dissolving and things are feeling more harmonious, including your relationships with friends and more intimate relations. It’s a good time to use your mind for less strenuous activities, like soaking up the company of friends, reading, or watching a favorite movie.
This is a chance to rest before heavier influences show up. And they’re right around the corner, so take advantage of this. (Mercury goes into retrograde tomorrow, after all.) You’re able to communicate your emotions in a clear way, so if you’ve been holding out on telling someone that you love them, now’s the time.
The transit also puts you in the mindset to slow down and listen to your own feelings, despite that Leo moon urging you to go, go, go. You’re appreciative of the beauty all around you today, and you just want to bask in it. Go ahead.
All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, convert to your own time zone.