After yesterday’s serious bouts of tension and aggravation, the stars are giving us a bit of a break today. Our morning and afternoon are filled with lovely and helpful sextiles between the moon, the sun, and Mercury. Then later tonight, a welcome stabilizing energy will flood in thanks to the moon in Virgo.
The Moon Is Sextile Mercury at 12:59 AM
Shortly after midnight, the moon in fiery Leo formed a sextile aspect with Mercury at home in playful Gemini. This is a favorable transit, and these signs complement each other well. Mercury rules communication, and the moon rules emotions, so expect some heady, revealing conversations with your nearest and dearest.
You’re in tune with your own emotions as well as those of the people around you right now, so those conversations will flow freely and easily.
Communication is the theme of the day. It’s very likely that you’ll receive more attention from friends and family than usual. Remember to check in on them as well. Your support and advice might be sorely needed. You could be a shoulder to cry on for a friend in need.
Your memory is razor-sharp, which could bring about some nostalgia or wistfulness. You might be reminded of an old friend, or maybe even hear from one. That clear head also means that routine mental work will feel easier than usual right now.
The Sun Is Sextile the Moon at 1:27 PM
This afternoon, the sun in Gemini forms another sextile angle with the moon in Leo. We get a positive boost of emotional energy that brings harmony to our relationships with friends and family. Our conscious and subconscious parts of our brains fall into balance, and the energy is chill and worry-free.
A sextile between an air sign (Gemini) and a fire sign (Leo) often lends playful energy to a situation as well. It puts us in the mood for socializing, which at this moment in time, has been sorely needed. Do what you can to connect with some friends or loved ones tonight and over the weekend to do some much-needed catching up.
Because you’re so emotionally balanced under this transit, and can keep a cool head in normally heated situations, this 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 Moves into Virgo at 11:02 PM
When the moon is in the sign of analytical Virgo, we tend to be more productive, health-conscious, and critical. It’s a great time to focus on the more mundane and menial tasks that need attention, as our focus and memory are razor sharp and we don’t mind getting into the nit-picky stuff. We may be craving things like puzzles, mental exercises, games, and reading.
Take this time to do some organizing, deep cleaning, or Marie Kondo-ing of your home. We can buckle down in a zen-like state and do some serious detailed work if it means that we’ll see tangible results. Gardening could also be a great productive pastime, as could catching up on chores.
Our conversations and thoughts can turn toward the critical, and focus on fault-finding with ourselves and others. Self-improvement is likely to be at the forefront of our minds, and it would be a good time to evaluate your daily habits and routines, making adjustments to your diet and exercise.
All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, convert to your own time zone.