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Mercury Is Moving Direct Today–What Did This Retrograde Teach You?

You might have woken up in a bit of a dark mood, but the rest of the day is all about forward momentum and clear communication, due in no small part to Mercury moving out of retrograde. Things are looking up.

The Moon Is Sextile Pluto at 2:32 AM

Overnight, the moon in intense Scorpio formed a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn. This transit can expose deeply buried emotions that need to be dealt with at the surface.

You may have some very eye-opening encounters that reveal precisely how you feel about someone. And in turn, you could learn exactly how they feel about you. Even if this proves uncomfortable, it’s an experience that will provide you with a good deal of growth. And at least you’ll know how to move forward.

This has the potential to be a period of rebirth, allowing you to release old habits and destructive patterns from the past. Today, you can quickly get to the root cause and integrate those lessons you need to move beyond it.

The Moon Moves Into Sagittarius at 8:51 AM

Synchronicities, psychic hits, and gut instincts should be heeded under this moon. After the heavy introspection of a Scorpio moon, Sag feels more energetic and optimistic. We want nothing more than to gather our friends and go on an epic adventure.

But, it still urges us to search for the truth, and that euphoric high you get when something you’ve struggled with suddenly makes SO MUCH SENSE is Sagittarius’ calling card.

When you do finally see that big picture clearly, your philosophy and worldview can shift a little. That’s OK. It’s a flash of enlightenment in an otherwise dark landscape, and it can give you the hope to keep on learning and growing in times of adversity.

Sag moons also spur us into action. We want to be moving forward, gaining ground, and making progress. It can put us in a much more adventurous, risk-taking sort of mood. If you’re feeling stuck emotionally, sometimes physical activity can help clear our hearts and minds.

Be wary with all of this truth you’re uncovering. It’s important to share, but Sagittarius isn’t known for tact. Think before you speak, and take others’ emotions into consideration.

The Moon Is Square Jupiter at 12:27 PM

Things are feeling relaxed this afternoon as the moon in Gemini forms a square with Jupiter in Pisces. In fact, things are so relaxed that they might even feel a bit boring. We’re feeling restless, and our emotions could be amplified under this transit, which could lead to some dramatic outbursts.

It’s important not to get impulsive or reckless out of a desire for novelty, especially in your relationships.

Don’t fall into the trap of retail therapy to cure your boredom, either, as Jupiter can inflate our sense of our finances. That could get you into trouble.

Instead, shift your focus to creating something good and beautiful in the world. It might be a good time for spiritual or educational pursuits.

Mercury Stations Direct at 5:46 PM

After three weeks of missed connections, technical malfunctions, cancelled plans, and tense communication, Mercury starts moving direct again this evening. People try to blame a lot on Mercury retrograde. It gets a bad rap, but it’s not there to ruin your life. Instead, retrogrades give us an opportunity to pause and recenter the things in our lives that have gotten off course. It’s a chance to reflect, revise, reroute, redo, and all other sorts of “re” words.

What lessons did this Mercury retrograde teach you? Where can you slow down and be more intentional in your life? How can you better communicate with your loved ones? If you don’t have an answer to these questions, maybe it’s time to reflect back on what happened over the past few weeks. There’s something there you can learn from. It just might take a little digging to find it.

The Moon Is Trine Mars at 8:14 PM

Tonight, the moon in Sagittarius forms a trine with Mars in Leo, 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.

All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, convert to your own time zone.