We kick off the work week with the Moon in Gemini, but it very quickly goes void of course, leading to a long day of tying up loose ends on old projects or resting. The aspects for Monday are good ones, so we'll give it four stars, despite the void of course period. The Moon slips into Cancer at 5:31 PM Monday, but Tuesday has far less energetic support and winds up being just a one star day. Plan some self-care work to balance out the really wonky energy on Tuesday.
The Moon in Cancer brings our focus to issues of home, family, security, intuition, investment property and maternal/paternal love. Wear shades of blue or green--especially those that remind you of the sea, along with white or pearlescent shades. Moonstone, amber, clear quartz, opal or green turquoise are excellent choices for balancing your emotions. Scents of jasmine, myrrh, rose, violet, or sandalwood also balance emotions and can help you keep calm when under emotional upheaval or frustration.
Monday 16 July 2012 we begin the day with a disciplined focus thanks to an early morning trine between the Moon and Saturn at 3:56 AM (Note: all times indicated in this blog are PDT). The Moon is void of course after that aspect, so avoid starting new projects (if you can wait) until after the New Moon on Wednesday evening. We will enter the dark of the Moon phase of this lunar cycle around 9:30 PM, so there's very little get up and go left in this cycle. Rest, restore, and plan your next move for the New Moon cycle to come. Do keep in mind the admonition against launching major changes while Mercury is retrograde--if you can at all help it.
Tuesday 17 July 2012 we have an early morning potential for disruptive behavior from an overbearing individual (if the energies get out of hand, that is) when Mars trines Jupiter at 5:40 AM. The Mars energy square to the Moon at 8:34 AM suggests this is a day to be prayed/meditated up as we are likely to meet folks who are frustrated or spoiling for a fight. Heavy handed bosses and VIP's require careful handling when the Moon opposes Pluto at 8:48 AM while crazy antics, fanatical behavior and just plain weirdness are the likely hallmarks when the Moon squares rebel Uranus (retrograde) at 10:12 AM. The last aspect in this array of unhelpful aspects is a square between feisty Mars (again) and transformative Pluto--also again, at 1:23 PM; you may just want to call in sick and skip the foray into adversity all together.
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