Mercury enters shadow phase today, which means it’s now in the area of the zodiac it will cover again during its retrograde in August. Themes of the next couple weeks or so are likely to turn up again as everything builds to the approaching eclipse. Notice any developments; if possible, keep a record so that you can refer to these events later.
The first of two Leo New Moons this year, preceding the Aug. 21 eclipse, makes this a pretty special time. As Amanda pointed out Thursday, today’s conjunction is an ideal moment to set your intentions, for the month ahead and perhaps far beyond.
With the Cancer Sun making a trine to Chiron in Pisces today, you have a beautiful opportunity. Chances are, something popped into your awareness this week that might have been a little challenging, disruptive or downright explosive. If so, it may point to something you can understand better, and even heal.
If something unexpected rattled you in the last couple days or so, today offers space for healing it, thanks to Mars in Cancer making a trine to Chiron on Pisces. In other words, this process is not about forgetting or ignoring what happened; it’s about making some progress in integrating what you’ve learned for lasting benefit.
The Sun squaring Eris today may shed light on your personal worldview, in the context of the current environment. Amanda Painter has more on this in her most recent Thursday column. Whether you feel threatened, challenged, validated or inspired, remember that in your own milieu you have influence and you have choices.
You can harness your unusual impulses to serve others compassionately today. That same astrology at play (Uranus in Aries trine Vesta in Leo) could potentially stoke your inner sexual flame in unexpected ways. A sextile between Mercury in Leo and Jupiter in Libra supports your more generous gestures.