Well, it’s here! The big day. The one we’ve all been waiting for. Understandably, you might be feeling a little bit tense; so probably rule number one for today is to take it easy and let the energy flow. Remember that Mercury is retrograde, so if matters are not entirely clear, try to be patient and allow them to unfold.
As tomorrow’s big event approaches, Venus forms a square to Eris, which might just have the effect of kicking off the festivities early. The eclipse is pretty much the perfect weather for facilitating any big changes you intend; today’s aspect might give you that extra bit of chutzpah, should you need it.
Today the Moon moves into Leo: the sign of Monday’s eclipse. Do you feel a quickening of energy, anticipation or emotional resonance? With the Leo Sun making a trine to the Galactic Core in Sagittarius today, taking leadership in your life in a compassionate, heart-centered way would seem to be directly in tune with our cosmic origins.
With the Sun in Leo trine the centaur planet Pholus in Sagittarius today, even the tiniest spark has the potential to burn brightly for a good while to come. So choose carefully the flames you fan. While it’s true that Pholus is often associated with a small cause leading to an unwanted (and far-reaching) negative effect, who says you can’t harness that power to serve the highest good?
Today the Leo Sun makes a grand fire trine with Eris in Aries and Ixion in Sagittarius. Even though it looks more like a ‘triangle of fire’ than a ‘ring of fire’, the principle is the same; and it’s up to you not to burn out of control. A few things look like they will help you light your spark constructively.
Often there’s a fine line between follow-through and obsession. Part of what makes the difference lies in how aware you are of unconscious motives and hidden impulses, and how you use power — including the power of your emotions. If your emotions are intensifying, remember to keep one eye on your longer-term goals.
Tonight’s last quarter Moon marks the last major phase before the total solar eclipse next week. If you have plans for that date, now would be a good time to go over the details and firm up any commitments. If you don’t have anything specific in mind, consider your options and work toward a decision.
Aspects involving Mercury and the Sun today are likely to support the application of reason. Just now, this is not only useful but necessary. Eric wrote in Thursday’s full Planet Waves edition how the ability to reason is adversely affected by technology both overwhelming our minds with information and acting as an artificial memory.