You can’t always get what you want — as quickly as you want it. That is part of today’s cosmic message since a void lunar cycle developed yesterday in home/family-oriented Cancer and continues in force until 1:50PM today when the Moon enters fiery, royal Leo. Mercury makes a valiant attempt to give you something to cheer about — on the literary and artistic horizons — by making a subtle, 30-degree link to Venus (5:47AM). However, Mars becomes a party crasher by forming a contra-parallel with Venus just a few hours later (8:53AM). You would think that after billions of years orbiting the Sun and developing somewhat friendly relationships with Earth that Mercury, Venus, and Mars might get their acts together and work in harmony to help humanity evolve.
The Moon roaring like a lion (1:50PM) — a lunar dynamo happening over the next 2+ days — can boost your self-confidence, particularly concerning handling money matters like a pro. This lunar placement is usually a catalyst toward greater happiness on the social and romantic fronts. Nevertheless, other cosmic voices are attempting to drown out the lunar lion’s queenly expression as the Sun shape-shifts into earthy Virgo (9:47PM) — opening the gates of organization, order, efficiency, health and dietary interests, plus research and learning programs for the month ahead.
Attacking that seemingly sensible approach to life is a potentially explosive and all-around disturbing 150-degree aspect between Mars in Scorpio and Uranus in Aries (11:33PM). Here is an unpredictable ouch-factor that can keep zapping you emotionally for several hours after it reaches exactitude. Stay out of trouble overnight. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]