Thinking that this is just your ordinary typical Monday starting a new workweek? Think again. Whether you are getting back into the rhythm of the daily grind, traveling about or at a vacation spot, you need to be really on top of this 24-hour barnburner.
Some idyllic moments are present in the early going — courtesy of the void lunar cycle in Leo ending with the arrival of industrious Virgo Moon (2:34AM), plus a support system coming from Mercury making a constructive, 60-degree tie with Mars (1:47AM), Venus forming a flowing trine to Uranus in fire signs (2:39AM), Mercury adding on another constructive, 60-degree liaison with Saturn (5:30AM), and all of this hoopla leading up the New Moon moment at 7:14AM (energizing 3 degrees of Virgo). However, during those hours preceding the Virgo New Moon, Venus acts out of character by making an off-kilter, 150-degree connection with Chiron (2:13AM) and Mercury increases potential nervous tension in its parallel with jack-in-the-box Uranus (5:03AM).
Any New Moon certainly points you toward the future — offering you a fresh start with a wide variety of ventures that could lead to the pot of gold at the end of your higher-destiny rainbow bridge to immortality. Nevertheless, an ultimate spoiler enters the picture only 5+ hours after the New Moon as Mars and Saturn come together (12:31PM) for their every-two-years conjunction — the 2014 version at 18 degrees of Scorpio. Throughout the millennia, astrologers have dreaded the convergence of the rash red planet and the beautiful but stoical ringed planet because they have been the traditional bad guys of the planetary hierarchy. Of course, each of these tough cosmic customers has various sterling attributes, but their embrace at the moment in the eighth sign of the zodiac is more likely to result in a scorpion-like sting rather than an eagle-like perception.
Do your best to stay above the fray — especially as mental fatigue and emotional wariness can appear in synchronicity with Pallas making an off-kilter, 150-degree link-up with Neptune (8:36PM). [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.]