Simply stated — the best thing about today is that it isn’t yesterday. Monday’s combination of good potential and hazardous conditions may have added greatly to the societal misery-index. It is helpful that human souls now have the Virgo New Moon in their rear-view mirror and — possibly — supporting some business and career-related enterprises. However, because Mars and Saturn also soul-searched in unison on Monday, their conjunction acts as a kind of frustrating braking system for what you want to accomplish during the next four weeks.
Adding to the current malaise factor are Mars making a dicey contra-parallel with Jupiter (1:22AM) followed by an equally disturbing 90-degree face-off between Venus in Leo and Saturn in Scorpio (11:23AM). Trying to gain traction for useful work projects under these slimy cosmic conditions is like the myth of Sisyphus constantly pushing the boulder up the hill only to see that boulder return to its original spot.
Despite the universe’s apparent attempts to defeat your higher purpose, there are rays of hope as Ceres trines Neptune in water signs (9:05AM and providing a fair amount of productivity in the fine and graphic arts) while the Moon makes its monthly union with Mercury in Virgo (7:30PM). It is in the few hours just prior to this Moon-Mercury conjunction becoming exact that you can excel in reading, writing, research, crafts and hobbies galore. However, once the aspect is precise, a void lunar cycle ensues that continues until 2:55PM tomorrow. Avoid rocking any proverbial boats 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.]