If you are beginning to tune into some unknown and yet potentially upsetting vibrations rippling through the psychic atmosphere of humanity, there is a celestial reason. Distant Pluto is virtually at a standstill (from the Earth’s perspective) as it prepares to shift officially from retrograde to direct motion in Capricorn tomorrow. With the rise of accuracy in locating planetary positions in the zodiac — now utilizing highly advanced calculations coming from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California — stations or stopping points of the outer planets are listed to the minute of time. However, the truth is that a planet like Pluto — approximately 3 billion miles away from us — is not really moving for several days before and after its seemingly precise pause. Thus, the archetypes of any sphere in outer space — influencing our lives here — are very active for many days in a row, and not just when that planetary body is motionless.
Adding to today’s unsettling conditions are a void lunar cycle in Leo lasting until 8:55AM when the Moon enters Virgo. Before that occurs, Venus attempts to work harmoniously with Saturn via a constructive, 60-degree rapport (6:04AM). Despite the helpful small-is-beautiful, superbly organizational, and highly efficient themes of the lunar orb in pragmatic Virgo, nervous tensions may be on the rise as Venus parallels Uranus (10:30AM), the Moon squares Mars (8:07PM) and opposes Neptune just two minutes later (8:09PM) while just 31 minutes afterwards the red planet Mars in Sagittarius squares off with dreamy Neptune in Pisces (8:40PM). None of these alignments are really matches made in heaven and they have the capacity to send you reeling to the back of the class with a dunce cap on your head. Therefore, slow your tempo across the board, and know that tomorrow will be no ordinary Monday. [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.]