The Moon’s entry into Cancer (12:39AM) — its natural abode in the zodiac — begins a 2+ day cycle when a primary focus is on home and family matters. Cooking, baking, cleaning the kitchen, tending to the needs of children and pets, and learning more about your ancestral heritage are some keynotes of lunar Cancer every month.
Tune into visions of the Great Beyond — thanks to Mercury forming a parallel with dreamy Neptune (2:58AM) and while a grand triangle in water signs develops as the Moon trines Mercury in Scorpio (5:06AM) and Neptune in Pisces (9:45AM). Experiment with a digital or video camera. Find time to explore musical and dance improvisations.
Today’s two main trouble spots arrive fairly close together when Mars joins forces with Pluto at 12 degrees of Capricorn (3:07PM) followed by a frictional, 45-degree link from Mercury to Vesta (5:47PM). Compared to the storms in the psychic atmosphere that a Mars-Pluto merger can summon, the Mercury-Vesta interaction represents a mild reminder to temporarily steer clear of investment matters that could lead you astray in financial affairs. The Mars-Pluto union only happens approximately every two years and contains a vast amount of emotional firepower. While it is wise to channel this energy into exercise routines and favorite sports, you want to avoid temperamental individuals and any social scene where strangers are numerous or angry outbursts are likely.
Some sense of normalcy and even euphoria could develop later on when Mercury makes an inspirational, 72-degree tie with benevolent Jupiter (10:01PM). However, strive for serenity in the remaining hours of the day since the Moon opposes Pluto (10:45PM) and Mars (11:14PM) — pointing toward possible upheavals within primary partnerships that might not be as stable as you think. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]