Richard Alpert, the Stanford Ph.D., who eventually transformed himself into guru Baba Ram Dass, became famous for his saying in the 1970s — Be Here Now (based on a title of his 1971 best-selling book). This zen-approach to handling reality is what is called for today following Saturday’s kick in the proverbial butt.
Striped giant Jupiter gets into the act early on by forming off-kilter, 150-degree aspects to both the Sun (2:06AM) and Vesta (4:53AM). Remember that the Sun and Vesta just converged last night, and Jupiter is suddenly acting as celestial interloper. This kind of 150-degree arc requires enormous adjustment of thoughts, feelings, and attitudes by billions of human souls — already shell-shocked by the last 48 hours of Mars-Uranus-Pluto shenanigans and assorted solar-systemic pranksters running amok throughout all of our lives.
One step in the right direction is that the long void Moon twilight zone that started on Saturday morning ceases to enthrall you by 3:58AM today when the lunar orb enters airy, affable Libra. While this lunar sign suggests the need to sensitively nurture primary partnerships and immerse yourself in favorite artistic media, you may still be fighting to escape the brambles and thorns of sociological discord as the Sun makes a frictional, 45-degree tie with wisdom-keeper Pallas (6:40AM) while not-necessarily-lightweights Juno in Leo and Chiron in Pisces imitate Jupiter’s awkward presence via forming their own 150-degree clash (11:07AM).
Think of how Odysseus survived his journey as described by Homer in ancient Greece, and improvising via your sharp intuition may help you seize the day and turn apparent defeats into victories of the spirit. [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.]