The beginning of the day has Mercury squaring Mars. This energy, although it lasts all day it comes to an exact square at 7AM EST. This can have us feeling a little tense in our communication. Try to curtail any possible disagreements or be calm while others might be bickering or arguing. This aspect reminds me that in an argument or disagreement – someone has to be the sane one. Let that person be you!
Mercury then goes into his retrograde phase at 8AM. This is a great time for us to work on old projects. Double check things, such as emails and the oil in your car. It is also a good time to call and speak to people instead of texting and emailing because maybe the electronic messages get lost. You might even think about calling a second time to confirm you are both on the same page, if you have some important issues to take care of. Despite popular belief and pop-astrology Mercury in retrograde is not the apocalypse of the electronic world and we shouldn't stop doing EVERYTHING. Just double check things and have a sense of humor when things do get a little wacky and you will be just fine.
Venus then makes a square to Neptune which exacts at 9:33AM EST and lasts all day. This can have us feeling a little bit like the things we want to have in our lives are not matching what we are really doing. If so, this is a good time to take inventory of what we are doing and where (in an idealistic sort of way) want to be doing. Having these two planets in a somewhat stressful space with each other is only temporary so don't get too flustered as this feeling of being off center from our heart and our ideals will soon pass. Use this energy wisely though and you will be able to see where you can make your heart and ideals come together in perfect harmony down the road though!
The moon then makes a soft sextile to Jupiter at 12:47 PM EST. This has our moods and emotions large. It is actually a cheerful time so enjoy the short but sweet transit of these two planets.
Lastly the sun makes a conjunction with Pluto at 10:28 PM EST. This can have us feeling a bit compulsive and obsessive. Don't go climbing a tree to peak in the windows of your love. That is just weird. But do call and say hi if you feel so inclined to be kind, just remember Pluto gives off a very compulsive energy so let those compulsive tendencies be kind and good and not freaky and you will slide through this one with ease.
Cleansed Malachite is an excellent gemstone for you to hold onto, wear or keep around you today. I say cleansed because you should energetically cleanse it before working with it, as it does hold onto negative energy. So smudge it, reiki it, run it under clear water for a few seconds, or even put it on some selenite for an hour before you work with it. It will pull any negativity out of you or the atmosphere. Just remember to cleanse it again in the evening or as often as it feels like it needs it.
A good essential oil to work with today is sandalwood which helps to ground us.
Namaste & until tomorrow!
Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Nikki Rich and Starlene Breiter
Astrologer, Reiki Master, tarot reader, and so much more!