There’s an old astrological saying—forewarned is forearmed. One of the advantages of reading this calendar is often stellar events in the future are mentioned before they happen. The biggest astro-headline today is Jupiter at 25 degrees of Sagittarius (10:02 a.m.) halting its direct motion in the heavens to go into reverse. This major event on its own would make this 24-hour time-span crucial to understand. However, the cosmos piles on by forming a solar square to Saturn (1:48 a.m.) and a 10 hour void-of-course lunar twilight zone in Gemini that begins during the monthly lunar polarity to Jupiter (10:28 a.m.) and concludes with the moon’s arrival in its natural abode of watery Cancer (8:32 p.m.).
Venus follows up its conjunction with Neptune in Pisces yesterday with a parallel to the ancient ruling deity of the seas (1:52 p.m.). The only clear-cut helpful sky configurations are supportive, 60-degree alliances between the moon and sun (3:07 a.m.) and Mercury and Pluto (2:47 p.m.). Take a good look at the following archetypes and qualities associated with Jupiter—the power of positive thinking, goal-orientation, developing higher-learning skills, seeing the shape of things to come, providence, and benevolence, good fortune, big business, long-distance journeys, as well as pride, arrogance, hubris and overdoing a good thing. (Jupiter continues in its retrograde cycle until August 11 when it stations again to go direct at 15 degrees of Sagittarius.)
[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.]
Copyright 2018 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd.