Ceres — the largest asteroid — at 20 degrees of Gemini shifts from being retrograde to direct (12:50AM PST). All Ceres themes — productivity, agriculture and farming, gardening, Mother Nature, food, diet and nutrition, mother-daughter and parent-child ties, scarcity and famine, child neglect and abuse — are pronounced in importance throughout the day. While Ceres seems to hog the spotlight, an inspirational, 72-degree link from this asteroid to Pallas (2:14AM PST) and a glowing Moon-Venus parallel (4:49PM PST) can lift your spirits and amplify your skills as a savvy problem-solver. However, the Moon in Scorpio becomes void at 4:32AM PST and this limbo condition lasts until 7:46AM PST when the lunar orb enters fiery, enthusiastic Sagittarius. The monthly change of Moon signs — from Scorpio to Sagittarius — is usually the most intense and potentially disturbing of all the lunar zodiacal shifts. Therefore, be on your best behavior and handle sensitive relationships with kid gloves this morning. The Mars-Neptune union at 3 degrees of Pisces (12:57PM PST) and the Mercury-Saturn parallel (9:43PM PST) are the major events in the second half of the day. The Mars-Neptune rapport can increase your personal magnetism, idealism and charisma, but it also contains a shadow side related to irrational and fanatical expressions. Mercury-Saturn in parallel formation — similar to a conjunction in the zodiac — is great for people who work with logic and common sense, but it can also signify potential delays and stalemates. Get ready for emotional and romantic fireworks tomorrow as Venus, Mars and Juno go on the warpath.
Reminiscing about the good old days often occurs instinctively during the monthly lunar transit in Cancer. This is because this sign signifies the past, family ties, and ancestral roots. Look through photo albums, the basement or attic for long-lost keepsakes and memorabilia. Healing forces are back on the march as the Moon forms a flowing trine with Chiron in water signs (9:32AM PST). Don’t let your overall productivity decline as the Sun makes a frictional, 135-degree tie with Ceres (2:52PM PST) while Venus makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link to Ceres (9:18PM PST). Cooking, baking and preparing your garden for the growing season are emphasized throughout the day. Learn more about recent economic and market trends in order to increase the value of your investments as Mercury makes a trine to Vesta (6:25PM PST). Sisterhood and fellowship gatherings are promoted by the same alignment. Let your spiritual willpower and mental concentration guide you as Mercury parallels Pluto (6:50PM PST). Revelations abound later on when the Sun forms a supportive, 60-degree alliance with lightning-bringer Uranus (8:47PM PST). Start preparing for Vesta making a station and going direct in Gemini as well as a potent Full Moon — both happening on Saturday.
There’s no rest for the weary as the Moon makes its monthly conjunction with the red planet Mars in Aquarius (12:38AM PST). According to the traditional astrological rules relating to the void-of-course Moon condition, there is now another lengthy lunar uncertainty cycle to contend with that lasts until 2:50AM PST tomorrow. It’s important to note that not every professional astrologer works with the void Moon placement and the reasons are far too numerous to list here. Suffice it to say, wisdom dictates that recognizing the void nature of the lunar trajectory can assist you in doing the very best with what the universe is offering up on its silver platter. Today’s Moon-Mars union can send out many emotional sparks — some of which can inflame romantic bonds and business deals. Cooking, baking and cleaning your garden tools can be satisfying experiences since the Moon trines Ceres in air signs (12:13PM PST). A trio of challenging aspects will keep you on high alert as Mercury moves into a dicey, 135-degree tie with Ceres (5:35PM PST), Vesta makes an off-kilter, 150-degree contact with Saturn (6:02PM PST), and Mercury also forms a frictional, 45-degree connection with Chiron (10:33PM PST).