July 18, 2012
WED JULY 18 Here we go again! Mars seems to be playing out the role of a cosmic force that will not be denied. On a day where there are five significant celestial events, Mars and Uranus team up to make a highly explosive mixture when they oppose one another from Libra to Aries (7:56PM PDT). Before this shock wave can strike, there are two challenging aspects followed by two beneficial ones. Ceres square Chiron (12:23AM PDT) occurs just a few hours prior to an off-kilter, 150-degree link occurs between Jupiter and Pluto (2:48AM PDT). Stay cool under fire while these two sky patterns attempt to hijack your sensible plans for success and hit them with a wrecking ball. However, coming to your rescue are a delightful, mind-expanding and super-optimistic Sun-Jupiter parallel (10:16AM PDT) followed closely by a love-producing Moon-Venus parallel (11:03AM PDT). Consider these two parallels as similar to unions in the zodiac, and all the upbeat and resourceful consequences that can ensue. In the meantime, the dark-of-the-moon vibes pushing you toward rest and relaxation are potent since the New Moon is on the verge of happening, but doesn’t manifest until 9:25PM PDT (activating 27 degrees of Cancer). Nonetheless, this potent New Moon – which normally would propel you forward immediately – can trip you up because it starts a void lunar uncertainty zone that lasts until 3:14AM PDT tomorrow morning. Thus, it is wise to continue to stay away from martial fireworks wherever they are occurring, be more reflective and introspective overnight, and wait until the Moon enters warmhearted Leo tomorrow at 3:14AM PDT before taking a giant leap forward.