Monday is the first full day of the latest Mercury retrograde period. Mercury stationed and went retrograde this past Sunday night and will remain traveling in this apparent backward motion until July 31st. During this time it is not recommended to sign any contracts or purchase anything with mechanical or electrical parts. This is a time when communication goes haywire and mechanical devices don’t work as they should. Instead this is a time to reflect, review and renew. Take a step back, go through old journals and picture albums. Get re-inspired. Finish a painting or a song or a poem that you started but never finished. This is also a time to collect on money that is owed to you or get back things that you have lent out. In keeping with that, it is a time to payback loans and return any items that you have borrowed from others.
On Monday, the Moon in harmonious Libra asks us to stay balanced. Keep an eye out for what is fair or unfair and do your best to reset the scales. If there is injustice either in the workplace or in your home base, bring it to the attention of other people and do what you can to make it right for everyone involved.
Things may feel uneasy on Tuesday thanks to the square between the Sun and the Moon. The two luminaries are at odds with each other today, thus marking the start of the second quarter Moon. As a result you may feel tension between the masculine and feminine polarity today. Perhaps both sides are being lazy. Maybe one is being moody. The other wants to be pampered. “It’s all about me”. No, “it’s all about me.” Consider putting on some mantra to help ease the situation back into balance. Healing tracks like “Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung” and tracks to conquer fear like “Chattra Chakkra Vartee” are just what the doctor ordered on a day like today.
The Moon enters spicy Scorpio on Wednesday morning, putting a difficult emotional edge on everything. Remember that Scorpio is the sign of extremes and people are likely to go to extremes today – for better or for worse. Get down to the bottom of things instead of just dealing with the surface issues. This is a time to penetrate to the real core. Deal with the taboo issues that no one else wants to talk about.
Emotional temperatures continue to be high with the Moon transiting through Scorpio through Thursday as well. Use this time to do any detective work that needs to be done. If there are issues on the table with regard to other people’s money, this is a good time to take care of them.
The mood lightens up a bit on Friday with the Moon moving through optimistic Sagittarius. Elevate and uplift. Attend a lecture or a music event that calls to you. Join a group of like-minded people and ask what you can do to uplift each other. Be flexible and work together to manifest something greater than the sum of the parts.
A short trip from home can be especially rewarding on Saturday. Allow extra time to get where you’re going, however, since Mercury is retrograde, a phenomenon that tends to cause delays in travel and also can create more mechanical breakdowns than usual. Nevertheless, a trip can be a great deal of fun today and lead to wonderful eye-opening and enriching experiences with people you did not expect to meet along the way. Be open to people from other cultures or backgrounds. Learning and enriching experiences are available at every turn.
The Moon is void-of-course for a large portion of the day on Sunday, making for a rather topsy-turvy day. Everything just feels “off” and it may be difficult to understand why. The bottom line is that there isn’t really a logical explanation for it – we just don’t feel right. The Moon is “in between” signs and thus we have lost our beacon of intuition and sense of direction. It isn’t until 7pm EST (4pm PST) that the Moon enters the next sign and we have our senses back with us again.