This morning we wake up to an uplifting sextile from the Moon in Gemini to Jupiter in Leo at 8:18 AM. The sun is shining brightly through our windows at daybreak beckoning us to spring from our beds and begin another a day. Beneath the surface, however, we receiving a gut check in regard to how we handle our own sense of power through a Yod created with Pluto in Capricorn (12:50 PM). The sextile between the Moon and Jupiter prompts us to discover a healthy level of self-confidence while the inconjunct to Pluto from both tests our ability to apply that self-confidence toward ambitions that feed into a better world instead of striving to be part of the problem.
In our early afternoon (1:30 PM), the Gemini Moon finds Uranus by sextile which catalyzes us to engage in this day even more. No slog to be found. We are confident and moving freely toward whatever it was we want to accomplish. That ambitious energy is supported by traction as the Moon also meets Saturn in Sagittarius by trine at 3:25 PM.
In the later hours of the day we do meet with some friction as the Moon squares Chiron (6:12 PM) and Mercury in Pisces (11:06 PM). Even if we've made tremendous strides toward progress under the early aspects of the day, by nightfall, we may be feeling that something is off or simply that there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish what we need to. Our brains could be wrapped around confusing details or we could feel that we are missing a piece of information.
We could feel tension beginning to build today as we approach our First Quarter Moon. This occurs on the morning of the 27th and is one stepping stone toward the intensity brought by our incoming Full Moon Eclipse in Libra. The First Quarter marks the halfway point between eclipses and therefore is apt to be quite transitional. Much of the tension brought by the First Quarter is emotional. So, in preparation for that washout, use today to continue making headway toward your goals. Tomorrow is excellent for continuing those efforts while capturing a bit of an emotional break under a short VOC Moon. If you can, make an effort to work a little ahead of yourself in case you need to take a break under the emotionality than can be fostered by the First Quarter. If you do get swamped, you'll be glad to be positioned in a way that you can deal with that swampiness without the added pressure of also trying to meet your working goals. If you don't get swamped, well, you are still ahead of yourself and how can that be too bad? Being prepared is never a bad idea.