Mercury sextile Jupiter
After all of the planetary activity last week, this week’s sky is very calm. Apart from a Sun/Pluto opposition this evening, the only other major aspect this week is Mercury sextile Jupiter, which is exact on Friday at 1:46 PM PT. Mercury is the mind. Jupiter is the beacon of optimism and hope. A sextile is a positive flowing aspect so expect good things. This configuration bestows old-fashioned common sense as well as a clear mind and an expansive intellect. This is a good day for any kind of business activity, or scientific research or writing, especially speech writing. With the Moon in imaginative Pisces, Mercury sextile Jupiter is liable to produce plenty of visionary ideas. This is a day when you can accomplish much. Mercury sextile Jupiter is both erudite and realistic. Thus Mercury sextile Jupiter often has broad knowledge that can be utilized in an everyday sense. In a natal chart, Mercury sextile Jupiter bestows a love of literature and knowledge in general.
While we are on the subject of Mercury, the next Retrograde cycle is fast approaching. The shadow begins on July 24th; the storm starts on August 3rd; the station retrograde on August 12th at 11:38° Virgo; the station direct on September 5th at 28:25° Leo; the post storm ends on September 10th; and the post Shadow on September 19th. If you have any electronics to purchase or new enterprises to begin try to avoid the entire Retrograde period.
We have a Void Moon in Capricorn this evening from 7:12 PM until 10:35 PM when it enters Aquarius. As always, Capricorn Void Moon is good for goal setting where it concerns your professional life. The other tough void is in Aquarius on Wednesday morning from 5:40 AM until 8:51 AM when the Moon enters Pisces. Just start your morning slow and you should be fine.