The astrological backdrop changes on Monday morning. The rein of the Leo lion has ended. The jovial, big-hearted pulse of summer fun is over. Now the practical reality of the Sun in Virgo is setting in.
This is an exciting week. The Moon is waxing for the first four days, culminating with the Full Moon on Thursday August 18th. For these first days of the week, you will feel a crescendo of emotional energy.
The week is off to a challenging start. The Moon is void-of-course starting Monday at 1:41pm EST (10:41am PST), suggesting that for the remainder of the day, we’ll be feeling off-kilter and off-balance. Our beacon of intuition is not there for us at this start of the week, making us feel lost in the clouds.
Monday’s Moon in Cancer puts special emphasis on the Mother, and reminds us to be extra grateful for our Mother – not just the woman who brought us into this life, but also the Earth itself, the home which sustains us and supports us. Monday calls for us to appreciate our home and focus on domestic issues. Stay in and clean the house. There is no need to find excitement elsewhere tonight.
The Sun is in Leo now, so the atmosphere has changed. The background music is one of jovial fulfillment. It is a happy time; a time to hang out with children and remember that innocent goodness of being a kid again. It is a time to express yourself through joyful play.
Monday is a good day to get things done. With the Moon almost to its fullest point, the energy is high and the mood is one of efficiency and dedication. Our minds are goal-orientated and focused. Put your attention on what needs to get done and it will happen.
There is a war between the sexes on Monday. The Sun and the Moon are at odds with each other, suggesting that you may run into unharmonious situations with people of the opposite sex.
The Monday holiday (for those in the US) marks the day of Independence – and the day of the New Moon. How appropriate. This is a time for new beginnings. It is a time to set new wheels into motion.
As a result, our emotional energy is waning. Our capacity to deal with difficult, heavy and difficult issues is getting dwindling. The smallest issues are setting off the biggest alarm bells in our hearts and minds.
The Summer Solstice also marks the time of the Sun’s entry into the sign of Cancer. This is the start of the Sun’s four-week transit through the sign of the crab. For the next four weeks, our energy may be extra sensitive and feel extra vulnerable. We may all be a bit more moody than usual.