Chiron stations and turns retrograde today and will remain retrograde until December 23rd. This cycle is strong for introspection and assessing our mental and physical health programs/efforts. However, the station itself can be disorienting. Indecision is likely as we adjust to the shift.
Also today, Mercury heads into the sign of Leo for a stay until August 4th. With Mercury in Leo in the weeks ahead, our thinking is confident and grand, and clearly defined goals motivate us. We are expressive, convincing, decisive, and persuasive. We want our voices and input heard. It’s not a time when we’re content with letting others make all the moves or decisions–we need to be involved. We take the lead, manage, direct, and create while Mercury is in Leo. We need to relate to information or create stories about it to absorb it. During this cycle, we should watch for being too inflexible or proud to change course.
Complicating the day’s energies is a Sun-Pluto opposition, pulling up deeper, darker, or buried and unresolved matter. Through feelings, relationships, and events, we can more clearly see areas of life where we’ve been holding onto something too tightly or giving away our personal power. This can be disruptive and feel uncomfortable, but it can also heighten self-awareness. A tricky or buried issue might now reach a head. We may feel on edge, volatile, or defensive.
There can be an inner drama, or external circumstances seem to undermine our perception of powerfulness. We may experience a battle within ourselves between light and dark energies, or we can meet this theme through others. Outside forces remind us of our need to take charge of our lives, but shortcuts to gaining control are unlikely to work out. Instead, we should formulate strategies for managing our fears or worries.
Mercury in Leo
5:35am PDT/ 6:35am MDT/ 7:35am CDT/ 8:35am EDT
Sun Opposes Pluto
6:39pm PDT/ 7:39pm MDT/ 8:39pm CDT/ 9:39pm EDT
8:21am PDT/ 9:21am MDT/ 10:21am CDT/ 11:21am EDT