The Moon is in Cancer. We wake up this morning with a positive aspect to Jupiter, which gives us an optimistic outlook. A square to Uranus before 9 could be a jarring aspect. A positive aspect to Venus and Mars this evening can be good for relationships or social get-togethers. This is a good day to spend time with family or working in our homes.
Mercury travels into Scorpio. Our thinking becomes more influenced by our intense emotions. We’re willing to dig deeper and unearth secrets in our lives and other peoples.
*Today the Dalai Lama says: Although our extraordinary mental sophistication Distinguishes us humans from other forms of life and drives our astonishing success as a species, the very mental complexity is, at the same time, the source of many of our enduring difficulties and hardships. Most of the problems we face in the world today—such as armed conflict, poverty, injustice, and environmental degradation—have arisen and maintained by complex human activity
**In Mayan Astrology is 9 Chicchan also known as Snake. This is a good day for transformative activities.
Gardening: Moon in Cancer; good for planting.
Remember, being aware of astrological energies means that not only are we in tune with the cosmos, we’re also in tune with ourselves. Socrates said an unexamined life is not worth living, and another ancient Greek said, Know thyself. We can convert stressful planetary aspects to harmonious energies if we are aware of how they affect us and we are willing to take responsibility for our actions, without blaming others for our difficulties.
*From Insight from the Dalai Lama Desk Calendar 2015
**I always use How to Practice Mayan Astrology by Scofield and Orr as a reference