Friday, July 19, 2019
The waning gibbous Moon drifts void-of-course* through the last third (or decan) of Aquarius for much of the day, until she enters Pisces at 5:19 PM ET.
Early this morning, retrograde Mercury backed up to re-enter Moon-ruled Cancer, returning our thoughts to home and family.
As I’ve said before, days like this - when the Moon is VOC and Mercury is retrograde - are an excellent time to work on your tolerations list.
“Tolerations” in this case are those annoying little things that need fixing - like the door that won’t shut properly because it hits the rug, or the lamp with the wonky switch that takes three tries to turn on.
These things are a low-level source of stress that we put up with daily, kind of like gnats. They’re not big enough to rise to the top of the to-do list, so they tend to be overlooked until you have to use the thing.
Keep a running list of tolerations in your planner, on the fridge, or somewhere handy. Jot down new ones whenever they crop up. Work through the list when Mercury is retrograde, or the Moon is void, or both at the same time like today. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel as you rid yourself of these gnats.
Tonight after the Moon enters Pisces, kick back and have a well-deserved drink. Rest. Allow yourself to drift and dream.
*VOC refresher: The Moon is said to be void-of-course (VOC) from the moment she makes her last angle to a planet while in her current sign until the moment she crosses into the next sign. Events occurring during this time won’t amount to much or will not turn out as planned. Items purchased now won’t perform as expected. Rest, review, reorganize, release. VOC times happen every couple of days, varying in length from just a few minutes to several hours.