Mercury, who turned retrograde on July 14, stationed direct early this morning at 1:40 am EDT at 1:25 Leo.
The shadow period though lasts until August 22. Thus, there is a strong concentration on communication matters and connections we have been reviewing in regard to personal and creative interests, ideas and agendas. After the Moon’s ingress to Taurus at 3:27 am EDT, we want emotional security and feel appreciated in order to secure our comfort, wellbeing and contentment. The Sun in Leo’s sextile to Ceres in Gemini provides us with an opportunity to address issues where we seek support, whereby we have a chance to present ourselves honorably and in our best light so that we can be proud of our performance and receive the admiration we desire.
Tarot card of the day is the “3 of Cups”, representative of wonderful connections, the celebration of friendship and harmonious relationships in general. It heralds a sociable day when we spend quality time with friends and loved ones and experience camaraderie as well as a feeling of oneness. We could be bursting with energy and overflowing with high spirits. Things should be going well.
In the news: After China’s Liu Xiang’s fall in the men’s 110 meter hurdles many Chinese following the Olympics at home called him their hero and shed tears, even on state television.