July 31 July 2011 is ending with a mixture of stimulation and caution. The stimulation is coming from yesterday's forceful and energizing Leo New Moon as well as a razzle-dazzle Venus-Uranus flowing trine in fire signs (9:10PM PDT). Excitement is brewing in affairs of the heart - if you can be in the right place at the right time and in the right state of consciousness.
From the cautionary perspective, there is an off-kilter, 150-degree association between Venus in Leo and Chiron in Pisces (6:23PM PDT) in which it is wise to heal old wounds and pains before they fester, emotionally and psychically. In addition, if you are able to tune into the future ahead of time, realize that the fleet-footed Messenger of the Gods - Mercury - is slowing down in motion as it prepares to stop and begin a three-week retrograde cycle on Tuesday evening August 2. Therefore, you may want to get many of your ducks in a row concerning papers, inventory, travel plans and educational pursuits now and on Monday before Mercury becomes virtually motionless on Tuesday.
Helping you maintain mental clarity and concentration tonight is a Moon-Mercury parallel (9:30PM PDT), but just to give you one more small dose of uncertainty, the Moon starts a short void cycle at 11:21PM PDT that lasts until 1:43AM PDT tomorrow when the lunar orb enters industrious and meticulous Virgo.
It is sensible to be a minimalist and drop important decision-making in the shift from Sunday night into Monday morning - especially as tomorrow also brings a sharp square from the Sun to Jupiter, the annual opposition between Venus and Pallas, and a Venus-Pluto off-kilter, 150-degree link.