A harmonious interaction between Venus in Aries and Mars in Gemini is building throughout the day today and will peak Tuesday morning. Venus, planet of harmony and relating, is in Aries right now where she is more dynamic and forceful, encouraging us to speak our truth and own our own attitudes. Aries is ruled by Mars, so the sextile from Venus in Aries to Mars is a double whammy of Martian energies! Although Venus and Mars are not natural allies – one is sweet and soft (Venus) and the other is hard and aggressive (Mars) – when we can integrate these two forces we can get the most out of each of them. That is the main influence today.
The Moon has just entered Aquarius and will be quite busy over the next few days, interacting with nearly every planet. Today, though, we have a harmonious sextile from the Moon to Mercury in the early afternoon EDT. Mercury, planet of the mind, is also in Aries and opinions are loud and potent. The intellectual honesty of the Aquarius Moon will help to clarify our thinking this afternoon under this influence, which will help to better utilize all of this Aries energy. Fire purifies and inspires, but it does take some focus to take advantage of its unique gifts.