Up, Up, and Away...

The moon has climbed out of the Scorpionic waters and has begun floating through Sagittarius. There are two things we are likely to see as a result.

The first is a general improvement in our individual and collective moods. Sagittarius has an openness and a hopefulness that is much harder to come by when Scorpio is the dominant sign. Even with the moon making some tough aspects today and some very hot aspects just around the corner, the feeling should be a bit lighter than the past two days.

On the other hand, Sagittarius is also associated wi
th beliefs and belief systems. The optimistic energy of the sign can also be used to fuel polarized ideological fights. We could see this in the fallout from the S&P downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and Governor Rick Perry's faith-based rally on Saturday.

In our personal lives, Sagittarius gives us a choice between exploring new possibilities or clinging dogmatically to beliefs we may have outgrown.

A nice Venus/Saturn sextile tonight supports relationships and social activities. It's more of a nice family dinner than a wild party, but that might feel right just now. A bit of elegance wouldn't be out of place, given the signs involved (Leo/Libra).

The sextile could also serve to provide some stability in the financial markets, although the Mars/Uranus/Pluto aspects early Tuesday morning are already beginning to build, returning us quickly to the Scorpionic tension.