The morning begins with the Moon in Scorpio making a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. In its fall, the Moon may still be feeling unrecognized, and our feelings may not feel validated by those around us. Pluto invites us to examine and transform the shadow. Notice what you’re feeling, then don’t be afraid to look beneath those feelings for the deeper needs or wounds that might be covered over. Almost simultaneous to the perfection of the Moon sextile Pluto, Venus in Virgo moves into an opposition to Neptune in Pisces. Venus in Virgo is practical and realistic, which may feel in conflict with the fantastic dream-world of Neptune in Pisces. Neptune in Pisces knows no limits, and may pull us into expansive feelings of possibility and union. Venus in Virgo will ask us to face our fantasies and our ideals for love and partnership, then get to work putting the practical details in place that can actually facilitate connection and union—organizing our planners, setting dates, and being realistic about what we have available to give. This could be transformative and grounding, if we let it, because if we set sail on the seas of unbounded fantasy, we may be asking for the fall of disappointment. Allow your fantasies to teach you about what you want and desire, then focus on taking the actual steps needed to make any of that possible. In the last minutes of the day (eastern time), the Moon slips into Sagittarius: a breath of hope.