Martial power dissipates for the most part while the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus take the celestial stage as the New Moon occurs (activating 20 degrees of Aquarius at 6:40AM).
However, there needs to be caution before and after this burst of dynamism -- starting a new 29.5-day cycle of the solar and lunar orbs through the zodiac.
Before the exact time of the New Moon, Venus makes a frictional, 45-degree link to productivity-maven Ceres (12:30AM) while forming a more supportive, 60-degree contact with renowned-healing centaur Chiron (1:39AM). Emotional tensions and mental confusion can arise a few hours later when the Moon in Aquarius squares Mars in Scorpio (5:38AM) and Mercury makes an abrasive, 45-degree connection with dreamy Neptune (5:57AM).
It is usually the arrival of a potent New Moon that resolves a lot of difficulties, but today's solar-lunar union simultaneously begins a 17 hour void-of-course Moon cycle that lasts until the arrival of Pisces Moon (12:32AM tomorrow). Under these possibly pernicious circumstances beyond individual control, the universe throws the dice again -- by allowing Mercury to make parallels with underworld-ruler Pluto (8:21AM) and fate-karma master Saturn (5:33PM).
Perhaps these mercurial associations lend themselves to conducting research and encouraging in-depth studies, but Tuesday brings with it a profound and potentially deflating Saturn-Pluto parallel and one additional Mars mis-adventure with Vesta. Who knows how the tables will turn then? Stay alert and avoid anyone or anything intense, strange, and temperamental -- to the best of your ability.
[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]