Quarter moon cycles are definitely the underappreciated components of the 29.5-day solar-lunar dance through the heavens. Compared to the forward-momentum dynamic of most New Moons and the revelatory opportunities of many Full Moons, the 90-degree linkage of the lights and this morning's First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase (12:44AM and activating 7 degrees of Cancer and Aries) are a reminder to cut through apparent obstacles in your path and manage business affairs with finesse.
Three planets -- Jupiter via a parallel (4:28AM), Neptune by a trine (4:35AM), and Venus thanks to a supportive, 60-degree tie (12:30PM) -- work with the Moon to help you regain self-confidence across the board. However, the monthly Moon-Pluto polarity (6:15PM) may function more like a challenge on the relationship front than an encouragement.
Later on, Venus in Taurus and Jupiter in Leo form their own type of quartering process as they square in the fixed power signs (7:12PM). It is always a bit of a head-scratching exercise to know whether these two usually benevolent planets wind up creating worldly mischief when they relate in a mathematically tense alignment.
You can be the judge today, but it is still wise and sensible to tiptoe somewhat on the artistic, educational, social and business horizons as a way of keeping Venus and Jupiter friendly companions to your enterprises rather than adversaries. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]