This asteroid’s station asks, “Do you remember your New Year’s resolution?”

July 9, 2024

At 6:48 a.m.: The moon enters Virgo and the moon void of course begins

In the morning, the moon enters Virgo, exiting its void of course, which began late last night. Over the next two days, we are more discerning with our energy and more critical of our output. It’s easy to get down on ourselves when we fall short of perfection, especially when we set our sights on impossible targets. However, exacting standards can also kick our ventures into high gear. If guilt gets your wheels turning, more power to you! Use this lunation to get organized and clear out clutter. Just cut yourself slack and credit yourself for your wins. You are only human, after all. 

At 7:46 p.m.: Pallas is direct

The cosmic weather is exceedingly quiet until after nightfall when Pallas stations direct in Scorpio. Pallas, the asteroid of wisdom, has been retrograde since March 29, when it began its backspin in the sign of Sagittarius. Over the past three months, we have been guided to reflect on strategies relative to the house Sagittarius occupies in our personal natal charts. Maybe a career venture required a rethink. Perhaps a relationship dispute needed a different approach. Mars’ action plans ask us to fight for what we desire, but Pallas’ strategy is more intellectual. It’s about playing the long game instead of operating on impulse. The wind may have gone out of our sails as we questioned our incentive. But today, Pallas’ turn-around signals that we are back on the right track. Pallas was last at this degree in early January of this year. Think back to that time and reflect upon what was transpiring for you. Do you remember your lapsed New Year’s resolutions? This might be your cue to finish what you started!