The Moon is in it's last quarter phase as it recedes gently from the Full Moon illumination to the black, invisible New Moon coming up on June 27. We are invited to review what has occurred since we set our intentions at the New Moon on May 28th and the blossoming at Full Moon on June 12th. At this phase we are squaring the Sun which can cause some tension between our ego and our emotions. Our outward force of expression is struggling as it feels pressure to also incorporate our emotional dilemmas. We want to push forward with our egos and all the mental activity created by the Gemini Sun and Mercury who are very close to each other. However, we are being tapped on the shoulder to pay attention to our hearts, our emotions, our reflexive selves characteristic of the lunar experience. The day starts with the Moon in Pisces whose ultimate mission is to open the heart to compassion and love for all whether that be the homeless person on the corner, the neighbor downstairs who won't turn off the rock and roll until 3 am, the friend who stole money from us, or the boss who keeps pushing you without any appreciation. In the afternoon, the Moon moves into Aries. Aries Moon is ruled by Mars, the god of war, so we can imagine where this may be heading. Aries has great courage as this is what is required when one decides to engage in battle. In addition, moving slowly is not recommended on the battlefield if one wants to survive so Aries can have a swiftness about it as it strives to act quickly. With Mercury retrograde causing some delays, miscommunications, and issues with getting around, we can see how these two energies may have some potential conflicts. As you may feel rushed in the afternoon, stay with the racing heart, and prepare by bringing along some ways to burn your energy that wants to forge ahead and you find yourself in the waiting room. Use your courage to chat to those around you, listen to music and bounce to the beat, play sudoku or just give in and bang your head. But we all know, bruised heads don't feel too good. A great day to do some physical activity to work out and balance the mental and physical energy.