Today is a Phlegmatic/Sanguine kind of day – chill out, observe, deliberate

With the Sun in Cancer (cold/wet) and the Moon in Gemini (hot/wet) it’s going to be a Phlegmatic/Sanguine kind of day.

As you may recall, humoural theory is based on the ancient and medieval physiology and medicine as expounded by Empedocles, Hippocrates, and Galen – it’s all to do with the four block or ‘roots’ of the material world that manifest in certain humours and their related temperaments:

Fire Hot/dry Yellow Bile Choleric
Earth Cold/dry Black Bile Melancholic
Water Cold/wet Phlegm Phlegmatic
Air Hot/wet Blood Sanguine

Earlier (4th July), we had another Phlegmatic/Sanguine day when the Sun was in Cancer and the Moon in Aquarius. The by-word then was having the ability to take a decision and stick with it – because fixed energy is what Aquarius is all about.

Today is different.Temperaments-Pooh

Not only is Gemini mutable (exactly how it sounds – fluid, flowing) but it is ruled by Mercury, the trickster god – who is known for (guess what?) playing tricks. But Mercury doesn’t play just any old tricks – his aim is not to poke fun but to teach/communicate and the message he’s trying to get through is that whilst you think it’s time to take a decision it isn’t because you don’t yet have all the information you need.

The trick with this energy is to chill out (Phlegmatic) and observe – be as slow and deliberate as you can whilst at the same time (Sanguine) pay attention and go with the flow. Don’t worry if you don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere at the moment because it’s only with the new moon (in Cancer) on 16th July, that it will be time to make your move.

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