It is the calm before the storm today, 7/11, one day before the New Moon of July 12th, which arrives at 2:48 UTC (9:48 pm central time). Going by UTC time the New Moon arrives July 13th (Friday the 13th), but in U.S. time zones it arrives late on July 12th. 
On October 5, 2017, in the early evening, President Donald Trump said to guests and reporters, “You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”
“What’s the storm?” asked one reporter.
“Could be the calm before the storm,” Mr. Trump repeated, stretching out the phrase, a sly smile playing across his face. 
Trump’s offhand “calm before the storm” remark launched the mysterious “Q” (also called Qanon). Like the Wizard of Oz behind a curtain, Q feigns to know all and see all.
Looking back to October 5, 2017 and on up to now, has there been a “storm” these past 9 months? Maybe there has, but it is all very mysterious, with resignations, Congress members deciding not to seek re-election, and (apparently) sealed indictments.
It has been more than “calm” these past 10-or-so days. It has been dead on the “news” front. The “big story” during this period has been wall-to-wall coverage of some Thai boys trapped in a cave. There has also been President Trump’s nomination of a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Judge Anthony Kennedy – but that has not been “news” so much as it has been newsfakers constantly talking about it.
And so here we are on 7/11, another calm before the storm when the New Moon arrives late on July 12th. At that time, President Trump will be in England, attending “a black-tie business dinner at Blenheim Palace, working meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May at her country home at Chequers, and a tea-time visit with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle.” 
The New Moon at Windsor Castle, but we may not get the real details about what went on, unless you want to rely on the mysterious Q.
Today’s word is M-E-R-C-U-R-I-A-L. Mercurial. “Having a volatile or lively character; quick-witted, changeable, animated.”  Mercury is “the messenger”, derived from the planet Mercury. Mercury circles the Sun in only 88 days, compared to 365 days for Earth, at an average speed of 105,947 miles (170,505 kilometers) per hour. This is faster than any other planet in the Solar System.  The astrological sign of Gemini is ruled by Mercury. Donald Trump, born on June 14th, has Gemini as his sun sign. This indicates that Mr. Trump is mercurial (among other things).
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 “Full Moon and New Moon for July 2018”, MoonGiant. https://www.moongiant.com/moonphases/July/2018
 “What Did President Trump Mean by ‘Calm Before the Storm’?”, by Mark Landler. New York Times (online), October 6, 2017.
 “A 7-day visit with NATO allies, Putin”, by Gregory Korte. USA Today (online), July 8, 2018.
 “mercurial”, Wiktionary. Accessed July 11, 2018. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mercurial
 “How fast does Mercury orbit the Sun?”, Cool Cosmos. http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/ask/22-How-fast-does-Mercury-orbit-the-Sun-