MONDAY JULY 20.
Today heralds the (second) New Moon in Cancer at 10:33 AM PST. This energy ushers in new beginnings regarding emotions, security, fulfillment, foundations, and where, and with whom, we feel we belong. The aspects preceding this New Moon over the weekend showed a profound transformation. Something has irrevocably shifted, and this could have seen some intense situations, inevitable endings, a series of events, or fated changes that it was only a matter of time to see unfold. Now the New Moon plants new seeds and beginnings in it’s place, and calls for a revitalization and renewal of the area of life ruled by Cancer in your chart. Cancer is about rootedness, nourishment, soul family, tribe, foundations, -and the emotions. We need to be emotionally fulfilled by the environment we’re in, have a sense of community, and to emotionally resonate, trust, and be able to connect with the environment and the people around us to feel human, safe, nourished, and motivated towards our goals at all. The New Moon conjuncts the Sun, to bring attention to our foundations in life, and it opposes Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, which can apply some pressure, and make it clear that certain things need to transform for the better, and things simply can’t go on as they have. Ruts and habituated patterns need to be broken out of in order to grasp the new opportunities this cycle presents us with. This can see Monday begin on a somewhat pressured note, but there is a profound catalyst towards growth, mastery, and taking our own emotional fulfillment and sense of rootedness more seriously. The pressure may be on, but it can also be one of those instances where it’s a source of “positive stress.” Around 1 PM PST, the Moon enters playful, creative, competitive, and joy seeking Leo, to trine Mars and Chiron in Aries, square Uranus in Taurus, while still opposing Saturn in the most urgent degree of Capricorn. These configurations scream getting out of self imposed ruts, taking a realistic self inventory, and seeking to make positive changes that improve self esteem, revitalize and reinvigorate a sense of joy in life, and give us the feeling that there is still something to play for. The aspect to Saturn implies that the standards we have set for ourselves as regards certain revisions we want to make may be exceedingly high, but the will and passion is certainly there to provide ample motivation to initiate a new cycle. Even if certain things are in a process of dissolving, and could remain confusing or unclear, with Venus in Gemini once again making a second go around with her square to tricksy Neptune that I warned about in previous weekly scribings, this time around, any potential deception, bullshit or fuckery should be obvious enough to avoid and step around. It will still pay to take care before rushing into agreements, whether monetary, commercial, or personal,- and make sure you have a complete understanding of any fine print for the duration of this highly creative, whimsical, fantastical, (though sometimes rather delusional and easily deceived) aspect however. It’s great for artists, poets, and musicians, and playing with beautiful ideas, but I wouldn’t recommend signing any legally binding agreements under this aspect.
TUESDAY JULY 21.
Today see’s the Moon in playful and showy Leo trine Mars, and Chiron in Aries, square Uranus in Taurus, and sextile Venus in Gemini. This can see a whole lot of changes happening, and there can be a feeling of liveliness and increased possibility, and it’s possible something and/or someone can have us feeling pretty stoked and inspired. There’s definitely a lot of motivation available here, and this can see communications or interactions with others in the local environs (Gemini) are a source of positive motivation. This can see some novel or experimental shifts in dynamics, and a revitalization of routines that brings more pleasure, passion, joy, and enthusiasm to life. This can see a playful, active, busy, and talkative day that can offer a beam of sunshine and vitality right where it was most needed. The links between the Moon, Venus, and Mars suggest new connections being made, or new initiatives being implemented in personal or social dynamics. It’s a warm, friendly, welcoming, and encouraging energy that brings a sense of life back into…well…life. It’s like the Universe has pounded an entire case of Rockstar and has lit a fire under our asses. This energy looks pretty dank actually.
WEDNSDAY JULY 22.
Today see’s the Sun enter Leo. Happy Leo season! The Moon in Leo doesn’t make any major aspects, -until entering Virgo around 5 PM PST. With the Sun’s annual entrance into the creative and fun seeking sign of Leo, this places the emphasis on getting more joy, passion, entertainment, love, and “oomph” out of life, and increases the desire to turn things up to 11. The Sun here highlights our creative center, and the heart of what get’s our mojo going. Whatever house ruled by Leo in your chart will be highlighted by the Sun’s entrance to this area of life. Leo represents our desire to seek the limelight, express ourselves, create, play, and engage in healthy competition. The Moon enters perfectionistic Virgo around 4:40 PM PST, to form a trine to Uranus. This can bring a nervous excitement build, and see us motivated to get our shit together and make big improvements in a way that really “sticks”. Something is definitely motivating us here to really out do any previous personal “bests” and have a sort of personal revolution.
THURSDAY JULY 23.
Today see’s the Moon in practical, and improvement focused Virgo, sextile Mercury in Cancer, square Venus in Gemini, trine Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus, -and opposite Neptune in Pisces. Today can see some surprising communications or emotional revelations that can help lay and prepare the foundations for new routines, dynamics, and initiatives. The lunar square to Venus and opposition to Neptune suggests there could be some vague fears, confusion, or anxieties around certain unknowns. It could just be a fear of disillusionment as it appears our ideals could be very high around something or someone and perhaps that makes us nervous. It’s clear that some pretty major shifts are under way, particularly in regards to or perhaps because of personal dynamics, with the lunar links to Venus, Jupiter and Pluto. With the Moon in perfectionistic Virgo, we may be anxious about getting things right, and may be overly critical of ourselves, and hence, more sensitive to perceived criticism from others. Don’t let these aspects get to you. Deep breaths. There are definitely some powerful undercurrents present here, that indicate actions being taken with, or motivated by others, and it could see a powerful and dynamic sea change unfolding that can be really positive and beneficial, and help to enhance life.
FRIDAY JULY 24.
Today see’s the Moon in Virgo trine Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn, and opposite Neptune. It also makes a sesquisquare to Uranus in Taurus. With Saturn now backtracking through Capricorn, it’s possible we get a second go at something. The virgo lunation is about simplification, purification, and elimination. It’s a “sage the fuck outta yo life and get your shit together” type of vibe. This could see us making a concerted effort towards tidying up, organization, crisis prevention, and handling mini crises, needs of the physical body, and making improvements in regards to our routines, diet, fitness, work, etc…in preparation for a weekend focused on cementing connections with others. This can see people eager and anxious to get to the good parts of the weekend and tie up any loose ends, cover contingencies, and prepare ground for dynamic initiatives and connections. It could also be that in spite of a desire to focus on connections with others, that little inconveniences crop up that we know might subtly undermine our ability to fully enjoy that, which could have us a bit anxious and high strung. The Moon enters partnership oriented Libra around 7 PM PST, where it remains sextile to the Sun in passionate, fun focused Leo, and a stabilizing trine to Saturn in Capricorn. It’s possible certain connections are made or begin to get off the ground or set a foundation that has been a long time coming. A lunar opposition to Chiron suggests some potential for some vulnerability or insecurity. With Saturn in the mix, even harmoniously, it indicates a need for patience, which can be frustrating if it feels as if you’ve already waited forever and ever. In it’s most urgent degree, and with the Moon about to oppose Mars, this could indicate some slight bumps in the road or obstacles that are no ones fault, but are simply a matter of timing. Mars can be impatient and frustrated, but not entirely disheartened. Trends look ultimately promising, and show long term potential, as long as issues of timing or circumstance aren’t taken to heart, as big downloads and adjustments such as these take time to assimilate and align with.
SATURDAY JULY 25.
Today see’s the Moon in Libra square Mercury in Cancer, opposite Mars and Chiron in Aries, square Jupiter and Pluto, and trine Venus in Gemini. This is an interesting, somewhat sensitive bag of energy that can see certain contacts that may have experienced false starts or otherwise been impacted by the Mercury and Venus retrograde receive a charge. There is the presence of a lot of assertive energy, and there could be some irritability, impatience, frustration, restlessness, and excess energy that needs an outlet to let off some steam. Fortunately, in spite of the fact that our own needs and those of others may be temporarily at odds, a lunar trine to Venus helps maintain a sense of shared values, pleasantness, diplomacy, and common ground. This one redeeming aspect can help navigate the otherwise intense and passionate undercurrents. The lunar conjunction to Juno indicates that there are some significant turning points and fated interactions unfolding. The lunar links to Mars and Pluto indicate that we are anything but indifferent about whatever or whoever we’re dealing with this weekend, but with the Moon in Libra, making a trine to Venus, we may do our damndest to at least appear detached, reasonable and objective, even if underneath there are far more primitive, animalistic, or instinctive stirrings. With the Sun in the first degrees of Leo now opposite Saturn in the last degree of Capricorn, this poses us with the challenge of working through our own inhibitions, and at times we can feel blocked or restricted from enjoying ourselves, letting our hair down, or wearing our heart on our sleeve as much as we’d like to, or taking risks expressing ourselves creatively or romantically. There’s an inherent shyness to this aspect that can feel scared or inhibited from fully expressing itself. This is a good time to slowly but surely challenge the inner voice of doubt that tends to make us feel afraid to push passed our own self imposed restrictions or inhibitions. It’s also an aspect that indicates that something that we feel passionate about may take time, patience, consistency, and fortitude, but in the long run, we tend to appreciate more what has not come so easily.
SUNDAY JULY 26.
Today begins with the Moon in late Libra, trine Venus, and square Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. An intense undercurrent can be building towards an instinctual crescendo later this evening when the Moon enters moody Scorpio. Take care to avoid high drama people or situations under these aspects, as once the Moon enters Scorpio late this evening, it will square the Sun in theatrical Leo, which could bring some drama, tensions, or hissy fits to the surface from certain quarters, that may have been buried. It doesn’t have to be entirely negative, could equally be an eruption of positive feelings, but for whatever reason, there appears to be tensions. The Libra lunation throughout the day tries it’s hardest to maintain civility and an air of “It’s fine, really, I’m fine. This is fine, I’m totally cool and detached,” while the intense lunar link to Pluto indicates anything but detachment. For whatever reason, there is some level of intensity building in the air regarding relations to others, as something is in a process of shifting, and it’s possible that whatever is shifting, isn’t to everyones liking, and perhaps stokes feelings of jealousy, envy, insecurity, or competitiveness. The Moon enters Scorpio late this evening, and it’s possible to feel somewhat emotionally and otherwise blocked, or stifled from being able to express ourselves, and this can lead to a broody sort of inner restlessness. It’s possible we’re keeping certain passionate feelings to ourselves because maybe we feel it’s inappropriate to express certain things, or there is shyness, or some other inhibition, blockage or circumstance that discourages the free flow of expressing the feelings or the passions. We could seek an outlet through art or music or some other creative or escapist activity that engages the imagination and soothes the demon beast within. These aspects sort of look like the epitome of frustrated, pent up, stuffed down, and repressed animalism. It's clear we're feeling passionate about something but maybe unable to do or say anything about it for whatever reason. Fear, insecurity, or some other kind of wet blanket blockage could keep us on some kind of a leash. Monday can open up surprising communications, sooth troubled waters, tense dynamics, and lower defenses.