***all times are PDT***
monday july 18th-
at 11:27pm mercury in leo trines retrograde saturn in sagittarius, aligning the conscious mind and intellect with the planet of mastery, discipline and karma. mercury/saturn makes for a great day to have serious, grounded communication with others. we are practical and logical in our thinking today and we are able to focus on the task or topic at hand. this is a great aspect for dealing with reality and with both bodies in fire signs we can channel our creativity and passion for life in realistic and masterful ways today!
tuesday july 19th-
eris stations retrograde at 23’38 aries at 12:33pm- bringing the Goddess of discord, chaos and upheaval into strong focus. eris is the Goddess who threw the apple of discord and caused the trojan war (google her story for more info)- but she is not all bad as she is often made out to be. she can only cause discord when there is unrest underneath that is not being acknowledged or dealt with- and her role in mythology is to bring to Light that which others don’t want to see but need to look at in order to evolve. eris stationary on a full moon day can make for a highly emotional and even volatile day so navigate the energies wisely. being willing to look at what you don’t want to look out and call out in yourself and others that which is hidden is powerful medicine that must be held with much consciousness and awareness. watch out for anger and rage today (eris is in aries after all) and have healthy outlets for it so it can be worked with creatively rather than destructively.
the full moon at 27’40 capricorn is exact at 3:56pm, marking the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in that began with the new moon in cancer on july 4th. this full moon forms a T square with the moon in capricorn opposite the sun in cancer and both square to uranus in aries. with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener at the apex of the full moon T square- there can be much upheaval, change, sudden or unexpected events and endings playing out during this full moon (and lunar cycle in general). the new moon on july 4th was opposite pluto and the full moon is square uranus- bringing the uranus/pluto square into focus. wake ups and shake ups, breakdowns and breakthroughs are the focus this month! lots of energy incoming is asking us to make radical, evolutionary shifts and changes- but in order to do this we have to let of the the toxic, stagnant, stuck things we are holding onto from the past (both literal situations/relationships or emotions and attitudes). for more information on this full moon check the lunar insight posted a few days to a week before the full moon is exact.
at 5:44pm mercury in leo quincunxes retrograde neptune in pisces, creating tension and friction between the mind and intellect and the planet of intuition, illusion and confusion. mercury/neptune can be great for creativity, inspiration, psychic ability and intuition but because of the tense aspect it can also bring nebulous energy that makes it hard to discern what is Truth and what is fantasy or an outright lie. it’s important to be in integrity with words and communication with others. steer clear of dishonesty and hiding things and instead be open and forthright. with mercury in leo there’s a strong focus on being right and thinking we know it all but with neptune’s tense aspect we could be fooling and deluding ourselves big time. being able to question what we think we know as well as question others or the world around us is key right now.
wednesday july 20th-
venus in leo trines retrograde saturn in sagittarius at 6:19am, aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the planet of mastery, discipline and karma. this is lovely aspect for commitment and grounding in relationships and finances. venus/saturn brings an ability to be practical, loyal and masterful in Love and money situations. of course with venus triggering the saturn/neptune square over the next 24 hours not everything is what it it seems. there is a need to see reality for what it is so that from this space we can then create what is possible- in relationships, finances, our values and more.
thursday july 21st-
at 10:33am venus in leo quincunxes retrograde neptune in pisces, creating tension and friction between the lower heart and the Higher Heart. venus/neptune aspects can be great for idealism, romance, creativity and compassion but because the aspect is tense and venus has been triggering the saturn/neptune square in the last 24 hours- there can be elements of delusion, deception, denial and avoidance of reality in Love or money situations that is in focus right now. venus/neptune can cause us to wear rose colored glasses where we are seeing others and situations in our lives the way we want to see them rather than they way they actually are. ultimately the call right now is find balance between mind and heart, reality and dreams. living with an open heart with healthy boundaries is where it’s at right now!
at 1:05pm mercury in leo quincunxes the mean south node in pisces, bringing tension and friction between the mind and intellect and the karmic south node of the past. mercury rules the north node right now and with the north node in virgo we are being asked to be more discerning, practical, honest and in integrity with our words and deeds. with the south node in pisces any karmic patterns we have with dishonesty, delusion, denial and deception of self or others is up right now for us to look at and address. because mercury is in leo if we are coming from an overblown ego that needs to be right and needs everyone else to agree with us we could easily deceive ourselves or intentionally try to deceive others. tapping into the north node in virgo’s humility, integrity and commitment to being of service to others is recommended today.
friday july 22nd-
mercury in leo quincunxes retrograde pluto in capricorn at 12:11am, creating tension and friction between the mind and intellect and the Lord of the Underworld. mercury/pluto can be great for digging deep to get to the Truth via research, investigation, therapy and penetrating talks with others. yet the tense aspect between these two can manifest in power/control dynamics with others where one person is trying to get others to think or see life in the way that they do. steering clear of paranoia, emotional manipulation and other shady tactics (in yourself or in others) is key. use this energy instead to get to root and Truth of situations (within and without). from this place of Truth you can then figure out the path forward.
the sun moves out of cancer and into leo at 2:30am, shifting the conscious self and ego from water to fire, yin to yang, introversion to extraversion. the coming month of the sun’s journey through leo is a time to have fun, enjoy life, play, create and be generous! just watch out for the shadow side of leo- being narcissist, arrogant, self-involved and needing to be the center of attention ;)
saturday july 23rd-
at 1:05pm the sun in leo squares ceres in taurus, creating tension and friction between the conscious self and ego and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. issues can arise right now around home/family dynamics, our needs for safety and security and in regards to how we nurture and nourish ourselves and others. being honest about our needs and listening to the needs of others is key. with both bodies in fixed signs stubbornness and resistance to change can keep us stuck in old dynamics we need to break free from.
at 5:31pm chiron in pisces parallels ceres in taurus- aligning the Wounded Healer with the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. old wounds and pain arising right now can relate to childhood, past lives, current home/famliy dynamics and more. looking at where we do not feel nurtured, nourished, safe or secure and seeing what we can do to provide that for ourselves rather than seek it outside of ourselves from people, places, things and addictions that can never really fulfill is key right now.
at 10:27pm venus in leo quincunxes the mean south node in pisces, bringing tension and friction between the Goddess of Love and beauty and the karmic south node. venus quincunxed neptune yesterday and today she quincunxes the south node- triggering the approaching neptune/south node conjunction (exact in november). the south node is the pull towards karmic patterns of the past and with pisces/neptune energy there the karmic patterns relate to delusion, denial, avoidance of reality, addiction, playing the victim or martyr and in general checking out from personal responsibility. with venus involved we need to be aware of any shady, delusional things we might be doing in relationships or finances in our life right now. we are being asked to see ourselves and others clearly- not through the lens of the ego who wants to be seen as right and golden but through the lens of the Soul that wants to see it’s own totality- Light, shadow and all. navigating Love or money situations with consciousness and with an ability to take the rose colored glasses off is key right now.
the sun in leo squares juno in scorpio at 11:35pm, creating tension and friction between the conscious self and ego and the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. there can be a focus today on the commitments, relationships and contractual arrangements in our lives. we need to get clear on what we need and want and what desires could be running us amok. issues around compromise, power dynamics and where ego is running the show in relationships can come up to be addressed.
sunday july 24th-
venus in leo quincunxes retrograde pluto in capricorn at 6:57pm, creating tension and friction between the Goddess of Love and beauty and the Lord of the Underworld. right on the heels of venus/neptune/south node- now venus tensely aspects pluto taking us into even deeper and perhaps more intense waters. venus/pluto demands that we look beyond the surface and not just paint everything pretty right now. dealing with shadow dynamics in Love or money situations is key. watch out for power plays or emotional manipulation- from yourself or from others. instead use this energy to dive deep and get to the root of situations. once you get to the bottom reality you can address things and start building or rebuilding from there.
mercury in leo semisextiles jupiter in virgo at 8:26pm, linking the mind with the planet of expansion and positivity! there’s a lovely energy to access right now that helps us open our minds and see the Bigger Picture that is playing out in our lives. lots of intense energy these last days with neptune and pluto aspects can make for a confusing and intense time- but mercury/jupiter can assist us in making sense of the madness so we can see our part in things and see very clearly what we need to do about it to shift dynamics in our lives within and without.
have a transformational week!