Weekly Astrology Forecast- Week of 7/17-7/23

by | Jul 15, 2023 | Weekly Astrological Forecast

***All times are EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings)***

BRAND NEW COURSE- The Alchemy of the Asteroid Goddesses is coming in September. Early Bird Price is good until end of day July 22nd (Mary Magdalene Feast Day and Venus Retrograde). More info here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/new-course-offering-the-alchemy-of-the-asteroid-goddesses-early-bird-until-7-22/


Monday July 17th-
At 5:49am Mercury in Leo squares Jupiter in Taurus- creating tension between the Mind and Intellect and the planet of expansion an excess. Mercury/Jupiter can be great for learning, teaching, travel and mind expansion- but this is a square so we can also over do things in excessive ways. Overthinking, overspending, overeating and hubris or self righteousness will not serve – finding balance is key. Pay attention to what you hear or learn today as it can blow your mind open!

The New Moon at 24’56 Cancer is exact at 2:32pm EDT – commencing a potent new lunar cycle!!! With the New Moon square a standstill Eris, sextile Uranus, Trine Neptune, opposite Pluto and square the Nodes- we have all the Outer Planets activating this deeply personal and emotional lunation. Emotional expression and catharsis is available right now- so work with your emotions in health ways for best results. This New Moon triggers the Pluto/Nodal T square incoming 7/23-8/3- so PAY ATTENTION to what is happening today for hints about where the shadow needs to be seen, where transformation needs to happen and/or where something needs to die so something new can be born. This is one powerful New Moon!

My Lunar Insight on this New Moon can be read here- https://divineharmony.com/lunar-insight/new-moon-in-cancer-dealing-with-the-past-fully-in-the-present-7-17-23/

I posted my Lunar Gate Call as public access for all to tune into here- Lunar Gate Call- New Moon in Cancer

The Lunar Horoscopes will be up the afternoon of the New Moon. Gate Calls & Horoscopes are membership content. You can sign up to become a member here- https://divineharmony.com/become-a-member/

At 4pm the True Nodes of the Moon move into Aries and Libra (North & South respectively)- following on the heels of the Mean Nodes changing last week July 12th. The shift of the Nodes into new signs shifts the Evolutionary North Node of destiny into the sign of taking action, taking a stand and having agency- while the South Node of karma moves into the sign of relationship and keeping the peace at any cost. When the South Node is in Libra we are asked to look at where we sweep things under the carpet so as to keep things the way we want them to be- rather than deal with them head on. The North Node in Aries is about taking action, expressing healthy anger and speaking Truth. The coming 18-19 Month Nodal Cycle will bring us opportunities to deal with things directly and set things into motion in powerful ways. Use the energies wisely!

At 7:38pm the Sun in Cancer squares Eris in Aries- creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. To add to this Eris is about to station retrograde on 7/21!!! The slowest planet wins- so Eris is on top right now and dominating the scenes! This can bring some big time wake up/shake up energy. Shadow coming to Light, repressed anger coming out, intensity arising- all of this is possible. This is a great time to be in direct relationship to our anger and rage so we are not repressing it but also not reactively expressing it. Pay attention to what is coming to Light in your life right now! The best use of this energy is to channel your inner activist/warrior Goddess or God and take a stand for Truth. From today through 7/21 Eris agent of Chaos and Revealer of Shadow dominates!

Mercury in Leo sesquiquadrates Retrograde Neptune in Pisces at 6:33pm, bringing tension between the conscious mind and intellect and the planet of idealism, fantasy and illusion. Mercury/Neptune can be uber intuitive and psychic but the tense nature of the aspect can make it hard to see what is real and what is fantasy- what is fact and what is fiction. From early this morning to now Mercury has been triggering the Jupiter/Neptune semisquare happening on Saturday July 22nd. These two spiritual planets both tend to prefer to see the beauty and goodness- the glass as half full. But the tense nature of the aspect can exacerbate the desire to only see Love and Light and by default avoid facing the shadow. Using our healthy minds and healthy egos to pierce through illusion is key.


Tuesday July 18th-
At 7:18am Mars in Virgo sesquiquadrates Chiron in Aries, creating tension between the Will and Drive and the Wounded Healer in the sign of Mars. There can be an edginess to the morning where anger, aggression, combative energy and dominance come up. Mars in Virgo can be perfectionist, critical and judgmental- but we do not want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Accessing Mars’ discernment and clarity is important- the key is to see clearly without judging. Chiron in Aries is seeking to help us heal our relationship with the masculine. Our agency and passion and power- but also our anger, rage, violence and selfishness. Healing is possible if we are wiling to see and face our deepest shadows- so turn the power of discernment towards yourself FIRST. It’s only when we have gotten the moat out of our own eye that we can see and help others ;)


Wednesday July 19th-
There are no major transits today.


Thursday July 20th-
At 6:07am the Sun in Cancer trines Retrograde Neptune in Pisces- creating a lovely alignment between the conscious self and ego and the Higher Heart and planet of mysticism and spirituality. Sun/Neptune is dreamy, creative, imaginative, romantic and idealistic. This is an amazing time to be open to mystical downloads and Higher Heart healing. Tending to our emotions and the feminine parts of ourselves is important right now.

Mars in Virgo opposes Retrograde Saturn in Pisces at 1:39pm- creating tension between the Will and Drive and the Lord of Karma. Mars and Saturn are the Malefics and carry a heavy energy in traditional astrology. Of course they have their gifts- but in opposition we want to be aware of the shadow. Mars/Saturn is great for bearing down and dealing with something- but it can also feel like we are walking in wet cement and it takes twice the energy to deal with things than normal. Watch out for power struggles and rigidity in yourself or others. Knowing when to push ahead and when to pause- when to assert yourself and when to reserve your energies- is key right now.

At 8:43pm Chiron in Aries sesquiquadrates Pallas Athena in Virgo- creating tension between the Wounded Healer and Wisdom and Warrior Goddess. We just had the Mars/Pallas conjunction last week (July 10th) and from yesterday morning to tonight they both have formed tense aspects to Chiron. Old wounds and pain arising in our relationship to the masculine, our minds, intellects, tendency towards criticism and judgement are up for review. The Highest expression of Pallas in Virgo is Discernment and seeing clearly. But if we are seeing through anger, rage, wounds, pain or shame- we will not see clearly at all. Dealing with our shadow is key before we can see others and the world around us from a place of clarity. Deep healing is possible if we are willing to go there!


Friday July 21st-
At 4:58pm Eris stations Retrograde at 25’15 Aries- 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- but she is not all bad as she is often made out to be. She can only cause discord when there is unrest and shadow 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. Being willing to look at what you don’t want to look at and call out in yourself and others that which is hidden is powerful medicine that must be held with much consciousness, awareness and compassion. 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.

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The Sun at 29 Cancer opposes Retrograde Pluto at 29 Capricorn at 8:52pm- creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Lord of the Underworld. Sun/Pluto can be deep, passionate and intense- but it can also unearth or exacerbate power struggles, shadow, jealousy and possessiveness. The Sun is triggering Pluto at the Karmic Completion degree- which amps up the energies and tension of this transit. We are being shown what is karmic, stagnant, stuck or toxic in our lives and what we need to do to release it/complete it. Be aware of what is going on behind the scenes- in yourself and with others right now. This is an excellent time for shadow work and working with emotions- as the shadow/emotions we do not face/own are what runs us. True empowerment is when we are choosing our behavior- not being driven but our unprocessed wounds, pain and shadow. Dive deeper for best results! (From today through tomorrow the Sun triggers the incoming Pluto/Nodal T square- pay attention!)

At 11:57pm Mercury in Leo trines Chiron in Aries- aligning the mind and intellect with the Wounded Healer planetoid. Deep and potentially healing communication is possible right now. Sharing from our hearts our deepest thoughts and feelings in vulnerable and honest ways is recommended. With both bodies in fire signs focusing on our creativity and honest self-expression is key. It’s a great night to speak up, take a stand and express Truth!


Saturday July 22nd-
At 4:47am Jupiter in Taurus semisquare Retrograde Neptune in Pisces, creating tension between the two planets that govern spirituality, idealism and positivity. Both Jupiter and Neptune like to see the glass as half full and like to see the potential and positivity of the world around them. This can be a gift when balanced with seeing the shadow- but if it’s happening at the expense of seeing the shadow it becomes problematic. Jupiter in Taurus wants abundance, sensual experience and can over indulge- while Neptune in Pisces transcends so much it can be ungrounded and not really here. This transit can exacerbate our tendency to use physical or spiritual things to escape and not be here now. The healthy integration of these two expressed when we can be embodied and grounded (Jupiter in Taurus) and at the same time open to receive the inspiration and transcendental frequencies Neptune is bringing in. Just watch out for tendencies to escape, check out, turn to addictions or fantasies, and be easily deluded or deceived by the projection of Love and Light and surface manifestations of things.

The Sun at 29 Cancer squares the Mean North Node at 29 Aries and the South Node at 29 Libra at 8:46am- forming a T square between the conscious self and ego and the Nodes of Destiny and Karma. A planet square the Nodes brings us to a crossroads- will we keep staying stuck in karmic patterns and behavior that does not serve or will we move into a new direction. Pluto is about to square the Nodes and the Sun is triggering that yesterday and today. There can be things coming in home/family dynamics, with mothers and children, related to our emotions or childhood past- that must be dealt with and address. The tendency to keep sweeping things under the carpet and/or not look at what is in the shadow (Libra South Node) needs to be let go of- and we need to take action, take a stand and set things into motion (Aries North Node). Pay attention to where turning points and threshold moments are presenting themselves right now. The coming portal of July 23rd-August 3rd is significant and you are being shown where your own growth edge is asking you to grow further.

At 6:33pm Venus stations Retrograde at 28’36 Leo (at 9:33pm EDT)- commencing the Goddess of Love and beauty’s inward/downward journey of review, reflection and revision of past relationships, finances, values and self-worth. Venus stations in the 2nd to last degree of Leo, making her conjunct a powerful fixed star called Regulus who just precessed into virgo around 2012 after a long 2000 year stint in Leo. The shift of the Royal Fixed Star associated with royalty, leadership and authority from masculine, yang, ego-centered leo to feminine, yin, service-oriented virgo marks a huge shift in those to be found in leadership in the world. The Goddess is on the rise- and she is coming through both women and men as they align with a Higher Purpose that is not focused on personal gain, but on service to earth and healing of the planet. Venus on regulus can be a call to remember who we are and why we are here.

On a more mundane level, Venus Retrograde is a time to rethink, review and revise the past. We are reevaluating our relationships, finances, values and self worth. It is traditionally not a time to get married or sign on the dotted line (especially financially). But it is a great time to clear out the emotional, relational, financial past so we can move forward in life. Take time in the coming 6 weeks to get clear on what you value, what you Love and what you want more of in your life. And then do what you need to do to release anything and everything else. Think quality, not quantity. The last time Venus retrograded in this same part of the sky was in 2015! Think back to 8 years ago and connect the dots to today- a new spiral of a larger cycle is unfolding.

For more information on Venus retrograde you can read my Astrology Blog here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/venus-retrograde-in-leo-living-from-the-truth-of-the-heart-7-22-23-9-3-23/

At 6:50pm the Sun moves out of Cancer and into Leo- shifting the conscious self and ego from Lunar to Solar, yin to yang. The Sun rules Leo and is very well placed in this sign! The coming month is a time to shine, be creative, be on stage, lead and do all of the above from a space of living from the Truth of your heart! Just watch out for the shadow of the Sun’s journey through Leo- narcissism, needing adoration and attention, and having a hard time putting others first.


Sunday July 23rd-
At 12:37am the True Nodes of the Moon (North Node in Aries/South Node in Libra) square Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn for the first of 3 times (see list below) followed by the Mean Nodal T square coming on 8/3. From today through 8/3 we have the Lord of the Underworld at a crossroads with the Nodes of Destiny and Karma. For the True Nodes this occurs at the Karmic Completion Degrees- for the Mean Nodes it involves the 2nd to last degrees of the respective signs. We are being shown our karmic past and our destined future- and it is up to us to purge and release what blocks us from growing and evolving. This is personal but also collective. The last time Pluto squared the Nodal axis in a waning square was the day Hitler invaded Poland and World War 2 commenced. We can choose a different path as a humanity- and part of that can involve the people (North Node in Aries) taking a stand for Truth, saying no and not backing down. The shadow of Pluto in Capricorn can be the government, corporations and big businesses trying to hold onto power and control- yet the North Node is in Aries and is heading to Eris in October. The power of the people is so much bigger- the people just have to fully awaken to that fact and take responsibility for giving away their power- and TAKE IT BACK. Pay attention to what is going on in the end of July/start of August- something big is brewing! Wield power wisely!!!

The True Node squares occur on:
7/23 at 12:37am EDT
7/25 at at 5:21am
7/28 at 2:38pm

At 5:42am Chiron stations Retrograde at 19’57 Aries- making the Wounded Healer the most powerful planetoid in the sky. Themes of wounding and healing are strong right now. Opportunities to face wounds and past conditioning around masculine energy, fire, anger, desire, selfishness, immaturity and agency are present. But we can also find any shadow in our relationship to the masculine is up big time right now. Healing and wholeness are the goal of Chiron- so using his insights and paying attention to what is arising right now can help us to see more clearly what within us is hindering us and what needs to be integrated or tended to. Pay attention to what is coming up today and choose the path of Greater awareness!

At 1:07pm Retrograde Saturn in Pisces opposes Pallas Athena in Virgo- creating tension between the Lord of Karma and Father of Time and the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess. Last week Mars and Pallas aligned at 0 Virgo and earlier this week they both made tense aspects to Chiron in Aries (the sign of Mars). Now they both engage with Saturn- linking Wisdom and Warrior Goddess the two malefic planets. Heavy energies can be afoot- demanding that we deal with limitations and restrictions, as well as anger and rage, in healthy ways. Saturn in Pisces can bring reality checks that require we remove our rose colored glasses and see the Truth- first and foremost about ourselves, but also about others and the world around us. To see clearly we have to see through the veil of illusion- discernment without judgement is key.

Mercury in Leo squares Uranus in Taurus at 2:39pm- creating tension between the lower mind and Higher Mind. Sudden and unexpected information, revelations and communications can be incoming. Keeping the mind open so we are seeing more of the Bigger Picture and not just what we think we know is right is necessary right now. Steer clear of rigid thinking and instead come back to beginner’s mind and be willing to question everything!


Have a blessed week…

~Divine Harmony

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