Friday, July 8th - Today begins with a Venus/Chiron trine early in the morning. This transit encourages us to work together with others to initiate change. Spending time with a close friend, partner or family member can trigger both personal transformations and those on a larger scale. We are encouraged to think of the big picture as Mercury and Jupiter meet in sextile a little bit later in the morning. Our words are being heard, even if it seems like they are not making a difference. If you offer your help to others even on a small scale, there is a gradual ripple effect that extends our actions further and further over the course of the next week.
The moon squares Saturn, opposes Neptune and conjuncts the North Node in Virgo over the course of the afternoon and evening. Focus is shaky, but at the same time there is a strong drive to prove oneself through accomplishments. This dissonance may create some upsets if you are looking for a certain reaction from others, rather than putting your attention on the work at hand.
Saturday, July 9th - The Virgo moon is extremely active today. We begin with the moon trining Pluto, sextiling the Sun, conjuncting Jupiter and sextiling Mercury this morning. These aspects are all pleasant, but the sheer amount of them could make for a scattered start to the day. Attention is veering off in many directions at once, and there is a somewhat unsettled quality that carries through into the afternoon. However, moods are mostly light and cheery, even if it is hard to delve too deeply into anything that is happening.
This afternoon, the moon sextiles Mars, opposes Chiron and sextiles Venus a bit later in the evening. Energy is up and enthusiasm is high. Today is a poor day to try to examine situations at a greater level or get too serious in any way. Problems will be easier to deal with in a couple days, if they can wait.
Sunday, July 10th - The Sun sextiles Jupiter today, creating a desire for travel, adventure and excitement. The day is centered around possibilities and primed for expansion and discovery. The moon emerges from its void and enters Libra at 4:32am EST, putting an emphasis on keeping things balanced. As we move through new plans and exciting endeavors, it is important to maintain a steady sense of balance in all areas of our lives.
Mercury and Mars are in trine tonight, which ignites our minds. Some may be very talkative, while others feel inspired to create or work on projects that have a clear sense of vision and communicate their own ideas. The Libra moon tonight turns our attention to beauty and little details, and a need to focus on aesthetics. Having a clear and clean living space can help to inspire tonight.
Monday, July 11th - The moon and Saturn are in sextile this morning. It is a good time to get down to business and take care of small details that have been pushed to the wayside over the past few weeks. Reaching out to others for help is a good idea, as the Libra moon encourages partnership and working with those around us to maximize our success.
Mercury and Uranus are in square today, and Mercury and Chiron are in trine. Mercury has been extremely active this week and has been activated by a number of planetary connections. We are experiencing an evolution in the way we communicate, both on a personal level and as a people in general. You may feel drawn to share things with others for seemingly no reason today, and the Mercury transits could encourage you to become clearer about your own thoughts and how you get them across to people. There is a sense of confrontation at work, so those that struggle with conflict may be called to find a way to be true to themselves while still maintaining gentle interactions with those around them.
The moon squares Pluto and the Sun tonight, which draws attention to areas of our life where we are not being honest with ourselves about. The Sun brings light to Pluto's dark underworld, and forces us to look beneath the surface. This weekend was very much about escapism and fun, but now we must look a little deeper and deal with whatever emerges.
Tuesday, July 12th - Venus enters Leo at 1:33am EST, which ignites the romantic passion in us all. Relationships take on a sense of drama and color. Playfulness increases for many, and you may feel a bit more social inside your personal relationships, wanting to head out on the town with your partner or friends. Leo, Sagittarius and Aries and those with their Venus in one of those signs receive a romance boost over the next month.
The moon opposes Uranus and squares Mercury this morning before moving void of course at 11:01am EST. The day is more centered around follow a particular course of action through to the end, rather than scattering your focus in different directions. Finish up whatever is left over today, or work toward completion rather than beginning something new.
The void ends at 4:52pm EST as the moon enters Scorpio, and promptly squares Venus. Passions are enhanced, and jealousy issues could arise in relationships for some. Scorpio's influence brings along a need to know and understand your partner on all levels, so if someone feels that they are being left in the dark tonight it could feel more harsh than it might on a different day. Be honest and upfront, and if it still isn't enough, wait it out and try to talk it through tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 13th - We have no major aspects until 4pm EST today. The day is slow moving and relaxing. This languid energy is perfect for kicking back and enjoying yourself. If you are at work or have to stay busy during the day, striving toward a certain amount of downtime can help enhance the day tremendously.
The moon trines Neptune late in the afternoon, enhancing imaginations and allowing new creative ideas to drift lazily in. The energy is not fiery and immediate, but instead brings thoughts floating in on a gentle breeze. It is easy to feel what others feel under this transit.
Mercury enters Leo tonight at 8:46pm EST, which is a great creative, dramatic placement for the planet of communication. The next few weeks could prove to be prolific for those seeking to create or accomplish personal work of any kind. This is a good time for interactions with children and animals, or for those who are teachers or are attempting to get into the teaching field. Now is a good time to act if you are interested in pursuing a career in education.
The moon sextiles the North Node tonight, which will help to sharpen our intuition and create a certain sense of telepathy among some individuals.
Thursday, July 14th - Mars and Uranus are inconjunct today, which suggests a disconnect between the mind and body. Some people may become frustrated and act out, while others may feel lethargic and distant. The best way to handle this is to listen to your body and to any thoughts and feelings, and try to not force yourself to do things that feel overly uncomfortable today. If you need rest, rest. If you feel cramped and cooped up, get out of the house. Follow yourself as a guide, and free yourself from the expectations of those around you.
The Scorpio moon is quite active today, forming a sextile with Pluto and Jupiter, trine with the Sun, conjunction with Mars and trine with Chiron. Again, this is a day of heightened intuition and sensitivity. It is an excellent time to commune with nature (particularly by spending time at the ocean or any bodies of water), or to celebrate spirituality or religion.
The moon is void of course from 6:22pm EST until tomorrow morning.