Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016

I will begin by saying this looks like a fairly simple week. Other than the transits of the Moon and the Capricorn Full Moon on Tuesday the 19th, we have simple, flowing trine aspects from Mercury to Saturn on Tuesday and from Venus to Saturn on Wednesday. On Friday, the Sun enters the hot, dramatic sign of Leo!

Faunesse by Guillaume Seignac via Wiki Commons

Faunesse by Guillaume Seignac via Wiki Commons

I hope you are all enjoying vacations and hot summer days! I know I am!

I am heading off for a long weekend on a road trip to the coast of Maine. And have lots to do to get ready!

So again, I’m going to keep the post simple and move right into the Dailies.

 

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FOCUS ON WORK & EFFORT

Monday, July 18, 2016:

I know we all have vacation and summer sun on our minds but this Monday is best suited for ambitious effort and work. If you are heading to the office, you will likely find your work ethic strong and should be able to get a lot accomplished. The ability to remain focused and disciplined is powerful.

At 1:36 PM EDT, the pragmatic Capricorn Moon may surprise itself when an opportunity is presented that can only be managed through listening to your intuition. Don’t fight against it; as the Capricorn Moon sextile Neptune your imagination and intuition may open doors to support a serious or ambitious project

At 9:25 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct Pluto refocuses us on maintaining a more stable approach and firmer control.

 

CAPRICORN FULL MOON: STABILIZE

Tuesday, July 19, 2016:

Tuesday begins with mental Mercury forming a trine aspect to serious Saturn. This signifies the need for clear, stable thinking. Our thinking is serious and our ability to learn or express thoughts and ideas is steadfast.

In late November 2015, when these two planets began their current cycle, we began a thought process that came into full view approximately a month ago. Now, with the trine aspect between them, it is time to release that energy into the world; perhaps, there is a conversation that must be had or a story that needs to be written.

Contemplate the timeframe and allow what needs to occur to flow easily. Over the coming months, the issue will be released and a new cycle of thought development will begin in November of 2016.

At 1:06 PM EDT, the realistic Capricorn Moon forms a challenging square to unpredictable Uranus. This may feel a bit emotionally unnerving. Even as our intellectual process feels solid, our emotions could take an unusual turn by afternoon.

The Capricorn Full Moon is exact at 6:57 PM EDT. This brings the lunar cycle that began on July 4th into full expression. If, at that time, you planted a seed in hopes of creating ‘family’, now you see the full results and the stability of what is developing.

At 11:11 PM EDT, the Moon enters rebellious Aquarius which will reverberate into progressive attitudes and unusual behaviors over the next few days.

 

SHINE ON – STEP FORWARD

Obra Serie ArboLuz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie ArboLuz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, July 20, 2016:

Following the stabilization of your  thought process on Tuesday (Mercury trine Saturn), Wednesday offers a similar sense of flow. Between relationship and beauty oriented Venus to determined Saturn, this aspect brings stabilization and sweet delight to the area of relationship and possibly, money (Venus trine Saturn).

A great day to explore your most personal beliefs around finances, to create art, or to simply go out to dinner and hold the hand of your dearest loved one. Your values feel strong and unshakable.

This cycle began in early January with a structuring and stabilization of values, came to its full potential the first week of June, and now flows easily as we release the energy into the world.

The quirky Aquarius Moon encourages us to stay emotionally detached from this process, enabling stabilization to occur without deep emotional turmoil.  Shine your light and step forward with easy.

 

ALLOW FOR SPACE AND FREEDOM

Thursday, July 21, 2016:

With the domestic Moon in open-minded Aquarius, we may have an unusual approach to our home and our loved ones on Thursday. The Moon is happiest in an emotional Water Sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) or even a grounded Earth Sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn).  Aquarius is progressive, innovative, and objective.

Emotions don’t want to be objective, they want to flow like a river and move easily through empathy, mysteries, and tenderness. This is not a day to expect yourself or others to connect emotionally. Give yourself and others space and freedom.

We will all function more easily if we engage in unconventional, innovative projects that express humanitarian concerns rather than personal concerns.

At 6:54 PM EDT, when the Moon sextile defiant Uranus you may receive unexpected news or unusual ideas may seem to come out of nowhere.

At 9:56 PM EDT, the Moon square assertive Mars could spark an argument or internal agitation. It will be best to spend that period of time alone and get to sleep early. It is only a Moon transit, they do not last very long. As long as you succeed in not engaging the energy in the moment it will pass without due impact.

 

PLAY AND DREAM

Friday, July 22, 2016:

By the time we wake up on Friday morning, the Sun will have entered Leo (5:30 AM EDT)! Now, we move into the heat of summer, the height of the Sun’s power. When we think of Leo, we often think of drama, exuberance, and full expression of personality. We may think of Leo’s generosity, playfulness, or his arrogance and grandiosity. Often times, we forget the dignified laziness of the big cats. With the Leo Sun high above, we understand the desire to simply play or sleep. For the coming month, we will all want to vacation, lay in the sun, sleep, and play.

This is not the best time for most of us to be productive, so go ahead, and allow yourself to play.

The Moon enters idealistic Pisces in the wee hours of Friday morning, adding dreamy imagination to our desired play. Allow play and light-hearted joy to permeate the day. Enjoy it to the hilt.

 

Summetime (pulling for shore) by William Merritt Chase via Wiki Commons

Summetime (pulling for shore) by William Merritt Chase via Wiki Commons

 

A DAY OF SENSITIVITY

Saturday, July 23, 2016:

You may want to get up early on Saturday morning to engage the brief period of time that the sensitive Pisces Moon sextile the hidden forces of Pluto (exact at 8:08 AM EDT). This brings us face-to-face with an opportunity to deeply engage our deepest shadow side, bringing it to a place of healing and purification.  Spend a few hours in meditation or simply offer your deep wounds to the healing light of inspiration and self-compassion.

With an opposition from the illusory Pisces Moon to expansive Jupiter at 4:25PM EDT, arrange the evening to accommodate emotional sensitivity and optimistic idealism.  Watch any tendencies to drink, drug, or dream more than is healthy for your personal nature.

When you encounter others, keep in mind that they are all in an overly sensitive state of heart and mind. Offer compassion and kindness liberally. Take good care of your heart and the hearts of those around you.

 

BRIGHT LIGHT

Sunday, July 24, 2016:

Sunday morning you will be ready to shake off all the sensitivity and dreaminess you have been embroiled in over the past few days. At 8:32 AM EDT, the Moon leaves her illusions (Pisces) behind as she embraces dynamic impulsiveness (Aries).  You may not have done much on Saturday and you are ready to make up for it by asserting your personal, possibly flamboyant desires on Sunday.

At 12:17 PM EDT, the courageous Aries Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to the expressive Leo Sun.  This bears witness to a day made for full expression, no holds barred.

You will have more bravery and ability to fully express parts of yourself that you often keep under tight wraps. Sing, dance, and speak the words that need to be spoken.

Forget that conservative outfit you may have been comfortable in on Saturday, Sunday you want to show yourself as your most enthusiastic, dynamic, and impulsive self.  Dress accordingly. Allow yourself to be seen in your brightest light.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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