Weekly Astrology Forecast: July 8, 2019, through July 14, 2019

written by me: Laurie Farrington


Mercury is Retrograde

July 7th – July 31, 2019

Mercury turned retrograde on Sunday, July 7th at 7:14 PM Eastern time. The retrograde continues until July 31st at 11:58 PM Eastern time.

Ignore folks who insist on seeing the negative side of Mercury retrograde.

When you understand how to work with the planets you will discover these times are a great gift to productivity.

The KEY is to focus your attention on all that has been left undone. Clean up and complete tasks and projects that are unfinished. Don’t start anything new.

Be clear in your communications and allow extra time to get where you are going.

Regarding your expectations of others, give everyone extra slack.

When used properly Mercury Retrograde may be the most productive times of the year.


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Monday, July 8, 2019:
As the day begins the Moon enters Libra helping you to engage in social diplomacy and creating balance in all interactions.
The first week with Mercury retrograde gets underway. Take it slow and easy. Stick to the plan of finishing overdue projects and catching up on all that has been left undone. Go back and double check, rewrite, rework, reexamine, re-explore. How many words can you think of that begin with ‘re-‘?
Mercury is often called the trickster. When Mercury is retrograde it is between us and the sun, closer than at other times. Think of The trickster coming close and appearing to move in reverse. No wonder we encounter its challenging side. Use this powerful time to deal with everything you didn’t deal with while Mercury was direct. Deal with whatever you have been avoiding.
At 11:31 AM EDT Venus sextile Uranus. Look for a bit of simple excitement or a fun flirtation. You can enjoy it for a simple ego boost and let it go or use its energy to develop a new relationship. It may be subtle, awareness and integrity are the keys to using this for your highest good.
At 6:27 PM EDT Mars and Mercury (retrograde) join together at 4 degrees Leo. Mental activity is strong and assertive. Watch your tongue. It is easy to find yourself in an argument at these times. You are easily provoked and so are others. Find an equal partner for a good FRIENDLY debate, set down guidelines ahead of time. You want heated conversations delivered with kindness and respect.


The Virgo Moon is void-of-course until she enters Libra at 2:07 AM EDT. This merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019:

At 8:24 PM EDT the Sun joins with the North Node at 17degrees Cancer. The North Node points to your soul’s requirement in current time. The Sun highlights and directs your attention with warmth and light. What house does Cancer occupy in your chart? Please check my Patreon Group for understanding. Knowing where Cancer falls in your chart will help you understand. The house that holds Cancer is the area of your life that supports nurturing, protection, and family. Focus on planting something solid, rooted and strong in this area of your life.

Transiting Sun opposes Saturn at 1:07 PM EDT. You may find that you are being held back by circumstances or the authority of others. It may be difficult to express your stance on the situation due to feeling isolated, rejected, tired, or misunderstood. Spend time alone in study or contemplation. This is not the day to ask for a raise or for any conversation that you hope to gain benefit from.

Work by yourself on a personal goal. This can be a great day for accomplishment if you are not looking for approval or accolades from others.

With a day as challenging as this remember to be kind to others. The Moon is still in Libra which will help you to see both sides to all situations.


The Libra Moon is void-of-course from 3:36 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio on Wednesday morning at 5:29 AM EDT. This merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019:

First thing this morning the moon enters Scorpio. Scorpio is powerful, passionate, and introspective. On the negative side, Scorpio can be secretive and vindictive. Coming on the heels of yesterdays difficulties, make sure to resist Scorpio’s brand of negativity. If you act with a lack of awareness, Scorpio may well call you there.

If you were hurt or offended yesterday consider carefully before you take action. If it is a situation that does not truly require action, simply release with forgiveness.

Spend time immersed in introspection. Look into your own passions and understand the power of your mind and heart. How can you use your profound understanding to support growth and transformation? By extension, your personal growth supports the growth of the whole world.

Tonight, shortly after midnight, the Sun trine Neptune will soften your sharp edges. Enjoy dreams of intangible sensitivity.


The Libra Moon is void-of-course until she enters Scorpio at 5:29 AM EDT. This suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.


Thursday, July 11, 2019:
When you wake this morning you may feel a soft glow of inspiration and idealism. I wouldn’t want you to get too comfortable in that sweet place. The Trine from the Sun to Neptune doesn’t have the strength to override the transit of Mars Square Uranus. This is a very unpredictable transit whose impact may be experienced for a few days on either side of the exact ‘hit’ at 2 PM EDT.

Mars is the planet of action, assertiveness, and strength. Uranus is the planet of excitement, agitation, and defiance. When Uranus shows up we never know what to expect. Your own actions or the actions of another are likely to come as a surprise. Something has to change. What will it be?


The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course from 8:29 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius on Friday morning at 11:05 AM EDT. This suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

Friday, July 12, 2019:
Today and tomorrow are bound to be easier than the past few days have been. The morning starts quietly and then picks up steam as the Moon enters Sagittarius at 11:05 AM EDT. Breath a sigh of relief. You may be able to understand the challenges of the early part of the week in a way that supports you and your loved ones.

Put aside powerful contemplations, allow yourself to simply see and understand the bigger picture. You are able to witness a more expansive viewpoint. With the Moon is in Sagittarius get outdoors, go for a road trip, search for excitement and adventure. Look for folks to join you for fun. Keep things light and easy, perfect for a Friday night gathering with friends or night out on the town..

Heaviness and challenge will return soon enough so for now relax, enjoy, and go with the flow.


The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course until she enters Sagittarius at 11:05 AM EDT. This suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

Saturday, July 13, 2019:
What are your plans for the weekend? With the Moon in Sagittarius, this is a great weekend for traveling and parties. If you have a wedding or other party to attend, plan to have a great time. Everyone is seeking new experiences, a bit of risk, and new adventures.

Make sure you get outdoors, go for a walk, a bike ride, or better yet get on the back of a horse and hit the trails.

Don’t let boredom set in by trying to get chores done today. If you have no choice, get them done quickly and get out to play. In your relationships and interactions with others don’t expect subtlety. Tell it like it is. Honesty may seem blunt or even unkind, but you will know exactly where you stand and there is much to be said for that. If you can let go of expectations of politeness the day will be much easier to manage. Go with the flow and have fun.


The Sagittarius Moon is void-of-course from 9:31 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn on Sunday evening. This suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.


Sunday, July 14, 2019:
Sunday brings us significant challenges to manage. At 10:51 AM EDT the Sun opposes Pluto. With the Sun and Pluto tangling in challenging conversations you may encounter power struggles and wars of ego. Who is feeling entitled and who is feeling unseen? Circumstances are not as you expect them to be, people may not behave as you think they should. Don’t always look for fault in the other person. Be sure to look in the mirror as well. Or perhaps you don’t need to look further than the Sunday newspaper. Watch the power struggle play out in social issues and politics. It may be difficult to take ‘No’ for an answer with this pattern in the cosmos. Practice letting go of ego attachment. Practice releasing your opinions and your demands that you get your way. You don’t need to get your way in every circumstance. Relax and understand the power inherent in kindness and compassion. You are building strength. You don’t need to fight for it. It is within.


The Sagittarius Moon is void-of-course until she enters Capricorn at 7:05 PM EDT. This suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.

* 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, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.