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The Changing Moon this Week

The Moon sets the emotional tone as she moves through the Zodiac day-to-day. It takes approximately 28 days to traverse the entire Zodiac. Learning to work with this rhythm will help you align with and relax into an easier flow with the Universe. The luminous Moon spends approximately 2 ½ days in each sign before she moves on to the next.

The Moon begins the week with a tone of dramatic expression as she passes through the dramatic Fixed Fire sign of Leo. While the Moon is in Leo you want to love and be loved without restraint. You long for love that is expressed with warmth and heartfelt over-the-top expressions. While the Moon moves through Leo playfulness, creativity, and self-expression take center stage.

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning (4:31 AM EDT) the Moon enters practical hard-working Virgo. With the Moon in Virgo think about what you can do to make a practical difference in the lives of others. This is also a good time to tidy up, repot your plants, clean out the refrigerator, and put away the laundry. You will feel much better when your environment is neat and tidy.

At 10:31 AM EDT on Thursday morning the Moon leaves capable efficient Virgo behind to enter Libra. Over the next few days, your emotional nature requires more diplomacy. You may find that you are more invested in pleasing others in order to avoid conflict and difficulties.

6:11 AM EDT on Saturday we reach the First Quarter Phase of the Moon. Consider the seed you planted for your New Moon ritual on July 9th. Take an action to support the growth of your intention and the seed you planted.

At 2:39 PM EDT on Saturday the Moon enters Scorpio where she will wrap up the week. Your emotions are deep and may encounter intense pushback and restriction this weekend. Consider your commitment to integrity in your life. Develop and hold clear boundaries. Spending time alone in serious contemplation will help prevent resentment from rearing its ugly head.

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Please understand that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

NEW IDEAS AND BROADER PERSPECTIVE 

The week begins with playful self-expression in the spotlight. The Moon is in dramatic showy Leo which reflects you being a bit more boisterous and dramatic than usual. You may long for the limelight. Inspiration and imagination grow and expand as you take a creative risk today. Allow yourself to sparkle and shine as you encourage others to do the same.
 
At 3:45 PM EDT mental Mercury forms a lovely trine aspect to expansive Jupiter. This is a transit that reflects optimism and an overall sense of well-being. Jupiter is always looking to the distant horizon and loves to travel. Mercury also loves travel but is more interested in jaunts that will keep you close to home. Perhaps it would be advantageous to go on a brief road trip while planing a more extensive bit of travel. Open your mind to new ideas and broaden your perspectives.
 
_The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 8:30 AM EDT until she enters Virgo tomorrow morning at 4:31 AM EDT. This is a very long void-of-course Moon and suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

GENEROSITY, CONNECTION, DESIRE

The thing to pay attention to today is the conjunction of Venus and Mars at 9:32 AM EDT at 19° Leo. Pay attention to the house in your natal chart where Leo holds court. This is where you will experience these energies joining together. When any two planets come together in conjunction it is the beginning of a cycle. Think of this as the beginning of a dramatic, playful dance. Venus is the planet that speaks to your personal values of love and connection. Mars speaks to your need to assertively take action. You will want to take action on building connections. You may find yourself beginning or deepening a flirtatious or romantic encounter.

This is a great time for social connections, dating, dancing, and all forms of creative physical movement. Pay attention to your motives and how they are being perceived. Take direct action toward your desire, make sure your integrity is highly polished, and you pay close attention to the desires of others. Because this begins a cycle it is time to plant a metaphorical seed, in this case, think of it as a seed of generosity and connection.

The Virgo Moon will help keep you from moving with too much speed and recklessness. Don’t forget the simple things that need doing today. Keeping a portion of the day focused on refinements and details will keep you steady. Curb the tendency to be critical of yourself or others.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

The Moon continues her path through Virgo, currently in her crescent phase and growing a bit larger each day. Look outside tonight. Isn’t she lovely!?

The downside of Virgo may need to be managed today. Curb the tendency to be critical of yourself or others. Do your best to replace the critical tone in your voice with a softer edge.

To help with that bring your attention to helping others. Virgo, ruled by Mercury is the sign of the servant and asks that you find ways to be helpful to others. The sign of Aquarius asks that we help all of humanity, whereas Virgo asks that we help in a more ordinary practical way closer to home. Do you have an elderly neighbor who could use a hand raking the yard or carrying groceries indoors?

Your heart will swell with gratitude and you realize how amazing it feels to be useful. When the Moon is in Virgo there is nothing that will make you feel better than knowing you have made someone else’s day a little easier or a little brighter.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

INSPIRATION & IMAGINATION

Early this morning the Cancer Sun forms a lovely trine aspect to Neptune. Neptune inspires creativity with imagination and inspiration. In the midst of the more challenging reality of life, today you can engage with a flow of subtle beauty and relief.
 
You may feel your belief in the goodness of humanity and life itself is restored. A sense of hope can envelop you as you tap into a free flow of daydreams. Open your heart to soft subtleties and acknowledge the goodness you find within yourself. Look at the world, your life, and everyone in it with a soft focus.
 
Make music, write poetry, watch a film, take photographs, or go to the theater. Find inspiration engage in your spiritual practices and pursuits. Spending time on your meditation cushion will bring you to a profound connection with the divine.
 
At 10:31 AM EDT the Moon enters relationship-oriented Libra where she will remain until Saturday afternoon. While the Moon is in Libra we want to make nice, create beauty, and avoid confrontations. The Libra Moon supports romantic or diplomatic endeavors, socializing, and the creation of beauty and art. This is a lovely accompaniment to the Sun’s connection to Neptune today. Enjoy
 
_The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 2:47 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 10:31 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

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Friday, July 16, 2021

HARMONIZE WITH OTHERS

On a deep level, you feel pressure building due to a powerful transit coming tomorrow. For today keep your attention on building cooperation and harmony with others. The Moon continues through Libra making only one aspect throughout the day. At 6:32 AM EDT, she forms a trine aspect to Saturn. This will go a long way in stabilizing your emotions and heightening your ability to harmonize with others.
The Libra Moon supports a sense of grace, elegance, and charm. Think of yourself and others embodying the archetypes of Libra today. These archetypes include the lover, artist, diplomat, peacemaker, charmer, and social host. You will see these characters on display in yourself and others.
 
Libra is a Cardinal Air sign that thrives on creating pleasure and beauty. With the Moon in Libra look for ways to use interdependence, diplomacy, and cooperation to make the world a better and more beautiful place. Develop your highest personal expression Libra.

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

AVOID THE HEAT

 
The day begins with the Moon still in Libra, reaching its First Quarter phase at 6:11 AM EDT. This phrase suggests the importance of action. Determine the action needed to support the seed that you planted at the New Moon on July 9th. The action you make will do well to involve cooperation with others. You may need to make concessions to the needs of others.
 
At 2:39 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio moving your emotions into powerful and deeply passionate arenas. Examine your most powerful personal internal storylines. Open your heart to potentially profound change and passion. Scorpio, as a Fixed Water sign, insists that we dig into the depths to discover what hides below the surface. We can only heal what we have seen and examined with an open mind and heart.
 
At 6:46 PM EDT, the Sun opposes Pluto bringing us to the illumination phase of a cycle that began in mid-January 2021. Thank about that. What were you beginning to understand or take a stand on in mid-January? Looking into the rearview mirror what do you see and understand differently now?
 
This aspect can turn into a battle of wills between yourself and others today. Whatever is on your mind or heart will demand every iota of your attention. You may feel that something, an idea, conversation, or process must be seen now in full view. You may feel unable or unwilling to compromise and a fundamental shift of power dynamics may be inevitable. You are capable of intense awareness and great focus.
 
Trying to gain objectivity and perspective will not be easy but do your best. Do not escalate a full-out war of wills. Avoid situations that may be too hot to handle and keep your ego from taking control of your logical mind. Give the heat of today a few days to settle down. In the meantime, practice self-calming techniques.
 
_The Libra Moon is void-of-course from 7:04 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 2:39 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

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AN EMOTIONAL STORY OF POWER AND CHANGE

Sunday, July 18, 2021

With the Moon still in Scorpio, today continues with a sense of brooding intensity. At the start of the day, the Moon squares Saturn, and this afternoon she opposes Uranus. It is an emotional story that is being told today.
 
Notice and pay attention to the underlying difficulties of 2021. Your personal story will depend on the aspects that Saturn and Uranus make to the personal planets in your natal chart. That is what will determine this to be a personal story or the reflection of your involvement in the larger cultural story.
 
Your emotions run deep. You may encounter pushback, restriction, or anxiety as your attention turns to the fervent ongoing challenge. Do your best to understand where your story and the cultural stories intersect. Time alone is important, powerful and private contemplation will serve you well.

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In these weekly reports, I explore 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 give rise to fleeting moods. 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.

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Through the transcendence of the past, we merge into our individual destiny. The past must be accepted and seen clearly in order to transfigure it and open to the voice of our future. The present moment brings us to a point of tension between the past and the potential future. To resolve this tension we must find a balance point. At this point, we will no longer repeat the past and will open to a truly powerful and spiritual life.  – Laurie Farrington