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Guest Written by Jennie Date of Hidden Path Astrology

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The Moon’s Weekly Journey

In many ways, the Moon represents the human condition of dealing with our feelings, egos, and relationships in daily life. We are currently navigating massive tectonic shifts in our culture, as things lift, grind, and buckle around us. The Moon localizes these energies and helps us to understand how they impact us individually. As Laurie says “learning to work with this rhythm will help you align with and relax into an easier flow with the Universe.”

At last week’s end, we received a challenge to transform how we relate to and care for others. Now the Moon proceeds through the hidden waters of Scorpio, adventure-seeking Sagittarius, serious Capricorn, and high-flying Aquarius. The week ends with the Moon barely dipping her toe in the ocean of Pisces shortly before midnight on Sunday. Along the way, she encounters keynotes of depth, responsibility, and expansion through conjunctions with other planets.

When in Scorpio, the Moon tends to invite deep scrutiny of underlying emotions. If you’re still smarting from a tough weekend, things may lighten up briefly when the Moon enters Sagittarius on Monday afternoon, but only if you can get over your big feelings. Tuesday offers time to adjust the way you are nourishing yourself, perhaps by exploring a different philosophy. Look for an opportunity to elevate your really good idea, when an encouraging message appears from Mercury’s contact with supercharged, inventive Uranus.

Wednesday afternoon supplies us with some welcome earth energy, as the Moon moves into purposeful Capricorn, and Venus cools her heels in calm, helpful Virgo. Twelve hours later, Venus opposes Jupiter, enlarging the desire to help out on a practical level. Later that day, when the Sun leaps into dramatic Leo, where he loves to be, the tone changes from motherly nurturing to radiant enthusiasm.

Friday brings the Full Moon in Aquarius and the illumination of the seed you planted at the New Moon on July 10. As we reach the tail end of the week, the Moon tangles with heavy hitters Saturn and Uranus, not to mention prideful Mars in Leo. Watch for flaring tempers and stubborn egos pitching against each other. With conscious attention, this can be channeled into effective determination to get the job done.

The Mercury-Neptune trine creates a fog that can be used in your favor, preferably in support of spiritual rather than deceptive pursuits. Mercury opposing Pluto the next day displays a view of the depth you may have been avoiding. Instead of fighting it, allow yourself to grow and embrace deeper complexities. Larger-than-life Jupiter backtracks through the early degrees of mystical Pisces for this final week, before re-entering humanitarian Aquarius to complete unfinished business.

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Monday, July 19, 2021 – WANDER THE INNER TERRAIN 

On Monday, the Moon in Scorpio demands that you continue to wander the inner terrain, peeking under the rocks and in the shadowed caves, in an effort to understand what lurks there. The square to Mars early in the morning raises questions about your relationship to masculinity. A few hours later, the Moon squares Venus, providing an equal chance to reflect on your feminine side. This regards how you balance doing and being, or action and rest. Recognize that each person lives a unique blend of these two primary energies. Honor both aspects. A few hours later at 5:07 PM EDT, you may find yourself leaving any introspective thoughts behind, and feeling rather self-righteous, as the Moon enters Sagittarius and squares Jupiter. Observe and discard the need to be right. Instead, choose to enjoy your evening in the company of people that you can laugh and joke with.

_The Scorpio Moon is void-of-course from 12:30 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 5:07 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 – INNOVATIVE MENTAL GIFTS 

The Moon grows brighter as it enters the gibbous phase, bringing the quality of perfecting to the forefront. If you are using the Moon phases to move projects forward, today is the day to apply the finishing touches on whatever you’d like to see blossom by Friday’s Full Moon. At 5:37 AM EDT, Mercury in Cancer sextiles Uranus, broadcasting a reminder to cherish nature’s astounding ability to anchor and heal. Uranus in Taurus sounds a wake-up alarm, regarding the environmental systems of our home planet. If you can, take an early morning walk and reflect on your piece of the puzzle. What innovative mental gifts or communication abilities do you possess? Watch for any message that appears with an open heart. Notice too, any regressive behaviors that hamper your ability to be fully present or loving. Be careful not to judge yourself. Instead, be curious.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – SEEK INSPIRATION IN THE ORDINARY 

Enjoy the dreamy, jovial mood that permeates the daytime. Seek out the inspiring amidst the ordinary. Tune into a line of poetry that soothes, a beautiful flower to admire, or a hawk amongst treetops on your drive to work. The early evening bestows a bright spark of hope and beauty before things get more serious as the Moon enters taskmaster Capricorn. The Moon isn’t particularly comfortable here in this dry, authoritarian place, feeling grumpy and out of sorts. When Venus steps silently into persnickety Virgo an hour later, the vibe of the week drops significantly, if briefly, from fiery intensity to sensible pragmatism. Venus’s transition out of highly animated Leo creates a refuge to slow down, analyze, and adjust to change. This may come as a relief, especially for those who are dealing with any symptoms of burnout. Finish the day by stepping outside and taking a look at the stars. Notice any feelings of kinship toward your environment.

_The Sagittarius Moon is void-of-course 6:26 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 6:37 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

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Thursday, July 22, 2021 – JOIN THE FESTIVITIES

You may wake up ready to jump out of bed, with your to-do list already humming. At 8:44 AM EDT, Venus newly in Virgo opposes Jupiter. This affords a clear perspective about the task at hand, linking your daily labors to the big picture. This could describe coordinating the details to set the stage for a mystical experience, or realizing that each and every meticulous brushstroke creates the masterpiece. Think back to what began on February 11th regarding your personal growth and values, when Venus met with Jupiter in Aquarius.

At 10:26 AM, the hallmark shift of the week occurs, as the Sun eagerly alights in jubilant Leo, signaling the full height of summer. After yesterday’s brief earthy pause, the lion’s roar ramps the vibe back up. You would be wise to join in the festivities, as resistance will only create exhaustion or frustration. Despite the arrival of playful Leo, you may experience a bit of sensitivity or chafing later on in the day, resulting in a surprisingly cantankerous encounter. Let it go, as it will quickly pass. Finding humor in the moment is the best remedy.

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Friday, July 23, 2021 – AQUARIUS FULL MOON: ILLUMINATE LOFTY IDEAS

First thing in the morning, take a moment to engage in your preferred supportive rituals, like meditation or exercise. This helps you keep an open and empathetic mindset through any difficulties ahead. Despite the Sun’s exuberant move into Leo, the Moon’s undertone remains in buzz kill Capricorn for the bulk of the day. Take advantage of this serious mood to complete any necessary tasks by midday. At 12:43 PM, the absorbent Moon catches up with Pluto, soaking in the metamorphic intensity. This signals a clear message regarding knowing yourself and not being afraid to confront your own demons. Knowledge is power, so embrace the magnitude of your feelings, and give yourself the solitude to handle it.

Carrying this weighty cargo, the Moon slides into the egalitarian sign of Aquarius, preparing to show her cards at the Full Moon, exact at 10:37 PM. The Full Moon always provides an opportunity to weigh opposites. Often, an area that feels difficult simply needs effort put in at the other end. In this case, the personal, engaging warmth of Leo provides contrast to the lofty, community ideals of Aquarius. Great ideas need to be relatable, and better yet, taken to heart.

This Full Moon is the culmination of two cycles. From the one that started on July 10th with the New Moon in Cancer, consider what seed for the nourishment you planted. If you are using the longer cycles, think back to February when you planted a seed to free yourself from old habits at the New Moon in Aquarius. Read below to get a personal take on the opposing forces of generously giving and seizing freedom in your chart. Read using both your Rising Sign and Sun Sign.

  • With Aries Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 11th House, highlighting the polarity between your 5th and 11th. Notice that as you generously give love, your own sense of freedom expands as your unique community of friends supports you. You get what you give.
  • With Taurus Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 10th House, highlighting the polarity between your 4th and 10th. Watch for how the closeness in your home and family illuminates your ability to bring innovative ideas into the outer world. 
  • With Gemini Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 9th House, highlighting the polarity between your 3rd and 9th houses. Notice that your wisdom grows as you give due diligence to your studies. As you generously take care of details, the meaning you seek becomes apparent.
  • With Cancer Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 8th House, highlighting the polarity between your 2nd and 8th houses. Tune into the connection between your ability to set boundaries with other people’s sensitivities and valuing your radiant self.
  • With Leo Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 7th House, highlighting the polarity between your 1st and 7th. Watch how your primary relationships evolve as you fully invest in your own self-development.
  • With Virgo Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 6th House, highlighting the polarity between your 12th and 6th. Notice that your capacity for spiritual growth and forgiveness grows as you fully commit to daily routines and self-care practices.
  • With Libra Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 5th House, highlighting the polarity between your 11th and 5th. Notice how your own desire and inspiration for creative projects increases when you celebrate the success of others.
  • With Scorpio Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 4th House, highlighting the polarity between your 10th and 4th houses. Notice that when you celebrate enjoyable parts of your career, you are more available for healthy family relationships.
  • With Sagittarius Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 3rd House, highlighting the polarity between your 9th and 3rd houses. Notice that the joy of gaining wisdom from people from other cultures gives you innovative ideas about your own locale.
  • With Capricorn Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 2nd House, highlighting the polarity between your 8th and 2nd houses. Watch how your ability to be generous with other peoples’ intense emotional struggles allows you to see yourself and your own struggles with less reaction.
  • With Aquarius Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 1st House, highlighting the polarity between your 7th and 1st houses. Notice that the warmth that you receive as you nurture your intimate relationships allows you to express and develop your most unique personal self. 
  • With Pisces Rising, this Full Moon falls in your 12th House, highlighting the polarity between your 6th and 12th. Notice that your connection to the collective feels effortless as you find a sense of playfulness with your daily practices.

_The Capricorn Moon is void-of-course from 12:35 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 8:13 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

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Saturday, July 24, 2021 – DREAMS VERSUS REALITY 

You may feel dreamy and that you can get away with blurring the boundaries. If possible, take the morning to indulge in imaginative, artistic pleasures that need not satisfy any particular goal. After last night’s Full Moon, you may retain a feeling of non-attachment and freedom. It is likely that this will give over to a sense of restriction and that increases over the course of the day. The Moon must confront authoritarian Saturn triggering the story that looms in the background, the fight between the avant-garde and the old paradigm. Prepare to see stories in the news that illustrate where this fight is taking place, in politics and the environment. Watch where this battle is playing out in your individual life, as we all have a part to play. Late in the evening, the Moon completes the picture with a square to rebel Uranus. Recall the beautiful, ethereal vibe of the morning and let that soothe your ragged emotions off to sleep. We have much to gain by confronting these energies with conscious, careful attention.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 – EMBRACE DEEP UNDERSTANDING 

With the Moon still in Aquarius, engage in intellectual pursuits today. Do the crossword puzzle, read a book that gives you hope, or start a lively conversation over the breakfast table. Today brings the week full circle, back to the depths we started with when Mercury opposes Pluto at 4:14 PM. Pluto is like the goddess Kali, destroying what needs to be removed in the name of new growth. Do not underestimate the intensity of this contact. Rather, take advantage of it, letting your mind move like a leverage bar, working to pry open the door to buried knowledge. Embrace a deep understanding of that which moves beneath the surface. At 7:13 PM, the Moon opposes Mars, feeling like a parting shot from recent conflicts. Think of this as an opportunity to gain a clear-eyed, dispassionate view about the wildly out-of-balance masculine principle that both serves and threatens our society. Once again, check-in with your relationship to how you take action, including when it would be best to stand down. Just before midnight, the Moon enters ethereal, dreamy Pisces, and is immediately magnified by conjunction with Jupiter. Put a notebook by your bed to track any dreams, especially those that give you a sense of the divine. Let the ebb and flow of the mystic ocean lull you to sleep.

_The Aquarius Moon is void-of-course from 7:14 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 11:29 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact._

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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.