This week is about moving forward. On Monday Mercury will turn direct at 24° Gemini, enabling us to finally take our first steps forward following all the cleanup we’ve been doing for the past three weeks. Throughout the course of the week the Moon moves through Leo, Virgo, Libra, and ends the week in Scorpio. We seek fun, to be of service, to partner diplomatically, and to make contact on deep emotional levels.
What have you been waiting for these past three weeks? You are now ready to take the first steps forward.
Monday, June 30, 2014:
The week begins with the Moon in playful, expressive Leo.
On Monday you would love to play hooky and have an extra day off from work. The afternoon may be challenging as the Moon trines Uranus and sextiles Mars, encouraging you to take action on your most unusual plans. You long for space, freedom, and emotional independence. And yet, even as you seek freedom, you feel pulled back by a sense of responsibility, guilt, and resistance (Moon square Saturn). It is easy to project the difficulty of this onto someone else. Take personal responsibility for the excitement and the hard work of your situation.
This may present us with the desire to fight for change and the desire to strongly resist change. Yes, the two can coexist. Allow both to be the reality of your situation. No decision needs to be made at this time. Cultivate the ability to hold two opposing ideas at the same time. With so many contradictory opinions, it is a good idea to learn to find stability, excitement, and comfort in this balance.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014:
It is a relief to finally come to this day! After three weeks of moving backwards (our perception), Mercury finally turns direct at 8:49 AM EDT. It will take a few days for Mercury to get up to speed. In the meantime you are grateful to be moving forward.
At 6AM EDT, following a sextile to Mercury, the Moon goes VOC* in Leo until she enters Virgo at 5:24 PM EDT. This provides you with the entire day of Moon VOC*. My favorite thing to do when the Moon is VOC* is to spend it in a coffee shop with a good book! You may not have that luxury. However, don’t work on your most important projects on Tuesday. Spend the day completing routine tasks. It will be a few days before Mercury gets to full speed. Save your more important activities for this evening or later in the week.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014:
Don’t be surprised if you wake up Wednesday morning feeling overly sensitive and confused about the direction of your day. The Moon is in Virgo, opposing Neptune at 8:30 AM EDT.
The best way to approach this is to simply get out of your own way and find where you can be of help to others. If you focus your energies on selfish pursuits you will likely struggle and lose your way. Bring humility and discrimination to all your projects and interactions with others. Focus on precision and efficiency in all that you do. Wednesday evening as the Virgo Moon trines Pluto would be a great time to tackle a meticulous project that requires analytical perfection.
Wednesday will probably not be a day of excitement but can be a day of practical productivity and quiet time shared with others.
Thursday, July 3, 2014:
Thursday’s energies are similar to Wednesday’s, a productive day good for detail-oriented work and service to others. However, as we move toward evening, Friday’s early morning opposition between Sun and Pluto is bound to begin making itself known. If you have planets at 12° of Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), pay attention. Where in your life are you under the thumb of someone else’s power or coercion? Over the next 24 hours keep your eyes open to those things you may be trying to keep hidden, from yourself or others.
Friday, July 4, 2014:
Friday offers an opportunity to see deep clarity on your path. At 4:02AM EDT Sun opposes Pluto. Get out your journal and let’s take a look at where this cycle began. Actually, you probably won’t need your journal for this one. The cycle began when Sun conjuncted Pluto on January 1, 2014. That should be an easy day to remember! A new cycle regarding your personal empowerment began at that time. Whatever began on January 1 now has the ability to release the creative energy that has built since that time. Where have you been building power and empowerment? What transformation began that you now see the full picture of? Since January you have been building, purifying, and transcending. How far have you come? What have the results been? Powerful forces have created major change in your life. New perspectives are confirmed!
The Moon is in Libra all day offering diplomacy to the situation.
Saturday, July 5, 2014:
On Saturday, the Moon is in Libra making stressful aspects to Pluto, Sun, Uranus, and Mars. You may want to partner with someone and yet the energies are not making it easy. Your communications could be easily misinterpreted. Early morning brings us to the first quarter square of the Moon. Last Friday, June 27th was a New Moon in Cancer. At that time you planted seeds of domestic desire. Whatever new dynamic you are creating in your domestic situation requires a step forward. Consider what you want to change in the situation and take an action on Saturday.
Sunday, July 6, 2014:
When you awake on Sunday, I suspect you will feel an immediate relief after Saturday’s intensity. Take yourself, a friend, or your family out for brunch! Do something special to enjoy the early part of this day.
At 11:31AM EDT, following a connection with Jupiter, the Moon goes VOC* in Libra.
At 3:34PM EDT the Moon (the symbol of your deepest needs) enters Scorpio. You would benefit from spending time alone in deep contemplation in the afternoon or evening.
 The Poor Poet by Carl Spitzweg
images: Carl Spitzweg (1808 – 1885)
* 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 it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*VOC (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.