Monday, June 29. Fire sets the agenda today. Venus in Leo (fixed fire) is trine to Uranus in Aries (cardinal fire). And with the Moon in Sagittarius (mutable fire) there should be ample energy to get fired up. Trines need attention in order to activate the flow. So, think of today as an opportunity to ignite passion around Venusian issues like relationships, money, justice, women’s rights, the cause of beauty. We can turn on the charm to initiate revolution (Uranus). The desire to wander a bit, seeking the next great adventure in your life, is a possible pull on your attentions. With the Moon square Neptune, fantasy is threaded throughout the day.
Tuesday, June 30. What are you aiming for? Think lofty, big thoughts today. Elevate your dreams. Give them passion. Animate them with energy. The Moon in Sagittarius (mutable fire) forms a grand fire trine with Jupiter and Venus in Leo (fixed fire) and Uranus in Aries (cardinal fire). After a morning of cerebral activity with the Moon opposing Mercury in Gemini (mutable air), instinct and passion take over. What is your gut telling you? In the afternoon (CDT), Venus and Jupiter make a quincunx aspect to Chiron in Pisces (mutable water). It may feel like our fires are suddenly squelched by our hearts. Things may not be as clear as we thought. Egos may be bruised. The message is not that you are wrong, but that you can always learn more about the other’s viewpoint.
July 1—Full Moon: Illuminating. The Full Moon in Capricorn is always the first Full Moon after the Summer Solstice (Cancer ingress) providing illumination about this season. The seasons of extremes—Summer and Winter (Capricorn ingress)—naturally turn our attentions to home and protection. Cancer is the heart of the home. Capricorn is the structure. Every Full Moon is a time of balancing opposites and illuminating our work for each lunar cycle. We need structure, boundaries, and a sense of responsibility if our homes are to be a true refuge for our souls. As the sign of Winter, Capricorn understands the stakes involved. This sign values discipline and tradition to ensure survival. These qualities can serve our homes and the structures of our lives that house the things we love most.
Friday, July 3. Aquarius is a fitting sign placement for the Moon on this 4th of July weekend. The Moon was in Aquarius in 1776 when independence was declared for the U.S. Aquarius has made an imprint in our national mythos: a belief in freedom above all else, the right of the individual to go against the collective, and the valuation of technology over human connection. The Aquarian promise, however, can also value the collective over the personal and support equal rights for all. Mercury in Gemini (mutable air) sextile to Jupiter in Leo (fixed fire) increases the sociability of this holiday, but also the desire to detach and theorize about life. The square between Mercury and Chiron in Pisces (mutable water) reminds us, perhaps harshly, that we need to empathize too.
Saturday, July 4. U.S. Independence. See yesterday’s forecast for thoughts on the Aquarian U.S. Moon. With the Moon still in that sign, we see evidence of some of our most unconscious behavior as a nation. What is unconscious is often expressed as a myth. What are the stories you are hearing about our country? We can choose the stories we wish to animate. The Moon triggers the fire trines between Venus and Jupiter in Leo (fixed) and Uranus in Aries (cardinal). We may be feeling fired up about our beliefs. Reflection on who we are as a nation may strike up conflict. The Moon’s trine to Mercury in Gemini (mutable air) means we are more likely to distance ourselves from emotion and discuss things from an abstract perspective.