Sunday, July 14. Today’s triggering energy stems from the Moon in Libra creating a Grand Cardinal Cross as it contacts Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and Uranus through challenging aspects during the course of the day and into the early hours of Monday (CDT). Be aware that emotional memories of stress or trauma might arise. The opportunity is to find the calm center where we see the eternal spinning of the cosmic forces of transformation and change spinning around us. This center is a place of power and healing if we can find it. Take care of yourself and be gentle with others.
July 15—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. Yesterday’s big energy resonates today. Balance is a worthy goal when faced with overwhelming emotional experiences. However, rather than trying to contain emotions, see if you can make space for the feelings and the memories. Balance isn’t really a static state of being. It is achieved when we are able to respond in each moment with presence and intention. This phase of the Moon often brings the first true challenge to any New Moon intention. We might feel like giving up or abandoning the vision that began to grow in the dark of the Moon. Home is where we are safe enough to allow all experience to simply be present. This in itself is a big challenge. Honor where you are.
Tuesday, July 16. Imagine the dark caverns of underground water signified by the Moon in Scorpio. Are you eager to journey beneath the surface of emotion into the deeper memories that are encoded there? Or are you terrified of what you may discover? Actually, both responses are understandable. We feel a pull go deep and a resistance too. This is a Grand Water Trine day. Emotions may trigger memories of losing and seeking control. Be alert to the emotions that hold memories of empowerment and vitality. These will guide you to deeper places too.
Wednesday, July 17. Yesterday’s watery reverie was training for today, where both water and volatility collide. For one, Uranus in Aries is stationing retrograde today. This planet of abrupt change and explosive desire for authenticity is strong. And, although there is no aspect to Mercury retrograding through Cancer right now, if we are the least bit thrown off by unexpected snafus in communication or transportation systems, this station by Uranus will increase the tendency for short tempers and impulsive reactions. In addition, Jupiter, who likes to make things bigger, is moving into exact trines with Neptune and Saturn—yes, the Grand Water Trine again, which just got more intense. Be careful when driving, take extra time in communicating, and practice patience with yourself. That’s the best way I know to be patient with others.
Thursday, July 18. Mutable signs often are criticized for not being serious enough. But that just may be the reason we are happy the Moon is in a mutable sign today. Sometimes we need a break from intensity, deep feelings, and coping with frustrations. Today is that day! Have fun. It wouldn’t even be a mistake to take in some form escapist entertainment tonight. A science fiction or fantasy movie sounds about right.
July 19—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. What are you noticing about your home? Have you been able to perceive the qualities you need in your place of soul, security, and connection with your beloveds? Has emotional memory given you important information about the state of your home? Acknowledge whatever you have or have not experienced so far in this lunar cycle. When water is the primary teacher, ideas and philosophy are much less relevant. Note the quality of your heart. Without expectation or judgment, let this feeling be enough.
Saturday, July 20. Hang on, Mercury stations direct today. There’s a blip in the flow. Maybe you won’t even notice it as Mars in Cancer moves into the Grand Water Trine directing our wills to focus, once again, on emotional experience. The Moon in grounded, no-nonsense Capricorn presents an interesting counterpoint. If you’ve been left feeling a little waterlogged, relief is on the way. Capricorn cares about the structure that contains the flow. Without boundaries and a good container, all the emotional awareness in the world won’t help us understand what we need to do about our lives. For that, look to the Mountain Goat of Capricorn. Capricorn helps Cancer to integrate the emotional experience of home to help create a home that lasts.