Sunday, July 21. Energy is building to the Full Moon release tomorrow. That’s what a Full Moon often feels like—the culmination of building energy that must finally flow over the bounds. We can expect the unexpected at the Full Moon. No matter how much mindfulness we practice, there is benefit also to being swept away by the flow. Capricorn Moons aren’t often times of being swept away; but since Capricorn is the sign that is opposite Cancer—the sign of inspiration for this lunar cycle—we may be swept up into the unexpected today. To start things off, at dawn** the Moon contacts Pluto and then Uranus, once again triggering the paradigm-changing square between these two planets. There may be a jagged start to the day. Then the Moon opposes Mercury, which just stationed direct yesterday. This aspect encourages the quality of expecting the unexpected. We want order. We want home. We want to control the changes happening around us. Yet, all of that is not a given for any of us. The goal may be to honor those desires and develop empathy for self and others. This will help us understand a valuable piece of this lunar cycle’s work.
July 22—Full Moon: Illuminating. A new chapter begins today in this lunar cycle intention, which I’ve been framing as the Cancer mission to find, heal, and reside in the home of our being. Heralding this new chapter are Venus entering Virgo; the Sun entering Leo; and the Moon entering Aquarius to immediately oppose the Sun for the Full Moon. I imagine this crest of new energy will activate a desire to take action. If there is healing that is needed, we begin the work of taking care of the situation. If we need more inspiration or life in our homes, we invite in others to add to the vision. There is also a reaction to water and emotion that comes in with this new chapter. We want to get pragmatic and remember that boundaries can actually help us be more effective empathizers. There is an opportunity to achieve balance between commitment and joy. The differences between work and play might blur where it feels good to get things done and too tiring to just sit around and do nothing.
Tuesday, July 23. The Moon is void-of course from 9 am till 1:22 pm tomorrow. A void-of-course period feels like a lull in momentum. It may be harder to complete things. This aspect of the Moon can be significant in choosing an election chart (deciding when to begin something astrologically) or a horary chart (using astrology to answer specific questions). As we go through the day, we may appreciate the calm and there is no need to stress over the dip in action. This is a good day to notice the energy of Aquarius—a sign that likes mental activity and abstract concepts.
Wednesday, July 24. Did you miss the water? It’s back with the Moon entering Pisces today and activating the Grand Water Trine. However, now we get to use the contribution of Venus in Virgo to create realistic structure around those expansive feelings. Beauty and pleasant social interactions are key to invoking Venus’ help. Simple housework can create more beauty and balance. Friendships that share the same focus of devotion or service feel very rewarding right now.
July 25—Disseminating Moon: Sharing. What small action can each of us take to share the gift of home with others? How do ensure that everyone has a safe nurturing place to reside? This phase of the Moon asks us to share the lessons and the benefits that we have incurred so far in the lunar cycle. So share! Let the expansive Pisces Moon lead you to moments of unexpected connection from your home to another. Intuition is a strong guide. Communication and heart-action are supported today. In honor of the watery signs, I plan to bless my home with water from a sacred spring today.
Friday, July 26. Before the Moon enters Aries today, Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces and we have the opportunity to take our idealism and empathy into the real world. In order to do this, we might have to surrender a fantasy we were clutching tightly. We might have to see the work as menial. We might have to fight a sense of despair. But the rewards are satisfying in a realistic and grounded way. Get active when the Moon shifts to Aries.
Saturday, July 27. This is a rather dynamic day. Early, we feel the tension of the t-square aspect configuration of Pluto opposite Jupiter and Mars with all of these planets being square to Uranus. In other words, we might feel triggered, reactive, ansty, impatient. We might encounter opposition from powerful sources. We might feel like we’ve had enough. The emphasis today is on individuality and action. Even though we each are different from each other and can act alone in some situations, it is also important to not feel that we have to act alone to change the world. Even if the connection is only energetic, find someone else who is acting in the world the way you also want to act. Now, there is a link greater than the sum of those parts.