Sunday, June 30. Short fuses and repercussions may sizzle through the next few days. Moon in Aries is not particularly patient. And with retrograde Mercury forming a square to the Moon today, people may easily snap. It especially doesn’t help that the Moon is also playing into the Uranus/Pluto square today too. I have a friend who enjoys saying, “How fascinating,” when things don’t turn out the way you expect them to. This is definitely a “how fascinating” type of day.
Monday, July 1. Relationships need our attention. Recent events may have put a stress on them. Core to the problems may be a feeling of not being appreciated or feeling stifled by the other. The fire of Venus in Leo—encouraging creativity, romance, and fun—can help burn away illusions and help to clarify what you really want from your relationships. The trick is to find the balance between commitment and freedom that works for you. The Sun opposes Pluto today adding more intensity to any discussions we have. How do you keep your center intact when feelings are strong? We see a hidden truth. Healing is possible when we integrate that revelation.
Tuesday, July 2. We aren’t done with the processing and negotiations of yesterday. The Moon activates the discussion and takes it deeper. The emphasis on fixed signs: Venus in Leo, Moon in Taurus, and Saturn in Scorpio tells us that any conflict we experience is around core issues. Whether or not we fully resolve these issues, we are able to learn more about ourselves and about the significant others in our lives. Don’t sell yourself short. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
July 3—Balsamic Moon: Surrendering. With the beginning of the Balsamic phase of this lunar cycle occurring in the sign of Taurus, the metaphor of compost fits today’s energy perfectly. As you seek to find “good in the end,” what needs to be composted in your life? Compost is the gift and magic of earth’s transformative energy. We don’t have to hold onto everything. Good in the end is letting go. Neither success nor failure is what matters now. Everything becomes food for the next cycle of growth.
Thursday, July 4. As the Moon comes back to Gemini to complete this lunar cycle, what are you noticing about your connections to others? Gemini is the great pollinator. Ideas have been exchanged with others. Now, comes the fruit of that exchange. Holiday gatherings take their energy from this Gemini Moon. This is a good day to enjoy lighthearted conversations and breezy summer fun. Since Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is retrograde, don’t expect all your plans to come off perfectly. It could be quite fun to let go of expectations and see where the god of travel wants to take you.
Friday, July 5. A storm cloud may move over what is a mostly delightful day of Gemini fun. Venus in Leo makes a quincunx aspect to Pluto. This paradox aspect impacts how we relate, not only to humans but to the earth, to our resources, and to all other beings. How do you resolve the paradox between consumption and conservation? Between taking what you need yet leaving enough for others? Who gets to tell you what is right and what is wrong? How do you live in right relationship? Rather than be overwhelmed with questions like these, find a new way to think about them.
Saturday, July 6. Today we learn about the transition from Gemini’s pollination to Cancer’s gestation. The Moon in Cancer contacts Jupiter in Cancer today for the first time since Jupiter entered this sign on June 25. Jupiter will stay in this sign for the next year. From Jupiter we are encouraged to believe, to dare, to find the larger story. What is the larger story for you? Consider these Cancer regions to be prime territory for expansion: gestation, tending the hearth, protecting precious home turf, recovering memories, and nurturing others. The New Moon in Cancer will happen in a few days. Begin to dream about your intention for that new beginning.