Monday, July 6. The Moon in a water sign today supports the Cancer (cardinal water) theme of soul restoration. Take care of yourself even though the urge may be to take care of everyone else first. After a holiday weekend, we notice we need a social break. The waning Moon supports turning inward. Notice the feelings that bubble up as you quietly contemplate the issues around your home life. The Sun in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn (cardinal earth). The shadow side of Home is illuminated. We may notice extremes of patriotism, defense of the homeland, and exclusionary behavior in the world around us. When the shadow is revealed we have the opportunity to transform that energy to life-affirming vitality.
Tuesday, July 7. The Aries (cardinal fire) Moon may stir up anger and action after an emotional day yesterday. The realm of communication is fraught with difficulty. Mercury in Gemini (mutable air)—hopeful that pure intellect and clear communication can solve problems—stumbles into undercurrents of emotion. We may have to take two steps back in order to clear communication miscues. Since, tempers may flare over the littlest things, remember to take calming breaths. The effort to talk about it pays off in the long run with the quincunx aspect between Mercury and Saturn in Scorpio (fixed water).
July 8—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. Since Home is such a core need, it makes sense that threats to our homes can hit us in our deepest places. The work to recover, heal, and thrive within our homes can be hard. We may be feeling that vulnerability quite strongly today. This phase of the Moon encourages a mindset of looking at the ways we are not satisfied about the status of our homes or the ways people are acting from their own vulnerable places. Cardinal signs (Sun and Mars in Cancer, Moon and Uranus in Aries, and Pluto in Capricorn) can become martial and defensive, jostling for position, competing for who gets to be in charge. That tone informs this phase of the Moon cycle dedicated to finding the restoration and support of Home. There is plenty to be unsatisfied about and plenty that we may be moved to fight about today.
Friday, July 10. What is wrong with just chilling on a summer day? The Moon in Taurus tells us to slow and relax enough to enjoy the sensual pleasures of the day. A lot of transformation has been going on. By supporting our bodies, we support that work. Really, that’s all.
Saturday, July 11. OK, there is a shadow side to Taurus too. We may notice that side today. Yesterday’s call to relax and enjoy the sensual pleasures of life extends into today too, but with a difference. From the late degrees of Taurus, the Moon makes square aspects to Jupiter and Venus in Leo (fixed fire) and opposes Saturn in Scorpio (fixed water). The shadows may look like stubborn refusal to lighten up or like an over-attachment to physical comforts. Notice your scarcity fears and what you do when you have them. Venus and Jupiter encourage letting wealth flow energetically rather than hoarding it. Try that.