Tuesday, July 12. At 4:30 am, the Moon in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries. The night might be a restless one for many of us. Perhaps you wake in an agitated state. If the Moon acts as a trigger today, the trigger may be to finally break the dam of complacency. A lot needs to change. There is a sense of urgency. It doesn’t help that the Moon will form a square to Mercury in the last degrees of Cancer early in the day as well. There is a tendency to say the wrong thing or to get annoyed by communication styles. When the Moon moves into Scorpio, these annoyances could become resentments. Resentments could make us aware of deeper patterns that need to be addressed. Choices will be influenced by Venus’ ingress into the fiery sign of Leo today. To get us off to a flashy start, the Moon squares Venus soon after. Venus will encourage us to live life larger. This isn’t a time to live small. Dream big and let creativity flow.
Wednesday, July 13. Bigger personalities may get our attention today. Mercury enters Leo, joining Venus who entered this fixed fire sign yesterday. Fire signs are more impatient but can let go of the past easily. Perhaps this works in our favor as the Moon in Scorpio (fixed water) continues to stir up deep feelings and resentments. The tension between water and fire is continued through a quincunx aspect between Mars in Scorpio and Uranus in Aries. If you are feeling disrespected then do something about it. You may get better results if you employ humor and fun than a heavy-handed sense of injustice. Remembering the foundations that need to be healed, accept all the shadows that are revealed today. Joy is stronger than despair.
Thursday, July 14. A grand water trine of Sun in Cancer, Moon and Mars in Scorpio, and Chiron in Pisces attempts to smooth out the rough edges. Water can erode jagged places but we may not feel like totally surrendering to the flow. As the Moon and Mars conjoin, we get in touch with some real passion. This passion has roots deep in the psyche and their release could be transformative. Mars has recently turned direct after spending five weeks retrograding through Scorpio. This is the first time since turning direct that Mars has conjoined the Moon. Mars is reporting back from the long, lonely journey. Scorpio represents the deepest parts of our souls. Be open to hearing from yours.
July 15—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. The Moon transiting through Scorpio the last two days has paved the way for a real reworking of our deepest foundations. This lunar cycle has been an opportunity for tending to the roots. These roots influence our possibilities. And they keep us bound to injustices. When we ignore them, we continue to cycle through the same old problems. Systemic racism is such a root. With the wisdom of water, we may be able to shift some of those foundations. This phase of the Moon encourages us to keep trying. Such a reworking of our foundations will not happen overnight, but if we can “stay woke” we have a better chance. Water is the wise guru of our awakening this month. Water sinks down, changes the channels, adapts it form as necessary. It is subversive and it nourishes, replenishes, and heals.
Sunday, July 17. The grand water trine I wrote about yesterday is still in effect. The Sun in Cancer, Mars in Scorpio, and Chiron in Pisces add strength to our lunar intentions. Water signs are not pushovers. Just because you cry easily does not mean you don’t also know how to kick butt. This may be true today more than ever. As the Moon moves into Capricorn, we near the Full Moon release of energy. The balance between Cancer and Capricorn encourages the integration of high expectations with strong nurturing. Both these signs can be fighters for the survival of kith and kin. Mars influence adds passion and strength to this fundamental desire.