Tuesday, July 5. A dreamy start to the day sets the stage for Leo fun and creativity. Early on, while the Moon is still in Cancer, Mercury in Cancer makes a trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces. This is an excellent signature for dream work, artistic inspiration, and intuitive insight. As we begin to dream upon our water intentions for this lunar cycle, take this inspiration into your intentions. Water is essential for life. How we treat water has direct affect on whether we thrive or merely survive, or worse. What if we turn our creative efforts this month to living in right relationship with water? Let the Moon in creative Leo today help you begin your intentions with joy and passion.
Wednesday, July 6. Stay tuned for an important transmission from the celestial news network. Mercury and the Sun conjoin on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth’s perspective. The Messenger god is collecting information to be broadcast when this planet emerges from the Sun’s glare sometime around July 20. An important influence on this message is the opposition that the Sun and Mercury receive from Pluto in Capricorn. Tomorrow these oppositions are exact. Sometimes power hides in the shadows, sometimes it comes out into the light of day. Some of this power is toxic and some is life giving. Over the next few weeks, we will be choosing the expression of power that feels right to us, and perhaps fighting the power that doesn’t. The heart of Cancer can guide us in making these important choices. Water whispers wisdom. This is not the only important aspect influencing this day and the rest of the lunar cycle. Venus in Cancer forms a trine to Mars in Scorpio, which has recently turned direct and is still very stationary. Mars in Scorpio is an ally for choosing the power that heals if we are willing to accept everything hidden in our shadows. Venus says radical love is a way to the power that transforms.
July 7—Crescent Moon: Beginning. “Tend to the roots; follow water’s wisdom” is my intention for this Cancer-seeded lunar cycle. I want to investigate my relationship to water. I am sure there are ways I can be more respectful of this precious resource and find more delight in water’s magical qualities. Activism around water is a part of this sacred relationship. Today’s aspects are edgy. Mercury and Sun in Cancer are opposing Pluto in Capricorn. Venus in Cancer is square to Uranus in Aries. The Moon in Leo is square to Mars in Scorpio. We may notice injustices, the abuse of power, and the agitating influence of those who are unhappy with the status quo or feel they must protect their own interests. Vigilance is one extreme expression of Cancer’s desire to protect and nurture. Some of us may decide to add our voices and efforts to change the world. I’d like to invite you to consider turning your desires for justice and change towards the issues surrounding water. For example, here is one tribe in North Dakota who are resisting an oil pipeline slated to cross the source of their drinking water, the Missouri River. http://www.honorearth.org/supportingsacredstonespiritcamp. At this time of beginning, let us be more informed and ready for action.
Friday, July 8. Heart openings may set free a flood of emotion. Venus in Cancer trines Chiron in Pisces, and Mars in Scorpio is within two degrees of trining both as well. A grand water trine aspect pattern has planets in all the water signs forming harmonious but not altogether unchallenging connections. When water is allowed to flow after being withheld for a time, it can feel overwhelmingly vulnerable. What do we do with the grief, the empathy, the flood? The Moon in Virgo may try to tamp down on emotion with brusque efficiency. Rather than letting that happen, invite the Moon to give you a lifeline to the shore and allow yourself to feel all the feelings today. My favorite Virgo lifeline is the idea that small steps can be more powerful than large ones. We don’t have to take center stage to give our support to the movement. The Moon is contacting Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces, adding to this need to find an anchor in the shifting realities of our world. Mercury in Cancer makes a delightful sextile to Jupiter in Virgo, take comfort in your foundation. Be blessed by the supports in your life.
Sunday, July 10. Harmony continues through planetary aspects today. That doesn’t mean we don’t feel the ongoing struggles of life, but perhaps it is a bit easier to find the help or insight we need to meet them. Mercury in Cancer forms a trine to Mars in Scorpio. Talk about your feelings. Listen to what others are telling you about theirs. It’s OK. We have extra resiliency to connect with each other in a meaningful way. Thank water’s wisdom for that.