The astrology this week is looking pretty nice, save for a bit of a disruptive influence between Mercury and Uranus on Tuesday to shake up our Independence Day plans. Lots of shift happening this week as well with Venus moving into chatty and vivacious Gemini and Mercury moving into the courageous and expressive sign of Leo mid-week.
Monday (7/3): No major planetary aspects. The Moon is Waxing in the deep and intense sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is the sign of intensity, passion, solitude and deeply transformative emotional expression. Now is a time when deeply held emotional wounds can easily resurface for healing, all the while the urge to repress our emotions can become our downfall. In the fixed sign of Scorpio, emotions are often hidden and left to fester below the surface until they can no longer be contained. Once these emotions surface, they can feel like a flash flood destroying everything in their path. Caution should be exercised at this time when expressing one’s true feelings as hurts and losses experienced during the Scorpio moon can have a deep and lasting effect on the psyche. Now is an excellent time for therapy or counseling, or a more solitary means of expression such as journaling. The key is to find a healthy method of emotional expression.
Tuesday (7/4): Mercury enters the final degrees of Cancer and makes a challenging aspect in square with Uranus in Aries today. This is a disruptive influence that can have a negative impact on technology, communication, holiday plans and short-distance travel. So long as we move with the energy and expect the unexpected, Uranus may also bring many gifts along with the frustrations. This aspect can bring new insights and revelations, exciting new plans, and unusual communications that shake things up and move us out of our comfort zones.
Venus moves into Gemini today, enhancing communication in our relationships and bringing an extra layer of flirtatiousness and curiosity into the mix when it comes to our interactions with the people we care about most. This is also an excellent transit for making new friends and communicating in a way that is much more beautiful and articulate. On the flip side, Gemini is the sign of duality, ruled by the trickster planet Mercury, indicating a greater potential for manipulation and deception in relationships over these next few weeks.
Wednesday (7/5): The Sun in Cancer makes a harmonious trine over to retrograde Neptune in Pisces today, bringing a layer of depth and mysticism into our conscious awareness. This transit heightens our intuitive abilities and brings forth an ideal energy for spiritual and creative work of any kind. Because we become more loving, compassionate, and idealistic under this influence, this energy can be easily channeled into work that helps others and serves the greater good.
The Sun in Cancer also makes a difficult aspect with Jupiter in Libra today. Due to the beneficial nature of Jupiter, squares to this optimistic and expansive planet are typically less challenging than squares involving other planets in our solar system. The Sun’s square to Jupiter can, however, cause us to become overly optimistic, setting our sights too far and too high, ultimately leading us down the road to disappointment. Be careful not to overindulge or overextend yourself at this time.
Mercury moves into Leo today! For the next two weeks, during Mercury’s transit through Leo, our communications and mindset may become more generous and optimistic. This is an excellent aspect for learning a fun new hobby or skill, for social gatherings and for creative expression of any kind. If you’re looking to get noticed for your ideas or communication skills, now is a time when we can be much more easily recognized for our authenticity and creative gifts.
Thursday (7/6): No major aspects today. The Moon is waxing in the adventurous and philosophical sign of Sagittarius throughout the day today. The moon in Sagittarius feels optimistic and expansive. There is an enhanced ability to view the world through the lens of positive emotion. People may feel more adventurous, independent-minded and sociable. One may find greater meaning behind everyday experiences. People may find themselves contemplating deeply held values and beliefs as they relate to one’s emotional understanding of the world around them. This is an optimal time to initiate travel plans or to enjoy risky, adrenaline fueled activities, such as mountain climbing or skydiving, which provide the opportunity to experience the expansiveness of the natural world in a way that is both sensational and exhilarating.
Have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend astrology forecast! ☺