Happy Summer, everyone! There are some lovely astrological vibes these days. Read on!
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Monday: Aries Moon, Venus trine Neptune
Aries Moon moves in at 3:06 am EDT and 4th quarter Moon is hours later. Trim the excess, the weeds, and cut any destructive cords today. Venus aligns with Neptune starting some wonderful water sign activity as the months change over. Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces are full or sentiment, imagination and mystique. It's an exciting time to be newly in love or renewing vows and spending more time together as couples. We're drawn to the water for enjoyment. Visit the lake, ocean or river and absorb pure nature. Remove the barriers between your self and the natural environment. Get in touch with your primal instincts. Moon squares Sun and trine Saturn for the business deals that need to be done. You can accomplish something with significant effort today. Saturn retro continues until mid August and it's a bout restructuring, sometimes in big ways. Look what happened with the UK vote last week resulting in UK leaving Europe. Sagittarius is world affairs and Saturn is systems and structures. Reimagine possibilities for yourself too. Today's color is orange.
Tuesday: Aries Moon
Today's Aries Moon has an air of discontent, square to Pluto and Venus and meeting wild Uranus. Anything could happen, and by that I mean it's likely not what you've predicted. Old patterns are at play as well as relationship dynamics. Uranus is a true wild card, bringing on spontaneity and, on occasion, urgency. Acting quickly is a trend. This is the last full day of Mars retrograde and Venus is also changing signs tomorrow. It might be hard to hold fast and wait something out, but ask yourself if it could be worthwhile to be patient. Tomorrow is a significant shift. Today's color is red.
Wednesday: Mercury to Cancer, Mars Direct
From 3:46 am to 6:03 am EDT and then in Taurus. This is a fixed sign, known for persistence and a love of comfort and sensual pleasures. Moon and Sun align in a nurturing, romantic, grounded way in Taurus and Cancer. Connect with the land and water around you. Nature, gardening, fishing and other outdoor activities are favored. Enjoy what's plentiful and satisfying. At 7:38 pm EDT Mars stations direct in Scorpio. Mars is known to stall progress when retrograde. Also, things we're initially quite excited about or begin then lack luster over time. After today it's a much better time for a grand opening, launch of a brand, excellent start to a project, and more momentum overall. Feelings held in could be expressed more readily. Not all emotions expressed are positive and Mars relates to anger and aggression. Also in Scorpio, Mars is both passionate and jealous or vengeful. There could be emotional releases any time now. Mars direct is generally helpful to developing attractions and there's a great Venus/Mars trine coming up soon. Also today, Mercury moves to Cancer where the communication planet is tender, sentimental, a bit past focused, and defensive if confronted. Mercury visits Cancer until July 13th. Today's color is light blue.
Thursday: Taurus Moon opposes Mars, Venus opposes Pluto
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Void of course Moon time starts at 8:19 am EDT and the Moon remains in Taurus after opposing Mars, newly direct, in Scorpio. Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Both oppositions look like a foreshadow, a pre-game of sorts, for Venus trine Mars next week. Relationship is one main idea. Venus and Mars in harmony makes the assist in matters of love and of finding harmony and agreement as well as mutual attraction. Venus and Pluto unearth self knowledge, possibly fear or awareness of intention, and subtle or subconscious attractions. Moon opposite Mars instigates long overdue confrontations and the unleashing of strong feelings that have been suppressed. Approach today with a plan. Try to understand your message or emotions so you express them clearly. Temper less desirable emotions, channel them into creative or productive activities. If you're sluggish lately, it may now be obvious you need to move on something no matter how resistant you've been. Keep conversations and interactions private, quiet and peaceful and remember that differences are often exaggerated. Look for the common ground. Today's color is pink.
Friday: Venus sextile Jupiter, Gemini Moon
A bright, uplifting sextile between Venus and Jupiter leads to growth, optimism, and ease. Positive developments in relationship, health, and business matters are some results. If you're waiting for good news, a source of support, or an expression of love and caring, Venus and Jupiter create a very hopeful, "pregnant with possibility" scenario. Believe in good luck and things turning out better than you ever expected. And if it doesn't happen today exactly, know that the effect began a few days ago and will last through the Venus/Mars alignment coming up in a fe more days. There are plenty of good vibes in the air, especially for love and relationships, as July begins. Gemini Moon starts at 7:44 am for a socially interesting weekend. Today's color is green.
Saturday: Gemini Moon
This is a multifaceted day. As Gemini is known for many thoughts and multitasking, the Moon engages with a variety of planets. Keep your wits about you, enjoy the company and the stories. Conversationalists, humorists and other entertainers will provide plenty of content. Spontaneity and quickness are to be expected. Void Moon begins at 11:40 pm EDT. Today's color is yellow.
Sunday: Sun trine Neptune, Cancer Moon
The Sun and Neptune form a magical trine in Cancer and Pisces. The positives include romance, beauty and mystical experiences. The downsides include illusion, potential denial of realities, and deception. Albert Einstein said "the most beautiful experience is the mysterious", and that typifies this trine. Enjoy the best offerings and try to avoid idealizing or escaping what's real. Cancer Moon arrives at 9:20 am EDT for family time and taking care of home and garden. Cooking nourishing and satisfying food is favored during Cancer Moon, sign of the chef. Nurture what's growing on this eve of New Moon. Today's color is light blue.