Astrology Forecast July 9–15, 2018

July 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse

Welcome to the free astrology forecast for the week!  All times are Pacific Standard Time. Chart wheel is drawn using Solar Fire v.9.

This is a big week starts off with a lot of mental activity and intense communication Monday July 9:  Mercury in Leo squares Jupiter in Scorpio very early Monday morning. We want to feel recognized (Leo) for our thoughts/speech (Mercury) and Jupiter (expansion, growth) is in Scorpio (intense emotions). Both signs are strongly attached to what they value.  Expect to hear (and think!) and abundance of emotionally charged speech Monday and Tuesday and avoid getting caught up on the drama of others; it’s not great for business or communication, better to wait till mid-week because the noise will be confusing. Additionally, to add to the mix on Monday, Venus enters Virgo at 732pm; our values shift to what Virgo rules: health routines, purity, intellect, healing, pets and handicrafts. You might be made aware of something new or innovative in these areas early this week as revolutionary Uranus trines Venus Wednesday night. Could be a good few days to meet someone new at the gym, juice bar or Humane Society!

Jupiter in Scorpio turns direct Tuesday July 10 at 10:04am.  Big emotions are expressed, secrets are revealed and a sense of optimism returns with Jupiter moving forward. Jupiter makes the sign it’s in bigger and better, and has the potential to help us all feel the most positive Scorpio has to offer. Jupiter rules gambling and sudden windfalls, and Scorpio rules money we acquire through inheritance and marriage and other people. When Jupiter goes direct, big financial gains or losses are possible. Avoid making any big decisions or signing contracts today; there is a lack of clarity when a large planet with a slow orbit changes direction. Allow yourself to wait a day or two and then return to the decision you need to make.

Wednesday July 11 at 10:59am the moon moves in Cancer and we start feeling the power of the New Moon, which is exact Thursday July 12 at 7:48pm. Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn are the signs that will most likely feel the emotions of this New Moon the strongest. Both days bring us up close and personal to any fears we have about our security. This is a New Moon and partial solar eclipse, giving the darkness of this New Moon more power than usual. The Sun and Moon fuse in the cardinal (initiating) water (feeling) sign of Cancer and both Big Lights are exactly opposite Pluto which rules death and new beginnings. Cancer is all about home and hearth, but we’ll be feeling anything but snuggled up. A helpful healing image for the regenerative power of Pluto is that of a snake shedding it’s skin; Pluto is death/rebirth, and a snake is the same/different after it’s external death. With this new moon, we may experience a death of something within us related to our sense of security and our sense of nurturing self/others.   Family and funds are what make most of us feel safe in a chips-are-down situation. And many of us simply fail to nurture ourselves, or fail to do so consistently.  Cancer is often mistaken for a weak, wimpy cry-baby and it is anything but; Cancer likes to start things, especially things that make it feel safe like a full fridge, a paid off home, money in the bank and family gatherings. Cancer also clings to the past and doesn’t like change; resistance will hurt more, though, so have faith in the new currents bringing you new information and nutrients to support your personal growth and empowerment. It’s very possible with this lunation to feel a need to end something and have a new beginning with family, tribe, home and how you nurture yourself and others. Expect emotions to be strong, but they are strong so you can return to your center with a new found sense of capacity, a feeling that you can care for yourself and others and feel safe. Venus in Virgo and Uranus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn; there is a strong earth foundation to support intense emotions and for us to release and begin anew.

Friday morning at 10:31am the moon moves into Leo. Things lighten up and we want to shine and share ourselves with friends and loved ones. Moon and Mercury conjunct in Leo Saturday at 5:01pm; it will feel good to talk with friends or entertain friends at home and share yourself, inspire and create good times. Both days will feel good after the early part of the week and both are good date nights so if you go out or stay in, have fun!

Last thoughts:  It’s possible this week to feel very aware of some powerful foundational support from the non-ordinary world of Spirit. Both water and earth elements are aligned in a grand trine (think: pyramid, super stable but also inert). If you look at the chart above, you’ll see 2 different blue triangles.  Trines support us with ease. Certainly ease can lead to laziness, that is an issue with this pattern in astrology. But for this week, with the intense energies, these trines give us great support. Jupiter in Scorpio is on the Midheaven here in Arizona, so that I think will give many of us here a sense of benediction as the sun sets on this lunation. Bless yourself and others.

My channeled suggestion for the week: Find out a new or different way to nurture yourself that’s authentic, or make adjustments and changes to ways you’ve traditionally nurtured yourself. Consciously make connections with the earth through walking barefoot, gardening, acknowledging earth spirits or just ordering a side of root vegetables.

Free Astrology Forecast June 17 thru 23, 2018 PST

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This week sees Neptune station retrograde on Monday June 18, 2018 at 4:27 pm: if you need a reality check, chances are you’re feeling it now. Neptune rules higher states of blissed out consciousness, and while divine inspiration is really possible under it’s station and following trine to Mercury 6/20/18….it’s also possible to be deceived (by yourself, always painful) or not really be seeing things as they are. Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune form a grand trine this week so abundant energy for healing and communicating our emotions and feelings to others and the universe so go for it, you can express yourself! Mercury opposes Pluto at the end of the week: don’t let anyone else use fear or control to keep you in check when it comes to living your feelings about your new values. With Cancer in the mix expect family to be a priority starting Thursday.

And at about 1 minute in when I say the Sun is in Leo I mean the Moon is in Leo! Because the week starts with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Leo.



NPR Does Astrology

If you love astrology like me, my favorite NPR show (The 1A) devoted 35 minutes to the topic and it is SO worth listening to.  Just a great conversation with easy to absorb information. Click here to listen.

Black Men Speak Frankly About Anxiety: Thank You

I like listening to the Breakfast Club for news and info and usually a good laugh; I really appreciated this interview with, lots of layers of current news and pop culture opinion and analysis. It’s smart and dumb at the same time which is perfect.  I just love the candid discussion at the end about anxiety.

USA Pluto Return: Could an Economic Collapse Send us Back to 1776?

Expect to hear some crazy and radical ideas (Uranus)  about money (Taurus) now that Uranus has started it’s 7 year tour of Taurus. During this 7 year cycle Uranus will make multiple contacts with Pluto in Capricorn and the USA will have it’s Pluto return, which means that Pluto will return to the place it was in the sky when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. When you think Pluto think destruction regrowth; and there is no doubt that our system of governance is changing radically now in 2018.  Will another recession be part of all of these changes?  In this interview today on PBS Nassim Taleb (author of The Black Swan) suggests that current economic policies could send us back centuries.