It’s a super active week in the planets so we’ve got some lessons to go over to make sure we can come out on top. So here’s what we got. As you know, on 7/25, Venus went into retrograde where it will stay until 9/6. Venus retrograde is calling us to re-evaluate our emotional lives. Relationships with others will be under the microscope and any challenges will be internalized. To complicate matters even more, Uranus will go into retrograde at 3:38 PST on Sunday, July 26 and will stay in retrograde until 12/25. With all the death and resurrection themes in the stars recently, I find this to be quite the cosmic pun because Uranus retrograde is meant to bring about personal revolution that leads to rebirth. You will be asked to confront the deepest, depths of your soul and reinvent who you want to be. Then on Saturday, 8/31, Saturn will go direct again after going into retrograde on March 14. This will give us a boost of understanding as we take responsivity for the things that we regret. With a combination of all of these energies, it’s the perfect time to break free from what’s binding you and go after the life you dream of. It’s the 29th week of the year which is a week seeking balance. The Moon cycles through Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces this week as well and we’ll look at how they come into play. The card of the week is the Three of Cups, reminding us to turn to our friends and remind each other that beautiful times are coming.
Another note: in the grander scheme of things,the signs in the stars this summer seem to point to the birth of a very important person. Think a world leader or a revolutionary: someone who is going to really bring about a change in the world. But time will only prove if that speculation is correct.
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Sunday 7/26/15 8 of Pentacles
Moon Void of Course 2:14 AM PST
Moon Enters Sagittarius at 5:24 AM PST
Uranus Retrograde: 3:38 AM PST
The card of the day is the 8 of Pentacles, which represents success through hard work and determination. There’s a lot of movement in the Universe this week so if you feel a little off balanced, don’t be alarmed. Commit to working through all your feelings and you’ll come out on top. The aspects for the beginning of the day will be challenging. The Moon opposite Saturn calls for you to accept things how they are and not internalize any negativity because nothing good can come of it. Uranus is retrograde until 12/25, so the urge to internalize everything is amplified. The Moon square Venus will bring more inadequate feelings, and this will be amplified by Venus retrograde. However by 11:55 AM PST, Moon trine Sun will bring harmony and balance back around to relieve some of the difficult feelings you experienced in the morning. The Moon trine Mercury will help you express your thoughts freely. The Moon in Sagittarius will give you the energy and strength you need to do what needs to be done. Moon square Neptune reminds you to not ignore problems that may need to be addressed. The number of the day is 5: a number of overcoming obstacles and challenges.
Mantra: I know my self worth and I can overcome anything.
Monday 7/27/15 Knight of Pentacles
Moon in Sagittarius
The card of the day is the Knight of Pentacles which conflicts with our only notable aspect, Moon trine Uranus. There may be friction at work or at home. The Knight of Pentacles represents tried and true methods to get the job done whereas Moon trine Uranus is all about spontaneity and freedom. The Moon in Sagittarius amplifies this, bringing a drive for adventure. If you find yourself at odds with someone who has a very different idea of how to do things, don’t turn your frustration inward. Remember, Venus retrograde creates challenges in relationships and Uranus retrograde will cause you to want to internalize the conflict and put all he blame on your shoulders. In situations like this, it’s best to try to compromise. The number of the day is 6, a number of victory and success. So any attempts to meet in the middle will be successful.
Mantra: Sometimes it’s best to meet in the middle.
Tuesday 7/28/15 The Queen of Swords
Moon Void of Course 6:37 AM PST
Moon Enters Capricorn 11:47 AM PST
Once again we have a court card for the day and once again, it conflicts with our aspects. The Queen of Swords approaching every situation with raw intellect. She is a straight talker and she doesn’t have time for any bull shit. Furthermore, the Moon will enter Capricorn at 11:47 AM PST so the Queen could come off as overbearing. If you identify with the Queen, lighten up and give into the jolly, confident energy of Moon trine Jupiter today. If you are having trouble with the Queen, keep a light heart and approach her with facts and solid intellect. It is important to maintain a balance between the analytical and artistic mind. The Moon trine Venus is will allow you to see how to create harmony in any situation that challenges you today. Even in things that may see, cold and analytical, like science and logic, there is beauty to be found in reason. The number of the day is 7, reminding you to take some time to figure out what’s working and what’s not working for you and if something isn’t working, let it go and change your plan.
Mantra: A beautiful mind is a thing to waste.
Wednesday 7/29/15 8 of Cups
Moon in Capricorn
The 8 of Cups is a car that signals it is time to walk away from a situation. You’ve learned all you can and it’s time to move on to better things. The Moon is in ambitious sign of Capricorn, bringing an all business no play attitude along with it. The Moon trine Neptune will bring inspiration to help you see the vision of what you want so you can walk away from that which is not serving you. It’s a perfect time to build a new future with the Moon conjunct Pluto. Moon trine Uranus may bring restless tension along with it and Venus retrograde and Uranus retrograde won’t make things any better so it you can, turn in early to avoid possible bouts of depression and questioning your self worth.
Mantra: I move forward by letting go.
Thursday 7/30/15 The Emperor
Moon Void of Course 11:50 AM PST
Moon enters Aquarius 2:40 PM PST
It’s another day where routine and solid, tried and true methods are the approach to getting through the day with the appearance of the Emperor. With all the energy with the retrogrades causing internalized doubts, the way to stay balanced is to find comfort in routine, as suggested by the Moon trine Saturn. The Moon opposite Mars brings an irritable, cranky feeling to the day so just take things as they come. The Moon in Aquarius may make you feel a little rebellious but it’s not time to break from routine today. The number of the day is 9 and full moon is tomorrow, so another cycle is ending. What have you been working on manifesting? Has anything stood in your way and stopped you?
Mantra: Stick to what you know.
Friday 7/31/15 4 of Pentacles
Full Moon 6:43 AM (also a Blue Moon)
Moon in Aquarius
The 4 of Pentacles appears because although it’s been a difficult week, if you’ve stuck to your routines, you’ll find a sense of security today. The Moon is still in Aquarius so you may still be feeling restricted but look at this time as the planets giving you a chance to reassess where you are in life by making you really buckle down and examine your mode. The Moon opposite Sun will bring success in whatever you’ve been cultivating for Full Moon. It’s also a Blue Moon, which happens when there are 2 Full Moons in the same month. Venus enters Leo, which could bring some intense sexual energy to the forefront. If you’re out just to have fun, things could get steamy but remember that emotional relationships started during Venus Retrograde rarely last. So if you’re looking for a serious match, proceed with caution when it comes to love affairs. If you’re in a relationship, it’s a good time to stroke the fires of your partners’ passion. If you’re thinking about old relationships, the Moon opposite Mercury reminds you not to dwell on the past and move on. The number of the day is 1(0), signaling a new beginning with the Full Moon.
Mantra: As I move into the next cycle, I recognize the importance of stability.
Saturday 8/1/15 3 of Swords
Moon Void of Course 3:02 PM PST
Moon enters Pisces 3:36 PM PST
The card of the day is the Three of Swords, a card of heartbreaks, disappointments and sorrows. Saturn goes direct which could leave you feeling feeling the pressure the strict teacher, Saturn, brings. The Moon trine Uranus will give you a boost of confidence you can tap into if you start feeling a little down thanks to Moon square Saturn and Moon opposite Venus. You may be feeling the urge to make up for emotional losses by doing some emotional spending thanks to Moon opposite Jupiter. The Moon in Pisces will make you feel a little dreamy so be sure to ground yourself to maintain emotional security today. The number of the day is 8, a number of movement in change. Take time to mourn losses today but don’t dwell on what’s behind you. If you find yourself in need of support, turn to friends and family. And don’t forget to seek out a professional if your problems seem big to tackle on your own.
Mantra: Don’t be sad because it’s over. Smile because it happened.