Weekly Astrology Forecast | Week of July 19th to July 26th, 2021 - adjustments, challenges, the conversation shifts, we aren't in Kansas anymore, the first of TWO Full Moons in Aquarius (whose rulers, Saturn and Uranus, have been feuding all year)



There is ALOT going on this week with multiple challenges, two inner planets changing signs and the first of TWO, big Full Moons in Aquarius!


MONDAY - Mercury squares Chiron, Vesta into Libra

TUESDAY - Mercury sextiles Uranus

WEDNESDAY - Eris stations retrograde

THURSDAY - Venus enters Virgo, Venus opposes Jupiter (retrograde), Mars inconjuncts Pluto

FRIDAY - Sun enters Leo, Sun inconjuncts Jupiter (retrograde), Full Moon in Aquarius (first of TWO)

SATURDAY - Mercury trines Neptune

SUNDAY - Mercury opposes Pluto

Let's dive right in!


MONDAY - Mercury @ 12 degrees Cancer squares Chiron in Aries 


Words/information/a conversation trigger an old wound/vulnerability around our identity, our ability to take care for ourselves/stand up for ourselves. With Mercury in Cancer, this could connect to family/home/security situations (or our natal Cancer house theme). 


(I know a double Virgo (Mercury ruled) with a dentist appointment at almost the exact time of this square (Aries rules the head), so I would anticipate an "ouch", but also the opportunity to heal old familial wounds through dental work - not kidding).


The Moon is in Scorpio and trining the Cancer Sun.


This is this month's Waxing Trine - so here is our way through the Chiron pain. With Scorpio we have to go deep/get to the truth/the bottom line. The Cancer Sun allows this to happen comfortably as we integrate Scorpio's intensity with Cancer's nurturing/compassion. We get more intimate (maybe with someone else, but this can also be with ourselves), go to a deeper level and feel heard/seen/nurtured. Alternatively if a painful truth is revealed the way through this will be self-care/comfort/whatever makes us feel nurtured. There WILL be a soft space to fall. Mercury's square to Chiron will make for uncomfortable information/conversations, but the Scorpio Moon says don't be afraid to look at why this is uncomfortable - why this hurts. The safety comes FROM the exposure/the truth, hiding isn't helpful.

This is also the day Vesta finally leaves Virgo for Libra. Our sacred focus turns to other people, our partnerships, women, finding balance/peace/beauty. Here are the issues that will keep us up at night now. The fly-in-the-ointment with this one will be Vesta's tendency in Libra to pour pink paint and call everything a Barbie dream house. 


TUESDAY - Mercury @ 14 degrees Cancer sextiles Uranus in Taurus


Mercury/Uranus moves the conversation/idea in a NEW DIRECTION (this will move us away from any bad feelings lingering from yesterday or maybe yesterday's pain is the reason we make a change now). This is smooth/helpful - a time for us to consider different options. The conversation changes. In Cancer, this could be about a home/family situation, something related to the theme of our natal mid-Cancer house, a security issue, something from the past/our roots, something maternal. Changes will be easily integrated/opportunistic. This can also show up as a FLASH OF GENIUS/bright idea/unusual way of communicating or rebellion against traditional thinking/old ideas - we are thinking outside the box. Our words are cutting edge AND comforting. We might also step back a bit or detach from any words/ideas that has been too smothering/too emotional.


THURSDAY - Venus enters Virgo, Venus @ 0 degrees Virgo opposes Jupiter in Pisces (retrograde), Mars @ 25 degrees Leo inconjuncts Pluto in Capricorn


Venus enters Virgo. Our Virgo house get a visit from the lovely Venus. Virgo Suns and Ascendants get more attractive - both easier on the eye and able to attract what they want. Our natal Virgo houses get more attractive, too!

Venus rules our love, money, self-esteem, values, relationships, women, beauty, our resources, attracting what we want - all areas are subjected to Virgo's keen focus and attention to detail now. We will be analyzing what we want and what we have. We will be analyzing our relationships. With Venus in service-oriented Virgo - LOVE IS A VERB.

The problems will stand out. We won't be able to miss them. And since what we focus on grows, sometimes things get worse before they get better during this transit. But this is excellent energy to fix what needs fixing and accept (or eliminate) what just isn't fixable. Venus in Virgo is about loving the details of something, enjoying the work, appreciating the craftsmanship and complexity of something or someone or some situation as well as the problems, Venus in Virgo can't miss those, and choosing not to dwell on them. 


Remember Venus met Mars last week in Leo - our masculine/feminine energies starting a new two year story in the sign of our heart, our center stage, our ego. Mars, moving a little slower than Venus, is still in Leo, but as Venus busts a move into Virgo the story shifts. Maybe our attention flows to helping others or something that needs fixing with a Venusian theme - how we look, what we value, our money/resources. Sometimes with Venus in Virgo we find ourselves giving a little more than we are getting (for now), the applause that came to us so easily in Leo, goes silent. This year, now that we are all familiar with the un-glamorous turn our lives can take (what the hell has happened to my hair), maybe we are more appreciative of this practical transit (plus she'll be making nice with Uranus and Pluto). Time to balance our books, clean up our relationships, iron our shirts and fix what needs fixing (like my hair, although I might wait for Venus in Libra!). Venus will be in Virgo until August 16th when she comes home to Libra. 


Now, just as Venus enters Virgo, she immediately opposes Jupiter, retrograde in Pisces. These are our two benevolent planets at cross purposes. Virgo/Pisces - the reality vs the dream. Here's what we wanted and here's what we actually have. Practical financial/relationship moves will be challenged by our hope for more. Oppositions, like Full Moon, can bring things to a result/culmination, too - collectively this will be about Virgo themes, so our work, health, daily obligations. Keep in mind Jupiter is retrograde and on his way back into Aquarius - our gold/luck is behind us - maybe this Venusian opposition - a little practical magic - can help us find it! The micro informs the macro. 

This is also the day Mars - following in the Sun's footsteps who was following in Venus's - makes his own inconjunct - rock and hard place - to powerful Pluto (retrograde). Our conscious actions at odds with our unconscious impulses and why does it feel like we've been here before ??... because we have, duh.  Our flashy moves are not going to be appreciated by, and will not impress, the boss/authority/your father. Do we care? We will probably have to. And if we are stepping into our responsiblity we will get more from other people with a little appreciation - they will need to be coaxed/persuaded not ordered. Either way coming on too strong is probably not such a good idea. 


The Moon in Cappy (serious as a heart attack) will be trining Uranus, so embracing something new/different will be our way through this day. Change is good. Keep in mind this is an Earth trine, so think - practical progress.

FRIDAY - the Sun enters Leo (his home sign) and inconjuncts Jupiter in Pisces (retrograde)


The Sun (ruler of Leo) move into fiery, proud and performance-focused Leo offering us multiple layers of good news - even as he makes tricky aspects with Jupiter and Saturn and Uranus over the next few weeks - the years of easy summer living are behind us for a while folks, but that isn't all bad news, I promise! The Sun (our life force) gets out of the firing range of Pluto in Capricorn. Yes, there's that. And he exits lunar ruled Cancer (not his favorite place) and moves into the sign he rules. YES! In Leo, we focus on what our heart wants, children (our inner child), romance, fun, creative projects. Your Leo house (like the house of your natal Sun) is the space you are meant to SHINE. 


Prepare to get very shiny.


First up is an awkward contact with that same retrograde Jupiter who has been giving everyone else trouble this week, too. This inconjunct is Leo/Pisces. It's like we need a little self-sacrifice in order to succeed/shine. Our ego to yield to compassion or our lazy/escapist tendencies to get fired up and get us going. Either way, this is another aspect about adjustment. Lots of adjusting going on this week. Stay flexible. 

This is also the day of this week's biggest aspect, our first of TWO - Full Moons in Aquarius. This one conjuncting the 'world starts up again' degree from the Winter Solstice where Jupiter met Saturn (post HERE). Expect a BIG post this week.


And re-reading the Jupiter/Saturn post is really making me KNOW I need to find time (have been so damn tired these last few weeks, sorry) to write some more big picture posts - enough of the dailies that turn back into pumpkins at midnight!

SATURDAY - Mercury @ 22 degrees Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces (retrograde)


So now our words/ideas/conversations, maybe attuned to a home/family situation or our natal Cancer house theme - are REVIVING AN OLD DREAM. Or maybe we are enjoying our memories/talking to ghosts/our ancestors. The Moon in Aquarius is going to be detached and dealing with challenges today from Uranus and Mars, so tension/frustration might take some of the shine off this one.


SUNDAY - Mercury @ 25 degrees Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn (retrograde)


Mercury - words, conversations, ideas, for some this might be a sibling or transportation or tech issue - sets off a power struggle. Maybe a reality check. There could be manipulative language. Obsessive thinking. Jealousy. Maybe a 'home vs work in the world' emotionally fired-up conversation. We will kind of be feeling what is being said AND also the shadow of the words that are being said. Keep in mind oppositions also bring results/culminations. Maybe a conversation is OVER. Pluto is retrograde, but Mercury is moving on, we won't be back here. The Moon in Pisces will make some nice aspects and take some of the edge off this one.


xo all


(once we get through the first couple days of August things will be much easier - hang in there)

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