Here is your energy lookout for the week ahead. Like checking the weather to know how to dress, it makes good sense to check the planetary energy patterns to know how to plan your days. This forecast looks at the current transits of the planets in relation to society as a whole. Your own natal, or birth, chart is also impacted by the current transits, and your own experiences this week will also be affected by your own unique chart pattern. I am available for general readings by phone or text chat at LivePsyche or you can make arrangements for in-depth chart readings here.
The Moon in gentle, dreamy Pisces on Friday, July 2nd, is happily aspected by Venus in passionate Leo, making it a wonderful day for romantic interludes filled with sentimental fun. Even if you have no lover to share the day with, any activities that include friends or family will make fond memories. Be sure to bring your camera for those Kodak moments. This particular blending of planetary vibrations supports filming, photography and scrap booking, so get that shoebox of old photos and mementos out and turn them into a work of art you will treasure forever. Mercury in Cancer and Mars in Virgo have some minor energy going on between them, resulting in thoughts or conversations about having your physical or emotional needs met.
Saturday, July 3rd, is a day of restlessness, impatience and irritation. Doesn't sound too good, does it? Knowing the planets are affecting you and everyone around you in a stressful way actually helps you to navigate through emotional minefields and maintain a cool detachment. Taking things too personally or being confrontational today won't solve the bigger issues and may only start more small fires. This short term dynamic is due to the Moon in "I am" Aries joining the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction, which in turn activates the Jupiter/Pluto square and the Saturn/Uranus opposition. Yes, those squares and oppositions have been there all along, but today they stand front and center. The emotional Moon is also opposing rigid Saturn increasing your feelings of emotional suppression while a Sun/Mars sextile are encouraging you to take action, make a stand - do something, anything! A contra-parallel between the Moon and Chiron indicates a chance for a karmic significant emotional decision. You may walk away quietly from a situation today and return after things blow over, or you may come to a realization that you can't change a situation and the best thing to do is remove yourself permanently. Make your choice from a place of love, not anger or fear.
A line from the song, "Garden Party" comes to mind when I look at Sunday, July 4th."Seems you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself". The Sun and Mars are still hunky dory with each other and Mars and the Moon are friendly, too, encouraging you to follow up on your feelings with actions. The Moon and the Sun are having a bit of a squabble, so your actions may not make everyone happy. Oh, well-the Aries Moon will help you remember who comes first today. Jupiter and Uranus are parallel increasing the likelihood that you will receive some attention, achieve some success or fame or maybe you will just enjoy a feeling of finally breaking through some boundaries. What better way to celebrate Independence Day, than with your own declaration of independence?
Monday, July 5th, is a day that supports feelings of affection and good will among everyone. The Aries Moon is activating Venus, Saturn and Neptune, which strengthens bonds of love and moves people to deeper levels of commitment. You feel comfort and security from all your relationships now. A Venus/Moon parallel and a Mars/Chiron contra-parallel indicate that singles looking for love may find it if they take the initiative. Some mild influence from Mercury in shy Cancer semi-sextile Venus in bold Leo, makes flirting and talking to a possible partner easier now. You have the courage to speak but won't have to worry about coming on too strong with this tempering influence. The Sun/Mars harmony strengthens your self confidence and makes you more dynamic and appealing to others, so smile and make some new friends today.
The heavens are speaking to me in songs this week, and the song for Tuesday, July 6th, is "The Things We Do For Love". Venus in Leo has moved into an opposition with Neptune. You may be called upon to make a sacrifice of some kind for love or someone you love may be faced with making a sacrifice on your behalf. Relationships aren't always 50/50 and this transit may remind you of that. The Moon is contra-parallel to Pluto, which intensifies all emotions. If your emotions happen to be stirred by a relationship, then strong sexual overtones, obsession or jealousy are possible. Feelings of not being able to live without another are usually related to a Moon/Pluto aspect. Keep in mind that this is a one day passing transit and the feeling of dire emotional urgency will pass. With the Moon in fixed, nurturing, earthy Venus-ruled Taurus, it is highly likely that you will be determined to do what ever it takes to see that the needs of your loved ones are met.
Wednesday, July 7th,carries through on yesterday's theme of love. Today, Venus is the key planet, exchanging energy with Saturn, Mercury and Neptune. Both Saturn and Mercury are in harmony with Neptune and the graphic representation of this dynamic looks like a kite, with Venus holding the apex at the top of the kite. I think yesterday may have brought you to a point of emotional awareness surrounding a matter of the heart and today is the day where you focus all your attention on doing what needs to be done to keep things stable and secure. When I say matters of the heart, I am referring to anything you are invested in emotionally, not just friends, lovers or family.
The Moon is in mutable Gemini on Thursday, July 8th. This shifts things into the air realm of the intellect and your emotions will rise like many bubbles for observation and examination. The image I see in my mind is a stone being cut into many facets - all the facets are separate, yet still make up the whole. Today seems to have as many planetary aspects as a gem has facets! The Moon is amplified by Jupiter and Pluto which means bigger and more of everything, emotionally. Mercury is also activating Uranus today which brings sudden pulses of genius ideas or an increase in phone and email communication. You may find yourself extremely busy with calls, errands, meetings and may even have to travel a long distance at short notice now. Venus activates Uranus, indicating there may be a positive, sudden or unexpected change related to the matter of the heart I mentioned yesterday. And finally, Venus is contra-parallel Neptune, bringing grace, beauty and flow to the day, despite the hectic pace. All your actions and decisions are guided now by an open heart.
Cross-posted from Dunnea.net