by Heather Roan Robbins
The gift of Leo is to know “I am the center of the universe, and so are you “. The shadow of Leo tells us “I am the center of the universe, and you are not” With the Sun and Mars now conjunct in Leo it helps to look at the lion for advice. the lion encourages us to bask lazily in the sunshine and generously share tidbits with our family and beloveds. But when we get excited, that lionlike energy encourages us to think fast and launch into action with verve and panache. Creative events can shine with unusual leonine electricity, but this same dramatic grandeur can fuel a forest fire or power international incident, and leave us scorched.
The weekend begins under an amiable Libra Moon conjunct Jupiter, we can use the open heartedness of this conjunction to help us connect and organize, or just have fun at a county fair. The Libra Moon encourages friendliness, but can also leave most of us conflict-avoidant, just while that sun-Mars conjunction feeds those of a naturally bombastic nature. Deal with that attitude directly rather than let them create a manipulative scene with emotional or political blackmail.
The Moon enters contrary Scorpio Saturday night through Monday and we may get twitchy unless we get time alone or to concentrate on our own projects. We may need to reach into our most eccentric social graces to get through a tricky interpersonal patch set off by a clash of needs or as some old issue dances on our scars as Venus sex tiles Uranus and squares Chiron.
Our feelings may deepen, and grow more self-protective after Venus enters Cancer on Monday. Tuesday throughThursday that Sagittarius Moon may leave us impatient with paperwork or routine, and encourages us to get outside and revel in the summer’s wild. Things heat up, and we may have to deal with fire hazards or watch some interplay catch fire when people speak their undiplomatic truth. But in most of our relationships, we can appeal to an honest easy camaraderie that helps us work together.
At some point this week, a long-term change we’ve been working towards, may be put on hold or slow down to be reviewed and refined as Uranus retrogrades, but do not give up hope. This is a blip; get back in there and do the work to make the plan more robust and refined, and press forward again early in 2018. Also, if electrical turbulence or unexpected events erupts, it will need a healthy and spontaneous response.
Friday, July 28: A bountiful moon-Jupiter conjunction can put us in an optimistic or generous mood this morning, or add overflowing abundance to any emotion. But the edges sharpen closer to dinner time, we can feel sensitive, and a bitter-sweetness, as the Moon squares Pluto; our minds can perseverate around a recent loss, or try to second-guess a recent decision. Work around minor disappointments, then look up to find that moon-Jupiter conjunction in the night sky and let it pour into the heart and restore gratitude.
Moon conjunct Jupiter 4:34 PM, Moon square Pluto 6:37 PM.
Saturday, July 29: The forecast is friendly and restless as the Moon opposes Uranus. It furthers to break routine and go exploring. If we have trouble deciding, it helps to take a step outside the box and explore fresh alternatives. The mood grows darker, cranky, willful, musky, and real as the Moon enters Scorpio tonight.
Moon sextile Saturn 2:26 AM, Moon trine Venus 2:24 PM, Moon opposed Uranus 3:29 PM, Moon enters Scorpio 6:22 PM.
Sunday, July 30: Feelings churn deeply underneath a pleasant surface. We can channel an otherwise uncomfortable focus into meditation or projects, or have the guts to process deep and difficult stuff to deal with impatient squalls of emotions. Stubborn pride can interfere with movement, but our heart is ready to shift as Venus squares Chiron and sextiles Uranus.
Venus square Chiron 1:45 AM, Venus sextile Uranus 2:03 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 3:20 AM, Moon square Mars 7:02 AM, Moon semi-square Saturn 7:31 AM, Moon square Venus 9:23 AM, Moon trine Neptune 9:29 PM.
Monday, July 31: Get organized and plan the week, catch up on old unfinished business now, as communication gets fuzzy in the weeks ahead. Put out fires, deal with emergencies or unexpected friction or change. But keep emotional demands on others light: we can sting if we feel pressed by unnecessary demands.
Moon sextile Pluto 5:10 AM, Venus enters cancer 8:53 AM.
Tuesday, August 1: Feel that desire to change scenes, travel, connect with people far away or in the wilds as the Moon enters spontaneous Sagittarius. We can be unconsciously calloused about another’s feelings in the name of honesty, but don’t take it personally. Speak up about what bothers, put in two cents on the world stage.
Moon trine Chiron 2:54 AM, Moon enters Sagittarius 6:01 AM, Moon square Mercury 7:59 PM, Moon trine Mars 10:29 PM.
Wednesday, August 2: Move the body, the mind of the furniture. Shift opinions. The energy can be can edge on the chaotic, as swirls ends and swirls and stops and starts, some changes be were counting on may need to be may need refinement before they proceed. Think surfing or redrafting, be as flexible and adaptable as possible while still holding on to short-term and long-term goals. Tonight, calls us to dynamic sanity, alive maturity as Uranus retrogrades and that Sagittarius Moon conjuncts Saturn after midnight.
Moon trine Sun 2:44 AM, Moon square Neptune 9:43 AM, Moon sextile Jupiter 4:54 PM, Uranus retrograde 10:30 PM.
Thursday, August 3: Implement ideas and changes, Long-terms plans may be put on hold or otherwise deferred, but short -term changes need to be implemented now. Let’s follow through on what we’ve been thinking about or longing to do, but put off: life is too short. Evening, as the Moon enters Capricorn, we can take ourselves too seriously, but have access to competence if we choose to kick it into gear.
Moon conjunct Saturn 1:36 AM, Moon trine Uranus 3:38 PM, Moon enters Capricorn 6:36 PM.
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