Mars’ conjunction to Jupiter and opposition to Pluto create both opportunity and challenge, while an Aquarius Full Moon shines forth nonconformity and genius.
The Sun enters Leo, a Venusian Kite energizes the “Grand Trine of Manifestation,” and a Venus-Jupiter sextile supports relationship flow.
Unto itself, a Mars-Jupiter conjunction radiates assertiveness, initiation, sexuality and warriorship. Occurring in Cancer, it’s a potent time for new beginnings relating to family, nurturing and security.
Mars and Jupiter are also part of Grand Trines with Saturn and Neptune that peaked last week. I’ve already written extensively about the off-the-charts Law of Attraction possibilities of these aspect patterns. These energies can also be used to bring about the conscious marriage of Heaven (Neptune) and Earth (Saturn).
July’s Full Moon shines forth at 2:15 pm (0°5′ Aquarius). Examine how “full-filled” you are with your uniqueness, nonconformity, genius and humanitarian activities. Have you learned to trust your intuitive flashes yet?
This Aquarian Full Moon has an unusual set of aspects. A moderately strong T-Square between the Sun, Moon and Saturn suggests that a lot can be accomplished if you’re willing to persevere through adversity.
Next up is a tight Yod, with Venus and Pallas Athena pointing to the Moon. This suggests that the integration of assertiveness and discrimination into your feminine nature could lead to a new and exciting breakthrough!
Breakthrough energy is also suggested by a tight quintile between the Moon and Uranus. Uranus and Aquarius carry the same meaning, reinforcing all the Aquarian keywords in the first paragraph of this Full Moon interpretation.
This Full Moon’s Sabian Symbol is “An old adobe mission in California,” an example of a long-enduring spiritual structure. This can be seen as an earthly metaphor for the immortal consciousness which is your true identity. What you truly are will endure longer than any church, any earthly structure, or even the Earth itself. May you awaken to it soon if you haven’t already!
Other Monday Events
Venus transits Virgo today through 8/16. This makes it easier to bring enhanced refinement, discrimination and service to your relationships, finances and creative expression.
The Sun enters Leo, the sign it rules, today. Leo has more different meanings than any other sign. The archetypes that could be enhanced for the next month include the king or queen, the performer in the spotlight, children, your inner child, the risk-taker, and the vacationer. Enjoy the variety!
Venus initiates a Kite aspect pattern with Neptune, Saturn and Jupiter today. These three planets form the “Grand Trine of Manifestation” that I’ve written so much about in recent weeks. As Venus forms a temporary focal point for the Grand Trine, the things she represents becomes easier to manifest. Are you ready to take your relationships, finances and creativity to the next level?
This Kite peaks on 7/24 and wraps up on 7/29, while the “Grand Trine of Manifestation” continues through 8/16.
Venus opposes Neptune and sextiles Saturn today. This brings the Kite aspect pattern discussed on 7/24 to its peak.
Unto themselves, these two aspects can help increase your awareness that you are actually divine consciousness inhabiting physical form. They can also fuel creative inspiration and provide the discipline to manifest it into the physical world.
Following Venus’ example, the Leonine Sun also aspects both Neptune and Saturn today. However, its connections don’t form a major aspect pattern.
The Sun’s quincunx to Neptune suggests that an adjustment on your part could boost your divine consciousness or divinely inspired creativity. The Sun-Saturn square can bring obstacles to light, but can also help provide the discipline, maturity and persistence to overcome them.
On the challenging side, a volatile Mars-Pluto opposition can result in heated conflict or even violence. With Mars in Cancer, this could take place within the family.
Take this challenging aspect to the high side instead with mutually enriching sex, powerful new initiatives, or striving for a worthy cause. Better yet, surrender your ego to divine power (Pluto) and let your actions (Mars) be guided by your inner wisdom!
You can breathe easier as the two classic benefics, Venus and Jupiter, form a harmonious sextile. This aspect can bring a little extra luck to relationships, creativity and finances. This can be especially true if you honor Venus’ Virgoan placement by attending to the important details required in these areas.
It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.
7/22, 11:57 am – 2:08 pm (Aquarius)
7/23, 10:01 am – 7/24, 2:24 pm (Pisces)
7/25, 2:44 pm – 7/26, 5:31 pm (Aries)
7/27, 10:20 pm – 7/29, 12:44 am (Taurus)
Whatever your Sun Sign, AstroShaman’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.
All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least a week before and after.
Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you’ll be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart. Discover how these transits will personally affect you by booking a session with me.
Check back around the 1st and 15th for updated forecasts.