June 30-July 6 2014 Astrology Forecast: Mercury Direct & Aspect Patterns!

mercury direct u-turn with kite JPGMercury turns direct this week, clearing the way for new projects and major purchases. But the week is dominated by a fascinating variety of aspect patterns!

These include a healing Grand Trine/Kite, a revolutionary T-square, and asteroid goddess formations that energize different aspects of the feminine. Make the most of this week’s opportunities!

6/30 (Mon)

There might be confusion in committed relationships with Neptune square Juno. But this aspect can also empower deep soul-blending with those you’re close to.

7/1 (Tue)

Mercury Direct

Mercury turns direct today at 8:50 AM (24°22′ Gemini). You are now greenlighted for major new beginnings and significant purchases that you were delaying while Mercury was retrograde.

This is also a great time to take action on the themes of the two signs in which Mercury was retrograde: learning and communication (Gemini) and family, nurturing and healing (Cancer). You may have some clear ideas in these areas if you reflected on them while Mercury was retrograde.

Grand Trine & Kite

Healing and nurturing energy flows smoothly and easily, thanks to a Grand Trine that includes the Sun, Saturn and Chiron. With the Sun in Cancer, the energy of this equilateral triangle formation can be directed into family, or to those who feel like family.

But there’s more to this Grand Trine: the addition of Pallas Athena makes it a Kite. Grand Trines connect easily but can be taken for granted. Pallas Athena creates a focal point for this aspect pattern’s energies. Embodying Pallas Athena’s powers of feminine assertiveness and strategic planning can help you milk this opportunity for all it’s worth!

This Grand Trine and Kite both start today, peak on 7/9 and ends on 7/17.

Revolutionary transformation is stimulated as the Sun fires up the multi-year Uranus-Pluto square. This Sun-Uranus-Pluto T-square starts today, peaks on 7/6 and ends on 7/12. With the Sun in Cancer, positive transformation is energized in the areas of family, nurturing and security.

New energy is available for personal abundance and selfless service throughout July, especially if you work in partnership. Helping others can also boost your self-esteem. This opportunity comes courtesy of a Mars-Ceres-Vesta Stellium. These three Libran planets are huddled together starting today, peak on 7/14, and separate on 8/2.

7/2 (Wed)

Ladies, do you feel wounded in your ability to project feminine assertiveness? Stymied in your ability to communicate who and what you are as a woman?

Healing is available in these areas thanks to a Venus-Pallas Athena-Chiron T-square. (Although the healing may be catalyzed by having the issue triggered.) This T-square begins today, peaks on 7/7 and ends on 7/13.

7/3 (Thu)

With Venus quincunx Pluto, what adjustments and transformations would help your relationships, creativity and finances? With Venus in Gemini, you can give communication within relationships and creative writing a special focus.

7/4 (Fri)

On the USA’s Independence Day, we have an aspect that might generate some fireworks of its own! Some people can become domineering and controlling with the Sun opposing Pluto. Better uses of this energy include voluntarily releasing whatever doesn’t serve you, and opening to the vastly expanded power available to those who surrender to divine integration. With the Sun in Cancer, positive family transformations are supported.

7/5 (Sat)

Juno and Pallas Athena are asteroid goddesses of radically different orientation. Regal Juno focuses on domestic stability and the mysteries of sexuality. Pallas Athena is more of a tomboy and a master of strategic cunning.

Today Juno and Pallas Athena begin a T-square with the wounded healer Chiron. If you recognize aspects of Juno and Pallas Athena in yourself, this is a time when these very different urges may come into conflict. But, used skillfully, this challenge can help you positively embody both of these goddesses’ talents.

This Juno-Pallas Athena-Chiron T-square begins today, peaks on 7/21 and ends on 7/29.

7/6 (Sun)

The Sun-Uranus-Pluto T-square that began on 7/1 peaks today and ends on 7/12.

Void-of-Course Moons

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.

  • 7/1, 6:01 am – 5:25 pm (Virgo)
  • 7/4, 12:22 am – 5:44 am (Libra)
  • 7/6, 11:31 am – 3:35 pm (Scorpio)

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’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 several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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