Expansive Jupiter begins a 13-month stay in flamboyant Leo this week, firing up leadership, showmanship and much more. But sober Saturn’s direct station keeps things from getting too far out of hand. Several other events, including a potentially volatile Sun-Mars square, make for a dynamic week!
Stellium Peaks: Mars-Ceres-Vesta
Energy for personal abundance and selfless service, especially if you work in partnership, peaks today. Helping others can also boost your self-esteem. This opportunity comes courtesy of a Mars-Ceres-Vesta Stellium. These three Libran planets came into conjunction on 7/1, peak today, and separate on 8/2.
It’s a great time to upgrade or reinvent your committed partnerships with Uranus sextile Juno. Follow those intuitive flashes!
Jupiter enters Leo
Jupiter’s entry into Leo is one of 2014’s biggest astrological events. Our solar system’s largest gas giant projects its expansive energy into astrology’s most diverse sign.
What Leonine archetypes do you prefer: leadership and the performer’s spotlight? Children or being childlike? Speculation and risk-taking? Or just chillaxing? Whichever way you lean, your favorite Leonine flavors are available now thru mid-August of 2015. (Jupiter only changes signs about once per year.)
Yod Peaks: Juno-Saturn-Uranus
What adjustments are needed to improve the structure of your home life and committed relationships? Tune into your intuitive flashes for the what and how as Juno, Saturn and Uranus form a Yod. This “finger of God” aspect pattern started on 7/11, peaks today and ends on 7/20.
Intuitive flashes can guide you in your relationships, creativity and finances with Uranus quintile Venus. This is also a great time to take an unconventional approach in these areas. And with Venus in Gemini, creative writing gets a special boost.
If you experience wounding in your committed relationships, consider it a golden opportunity to shed some of that heavy energy that’s been weighing you down. Let this challenging manifestation of a Chiron-Juno square serve you by calling for Spirit to clear that negative energy once and for all! Doing your inner work can make it easier for you and your partner to achieve more consistent harmony in your relationship.
Venus transits Cancer today thru 8/12. This opens the door to greater family harmony, financial security, creative sensitivity and more.
Why depend solely on the circumscribed capabilities of your rational mind, when the infinitely deep wisdom of the universe is available through your intuition? While this is always true, accessing cosmic knowledge is made easier than usual by a flowing Mercury-Neptune trine.
Powerful urges in the areas of leadership, pioneering, sexuality and “fighting the good fight” can arise with the Sun square Mars. So can anger and rash impulsiveness, but focusing on a planet’s life-affirming qualities leaves it less energy to express its more challenging side. With the Sun in Cancer, plenty of energy is available for improving your family situation.
Saturn, retrograde since 3/2, turns direct today at 16°38′ Scorpio. New beginnings in maturity, discipline, time management, acting as the wise elder, and “plan the work/work the plan” productivity are supported.
Any sensitive natal points in your chart between 13° and 20° in the fixed signs – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius – will be receiving a potentially challenging conjunction, square or opposition from stationing Saturn, possibly for several months. If challenge arises in the life areas represented by these natal points, embodying the life-affirming Saturnian qualities in the prior paragraph can help you master the situation.
Mercury’s hard-aspect alignment with the multi-year Uranus-Pluto square creates a dynamic T-square starting today. Open yourself to new ways of thinking – or communicate your revolutionary message! – as this aspect pattern peaks on 7/23 and wraps up on 7/26.
With Mercury in Cancer, what changes would serve the highest good in the areas of family, security and nurturing?
Grand Trine: Mercury-Saturn-Chiron
Mercury is also the focal member of another significant aspect pattern that starts today. This harmonious Grand Trine, which also includes Saturn and Chiron, supports mental health, healing words and practical mentoring. This Grand Trine peaks on 7/25 and ends on 7/29.
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.
- 7/14, 3:23 pm – 10:42 pm (Pisces)
- 7/16, 8:58 pm – 7/17, 12:08 am (Aries)
- 7/18, 10:18 pm – 7/19, 4:44 am (Taurus)
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.