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Mercury stations direct, Your Weekly Forecast 7/5 - 7/12

Mercury stations direct!

Whew! That Mercury retrograde cycle zipped right by. I definitely feel like this has been a powerful time for all of us to exercise vulnerability, compassion, empathy, and find more effective ways for self care. Honestly, with everything going on in the world I find myself often feeling at a loss for words. Not because I don’t care or have anything to say, but because so much of how I have felt for a long time is now in the collective dialog. I am glad we are having these hard conversations about race, culture, oppression, etc...but I also feel frustrated with the amount of years I have watched people stay willfully ignorant, that are now only saying things because they feel they have to. It makes me tired, and like I don’t have a lot to say. Maybe I will feel more inspired to say more later on at some point, for now I am allowing myself to learn, absorb, and be open to seeing where I can align myself in the future to be of better support to these movements.

This week Mercury retrograde in Cancer makes a hard aspect to Mars in Aries, asking us to work through communication dynamics in a more confrontational and direct way. We may experience tension on Wednesday, and we could find ourselves taking things personally. It is beneficial for us to work through wounds around perceptions of self within our relationship dynamics. By Friday we may be in a more positive place with ourselves and others when Venus makes a sextile to Chiron in Aries. 

Chiron joins the retrograde party on Saturday and will be retrograde until December 15th of this year. Mercury stations direct Sunday, leaving the retrograde party. It is important to remember that while Mercury is stationing direct, is is typically said that the day that a planet is changing motion, is the day that the most difficult energy can be experienced.

We may have a hard time with communication this week, but whatever obstacles we are facing are here to empower us to communicate more effectively who we are with others. Try not to take anything too personally, and find a way to assert your needs without over reacting.

Tarot Cards for the week:

The Fool, The Lovers, The Emperor, The Magician Justice, The Star, The Moon, 3 of Swords, 4 of Swords, 5 of Swords, Ace of Wands, 2 of Wands, 3 of Wands, King of Wands, Page of Wands, Knight of Wands, 7 of Cups, 8 of Cups, 9 of Cups, Queen of Cups.

Monday 7/5

Moon void of course conjunct Saturn RX in Capricorn 2:35 am

Moon enters Aquarius 3:08 am

Moon sextile Mars in Aries 12:37 pm

Moon inconjunct Mercury RX in Cancer 3:20 pm

Moon trine Venus in Gemini 5:22 pm

Moon sextile Chiron in Aries 8:26 pm

Moon void of course  square Uranus in Taurus 9:37 pm

With the Moon in Aquarius starting out the week, we could feel overly passionate about social justice issues, and desire a need to connect with like minded individuals who share our perspective. We could easily get into arguments or debates with others over differing beliefs today as well. With Mercury still retrograde in Cancer, we could take things personally in a way that may be over the top or dramatic. We benefit from working through triggers by learning that our way is not the only way, and that even if we feel self righteous with what we believe to be true, discernment and a healthy level of skepticism can prevent us from being blinded from seeing the bigger picture.

Tuesday 7/6

 Moon in Aquarius

Moon inconjunct Sun in Cancer 8:37 am

Our desire to make a difference in the world is emphasized today, and we may feel upset by obstacles that prevent us from making as big of an impact as we would like to make. If you are feeling stuck or stifled in your ability to influence change, try checking in on someone, or donating a little money to an organization doing something you believe in. Little actions go a long way, even if it sometimes feels like it's not enough. 

Wednesday 7/7

Mercury RX in Cancer square Mars in Aries 3:42 am

Moon enters Pisces 11:13 am

Moon trine Mercury RX in Cancer 10:35 pm

Mercury retrograde in Cancer makes a challenging aspect to Mars in Aries. This causes communication to be off, reactive, impulsive, and maybe hurtful. We could take things personally and be overly reactive or defensive if not careful. We may have to work on sharing how we feel in a more sensitive or vulnerable way. Vulnerability is not weakness. This is a “check yourself before you wreck yourself” type of transit. While on a personal level we may need to watch how we communicate with others, on a bigger scale, this energy may help empower us to fight for what we believe in. Sometimes the only way to obtain justice or peace is through conflict, something I am still learning and often helping others with. If we remain passive, silent, or indifferent in matters that are hurtful to us or others, we perpetuate cycles of abuse and misuse of power. It is positive for us to learn healthy ways to confront others when we are not feeling safe, respected, or honored. Having constructive conversations about how things make us feel helps empower us in our own lives, as well as helps others to know what our limits or boundaries are. Holding things in often results in a more explosive reaction, which often does more damage than good. Find ways to discuss your feelings in a direct, honest, and confrontational way that is still grounded. 

Thursday 7/8

 Moon in Pisces

Moon square Venus in Gemini 4:15 am

Moon sextile Uranus in Taurus 6:50 am

Moon trine Sun in Cancer 11:09 pm

With the Moon in Pisces we benefit from spiritual and creative work. Pisces energy connects us to the ethereal and “unreal” worlds. By unreal, I do not mean that the fantasy world is not real, but it is the energy that is “out of this world” and often regarded as intangible or unrealistic. This is the world where dreams and visions are concocted. We are able to envision something more idealistic. It is easier for us to tune in and drop out when the Moon is in Pisces, and our dreams may be extra powerful over the next two days. 

This is also a great energy for poets, artists, musicians, and anyone who enjoys tapping more into the creative waters of the mind and heart. We may find ourselves feeling inspired over the next couple days. 

Friday 7/9

Moon in Pisces

Moon conjunct Neptune RX in Pisces 3:57 am

Moon sextile Jupiter RX in Capricorn 7:47 am

Moon sextile Pluto RX in Capricorn 9:52 am