Astrology for the Week of July 5th, 2021: Working Through the Rough Spots, Preparing for New Beginnings
The moon is waning towards the new moon in Cancer this week, but there is way more to this week's energy than just dark moon release and a fresh start in the realm of home, past, emotions, ancestors, and our sense of belonging.
For the first part of this week, Venus is following Mars' path from last week in Leo bumping through the Saturn-Uranus square, and we will still be feeling the fogginess of Mercury squaring Neptune. From midweek through Friday, its all about getting still and turning inward for the dark moon. The new moon is exact on Friday, but Mercury won't be joining the sun in Cancer until Sunday, and we are moving right into the beginning of a fresh new two year cycle on the 13th when Mars and Venus come together. This week the focus is on working out whatever is coming up now and also releasing. Next week we move forward again.
The new moon in Cancer is happening on Friday, and the Cancer vibes intensify Sunday as Mercury (finally) leaves Gemini, its own sign and the sign of its most recent retrograde, to join the sun in Cancer.
Mercury is lagging behind the sun now because of its recent retrograde from May 29th through June 22nd, but Mars and Venus have moved ahead and are already in Leo.
While Gemini was the sign of both Mercury retrograde and the new moon eclipse in June, as the personal planets and the sun move through the end degrees of Cancer, they all one by one oppose Pluto retrograde (lessons in power), and as they then move through Leo, they all will one by one oppose Saturn retrograde and then square Uranus in Taurus, giving us additional information around whatever we are working out this year through the three Saturn-Uranus squares of 2021.
Last week, Mars was the one opposing Saturn retrograde and then squaring up to Uranus from Leo.
This week it's Venus, opposing Saturn on Tuesday the 6th, and then squaring Uranus on Thursday the 8th.
Also on the 6th, the third and final square from Mercury in Gemini to Neptune in Pisces is exact. This has been on since mid-May, and is linked to Mercury's retrograde in Gemini. The third out of a series of three squares is always the resolution of the issue. That means that by the end of the week once this has passed (and definitely once Mercury moves into Cancer on Sunday) we are really and truly done with this past retrograde and we will finally have all of the information. The way this retrograde of Mercury, the ruler of the mind, messages, and communication, unfolded, we have been getting layers of understanding ever since June 10th. This week, it all falls into place and we move forward.
The other thing to keep in mind is that Mars and Venus in Leo, now that they have both run the gauntlet through the Saturn-Uranus square, are setting up to come together next week on July 13th. This will mark the beginning of a new two year cycle between the planetary lovers, the divine feminine and divine masculine, from Leo, sign of creative self-expression, play, and romance. Leo is the sign ruled by the sun, the source, the light of consciousness, and symbolized by the lion, king of the jungle - this is a bold new beginning.
This is one of the main reasons that I am recommending that everyone wait until the 13th next week to set new moon intentions - to take advantage of the fresh energy as this brand new two year cycle begins.
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