Hello and welcome to July and summer (in the northern hemisphere), 2021.
I am writing this on Saturday, July 3rd, from the beautiful mountains of southwest Colorado, and I am writing this, now, for a reason - we have some particularly bumpy astrology that started last week and goes through mid-July. It isn't just a pain though - it's important. It is giving us some additional information to help us grow as part of a larger phase that's happening for this entire year.
This began building last week, and "round one" began Thursday, July 1st, and goes right through the weekend. "Round two" overlaps that, coming on this weekend and extending through midweek next week, and "Round three" is on all next week.
All of this then shifts and we move forward out of this phase (and also out of the recent Mercury retrograde and eclipse season phase) with a series of three astrological events: the new moon in Cancer on Friday, July 9th, Mercury into Cancer on Sunday, July 11th, and then the Mars-Venus conjunction in Leo on Tuesday, July 13th.
The growing pains over last week and this week we are feeling are all tied into the big overarching energy of 2021 - the series of three squares between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. This series of three squares, exact February 17th, June 14th, and December 24th, are helping us work something out so that we can move forward into the new, and it is between innovation and tradition, security and freedom, past and future. It is also about finding new ways to feel a sense of security in our lives and experience life's pleasures, comforts, joys, and pleasures in day to day living.
2020 shook our collective foundation pretty hard. Now we are working out how to move forward - that's what the three squares between Saturn and Uranus this year are doing, and we've already had two out of three. Now we are on the road to resolution, which comes with the third meeting of these two on December 24th.
To get an idea of how this is playing for each of us personally in our own lives, we can look back to the first two squares on February 17th and June 14th, and see if we can notice a certain theme that events in our lives around those two dates had in common. This is the theme we will be working with on December 24th when we resolve this issue as well.
Until December 24th, we are working towards that resolution, working through the issue or issues that have come up for us around this. The astrology of last week and next week is helping us with that.
That is because Mars and Venus are moving through Leo right now, which means they are one by one opposing Saturn (retrograde) in Aquarius and then squaring up to Uranus in Taurus.
Mars was last week, making its opposition to Saturn on July 1st and then its square to Uranus today, July 3rd. Mars is the initiator and warrior, the leader, the one who wants to move. But running into tangles with Saturn and Uranus has us feeling frustrated with restriction as we feel impulsive and restless with the urge to break free of what is binding us.
Venus moves through the cross-hairs of the Saturn-Uranus square next week, making the opposition to Saturn on July 6th and square to Uranus on July 8th. Venus is relationships and resources, love and money, and our self-worth, so as she runs the Saturn-Uranus gauntlet next week, we can expect to have our self-worth poked at through these areas of our lives, and again, it will be coming through this energetic impasse between the past and future, tradition and innovation, and how we are being asked to come up with new ways of feeling secure and comfortable in life. It will be a new layer of information around the same issue of wanting to break free but feeling held back or shut down somehow.
Overlapping that is Mercury in Gemini squaring Neptune, exact on July 5th, but building even now. This only confuses the issue - all of the issues! Mercury is the mind, thinking, messages, and communication, and Neptune rules hidden realms, the dreamworld, and the spiritual and subconscious. Neptune in challenging aspect (square) can create confusion, like a fog. This is the third of these squares in a series of three, so this one is resolution. This began May 22nd, right before Mercury stationed retrograde on May 29th, so this is like a continuation of the Mercury retrograde from May 29th to June 10th that also tied into the new moon eclipse in Gemini on June 10th. It's almost like we had the new moon eclipse but have been on hold for moving forward the past couple of weeks. It just hasn't been time to truly move forward yet, and for good reason - we are still in the process of getting all of the information - things are still unfolding.
This all has been a process happening layer by layer by layer, one bit at a time.
But we are reaching a significant shift point, and soon.
As I mentioned before, we will be moving out of this phase, which is tying together the recent eclipse season/Mercury retrograde and the three Saturn-Uranus squares that spanning this entire year.
These two weeks of Mars and Venus in Leo running the Saturn-Uranus gauntlet are giving us valuable information for reaching resolution in December with whatever the specific issue Saturn and Uranus at cross-purposes is presenting in our lives. Mars is the divine masculine energy, and our leadership, passion, motivation, and assertion, and Venus is the divine feminine energy, our self-worth, resources and relationships, and the law of attraction. Each planet as it moves through these aspects with Saturn and Uranus is giving us its own perspective on the issue at hand.
Then on July 13th, Venus and Mars will come together in a conjunction in Leo to begin a brand new two year cycle. Being the divine feminine and divine masculine, respectively, they are helping us begin a fresh cycle of creation, and they are doing so after gathering pertinent information via their oppositions to Saturn and squares to Uranus over the weeks leading up to this. (July 13th is actually a perfect day to set new moon intentions that take advantage of this Mars-Venus conjunction!)
Keep in mind that this is just another layer of moving through the larger dynamic at play via this square between Saturn and Uranus over 2021.
The Sun and Mercury will be arriving in Leo in late July and each making their own opposition to Saturn and square to Uranus, adding the layers of information from the perspective of conscious focus and mind and thinking, respectively.
Then, in the fall, all four will be doing this again, only reversed, as they transit Scorpio, all making squares to Saturn and oppositions to Uranus, giving us yet another perspective on the issue before we reach the final Saturn-Uranus square on December 24th.
The first two of three Saturn-Uranus squares occurred on February 17th and June 14th, and the final one will be December 24th. What occurred in your life on February 17th and June 14th - what is the common thread?
Mars opposed Saturn on July 1st and is squaring Uranus today, July 3rd - what has come up midweek through this weekend and where are you feeling like you want to move forward but are restricted? Where do you feel held back, and where do you want to break free? How is this dynamic energetic impasse helping you innovate and break through? What new layer of this issue has come to your attention over this past week?
Venus will oppose Saturn on July 6th and square Uranus on July 8th, as the final Mercury-Neptune square subsides and the dust settles and fog clears, and this will be leading us into the new beginnings and energetic shifts on deck for July 9th through 13th.
More valuable information is coming over the next week. The best way to be able to tune into this is to stay grounded and centered in your life and in your body as these energies swirl and intersect around us. Many times the astrological energies come through us or to us through people and situations in our lives. The more we aware we are of the energy dynamics at play, the more we can consciously work with them in our lives, to create our desired experience of life.
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