Tucson, AZ: July 29, 2018
Welcome to the forecast! All times are PDT. Chart wheel courtesy Solar Fire v.9.
Last week was a dynamic and volatile week and whether you felt it internally, through your own messages to yourself, or externally, through heated exchanges with others, expect to continue to feel the rumbling this week. On Wednesday backwards moving Mars butts heads with nearly stationary Uranus and when both meet up this way it is very unpredictable: surprising events are the rule of the day because the meaning of both of these planets when they meet this way is to suddenly bring change to our lives. We all need to hit our own “refresh” button periodically. Those of you comfortable with a random “refresh” will likely feel better this week than those of you who’d rather control the exact time, place, and date of your “refresh”. So, in short, there is likely some provocation to change ahead.
Monday 7/30–Tuesday 7/31: The moon is in sensitive, intuitive, dreamy and artistic Pisces both days. On Monday the moon makes a nice angle to Jupiter in Scorpio: emotions feel safer, kinder even if they’re deep (Scorpio); get into a comfy conversation with a trusted friend, dialogue with your spirit guides or dig out those pastels and get creative, it’s a good day/night for all: process what’s been happening. You’ll have to wait till Saturday to get an evening that feels this benign. Tuesday sees much of the same, though in afternoon you may get pulled out of yourself to deal with someone or something else when the moon opposes Venus (relationships, what your care about) in Virgo (busy and detail oriented).
Wednesday 8/1 is the big day of the week when Mars in Aquarius (the sign of the rebel, the humanitarian, the mad genius) forms a perfect square as it moves backwards towards Uranus in Taurus (placid, conventional values) exact at 7:41p.m.: this energy has been within orb (a time-frame of influence) for the last 3 weeks, and as we approach Wednesday night it gets more intense as it perfects. There are often strong feelings to break free of something when these planets square. As a general rule, the more intolerably stuck you feel in a situation the more likely the chance of dramatic change. If you’ve been thinking and acting on bringing creative change to areas where you’ve been blocked, you may notice something far less dramatic. If you’ve been holding onto something that you need to finally release–a relationship, money, an unrealistic ideal–it’s a good time to finally allow it to go and grieve the loss. Ironically, both Neptune and Jupiter currently occupy the 2 signs of the zodiac associated with loss–Pisces and Scorpio–and they form a rare flowing trine this month, exact mid-August. For many of us, we’ll finally be able to release a lot of pent up loss and finally see it disappear (Neptune: because disappearance is also a loss sometimes, though in this case how reassuring to know our burdens can just vanish! Finally!)
The last time Mars and Uranus met up this way was last May 15–June 4: what happened then? The same challenging issue, feeling, thought, urge may resurface. What’s important now is to completely avoid loss of temper, carelessness, thoughtless action, sudden impulses to act: at other times, you might get away with it, but now and for the next few weeks that type of reaction to whatever is setting you off–either internally or externally–will have bigger repercussions. We may, less dramatically, feel ourselves internally releasing the need to utilize our personal will in some domain of our life; this, so we can make room for the new values/behaviors we’ll want and need for the changes and surprises ahead! Both Mars and Uranus have orbits larger than Earth, so they move slower relative to us and therefore the irritation they often bring–the demand to change now when we’d rather stay the same–sticks around for a while. Uranus, to make things more unpredictable, is actually slowly starting to come to a halt and turn retrograde on August 7; expect to feel the push to change through then.
Chiron in Aries can be thought of as the wounded warrior and it’s also been in a slow moving transiting square with Saturn. I see a lot of people getting in touch with wounds to self-esteem and releasing them this week. With the moon in Aries Wednesday and Thursday, practice confidence with your own authority as you negotiate these energies!
Friday 8/3–Sun 8/5: The moon moves into Taurus at 12:51 p.m. and it’s a bit bumpy: the moon in Taurus likes to relax and instead it bumps into the Uranus/Mars square, may be moody until 7:07 p.m. when the moon forms a nice soothing angle to Saturn and it’s a bit more grounding. Saturday and Sunday look great for hanging out with friends/family, socializing, gardening, being outdoors with those you love; Sunday night the moon moves into Gemini at 6:32 p.m. and you may stay up late chatting . Gemini loves to talk and make connections.
Final thoughts: 5 of the 10 planets are retrograde now; next week it will be 6. Now is the time to pay attention to your internal life and release thoughts/beliefs that don’t serve you; now is the time to reconnect with old friends and loved ones who support you. And it’s OK for you to show you appreciate them! And show them how you appreciate yourself. There is great, positive and effective energy ahead for business and communication, but it’s another 4 weeks out.
My channeled inspiration: This week I’m hearing loud and clear from my spirit peeps it’s time to creatively release. Even if you’ve been holding on to something for a very long time, you can release it easily this week and next; you can also ask to release things you don’t know you’re holding onto! Make it an intention.