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July 13 to 19, 2014


 

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This week's Moon phase
Planets in signs and in aspect
Retrogrades
This week's astrology calendar
Timing with the Moon
Romance & Relationship Report
Daily Trends


A Last Quarter Moon occurs on Friday, July 18th, 2014, at 10:08 PM EDT.

On Friday night, the Last Quarter Moon is exact, when the Sun in Cancer squares the Moon in Aries. The Last Quarter Moon phase points to some sort of crisis of consciousness. After basking in the awareness symbolized by the full light of the Moon at the time of last week's Full Moon, we disperse our knowledge and come to a point when we need to sort out what works for us--and what doesn't--in preparation for next week's New Moon, when something new is born once again. This is not the best time to start a major project, as the decreasing light of the Moon symbolizes a descent into unconsciousness. It's time to begin finishing up the details of that which was conceived at the last New Moon on June 27th. What revelations did you have last week? What did they mean for you? What can be done now?

This phase of the Moon occurs at 26 degrees and 21 minutes of Aries square the Sun at 26 degrees and 21 minutes of Cancer, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 24 to 28 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) most significantly.

Moon phase cycle: Bigger picture:
Jun 27, 2014     4:08 AM  Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)
Jul  5, 2014     7:59 AM   Sun Square Moon (First Quarter Moon)
Jul 12, 2014     7:25 AM  Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon)
Jul 18, 2014    10:08 PM  Sun Square Moon (Last Quarter Moon)
Jul 26, 2014     6:42 PM  Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)

(Times are Eastern)


The Sun is in Cancer; Mercury is in Cancer; Venus is in Gemini until July 18th, when it enters Cancer; Mars is in Libra.

The Sun is in Cancer from June 21-July 22. We are self-protective and insular under this influence. Our attention turns to our nest--our families, homes, and anything that makes us feel "at home", safe, and secure. Nurturing and taking care of our loved ones and our pet projects comes into focus. Emotions run deep. We are more susceptible to the ups and downs of the Moon while the Sun is in Cancer.

Mercury is in Cancer from July 13-31. When Mercury is in Cancer, we move from the desire for quantity to the need for quality in terms of the information we are attracted to. We think, speak, and take in information on a deeper, more instinctive level now. We have less interest in what is universal, and more interest in what affects us personally and what affects the people around us. Our thoughts are colored by our emotions, so it is more challenging to be objective.

Venus is in Gemini June 23-July 18. In Gemini, we have a finger in every pie. Curiosity motivates us on romantic and social levels. "Variety is the spice of life" is the attitude now. We are sociable, communicative, and interested. We can be animated and fun but may also keep our distance on an emotional level. Attractions now may begin with words, as we tend to bond more readily on a mental level with Venus in Gemini. The shadow side of Gemini is fickleness.

Venus is in Cancer July 18-August 12. In Cancer, Venus is nurturing, protective and self-protective, cautious, and fertile. We experience many emotional ups and downs in love under this influence due to increased sensitivity and impressionability. We are tender, romantic, and attached. Cancer love is dedicated, warm, and devoted. We show our love through our devotion, care, and concern. We are affectionate and cuddly, and are at our best when we feel safe and secure. 

Mars is in Libra from December 7, 2013-July 25, 2014. We tend to use our charm as a means to an end under the influence of this cycle. Because we can see many different sides to an issue, we can be vacillating and indecisive about how to act. We don't want to be the "bad guy", and rarely resort to force. Instead, we attempt to win arguments with style. We are indirect in approach and inclined towards engaging in mental debates, yet we also attempt to make the opposition comfortable! Passive-aggressiveness is the shadow side of this energy.

Saturn entered Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and will transit the sign until 2015. Read about Saturn's transit through Scorpio here.

Jupiter enters Leo this week, on July 16th, where it will transit until August 11th, 2015. Read about Jupiter's transit through Leo here.

Uranus entered Aries on March 11th, 2011. The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong with Uranus in Aries.

 

Mercury is Retrograde in the signs of Cancer and Gemini from June 7-July 1, 2014.
Mercury is no longer retrograde - Mercury is in its shadow phase until July 15th.

22 May 2014 11:47 pm 24 Gemini 23' Mercury Enters Rx Zone
07 Jun 2014 07:52 am 03 Cancer 10'Rx Mercury Stationary Retrograde
01 Jul 2014 08:45 am 24 Gemini 23' Mercury Stationary Direct
15 Jul 2014 11:26 pm 03 Cancer 10' Mercury Leaves Rx Zone

Times are Eastern

Mercury is retrograde from June 7-July 1, 2014. Mercury's shadow period begins May 22nd and ends July 15th, 2014. Note that the shadow period begins before Mercury turns retrograde, when Mercury first passes over the degree that Mercury later returns to in retrograde motion. The shadow period ends when Mercury again passes over the degree at which it first turned retrograde. The shadow period is different than Mercury's storm period in astrology, which refers to the period when Mercury is moving very slowly.

As the planet of communication, Mercury retrograde tends to breed a certain level of confusion. Mercury rules our "lower" mind--how we perceive and interpret information that we receive from our environment, and how we relay that information to others. Mercury has rulership over such things as speaking, negotiating, buying and selling, listening, formal contracts, documents, travel, the mail and shipping, and so forth. All of these areas of life are affected when Mercury is functioning in a sluggish state. Decision-making is challenged during Mercury retrograde. Needless to say, it is not advised to sign contracts, engage in important decision-making, or launch a new business. Delays and challenges are more probable with Mercury retrograde. It's a time when being careless with money, our personal information, or paperwork can be costly.

There is a positive side to Mercury Retrograde. This period is best used for re-organizing and reflecting. We look at the world a little differently--through different filters--and can come up with some very important inner revelations. It may be difficult to communicate them under this influence, but not everything needs to be rationalized.

It is important to note that there is absolutely no reason to suspend projects or anything of the sort during the Mercury Retrograde cycle. It's not an ideal time to start new ones or to sign contracts, simply because a change of mind is very possible once Mercury turns direct. However, it's a fabulous time to do some "outside of the box" thinking. Acting on our ideas, however, might be best left for a Mercury Direct period.

Pay close attention to what you say and communicate in general, particularly around the days of Mercury's stations (June 7th and July 1st), as well as around retrograde Mercury's conjunction to the Sun on June 19th (exactly midway between the start and end of the retro period). If you are itching to make a point with someone, especially, or if you are planning on "signing on the dotted line", try to hold off. It is likely that you will have a change of mind once the station passes, and you can do some damage in the meantime. When a planet stations, its energies are very strong in our lives. When Mercury stations, communications have more impact, so that negative ones could have long-term implications at this time. However, if you are very clear within yourself and about what you are communicating, this can be a positive thing. Read more about Mercury retrograde.

Mercury Retrograde

With Mercury retrograde in Cancer and Gemini: While Mercury is retrograde in Cancer from June 7-17, it's an excellent period for getting in touch with what nurtures us and feeds our spirits. Emotional communication is not as valued as more rational approaches in our society, and now is the time to explore our more intimate, sympathetic, and emotional nature and how these affect our decision-making processes. Thoughts of the past can be especially prominent during this period. We might think of past events in new ways. While Mercury is retrograde in Gemini from June 17-July 1, we might look at past decisions and ideas from a new, possibly enlightened perspective. Retrograde Mercury aligns with the Sun on the 19th late in the sign of Gemini, bringing illumination to our thoughts. It's a favorable time for processing recent events and ideas, and for beginning to look at problems or issues from a new perspective and with a new understanding. Significant new ideas can be birthed at this time.


Mars is Retrograde in the sign of Libra from March 1 to May 19, 2014 - Mars has turned direct - Mars is in its shadow phase.

26 Dec 2013 00:44 am 09 Libra 02' Mars Enters Rx Zone
01 Mar 2014 11:25 am 27 Libra 32'Rx Mars Stationary Retrograde
19 May 2014 09:28 pm 09 Libra 02' Mars Stationary Direct
21 Jul 2014 02:47 am 27 Libra 32' Mars Leaves Rx Zone

 

Details: 01 Mar 2014 11:25 am EST at 27 Libra 32'Rx to 19 May 2014 09:28 pm EDT at 09 Libra 02'

Mars is in its shadow December 26th, 2013; and then until July 21st, 2014.

Times are Eastern

Mars was retrograde in the sign of Libra until May 19th when Mars turned direct. Take it easy on the day of, and days surrounding, Mars' station (18-20) and then ease back into action slowly but surely. This week, Mars is still in its retrograde hangover and will be until July 21st. Read more about this Mars Retrograde period.


Romance & Relationships

Venus is in Gemini from June 23-July 18. In Gemini, Venus is communicative, sociable but emotionally aloof, insatiably curious, and a little bit flighty. Fickleness with our affections is a strong possibility, but the desire for a meeting of minds is strong and the urge to socialize dominates. Some detachment from our emotions is likely, which may be a breath of fresh air for some. The lines of communication open, although we may only scratch the surface of things. Under this influence, love is playful and lighthearted. Fickleness is the shadow side of Venus in Gemini.

Venus is in Cancer from July 18-August 12. We treat lovers with sympathy and tenderness, providing the emotional nurturing that they need. We tend to "play it safe" when it comes to relationships. Love and devotion is most important to us, and provides us with a sense of inner security. We seek a deep love in which we can merge souls and personalities with our lover. We are quite devoted to our partners, and we seek such devotion in return. However, we could also become possessive, manipulative, and stifling. Familiarity is more important to us now. Our fear of rejection is overdeveloped, and we offer our hearts cautiously as a result. We pay more attention to our lovers' feelings than their words. We feel threatened if a lover acts in an impersonal, overly independent, or detached manner. Safe and solid relationships are more appealing. Romantic and emotional hurts are very hard to forget. In Cancer, Venus is nurturing, protective and self-protective, cautious, and fertile. We experience many emotional ups and downs in love under this influence due to increased sensitivity and impressionability. We are tender, romantic, and attached. Cancer love is dedicated, warm, and devoted. We show our love through our devotion, care, and concern. We are affectionate and cuddly, and are at our best when we feel safe and secure.
 

This week: On Sunday the 13th, Venus trines Mars, bringing easy, pleasantly spicy energy to relationships. It's also a good time to approach, flirt with, or otherwise get close to someone you like. We are fertile, creative, and playful. Occurring in Air signs, a lot of this can happen with words. On Saturday, the 19th, restrictions, distance, and insecurity can be at play in our interactions.

Venus, the Goddess of Love: Highlights in the Coming Week:

Venus in Gemini June 23-July 18. Saying (or writing) it with style comes natural now. A yen for variety is a hallmark of this phase, and this especially applies to romantic experience and artistic tastes. (The latter tends to focus on literature in general and poetry in particular.) A sociable, congenial, slightly frivolous orientation sets in.
Venus in Cancer July 18-August 12. Mothering (or being mothered), sympathy, a yearning to put down roots, and a fondness for things that have stood the test of time - these are some of the hallmarks of the phase that now begins in your life. Romantic and social experiences, as well as artistic tastes, will show evidence of these factors.
Venus parallel Sun July 10-11. A strong desire for harmony and comfort fill us now. We may be moved to express our affections.
Venus trine Mars July 12-13. Sexual attraction, romantic activities, and fertility are favored. This is one of the best times to enhance a relationship. Excellent time for starting a new relationship, all things equal.
Venus sesquiquadrate Saturn July 19. Feelings of isolation, of not getting what we really want, and of not being loved the way we want to be loved can get in the way of pleasant relations with our partners.
 


The Moon & Timing

The Void of Course Moon is the period of time after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters a new sign. During Void of Course Moon periods, it is generally wise to stick to routine rather than to begin new projects. The last aspect the Moon makes before changing signs is indicated here, and is indicative of the "outcome" of the matter (whether that is a new project begun before the void period, or the answer to a question in Horary Astrology). Void of Course in Horary Astrology: If you were asking a question and making a chart for the answer, as you do in Horary astrology, it is said that since the Moon is not looking forward to any more aspects in this sign, you would have to say that the answer is not forthcoming; any questions asked at this time would not come to pass. The Moon being Void is one of the Strictures against Judgment in Horary Astrology. 
 

The Void-of-Course Moon this Week:

Void-of-course Moon on Monday, July 14th, from 3:24 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a trine to Venus), until the Moon enters Pisces at 10:41 PM EDT.

VOC Moon on Wednesday, July 16th, from 8:58 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a square to Venus), until the Moon enters Aries the next day, Thursday, July 17th, at 12:07 AM EDT.

VOC Moon on Friday, July 18th, from 10:19 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (an opposition to Mars), until the Moon enters Taurus the next day, Saturday, July 19th, at 4:43 AM EDT.

Void of Course Moon Table for July 2014:

Timing with the Moon - Better Periods this Week for Electing New Initiatives

The Moon is waning this week - a period that is generally considered unfavorable for new beginnings, with exceptions. (See Best Time to Start a Business for more details).

According to principles of timing with the Moon, there are no clear windows of opportunity occurring this week.

Planetary Stations & Sign Ingresses:

 
May 29th:     5:12 AM               Mercury enters Cancer
Jun  7th:     7:57 AM                Mercury Retrograde
Jun  9th:     3:50 PM                Neptune Retrograde
Jun 17th:     6:04 AM               Mercury Retrograde enters Gemini
Jun 20th:     8:45 AM                Chiron Retrograde
Jun 21st:     6:51 AM               Sun enters Cancer
Jun 23rd:     8:33 AM               Venus enters Gemini
Jul  1st:     8:50 AM                Mercury Direct
Jul 13th:    12:45 AM               Mercury enters Cancer
Jul 16th:     6:30 AM               Jupiter enters Leo
Jul 18th:     10:06 AM               Venus enters Cancer
Jul 20th:     4:36 PM                Saturn Direct
Jul 21st:     10:53 PM                Uranus Retrograde
Jul 22nd:     5:41 PM               Sun enters Leo
Jul 25th:     10:25 PM               Mars enters Scorpio
Jul 31st:     6:46 PM               Mercury enters Leo
Aug 12th:     3:24 AM               Venus enters Leo
Aug 15th:    12:44 PM               Mercury enters Virgo
Aug 23rd:    12:46 AM               Sun enters Virgo


See also: The Astrology of 2014 - Overview.

Note: Times given Eastern Time (ET).

This Week's Calendar

 

 

This Week's Aspects

 

Venus trine Mars. Romantic activity, sexual attraction, creative action and self-expression in business and the arts, active participation in social functions, and creative initiative are favored under this influence. It's easy to act upon our social and romantic needs successfully.

Sun sesquiquadrate Neptune. Our willpower is low as we stray from our goals and temporarily lose focus. It's difficult to formulate -- or stick to -- clear goals during this transit. Concentrating on artistic or spiritual pursuits is better than focusing on matters that require straightforward, factual thinking today. It can be difficult knowing where or how to direct our willpower under this influence. It's also a challenge knowing where we stand with others. Avoid such things as scheduling surgery, important appointments, job interviews, or launches of new projects at this time.

 Mercury sesquiquadrate Saturn. Red tape, re-doing tasks you thought you finished, problems getting from point A to point B, delays in communication, negative thinking, hyper-sensitivity and criticism.

Mercury trine Neptune. Imagination and intuition run high, and are involved in decisions made today. We are in the right place at the right time. We may easily sense the thoughts and feelings of others. We express ourselves with subtle flair. Favors photography, the arts, poetry, fiction, spirituality, advertising, and promotion.

Sun square Mars. We have "spring fever" no matter what the season. Driven by a restless desire to do something, without a well-defined goal we tend towards impulsive actions and get ourselves into needless arguments. Our reactions tend to be defensive or competitive. We are not very willing to compromise or negotiate. We are more inclined to injury and accident. Energy output can run high if we choose to focus.

Venus sesquiquadrate Saturn. There may be difficulties relating to others under this influence. People may be cool with their affections and emotionally distant. Avoid new financial undertakings, as they may prove to be "money pits" as time passes. There may be anxiety or troubles with regards to matters concerned with the feelings. Romantic disappointments, unrequited love, separations, and broken engagements are the more negative manifestations. We tend to lack social confidence at this time and adopt a shy, formal, or reserved social manner. This transit is best used for reflection.

 

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Note: Times given in the table/calendar above are Eastern Time (ET).

Daily Trends Calendar

See below for day-by-day forecasts and planets in signs.


What's In Store By the Stars - Daily Astrology Trends

(as featured on our site's main page and in our Daily Trends Calendar)

July 13
The Moon is in Aquarius all day, enlivening our social lives and stimulating us to consider ways to improve our world. Mercury enters Cancer shortly into the day, where it will transit until the last day of the month. When Mercury is in Cancer, we move from the desire for quantity to the need for quality in terms of the information we are attracted to. We think, speak, and take in information on a deeper, more instinctive level now. We have less interest in what is universal, and more interest in what affects us personally and what affects the people around us. Our thoughts are colored by our emotions, so it is more challenging to be objective. Venus trines Mars early in the day, and our timing is natural in our relationships, as well as in business and the arts. It's easy to act upon our social and romantic needs successfully. Today, we look for extra meaning and value in the work we do. There can be a stronger feeling of loyalty to the people we love, and it's a good time for strengthening our relationships.

July 14
The Moon is in Aquarius most of the day, until 10:41 PM EDT, when it enters Pisces. Some difficulties getting our message across can occur today with the Sun-Neptune and Mercury-Saturn hard aspects. There can be a tendency to either see things in an ideal light, as well as to take an overly pessimistic perspective, when the truth is somewhere in between the two extremes. Will power can be on the low side, and there may be the need to redo tasks, retrace our steps, and communicate in a more positive manner. By this evening, we should be feeling less touchy.

A void of course Moon occurs from 3:24 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a trine to Venus), until the Moon enters Pisces at 10:41 PM EDT.

July 15
The Moon transits Pisces all day, awakening our need to look within ourselves for guidance. Boundaries dissolve, and we are especially idealistic. This is especially so this morning when the Moon aligns with Piscean ruler, Neptune. We are easily touched, swayed, and seduced. We are inclined to sense things without relying upon rationale or logic. However, we may be a little impractical when handling business and domestic affairs. Even so, there is an ability to focus later in the day, and if we find our passion, we can be extremely dedicated and devoted.

July 16
Jupiter enters Leo today after spending over a year in the sign of Cancer. Jupiter will transit Leo until August, 2015, stimulating us to place more value on creativity, romance, and self-expression. We see opportunities to grow and succeed through creative self-expression, our own personalities, sharing our happiness and time with others, helping people, and improving ourselves. New avenues for exploring our talents can open up to us, or we might recognize a stronger need for recreation and entertainment, or romantic expression. We might begin to see opportunities to "play" and enjoy our lives more fully, or people come into our lives and introduce us to these channels. We could experience a boost of confidence that opens up doors that previously seemed closed to us in these regards. People who have given up on finding love, pursuing a dream, or developing a talent might now reconsider. The Moon is in dreamy, intuitive, and tolerant Pisces all day. There is a strong desire to communicate about our experiences, and quite a bit of pride in our intelligence, ideas, or observations with the Sun parallel Mercury today.

A void of course Moon occurs from 8:58 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a square to Venus), until the Moon enters Aries tomorrow, Thursday, July 17th, at 12:07 AM EDT.

July 17
Minutes into the day, the Moon enters Aries, and we can be more impulsive, rushing into things without reflection or forethought. We are anxious to start fresh. We are idealistic, strong, and affectionate, but there can also be quite a bit of self-interest now. We may pour a lot of energy into enthusiasm for pioneering something new, but we can lack follow-through once this initial enthusiasm dies. Our emotional needs may feel like emergencies - as if we need to tend to them immediately - but they can be gone almost as quickly as they come over us. The Moon clashes with Mercury in Cancer this morning, and it can take extra effort to understand one another; and with Pluto in Capricorn this evening, we may be resisting necessary changes if we feel powerless or lacking in control.

The Moon ends its void period at 12:07 AM EDT, when the Moon enters Aries.

July 18
Venus enters Cancer today, where it will transit until August 12th. In Cancer, Venus is nurturing, protective and self-protective, cautious, and fertile. We experience many emotional ups and downs in love under this influence due to increased sensitivity and impressionability. We are tender, romantic, and attached. Cancer love is dedicated, warm, and devoted. We show our love through our devotion, care, and concern. We are at our best when we feel safe and secure. The Last Quarter Moon is exact tonight when the Sun in Cancer squares the Moon in Aries (the Moon is in Aries all day today). The Last Quarter Moon phase points to some sort of crisis of consciousness. After basking in the awareness symbolized by the full light of the Moon at the time of last week's Full Moon, we disperse our knowledge and come to a point when we need to sort out what works for us--and what doesn't--in preparation for next week's New Moon, when something new is born once again. This is not the best time to start a major project, as the decreasing light of the Moon symbolizes a descent into unconsciousness. It's time to begin finishing up the details of that which was conceived at the last New Moon on June 27th.

A void of course Moon occurs from 10:19 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (an opposition to Mars), until the Moon enters Taurus tomorrow, Saturday, July 19th, at 4:43 AM EDT.

July 19
Mercury trines Neptune early into the day, and this encourages imagination and intuition to flow smoothly. However, the Sun is square Mars, and it can be hard to settle down enough to enjoy this extrasensory perception. We may have a strong urge to do something, to take action, and to make something happen, but we may not know how to direct this excess energy. Reactions tend to be defensive or competitive now, and we can be averse to negotiation or compromise. We are more inclined to injury and accident with this planetary combination. Energy output can run high if we choose to focus. The Moon leaves Aries and enters Taurus at 4:43 AM EDT. This tends to take some of the pressure off. We more readily and willingly slow ourselves down. This evening, Venus and Saturn form a dynamic aspect, and there can be some emotional distancing in our relationships if we are feeling insecure or uncertain. This transit is best used for reflection so that we can get to know what's in our hearts.

The Moon ends its void period at 4:43 AM EDT, when the Moon enters Taurus.

 

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Moon Signs This Week:
 

When the Moon is in Aquarius

MoonAquarius Attraction to all that is new and unusual, and an instinctive need for improvement, characterize the Moon in Aquarius. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional, and interactions are more impersonal than personal, under this influence. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. We are open to new methods of doing things and we have our eye on the future. It can be hard to stick to schedules now, as personal freedom is most important to us.

The Moon in Aquarius generally favors the following activities: Unusual or radical undertakings, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group.

When the Moon is in Pisces

MoonPiscesWe are not inclined to want to face reality while the Moon is in dreamy, impressionable Pisces. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence. Boundaries and walls come down, as Pisces energy merges and blends. It's a time when details are overlooked and feelings defy description.

The Moon in Pisces generally favors the following activities: Imaginative undertakings, mystical or spiritual pursuits, inner development, music and drama, going on a retreat, activities involving water.

When the Moon is in Aries

MoonAriesWe're motivated by a strong desire to start fresh. A gut instinct to start something new is with us now, as well as the gumption to do so. Our pioneering impulses are strong, and we feel energetic, spontaneous, and enthusiastic. We may also be tactless and impulsive now. Excess energy is best channeled into physical activity.

The Moon in Aries generally favors the following activities: Quick actions that yield immediate results. Undertakings that involve the self and the personality. (Staying power may be lacking). Self-assertion, taking on challenges, beginning short-term projects.

When the Moon is in Taurus

MoonTaurusWe are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. Our basic impulses are to relax, resist change, and "stop to smell the roses". Life slows down a little, and we get comfortable. We may also be inclined to stubbornness and materialism under this influence.

The Moon in Taurus generally favors the following activities: Substantial and material actions that yield solid results. Financial activities, and those involving personal possessions, applying for a loan, beginning a potentially long-term relationship, music, home decor.

 

When the Moon is in...Transits of the Moon through the Signs.

This Week's Planetary Positions By Sign (General Trends):

Sun in Cancer Being more in touch with your emotional roots is a keynote of the cycle that now takes hold in your life. This has to do with feelings, but it's more than that: it's about making the things you feel and care about a reality. At some levels, this means a greater focus on family life - parents, children, relatives, the whole domestic scene. On a somewhat broader scale, you're likely to find that houses and other real property take on greater significance for you. Nurturing is where it's at in your life now: making things grow and taking care of them, planting seeds that will develop and survive far into the future - that's what it's all about.

Mercury in Cancer Gut-level is the way you think, speak, and perceive in the cycle you have just begun. You aren't interested in the superficial; instead, you want to get right to the root of things. You don't care about the universal, only about how things impact you and yours. Intellect and emotion mix to the point of inseparability.

Venus in Gemini Saying (or writing) it with style comes natural now. A yen for variety is a hallmark of this phase, and this especially applies to romantic experience and artistic tastes. (The latter tends to focus on literature in general and poetry in particular.) A sociable, congenial, slightly frivolous orientation sets in.

Venus in Cancer Mothering (or being mothered), sympathy, a yearning to put down roots, and a fondness for things that have stood the test of time - these are some of the hallmarks of the phase that now begins in your life. Romantic and social experiences, as well as artistic tastes, will show evidence of these factors.

Mars in Libra "I'm giving you a definite maybe" - that's the motto of the cycle you're now entering. It's a time of refinement and tact, of an urge to please others that is so strong as to make it hard to decide or act for fear of offending someone. You'll quickly learn to balance this out, or you'll discover that there is no peace in compromise - and this can be tough on close relationships. The trick is to find the win-win solution to the no-win situation - and if anyone's ever up to it, you are now.

Jupiter in Cancer Taking care of yourself and all that's yours becomes a high priority in your life now. Security, setting down roots, establishing your ties with the past: these things are among the articles of faith that guide you. This is often a sign of growth in all things connected with family and property (such as real estate).

Jupiter in Leo High drama, big romance, a creative bonanza: this is the stuff dreams are made of now. The world is your stage, the spotlight is your goal, and the love and appreciation of others is the air you breathe. Children, lovers, admirers: these are the people who figure large in your life as this cycle progresses. A willingness to gamble on the future.

Saturn in Scorpio This new cycle signals a need to recognize that there are powers beyond your control, that things are not what they seem on the surface. Trying to stay in control and on top only sets you up for a fall. There is a need for the resources of others. Failure to recognize this and deal with it can stop you in your tracks.

Uranus in Aries
A clean break with the past in some respects is signaled by the cycle you have just begun. What YOU need, YOUR freedom and independence, shattering old molds: these are the things that energize you and take priority in your life. Uniqueness and originality set you apart.

Neptune in Pisces Things spiritual and psychic take the driver's seat of your imagination as you begin a new cycle. The fine arts and all manner of fantasies assume a larger-than-life importance. Surrendering to fate, karma, and other powers greater than merely mortal may be seen as the ultimate liberation. If all is maya (illusion), what is the reality that gives rise to the world of appearances?

Pluto in Capricorn As this new phase dawns for you, the pursuit of social/political power and status has a way of seeming necessary and inevitable - and let nothing stand in its way. It starts out small, but has bigger consequences than you'd think. Ambition, responsibility, a place for everyone and everyone in their place...

The interpretations in this box are from the Day Watch software.

 

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See also:

The Astrology of 2014 - Overview

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