July 1: A Soulful Mystic Mood
The moon is trine Neptune at 3:02 a.m.
The moon is sextile Jupiter at 8:06 a.m.
The moon is sextile Pluto at 8:20 a.m.
Mercury square Chiron at 9:56 a.m.
The potent, nearly full moon in intuitive Scorpio makes a series of supportive, activating aspects in the early morning. The first is a powerful water trine connection with transcendent Neptune in empathic Pisces, opening a creative and imaginal portal in the wee hours. This aspect could have a visionary effect on our collective dreamscape and may add a soulful, mystic mood to the beginning of the day.
As the morning continues, the Scorpio moon forms a sextile aspect to Jupiter, and then Pluto, both retrograde in determined Capricorn. These sextiles connect lunar forces and feelings in the moment, with the themes of steady expansion and profound change that are reshaping our world this year. This sextile could be an opportunity to check in with how we are feeling and how we are adapting to the collective upheavals and revelations of current events.
These reflections may also need to be verbalized. Later in the morning, Mercury, still retrograde in Cancer, forms a challenging square aspect with Chiron in fiery Aries. Mercury in Cancer is working to put words to our deepest feelings and Chiron in Aries is highlighting the ongoing wounds we carry individually and collectively, so there may be an edge in our communications. It may become hard to strike a balance between these matters now.
Saturn Retrograde enters Capricorn at 4:37 p.m.
As Saturn’s retrograde course continues in the late afternoon, it backtracks into earthy Capricorn until December 17. This period may indicate a re-working of societal themes regarding boundaries, foundations, and traditions, as we reflect on rebuilding new economic and social justice practices.
The next six months may have us trying, to some extent, to revert to “normal” in an attempt at establishing security and order on a global level. We may find there has been so much change that nothing can truly go back to the way it was. This retrograde offers a potentially liberating opportunity to break new ground, but until the new is fully established and organized, events will feel unsettling and challenging.
The moon is sextile Saturn at 6:20 p.m., and moon void of course begins
The moon enters Sagittarius at 6:21 p.m. and moon void of course ends
The moon is trine Mars at 10:35 p.m.
The moon in investigative Scorpio makes one last aspect before changing signs, forming a sextile with Saturn newly placed in Capricorn. This aspect connects the pensive emotional mood of the moment with the topics of rebuilding and restructuring that we are collectively exploring now. This sextile is a very brief passage as the moon moves into Sagittarius one minute later. This shift brings lunar energies into a more active and spontaneous sphere. A few hours later, the moon in optimistic Sagittarius forms a fire trine with Mars, potently placed in Aries. This opens up the late evening to restlessness, initiative, and inspiration.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.