July 11: Amplified Urgency

July 11: Amplified Urgency

The moon is square Mercury Rx at 9:09 a.m.

The waning moon in impulsive Aries forms an edgy square aspect with Mercury in sentimental Cancer. Mercury is slowing down, coming to a standstill in the sky and about to station direct tomorrow. The restless lunar mood of the moment may have a catalyzing effect on today’s emotive conversations, kicking these into high gear by amplifying urgency. Tempers may flare, with heat and reactivity rising from a place deep within.


Chiron goes retrograde at 2:09 p.m.

The moon is conjunct Mars at 2:16 p.m.

The moon is conjunct Chiron Rx at 5:03 p.m.

By the late afternoon, Chiron, the asteroid linked to the healing of our deepest wounds, moves retrograde on its course around the sun until December 15. This period will be a time to slow down and backtrack into particular personal and collective challenges that have cropped up this year. Chiron in Aries is linked to the wounding of self, identity, and authority.

With the active cosmic weather paralleling our current societal upheavals, we may be feeling insecure, destabilized, and questioning who we are amidst society’s deconstruction. Today’s aspects highlight this process as the potent moon in Aries conjoins Mars and Chiron in the late afternoon. Confronting the sources of our ongoing wounds will likely be difficult to ignore, and an urgency to express our deepest needs will be just as challenging to repress.


The moon is sextile Venus at 6:21 p.m.

After a day of difficult conversations, and fiery catharsis, the evening holds a sweeter and much more soothing tone as the moon is bold Aries forms a sextile with Venus in kinetic Gemini. This collaborative aspect between the elements of fire and air activates creativity, inspiration, and a sense of well-being. This sextile brings the emotionally potent mood of the moment in harmony with themes of love and relationship. It could be that the confrontations and release some of us experienced today has helped us feel a little clearer within ourselves, which helps us better relate to others as we move forward.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.