July 16: An Opportunity to Engage

July 16: An Opportunity to Engage

The moon is sextile Chiron Rx at 4:36 p.m.

The waning moon in lively Gemini forms a helpful sextile aspect with Chiron retrograde in potent Aries during the early morning hours. This aspect brings the curious and inquisitive mood of the moment into contact with the theme of tending ongoing wounds. In this active air sign, it allows us to contend with the ideological underpinnings of our self-awareness and identity we may subscribe to, especially when the individualistic archetype of Aries is involved.

These ideologies may be taken for granted, or have gone uninvestigated, so when the moon connects with Chiron across these social and self-actualizing signs, we have an opportunity to engage, converse, and explore. The sextile aspect is of a supportive and beneficial nature, so it promises healing shifts and awakenings.


The moon is sextile Mars at 7:26 p.m.

The moon is conjunct Venus at 11:40 p.m.

The rest of Thursday goes by rather quietly until the stimulating sextile between the moon in kinetic Gemini and Mars in battle-ready Aries occurs in the early evening. Whatever was brought into awareness by the moon/Chiron sextile earlier today may have inspired decisive action. Mars is charged up in Aries to facilitate the most direct responses and powerful momentum in our lives until the rest of the year. This evening may present an opportunity to tap into a sense of emotional confidence and expression that is assertive rather than aggressive.

Just before midnight, the moon shifts into a conjunction with Venus in playful and mischievous Gemini. This merging of the moon and Venus brings together two of the most powerfully nurturing planets in our astrological cosmology, giving the late-night hours an indulgent, creative, and romantic mood. Gemini is a mutable air sign, a uniquely adaptive and fluid sign territory, which may color our emotional expressions with curiosity as it leads us in romantic directions.


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