July 17: Reacting to an Illusion

July 17: Reacting to an Illusion

The moon is square Neptune Rx at 2:14 p.m., and moon void of course begins

The moon is inconjunct Jupiter Rx at 4:15 p.m.

Friday morning is rather quiet, as the buzz fades from last night’s playful moon/Venus in Gemini conjunction. By the afternoon, the moon—still in lively Gemini—moves on to form an edgy square with nebulous Neptune in soulful Pisces. At this point, the moon void of course begins, lasting until tomorrow morning.

The square aspect between the moon and Neptune is notoriously disorienting, so it’s especially important to avoid making any crucial new beginnings during the void of course period. This square aspect will tend to exacerbate confusion and amplify escapist tendencies, a mood we can use for creative daydreaming rather than logical thought. Be careful not to get too caught up in your perceptions today when communicating, as there is a big chance you may be reacting to an illusion.

Later on, the moon forms an inconjunct angle with Jupiter, still retrograde in pragmatic Capricorn. This awkward connection is a symbolic continuation of the moon/Neptune square, further indicating that our emotional awareness may, for the moment, not be very grounded in the sustainable growth or cautious optimism that we need during these challenging times. There may be a lingering restlessness this afternoon as our emotional wanderings seek a practical outlet.

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The moon is inconjunct Pluto Rx at 7:39 p.m.

The afternoon’s emotional wanderings continue as the moon drifts into an inconjunct angle with Pluto in authoritative Capricorn this evening. Pluto symbolizes all that lies in the shadows beyond our awareness and typically signifies life’s most dire and destructive themes. This mysterious planetoid has been a significant player in the most central issues of 2020, setting in motion events that have been difficult to process emotionally. The moon in Gemini amplifies a somewhat hyperactive emotional state that floats above Pluto’s subterranean themes of death and transformation. Tonight may hold an uncanny quality that hints at the activity below the surface in our collective psyche that some mysterious barrier seems to obscure.


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