July 18: Escaping Limitations

July 18: Escaping Limitations

The moon is inconjunct Saturn Rx at 5:13 a.m.

The moon enters Cancer at 7:24 a.m., and moon void of course ends.

Before sunrise on Saturday, the moon forms an inconjunct angle with stern Saturn at home in earthen Capricorn. This inconjunct angle is a continuation of yesterday’s inconjuncts between the moon, Jupiter, and Pluto, carrying the uncanny feeling of disconnect into today’s early hours.

With the moon in Gemini and Saturn in Capricorn, we have two planetary forces that can’t “see” each other to interact. These signs share nothing in common elementally or modally. However, the perfect inconjunct angle symbolically holds the lively emotional mood of the moment in tension with the limitations that Saturn presides over. While it is impossible to escape current limitations and certain objective realities, we may be looking for a reprieve from heavy, relentless duties.

Two hours later, we feel a shift in lunar forces, as the waxing crescent moon moves into its home sign of nurturing Cancer, ending the void of course. This shift opens the day to feeling more productive again, making it a good time to start planting the seeds of any project we hope will take root. Though the moon’s light wanes, it is powerfully placed in protective Cancer and may draw our feelings and vulnerabilities up to the surface to be expressed.

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The moon is conjunct Mercury 9:19 p.m.

By the evening, the emotional potency of the day may need to be verbalized as the moon forms a conjunction with messenger Mercury in Cancer. It’s a convenient time to tap into our “emotional vocabulary,” while Mercury holds a megaphone up to the most tender truths in our hearts. We can now potentially speak up and out with our feelings, opening up the floodgates of release. The time is ripe for facilitating therapeutic exchanges, deep listening, and holding healing space. We may even want to write it all down, filling our journal with sincere admissions, and tearful confessions. Some of us may be sending or receiving intimate messages now.


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