July 19: Raw Feelings and Sore Spots

July 19: Raw Feelings and Sore Spots

The moon is square Chiron Rx at 12:38 a.m.

The moon is sextile Uranus at 2:24 a.m.

The moon is square Mars at 5:38 a.m.

After midnight, the balsamic moon in insular Cancer forms a catalyzing square aspect with Chiron in bold Aries. This edgy aspect brings the emotional vulnerability of the moment into friction with the theme of tending ongoing wounds. The moon/Chiron square sets the early morning up for encountering raw feelings and sore spots within, which may cause us to face some harsh truths.

Shortly after, the moon shifts into a collaborative sextile aspect with innovative Uranus in Taurus, opening up a channel for awakening and emotional breakthroughs. It could be that feeling the pain of both, personal and collective ongoing wounds, opens us up to new avenues of awareness, adaptation, and empathy. This morning may be a reminder that our wounds are often in-roads to our hearts.

A few minutes after sunrise, the moon in emotive Cancer forms a challenging square aspect with Mars in headstrong Aries. Though fleeting, this is among the more potentially uncomfortable configurations that may host a morning of emotional frustrations, arguments, and hurt feelings. Both Cancer and Aries are cardinal signs, both holding an equally authoritative space that is unlikely to yield power to the other without a fight. In this case, Mars has the upper hand and may push the moment’s mood in a more reactive and defensive direction.

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The moon is trine Neptune Rx at 9:01 p.m.

The moon is opposite Jupiter Rx at 10:27 p.m.

As the potentially triggering aspects and tender emotions of the morning settle throughout the day, the moon in nurturing Cancer makes a nocturnal shift to form a potent water trine with Neptune in self-sacrificing Pisces. This trine symbolizes the profound healing and universal sense of goodwill that can emerge while facing difficult emotional territory. Now that the moon has nearly gone dark, it’s a time of low lunar resources. We may be following our intuition to retreat now into privacy, rest, and self-care. Shortly after, the moon opposes Jupiter in grounded Capricorn, reminding us that any emotional growth or progress this year will require ongoing patience to navigate.


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