July 24: Grounding and Acceptance

July 24: Grounding and Acceptance

The moon is opposite Neptune Rx at 3:23 a.m.

The moon is trine Jupiter Rx at 3:57 a.m.

The moon is trine Pluto Rx at 8:05 a.m.

In the wee hours, the moon in sensible Virgo opposes Neptune retrograde in meditative Pisces. This opposition highlights the polarity between routine with wandering expansion. Tapping into the Virgoan lunar energies of the moment can provide structures and practices to help draw universal ideas down from the ethers and into some practical use. We will likely be sleeping when this opposition occurs, so this polarity may show up symbolically as we are dreaming.

The Virgo moon’s earthy precision may help nocturnal visions take a more lucid form on the dreamscape so that we can wake up carrying the mystic into the rest of our day. Not long after, the Virgo moon forms an earth trine with Jupiter in grounded Capricorn, helping us come into phase with this year’s themes of gradual expansion and cautious optimism.

After sunrise, the moon shifts, further along, to form an earth trine with Pluto in Capricorn, bringing the receptive lunar mood into contact with deep, transformative forces. There is a sense of grounding and acceptance when facing the shadowy topics that have emerged this year. We may feel more able to meet these with reverence now, tending to these challenges gradually.


The moon is trine Saturn Rx at 4:08 p.m., and moon void of course begins

By late afternoon, the moon in orderly Virgo forms the third earth trine of the day with stern Saturn in Capricorn. The theme of practicality and stoic acceptance continues, and the moon void of course begins. Though the earth trine is a supportive, helpful aspect, it may have a somewhat serious note that will be best explored by putting new beginnings on pause while contemplating our lives and goals.

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The moon enters Libra at 6:54 p.m., and moon void of course ends

The moon is sextile the sun at 11:33 p.m.

A few hours later, the moon enters peaceful and relational Libra, ending the moon void of course phase. The lunar mood picks up, and feels a little lighter, after a weighty day of sturdy earth trines. Our energies turn toward conversation and curiosity with the waxing moon in Venus’ air sign. Late night, the moon forms a sextile with the sun in bold Leo, bringing lively emotions and perceptions into harmony.


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