July 25: Stand in Our Authenticity
The moon is opposite Chiron Rx at 10:31 a.m.
Saturday’s first planetary aspect is an opposition between the moon in balanced Libra and Chiron in impulsive Aries. At this moment, we may be trying to hold our ongoing wounds in check with Libra’s objectivity and patience. Chiron in Aries is the wounding of the self and the ways that we have been hurt by simply being who we are.
The moon in Libra is in polarity to this, as Libra tends to put others first for the sake of peace, a practice that can carry wounds of its own. The tension that this opposition story presents is an opportunity to bring our sense of self and personal authority back into some balance; by being objective enough to see that we are worthy as we are, yet being individualistic enough to stand in our authenticity.
The moon is square Mercury at 6:11 p.m.
The moon is opposite Mars at 8:50 p.m.
The rest of the day passes with no major aspects, until the moon/Mercury square of the early evening. The moon in Libra and Mercury in Cancer are both working strong, initiatory, cardinal powers, yet they do so at cross purposes. This evening, it’s difficult to bring the somewhat aloof emotional tone of the moment into harmony with the raw, vulnerable sentiments that have prevailed for the last two months.
This edgy mood is further exacerbated by the moon opposing Mars in battle-ready Aries, an aspect that may bring emotional matters to a head tonight. This opposition draws the potency and reactivity of Mars up to the surface, so it may be better to wait until tempers have cooled to have a discussion. If the discussion can’t wait, go in guided by compassion and patience, and not hoping for an opportunity to be right. This aspect may mean we need to hear some harsh words from the other party to clear the air. It could also merely symbolize some restlessness and frustrations within ourselves, that will pass as the moon moves quickly.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location