July 9: Restorative and Comforting Pleasures

July 9: Restorative and Comforting Pleasures

The moon is square Venus at 4:15 a.m.

The moon is sextile Uranus at 6:50 a.m.

Before dawn, the moon, now in private and insular Pisces, forms an edgy square aspect with Venus in curious Gemini. This square aspect may exacerbate moodiness and trigger feelings of vulnerability or even neediness in our relationships. Any imbalances in how we are relating will be brought to light by this square so that they may be recalibrated. Some of us could be feeling indulgent and will follow urges to rest, retreat, or enjoy restorative and comforting pleasures. It may be helpful to know that this passage is fleeting if we feel a little disoriented or confused. This aspect is permission to put productivity on pause for a moment.

As the early morning continues, the moon moves into a collaborative sextile with Uranus in Taurus. This aspect can tap our feelings and intuition into the revolutionary topics and issues of our times. A new angle on an ongoing emotional or spiritual challenge may emerge for some of us today. This sextile aspect between the forces of water and earth blends creativity with practicality and supports our ability to materialize our ideas and projects. Rewarding breakthroughs and “a-ha” moments may present as the day begins.

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The moon is trine the sun at 11:09 p.m.

Late at night, the moon in self-sacrificing Pisces forms a potent water trine with the sun in caring Cancer, marking the middle of the waning gibbous phase in the lunar cycle. This passage is a continuation of the “disseminating” lunar phase. We are still in the process of implementing the insights gained at the full moon/eclipse in Capricorn on July 4. The emotive and creative water trine emphasizes an intuitive turning point, where soul-deep feelings harmonize with nurturing awareness. It’s time to embody the psychic wisdom that has blossomed out of our purifying eclipse rituals.


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