Cosmic Calendar

Cosmic Calendar

Today and the following six days constitute a formidable time-period of frequent stressful sky configurations that all lead to July 31 when the second new moon of this month occurs—including the station of Mercury in Cancer, returning the Messenger of the Gods to direct motion.

However, with July 31 still a week away, making do with the cards you are dealt right now is the only way to proceed. A void lunar cycle in Aries that begins during a square to Mercury in Cancer (7:49 a.m.) lasts for 6 hours until the moon enters earthy Taurus (2:43 p.m.) and can set off alarm bells since Juno forms an off-kilter, 150-degree tie to Saturn (1:50 p.m.). Key relationships are in the need of readjustment.

Mercury retrograde joining forces with Venus at 27 degrees of Cancer (5:27 p.m.) can reinforce arts, crafts, communications, and literary interests. The main challenge is the last quarter sun-moon phase—activating 2 degrees of Leo and Taurus (6:19 p.m.)—where any solar-lunar square formation has the capacity to manufacture unforeseen crises of the heart, mind, and soul.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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