Can you believe that July is almost over? The Summer (or Winter if you’re down under) is just flying by! And, lucky for us we are ending July and beginning August on a wonderful high note – a New Moon and Mercury ending his feisty retrograde. Yippee!!
Monday, July 29, 2019
We begin the work week with the Moon having come out of Gemini and into Cancer early in the morning. That means for the next few days we are dealing with our emotional natures and feeling things deeply. Also, because Cancer as a sign is opposing Capricorn, we are also going to be dealing with the South Node, Saturn and Pluto (today & tomorrow) with the accompanying power struggles, destruction/reconstruction of something in our lives and melancholy moments. We should be used to this by now as we repeatedly experience the emotional ups and downs of this transit each month when the Moon goes through Cancer, but also as we had Venus, Mercury and the Sun there over the last few weeks.
Today also brings us Sun square Uranus, which can be disruptive. We may experience sudden mechanical issues, upsets/arguments with people, and possible ego clashes. The best way through this energy is to intentional find positive ways to let go of any “steam” you have been building up and thus mute the possible “explosion” of energy outward to others. We can also be a little more accident prone during this transit. Take care and stay in consciousness today!
From a Human Design perspective, we are still in the Sun@Gate 31 – Leadership and the Earth@Gate 41-Fantasy. During this time, we may be invited to step up and take on a leadership role. But only if invited … this is democratic leadership, not authoritarian. Any power grabbing behavior would not be appreciated. Also, with Earth at Gate 41, using our imagination to create a better world is favored. Later we will be asked to actually enact this in the outer world.
Pleiadian-Earth Energy: Remember that the number is the Universal Energy and the word represents the Earth Energy of the day.
10 – Illuminating – The universal energy of 10 is to manifest and build upon that which we have already begun. It can be challenging for us if we have been ignoring our work up to this point. With the Earth in Illuminating, we are approaching the day with lightness or humor and avoiding the trauma/dramas where possible.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Today the Moon in Cancer opposes Saturn, South Node and Pluto. This is the 2nd day of possible emotional volatility this week. Stay cool and allow emotions to “inform” you about what is happening without directly reacting to whatever is happening. Late in the day, the Moon will conjunct Mercury on his last day of retrograde. Maybe a memory of something in the past or words spoken in the past may come up to you today. Don’t dwell on the past, again, just let it inform you. The Moon is also trine Neptune today and that can make for some difficulty in concentrating or focusing our minds. It is an excellent day for tapping into your intuition. The Moon
Human Design Venus moves into Gate 31 today. Venus represents our relationships and in Gate 31 – Leadership, we are ready to share and delegate power and leadership. The real question is to ask yourself, “How can I serve?” Whether that is in a leadership capacity or not, the question is a good one to ask of yourself.
The moon turns void of course at 8:33 PM Pacific Time this evening an remains VOC until tomorrow morning at 6:18 AM Pacific Time.
Pleiadian-Earth Energy today: 11-Choosing
11 is Illuminating in the Universal energy of the day. Today brings light to help us see more clearly what is happening around us.
Choosing is the Earth Energy of the day. Today is a great day to be able to experience collective healing and nurturing. Settle differences today, but avoid being selfish and trying to get your own way.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
We’ve reached the high point of the week with both the second new Moon of July, this time in Leo and Mercury turning direct in Cancer happening almost simultaneously this evening. Let’s break down the day:
The Moon ends its void this morning at 6:18 AM PT/9:18 AM ET by moving into the sign of Leo in preparation for the new Moon phase. The Moon will conjunct Venus and square Uranus before its conjunction to the Sun today.
The Moon conjunct Venus in Leo is a cheerful and social connection. We feel good and that translates outward from us to the people we are around. It’s a great time for decorating and shopping for things that beautify our lives. Just watch the tendency to over-spend!
The Moon in Leo square Uranus in Taurus – We must be careful with this transit as it gives us an impulsive nature, and we may be on the more reactive side of anything that is said to us today. We can be triggered easily, so now is a good time to exercise your breath before you say or do anything.
The New Moon
The new moon occurs at 8:12 PM PT/11:12 PM ET at 8 degrees Leo. What can we expect with the new moon in Leo? The new moon in Leo represents romance, love, and bringing joy to our lives. Leo as a sign also rules self-confidence and being recognized for our brilliance and our genius. This is a time of year for playfulness and enjoying life, and with no major aspects this month to annoy us, we are in for smooth sailing.
Things to do with this new moon:
- express your creative genius and live your passions
- celebrate play have fun
- be generous with yourself, your time with those you love, and with your other resources.
Things not to do:
- Do not be a shrinking violet – get out into the world.
- Do not cross the line from self-centered to narcissistic or to selfishness and
- Don’t shirk your leadership roles. Step up if you’re called upon to serve.
All in all, this is a wonderful New Moon and sets the stage for quite the pleasant month of August!
Mercury turns direct ending its 3-week retrograde phase at 8:52 PM Pacific Time. Together with the new moon this is now our green light to move forward and begin something new in earnest. One word of caution – Mercury will be crossing forward through territory he was already in … this is called the shadow period of the retrograde cycle. You may have to finish up with some old business before you can move fully into the new. By August 14th, Mercury will be in territory, officially ending this retrograde cycle.
Human design for this week: The new Human Design week begins today as well, with the Sun moving into Gate 33-Mindfulness & Remembering, and the Earth moving into Gate 19 – Sensitivity & Inclusion. We are being reminded this week that the story of humanity is so much bigger than our singular perspectives are. We are being asked to raise our consciousness to the level of Unity and begin to create the framework to experience that in our outer world. By tuning into the inner dynamic and giving ourselves time to meditate, we can see the possibility for a new role for us in the grand tale of Humanity!
Pleiadian-Earth Energy: 12 – Exploring
The Universal Day 12 is Understanding. We are helped to know and understand our world at a deeper level and to see our role in the grand play more clearly.
The Earth Energy – Exploring – is good day for travel and harmonizing different point of view. Watch out for being overly critical or too rigid and set in your ways.
More on the upcoming month of August later this week! For now, have a wonderful start to your week and prepare to have fun, to play and have a wonderful break from the crazy transits we had in July!
Janet Hickox – Living Astrology