The New Moon on Thursday at 5 deg Leo, has Mercury in Leo in a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus, with Mars approaching the conjunction aspect to Uranus. An ominous warning on environment, as forest fires rage and temperatures soar throughout the northern hemisphere. Neptune in Pisces turns retrograde, the retro phase lasts until December 4, 2022. Mars reaches the partile conjunction with Uranus on Monday and Tuesday (Aug 1-2). Ceres, the protector or environment and health, is in a conjunction with the Moon just hours before the Sun-Moon partile conjunction. The Moon ingress to Virgo on Saturday (July 30). Late on Monday (early morning in the eastern half of the world), the Moon is trine aspect to Mars, Rahu and Uranus in Taurus. A slower impact, although quite revolutionary and destructive actions follow. Be on the alert for dangers and/or life transforming occurrences. The Sun trine aspect to Jupiter in Aries on the same day magnifies the radical element. Venus in Cancer can act as a mediator in disaster, helping to respond with needed assistance.
The three outer planets are now retrograde, Saturn Neptune and Pluto, while Uranus on its station will turn retrograde 25 August 2022, with Pluto conjunction aspect to the natal Pluto of the US, a Pluto return. The investigation into the perpetrators of violence on January 6, 2021, seeking to overturn the results of the election, as well as review of actions of police in the case of the Uvalde school massacre, and numerous other court cases around the country, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine with the goal of acquiring that land, and China threatening to expand reach to Taiwan, formerly known as the Republic of China, are festering under this retrograde influence. As Uranus supersedes the nodal point of Rahu this week, a degree it will return to in late August, although Rahu regresses so that Uranus will not become partile to it again this year, so this month timeframe is crucial to examine many issues around violence. The abortion issue, also erupts as a reaction to the SCOTUS ruling, has also significance. Saturn retro in Aquarius is selective in a focus for reproductive rights (targeting one gender only). Saturn is within range of semi–sextile aspects to both Pluto (reproduction) and Neptune (dissolution). Individual reactions include sterilization to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Putting sperm in a sperm bank and undergoing vasectomy could be another solution. Neptune in Pisces dissolves while Pluto in Capricorn controls and for large populations in the Universal signs.
Summary of Major Aspects of the Week
Wednesday July 27th — The Moon in Cancer makes a quincunx aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius, followed by the trine aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces. Embarrassing mistakes can be forgiven. Damages to homes receive needed repair. The Moon is then in an opposition aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn, possibly signaling a situation of oppression. The Moon goes void-of-course at 8:55 pm EDT (0:55 UT). The Moon ingress to Leo 2:37 AM EDT (6:37 UT) Thursday morning. Conclude business dealing during the day, to avoid signing contracts late afternoon or evening. Delay making agreements when under pressure.
Thursday July 28th — Ceres in Leo is conjunction aspect to the Moon in Leo just seven hours before the New Moon partile, showing a strong influence. The Sun is the ruler of Leo, and therefore this New Moon is especially brilliant. It is dedicated to Ceres promoting protection of youth, agriculture and environment. Uranus conjunction aspect with Rahu in Taurus indicates emergency issues concerning environment. Earthquakes and volcanic action are precursors of environmental disruptions. Flooding and tidal waves often follow. Mercury in Leo is square aspect to Uranus, and the Moon is trine aspect to Jupiter just hours later. Communication disruptions could then prevent contact and rescue efforts.
Friday July 29th —The Moon in Leo is square aspect to Mars in Taurus and trine aspect to Chiron in Aries. Necessity and humanitarian instincts (Chiron) guide creative solutions to economic reversals (Uranus). The Moon/Mercury conjunction aspect in Leo enhances creative powers, putting inspiration into action. The Moon makes an opposition aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius overnight (US time zones) morning hours in the eastern hemisphere. Limitations can be helpful for later progress, with a focus on individual freedom.
Saturday July 30th — The Moon in Leo with an opposition aspect to Saturn and in a quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn early today (US time zones), Mercury in Leo is in an opposition aspect to Saturn, while the Sun in Leo, the dispositor of both the Moon and Mercury, is trine aspect to Jupiter in Aries. Challenges to the regressive legal rulings amount to a popular protest, or even insurrection. Mars in conjunction aspects to Uranus and Rahu, indicate aggressions. Rahu may indicate limits on the violence. The demonstrations maintain some order in the legitimate goal for future legislative actions. The Moon ingress to Virgo indicates an analysis of possible or present-day actions. Criticism or detentions may also occur.
Sunday July 31st — The Sun in Leo and trine aspect to Jupiter in Aries, increases personal power through voice, reaching partile late in the day. Mars in Taurus and a conjunction aspect to Rahu and Uranus intensifies, as Mars reaches partile with Rahu and supersedes Rahu to approach the conjunction aspect with Uranus without a brake (Rahu) as the Moon in Virgo is trine aspect to the planetary pair. More violent actions could be fomented now. Venus in Cancer and a square aspect to Chiron in Aries, may act out of character, admonishing as well as sympathizing, in a protective- aggressive mode. Venus approaches the sextile aspect with Mars, sympathizing with revolutionary goals. Mercury in Leo could tend to glorify reports of victimized or traumatized groups. Distortions of reality may result.
Monday August 1st — The Moon in Virgo makes a trine aspect to Mars/Uranus conjunction in Taurus pre-dawn in the US, suggesting that the main impact of the influence would be felt in the eastern hemisphere, as the Moon triggers actions. Russian forces in Ukraine, or Ukrainian counterattacks may reverse the balance of the rest of the war. With advanced weaponry, Ukraine begins to push the Russians out of the areas they had conquered. The Moon makes a quincunx aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius, indicating responses that are have doubtful impact and may enflame the situation as the Moon then makes the opposition aspect to Neptune in Pisces, reflecting suffering. The trine aspect to Pluto in Capricorn follows, as the full impact of violence is felt. Economic recession could follow. Passionate feelings are expressed. Mercury in Leo is quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces as well as quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, as impassioned speeches have an impact, impelling actions to find creative solutions. Mars supersedes Uranus late in the day as probable achievements move goals forward. The Moon ingress to Libra late in the day (4:07 on Tuesday UT).
Tuesday August 2nd — Venus, the dispositor of the Moon in Libra, is sextile aspect to Uranus and Mars in Taurus, as Mars separates from its conjunction aspect to Uranus. Compensations are now offered to victims of violence. The Moon is in an opposition aspect to Jupiter in Aries in the afternoon hours (US) and late in the day in the eastern hemisphere. The search for justice is enhanced. Personal gains are made in the process. The Moon is sextile aspect to the Sun, indicating that positive emotional states are generated.
Reminder: While lunar aspects are in effect only for only a few hours, the aspect of the outer planets can last days and weeks. I post a reading for a day in advance in order to give a preview, also because the aspects may be in effect a day prior to the exact partile degree.
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July 26, 2022
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