Grist for the Mill Leads to a Catharsis – July 24-31 2019

Mercury backs into the MercuryVenus conjunction in Cancer to begin on the 24th while Saturn sextile to Neptune over the past 6-7 weeks has yielded specific items of interest relating to corruption of power.  Mercury retro gains power in the cardinal sign of Cancer, bringing to light past deeds. Massive protests result in relinquishing some power to meet demands. The 3rd quarter Moon phase, following the eclipse on the 16th of July, brings a crisis in resolution of the issues exposed. The Moon transits Uranus in Taurus then on to a square aspect to Mars in Leo. Social media and in-person protests are met with force by law and order, as Mercury retro transcends Venus, releasing news reports of the corruption uncovered in the recent Venus opposition to Pluto. The submerged energy is brought to the surface, released in protest. The collective need to change government with Ketu’s conjunction to Saturn in Capricorn finds a collective cathartic release. The Moon continues through Taurus and Gemini, transiting Mercury retro in Cancer on July30-31st. New grist for the mill of the Democratic Candidates’ debates.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday July 24th – The Moon in Aries forms square aspects (90 deg, harsh) to Pluto in Capricorn and then to MercuryVenus conjunction (0 deg, combining) aspect in Cancer. After the information gathering power of Pluto releases the accumulated historical information at the lunar square aspect, the Moon is then in square aspects to Venus and Mercury in Cancer for the processing and distribution of analysis. Minds are influenced, decisions are made. Mars in Leo and Jupiter in Sag doubly approaching trine aspect (120 deg, easy), as enthusiasm grows for application of the seeds of dissent.  A new chapter is opened.

3rd Quarter Moon
July 25, 2019

Thursday July 25th – The Moon’s transit of Uranus in Taurus early in the day, solidifies the gains made over the past few weeks.  Jupiter and Saturn are parallel by declination, an effect like a conjunction (0 deg, combining) aspect, increasing the strength of the semisextile (30 deg, cooperative) for the two working in tangent in their respective signs of rulership. Mars in Leo is disposed of by the Sun also in Leo, as more love and harmonious actions are generated, with the trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Jupiter. Mercury retro transcends Venus in Cancer, the sign of the Moon’s rulership, while the Moon in Taurus transits to a square aspect (90 deg, sharp) to Mars and trine aspect to Saturn. We cannot become complacent today, as personal motivations are forcing us onward.

Friday July 26th – The Moon in Taurus is trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Pluto in Cap, as the power of the collective expands to empower the individual citizen.  Then the Moon forms sextile aspects (60 deg, helpful) to Mercury retro and Venus in Cancer, with more to offer on the homefront. Mars in Leo in a quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Saturn retro in Capricorn gives an opportunity for the passions (Mars) to cool, while legal steps (Saturn) are implemented. Mare trine to Jupiter still in effect today, adds purpose and glamor.

Saturday July 27th – The Moon in Gemini is sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to the Sun and Venus with the lunar ingress to Leo in the afternoon for a day of fun and relaxation. Mars is the focal point of a yod formation (quincunx to both Saturn and Neptune) and the Moon in opposition aspect (180 deg, tension) to Jupiter later in the day, as hope elevates for action, with the Moon sextile aspect to Mars in Leo.

Sunday July 28th – The Moon square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Neptune in Pisces releases anxiety through talking things out, or written communication or Internet social media, endlessly emoting effectively to clear emotions. As the Moon is also sextile aspect (60 deg,friendly) to Mars and Mars quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Neptune, this could evolve into an art form. The Sun trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Chiron and square aspect to Uranus intensifies purpose, as a crisis develops. Overcoming obstacles to transform power into for a meaningful experience could result. A quincunx aspect to Pluto in Cap and a semisextile aspect (30 deg, instant) to Mercury retro in Cancer from the Moon intensifies relationships and an emotionally charged catharsis of could result in a transformational experience. 

Monday July 29th – The Sun in Leo and a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus continues in effect, strengthening the crisis of leadership in many nations, and could also affect individual sense of security. The Moon ingress to Cancer as a sense of security is desired, and will mediate with a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Uranus in Taurus, while semisextile (30 deg, quick advantage) to the Sun in Leo, maintaining a sense of dignity. A square aspect to Chiron in Aries from the Moon brings to the surface the inner heroic archetype of self-sacrifice for the greater good.

Tuesday July 30th – The Moon in Cancer is in an opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Saturn and quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Jupiter in Sagittarius early in the day, as the tense moments of complexity mixed with heightened expectations are likely. The Moon then in a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Neptune in Pisces, pleases with an intuitive acceptance of results, also a semisextile aspect (30 deg, quick advantage) to Mars in Leo for hopeful achievement of goals. The Moon is in an opposition aspect (180 deg, polarizing) to Pluto later in the day, also with the conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) to Mercury retro in Cancer, for a lasting impression – a possible catharsis or emotionally charged exchange – results in another transforming moment.  This phase of the Moon prior to the New Moon on August 1st contains a prophetic tone.   

Have a great week!

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July 23, 2019
Jerusalem, Israel

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