This week’s centerpiece is the New Moon in Cancer on Wednesday, and it definitely has edges along with a few kisses. Mercury and Mars are now both in Cancer and their conjunction takes place shortly after the New Moon. Not only that but both oppose Pluto in Capricorn the same day. Do not underestimate the ability of words to wound others deeply. Pluto is very good at digging up painful information and anytime Mars conjoins Mercury the delivery can be razor sharp. Discussions can devolve into bitter arguments very quickly this week.
It may not seem that way on Monday when Mercury in Cancer is trine Neptune in Pisces. Neptune brings out the kinder, gentler side of Mercury, producing messages with heart. The Cancer Sun is trine Chiron in Pisces the same day and this suggests people will be more interested in being supportive than destructive. This is about the best day this week to discuss difficult issues with family.
Mercury is not done being troublesome either because it will be squaring Uranus in Aries on the weekend! Talk about the most unexpected things coming out of people’s mouths, especially children’s. Kids really do say the darndest things at times and this weekend looks like one of the times. This might turn out to be the perfect time to clear the air though, since Mercury will be trine Chiron in Pisces short after it squares Uranus. Getting some home truths out there can be good and bring about healing. Often it is not knowing exactly what your loved ones are thinking which can lead to resentment. Many of us are prone to creating unpleasant scenarios in our heads and only clear, honest dialogue can help.
Venus has her troubles this week. She starts off in Leo square to Saturn in Scorpio. The poor lady is not going to happy with Saturn raining on her parade. Saturday Venus will begin her short break from Leo when she moves into Virgo for about a week before stationing retrograde on July 25. She won’t leave 0° Virgo before returning to Leo on July 31. Here’s one possibility for what could happen during this year’s Venus retrograde . . . high end purchases may end up being returned for one reason or another. Window shopping is the best way to go while Venus is retrograde.
The Moon’s journey this week is through Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo. Monday’s Gemini Moon is the best window of opportunity to talk about our feelings with a smidgen of detachment. Once the Moon enters Cancer Monday night we enter what looks to be the most intense period this week. Tuesday is the Moon is fully in her balsamic phase, preparing for the New Moon on Wednesday. Calming aspects to Neptune and Mercury on Tuesday are quite good for doing inner housekeeping.
Wednesday is cardinal crunch day! Between Mercury-Mars opposing Pluto and the Moon actively participating by conjoining Mercury and Mars, then opposing Pluto before squaring Uranus in Aries, folks are likely to overreact. Be prepared to forgive harsh words spoken in anger if you can. If not, then brace yourself for some serious confrontations. It is entirely possible old, festering situations that need addressing badly will finally come to a head at this time. Common sense returns when Saturn in Scorpio makes a trine to the Cancer Moon early Thursday morning shortly before the Moon shifts into Leo.
Thursday and Friday have few lunar aspects and that is good news! The Leo Moon finally catches up to Jupiter Saturday morning though it will run into Saturn in Scorpio that afternoon. Saturday evening finds the Moon conjoining Venus in Virgo, perfect for a quiet, pleasant evening at home. Sunday looks like another low key day, good for puttering around the house, doing yard work or walking the dog.
This looks like one of those times when going with the flow may work best. The days the Moon is in Cancer there are six planets in water signs creating a very fluid, sensitive atmosphere. Choose to practice patience, kindness and forgiveness, towards other people and ourselves. Cancer season is almost over and when the Sun moves into Leo on July 22, Mercury will follow it a day later. Hang in there, relief is coming.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Cancer © Steel-Eyes