After last week’s busy sky, there isn’t a lot going on this week and that’s a refreshing change. Venus and Mercury both change signs on Tuesday and Jupiter in Libra stations direct on Friday shortly after the Full Moon in Sagittarius. What we have is an opportunity to make progress with few interruptions, always an excellent thing in my book.
Both Venus and Mercury are thrilled to return to signs they rule. Venus loves being Taurus where she can relax and indulge in her favorite vices, and leaving placid Taurus for zippy Gemini makes Mercury a happy camper. When planets are in a sign they rule the energy they express seems to flow more smoothly.
On Friday, Venus in Taurus is sextile Mars in Cancer and that should help ease relationship issues. Take the time to do something nice for your sweetheart, always a win-win scenario.
Before Mercury leaves Taurus, it will be sextile Chiron in Pisces Monday night which presents us with an opportunity to make amends and spread some forgiveness around. Once Mercury arrives in Gemini Tuesday afternoon, our minds will pick up speed and be far more easily distracted.
Jupiter stations direct at 13° 13′ Libra on Friday and even though it won’t reach 14° until July 3, we’ll still benefit from him being direct. For one thing maintaining a more positive outlook should come more easily again and more folks will begin to see possibilities rather than obstacles.
Dig out your rose colored glasses for the Full Moon in Sagittarius on Friday! Cockeyed optimism is going to be running rampant . . . either that or people will be seeing conspiracies everywhere. Choose to keep one foot planted in reality and enjoy the show.
By the time we wake up Monday morning, the Moon will have left fair-minded Libra for focused Scorpio. She will be trine Mars in Cancer at dawn and that should help power up our first day back at work. After that the Scorpio Moon makes no aspects until first thing Tuesday morning. This is good for doing work that requires concentration, and is better for working alone than with others.
Tuesday morning features a gentle, empathetic trine between the Scorpio Moon and Neptune in Pisces. This will help us tune into our intuitive side for a change which usually does good things for interpersonal relationships. It can also help us navigate Venus and Mercury changing signs on this day. During the evening, the Scorpio Moon will be sextile Pluto in Capricorn, not the most social aspect. After that the Moon will be void-of-course until late Wednesday afternoon.
Whenever the Moon is void-of-course, we’re better off staying with routine matters than attempting to start working on something new and that applies to Wednesday during business hours. When the Moon bursts into fiery Sagittarius late afternoon/early evening, she could inspire us to call some friends to get together over dinner. An opposition to quick witted Mercury in Gemini ought to keep conversations lively and spiced with witty remarks to keep us laughing.
Thursday the Sagittarius Moon makes no aspects until she enjoys a sextile to Jupiter in Libra during the evening. It is a good day for running around doing errands or taking time for a brisk walk over your lunch hour. A late evening square to Neptune in Pisces sends us off into dreamland for better or worse.
The Full Moon in Sagittarius takes place early Friday morning and Jupiter in Libra stations direct about an hour later. It will be evening before the Moon catches up to Saturn in Sagittarius which may bring a welcome dose of reality. During the night the Sagittarius Moon will be trine Uranus in Aries before going void-of-course until dawn.
The weekend features the Moon in Capricorn, who would rather be working than doing something frivolous. Midday Saturday the Capricorn Moon will oppose Mars in Cancer and later in the afternoon she will be trine Venus in Taurus. This suggests we may be happier working around the house with our families doing some sort of home improvement project than attending social occasions under duress.
Sunday looks equally quiet with a pleasant Capricorn Moon-Neptune in Pisces sextile midday and an evening conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn. Both of these aspects favor spending time alone, contemplating our next move rather than being around lots of people.
Since we’ll need a few days to adjust to Venus and Mercury changing signs, it is fortunate the sky is relatively quiet this week. The Full Moon in Sagittarius is going to be enough of a pot stirrer to prevent boredom from setting in for those who thrive on action. Thursday and Friday are the best days for social activities, something we can take or leave the rest of the week.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Iris and poppies © Diane Lang
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