Final week’s Most cancers New Moon referred to as consideration to house and household, and at this week’s Scorpio First Quarter Moon (July 25, 2023, 3:07 pm PDT), it’s time to start out shoring up the foundations of each. Appropriately, the Moon at 2º43′ Scorpio is on the Sabian image 3 Scorpio, A home elevating.
It’s additionally the First Quarter in a Lunar Section Household cycle that started on the Oct. 25, 2022 New Moon/Photo voltaic Eclipse at 2º00 Scorpio. In that eclipse chart, Venus was snuggled solely minutes from a precise conjunction with the Solar and Moon, with all three of them sq. Pluto. Likewise, this First Quarter follows a Most cancers New Moon (July 17) that featured an opposition to Pluto and Venus stationing to show retrograde. It’s a First Quarter Moon that may be a name to motion in two lunar cycle tales about energy and love, management and self-acceptance.
The place can we go from right here? The one place we are able to go: ahead. Be aware the Solar’s Sabian image on the First Quarter, 3 Leo: Lady having her hair bobbed. Years in the past, I keep in mind my hairdresser mentioning that she might at all times inform when a buyer was shifting on from a nasty breakup, as a result of they might ask for a drastically quick haircut. After the extreme occasions of this previous week, it’s time to equally streamline – the higher to vary with the occasions and transfer forward.
The place can we go from right here? The one place we are able to go: ahead. Be aware the Solar’s Sabian image on the First Quarter, 3 Leo: Lady having her hair bobbed. It’s a logo I affiliate with modernity and a radical shift in notion. Years in the past, I keep in mind my hairdresser mentioning that she might at all times inform when a buyer was shifting on from a nasty breakup: she would ask for a drastically quick haircut. After the extreme occasions of this previous week, it’s time to equally streamline – the higher to vary with the occasions and transfer forward.
Mercury makes a conjunction with Venus this week (July 27, 2023, 8:16 am PDT). Mercury strikes rapidly, just like the minute hand of a clock, and acts as a set off for occasions which were constructing for awhile. And when Mercury connects with one other planet by conjunction, it provides it a voice.
Astrologers be aware that when Mercury or Venus is retrograde, they might summon individuals out of your previous. I definitely suppose that’s doable as Mercury conjoins retrograde Venus. These ambassadors from the outdated days needn’t really present up at your door or in your e-mail inbox; generally, it’s simply their reminiscence that comes to go to, bringing the previous together with them.
In the future lately, my cellphone pocket-dialed an expensive outdated good friend of mine. We hadn’t spoken shortly, although I take into consideration calling her fairly typically. She rang me again, and once I defined what occurred we shared amusing. I promised to name later when the timing was extra handy. “That’s okay,” she mentioned, “It’s simply actually nice to listen to your voice.” That’s precisely how I felt, too. Even a short hi there from an outdated good friend can heat a coronary heart that didn’t even understand it was feeling chilly.
Oh, mischievous Mercury – if we received’t decide up the cellphone ourselves, it appears, he’ll simply dial it for us.
At Mercury’s trine to the North Node (July 27, 2023, 9:47 pm PDT), be looking out for a message, invitation, or piece of data that tells you you’re heading in the right direction. The North Node is the image of the brass ring that, if we attain for it, virtually invariably leads us in a gratifying route.
This can be a fleeting, minor side, however value your consideration. The message it brings would possibly seem in an e-mail, a textual content, a social media submit, one thing you hear on a podcast or watch on TV. And with the North Node passing by way of Pluto’s fires this week, your focus is obvious and your eyes and ears are open in an entire new manner. One thing you couldn’t acknowledge or think about only a month in the past is out of the blue protruding with blinding readability. “Right here’s your subsequent factor,” it says. “Right here’s the route that results in happiness.” And so…comply with it.
A Darkish Begin
Pluto squares the Lunar Nodes this week for the primary time since January 2015. Due to the Nodes stationing rapidly, forwards and backwards, Pluto catches them 3 times: the primary was final week, on July 22, and the subsequent two on July 25 (2:21 am PDT) and July 28 (11:38 am).
The North Node is round 29º Aries, the diploma of final April’s Photo voltaic Eclipse. That eclipse – the primary Aries Photo voltaic Eclipse since 2006 – triggered an earthquake fault in our charts that had been comparatively dormant for years. Pluto’s squares to that eclipse level are a wake-up name for the brand new signal polarity, Aries and Libra, that the nodes entered on July 17. This wake-up name might come from tumult in an necessary relationship or a liked one going through a significant issue, pressuring us to maneuver ahead on our personal or to be a defender and champion of somebody we care about.
The North Node is, in the end, some extent of development and of satisfaction, nevertheless it’s getting off to a little bit little bit of a darkish begin with this Pluto sq.. Issues ought to loosen up a bit within the coming weeks, however Pluto’s message is that we shouldn’t anticipate this North Node in Aries journey to be straightforward or with out threat. In any case, that’s kind of the purpose of Aries – to assist us develop braveness and forge our personal path.
Peer by way of a microscope at one thing atypical. Faraway from its bigger context, one thing like pollen, or cells taken out of your cheek, turns into artwork. It’s true that you just lose the larger image as you zoom in, however isn’t it superb to see its particular person elements in such element?
Mercury, the planet of notion, places on its magnifying glass when it enters Virgo (July 28, 2023, 2:31 pm PDT). Whereas it’s on this detail-loving signal, the on a regular basis turns into extraordinary.
Mercury will spend an particularly very long time in Virgo – it received’t enter Libra till Oct. 4 – due to a retrograde interval between Aug. 23 and Sep. 15. Mercury is particularly robust in Virgo, so use this highly effective retrograde time to your benefit. Flip the magnifying glass round and consider your self intimately. Which of your habits and routines may very well be altered to make your physique more healthy, your work extra streamlined and helpful, and your spirit extra grounded?
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