The moon in Gemini on the 5th brings about the desire to be social and to nurture friendships through personal interaction. With the moon trine Pluto these interactions could be passionate and full of feelings. This could be a very rewarding time to spend with close friends renewing bonds weakened during the pandemic seperation. Beware of letting your mind spin on one emotion too long. Feelings might be a little overwhelming if you focus on them too much.
Sun Sextile Uranus
On July 5th the Sun is sextile Uranus. New experiences could come your way. These give you greater insight into the world around you, they stimulate curiosity and your imagination. This is a great time for creative intellectual activity. You might be a little daydreamy so it isn’t a good time to be held tightly to schedules. Allow your creativity to flow, there is time to get back to the grind later.
Mercury and Communication Issues
The 6th brings Mercury square to Neptune. This is the third time this year this aspect has happened. The planet of communication is in a challenging aspect to the planet of illusions and your own deep inner consciousness. Misunderstandings are possible with this transit. It is also possible to fall prey to believing something that isn’t true or real. Neptune is the planet that is responsible for the current issue with so many believing false narratives. During this transit, it will be easy to have misunderstandings even though you thought you clarified things. It is possible that this could lead to you being involved in situations you would rather not deal with. The 6th isn’t a good day to finalize business dealings. Negotiations for important matters should probably wait until after the 11th when things clear a bit.
Also on the 6th we have Venus in opposition to Saturn. This one is about relationships, and unfortunately it isn’t a warm and fuzzy aspect. This aspect can cause a kind of “turning off” of emotions. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation, self-pity can rear its head as well. These feelings probably aren’t real and will pass quickly. With the Mercury/Neptune aspect happening at the same time, it is possible for you to dredge up old feelings that need to be dealt with from deep in your subconscious.
Personal Growth Opportunity
This presents an opportunity to gain deeper knowledge about yourself. Don’t indulge the feelings of self-pity and loneliness, but examine where they come from and why. Use this transit to grow instead of indulging. The planets are giving you an opportunity to evolve in your relationship with yourself, if you take the time to do the work.
The moon moving into Cancer on the 8th supports your inner work. Nurture yourself, and use the loving motherly energy of Cancer to support your personal growth. There is a New Moon on the 9th, a perfect time to begin again as the new you.
Misinformation likely to happen
There is an interesting conjunction happening for the USA from the 2nd to the 12th. It is the annual solar return for the US. This happens every year on our Country’s birthday. There is also a transit aspect of the USA’s ascendant being conjunct Neptune. This transit brings about a sense of idealism. This is so strong that it often hides the truth. Since we are talking about the chart of a nation I believe there will be a strong surge in nationalism around this time. I don’t foresee any issues arising from it except that it will likely put some energy into the sectors of society that already are leaning toward a warped sense of nationalism.
There could possibly be a push of misinformation coming out. Where information about our nation and government are concerned, don’t believe everything you hear during this transit. Check facts yourself, don’t rely on pundits or talking heads, even those you have trusted in the past. Things are not what they seem.
On the 13th the Moon moves into Leo bringing about a desire to be outgoing, to get out and do something. Those with a Leo Moon will feel this more keenly than others. Those with a Leo Sun might feel the need to shine their light on the world. For those so inclined, step out and show the world the new you. All that hard work on yourself deserves to be rewarded.
Opportunities for Growth
Overall this week presents great opportunities for personal growth if you take the time and put in the effort. With the holiday at the beginning of the week, it would be easy to let this chance slide past you. I would ask you to please take the time to do the inner work. The pandemic has given our world the gift of introspection, even if it was forced on us. The work isn’t complete. Continue to make the time to finish the work. The Universe has offered a silver lining to the great loss experienced by so many, it is up to us to make use of it.
I have been batting around the idea of doing a solar return reading for the US for its upcoming birthday. We will see if time allows me to do that. It is a complicated process and it takes hours to sort through the tangle of planetary interactions. If time allows I will put one out on the 4th.
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