AstroWatch

Posted on June 1, 2020
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*Any times indicated are for the Pacific Time Zone.

*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.

*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.

 

June ended on a waxing sextile by the Moon to retrograde Pluto and July starts with a waning trine by the Moon to Venus followed by four more exact aspects on the 1st.  July starts and ends with Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto retrograde. No planets will change direction in July.  The 4th of July throws us a real knuckleball with a challenging 4 planet T-Square.  In the heat of summer, the Earth will reach its maximum distance from the Sun on July 5 at more than 94,510,000 miles.  Yes, in the Northern Hemisphere the Earth is farther from the Sun in Summer and closer in winter.  It is the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere.  There will be two long Mercury void-of-course periods, a short Mars void-of-course and retrograde Jupiter will return to Aquarius for a short stay.

  

07/01/21 – 4:22 am – slow Moon trine Venus

This waning trine is the first of five exact aspects, four by the Moon today, so it may feel more intense or as if some people’s emotions are on overdrive.  With three waning aspects, the emphasis is on consolidating and completing energy.  This is well suited for a Thursday as we work to complete our tasks for the week.

 

07/01/21 – 6:08 am – Mars opposite retrograde Saturn

This is the second exact aspect of the day.  Oppositions are the mid-point in a cycle when we should be considering what we started at the conjunction, where we are in the process and are things in balance?  Even when retrograde, Saturn expects us to follow the rules, dot the “i’s” and cross the “t’s.” except now, He will accept no excuses for failing to do so.  Saturn can be a very difficult task master, especially when he is retrograde and giving us an opportunity for a do-it-right this time do-over or suffer the consequences.

 

07/01/21 – 2:11 pm – slow Moon square Sun

This waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square is the third exact aspect of the day.  When assessing where you are, take time to re-evaluate what you have and are working on.  What is working for you?  What isn’t working for you?  What feels right?  What doesn’t feel right?  Let go of that which isn’t working or doesn’t feel right, or at least set it aside for another day or time or project.  Focus on what adds value to whatever you are working on.

Following this the Moon makes a waxing sextile to retrograde Saturn for the fourth exact aspect of the day.  How is that “do-over” coming?  Just because we think something is done, doesn’t mean it is.  Recheck the instructions and requirements.  Doing it right the first time always takes less time than doing it over.

 

07/01/21 – 6:58 pm – slow Moon trine Mars

This waning trine is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day.  Take time to reflect on your day.  First Mars talked to Saturn then the Moon talked to Saturn and now the Moon is talking to Mars.  What is it they are talking about?  What is the common theme or thread that connects your day?

 

07/02/21 – 9:12 am – slow Moon sextile Mercury

This is the waning sextile in their cycle so today is about consolidating and finishing things.  It is Friday, what is on the top of your “to-do” list today?  Start there and check them off as you go down your list.

 

07/02/21 – 9:15 pm – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for over 8 hours.  It is Friday evening of a long (for some) summer holiday weekend.  When Pluto is involved, one must always pay attention and proceed with caution for He is Lord of the dark underworld, the one place you probably don’t want to spend your weekend.

 

Have a safe, happy holiday weekend.  Take care.

 

07/03/21 – 5:28 am – slow Moon enters Taurus

With the Moon’s return to Her second home, today could be a good day for some cleaning, perhaps rearrange your furniture at the same time or change some of the colors.

 

07/03/21 – 9:19 am – slow Moon sextile retrograde Jupiter

This is the waxing sextile in their monthly cycle.  When retrograde, Jupiter suggests to us it is time to contract and perhaps think smaller.  With four planets retrograde, delays, obstructions, and missed messages will be more common.  You can aim high, just don’t shoot for the Moon, unless you are NASA and that is your objective.

 

07/03/21 – 6:40 pm – Mars square Uranus

This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square in their two-year cycle.  It is Saturday night and this aspect suggests that you may want to spend it at home or at least in the company of trusted family or friends.  Watch out for each other as random acts of ??? may be the rule, not the exception tonight.  Trust your instincts.

 

07/03/21 – 10:44 pm – slow Moon square Venus

This is the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in the monthly cycle of the two grand ladies of the zodiac.  With the Moon in Venus’ sign of Taurus, romantic feelings may be strong.  Proceed with caution for the “devil” wears many disguises and comes in all shapes and sizes.

 

07/04/21 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

Today’s main energy pattern is called a “T-Square.”  It happens when two planets oppose each other, and both square a third.  This energy is generally considered challenging at best and difficult at worst.  To handle this energy requires maintaining one’s balance while being able to give each the attention they deserve.  Today’s T-Square involves the fixed signs of Aquarius (retrograde Saturn) opposing Leo (Mars) with both squaring Taurus (Moon and Uranus).  Fixed energy is good for staying grounded, that is being real, but not known for being flexible.  Individuals with planets or sensitive points at 10-16 degrees of one of the fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius will probably feel this the strongest.  Avoid rash or impulsive actions.  Keep your temper in check and be open to sudden insights from unexpected sources.

 

07/04/21 – 6:06 am – slow Moon square retrograde Saturn

This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square in their cycle.  Choose your actions carefully to avoid endangering yourself or others.

In less than 1 1/2 hours, the Moon will make a waning sextile to the Sun after which She will conjunct unpredictable Uranus.  With the Moon and Uranus squaring both Saturn and Mars, it places them at the “fulcrum” or balance point of the Saturn Mars opposition.  The energy of the T-Square may be feeling even stronger now but may not have reached its peak.

 

07/04/21 – 10:28 am – slow Moon square Mars

This is the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in their monthly cycle.  The Moon, appearing to be the fastest of the “planets,” has been carrying the energy of the T-Square from Saturn, to Uranus and now Mars.  Hopefully, any stress created by this combination will now begin to wane but expect it to continue throughout the day.

 

07/05/21 – 4:30 am – slow Moon sextile retrograde Neptune

This is the waxing sextile in their cycle.  Note any dreams you had, your first thoughts, impressions, sights or sounds on waking.  It is Monday and a holiday for some and a normal workday for others.  Keep a clear head today.  If you have any “new” things to do, get them started early for the Moon will be going void-of-course this morning.

 

07/05/21 – 9:57 am – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing trine to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for about 8 1/2 hours.  This will last most of the normal workday.  If any “new” things come up during this time, set them aside for this evening or tomorrow if you can.  If not, then proceed with caution and care.  Make lists, read and then reread any instructions or expectations.  Allow extra time for the unexpected such as delays or changes.

 

07/05/21 – 12:14 pm – Sun sextile Uranus

This is the waxing sextile in their annual cycle.  Assess where you are, what you are working on and what needs to be done.  Be open for sudden inspirations or new ideas from everywhere.  Trust your instincts.

 

07/05/21 – 3:27 pm – Earth at Aphelion

It may be hard to believe, but when it is summer in the northern hemisphere, the Earth is farthest from the Sun.  At this time, the Earth is now over 94 1/2 million miles from the Sun.  It is the Earth’s tilt that results in the warmer temperatures in the northern hemisphere during this time as She is tilted toward the Sun.

 

07/05/21 – 6:24 pm – slow Moon enters Gemini

It is Monday evening as the void-of-course ends.  With the Moon and Mercury both in talkative Gemini, conversations may flow freely.  Following this the Moon will make a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to retrograde Jupiter.  Any actions you take should be directed toward consolidating whatever you may be working on.

 

07/06/21 – 12:39 am – Mercury square retrograde Neptune

Note any dreams you have and whatever you hear or think you hear.  It is critical today that you be very clear when responding to others, issuing instructions or communicating in any form.

Following this the Moon will make a waning sextile to Venus and then a waxing trine to retrograde Saturn.  This energy mix should allow for one to more easily adjust between new, expanding issues and those that are nearing completion.  Be flexible.

 

07/06/21 – 7:36 pm – Venus opposite retrograde Saturn

This could be a night of sibling rivalry or one-upmanship as Venus and Saturn are both children of Uranus.  Oppositions require cooperation to succeed.  Be honest.  Stay within the lines.  Avoid confrontations.  Be polite and be true to who you are and what you believe.

 

07/07/21 – 2:47 am – slow Moon sextile Mars

This is the waning sextile in their cycle.  This aspect suggests that you may want to focus on those things that are nearing or can be completed today.

 

07/07/21 – 5:19 am – slow Moon goes Out-of-Bounds North

It is that time of the month again as the Moon makes Her regular journey higher in the sky.  Things may call our attention to the future, to what is coming, might be or needs to be avoided or changed.  Awareness allows us to better prepare for and create our future.

 

07/07/21 – 5:12 pm – slow Moon square retrograde Neptune

This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square in their cycle.  With retrograde Neptune involved, be extra careful when deciding what action to take as Neptune’s fog may be more dense than usual.  Be sure all instructions are clear and understood.

 

07/07/21 – 9:20 pm – slow Moon and Mercury go Void-of-Course

Following their conjunction, both the Moon and Mercury go void-of-course.  The Moon’s will last about 9 1/2 hours while Mercury’s will last over 88 hours.  Depending on when your day starts tomorrow, you should plan on sticking with your routine or whatever you had planned. 

A Mercury void-of-course can be likened to a Mercury retrograde, but without the do-over.  Be sure all communications are clear, that you understand them, and they understand you.  Spellcheck, re-read and double check your recipients before sending.

 

07/08/21 – 6:51 am – slow Moon enters Cancer

With Her return to Her home sign, the Moon’s void-of-course is over.  Some people may be feeling more sensitive, protective or they may seem more “needy.”  It is just a transit, and this too should pass in a couple of days.

Following this the Moon will make a waxing trine to retrograde Jupiter.  This waxing aspect suggests you can focus on “newer” tasks today, but don’t ignore your priority or to-do lists.  Plan on taking smaller steps, rather than big steps.

 

07/08/21 – 12:25 pm – Venus square Uranus

This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square in their cycle.  Don’t get too comfortable as things may change suddenly.

 

07/09/21 – 10:38 am – slow Moon sextile Uranus

Today starts with another waxing aspect involving unpredictable Uranus.  With planets in fixed energy signs, staying flexible could be a challenge.

 

07/09/21 – 6:17 pm – slow Moon conjunct Sun

This new Moon is at 18 Cancer 02.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A priest performing a marriage ceremony.”  Conjunctions and marriage ceremonies both symbolize beginning something new.  What “new thing” do you want to start tonight?  If you are looking for a new relationship, remember, Cancer is the protective sign, you need to look out for yourself and those closest to you. 

 

07/10/21 – 9:10 am – accelerating Moon goes Void-of-Course

After a pre-dawn waxing trine to retrograde Neptune, the Moon will make an opposition to retrograde Pluto following which She goes void-of-course for over 8 hours.  It is Saturday and should be a good day to work on home chores, preferably ones that you have already started.

 

07/10/21 – 5:21 pm – accelerating Moon enters Leo

With the Moon’s entry into the Sun’s sign of Leo, you may feel the shift from feeling protective to wanting attention.  Be extra cautious as the attention you attract may not be what you are seeking or desire.

 

07/10/21 – 11:38 pm – accelerating Moon returns In-Bounds

With the Moon’s return in-bounds people’s moods may seem to settle down and be less extreme.

 

07/11/21 – 1:35 pm – Mercury enters Cancer

After more than 3 1/2 days, the Mercury void-of-course is finally over.  Relax, give yourself a break, but you may not want to let your “guard” down as there are still four planets retrograde.  Delays, confusion, dissociation are all real possibilities at this time.

About two hours later the Moon will oppose retrograde Saturn for another reality check.

 

07/11/21 – 8:11 pm – accelerating Moon square Uranus

This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square in their cycle.  Be open to all possibilities, no matter how extreme or impossible they may seem.  You will know the correct one when the time comes.

  

07/12-18/21 – A Peek at the Week Ahead

This does not look to be a super busy week as aside from the recurring aspects by the Moon to the other planets, we have two major events.  Tuesday we have the conjunction of Venus and Mars and on Saturday we have the waxing first quarter crisis of action square by the Moon to the Sun.  Other than the Moon, there will be no other planets changing signs and no planets changing directions.

 

07/12/21 – 5:29 am – average Moon goes Void-of-Course

Just over one hour earlier, the Moon was conjunct Venus, now She is conjunct Mars after which She goes void-of-course for 20 hours.  That means She will be void-of-course for the rest of the day.  How is your love life?  How are your relationships in general?  How do you obtain those things that you desire?  What do you need or want to change about yourself or your life?  These are the questions to be asking yourself today for tomorrow Venus will conjunct Mars.

 

07/12/21 – 12:45 pm – Mercury trine retrograde Jupiter

This is the waxing trine in their current cycle.  What are you trying to “grow,” that is create or make bigger or better?  With Jupiter one of four planets currently retrograde, progress may seem agonizingly slow, or it may seem to require a lot more effort.  That is the way it will be for the rest of summer.  Perhaps it is time to reconsider your approach and adapt.

 

07/13/21 – 1:30 am – average Moon enters Virgo

The void-of-course is over.  Today will offer an opposition, the midpoint in a cycle, a waxing sextile, time to keep pushing forward and a conjunction, the beginning of a new cycle, and all before most people’s workday starts.  Check your to-do list, prioritize it and then get busy.  You know what you need to do, how to do it and what to do next.  Now do it.

 

07/13/21 – 4:00 am – average Moon opposite retrograde Jupiter

An opposition marks the midpoint in a cycle.  The time when one should examine where they are, what they have accomplished and what still needs to be done.

 

In two hours, the Moon will make a waxing sextile to Mercury.  This symbolizes a time to keep moving forward, to keep expanding or growing your idea or project.

 

07/13/21 – 6:33 am – Venus conjunct Mars

This marks the beginning of a new Venus Mars cycle and calls our attention to “self-examination,” for it is in Leo, ruled by the Sun.  Share the spotlight with your partner, family, and friends, even a stranger deserves their turn in the Sun.  What can you do to make your relationships better or find the one you seek?  What can you do to achieve that which you desire? 

 

07/14/21 – 3:25 am – average Moon trine Uranus

This waxing trine by the Moon to Uranus, sometimes referred to as the teen-ager of the zodiac, may hold many surprises.  Be sure to note any dreams, insights, first thoughts, sights or sounds on waking.  There is no telling where your next great idea may come from so you don’t want to miss it.

 

07/14/21 – 6:46 pm – average Moon sextile Sun

This is the waxing (expanding) sextile in their cycle and in about 1 hour, the Moon will oppose retrograde Neptune, indicating the midpoint in their cycle.  Sometimes, even when planets are retrograde, things may happen quickly.  Be prepared.  Stay alert.  Only you can take advantage of your opportunities when they are offered to you.

 

07/14/21 – 11:46 pm – average Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning trine to retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 8 hours.  It will be best if you start your day tomorrow by sticking with your routine or whatever you had planned.  Wait until after the Moon enters, “we can work this out” Libra before starting any new projects.

 

07/15/21 – 1:49 am – Sun trine retrograde Neptune

This is the waxing trine in their annual cycle.  What dreams may come in the night?  Be sure to record them, no matter how strange, they may seem or whether you think they are good or bad.  Now is not the time to judge them.  That will come later.

 

07/15/21 – 7:32 am – average Moon enters Libra

The Moon’s void-of-course is over.  Now in the sign of the “other,” symbolizing a time for working with others, for maintaining balance and, unfortunately, also confusion as we ponder which choice to make. 

 

07/15/21 – 7:09 pm – accelerating Moon square Mercury

This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square in their current cycle.  Choose your words and actions carefully for you may not get an opportunity to correct any mistakes. 

 

07/16/21 – 3:33 am – accelerating Moon trine retrograde Saturn

This is the waning trine in their monthly cycle.  Saturn doesn’t just expect us to follow the rules and do what is required of us, He demands that we must do what we know is the right thing to do. 

 

07/16/21 – 10:04 pm – accelerating Moon sextile Mars

This is their waxing sextile in the current cycle.  It is Friday night, and the light of the gibbous Moon will soon be lost as She sets below the western horizon.  With “I want what I want, and I want it now,” Mars involved, take no chances.  Stay in the light.

 

07/17/21 – 2:04 am – accelerating Moon sextile Venus

This waxing sextile is the first of five exact aspects, four by the Moon today so you may want to check your tissue supply.  Was there a message from Monday when the Moon was conjunct Venus and then Mars that needs to be addressed or is this just a cautionary tale, telling you not to take chances for what you are seeking may soon come to pass?

 

07/17/21 – 3:11 am – accelerating Moon square Sun

This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square and the second exact aspect of the day.  It is the wee hours of Saturday morning, don’t make any decisions you may later regret.  Remember, “first do no harm,” and that includes to yourself.

 

07/17/21 – 4:03 am – accelerating Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to retrograde Pluto, the third exact aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for 7 1/2 hours, and the Sun isn’t even up yet.  Avoid starting anything new until after the Moon enters Scorpio, stick with your routine or plans and focus on work in progress until then.

 

07/17/21 – 11:38 am – fast Moon enters Scorpio

The void-of-course may be over, but the level of intensity today may just be starting to rise.  It is alright to start something new now, if it is what you want to do.  In about two hours the Moon will make a waning trine to retrograde Jupiter for the fourth exact aspect of the day.  It isn’t about “going big or going home” today, it is about doing it right and not over-doing.  Don’t waste your time or energy on unnecessary embellishments, this is not the time for them as they probably won’t be appreciated.

 

07/17/21 – 3:46 pm – Sun opposite retrograde Pluto

This is the fifth and final exact aspect of the day and represents the midpoint in their cycle which began with their conjunction on January 14,2021.  Did you start anything new around that time?  If so, what is its status at this time?  Time to review, renew, reaffirm, reevaluate, and prepare to move on to the final product.

 

07/18/21 – 6:13 am – fast Moon trine Mercury

This is the waxing trine.  It is Sunday morning, and this could be a good time for some more reflection regarding whatever you may be working on or perhaps on your night last night?  You should be able to look back on it and smile.  If not, you may want to rethink your choices and plan for better one’s next time. 

 

Only 30 minutes later, the Moon will make a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to retrograde Saturn.  Oh darn, Him again.  If the choices you have been making are in alignment with your purpose and values, then expect a reward today, otherwise, you may be called on to explain yourself.

 

07/18/21 – 12:00 pm – fast Moon opposite Uranus

The day and the week end with an opposition, symbolizing a time of fulfillment but also one for review, reevaluation and renewing your efforts.  As always with Uranus you should prepare for and expect the unexpected.  At least that way, if it does come along, you should be prepared for it.  If nothing unexpected happens, then perhaps you are doing all right or at least Saturn didn’t catch you this time.

 

07/19-25/21 – A Peek at the Week Ahead

The week gets off to a hectic start with six exact aspects by the Moon, a Moon void-of-course and the beginning of a long Sun void-of-course.  Wednesday offers up a double void-of-course as both the Moon and Venus change signs.  Thursday the Sun enters their home sign of Leo.  Friday offers up another Moon void-of-course and the Aquarius Full Moon.  We finish the week on Sunday as Mercury begins another long void-of-course and retrograde Jupiter prepares for His return to Aquarius.

 

07/19/21 – 2:33 am – fast Moon trine retrograde Neptune

This waning trine is the first of six exact aspects today, all by the Moon, and a Moon void-of-course.  Could be a very emotional rollercoaster day for some so be kind and avoid confrontations.  Be sure to record any dreams, insights, first thoughts, feelings, when you wake.

Following this the Moon makes a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to Mars, then a waning sextile to retrograde Pluto and then another waxing first quarter crisis of action square to Venus for the second, third and fourth exact aspects of the day.  With two crisis of action squares the day seems to be one for making decisions, expanding and moving forward.  Don’t over-exert yourself as there are four planets retrograde and obstacles and delays are to be expected.

 

07/19/21 – 9:30 am – fast Moon trine Sun

Following this waxing trine, the fifth exact aspect of the day, both the Moon and the Sun go void-of-course.  The Moon’s will last just over 4 1/2 hours while the Sun’s will last 70 hours.  Avoid starting any new projects or tasks until after the Moon enters Sagittarius.  If you can’t put it off, proceed with caution.  Be sure you understand the requirements, expectations, and timeframe.  Double check your work as it progresses. 

With the Sun void-of-course the next three days will be a good time for self-reflection, for working on oneself, but don’t start any new self-help type program during this time.  Take advantage of what you already have and are familiar with.

 

07/19/21 – 2:08 pm – fast Moon enters Sagittarius

Did you feel the shift from fixed water, intense Scorpio to mutable fire, optimistic Sagittarius?  Most probably won’t feel it, just know that if you have any new projects that you have set aside, you can get started on them now. 

 

07/19/21 – 3:32 pm – fast Moon square retrograde Jupiter

This waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square is the sixth and final exact aspect of the day.  With this aspect the energy shifts from newer projects to those that you may have been working on for a while and that need to be completed.  When Jupiter is retrograde it is time to consolidate and focus on those tasks that you can finish.

 

07/20/21 – 2:38 am – Mercury sextile Uranus

This is the waxing sextile in their cycle.  Did something wake you in the night?  What did you dream about?  What was your first thought on waking?  What was the first thing you noticed, was it something you saw, heard, or felt? 

 

07/20/21 – 8:31 am – fast Moon sextile retrograde Saturn

This is the waning sextile in their cycle.  With this early aspect, it looks like today is a day to focus on your priority list and what needs to get finished.  First things first today.

 

07/20/21 – 6:10 pm – fast Moon goes Out-of-Bounds South

It is that time of the month again as the Moon crosses the “bounds of the Sun,” going lower in the night sky as if to say, pay attention to things from your past that may come up.  It could be a memory or perhaps someone from your past may show up unexpectedly.

 

07/21/21 – 04:08 am – fast Moon square retrograde Neptune

This is the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in their cycle.  In three hours, the Moon will make a waxing trine to Mars.  Note any dreams, first thoughts, impressions or feelings on waking.  With the waxing trine to Mars, you may want to start your day by focusing on newer work that you need to do. 

 

07/21/21 – 3:26 pm – fast Moon trine Venus

Following this waxing trine, both the Moon and Venus go void-of-course.  Good news, both are short.  The Moon’s will only last 10 minutes while Venus’ will last a little over two hours.  You can take a “coffee break” or just keep working on whatever you are working on, and the Moon’s void-of-course will be over before you know it.  

With Venus void-of-course avoid starting a new relationship or making any long-term or major, big money purchases.  This is a good time to reflect or work on your existing relationships or your budget.

 

07/21/21 – 3:36 pm – fast Moon enters Capricorn

Following this the Moon will make a waning sextile to retrograde Jupiter.  Focus on your work-in-progress, preferably those things that are nearing completion or that can be finished.  If you have any new “things” that you need to get started, go ahead, but proceed deliberately.  Don’t try to take any short-cuts.

 

07/21/21 – 5:37 pm – Venus enters Virgo

Generally speaking, Venus isn’t particularly comfortable in critical, logical Virgo.  This can be a good time to “get real” about your relationships or budget as She will cast a more critical eye on these things during this transit.

 

07/22/21 – 5:45 am – Venus opposite retrograde Jupiter

What should we expect when the two ancient “benefics” face off?  Oppositions are about achieving balance between the two opposing energies.  If there is something in your life that feels out of balance, cast your critical eye on it.  It is up to you to achieve balance in your life.  No one can do it for you.

 

07/22/21 – 7:26 am – Sun enters Leo

Finally, after almost three days the Sun’s void-of-course ends as they return to their home sign of Leo.  Did you feel the shift from cardinal water, I will protect you Cancer to fixed fire, see me Leo?  It may seem that others are more demanding, wanting your attention and time.  Remember the Venus Jupiter opposition yesterday, the challenge for now will be maintaining balance between their needs and your needs. 

 

07/22/21 – 3:25 pm – fast Moon trine Uranus

This is the waning trine in their cycle.  Be open to inspiration or insights from everywhere.  A solution to that problem that has been troubling you for some time, or the answer to that lingering question may suddenly present itself.  Be ready to take advantage of it.

 

07/23/21 – 12:53 am – fast Moon opposite Mercury

The Moon reflects while Mercury is the messenger of the Gods.  Did you get any messages in the night?  Did something wake you?  If so, be sure to note what it was, be it a sound, vision, voice or …  Oppositions signify a time or need for balance.  When it comes to communication, remember to stop talking, catch your breath and listen.  The best communicators are usually the best listeners. 

Following this, about the time that many are just getting up, the Moon will sextile retrograde Neptune.  Note any dreams, first thoughts, feelings or sensations.  Everything is important.  There are no coincidences.  It is Friday and these aspects seem to say it is a day for focusing on work that needs to get finished in preparation for new things coming your way.  If you have a new idea, project, or task that you want to get started better set your alarm as you will want to get it going before the Moon goes void-of-course.

 

07/23/21 – 9:34 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a conjunction with retrograde Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 8 hours.  It is best if you spend the rest of the day on work-in-progress, starting with whatever is on the top of your priority list.  You do have one don’t you?

 

07/23/21 – 5:12 pm – fast Moon enters Aquarius

Aquarius is the fixed air sign.  Whatever your plans are for this evening, don’t expect warm fuzzies, emotions or praise.  Unless you like confrontations, you may want to avoid discussions about potentially sensitive topics such as politics or religion.  This weekend could be a good time to volunteer for a cause that is important to you.

 

07/23/21 – 7:37 pm – fast Full Buck Moon opposite Sun

The new antlers of buck deer start growing in July, giving the Buck Moon its name.  Also known as the Thunder Moon because of frequent thunderstorms during this time or the Hay Moon as the first cutting of hay crops may be ready to harvest.

 

This full Moon is at 1 Aquarius 26’.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “An unexpected thunderstorm.”  A storm may symbolize a coming challenge; however, after the storm there is the rainbow, the smell of fresh clean air and nature celebrating the life-giving rain.  What challenges are you facing?  Deal with them now and the rewards may be yours.

 

07/23/21 – 10:39 pm – fast Moon returns In-Bounds

It is Friday night as the Moon returns in-bounds.  Things may begin to feel more settled, less chaotic or intense.  While you may be able to relax some, that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down if you go out tonight.

 

07/24/21 – 9:35 am – Mercury trine retrograde Neptune

This is their waxing trine.  Did you have any dreams last night?  Be sure to record what you remember.  You should also note what your first sensation and your first thought were.  You may want to call a trusted friend or family member and share these with them. 

Two hours later, the Moon will conjunct retrograde Saturn.  Be true to yourself today.  Take no chances.

 

07/24/21 – 5:43 pm – fast Moon square Uranus

This is the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in their cycle.  It is Saturday evening.  If you are going out, stay alert for insights or warnings may come from anywhere.  Know which is which, heed the warnings and take advantage of the insights.

 

07/25/21 – 1:15 pm – Mercury opposite retrograde Pluto

It is Sunday afternoon and following this aspect to the Lord of the Underworld, Mercury goes void-of-course for 53 hours,

 

07/25/21 – 4:14 pm – slowing Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following an opposition to Mars, the Moon goes void-of-course for over four hours.  You could just take the rest of the day off or if not, focus on any work-in-progress and set any new ideas, tasks or projects aside until tomorrow or at least until after the Moon enters mutable water, let’s get spiritual Pisces.

 

07/25/21 – 8:30 pm – slowing Moon enters Pisces

If you don’t want to wait until tomorrow and you have any new ideas, tasks or projects you want to get started, go for it.  Be sure to allow extra time for unexpected delays or obstacles.

 

07/25/21 – 8:56 pm – slowing Moon conjunct retrograde Jupiter

This is the last aspect retrograde Jupiter will make before His return to Aquarius on Wednesday morning.  Does this mean He will be void-of-course until then?  Perhaps, but what would that mean?  If you are expecting some extra money, don’t get your hopes up.  Don’t spend it before you get it as it may be delayed or less than you are expecting.  Expect things to be more challenging or for there to be unexpected delays or obstacles.  Plan your work accordingly.

 

07/26-31/21 – A Peek at the Rest of July

Monday brings us the monthly Moon Venus opposition; Tuesday offers up a Moon void-of-course and Mercury’s entrance into Leo.  Wednesday retrograde Jupiter returns to Aquarius, Thursday Mars goes void-of-course before entering Virgo a few hours later.  Friday brings a short Moon void-of-course and then Saturday, the 31, wraps up July with five exact aspects by the Moon, including Her waning, third quarter crisis of consciousness square to the Sun.

 


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Jim Schultz

Jim has been a professional astrologer and Oraclist for over 15 years. As a child his favorite books were the encyclopedia and the Almanac. He continues to be intrigued by the Universe around us; always searching for answers and new questions. Should you ask, he will tell you there is no such thing as "TMI."

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12 responses to “AstroWatch”

  1. Goldenratio3@gmail.com' Diana Mrewinkel says:

    Re: your comment on “like kidney stones”, unfortunately not true. My father’s stones were subjected to lithotripsy back in the late 1990s. Maximum 3 treatments were permitted. His stones stood their ground. At least he was not in discomfort.
    I enjoyed this reading otherwise.

  2. durgashakthiastrologer789@gmail.com' shakthi says:

    Interesting. Thank for your efforts!

  3. carmela_smith98@hotmail.com' Carmela Smith says:

    Thank you for your insights

  4. social@venuselements.com' Olivia Martinez says:

    It’s been a powerful Super Moon (March 9th) so far…also interesting it is so near Venus conjunct Uranus. It feels like really big things are happening on every front.

  5. James Schultz says:

    Here are the basic astrological details of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. Weight 8 lbs. 6 oz., according to news reports, the heaviest future King by birth weight in 100 years of more. Correct birth time is July 22, 2013, 4:24 pm, London, England.

    A true “cusper” with Sun 29 Cancer 58. Moon 28 Capricorn 17, which means that HRH was born less than 3 hours before the full Moon at 0 Aquarius. Birth ascendant is 27 Scorpio 10 and his birth M/C is 20 Virgo 36. He was born with 7 of the 10 primary points in Cardinal signs and 6 of them in water signs. He has a Grand Water Trine of Mars 6 Cancer and Jupiter 5 Cancer trining Saturn 5 Scorpio and trining Neptune 5 Pisces. He also has a Cardinal T-square with Mercury 13 Cancer opposing Pluto 9 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 12 Aries. He has none of the 10 primary points in an Air sign and 3 of them are retrograde. 3 retrogrades is the second most common number, 2 being the most common. Born with Mars out-of-bounds north might he be a rather precocious child, to say the least.

  6. iolevirgo@gmail.com' Iolé says:

    What a time to be born for the new prince-princess in England!
    Leo sun, Cancer planets: care for the family = the Kingdom, Aquarius Moon- we need open minds in the future!

  7. dane_sullivan@verizon.net' Dane Sullivan says:

    Hey Jim,
    Source: Astronomical Phenomena For the Year 2013, prepared by US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac which defines lunar eclipse time as Moon reaching centermost point of its journey thorough the shadow cast by the earth, and solar eclipses timed for maximum obscuration — typically different from time of simple conjunction. However, I note the Rosicrucian Ephemeris, citing JPL and the US Naval Observatory call it at 5:21. I’m betting there’s yet another computation out there.

  8. Jim Schultz says:

    Hi Dane, thank you for your comment. Not sure what your source for the eclipse time is. I use Solar Fire 8 for the dates and times I post. The time is based on the exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon which is 5:28 pm PDT. The NASA eclipse site shows a time of 5:26 pm PDT.

  9. dane_sullivan@verizon.net' Dane Sullivan says:

    Probably just an editorial slip, but believe the May 9 eclipse doesn’t happen until 5:55 at 19 Taurus 33. Enjoy your observations!

  10. apopichak@rcn.com' andy says:

    “01/18/13 – 12:56 am – Mercury conjunct Sun 28 Aquarius 26”
    Sun still in Capricorn

  11. doratoz@aol.com' Donna says:

    Oh boy! I am not an astrology student, however, I do enjoy reading your article every week. I have picked up the tiniest sliver of what is being discussed and from what I am able to glean, July sounds like it has the potential to be rather challenging. As a Taurus, I was happy to have read about the Mercury retrograde before it happens! I will be carefully watching my “p’s & q’s ” throughout the month and refer back to the entirety of the article – changes are a-comin’ for sure.
    Thanks for your work!

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