Happy July! We open the week with a busy few days and then downshift into changing planetary signs and calmer energies that soothe our spirits, offering us a much gentler environment and a slower pace.
After a week of Plutonian moves (Supreme Court rulings) and Neptunian reveals (Jan 6 hearings), the atmosphere is turbulent, which feeds into the Mars-Pluto square (stepping stone) on July 1. Mars in Aries is a warrior and will fight, and Pluto in Capricorn is power structures and power plays. Tempers can flare easily, so be smart, mind your manners and avoid power struggles. Realign with physical exercise or spiritual practices that bring you back to center so you are in YOUR power and not reactive.
On July 2 Mercury makes two very different aspects. First, Mercury manifests with (trines) Saturn, which supports bringing ideas into form: practical thinking, communications, agreements, contracts, planning and organization. Decisions are easy when you are clear, but later as Mercury (forms a stepping stone) squares nonlinear Neptune, you may lose focus, energy or become confused. Mercury square Neptune is intuitive, experiential, calls your energy within and is good for rest, leisure, creativity (making and enjoying), being in nature and spiritual practices.
Lower expressions of Mercury-Neptune are doubt, disillusionment, depression and undermining who you are and what you do. If you experience this, it's an old pattern - a story/label someone put on you long ago that has resurfaced for YOU to recognize as a false belief that you can (and must) release in order to be FREE. The "not enough" identity. If you don't know how to get free, ask for help. It's your job!
Overnight on July 4/early July 5 Mars and Mercury both change signs. Mars (action) leaves fiery Aries and moves into slow, earthy Taurus, which feels like moving from the fast lane onto a country road. No rushing, but grounded, deliberate moves, and the focus is on practical matters related to $$, the body and comfort (all Taurus issues). Mars in Taurus wants to get things done, without drama, in a relaxed way. More is not better now :))
Minutes later, Mercury leaves busy Gemini to enter sensitive Cancer. Rather than socializing, Mercury is in a nurturing mood, preferring to be with its tribe and family (of blood or choice), maybe at home and with those who feel "safe." Cancer is connected to feelings and vulnerability, so your thoughts may be focused on getting your needs met, your personal life and emotional connections. All things that came to the fore during the pandemic when so much of external life was stripped away and we were reminded of what is really important.
Mercury finds resource with (sextiles) Mars as they both arrive in their new signs, with a clear path to achieve a goal, as communication flows easily. This is perfect for sales, persuasion, pitching a project or sharing, as well as asking for support. This is also good for taking actions to fulfill your intentions. Remember, the North Node of Destiny is also in Taurus, urging you to help make your life more secure and comfortable, so take good care of yourself!
On July 6 Venus finds resource with (sextiles) Chiron (The Wounded Healer Archetype), creating opportunities for healing heart wounds, ways in which you devalue your Self and others, relationship issues and on an esoteric level, healing the heart of humanity (maybe that would include Neptune). This is a good day for making amends, awakenings, random acts of kindness and compassion, especially Self-compassion - and yes, this should be every day...
I wish you a happy holiday weekend and a week focused on your well being and the Greater Good for All. Do not allow the drama of the 3D world pull you into fear, worry or a fight. If you are here to be an activist, be strategic and operate formally from a high consciousness, knowing that this is your path. Otherwise, contribute to the cause with love, support, education, healing or whatever you care about, sharing the gifts you have to offer.
Stay tuned. More will be revealed, as you are just in the middle of this movie (and you are the projector!).
As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together. xo
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Lisa E Zimmerman is an Intuitive Astrologer and Coach, and Creator of Awakened Life Retreats, helping seekers discover who they came here to be and how to create an empowered, meaningful life. It is a joyful, heartfelt journey. ❤️