Jul 31 2017
Happy Birthday Leo! Here are highlights for the month ahead.
Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month:
New Moon: This month’s New Moon is a Solar Eclipse, occurring Aug 21 at 28° Leo 52″
Full Moon: This month’s Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse, occurring Aug 7 at 15° Aquarius 25″
Retrogrades: Uranus turns retrograde on Aug 3rd, Mercury turns retrograde Aug 13th, Saturn turns direct on the 25th. Chiron, Neptune, and Pluto are retrograde for the entire month of August.
Ingresses: The Sun enters Virgo on August 22nd, Venus enters Leo on Aug 25th, Mercury retrogrades back into Leo on the 31st.
Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign:
Jul 29 2017
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 30, 2017 – Aug 5, 2017:
This week starts on Sunday with a void of course Moon in Libra and its ruler (Venus) in sextile to Uranus and square to Chiron.
Jul 23 2017
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 23, 2017 – Jul 29, 2017:
This week starts on Sunday with a Sun / Moon / Mars conjunction in Leo. This is the July New Moon, with takes place at 10:46 am (UT) at 0° Leo 44′ — with Mars about a degree away.
Jul 16 2017
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 16, 2017 – Jul 22, 2017:
We start this week on Sunday with a last-quarter Moon in Aries, which forms major aspects to six planets and the Nodes before the day is through.
Jul 09 2017
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 9, 2017 – Jul 15, 2017:
We start this week with a Full Moon in Capricorn on Sunday. This is known as the Full Buck Moon — or Full Thunder Moon — in Native American traditions.
As Full Moons are said to shine a spotlight on areas in your chart that are affected (by house position and contacts to other planets) you might look to your own natal chart to see where this will play out for you.
The Full Moon each month provides an overview of the progress you’ve made since its New Moon counterpoint back in June. Seeds that were planted then will surely have sprouted; do you need to make adjustments or change your course entirely? Now is the time to think about what you’ve accomplished and where you want to go from here.
This particular Full Moon — at 17 Capricorn 09 — conjuncts Pluto, which can make for a very intense — and potentially volatile — lunar cycle.
Jul 02 2017
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 2, 2017 – Jul 8, 2017:
This week starts on Sunday with a tense Mercury / Mars / Pluto aspect that can see tempers flaring and conflicts arising. Emotions are likely to be running high, as are impatience and impulsivity. You want to think before you speak, especially if speaking turns into lashing out at others.
Jul 01 2017
ARIES: Six of Swords
You may be on the verge of making important changes in your life, and in doing so will have to think about what you’re taking with you and what you need to leave behind.
This doesn’t necessarily mean material things; in fact that’s rarely what it means. It’s more about attitudes and belief systems, as well as a life you may have built and dreams you may have dreamed that are no longer capable of sustaining you.
The Six of Swords — this version from the Morgan Greer Tarot — is a card of transition and change. Moving from one “place” to another, if only in your mind. Notice how the woman in this card is huddled and shrouded from view. She’s protecting herself from more than just the elements.
She may be mourning the loss of her previous existence, or she may be reflecting on the choices she’s made to leave it all behind. She’s put her faith in the ferryman to get to her safely to her new destination.
Notice too that while the waves are choppy beneath them, they start to smooth out the closer they get to the other shore. And speaking of that other shore, the landscape’s silhouette appears to be promising. It’s lush, flourishing and full of potential.
This is the message behind the Six of Swords. You may not be where you want to be just yet, but you’re moving in the right direction. The Six of Swords reminds us that we’re not alone. We don’t get to the other side without assistance from someone, even when that “assistance” comes in the form of a setback that forces us to change direction.
It also provides clarity and perspective. We may see things we don’t want to see — or admit to ourselves — but it’s that kind of clarity that motivates us toward change. Take some time this month to reflect on where you are and where you want to be heading. This is the first step, courtesy of the Six of Swords, toward manifesting your goals.