Jul 01 2019
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 1, 2019 – Jul 7, 2019:
We start this week on Monday, with a semi-sextile between Uranus and Chiron. This transit has been moving in and out of orb for several months. It emphasizes the focus on social activism and humanitarian impulses. It bridges the gap between recognizing social injustices (Uranus) and taking steps to heal them (Chiron).
Also on Monday, we have both Mars and Venus getting ready to leave their respective signs and move into the next. Mars is not a happy camper at this time: it’s void of course, at an anaretic (29th) degree and debilitated by sign (Cancer, the sign of its Fall). At its worst, Mars in Cancer can be irritable, moody, defensive and passive aggressive. But at its best, it is a champion for the underdog; it can act as a guardian angel, taking up the fight for those who are weak or vulnerable.
Jul 01 2019
Aries: Eight of Wands
This month — with your ruler leaving Cancer and moving into Leo, you might be feeling that it’s time to step out from under your safety net and start thinking about putting your plans into action.
The Eight of Wands is traditionally associated with movement and momentum, and there is some of that going on here. But the central themes in this version — from the Mary-El Tarot — are more about protection and trust, as seen in the tiny figure nestled in the Lion’s arms.
The lion appears as a guardian angel, with a fiery mane and golden-orange wings. Notice the serpent — in the form of a lemniscate or infinity symbol — that encircles the sleeping child.
Also notice the one lion’s paw and one angel’s hand that cradle her sleeping form. A blanket of stars keeps her safe and warm. The symbols of protection and safety are repeated here, as are the themes of divergent forces residing harmoniously in the same space.
In many decks, the Eight of Wands signifies energy, motion and action. And we can surmise that the figure in this card will awaken from her sleep more rested and prepared to move ahead. But her rest is an integral part of her preparation and is just as meaningful.
You may be biding your time this month or preserving your energy in preparation for something ahead. Or you could be trying to find your center in the midst of whatever turbulence surrounds you.