Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jul 22, 2019 – Jul 28, 2019:
This week starts on Monday with a Moon — still full — in Pisces, which trines Venus, Mercury and the Sun before the day is through. The Moon in Pisces is loving, compassionate, creative and highly impressionable. It can increase psychic awareness and make you more susceptible to outside influences. It’s mystical and ethereal, but can also be incredibly naive.It’s not good at filtering out negative or harmful information, and can therefore be easily deceived.
The trine to that Cancer stellium though increases the desire to commune with others on a more emotional and / or spiritual level. It’s sensitive, dreamy, intuitive and receptive. This aspect asserts a more idealized version of love, beauty, romance and compassion for others. They can bring you closer to loved ones, and see you feeling so connected to them that it’s hard to tell where you end and they begin. You may feel so in sync with those who hold a special place in your heart that you know exactly what they need to feel appreciated.
The Sun leaves Cancer behind and moves into warm, confident, dignified Leo on Tuesday. The Sun is right at home in Leo, the sign it rules. It can remind you to focus on the more positive aspects of this archetype. Things like honor, integrity, dignity and self expression.
This is a much more comfortable placement for the Sun. Its natural orientation toward passion, assertion and drive is much more aligned with the Leo fire sign energy than the Cancer water sign energy, which is much more passive, emotional and indirect. Use this time to show the rest of the world what you’re made of, but remember the importance of kindness and humility while you’re at it.
Mercury conjuncts Venus on Thursday, just as Mars trines Jupiter. As Venus is tied to partnership and Mercury is tied to communications, the Mercury / Venus aspect represents pleasant social interactions. It represents partnership, cooperation and collaboration. This is an expressive, demonstrative combination that you can use to your advantage as it brings people together whose main objective is to get along. It’s a good time to go out of your way to make those you care about feel special.
The Mars / Jupiter trine brings with it an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. It inspires us to think about travel, adventure, spirituality, philosophy and higher mind pursuits. It takes us out of our comfort zones and gets us thinking about how the other half lives.
Saturday’s Mars / Saturn inconjunct can be frustrating. It can manifest as a need to find a middle ground between the desire to make things happen (Mars) and a need for discipline and perseverance (Saturn). This is not the time to try to push someone or force your will on others. You may also encounter someone who tries to do the same to you, in which case you’ll need to be on your toes.
Fortunately the Taurus Moon is in sextile (and mutual reception) with Venus that day, and then later on when it moves into Gemini, it’s in mutual reception with Mercury. These mutual receptions reinforce the influences of the planets’ involved, clearing the path for diplomacy and discretion.
On Sunday, Venus leaves Cancer behind and moves into Leo, joining the Sun and Mars. Venus in Leo is warm and expressive, loyal, dignified, and proud. This is an incredibly dynamic placement, with the planet associated with love, romance and beauty posited in the sign that magnifies those influences.
Venus in Leo is all about leading with your heart. It’s about learning to love others through first loving yourself and expressing your romantic sensibilities passionately and confidently. it’s also about appearances. It’s about commanding respect from others and taking center stage. It’s about showing the rest of the world what you’re made of: conducting yourself with honor, integrity and grace.
That’s it for this week. See you next week!
Here is this week’s astro calendar; click on it to view it full-sized.
Weekly Astro Forecast —
Jul 22, 2019 – Jul 28, 2019
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