2016-07 W32: Forecasts for Week 32 of 2016
The early part of the week is dominated by a New Moon that forms a yod with Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. We face a critically important decision as this new cycle starts, and no matter which choice we make we will always wonder what would have happened had we chosen the other path. Mars enters Sagittarius a few hours before the New Moon perfects, and we feel a major shift. Wednesday finds perfection of a series of aspects that confirm the power and important of this yod (decision(s)).
Moon perfects a mutable T-Square on Thursday in a series of aspects with Mars (Sagittarius), Saturn (Sagittarius), Mercury (Virgo), and Neptune (Pisces). We also start to see the foundations for events that we will revisit in the upcoming Mercury Retrograde. Venus joins Mercury in Virgo on Friday. Saturday sees Mercury square Saturn (a critically important need to pay attention to details) and Venus square Mars (often a romantic night for many and a time to examine how we “get things done” for others).
The last day of July finds us with Venus in Leo perfecting a trine with retrograde Uranus in Aries in the western part of North America. This aspect perfects on Monday in the eastern portion and UK & Europe but is also felt today. Unusual or non-traditional romances may emerge at this time, and if you were in such a relationship but it “did not work out” then you might have a second chance. This includes, but is not limited to, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and polyamorous relationships. Unusual financial ideas or arrangements may present themselves at this time also.
The Moon is very old at this point, and whatever you try at this time may not work out. Do not expect projects started at this time, or relationships resurrected at this time to last. If they do, then count yourself lucky. But, for many, today and tonight are all about obtaining closure. You will be feeling a Venus / Chiron quincunx, and that presents a pronounced disconnect and misunderstandings involving Venus (love, romance, beauty, finances) and Chiron (the wounded healer, health issues and educational issues). This is a good day to “clean house” with a plan for a new launch on Wednesday after the New Moon.
A fair number of you will still feel the Venus / Uranus trine of yesterday along with Venus / Chiron quincunx that perfects today. For many, this will be an unpleasant and even painful day. Sun trines Saturn, and we get the message that we need to buckle down and get to work. But the New Moon is not quite here yet, and we have another day best spent in housecleaning and wrapping up old, undone chores. August may be here, but the new cycle has not started just yet.
Neptune and Ceres form a septile, and we have one of the strangest variants on karma we can imagine today. But this might be a good day to make a donation, without any thought of recognition or return, to a local food bank. Jupiter quadrinovile Pallas means a few of you will have an important insight or the opportunity to develop an important new skill related to higher education, the law, or foreign travel. (This could apply to learning to speak a new language.)
All bets are off. The Leo New Moon perfects at 3:45 PM CDT, and, if we are smart, we spend the earlier part of the day in house cleaning and preparation for a launch on Wednesday. The Moon is Cazimi from 3:30 PM CDT until 4 PM CDT, and that is a special window that typically grants us a single wish, usually in the form of some kind of fresh start.
As we mentioned earlier in the Overview, the New Moon forms a Yod with Neptune (Pisces) and Pluto (Capricorn). We face a critically important decision, and we cannot run from it. Fortunately, a Mystic Rectangle favors us, and a pair of interlaced Kites (what we call a “Kite Key”) will present us with at least one, if not two, opportunities that may be “once in a lifetime” opportunities. The details of it are with us today and all day tomorrow. Seize the Brass Ring or let it pass by, the choice is yours.
This is a very “Leo” kind of day, and it is all about management, leadership, and being focused enough to get something important done. You have a decision left from yesterday, and still in effect today, to act upon. Failure to decide is a decision itself, and this set of aspects argues against any thought of abdicating responsibility. Do not do that under these circumstances. Venus becomes void just past 11 PM CDT.
Mars biquintile Uranus can give some of us brilliant insights, but for others it may be dangerously unpleasant. Temper tantrums can erupt into full blow wars that all parties regret. Pallas biquintile Hygeia gives some people in the healthcare field brilliant insights, and some may patent these breakthroughs. Pluto biseptile Astraea brings fierce battles and questions of justice and karma in the legal system. This is a very busy day in terms of outer planet aspects (generational aspects), and we suspect that (for better or worse) this will be a “day to remember” for some people.
Moon moves into Virgo at 2:34 AM CDT (during rush hour in EU and UK), and we feel a shift again. If you did what you needed to do on Tuesday and Wednesday, then today begins to focus on taking care of necessary details.
Moon successively (1) squares Mars (Sagittarius), (2) conjoins Mercury (Virgo), (3) squares Saturn (Sagittarius), and (4) opposes Neptune (Pisces) essentially forming a T-Square that gives us a sense of urgency to bring to a close the work we started on Tuesday and Wednesday and move beyond the first milestone and to the next stage. We may even be following up on some critical incident that happened on or near the Full Moon of June 20th. This day is all about “getting things done,” and if you encounter small glitches just recognize that they are part of the process and you must push beyond them. Venus is void, and your work in health, beauty, romance, or finances may have to be re-done later, but you still need to work through the process so that a foundation is laid for later changes and updates.
Mars semi-square Pluto leaves many of us (still) irritable as hell. Transform this into the ability to focus on details and “get things done,” and you will count this as also being a worthwhile day.
Venus enters Virgo near 10:30 AM CDT, and enters the “too early to tell” period for a few days. Earlier, Ceres quincunx Astraea leaves some people wondering if they will ever have justice for the wrongs done to them. Not yet, but maybe someday. Jim Shawvan identifies an “Opportunity Period” for most of this day, but we note that the status of Venus may mean certain activities may have to be re-visited later or re-done or re-worked. Even so, mostly this is a good day to “get things done,” especially if they require an attention to detail.
Moon moves void of course after 10:20 PM CDT, and this is a good window to pause and relax.
Moon remains void of course Saturday morning until Noon CDT when Moon moves into Libra. Mercury (Virgo) squares Saturn (Sagittarius), and that aspect is always about attention to detail. So, pay attention to the important details in your life, and you will benefit from your efforts this day. Even though the moon is now waxing, we like this as a house cleaning day and a day to review the budget, taxes, and anything related to examine the details for how you can improve your personal and household finances. Evening has Venus square Mars, and that is superb for romance for some people, and a good time to look at how we “get things done” for other people.
Mars squares Pallas, and some of us erupt into fights or brawls. Injuries, maybe life changing injuries, happen due to rash behavior. Others are able to focus this into developing brilliant ideas.