Astrology Almanac: July 2021

July 1, 2021 – Last Quarter Moon in Aries

The Moon in Aries Squares the Sun in Cancer as we faced with fire vs water, impulsive actions vs emotional sensitivity. You can allow this balance into your life and find the middle ground, or you can go to either side while neglecting the other. Matters of the home (Cancer) and the self (Aries) that need to be released will begin to appear in your reality before the Cancer New Moon on the 10th. Last Quarter Moons ask you to forgive yourself for what has gone wrong. What grudge are you holding against yourself? How does your current home life affect your decision making? What about your childhood home? Have you acted out to try to protect your emotions? If you keep ending up in the same situation again and again, it is time to realize that all the power lies within you. Listen to your intuition before making decisions, think things through. Honor yourself, listen to your body, if something feels off – it is. Trust that you can change your story (and reality) at any time. The past doesn’t need to be relived through your mind and body any longer. Choose yourself tonight.

July 6, 2021 – Mercury in Gemini Square Neptune in Pisces

Mercury squaring a retrograde Neptune invites you to clear up your vision. To see through the haze you will first have to adjust your gaze. Just at the tail end of Mercury’s post-shadow period, this can be a confusing aspect. Undoubtingly there will be a feeling of psychic attunement with others almost like words come across without being spoken. Do not bet everything on your preconceptions of what is going on around you now, you might just be being shown your internal processes for the sake of evaluating them later on.

Imagination can inspire thought processes or it can distort them, the affect is dependent on perspective. Your perspective will create your expectations, ideals, and even what you believe to be possible. What is ‘real’ is what you have allowed to enter your awareness. Piece by piece you put together your perception of your reality and as the observer you get to explore it. If you can make the space to journal, now is the time, perceive now, and analyze those perceptions later.

July 8, 2021 – Venus in Leo Square Uranus in Taurus

A powerful square off bringing sudden shifts in relationships, breakthroughs in communication, and new forms of artistic expression; Venus in heart-ruling Leo creates an action dynamic with freedom loving Uranus. The rebel Uranus has been reveling in the power of nature in Taurus and is not done completely shaking up our values. This jolt has the potential to rip away the kind of toxic thoughts and habits that keep up a search for freedom that a heart in its cage will never know. If this aspect cracks you open see it as your conventions being broken through. Let it shake down the parts of you posing a threat to your heart’s true freedom sought.

July 10, 2021 – New Moon in Cancer

The Sun & Moon are both in Cancer during the New Moon, with the emotional water sign of the Crab we are asked to go within. Cancer rules the home and all our emotions but the part we forget is about the home that lies within us. Regardless of physical space or what can be held between four walls we have a home that we can go to no matter where we are in the world. Our inner home can give us security no matter how out of control our outer world seems. Yet, just like our physical place, we forget to nurture, love, and appreciate our innermost home. We forget that there is still a little child inside, who may be scared, anxious, and crying for attention. Expect, despite what our childhood situation was like, this little child inside you is only crying for you. The child is crying for you to take care of him/her, to make sure nobody violates boundaries, to make sure that you can handle whatever life throws her/his way. The little child inside wants to be seen, heard, and validated. When others come into our space with their bad energy – do you defend yourself? When others trample over boundaries you have set – do you allow it? Every time you do this your child becomes afraid and acts out. That little child inside you does not want to be stifled, doesn’t want be walked over, they want to feel safe and secure. Remind this child that you are in control now, no one is going to do anything that doesn’t feel right, and the child doesn’t have to worry anymore. Once you love your little child within you will realize that nothing else can ruin that love and security between you two.

July 11, 2021 – Mercury Enters Cancer

Mercury, the planet of communication, enters water sign Cancer on July 11, 2021. Since Cancer is ruled by the Moon and rules over our emotions we may begin to react to people and situations completely from our feelings. While this will allow us to feel things some things deeper and be beneficial, we must be careful not to rule out all logic in these situations. We must remember that our perception can change, and we may say and do things we don’t mean when we feel our back is against the wall. This is a perfect time for us to allow ourselves to feel into the things that have hurt us. We cannot change our past – or run from it – but feeling these emotions that harm us will allow us to release and make more room for love. When we speak love to ourselves, we feel love on the inside, and we begin to radiate it out for others. We can nurture others with our genuine words and allow others to come out of their shell – just like we have.

July 13, 2021 – Venus in Leo Conjunct Mars in Leo

Venus (divine feminine) has been following behind Mars (divine masculine) for some time now before this fated meet in Leo-courage of the heart. This aspect will be bringing forth union, creative business ventures, and heightened support for new beginnings with the additional blessing of the New Moon cycle. You have done much healing work and clearing and are having a new timeline set in. Successful re-parenting is also a theme when ‘union’ happens, we find the inner-masculine providing support and safety for the inner-feminine to be able to create and expand. When union takes place within it is also projected onto external reality and people as well as opportunities may be walking into your life that are meant to be there.

July 15, 2021 – Sun in Cancer Trine Neptune in Pisces

This is a harmonious aspect between two planets in water signs. Cancer and Pisces are as dreamy as it gets. This brings heightened sensitivity with an air of peace. Peace is brought between the Sun (ego self) and Neptune (all that is). The image for this transiting aspect would be the glistening shine on the surface of an ocean being warmed by the sun. Two powerful forces syncing in harmony, giving and reflecting the very best of each other. You have this meeting place too, where your life-force meets the depths of your emotional being and in that glistening shine you reflect things as they are. When you shine your light and allow it to be reflected out into the world you become the beauty that sustains it, you invite others to join you. This beauty transcends time and space because it is the magic that has always been available to live through you.

July 17, 2021 – First Quarter Moon in Libra The First Quarter Moon in Libra brings us the clarity and balance we have been seeking. Things may be off to a powerful start as we are being faced with the harsh conversations with others and epiphanies about ourselves that can be uncomfortable. However, with the sun and moon both in cardinal signs we can keep our head above water knowing that we can emotionally handle whatever is being thrown at us. Even though it can be hard to see, we will understand why this was happening and be able to thank the Universe for bringing us to what we asked- even if it looks absolutely nothing like what we thought. We will be able to better align ourselves with the wants and needs of our heart to move forward peacefully. We may want to lean on others we trust for support more than ever right now. We can now clearly see that we must uplevel our thoughts and remove programming to blossom into the person we need to be achieve our goals. We don’t have to rush our feelings; we can give them a place to air out. We can think things through, allow them space to be expressed and heard, and cherish ourselves for always trying the best we can. First Quarter Moons can bring on feelings of