The Eclipse in Capricorn that took place in the early hours Sunday morning serves as backdrop to begin the week. Saturn retrograded out of Aquarius, and back into Capricorn on July 1st just in time to serve as a stoic enforcer for the last eclipse occurring in Capricorn until 2027.
We saw a preview of things to come with the Nodes entering the Sagittarius-Gemini axis, and Saturn’s short stint into Aquarius since mid-March. For the rest of the year however, Saturn in Capricorn calls our attention back on the current structures on which our life resides… barely. Have we learned our lessons? And what about the recent epiphanies birthed out of our limitations, and the hard polishing of Saturn? At this point we hold hands with the past reluctantly backtracking as we guide ancient relics to the grave before the next chapter can officially begin. The process seems never ending.
July’s infamous aspect: Mercury retrograde in Cancer squaring Mars in Aries is exact on Wednesday July 8th, and occurs again at the end of the month on July 27th once Mercury is direct. Mercury square Mars saturates the month and it really begins to amp up this week. Mercury is pretty moody in the sign of Cancer and the fact that Mercury is retrograde doesn’t help. Mercury ruling over communication is currently colouring our exchange with a good dose of sentimentality. Mercury in Cancer coming into a square with Mars in Aries will add a lot of combative righteousness to the already strained conversations occurring on social media platforms and in the world at large.
The pent up energy of the last four months doesn’t have a lot of place to go at the moment as we try to adjust our stance to the overly restrictive and dehumanizing social protocols being put in place. Of course everyone has their own opinions on what the proper protocols should be, what the real situations are, and there is already a lot of bullying, finger pointing, and ostracisation taking place because everyone has figured it out with their own information sources (please see my Venus square Neptune post). This will continue to increase as Mercury square Mars reflects the shouting, impatience, anger, resentment, and debates taking place. Being overly emotional and pushy about opinions is just one of the lovely side effects. The best thing to do at this time is to observe, listen, be selective about what you decide to engage with and the information you chose to consume. You can also simply chose to disengage from the constant flow of information/noise stream.
The Moon is in Aquarius until Wednesday, enters Pisces on Wednesday for the rest of the week, and will be in Aries all weekend.
Chiron in Aries stations retrograde on Saturday July 11th with the Moon and Mars conjunct in Aries. Chiron stationing retrograde leads to the last quarter Moon in Aries, and Mercury stationing direct on Sunday July 12th.
The weekend promises to deliver the raw and real. You can look at where Aries sits in your chart to know where ”the fire that is likely to burn you if you do not properly manage it” is likely to arise down the road. Mercury stationing direct and the Sun in Cancer are your buckets of water. The last quarter Moon in Aries (when the Moon squares the Sun in Cancer) is all about the proper management of your resources. You want the heat, the passion, and the drive of that Fire/Mars in Aries but you also want the thirst-quenching and nurturing qualities of Water/Cancer. In the next several months you will likely have to revisit many, many times the topics of the house where Aries sits in your chart. Being proactive with the sparks arising from bad wiring now will save you a lot of troubles down the road.