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In the Stars July 25-August 1, 2021...shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun now shines in Leo, its’ ruling sign where it is strong. Leo symbolizes courage, confidence, generosity, entertainment, children, and play. It is time to kick back on a fun midsummer vacation. Venus has now moved into Virgo for the next three weeks, encouraging us to put order in our life and get it into shipshape.

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Sunday holds some less-than-holy aspects that may make us prone to anger and arguments (Mercury square Eris; Mercury opposite Pluto; Moon opposite Mars). You can use the edgy energy positively by working on solving a big problem or thoroughly researching something. The day ends on a softer note with the Moon moving into Pisces at 8:29 p.m. and then joining Jupiter, giving sweet dreams.

A Moon-Venus opposition on Monday may make us feel distant to those we love. Yet, compassion infuses us with understanding and acceptance of others. With the Moon in Pisces, we want to imagine and create.

Tuesday is a soft, dreamy, inspiring day as the Pisces Moon conjuncts Neptune. Mercury enters Leo, inviting a playful mind for the next two weeks.

Bounce out of bed Wednesday morning and get moving. The Aries Moon is fiery and initiating, making a trine aspect with the Leo Sun. We are confident and courageous, and can make a lot of things happen. Step out and make the day count!

Thursday sports a Mars-Jupiter opposition, encouraging us to take strong steps in our fitness regime, or any other goals we strive to attain. We are optimistic and empowered. Dysfunctional relationship issues may confront us, and we can address them courageously. Mars moves into Virgo, moving us toward practical matters that will benefit from a dynamic push to create more order in our lives during the next six weeks.

Venus aspects on Venus’ day, Friday (Viernes), help us to address relationship issues. The Moon moves into its exaltation in Taurus at 1:07 p.m. PDT, ushering in a sensual weekend designed for the enjoyment of good food, music, and beauty.

Saturday the Taurus Moon lights up the ongoing Saturn-Uranus square, giving us another thrust toward change in our lives. The Moon squares Saturn and conjuncts Uranus. Tend to practical matters, your home and garden, and make your surroundings more beautiful.

On Sunday the Taurus Moon makes numerous weighty aspects. Saturn opposes the Sun and Mercury, possibly resulting in feelings of frustration and limitation. At the same time, limitations can also force focus. The Moon makes a benefic trine to Pluto, a powerful, driving aspect that can fuel productivity. Lean in and make this day count.

Monday starts with a hard, pushy edge as the Gemini Moon squares Mars. As the day wears on we relax into easier energies (Moon trine Saturn; Venus trine Uranus). There may be a surprising twist or turn.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Testy day prone to arguments. Put it to use solving problems.

Monday: Dream and create.

Tuesday: Soft, inspiring, playful day.

Wednesday: Confidence and courage enable us to take bold steps and make this day count.

Thursday: Take strong steps toward goals and step into creating greater order in your life (Mars moves into Virgo for the next six weeks).

Friday: Address relationship issues. Complete your work quickly. Settle into a pleasant weekend with a scrumptious dinner at a beautiful place.

Saturday: Bring more order and beauty to your home and garden.

Sunday: Productive day that may harbor frustrations and irritations.

Monday: Edgy morning which eases as the day wears on. Expect surprises.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Virgo (July 23-August 17)

1. Make your life shipshape. 2. Organize your work space. 3. Deep clean your home. 4. Take a self-improvement course. 5. Expand your work. 6. Do a 3-day cleanse. 7. Eat a pure diet during this time. 8. Amplify your health regime. 9. Read the book “Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life” by Brant Cortright. 10. Attend to the details in your job that call for attention.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle): Pacific Standard Time:

July 25: 4:13 p.m. – 8:29 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

July 27 at 6:12 p.m. through July 28 at 2:57 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

July 30: 12:37 p.m. – 1:07 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

August 2: 12:40 a.m. – 1:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

August 4: 12:37 p.m. - 2:16 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

August 6 at 3:11 p.m. through August 7 at 12:31 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

August 9: 5:22 a.m. – 7:55 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

August 11: 4:21 a.m. – 1:07 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

August 13: 1:38 p.m. – 5:01 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

August 15: 8:04 p.m. – 8:11 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

August 17: 6:42 p.m. – 10:57 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

August 19 at 4:59 p.m. through August 20 at 1:48 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

August 22: 5:01 a.m. – 5:42 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

July 25 at 23:13 through July 26 at 3:29 (Moon into Pisces)

July 28: 1:12 - 9:57 (Moon into Aries)

July 30: 19:37 - 20:07 (Moon into Taurus)

August 2: 7:40 – 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

August 4: 19:37 -21:16 (Moon into Cancer)

August 6 at 23:11 through August 7 at 7:31 (Moon into Leo)

August 9: 12:22 – 14:55 (Moon into Virgo)

August 11: 11:21 – 18:07 (Moon into Libra)

August 13 at 18:38 through August 14 at 0:01 (Moon into Scorpio)

August 16: 3:04 – 3:11 (Moon into Sagittarius)

August 18: 1:42 – 5:57 (Moon into Capricorn)

August 19 at 11:59 through August 20 at 8:48 (Moon into Aquarius)

August 22: 12:01 – 12:42 (Moon into Pisces)

Copyright Cathy Coleman 2021


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