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In the Stars June 26-July 2, 2022 . . . shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

With the Sun in Cancer for the month ahead, the focus is on home and family, including motherhood.

On Thursday the Supreme Court expanded gun rights by ruling that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense. Roe vs. Wade was overturned on Friday, June 24th, as Mars conjuncted Eris in Aries and squared Pluto (hard, edgy aspects). Mars, which is often a trigger for events, also aspects Saturn. Protestors took to the streets on Friday afternoon and evening as the Taurus Moon came to a conjunction with revolutionary Uranus.

A new lunar cycle begins on Tuesday evening (Wednesday GMT time). The Sun and Moon will conjunct at 7:22 degrees of Cancer and square Jupiter, an aspect that will amplify family issues.

Neptune stations on Monday, June 27th to move retrograde for five months until December 2. The retrograde period offers a time to re-imagine the future. As Saturn retrogrades (now through October 22), it will be moving closer to its last square with Uranus in early October. This major aspect invites big change. Consider what you want to cut out of your life that is no longer useful, and how you want to change to revolutionize your future. This aspect was active all of 2021, and gives one more opportunity to catapult into the years ahead in new ways.


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Sunday, the Sabbath, is a day of rest for planetary activity. The Gemini Moon loves variety and activity, so consider an outing to an interesting new place or experience to explore. Benefic aspects bless the day (Venus-Moon conjunct and Moon-Jupiter sextile). Allow this day to be easy, and full of delight and conversation. Reach out to siblings. Neptune stations to go retrograde on Monday, heightening imagination and creativity, as well as illusions and deception. When a planet stations its symbolism is amplified. Mars and Saturn sextile, garnering discipline and discernment. A Moon-Neptune square can drive matters off course. Mars and Eris conjunct, forming sextiles to Saturn and the Moon. This is a day potentiated with drive and intention, as well as creativity and inspiration. If used wisely, the day could produce innovations and breakthroughs. The Moon is at its darkest, so take some time for solitude.

Tuesday Neptune remains strong in its stationary position, illuminating ideals and emerging visions. The Cancer Sun squares Jupiter, generating active, expansive energy. The New Moon forms at 7:52 p.m. PDT. Venus and Jupiter form a sextile, giving blessings. Generate intentions for the month ahead regarding home and family.

On Wednesday the Moon in family-oriented Cancer conjuncts the asteroid of nurturing, Ceres, illuminating these themes. The Moon sextiles Uranus, diverting plans toward the unexpected.

Early Thursday July 1, the Moon trines Neptune, coloring the early part of the day visionary and dreamy. Challenges heat up with the Moon's volatile aspects with Eris, Pluto, and Mars. With the recent violence, this is a day to take special care and to be kind, especially in the face of harsh energy that may prompt impulsivity.

Friday is not the desired light end of the work week, but rather an edgy one with Mars and Pluto exactly square to each other, and in close aspect with Eris. While the planetary combination of these combative planets can be destructive, they can also be employed for industry and productivity. Be strong and courageous and make the day count.

A Mercury-Saturn trine on Saturday will help us stay thoughtful and grounded as we navigate the day's challenging energies; however, Mercury's square to Neptune may bring confusion and make us prone to self-doubts. The Moon is opposed by Saturn and square to Uranus. We may be taken off course and meet with obstacles.

Sunday though Tuesday morning the Moon shines in Virgo, signaling the time of the month to clean up and get organized. An early morning Moon-Mars trine lights a fire and propels us to get moving.

Monday, July 4th is Independence Day, typically a day of parades and gatherings. The Virgo Moon will drive us to attend to chores and practical matters before relaxing into celebrations.

The Week in Short: Sunday: Easy, blessed day. Reach out to siblings. Plan a variety of experiences. Monday: Neptune stations retrograde. Dream, be inspired, and create.

Tuesday: New Moon. Idealism is strong. Blessed day. Generate intentions for the month ahead regarding home and family.

Wednesday: Home, family, and nurturing are strong themes, but expect the unexpected.

Thursday: Early in the day soft and dreamy. Later, volatile and explosive. Make considered decisions.

Friday: Courage and strength are available to meet adversity.

Saturday: We have the mental strength and capacity to handle diversions and navigate obstacles.

Sunday: Get moving and get organized before tomorrow's holiday.

Monday: Attend to chores and practical matters before engaging in celebrations.

Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Gemini (June 21 - July 18) 1. Exchange books that lead you in new directions. 2. Exercise flexibility in relationship. 3. Host a neighborhood gathering. 4. Acknowledge the variety of expressions of love in your everyday life. 5. Write letters. (or email). 6. Plan a short trip. 7. Take an internet excursion and make at least three new discoveries. 8. Explore your surroundings and discover something new. 9. Connect with aunts, uncles, or cousins. 10. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn something new by listening to a podcast about finances while driving.

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 Time: June 27 at 7:38 p.m. through June 28 at 4:53 a.m. (Moon into Cancer) June 30: 1:13 p.m. – 5:39 p.m. (Moon into Leo) July 3: 2:58 a.m. – 5:31 a.m. (Moon into Virgo) July 5: 11:03 a.m. – 3:24 p.m. (Moon into Libra) July 7: 6:03 p.m. – 10:14 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio) July 9 at 9:34 p.m. through July 10 at 1:34 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius) July 11 at 6:42 p.m. through July 12 at 2:01 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn) July 13 at 9:16 p.m. through July 14 at 1:13 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius) July 15 at 9:35 p.m. through July 16 at 1:18 a.m. (Moon into Pisces) July 17 at 11:42 p.m. through July 18 at 4:17 a.m. (Moon into Aries) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): June 28: 2:38 - 11:53 (Moon into Cancer) June 30 at 20:13 through 0:39 (Moon into Leo) July 3: 9:58 – 12:31 (Moon into Virgo) July 5: 18:03 –22:24 (Moon into Libra) July 8: 1:03 – 5:14 (Moon into Scorpio) July 10: 4:34 - 8:34 (Moon into Sagittarius) July 12: 1:42 – 9:01 (Moon into Capricorn) July 14: 4:16 - 8:13 (Moon into Aquarius) July 16: 4:35 - 8:18 (Moon into Pisces) July 18: 6:42 - 11:17 (Moon into Aries)

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