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In the Stars June 30-July 7, 2024 . . . Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week



Saturn turns retrograde on Saturday, June 29 at 19:25 degrees of Pisces, and will travel in backward motion for four and a half months until November 15. Neptune follows, turning retrograde on Tuesday, July 2 at the anaretic degree (29:55) of Pisces.  Neptune will be retrograde for five months until December 7. When planets turn direction their energy is amplified. The symbolism of Saturn and Neptune will be strong the next few days: duty, work, responsibility, limitation, and mastery combined with vision, inspiration, imagination, and illusion.

 

The Sun continues to shine in Cancer tropically, symbolizing themes of home, family, tradition, and compassion and caring. The United States was founded with a Cancer Sun; history and patriotism are strong American values. We celebrate Independence Day this week on Thursday with the Sun in Cancer. This is a  time for family picnics, visits, and gatherings. It is a time for gardening, cooking, and caring for home and property.  You may want to revisit family photo albums. Reach out with compassion for all.                                                                                                                                                              

 

A New Moon in Cancer forms on Friday, July 5. Set intentions around themes of home, family, tradition, and nurturing.

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Saturday’s big planetary news is that Saturn (Saturday’s planet) is stationary retrograde, making the symbolism of Saturn extra strong (duty, work, contraction, limitation). Saturn turns direction at 19:25 degrees of Pisces, and will travel in backward motion until November 15. Saturn’s taciturn, work-oriented influence turns us toward responsibilities It is a testy, argumentative day with the Mars-ruled Aries Moon conjunct anger-prone Eris and square to Mercury. Discharge irritations by getting work done.

 

The Moon is in Taurus on Sunday and Monday, providing a stable, practical foundation. The Moon squares Pluto early Sunday, June 30, generating push and resistance. Taurus loves to indulge in life’s simple pleasures. Sunday is a good day for cooking, gardening, and tending to home. In the light of a Sun-Moon sextile, enjoy an evening with good food, drink, and company.

 

The determined Taurus Moon and Mars conjunct on Monday, the first day of July, boosting productivity, which may be needed to support a leisurely holiday a few days later on July 4th. The Moon’s benefic sextiles to Venus and Saturn provide good support. However, the Sun’s semi-square to Uranus in the evening may be unsettling and signal change, which Taurus does not like.

 

Neptune stations retrograde on Tuesday, July 2 at the last degree of Pisces, 29:55. Neptune will move retrograde for five months until December 7. When planets turn direction, their symbolism is strong. Thus, the few days surrounding Tuesday may be colored with intuition, inspiration, and illusion. Mercury in Cancer is trine to Neptune as it stations, opening us to intuitive guidance. Then Mercury moves into Leo and opposes Pluto, empowering our thoughts, perhaps creating some mental or verbal battles over strong differences of opinion. The Moon is in Gemini, making benefic aspects to Mercury and Pluto, and Moon conjunct Jupiter, inspiring expansive ideas. The Gemini Moon seeks variety, activity, and conversation.

 

Mercury opposite Pluto is still the theme of Wednesday. Deep thoughts and ideas are pervasive. Truths may be revealed. The Gemini Moon squares Saturn, curbing our enthusiasm and fact-checking our thoughts.

 

Independence Day July 4 holds a Moon-Neptune square in the morning that may make us feel indecisive about how to proceed for the day. At 1:51 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into Cancer, and then we’ll happily enjoy holiday picnics and gatherings.

 

A New Moon in Cancer forms at 3:57 p.m. PDT on Friday, July 5. The Sun and Moon oppose Ceres, tying together the planetary themes of nurturing and tending to home and family. New Moons are opportunities to set intentions for the lunar cycle ahead. Consider the goals you want to set around themes of family, connection, comfort, and compassion.

 

The Mars-Saturn sextile offers stability and energy for completing the weekend’s household chores on Saturday, July 6. The Moon’s sextile to Uranus may take us off course in the afternoon and invite a different scenario than expected.

 

Since you took care of the weekend chores yesterday, Sunday is a day for play and fun in the light of the Leo Moon. The day is buoyed by the Moon’s conjunction with Mercury and sextile to Jupiter. On the other hand, a Venus-Eris square may create problems with relationships. Use the creative juice of the Leo Moon to solve problems and generate joy.

 

A Venus-Uranus sextile on Monday July 8, invites new possibilities in relationships. A Mercury-Jupiter sextile opens our mind and enables us to generate expansive ideas.  The Moon’s squares to Mars and Uranus inspire action and breakthrough.                                                                                                                                                      


The Week in Short:

Saturday: Saturn turns retrograde. Testy, taciturn, work-oriented day.

Sunday: Stable, practical day to care for matters at home. Enjoy an evening of good food, drink, and company, and perhaps some music.

Monday: Productive, stable day with strong support, though the evening may be unsettled.

Tuesday: Neptune stations retrograde. Day full of activity, conversation, inspiration, and expansive ideas. Differences of opinion may be strong.

Wednesday: Thoughts and ideas are held in check. Truths may be revealed.

Independence Day Thursday: Indecisive morning. By mid-afternoon we are ready to join holiday picnics and nostalgic celebrations.

Friday: New Moon in Cancer. Set intentions for the lunar month ahead regarding home and family.

Saturday: Tend to household chores and the needs of home and family. Be open to a diversion that may occur.

Sunday: Fun day with juice for joy, as well as some relational issues to address.

Monday: Open to creative possibilities and breakthrough.

 

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer (June 16-July 11)

1.    Take a journey through old family photo albums.

2.    Gather for a family picnic.

3.    Focus on home maintenance.

4.    Make your home more comfortable.

5.    Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite heritage foods.

6.    Read a historical novel.

7.    Get together with siblings or relatives and share stories.

8.    Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.

9.    Honor your feelings.

10.  Express care through a card, call, or gift of food

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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:

June 29 at 9:56 p.m. through June 30 at 5:00 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

July 2: 8:42 a.m.-8:49 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

July 4: 1:43 p.m.-1:51 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

July 6: 8:47 p.m.-8:55 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

July 8 at 11:03 p.m. through July 9 at 6:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

July 11: 6:54 p.m.-7:06 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

July 13 at 3:48 p.m. through July 14 at 7:52 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

July 16: 6:10 p.m.-6:24 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

July 19: 12:58 a.m.-1:13 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

July 21: 4:26 a.m.-4:42 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

July 23: 2:57 a.m.-6:22 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

July 25: 7:31 a.m.-7:52 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

July 26 at 3:14 p.m. through July 27 at 10:22 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

July 29: 1:59 p.m.-2:27 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

July 31: 7:46 p.m.-8:18 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

August 3: 3:31 a.m.-4:09 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

August 5: 8:15 a.m.-2:16 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

August 8: 1:39 a.m.-2:31 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

August 9 at 2:44 p.m. through August 10 at 3:33 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

August 13: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

August 15: 9:51 a.m.-10:50 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

August 17: 1:43 p.m.-2:44 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

August 19: 11:25 a.m.-3:51 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

August 21: 2:53 p.m.-4:01 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

August 23: 5:44 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

August 25: 6:40 p.m. -8:03 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

June 30 at 4:56 through July 1 at 0:00 (Moon into Taurus)

July 2: 15:42-15:49 (Moon into Gemini)

July 4: 20:43-20:51 (Moon into Cancer)

July 7: 3:47-3:55 (Moon into Leo)

July 9: 6:03-13:47 (Moon into Virgo)

July 12: 1:54-2:06 (Moon into Libra)

July 13 at 22:48 through July 14 at 14:52 (Moon into Scorpio)

July 17: 1:10-1:24 (Moon into Sagittarius)

July 19: 7:58-8:13 (Moon into Capricorn)

July 21: 11:26-11:42 (Moon into Aquarius)

July 23: 9:57-13:22 (Moon into Pisces)

July 25: 14:31-14:52 (Moon into Aries)

July 26 at 22:14 through July 27 at 17:22 (Moon into Taurus)

July 29: 20:59-21:27 (Moon into Gemini)

August 1: 2:46-3:18 (Moon into Cancer)

August 3: 10:31-11:09 (Moon into Leo)

August 5: 15:15-21:16 (Moon into Virgo)

August 8:8:39-9:31 (Moon into Libra)

August 9 at 21:44 through August 10 at 22:33 (Moon into Scorpio)

August 13: 9:00-10:00 (Moon into Sagittarius)

August 15: 16:51-17:50 (Moon into Capricorn)

August 17: 20:43-21:44 (Moon into Aquarius)

August 19: 18:25-22:51 (Moon into Pisces)

August 21: 21:53-23:01 (Moon into Aries)

August 23 at 12:44 through August 24 at 0:00 (Moon into Taurus)

August 26: 1:40-3:03 (Moon into Gemini)

 

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