July 21   

The Sun and Mars begin dancing together in Leo today.  They are almost exact with the sun at 29 Cancer and Mars at 0 degrees Leo. They are squaring Uranus in Aries. This can make for a stressful, tense, explosive and unpredictable mix. Leo rules the heart, what we love and being in the spotlight. Mars and Aries bring a volatility, passion or anger, energy, explosiveness while Uranus brings the surprise element, the unexpected. The sun tells us where the focus will be, and it is going to be on this.  Now Mars and Aries are fire, so it could be a fire, could be the HEAT, could be arguments, threats, attacks, or fights, even accidents and this could be based on something we or someone we love that causes this surprise outburst.  The only reason it could be a negative situation is because it is 90 degrees away from Uranus—and that poses a challenge. 

Mercury rules transportation and it is also in Leo, but it is at a highly positive angle to Uranus in Aries, and can mean some kind of creative, high-tech or online communication or transportation is showing promise, or is being showcased.  This is important to the social collective since Mercury is also aligned with the North Node, which is the collective destiny and is focused on love, creativity and good times, as well as taking a risk to improve your situation. So it is possible that a creative writing or research project, a creative poetry performance, or a speech could have an unexpectedly positive response. Something written about love, children, creative projects could be important to our destiny.  It may come out of the blue or be very unusual and forward-thinking.  It could become of bigger importance and positive influence than one would expect.  Think of something like the “I Have a Dream” speech.  

July 22

Today the moon is opposite Pluto in Capricorn but trine (120 degrees from) Neptune in Pisces. It is also in its home sign of Cancer.  The moon represents our feelings and emotions, as well as home, family, mother, parents, home country, home team, our private space where we want to feel secure and comfortable.  It is at odds with the authority, the leader, the government, big business and the stoic, unfeeling changes that are poised to take place.  It could be a boss or a father-figure who shows no emotion, who is challenging our sense of home, security, and comfort.  However, the very positive angle to Neptune, which also connects at a positive angle of opportunity to Pluto, means that if we focus on Neptune’s positive side and positive influence over emotions and feelings of home, comfort and security, there is a chance to affect the government, the authority, the boss and the changes in a positive way.  Neptune, then, at its best, is intuition, sensitivity, spirituality—the boundless sense of creativity, fantasy and imagination.  It encompasses film, music, art, prayer, meditation, spirt energy. 

By bringing these Neptunian characteristics into our feelings about home and family, home country, and being comfortable and secure, we can have some influence over the Plutonian transformation taking place in practical, down-to-earth Capricorn that is not so focused on feelings and caring, rather, taking charge (Pluto) to be efficient and productive.   Neptune and Pluto have been at this positive angle of opportunity, telling me that for a long time, and continuing into the future, our best way of dealing with these changes, the government, the authority figures, the boss who may be unfeeling or pushing us to the limit, is to meditate, focus on our intuitive, spiritual side, through prayer, connecting with soul energy and spiritual realms—as well as showing creativity in positive ways, and being compassionate toward each other.

Mercury is exactly conjunct to the North Node, so communication will be very important to the social destiny, particularly creative communication (poetry, speeches, writing, books, stories, artistic expression), and talking about what we love.  Speaking in the spotlight—taking the microphone and taking a risk to speak about what you love.  Speaking loving words, flirting and saying, “I love you,” and saying it especially to children.  

So today is expressing feelings and love for family and what is important to us to feel comfortable, happy, and in love.  And being creative, spiritual, above the fray. 

July 23

New Moon in Leo – the first of two this year.  The second will be an eclipse on August 21—the solar eclipse that is crossing the United States.  This new moon in Leo is conjunct Mars.  New moons are a good time to start something new. Mars revs up the engines but sometimes jumps in with both feet and doesn’t look (or think about it) first.   The only aspect that is close to being exact is a trine to Chiron –which represents health, healthcare, wounds, injury, pain and healing.  This new moon is a good healthy beginning and a new time to begin a healthy new way of life. In fact, Mars rules surgery and all of these are at such a positive angle to Chiron that I would consider it a good time for a new beginning from surgical procedures.  

I’m not so sure if plastic surgery would be good now, though. Venus (in Gemini) is the beauty planet and it is opposite Saturn in Sag.  It can be a time for planning related to beauty, or love, prosperity, what we own or income.  There can be restrictions and limitations, delays, but ultimately it could be the thing that makes something real in a practical, responsible way. Restricting spending, bringing both love and buying down to earth.  Also a time when you might be feeling prosperous but Saturn is saying, take another look, honey.  And with relationships—what you might think is love, might just be a business relationship, or a practical partnership.  Saturn says, “Be real.” But it can help us plan to grow things stronger slowly—love, friendship, money, build a home, or make ourselves beautiful in some way by taking things step-by-step.  If it is not the right thing to do, Saturn will say, sorry!

July 24   

Sun/Mars conjunct in Leo are conjunct North Node and exactly trine to Saturn in Sag, and more widely trine to Uranus in Aries. Sun and Mars conjunct—we almost can’t help taking action.  In Leo it is a creative effort, or a risk.  We need to DO SOMETHING and it can be a quick, hasty response to a situation—a risky hostile answer or threat—and our strong actions are important to the entire social collective, so it is necessary to take action now, to do it now, and at this highly positive angle to Saturn in Sagittarius, we’re covered. Saturn can make something real while being practical and responsible, and keeps things in check.  In Sagittarius, it can mean that there is high-level legal support, international support, and philosophical agreement with the actions and responses being taken.

Venus in Gemini is sextile Sun/Mars/North Node in Leo so this brings an opportunity to add more harmony, prosperity, love and happiness into our efforts in order for the outcome to be positive.  Venus in Gemini is being friendly, kind, and loving in social situations.  It could be positive news about the need to take action or the desire to, but in a kind, harmonious way.  But this is just an opportunity to bring a positive, caring side to the mix and getting the positive outcome, especially in a situation that could become hostile. Venus can show us how we can benefit in partnerships, relationships and financially if kindness, fairness, and harmony are kept in mind.  

between dizzee on the get down and chiron on moonlight i keep hearing yall say this “they’re not gay enough” bullshit as if because they aren’t constantly kissing on and fucking guys that lessens their sexuality. like what is this obsession with y'all needing queer men to fuck right in front of you in order for them to BE queer, life ain’t Queer as Folk and y'all are just nasty fetishists

  • Chiron: Where’s Leo?
  • Percy: Doing stuff.
  • Chiron: I don’t like the sound of that. Where’s Jason?
  • Percy: Trying to stop Leo from doing the stuff.
  • Chiron: And Piper?
  • Percy: Trying to stop Jason from stopping Leo from doing the stuff.
  • Chiron: I see. And what are you doing here, Percy?
  • Percy: I’m supposed to stop you from stopping Piper from stopping Jason from stop Leo from doing the stuff.
KEYWORDS FOR ASTROLOGY TERMS
  • SUN: Basic personality, your ego, how you express your creativity, how acquaintances and friends get to know you, your father.
  • MOON: The more private aspect of your personality, your emotions, how you express your sensitivity, the most intimate part of you, how your family knows you, your mother, your childhood.
  • MERCURY: Communication, how you process information, how you think, speech patterns, sense of humor, your wit, your siblings.
  • VENUS: Love and relationships, how you relate to others socially, how you show affection to others, your charm, your beauty standards, what you find attractive in others, the women you attract in your life.
  • MARS: Drive, ambition, stamina, willpower, what your goals are and how you achieve them, how you show your passion, how you react when you're angry, how you express yourself sexually, the men you attract in your life.
  • JUPITER: Philosophy, religion, higher-level of thinking, luck, how you express your faith, how you just 'trust', what your life purpose is, where you get your lucky breaks, how you experience prosperity.
  • SATURN: Authority, time, karma, limitations, methodical planning, how you ground yourself, your fears, where you feel weakest, your responsibilities, your commitments, how you have to focus, how you must improve.
  • URANUS: Technology, change, enlightenment, novelty, chaos, disruption, intuition, how you express your individualism, how you’re erratic and unpredictable, how you need your independence, how you need to break boundaries.
  • NEPTUNE: Dreams, illusion, spirituality, sensitivity, art, cinema, media, glamor, how you express your idealism and imagination, how you feel disappointment, how you wear rose-colored glasses, the mysterious, the unclear, the undefinable.
  • PLUTO: Personal power, transformation, where you’re both self-destructive and creative, how you face power struggles and upheaval, how you regenerate, how you heal.
  • CHIRON: Your deepest pain, where you feel inadequate, your personal sound, where you overcompensate, how you can heal others.
  • ASCENDANT/RISING SIGN (1ST HOUSE): How you first come across to people, your facial expression, your mannerisms, your appearance, how you initially approach things, your view on life.
  • 2ND HOUSE: Your self esteem, your resources and possessions, your wealth, your income, your talents, your values and morals.
  • 3RD HOUSE: Your observation and analysis skills, your thinking skills, your basic education, your curiosity, short trips, your local community and neighborhood.
  • Imum Coeli/IC (4TH HOUSE): Latin for "bottom of the sky." Your home, your family, your traditions, your history, where you feel the most comfortable, the most private part of your personality.
  • 5TH HOUSE: Self-expression, creativity, recreation, drama, art, writing, romance, romance and dating, your children or your attitude towards them.
  • 6TH HOUSE: How you serve others, your workplace, everyday routine, small pets, your health and how you maintain it, your organization and schedule.
  • DESCENDANT (7th HOUSE): One-on-one partnerships, traits and characteristics you seek in others, business partnerships, marriage, open enemies, competitors, roommates.
  • 8TH HOUSE: Intimacy, transformation, how you let certain parts of yourself "die" or "fade away", how you reform, how you restore, the give and take of control.
  • 9TH HOUSE: The higher truth, higher-education, travelling to foreign lands, learning about new culture or ways of life, enlightenment, looking at the bigger picture.
  • MEDIUM COELI/MIDHEAVEN (10TH HOUSE): Latin for "middle of the sky." Your aspirations in life, your goals, your career, who you want to be, your reputation, what the public views you as.
  • 11TH HOUSE: Your hopes and dreams, your friends, your acquaintances, how you network, humanitarian concerns, philanthropy, ideals you seek to live by.
  • 12TH HOUSE: Your secret motives, your hidden agendas, self-sacrifice, co-dependence, serving others, healing, hidden knowledge, hidden personality, spirituality.

Chiron: Percy, please keep an eye on Lord Apollo today. He’s going to say something to the wrong person and get himself punched.

Percy: Sure, I’d love to see Apollo get punched!

Chiron: Try again.

Percy: I will stop Apollo from getting punched.

Chiron: Correct.