Astrology Forecast July 23 – 29 2018

Jul 24 2018    Venus    Opp    Neptune
   16°Vi09′ D    16°Pi09′ R
The planet which signifies young women, art, and money among other things forms a hard aspect to the planet Neptune – fantasies, deception, and/or just plain confusion. This is a positive time to explore spiritual or creative projects, but not the easiest time for starting a new relationship. Be careful not to get carried away with any relationship that is not based in reality.   Online romance scamming may be prominent now.

Neptune is the higher octave of Venus and they both rule over feelings of love and creativity. Venus represents love in relationships, giving and receiving affection.  Neptune is about loving all life, human, animal, and everything else.

While enjoying the wonderful, romantic and inspiring transit, be careful not to spend too much money or energies. Don’t jump on the next stock tip that comes around without doing some serious investigation first.

Enjoy the new visions, dreams, and gifts from your imagination at this time. It is an excellent time for writing fiction, drawing, painting, poetry, music, movies or any other creative work.

Spending time at the beach with loved ones may be most enjoyable now.
Jul 25 2018    Sun    Sqr    Uranus
   02°Le29′ D    02°Ta29′ D
Exposure to, or confrontation with, ideas and information which challenge the status quo. Surprises and reversals. Misapplication of technical data. A nervous restlessness. Efforts to understand change and unconventional behavior.

Shocking new stories may be released now.  There may be disruptions in governments and with leaders.  Well laid plans may be completely changed at this time as things do not run their normal course.  Now is the time to be flexible in daily events and be as prepared as possible for unexpected mishaps.

Prominent people may say or do shocking things or get into public debates at this time.  Use this time to think outside the box.  You may have some breakthroughs in solving an problem.  If you have a  new flash of an idea about doing something in an eccentric or unusual way, try it out and it may work perfectly.

Jul 26 2018    Mercury Stations Retrograde
        23°Le27′ R
Mercury is going retrograde on Thursday  and will continue moving backwards until August 19th.  (People who purchased my Planet Reference sheet will be able to quickly reference this!)
This is an excellent time for going back over old projects, novels, applications, forms, or other writing that you may have begun earlier, only to abandon the project before it was finished.  Also, any previously broken items dealing with communications may be fixed now!

Getting back in touch with people whom you haven’t spoken to in a while may turn into a very positive experience.  Reviewing, restarting, redoing or renovating is very successful while Mercury is retrograde.

This is not the best time to sign documents or other legal affairs. Watch out for communication mishaps, emails going to the wrong people, typos, messages not being received, computers, cell phones and fax machines breaking, etc.

Also, it is best to wait until Mercury is direct before purchasing any new communication equipment (cell phone, computers, etc.)

Commuting to work or around the neighborhood may prove to be more problematic than usual.  Try not to let any travel or communication delays/problems upset you.

Jul 27 2018    Sun    Opp    Mars
   04°Le08′ D    04°Aq08′ R
The urge to power and survival. The desire to fight; competitive reactions. Self-motivated reactions. Intense output of energy. Stressful muscular activity. Impulsiveness. Headstrong. Fever and temperature. Accidents and injuries.
The last time the Sun opposed Mars was in May 2016.  Something that happened in May 2016 may occur again or something related to that time may resurface in some form.  One example is Johnny Depp who divorced his wife of 15 months – Amber Heard in May 2016.  Now it was just reported that he is filing a lawsuit against the Sun news media for libel for calling him a wife beater.  Depp claims that Heard lied about being hit in the face with a phone.
Sun opposite Mars may cause leaders to be more aggressive and confrontational now as energy runs high.  People may perceive things as being more threatening and may act on them quicker.  This is an angry aspect and one of potential violence in worst case scenarios.
This is not an auspicious time for attempting to settle any disputes as tempers flare more easily now.  The best use of this energy is to work out at the gym, build something that requires physical effort (like cleaning out the garage for example.)  Use this extra boost of energy to get something positive accomplished.
Jul 27 2018    Full Moon – Lunar Eclipse     
04°Aq44′ D
The last time we had a lunar eclipse at 4 Aquarius was on July 28, 1999.  Something related or similar may happen now.
Traditionally the effects of eclipses were judged by how the sky appeared that night. Eclipses were originally studied to understand the effects that they had on entire cities of countries. Many years later when astrologers started delineating personal horoscopes, they could determine whether an eclipse would have a direct effect upon an individual’s life.

In ancient times if the sky was cloudy and the eclipse could not be seen, then the city or country was spared any malefic effects. Eclipses were always considered bad omens. So not being able to witness the Moon passing through the earth’s shadow was very good news for the people.

Because the Moon is full and bright, matters that may have been hidden may come out into the light around the time of the lunar eclipse.  The effects of Lunar eclipses last about 6 months.

Eclipses are not necessarily bad, they may be good in their effects!  You may find something that you have been searching for or a mystery may be revealed.  If you or someone you know has been having some health problems, the eclipse may reveal what the underlying issues are so that they can be treated successfully.

Whether positive or negative, eclipses are usually hectic times in general when the air is charged with electricity.  People may be feeling more stressed than usual due to the eclipse energy.  So be prepared for people rushing around or not being very pleasant while out in public.

Relationship issues may become the focus of energies around a lunar eclipse since it is a relationship aspect of the opposition, Sun and Moon, masculine and feminine.  It may also be an internal relationship between following your instincts/cravings (Moon) or doing what society expects (Sun).  Put another way, following unconscious drives vs conscious decision making.

The opposition is in Leo and Aquarius our creativity, love, romance vs our friends, groups and hopes/wishes.  So the stress could very well center around children (either of body or mind), relationships with friends/lovers and/or entertainment.

Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs and ones that demand attention.  The Sun is powerful in the regal sign of Leo so this eclipse may affect those in the entertainment industry, royals, or leaders in general.  With the Moon in Aquarius, humanitarian ideals and group activities will be most important now.

Aries  may discover something new about a friend/acquaintance which may be shocking.  Aries business owners should keep an eye on their finances now as there may be something revealed there as well.

Pisces may discover something about their own unconscious motivations that they never realized before.  Spending time alone may also help reveal some surprising things.

Capricorns may find discover new sources of income from business, luck, and possibly through groups or friends.

Aquarians may  discover a new way to present themselves which will gain attention.  Some Aquarians may post a revealing blog or video now.

Geminis may get a surprise on the internet or from a foreign person.  If dealing with legal affairs or higher education, something may be revealed there that may surprise you.

Sagittarians may benefit in unexpected ways from interactions with siblings, neighbors and while commuting to work our around town.

Virgos may get new ideas to improve health and work matters.  You may be onto something that could revolutionize the world.

Cancers may discover something new related to joint finances, occult or transformative issues.

Scorpios may discover something new at home or with a family member now.  House hunting Scoropios may finally find that new house they were looking for.
Lastly, Leos may receive some shocking news regarding a partner or business connection.  Expect the unexpected when dealing with the public or in court battles.

These are general descriptions which can be described more precisely by studying one’s natal chart, with exact birth time, as the exact location of the eclipse in the natal chart shows more accurately how this eclipse may affect an individual.

Jul 27 2018    Venus    Tri    Pluto
   19°Vi38′ D    19°Cp38′ R

The merging of one’s survival needs with those of a group. Sharing and trusting. Intense interactions with others.

Intensity over finances and with women/children.  There may be some covert activities which take over a situation with powerful influence.  Women may deal with power issues or money issues which may become prominent in the news.  Venus also signifies what we create, which can run from a piece of artwork to children.

Trines are unstoppable flows of energy.  Issues surrounding budgets could result in political problems.  More people may push their power to avoid paying or to receive more funds now.

Relationships may also be affected by this aspect. Feelings may be more intense with a partner or other loved one which can be for good or ill.  The power to completely transform a relationship or finances is available now.

While this aspect of Venus and Pluto can be overwhelming, it can be used positively.  By channeling the energy towards working with others to improve your power physically, financially or socially.  Embarking upon a new project with gusto could lead to great success.

It may take a change of perspective to realize that a perceived problem could be a source of power.  Making that shift may allow you to obtain the best results of this aspect.

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