July 2020 Daily Astrology
July 1: Eclipse season continues as July gets under way. Today’s waxing Scorpio Moon stirs powerful memories and urges, many based on deeply held principles. Regardless of how strong passions may feel in the moment, the approaching Lunar Eclipse of July 5th suggests that new information can come to light at any time. Such discoveries are likely to be major game-changers. Mental Mercury is also currently retrograde. As you proceed with the day’s chores, avoid taking controversial stances or making plans that carry inherent risks. Thoroughly check facts and their sources. A discovery can be most helpful. Unifying humanitarian visions are plentiful. This evening, when retrograding Saturn returns to Capricorn and the Moon slips into Sagittarius, lessons learned give much satisfaction.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 9:20PM-9:21PM Moon enters Sagittarius, Saturn Rx enters Capricorn, Sun sextile Uranus.
July 2: Even with the uncertainties of eclipse season, a quest can be good fun today. The Moon forms a spirited wee hours of the morning trine to Mars. Night owls feel energized. Driven insomniacs may wonder where to direct their razor-sharp attention. Dawn breaks bright. The Moon’s post-sunrise opposition with Venus helps partners achieve welcome unity. Today’s waxing Sagittarius Moon deftly raises excitement levels but complications lie ahead. Bear in mind that projects begun the week of an eclipse seldom go as planned. Some folks are likely to exaggerate potential gains and benefits. Disregard unrealistic claims and promises. Unrestrained enthusiasm does make intentions more potent. Hearts are more open than usual. To everyone’s delight, a cooperative endeavor can have a healing effect. After noon moods are less ambitious but the rising lunar tide carries the day steadily along.
Moon in Sagittarius.
July 3: Uncertainties may muddle morning efforts. Reliable information could simply be unavailable while lapses in judgment lead to poor decisions. Err on the side of caution. Take a timeout rather than proceed without needed facts. A square between the free-spirited, truth-loving Sagittarius Moon and confusing Neptune presents numerous challenges. Insecurities can haunt. Thin-skinned and needy personalities are prone to emotional outbursts. Genuine sympathy or a helping hand calms troubled souls. We’re two days away from the third and final eclipse of the current eclipse cycle. News is likely to emerge, having a dramatic impact on circumstances and attitudes. Plans are apt to change or fall through during the coming week. By mid-morning the Moon is void of course. An uneasy calm follows. Go gently with the more relaxed but unsteady flow for the remainder of the day.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 9:06AM-12:00AM.
July 4: Happy Birthday USA! Our national growing pains continue. The nearly full Moon enters Capricorn shortly after midnight. A daylong series of lunar aspects spawn an array of fervent emotions. Early morning petulance gives way to afternoon’s anxiety provoking, unanswered questions. Moods then segue into the evening’s hopeful, light-hearted hours. All events play out under the influence of tonight’s Full Buck Moon and Lunar Eclipse. Here on the East Coast the eclipse peaks a half hour after midnight, early Sunday morning. In western time zones, it’s Saturday Night Fever! This Eclipse occurs on a World Point, meaning its impact is global. Revelations may revamp politics and economies, and end some careers. Those who pray, meditate and tune in to higher power are likely to experience meaningful realizations. As is the case with every eclipse, be ready to adapt and change course as conditions evolve.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 12:00AM-12:48AM Moon enters Capricorn.
July 5: The post-midnight Full Buck Moon/Lunar Eclipse keeps many souls wide awake long after midnight. With the Moon shadowed by the Earth, gut feelings and intuitive hunches can be instructive. Don’t ignore a physical sense of “knowing.” A hunch could signal an important upcoming life change. During the late morning hours Full Moon fallout brings a subdued mood, time for mulling over recent events and emerging realities. Some folks feel nostalgic for things lost or left behind. Music and other arts offer comfort as the Moon aligns with sentimental Neptune this afternoon. Evening sees a crisp call to be attentive. Everyone has a special gift. These treasures aren’t always obvious. Hidden or front and center, whatever your special power may be, put your talent to use.
Full Buck Moon in Capricorn/Lunar Eclipse 12:44AM.
July 6: Unfinished business occupies many minds early today. Overnight the Moon is aligned with retrograde Saturn at the karmic final degree of Capricorn. Clean your slate if possible. Return an item, repay a debt or favor and make ready for an active day. After sunrise the egalitarian Aquarius Moon fosters group consciousness. Family, friends, co-workers, crews, clubs, ensembles of all sizes and descriptions benefit from lunar aspects with Mars and Venus. Online and other community gatherings are friendly. Like-minded spirits fare the best. Teamwork is gratifyingly productive this afternoon. Evening brings more playful and romantic possibilities. Conversations scintillate. Night owls take care. There are potential dangers around midnight as the Moon nears a tricky square with Uranus. Watch your speed and be aware of your surroundings.
Moon in Capricorn v/c 5:35AM-6:08AM Moon enters Aquarius.
July 7: Post-midnight angst and restlessness is a product of the Aquarius Moon’s square with eccentric Uranus. The stressful alignment upsets apple carts, feelings and foundations. Security may feel threatened. Edginess soon eases and sinking into a more restful sleep pattern is within reach. The rest of the day plays out under a waning void of course Moon. A slow and meandering pace dominates. Stick to plans. Fulfill responsibilities. Focus on completing projects rather than beginning new ones. Put off new commitments, major purchases and decisions. Brainstorming sessions and creative activities lead to promising developments. Personal growth work is also favored. Maintain your physical and emotional space as well as freedom of expression.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 12:37AM-12:00AM.
July 8: The first half of this lazy summer day moves slowly and with some difficulty. The Aquarius Moon is void of course. Retrograde Mercury is in a testing square with Mars. Delays can feel like a frustrating repeat of past occurrences. Use any down time to reevaluate plans and goals. Often, under these challenging auspices the struggle contains more rewards than the elusive prize. Be sure you want what you’re asking for. A different strategy may be more effective. Be patient. By mid-afternoon the Moon is in Pisces and a sizable mood swing occurs even if physical vitality continues to lag. Follow stream of consciousness thinking. Almost as if by magic tonight, a new solution to a problem could appear.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 12:00AM-2:13PM Moon enters Pisces, Mercury square Mars.
July 9: Emotions are especially fluid and impressionable under the Pisces Moon. Empaths, psychics and visionaries put their varied talents to good use. Early morning meet ups and conversations may touch on important, possibly unmet, needs. Be a good listener. A casual, off the cuff comment could shed light on someone’s deepest wishes. Mid-morning is a fantastic time to plan the future, network and hold meetings. It’s also a time when intuitive flashes tend to be on the mark. There’s smooth sailing during the rest of the day, in part due to good instincts. Faith and trust also play important roles.
Moon in Pisces.
July 10: The impressionable, at times mysterious Pisces Moon shines light on the wonderful intricacies of our subconscious selves. Self-knowledge is empowering. During the first part of the day, lunar alignments with the Cancer Sun and dreamweaver Neptune offer inspiration as well as inroads to a world of magical possibilities. Listen to heartfelt callings and the still, small voice within. Regular business hours are incredibly busy and fulfilling as the Moon makes a succession of productive alignments with the potent trio of planets in late Capricorn, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. Abundant energy is available for business matters, transformational growth work, learning and travel. Imagination is the only limit to what can be accomplished. Tonight, many folks find motivation to deal with important responsibilities and work.
Moon in Pisces v/c 11:49PM-12:00AM.
July 11: The waning Aries Moon contributes to morning chatter. Minds and conversations may be plagued by indecision. A noontime square between the impulsive Moon and stationary Mercury is the likely culprit. Missed messages and other mixups are also likely. Pay attention! If you truly can’t make up your mind, give your decision another day or two. The fleet-footed communications planet resumes forward motion early tomorrow morning, a hopeful omen for renewed clarity. The afternoon hours tell a different story. The Moon moves into a conjunction with fiery Mars. Passions surge. Ambitions grow. Naturally competitive folks rise to the occasion. Fortunately the spicy duo is in harmony with Venus, tempering potential self-centered behavior with timely notes of kindness, consideration and affection.
Moon in Pisces v/c 12:00AM-1:06AM Moon enters Aries.
July 12: The stars serve up a number of memorable celestial events today. Mental Mercury turns direct shortly before dawn. As is often the case, expect important new information to make an impact during the next few days. Today’s emotional moods are rich and varied. A mid-afternoon trine between the Sun and Neptune is a naturalist’s delight. The alignment drives home the truth, we are all connected. It boosts sensitivity to others, psychic powers and healing abilities. Spread kindness. Much the same as a stone falling into a pond, there’s a powerful ripple effect. Evening brings the more challenging Last Quarter phase of the Moon. With the Moon in Aries it’s important to manage self-interests along with the needs of family and professional demands. Those who successfully manage the balancing act have good reason to feel exuberant.
Moon in Aries, Sun trine Neptune, Mercury Direct.
July 13: The first half of the day has a gritty feel. The waning Aries Moon is at odds with sober Saturn. Doubts and fears come to the fore. Responsibilities weigh heavily. If you are facing daunting challenges, work diligently towards your goals. Keep moving, however slowly, one step at a time. Saturn is also associated with obstacles and delays, but these usually turn out to be temporary and are often blessings in disguise. It could be time to revamp strategies, or rethink your definition of success. After a midday lull the Moon enters Taurus doing the early afternoon. The new lunar placement won’t necessarily enhance the pace but it will allow many people to proceed in a more comfortable, confident and relaxed manner. Be on the lookout for opportunities and blessings. Most of all, be grateful.
Moon in Aries v/c 11:54AM-1:34PM Moon enters Taurus.
July 14: The Cancer Sun ignites the Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn stellium during the coming week. Starting with today’s Solar opposition to Jupiter, the series of testing angles emphasizes the need to stay informed and act in ways that consider the welfare of others during this time of worldwide pandemic. Fortunately, the Taurus Moon is in conjunction with intuitive Uranus this morning. For many people the pairing increases awareness of the needs of our surrounding neighbors and communities. Thinking may be global in scale, and quite progressive. A stroke of genius could also occur. On the other hand, some folks may see changes as destabilizing and feel threatened. Given the overall pattern of the heavens these days, moving forward, envisioning and building a more equitable and sustainable world, is the only choice.
Moon in Taurus, Sun opposite Jupiter.
July 15: With willpower, almost anything is possible today. The Sun is in its annual opposition to Pluto. The aspect’s power is enhanced by Pluto’s close proximity to Jupiter and Saturn. Of course, good intentions make for the most productive use of the prodigious energies. A good rule of thumb under any Pluto event is consideration for others. Follow the Golden Rule and seek good will for all. A handful of supportive aspects from the Taurus Moon provide added intensity. This is a fabulous, grounded, super earthy day, ideal for business or any other labor-intensive project that requires total commitment, undivided attention and teamwork. More than one dream comes true!
Moon in Taurus v/c 11:21PM-12:00AM, Sun opposite Pluto.
July 16: The waning Moon slips into talkative Gemini during the wee hours of the morning. Analyzing and quantifying emotions can be more than a spectator sport today. Use your quick wits to advantage. Think through options and consequences of both words and actions. Scripture tells us, “As a man thinketh, so is he.” Nourished by repetition and concentration, each thought has the potential to become reality. An empowering late day lunar sextile to Mars in Aries keeps everything moving at a brisk pace. Conversations are lively. The loquacious Moon also activates a harmonious aspect between Mars and Venus, an excellent omen for charming encounters, flirtations and other joyful experiences.
Moon in Taurus v/c 12:00AM-1:19AM Moon enters Gemini.
July 17: It may feel as though the world is moving in glacially slow motion. The lunar cycle is winding down and the Cancer Sun is nearing an opposition with the planet of obstacles and delays, Saturn. The alignment tests commitment levels and can also contribute to fatigue. Today’s Gemini Moon is in a potentially debilitating afternoon square to Neptune. Confusion, uncertainties and a tendency to procrastinate are common responses. Emotional sensitivity swells. Vague fears contribute to the potential malaise. Stay on top of schedules and be vigilant in protecting valuable personal items. If you can make the time available, resting under a shady tree, relaxing at the shore or indulging in some other treasured pastime is recommended. The evening is decidedly low key under the disengaged, void of course Moon.
Moon in Gemini v/c 5:14PM-12:00AM.
July 18: The day starts slowly. The waning crescent Gemini Moon is void of course. Catch up on sleep, paperwork, correspondence and other routine chores. A planning session could be in order but be sure to double check numbers and data entry as concentration will surely waver. By late morning plans solidify as the Moon enters Cancer. Nostalgia buffs go on and on about the good old days, long gone haunts and childhood memories. This could be an opportune time to declutter and let go of things that no longer serve you. With the New Moon a couple of days away, concentrate on finishing projects before starting in on something new. A lighter load will prove to be more manageable and enjoyable.
Moon in Gemini v/c 12:00AM-10:24AM Moon enters Cancer.
July 19: The celestial tide is really out on this final day of the Moon’s cycle. Now in Cancer, home and family related matters may require attention. Easy does it. An early morning lunar square with Mars could lead to burnt toast or a dust up with someone close. Restive moods soon calm as the Moon orbits without making additional aspects until midnight. The Moon’s midnight hour trine to mystical Neptune helps soothe edgy nerves. Creative individuals are inclined to use their talents. Those who are less motivated may look for ways to relax. Napping or a turn in a hammock can be delicious. Mother Nature provides magic moments. Don’t overdo. Rest up in preparation for tomorrow’s start of a new Cosmic activity cycle.
Moon in Cancer.
July 20: Today’s Cancer New Moon has stunning impact. New Moons are seed planting times of new beginnings. In this case the opposing forces portray a difficult birth. The conjoined Sun and Moon stand opposite Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter. These stars ask for clarity of purpose and steely resolve. Know what you want. Believe in the chosen cause or mission. Angelic forces provide guidance through a supportive Neptune. Some long held dreams may be on the verge of coming true. Other souls need faith as a good percentage of projects begun under this New Moon will take longer then expected to complete. While the Moon and Sun stand opposite the reality check planet Saturn this afternoon, it’s time to be humble. Get honest with yourself about goals, commitments and obligations.
New Moon in Cancer 1:33PM, Moon in Cancer v/c 1:55PM-4:16PM Moon enters Leo, Sun opposite Saturn.
July 21: Be prepared to improvise this morning. The Leo Moon’s taut square with volatile Uranus could necessitate a detour, change of plans or workaround of a technical glitch. To avoid accidents, slowing down is a good idea. Tensions soon ease and the afternoon hours bring excellent energy. Under steadying trends those who work see ambitions grow clearer. Hearts become more resolute. Physical and mental progress is swift. Launch initiatives while the fiery Moon harmonizes with potent Mars in Aries. Evening brings celebratory moods. As the thin crescent Moon aligns with charming Venus a party-like atmosphere takes hold. Enjoy good food and entertaining conversations. By sundown the Moon is void of course and it’s time for well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Moon in Leo v/c 8:27PM-12:00AM.
July 22: This quiet day has potential that is easily overlooked. The Leo Moon travels void of course from midnight until late afternoon. As a result, mental focus and motivation are lacking much of the day. On a more positive note, the lengthy void of course Moon period is an opportunity to deepen self-knowledge. While good for personal growth work, the Moon offers little support for decisive action or making new commitments. Shortly before dawn the Sun arrives in Leo. During most years this sign change signals the start of maximum summer heat, the hottest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Those who combine the passion and creative zest of Leo with a grasp of subconscious behavior patterns may produce amazing conceptual ideas. Mental Mercury is in a sextile to Uranus, boosting foresight as well as intuitive powers. When the Moon enters Virgo this evening it’s time to more fully embrace a worthy goal.
Moon in Leo v/c 12:00AM-7:40PM Moon enters Virgo, Sun enters Leo, Mercury sextile Uranus.
July 23: Perfectionists and nitpickers share the same lofty ambitions, a better, more efficient world. The waxing Virgo Moon is favorably aligned with Uranus and Mercury. Powers of observation are sharp. The sense of possibility is compelling. Uranus invites the use of psychic powers as well as cutting edge technology for egalitarian purposes. The lunar sextile to Mercury fosters clear communications, a plus for those organizing people, plans and assets on a global scale. The midday period is the busiest, most electric part of the day. Be ready for action. Mellower trends are in place by evening. However, as the hour grows late social calls or the lack of them can arouse concern. In this era of social distancing, the physical absence of friends and loved ones takes a toll. Bridge the gap with a call, text or email. As the Moon is nearing a square to Venus it’s a good time to reach out.
Moon in Virgo.
July 24: Dreams drift like clouds early this morning. The Virgo Moon is at odds with Neptune, a fine reminder to take a few extra minutes and ponder the meaning of mysterious reveries. A celestial call to action is soon heard. Lunar trines to the mighty Capricorn stellium of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn dominate the day. Good intentions motivate early birds. The thought of making a meaningful contribution is enticing. Cooperative endeavors are empowered by the Moon’s late morning aspect with purposeful Pluto. Stay on track. Agreements can be struck and deals sealed. Progress will not be denied. Loyalty and persistence pay off this evening. If you’re not receiving appreciation for a job well done it could very well be time to pay homage to someone who has met or exceeded your own expectations. Nightfall sees mellower moods as shortly after dark the Moon enters peace-loving Libra. Sleep well.
Moon in Virgo v/c 7:08PM-9:54PM Moon enters Libra.
July 25: Overnight harmony between the Libra Moon and Leo Sun promotes restful sleep and a general sense of well-being. In contrast, the daytime hours find the socially-inclined Moon gradually moving into challenging angles with mental Mercury and feisty Mars. While Libra is generally hailed as the sign of peace, love and harmony, in classic yin yang fashion it is also sometimes connected to the lack of these qualities. The scales are occasionally out of balance and in need of an adjustment. With the pro-active Moon under duress, being an effective negotiator or diplomat requires extra tact and patience throughout the day. Communications are likely to be thorny. People in a hurry misunderstand meanings and intentions. It’s best to work extra hard at cooperating. Those who improve business and social ties while making things happen are masterful partners and tacticians.
Moon in Libra.
July 26: The start of the day feels delightful. The Libra Moon is in a fabulous trine with Venus. Hearts sing and the world seems rich with love and beauty. A lunar square with Jupiter may make it hard to decide what to eat for breakfast, where to go and whom to share the day with. If in doubt, follow the energy. If an idea interests and excites, follow up on it. As midday nears new concerns arise. Feelings are edgy as the Moon tests Pluto. A family member or partner could be in a tight spot and need assistance. Another possibility is a partner’s demands seem incessant and unreasonable. Maintain your poise. “Social distance” while doing your best to cooperate and coexist. Another hard lunar aspect, this one a square with karmic Saturn, holds everyone accountable. Keep your chin up and face responsibilities. Tonight’s the time to rest up and prepare for the busy week ahead.
Moon in Libra v/c 9:09PM-12:00AM.
July 27: An early morning First Quarter Moon in Scorpio launches this hyper active day in fitting style. Needs are compelling but tensions arising out of the Sun/Moon square are compounded by unpredictable Uranus. Avoid tunnel vision or narrow-minded thinking. Be flexible. Unexpected events can change the trajectory of the day in an instant. Jupiter forms a purely magical noon hour sextile to Neptune. Great for artists and inventors, the aspect also evokes kindness. Humanitarian causes are served. Venus then tests Neptune this afternoon. Hearts may feel bruised or weary but there’s no denying the appeal of an underdog. Late afternoon sees Mercury tangling with Mars. Slow down, especially during the evening commuter hours. With the Moon opposite Uranus, the increased risk of an accident mandates extra care and control to be safe.
Moon in Libra v/c 12:00AM-12:12AM Moon enters Scorpio, First Quarter Moon in Scorpio 8:33AM, Jupiter sextile Neptune, Venus square Neptune, Mercury square Mars.
July 28: Waxing in Scorpio, the Moon is a week away from being full. Private inner worlds are spotlighted but this not the day to hide out. Instincts and feelings find ready expression as the Moon makes a series of empowering planetary alignments. All of the ingredients for a productive day of teamwork are at hand. Emotional intelligence and knowledge come to the forefront this morning. Lunar aspects to Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune bode well for frank talk and communal optimism. Honesty has a transformative impact. The work day is capped off by lunar sextiles to Pluto and Saturn. If a notable, hard won success does occur late in the day, be sure to compliment partners as well as supporting cast members.
Moon in Scorpio.
July 29: During the wee morning hours the waxing Moon enters buoyant Sagittarius. Intellectually curious world travelers and freedom-loving adventure seekers feel pumped up. The thought of learning new tricks or exploring unfamiliar territory is appealing. By noon the Moon is nearing a sizzling trine to the fiery Leo Sun. Moods are expansive and confident. It’s time to drink fully of life. Follow your passions. Other planetary alignments also encourage open-minded optimism. However, don’t let egotism or a search for fun overshadow the need to take precautions during this time of ongoing global pandemic. Retrograding Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are again drawing close together, much as they did last March when so many souls took ill and countless lives were lost. Play if you’re so inclined, but play safe.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 12:01AM-3:35AM Moon enters Sagittarius.
July 30: It’s a fine morning to toss around different ideas and possible scenarios with simpatico pals. The upbeat Sagittarius Moon forms a motivating late-morning trine to Mars. The resulting burst of enthusiasm gives fortitude to minds and bodies. Mercury’s opposition to Jupiter broadens minds. Word from an overseas friend may be enlightening but be wary of tall tales and other exaggerations. Don’t be gullible or waste time being indecisive. Mixed trends bring new challenges after midday. Deliberate deception is a tactic used by less ethical types when the Moon makes a mid-afternoon square to Neptune. We all must check sources and take steps to avoid creating more confusion. Fortunately, mental Mercury is also harmonizing with Neptune. Some folks feel ready to take a leap of faith. For performers as well as audiences, the creative possibilities are excellent. Enjoy a show but protect the things and lives you cherish.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 8:08PM-12:00AM, Mercury opposite Jupiter, Mercury trine Neptune.
July 31: The Sagittarius Moon is void of course during the overnight period. Passing by her own South Node before dawn, the Moon stirs memories of revered as well as long-forgotten lessons, people and places. By early morning the Moon is in stoic Capricorn. A no-nonsense approach works well during this energetic but at times distracted day. There are no exact planetary aspects, leaving the door open for occasional flights of fancy. Some restlessness is attributable to the Sun’s pending square with unpredictable Uranus. Any variety of earth shaking events could be a literal or metaphoric wake up call. Expect the unexpected.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 12:00AM-7:58AM Moon enters Capricorn.