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Saturday, July 20

Green lights are up for work or play Saturday morning as the Moon in water sign Pisces sails out into calm seas.

Just remember that Mercury is still Retrograde until July 31.

Two events in the Skywatch add some energy to evening plans. The Moon squares overconfident Jupiter at 9:06 pm PDT but sails on to sextile dependable Saturn at 11:28 pm.

Stay up later, and moods could change as Venus lines up opposite demanding Pluto at 1:30 am early Sunday morning.

As times change.


The heat is on.  We begin the month with a New Moon in fiery Leo joined by Venus, Mars, and Mercury, all in the sign of the Lion.  Add Jupiter, now in fire sign Sagittarius, to this group, and we have a preponderance of fire signs in the Skywatch encouraging all of us to spend time in the Sun and to adventure and play in August.  Las Vegas and amusement parks are Leo’s favorite playgrounds - I suspect crowds will fill both arenas.  The sign that rules our children and the child inside us all sparks a creative and playful attitude in most folks.  Romance and sexual attention to others are also sparked by planets in the sign that rules France and heroes/lovers, Pepe le Pew and Inspector Clouseau.

Adding more energy to romances and marriage proposals in August, Venus and Mars will travel through Leo hand in hand for most of the month, then enter Virgo and conjunct on the 23/24th.  Mars eagerly reaches for Venus with love and with passion, but he can also be selfish and impatient by starting an argument and a fight with his loved ones.  Challenges in relationships are most likely when the Full Moon in Aquarius on the 15th opposes both planets in the heavens.  A sweeter connection and fabulous day to propose marriage or any other important request appears on the 30th when a New Moon in Virgo conjuncts both Venus and Mars in the Skywatch while the Moon trines Saturn and Uranus.  It’s a day of Grace and an especially good day for initiating new plans and putting your wishes and needs out on the table. Notable: Jupiter ends his four-month Retrograde cycle that began last April on August 11th. And again, green lights come on for travel, expanding your field of interests and handling all legal matters—all Jupiter ruled.

Friday, July 19


The Moon is still Void of Course this morning until she enters dreamy Pisces at 2:19 pm PDT.

Green lights come on at this moment as Luna sails out into calm waters for the rest of the day and night.

Mercury backs into water sign Cancer early this morning—emotions and logic get tangled up in blue with this placement.

As times change.

Thursday, July 18

Sweet but out of focus.

The Moon sextiles generous and optimistic Jupiter at 8:53 am PDT this morning.

But Luna then turns Void of Course until Friday afternoon. Our judgment and intuition can be cloudy during V/C hours and especially when Mercury is Retrograde.

A very sweet Venus Neptune trine at 11:03 am suggests a good time to do a favor and help others.

This is a romantic pair and could help you get the attention of someone special you want to notice you.

Astrological skies are clear and friendly Thursday night, but not good for anything difficult or dangerous.

As times change.

Wednesday, July 17

Unpredictable. The Moon enters rebellious Aquarius at 2:19 am PDT early this morning and then sails out into calm waters until she makes a square to Aquarius ruler, Uranus, who is unpredictable and prone to erratic reactions at 2:54 pm Wednesday afternoon.

Mercury Rx adds some extra tension to the day’s events and could easily provoke an argument or accident when the Moon opposes hot-headed Mars at 10:50 pm tonight.

As times change.

Tuesday, July 16

Emotional. A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse headline the Skywatch today.

This one is in Capricorn and has a heavy Saturn influence due to the Moon conjuncting Saturn early this morning at 12:18 am PDT.

Luna then sextiles Neptune at 3:53 am (dreams?). Caution lights kick on as the Moon conjuncts obsessive Pluto at 10:16 am and remember Mercury is Retrograde now.

The Full Moon turns exact at 2:38 pm. A sour and maybe selfish Venus Saturn opposition, exact at 10:34 pm, suggests you stick to routine and simple plans Tuesday night.

As times change.