Week July 9-15
Read your rising sign, too, if you know it . . .
Aries (March 21-April 22) – The week starts with your ruler Mars making an awkward aspect to the planet of nebulous ideas, confusion, and self-sacrifice, leading to a general dissipation of energy and intention. The Full Moon is early Saturday morning and carries some "oomph" with it. Be extra careful over the weekend in the car or when you are working with machinery. The weekend also has a strong social component. Have fun.
Taurus (April 22-May 21) – Loving relationships, attracting what you want and generally being contented is the atmosphere as the week starts. This leads to lots of socializing and stimulating conversation over the weekend. If you have your eye on someone let him/her know it. Full Moons bring situations to a head and there is one early Saturday morning affecting all weekend. You could make a new intimate or platonic friend with whom the conversation just flows.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) – You will be making some mental adjustments this week as Mercury is meeting three other planets as it leaves Gemini to move into Cancer late Saturday night. You will be releasing old mental constructs that have had you in a rut this retrograde period. Don't be discouraged or depressed on Monday, but turn to your summer reading list. Although Mercury went forward last week, you are not quite finished; it will take through this week before the fleet- footed messenger and you will move into new territory. Be optimistic.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) – Full Moon early Saturday morning in your sign puts you at odds with everybody, so much so that you might not know where to turn. Balancing your masculine and feminine sides, your personal and professional life, will be important. You need both to nurture yourself and take responsibility for your life. Full Moons bring something to light that began two weeks prior at the New Moon on Friday the 27th; the new personal projects and interests you began then have been noticed. Do not be upset if a partner feels threatened with your new identity.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 21) – The Full Moon Saturday morning puts the Sun and Moon in opposite houses, pulling you in two different directions. One concern has you wanting to hide and feel sorry for yourself, versus the other how you are managing your everyday routine and health. Monthly Full Moons are always times when we see any imbalance in our lives; we can no longer dismiss or ignore it. It becomes obvious what your own demons are doing to distract you from being in the present moment and focusing completely on the job at hand. If you have something to reveal or disclose, Full Moons are good times to do it. You are preparing for the near future (the 16th) when the greater benefic, Jupiter is in your sign and you return to the spotlight.
Virgo (Aug. 21-Sept. 19) – Mercury is your ruler and so noticing what the messenger is doing will help you organize your life better, something you enjoy doing. Go slow when he is moving slowly, like during the just past retrograde passage and more quickly when moving forward and direct. Understanding this relatively simple concept will avoid lots of headaches. The entire time from the 23rd of May until the 21st of July, Mercury and therefore you, went back and forth three times over the same area of your chart, the place that governs the direction of your life, your reputation, the goals in your career or where you want to put your energy. The Full Moon on Saturday should finally resolve these matters so you can slowly proceed satisfactorily.
Libra (Sept. 19-Oct. 22) – Your ruler Venus is active this week. Social and business contacts prosper especially over the weekend. People in your environment are happy with you and respond accordingly. Ask for what you want from an authority figure, especially in the beginning of the week. There is a deep commitment to growth in intimate relationships in general. The Full Moon on Saturday might increase the intensity of those feelings, despite the pressure you feel from all sides. This can be accompanied with a sense of fatedness, that the gods want it to happen, too.
Scorpio (Oct 22-Nov. 21) – Your sense of fairness and justice is peaked this week as your ruler Mars connects with Vesta which augur for you having the ability to focus 100 percent. Being centered in your own activity, you will feel a keen sense of being able to direct your own energy and assert yourself even in partnerships. Your ruler Mars is getting ready to leave Libra where it is all about pleasantries and fairness coupled with an inability to make up your mind, and move into its own sign Scorpio. The five-month long passage of Mars in Libra and in your house of self undoing has been most unpleasant but hopefully you have gained some wisdom and courage and will leave this chapter of your life without any regrets.
Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 21) – The week begins with the Moon in your sign, so you are feeling empowered and looking for adventure. Seeking is a good word for you. Whether it be a new philosophy, new course of study, exotic date, or wild country to explore, you are ready to go. However, you might get thwarted in your mission on Thursday as a lack of motivation precedes the Full Moon on Saturday which finds you short on funds. Throw it over your shoulder and have social evening Saturday night.
Capricorn (Dec. 21 –Jan. 21) – With your ruler Saturn in the doldrums this week you might expect the momentum to subside but as the Moon moves into your sign Thursday night, in preparation for the Full Moon on Saturday morning, this will not be the case. There is a more public role or visibility brewing and the Full Moon will bring it out. You are one of the signs going through the wringer these days, having to remake your identity, relationships, home and career. This might have been a slow evolution up to this point but at this Full Moon, your transformation will not go unnoticed.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 20) – Your rulers are still in an awkward angle to each other this week. Making adjustments is called for. If you are completely in the dark, you will not see it coming and it will be harder. Some of your sign have to be dragged into the new century. For sure, change is hard for everybody but most especially the fixed signs, as you are. The Moon, after the exhausting Full Moon, moves into your sign Saturday night. You might meet a new friend who helps you gain a new perspective.
Pisces Feb. 20-March 21) – Your ruler Jupiter is in his last days of a yearlong passage in your 5th house of pleasure, children, games, theater, speculation, love affairs, and creative activities. He is leaving the water element where feelings and sentiment is strong. Being a water sign yourself, this feels like home base. You will be jumping into the fire next week, so enjoy these last days of fun in your emotional life. The Full Moon on Saturday has you coming to terms with what, if anything, you are gaining for yourself in the four major areas of life: identity, home, partnerships and career. If you feel boxed in, you are. Schedule a massage.
Kate Plumb, "cycles scientist," is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She is also certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy-finding beneficial locations to live. website..www.kateplumbastrology.com,blog www.offtheplumbtree.com Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-9133.