Venus/Mars conjunction in Leo: What makes you happy?
I cannot believe that Mercury has finally exited the sign of Gemini where it has been since May 3rd of this year! Mercury is in its dignity in Gemini and loves being there; however, it has been quite a tricky run since May 3, 2021. Mercury became out-of-bounds as of May 7, 2021 until May 30, 2021. This means that it exceeds 23 degrees and 27 minutes north of south of the equator, and it acts erratic. The energy of the planet can be more out of control and emphasized. Mercury proceeded to retrograde on May 29, 2021 at 24 degrees of the mutable air sign of Gemini and stationed direct on June 22, 2021 at 16 degrees of Gemini. Add to that equation that we started Eclipse season in the middle of May as we built up to the Total Lunar Eclipse that occurred at 5 degrees of the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius on May 26, 2021. There was also a Solar Eclipse that occurred on June 10, 2021 at 19 degrees of the mutable air sign of Gemini. That latter eclipse was conjunct Mercury retrograde — only within a degree! Boy, have there been ghosts from the past, a lot of information uncovered on the world stage and in our own lives, and a lot of wandering thoughts and minds!!!
Mercury retrograde did not fool around this time, as it was happening in the middle of a powerful eclipse season that was also on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis where the nodes of fate are still transiting! The universe wants you to network and learn new things! Eclipses bring things to light. They often bring induce altering change: loss, moves, new jobs, breakups, new relationships, and they are a very pressured time in which a lot of insights can occur as well as heightened sense of activity.
Mercury finally exited the mutable air sign of Gemini where it has been highly informative but a bit dualistic. Mercury entered the Cardinal water sign of Cancer on July 11, 2021 at 4:35 pm EDT, where it will tour through July 27, 2021. Mercury is currently at the world axis and defaults back to the Total Solar Eclipse that occurred on June 20, 2020 on the Summer Solstice of last year. Think back to what was happening in your life during that very eventful eclipse season in which there were three eclipses in a row.
Mercury in Cancer at the world point reminds you of how you can move ahead to nurture yourself and find security in a world that necessitates your being inquisitive, adaptable, and curious about change. If you make friends with the concept that you are in a new paradigm that is inevitably more digital and adapt to the demands of this reality, you will thrive.
In the same vain, it is also the Saturn Return of the Internet, which means that each of us is reviewing how Saturn in Aquarius affects us in terms of social interaction, alienation, and the challenging themes of Social Media. The Internet started when Saturn was at 0 degree of the fixed air sign of Aquarius in 1991. It went public when it was at the final degree of Aquarius in 1994. The Internet is having its first Saturn return, and we all look as the collective of how we can construct community, new jobs, and connection through technology; but, how we also do not lose ourselves in that process and become alien to one another.
The North Node in Gemini invites you to seek connection locally as you grow infinitely in the new age of Aquarius. This is a time to connect to local businesses that were so deeply impacted during the epoch of Capricorn and need local support to rebuild and soar. New businesses have also been a result of this new chapter and part of how we all need to be flexible with the chaos and brilliance of the New Age of Aquarius.
Saturn and Uranus squared one another a second time on June 14, 2021 at 13 degrees of Aquarius and Taurus. Anyone with planets between 11 and 15 degrees of the fixed signs would have felt this the most: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. This is a time where you attempt to structure chaos and brilliance; but, it is important to accept that it does not come easily.
This week, Mercury is now transiting in Cancer after a very manifesting New Moon in Cancer that occurred at 18 degrees of Cancer. The Moon rules the Cardinal water sign of Cancer and is in its dignity. The New Moon in Cancer is a time to find your comfort, security, get your needs met, and focus on family. Mercury in Cancer is about focusing on your security these next few weeks, as well.
On July 12th, Mercury forms a beautiful trine to Jupiter at 3:45 pm EDT, and this brings excellent energy for communication of all forms. This is good for pitching ideas, writing proposals, meeting with people, dating, and connecting. Jupiter is still in the mutable water sign of Pisces, where it will be until July 28, 2021. At that time, it will re-enter the sign of Aquarius where it will be until December 29, 2021. Jupiter trining Mercury starts the week with a sense of wonder, magic, and hope.
On July, 13, 2021, there is a very magical conjunction that sets the tone to the summer. Venus, the planet of love and money, meets up with Mars, the planet of action and passion. The two pair up at 9:33 am EDT at 19 degrees of the fixed fire sign of Leo. This is very sexy, creative, fun, romantic, and life reinforcing energy from which we can all benefit. Mark that day in your calendar to do something that speaks to your heart.
On July 15, 2021, The Sun in Cancer forms a beautiful trine to Neptune, the planet of dreams, at 4:49 am EDT. This is a very magical aspect for connecting to source, your imagination, and intuition. This is a cycle where you can truly manifest your dreams. This is a good day for listening to your dreams, doing manifesting work, journaling, and listening to your intuition. Chiron, the wounded healer, stations retrograde at 12:41 pm EDT at 12 degrees of the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries. Chiron in Aries connect us all to our vulnerability around self. Each of us has it somewhere. This is good energy for healing those wounds and connecting to healing your courage.
On July 17, 2021, The Sun in Cancer opposes Pluto at 25 degrees of Capricorn at 6:46 pm EDT. This can cause power struggles and possible endings. However, it is also excellent energy for doing a cleanse, getting rid of clutter and purgings things around you to create space. This is a good aspect for focusing on what you want to release. There can be definite endings with an opposition, but this aspect helps us make space for what we have been trying to rebuild since last January of 2020 with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction at 22 degrees of Capricorn. This can also be a very passionate exchange, but it is dramatic.
The moon enters the fixed water sign of Scorpio on July 17, 2021 at 2:38 pm EDT and will be in Scorpio the rest of the weekend; therefore, this adds more of an intensity to the Sun/Pluto opposition. The weekend ends the week with heavy insights and possible endings; but, the Venus/Mars conjunction on July 13, 2021 at 19 degrees of Leo reminds us all to pursue our heart’s desires and to honor that energy with some kind of ritual that speaks to you around what what you wish to create in your life.
What really makes you happy, and what is your heart’s desire? that makes you happy. Use this magical conjunction in Leo to find the courage to go for what you want, and I wish you much luck!