Mercury leaves its post-retrograde shadow phase this morning, freeing up thought patterns and communication just in time for today’s Full Moon in Aquarius. As Amanda Painter suggests, even as the Moon moves along, the Sun and Venus will still be offering warm, heartfelt social vibes for a few days while Mercury gets sparked up.
On Sunday, Jupiter will station direct in Sagittarius. Amanda Painter suggests it might be helpful to ask yourself some questions in these days to help reorient on where you feel drawn to expand and move forward. Neptune and the Great Attractor in contact with Jupiter add their own spin to the process.
With eclipses now behind us, Mercury retrograde continuing, and Venus making contact with Saturn and Pluto, Amanda Painter asks, where were you coming from, and where do you seem to be heading now? Upcoming aspects and events suggest there’s time to make course corrections, and possibly more information to assist in that.
Mercury stations retrograde in Leo this Sunday, July 7. This means that we’re now in the ‘storm’ phase: the two to three days on either side of Mercury stationing retrograde or direct. Amanda Painter considers the chart and cultural timing of this event, and the need to approach the next several days with increased awareness.
Today’s Sun-Chiron square describes, in part, the collective healing needed to our inner masculine/yang sides. In that context, Amanda Painter looks at the chart for the July 2 Cancer New Moon and solar eclipse, and connects it to the daily assaults on our empathy and capacity to care that are being made by the daily news — particularly the treatment of children at the U.S. border.