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Friday, July 10, 2015

Mercury Dives into the Ocean of Water Planets

After an extended stay in its home sign of Gemini, courtesy of a Mercury retrograde, Mercury dove into the planetary ocean on July 8th.  It joined the Sun and Mars in Cancer, Saturn having a final fling in Scorpio, and Chiron and Neptune in Pisces. 

On July 8th, I tweeted:

“Mercury enters Cancer today for a brief transit of highly emotional communications. A good time to go with your gut instincts.”

“Mars in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces today giving the green light to pursue our dreams. A nice break from the last 2 days.”

Mercury won’t be spending that much time in Cancer; it leaves on July 23rd. By that day both the Sun and Mercury will be in the fire sign of Leo and only Mars will remain in Cancer.  Mars will be floating along with Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces.  But Mercury in Cancer will deliver its message via heartfelt and intimate conversations that will penetrate our very emotional core. Cancer is all about nostalgia family, home and memories, so be prepared for people from your past to resurface.  If there is any unfinished business involving family members, this is prime time for communications with them that can hopefully resolve those matters.

Mercury’s entrance into Cancer came on the heels of a powerfully intense and transformative Sun/Pluto opposition on July 6th.  A key theme of this aspect was power struggles in relationships, both personal and professional.  That sensitive Cancer Sun opposed Pluto in Capricorn, the sign of business, authority and government.

One example of the power of the Sun Pluto opposition’s hit the news on July 6th, when court records were released indicating that Bill Cosby admitted that he gave women drugs before having sex with them.  Why is this such a big deal astrologically?  Well, Bill Cosby is a Cancer with his Sun in the 4th house opposing Jupiter in Capricorn in the 10th house.  A major part of his public persona centers on his image of the ideal father that he portrayed as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the Cosby show. And that Sun opposing Jupiter in Capricorn may have contributed to his excessive desires and feeling that he was entitled to have those desires gratified.  Interestingly enough, when I looked at his progressed chart for July 6th, the day of the Sun Pluto opposition, his progressed moon was in 16 degrees of Cancer conjunct his natal Sun and in the crossfire of the Sun Pluto opposition.  It was also squaring his natal ascendant in 20 degrees of Aries.  Is it any wonder that on that day his admission to giving women drugs before sex became public and his image was tarnished even more? I love it when there is living proof of astrology working!

The universe did give us a little spiritual gift on July 8th when Mars in Cancer trined Neptune in Pisces.  It was literally a green light to act on making our dreams a reality.  It’s really nice when Mars and Neptune swim in the same direction.  We have an abundance of water energy these days, and sometimes it can be very uncomfortable with all of its intensity, especially if it feels like there are riptides pulling us away from shore and where we are meant to be.  Fortunately, Mars trining Neptune is not one of those aspects.  It supports, guides and assists us on our journey.

The emotional intensity will peak on July 15th with the New Moon in 23 degrees of Cancer.  The moon will join the other six planets in water signs, so expect there to be a lot of emotional baggage.  If this day feels heavy, blame it on the preponderance of water planets.  Mars in Cancer will also be opposing Pluto in Capricorn on the 15th, so that will ramp up the intensity to an even higher level by creating more tension.

The new moon on July 15th will fall in my 10th house, conjunct my midheaven and Uranus in Cancer.   I will be meeting some new clients next week, which is definitely a nice perk of having a new moon in one’s tenth house. I am literally in my element these days, being a Scorpio with a heavy Cancer influence as well.  But it will also be in direct opposition to my Chiron in Capricorn in the 4th house, which could trigger some old emotional wounds that still require healing.  On July 7th I heard some disturbing news about a violent incident involving a family member and I wouldn’t be surprised if more was revealed about that situation near the new moon, especially with the Mars Pluto opposition.  It can be downright dangerous when Mars and Pluto are not in sync. It tends to bring out the more unpleasant Scorpio traits of demanding and controlling behavior accompanied with vindictiveness and possessiveness.  Enough said; just be careful and mindful on July 15th.

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