The moon will slide through Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
The big news is that we have the second full moon of the month (often referred to as a Blue Moon) on Friday, the last day of July. Aquarius Full Moon will occur on Friday morning at 3:43 a.m. PDT.
Full Moons signify wholeness, a completion of a particular cycle, and always stir up lunacy, or moon madness.
The full moon in the sign of Aquarius exaggerates eccentric behavior, genius revelations, a drive toward freedom, and unexpected occurrences. Later in the morning newly retrograde Venus leaves Virgo for Leo. Remember, Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6, giving us a more introspective energy regarding our feelings about love and money issues. There will be some work to do.
On Saturday night, late Saturn turns direct. Saturn is known as the Taskmaster of the zodiac, the ruler of karma, rules and discipline.
This weekend is also when some of us celebrate the festival of Lammas, considered the first harvest festival, the first inclination in the summertime that fall is around the corner.
It may be helpful this week to reflect on the depths you’ve been submerged in and the revelations you’ve understood.
Note: When a planet is retrograde, that means it is seemingly to us on earth moving backward in the sky rather than forward, which is just an illusion. During a planet’s retrograde cycle, which varies greatly depending on the planet, the energies of the planet can be exaggerated and felt or expressed more internally rather than externally.
Aries & Aries Rising: There are five planets retrograde during this last week of July. This definitely affects your full speed ahead momentum; you’ll have to embrace a slower pace. Turning inward and being thoughtful will be helpful to you at this time.
The Sun is in fellow fire sign Leo this month. We have the month’s second full moon on Friday morning, in Aquarius. This lands in your house of groups and friends. It’s a good time to collaborate and work with other creative people. Networking and socializing will pay off. Be aware that full moons can also bring endings so there may be a friendship that you let go of at this time.
On Friday morning retrograde Venus moves into Leo, so although Venus is retrograde and causing some trouble in relationships, the Leo aspect could lighten things up a bit and encourage lightheartedness.
The planet of discipline, Saturn, turns direct late on Saturday, creating some space in what has felt stuck for a while; boundaries or limitations are necessary to create what we want in life.
Taurus & Taurus Rising: This week brings the second full moon of the month, this time in Aquarius, your house of success and recognition. The moon will be full on Friday morning (3:43 a.m. PDT), bringing attention to your professional life and the efforts you put forth in your career. Full moons can bring a sense of completion or even endings, so there could be a project that is finished at this time or maybe your time at that workplace is done.
Also on Friday the planet of love, Venus, enters fiery Leo. While Venus is retrograde there are often issues that arise around relating and also finances, and at the very least we are invited to be more mindful and contemplative with regard to love and money. While in Leo, Venus is dramatic and confrontational, affectionate and warm.
Gemini & Gemini Rising: The second full moon of the month occurs this week in Aquarius, your house of freedom and mental exploration. Friday, full moon day, could open your head and heart to new possibilities about travel or study or initiate a new level of understanding on a soul level of your own personal spiritual beliefs and philosophy. This moon can bring an ending or closure to something that is no longer in alignment with your expanded beliefs.
Venus turned retrograde a few days ago and also on Friday this planet of value and worth will enter the sign of Leo, your house of expression. It’s possible that you’ll feel mostly misunderstood during this time and may encounter disharmony with siblings or neighbors. The Sun and Mercury are also in your house of expression and communication this cycle, so make sure you have meetings set up, social events on your schedule, and you offer your ideas and inspirations to those that are happy to hear them.
*Your (gemstone) recommendation: Blue lace agate.
Cancer & Cancer Rising: The sun and Mercury (communication) are now in the sign of Leo and your area of money and possessions. This is a good time for you to be productive and put your energy into finances and work.
Friday brings a full moon in Aquarius, your house of spiritual transformation and intimacy. This will be the second full moon of the month. Your sign is ruled by the moon, so while everyone will feel the pull of emotions, the lunacy, your experience will be heightened. Sink into it. There will probably be some strong feelings and intensity that show up for you, and keep in mind that full moons can bring an opportunity for endings and closure. Let go of what is no longer resonant with where your heart is.
The relationship and beauty planet Venus moves back into Leo this week in your house of finances. Review your relationship to money and spending and your relationship to value and self-worth. Watch your overspending during this time, and instead just assess where you are with money.
*Your (essential oil) recommendation: Believe (Young Living).
Leo & Leo Rising: It’s your season, Leo. You take center stage and show the world what you’ve got. Along with the sun, Mercury, the planet of the mind, is also in your sign now which makes your thoughts and ideas grand and your expression dramatic - even more than usual.
Venus, the planet that rules over all things that deal with love, beauty, and money, moves into your sign on Friday. Venus is retrograde, which means it appears she is moving backward in the sky. Energetically it means we must turn inward and reflect more than taking action. During this time try and avoid any dramatic changes to your appearance and don’t spend money mindlessly on large purchases.
The full moon in Aquarius, your polar opposite sign, is on Friday in your house of partnerships. This could affect your intimate or professional relationships. Full moons are known for bringing endings or a sense of completion, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself making a decision about keeping or ending a particular partnership on Friday.
*Your (asana) recommendation: Virabhadrasana I.
Virgo & Virgo Rising: Your week will be saturated with a sense of closure and also maybe a dose of the subconscious. The Leo sun is in your mystical house of endings and sorrows, giving you the opportunity this month to review and clear out a lot of baggage before your birthday month. This is healthy for you, Virgo.
Venus, the planet that governs relationships and love, is retrograde and enters Leo on Friday. This will likely stir up something for you to process and release, something karmic, or something that allows for healing and closure.
Friday also brings a full moon in Aquarius (the second this month), illuminating your house of health. Your sign naturally rules this house, making this full moon feel especially steady for you; you should feel good about the work you’ve done around wellbeing, service, or organization in your life. You may sense a feeling of completion and accomplishment in these areas.
*Your (asana) recommendation: Savasana.
Libra & Libra Rising: This week the full moon in Aquarius lights up your house of creativity. Full moons are times of completion and can often bring endings or closure of some sort. It is possible that this week a relationship or create endeavor comes to a conclusion.
The planet of love and worth and Libra’s ruler, Venus, is currently retrograde. Venus will enter Leo this week, your area of friends and alliances. Venus retrograde cycles can bring disharmony in relationships and often ex lovers come back into the picture. Watch your tendency to spend lavishly. This retrograde cycle may cause you to have second thoughts about a current relationship or you may see what someone is truly like during this time. There will be some issues that arise and you’ll need to be discerning and aware – you can’t just pretend everything is okay when it’s not.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising: The full moon in Aquarius this week, brightening up your house of home, will put the focus on what you keep most protected and where you feel at most home. This house also rules women, so there will be an emphasis on one or all of the important women in your life. Oftentimes full moons bring closure on some level. You may be changing locations or closing a certain chapter in life. On Friday, your attention may be on domestic issues, a pregnancy, or your home life.
Venus, the planet that governs love and relationships, enters Leo this week during her retrograde cycle, which is in your house of career and success. During this time, it would pay off to channel your energy toward a work project, a creative endeavor, or your business aspirations.
*Your (asana) recommendation: Lunges (high and low).
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising: This week we have a full moon in Aquarius, shining in your house of communication. Full moons often bring endings or closure or a feeling of completion in some area. This will be a potent full moon because it’s the culmination of two new moons that occurred early this year. On Friday, you could receive some important information from a sibling or other extended family member, or possibly something related to travel.
Venus, the planet of love, is retrograde now which can cause some relationship issues as well as bring exes back into the picture. This week Venus joins the sun in Leo, your house of mental exploration and freedom. Your thoughts may be focused on your philosophical and existential truths, spiritual transformation, or higher education.
The planet of awakening, Uranus, is also retrograde in your house of love and sex; shakeups and unexpectedness will continue in your intimate relationships.
*Your (essential oil) recommendation: Valor (Young Living).
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising: The Aquarius full moon on Friday highlights your house of money and possessions. Full moons can often bring endings or a sense of completion as well as the feeling of lunacy. For you, this moon will emphasize expansion of your work in the world, your income, your worth. It should be an auspicious time with regard to your finances and money.
The planet that rules all things in love, Venus, is retrograde and will enter Leo this weekend. This happens in your house of mergers and intimacy. While Venus is retrograde, past loves seem to show up in the present and there seems to be more strain on current connections. For you right now, turning inward deeply and thinking about what you value, what you share and what you keep private, and considering the implications of these things may be where you need to focus.
*Your (flower essence) recommendation: Lavender (FES).
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising: The second full moon of July is in your sign, Aquarius. And this one is extra potent for you because it brings some completion to the unusual two new moons in Aquarius at the beginning of the year. Full moons often represent endings or the culmination of a particular cycle. Friday’s moon is in your first house, meaning it’s all about you and how your express your true self. You are likely going through some sort of rebirth or reconstruction of self. This is a time to focus solely on what you want and need and how you want to be yourself in the world.
Venus, the planet of beauty and love, is retrograde now and heading into Leo, your house of partnership. When Venus turns retrograde, most people find that relationships become problematic. Old issues return or ex-lovers come back into the picture. Use this time to reevaluate and reassess what you want in a partner or lover, Aquarius. This is a new beginning for you. You’re the one that invented outside the box thinking, so don’t reel in your genius with regard to what you want in love.
*Your (flower) recommendation: Roses.
Pisces & Pisces Rising: This week we have the second full moon of the July. Friday’s Aquarius full moon lands in your mystical house of healing, secrets, and closure. This is a unique full moon not only because it’s the second in a month (blue moon) but also because it’s the culmination of two new moons in the sign of Aquarius (early this year). Your energy will be focused on feeling a sense of completion and saying goodbye to energies or people or situations that no longer work. It’s likely to be an emotional full moon, and it could conjure a sort of spiritual revelation.
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is retrograde now, moving back into Leo on Friday and highlighting your house of wellbeing. You’ll want to take care of your health and even retreat a little to ensure your self-care. When Venus is retrograde, almost everyone will have some sort of relationship shift or work to do. Also, be on the lookout for exes to suddenly reappear.
Make sure you’re taking care of what you need, Pisces.
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