On July 9th, Mercury in Leo makes the first of three squares to Jupiter in Scorpio. Jupiter expands Mercury’s words/vision, and in look-at-me-Leo this means major attention or creativity. Words will be BIG and INTENSE, but also exaggerated due to the tension of the square. Keeping in mind that Mercury will station Rx on July 26th, and the final square will not occur until August 28th, it’s best to view this aspect as a work in progress. Information will change and perspective will have to be adjusted. Jupiter direct on July 10th brings the first shift, as expansion that’s been delayed or questioned now moves forward.
Venus Into Virgo and the Grand Earth Trine
Venus enters Virgo on July 9th, joining Ceres. Relationships, self-esteem, values and finances are nurtured, but the vibe is very selective. Virgo chooses what's closest to perfection and Ceres (the crop goddess) is about the harvest or reaping. Anything that doesn't make the cut is discarded. This is part of a larger Grand Earth Trine consisting of Saturn Rx in Capricorn and Uranus/Juno in Taurus, until July 16th. The flow of the Grand Trine can manifest a positive potential based on hard work and focus (Saturn). This will blend with new (Uranus) agreements (Juno) that will keep things from getting stale or rigid. Basically, this is easily managed change that’s focused on something worthwhile.
In general, Venus in Virgo is refined beauty and values - only the best and most useful. It's an upgrade to what you want and how you treat yourself. The Grand Trine can help you establish some excellent health routines, relationship boundaries or financial discipline.
New Moon Eclipse
The Grand Trine will act as an anchor for the emotionally intense New Moon eclipse in Cancer (opposing Pluto), on July 12th:
“Pluto means death, but it's often a metaphorical death (the complete ending of a situation). That doesn't make the "death" any less overwhelming, especially if you've been clinging to something. Pluto is relentless - when time is up, it's up. The end.
But this is a potent new beginning, so whatever's shutting down will immediately open a new door. You may feel insecure and exposed. Maybe you'll want to turn back to what was. Don't do that - there will be nothing left. You have to move forward. Watch for parent/child dynamics to come into play.
A Pluto-flavoured eclipse will be intense, oh yes. A powerful craving for that Cancer sustenance. Pluto creates intensity to push you forward - you can't evolve if you stay in one place.”
The key to getting the most out of this eclipse and Grand Trine is freely letting go of what's dead, dying or rotten, while reminding yourself that you deserve the best. What can be improved?
Mercury in your sector of self-expression squares Jupiter Rx, adding expansion and intensity to your words/thoughts. Here is the big idea (in a creative or romantic context) - you’ll feel like speaking out (perhaps joyously) about a hidden matter. Too, you could hear some very good news about a highly desired objective. However, know that this aspect will reoccur two more times, so the details will change, or you could uncover more info. Keep your expectations in check (especially if you’re contemplating a high-risk or expensive idea) and know that this won’t be finalized until August 28th. Jupiter direct in your sector of shared resources can make it difficult to keep your feet on the ground, because you’ll feel the pull deeper in matters regarding debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy. As things progress, make room for shifting ideas.
Venus’ move into your sector of routine sees her approaching Ceres and kicking off the Grand Earth Trine in your career sector (Saturn Rx) and your sector of personal resources (Uranus/Juno). Work and money are favoured - a gentler, more helpful approach to daily routines, health, self-care or obligations will be supported by those in authority. Or, your health/work upgrades will harmonize with your goals/ambitions. This will feed into newly emerging approaches to earned money, sources of income and self-esteem. New agreements in these areas (perhaps you’re accepting someone’s help) can be lucrative. You’re taking your work and approach to daily life in a new direction, and this will be anchored by your commitment to future success.
The eclipse in your domestic sector signals massive changes in your career/future goals, which will contribute to a new beginning at home/with family. A relocation, shift in parental roles, home business or change in work/life balance may be featured. What you let go of in your career will trigger new options for security and comfort at home. This is true, even if you’re going through a major upheaval at work.
Mercury in your domestic sector squares Jupiter Rx, indicating a hopeful conversation with a domestic partner or big plans for home and family. However, know that this aspect will reoccur two more times and you and your partner may change your minds. Things won’t be finalized until August 28th, so make room for delays and shifting plans. Jupiter direct in your partnership sector will see your partner (or your relationship) surging ahead, and the pull towards greater freedom may be an issue. Promises can come and go, so wait until August 28th to make your final decision.
Venus’ move into your sector of self-expression sees her approaching Ceres and activating the Grand Earth Trine in your sector of opportunities (Saturn Rx) and your sign (Uranus/Juno). Here is the brand new relationship chapter, agreement or commitment. Whether this is a long-term union or a new relationship, there is potential for slow, steady growth. Even if there’s an ending, you should feel as if new horizons are already in view. “Steady” is the key word- don’t allow yourself to be rushed, even with Uranus in your sign. Change is here but you can still move at a gradual pace (as long as you’re moving of course). Children/pregnancy may be a theme.
The eclipse in your communication sector suggests a new idea, decision or conversation (especially with siblings) that’s connected to the death of an ideal/belief, or change involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Emotions will run high if there’s a key conversation - nothing will be held back. Talking about the past and looking towards the future will be emphasized.
Mercury in your communication sector square Jupiter Rx can present a bold, enthusiastic solution or plan for improvement involving work or health matters. You may decide to tackle much more, but know that this aspect will reoccur and the final word will not come out until August 28th. Tale care not to overdo it (especially regarding exercise or workload) and make sure your promises align with reality. Jupiter direct in your sector of routine can reinvigorate you with a surge of motivation, or it can increase workload even more. Keep the repeating Mercury/Jupiter square in mind- the solution has not been perfected just yet. This is a work in progress.
Venus’ move into your domestic sector sees her approaching Ceres, and activates the Grand Earth Trine in your sector of shared resources (Saturn Rx) and your hidden sector (Uranus/Juno). Nurturing at home or with family can provide a welcome base of stability and reassurance, as you hook into some healing alone time, or come to a private agreement about relationship changes, domestic finances and responsibilities. Much of what happens may be unspoken or behind the scenes.
The eclipse in your sector of personal resources hi-lights new developments involving earned money, self-esteem or values. A major ending/release can trigger a new approach to your personal security, on a financial and emotional level. You may feel compelled to look out for yourself, cut someone off or dramatically change the way you approach intimacy. What you share with a domestic partner may be an issue, and a deeply honest approach to money/vulnerability/psychological issues can result in a new type of self-nurturing.
Mercury in your sector of personal resources squares Jupiter Rx, encouraging you to ask for or expect more. Earned money, values and security will be emphasized, and there could be a lucrative source of new income. Or, a big expense. While your ideas are optimistic, this aspect will reoccur two more times, and the final word will not happen until August 28th. So don’t count on a final deal, decision or answer just yet. If possible, save your money until you know more. Jupiter direct in your sector of self-expression can push you forward regarding a new attraction, creative work or children/pregnancy. A situation is ripening, but be aware that the next two squares to Mercury can exaggerate things.
Venus’ move into your communication sector sees her approaching Ceres and triggering the Grand Earth Trine in your partnership sector (Saturn Rx) and your social sector (Uranus/Juno). This is an excellent influence for all committed relationships. Communication will be loving or affectionate and practical. Good for establishing rules/future goals in a new partnership, or confirming a joint plan.
The eclipse in your sign can hi-light a dramatic relationship change. An ending or complete transformation of status (of your partner or the relationship itself) will be featured, and this will lead to a new chapter for you. But first, you may have to deal with projected Shadow issues (projected by you or onto you). And, there will be a intensity of needs and feelings that will not allow you to hold anything back. It can feel uncomfortable to have your deepest needs excavated (especially if someone else is doing the excavation) but know that this is part of the process of clearing out the past so you can move forward.
Mercury in your sign square Jupiter Rx can boost your confidence, creativity and vision of the future. Events at home/with family can trigger grand statements and ideas, while also giving you hope. However, this aspect will reoccur two more times, and the final word will not happen until August 28th. Now is not the time for a definitive answer or final plan - there’s more adjusting to be done. Jupiter direct in your domestic sector can clarify your next step as a home, home business, relocation or family issue sees progress. Whether you’re adding or expanding, it’s time to look ahead. Just make sure you don’t take on more than is reasonable, and be careful when making all-or-nothing declarations or justifications.
Venus into your sector of personal resources approaches Ceres and triggers the Grand Earth Trine in your sector of routine (Saturn Rx) and your career sector (Uranus/Juno). Here is the lucrative professional opportunity, perhaps based on a new professional partnership or agreement. The anchoring factor will be your hard work, discipline and attention to obligations.
The eclipse in your hidden sector can stir up a secret or background issue that’s connected to major transformations involving daily routine, obligations or health. A habit, approach to self-care or work routine is dying, and something new is taking its place. Have you let go of what’s been holding you back? Pay attention to what’s stirring in the background - this is where the intuitive fresh start is. Trust this, even if it’s not yet fully defined.
Mercury in your hidden sector square Jupiter Rx can stir up a fantasy, grand scheme or creative idea. Is it solid? There’s certainly room for it to grow, but you also need to be careful that you don’t completely lose touch with reality. And, be aware that this aspect will reoccur two more times until August 28th. You may not have all the facts just yet. Jupiter direct in your communication sector can add fuel to the big idea, hope or quest for more information. A plan or promise can progress to the next stage, but remember that the square to Mercury can involve some questions or unclear/hidden information.
Venus’ entrance to your sign, and her conjunction with Ceres, triggers the Grand Earth Trine in your sector of self-expression (Saturn Rx) and your sector of opportunities (Uranus/Juno). Here is your chance to heal, focus on what’s most valuable to you, solidify a new attraction or creative opportunity. Venus/Ceres can can hi-light a key area of abundance/attraction, but this will be in the context of cutting away all but the best and most essential. These energies can help you focus on what’s absoltuely right for you. For some, motherhood (or an artistic creation) can become a new responsibility.
The eclipse in your social sector can hi-light a new friendship, group or facet of your relationship to the public. Key to this will be a major transformation in the areas of creative work or new romance- what’s being discarded or uncovered will propel you forward, as you make your mark out there or arrive at a new understanding of social dynamics. Where you fit in with the group may be an issue - watch for emotional issues to go public. Too, this could be about a public launch that has a powerful emotional impact on others. Your intensity of purpose will be key.
Mercury in your social sector square Jupiter Rx suggests vibrant conversations with friends, a social promise, big public statements (that grab attention) or marvellous ideas for the future. There’s much room for growth, but this aspect will reoccur two more times, and the final word won’t happen until August 28th. Whatever is discussed/planned now will need to be revised. Jupiter direct in your sector of personal resources can encourage you to spend more, expect more or expand your security base. Too, you could move ahead with a big purchase or promising new source of income. Just remember that the Jupiter/Mercury square will reoccur, so plans will have to be adjusted.
Venus’ move into your hidden sector sees her approaching Ceres and setting off a Grand Earth Trine consisting of Saturn Rx in your domestic sector and Uranus/Juno in your sector of shared resources. A secret potential/attraction, private source of nurturing or course of therapy can proceed slowly but surely. New, deeply private agreements with a partner or someone close to you will be featured, and domestic stability can be established. This is an excellent influence for internal resilience and quiet strength.
The eclipse in your career sector opens a door to your professional future, as you leave something from your past/childhood behind. Intense excavation of family secrets/buried issues can feel like a bit much, but this will springboard you into something new and nurturing. Use the Grand Earth Trine as a source of stability. Relocation, issues with parents or a major purge may be featured.
Jupiter Rx in your sign squares Mercury in your career sector, boosting your ability to convince others. Great for selling/promoting or having gung-ho conversations with management. Also great for dramatically expanding your vision of your future. Just keep in mind that this aspect will reoccur two more times, and the final word will not happen until August 28th. A new job/job interview/business launch may experience a few false starts. Jupiter direct in your sign encourages you to move forward, but you’ll have to adjust your professional plans.
Venus into your social sector approaches Ceres and triggers the Grand Earth Trine in your communication sector (Saturn Rx) and your partnership sector (Uranus/Juno). Social connections can flourish, but not in a showy way. This is about establishing firm commitments and official partnerships and agreements. A new relationship or relationship agreement can also be solidified and nurtured on a public level. If you have something to say and you want others to respect you for it, this is your influence. Just make sure your words are chosen carefully.
The eclipse in your sector of opportunities opens up new horizons in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. This will be based on a radical transformation of what you think/learn, or a final statement that allows you to graduate to the next level. There could be a goodbye.
Mercury in your sector of opportunities square Jupiter Rx can introduce exciting new possibilities in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. There may be more to learn, a big announcement or new and tempting idea. However, this aspect will reoccur two more times, and the final word won’t be written until August 28th. Travel plans may shift and long-distance goals will have to adjusted. Jupiter direct in your hidden sector will advance an intuitive understanding, background potential or dream, but the squares to Mercury say that new possibilities will have to be refocused.
Venus into your career sector approaches Ceres and activates the Grand Earth Trine in your sector of personal resources (Saturn Rx) and your sector of routine (Juno/Uranus). Career developments or a professional relationship can progress slowly and steadily, as you nurture improvements and professional upgrades. A switch to a different department, or a new approach to routine, can stabilize your security, income and health.
The eclipse in your sector of shared resources suggests a new beginning involving debts taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, intimacy or psychological processes. The trigger will be an ending involving what you earn, or what you base your self-esteem on. “Ending” means a necessary transformation to the way you look after yourself or ensure your independence. A change in income can rebalance the power between you and another, bringing you closer or opening up deeper levels of understanding regarding what you really need. Too, the ending of a relationship can leave you feeling vulnerable, but you’re also being given a chance to uncover deeper resources.
Mercury in your sector of shared resources squares Jupiter Rx, triggering sensitive discussions or information regarding debts, taxes, loans, a partner’s finances, intimacy or psychological issues. You may uncover a surprising amount in a short period of time, or feel overwhelmed by the intensity of what you learn/discuss. Too, expenses can hit suddenly. Know that this aspect will reoccur two more times, with a conclusion around August 28th. If possible, hold off on making final decisions (especially if you’re signing financial documents) until then. Jupiter direct in your social sector suggests progress with friends, groups, social goals or your public image will uncover even more layers around the Mercury/Jupiter square. Allow yourself time to process intense or uncomfortable issues.
Venus’ move into your sector of opportunities unites her with Ceres and activates the Grand Earth Trine consisting of Saturn Rx in your sign and Uranus/Juno in your sector of self-expression. As you nurture positive developments in the areas of travel, education, legal matters, long-distance romance or publishing, your focus, discipline and awareness of responsibilities will anchor you. What’s manifesting now could be part of your new responsibilities - they may be heavy, but you know that anything worth having takes work. If this is a new attraction, chances of a commitment look good.
The eclipse in your partnership sector opposes Pluto Rx in your sign, hi-lighting a transformation in your life, appearance or lifestyle. A major new relationship could begin, or a new chapter in an existing relationship involving children or the manifestation of something deeply desired. New agreements with a partner could change the balance or power between you. A release or purge on your end can trigger a rebirth in your love life - something from the past is ready to die.
Mercury in your partnership sector squares Jupiter Rx, indicating an expensive promise from a partner, or exciting conversation/introduction with someone significant. Endless possibilities may be on tap, but know that this aspect will reoccur two more times, and the conclusion will happen around August 28th. So don’t bank on that promise just yet - ideas will shift. Jupiter direct in your career sector signals progress and expansion around a new job, job search or career goal, but the repeating Mercury/Jupiter square says that changing ideas will be part of the process. Be prepared to compromise, and compromise again.
Venus’ move into your sector of shared resources, and her approach to Ceres, triggers the Grand Earth Trine in your hidden sector (Saturn Rx) and your domestic sector (Uranus/Juno). Intimacy, shared finances or psychological issues can stabilize, as you come to grips with family secrets or burdens from the past. As you accept that something is over (or never was) you make room for a new definition of family security. This will allow you to steadily build new foundations. Clearing away old debts and reinvesting in something more secure may be part of the picture.
The eclipse in your sector of routine continues the theme of endings, as the “death” of major issue allows you open a new door to self-care, self-nurturing and approach to daily life. You can create a new reality for yourself if you’re prepared to say goodbye to what you’ve been clinging to.
Mercury in your sector of routine square Jupiter Rx can present innovative and optimistic solutions, exciting new approaches to health/diet/exercise, or more work. You may be ready to take it all on, but this aspect will reoccur two more times, and the conclusion will happen around August 28th. There is a risk of taking on too much, or saying “Yes” before the details have solidified. As Jupiter stations direct in your opportunities sector, progress and expansion in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing will urge you to question your methodology or reprioritize your workload.
Venus’ entrance to your partnership sector, and her approach to Ceres, sets off the Grand Earth Trine in your social sector (Saturn Rx) and your communication sector (Uranus/Juno). A new or existing relationship can flourish as fresh or unusual agreements are gently introduced. New social rules or commitments can stabilize a partnership, and social agreements can translate into cooperation and practical expressions of affection.
The eclipse in your sector of self-expression suggests a new attraction, creative work, public launch or issue with children/pregnancy will involve an ending/release around friends, a group association or your public image. There may be an intense desire for attention or achievement, and what’s released on a public level can lead to a new chapter of personal fulfillment.