As Mars conjuncts Jupiter in Cancer a new cycle begins that combines action with expansion and intentions with opportunities in the nourishing, supportive sign Cancer. Therefore, a growth spurt is possible today. Ceres in Leo’s quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces indicates an adjustment in matters of support we make with the purpose to end a long-standing issue, which has been a source of personal difficulties and grief, because it has been preventing us from fully recovering due to the remaining uncertainties. Venus makes ingress to Virgo at 8:40 am EDT, where she will be traversing until August 16, which corresponds to a period when we seek to improve our financial, material and relationship situation and are more selective as well as discerning in our evaluation in this regard. This is followed by the Sun’s ingress to Leo at 11:55 am EDT, starting a phase of ‘self-centeredness’; of creative, proud and dramatic self-expression, and the Moon’s to Aquarius at 2:06 pm EDT, which sets up the stage for the Aquarius Full Moon at 2:15 pm EDT. Meanwhile, Mercury in Cancer perfects his trine to the North Node in Scorpio (sextile South Node in Taurus), he’s been holding for a few days now and that marks the completion of a matter related to dependency and support as news we’ve been awaiting are finally arriving.
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon in Aquarius states:
“An old adobe mission in California. Keynote: The power inherent in all great human works to endure far beyond the workers’ life spans – THE CONCRETIZATION OF AN IDEAL.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Leo states:
“Blood rushes to a man’s head as his vital energies are mobilized under the spur of ambition. Keynote: An eruption of bio-psychic energies into the ego-controlled field of consciousness – CONFLAGRATION.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 248-249 and 131-132, respectively)
Therefore, as “multilevel potentialities” (Sabian Symbol for the Cancer New Moon on July 8) culminate “under the spur of ambition” (Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Leo), this results in “the concretization of an ideal” (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Moon in Aquarius). At the same time, the impulse that sounded forth with the Aquarius New Moon on February 10 reaches its peak and the “the rug that has been placed on the floor of a nursery to allow children to play in comfort and warmth” (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius New Moon on February 10) becomes “an old adobe mission” (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius Full Moon). Consequently, “appreciation” together with “growth” serve as our motto and inspiration as we create this new future and heed the call of our destiny.
Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Swords”, suggesting that we’re finding mental clarity, apply logic and objectivity to a situation and work on problem-solving and detachment from emotions in order to be able to judge and discern impartially. We’re cutting to the chase and get straight to the point. The situation demands that we come into our own by finding independence and autonomy and having the courage of our convictions.