STARGAZING — Week of July 25th through July 31st, 2016

Jul 25, 2016 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing

Aries MoonThe week begins under an energetic Aries moon and ongoing harmonious relationships with other planets. Get your body in movement and flow from one project to the next. Projects that require long-term stamina are not favored, as you just want to keep moving. A higher vibration would do to communicate right action, but remember that others can be right as well, even when they do it in a different way.

Uranus and Mercury (Solar System)Wake up early Wednesday morning and invent something as Uranus takes one last victory lap with Mercury before turning retrograde on Friday, the 29th. A complimentary Mercury-Uranus trine like this brings a short-lived whiff of genius to the scientific mind, as well as to anyone else who is willing to step outside the box.

Mental Mercury stimulates innovative Uranus to open you to new ways of looking at your world. Under a Taurus moon, you will want to make money from your invention, or at least gain some fulfilling pleasure from something new and fresh.

Uranus turning retrograde on Friday brings a different opportunity and this cycle’s effect continues until the end of December. It allows you to take a long look at whether the changes you’ve made this year are really working, and to make the necessary adjustments if they’re not. This energy also holds some relatively quick challenges, including traffic jams. traffic accidents, an overwhelming desire to leave work early, or wanting to get away from people who gossip or talk too much and say nothing. If you cannot sneak away from your responsibilities on Friday, at least keep interactions with annoying people short and sweet.

Mercury in virgoOn Saturday morning, Mercury leaves sunny Leo and moves into serious and somber Virgo, and retrogrades starting August 30th. If you haven’t already removed clutter or made your Labor Day vacation plans, now is the time to do it. Mercury retrograde may be a boring way to complete the end of summer, but you will be much happier if you get organized and accomplish tangible tasks and projects in the coming month of August.

Mercury in Virgo is a place where Mercury thrives because Virgo is where our style of communication becomes more detailed and analytical, focusing on important and serious matters. Mercury in Virgo brings us the energy of the extreme perfectionist with meticulous attention to detail in their work. You will not find a better craftsmen than someone born with Mercury in Virgo. They are obsessed with perfection. Their attention to detail simply cannot be matched.

Moon in CancerThe challenge is to dot the I’s and cross the t’s without becoming impatient, obsessive, or overly critical.Watch what happens in the political arena or with world events. Saturday evening is under a nurturing Cancer moon, making meals with loved ones a priority. Why not plan an outdoor picnic dinner with lobsters, corn on the cob and all the trimmings.