This July 4th weekend let’s take advantage of some lovely camaraderie-filled moments. We need the break, because underneath we may feel old, discouraged, or just realize how much work we have to do as the Sun squares Saturn leaning in our on responsibilities as Venus enters Cancer, squares Uranus, and makes us restless. Some recent life-tests can leave us tired or doubt-filled.
It’s definitely time for a long, if subdued, holiday weekend. If we rest up Friday, the rest of the weekend can be more festive. But all this month the year’s big changes come home to roost, and we continue to get a lesson in how the big era-changing aspects and the ensuing global changes, impact us in a personal way.
Friday begins with an eclipse in Cancer. We need to clear up some confusing circumstance after a confusing or diffused morning. We may have a new understanding as to what we need to let go, what needs to be cleared away. Our situation may be temporary and the conditions changeable, our personal story around home may need to be explored. Watch a tendency to cut away more than necessary and consider putting off permanent personal decisions for a week or two while the dust settled. Work collaboratively wherever possible to deal with what is already on the plate rather than starting anything new.
Play it close to home this weekend, it renews to feel nurtured by familiar people, comfort foods and friendly circumstances. While rest and renewal are important, we still need to balance playtime with responsibilities, because heavy issues hover just around the corner and still need to be dealt with, even on our weekend off, as the Sun squares Saturn. We may need to put in some time to improve safety, negotiate a budget or get organized for long range plans, but we can appreciate that our security, however we define security, comes from all of us following through on our responsibilities.
Saturday will feel more festive and adventurous; a break from recent challenges is so needed. But our moods may be all over the place as we catch up with emotional needs that got back-burnered recently. It can be hard to ask directly and tempting to act out, why be vulnerable when we can be a drama queen under a Leo Moon? But it won’t be nearly as effective as staying honest.
While it feels good to be around familiar people, we can make new acquaintances tangentially and casually, through friends or fighting the same fire together. It helps to have a good excuse to interact. We may feel tweaked by sibling rivalry or the community version of it, as something about the challenges we face brings up old family dynamic. But we don’t have to get stuck in old destructive patterns and can be there for one another like the best of family instead.
Early next week we need to step back from this extended network and tune back into our personal muse. A creative approach furthers when more of the same does not solve the problem. We learn from close calls. Our emotional life can feel unsettled until we work out some kinks. Some people are going through more than they show, so let’s be really kind to one another. But on more practical problems we can get a lot accomplished if we listen to what’s needed and make an inspired and authentic response as Mars trines Saturn and Jupiter trines Pluto.
Friday, July 1: A moody lunar eclipse in Cancer this morning can poke at everywhere we feel vulnerable and make us want to guard ourselves. Crankiness and defensiveness won’t make us safer or more comfortable, but we can prioritize actions that will. Doing necessary work will help us move out of a puddle of feeling and move into our more competent self. Let’s keep expectations low, help one another figure out how to integrate recent lessons and make needed adjustments. Prioritize kindness and comfort tonight, personal rituals and routines feel good.
Saturday, July 2: Take care of the soul and home-front this morning as a void-of-course Cancer Moon leaves us feeling aimless and asks us to catch up with ourselves. Sadness and judgment can nip at us, weekly tradition and routines help. If our comfort quotient is filled early on, we grow more sociable as the day closes under a Leo Moon, but can still feel some serious issues cramping our style and leaving us feeling out of control or with tough decisions to make as the Sun square Saturn. Come on, we are up to the challenge. Compassionate action opens our heart.
Sunday July 3: The mood can start out subdued and grow more lighthearted and grateful as the day progresses. Restrictions chafe at us and ask us to be grown up rather than old. The day works if we can take turns giving attention and don’t have to compete, but that also takes maturity and generosity. We may need rest more than we know, so let’s honor obligations without getting overextending. Later, we need to talk; kibitz with neighbors or run into people who share a common situation and process.
Monday, July 4: It’s all about the home, family, and safety, or lack thereof, as Venus enters Cancer, trines Neptune and squares Uranus. We have an excitable and emotionally touchy response to events over the next few days and have to watch extreme reactions, either for or against. We may feel torn between comfort foods and mixing it up, but need to be light on our feet and ready to respond to circumstances. It’s hard for some to settle into intimate interactions, they want to connect but act restless. Afternoon is lazy, unfocused, we do not want to hurry. Evening can be more serious in a good way.
Tuesday, July 5: What do we believe in? We’re asked to act on or take care of what we truly care about. Don’t get passive nor focused on what or who to blame. Get inspired as Venus continues to trine Neptune and square Uranus under a Virgo Moon, do some background work and make this a healing time. Take advantage of a powerful moment to tell the story this afternoon as the Moon trines Jupiter and Pluto, and let people retreat to their private comers if they get cranky tonight as the Moon squares Mars.
Wednesday, July 6: This low key day lets us either rest up or get work done, though we have to provide the motivation. Young energy can work with older experience, willfulness works with training as Mars trines Saturn. Bond with an elder. Work things out using a sports metaphor. Apply for a job or offer to help. Nervous energy dissipates when progress has been made.
Thursday, July 7: Relationships need attention; we need to balance our needs with others or we feel like bolting. Take a kind-hearted inventory and assess what we do under stress. Create a more equal flow with others in love and work. Think fairness and get the ego and defense out of the way. Handle confusing circumstances midday with less impatience and more grace. Change the circumstances but don’t try to change the people as Venus squares Uranus. Run with the unconventional and creative approach tonight.