Astrological update for the week of July 24-31, 2022
Lack of the air element. Currently there is an astrological imbalance in the skies with a lack of planets in air signs. The only planet in air is Saturn in Aquarius, and Saturn shows where there is a detriment that needs to be worked on. Air is the element of objectivity and clarity, and without the influence of the air element we can become hyper-energized without any real purpose (fire), stuck in patterns and overly rooted in the past (earth), and lost in feelings without perspective (water).
Leo New Moon. I mention this because the Leo New Moon on July 28th will offer a surge of purifying fire, perhaps with a cascade of enthusiasm that will be amplified by the conjunction of Mars to Uranus. But without the vision of air, we may find ourselves spinning our wheels with no apparent purpose. This week it might be useful to have a plan.
This Leo New Moon is loosely tied into a beautiful trine to Jupiter, currently in Aries where we seek adventure and the courage to conquer all of our fears and blaze a new path. It also conjoins Ceres, the planet that nourishes our very relationship between body and soul, infusing us, potentially, with a new way to really love ourselves. Leo has a big heart and is generous of spirit, it is ruled by the Sun and helps to feed a positive image of Self. This is a wonderful time to look at ourselves with kinder eyes, to appreciate our skills and talents and save the criticism for another time.
Jupiter turns retrograde on the 28th. We are fully in retrograde season […]