This week on Looking Up I look at the week of July 9 through July 15, including the third quarter Moon in Aries on Sunday, July 12.
Now to the week ahead:
Thursday, July 9: The Moon continues through imaginative Pisces, and makes an early morning connection with Mercury in Cancer, suggesting ideas that feel good, and make sense too. A surprise late this evening moves your wish list into closer view. On July 9, 1536, French navigator Jacques Cartier returned to St. Malo after exploring in Canada.
Friday, July 10: Two important connections today and both involve healing. The first sees the Moon and Neptune in the same place in Pisces in the afternoon. The second sees Venus getting a friendly bump from Chiron. Whether it is an emotional wound or an old wound, healing is possible today. It was just two years ago today that Drake beat the Beatles with seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100, against their longstanding number of five.
Saturday, July 11: Venus and Mars are both highlighted with Venus in Gemini, making friends with the Moon in Aries. And with Mars and the Moon both in Aries in the same place in the sky, it is a day full of impulsive energy and clever words that spill forth easily. On July 11, 1892, the U.S. Patent Office decreed that Joseph Swan, not Thomas Edison, invented the incandescent lamp. Swan, a Brit, had invented his light bulb 10 years prior to Edison.
Sunday, July 12: Mercury has been retrograde since June 13. Mercury turns direct at 4:26 a.m. on the day of the third quarter Moon in Aries which happens at 7:28 p.m. Even though we may get news, we may not like it. Our most impulsive emotions are pitted against our most sensitive selves. Try to do everything with a light touch. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, turns 23 today.
Monday, July 13: The Moon moves from steadfast Aries into value-conscious Taurus at 1:33 p.m. This morning she gets into an argument with Pluto and Saturn. Be careful of arguments at work. Stand your ground. Don’t back down. But don’t attack either. Patrick ‘make it so’ Stewart from Star Trek – Next Generation, was born on July 13, 1940, in Yorkshire, England.
Tuesday, July 14: Here is a rare day indeed. First the Sun and Jupiter make an opposition to each other. This may trigger some good news, perhaps from a physician. Then Mars and Chiron are in the same place in the sky. This is the second time this has happened in the past few weeks. So, look for a repeat of something that chews up a lot of energy. Finally, The Moon and Uranus are in the same place in the sky in Taurus. This likely brings a surprise that puts a smile on your face. It was July 14, 1969, that Hollywood changed forever with the release of Dennis Hopper’s outlaw film, Easy Rider, starring Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson and Hopper himself.
Wednesday, July 15: Yesterday we saw the Sun and Jupiter face off against each other. Today the Sun is opposite Pluto. Something secret should be revealed. With several positive Lunar configurations throughout the day, the secret should be more for the better than for the worse. On July 15, 1978, Jack Nicholas won his third major at St. Andrews in Scotland. He would go on to win a total of 15 majors and 73 other PGA contests before retiring.
And that’s Looking Up with Bill for this week.
Check out Part 2a and 2b of my Podcast for all the astro news of 2020, and an overview of how I got into astrology in the first place.
Remember Joni Mitchell says: “We are stardust. We are golden. So, shine on!”