Thursday, July 16: The Sun and Mars and Chiron all make connections with the Moon today. And all with the Moon in Gemini. It’s a time when clever emotions lurking just below the surface, pop their heads up to add some cleverness to this Thursday. On July 16, 1649, kissing was banned in England in order to curb the spread of the Black Plague.
Friday, July 17: Today begins on a positive note with Venus and the Moon in Gemini in the same place in the sky. Relationships improve. Ok, maybe one relationship improves. As the day rolls on it becomes more stressful, asking us to change in order to open doors to new opportunities. And it was July 17, 1976 that the 21st Olympic Games opened in Montreal. Many African teams boycotted this affair as a protest to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa. Canada finished 11th, with five silver and six bronze medals.
Saturday, July 18: Everything happens by noon. The Moon moves into sensitive Cancer for the second time this month at 10:23 a.m. It is a day where stressful tension asks us to find a new way forward. Still in Montreal, Romania’s 14-year-old gymnastic phenom, Nadia Comaneci, became the first in Olympic history to score a perfect 10.
Sunday, July 19: As we are on our way to the second new Moon in Cancer for 2020, which happens tomorrow, today we enjoy a meeting of heart and mind in the sign of Cancer – a meeting that starts us thinking and feeling about home and family as the roots that hold is in place. And it was 172 years ago, in 1848, that the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.
Monday, July 20: Today we look back to Sunday, June 21, at 2:41 a.m., when the annual new moon rose in Cancer, the zodiac’s sign of home, family, and nurturing. The 2020 Cancer new moon was triply charged! Not only was it also a total solar eclipse, but it’s the first in an ultra-rare duo of consecutive Cancer new moons. The way we bond and seek shelter could shift monumentally over the next few weeks. And be prepared: strong emotions can also surface under this potent eclipse, and come back for a second showing with the sequel new moon in Cancer on July 20 at 1:32 p.m. So far this month Venus has been retrograde, and now we have the second new Moon in Cancer. These are unusually rare times for everyone. It was July 20, 1976 that Hank Aaron hit homer #755. It was his last.
Tuesday, July 21: As the Moon enters Leo on Monday night, it gets a sweet bump from both Venus and Mars, but Mercury takes a hit from Chiron just before noon, offering news from the past that is revised and wise and makes for better feelings. The great comic Robin Williams was born on July 21, 1951. From Mork and Mindy on TV to great films such as Good Will Hunting and including improv and stand-up that defied gravity, no one was a copy of Robin Williams. Faced with a terminal disease, he took his life at 63.
Wednesday, July 22: This month continues its busy ways with the Sun moving into Leo at 4:36 a.m. Be on the lookout for a clever idea this afternoon. An idea that brings your dreams close to reality. Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete the transcontinental crossing of Canada on July 22, 1793. Long-time Jeopardy host Alex Trebeck was born July 22, 1940, in Sudbury.
And that is it for Looking Up for this week.
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As Joni Mitchell says: “We are stardust. We are golden. So, shine on!”