Your Weekly Astrology Forecast for July 1–8, 2018

We draw closer to the season of eclipses occurring on July 13, July 27 and August 11. Mars is conjunct the South Node, indicating a potent, volatile time. Use this strong energy to get lots of exercise and to make things happen, but watch your temper and stay cool.

Monday and Tuesday are soft, easy days. Wednesday is the one day when the Moon is Void of Course (VoC) all day. When the Moon is void, it’s not aspecting any planets. That means it’s best to read, clean, garden and attend to routine, more inconsequential matters. Thursday and Friday harbor great productivity. Then, the weekend is made for experiencing pleasure.

The Week Begins with Soft, Easy Energy

After a demanding workweek, we can engage with friends and relax somewhat. Explore something new on Sunday, and after the Moon goes VoC at 3:56pm PDT, relax and shake off the week. Look back at all you have accomplished during the past week, and ease into the holiday week ahead. Get ready for the work week on Sunday evening, and lay out your clothes for Monday, as the Moon is VoC on Monday morning until 10:31am PDT.

It can be difficult to get going on Monday morning, due to the void Moon. If you’ve prepared well the night before, you’ll be fine. Otherwise, it can be difficult to decide what to wear and to pack up for the workday’s needs. The Moon is in dreamy Pisces after 10:31am PDT, and it makes soft, benefic aspects to Saturn and Uranus. Go with the flow and seize whatever opportunities Monday sends your way.

We are inspired and uplifted on Tuesday by the soft, sweet Pisces Moon’s benefic aspects to Sun, Jupiter and Neptune. These planets form a Grand Trine in water signs, holding us gently in emotional waters of kindness, sensitivity and wellbeing. All seems well when you allow yourself to soak up these energies. Dream of possibilities and feel the support around you.

The Moon is VoC all day Wednesday. While you can bask in some of yesterday’s glow, the day is not made for meetings, decisions or accomplishments. The dreamy, soft focus is good for taking care of your garden, reading a book or taking in a movie. Chiron is stationary retrograde. Give yourself a good rest in anticipation of Thursday’s energetic day.

Brace Yourself for a Bold Aries Moon Toward Week’s End

Bounce out of bed and get moving early on Thursday. The Moon is in fiery Aries, making us want to get up and go! The days holds several mixed aspects, a Mars-Mercury opposition being one of them. Think twice before speaking, as this is an aspect prone to verbal aggression. A Sun-Jupiter trine gives courage and confidence. Use it wisely.

The Aries Moon sports another bold day on Friday. The energies are brassy and edgy, due to lunar squares to the Sun and Pluto. Lean into this edgy energy and take on a challenge, but avoid power struggles that may arise.

Sensual Energy Ushers in the Weekend

All things sensual are highlighted Saturday and Sunday, as the Moon is in Taurus. Take a walk in nature, enjoy delicious food, listen to inspiring music and set your sight on visual pleasures. The Taurus Moon conjuncts Uranus and makes a benefic trine to Saturn. Change can be made in a disciplined manner. You can break out of ruts. To get started, intentionally set a goal to change a habit that you could better live without.

Sunday is a soft, dreamy day, as the Sun trines Neptune. The planetary alignments invite a day at the beach or an afternoon watching movies, or another meditative walk in nature. When the Moon makes a benefic trine to powerful Pluto early Sunday evening, it is time to get organized and plot the week ahead.

The Week in Short

Sunday: Gather with friends, and enjoy a relaxing, easy evening.

Monday: Go with the flow, and seize the day’s opportunities.

Tuesday: Inspired, uplifting, emotionally supportive day.

Wednesday: Moon VoC all day. Attend to routine tasks, and give yourself a rest.

Thursday: Get moving and make things happen. Think twice before speaking.

Friday: Bold, brassy, edgy day. Take on a challenge.

Saturday: Change can be made in a disciplined manner. Please your senses.

Sunday: Easy, dreamy, pleasurable day. In the evening, plan the week ahead.

Looking for rituals to harness the energy of this week’s Full Moon in Capricorn? Read astrologer Danielle Beinstein’s Moon Rituals for Release and Renewal.

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About the author

Cathy Coleman, PhD, is an East-West Astrologer, meaning she incorporates both Western and Eastern astrological principles and analyses into her readings. She holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been a practitioner of astrology for over 35 years. She is an NCGR-PAA (National Council of Geocosmic Research-Professional Astrological Association) Level IV Consulting Astrologer. She was in the first graduating class of the Online College of Astrology (OCA)—now the International Academy of Astrology, and the Online College of Vedic Astrology, is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher, and is an ISAR (International Society of Astrological Research)-Certified Astrological Professional. She was president of Kepler College from 2001–2003. 

Cathy is the president of the NCGR San Francisco Chapter and lives in Sonoma with her husband, Ralph Metzner. Her mission is to help people express the full potential of their lives and navigate through challenges using the ancient knowledge and wisdom of Eastern and Western astrology.