Deer Moon Astrology 7/17/2020


“I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That’s why I’m trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.”

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The spin of information continues to keep us rather stirred up today but providing little opportunity to put (or keep) anything in its place. Although we find luck or fortunate circumstances, there aren’t many ways to make productive use of the good fortune. For some, this may be rather frustrating, while others are more than happy to enjoy the roll with displays of some rather self-indulgent nihilism. Next Monday’s New Moon (10:32 AM PDT 28° Cancer) is opposing Saturn and is likely to bring us back down to earth with a thud. The Sun’s shift into Leo by next Wednesday may provoke some ego defense, likely rooted in how well we have used this week’s ‘easy roll’. Today’s lessons, wisdom, and opportunities are laid out like a buffet that we can choose from — so we should choose wisely. The Moon goes void-of-course this afternoon at 2:14 PM PDT — leaving trails of confusing information that leads to nowhere.

The moon waning in Gemini promotes relaxed thoughts, so this is always a good time for some self-evaluation. This is also highlighted by the moon-Venus conjunction early this morning. You can be honest with yourself and, more importantly, forgiving of yourself. This will keep you from wasting energy on unnecessary grief. When dealing with others, you’ll be able to find just the right words to help someone handle a problem, and that will likely improve your mood today.

The moon squares Neptune in the late afternoon, and some sorrow could shortly follow. This mood swing may seem to come out of nowhere and leave you feeling confused, to say the least. You’re probably going to be overly sensitive for the rest of the day, so go easy on yourself if you can.

Relaxing in meditation might help stabilize the sensitivity that sneaks up on you today. Watch a movie that makes you cry if you need to just let it all out. There is strength in vulnerability. If you’re feeling empathetic, make some space to help someone else deal with their issues. It can be a healthy distraction from your own problems.


Today is the 199th day of 2020
67 days to the autumn equinox
89 days until Mercury retrograde
195 days until 2021

Sun is in Cancer
Moon is in Gemini
Mercury is in Cancer
Venus is in Gemini
Mars is in Aries
Jupiter is retrograde in Capricorn
Saturn is retrograde Capricorn
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is retrograde Pisces
Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn
Chiron is retrograde in Aries

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