Deer Moon Astrology 7/20/2020


This morning’s Cancer New Moon (10:32 AM PDT 28° Cancer)offers a short but powerful burst of awareness before the Moon moves into Leo at 1:16 PM PDT. There are choices to make here regarding our relationship with the rules of our family, tribe, culture, and society. This New Moon poses questions about that relationship that we may feel obliged to answer quickly once the Moon arrives in Leo. Our reputation and how we are viewed by others quickly take significant focus. Past planning and organization may help us to make the most of today’s opportunities but there is a strong tendency to employ only showy bravado rather than look deeper for better ways to answer the questions posed by this New Moon.

THE WEEK AHEAD: This week turns on Monday’s Cancer New Moon (10:32 AM PDT 28° Cancer) in tight opposition to Saturn. Questions are raised and awareness is demanded. Very quickly, we begin to feel some emotional vulnerabilities and possibly uncertainty. The real challenge is to stay with the process of expanding our awareness while avoiding a building concern to display only showy bravado. There are waves of concern over how others are seeing us throughout the week. The Sun’s entrance into Leo on Wednesday increases our focus on performance and display and may discourage our investigation of any information that puts us on edge emotionally. It is intensely difficult to process any information when our emotional blinders are up. Nonetheless, the seeds of responsibility and awareness have been planted. Mercury begins to approach a second-round square to Mars, stirring our minds. If we are fearless, we will find that the insecurity and uncertainty actually show us where to look for healing — if we aren’t afraid to face those vulnerabilities honestly. By the end of the week, the swirl of activity becomes intense and demanding. There are spontaneous shifts that may feel quite destabilizing. Although we may feel surges of confidence at some points in the process, things will undoubtedly seem quite out of control. We should also be aware that, included in this mix, there is also a second-round Venus-Neptune square, encouraging another round of questionable, idealistic, over-optimism, similar to what we experienced in April and May. Reliable information is the antidote to the over-optimism encouraged by this square and should be more available than it was during this square’s first pass.

We may feel some sense of restriction on Sunday. Responsibility is uppermost in our minds — some will handle it better than others. The pressure will actually help us to make the most of what is offered. Monday’s Cancer New Moon demands awareness and raises questions about our relationship with our family, tribe, culture, and society. A concern over appearances is especially intense on Tuesday. We may feel significant uncertainty, insecurity, or vulnerability but be afraid to honestly acknowledge it. Further emphasis on our look-good continues into Wednesday but our focus shifts to a more courageous investigation once the Moon arrives in Virgo Wednesday evening.

Enthusiasm grows on Thursday as we feel more comfortable both showing and accepting appreciation of our efforts. However, we should be careful not to plant the seeds of over-optimism. Awareness grows significantly on Friday but the question is whether or not we are emotionally equipped to process the new information that is surfacing. A swirl of activity on Saturday prompts a number of shifts that may seem to be out of control.


Today is the 202nd day of 2020
64 days until the autumn equinox
85 days until Mercury retrograde
192 days until 2021

Sun is in Cancer
Moon is in Cancer
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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