The lovely Moon partners up with organized Virgo in the early morning hours, giving you all day to use its decluttering energy to clear the unnecessary bits from your life. This can allude to a very literal application, in which case you’ll be cleaning out junk drawers and overstuffed closets, sorting through attic boxes, making trips to the recycling center and giving away things that used to have sentimental value but are now ready to be repurposed.
On the other hand, a more metaphorical take on this structured energy has you looking at other types of excess in your life with a critical eye and wondering if it’s time to let some of it go. Has a friendship been limping along despite it being clearly past its natural expiration date? Have you been dreading going to work every day to a job you no longer love (or even like)? Use today’s practical Virgo lunar energy to help you detach from situations like these so you can move on to bigger and better things.
Today is the 184th day of 2022
81 days until the Autumn Equinox
68 days until Mercury Retrograde
181 days until 2023
Sun is in Cancer
Moon is in Virgo
Mercury is in Gemini
Venus is in Gemini
Mars is in Aries
Jupiter is in Aries
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is Rx in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
31 | Groundhog Spirit | Time to let go.
Have you been relentless in your efforts to revive something that has passed its prime and needs to die away—a situation, a relationship, a belief, or a habit that served you once but no longer fills you with vitality? Perhaps you automatically expect to see the world through a specific lens based on the familiar?
Groundhog Spirit has appeared to let you know it’s time to accept that the past is the past, so allow yourself to feel the loss and grieve it if you need to. Any sadness will not last forever or overwhelm you. Knowing Spirit is with you and wants you to experience joy and excitement again will help you through this transition from the old to the new.
Keep your eyes open, for winter always gives way to spring and endings always give birth to beginnings. For now, let yourself feel your emotions, releasing them to make way for the joy that awaits you. Spring and new growth are on their way, for that is Spirit’s promise to you.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
7/6/2022 FIRST QUARTER MOON IN LIBRA: You might have a strong need for balance and harmony now. You probably desire to keep things nice rather than venturing into fundamental questions in order not to disturb the peace. You must learn to share your good and bad feelings. Do not be afraid to be who you really are, despite what is expected of you.
7/13/2022 FULL BUCK SUPER MOON IN CAPRICORN: You might have a strong need for being useful to the society and you look for justification in the outside world. You may underestimate what you want from yourself and for yourself. Shyness may be accompanied by resentment of the fact that others ignore you. Do not seek approval from the outside, it will not help you get rid of your doubt and it is harmful to you. You have to trust your inner values.
7/20/2022 LAST QUARTER MOON IN ARIES: The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster then is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.
7/28/2022 NEW MOON IN LEO: You feel safe in moments when you can impress others and get praise and admiration. Yet, when you get into the spotlight, you may find yourself at a loss. Maybe you should admit your fear of criticism and your inability to accept criticism. It is very important to accept feedback and use it for improvement.
JULY 2022 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
JUL 04 — MARS ENTERS TAURUS
The planet of passion enters steady Taurus, making us more determined than ever to achieve our goals. However, it also makes us more stubborn over the next six weeks—moving towards our desires at a low pace as we play the long game.
JUL 04 — MERCURY ENTERS CANCER
Thoughts and communication take on a deeper meaning for the next two weeks as Mercury enters sensitive Cancer and everything becomes a little more personal. Feelings are easily hurt when emotions rule over our thoughts.
JUL 04 — PALLAS ENTERS GEMINI
A creative time as this wise asteroid encourages us to seek out the truth and place extra value on intelligence.
JUL 04 — MERCURY IN CANCER SEXTILE MARS IN TAURUS
A good day to socialize during this charismatic aspect. It can be a sensual night if we play our cards right.
JUL 07 — VESTA GOES RETROGRADE IN PISCES
Big nostalgic energy arrives as we wistfully look back into the past and dreams that have faded. It could be a self-destructive period if we don’t learn how to move forward in life.
JUL 08 — MERCURY IN CANCER SQUARE JUPITER IN ARIES
Too much confidence can lead to errors during this distracting aspect. Overestimating a situation can lead to destruction and embarrassment.
JUL 10 — SUN IN CANCER SEXTILE URANUS IN TAURUS
A good day to chill out with friends and family during this carefree aspect.
JUL 12 — VENUS IN GEMINI TRINE SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A day of sacrifices and compromises, when we must be realistic about our expectations to get what we want. A good day to look for the advice of a trusted mentor.
JUL 13 — FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN
This serious full moon encourages us to let go of old habits and focus on our personal achievements rather than seek the approval of others.
JUL 13 — MERCURY IN CANCER SEXTILE URANUS IN TAURUS
A day full of unpredictable changes—good thing this aspect gives us the mental fortitude to help us make quick decisions with ease.
JUL 13 — VENUS IN GEMINI SQUARE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
Manipulative people try to send us on a guilt trip to get what they want. Avoid them by setting strong emotional boundaries.
JUL 16 — SUN IN CANCER CONJUNCT MERCURY IN CANCER
A good day to catch up with family members and focus on doing those much-needed home repairs.
JUL 17 — SUN IN CANCER TRINE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A combination that brings empathy and supports us at looking at life through a different perspective while we place ourselves in other people’s shoes to really understand them.
JUL 17 — MERCURY IN CANCER TRINE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A great day to connect with our intuition and let our most artistic nature come out to play. A day of creative activity.
JUL 17 — VENUS ENTERS CANCER
The planet of love in empathic Cancer can bring emotional highs and lows over the next four weeks as we are tender, protective, and caring while also moody and clinging. Try to love without letting it take over our entire life.
JUL 18 — MERCURY IN CANCER OPPOSITION PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
There could be betrayals and hurt feelings as we deal with power-hunger manipulations during this intense aspect that could make us hunger for revenge.
JUL 19 — MERCURY ENTERS LEO
Communication becomes bold with a hint of dramatic flair when Mercury enters the sign of the Lion. Over the next two weeks, our speech becomes more confident and expressive while our thoughts are focused on grand ideas.
JUL 19 — CHIRON RETROGRADE IN ARIES
The Wounded Healer will be moving backwards until December, shifting our attention toward our own internal wounds as we focus on what needs to heal.
JUL 19 — SUN IN CANCER OPPOSITION PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Secret enemies are revealed by the sun’s light, but it’s not the ideal day to strike back. Wait for a better time to seek justice.
JUL 22 — THE SUN ENTERS LEO
In its ruling sign, the sun is happy to shine in the golden sign of the Lion for the next four weeks. The energies will be playful, outgoing, and a little dramatic as we all try to take the spotlight for ourselves.
JUL 23 — CERES ENTERS LEO
This nurturing aspect brings our inner child out to play during this transit by encouraging joy and self-confidence. What can you do to nurture your inner child?
JUL 23 — MERCURY IN LEO TRINE JUPITER IN ARIES
Spending the day in the spotlight with the possibilities of promotions, recognition, and opportunities to take the lead.
JUL 24 — VENUS IN CANCER SQUARE JUPITER IN ARIES
A day of jealousy and envy of those who seem to “have it all” and boldly go after what they desire. People lacking self-confidence will feel a sting.
JUL 25 — JUNO GOES RETROGRADE IN PISCES
Internal conflicts emerge when the asteroid of fairness goes retrograde. Dream relationships can turn into nightmares and hurt feelings get leave deep emotional wounds.
JUL 26 — MERCURY IN LEO SQUARE MARS IN TAURUS
A day of paranoia when the energy of the Lion and Bull clash, creating conflicts and aggressive fighting when we believe that everyone is against us. Avoid starting new projects or getting into negotiations.
JUL 28 — NEW MOON IN LEO
Our inner child comes out to play in this pleasurable new moon. It’s a good time to start working on new creative projects and even get a little romantic.
JUL 28 — JUPITER GOES RETROGRADE IN ARIES
Jupiter, the guru planet, teaches us some pretty hard lessons that can bruise our ego. Over the next four months, our focus shifts to our internal selves as we become more mature and self-aware.
JUL 28 — MERCURY IN LEO SQUARE URANUS IN TAURUS
A destructive aspect ready and willing to wreak havoc and burn bridges just for the sake of it.
JUL 30 — MERCURY IN LEO OPPOSITION SATURN IN AQUARIUS
During this individualist aspect, stay far away from self-destructive people to avoid getting sucked into any drama.
JUL 31 — SUN IN LEO TRINE JUPITER IN ARIES
The best of all the solar transits, this is an extremely lucky day filled with success and big opportunities to soak in the spotlight.
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