We all experience a dramatic energy shift as quick-thinking Mercury moves from soft-spoken Cancer into loud Leo today. Communication becomes more about expressing what’s in your heart and having the confidence to go out on a limb and say what you really think, which is very different from the Crab’s shy spirit. For the coming weeks, be bold, be daring! And be confident in your words and actions.
Chiron, the asteroid linked with pain and healing, is in fiery Aries as it turns retrograde today, an introspective path it will continue on until December. Your attention shifts on to the pain within and what you can do to heal past hurts. This intense sign’s outgoing energy is turned inward now, and it fuels you to find a solution that’s been eluding you for too long. You could get help if you reached out for it, but with the Ram’s intense solo tenacity surrounding you, you’re determined to do this alone. More power to you.
Today is the 200th day of 2022
65 days until the Autumn Equinox
54 days until Mercury Retrograde
165 days until 2023
Sun is in Cancer
Moon is in Aries
Mercury is in Leo
Venus is in Cancer
Mars is in Taurus
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 Rx in Aries
8 | Bobcat Spirit | Life is a mystery.
Bobcat Spirit tells you this is not a time to reveal your deepest most cherished dreams and desires to others but rather a time to be quiet and gentle with yourself as truths begin to emerge in your awareness. Self-protection is called for, so be discerning, selective, and even secretive, revealing no more than is necessary.
People have a way of imposing their opinions on you, so pay attention to whom you surround yourself with at this time. Be watchful and check your own motives as well as those of others as you keep your secrets to yourself for now rather than expose them to those who may potentially misunderstand your intentions or may not be supportive. Let your logical mind take a rest as you start to perceive the energy of your environment.
Bobcat Spirit wants you to be stealthy and wise, and keep your own counsel. Let yourself be a mystery yet to be revealed.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
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 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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