There is big Leo energy around you with both the sun and Mercury surrounding you with love and light, but the big planetary news today is relationship-focused, balance-seeking asteroid Juno heading retrograde in procrastinator Pisces. Any interpersonal struggles that you’ve tried to cover up float to the surface now, and you’ll have a hard time ignoring them under this self-reflective retro motion.
Some good questions to ask yourself during this retrograde cycle will be why you’re in the relationships you’re in, and if the partnerships in your life have an equal sense of give-and-take. You might not have any huge epiphanies or “aha” moments now, but putting yourself on the track toward figuring out which relationships work and which ones need more effort is a big step forward for you while Juno spins backward.
Today is the 206th day of 2022
59 days until the Autumn Equinox
49 days until Mercury Retrograde
159 days until 2023
Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Gemini
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
60 | Swan Spirit | Time for a deep dive.
With their graceful, long necks, swans are able to reach into the depths. When Swan Spirit arrives, you are called to take a deep dive, beyond what is easily available on the surface. You may think you know what is best for you now, but take the plunge into the depths of your awareness, for there is knowledge you are not aware of and great treasures to discover.
Deeper understanding awaits you, and a perspective that comes from greater self-knowledge is what you need right now to better understand a situation or relationship. As you come to know yourself more intimately, so too will you come to better know others, so Swan Spirit asks you to go beyond the surface of what is happening between you and others and resist the temptation to judge by superficial appearances.
Know there is much deeper potential for loving connections, forgiveness, and mutual understanding. Choose to dive deep, into your Why. Asking the deeper questions of yourself, you are led by the grace of Swan Spirit.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
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 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.
AUGUST 2022 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
AUG 01 — MARS IN TAURUS CONJUNCT URANUS IN TAURUS
An explosive pairing where we feel the need to break free and do things on our own. A struggle for independence.
AUG 02 — VENUS IN CANCER SEXTILE URANUS IN TAURUS
A nurturing combination for romance and friendships. It’s easy to fall (and remain) in love.
AUG 02 — VENUS IN CANCER SEXTILE MARS IN TAURUS
The best night for romance as we will be feeling affectionate and sensual with our new lovers and playful with our friends.
AUG 03 — MERCURY ENTERS VIRGO
In its other ruling sign, Mercury is at home in earthy Virgo, which will have us analyzing every single conversation and memorizing the smallest details.
AUG 07 — VENUS IN CANCER TRINE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
An easy day to get lost in a daydream as energies will be perfect for artistic pursuits during this peaceful aspect.
AUG 07 — MARS IN TAURUS SQUARE SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A frustrating aspect that makes it feel like the world is working against us. It’s difficult to get anything done today.
AUG 08 — VENUS IN CANCER OPPOSITION PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Gossip and rumors said behind our back can lead to sabotage in major areas of our lives under this paranoid aspect.
AUG 11 — FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS
This freedom-seeking lunation brings an ideal time to leave toxic friend groups behind and go your own way, so you develop healthier relationships elsewhere.
AUG 11 — VENUS ENTERS LEO
Relationships burn brightly when the planet of love is in proud Leo. The next few weeks will be filled with grand, romantic gestures as it’s easy to express how in love we are—at least for the moment.
AUG 11 — SUN IN LEO SQUARE URANUS IN TAURUS
Unexpected changes knock us off our feet and point us in a different direction. It’s a day to tread carefully and move slowly.
AUG 11 — MARS IN TAURUS SEXTILE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
This sensual aspect is great for romantic relationships and may even help us find our soulmate as the spiritual world meets the physical one.
AUG 14 — MARS IN TAURUS TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
During this confident aspect, we’re able to tap into our inner power to live boldly and push self-imposed boundaries.
AUG 14 — SUN IN LEO OPPOSITION SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A day of deep insecurity as this aspect creates plenty of obstacles to overcome. Try not to take life so seriously today; it’s nothing personal.
AUG 18 — VENUS IN LEO TRINE JUPITER IN ARIES
This romantic aspect brings a “love-at-first-sight” vibe that makes it ideal for first dates and love affairs in general.
AUG 20 — MARS ENTERS GEMINI
Buckle up because Mars will be in flighty Gemini for the rest of the year. In this mutable air sign, our energies become less focused but more flexible as we bounce from passion to passion on our quest for knowledge.
AUG 21 — MERCURY IN VIRGO OPPOSITION NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A draining day that can sap our collective energy and make us all very tired. Save important decisions for later and go back to bed.
AUG 21 — VESTA RETROGRADE ENTERS AQUARIUS
Vesta re-enters Aquarius, bringing the inequality of the world to our collective attention as we struggle between personal freedom and what’s best for the group.
AUG 22 — SUN ENTERS VIRGO
After spending the last month being the center of attention, we become a little more modest as the summer comes to an end. For the next four weeks, the energy will be sensible, organized, and a little cynical as we pour over every detail.
AUG 22 — MERCURY IN VIRGO TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
An ideal day for brainstorming as the mind will be full of fresh ideas and unique solutions.
AUG 24 — URANUS GOES RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
During this five-month retrograde, we’re given plenty of opportunities to face our fears and get rid of what’s not working.
AUG 25 — MERCURY ENTERS LIBRA
Communication becomes charming and friendly as our inner diplomatic comes to the surface. While it’s not a great time to make important decisions, it does give us a chance to brush up on our negotiation skills.
AUG 26 — VENUS IN LEO SQUARE URANUS IN TAURUS
Patience is required during this frustrating aspect that brings sudden and unexpected changes and delays.
AUG 26 — SUN IN VIRGO SQUARE MARS IN GEMINI
A restless day that could bring conflict, miscommunication, and nervous energy.
AUG 27 — NEW MOON IN VIRGO
The devil is in the details during this lunation as we look at how we can improve our lives without becoming obsessive.
AUG 28 — VENUS IN LEO OPPOSITION SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A frustrating aspect that could make us feel unrecognized and unappreciated by others. It could create conflict and make it difficult to express feelings.
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