Read your Astrology Guide to the Week of July 4th: a usable and concise toolkit for the week’s upcoming astrology.
How to make the most of this week … The big news this week is Mars’ entry into Taurus. Under this influence, you’ll want to move slowly and deliberately toward victory. Whenever you feel stuck, consider what your senses are telling you. Pause to ponder what feels like the most generative solution. Your body’s wisdom is generous. Now’s the time to stubbornly commit to following it.
Meanwhile, Mercury’s entrance into Cancer will offer emotional support to Mars’ green thumb campaigns. In the watery sign of the crab, we want to communicate our feelings, offer advice, and initiate the conversations that will nourish familial connections. Call a friend. Practice vulnerability with loved ones. Communicate care through gestures of nurturance, like a well-timed hug, or cookies gifted to a friend.
The breakdown …
- July 4th:
- Mars enters Taurus at 11:04 pm PT
- Mercury enters Cancer at 11:25 pm PT
- Mercury sextiles Mars at 11:37 pm PT
- July 8th:
- Mercury squares Jupiter at 11:14 pm PT
- July 10th:
- The Sun sextiles Uranus at 1:39 am PT
Tarot card of the week … We chose the Five of Pentacles for its rulership over the first 10 degrees of Taurus, the part of the zodiac that Mars roams through this week. This archetype can bring fears of loneliness and material struggle in a world of have and have-nots. It confronts us with the shadows of scarcity mindset. This card invites you to challenge the many injustices that occur in a world operating from a paradigm of greed — and to counter it by patiently, persistently, irrefutably moving toward solutions that are a win-win for all.
When contemplating this card, ask yourself: what feelers can you put out in terms of the material, emotional, or spiritual help you need? What’s the main blockage you’re experiencing in asking for help? How can you move beyond it?
Affirmation of the week … As I heal, I know it is normal to uncover new layers of emotion that I didn’t know were there. This does not signal that I’m sliding backward — it simply is a clue as to how capable I am of bearing witness to the entirety of my experience.
What to read and listen to … Your horoscopes for Mars in Taurus (on Monday) and Mercury in Cancer (on Monday); Your Reading and Guided Meditation for the week.