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Sun 28° Cancer 39' 00"
Moon 21° Pisces 31' 11"
Mercury 28° Cancer 21' 18" 
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Venus 22° Cancer 09' 27"
Mars 12° Leo 32' 04"
Ceres 00° Sagittarius 33' 40"
Pallas 18° Libra 27' 14"
Juno 14° Leo 37' 54"
Vesta 15° Taurus 41' 05"
Jupiter 15° Sagittarius 10' 18" 
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Saturn 16° Capricorn 20' 34" 
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Chiron 05° Aries 52' 16" 
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Uranus 06° Taurus 25' 41"
Neptune 18° Pisces 29' 16" 
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Pluto 21° Capricorn 43' 16" 
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TrueNode 17° Cancer 34' 25" 
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Daily Astrological Currents Archives

This page is offered as away to look back at the Daily Astrological Currents Archives for a particular day going back to December of 2013.

Sunday July 21, 2019

Mercury reaches an inferior conjunction with the Sun today and, in this context, instills cautiousness. Any residual conflicts over power and control have gone under cover. The Moon approaches a trine to the Sun all day today, providing a wealth of creativity and inspiration. However, despite numerous temptations to widen our gaze — expand our horizons — warm blankets and soft pillows (comfort) are far more likely to hold our focus. If we have managed to find some kind of thoroughly engrossing creative thread to follow, we will most likely be able to fully disregard most of today's temptations and distractions and make steady progress.


Weekly Summary

JULY 21 - JULY 27

"Turned away from it all
Like the blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work"

This week's waning Moon and retrograde Mercury in Cancer sees us turning inward and embracing a degree of cautiousness that seemed unthinkable just last week. Any residual power struggles dissipate or go well under cover. We set aside the strong imperatives to take control and begin to feel an independent, creative energy building. Intuitive clues support our progress but we may not find the desired levels of understanding through our intuition alone. Risks may be required. We may need to reach out to others in ways that don't seem altogether safe. Essentially, we are looking for safety through a desire for self-sufficient, will-power driven independence. Independence may offer us space for creative exploration but we still need to keep open the channels of cooperation, collaboration and open, honest communication with others. This is where we need to try to strike a balance this week: Intuitive insights may have us a bit confused. Cautiousness may hold us back from making valuable creative headway. An independent attitude may cut us off from those whose help we need. But we can make use of all of these factors in a completely different way by cautiously following the creative, intuitive threads and staying in touch with others who can help us determine the best course forward. Mercury turns direct next Wednesday as we reach a brand new lunar cycle, the Leo New Moon (8:11 PM PDT 8° Leo). The new burst of energy will be expansive and we need to use this week's energy to make considered preparations.

Mercury's inferior conjunction with the Sun produces considerable cautiousness. We are more likely to seek safety and comfort than engage in any of last week's struggles. Monday's Aries Moon sets up a Grand Fire Trine, which completes Tuesday morning. The building energy levels are focused on establishing independence. Monday's heady atmosphere leads to increasing cautiousness on Tuesday afternoon when 'the bill comes due' and we recognize that 'the piper must be paid'. Determined independence takes over on Wednesday and intuition is very strong. However, it isn't so easy to fully comprehend the insights that are surfacing. Concerns over fairness could produce significant distractions on Thursday, blinding us to 'Big Picture' progress. There is a degree of 'fixity' on Friday that may have us feeling that 'the die is cast'. However, we may not really be as stuck as we feel. Saturday's Gemini Moon, coupled with the last days of the retrograde Mercury may produce some confusing interactions. However, there is plenty of compassion and understanding that keep things from getting out of control.