The astrology forecast for the week of July 25, 2022 through July 30, 2022 features five planetary aspects (Venus square Jupiter, Mercury square Mars, Mercury square Uranus, Mercury oppose Saturn, and the Sun trine Jupiter), a New Moon in Leo, and Jupiter turns retrograde in Aries.
The final week of July is troubling energetically, so let’s dive right in.
This week, Mercury travels through Leo and triggers Mars, Uranus, and Saturn, which have been building up recently, and it’s a powder keg of energy waiting to be unleashed. Just a gentle warning: Take care of yourself this week! Get plenty of rest, make healthy food choices, drink plenty of water, and since Mars is involved, move your body. This week, you should really put your self-care toolkit to use.
Since early July, Mars has slowly built steam, forming an explosive conjunction with Uranus and a frustrating square to Saturn. Also, Saturn and Uranus have been moving towards each other, bringing back the unresolved tensions of the last two years. Mercury will activate all these planets this week.
So, what does this mean?
For the last two years, Saturn in Aquarius has been in a difficult aspect to Uranus in Taurus. Simply, Saturn likes things the way they are and doesn’t like change. He dreams of the golden age, when everything was perfect and in its proper place. Conversely, Uranus wants to shake things up, tear down the system, and is the quintessential definition of change. He is concerned with pushing us forward into an idealistic world that ushers in human development and ingenuity. Uranus is perfectly comfortable tearing down the system if it fits into the grander scheme of things.
To add insult to injury, Mars JUST likes to blow sh!t up!
Over the next few weeks (Saturn square Uranus will be active for the rest of the year), the news will be littered with events that are explosive, eruptive, and downright jaw dropping. Expect problems around the world, potential governmental protests, escalation of tensions, and all out warfare in politics. If you’ve been planning an “info” break, this week would be a good time to unplug.
How does Mercury work into the mix?
In astrology, Mercury is the communication planet. He helps us understand life, communicate to others, and comprehend information that we may receive. It’s easily conceivable that when Mercury makes difficult aspects to other planets (especially malefic Mars and Saturn), how things can go downhill rather quickly.
You can expect tense conversations, frustrations with the state of the world and/or your life, and feelings of insecurity and self-doubt. However, the key to working with this energy is to be proactive. Look at the areas of your life where you may have resisted change or where you feel frustrated by a lack of change, and begin to carve out a strategy that moves your life forward. And remember, you don’t have to rush things. Sometimes having a plan is enough of an elixir to help mitigate the energies.
Monday, July 25, 2022
We start the week off with Venus square Jupiter, which is a pretty enjoyable aspect, especially if you are not mired down in duties and responsibilities. And, even if you are, try to spend some time doing something enjoyable. Venus square Jupiter is optimistic, and you will enjoy the company of others, so social excursions and gatherings that include your inner circle are recommended. However, please note that you will have little self-discipline while this aspect is active, so try not to let things out of control. Also, be careful when making purchases, because Venus square Jupiter can be impulsive.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Put a watch on your tongue, because Mercury in Leo forms a discordant aspect (square) with Mars in Taurus. You may feel agitated and irritable throughout the day, and this could lead to arguments or uncomfortable confrontations. Be careful with your words, because you may say something you will later regret.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The Moon moves through Cancer and trines Neptune later this afternoon. It’s an excellent day for spiritual or meditative work that will help you get in touch with your inner world. Creative projects also get a boost. However, later this evening the Moon opposes Pluto, and difficult emotions may surface. If you feel overwhelmed, try to do some self-care techniques to help manage them effectively.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
On Thursday, we have a pretty active day, starting with the New Moon in fiery Leo. This New Moon is all about you! It’s excellent for doing magic or intentional work that helps put you in a favorable light with others. You can also use this energy to get a new job, a promotion, or start a new romantic relationship. The main takeaway is doing you, and doing it well.
Later in the day, Mercury opposes Uranus in Taurus. The way you experience this aspect depends on your ability to be flexible and embrace change. Otherwise, today you will feel the jitters and possibly experience some mild anxiety. You may have trouble controlling your thoughts, and this might make you feel uneasy. Avoid jumping to conclusions or forming judgments at this time. Instead, try to sit with your feelings and approach concerns at a less volatile time.
Friday, July 29, 2022
The Moon spends its last day in Leo and tangles with Mars, Uranus, and Saturn. You may have difficulties controlling your emotions if you feel you are being thwarted or maligned by others. Although it may be difficult, try to avoid conflicts. Arguing your position or standing your ground is futile and can actually make matters worse.
Saturday, July 30, 2022
The weekend starts with the Moon moving into Virgo during the early afternoon hours. It’s an excellent day to focus on projects that need to be completed, and your ordinary duties and responsibilities. Since Virgo is a sign related to health matters, it’s perfect for getting a great workout in or starting a wellness program.
Sunday, July 31, 2022
We close the week with Mercury opposing Saturn and the Sun trining Jupiter. Although you may wake up feeling down and insecure, your mood should quickly rebound, with the Sun forming a trine to Jupiter in Aries. It’s an excellent day to leave the past behind and focus on the future. You may need to make changes to your game plan or tweak your long-term goals. However, staying focused on you’re doing what you can to improve your life may help you overcome any difficulties you may have. At the end of the day, you create your own future, as long as you are willing to do the work and have a positive attitude.
See you next week!