For the week of June 29th thru July 6th, be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:
The best advice for this week is to pace yourself. It will be all too easy to get drawn into chaotic or contentious situations, where the energy is just all over the place. Mars, being retrograde, is asking you to slow down, even if circumstances and unforeseen events don’t seem to be permitting you to do so. Go with the flow, and avoid getting overwhelmed by external forces. You’ve got enough going on with Chiron shifting retrograde in the early degrees of your sign. Chiron is trying to remind you that there is nothing selfish about giving yourself enough space for self care, even if you have to fight for that right. Some boundaries may have become eroded over the past 7 years. Now it’s time to reclaim your own seat t the table. It’s about self-care, self-healing, and self-protection. And sometimes it’s just necessary to let others know that they need to give you the room you need to do this important work.
You may see your attention drawn to home and family this weekend, as it may become evident that there are certain things that can no longer be ignored and must be paid attention to. You may even find that you will need to drop everything in order to take care of any unforeseen or unexpected events as they arise. It will be helpful to be as flexible as possible, for plans have a way of shifting quite suddenly this week. You may feel pressured to rush, but it would probably be wise to resist the temptation in order to avoid making any mistakes. This is a good week to be on guard, but to also be vigilant. And vigilance requires paying attention to the details, even when no one else is. On the other hand, you may have the opportunity to discuss some changes that you have been planning on making. It may in fact be you, who is raising a few eyebrows these days. Ever since Uranus entered your sign, you haven’t been quite the same.
You will notice a shift this week as your ruler, Mercury brings you out into your immediate environment. Not only will you be more socially engaged with everyone from the sales clerk, to the woman walking the dog in your neighborhood, but you will almost feel like you are flying out of the gate for a good part of the week. Be prepared for a few changes in plans, as there is no telling which way the wind will blow, and it could feel like you are juggling quite a few things at once. However, there are also opportunities here to be able to connect with others in some profound way. One way to do so, is by being willing to speak from the heart. However, still be cautious about speaking without forethought, or saying things that might rile others up, as Mercury will be opposite Mars for a good part of next week. And this is often a time when people are just itching for a debate. Mark your words to be on the safe side!
The planet Jupiter has been in your corner since last October when it entered fellow water sign Scorpio. This coming week will just be permeated with the anticipation of his bounty, good will and fortune as he is being staged to go direct once again in July. All in good time. In the mean time, the Chiron retrograde station dares to uncover a more interesting story. Chiron, the mythical Centaur, was the wisest of the Centaurs, and was sought after for his wisdom and understanding. However, rejected by his parents and suffering with pain for much of his life, his own suffering was key to his being such an exceptional Healer and Teacher himself. Often what we perceive to be our weaknesses can actually prove to be the very source of strength and understanding. Chiron is digging deep to reveal hidden skills, experience and knowledge about life that may have been taken for granted, but can prove to be quite useful now.
Mercury enters your sign this week, which could amp up the social meter just a notch, as well as the activity. Even with Mars all retrograde, you are bound to be feeling a bit scattered and busy and even putting out a few fires in the process. Be prepared for any changes in plans over the weekend, as things could take a sudden shift when you least expect it. One thing that Leo can be quite good at, is speaking from the heart and soul in order to make themselves heard and understood. You may need to. Be willing to wear your heart on your sleeve. It will make a difference and help to win others over. However, it is probably a really good idea to also pay attention to what you say, how you say, and who you say it to this week, as saying things without thinking could prove to be regrettable. On the other hand, having the courage to speak out when needed also has its advantages. Someone has to let the Emperor know he has no clothes.
This is probably a better week to keep some things close to your chest. You don’t need to share everything. Saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong people could have some unfortunate and unexpected consequences. Rather than sharing whatever is floating through your mind, focus your attention within, towards your own creative center: that inner flame that is uniquely our own.
And then find some way to give it some form of expression. This can include speaking from the heart. But if and only when you speak courageously from your heart and soul. You may be pushed to have to defend your ideas. However a more effective use of this extraordinary mental rigor that is rising this week, is to use it to take care of tasks and problems rather than attack your co-workers, no matter how tempting this may seem.
As Chiron stations retrograde this week, he digs up all sorts of things that might not have been previously evident. One thing that could come to light through your interactions with others this week, is how much some people are struggling, more than others, just to stay afloat. Use your words to heal and reach mutual expectations that work for everyone concerned. Over the years, in your quest to heal yourself, you have also discovered ways of healing others. Much wisdom has been gained. But sometimes the best ways to help, is by setting the example, and being more sensitive to the insecurities that others express. Your own wounds can also serve as a tool to gain greater understanding of the suffering that others are experiencing. Part of that is accepting the human condition for what it is, and that we are all in this great mishegoss of a life, together.
There are whispers here that a promise that was hinted at months ago is now capable of unfolding in some wonderful way. Certain causes and conditions have been conspiring to make a vision for the future a closer reality, and in some way, your life is going to be that much larger as a result. In the mean time there could be a bit of fuss and ado this week, and maybe even a little conflict. Don’t let it get under your skin. Everyone is going to be a little testy next week. Just keep in mind that things have a way of ricocheting when Mars is retrograde. Therefore, if you find yourself in the midst of a contentious situation, do not be the first one to strike the first blow. It will only come back to haunt you later. Mars is retrograde, therefore, unless you absolutely have no choice, and just have to have your say, retreat and withdrawal is truly the best strategy.
Since late last year, Sagittarius has been asked to gently move on: to heal, mend and release. Any old baggage that you’ve been carrying, and that is no longer relevant, or useful, is sloughing away. You are being asked to get more in touch with your inner self. And as a result of this new found acquaintance, you are also recognizing your interconnectedness with others in a way that could be quite profound. With this comes the wisdom that you don’t need to hold on to harmful and negative emotions that only undermine your well-being and effectiveness in the world. As a result you will find a greater lightness emerging. A deeper understanding as to what your true priorities are, and who is going to be there with you going forward into the future. A vision of your future is beginning to unfold, and you are being asked to pay attention.
As we emerge from the stark reality of the Full Moon that just passed, it should be evident as to what are those things that are working out, and you want to further commit to, and those things that are not working out so well. With your ruling planet now in your own sign, you are becoming reacquainted with yourself, in some very deep and real way. And the realizations that arise out of this are trying to steer you into a specific direction. Meanwhile, with Chiron stationing at the very bottom of your solar chart, some deeply significant things are coming to light. Some of these may be about things that you had previously ignored and weren’t acknowledging. It could become quite evident that you are not alone with the wounds you carry. You will want to open up and share your insights with others, just be cautious about doing so, as many will be a little edgy and sensitive this week.
If it feels like something of an intervention, that’s probably because it is. Although the real intervention is probably going to come later on in the season, you are already going to be feeling the bite. There’s no holding Aquarius back these days what with Mars lounging in your sign. And you may not fully comprehend the full impact that you’ve been having these days. However, it is always good to be forewarned. Any impulsive actions, or things said without thought, are bound to have consequences in this weather. Therefore remember that when Mars is retrograde as it is now, it is wisest to not be on the attack, but to seek a safe retreat. Not as a defeat. But to gather your forces, and prepare yourself for a better time to advance, when the coast is more hospitable. No use tempting trouble. You have a right to your anger and frustration. But you will want to channel it wisely.
Since last October, Jupiter has been aiming for Pisces to broaden their perspective about life in general and the world at large. There is a growing curve here. This could be quite simple, as in having a heart to heart with someone who doesn’t necessarily come from the same background as you, or perhaps has different beliefs. As you have been learning to see things through someone else’s eyes, something curious has been developing. It’s a form of wisdom. An evolving viewpoint and consciousness. And this week, as a light is being shown on your ruling planet, it may become evident how your perspective has shifted and grown in some significant way. Perhaps even to the extent that there is no longer room for any old preconceived notions or outworn beliefs. A new and better vision is trying to make itself known.