This week’s astrology forecast and horoscopes include a dynamic aspect featuring the planet Mars and a cosmic phenomenon called ‘translation of light.’
And, no, this has nothing to do with special effects or Star Wars. It’s the process of connecting two planets that are not in aspect or are separating from an aspect.
Groovy Astro-speak, I know. But this week, it’s essential.
Mars opposes Saturn/Mars square Uranus:
Earlier this month, Saturn moving through Aquarius tangled with Uranus in Taurus. Since then, Saturn has separated from Uranus as he continues his retrograde motion in Aquarius that lasts until October.
Back to the Present…
This week Mars continues his trip through Leo and opposes Saturn and then proceeds forward and squares Uranus. Essentially, he acts as an agent that brings the two planets together again, and this is called ‘translation of light.’
In astrology, Mars is an action planet. Mars likes to do things. He is impulsive, aggressive, and enjoys a good fight. Mars is currently in the sign of Leo, and in Leo, he likes to get what he wants, and his energies are diametrically (in Leo) opposed to Saturn. Saturn likes to slow things down, delay, and obstruct. So, you can see that Mars will build up steam, get angry, and be highly frustrated. Often, I refer to Mars-Saturn challenging aspects (conjunctions, squares, and oppositions) as driving with the breaks on. Mars hits the gas, but Saturn does not let the vehicle move forward, so Mars pushes on the gas harder. Eventually, this builds up steam and pressure.
After Mars moves past Saturn, he will then move forward and square Uranus. Mars square Uranus is a turbulent and often-explosive aspect. However, when you add the built-up frustration from his interaction with Saturn, he can be exceptionally volatile.
Mars opposes Saturn, and Mars square Uranus are challenging on their own. But what is rare in this week’s forecast is that Mars reactivates the Saturn square Uranus energies once again. Areas of our lives that need to change will resurface and become apparent.
The Moon on July 4 retriggers the entire configuration to complicate matters even further as she moves through Taurus.
Now that you know what is going on, I am sure you are wondering, “what the heck do I do with this?”
Well, the first thing to recognize is that for many (especially the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, and Scorpio), this will probably be a tough week. If you know it’s going to rain you bring an umbrella. In this case, you wear a hard hat. If you get through this week completely unscathed, great, but being prepared helps reduce the energies because it allows you to work with them more constructively. Secondly, it is good to remember that even if you are not a fixed sign, this configuration lands somewhere in your horoscope, and the areas represented by those parts of your horoscope will be affected. It would help if you remained on guard.
Tips and Tricks:
Here are some tips and tricks to help through the week.
- Take note when you feel frustrated and note the area of your life where you feel frustrated.
- When you feel frustrated, take time out and focus on other things for a bit. Distraction can be a powerful tool when dealing with frustrations and anxieties.
- Once you figure out what is frustrating you, this can be a sign from the unconscious that you need to change this area of your life. Of course, none of us like change (well, maybe Geminis), but like I have said before, with Saturn-Uranus, you either change the areas of your life that Saturn-Uranus requires, or Saturn-Uranus will make the changes for you. There are no escape routes.
- Once you have homed in on what you need to change, you can proactively begin to take the necessary steps to move forward progressively. And, no, you do not have to do this in one weekend; starting to make essential changes makes all the difference. Sometimes, we need to take baby steps.
- If you feel an energy surge build-up or people in your life try to trigger you, avoid reacting. Instead, walk away from the situation and let things calm down before dealing with the issues. The more proactive you are, especially when your feelings are involved, the better the results. Also, an extra workout may relieve some of the martial tension.
Hopefully, these tips help you navigate your way through the week. Also, remember to always take care of yourself when energies are erupting out of the cosmos. Eat well. Sleep well. And most importantly, take care of your spirit.
Escaping from the real world may be the name of the game at the beginning of the week when the Moon sets up shop in your solar 12th house. You may need a brief reprieve from all your duties and obligations so that you can recharge your batteries. On Thursday, Mars opposes Saturn, and you may experience opposition or pushback from someone in your social circle. Avoid listening to people with negative mindsets. Finally, this weekend, unexpected expenses may put a dent in your wallet. Spend wisely!
The beginning of the week should start positively as the Moon conjoins Jupiter in your solar 11h house. Please pay close attention to new contacts or new people in your social network because they may be valuable resources in the future. Later in the week, you may struggle to find a balance between your professional and personal life, leading to frustration and burnout. Over the weekend, tense experiences with family members may cause conflicts and arguments. Proceed with caution!
A big career win may be a major highlight this week as the Moon conjoins lucky Jupiter in your solar 10th house. Anything you give energy to should work out to your advantage, and you will have the support of others if needed. Later in the week, your mind will be kicked into overdrive as Mars moves through your solar 3rd house of communication. On Saturday, an old problem may resurface that will need your attention. Handle it once and for all.
Big picture objectives and long-range goals may be on your mind on Monday with the Moon joined Jupiter in your solar 9th house. Trips and travel plans may also be important. Later in the week, career frustrations may lead you to question your professional future. Try to wait before you take any impulsive actions that you may later regret. This weekend, a disagreement with a friend could lead to a heated exchange. Avoid confrontations, if possible.
Batten down the hatches and get out your hard hat because this week is going to be turbulent. First up, unexpected financial news may be a significant cause of stress at the beginning of the week. Ensure your financial statements are in order and that your checkbook is balanced. Later in the week, relationship issues may surface that leave you feeling frustrated and disappointed. Use your wise mind before making important decisions. Finally, this weekend, sudden family-related news could leave you feeling unsettled. Get all the facts before you react.
The state of the week looks favorable with the Moon conjoined Jupiter in your solar 7th house. It’s a great time to enjoy being with your partner, and your feelings for one another may deepen. On Thursday, positive career news may boost your confidence and lead to acknowledgment from your peers. Later in the week, communication issues with a child (or children) may leave you feeling frustrated. Stick to your boundaries when necessary.
The Moon makes a lovely conjunction with Jupiter in your solar 6th house this week and allows you to make adjustments to your daily routine. You may want to consider starting a new diet or begin a new exercise program that can help heal your body and mind. Towards the middle of the week, you may have an altercation with a friend or disagree with a group’s ideas, especially if you feel belittled or ignored. This weekend unresolved relationship issues may surface. Try to deal with them proactively rather than reactively.
This week is about discovering what you want out of your life, and you may need to spend some time alone to get clear on what your next move will be. Towards the middle of the week, frustrating events on the career front may leave you feeling diminished and sour your spirit. Try to take the high road when dealing with authority figures. Over the weekend, make sure you stay clear in your communication with your partners because the manic energy of Mars square Uranus can easily cause arguments and disagreements.
Although your normal mode is fiery and energetic, this week may be time to pull back and do some inner work. The Moon conjoins Jupiter in your solar 4th house, and family matters and concerns may be front and center at the beginning of the week. Try to be a force of good, especially if you are called upon to mediate matters or resolve issues. Later in the week, issues from the past may resurface and need to be dealt with since Mars rules your solar 12th house and is opposing restrictive Saturn. Take the time to pause enough to ensure practical decisions lead to positive results. This weekend, be on alert; with Mars square Uranus, you may be accident-prone.
Conversations with close friends may prove illuminating as the Moon moves through your communication sector and conjoins inspirational Jupiter at the beginning of the week. If you have new ideas that you would like to develop, now would be the time to put them in motion. Towards the middle of the week, unexpected financial issues may surface that is always a joy kill for you. Avoid spending unnecessarily. Finally, this weekend, avoid aggressive and demanding people because they may easily erupt if given a chance.
Positive financial news may be on the way at the beginning of the week when the Moon conjoins lucky Jupiter in your solar 2nd house of money and resources. Long-term financial investments may also pay off for you this week. You may feel frustrated in your relationships, but try to avoid being bullied into something you do not want to do. This weekend, family arguments and tensions may attempt to steal your joy. Don’t let it!
The beginning of the week should start off positive with the Moon conjoining optimistic Jupiter in your sign. You may feel energized, alive, and ready to conquer the world. Towards the middle of the week, you may experience stress and frustration from co-workers that do not pull their weight, try to avoid altercations with them if at all possible. Sometimes, just letting things go and addressing them when the cosmos is not so volatile is the best decision.
See you next week!