Posted on June 30, 2020 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another quite interesting month for you, Leo, and one in which your focus remains on inner matters. This reflects your recent restlessness with ordinary pursuits, and a determination to allow your goals to become more expansive. The recent solstice eclipse New Moon took place in your twelfth sector of unconscious process, the wellspring of self-understanding, and there is additionally a great emphasis on revising your worldview in such a way that you are more closely aligned to soul-level values, thus incorporating a process of natural law that borders on the spiritual. You are also after greater understanding of inner wounding that occasionally trips you up. This sounds difficult but it is more detrimental to continue to ignore these factors arising from deep within. You are also attempting to better know your most fundamental mission statement for this lifetime, the “discipleship to your Higher Self,” and this involves clarifying your sense of responsibility to yourself, and to the Universe. By trusting your deep intuition above all else, you will succeed.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
Your ruling planet the Sun was involved in a solar eclipse and New Moon directly on the solstice, at the beginning of the sign of Cancer, some ten days before the month began. This indicates a focus on areas of dream imagination and unconscious process. You might want to start journaling your actual nighttime dreams or writing down any daytime visions, as well, that come to you from intuitional places deep inside. The Sun joined retrograde Mercury there at the very end of June, illuminating your inner world and potentially bringing you new insights in regard to self-care and what effect overall that might have, what that truly means for you. You begin the month riding the wave of ideas and realizations that have been flowing through. Your inner awareness is simultaneously affecting your career by helping you navigate unknown territories with renewed confidence.
On July 1st, taskmaster planet Saturn retrogrades back into the sign of Capricorn, where it has been transiting for the last two years. Saturn will ensure that lessons around your health are understood, and the discipline you have instilled to feel optimal vitality. Feeling healthy is a very unique experience and varies from one person to the next. Saturn’s calibration process in the last two years in your health sector has supported a pragmatic and diligent approach. You are now better equipped to know what is right for you, but also aware of your limitations.
The Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on July 4th illuminates your mind-body connection and reminds you of how much you are able to accomplish when you feel good in your physical and emotional bodies. Saturn moving out of Aquarius and back into Capricorn also means that it is easing the grip on boundaries you might have recently erected around partnerships. You could feel more open to others, and to relationships, until Saturn returns in Aquarius in December, and challenges your sense of boundaries once again.
On July 8th, Mercury Retrograde in Cancer squares Mars in Aries. Pay attention to conversations, negotiations or dilemmas that arise at this time, as they are likely to somewhat confronting, and could come up again at the end of July. Mars in Aries is fuelling the philosophical and ideological sector of your chart as well as being in a trine with your sign. You are now super powered by your ideas with a desire to expand your understanding on issues that are dear to your heart. Mars in Aries until January 2021 brings an immense focus on expanding your reach, educating yourself or being a mentor. This is a good time to be deliberate with your words, since the square between Mercury Retrograde in Cancer and Mars in Aries can translate into combative communications or pushing ideas forcefully upon one another.
On July 11th, Chiron stations retrograde in Aries while the Moon and Mars conjoin it, leading to the Last Quarter Moon on July 12th, with Mars still conjunct Chiron. Mercury also stations direct in Cancer, corresponding to your soul sector, on July 12th. The second week of July leading to the Last Quarter Moon in Aries has the potential to be tense but also productive. The secret lies in directing your energy wisely, and not wasting time or starting any pointless arguments.
The New Moon in Cancer on July 20th is opposing Saturn in Capricorn. This is an opportunity to intentionally tune into your needs one more time before the Sun enters Leo on July 22nd. The Sun in Leo for the remainder of the month and on into the next is your time to shine. If you have been thinking about changing your appearance, getting new clothes, or even just adding a few sparkles to your looks, now is the perfect time to do so.
The First Quarter Moon occurs in Scorpio on July 27th. A multitude of aspects take place on the 27th that colors this last week of July. Venus in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces while Jupiter in Capricorn sextiles Neptune. Mercury in Cancer squares Mars in Aries for a second time this month but this time with Mercury being direct; your unconscious process is fully invoked by this set of aspects, so that everything that you do takes on a coloration of mystery and deep imagination.
The First Quarter Moon in Scorpio brings attention on your home, on your family dynamics, and your need to feel safe. There could be tension and the inability to see eye to eye with someone. Mars in Aries currently caught in a battle of words with Mercury in Cancer could create problematic emotional scenarios and conversations. Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces, an aspect that occurred earlier as well, at the beginning of May, could create a fog of deception regarding future plans or your relationships. You do best not to not let your desire for harmony create a situation where you sacrifice your integrity. It could feel difficult to know who has your best interest in mind during this time but remember the lessons of the last two months! You hold the torch of self-care and nurturing. You alone know what is right for you. Confusion around shared resources or contracts is also possible, and since this aspect already occurred at the beginning of May, it is likely about something that has been in the works for a while.