Mars Joins Saturn & Mercury Opposes Pluto – Let’s Rumble

If you are like me, you’ve been wondering what is going on with the planets since the mood of everyone seems to be at a fever pitch and everyone is having trouble getting their balance, along with several countries. The effects of this conjunction will last for the next week so when I share the information about this aspect, I mean it will go on for a few days, even though the planets came together exactly this afternoon.

Today confrontational Mars joined stern Saturn in the critical, analytical, and detailed sign of Virgo. Since Virgo is an earth sign, it may effect material goods, health, and financial circumstances. It often effects banks and our accounting. Don’t overdue your workout routine this week.

You may find a confrontational situation over documents or a conversation may bring the end of a cycle in a relationship. It may also bring an end to a relationship, but, depending on your chart, it’s possible to use it constructively.

People born under the sign of Virgo are known for being good at details, although somewhat critical at times. Virgo can rule writing and documents and there may be arguments over something that has been said or written.

Automobiles and computers may also be affected since they are complex and their workings are quite detailed. Since Mercury in Gemini, where it is comfortable and represents communication and travel, takes the power of the energy from these two difficult planets back to itself, and Mercury is opposing Pluto, when these two planets come together,there may be a final end to a situation with a group or family relationship. It may be due to documents or communication of some sort, but the devil is in the details, as they say, and Virgo (the sign where Mars and Saturn come together) is definitely about details. The greater wisdom would be to stay out of arguments if you can and tell anyone who wants to discuss a serious matter that it would work better next week. That will give you a little time to let the intensity die down, although the upcoming Solar Eclipse may also present some challenges.

Note: Read the comments below for more information on countries ruled by the sign of Virgo.  This paragraph has been altered due to an astute observation by a blog visitor.  I had mistakenly identified Germany as a country under the mundane rulership of Virgo and, in fact, it is ruled by Aries.  Read the comments for more on this.

You may find that countries, identified in the comments below, that are ruled by Virgo may see some significant activity. It is also possible that there will be an earthquake or volcano eruption for the next few days while the effect of this conjunction is being felt.  Charlie Sheen, Virginia Madsen, Tommy Lee Jones, Rachel Ward, Sophia Loren, and Hugh Grant are all Virgos.

New Moon in the Maternal Sign of Cancer

A Water Baby

A Water Baby by Herbert James Draper

This painting is the principle of Cancer; a mother with her child, a protective shell, and the sea.

The New Moon that took place July 2 was in the sign of Cancer which represents emotions, mother, the maternal principle, and family. This New Moon will bring feelings and family matters front and center for this month. Emotions involving the family, and deeply tender and sensitive feelings for those close to us will be part of the theme. It’s an excellent time to schedule a trip for the whole family at a restaurant or a resort where everyone can sit and chat and just enjoy each other’s company. It is a time for renewing the family ties and cleansing emotional wounds. Cancer, the sign ruled by the moon, rules the natural fourth house which includes family of origin, domestic life, residence and possessions. It also rules emotions, women, mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and girlfriends. The Moon also rules our subconscious and past lives. It is a cardinal (leadership) water sign (intuitive and emotional) and many who have planets in this sign in their charts are very intuitive and very nurturing. The USA is under the sign of Cancer which may account for these lines of the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty from the poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me…:”

In Hindu astrology, wearing a pearl or moonstone strengthens the moon position and brings you good fortune (in the Hindu system, not in the Western system of astrology) if the moon has a strong placement in your chart. The moon is considered fortunate in the signs of Cancer and Taurus. Famous Cancers celebs are Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, and Nelson Mandela.

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