MAKE GOOD USE of discontent this weekend and find something industrious to do. As the moon waxes full in competent Capricorn and the sun opposes serious Pluto, we become newly aware of what needs to be done, whether we’re looking at world politics or a brush pile in the backyard. We can get grumpy or overwhelmed if we look too far ahead, but we can certainly put one foot in front of the other and make some progress.
The last few weeks have had a driving quality to them, which can make it hard to enjoy more than a few moments in the sun. This aspect stirs any inner demons that whisper we are not enough or have not done enough, which can depress us, inspire us to improve, or kickstart a ruthless determination.
Any full moon highlights opposing needs. This one reveals the difference between the sun in Cancer’s encouragement to nest and rest and Capricorn’s determination, which longs for accomplishable goals in order to feel content.
But all is not work. For the next few weeks, Mercury in Leo may bring out the bombast in politicians, but also lends an outgoing quality which encourages us to tell stories and make new acquaintances. This week, that newfound extroversion is supported by a lovely trine from Venus in sociable Gemini, which introduces a fresh sense of humor when we are not working on those inner demons.
Early next week, the moon in communal Aquarius helps us to work with our communities. Towards the end of the week, the moon in sensitive Pisces encourages us to catch up with ourselves emotionally and physically, and to tend our spirits and rest our bodies.
FRIDAY, JULY 7: Meander under the restless Sagittarius moon. A fresh seriousness infuses midday as the moon waxes into Capricorn and nudges us to be more industrious. Tonight, people may want someone to care about what they’ve been doing; ask the right questions and listen.
SATURDAY, JULY 8: We still feel an existential nagging to get to work. This afternoon helps us negotiate for aesthetics, whether we’re bargaining for antiques or navigating where to put the furniture. Tonight’s full moon asks us to engage our priorities; whatever we do, we won’t want to do it halfheartedly.
SUNDAY, JULY 9: Aches and pains can leave us ill-tempered this morning. Strong opinions may cause clashes but could be part of our inner creative process. How can we hold our vision and yet give room for another to hold theirs? Grim thoughts can haunt, or just leave us wondering if we have what it takes. Let’s use these concerns to reconnect with our hearts.
MONDAY, JULY 10: Jump back in the fray and reengage with the community. Work through logistical difficulties midafternoon and pardon social gaffes tonight as the moon opposes Mercury.
TUESDAY, JULY 11: Take advantage of a sociable openness to further any project that requires cooperation as the moon trines Jupiter. Some will get caught up in their ideas, so don’t count on tender consideration, but do look for open minds.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12: Slow down. The moon enters Pisces and we feel everything, like walking barefoot across pebbles. A story can tug our heartstrings this afternoon.
THURSDAY, JULY 13: It’s not that we don’t care about other people’s feelings this morning — it’s that we may care too much, which can leave us wanting extra insulation as the Pisces moon conjuncts Neptune. Make it safe to be sensitive, and avoid anything that smacks of guilt-tripping. Stay self-responsible and empowered.