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Posted: July 27, 2018

Horoscope for the Week beginning July 27

By Michael O’Connor

Tip of the Week

A Lunar Eclipse at 4 Aquarius 45 occurs on July 27. It does so with Mercury having just turned retrograde on July 25. But the really big factor is the fact that the eclipsed Moon is also conjunct Mars retrograde. This means that Mars and the Moon are both conjunct the Lunar South Node and the Sun is conjunct the North Node. In simpler terms, this implies a big charge of energy that will manifest for us all the feel and experience, directly and indirectly.

Mars is not as close to the Earth as it was in 2003, which was a peak point in a very long cycle, but it is the closest it has been since then. Due to its special relationship with our own planet in the solar system, Mars only turns retrograde once every two years and it does so each time for just over two months. Mars retrograde can be understood as synchronizing with fluctuating energy levels where the low ebb produces otherwise inexplicable inertia, apathy, and fatigue.

Within the context of this dynamic and powerful energy pattern, the Sun entered Leo on July 22. It did so with Mercury in Leo and Venus in Virgo; difficult sign placements for both planets. If this pattern was active in one’s Birth Chart, it lends to dictatorial attitudes, as is evidenced in the Birth Charts of both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

July 27-August 2

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The Lunar Eclipse will have the effect of helping you to better know who are and are not your friends. In the short term, your best friends are those who want to play with you. The Sun in Leo is calling you out to have some fun. Yet, circumstances will likely push you to give to situations more than receive. So, take the lead and throw a party!

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Getting extra attention; called for or desired or not, is likely now. This could well come in the form of social and cultural involvements. Yet, this is not a graceful time. Rather, the mover and shaker within you is getting a big push. You may feel quite philosophical about it all, but others are feeling the waves you are causing. Focus to make them waves producing positive returns.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

This eclipse will serve to activate many new thoughts and perspectives. Foreign interests and affairs may take on added interest and importance. Somehow, your social status will be affected as well. Meaning, others will recognize the changes in you. Philosophical and spiritual insights will rise within you. Positively, profound illuminations will ignite creative ideas.

Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)

Deep thoughts about your past, present and future will be activated by this eclipse. Questions about who you are and what constitutes your priorities and how to best navigate your future are all featured. You may also feel the need to move on from what was, whether in thought, emotion or perhaps even literally. Clear the way.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23)

Activations of some of your most intimate relationships will occur in sync with this eclipse. Some of these may come suddenly and unexpectedly. Themes of death, birth, and rebirth are featured. Any deaths will likely be psychological more than literal, but the latter is quite possible. The areas of influence will include your public and professional life and your income.

Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22)

Changes in your lifestyle rhythm are surfacing. These will challenge your comfort zone. Thoughts and plans about traveling are highlighted, even if the travel timeline is for later in the year. Making improvements in the way you meet the world could amount to a renewed focus on fitness. Anchoring the realization that discipline will work better than inspiration in this regard, will help.

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You will be zapped by jolts of creativity from this eclipse. In the most practical sense, you may devise or be introduced to new and better ways to activate new incomes streams. These could also manifest as heart-opening and/or mind-expanding experiences. New friendships could be forged as well and these will likely loop back to increased prosperity.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You more than other feel unique, different and special. It comes with the territory of the Sun in your sign. This eclipse will give a big boost to this feeling. Positively, you will experience it as a newfound sense of clarity and confidence. It will also have the effect of activating changes in some of your closest relationships. Anticipate a mix of endings and new beginnings in your relationships.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

New realizations, illuminations, and enlightened perspectives are poised for ignition by this eclipse. These will lead you to new associations both in the form of new people in your life and a reset on how you connect some of the dots in the bigger picture. New tools and techniques that you can apply to your career and or repertoire of talents are also indicated.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Like your Libra friends, obtaining new ways of earning money or at least new possessions that you deem valuable are featured in this eclipse for you. Generating creative ideas and linking these to cultural activities and/or foreign interests is part of this plot. Deeper investigations and research is implied. Yet theory will not entice you as you zero in on verifiable facts.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

This eclipse will lead you to take initiatives to express yourself in new and original ways. These could manifest as changes close to home. You will be on the search for better ways to feel secure. Health is featured and can include that of your financial flow too. To succeed, you may have to be willing to change your usual approach.

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

Activations of your intuitive abilities are featured in this eclipse. Perhaps you will feel inspired to explore new resources and teachers. Either way, new ideas will be generated and these will include new relationship opportunities. Some of these could even prove to be romantic. New ways of seeing yourself and the world and in the world are highlighted.

– Michael O’Connor is a professional astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical and spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice, is an entertaining and inspirational speaker, and writes a popular New Moon Newsletter and Horoscope Column. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, please visit his website or contact Michael directly. www.sunstarastrology.com or (250) 352-6871 or [email protected]

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