June 30 through July 6, 2014
Mercury turns direct on July 1, ending its three-week retrograde and turning around to retrace its steps through Gemini and Cancer during the month of July. Though it may take a week or more for things to right themselves, we’ll start to have those
aha moments that Mercury is so famous for sending us after a retrograde phase. Things will begin to make sense and we’ll see that rather than being blocked, we were actually being protected, either from moving too soon or in the wrong direction. With a Virgo Moon to lead us into this holiday week (in the U.S.) we’ll be able to get everything on our list done by Thursday so we can make the most of a 3-day weekend. The Moon will be nicely placed in Libra on the 4th of July, reminding us that freedom and independence come with a price. Just like the tenet that our freedoms lie in our disciplines, the heavens will be reminding us that in order to protect our cherished independence, we must act with integrity and authenticity. This 4th of July just also happens to be the one day of the year that the Sun opposes Pluto, another reminder that Spirit and karma define our personal destinies. This astronomical event could also produce some unpredictable weather patterns, so be sure to have a plan A and plan B for your holiday celebrations, just in case you have to take things indoors at the last minute!