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July 23, 2017


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New Moon
in: Leo 0°
July 23, 2017 @ 9:47 a.m. GMT
July 23, 2017 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT -7
Sun is Leo, 0° 44'
Moon is Leo, 0° 44'

Today's new moon in the early stage of the sign of Leo opens our hearts and minds to the creative side of our abilities. There can be a child-like influence with this new moon, as well. We are more focused on our own needs, but with Mars conjunct to the new moon, there is likely to be a lot of expectations being placed upon us, from others. There is a generous tendency that surrounds this new moon. The new moon is also forming an out of sign square to Uranus in Aries, that can cause us to be surprised by unexpected events. Now is a time to be flexible, even though we are likely to resist change. This is not a time of Change, but adaptive traits will be needed to navigate through the various perspectives that show up.

Mercury is also in Leo, but it's not lending much, directly, to the new moon. With the trine to Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius, there's a great potential for being a person with a mission to accomplish great tasks. The unique nature of this new moon chart is the interconnected way that the planets aspect one another. We either figure out how to work with all the aspects, or we will need to figure out how to side-step them. Mercury is also trine to Uranus in Aries. Sudden awareness can bring us to a new level. Scientific discoveries are connected to Mercury's trine to Uranus.

Venus in Gemini is opposite of Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius. The positive feature of this aspect is that we are ready to learn new strategies within our relationships and also within our money making opportunities. Saturn's retrograde motion is a little like a Jupiter transit that can provide opportunities. Adding to this good fortune type of aspect is Venus' trine with Jupiter in Libra. We can certainly use this to our advantage as we explore all the options. Just be careful not to spend too much on items that are merely luxury and not helping us improve our positions.

Jupiter in Libra is square to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. This can benefit us in our connections, and finding like-minded people who help us to strengthen our situations. What we need to be careful of is being too quick to align with people that only marginally support us. We have research skills that help us to understand what we need to do. Recognize that with the Lunar Eclipse coming up, we need to be resilient and not dogmatic in our approach.

Neptune retrograde in Pisces is sextile to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. The psychic tendency associated with this connection can cause confusion as both planets may seemingly work against each other. Yet there is a lot of opportunity tied to these two planets if we take each new discovery with a sense of patience and wonderment.

The receptive layout of this new moon chart is mostly masculine in nature, with a desire to move forward and explore. There are six fire sign placements that help us to feel more opportunistic. The difficult factor to having this many planets in fire signs is that we may be impatient and impulsive. We can only get as much done as we have the ability to accomplish, and not be upset if we don't get more done.

Meditation for the July 23rd New Moon
An element of uncertainty is inherent in any act of observation.

© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2017 (All Rights Reserved)

1) Goldschneider, G.  1994, The secret language of birthdays, New York, NY; London, Engl.: Victoria, Austr.: Auckland, NZ., Penguin Studio Books.

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