It's a busy astrological week, so lets start with the little aspects.
Around 11AM PST on the 14th two aspects appear back to back that bring on low self esteem issues. Mercury semi-square Saturn and Sun semi-square Neptune. You might get bad news. Take some time out to make decisions, or to get over your doubts. If you have meetings around that time, don't be surprised if they feel like personal attacks. By late evening Tuesday, when the Sun parallels Mercury, you''ll find solutions to problems or bad news.
On Friday around 6PM PST Venus is inconjunct Jupiter. Enjoy your family and friends, have a mini celebration or indulgence. It will go well.
Wednesday July 16th Jupiter, the planet of abundance and good times, leaves Cancer and moves into Leo for 13 months. Words cannot express how happy this makes me. Leo is a fire sign, and Jupiter is ruled by Sagittarius, a fire sign, so its really happy here in familiar energy. Leo is ruled by the Sun. Leo's tend to be optimists, fun loving, loyal, generous, and very creative. They are natural born leaders. So Jupiter here enhances those qualities, including the negative ones of ego inflation and bullying to get their way. Enjoy and embrace your new found optimism, but when things start going really well, don't let it go to your head! Ego is Leo's downfall.
Wherever Jupiter is or whatever it aspects during this transit, makes it bigger. While in Cancer it T-squared the Pluto Uranus Square, giving us a bigger sense of stress and anxiety. Now that slower Cancer energy is subsiding and Jupiter is shifting into something more energized (goodbye feeling tired) and more ideas and more movement are imminent. Get ready, this is going to be an active year. All fire and air signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius) will be especially happy now. All this energy is in harmony to their sun signs. Taurus and Scorpios are going to be squaring this energy so there might be a lot of changes which is not easy for them, but remember its about good change. If you can't learn to be flexible in these times, you're just making it harder on yourself. Take a deep breath and make the shift.
Leo is a natural leader too, and one of the things that has been missing from the so-called Left is leadership. During this transit some will find the courage to be the face of the change, and take people to new heights, while enduring the constant barrage of negative criticism directed at them. We will see new people speaking out for the 99%, with growing harmony to Uranus in Aries, encouraging change and giving people focus to make the changes which must come into our world. Without leaders the change is doomed. And Leo loves the spotlight so the time is ready made for people stepping up and taking center stage. Some will be phony's and even tyrants (Mussolini) but many will be sincere, and have the courage to create a solidified protest strategy though-out the world. Unlike the 60's, the times are not about our Vietnam war, its the entire world speaking out about injustice, inequity and unfairness. This year is going to be filled with fireworks so get ready to step up and join the protests, volunteer, write or better yet, take that fantasy of being a leader and make it happen. If you think you have greatness within, this is the time to step out of the shadows and into the Light.
On Sunday the 20th at noon, Saturn turns direct, which will allow movement again. Only four days after Jupiter moves into Leo, Saturn direct in Scorpio continues our need for inner work, but gives us the feeling of progress. We won't feel stuck anymore. So we now have two planets helping us grow, move forward and the energy to tackle it all. Get ready, the adventures are about to begin.