For the Week of July 23 thru July 29

Sunday (New Moon), Monday: the Moon is in Leo
Leo is usually a happy sign and so this New Moon should be a happy New Moon with fun all around for everyone. Mars is also in Leo right now and sometimes this planet can indicate frustrations or arguments, depending what sign it is traveling through. When it is conjunct (in the same sign as) the Moon, emotions can flare up unadvisedly.  In this case however, Leo will likely keep things on a positive note.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday a.m.: the Moon is in Virgo
If you are thinking of doing something that will favorably influence your health, Virgo is a nice sign for this project. Make it something that is quiet and behind the scenes. Consider checking your idea/plan out for its purity and for its potential application to your situation.

Thursday p.m. Friday, Saturday: the Moon is in Libra
All of the personal planets, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars (the 5th one is the Moon) are in very compatible signs to the Moon’s current sign. Even the transitional planets Jupiter & Saturn are in good aspects (connections) to the Moon. Lots of optimistic, positive energy in the atmosphere just waiting to be applied.

Check your astrology chart to find which house (section of your chart) has the current Moon sign on the cusp (the beginning edge) & apply forecast information to that area of your life as well. For example, the Moon is in Leo and one of the suggestions is to entertain – however Leo is located in the 12th house of your chart, which is an inward energy place…then have a small, quiet gathering. By contrast, if Leo is located in the 1st house of your chart, an outward energy place…have a party! Don’t have an astrology chart? Click here .

It is interesting to note when the current Moon is in the same sign as your birth Moon and to see how the flavor of that day carries through the following 30 days.

Current Planet Positions:
Sun –
Leo until Aug. 23
Mercury –
Leo until Sept. 10
(retrograde: Aug. 13 – Sept. 5)
Venus – Gemini until Aug. 1
Mars –
Leo until Sept. 5
Jupiter –
Libra until October 11
Saturn –
Sagittarius until Dec. 20
Uranus –
Aries until Mar. 6, 2019
(Taurus – May 16, 2018-Nov. 7, 2018)
Neptune –
Pisces until Mar. 30, 2025
Pluto –
Capricorn until Nov. 20, 2024

Current Asteroid Positions:
Ceres –
Cancer until Sept. 25
Pallas –
Taurus until Mar. 31, 2018
Juno –
Capricorn until Dec. 17
Vesta –
Virgo until Sept. 19
Chiron –
Pisces until Apr. 22, 2018

Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres  Look for support for yourself and for someone else.
Pallas –
New resources may appear re: finances.
Juno – 
A partnership of some kind will help solidify your foundation.
Vesta –
Sort through your priorities and find the top one.
Chiron – Transcend wounds and negativity through compassion.

Note: Timeframes for Moon signs, void-of-course periods, and current planet & asteroid positions are noted for Eastern time zone (USA). Please adjust according to your own location. Times are not given if the void-of-course Moon occurs for a very short period or if it occurs during the night (based on same Eastern time zone).

▪ v/c = Void-of-Course – When the Moon is void-of-course, spend time working on projects already in progress, creative endeavors, or self-improvement. Void-of-course simply means that no planets are aspecting the Moon as it gets ready to change signs; there won’t be a configuration of astro energy available to utilize. It’s best not to start new projects, sign important agreements, or go shopping when the Moon is void-of-course because the result will probably be unsatisfactory in some way.

Mercury Retrograde – the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Communications, paperwork, electronics, traffic and mail can become very mixed-up, delayed, or go on the ‘fritz’ during this time. A situation will be in the process of changing, so wait until Mercury is direct to finalize anything. In general, maintain a slower, more cautious pace in daily affairs. Always allow at least two days before (to slow down) and after (to resume regular activities) a Mercury retrograde period. (Read More about Mercury Retrograde)