Yesterday’s nurturing cornucopia – in which the Moon united with Neptune and Chiron in Pisces – dissipates as the red planet throws curve balls, darts and arrows at unsuspecting human souls. Early on today, the Moon parallels Mars (3:07AM PDT) – only to lead to a Moon-Mars contra-parallel several hours later (11:28AM PDT). This is due to Mars making a recent shift from being north of the Celestial Equator to south of that same cosmic circle surrounding the Earth. Meanwhile, the Sun and Moon do make an inspiring trine of 120-degrees at 4:01AM PDT, but this begins a very long void-of-course lunar cycle that lasts until 5:15AM PDT tomorrow. During this void marathon, finish old business and projects, but don’t jump-start bold, new enterprises. To add insult to injury, following a hopeful, 72-degree, Mercury-Saturn mind-strengthening sky pattern (7:41AM PDT), Mars comes back with a vengeance by making an off-kilter, 150-degree liaison with Neptune (1:58PM PDT). The combination of Mars in Libra hooking up with Neptune in Pisces in this kind of configuration can equate with a rising tide of idealistic sentiment as well as emotional intensity. Projecting angry feelings on well-meaning loved ones, friends and associates is not the answer. Put major decision-making, key signings and dealing with legal matters on the back burner until the coast is much clearer.
New Moon Report
By Jeff Jawer
Mars In Libra
Tuesday, July 3, 5:33 am PDT, 8:33 am EDT
Assertive Mars has been busy managing details since its entry into efficient Virgo last November. Its move into sociable Libra opens up new opportunities for personal and business alliances, making this a favorable time to launch a product or seek a job. Passive aggression is the shadow of this transit because anger can hidden behind insincere smiles. Mending fences and making compromises are fine as long as inner truth isn’t sacrificed to maintain appearances.
100% of Full
A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.
Your Magickal Correspondence for July 3rd
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
Easy does it! A supportive, 60-degree rapport from the Moon in Leo to Jupiter in Gemini (1:20AM PDT) can give you the false feeling that euphoria and the power of positive thinking will take you far. However, challenging vibes affect primary partnerships when Vesta in Taurus forms a dicey opposition with Juno in Scorpio (3:20AM PDT). When two asteroid goddesses battle one another on either side of the Earth, tensions are definitely going to rise in important relationships. Be extra sensitive and attentive to a dear one’s needs and viewpoints. Strive to be a good listener rather than usurp the conversation. The Moon forming a supportive, 60-degree tie with Venus (11:51AM PDT) followed by a problem-solving enhancement involving a similar aspect between Venus and Pallas (2:53PM PDT) would seem to give you a wonderful boost with no hassles at all. Nevertheless, before you know it, the red planet chimes in provocatively by making a contra-parallel with Chiron (4:54PM PDT) and parallel with Uranus (5:30PM PDT). These two Mars-related parallels are nothing to sneer at as they can ratchet up the intensity meter to an enormous degree. Pressing the anger button – deliberately or by mistake – won’t solve any difficulties. Keep your distance from temperamental individuals or anyone who has a chip on their shoulder. Be aware that this is only the opening salvo of a cosmic barrage that includes the entire weekend when Chiron is contra-parallel Uranus (tomorrow) and Uranus squares Pluto (Sunday).