It’s a bevvy of squares and trines for Cancer this month as the planets dance in and out of Libra and Scorpio. The month begins with one of these pesky squares from Libra Jupiter, affecting later July Cancers. Ideas about fairness and harmony may seem inflated, or you will get a creeping sense of too-good-to-be-true from something. In some ways, this is a danger you must stay alert for, but you aren’t going into anything blindfolded. The sextile with Virgo Venus (Oct 1-14) and Virgo Mars (Oct 1-22) will be able to sort things properly for you; for once, the emotional sobriety of Venus in Virgo can actually help. Virgo Mars’ perfectionist tendencies will aid you in the execution of your desires. The squares with Libra Mercury (Oct 1-17, all Cancers) and Libra Sun (Oct 1-22, July Cancers) may keep you swinging, frustrated, like a pendulum between decisions, leaving you feeling helpless. Again, the Virgo Venus and Mars can counteract powerlessness with the reasonable, organized thought---perhaps the introduction of a day planner or routine duty could give you legs to stand on until the period ends. The last quarter Cancer Moon lasts from the 10th to the 13th, urging you towards peace and quiet. Don’t hesitate to stay home or spend time with family and loved ones in order to recharge. Also on the 10th, Jupiter enters Scorpio for the first time since the autumn of 2005, emboldening those with June birthdays. Jupiter relates to the opening of roads, luck and fortune, travel, expansion, and idealism, and in Scorpio, these may be connected to the uncovering of (sometimes uncomfortable) truths, solving mysteries, plumbing the hidden, and embracing the intense. This is an excellent time for applied study, research or any other absorptive focus; themes of purging, transformation, and regeneration will also come to the fore in positive ways. The trine with Scorpio Mercury (18-31) will affect June and early-to-mid July Cancers, intensifying communication and mental energy with ease. Truth and motivations will seem most interesting of all, and focus becomes sharp, possibly obsessive. The trine with Scorpio Sun (Oct 23-31) will affect June Cancers, cutting away the superficial in favor of depth and personal growth. This can occur both within you and within your immediate sphere of influence. Late July Cancers will feel rattled by the square with retrograde Aries Uranus; the sudden surprises and headstrong bolts for freedom may shred the nerves of some, but can ultimately bring about interesting beginnings. All October, those born around the first week of July will experience an uptick in creative inspiration from unusual or unexpected sources, courtesy of the trine with retrograde Pisces Neptune. If you were born during the second week of July, the monthlong opposition with Capricorn Pluto may feel like a clash with an overbearing dad--- the kind who’d typically ground you for the whole summer or force you to work at a humiliating job. Like dad says, it’ll build character.
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EARTH BLEND Water, water everywhere! Follow the lead of the earthen Virgo planets and stay practical.