Wild Moon Wisdom Horoscopes for the week of Monday, July 10 - Sunday, July 16
After several weeks of a constant barrage of astrological fireworks (and a long day of literal ones), we get a little time to catch our breath and deal with whatever was shaken loose. This week is on the quieter side although we’re still under the influence of certain aspects that aren’t comfortable. The Sun/Pluto opposition is a pretty volatile energy that we begin the week with. We’ll need to reflect and work with these energies and the others that were stirred up last week and the week before and integrate the experiences that are arising. There’s no reason to rush it, but we should try to deal with what we need to in a reasonable timeframe. Avoidance won’t really pay off in the end.
The energy will be deep, dark, and moody.
We will feel everything deeply- there is no surface level interaction with Pluto, Lord of the Underworld. We will confront our depths, our shadows, what we've kept hidden away. We may see power struggles and control issues, uncover secrets, run into projections, fears, unconscious motivations, obsessions.
Themes: shadows, forces, the unconscious, power, death and rebirth, deception and truth.
Don't turn away from your own darkness or shadows. Allow this energy to catalyze a potent shift and transformation. Focus on what you want transformed. Let the energy bring clearing, healing, and a rebirth.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)- Black tourmaline, sage
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)- Black tourmaline, lavender
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)- Black tourmaline, chamomile
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)- Black tourmaline, lemon balm
Aries & Aries Rising
This week begins where last week left off. The Sun/Pluto opposition could bring up some conflicts for you around balancing home life and career. With the Cancer Sun in your domestic region and the Lord of the Underworld in your tenth house of work and recognition, you may be pulled in different directions with both areas requiring your attention. You may be forced to make a hard decision about going back to work or changing your career, or maybe about a decision not expanding your family right now.
The moon will wane all week and we’ll have a half moon in Aries on Sunday. You can align with this energy by considering what habits or situations you can release, and consciously letting go of whatever you’ve been holding onto that isn’t healthy for you.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
This week begins with that Sun/Pluto opposition that we started feeling last week, bringing some potential tension between what you’re saying and what you’re really feeling and thinking about. The Cancer sun inhabits your house of self-expression and Pluto in Capricorn has nested in your ninth house of mental pursuits and honesty. These are the circumstances that incite power struggles and aggressive disagreements, so pay attention if you sense things are getting out of hand. It will likely work out better for you to avoid these situations, and instead of losing your temper, excuse yourself and cool down.
We have a half moon in Aries on Sunday, so this waning moon energy can assist you with releasing whatever you feel is holding you back or tying you down.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
The week starts with our annual Sun/Pluto opposition that we got a taste of last week. You may feel some tension with your financial decisions or stability arise, or realize that your financial situation is different from what you thought it was. The Cancer sun in your house of career and money colliding with shadowy Pluto in your area of assets, shared wealth and mergers may mean that you run into issues around joint resources or money that belongs to your partner, or you find you have to deal with your debt or money you owe to others. Avoiding the issue won’t help and can lead to more trouble, as will freaking out, so confront the situation directly and work to build security and stability. You can come up with a new plan if your put your brain power into it.
During the waning moon time this week, try to release patterns of worry or recurring habits that don’t serve you in the long run.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
To start the week we have the sun (in your sign) forming a tense opposition to intense Pluto, bringing this conflict into your serious partnerships. We started feeling this tension with Pluto’s opposition to Mars (also in your sign) last weekend. It’s possible that arguments and power struggles enter your closest relationship(s), making life feel less than harmonious. Unchecked ego trips, power struggles and outright violent outbursts are possible. Negotiations, contractual agreements, and even people’s word not be what they seem, so proceed with caution. Try to avoid fights on social media as well as in person, as things can get out of hand quickly. This isn’t only coming from other people, but it could manifest as coming from you to other people, Crab.
Let the waning moon energy help you dissolve and release whatever you want to clear out from your head, heart and energy field.
Leo & Leo Rising
As we start the week, we’re under the influence of a potentially contentious opposition between the Cancer Sun and Pluto, after already having some conflict with the recent Mars/Pluto opposition and a Sun/Jupiter square. The Cancer Sun in your house that rules sorrows and the subconscious bumping up against powerhouse Pluto in your wellness/analysis house could mean stress-related health issues or addictive or obsessive habits and coping mechanisms getting out of hand. Your may feel an urge to self-destruct, or find that a minor disagreement turns personal and nasty quickly. Just be aware of power plays coming from yourself as well as from others.The moon is waning down after the Capricorn Full Moon, and you can take this time to release some of the old energy or pain you’ve been carrying. The Sun will soon shift into your sign, lifting your mood and boosting your energy and outlook.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
This week begins with the Sun’s opposition to Pluto that we started to feel over the weekend, bringing some potential conflict with people you work with or friends, or with a lover. The sensitive Cancer Sun in your area of alliances collides with power-hungry Pluto in Capricorn, in your house of creativity and sex. Minor disagreements could turn to vengeful aggression pretty quickly, with inflated egos and underhanded power plays from one or both sides. Try to avoid it before it gets started, and know that you don’t need to try to fix things under this influence. You could feel more jealous now when it comes to romance or fame, or possibly see the shadow side of some relationships.
The Moon is waning all week so you can consciously release any energy or thoughts that you’re ready to part with.
Libra & Libra Rising
To start the week we have the Sun forming a tense opposition to power-hungry Pluto, bringing some conflict between your career and work life and your family and home life. We started feeling this tension with Pluto’s opposition to Mars in Cancer over the weekend. Pluto is in your house of home and family, women and children. And the Cancer Sun is in your career/professionalism house. There could be some intensity around motherhood or starting a family, or about your career and work life, ambition, success, or father figures. This tension can make people aggressive and manipulative, so be cautious about getting into arguments with your family about your aspirations or career plans, or with your employer about your family plans.
The waning moon this week can help you let go of whatever you’ve been grasping that is no longer in alignment with what you believe.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
This week starts with the sensitive Cancer Sun opposing shadowy Pluto in Capricorn, making trouble in your communications and considerations. The Sun is in your house of travel and studies, while your ruling planet Pluto is in your self-expression house. It’s easy under these influences for tempers to flare and for misunderstandings to ignite into violent outbursts, so proceed with caution. There may be power struggles or manipulations that you’re involved with, so try to avoid these situations, and at least don’t instigate them. Focus on the travels, adventures, or the explorations into profound subject matter that make this Cancer season valuable to you and your evolution.
With the moon waning down from fullness this week, try to align with that energy by releasing constraints, resentments, jealousy, self-loathing or other mental constructs that, by holding on to them and keeping them hidden, create drama and pain in your life.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
We begin the week with some of the irritating energy we felt last week. The moody Cancer Sun opposes dark and dramatic Pluto in Capricorn, bringing some conflict into your finances, inheritance, or joint assets that you share with either a romantic or business partner. Minor disagreements can turn to destructive aggression quickly, and tempers flare over money and power. Power plays, underhanded or manipulative dealings, or hidden agendas may surface in negotiations now, so be extra cautious.
The moon is waning all week, so you can tune into that energy of release and consciously let go of some of the habits, compulsions or patterns that contribute to stress or pain in your life. The New Moon will arrive again next weekend and you’ll have a fresh start.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
This week begins where last week left off, and we’re feeling squeezed under the Sun/Pluto opposition. The sensitive Cancer Sun in your relationship sector versus the Underworld planet Pluto in your sign may mean that you find yourself in a standoff with someone, and minor irritations could turn into aggressive outbursts. Pluto’s shadowy influence could make you more suspicious, so watch out for that tendency, and try not to project your stuff onto the other person or manipulate the situation in a shady way, even if it feels justified. Your temper may get ignited when dealing with a chaotic situation in one of your relationships and your patience for other people’s issues will be low.
The Full Moon was in your sign and first house over the weekend, so the moon is waning this week; tune into this lunar energy and release any negative coping mechanisms or thought patterns that aren’t working or uplifting to you any longer.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
We start the week under the influence of the intense energies we felt last week. The sensitive Cancer Sun makes an annual opposition to powerhouse Pluto in Capricorn, your house of sorrows and rest. This could show up in the general mood, but more specifically you may have zero patience or tolerance for dealing with other people’s issues. Minor misunderstandings could turn easily to hostile outbursts under this influence. With Pluto in this part of your chart, be aware of hidden agendas or manipulative behaviors of others, and even your own resentments and old self-destructive patterns showing up.
After the Full Capricorn Moon over the weekend, the moon wanes all this week, so channel this lunar energy. Look honestly at negative patterns and old pain, see what you’ve learned and integrated, and consciously sift through and let go of as much non-beneficial stuff as you can. Align with the unseen forces on your side and welcome healing in all its forms.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
The tense astrological influences of last week spill over into this week, and we begin the week feeling the Sun/Pluto opposition. The sensitive Cancer Sun in your sex and love house clashes with powerful Pluto in Capricorn in your eleventh house of friendship, stirring up hostilities and bad tempers. Everyone may seem to be operating from their shadow side right now, with ego trips, power plays and hidden agendas - even you, Pisces. So be aware of any manipulation and watch out for tempers turning aggressive from minor irritations. With Pluto in your house of group dynamics and alliances, there could be trouble in your friend group this week; try to stay diplomatic.
The Moon wanes all week, so align with the lunar energies and release whatever petrification you’ve gathered in your heart as you access and name it or as it comes up.