Horoscope: July 23 – 29

We have just entered a new solar phase. This past Sunday, the Sun moved in Leo, where he will be transiting for the next four weeks. Notice the change in the backdrop of energy this week – much different than the moody emotional sensitivity from the past four weeks. We are entering a jolly phase – one of children, romance, and big-hearted fun. Express yourself through creative play, music and dance. Have fun and enjoy the company of the people around you. Do yoga sets for the heart center and “let your love light shine!”

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During the beginning of the week, the Moon is waxing. We are ending a two-week crescendo of emotional energy that culminates on Friday with a Full Moon lunar eclipse. Truth is revealed as the week progresses. You may find yourself staying up later each night. Your dream state is more active than usual. Pay attention to the messages that come to you while you sleep.

On Monday, the Sagittarius Moon asks us to take the high road. Elevate yourself and others. Be the forklift, as Yogi Bhajan says. If you are looking for the perfect meditations and yoga sets to accompany the fiery, 4th-chakra energy try the ‘Meditation for the 4th Chakra”

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The Moon is void-of-course on Tuesday morning, suggesting that you may wake up in a fog. It is difficult to know how to proceed since our intuition is off and we have lost our sense of direction. Postpone strategic work meetings for another time. It isn’t until 5:49pm EST (2:49pm PST) that the Moon enters the next sign and we have our wits back again.

Wednesday is a day to get to work and get things done. Put your nose to the grindstone and proceed. Stay focused and don’t get distracted by people and issues that are better left on the back burner for now.

The big news of the week happens Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, depending on your time zone. Either way, the effect is the same: Mercury retrograde! From Wednesday night to Saturday night, August 18th, the planet of the mind appears to be moving backward in the sky. As a result, it feels as if our own minds are moving backward as well! We lose our car keys, drop our phone, addresses and directions get confused, traffic is muddled and interpersonal communication is unclear. This is not a time to buy anything with mechanical or electrical parts and furthermore you should refrain from signing any contracts.

When Mercury is retrograde we need to stop and rewind. It is not a time for moving forward. It is a time to review the past. Go through old boxes of photographs, clean out your closet, review old journals and get re-inspired by lyrics, quotes, or yoga books. Perhaps there is a relationship that needs re-working. Maybe there is a old flame with whom you left on difficult terms. This is an opportunity to go back and re-hash some details so that you can both move forward in a more clean and karma-free way.

In addition, this is a good time to get back money that is owed to you. Collect debts and pay back debts that you owe. Return library books and get that shirt back that you leant to a friend.

The Full Moon eclipse on Friday helps to bring everything out in the open. Emotions are exposed. Truth is exposed. Sat nam. Be honest with yourself and others. A big shift is in the works. Let it happen, no matter how much it might hurt.

Unexpected events dot the radar on Saturday. Be open to whatever comes your way and don’t resist. The universe has something in store for you much greater than anything you could’ve planned!

The Moon is void-of-course for most of the day on Sunday, making it a day to relax and enjoy. Don’t make any big plans. Our intuition is off.

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