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Episode 242 | Venus Enters Leo: Not-so-Subtle Shifts in Style!

Episode 242 | Venus Enters Leo: Not-so-Subtle Shifts in Style!

This week, relationships take an unexpectedly deep turn when Venus, freshly in Leo, connects with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Mercury and Jupiter’s optimistic sextile aspect turn the corners of the mind upward into a smile. The Sun trines Saturn for healthy boundary setting and discipline, and the First Quarter Moon in Libra encourages us to rely on others to help us move beyond our comfort zone. Plus: Jeans and t-shirts, flamboyant wooing, and taking things to the extreme!

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[1:20] Venus sextiles Uranus (July 8, 4:04 am PDT), 26°02 Cancer-Taurus. Unexpected opportunities in relationships, money, desire, and values are possible.

[2:47] Mercury sextiles Jupiter (July 8, 7:26 am PDT), 09°50’ Leo-Gemini. Seize opportunities to increase your contact list; this is a great day to socialize and network.

[3:47] The Sun trines Saturn (July 10, 8:04 PDT), 19°19’ Cancer-Pisces. The Sabian symbol for the Sun at this trine is 20 Cancer, Gondoliers in a serenade; Saturn is on 20 Pisces, A table set for an evening meal. If you can establish boundaries and embrace your own sense of authority, terrific breakthroughs in career arise.

[6:34] Venus trines Neptune (July 11, 7:32 am PDT), 29º54’ Cancer-Pisces. Resolve home and family issues with a sense of beauty and connection. Artistic creations are well-received.

[8:38] Venus enters Leeeeeeoooooo (July 11, 9:18 am PDT) and is in this sign until Aug. 4, 2024. Glam it up! This is a positive placement for creating something that lasts the test of time, but don’t bite off more than you can chew. Shower loved ones with affection.

[10:45] On July 12 (7:12 am PDT), Venus opposes Pluto (01º07’ Leo-Aquarius). Expect intense romantic feelings and financial fluctuations. Conversations deepen in matters of love and money.

[13:24] Moon Report! The Libra First Quarter Moon is on July 13 (3:49 pm PDT, 22º00’ Libra-Cancer). Expand your inner circle.

[16:20] This is the First Quarter in a lunar phase family cycle (LPFC) that began at the Libra New Moon on Oct. 14, 2023 (21º07’ Libra). The Full Moon in this LPFC comes on April 12, 2025, and the Last Quarter on Jan. 10, 2026.

[17:52] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On July 8 (11:03 pm PDT), the Moon in Leo squares Uranus in Taurus. It’s VOC for about 7 ¾ hours, then enters Virgo on July 9 (6:47 am PDT). If celebrating ourselves has gotten out of hand, Uranus in Taurus will help correct course.

[19:11] The Moon opposes Neptune on July 11 (6:54 pm PDT) and is VOC for only 11 minutes, before it enters Libra (7:06 pm PDT). Keep your eyes open for little messages on how to balance feelings and intellect.

[21:05] On July 13 (3:48 pm PDT), the Moon squares the Sun at 22º00’ Libra and Cancer (the First Quarter Moon). The Moon is VOC for 16 hours (!!!) before it enters Scorpio (July 14, 7:52 am PDT). Establish more positive habits related to the tension between family and partner, or familiar surroundings vs sociability.

[22:09] April is prepping for her first-ever sabbatical (!!!) so there is no listener question or mini-lesson this week. Never fear though; they will return in the next episode. April is away from July 15-Aug. 12, but new episodes will continue!

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