Happy Fourth of July! This is your Independence Day astrological reading. In the United States, we are celebrating a long holiday weekend, and astrologically, July is starting off with some major shifts in energy. We have two major planets, as well as an asteroid, moving into new signs. Overall there is a lot of Cancer and Taurus energy highlighted, so this Independence Day is excellent to connect with family and friends, enjoy each other’s company, eat good food, and simply chill out.
Feeling Vibe: Moon in Virgo
This Fourth of July, the Sun will be in Cancer obviously, but the moon will be in the healing, self-improvement sign of Virgo. This presents the desire to improve and better ourselves as well as the people around us. We’re going to be using our practical knowledge to do so, and our ability to be analytical and discernment will help us greatly.Read More »
While Virgo energy is very helpful and practical, it can be quite critical at times for itself and for others. So, on this Fourth of July, let’s just be cautious about being hypercritical of ourselves as well as others.
With the Fourth of July, even with all the good times to be had with family and friends, there is a desire to hunker down and get to work. This desire can show up as a need to get our lives in order which can look like something as simple as finally putting away all those winter clothes and making space for our summer clothes to making space to do some much-needed self-work and analysis.
Mars enters Taurus
This Fourth of July, has Mars the planet of action, moving into the fixed earth sign of Taurus. Over the next six weeks, when it comes to taking action we will do so at a determined yet slow pace. The goal of Mars in Taurus is to establish solid foundations that will last a lifetime.
Mars in Taurus energy teaches us that you don’t necessarily have to move fast to get to where you’re going as long as you always keep moving. So, beginning on Independence Day and for the next six weeks or so, it may feel like movement and actions of all sorts are slowing down a bit. This is due to the shift of Mars into the sign of Taurus. Likewise, Taurus energy can be very stubborn, we may notice a rise in stubbornness in ourselves and others over the next couple of weeks.
Mercury enters Cancer
Even communication styles get a shift on the Fourth of July. We’re going from the social and flighty energy of Mercury in Gemini to deeper verbal connections with Mercury in Cancer. This is the type of energy where we really want to have meaningful deep conversations that speak to our hearts and souls. Since we’re going to be getting together with family members and close loved ones over the 4th of July holiday, this Mercury in Cancer energy propels us to take our conversations to deeper levels.
Over the next three weeks, this is a great time to communicate about our emotional security needs and discuss our roots and family, and home. Also, since Cancer is a sensitive water sign, there is a tendency to allow emotions to cloud the thoughts. Many at this time could be a bit more sensitive to what others have to say resulting in being sensitive to the thoughts and words of others.
Pallas enters Gemini
Another shift occurring on the Fourth of July, is the asteroid Pallas moving into the quick-witted sign of Gemini. In astrology, Pallas is the asteroid that governs noticing patterns and our ability to problem-solve. With Pallas entering into Gemini, we will find that by being open to new information and being curious about our surroundings, we’re more likely to solve issues in a logical emotionally detached manner via effective communication.
With the energy Pallas in Gemini, we find that we learn a lot by listening to our own words as well as others. The other side of the Pallas reveals how we handle problems and the influence of Gemini shows that we could be more prone to verbal sparring and using our intellect and words to win arguments.
Enjoying the Familiar & Sensual
With all of the changes in signs on July 4th, Cancer and Taurus energy are highlighted. There is even a Mercury in Cancer sextile Mars in Taurus aspect as the planetary change over to new signs occurs on Independence Day. Our words will be emotionally inspired and deeper due to the Cancer energy, and we are liable to move slower and with more thought with Mars in Taurus.
This is the energy of aligning our emotional thoughts and well-being with practical movement forward. This is definitely think before you speak energy which is always a plus especially when you’re spending time with family and loved ones as we wouldn’t want to kill the vibe of Independence day by saying and or acting in a manner that causes disturbances with others.
The Cancer/Taurus combination on Independence Day reminds us to be considerate of how our words and actions impact others. In fact, the Mercury in Cancer and sextile Mars in Taurus aspect make socializing quite enjoyable with a leaning towards keeping the peace and making sure everyone feels comfortable and well taken care of.
Mostly, the 4th of July is set up to be an emotional, sensual day. With the shift of several planets into Cancer and Taurus, as well as an asteroid, moving into talkative, social Gemini, this is the energy of friendly socializing and encouraging everyone to get along while making sure that everyone feels well taken care of.
So, gather together with your family, friends, and loved ones, fire up the grill, and enjoy being in the company of those who offer feelings of familiarity and comfort this Fourth of July. Happy Independence Day!
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