Wednesday, July 28 — Mars is aspecting Jupiter until Thursday. This astrological aspect is gifting you with incredible enthusiasm and physical energy. You can accomplish all that you hope to if you are super-organized today. This aspect (relationship between planets) tells us that it is a busy time. It’s not easy to keep up with all that is being demanded of you. The Moon in Aries is aspecting Mercury in Leo from 5:45 until 7:45 a.m., bringing great ideas to think about and discuss. Jupiter has been in Pisces since May 13 and today retrogrades back into Aquarius at 8:43 a.m., until December 29. This is when all those Aquarians born between February 10–18 will receive financial gain and experience a happier outlook on life.

Thursday, July 29 — Mars and Jupiter end their hectic aspect. You don’t have to rush around after 2 p.m. Venus is in an awkward aspect to Saturn until tomorrow. Disappointments arise in personal relationships. You feel let down. You need affection and may want to talk with someone who cares about you; you also might want to consider examining your expectations of this person. Did you set yourself up for disappointment by expecting too much? Mars will be entering Virgo at 4:32 p.m. until August 8. I think of the car mechanics and how they must be ambidextrous and able to use their fingers and hands in ways that most of us cannot begin to imagine. I know that they have tools that are extensions of their hands. All this is ruled by the earthy sign of Virgo, who has patience for getting it right. They take good care of their tools, keeping them clean and well organized to find what they want when they want it. This is the sort of efficiency Virgo is known for. Mars in Virgo also loves to shop at the oh-so-natural and organic farmers’ markets to get the best of the best.

Friday, July 30 — Venus in its awkward aspect (mathematical relationship) with Saturn will end at 3 p.m. You may have been feeling hurt and insulted. Have you taken things too personally? The disappointment may have gotten to you in an old, unhealed emotional wound. You may need to focus on healing the original wound. Blaming someone else will not bring healing and happiness. If you don’t heal the wound now it will come around another time to make sure to get your attention. My teacher used to refer to it as the boomerang effect. The soul wants to be happy. The soul in all of us does not wish to carry old hurts. You know this. The Sun and Mercury are conjunct in Leo and are opposite Saturn until Sunday. Frustration comes. Everywhere it seems there are blockages to moving forward with your plans. Be patient and persistent; things will resolve themselves. Expressing anger at the situation will not help. You’re feeling upbeat and energetic from 1:30 until 5:30 p.m. while the Moon is favorably aspecting Jupiter and Mars.

Saturday, July 31 — The Sun and Mercury remain in an oppositional aspect with Saturn until Sunday at noon. Interactions with coworkers are difficult at this time. You’ll need to make an extra effort to resolve issues as they arise. If you’re the boss: your workers feel overworked — give them words of appreciation. The Moon will be in a challenging aspect with Saturn between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Try not to be brutally blunt when giving directions to those who work for you. They’re probably feeling criticized and not happy about it. With the Moon in a positive aspect with Venus from 1:45 until 3:45 p.m. it’s ideal to be sociable and relaxed. Venus is aspecting Uranus nicely until Monday. Being with people who are not typical of those with whom you usually spend time could be eye opening and fun. It’s possible to have an electrical romantic attraction to someone during this aspect. You want to celebrate and dance or playfully sing at a karaoke place.

Sunday, August 1 — The Sun and Mercury end their aspect with Saturn tomorrow. Your mind has been sped up, which is difficult when there are delays. Venus is still in a positive aspect with Uranus, nudging you to get out and have fun. Be spontaneous. Meet new people. Play ping pong. Your psychic sense is keen from 12:15 until 2:15 p.m. while the Moon is nicely aspecting Neptune. You know what someone is going to say before they say it. Realizations come while the Moon is in a super-fine aspect with Pluto from 5 to 7 p.m. that help you understand the disappointment that occurred a few days back.

Monday, August 2 — The Sun and Mercury in Leo opposite Saturn in Aquarius will end these last few days of frustration at 5 a.m. Venus remains aspecting Uranus until tomorrow from 8:10 to 10:10 a.m. I hope you got out and about and had a good time mingling with other humans. I know our pets are “best”; remember that humans are fun, too.

Tuesday August 3 — The Moon in chatty Gemini will be nicely aspecting Jupiter retrograde in Aquarius from 8:10 until 10:10 a.m. You’re apt to be feeling inspired during this phase. Your outlook is positive regarding the future of humankind. The Sun in Leo is in a super-positive aspect with Chiron in Aries. Chiron (large asteroid) is called the “maverick.” He or she thinks differently from the rest of traditional society and is perhaps ahead of the times, so is regarded as “nutty.” Today you will be exposed to ideas that are ahead of the times and worthy of recognition. Chiron is also someone who helps others through difficult times that they themselves have experienced. Because of shared experiences there is a bond that can promote healing. In twelve-step programs, these people are known as “sponsors.” They are highly respected. Ask Brad Pitt or Ben Affleck, they know.