July 29-August 4 2013 Astrology Forecast: Grand Sextile!

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A rare, magical and fleeting Grand Sextile highlights the week, on the same day that a volatile Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-Square climaxes.

Relationship issues and opportunities are catalyzed by four strong Venus aspects, and warrior goddess Pallas Athena is featured in two aspect patterns. There’s also lots more happening in this eventful astrological week!

7/29 (Mon)

Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-Square

The Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-Square that started on 7/20 peaks today and ends on 8/7. Try to avoid situations where volatility or violence could flare up. Take immediate action on your intuitive flashes, and release everything that does not contribute to your evolution and awakening.

Learn more about this T-Square.

Grand Sextile!

A Grand Sextile, the rarest of all astrological aspect patterns, occurs today. It also features another rarity: while this six-pointed star only requires six astrological points, this abundantly populated Star of David boasts 11!

A Grand Sextile indicates extraordinary talent, ease and opportunity. (For example, one appears in the natal chart of basketball great Shaquille O’Neal) This aspect pattern includes 15 aspects: six trines, six sextiles, and three oppositions. It also incorporates 11 aspect patterns within itself: two Grand Trines, six Kites and three Mystic Rectangles!

This Grand Sextile, which includes every major planet except the Sun, Mercury and Uranus, lends itself to a huge number of possible interpretations. For starters, the Grand Trine of Manifestation I’ve written so much about is included and massively energized. This is great news for Law of Attraction practitioners!

All of the Grand Sextile’s points are in the receptive feminine elements of earth and water. So stay alert to what the universe is offering you, and see how willing you are to receive it. Techniques based on passive receptivity, such as my invocations for healing and awakening, gain extra potency during this time.

Considering only physical points (i.e., no lunar nodes), this Grand Sextile lasts about 33 hours: from about 12 AM on 7/29 through about 9 AM on 7/30 (US Eastern time). It has two peaks: morning through early afternoon on 7/29, and about 10 PM on 7/29 thru 3 AM on 7/30. Take advantage of this rare and fleeting opportunity!

7/30 (Tue)

A Venus-Pluto trine can harmoniously empower your relationships, finances and creativity. This empowerment can include your careful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses in these areas (Venus is in Virgo), as well as appropriate transformation.

Pallas Athena in Grand Trine & T-Square

Pallas Athena is involved in two aspect patterns today. The first is a Grand Trine with Neptune and Saturn that started on 7/17, peaks today and wraps up on 8/12. (Today’s Saturn-Pallas Athena trine is part of this aspect pattern.)

Pallas Athena’s attributes include feminine assertiveness, strategic brilliance and practical creativity. If you’d like to embody any of these qualities more powerfully, this is an ideal time to use the Law of Attraction to empower them!

Pallas Athena also forms a T-Square with the multi-year Uranus-Pluto square. Revolutionary transformation around the same attributes mentioned in the prior paragraph is juiced up starting today, peaks on 8/9 and ends on 8/18.

7/31 (Wed)

Today’s Mars-Uranus square is a harbinger of volatility unto itself! But its interpretation isn’t complete without considering the T-square these planets form with Pluto thru 8/7.

8/1 (Thu)

Making personal adjustments to accommodate transformation is one great way to use the Leonine Sun’s quincunx to Pluto. And with Cancerian Mars trine Chiron, healing – both personal and familial – receives smooth support.

It’s not often that the asteroid goddess Juno makes three aspects in one day! The goddess of marriage and commitment encounters quincunxes to Mars and Venus and a sextile to Uranus. This makes it a good time for relationship adjustments, especially if suggested by your intuitive flashes.

The theme of relationship adjustment is reiterated by Virgoan Venus quincunx Uranus.

8/2 (Fri)

Relationship themes continue as Venus makes two more aspects. Her opposition to Chiron can signify emotional wounding, but can also catalyze healing and mentoring. Venus’ sextile to Mars increases the desire to relate, and can also boost both your libido and your creativity!

8/3 (Sat)

Juno, triple-aspected on 8/1, today opposes the Leonine Sun. This could either represent marital conflict or a harmonious interaction between the archetypal King and Queen.

8/4 (Sun)

The Leonine Sun’s trine to Uranus encourages you to show the world the unique personal expression you came here to embody. Intuitive flashes can come more easily now, so be sure to follow them!

The Sun also quincunxes Chiron, suggesting that the healing you need might require some conscious adjustments.

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

It’s rare for a week to have only two Void-Of-Course Moons, but that’s the case this week!

7/30, 11:58 am – 7/31, 11:43 am (Gemini)
8/1, 12:49 pm – 8/3, 12:31 am (Cancer)

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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