This is a summary of the moon’s energy for the upcoming week and the inner work and magic you can do in your art journal to make the most of the opportunities the cosmos is gifting us with.
Every week the emotional and magical opportunities the moon is sending you are different because the energy she is drawing down from the planets and stars changes moment to moment. Planets and stars and moon phases and moon signs each carry their own unique energy .This is my weekly update (Mon-Fri) of the moon’s comings and goings to support you in aligning with her energy.
Get your art journal or a scrap of paper you see lying around, your art supplies or those pencil crayons you have hidden away somewhere and have fun. Spend 10 – 20 minutes focusing on the themes the moon is supporting you to explore that day while you play with colors and shapes and watch what happens over time.
It’s amazing what a little consistent creative time can do.
A Few Thoughts About The Moon This Week
How did you enjoy the full moon my creative friends?
I sat with my journal and reawakened the BIG dream my inner child longed for when I was eight years old. I feel like my whole life has been moving toward that dream and during the Sagittarius full moon I wanted to amplify it as much as I could. The page I created in my art journal feels like what I imagine a megaphone sitting tight against my chest blasting out the sound of who I really am and what I really want out into the universe might feel like. I imagine the sound reached the moon which became a portal for my sacred dream to travel through. On the other side, my dream was greeted by my guardian angel Cassandra and everyone in the unseen realm who is cheering me on and supporting me in their invisible ways.
This week the moon is waning but the energy it is drawing from the other planets feels lively, energizing and supportive. If you look at the image of the moon this week at the top of the page, you’ll see the moon has a few relationships with the planet Venus and with the planet Mercury. It has relationships with a lot of the other planets as well but I want to focus on those two planets because Venus is moving into a new sign and Mercury is getting ready to move into a new sign on Sunday.
When the moon has a relationship with another planet, it draws down the energy of that planet. The sign the planet is in, the condition it is in and the kind of relationship it is having with the moon determines what kind of energy the moon is reflecting back to us. This week Venus moves out of the sign of Cancer and into the sign of Leo where it will be until July 22. For the next month and a bit, every time the moon has a relationship with the planet Venus, it will draw down this Venus in Leo energy.
While Venus was in the sign of Cancer, she was helping you to be and receive more nurturing care. She was focused on beauty, the home, family and self-care that looks like pampering and emotional healing. Now that Venus is in the sign of Leo, the way she wants to help you has changed. As my mentor Kelly Surtees explains, Venus is now focused on helping you to stand in your power and know you are worthy simply because the very essence of who you are is worthy. You don’t have to do anything to prove your worth. Venus in Leo self-care looks like confidence, standing up for yourself and treating yourself like royalty.
If you want to understand the areas of your life this energy will affect you most, scroll down to the images that show you the moon this week according to your rising sign. Find the image with your rising sign in the title then look at the zodiac wheel and find the pie shaped part of the chart that is titled “Leo”. Next, look at the number below the word “Leo”. That number represents the astrological house that Leo takes care of on your birth chart. What astrological house number do you see?
Next, scroll down some more to see the chart of the astrological houses. This chart shows you the life topics or areas of your life that will be receiving that Venus in Leo energy every time the moon has a relationship with Venus in the next month and a bit. These are the areas of your life where you can ask yourself the following questions:
What does standing in my power look like in this area of my life?
What does treating myself like royalty look like in this area of my?
If I believed I was worthy of what I desire, what would change in this area of my life?
If I’m honest with myself, what do I deeply desire in this area of my life?
Now let’s look at the moon and Mercury.
Mercury moves into the sign of Gemini on Sunday. Mercury is moving quickly right now so it will only be there for a couple weeks but the upcoming new moon will be in the sign of Gemini as well so we’ll have the sun, the moon and Mercury all in the sign of Gemini. That’s a lot of air energy. Depending on what astrological house Gemini takes care of on your birth chart, you might really enjoy all that energy but for some of us, like me, it will be a bit of a mixed bag – a blessing and a bit of a curse for highly sensitive nervous systems.
Gemini energy is great for socializing, networking, brainstorming, receiving inspiration, being open to new ideas, being receptive to the world of spirit, being curious and adaptable, negotiating, coming to agreements, collaborating and communication but it’s a lot of energy focused in the head. Those of us who struggle with anxiety or overthinking or who already have a thousand ideas rolling around in our heads might feel extra hyped up – as if we’re receiving more energy than our bodies feel comfortable with.
Let’s do the same thing we did to find where the Venus in Leo energy is affecting you most, except this time let’s look for the areas in your life where all this heightened Gemini energy will affect you most.
Scroll down to the images that show you the moon this week according to your rising sign again. Find the image with your rising sign then look at the zodiac wheel and find the pie shaped part of the chart that is titled “Gemini”. Next, look at the number below the word “Gemini”. That number represents the astrological house that Gemini takes care of on your birth chart. What astrological house number did you see?
Next, scroll down again to see the chart of the astrological houses and look for the house number that corresponds to the Gemini part of your birth chart. These are the life topics or areas of your life that will be receiving all that Gemini energy next week. What areas of your life will be most affected by the sun, moon and Mercury being in Gemini?
Here are some suggestions to understand how best to prepare yourself for that energy shift:
You will be receptive and open in the areas of your life that Gemini takes care of in your birth chart. Ask your spirit allies a question about these areas of your life and see what messages you receive as answers between now and the new moon.
How does anxiety, self-doubt, overwhelm or over thinking show up in the Gemini areas of your life?
How would better communication help you in the Gemini areas of your life?
Don’t stop here. Get out your art journal and follow along with the prompts this week. It’ll help you harness that beautiful Venus energy and it’ll prepare you to work with the magic of the upcoming new moon.
All while playing with colors and paint! What a fun way to manage your sensitivities and manifest your dreams! So get started. It doesn’t have to look good. It just has to come from YOU!
The Moon This Week According to Your Rising Sign
The Astrological Houses and The Areas of Your Life They Represent
The moon is in the sign of Capricorn today.
Capricorn energy is receptive and nocturnal in nature. It is also pragmatic, deliberate, persistent, disciplined, and conservative. Capricorn energy likes to focus on practical and useful actions but it can be emotionally restrained or reserved.
When the moon is in Capricorn, it’s a good time to look at your boundaries and limitations and understand how they affect your goals.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn so the moon is carrying a little of that planet’s energy as well Saturn brings wisdom about time, endings, limits, responsibility and maturity. Capricorn also carries the energy of our ancestors. Some of the archetypes associated with Capricorn include the Crone and Hecate.
In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents the gratitude you have for your ancestors.
The moon is in a happy relationship with Uranus today.
Uranus wants to bring unexpected changes into your life to inspire you to awaken or grow emotionally and spiritually. In this happy relationship with the moon it can mean happy surprises that are beneficial for you. Trust your intuition today, go with the flow and don’t hesitate to act on a whim if your heart is pulling you towards something. Uranus energy wants excitement and change and it celebrates being different so this energy might also support you in loving yourself even when you don’t fit in. It’s stimulating, exciting and bubbly energy like butterflies in your stomach when you know something really great is possible or you meet someone you really like.
In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents trusting your intuition.
The moon is in an opposing relationship with Venus today. This means they are in signs directly opposite each other. This can bring a push, pull energy to their relationship as if they are opposing what each other wants to do.
Venus wants to help you enjoy your life and help you see how worthy you are of good things but in this opposing energy with the moon it can mean overindulging or going overboard with your pleasures in a way that you might regret later. It might also mean being more intense in relationships which can be helpful in that it can support you in creating more intimacy but it can also cause distance if the intensity you’re putting out isn’t helpful to the relationship. It’s also a day where you might feel more lonely than usual or where the loneliness in your relationships is highlighted.
Do you have younger inner parts that struggle with loneliness?
Do you have younger inner parts that have sacrificed your boundaries or your emotional needs in order to be accepted or loved by someone else?
Ask all your inner parts that feel like they had to sacrifice what is good for them in order to be loved to step forward and work with your superconscious mind to release what no longer serves you or them.
In your art journal, create an image that represents your inner child feeling loved for being exactly as they are.
The moon is in a happy relationship with the sun today.
The moon often represents the physical body in astrology and the sun represents your spirit, vitality and life force energy. The moon being in a happy relationship with the sun brings vitality to your body. It also means feeling confident and free to be yourself or in other words, to break down the walls of protection and allow your spirit to shine in this world. It’s a day with a little more flow and ease than usual.
Notice where the energy flows in your life today and move with it. Don’t fight against currents today. Go with the flow and look for opportunities that expand you in some way.
In your art journal, create an image that celebrating your life force energy.
The moon moves into the sign of Pisces today.
Pisces is a mutable water sign. Pisces energy is calm and highly receptive. It can help you absorb more information from the environment and from other people. This is great when the energy you are absorbing is helpful, nurturing and positive but its not so great when the energy that surrounds you is heavy, intense, negative or unhealthy.
When the moon is in Pisces it can highlight our highly sensitive natures, our compassion and our ability to care for others. It can also help us tune into and honor our creativity but it can also bring flightiness, fickleness and indecision. Pisces energy changes is sentimental but can also change according to whatever mood or emotion it is feeling.
Let’s magnetize the helpful qualities of Pisces.
Think about your creative nature. What do you like about your creativity? What is one positive thing you can say about your creative nature?
In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that celebrates your creativity.
Have fun with your art journal and the moon this week.