Release the Past So the Future Can Shine

The Astrology

  • The 3rd Quarter Moon is in its own Cancer sign the first half of today and squaring the Sun in Libra as both the Moon and Sun move through the final degrees of their respective locals.
  • This waning Moon stays connected to Venus and Mercury in Scorpio, Saturn in Capricorn, and retrograde Uranus in Taurus until it moves into Leo midday.


The Moon helped shape how we track and understand time; it affects the ocean tides; it connects us with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. It represents intuitive guidance. It’s the strong feminine energy that illuminates and rules throughout the night.

The Moon traveled through Cancer all weekend, drawing your attention to your emotional roots. You may have been able to reconnect with family and friends who feel like family on the weekend. Or perhaps memories that called forth strong emotions played a big role in your awake or nighttime hours. You might have felt strong emotions around what has changed about you and the life you’re living.

Memories of what was can have such a strong attraction that they hold you to a time, or place, or to people that can exist ONLY in memory.

The Moon in its disseminating phase releases its light. When the Moon squares the Sun, as it is today, there’s strong desire to let go, to relieve the tension that exists between what was and what is. The Moon in its powerful wisdom is demonstrating that only when the past is released can access be gained to peace of mind and to new joyful experiences.

When the Moon moves to Leo midday, its relationship with the Sun in Libra changes from stressful to helpful. There will be opportunities for you to show yourself and others who you are now.  Extract only the benefits from all that you’ve ever done or been in the past and let the rest go.

Today’s Haiku

It’s not mistakes but
Habits of mind that bind hearts
and tether spirits.

July 30 Astrology Forecast

The Astrology

The old Cancer Moon’s light dwindles as it’s overshadowed by the Sun in Leo and comes face to face with boundaries via Saturn in Capricorn.


You may brush against situations and feel an uneasy urgency to steer clear of people and events that either crossed a boundary or had you feeling hemmed in. This may be felt in any area of life, including socially, at work or home. Honor your own experience and be guided by your intuition even though what you need for yourself may be out of sync with what others need from you. Relax. Get aligned with your own best interests first. That’s what others want for themselves, too.

“Teaching others how to respect your boundaries is important. Teaching yourself how to respect them is life changing”
~ Vienna Pharaon

Today’s Haiku

Emotions flow free.

Intuit. Let rock and soil

support without dams.