The Moon’s connection with disruptive yet illuminating Uranus first thing on Monday is an apt start to a week that will feature the year’s first solar eclipse, a Sun Mercury conjunction, Mars’ ingress into Leo and a Sun Neptune square. And this watershed week is only the prelude to next Monday’s Saturn Uranus square. The planets appear to be quite intent on exposing the truth, and Uranus, the global purveyor of shock and awe, is leading the charge. Giving us a preview of next week’s major square, in the wee hours of Monday morning, the waning Taurus Moon will conjoin Uranus before squaring Saturn. Tuesday’s lunar connections to Neptune, Pluto and Mars will be favorably aspected. But in the wake of Monday’s action, links to Mars and Pluto may not be as smooth as steady Taurus would like. A retrograde Pluto, after all, is definitely in on the conspiracy to get to the bottom of things. With all three outer planets activated, stories about the origins of the pandemic or alleged voter fraud in the 2020 U.S. presidential election are heading for the spotlight. Informative Gemini will be itching to get in on the media frenzy, and the Moon will roll into the sign of communication midday on Tuesday. There it will begin preparations for Thursday’s rendezvous with the Gemini Sun, at a haughty 19:47. The chatty Twins are probably astrology’s worst secret keepers. They can’t help themselves; their cosmic imperative is to share the 411. Eclipses are also prone to shed light onto matters, and Mercury and Neptune will be intimately involved with this one. Digging up the dirt, retrograde Mercury is on a mission that will see it conjoin the Moon and Sun on Thursday, and Sunday’s Sun Neptune square will be well on its way to full magnitude during the eclipse. Things can get murky whenever cryptic Neptune is involved. But the nonstop volleys coming from the Gemini Sun, Moon and Mercury should solve more than few mysteries. The tales that the Gemini trio unearth will inevitably get tongues wagging and airwaves buzzing. If that isn’t enough drama for one week, Mars will enter Leo on Friday.
Mars and Leo understand, and greatly admire, one another. The fire of lavish Leo is familiar to the ruler of explosive Aries, and Leo positively adores martian frankness, ambition and drive. Their forces will reach peak ferocity from July 1st-3rd, when Mars will oppose Saturn under an Aries Moon and square Uranus under a Taurus Moon. Feisty Mars hasn’t been able to get a light since January 6th, when he had to leave home for Taurus. The fire and fixity of Leo will reignite old flames and further the repercussions of 2021’s Saturn Uranus squares. The second of those hallmark squares is set for next Monday. True to form, Mars isn’t waiting around to rush headlong into the action.