This week we have Chiron, the wounded healer turning retrograde on July 5th at 2° Aries. Chiron is a comet (first thought to be an asteroid) and is named for the centaur in Greek mythology. Its placement in our chart is said to show where we are wounded, but also where we are able to help heal others.
Chiron will backtrack into Pisces on the 25th of September 2018 and retrograde back as far as 27° Pisces before turning direct again on 9 December 2018.
Also on the 5th of July, we have the Sun trining retrograde Jupiter, followed shortly afterward by Mercury opposing retrograde Mars.
On July 7th, the shadow period for the upcoming retrograde Mercury transit (July 26 to August 19) starts when Mercury crosses 11° Leo, which is the degree that Mercury will retrograde back to during the upcoming retrograde transit.
Next week on the 10th, Jupiter will station and turn direct again, and the trine that Jupiter will receive from the Sun this week (the 5th) should help release some built up tensions and expectations we may have had. If our expectations have been overly optimistic or unrealistic, the outcome may be quite intense and dramatic.
On the 8th, Mercury squares retrograde Jupiter, which also fits with overconfidence and misjudgment. Also on the 8th, the Sun trines Neptune bringing idealism and an appreciation of art and beauty. All times Central Standard Time (CST).
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Midweek may see a disappointment in regard to finances or sharing related to your home or family. Your reaction to this may be to get out and party the disappointment out of your system. Things may not go as you expect though and delays and setbacks may be experienced in relation to friends at this time. Home is still very much where a lot of your attention is at this time and the weekend brings an appreciation of those special people in your life and where you live.
Talks with your partner may not go the way you expect midweek, the trick here is to try and keep your expectations grounded in reality. Midweek may also bring some angst on the job front; perhaps your mind is more focused on home and family than on deadlines. Near the end of the week is a great time to catch up with friends and restore your optimism a little, dare to dream a little.
If you have been working hard and are expecting a nice big bonus at this time, midweek may find you feeling a little deflated. That is not to say that you are not appreciated, just that you may have had higher expectations than were realistic. Communication, in general,l can get tricky and heated in the second part of the week, and a difference in opinion can soon escalate. The end of the week has you feeling much better about your career and daring to dream a little again.
Those who have been focusing on a creative project or just wanting to inject a bit more fun in their lives may find midweek a time when expectations just don’t match reality. Disputes about sharing, whether this is possessions, finances or intimacy may arise midweek. The desire to get out of town, or set out on a new adventure will be strong late in the week and may be just the tonic to get you over the disappointments earlier in the week.
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Try not to let any setbacks have you feeling sorry for yourself midweek, it may be difficult but a better way forward is likely to present itself to you soon enough. Discussions with partners may also be quite heated midweek, so tread lightly. This is a time when you are likely to be taking an uncharacteristic backseat to events, and over the weekend you are likely to appreciate this time to reflect and get yourself ready for when you are ready to burst on the scene again.
Communications may not bring the news you were looking for midweek, but better options may be on their way. Take care of your health, you have likely been doing way too much lately, and a chance to rest and refresh is likely to do you the world of good. Your relationship with your partner is likely to be going well and the weekend may bring a particularly great time for you two to get out and mingle.
Midweek may bring some disappointment regarding money and your job, perhaps you were counting on a big payday and it just didn’t materialize or wasn’t as big as you expected. Discussions with friends, or groups that you are a member of may also be heated midweek, so take that sense of tact and grace with you. The weekend would be a great time to work on how to foster improved relationships with those that you work with or interact with on a daily basis.
Maybe you were prepped for a big adventure, or taking up a new course of study. The midweek period may find you feeling a little disappointed in regard to this but other options are likely to present themselves soon enough. Discussions in the home, and possibly related to work/life balance may get somewhat heated midweek. The weekend should have you feeling more relaxed and inspired in general.
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Issues related to shared resources and possessions may have you feeling disappointed early in the week. Things may not have panned out as you hoped, but there is still some reason to hope at this time. Communications, in general, can be heated midweek and this would not be a good time to burn any bridges. The weekend finds you in a much more relaxed mood, enjoying time with your family and in your home.
Hopes and dreams you share with your partner may have you feeling a little deflated midweek. Perhaps you are not both on the same page or circumstances keep getting in the way. Finances may also be a bit of a bugbear midweek. The weekend brings a much better time for discussions with your partner, with both of you feeling particularly dreamy.
Hopes and expectations you had for your career may hit a bit of a roadblock midweek. Looking for other ways to achieve your objectives may bring a better plan of attack in any case. Midweek may also find you quite combative with your partner, try to play nice. The weekend is likely to find you feeling good about yourself and yourself and your finances in some way.
Fun and adventure are on your mind, but you may need to cut them down into bite-size pieces, rather than tackle them all at once midweek. Your energy levels are likely to be low at this time and not taking care of yourself could have you laid low physically if you are not careful. The weekend brings a brighter spark though, with good times and creativity at a high.