Current Aspects
July 2
to 9, 2020

all interpretations written & copyrighted by Jenny Yates

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Jupiter conjunct Pluto
(24° Capricorn)

This is a time of fierce loyalties and intense
ambitions.  Jupiter expands everything it
touches, and now it’s giving its energy to
Pluto, planet of power and transformation.  
So there could be quite a few protracted –
perhaps even violent - struggles for
primacy. In a way, we’re all fighting for
primacy over a tiny enemy, the corona

Many of these struggles are hidden away,
below the surface. There could be tangled
webs of influence, obsession, favors, and
debts, and it may not be easy to see what’s
really going on.  And then sometimes some
fierce, unruly emotion – some desire,
resentment, or ambition -  bursts through,
and everyone may jump on it, shocked to
the bone.  And yet it’s been there all along,
if anyone cared to look a little deeper.  

With this aspect, the urge for power can
reach toxic levels. So it’s really important to
keep talking about what’s going on, both
with the virus and in the highest levels of
government. Free discussion helps a lot in
working through the power imbalances.

You can accomplish an enormous amount
during this transit if you work with others,
and channel your deeper emotions towards
a concrete, practical goal. If you’re trying to
make the world a better place in some
definite way, and you’re listening to the
people around you and cooperating with
them, then more power to you. You’re part
of the solution.     

This is noticeable June 2 to July

It's exact
in NYC:  Tues, June 30, 1:46 am
in Vancouver: Mon, June 29,
10:46 pm
in London: Tues, June 30,
6:46 am
in Singapore: Tues, June 30,
1:46 pm  
in Sydney: Tues, June 30,
3:46 pm

June 2 to July 19
Jupiter conjunct Pluto

June 29 to July 2
Sun conjunct Mercury

June 27 to July 4
Mercury sextile Uranus

July 9 to August 23
Jupiter sextile Neptune

Mercury sextile Uranus  
(9° Cancer/Taurus)

This is very helpful for
communication.   Mercury in
Cancer gives a warm,
supportive way of connecting
with other people, and with the
sextile to Uranus, you’re drawn
to people who come from
different places, and who have
had different experiences.  
You want to learn from them,
to understand their reality.  
And you can communicate
your own feelings more vividly.  

You may be saying some
unusual and perhaps
controversial things.  Others
are also more open to new
ideas, and so some very
exciting dialogues can occur.   

It’s a creative and experimental
time, in which you can use
your existing skills and learn
new things, with the aim of
creating a different kind of
There’s an added emphasis on
new technology, and you may
figure out new and more
efficient ways to use it.  Your
particular genius, whatever it
is, can emerge during this
time.  Whether you’re a piano
virtuoso or a master chef, you
express yourself with more flair
and with more variations than

This is noticeable June 27 to
July 4.                          

It's exact
in NYC: Tues, June 30,

6:12 pm     
in Vancouver: Tues, June 30,
3:12 pm       
in London: Tues, June 30,
11:12 pm       
in Singapore: Weds, July 1,
6:12 am  
in Sydney: Weds, July 1,
8:12 am  

Sun sextile Uranus
(9° Cancer/Taurus)

With the sun in Cancer, you are
very emotionally open, very
sensitive to everything going on
around you.  And, during this
transit, you can take that new
awareness in some surprising

You not only notice all kinds of new
and different things, but you’re
inspired to do something about it.  
This is a great time to make
change, especially in your family,
neighborhood, or country.  With the
people in your vicinity, you can
explore new ways of thinking and
new ways of relating to each other.  

This transit makes change a little
easier, with more people seeing it
as exciting and fulfilling.  The future
is what we make it, and the desire
to reshape it is very strong right
now.  We are all willing to work
together, to take care of each
other, to make sure that every
change is a positive one for the
least powerful in our midst.

So it’s a good time for
experimenting.  Your rational and
your intuitive minds can work
together harmoniously, and you
can come up with new approaches,
new systems, and new technology.
You can also find new ways of
enjoying yourself:  places to go,
people to meet, parties to plan, and
yummy things to cook.  And artists
find their work infused with more
energy and excitement.    

This is noticeable June 28 to July

It's exact
in NYC:  Weds, July 1, 2:07 am  
in Vancouver: Tues, June 30,
11:07 pm      
in London: Weds, July 1, 7:07 am   
in Singapore: Weds, July 1,

2:07 pm    
in Sydney: Weds, July 1, 4:07 pm   

Sun conjunct Mercury
(9° Cancer)

This is a time of extra mental energy
and mental sensitivity, but it’s not
particularly objective.  Ideas have a
strong emotional charge, and you
may find yourself working hard to
convince yourself and others of the
things that you want to be true.  Still,
your mind is working really well.  

You’re creative and imaginative, and
your memory is vivid.

This is a great time to connect with
your family and close friends, and to
tell people how much you care about
them.  You might take some time for
old family stories and traditions.  For
example, you could spend the
evening playing cards with your
family, or looking through old photo
albums, or visiting the old haunts in
your childhood neighborhood.  

Or you could forge new traditions.  
There’s a tribal feel to the
sun/Mercury conjunction in Cancer,
and even if you have to do it through
Zoom meetings, this is a good time to
get together with others. You can
gather together people in your
neighborhood, or members of your
church, and talk about the issues
that are closest to your hearts. You
can start new educational programs
that can bind together the young
people in your vicinity. You can share
your art, your songs, all the warm,
surging feelings that lie in your heart.

There’s also a lot of empathy in this
water sign. So this is a good time to
let yourself see those who are needy,
who are hurting, and offer what you
can. And nurture yourself too, while
you’re at it. During these strange and
demanding times, we all need a little
extra care.

This is noticeable June 29 to July

It's exact
in NYC:  Tues, June 30, 10:52 pm     
in Vancouver: Tues, June 30,
7:52 pm       
in London: Weds, July 1, 3:52 am   
in Singapore: Weds, July 1,
10:52 am      
in Sydney: Weds, July 1, 12:52 pm    

June 28 to July 3
Sun sextile Uranus

July 6 to 10
Mercury square Mars

Mercury square Mars
(6° Cancer/Aries)

This gives a lot of mental and
physical energy, but it can be
turbulent. Mars in Aries is quick,
reckless, hot-blooded, explosive,
and prone to conflict.  There could
be communication problems, mainly
because people don’t really want to
hear what others are saying. They
just want to rush into action.

People are more impatient and more
competitive, and all sorts of
spontaneous contests could
emerge. The verbal jousting could
be exciting, and we’ll see a lot of
sharply-honed wit.  However,
sometimes the wounds inflicted are
considerable and deep. People are
more sensitive, more easily hurt, with
Mercury in Cancer, and instead of
acknowledging their vulnerability,
they may just launch into counter-

So try to be a little gentler with your
loved ones during this transit. If
things do degenerate, just admit that
your feelings were hurt and that you
lashed out. Lay your grievances
down, put winning aside, and just let
these people know how much you
care about them.     

This is quite accident-prone, so be
extra careful on the physical level
too. Watch out when operating
machines, when handling anything
sharp or hot, or when in motion. If
you’re standing on a cliff admiring a
waterfall, don’t lean over too far.  
This is not the best time to clean
your gun, and in fact, it’s best to lock
it up, before your kids or your
grandmother or your dog get ahold
of it.

This is noticeable July 6 to

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, July 8, 6:41 am
in Vancouver: Weds, July 8, 3:41 am
in London: Weds, July 8, 11:41 am
in Singapore: Weds, July 8, 6:41 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, July 8, 8:41 pm

Jupiter sextile Neptune
(20° Capricorn/Pisces)

This is a lovely aspect for
dreamers.  Jupiter is usually
more prosaic and sensible when
it’s in Capricorn, but the sextile
to Neptune opens the door to
flights of fancy.  

Both Jupiter and Neptune tend
to exaggerate, to inflate, but
since this is a harmonious
aspect, there isn’t much damage
done during this transit.  You’re
more idealistic, and you can
conceive of a better world.  You
may even be able to figure out
how to make it happen.  Your
more cynical side is temporarily
in abeyance while you work out
a plausible path to Utopia.

You may not get everything you
want, but you’ll likely have some
wonderful experiences.  It’s
never a bad thing to move
towards whatever makes your
heart sing.

This transit is particularly good
for progress in the arts,
including the healing arts.  You
are able to trust your intuition,
and it takes you towards beauty,
bliss, and wholeness.  It can also
be a time of spiritual growth,
when you feel a stronger sense
of connection to the cosmos.    

This is noticeable July 9 to
August 23.          

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, July 27, 12:07 pm
in Vancouver: Mon, July 27,
9:07 am  
in London: Mon, July 27, 5:07
in Singapore: Tues, July 28,
12:07 am   
in Sydney: Tues, July 28,
2:07 am