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Looking to the stars: Full moon means revelation, clarity

Bill Auchterlonie
Special to The Lake Report

This week we see the sun enter Leo, a full moon in Aquarius and more.

Thursday, July 22: Happy birthday to all Leos! Today, the sun enters its favourite sign, Leo. There is a certain magic to the Leo season. No matter what your sun sign is, this is the best time of the year to embody the sun’s qualities: authenticity, confidence, courage, radiance, warmth and generosity. Just before the sun enters Leo, Venus, newly arrived in Virgo, is exactly opposite Jupiter in Pisces – bringing good news in relationships and, for some, finances. On July 22, 1940, Alex Trebek was born. For a few years he hosted a quiz show on the CBC called “Reach for the Top.” This foreshadowed his 36-year run as host of “Jeopardy!” but, sadly, he died on Nov. 8, 2020.

Friday, July 23: Today we have a full moon in Aquarius. The full moon is conjunct Pluto and near to Saturn – not too close, but close enough to feel its influence. At this full moon we may feel like we did back in early 2020, when we had the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. But this time the moon and Saturn are in Aquarius, so there is a sense of moving forward. “Look at how far we’ve come!” Full moons are when things are revealed and we gain clarity about something that has previously been kept in the dark. It was July 23, 1879, that U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the patent for the typewriter, invented by William Austin Burt.

Saturday, July 24: Imagination and conservative thinking work together to make life more secure – especially home life. July 24, 1534, was the day that Jacques Cartier landed at what became Quebec City and claimed the two Canadas for France. Canada was the Iroquois name for the settlements at Quebec City and Montreal.

Sunday, July 25: Powerful forces from deep within inspire revised ideas about how we approach matters, especially questions of security. Getting angry is likely not the best option. At 91 years of age, Canada’s 12th prime minister, Louis St. Laurent, returned to spirit having served nine years as the leader of our country.

Monday, July 26: A stressful start to the work week with the moon in Pisces will leave tears and loneliness in its wake. Our birthday celebrant today won a Nobel Prize in literature and an Oscar. He also was co-founder of the London School of Economics. Closer to home we have a theatre company named for him. George Bernard Shaw was born July 26, 1856, in Dublin, Ireland.

Tuesday July 27: After a 12-day sprint in the sign of Cancer, Mercury enters Leo. Once we’ve done our introspection, it’s time to speak out. To deliver our message. To roar the truth. On July 27, 1921, Banting and Best isolated insulin at their lab in the University of Toronto. Diabetes would no longer kill.

Wednesday, July 28: Today, Jupiter leaves Pisces and re-enters Aquarius. This is our time to revisit any “unfinished” Jupiter in Aquarius business. Hopefully, Jupiter’s brief transit through Pisces has stirred our imagination, broadened our horizons and helped us find answers outside the box of logic and reason. Now it’s time to go back to logic and reason, and finish what we have started. On July 27, 1866, Beatrix Potter was born. She went on to write and illustrate the famous children’s books about Peter Rabbit.

Next week it’s the third quarter moon in Taurus. And more.

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***Astrology is a form of entertainment, not a science.