This week’s supermoon-slash-eclipse is a major celestial event with unique (life-changing) powers


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This is one of those weeks where there’s going to be a *lot* happening in the heavens: a solar eclipse, first of all, which is associated with endings—and new beginnings. Plus there will be a new moon, with a bit extra, AKA a supermoon. (It’s basically a new moon that happens when the moon is near its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. And its impact can be felt more strongly than a new moon (even the tides rise higher.) To get you ready, rockstar astrologer Jennifer Racioppi has day-by-day guidance, no matter what your sun sign is. 

Monday, July 9

With the weekend over, and the Fourth of July holiday now complete, Monday offers the perfect time to reset. Venus, the planet that most closely represents the feminine, enters into health-oriented Virgo today. Translation: You may naturally gravitate to a low-glycemic blood sugar balanced diet. If so, awesome. Take a step back from alcohol and dessert, and focus on your very best health habits. With Mercury squaring Jupiter today too, a little restraint goes a long way. Tune into your needs. If life has felt incredibly social lately, now’s the time to take a step back and nurture your need for alone time. This jam-packed astrological week boasts an eclipse and a grand trine in earth too. Take space. Get grounded. Digest the week ahead.

Tuesday, July 10

The most massive planet of the solar system, Jupiter, stations direct at 13 degrees of Scorpio. This means Jupiter has the power to expand, promising growth and bestowing blessings. Having been retrograde since March 8, its pivot forward offers auspicious activity. As the moon wanes dark, think positive thoughts and release that which you no longer need. While it will take some time for Jupiter to be back to normal speed, the completion of its retrograde cycle has a positive impact. Channel it!

Wednesday, July 11

Venus in Virgo makes an auspicious angle of support to revolutionary Uranus today—so you may find you have a much-needed breakthrough. Given the potent solar supermoon-eclipse is occurring tomorrow, now’s not the time to push or force anything. Creating space proves fruitful. In the words of Money, A Love Story author Kate Northrup: How can you do less? What can you take off your schedule? Venus is powerfully connecting with Uranus, to help you shake off what you no longer need. Pro tip: Prepare for the eclipse tomorrow by nourishing yourself with extra sleep. Taking magnesium before bed, giving yourself a soothing bath or shower, as well as a foot massage, will help you to sleep deeply. Allow yourself to rest and replenish.

Thursday, July 12

The new moon-solar eclipse occurs at 10:37 p.m. Eastern. This eclipse directly opposes Pluto. Powerhouse Pluto rules the underworld. Given its position, this new moon reveals the shadow. Fear not, though: Pluto, known for its ability to utilize the richness of darkness, supports stellar growth and change, assuming you lean into the opportunities provided. Solar eclipses initiate new beginnings, and this one invites values-based change (since Venus in fastidious Virgo continues to trine Uranus in Taurus). Tap into the power of this new moon solar eclipse and allow life to be rearranged. Reevaluate how you are spending your time, and recommit to what means the most to you; children, primary relationships, self-care, and soul-driven passions.

Friday, July 13

Friday the 13th boasts a grand trine in Earth! Holler. This productive, nourishing, and powerful connection offers tremendous support. It’s the perfect chaser to yesterday’s potent eclipse. Venus in Virgo makes an exact trine to Saturn at 5 degrees of Capricorn. Saturn, the planet of discipline and structure supports you to hone and craft your purpose. His connection to love-filled Venus expands this potential even more. With the new moon here, set bold and powerful intentions for the life you most desire. What values are committing to? What vows do you want to make to yourself, and to others? Words have power choose and use them wisely. Stay focused on your precise desires.

Saturday, July 14

The moon waxes crescent while traveling through joyous Leo today. Get out and have some fun. Leo, after all, represents the ability to play. Whether you have children or not, embrace the freedom of childhood joy. Games, nature, community, delicious food, and pleasure compliment the day nicely. When it comes to working out, find the rhythm and joy of flow. Long runs, sweaty vinyasa flow classes, tennis, and swimming potentially prove incredibly fruitful today. Also, don’t forget the power of owning your voice. Singing offers the capacity to cleanse and clear your heart. Allow yourself the space to feel and be free.

Sunday, July 15

With July just about halfway over, allow yourself time to get organized today. The waxing crescent moon moves from playful Leo into health-related Virgo at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, shifting the vibe of the week. Coming off the intense solar eclipse, it’s important to process where you’ve been and where you intend to go. Given the potency of eclipse season—the next full moon is a total lunar eclipse, too—take space and digest all that has come to pass over recent weeks. Eclipses often feel like a game of musical chairs, and things shift quickly. So take time to settle into your evolving reality. Need a health reset? Now’s the perfect time to ditch the sugar and go back to the basics. Dark leafy greens, high-quality protein, complex carbohydates, lots of water, and fresh air! Breathe deep and release what you no longer need.

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success. 

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