We’re celebrating because Mercury Retrograde is FINALLY over! In the eternal words of Shania Twain, “looks like we made it, look how far we’ve come my baby!”. Cinemastrology hosts Stevie Anderson and Kate Santos forecasts your movie horoscopes for the week of July 12th to July 18th. They discuss the emotional effects of the infamous Mercury Retrograde transit, and how the shadow period could still have us in our Retrograde feelings. Also this week, Sun in Cancer transits are the primary force guiding our movements. On July 12th, the Sun will trine Neptune, and we’ll have the chance to feed our creative selves some much-needed attention. Later in the week, the Sun will be in opposition to Jupiter and a day later, the Sun will be in opposition to Pluto. Emotionally, these two opposition transits could feel like the ups and downs of a rollercoaster.
We’ve come so far during this emotionally heavy Mercury Retrograde period. With Mercury stationing direct in Cancer on July 12th, the hosts celebrate female friendships and finding your groove once again with the 2014 French film Girlhood (Bande de filles). The film, directed by Céline Sciamma (Portrait Of A Lady On Fire), follows one girl’s journey –Marieme played by Karidja Touré– to adapt and learn from a group of fun-loving girls with big personalities. Complete with sweeping cinematography and based on the parts of Paris we rarely see on film, the film challenges us to be more like Marieme and open ourselves up to new experiences. On July 12th, the Sun in Cancer is trine Neptune in Pisces and the hosts discuss living in the moment and finding beauty in the mundane with past CherryPicks Choice, Babyteeth (2020). The film is an impressive directorial debut from Shannon Murphy and stars Eliza Scanlen (Little Women, Sharp Objects) as Milla, a 16-year-old girl who is in the final phase of her young life. This transit asks us to be radically empathetic and to feed our artistic souls by any means necessary. It may not always be the right decision, but sometimes it’s the right decision for right now. Babyteeth is a creative, poetic exploration of living in the now. A few days later, on July 14th, the Sun in Cancer is opposite Jupiter in Capricorn which could make us feel like we’re going with no end in sight. The following day, the Sun in Cancer is in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn which can feel like the rug is pulled from under you. One minute you’re up, the next minute you’re down. The hosts discuss the two oppositional transits alongside the 2019 film Uncut Gems, directed by the Safdie Brothers. The film follows gambling addict Howard Ratner, played by Adam Sandler, as he gets deeper and deeper into losing money. Jupiter wants it all, while Pluto reminds us that it can all be gone in an instant. The chaotic cinematography and score can feel like the electric transits we’re experiencing back to back. The hosts also discuss the off-the-street casting for the film led by Jennifer Venditti. Both the movie and these transits will take us on a ride– from cloud nine to a crash headfirst into reality.
Girlhood (2015): hthttps://www.thecherrypicks.com/films/girlhood-bande-de-filles
Babyteeth (2020): https://www.thecherrypicks.com/films/babyteeth
Uncut Gems (2019): https://www.thecherrypicks.com/films/uncut-gems
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