Famous television astrologer Walter Mercado would sign off his show each time with the same catchphrase: Sobre todo, mucho, mucho amor. The phrase translates to “Above all, lots and lots of love.” This week, Cinemastrology hosts Kate Santos and Stevie Anderson chat about various types of love, acceptance, and romance in their latest astrological forecast for the week of July 19th to July 25th. This week, we can expect to shift our focus on an uncomfortable but much-needed emotional evolution during the New Moon in Cancer on July 20th while a couple days later, on July 22nd, we’ll be moving into bright and shiny Leo Season. That same day, Mercury in Cancer Sextile Uranus in Taurus will super charge conversations to lean into the drama. Romance, unrequited love, with a little dose of drama—these transits along with these films will pep up your mood!
This week, we’re watching the 2000 Hong Kong romance-drama In The Mood For Love (starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung) while discussing July 20th’s New Moon In Cancer alongside the Sun opposing Saturn in Capricorn on that same day. While the New Moon In Cancer may bring about highly-sensitive feelings of care, an opposition to Saturn could be asking us to break the rules we’ve set for ourselves regarding our love lives. The film is a masterpiece in color and direction, and follows two neighbors as they explore romance in an unusual situation. Love can make us go over the top. It can also force us to go to great lengths to gain acceptance from your future daughter-in-law’s family– or at least that’s what it does to Armand (Robin Williams) and Albert (Nathan Lane), the two lovers in 1996’s The Birdcage. This comedy follows this gay couple on a hilarious quest to win over the hearts of their very different soon-to-be in-laws. Adapted from the French play La Cage aux Folles, the film is a fabulous farce with an A-list cast including Christine Baranski, Callista Flockheart, and Gene Hackman. In tangent with Mercury in Cancer Sextile Uranus in Taurus, this energy can influence us to have unusual and unconventional means of expressing oneself, especially in regard to family and relationships. This movie and transit are what we call a classic romp! We are officially in Leo Season on July 22 and the qualities of Leo ask us to be our brightest and most brilliant selves. In order to live out your best Leo Season, the hosts encourage you to take notes from the fabulous Puerto Rican television astrologer Walter Mercado. The new Netflix documentary, and previous CherryPicks Choice, Mucho Mucho Amor (2020) is a beautiful glimpse into the life of Walter Mercado, who magically pushed through the boundaries his entire life. His presence on television as a Latino, genderfluid mystic was groundbreaking and this documentary brings a legend back to life, in pure Leo opulence.
In The Mood For Love (2000): https://www.thecherrypicks.com/films/mood-love
The Birdcage (1996): https://www.thecherrypicks.com/films/birdcage
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020): https://www.thecherrypicks.com/films/mucho-mucho-amor
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