In the Stars for July
The hot summer season persists with lots of restless emotional energy with the transiting Sun moving through Cancer. Happy Birthday USA 241 years old! And still a young nation with lots of young souls to work out the American dream. The U.S.A. chart shows major changes coming for the U.S.A. perhaps disruptions in our identity how the world sees us and we present a very erratic façade to our world partners as Uranus in Aries transits the first house of the solar return. The Sun Mars and Mercury all in the cancer in the fourth house does mean that we want to put our energies in our own back yard and develop new systems for creative investments in the future. Expect more of the same chaos, changes, deception and confusion making coming from our leaders until September 1, perhaps we can start to come to our senses as Saturn starts to transit the first house of the USA natal chart and the process of rebuilding comes into play for a good 2 year cycle. We had the Summer Solstice and now each day will be a little shorter as we move through the half way mark of the celestial zodiac. Cancer is a cardinal water sign meaning it is action oriented; though it is very inward focused, deep and protective of its intuitive awareness and secrets. You may be experiencing a more intuitive time as you may find your-self being more inward focused and sensitive to others energy.
You may notice that Cancer water sign natives those born between June 21 and July 22nd are: caring, loving, protective and somewhat secretive in their personality. They crave security for themselves, family and loved ones some for their country as Cancer rules over patriots. They may pursue their goals however unconsciously through the feeling nature. Some Cancer natives will be quiet, touchy or evasive because they fear being hurt or hurting others so they remain quiet about things or side step the issue. They are ruled by the Moon giving this sign its flowing, emotional nature and its abundant fertility of imagination. They must overcome over emotionalism, fear of security and lack of confidence. They are warm and affectionate and may be at time self-sacrificing. They love food, music and growing things. Cancer has rules over the stomach and digestive system. This is why our emotions can affect our digestion. Happy Birthday Cancer! You are all changing and growing perhaps with dramatic events which will help you face up to the inner transformation which continues to help you change and let go this year as Uranus squares and Pluto opposes your Sun. Other Sun signs affected are Aries, Libra and Capricorn to let go of the illusion of control. It’s always best to flow like water.
The Planetary Cycles for July
The first week of July promises intensity and opportunity as Mercury moving through Cancer conjuncts the Sun and Mars all in Cancer forming a cardinal Grand -Square to Jupiter planet of growth through negotiations in Libra and Uranus in Aries which inspires the new, bold, and erratic changes and opposing transformative death and re-cycle orientated Pluto; this is a recipe for strong tensions in the air which can come out of the blue this early week of July. Some may experience this as a time of frustration around change and growth of plans and projects. Cancer can be restless and this is a take charge aspect like heroism, valor and aggression to disrupt, belligerence over exertion in order to expand personal interests. At best this time is good for the collective to realize that out of chaos comes new ideas, growth and a direction forward is divined full of opportunities. The cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are mostly affected by this transit.
Mercury goes into the fire sign Leo July 5th and this helps us gain more energy to step up and form better connections but not a great placement for Mercury. However, it does help to channel our energy towards the more creative and dramatic. The downside is it can foster more arrogance then we need these days. At least it’s not moving retrograde until Aug. 13th.
Venus moves into Gemini July 5th which will pick up the social vibes for the holiday week. Venus fosters communications, learning and networking through relations this month. Later in the month Mars moves into Leo where it functions better around leadership and strength while Saturn in Sagittarius retrograde continues to bring us a review of our philosophical, ethical, moralistic codes of law. Neptune continues in its own sign Pisces influencing our imagination to grow and stretch in search for the more mystical and spiritual meaning in life or fall prey into the abyss of deceptions, delusions and illusions coming from the astral plane due to Jupiter /Neptune in-conjunction for most of the next two months. Neptune teaches us that through suffering we grow spiritually the water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are mostly affected by this transit.
The Lunar Cycle for July
The first Quarter Moon in Libra wants to establish good relations and harmony. The month starts off with the weekend in Libra great for socializing. The first quarter moon is when we get to decide and evaluate what things we want to keep or let go off. This is the growing phase of this lunar cycle.
The Full Moon in the cardinal ambitious earth sign Capricorn brings the energy to the height of its growth for this cycle. This is a good time to enjoy the fruit of your labors and in this summer season to feel the power of your vitality and body. Re-align your energies and to balance your chakras for the completion is on its way within two weeks. We have just completed 6 months around the zodiac, as we enter into the second half of Sun’s movement towards the southern hemisphere of the zodiac belt.
The Last Quarter Moon occurs July 16th, in the fire sign Aries makes strong contacts with Mercury, Pluto, Saturn, the Sun and Mars and conjoins Uranus- that’s six planets! An action packed week ahead for this the ending of the lunar cycle. You may want to assess all your decisions over this week use caution since this energy can be reckless and impulsive.
Sun enters Leo July 22nd the energy shifts the more enthusiastic and positive influences, a time to be active and forward striving. The Sun in Leo is at its most strongest of all the signs.
The New Moon occurs July 23rd in the fire sign Leo. The Sun now moving through Leo helps us to start a new lunar phase with plans and projects towards the more enthusiastic, affirmative avenues in life. Enjoy your time while both Sun and Moon in Leo for the vitality it can bring. New lunar cycles are the time in the lunar phase to start new projects and plans as it can give clarity about the key influences coming up in the month.
Astrology is the study of the celestial bodies around the 12 month zodiac. It’s a mystical and scientific system of perception of the cycles around the map of the heavens.
Peace and Blessings
In the Stars for June
The transiting Sun is moving through the curious intellectual air sign Gemini until June 20th when it moves into the emotional water sign Cancer and we have the Summer Solstice. Gemini’s symbol is the twins, Castor and Pollux whom represent two sides of the personality positive and negative aspects which are seen in this air sign. Gemini stirs up the mental forces this month increasing our proclivity to want to network, socialize and have creative fun with our ideas.
Gemini Sun natives love to communicate their numerous ideas. They need to constantly pursue the exchange of their fertile minds with others. They are adaptable folks who can be witty, logical and inquisitive. Spontaneous conversation comes easily and they prefer to have numerous friends from all walks of life. They can be nervous and restless and perhaps at times inconsistent and superficial but they are always flirtatious and the life of the party. Happy Birthday Gemini! This year Saturn is making its last difficult aspect to your Sun after September 2017 look for opportunities and new adventures will be possible this fall.
Mercury moving in direct motion is strong this month when it moves through its own sign Gemini. Mercury in Gemini furthers the Sun’s activity in Gemini increasing the intellectual forces so that we may learn quickly and easily. Then later Mercury will shift into the water sign Cancer around June 21 along with the Sun and the collective energy changes to a more quiet tone with an emphasis on feelings and intuitions. The later part of June may not feel as objective and clear as it did earlier in the month while the planets Sun, Mercury and Mars transit through the emotional water sign Cancer. The influence of the water sign Cancer can stir up patriotism and we can be triggered to defend home and country.
Jupiter the planet of wealth, expansion and wisdom moves into direct motion in the justice minded air sign Libra squaring Mars which governs our actions and strategies later this month. This may be a time to take action on decisions to expand your projects especially due to the tension in the air around the New Moon June 24th in the water sign Cancer which promotes new projects.
Venus in Taurus the sign it rules will lend some stability to our values. Venus in Taurus helps us grow good loyal friends and security with loved ones. Enjoyment of the good life is one of Venus’s gifts in the earth sign Taurus this month.
Saturn still moving through the last degrees of Sagittarius this month will aspect the Sun signs Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces those born in the late degrees of their Sun signs may still need to push through all the difficulty and hardships these last few months. Saturn retrograde gives us lessons in ethics and inspires us to review our intellectual concepts. We may review our morality letting go of restrictive codes that hamper our personal freedoms.
Uranus is now moving direct in Aries in its furthering our initiatives for new directives and as it continues to square Pluto in Capricorn we can see all the restrictive controls in governments all around us urging us to take charge of our own destiny. The cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are the hardest hit by this aspect. Move forward with the changes and let go of restrictions to your creative inspirations. In order to leverage this aspect work with your will power.
The Lunar Cycle for June
The Lunar cycle is what helps us grow the projects and plans we like to carry forth each month. The First Quarter Moon occurs June 1rst in the analytical earth sign Virgo. Virgo likes to clean and be dutiful with its service this is a good time to polish up your act and that may involve cleaning up the home. It may feel like a good stable day as Venus in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius and life feels secure.
The Full Moon occurs June 9th in the inspirational fire sign Sagittarius. This can be quite the expansive and fun day full of inspirations as Jupiter moves in direct motion ruler of Sagittarius. Venus sextiles Mars should lend a creative spark to the inspirations on this day. Full Moon energy is a good time to take stock and review the development of your activities this month.
The Last Quarter Moon in the mystic water sign Pisces finishes up this lunar cycle. A time for imagination, intuition and dreaming may be prevalent on this day. This last moon is a finishing up energy so clear your work space and rest and relax for more energy will arrive on the New Moon next week.
The New Moon arrives June 23rd in the intuitive water sign Cancer and we celebrate the summer in the northern hemisphere with Midsummer celebrations in the northern countries of the midnight sun. Summer arrives and we come half circle around the zodiac for another season. The Sun at its height will now begin its transit back to the southern hemisphere the skies should be bright and expansive tonight. The New Moon energy brings the strong force of change this week as Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn. Let go of any type of false security this week as its character will appear very clearly. Possessions are useful to us if we use them with the intent that our abundance is limitless our super consciousness and not the limited poverty consciousness of greed at the foundation of our values that still rules within our lower subconscious.
The Stars provide the energy through their motion and patterns ; we get to choose how to use the forces wisely.
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