July Astrology 2018

The astrology headlines for July 2018 will be Mars retrograde in Aquarius, the first solar eclipse in Cancer in 9 years, the lunar eclipse in Aquarius and Jupiter, the planet of expansion in sexy Scorpio moving direct. In spite of the fact that the month begins with five planets retrograde and ends with 5 planets retrograde, which is generally a slow down in life, it still is a busy and intense month.  The question will be busy and intense doing what? A slow down and rethinking about what areas of your life?  The universe loves to give us these times for self-reflection in order to have a chance to make any course direction changes in life that bring deeper fulfillment and a move towards more wholeness.

Venus spends the first 9 days of July in Leo, then steps into Virgo adding a touch of fussiness to the need of Cancer to feel safe and comfy. Friends and family gathering for reunions take notice that food left out on the picnic tables that are prone to spoiling will freak out your germ phobic friends and family. Ditto with hotel rooms not being up to par and rest room stops while travelling to your vacation spot. Virgo’s solution is to be prepared. Not to be surprised if your buddy decides to bring her own tinctures and supplies to keep the space germ free. venus fairy fantasy

Jupiter moves direct July 10th at 13 degrees of Scorpio, if you have any planets at 13 degrees of Scorpio open your intuition to sense what opportunity is available. When any planet is stationed to move direct or retrograde the energy of that planet is strong. Everyone can feel the essence of Jupiter whether or not you have planets at that degree. Jupiter in Scorpio will uncover riches buried deep within. Whether it is as simple as finding a lost earring in your closet you have been missing or finding out a deceased relative left you money.

 

July Monthly Astrology 2018

 

The new moon solar eclipse in Cancer is super intense as she is opposite Pluto and on the node of Pluto. (Every planet has their own node, not just the moon.) Think of the nodes of the planets as doorways to their homes or dimensions that they reside in. When planets travel past these specific degrees they are walking in front of a portal to that universe. The vibration of the archetype of that planet is pouring out of the doorway/portal infusing the planet with its essence. Pluto is empowered and the Sun and Moon eclipsed is infused with the nature of regeneration.  Pluto has the tag line of being the planet of death and rebirth, transformation is the well worn keyword. Yet Pluto is about life, living, passion and the ultimate knowledge that nothing dies, it simply changes form. This solar eclipse new moon in Cancer with Pluto is the ultimate inner knowing that life and death are intertwined.

The major gifts that Cancer brings to the planet is the ability to nurture, care for, intuit, keep putting effort into that which one is emotionally attached. The difficulty is going too far, and learning to know when it is time to let go even when a lot of effort has been extended to making something happen. This July new moon eclipse is giving us the chance to release old emotions, let go of sadness over what didn’t happen or work out, and transform the energy into creating something new. There is a beautiful grand trine in water between Jupiter in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces and the Cancer new moon. One can be swept away with emotions. Deep feelings of love and caring are present. The other realm is palpable, help and support from the other side is available when you dive deep into meditation and ask for guidance.

The sun makes its grand entrance back to its homeland, Leo, on July 22. With the moon traveling through Sagittarius and Mars retrograding back over the moons south node, fun, travel, parties, and getting together with pals from the past are on the Leo fun docket. leo cat with sun glasses

Mercury makes its second of its three retrogrades of the year on July 26th in the sign of Leo. Grandiose speeches and inflating small tales to make big drama is sure to be found among work and social gatherings. Sure your granddaughter might be the cutest on the planet, or your car the best of the best, just make sure you aren’t feeding the jealousy monster in others that likes to attach itself and challenge ones integrity. It is all about the vibe you send out with your words.

 July ends with the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse. This full moon eclipse in Aquarius is at 4 degrees. If you have any planets that are at 4 degrees you will feel the energy of this time more than others. This is a time of being very serious about your freedom and having fun. Mars is sitting right next to the moon. Mars with the moon can be irritating and impatient. People taking forever to finish in the self-checkout lane, and you’re thinking can you move any slower??? Patience is the key. Mars with the Moon in Aquarius can spark some interesting discussions around controversial or strange topics. Your friend may be totally convinced that they saw UFO’s the night before. The lunar eclipse chart has two significant trines, which help life flow without too much struggle. The first is the Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces water trine which is in activation for the whole month of July, and the second which is the earth trine of Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus which will continue through the month of August.  Having these helpful energies in the water and earth elements is positive support for creating stability in your material world and feeling emotionally at peace with your choices.

Always remember that the planets don’t make something happen, it is the music of the spheres that at times is in great harmony other times with dissonance. When we listen to the messages of the universe we can have foreknowledge of how best to use the energy available. Not too much different than weather forecasting that can give you the heads up if it is a day for sunscreen or an umbrella.

Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius July 27 2018

This full moon is a time to release fear and frustration from the past; let go and move forward. Cancer wants to be safe and can retreat from situations that challenge your comfort zone. Where do you play safe in life because you fear failed expectations or hurt feelings? Now is a time to challenge old patterns and break free from the cloak that once brought you safety but now is a deterrent to your growth.
Mercury is the strongest planet in the sky now (in its rulership), and is in a harmonious connection between Uranus and the Jupiter/Venus conjunction. In quiet moments you can have sudden insights that open up new possibilities to love and a happy heart. This can come through suddenly recognizing what your next step is, or from clearing out negative thoughts that have blocked your path.

Affirmations for the Capricorn Full Moon.
My work life and home life is in balance and brings me satisfaction.
I let go of any feelings of embarrassment or regrets from the past.
My emotional body is healthy. Others emotional tantrums do not alter my inner emotional space.
I am motivated to do what is needed for personal and professional growth.
I make time to listen to my higher self and open my mind and heart to new insights.
I feed my body mind and spirit nourishing food.
I surround myself with respectful caring individuals.

July is filled with several significant astrological events, including the Venus retrograde and Uranus station retrograde.

 

Full Moon July Folk Lore

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July Astrology 2017

July begins with an emotional longing to move towards deeper fulfillment in all aspects of life, although especially in seeking to live a place you love along with having the comfort and safety for yourself and family.  The Sun in Cancer, Chiron station retrograde, Venus conjunct Sedna and Mars opposite Pluto is the recipe for not only the urge for greater happiness, but also the will to find the path that leads to the proverbial end of the rainbow.

The first week of July the energy shifts are palpable with Venus moving into friendly and chatty Gemini and Mercury into showy Leo and staying in the respective compatible signs for 3 weeks. These two planets bring and ease and flow to hanging out with friends sans pressure as you enjoy events and activities July offers you.

The full moon in Capricorn on the 8th/9th is full of purpose and passion. A deep desire to be in control of your personal and profession world take on a life of its own. The build up begins on Friday with a let me out of here exit from work and lights a fire in the mind that inspires new possibilities of how and where to earn your living.

Mars, the planet action, enters Leo on the 20th. When Mars goes into Leo it is a collective vibe of “how do I get someone else to do what I don’t want?”  Mars will be hanging out in Leo for a couple of months, you might consider hiring help to take care of chores that you feel don’t live up to your talents and abilities and focus your energy on more creative endeavors. Thoughts turn to romance and fun when the sun makes its grand entrance into Leo on the 22nd and the next day the moon catches up to the sun heralding in the unusual event of having of having two Leo new moons within a cycle. (The next one in August is the solar eclipse)

When the universe sends us 2 new moons in the same sign and one of the two is the solar eclipse it will do us well to sit up and listen. What the new moon in Leo is all about is connecting to the wisdom in your heart, opening your heart chakra and following your heart. It is the time of year to get closer to what you love to do, and redesign your life to be an authentic expression of who you are.

I guess the universe really wants us to get this message, sending not only two new moon in Leo but having the solar eclipse giving an extra wake up and smell the coffee message with it. As we head into 2018 and beyond, it will be harder to make the changes your heart and higher self are longing for. My suggestion is not to waste time and discover once again what it felt like to be a child believing in possibilities and figure out what you can do that makes sense at this point in your life.

Mercury is moving into Virgo, the sign it rules and can help with all the details of making the changes you want in life. The last days of July Venus takes over as the void planet leaving the end of the days with sweetness and pleasure as she says goodbye to spending the last weeks in Gemini and prepares to step into Cancer on the 31st shifting desires to comfort and family as we greet August.

July Astrology 2016

July 1st marks our half way point of the year. Even though our individual New Year begins with our birthday, and the halfway point is 6 months later, the pull of the collective conscious is powerful in marking these important times. The full moon makes its entrance on the first day in July with a resounding here I am, let’s rejoice in all that is good and with it a feeling of it is time to embrace experience and get moving.
Today’s full moon message is to challenge ourselves to moving beyond our normal comfortable boundaries with the internal question of “Why can’t I do/have/be all that I imagine?” thoughts. Open your heart to sharing and receiving.
And yet with all the hopeful enthusiasm to surge forward towards the life you want there is an underlying frustration that can either block you or inspire you to get moving. The full moon is loosely connected to Mars and Pluto, how well you can get out of your own way will become apparent in two weeks at the next new moon.

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