Uranus turns retrograde on Monday 7/5 till December 5 from 0º35’ to 0º20’ Aries.
The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A woman just risen from the sea. A seal is embracing her.” We are returning to an understanding of our personal truth. As we connect to our uniqueness and our sacredness, we connect to the oneness of all life. This is a time to become who we truly are with honesty, courage, love and purity of spirit.
Solar Eclipse (New Moon) on Sunday 7/11 at 19º24’ Cancer (12:40 PM)
This degree is described in the Sabian Symbols as follows: “Venetian gondoliers giving a serenade”. Eclipses are always turning points in the evolution of our consciousness, after which life will never be the same. This eclipse talks about peace. It is about finding beauty, harmony and love in our lives.
Saturn enters Libra on Wednesday 7/21 till October 5, 2012.
This is great news for all the people who have been single for a while. During the next 2 years, we shall be connecting with our spirit partner and achieving the relationship we have always dreamed of. As we create karma-free love relationships, we are helping create the cells of the new society.
Jupiter turns retrograde on Friday 7/23 till November 18 at 3º24’ Aries.
"Two lovers strolling on a secluded walk" is the Sabian Symbol’s description for this degree. Financial abundance and richness of experience come to us through our love connections. The more we ally with like spirited people, the more we create a solid team with our loved one, the easier life becomes. True love and simplicity of spirit create wealth in our lives.
Neptune continues to be retrograde this whole month (until Nov. 9, 2011) between 28º27’ and 27º50’ Aquarius.
These degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by "A tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter" and "A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis". In these end times, separating us from the shift of consciousness to occur by 2012, our survival and happiness depend on our ability to reach enlightenment. We have within ourselves, in the simplicity and power of our divinity, all the resources necessary to lead a happy and healthy life.
Pluto continues to be retrograde this whole month (until September 13) between 3º58’ and 3º16’ Capricorn.
This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by "A group of people outfitting a large canoe at the start of a journey by water." As the world collapses more and more obviously, more and more people are understanding the need to shift their consciousness. This is a journey into the unknown requiring much clarity of emotion and purity of purpose so that we may become true vessels for living love.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Pisces until Saturday 7/3 at 6:43 AM + between Wednesday 7/28 at 1:00 AM and Friday 7/30 at 1:41 PM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Saturday 7/3 at 6:44 AM and Monday 7/5 at 5:28 PM + between Friday 7/30 at 1:42 PM and Monday 8/2 at 1:12 AM:
Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Monday 7/5 at 5:29 PM and Thursday 7/8 at 0:50 AM:
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work…
Moon in Gemini between Thursday 7/8 at 0:51 AM and Saturday 7/10 at 4:37 AM:
Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Saturday 7/10 at 4:38 AM and Monday 7/12 at 5:52 AM:
Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Monday 7/12 at 5:53 AM and Wednesday 7/14 at 6:14 AM:
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Wednesday 7/14 at 6:15 AM and Friday 7/16 at 7:23 AM:
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Friday 7/16 at 7:24 AM and Sunday 7/18 at 10:41 AM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Sunday 7/18 at 10:42 AM and Tuesday 7/20 at 4:47 PM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power…
Moon in Sagittarius between Tuesday 7/20 at 4:48 PM and Friday 7/23 at 1:38 AM:
Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Moon in Capricorn between Friday 7/23 at 1:39 AM and Sunday 7/25 at 12:37 PM:
Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Sunday 7/25 at 12:38 PM and Wednesday 7/28 at 12:59 AM:
Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general.
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation began on June 26
with the Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) in Capricorn. On Sunday 7/11, take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one positive, concise intention per sheet. Place your papers out to be activated by the Solar Eclipse (New Moon) in Cancer, making sure they are on a balcony, in a garden or near a window by exactly 12:40 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle!
Our next intentional meditation begins on Sunday 7/25.
Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions, and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Aquarius at exactly 6:37 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon on Monday 8/9.
Thursday 7/1: Mercury Sextile Mars (5:17 AM)
Great for signing contracts and making short trips. Today’s communications are direct and honest. We are self-assertive and dynamic in our speech. We mean what we say and are forceful in the expression of our thoughts.
Monday 7/5: Uranus turns retrograde (9:49 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Thursday 7/8: Venus Opposition Neptune (4:56 PM), Mercury Sextile Saturn (10:35 PM)
Deception could be lurking in our love life. Someone we cherish could be less than honest or confuse us in some way. Being in love with love and wanting to see the best in another, could blind us to another’s shortcomings. Our thoughts today are serious and even slightly pessimistic. Great, however, for getting work done and fulfilling our goals efficiently.
Friday 7/9: Mercury enters Leo (9:29 AM till 7/27), Mercury Trine Uranus (4:46 PM)
During the next 3 weeks, we express ourselves dramatically. Any project that places us in the limelight is appealing. We want to take it easy, enjoy the sun, have a leisurely time, attend elegant parties and dress glamorously. Today, more specifically, we need excitement. Our thoughts could change suddenly with new data. Sudden, unexpected events could disturb our plans.
Saturday 7/10: Venus enters Virgo (4:32 AM till 8/6), Sun Sextile Mars (9:13 PM)
During the following month, we seek love with a pure heart. We heal our emotions and are drawn to people with a clean mind and a healthy body. Today, more specifically, we push for our goals, are efficient, dynamic and forceful in our self-expression.
Sunday 7/11: Solar Eclipse (12:40 PM), Mercury Trine Jupiter (1:13 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, we feel enthusiastic and open minded. We could be drawn to foreigners and other cultures. The law, religion and athletic activities are appealing. This is a great day for long distance traveling or signing a contract with positive, far reaching consequences.
Tuesday 7/13: Venus Trine Pluto (10:54 AM)
Great for a passionate date. We could find new depth in an existing love relationship. We are likely to understand more profoundly our soul connection with that person as well as what hinders us from more intimacy. Our social life could become more intense. Financial matters are quite beneficial today, leading to long-lasting power.
Wednesday 7/21: Saturn enters Libra (8:09 AM till October 2012)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Thursday 7/22: Sun enters Leo (3:21 PM till 8/22), Sun Sextile Saturn (6:14 PM)
During the following month, we seek glamour. The more we act from our heart, the more successful we are. We want to shine and feel bigger than life. Performing artists are favored by this transit. Today, more specifically, we are disciplined, structured and meet our obligations gracefully.
Friday 7/23: Sun Trine Uranus (3:07 AM), Jupiter turns retrograde (5:03 AM till 11/18)
Today, is a day of unexpected and exciting changes. As we express our uniqueness, our brilliance and genius become visible. A day for innovative projects, new ideas, and stimulating social contacts. During the next 4 months, we need to reassess our philosophy of life. We could visit a country we haven’t been to in a long time. An ancient lawsuit could get resolved. We could resume university level studies we had abandoned.
Saturday 7/24: Jupiter Square Pluto (6:51 PM)
A great social or economical obstacle to our growth is likely to emerge, forcing us to negotiate and/or compromise. Wisdom and personal experience are the only ways to eradicate collective dogma or political manipulation standing in the way of positive evolution.
Monday 7/26: Mercury Opposition Neptune (3:04 AM), Sun Trine Jupiter (4:30 AM), Saturn Opposition Uranus (10:05 AM)
A day of mixed blessings and contradicting influences. We could feel a little woolly headed and dreamy. Not the best day to sign important documents as we are likely to miss some of the small print. Best to meditate and do channeling or healing work. In our optimism, we could trust that nothing can go wrong and overlook some important data. A day where the old is clashing with the new. Our need to evolve and break free from limiting conditioning could meet resistance from more conventional people who wish to hang on to ancient circumstances.
Thursday 7/29: Mars enters Libra (4:47 PM till 9/14)
The next two months favor Libra natives. For everyone, regardless of our sign, this time is about balance and harmony. Our decisions take others into consideration. We seek win-win situations and do our best to bring peace.
Friday 7/30: Mercury Trine Pluto (3:03 AM), Mars Opposition Uranus (6:32 AM)
A great day for scientific or esoteric research. Our mind is penetrating and intuitive, able to X-ray situations and people. We express ourselves with clarity and force. Our words have a deep impact on others. We should be careful when operating sharp instruments or motor vehicles. There is a danger of rash behavior, leading to the possibility of accidents.
Saturday 7/31: Mars Conjunct Saturn (1:09 AM)
A day to discipline our energy, be focused and efficient. We are able to accomplish much today. Great for athletic performance and/or starting a new exercise program we shall see to completion. We may need to control anger, both in ourselves and/or in others.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.