Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which in the summer is on PDT) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Jera. Perseverance.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Jera. Perseverance. No matter how intense our external conditions may seem, or how challenged we may be on an inner plane of consciousness, we are asked to keep our faith intact and keep plowing the soil of our hearts and souls, in the trust that what we believe in will eventually manifest. Even though, after seeds have ben planted, despite being watered and exposed to the right atmospheric conditions, nothing seems to be happening for the longest time, eventually a tiny shoot will emerge leading to a beautiful plant. It may be that circumstances around us don't seem to be supporting our vision of a better world, but if we give up our efforts, everything we have created will collapse. If we continue walking, even if seemingly in the dark, with determination and courage, the light will eventually shine and reward all our hard work.
Mercury turns retrograde on July 14 at Leo until August 7th when it will have reached 1º30' Leo.
Its shadow period continues until August 22nd. A period during which we want to express ourselves from our hearts and (re)connect with our creativity. Relationships with children could be enhanced. A wonderful period to expand and outwardly shine the light within. A lover from the past may reemerge. We may have to look at our creations differently. We may remember an unfinished, forgotten piece of art and complete it now.
Venus' shadow period remains until July 31st.
A relationship we thought was lost could resurface, giving us a second chance to turn past challenges into future opportunities. We could understand better the meaning of love and how to live the balance of the masculine and the feminine within ourselves and with another. We are more clearly at cause in our romantic relationships, conscious of our emotional dynamics.
Saturn's shadow period remains until October 1st, 2012.
A chance to revisit and make right what was going on in a love relationship between October 28 and November 6, 2011. If we had no relationship at that time, the opportunity is given to us to understand exactly what we want and create our inner marriage that we may attract a significant Other from a place of fulfillment and feeling whole and not from a place of scarcity, fear or need. We are learning to balance our power and our peace, to delve deeply into life's mysteries and truly understand our deep inner connection with someone we cherish.
Uranus turns retrograde on July 12 at 8º32' Aries and will remain so until December 13.
The shadow period will continue until March 30th, 2013. This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by :"a crystal gazer". We are asked to go deeply into the mysteries of life, see what is behind the veil and let it inform the decisions we are making, that we may be freed from old slaveries and the lies we have been fed. We have within us the power to discern the truth from false appearances appearing real (FEAR) and shift the world around us into the harmony of oneness.
Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until November 11.
The shadow period will last until March 2nd, 2013. The degree it travels this month (2º58' to 2º23' Pisces) is symbolized by: "Petrified tree trunks lie broken on desert sand." Sound healing is enhanced, as is telepathic communication. The veil between the visible and the invisible is thinning. Artists and channelers could feel particularly inspired. Powerful visions and deep meditation are favored. Inner silence leads to profound levels of consciousness.
Pluto continues being retrograde this whole month between 8º57' and 8º15' Capricorn until September 18th when it will have reached 6º57' Capricorn.
The Shadow period lasts until January 7th, 2013. The image associated with this degree in the Sabian Symbols is: "An angel carrying a harp." As our power reawakens, we become more and more aware of our multidimensionality. We are able to tune into our true tone, our true universal note and to get back in alignment with the divine destiny we came to live. As we tap into our ability for manifestations, miracles shouldn't be so far fetched anymore.
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 Sagittarius until Monday 7/2 at 3:50 PM + between Friday 7/27 at 10:18 PM and Monday 7/30 at 0:28 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 Monday 7/2 at 3:51 PM and Wednesday 7/4 at 5:25 PM + between Monday 7/30 at 0:29 AM and Wednesday 8/1 at 2:55 AM:
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 Wednesday 7/4 at 5:26 PM and Friday 7/6 at 9:28 PM:
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….
Moon in Pisces between Friday 7/6 at 9:29 PM and Monday 7/9 at 5:13 AM:
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 Monday 7/9 at 5:14 AM and Wednesday 7/11 at 4:29 PM:
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 Wednesday 7/11 at 4:30 PM and Saturday 7/14 at 5:25 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 bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Saturday 7/14 at 5:26 AM and Monday 7/16 at 5:30 PM:
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 Monday 7/16 at 5:31 PM Thursday 7/19 at 3:12 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 Thursday 7/19 at 3:13 AM Saturday 7/21 at 10:23 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 Saturday 7/21 at 10:24 AM and Monday 7/23 at 3:37 PM:
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 Monday 7/23 at 3:38 PM and Wednesday 7/25 at 7:28 PM:
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 Wednesday 7/25 at 7:29 PM and Friday 7/27 at 10:17 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.
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Tuesday 7/3.
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 Capricorn at exactly 11:52 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Cancer on Wednesday 7/18. Same procedure as above, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window at exactly 9:24 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Tuesday 7/3: Mars enters Libra (5:32 AM till August 22)
During the next 2 months our actions are guided by a sense of justice. We seek balance and peace, thus creating winning situations for all involved. Yoga, Chi Gong, Tai chi are preferred forms of exercise to harder core fitness programs going against the harmony of the body.
Wednesday 7/4: Mercury Sextile Venus (6:27 AM), Mercury Trine Uranus (10:54 AM), Venus Sextile Uranus (7:36 PM)
A wonderful day for pleasant and stimulating social activities. We attract exciting, new people who walk to the sound of their own drummer and lead us to new circumstances. We think in progressive, futuristic ways. We seek social contacts who enhance our life.
Friday 7/13: Uranus turns retrograde (2:49 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Saturday 7/14: Mercury Sextile Venus (3:42 PM), Mercury turns retrograde (7:16 PM), Sun Square Saturn (9:14 PM)
Regarding Mercury retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically, we are more diplomatic in what we have to say. Our social exchanges are pleasant. We could however feel the weight of our responsibilities. A day best used handling our workload with dignity and efficiency.
Tuesday 7/17: Mars Trine Jupiter (5:40 AM), Mars Square Pluto (1:23 PM)
A day to dynamically expand our lives professionally, financially and philosophically. A long distance trip may prove particularly enriching. If we direct our will towards helping challenged areas in our personal lives and collectively, we turn seemingly lost causes around. The more we courageously confront others, the more information will be brought to light, making our relationships more truthful.
Wednesday 7/18: Mars Opposition Uranus (7:56 PM)
Sudden, unexpected changes. Stimulating people come into our lives. Old acquaintances return, different from the way we remembered them. A day marked by rebelliousness and freedom of action.
Saturday 7/21: Jupiter Sextile Uranus (9:04 PM)
Old conditions are being destroyed, allowing space for new ventures. A great day to start a new project. New doors open as a result of an unexpected long distance trip. We free ourselves from an old philosophy or limited beliefs.
Sunday 7/22: Sun enters Leo (3:01 AM till Wednesday 8/22 at 10:06 AM), Mercury Sextile Mars (3:55 AM)
During the next month, we may feel more exuberant, happier, more creative and playful. A wonderful time to seek the limelight and shine in our uniqueness. Today, more specifically, we express ourselves forcefully. We say what we mean and mean what we say. Our direct and positive energy is best channeled through short trips and physical activities. Honesty reigns among friends.
Tuesday 7/24: Mercury Sextile Jupiter (12:15 PM)
A day of positive communications and enriching traveling. Our enthusiasm and faith enhance our social life. Great for studying the metaphysical laws of abundance, developing an interest for the philosophy of a foreign culture, writing and lecturing.
Wednesday 7/25: Mercury Trine Uranus (6:28 AM)
Not the best day to make drastic decisions. New data may appear later that changes our perspective on situations we are involved in. A day of new plans, new ideas and new people. We connect the dots in unusual ways and walk to the sound of our own drummer. Far out information coming from the future or relating to advanced technologies or humanitarian endeavors feels attractive.
Saturday 7/28: Sun Conjunct Mercury (12:58 PM)
A great day for warm, open, direct communications. The information shared furthers our goals. Perfect for writing letters, making phone calls and connecting with people important for our projects. Wonderful also for buying, selling, trading and trying something for the very first time!
Monday 7/30: Sun Trine Uranus (10:22 PM)
A day when someone from the past may reconnect with us, enabling us to gain greater clarity on the truth of our relationship with this person. We feel particularly free and independent today. Our brilliance impresses others. New, exciting situations may appear that lead us to a renewal of our lives.
Tuesday 7/31: Venus Trine Saturn (0:40 AM) + end of the shadow period of Venus retrograde
Today marks the end of a period of possible uncertainty with regard to a love relationship. We are likely to be clearer than ever on who is the best partner for us whether we are already or not in a partnership. A day of committing to our inner marriage and being strong in the integrity of the truth of our hearts.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.