If things had been slow until June, July is definitely going to shake all this lethargy up! This is a very intense month that should powerfully shift us into a whole new dimension that makes us feel like we literally reincarnated within this life-time without changing bodies.
2 major eclipses in July!
Eclipses always mark exciting turning points beyond which life will never be the same. What is expressed on those dates is irrevocable. We should carefully weigh the consequences of our words and actions around both the Lunar and the Solar eclipse.
The Lunar eclipse (Full Moon) occurs on Tuesday 7/7 at 2:21 AM at 15º24’ Capricorn.
This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by “School grounds filled with boys and girls in gymnasium suits.” The changes at hand are directly linked to our place in society, our vocation and the impact we make on others through our career. This is a time to reevaluate our life’s goals and how we wish to be seen by the world. If we have been considering a change in that area, now may be the time where either we are fully motivated to act on it, or the universe pushes us out into the void.
The Solar eclipse (New Moon) occurs on Tuesday 7/21 at 7:35 PM at 29º27’ Cancer.
The image associated to this degree is: “A daughter of the American Revolution”. This eclipse talks about home life, our domestic circumstances, our relationship with our family and how we relate to children or our own creativity. We may need to reassess what security means to us. We could feel the need to move and relocate. Concerns around safety could come to the forefront. We are also being asked now to heal our family tree and let go of any conditioning that no longer serves our higher purpose.
Jupiter continues to be retrograde this whole month between 26º37’ and 23º56’ Aquarius.
These 4 degrees are described by: “an ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets”, “a garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer”, “A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed”, and “ A man, having overcome his passions, teaches deep wisdom in terms of his experience”. These degrees point to the perfection of our character. We may be doing much fine tuning this month to adapt to higher frequencies, embracing our flaws and turn them into strengths. The power of our attitude is incredibly important at this juncture. Whether we consider the glass in front of us as half empty or half full, we are still describing the same reality, but our choice of perception creates a whole different world for us to evolve into. Choosing the positive over the negative will attract support and miracles into our lives that will enormously ease our path and fast forward us to where we’re supposed to go.
Uranus continues to be retrograde this whole month between 26º37’ and 26º16’ Pisces.
This degree is associated with “the harvest moon illumines a clear autumnal sky.” New spiritual technologies, the power of our positive thinking, the importance of benevolent emotions all enable us to clearly see the truth within and around us. And as our perceptions become pure, darkness, pain and hindrances are removed.
Neptune is still retrograde this whole month between 26º12 and 25º33’ Aquarius.
“A garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer” and “An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets” describe these 2 degrees. As we take care of the practicalities of our lives, do not overlook the payment of bills, tend to what is in need of repair, focus our energies in a grounded way, exercise our body, eat right and sleep enough, the mystery of the unknown can emerge from within and fill our lives with the perfume and beauty of magic.
Pluto continues to be retrograde this whole month between 1º47’ and 1º05’ Capricorn.
“Three rose windows in a Gothic church, one damaged by war.” There is just no way of riding the waves of changes without some damage. We need to encounter our demons, shift within us what is standing between the light and our present reality, be willing to examine in depth who we really are and not shy away from inner discoveries that may be less than flattering. For us to successfully ascend, no stone should be left unturned. We cannot afford to do our homework half way. There is no short cut to evolution in the higher planes of consciousness.
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 Scorpio until Friday 7/3 at 7:10 AM + between Tuesday 7/28 at 3:56 AM and Thursday 7/30 at 1:09 PM :
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, sexuality and exploring the other side of the veil, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power...
Moon in Sagittarius between Friday 7/3 at 7:11 AM and Sunday 7/5 at 7:06 PM + between Thursday 7/30 at 1:10 PM and Sunday 8/2 at 1:07 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 Sunday 7/5 at 7:07 PM and Wednesday 7/8 at 8:02 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 7/8 at 8:03 AM and Friday 7/10 at 8:43 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 7/10 at 8:44 PM and Monday 7/13 at 7:39 AM :
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, healing, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is....
Moon in Aries between Monday 7/13 at 7:40 AM and Wednesday 7/15 at 3:29 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 bring our car to the mechanic....
Moon in Taurus between Wednesday 7/15 at 3:30 PM and Friday 7/17 at 7:40 PM :
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying, selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth. God also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work...
Moon in Gemini between Friday 7/17 at 7:41 PM and Sunday 7/19 at 8:50 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 Sunday 7/19 at 8:51 PM and Tuesday 7/21 at 8:27 PM :
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, crazy humor and anything requiring intuition and imagination....
Moon in Leo between Tuesday 7/21 at 8:28 PM and Thursday 7/23 at 8:22 PM :
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 Thursday 7/23 at 8:23 PM and Saturday 7/25 at 10:24 PM :
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutition, 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 Saturday 7/25 at 10:25 PM and Tuesday 7/28 at 3:55 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....
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Tuesday 7/7
Take 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 (Lunar Eclipse) at 2:21 AM. Once that exact moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon.
On Tuesday 7/21 at 7:35 PM (Solar Eclipse)
Take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one intention per sheet, making sure it is positive and concise. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon in Cancer. Once that exact moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle
Wednesday 7/1: Uranus turns retrograde (0:37 AM), Venus Square Neptune (1:01 PM), Mercury Trine Neptune (1:48 PM), Mercury Trine Jupiter (6:35 PM), Mercury Square Uranus (7:13 PM), Venus Square Jupiter (9:24 PM), Venus Sextile Uranus (10:42 PM)
This is a loaded day particularly in our relationships. The way we express ourselves is all at once broad, inspired and opens new horizons. Yet, some strange, unexpected events could disrupt our course and re-direct our plans. People met today all come with the purpose of freeing us out of fixed ideas and limited/limiting concepts. Unless we are open and flexible enough to welcome the new, we may feel jolted out of our comfort zones in a pretty powerful manner. We could feel tempted to suddenly break an existing relationship. The consequences of such an impulsive decision are difficult to predict. On one hand it could feel very liberating, on another, we could feel left high and dry in the cold, estranged from all emotional support. A day to navigate with caution and consciousness.
Friday 7/3: Mercury enters Cancer (12:20 PM till July 17)
During the next few weeks, we express ourselves more subjectively. The clarity of our mind is overshadowed by our emotions. We feel more than we think. This is a great configuration for artists who need to be in touch with their hearts. Topics related to family, children, comfort, security and money could come to the forefront.
Saturday 7/4: Mercury opposition Pluto (8:28 AM)
We should beware today of manipulative tendencies both in ourselves and in the people we are dealing with. Suspicion, power games, general distrust could harm our exchanges with others. Communication breakdowns could occur today. Not a good idea to sign any contract or enter in any kind of agreement with anyone. Best to make sure we have all the facts in hand before making any decision.
Sunday 7/5: Venus enters Gemini (1:24 AM till 7/31)
In the next few weeks, our emotions feel lighter. We could enjoy the company of many different people. Going out without any expectation and establishing fun friendships which open our minds to other activities and possibilities is encouraged.
Monday 7/6: Mars Square Neptune (7:43 AM), Mars Square Jupiter (1:49 PM)
We should beware of hidden jealousies or covert manipulations aiming to undermine our efforts. These forces could also come from our own subconscious the power of which should not be underestimated. But if we are conscious of their action, we can create pretty amazing inner shifts today that will change our external reality for the better. After all, as shamans say: “We dream the world into being”.
Tuesday 7/7: Mars Sextile Uranus (0:46 AM)
Any scientific endeavor is favored today. Great also for metaphysical studies. Friends inspire us to act in political or humanitarian ways. We could reach new heights athletically.
Thursday 7/9: Sun Sextile Saturn (0:10 AM)
Today, we are rewarded for past efforts. Our focus allows us to clear our desk and create a solid grounding to further our career goals. Our disciplined work serves our ambitions well. A great day to redefine our long and short terms objectives.
Friday 7/10: Jupiter Conjunct Neptune (2:08 AM)
Great expansion is now possible in our spiritual consciousness. We could be drawn to travel to a place of magic and mysticism (India, Peru, Egypt...). We could want to join forces with like spirited people to help manifest a better world for all. Our idealism runs high today making us tap into our personal resources and the strengths of the people close to us. Films and books that inspire us feature prominently today. We could have premonitory dreams and through our visions create a whole new reality. Faith and trust are very important today as well as remaining positive and hopeful even in the face of possible challenges.
Saturday 7/18: Sun Trine Uranus (5:36 PM)
An exciting day. We should feel increased self-confidence and experience many fun, unexpected events today. Opportunities to travel could offer themselves to us opening us to new interests and the chance of meeting new people. Great for astrological studies.
Monday 7/20: Mercury Sextile Mars (4:32 PM)
Our verbal expression today is energetic and direct. A great day to open new doors and assertively forge ahead. We could feel impatient and not too tolerant of people who can’t make up their minds!
Tuesday 7/21: Venus Square Saturn (1:06 PM)
We could experience challenges in our relationships today, feelings of solitude and lack of support. Emotional pain requires that we go deeper within and and remove all fears from our hearts hindering the free sharing of love and intimacy.
Wednesday 7/22: Sun enters Leo (9:36 AM till 8/22)
During the next month, we feel more exuberant, happy, warm and glamorous. A make-over could definitely feel appealing as well as acquiring new clothes that flatter our figure. Great for going out, attending concerts, exhibits, for art in general, the development of our creativity and activities involving children. We feel benevolent and generous towards others.
Sunday 7/26: Venus Trine Jupiter (9:07 PM)
Our social life is greatly expanding today. We could be invited to several exciting places where we meet interesting people. Charitable endeavors are favored today. Our love life should be more gratifying, fun and joyful. Traveling with someone who deeply love could be most rewarding.
Monday 7/27: Venus Trine Neptune (10:52 PM)
A very romantic day. We could feel a oneness with all of life. Soul connections are likely today with like-spirited people. There is magic in the air and a sense of enchantment that shouldn’t however blind us to the flaws of a relationship. If a person met today seems to be the answer to all our problems, they actually may be too good to be true. Do not dismiss any red flag. Even in the midst of fantasy land, keep a grounded, peripheral view!
Tuesday 7/28: Venus Square Uranus (1:39 PM)
Exciting but maybe erratic and short-lived relationships today. We should beware of impulsive behavior causing still very viable connections to suddenly break. Estrangement from loved ones is possibility today. Excessive spending could wreck our finances. Not a great day for making any monetary decision or enter any kind of personal association (marriage being today the worst!).
Thursday 7/30: Mercury Opposition Jupiter (3:38 AM)
Philosophical values could override practical considerations today, creating much confusion. We could promise more than we can deliver and indulge in laziness and wishful thinking. Best to avoid legal affairs or anything related to religion, long distance travel and higher education.
Friday 7/31: Mercury Opposition Neptune (0:47 AM), Venus enters Cancer (6:28 PM till 8/26)
Great for meditation, healing, channeling (if we are careful not to fall prey to spiritual imagination) and inspired artistic work, but not a great transit for logical thinking. It would be best to avoid signing contracts, but if you must, please make sure that several people read the fine lines for you. During the next month, we should be more family-oriented. We wish to create a cozy atmosphere for ourselves and loved ones. Cooking, photography, time spent with children and drawing could figure prominently on our list of favorite activities.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.