July 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on the same time zone as CA) 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.



JULY 2014

RUNE OF THE MONTH:. Daeg “the day”. A wonderful Rune reminding us of the importance of, each night before going to sleep, reviewing our day so that we may be clear for the night’s dreams and recreate our life in the morning with more clarity and consciousness. A month to remember to write our dreams down upon awakening, to give them a title, a date and a time and without trying to analyze them, just file them for re-reading at a later date. That way we shall start to explore our nocturnal landscape and glimpse important information into the workings of our subconscious and the answers it may provide us with, thus becoming more aware of both parts of our lives.

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Mercury turns direct on Tuesday July 1st at 24º23’ Gemini. Its shadow period will remain until July 16. This degree is symbolized by “A gardener trimming large palm trees”. This retrogradation has made us particularly curious about our environment and somewhat scattered in our expansion. In the past few weeks, we have explored many varied topics, traveled many places, sought many different answers, and met many new people. Now has come the time to cut through all these informations and keep only what really is needed for our further growth, so that we may be clear of all that no longer serves our higher purpose.


Jupiter enters Leo on Wednesday 7/16 until August 12, 2015:

We are entering a wonderful year of abundance! We shall seek only the best for ourselves and find that the laws of creation are not as complicated as we may have thought! A period of glory, generosity, deep connectedness to our hearts and joyful expansion of our creativity. Matters that seemed difficult get resolved with ease, with a touch of magic. Money flows, enabling us to make improvements in our homes. Dark clouds dissolve miraculously. An enchanted period.


Saturn remains retrograde until July 20th, 2014. Its shadow period extends until October 27th, 2014. The degree it travels in July (16º57’-16º38’ Scorpio) is represented in the Sabian Symbols by “A woman filled with her own spirit, is the father of her own child.” As we take full responsibility for all the occurrences in our life, we become complete. The masculine and feminine parts of ourselves blend harmoniously, opening the space for all that we desire to create to manifest itself in concrete reality. Once the masters of our own reality, nothing is impossible to us.


Uranus turns retrograde Monday 7/21 at 16º30’ Aries until Dec 21, 2014 when it will have reached 12º34’ Aries. Its shadow period remains until April 7, 2015. The degree it travels in July (16º30’-16º28’ Aries) is represented in the Sabian Symbols by: “Two prim spinsters sitting together in silence”. The time to free ourselves from judgments, fears and interpretations of reality which, making us project upon others what we fail to see in ourselves, limit our full expression.


Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until November 15. In July it travels between 7º28’ and 6º57’ Pisces. Its shadow period lasts until January 2015. These degrees are symbolized by the following images: “A girl blowing a bugle”, “Illuminated by a shaft of light, a large cross lies on rocks surrounded by sea and mist”. Neptune, the planet of unconditional love, mysticism, enchantment and oneness comes to remind us that the time to awaken is now. It is only by seeking enlightenment that we shall vanquish the density, darkness and violence coming to the surface in these troubled times of shifts from the old to the new. As we raise superior in spirit to the apparent conditions endeavoring to drag us down into misery, scarcity and failure, we become a point of clear light guiding those who are still lost in the dark night of the soul.


Pluto continues being retrograde this whole month until September 23. Its shadow period will last until January 2015. This month, it travels from 12º22’ to 11º39’ Capricorn. These degrees are represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: “A fire worshipper meditates on the ultimate realities of existence” and “A student of nature lecturing revealing little-known aspects of life.” The more in touch we become with the mysteries of nature and the esoteric laws of the universe, the deeper we shall know ourselves. A time to reconnect with trees, plants, rocks and the elements, to listen to wild animals and become sensitive to the messages they may all have for us. As the saying goes: God hid the realities of existence where we would least look for it, within our own soul. Now is the time to search within and stop giving so much power to what lies outside of us. As we do so, serenity will submerge us and with it, a profound knowingness of our divine truth.


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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • On Tuesday 7/1 between 3:00 AM and 2:24 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • From Thursday 7/3 at 9:21 PM till Friday 7/4 at 2:43 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
  • On Sunday 7/6 between 8:31 AM and 12:34 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • On Tuesday 7/8 between 3:33 PM and 6:25 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • On Thursday 7/10 between 5:19 PM and 8:25 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • On Saturday 7/12 between 6:56 PM and 8:07 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • On Monday 7/14 between 12:23 PM and 7:40 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • On Wednesday 7/16 between 5:57 PM and 9:07 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From Friday 7/18 at 7:18 PM till Saturday 7/19 at 1:43 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • On Monday 7/21 between 7:13 AM and 9:36 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
  • On Wednesday 7/23 between 5:53 PM and 7:59 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • From Friday 7/25 at 6:53 AM till Saturday 7/26 at 7:55 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • From Sunday 7/27 at 5:38 PM till Monday 7/28 at 8:37 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • On Thursday 7/31 between 7:48 AM and 9:09 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.


Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:


Moon in Leo until Tuesday 7/1 at 2:23 PM + between Saturday 7/26 at 7:55 AM and Monday 7/28 at 8:36 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 Tuesday 7/1 at 2:24 PM and Friday 7/4 at 2:42 AM + between Monday 7/28 at 8:37 PM and Thursday 7/31 at 9:08 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 7/4 at 2:43 AM and Sunday 7/6 at 12:33 PM + between Thursday 7/31 at 9:09 AM and Saturday 8/2 at 7:56 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 Sunday 7/6 at 12:34 PM and Tuesday 7/8 at 6:24 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 7/8 at 6:25 PM and Thursday 7/10 at 8:24 PM: 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 Thursday 7/10 at 8:25 PM and Saturday 7/12 at 8:06 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 Saturday 7/12 at 8:07 PM and Monday 7/14 at 7:39 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 Monday 7/14 at 7:40 PM and Wednesday 7/16 at 9:06 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 Wednesday 7/16 at 9:07 PM and Saturday 7/19 at 1:42 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 Saturday 7/19 at 1:43 AM and Monday 7/21 at 9:35 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 Monday 7/21 at 9:36 AM and Wednesday 7/23 at 7:58 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 Wednesday 7/23 at 7:59 PM and Saturday 7/26 at 7:54 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….


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Our intentional meditation starts on Saturday 7/12. Place as many blank sheets as you will have intentions out to be charged by the Full Moon in Capricorn at exactly 4:25 AM (you can put them out up to several hours prior to that time). Once that moment has passed (up to several hours later if necessary), put them away in a folder until the next New Moon.


On the New Moon in Leo on Saturday 7/26, 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 so that they are out at exactly 3:42 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…


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Tuesday 7/1: Mercury turns direct (5:50 AM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, there could still be some strange occurrences: technology not working properly, misunderstandings, lost keys or mail erased without having been read… By tomorrow, communication will have returned back to normal.


Friday 7/4: Sun opposition Pluto (1:00 AM)

A day to avoid power games. Cooperation with others, as well as seeking win-win situations are much more productive than using force or ultimatums. A deep need to reach our ultimate truth and express ourselves with integrity underlies our interactions with others. A day to reach our core and free ourselves from all that is extraneous.


Sunday 7/6: Venus sextile Uranus (11:49 PM)

Our social life gets very exciting today. We feel charismatic and open to others. Unusual people and new encounters are stimulating. A love relationship becomes more adventurous. A new romance could be freeing and different from anything we have experienced before. It will only last inasmuch as we maintain the excitement of its beginnings and remain flexible, light and fun loving.


Tuesday 7/8: Sun square Uranus (9:23 AM), Sun trine Saturn (5:29 PM)

A day to be serious, organized, structured, focused and hard working while remaining open to change and new beginnings. Some aspects of our life prove worth keeping, others require some sharp changes. The rerouting could happen brutally and unexpectedly. Past the initial shock, we shall become aware of the deep blessings as well as the freedom brought by the transformations.


Saturday 7/12: Full Moon in Capricorn (4:25 AM), Mercury enters Cancer (9:45 PM until Thursday 7/31)

Regarding the Full Moon, kindly refer to the Moon in Capricorn paragraph. During the next 3 weeks, our thinking and the way we express ourselves is more emotional and subjective. We are concerned with safety, security, financial stability, family, food, photography, drawing and literature or movies that speak to our feelings and imagination.


Sunday 7/13: Venus Trine Mars (1:22 AM)

A day of wonderful balance between the masculine and the feminine part of ourselves. Perfect for celebrating our inner marriage! We are more responsive and understanding of the opposite sex. Our actions and feelings are in peace and equilibrium. A great day for a nice date or a positive, harmonious social gathering.


Wednesday 7/16: Jupiter enters Leo (3:30 AM until August 12, 2015)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.


Friday 7/18: Venus enters Cancer (7:06 AM until Tuesday August 12, 2014), Mercury Trine Neptune (10:37 PM), Sun Square Mars (11:32 PM)

During the next month, we are more sentimental than usual. Issues surrounding security, family, children, food, safety, money, land and home are particularly sensitive. Excellent for family gatherings, as well as creating a hearth of peace and balance. Today, more specifically, our thinking is more inspired than usual. We could naturally channel information and feel drawn to artistic creativity. We also need more time to ourselves in peace and solitude. Excellent for meditation, healing work, dreaming, painting, dancing or music. We should however be cautious when operating motor vehicles or using sharp objects. Let us also stay away from angry people and acknowledge our own frustrations.


Sunday 7/20: Saturn turns Direct (1:36 PM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, our issues with authority, governmental services, responsibilities, administration, duties or obligations become more stable. The worst is behind us.


Monday 7/21: Uranus turns retrograde (7:53 PM), Mercury Opposition Pluto (11:47 PM)

Regarding Uranus retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically, we should avoid ultimatums as well as ego-based decisions. Expressing our opinions in too much of a black and white fashion could estrange us from others and create unnecessary tensions and conflicts. Best to seek collaboration and find solutions that respect all parties involved.


Tuesday 7/22: the Sun enters Leo (2:41 PM until Friday 8/22)

The coming month is about glamour, warmth, joy, exuberance, generosity and heart. A wonderful time to take a vacation and feel carefree. Anything that has a royal touch feels appealing. Great for visiting art galleries. We are drawn to creativity and children. Our inner child also seeks expression.


Thursday 7/24: Venus Trine Neptune (4:10 AM), Sun conjunct Jupiter (1:44 PM), Mercury Square Uranus (5:07 PM), Mercury Trine Saturn (7:11 PM)

A cosmically loaded day! Emotions are pleasant and have a dream quality to them. We feel enthusiastic and filled with a positivity that pushes us to open with faith new doors and seize wonderful opportunities. Our projects get grounded into physical reality thanks to our serious and stable thinking. Even if some changes occur unexpectedly, leading to a rerouting of our course, they prove beneficial in the end.


Friday 7/25: Mars enters Scorpio (7:25 PM till September 13)

During the next 7 weeks, we need our actions to be unhampered by others. We move forward with courageous forcefulness and passion. Sexuality and its positive uses could come to the forefront of our concerns. A period in time to own our anger and express it as harmoniously as possible.


Sunday 7/27: Venus Opposition Pluto (11:37 PM)

It is important that we do not become too demanding in a love relationship. Respect for the feelings of another are essential. A conflict between reality and ideal could cause us unnecessary frustration.


Thursday 7/31: Mercury enters Leo (3:46 PM till August 15), Venus Square Uranus (9:43 PM)

During the next 2 weeks, we are attracted to the limelight. We could feel more daring than usual in expressing ourselves in public. The theater, lecturing, creative writing could all feel very appealing.


Wishing you all a lovely and productive month of July!


In Loving Light.


Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker

Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster, NY)



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