July is when the Sun transits through the Water element of Cancer and the Fire element of Leo. Again, we start the month with a Solar Eclipse, this one being in the sign of Cancer. This Solar Eclipse is part of a new Saros series (Eclipses in the same family). We are covering completely new ground with this energy. In other words, we have a powerful opportunity to initiate a new beginning and truly expect a different outcome and maybe one you least expect. To find out more about what a Saros series is, you can visit one of my favorite astrologers, Bernadette Brady’s website, Click Here
Another very powerful energy that is building in the sky is what we call a cardinal cross. This aspect creates six hard angles (stressful situations) and the stars of this show include the three powerful outer planets, Saturn (limitation, responsibility, structure, lessons), Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom), and Pluto (transformation, death & rebirth, healing), with the Solar Eclipse completing the cardinal cross. With such strong happenings in the cosmos, we too mirror the energy here on earth. Some will embrace the challenges and do what is necessary to walk through the fire. Some will become paralyzed with fear and will fight with everyone to create a distraction. And then there are others who will go deeper within to escape this opportunity for change and growth and continue to wonder why life treats them so badly… Who will you decide to be…
I’m wishing everyone continued love, prosperity, and peace!
Check out the following important dates to put on your calendar:
July 1st – New Moon Eclipse in Cancer (protective, empathetic, intuitive, creative)- A New Moon Eclipse represents a head start with fertilized seeds being planted (which can mean a quicker outcome/manifestation), new beginnings and setting intentions for the coming months. This is also a time when you may need to let something go to make room for the new and improved coming into your life. For Cancer, this is your one new moon of the year so you may want to set time aside to make a plan for the coming year. What do you want to see in 2011? Write it down and then take action during the coming months to make it happen. Signs most affected by this new moon will be Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, Libra.
July 2nd – Mercury (communication, thought, transportation& travel) moves into Leo (leader, playful, generous & expressive)
July 3rd – Venus (love, money & beauty) enters Cancer (protective, empathetic, intuitive, creative)
July 15th – Full Moon in Capricorn (responsible, disciplined, ambitious). A Full Moon represents releasing, letting go, ending and completions. A Full Moon can also mean a culmination of hard work which ends in celebration and maybe even moving into a totally unexpected direction. Signs most affected by this Full Moon Eclipse will be Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, Libra.
July 22nd – The Sun moves into Leo (leader, playful, generous & expressive)
July 28th – Mercury (communication, thought, transportation& travel) moves into Virgo (modest, meticulous & practical)
July 28th – Venus (love, money & beauty) enters Leo (leader, playful, generous & expressive)
Provided below are the horoscopes for each sign, if you know your Rising/Ascendant sign, read that sign, as well as your Sun sign. To be clear, the Sun Sign forecast below is a generality. If you want specific information based on your birth chart, I am available for readings to help you have the best possible year ahead.
Cancer June 22 – July 22:
Happy Birthday Cancer! On the first day of July there is a New Moon Eclipse in Cancer! It’s a very auspicious time for you dear Cancer! The road may seem a little bumpy but ripe with opportunity for you to breathe and allow for a rebirth! What is blocking you? What family issues are you ignoring? What career decisions are you avoiding? Now is the time to set a new course of self awareness and empowerment! The Universe wants the best for you. Know it and work from that premise. You have all you need to take action. It may be challenging but you Cancers are tough and are winners at the end of the day.
Leo July 23 – August 22:
This month you will want to take a breather. This is a time for you Leos to take stock of what has happened in the last year and really contemplate what your next move is before your birthday coming up. The sky is rife with challenging aspects which are playing out in areas for you that concern work, your beliefs, and hidden fears. Now is the time to patiently reflect on where you are and where you going during this month. Knowing the opportunity for truth and clarity are right at your finger tips.
Virgo August 23 – September 22:
The New Moon Eclipse (karmic new beginnings) on July 1st will activate your house of hopes, dreams, wishes and friendships. The caveat to this is that other planets in the sky are creating challenging aspects that will make it more difficult for you to access the New Moon Eclipse gifts. The best way to benefit from this aspect is to stay positive and focused on your goal and don’t get sucked into other peoples drama. Virgo loves to be of service and that is wonderful but remember you can’t be of service to anyone if you don’t take care of yourself first.
Libra September 23 – October 23:
This month will be one of your more challenging months this year. July starts off with the outer planets touching all the sensitive angles of your chart. Are you are starting a relationship or ending one, are you are creating a career or ending one, are you are having family struggles or are you dealing with health concerns, now is the time to be aware of what choices you are making and why, so you don’t do the same things you have done in the past. Really take a look at what path you are moving toward. Is it because it is the path of least resistance or is it the path of your true desire… The decisions you make this month will set the tone for what’s to come.
Scorpio October 24 – November 21:
The New Moon Eclipse (karmic new beginnings) is highlighting the area of your chart that deals with your belief system. This month may require you to investigate those beliefs and begs the question do they still apply to your life now… The energy in the sky this month is very tense and almost paralyzing so no need to act now on any of your findings but readjusting and aligning with your core beliefs may be the key to finding some relief and key answers to some of the issues you are facing.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21:
Investments, finances and money may be on your mind this month. Whether it’s a business partner or your love partner, finances need to be discussed and adjustments made. With tense planetary activity in the sky, you will want to take a break as well this month and if finances allow, get away whether near or far. An adventure will be right up your alley to satisfy your playful spirit and allow you to get back to work and stay focused without resentment.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19:
This month you may just want to get off the merry-go-round, go sit down, and take a breather but now is not the time. The powerful aspects in the sky are pushing you to your limits but don’t give up! Really pay attention to what buttons are being pushed within you because that will allow you to see and access where your power truly is. Fear is what keeps you stuck. Pinpoint the fear and then walk through the fear fire. This will allow you to take your power back and get on with your amazing life. It won’t be easy but it will be well worth the trouble!
Aquarius January 20 – February 18:
The tense planetary energy in the sky this month will challenge your day to day work situation and stamina. You will want to pace yourself, start a new daily regimen, or change your work environment. This is also a time to be flexible and not fall into rigid or limiting beliefs. When the Sun moves into Leo mid-month things should lighten up a bit, so go out and have a little fun and enjoy the long summer nights with family and friends.
Pisces February 19 – March 20:
The good news is the New Moon Eclipse (karmic new beginnings) is happening in your house of love and creativity. The bad news is it is being challenged by three powerful outer planets. So, don’t get discouraged if things don’t move as fast as you would like. Keep your intentions clear and know that you are on the right path with a few adjustments here and there to keep it exciting.
Aries March 21 – April 19:
July will be a month to put your money where your mouth is! The challenging powerful planetary aspects are requiring you to explore and think things through. Your Aries nature just wants to jump but that’s what has gotten you into the situation you’re in. Challenge yourself and use caution and patience before you jump because the planetary aspects are not as forgiving as you would like. Home and family is where much of the energy is taking place so take time this month to get your home life in order and everything else will fall in line. Towards the end of the month more fun will be on the agenda.
Taurus April 20 – May 20:
Tough planetary energies have been building since last month and now it feels very restrictive. With Jupiter (good luck, abundance, opportunities) in Taurus (practical, sensuous, determined), use that energy to see the opportunities that surrounds you. Use those opportunities to catapult you to where you want to be. Whatever barriers and blocks you perceive can be removed with intention and a little TLC. Be gentle with yourself, this too shall pass…
Gemini May 21 – June 21:
Challenging planetary alignments highlight your house of income. This is a time when discipline is needed to maybe restructure your spending habits and become more aware of where your money is going. If your finances are running smoothly this may be a time when an expense you weren’t expecting arrives. In any case, your finances, talents, and values will have your attention this month. Make the changes necessary so you don’t have this hanging over your head next month when your planetary ruler, Mercury, goes retrograde.
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