We have a busy month on board with all kinds of planetary antics going on.The solar eclipse on July 12, is right opposite to Pluto. Hmmm, sounds a bit scary. Eclipses in ancient times struck fear into the populace, and with Pluto representing all things hidden, along with death and destruction, we can see why our collective feathers could compress a bit with the likes of these two energies mixing it up. Just before you head for the bomb shelter, you might want to take another approach and dig a little deeper into what these energies are portraying. Not only are the planets moving through the signs of the western zodiac, they are connecting or aligning with some of the fixed star groups called moon mansions, asterisms, or nakshatras. The nakshatras are ruled by particular Deities, and it is truly phenomenal as to what unfolds in our lives when these nakshatra energies are activated. The July 12 solar eclipse lands in the nakshatra called Punarvasu. The word Punarvasu indicates some type of renewal, and interestingly one of Pluto’s endeavours is transformation and regeneration. Somewhat like an old building being torn down and a brand new structure takes it’s place. Could we make the case that we are in the midst of a transformation and restructuring on all levels of society and throughout the world? I think we can. Out with the old, and in with the new is practically our daily mantra. We are changing at a very rapid rate. The solar eclipse along with Pluto’s involvement is helping to peal away the layers of filth, corruption and all the other nefarious hidden activities that continue to undermine our society and safety of our planet. Punarvasu’s influence brings things right, and into the light.
Now the lunar eclipse on July 27, is dynamic, dramatic and a tad dangerous. Just before we dive into this remember that solar eclipse influences can last for at least a year or more, while lunar eclipse energies can carry on for several months. Plus we have collective and personal karma that comes into play. The collective energy happens to all of the people in a society such as when a flood or fire takes place, in which mostly everyone is affected. The personal karma gets activated when the eclipses and transiting planets align with the planets in your personal horoscope. Now back to the lunar eclipse. The Moon rules our emotions and feelings, while Mars has to do with anger and aggression. Mars is aligned with this eclipse, and he’s moving slow, enhancing his power. The south node of the moon is also aligned exactly with Mars and is ruled by Mars, all this while Mercury the messenger stands still as he begins to retrograde. It’s a cosmic cocktail that can spell out some type of disruption with communications and all forms of transportation. Slow down and try to not react to the inconsiderate ones that often invite disaster into their lives. The Moon’s nakshatra is Shravana and the first part of this nakshatra is ruled by Mars, but is known as a more passive rather than aggressive nakshatra. The exercise within all this planetary drama is within learning patience and compassion, consideration and thoughtful acts of kindness and helpfulness.
MARCH 21 – April 19
Career and family are the big features this month. Actually your earning potential is strong, and your ability to impress others with your work ethics and honesty will be noted. There could be some sparks flying in the first ten days of July, and you will have to be quick on your feet to handle what comes your way. The end of the month is dramatic for all signs as Mars kicks up lots of dust, and you may not mind. Action and drama fills the days.
April 20 – May 21
It’s practically a new playing field as Uranus stirs the pot and lots of changes and challenges come up. Taurus doesn’t really like a whole lot of changes, unless of course they have planned them out. You will have to be reasonable, flexible and adaptive if you want to get through it all unscathed. If you dig your hooves in too deep, and lower your horns in defiance you could find yourself looking for a new job or relationship etc. You may be on the move and may move across the country or out of it for that matter.
May 22 – June 20
Float like a butterfly, and try not to sting like a bee, is the best mantra to inculcate throughout the month. Sharp words and crossed swords are the things to consider especially in the first ten days of the month, and at the end of the month. Whatever the case, you may make out well, especially if you work things through in a kind and considerate manner. Be reasonable and make your presentations feasible. Lots of high drama and excitement fill the days.
June 21 – July 22
The solar eclipse takes place on July 12, and if you are born within a couple of days near this date it is probable that some type of dynamic change is in the wind. Change does not have to mean negative. Much depends on what you’re doing and if you are happy with your lifestyle. Work and responsibilities are foremost on your mind, and lucky Jupiter has your back. Work hard, play hard, pray hard, and make it all work. This is not the time for passivity at all. Your destiny is in the stars, and it’s coming your way.
July 23 – August 22
The lunar eclipse on July 27 will light up your sky in some way, especially if you are born in the first ten days of Leo. Revelations come in waves, and you may be on the move. It’s probably not the best time to be sky diving or rock climbing or any other real dangerous activity as Mars is on board promoting and tempting you to take chances, and you may be successful or not. Fight or flight energies come up, challenges, changes and high energy scenarios are indicated. Fill your pockets if you must. The best bet is to go slow till you know.
August 23 – September 22
While the rest of the world is going a bit squirrelly, you may be having a good time wondering what the fuss is all about. Oh, it doesn’t mean that you are trouble free, but the stars are situated in such a way that you can easily work through anything. Venus spends the last 20 days of July in Virgo bringing a sense of beautification on board. How about a new wardrobe, new car, new job, or renovating the home. It might be time to renovate aspects of personal relationships as well. Whatever the case, you may be in quite the creative mood. Art, music and social activities fill up the calendar.
September 23 – October 22
Money, work and family are the dominant features for Libra this month. Lord Venus is travelling through your solar 12th house and is an indicator of working on personal health issues, and other behind the scene topics. There should be a fair amount of communication with friends, groups and societies. Time with the family, kids and grandkids is indicated. Maybe you will hear from someone from the distant past. The past in general may be on your mind, and you might want to do some research regarding family history etc. Energy picks up towards the end of the month, as all kinds of activities take place. It’s a time of reflection and renewal.
October 23 – November 21
Jupiter moves slowly through in the middle of Scorpio all month bringing his abundant blessings your way. Good timing, mixed with good will, generates feelings of contentment. Then again, you may have itchy feet and travel could manifest easily now. Scorpio is a water sign and with Jupiter strongly in the picture you may have to watch for weight gain or just plain overdoing all sorts of things. You might want to keep a lid on your consumption. Another feature of Jupiter’s influence is that of spiritual awareness. You might be hungry, or deeply curious as to how spirituality really works. Seek and you shall find. Others find you attractive, magnetic and trustworthy, so it is time to apply for that special position. You can party and play, or work hard and truly get somewhere. My advice is to find the middle ground in all things.
November 22 – December 21
Your solar ninth house of travel is strongly activated throughout July. Of course most Sagittarians would travel at the drop of a hat. Along with the urge to explore the far horizon you might feel inclined to do some research, write a journal, or book, or complete a thesis. Publishing, proselytizing, preaching, and seeking spiritual awareness are other features this month as well. With lord Jupiter in your solar twelfth house it is another indicator of things being stirred up on a deep level. You may be tired or burned out with the status quo and regular rut that most of us get into. Yes, sort of champing at the bit, and longing for some excitement and challenge.
December 22 – January 19
Your ruling planet Saturn is retrograding in the early degrees of Capricorn. It’s a strong indicator of having to redo and possibly renew many aspects of your life. With Pluto visiting Capricorn as well, it is inevitable that some type of dynamic and possibly dramatic life changes are taking place. You have some choices to make. Saturn is asking you to look at what is not working, and to do something about it. If you don’t take action Pluto will get it done for you. So its probably best to be pro-active and positive and make changes where you must make them. Be it with health issues, diet, relationships, career choices, whatever the case. The action is about cleansing and clearing up all aspect of your life.
January 20 – February 19
The lunar eclipse on July 27 is a doozy. The eclipse takes place at 4 degrees of Aquarius, which relates to people born around January 24. If you are born near that date or have any planets at 4 aquarius it is probable that important events will manifest in your life. Mars and Ketu which is a Mars like influence is aligned with the eclipse intensifying things greatly. Is there anything to be worried about? No not worried about, but it would be wise to stay to the side of caution. Forewarned is forearmed. Fires, accidents and incidents could manifest. So you handle it by being vigilant, and cool in all situations. It could also manifest as a firestorm of emotions, which Aquarius is never comfortable with. Cliff diving, stock car racing and other adrenaline events probably should be postponed. Then again, if you dig all that stuff, then fill your pockets and take your chances. Mainly stay safe and play safe is the best bet.
February 20 – March 20
The Sun harmonizes with your Sun until July 22, which helps to make life run a bit smoother. Venus will be in your opposite sign Virgo for the last 20 days of July helping you to sort through your values, and emotions. It’s a good time to consider matters of the heart, relationships and such. Your co-rulers Jupiter and Neptune are casting good energy indicating that your intuition and wisdom is intact. You may very well have some type of prophetic vision or clear dream that sets you on the right course. Follow your intuition as it is stronger than usual now. Your health houses are activated and it would be wise not to space out on issues that you have been avoiding. Bite the bullet and the planets will assist you along the way.