July 2017 Highlights:
July is an easier month where no planets change direction. Saturn in Libra, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn remain retrograde throughout this month. We're looking at what we need to do to support transformation in our lives as Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto on the 2nd. Mars, Jupiter and Pluto forms a troublesome T-square the first part of the month. Go with the flow, don't burn out by constantly doing instead of being. Energies shift on the 4th as Venus enters playful Gemini and Mercury in Cancer squares erratic Uranus. Mercury enters Leo on the 5th as the Sun trines Neptune and squares Jupiter. We want to shift our consciousness but feel stuck in old thought patterns that we are ready to relinquish. Mercury forms a pleasant sextile to Venus on the 7th. The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 8th/9th conjoins Pluto opposes Mars and the Moon in Cancer and squares Jupiter in Libra. This loose Cardinal Grand Cross could bring up fear, anger, depression and grief. This will be an emotional lunation where we need to ground and release old stuck emotional energy. You will be well aware of what needs to go and what you want to nurture to evolve and grow beyond the status quo. This desire for change intensifies as the Sun opposes Pluto on the 10th. Communication expands as Mercury sextiles Jupiter on the 14th. Relationships can be difficult on the 17th as Venus squares Neptune in the morning and Mars squares Uranus at night. This calms down a bit as Venus trines Jupiter in Libra on the 18th. Think before speaking on the 19th as Mercury trines Saturn, what you say matters. Fiery Mars enters showy Leo on the 20th until September 5th and feels much more comfortable here in the spotlight. Tempers can flare as the Sun squares Uranus that night. The Sun begins his yearly transit through his own sign Leo on the 22th, preparing for a set of powerful Eclipses in August. The Leo New Moon occurs at 0 degrees 44 minutes on the 23rd reminding us to expand our own light and nurture ourselves as we call in our desires at the start of this lunar cycle. This powerful lunation is an ideal time to plan for the future, don't forget to make a wish list. Remind yourself to be kind and think of others now. There will be a second Leo New Moon on August 21st with a total Solar Eclipse. Be prepared it will be intense. Relationships can shift on the 24th as Venus in Gemini opposes stern Saturn and Mercury in Leo trines erratic Uranus. Mercury enters Virgo on the 25th, where he will retrograde next month on the 12th until September 5th. Tempers can spark and miscommunication can occur as the Leo Sun conjoins Mars on the 26th. Relationships can heat up as Venus sextiles Uranus on the 30th right before she enters emotional Cancer on the 31st.