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 PDT) 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.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Fehu “domestic animals, wealth”. A month to take care of our finances, nurture those entrusted to our care and use our resources well. To lead to success, our projects need to be carefully researched and planned. We may want to start doing our taxes and checking on the activities that are consistent in giving us the income we need and those we should either change or drop altogether. This rune does not just talk of financial abundance, it also requires of us to ask ourselves what nourishes our soul. What is our relationship to the elements of nature, to our pet(s)? Are we investing in beings/things/endeavors that are spiritually enriching?
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Jupiter remains retrograde this whole month until October 17. Its shadow period remains until January 10, 2022. The degrees traveled in July (2º01’ Pisces -29º44’ Aquarius) are represented by: “Petrified tree trunks lie broken on desert sand”, “A squirrel hiding from hunters”, “In a crowded marketplace farmers and middlemen display a great variety of products” and “Deeply rooted in the past of a very ancient culture, a spiritual brotherhood in which many individual minds are merged into the glowing light of a unanimous consciousness is revealed to one who has emerged successfully from his metamorphosis”. A time to reassess our spiritual growth, our faith and our beliefs. How confident are we in ourselves and our own resources? Also a time to reorganize our finances as long as we do not invest in anything new. We need to question the rules imposed upon us by society and ask ourselves if our methods for achieving success are still viable.
Saturn remains retrograde this whole month until October 10. Its shadow period remains until January 16, 2022. The degrees covered in July (12º23’-10º21’ Aquarius) are represented by: “A barometer”, “On a vast staircase stand people of different types, graduated upward” and “During a silent hour, a man receives a new inspiration which may change his life”. External limitations are only crippling if we allow them to be. As the boundaries imposed from without seem to be more and more insurmountable, we are required to look within for real freedom. Making good use of our inner resources, innate talents and personal wisdom helps us build durable structures in our lives. A time to take full responsibility for our actions and access our mastery through our own efforts. Also a period to be clear on what/who we wish to have in our lives and what/who we need to release.
Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until December 1st, between 23º12’ and 22º53’ Pisces. These degrees are associated to the following images: “On a small island surrounded by the vast expanse of the sea, people are seen living in close interaction” and “A ‘materializing’ Medium giving a séance”. On one hand: fake news, lies, manipulations, false prophets, a disease that can transmitted with no symptom and experimental drugs creating a reality that seems more and more elusive. On the other hand: retreating in our own sanctuary, being in peace, meditating, surrounding ourselves with like-spirited people, sharing pleasant activities, having positive thoughts, engaging in nice conversations and good feelings, help us remain reconnected to our spiritual self and keep our sanity as intact as possible. Artistic creation and keeping track of our dreams -which are likely to be very vivid, bring much needed solace.
Pluto remains retrograde this whole month until October 6, 2021. Its shadow period continues until January 26, 2022. The degree traveled in July (25º58’-25º15’ Capricorn) is symbolized by “A Nature Spirit dancing in the iridescent mist of a waterfall”. As more previously hidden darkness bubbles to the surface, as the extent of the evil that is ruling us becomes clearer, as symbolically, more masks fall revealing the truth of the people in power and those around us, in an interesting way, the freer we become. Humanity is separating in two. Each of us is choosing their camp, and as stated by the Prophecy Rock carved centuries ago by the American Indians in AZ, the rather close future (the beginning of 2023, exactly 10 years after the end of the Mayan Calendar) will tell which path was the more and more chaotic one ending in an abyss and which one leads to immortality. May we not fall prey to the manipulations, the power games and the wolves disguised in lambs’ clothes.
Jupiter re-enters Aquarius on Wednesday 7/28 till Tuesday December 28th. Last 5 months in Aquarius! We are encouraged to think in terms of what benefits the collective, not just us personally. Tolerance, fighting for integrity and justice, embracing other cultures, welcoming differences in religion, and understanding more clearly our rights, are the building blocks of a deeper sense of brother/sisterhood with all. Our horizons broaden thanks to the positive uses of technology and innovative business ideas. Joining forces with our soul group from all over the world, being solidary of like-spirited people and supporting each other towards a same ideal is essential in maintaining our freedom despite all the restrictions that seem to be closing down on us. As we place our faith not in authorities, but in ourselves, and keep focused on the vision of the future we wish for humanity, together, we dream the world we want into being.
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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-):
From Friday 7/2 at 9:15 PM till Saturday 7/3 at 5:28 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
On Monday 7/5 between 9:57 AM and 6:24 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
From Wednesday 7/7 at 9:20 PM till Thursday 7/8 at 6:51 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
On Saturday 7/10 between 9:10 AM and 5:21 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
From Monday 7/12 at 5:29 AM till Tuesday 7/13 at 1:30 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
From Wednesday 7/14 at 11:46 PM till Thursday 7/15 at 7:32 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.
On Saturday 7/17 between 4:03 AM and 11:38 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
On Monday 7/19 between 9:30 AM and 2:08 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
On Wednesday 7/21 between 3:26 PM and 3:36 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
On Friday 7/23 between 9:34 AM and 5:12 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
On Sunday 7/25 between 4:14 PM and 8:30 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
From Tuesday 7/27 at 6:13 PM till Wednesday 7/28 at 2:58 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
On Friday 7/30 between 12:38 PM and 1:08 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
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 Aries until Saturday 7/3 at 5:27 AM + between Wednesday 7/28 at 2:58 AM and Friday 7/30 at 1:07 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 bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Saturday 7/3 at 5:28 AM and Monday 7/5 at 6:23 PM + between Friday 7/30 at 1:08 PM and Monday 8/2 at 1:45 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 7/5 at 6:24 PM and Thursday 7/8 at 6:50 AM: 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 Thursday 7/8 at 6:51 AM and Saturday 7/10 at 5:20 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, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Saturday 7/10 at 5:21 PM and Tuesday 7/13 at 1:29 AM: 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 7/13 at 1:30 AM and Thursday 7/15 at 7:31 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 Thursday 7/15 at 7:32 AM and Saturday 7/17 at 11:37 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…).
Moon in Scorpio between Saturday 7/17 at 11:38 AM and Monday 7/19 at 2:07 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 Monday 7/19 at 2:08 PM and Wednesday 7/21 at 3:35 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 Wednesday 7/21 at 3:36 PM and Friday 7/23 at 5:11 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 Friday 7/23 at 5:12 PM and Sunday 7/25 at 8:29 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 Sunday 7/25 at 8:30 PM and Wednesday 7/28 at 2:57 AM: 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…
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Our intentional meditation started on Thursday 6/24. We placed as many blank sheets of paper as we had intentions near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they would bask in the light of the Full Moon in Capricorn Once that moment passed, we gathered our Full Moon charged blank sheets and placed them in a folder.
On Friday 7/9 on the New Moon in Cancer, 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 by exactly 6:17 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams….
Next month’s intentional meditation starts on Friday 7/23. Take out as many blank sheets of paper as you will have intentions and place them near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they bask in the light of the Full Moon in Aquarius at exactly 7:37 PM. Once that moment will have passed, gather your Full Moon charged blank sheets and place them in a folder.
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Thursday 7/1: Mars Opposition Saturn (6:08 AM)
A day requiring discipline and focus. Circumstances ask us to stand in our power. Delays prove beneficial. Working within the limitations imposed from without is wise. Remaining calm, self-controlled and confident earns us the respect of others.
Saturday 7/3: Mars Square Uranus (6:40 PM)
A day to face obstacles in an innovative way. Impulsive action is ill-advised. We should also exercise caution when operating a motor vehicle, handling sharp objects or performing athletic activities. Sudden, radical changes of course are to be expected. They could be disruptive to our normal routine. Anger and violence might flare up quickly and easily. Best to avoid potentially aggressive individuals. Adopting a different approach, remaining present to the moment, being flexible and innovative help us make amazing breakthroughs that open brand new areas of development for all.
Monday 7/5: Sun Sextile Uranus (12:14 PM)
An interesting day full of sparkle and excitement. Inventive ways to implement new ideas create freeing changes in our day-to-day activities. Our need for progressive independence inspires others to break out of the box.
Tuesday 7/6: Mercury Square Neptune (12:39 AM), Venus Opposition Saturn (7:36 PM)
Today, we could feel somewhat confused and mentally drained. Our confidence may feel rather low. Even if we normally enjoy some solitude, our loneliness might seem heavy. A big, necessary expense could strain our finances. We find solace in a nice novel, a feel-good movie and art. To restore our inner peace, we are advised to lay low.
Thursday 7/8: Venus Square Uranus (12:25 PM)
Both our relationships and finances could become unstable, erratic and either upsetting or exciting depending on how we deal with unexpected changes. On the positive side, today’s unpredictability can be most freeing. The border between love and friendship tends to dissolve. However, possessiveness, jealousy or control make us want to pack our suitcases. Sudden monetary gains or losses could be unsettling. Not a good day to gamble either financially or in love.
Sunday 7/11: Mercury enters Cancer (1:35 PM) till 7/27
During the next 3 weeks, we think with our heart. We could be quite emotional, take every remark more subjectively than necessary and cry on a dime. Our thoughts are focused on our family, mother and children, home, comfort, food and security. We feel secretive and are drawn to the peace and quiet of our inner sanctuary. Artists are favored, especially those involved with kids or drawing. All are concerned with self-care and nurturing those they cherish.
Tuesday 7/13: Venus Conjunct Mars (6:33 AM)
A day to express our passion in a relationship, through an artistic creation or simply by being in love with life. The masculine and the feminine within us are in balance. In social situations, we could feel a little impulsive. We certainly are paying attention to our appearance and are eager to make a good impression.
Thursday 7/15: Sun Trine Neptune (1:49 AM)
Highly influenceable today, we need to surround ourselves with beauty, happy people, positive information and activities that boost our self-esteem. A good day to relax, start a dream journal, meditate, watch an inspiring movie, read a book that triggers our imagination and honor our intuition. Artists are particularly inspired. Women are attracted to romantic clothes. All want peaceful circumstances.
Saturday 7/17: Sun Opposition Pluto (3:46 PM)
If we are not careful, this day could bring manipulations, power games, control, possessiveness, breaks in communication and the battling of some possible inner demons. All this could negatively affect our self-esteem. We gain the respect of others by staying in our power with strength, kindness and integrity. Loving ourselves so that we may love others goes a long way today.
Tuesday 7/20: Mercury Sextile Uranus (2:38 AM)
A day of unexpected communications, exciting new ideas and innovative projects. We are attracted to freedom-loving individuals who are eccentric and progressive. A person we haven’t seen in a while could re-emerge in our life allowing us to see them in a whole new light. Plans may change suddenly. The more we can go with the flow, the more inspiring this day will be.
Wednesday 7/21: Venus enters Virgo (5:37 PM) till August 15
During the next 3 weeks, we express our love through acts of selfless service. Practical gifts feel more attractive than glamorous ones. In our relationships, we seek quality rather than quantity and could be somewhat critical, expecting a certain level of perfection both in ourselves and those we cherish.
Thursday 7/22: Venus Opposition Jupiter (5:45 AM), Sun enters Leo ( 7:26 AM) till August 22nd
A happy day. Our relationships expand in adventurous ways. Yet excesses of all kinds including the squandering of money are ill-advised. If we manage to exercise some restraint, we can enjoy some wonderful times with our partner, or meet an exciting new person who introduces us to dynamic, uncharted territories. During the coming month, we feel more exuberant, are drawn to warmth, generosity and glamour.
Saturday 7/24: Mercury Trine Neptune (9:35 AM)
Today, our thinking tends to be impractical. Focusing on tedious details is quite difficult as our imagination is intensified. A wonderful day for writing, composing music, meditating, watching a feel-good movie or reading an uplifting novel. We should listen to our intuition and go with our inner flow even if it means we won’t be very productive. Artists are particularly inspired.
Sunday 7/25: Mercury Opposition Pluto (1:15 PM)
A secret that was buried for a long time could be revealed. Our mental focus is intense. Our ability to X-ray situations and people allows us to discern what is real from what is not. We should pay particular attention to our words as they hold magic. Our opinions are specially impactful. Sensing that what we say does not come from a book, but from the depths of our innermost self, people listen to us. Yet some informations should be handled carefully. Expressed at the wrong time, in the wrong circumstances, to the wrong people, they could harm many. Our loyalty is being tested.
Tuesday 7/27: Mercury enters Leo (6:12 PM) till August 11
During the next 3 weeks, the way in which we communicate becomes a lot more dramatic. We speak with panache, wish to be seen and heard. A wonderful time to start acting or enjoy going to the theater. Visiting an art exhibit, taking an interest in history, reading the biography of a celebrity we admire, attending a concert or accepting an invitation to an elegant event are all very good uses of this transit. We are generous, warm and creative in our exchanges with others and quite organized at work.
Wednesday 7/28: Jupiter enters Aquarius (5:43 AM) till December 28
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Thursday 7/29: Mars opposition Jupiter (8:50 AM), Mars enters Virgo (1:32 PM) till September 14
Today, growth comes with some frustrating frictions. Even though our fighting spirit is strong, avoiding potential conflictual situations, especially with people in positions of power, is a wise decision. Our objectives are best asserted by minding our own business and directing our energy into positive channels. During the next 2 months Virgo Sun or Virgo rising individuals are favored. For all, actions are more practical and motivated by selfless service. We could be drawn to studying healing techniques, start a new fitness program, and/or adopt a diet more appropriate to our body’s real needs.
Wishing you a magical month of July!
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker
Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)
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Phoenix, AZ 85048