Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz, 831 479-3751
Astrology for July:
July brings us into the heart of the summer and water sign Cancer, the sign of feeling, with the need to create strong inner and outer foundations for one self. Cancer’s gift comes through attuning to ones deep feelings, bringing light to the unconscious and igniting the imaginative and creative self. The summer months intensify the breakdown of the old patterns, and structures that govern. The past rears its head for our review and release, at the same time challenging us with the opportunity to broaden our vision, step into the new.
The full Moon of July 3 intensifies all transitions between the old and the new. Global unrest continues as the people strive to bring in greater vision, power, and to liberate themselves from repressive authoritative forces, both within and without. Mars enters Libra on July 3rd, not only stimulating Libras to more action and accomplishment, but intensifying relationships for all of us, challenging us to be observant of our use of power, our reactions, and to stay calm.
There is a balancing force at the beginning of July when Venus and Jupiter are at their closest. Watch the morning sky! They signal hope and possibility for new levels of resolution and integration.
The summer is a whirlwind of breakdown and reinvention. How do we best maintain our center during these quickly shifting and uncertain times? The Cosmos is calling, as the intensity of planetary alignment increases. Dare yourself to hold a new vision and take bold steps to embody and implement it. Ask yourself what is it that I deeply value? Through the juxtaposition of the old way of living and new potentials, deeper and deeper initiations take place.
Mercury goes retrograde in expressive Leo on July 14th. Give yourself plenty of space around travel plans. Time to slow our linear world inorder to drop into contemplative reflection. When in a fire sign, Mercury asks us to tap into possibilities and inspiration in order to create our futures.
The New Moon in Cancer takes place on July 18th. This moon emphasizes settling into ourselves, coupled with discipline to implement balance. Jupiter aligns with Uranus, quickening change and communications.
The Sun enters fiery Leo on the 22nd, aligning with freedom loving, revolutionary Uranus on the 30th. Excellent time to break into the new, inventive, and innovative. The full Moon in Aquarius graces the skies on Aug 1st.
Twelve opportunities for July:
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This month calls for careful balance between the old and the new, between work and home. Relationships may be very stimulating and tensional. There’s a need for patience and careful consideration before reacting. Take space for yourself, focusing on what you love, to experience the freedom you desire. Get out and hike. There’s positive feelings with neighbors and siblings.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): This is an excellent month to learn, study and to stimulate your mind, becoming more aware of how you share and communicate. Affection grows and love comes into your life. Money comes to you more easily this month, though all business interactions need to be communicated very clearly. Time to clear out the home and do what you love.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): This month, give yourself time to bask in good feelings and self appreciation. Take advantage of the lengthy Venus Jupiter conjunction in Gemini and open yourself to love and gratitude. Bring beauty into your environment. Paint, dance, sing, write. Mid month, don’t be thrown off your center, as the unexpected in group dynamics or friends arise. Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): This month you feel more strongly the changes in which you are involved. Keep envisioning what is possible for you in career or life. I see you working furiously at home. Someone from your past appears to complete unfinished business. Take your time, and stay in your center. Excellent time for a spiritual or artistic retreat.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): You may feel impatient for change to take place more quickly, if so let go of something you usually do. Go somewhere new and explore. This month highlights enjoyment with friends and wonderful energy with groups. When Mercury goes retrograde in Leo on the 14th, ask yourself, ”What inspires me? How can that inspiration create my future?”
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): This is a good time to imagine and work toward something that you would like to achieve. There are more opportunities present for you now and more mental inspiration. All forms of art and writing are enhanced, as are love and enjoyment. After so many recent months of being of service to others you are transitioning into more equal partnership.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): This month you experience more energy and greater ability to follow through with your choices and actions. Focus on what you would like to achieve. Be flexible and observant in relationships when the unexpected comes your way. Just know where you are, where you want to go. Learning anything new now is enjoyable, as well as travel.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Trust what is unfolding in your life and in your work. You soon feel that you are receiving more financial support from others. The first part of the month is enjoyable with your partner or friends. Mid month unexpected situations arise and present opportunities to be more conscious of how you respond and what your needs are. See the good in situations for best results.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Something is opening up for you. This is a great time for learning from others, enjoying relationships, and in general all relationship interactions. Your imagination and positive viewpoint are very strong right now. Business interactions call for double checking the details, with very clear communications.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): You continue in a time of great change for your self and your life. During the first week in July you feel the tension between the old and the new. It is a powerful time to imagine your life in new ways, taking action to support change. You have more energy to accomplish this now. Enjoyment comes through daily changes.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): This is a time of opening your creative and expressive abilities. You experience more love and affection in your life. New or renewed love enters your life. It is an excellent time for health cleansing and clearing the home. Learning, teaching, and travel are all highlighted. You will continue to go through powerful transformative experiences that offer new beginnings
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This month continues the theme of the importance of home and family. With Neptune in Pisces, be aware of heightened sensitivities, spiritual openings, and imaginative flights. Take good care of your body and get plenty of rest. It is an excellent time for creativity, self expression and being with children. Later in the month you need to set clear boundaries.