Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for July 2013;
What a complex time we find ourselves in this summer! Do you feel overloaded and exhausted, everything functioning at a much quicker pace, or are you excited at new possibilities? This month the ante is up. The year of the Snake, this Water Snake, now shakes and rattles, slipping into the deep waters of life, where we meet the undercurrents of our psyche and intensified feelings. Previous ways of living and governing continue to break down and the possibilities for radically new ways of living and relating are taking form before us. Great attentiveness is called for.
With Uranus and Pluto stamping their imprint on these times, rebellions and mass demonstrations will continue. Demands for truth and transparency become stronger and initiates actions (Saturn in Scorpio). The USA moves through a challenging time. Jupiter’s expansiveness enters the watery sign Cancer. Here it brings greater protection, amplifying home, family, the housing market, and gatherings in general. Jupiter aligns with the unique Saturn trine Neptune, forming a grand water formation that gets activated during the month by the Cancer Sun, the Mercury retrograde in Cancer (direct on July 20th), and volatile Mars (on the 13th) lighting up the emotional waters. (Watch how waters are in the news, flooding, leeks, etc.) Yet the positive energies of this grand water trine allows us to successfully anchor a dream, to activate compassion, humanitarian causes, and the imagination.
The new moon takes place on the 8th in Cancer. The full moon in Aquarius takes place on the 22nd, just after the Sun enters fiery Leo. July 27-31, Mars aligns with Uranus and Pluto bringing more volatility world wide. On July 29th the “Cosmic Diamond” formation, takes place as the planets form a six pointed star formation encircling our Earth. During this lineup the planets gather in the Water and Earth signs, offering us the unique opportunity to connect on inner levels of feeling, and sensing in our bodies, to anchor and initiate the paradigm shifts that are now needed both personally and globally.
Twelve opportunities for July: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): A new you is emerging and will emerge over the next 4 years. Take heart. Sometimes it will feel like you have lost your moorings. Doing something new will shift the quality of this energy. Tune into your inner space. It is a time for greater integration within your feelings and your sense of well-being. Understanding your emotional dynamics with others, brings peace of mind. You will be richly rewarded for awareness of your deeper needs, especially as new kinds of actions are taken.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): So much learning going on! Especially with relationships and practical matters. In some ways you are particularly open and vulnerable, but as usual maintaining that Taurian composure. Find a good place to share the deep feelings that you are navigating, while you open to a deeper wisdom that guides you. Writing, teaching, and all sorts of communication, are highlighted and continue to be an area of growth. Relationships with siblings are enjoyable and supportive.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Your feelings about work and money are surfacing. It is time to release anxieties and old programs that undermine what’s possible for you. Something that has been gestating for 6-9 months now begins to move forward after the 7th. This is the time to anchor a dream. Get help in reflecting on its feasibility, as there is much positive possibility for manifesting it over the next 6 months. When Mercury goes direct on the 20th, situations move forward.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Take a day free from work and worry to reconnect with what you love. Make a commitment and go for that creative project, that book etc. Set a date for chapter 1. Jupiter in Cancer for 12 months will bless your creative expression with growth, protection, and expansion, if you make a commitment of time without distraction. Let your deep feeling sense infuse all that you create. Enjoy Jupiter’s expansive loving quality by doing what you are passionate about!
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): With Venus in Leo, enjoy yourself! It’s a sweet, pleasurable, and social energy that comes once a year. Especially since the end of June and several days into July may have been quite challenging. With Venus aligning to Uranus, do something different, something that you have been wanting to do. Balance your social time with being alone… garden, cook, draw. Deep inner currents of feelings are calling for attention. Important messages will be coming to you.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Your sensitivity to others is heightened. Though this is not new, there is a careful balancing of openness and boundaries taking place. Family commitments are strong this month and can be enjoyable, sometimes challenging. With Mercury retrograde, you become mindful of old patterns of reaction. You now see what motivates these patterns and attend to a deeper need you have. Reframing your mental states to reflect a larger perspective on things supports greater ease and joy.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Feelings surface as to how you are manifesting your time, life, and work. You are reaching another turning point in family commitments, and how you want to create your life. Reflect on your aspirations, and what you want to manifest. Take quality quiet time to do this. It will be like swimming through different levels of feelings. Acknowledging each level, settles things down. There is positive energy for good outcomes as you move toward your aspirations.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): When Saturn goes direct, after the 7th, you feel suddenly freer, with more ease and moving forward. You are preparing for a birth of love and wonder in your life. Give yourself time to sort through different feelings around assumed beliefs you hold. Are those beliefs working for you? Supporting something positive in your life or not? Let yourself move into your spirituality and feel the love that is there.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This is a fruitful time for you, especially as you continue to create ways to retreat. Layers of emotional and mental conditioning are surfacing and ready to be shed. Support and love from others will open your compassionate and loving self, triggering your imagination. Over the next 2 years, you are completing an important cycle in your life. Careful reflection on what you are letting go of, and what kind of consciousness you want to carry into the future becomes the soil for your new cycle.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): This is a time of reflection, expansion, and travel for you. You are sensitive and open in ways that are new. Unexpected situations have unraveled your usual ways of feeling secure. The uncertainty of the time is the forerunner for a new inner foundation of self. This foundation will allow you more freedom of authentic expression. Your connection with people at this time can be helpful, and open doors.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): July highlights your relationship to your financial well-being, your daily routines, and long range goals. You are moving through a life review and you are aware of the unknowns of the future. To feel anxious about what may be the change you are headed toward is really an opportunity to openly discuss what all the possibilities might be and how you feel toward them. This brings greater peace of mind and clearer direction. Mid-July brings sweetness and excitement in relationship.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This is an especially sensitive time for you. You may have felt buffeted by the winds of all your deep feelings during the Saturn retrograde period, mid- February until July 7th. It is an important time of gestating, reviewing relationship, and seeking to anchor a new way of living. With Jupiter moving into Cancer situations flow more smoothly. Creativity and family matters can flourish and more enjoyment enters your life.