On July 14, NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft will fly through the Pluto system then pass through the shadows first of Pluto and then of its moon, Charon. By the ancient law of correspondences, this might mean that all plutonian tendencies may begin to manifest in the world this month; plutocracy, death, terrorism and destruction as well as the flip side of rebirth and transformation. Let us watch to see if we notice any Plutonian themes during this flyby.
This will be a very watery month with 5 planets moving into water signs; Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. We have Saturn in Scorpio, Mars in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces all month. The Sun is in Cancer until the 22nd, Mercury is in Cancer from the 8th until the 23th. We could feel very emotional this month and not very ambitious especially on the 14th and 15th when all of these planets are in water signs, including the moon in Cancer. On the positive side, the water signs are very compassionate and creative. The astrologers who do weather forecasting are saying we are in for a lot of rain and floods.
8 to 15 degrees of Cancer and Capricorn are feeling the pinch this month with a full moon, the Sun, Pluto, and Mercury and Mars all impacting that area of your chart indicated by the house it falls in or by the planet it touches. (see my description of the houses here and the planets here)
Dates to Watch:
July 1 – Full Moon at 10 Cancer/Capricorn. This is an interesting Full Moon. It has Mars conjunct and Neptune in a trine to this full moon. The questions on this moon is, ‘ do I want to be a couch potato or a CEO.’ The Neptune wants us to dream about all the possibilities out there, but Mars says “get active”. This will be especially difficult if you have either a personal planet or the ascendant at 10 Cancer or Capricorn.
Venus conjunct Jupiter at 22 Leo. These are the two loveliest planets in the sky. Where is 22 Leo in your chart? This is the house that will bring you love and happiness. In the 5th house this will come from your children, in the 7th from your partner, in the 3rd from your studies, etc. A very positive aspect. Take advantage of it, go to a party, circulate, or gather with friends. Because Venus is turning retrograde this month, we will get 3 of these conjunctions. The next one will be on Aug 4 at 28 Leo. This Venus/Jupiter conjunction may be difficult because of a tight square to a stationary Saturn. The third is on Oct 25 at 15 Virgo. This is the most powerful conjunction because Mars joins them in Leo making it a triple conjunction and Pluto joins them with a trine. What a dynamic, powerhouse, positive aspect for love, wealth and popularity.
Sun trine Neptune at 4 Cancer/Pisces. Another great aspect on the same day. This one stimulates your idealism. It is also good for love and romance. Neptune rules water, so you may want to run to the beach.
Jul 6 – Sun Opposite Pluto at 14 Cancer/Capricorn. These degrees and signs have been going through a lot in the past few years. Now Pluto is asking you, ‘have you eliminated all the people and stuff from your life to help you transition to a better place?’
Jul 8 – Mercury enters Cancer until Jul 23. Mercury just left Gemini where it was having a good time, chatting away. Now Mercury wants to think about his home, it wants to stay put and talk about changing the furniture or the problems he is having with the grandchildren.
Mars trine Neptune at 9 Cancer/Pisces. A good time to work on a creative project. Dance, play music and join a choral group.
Jul 12 – Sun Square Uranus at 20 Cancer/Aries. Not a good day. You or someone around you can get really cranky, stubborn and rebellious. Look to the house that contains 20 Cancer/Aries. If it’s in the 6th house, there could be conflict with your co-workers, if in the 4th, in the family, etc.
Jul 13 – Mercury trine Neptune at 9 Cancer/Pisces. Possible good outcome of important correspondence and special interviews. This aspect brings good news from far away.
Jul 14 – Venus Square Saturn at 28/Leo/Scorpio. Venus is a lovely, sweet young thing and Saturn is a grouchy old man. Something is not working as far as relationships go. Try to find a balance. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 28 Leo/Scorpio, try to give a little.
Jul 15 – New Moon at 23 Cancer, A good day to set your intentions for the month. This moon is all about parents, children and the home.
Mars opposite Pluto at 14 Cancer/Capricorn. This can be a dangerous aspect. You may have pent up energy. You want to get moving but something is blocking you. It could lead to a blow up.
Mercury opposite Pluto at 14 Cancer/Capricorn. On this one, you may attack someone verbally or be the subject of the attack. Not a good day. Best way to use these two aspects is to work on something that takes superhuman energy and also to do some research.
Jul 16 – Mercury conjunct Mars at 14 Cancer. All of this Cancer this month leads to emotionality. We have the Sun, Mercury, Mars Saturn and Neptune all in water signs. And yesterday and today the Moon is in Cancer also.
Jul 18 – Venus enters Virgo until Aug 1 when she goes retrograde and backs up onto Leo. All at once Aphrodite gets very fussy about who she fools around with. You know she did marry Hephaestus the Virgo archetype. So she can be realistic and practical in her choices.
Jul 21 – Sun trine Saturn at 27 Cancer/Scorpio A good aspect for dealing with elders. A good day to invest for the long term.
Jul 22 – Sun enters Leo until August 23. Leo wants to shine. It’s time we got out of the house and attracted some attention for the creative, fun people that we are.
Mercury trine Saturn at 28 Cancer/Scorpio. Splendid aspect for working on your memoirs or for communicating with your long time friends.
Jul 23 – Mercury enters Leo until August 7. We start to swagger around and brag about how great we are. Since we are all doing it, we may just bump into each other, no harm done. Leo is a very creative sign so sharpen your pencils and or get paints out of the attic and do it!
Sun conjunct Mercury at 28 Cancer. A good day to organize the office and throw out those old files you no longer use.
Jul 25 – Venus turns retrograde at 0 Degrees of Virgo until Sep 6. This day is very fortunate if you have a personal planet at 9 degrees of Virgo. Read Lynn Koiner on the meaning of Venus Retrograde.
Mars square Uranus at 20 Cancer/Aries. Sparks can fly on this one. Stay away from crowds.
Jul 26 – Uranus turns retrograde at 5 Aries until Dec 25. 5 Aries is a very important point in your chart for a few days. It’s an area of your chart that will receive some out of the blue information or a sudden event that can turn your life around. While Uranus is retrograde we may free ourselves from our old habits of thinking and doing. We can look at situations with fresh eyes.
Jul 31 Full Moon at 8 Leo/Aquarius. You can see the results of the intention you planted on the New Moon of Jul 15. This Full Moon represents the pull between working to save mankind or focusing on our own development.
Venus enters Leo moving retrograde. Venus is back in Leo as she was in June. In Leo, she loves to shop and shop. She wants jewelry and things that glitter.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is in Leo until August 2015. This month Jupiter will move from 21 to 27 degrees of Leo. Jupiter is about growth and expansion especially in travel and education and also in the area of your life ruled by the house in your natal chart that holds 21 to 27 degrees of Leo.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2018. This month he has moved back into Scorpio where he will stay until Sep 19, 2015. He will move from 29 to 28 degrees of Scorpio this month. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 28 to 29 degrees of Scorpio or Taurus in your natal chart, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. While Saturn is in Scorpio, Saturn is asking about your sexual relationships and the ways you can transform yourself
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus wil stay at 20 degrees of Aries. He will turn retrograde on July 25. We feel a need for freedom and we want to make some radical changes in our life. I believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have Uranus in a challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a long vacation, move, or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) is in Pisces until 2026. he will stay at 9 degrees of Pisces this month. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets at 9 degrees of Pisces or Virgo. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights. Watch for some really inspired films to come out during the time Neptune is in Pisces.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto is moving retrograde until September 25 and this month will move from 45 to 13 degrees of Capricorn. Everyone is feeling the urge to purge and to find his or her truth. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 13 or 14 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,