I am not going to write about President Trump this month. I think we have read and seen enough of him. I am waiting for his fall that I predicted, because of the two characters in his chart; Phaeton and Icarus. Icarus fell because he flew too close to the Sun because of hubris and Phaeton fell because he tried to drive a chariot that was too big for him. We may have to wait until the August 21 Eclipse that will be on his ascendant --his Phaeton placement. This eclipse will be triggered on August 20 and September 1, so we may not have too long toowait. I’m a softie and don’t like to see anyone fall. But it is promised in his natal chart. We’ll see. Oops, I wrote about him again, it is very hard not to pay attention to him.
Many astrologers are writing about the Aug 21 Eclipse which they call the Great American Eclipse because the shadow will fall in a wide swath from Oregon to South Caroline. Here is British Astrologer Marina Warner of Dark Star. https://darkstarastrology.com/solar-eclipse-august-2017/
And here is an American astrologer Amand Diaz https://astrologynewsservice.com/news/the-great-american-eclipse/
I will write about the eclipse next month.
July starts out with the Moon in Libra squaring Mars, conjunct Jupiter squaring Pluto. And Mars opposes Pluto. The signs and degree affected is 16 to 20 degrees of Capricorn, Libra and Cancer. This can bring in a lot of tension and dynamic energy.
Dates to Watch:
July 2 – Mars Opposite Pluto at 18 Cancer/ Capricorn. A strong urge for change. But wait awhile. You won’t be able to pull it off. Mars and Pluto are all about brute force and blockages. You may feel the effect of this aspect if you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant at 16 to 20 degrees of Cancer or Capricorn.
Jul 4 – Venus enters Gemini until the 31st. This is a time when we may be talking too much and miss a romantic opportunity.
Mercury square Uranus at 28 Cancer/Aries. News coming in is very strange and hard to understand. Your expression is very sarcastic and snarky or you could find this in others. Don’t worry about things you can’t change. Try to keep calm.
Jul 5 – Mercury enters Leo until the 25th. This is building up to the Great Eclipse in Aug. Hermes/Mercury is a travel guide and is leading us there. Mercury in Leo likes to show off how much he knows.
Sun Trine Neptune at 14 Cancer/Pisces. A beautiful aspect. Very good for the arts and creativity in general.
Sun Square Jupiter at 14 Cancer/Libra. There may be setbacks today. Self-control and a philosophical outlook will help.
July 9 – Full Moon at 17 Capricorn. This Full Moon is conjunct Pluto and aspects all of those planets from the 1st to the 5th of the month. Any problems you had back then could blossom now. A time to understand the part you played.
July 10 – Sun Opposite Pluto at 18 Cancer/Capricorn. Someone could try to lead you into an unwise action. Someone with a forceful personality (Scorpio?). It will be very hard to resist this influence if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 16 to 20 Cancer or Capricorn.
July 17 – Venus Square Neptune at 14 Gemini/Pisces. Some young girl or a Libra person may try to take advantage of you. Let go of your sweet accommodating personality and stick up for yourself.
Mars Square Uranus at 28 Cancer/Aries. Stay away from crowds. This aspect can excite people to do something crazy.
July 18 – Venus Trine Jupiter at 16 Gemini and Libra. This is a beautiful aspect bringing love and contentment. A good time to have a party.
July 19 – Mercury Trine Saturn at 22 Leo/Sagittarius. Another good aspect. This one is about work and commitment. Your work could flow today.
July 20 – Mars enters Leo until Sep 5. Mars loves it in Leo; he is the ruler of Aries another fire sign. He likes sports and hiking and all sorts of physical activity.
Sun Square Uranus at 28 Cancer/Aries. You could make mistakes today because you are getting too stirred up from the events surrounding you. Upsetting day especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 26 to 29 Cancer, Aries or Capricorn.
July 22 – Sun enters Leo until Aug 22. The two party signs are Leo and Sagittarius. So this month is great for celebrations of all kinds.
July 23 – New Moon at 0 Leo. This New Moon is conjunct Mars. Start something new today. Maybe a new exercise plan.
July 24 – Venus Opposite Saturn at 22 Gemini/Sagittarius. You may get some criticism today from a Capricorn. He is just showing off what he knows. Pay no attention to him.
Mercury Trine Uranus at 28 Leo/Aries. A great aspect. Good for travel and writing and making positive changes.
July 25 Mercury enters Virgo. Next month Mercury will turn retrograde on Aug 12 he will back into Leo on August 31 and will turn direct on September 5. Mercury in Virgo can be a real nitpicker. But a very good movie and book critic. Try to see some movies and criticize them to your hearts content and leave your hubby alone!
July 26 – Sun Conjunct Mars at 4 Leo. Quarrels could pop up today. Everyone is feeling a little aggressive.
July 31 – Venus enters Cancer until August 26. When Venus is in Cancer she wants to stay home and cook and garden and clean the house URGH.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is in Libra until Oct 2017. This month he will travel from 14 to 17 degrees of Libra. 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 14 to 17 degrees of Libra. In Libra, he would bring good news and harmony in relationships.
SATURN is in Sagittarius until Dec 2017. This month he is moving retrograde so he will travel from 23 to 22 degrees of Sagittarius. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 23 to 26 degrees of Sagittarius or Gemini, 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 Sagittarius, he is asking about your belief system, your hopes for the future and your travel plans
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus moves from 28 to 29 degrees of Aries. 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. This month he moving retrograde and will stay at 14 degrees all 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 14 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 retrograde and will stay at 18 degrees of Capricorn. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 18 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,