On the morning after the presidential election, I awoke at about 6:30 AM and asked my husband, “who won?” (I never stay up for elections because I figure whoever wins, we lose). Anyway, he said, “Trump,” I said, “come on seriously who won?” He said, “Trump.” It seemed so surreal to me that Trump would be our president that it has seemed unbelievable to me ever since.
There are others who think it is strange and are looking for esoteric reasons behind Trump’s election. One is Gary Lachman, who proposes that magic was involved, Magic and Power in the age of Trump
Another writer, Bernhard Guenther proposes a Jungian interpretation of Trump’s success, Is Trump our collective shadow?
Sometimes it’s helpful to look at mundane events with a broader perspective so that we don’t get too bummed out about what is happening in our world today.
This month we have two eclipses, Mercury turning retrograde and Jupiter stopping in the sky to move direct.
Dates to Watch:
Note to my Astrology Clients. Use the Planetary Placement and ascendant sheet to find out if the following aspects will have a major impact on you.
July 5 – Sun Trine Jupiter at 13 Cancer/Scorpio. This trine in water helps us flow with self-assurance and confidence. This is a good day for finances. Great for those of you with personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or the ascendant at 11 to 15 Cancer or Scorpio.
Mercury Opposite Mars at 8 Leo/Aquarius. Mercury loves to talk and Mars likes to fight. You can see where this is going. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 6 to 10 Leo or Aquarius, you may be too fast on the trigger.
July 8 – Sun Trine Neptune at 16 Cancer/Pisces. A positive day where you can go to the beach and fantasize about your true love if you have one. Or read a romance novel, it’s safer.
July 9 – Mercury Square Jupiter at 13 Leo/Scorpio. This is not a good day to make travel plans or have religious debates. Especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 11 to 14 Leo or Scorpio.
Venus enters Virgo until August 6. Venus rules love and beauty. Virgo is picky. He is the quintessential critic. None of your friends or loved ones is good enough for you on this one. Instead, go to a museum and pick on Rembrandt.
July 10 – Jupiter stations and moves direct at 13 Scorpio. This is a big deal. Jupiter rules great things such as optimism, abundance, and good luck. But don’t forget he also rules excess. If you have a heavy Jupiter chart with Sagittarius and challenging aspects to Jupiter, you may go with the excessive part. But don’t worry, unless you have a personal planet or the ascendant at 11 to 15 Scorpio. Also look at the house that contains Scorpio, you may have a lucky streak in the area of life defined by that house. For the meaning of the houses and the planets see my web page www.mythiczodiac.com
July 11 – Venus Trine Uranus at 2 Virgo/Taurus. Visit a place that has beautiful paintings or pleasant music. Take a friend. This is great for friendship especially if you have personal planets from 0 to 3 Virgo or Taurus.
July 13 – Solar Eclipse at 20 Cancer. This eclipse is opposite Pluto. Be careful you are not misled by some powerful, magnetic person especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 18 to 22 Cancer or Capricorn. Power struggles arise. They could be concerning other people’s money -- insurance, inheritance or alimony. (I will write a special Eclipse article early next month
July 14 – Venus Trine Saturn at 4 Virgo/Capricorn. I like this aspect. It means that today your relationships are stable and mature.
July 22 – Sun enters Leo until August 23. This is a playful time of the year. The kids are out of school. We are feeling romantic, generous and are kind to others.
July 24 – Venus Opposite Neptune at 16 Virgo/Pisces. Get out the romance novels again. (Did you know that romance novels sell more books than any other genre? What is that saying about us? Are we all Neptunian?) Anyway, another good day for the beach. Watch your money ‘do not a borrower or a lender be.’ If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 14 to 18 Virgo or Pisces – Get your head out of the clouds!
July 25 – Sun Square Uranus at 2 Leo/Taurus. You know Uranus can be cranky, snarky, and obstinate. I love the guy! If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 0 to 4 Leo or Taurus, you could get too stirred up by events today. (Taurus people are surprising everyone lately. They are so laid back and Hestia-like normally that no one expected them to be so rebellious and changeable as they have been lately - blame Uranus)
July 26 – Mercury turns retrograde until August 19. Oh, the dreaded Mercury retrograde! If you have a monkey mind. -- Say you are a Gemini or Sagittarius or have a lot of planets on your Mercury, this could be a rest for you. Let things slide. Go with the Tao.
July 27 – Lunar Eclipse at 4 Aquarius/Leo. This eclipse is right on top of the Mars. Time to be aggressive, I mean assertive. Go out and bay at the Moon.
Venus Trine Pluto at 19 Virgo/Capricorn Have a great party today. Also, its a good day to make a commitment and seal a friendship, especially if you have personal planets or the ascendant at 17 to 21 Virgo or Capricorn.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is now in Scorpio. This month Jupiter is retrograde and until July 10 and will stay at 13 degrees of Scorpio. 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 13 degrees of Scorpio. Scorpio types are into growth, they are always looking at ways that they could better themselves, especially emotionally and psychologically. Jupiter in Scorpio will help you with that. But in Scorpio, he can also bring excess in all the things that are not good for you.
SATURN is in Capricorn until 2020. This month Saturn is retrograde and will back up from 5 to 3 degrees. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 1 to 7 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer, 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 Capricorn he is asking about your ambitions, your career, and your work ethic. In Capricorn he is right at home and wants to build something, make plans and succeed in the outer world.
URANUS just entered Taurus last month on the 15th of May. This month he will stay at 2 degrees of Taurus. He will turn retrograde on Aug 7 and go back into Aries on Nov 7 and stay in Aries the rest of 2018. While in Aries he will cover 28 to 29 degrees. If you have personal planets or the ascendant at 0 to 3 Taurus or Scorpio, you feel a need for freedom and you want to make some radical changes in your 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 is retrograde and stays at 16 degrees of Pisces 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 to 18 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 moves from 20 to 19 degrees this month. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with the ascendant or personal planets at 17 to 22 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer. What needs to die in order to be reborn?
Have a good month.