July is the seventh month. Seven is a number that resonates. The musical scale is seven notes. The seven days of the week represent the planetary bodies observable to the eye. The week starts with the Moon on Monday, Mars on Tuesday, Mercury on Wednesday, Jupiter on Thursday, Venus on Friday (which is the Celtic Fredda) Saturday Saturn's day and Sunday for the Sun. Can you see the imagery of each story? Contemplate the day and the part of the human condition it represents.
Cancer is ruled by the moon, the Mother, the unconscious. Monday is the day to do laundry, catch up and get ready for action on Tuesday. Use July to get ready for August, ruled by the Sun and the sign of Leo, which demands consciousness.
Gemini is always creating a germ of an idea. As the sign that moves around the most, it could be likened to a bee pollinating. For most of June, Mercury is retrograde and and the trickster side of Gemini is in full force. More than usual, realize people are not saying what they mean. Instead of getting angry, be humored by the mallaprops. If travel is in your life, strike up conversations with strangers.
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Aries ruled by Mars
Thank goodness after a prolonged period of time, your ruler is moving forward again. By mid July the planning stages will be set to move into a new arena. Training is a slow process, so many elements go into becoming a focused entity. The mind and the body do not often move at the same pace. As the sign of action, stretching the body or contemplate nothingness is not your strong suit.
Taurus is the first earth sign and very solidly planted. Earth Day and Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday are both symbols of the continuity of life. The eclipse on April 29th highlights the focus of staying grounded through relentless change. Can we see death coming? Pluto in Capricorn is asking this question. Can we remember that death precedes new life? In the days of the building of the Sphinx, perhaps 10,000 years ago, the Pharaoh’s head stays strong on the lion’s body. Only in the last one hundred years have we known there was a body. And perhaps when the monument was built water surrounded the foundation. This climate change relates to fire and water, or the ongoing shifting sands.
The Cardinal Cross has shaken you up and without something to do or be active you are ready to combust. Enjoy the Merry month of May by recognizing the involuntary muscles of the earth bringing forth beauty. By the 19th you will see the future you want more clearly and prepare your budget.
The excitement and drama is upon us. What we have felt mounting since 2006 is bursting forth. Social injustice, have you noticed millionaire is middle class? It is the time when the world will have to make a stand around either financially drawing a line or allowing the turbulent chaos to take over. Overpopulation is a politically incorrect element to try and remedy, but Mother Nature will, if we do not.
You are are the triple A this month. Helping others get towed is not what you are best at, but with your ruler in the sign of diplomacy, justice cutting away the dead wood is not the challenge you would like. You could burn your house down and start over. Do not get caught.
Your time is coming, just a few short weeks, and you can go off to stir up the masses. You are still playing high speed chases in the mud. If you need speed, try it on water. Being reasonable is not your favorite thing, and can be over rated. It is better to strike when iron is hot. The goddess of love is encouraging you to invent things. Any innovative puzzles you have dreamt about?
Taurus ruled by Venus
The nurturing suits you, having to come up with new ideas does not. Status quo is your motto. But money which is your itch is requiring a whole new set of inventor objects to stay in the game. Venus likes Pisces, so you can be dreamy and unconditional in your idealism. Games that require numerous players could be fun and profitable, this includes sussing out your co worker at the real estate office.
The image of the water bearer is misleading, as Aquarius is an Air sign. The Celtic festival of Brigantia celebrates the rebirth of spirit, February 2nd, aka Ground Hog day. Brigantia is the triple Moon Goddess; she is youth, maturity and old age. As the first new moon of this month also welcomes the Chinese year of the Horse, these are busy interesting times. Uranus, the planet of Aquarius is unruly and chaotic. He demands transformation of consciousness. The veils will be lifted and mysteries revealed. Contemplate floating a candle in a bowl of water.
When and where you will move forward is still a bit confusing. You appreciate fairness but weighing every option just isn’t for you. Be very very careful to not move without observation. The summer will bring more activity than you can handle. A hobby that includes fire and metal is a good option for the moment; this can be fixing an old car or building a sculpture.
We often hear the phrase “Timing is everything”. For this month it holds particularly true. The new moon on the first precipitates new action and a struggle to not stay still. Capricorn’s movements are usually methodical; the pressure to charge without thinking is overwhelming. Be kind to the volcano that needs to erupt.
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Aries ruled by Mars
You are being forced to learn diplomacy. Any physical exertions are demanding discipline and containment. Take last minute invitations as what comes out of the blue is for you this month. Your secret name is initiative, but the lethargy surrounding you is too hard to motivate.
Taurus ruled by Venus
The ladies in your life are carrying the puritanical principle. Be accepting and find fantasy in the leaves of your books and Ipod. After the full Moon on the 15th, a journey may come up that you might want to take advantage of. Venus is not happy with the constraint of Saturn, but you know how to brush it off.