The Monthly Forecast For July

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The key words for the sign Cancer are “ I Feel”. Cancer is a Cardinal Water sign. The symbol is the Crab, the ruling planet is the Moon. This month, there are some lovely aspects that we can all look forward to. Tuesday, 7/3 is a winner, with the Moon in Pisces making five beautiful aspects, forming a Grand Trine in the Water Element, where it Trines both the Sun in Cancer and Jupiter in Scorpio. This brings strength, optimism, and Sacred Law. At the same time, the Moon conjuncts to Neptune in Pisces, a very spiritual aspect. This is a wonderful day to receive, to meditate, and to visualize what you need.

7/7 is also good, as long as you slow down. The Moon in Aries trines Venus.  This adds creativity and beauty to everything. It then moves into Taurus, where it conjuncts Uranus, the planet of innovation, liberation, and change. Move forward on your dreams. 7/8 is very good, with the Sun in Cancer Trine to Neptune in Pisces, and the Moon in Taurus also sextile Neptune and the Sun. Magical and mystical.

The New Moon on 7/12 is a powerhouse. This is the first of two Eclipses this month. The Sun and Moon are conjunct in a New Moon, which offers opportunities for new beginnings. With this one, we have a Solar Eclipse, with both the Sun and Moon opposing Pluto. Wow. Pluto rules the Void, alchemy, transmutation, death and rebirth, endings and beginnings. It also rules the supernatural, organized crime, and intelligence agencies. This is fairly explosive. Watch the news. Since Jupiter, the Moon, and Neptune form a Grand Trine in Water at the same time, have faith ( Neptune) in Sacred Law ( Jupiter) prevailing. What are we ready to let go of? What old habit, pattern, or attitude needs to end? What are we ready to begin?

The 15th and 16th are both good. The Sun moves into Leo on the 22nd, another good day. Mercury goes retrograde again ( I know) on the 26th, but otherwise it’s a good day.

The second Eclipse of the month will be on 7/27. Hold onto your hats for this one. It’s a Full Moon, from Leo to Aquarius, with the Sun in fiery Leo opposing both the Moon AND Mars in Aquarius. Mars in an opposition can make people feel the fight or flight reflex. All of this is taking place in two Fixed signs. ( Stubborn). Slow down. Breathe. Decide not to engage unless absolutely necessary. If someone oversteps their boundaries, then by all means, stand up for yourself.

The month ends with two lovely days, the 30th and 31st, giving us all a chance to recover from that intense Full Moon. July will be eventful. Cancer is a nurturing sign. Take care of yourself. Rest. Play. Laugh. Love. I hope you have a wonderful month. Blessings, Judith

The Monthly Forecast for June

Kinuko Y. Craft

The Sun is in the sign Gemini for much of June. Gemini is an Air sign, ruled by Mercury. It rules the lungs, arms, hands, and nervous system in the body. The key words for Gemini are “ I Think”. Gemini is a dual sign, the twins. ( Castor and Pollux). It represents flexibility and curiosity, both good traits to have this month.

6/3 is lovely, with the Sun in Gemini Trine to the Moon in Aquarius, both Air signs, while the Moon also Trines Mercury in Gemini. The mind is open and stimulated now. The Moon moves into mystical Pisces on 6/5, forming two sextiles to both Uranus and Saturn. Uranus is sudden and unexpected changes, while Saturn is about patience and stability. This is a good day to begin something that will last.

6/6 has a number of planets aspecting Neptune. I expect more lies to be revealed regarding ongoing investigations. Reach for calmness and try not to engage in some people’s delusional thinking. Avoid debates. 6/11 is good, with the Moon in Taurus Trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Reach for alchemy and magic. It sextiles Neptune, adding in the mystical. Remind yourself that anything is possible.

The New Moon on 6/13 in Gemini invites us to embrace our duality. Some believed that Castor and Pollux were twin brothers, with Castor being human and Pollux being immortal. This would be a good day to acknowledge being an eternal soul having an earthly incarnation, and embracing all of the opportunities that brings.

The Moon moves into Virgo on 6/18. Both the 18th and 19th are wonderful, with a number of positive aspects. The Summer Solstice is on 6/21, when the Sun moves into Cancer.

The Full Moon on 6/28 is expansive and powerful.

This is an excellent month to focus on duality, rather than polarity. Duality is about being conjoined, both/and. Polarity supposes that you have to choose one versus the other, either/or. Spirituality teaches us that there is no “ other”, that we are one with all that is. In one version of the Castor and Pollux myth, when Castor dies, Pollux asks his father, Zeus, to allow him to share his immortality with his twin. Zeus grants his request, creating the constellation Gemini. This month encourages us to embrace and integrate our humanity with our divinity. We are both. We are made of stars, our own unique constellation, dancing through space and time.

May this month be filled with beauty, love, magic, and joy for you. Blessings, Judith

The Monthly Forecast For May

The Sun is in the sign Taurus for most of the month of May. Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign, ruled by Venus. The Earth Element in Chinese Medicine is about how we nurture ourselves and others, sympathy, empathy, mindfulness, and boundaries. Let’s look at the opportunities to cultivate those qualities that this month offers.

Saturday, May 5th, is lovely. The Sun in Taurus trines the Moon in Capricorn, both Earth signs, blending the ambition and drive of Capricorn with the fixity of purpose of Taurus. At the same time, the Moon sextiles both Neptune and Jupiter, faith and optimism. It also makes a powerful conjunction to Pluto, the alchemist. This is a very fortuitous day, with the planets aligning to invite movement forward, releasing what doesn’t serve us, with a dash of the mystical thrown in. Take advantage of it.

5/7 is interesting, with Mercury, the planet of communication and the mind, squaring Pluto. Pluto can indicate forcefulness, control, penetrating insights. Combined with the square to  Mercury, there can be a tendency to be harsh in how we language things, both to ourselves and others. Try to avoid that. Venus squares Neptune, a desire to romanticize or escape from reality through fantasy.

May 10th is very good, with the Moon in spiritual Pisces conjunct to Neptune, the Mystic. This is a wonderful day for meditation, for affirmations connecting to Divine Love. At the same time, the Moon trines Jupiter, the planet of Sacred Law, in Scorpio. Add into the affirmations “ I am always being Divinely guided and protected, and every need is met. I am one with Divine Love. I live from faith and trust.” The Moon sextiles Pluto, so we can add “ All that I need to see is now revealed to me. I make decisions with perfect clarity. I step into the unknown with the understanding that Spirit and I are the co-creators of my life. I live from magic.”

5/12 is a day to slow down, as the Moon squares both Saturn and Pluto, telling us not to push beyond our energy levels, out of a sense of responsibility for others, or fear. Rest. Tomorrow is another day. Speaking of tomorrow, wow. 5/13, Mother’s Day, is powerful, with several aspects. Both Mercury and the Moon conjunct Uranus, the planet of genius, originality, and creativity. The sky is the limit here regarding personal freedom. Move, move, move. Change. Grow.

The New Moon in Taurus on 5/15 is phenomenal. The Moon trines both Pluto and Mars. This combination is powerful and fearless. It gives thrust and momentum, as well as the belief that anything is possible. It is. Uranus leaves fiery Aries and moves into earthy and grounded Taurus today.

May 18th is also very good, with Mercury trine to Saturn, and the Moon in Cancer forming a Grand Trine to Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, all Water signs. The Water Element in Chinese Medicine is the Kidney and Bladder meridians, representing faith, trust, the Void, and the supernatural and mystical. This is another fabulous day to affirm our oneness with All That Is. “ I live from radical faith and radical trust. I am upheld in all that I do. Miracles follow miracles, and I am blessed in all ways.”

The Sun moves into Gemini on 5/20. The Full Moon on 5/29, with the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius closes out a very high vibrational month, with Mercury moving into Gemini as well.

May is rich with possibilities for healing and growth. The key words for Taurus are “ I Have”. What do you need? What do you want to have? This month can help you manifest it. If you resonate with stones, the stones that vibrate to Taurus are the pinks and blues: Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Agate, Blue Chalcedony, Angelite, and Celestite. Meditation with those can help. If you resonate with Essential Oils, Rose, Vetiver, Patchouli, Oak Moss, and Ylang Ylang are perfect. Diffuse them as you meditate.  I love SunRoseAromatic’s Rings Of Saturn blend, a combination of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Blood Orange, and Grapefruit. ( www.sunrosearomatics.com.)

May this month bring you all the love, abundance, joy, and beauty you deserve. Walk in love. Blessings, Judith