The first three weeks of July the Sun is in Cancer, a Water sign. The key words for Cancer are “ I Feel”. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, so aspects to the Moon will be even more important than usual. July starts off with a New Moon, a Solar Eclipse, on 7/2, at 10 degrees of Cancer. The Moon also makes a sextile to Uranus, the planet of freedom and liberation at the same time. These aspects set the stage for 7/4, Independence Day. Declare yourself free of all old habits, patterns, and circumstances that have held you back, and come fully into the moment. Every moment affords us the opportunity for a new beginning.
On 7/5, the Moon trines Jupiter, the planet of optimism, faith, and blessings. Trust in yourself and in Spirit. On 7/7, Mercury goes Retrograde again, until 7/31. So annoying. 7/11 is very good, with a Grand Trine involving the Sun, Moon, and Neptune in the Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. This is exquisite. Dream big, set your intentions, push through obstacles.
The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on 7/16 is powerful, the second Eclipse of the month. It’s an opportunity to release deep old fears and trauma, with the Moon in Capricorn conjunct to both Saturn and Pluto. This is very alchemical, with Pluto ruling the Kidneys in Chinese medicine, the home of the Void. Saturn rules the Spleen and family of origin issues. Both are Root Chakra planets. This can be a reset of the Divine Blueprint. A return to our original destiny. A time of shedding, purging, releasing. Let go. Move in radical faith and wisdom. Align with the Higher Self. Release attachments to outcome.
7/21 and 7/22 are also very good. The Sun enters Leo on 7/22, shifting the energy from emotions to passion. 7/24 is a little difficult, inviting us to push beyond those limiting fear thoughts. 7/25 and 7/26 are much better.
We have a second New Moon on 7/31, when Mercury turns direct. This time, the Sun and Moon are conjunct in Leo. Celebrate the Fire Element, which is passion for life, love, creativity, spontaneity, laughter, joy. Embrace the fire. Choose to be the light of the world.
May this month fulfill all of your dreams. Blessings to all, Judith