July Monthly Forecast

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

Monthly Forecast For June

June starts out with an intense New Moon in Gemini on 6/3. The Sun and Moon are conjunct in Gemini, with the Moon opposing Jupiter in Sagittarius, and square to Neptune in Pisces. This is a cosmic invitation to overextend yourself. Decline the invitation. Neptune in a square aspect represents illusion, denial, confusion, deceit. Avoid substances. Don’t allow your empathy to hijack you. Strengthen your faith and your boundaries.

6/4 and 6/5 have the Moon in Cancer, the nurturing sign. The Moon conjuncts Mercury, the planet of communications, on 6/4, as Mercury moves into Cancer. This is an excellent aspect of self care. 6/9 is also good, a day of inspiration and insights, and a willingness to move forward.

June 10th is complicated, with the Moon at the end of Virgo forming two powerful trines, one to Pluto in Capricorn, and the other to Saturn, also in Capricorn. This strengthens the will, held in the Kidneys, in Chinese medicine, and gives patience and tenacity. This time, the Moon opposes Neptune in Pisces, rather than the opposition it made to Jupiter on the New Moon. It’s going to square Jupiter in Sagittarius now. This is somewhat similar to the dynamics of 6/3. The opposition to Neptune indicates a lot of spin doctoring going on in the world. This may trigger people who grew up with a family of origin where denial, substances, lying, or evasion of personal responsibility played a role. The two trines offset this, giving the grit and determination to get to the truth. For me, lying is a dealbreaker. Honor and integrity mean everything, love and lies cannot coexist. If you choose to live from love, dishonesty is not a part of your journey. This aspect reveals and exposes lies. Good.

June 14th is fabulous. The Moon in Scorpio is doing the happy dance, trining Neptune, trining Mercury, trining Mars, and sextiles both Saturn and Pluto. Wow. Inspiration, grace, wisdom, and alchemy. It doesn’t get any better than this.

The Full Moon is on 6/17. It isn’t as powerful as the New Moon, but it does offer a Trine to Uranus, the planet of genius, originality, and eccentricity. Be as eccentric as possible.

Okay, a heads-up for 6/19. The Moon conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. That, in and of itself, is fine. Intense, but that happens every month. This month, Mars joins the party, opposing both of them. Here’s what that could look like. Mars is the planet that rules a lot of things, fire, weapons, passion, anger, fighting. Pluto rules the subconscious mind, the will, force, bullying, coercion. On a global level, this is not a warm, fuzzy group of aspects. Especially with the demon currently occupying the Oval Office. His corruption is being exposed. That can make a malignant narcissist totally lose their shit. This is a volatile cluster of aspects. On a personal level, don’t engage with narcissists. Avoid drama. Lay low. Monitor your Throat Chakra. Do boundary work with abusive people, but only to the degree necessary. Things escalate quickly with these planets. People with hidden rage issues come out of the woodwork with this grouping. This is not the day to flip people off on the road. Trust me.

6/21 is the Summer Solstice, where the Sun enters Cancer, and summer officially begins. The 21st and 22nd are lovely. What a relief after 6/19. The month closes out with some lovely aspects on 6/27,6/28, and 6/29.

Things are blooming, things are blossoming. The hummingbirds are enjoying my feeders. Here in the mountains, life is magical, the streams are flowing, the sounds of the peepers fill the evenings. The bears are wandering around, so no bird feeders for us. Not unless we want bears on our deck again. May this month bring you fun, laughter, cookouts, barbecues, the joys of nature, good friends, and most of all, love. Blessings, Judith



Monthly Forecast For May

Art by Josephine Wall

May is a lovely month, vibrating to Taurus, a Fixed Earth sign of the zodiac. The symbol for Taurus is the Bull, representing courage, tenacity, and fixity of purpose. The truth is, you can’t get a Taurus to do anything that they don’t want to do. Don’t waste your breath. Taurus ♉️ is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, creativity, charm, and beauty. It’s flower or essential oil is the rose or jasmine. The stones would be Rose Quartz, Angelite, Blue Chalcedony, or Mangano Calcite. Softness is the key.

This month is interesting, with 5/3 having the Moon moving into Taurus, preparing for the New Moon on 5/4. On the 3rd, the Moon conjuncts both Mercury and Uranus. Since Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury, this brings an opportunity to access the higher consciousness, the Third Eye and Crown Chakras. It’s a perfect time for intention work, especially since with the Taurus ♉️ energy, it has longevity. I would extend that across the third, fourth, and fifth. All excellent. Since Taurus represents the Earth Element, which is about what nurtures or nourishes us in Chinese Medicine, take some time to nurture your soul on this New Moon.

The 7th is intense, with aspects to Neptune and Jupiter reminding us not to overextend. 5/8 is fabulous, again, extremely high vibe. The Heart Chakra, Third Eye, and Crown Chakra are activated, bringing a higher vision, and a capacity to grow through grace. 5/9 continues that, but adds Pluto and Saturn into the mix, so be ready to release anything that does not grow your soul. It’s a time of shedding. Sometimes, that’s a good thing. People don’t grow like railroad tracks, at the same rate of speed. Free Will allows people to grow, or not grow. Avoiding codependency and enmeshment is important.

5/12 is Mother’s Day. The Moon in Virgo ♍️ is making several magical aspects. It’s a wonderful day to access the Divine Feminine energy of the universe, that Kwan Yin energy, the goddess of mercy and compassion. We are all Yin and Yang. This is a day to celebrate the Yin energy of the universe, receiving. Affirm that you are, in every moment, receiving all of the love, joy, beauty, and blessings that the universe has for you.

5/18 is the Full Moon, with the Sun 🌞 in Taurus ♉️, opposing the Moon 🌚 in Scorpio. ♏️. Excellent, excellent, excellent day. It’s a powerful manifesting day. Grab onto the energy of this one, and get ready to break through old patterns. Rock this, it’s amazing.

5/22 is very powerful, with the Moon 🌚 in Capricorn ♑️ conjunct to Pluto and Saturn again. Any change is possible.

This month is rich with astrological possibilities. It’s a month of renewal, gentle healing, being nurtured, and replenished. May it bring you all of the love and joy you deserve. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine