Here in New England July is truly the beginning of the Summer season — the kids are out of school, the beaches are all open, there is excitement in the air for our Independence Day celebrations, and I think everyone is ready to relax and have a good time! We always try to have a 4th of July barbecue for the family — it is sometimes difficult to get everyone together — vacations, work, other plans, all can interfere. But this year it seems the whole family will be able to attend the festivities. It will be so exciting to have everybody together from one-year old babies to great-grandparents! Of course, the expectations are high — everyone has a favorite dish or dessert that they are expecting to appear. We usually can bring all of the elements together for a rollicking good time! NOW, if only the weather cooperates. Sigh!
We have been having extremely high temperatures of late — I believe the weather folks are saying it will be our hottest June ever recorded. Whew! With temps running in the high 90’s throughout the month — I can believe it. Of course, we New Englanders are used to extremes of weather — and often use the quote: “Don’t like the weather, just wait a minute”! Yes it can change that fast!
Still — whatever vagaries come about — we will celebrate the Holiday and each other — with appreciation and love!
July begins with a bit of confusion as Mars and Saturn are at odds on the 1st and then on the 3rd Mars and Uranus are in a snit. There will be pressure — perhaps that we put on ourselves, still — it may be difficult to traverse these days without some kind of hiccup or interruption keeping us on our toes. The Mars and Saturn debacle starts as we are getting into the office, we may want to moderate our response to any in-depth question, or we may find that we are stymied by an unexpected difficulty. The Aries Moon on the 2nd can prove a positive help in clearing up any leftover business or any Aries area activity. The 3rd finds Jupiter and Uranus bringing a positive change into the atmosphere, alas — later in the evening Mars and Uranus are not in sync and we might find ourselves trying to correct something that went awry earlier in the day. The 4th of July is quite hectic in the morning hours as the Taurus Moon is shadowing the vibrations left from the Mars/Uranus meeting. Things do calm down as the Noon hour arrives and there is some acknowledgement that “Life Happens”!
Shortly after 12:00 AM on the 6th, Mercury and Neptune are not friendly, your dreams may be filled with old anxieties or are just keeping you restless and and fidgety. Also Lady Venus and Saturn have a difficult moment late in the evening, perhaps piquing our social schedules, and letting us know we may be burning the candle at both ends. The 8th finds Mercury and Pluto around the Noon hour bringing up old wounds, time to let it go! Later on in the afternoon, Lady Venus and Uranus are unhappy and we may be trying to figure out what we really want in a relationship. Take your time!
The New Moon in Cancer crests on the 9th at 9:16 PM EDT, we can use this New Moon energy to enhance our connections to our family and friends. We have the opportunity to find new ways to interact with each other on a more positive and loving level. Also — it is a good time to be aware of just what it is we feel we need in order to become our most loving and caring selves. Taking care of others is to be applauded, but we must remember to take care of ourselves also. Indeed, during the past difficult year, so many have been focused on helping others, teaching, healing, and generally giving of ourselves. With the most positive vibrations of this Cancer New Moon we should find ways to be good to ourselves. We know we will always be ready to take care of those we love and cherish. Now you may want to indulge some secret or special treat for yourself — whether it’s a day at a spa, or just in coddling yourself with your favorite chocolate or ice cream! Our intuition may be high with this Watery Moon, and we can feel those things we may not actually see. We could also be overcome by our emotions — happy or sad, confused or certain, and silly or serious. We can find answers within and without — using our commonsense and rational, we will find the right course. Remember to make your wish list so that your own thoughts and dreams can become you new reality.
Mercury and Uranus are fractious in the wee hours of the morning on the 11th, perhaps leading to a restless night, or you may awaken to a great idea for a future project. The 12th has Mercury and Jupiter in a happy place in mid-afternoon, tuning in to these compatible vibrations will help you to find peace and comfort with others. On the 13th Lady Venus and Mars connect as we enter the office, we are confident and sure of ourselves, in business and Love! A Sun/Neptune trine on the 15th around dawn allows us to awaken feeling all is well with the World. Personally, you feel connected to family and friends, and are content and happy! A Lady Venus and Neptune link on the 16th in the wee hours of the morning may lead to a confusing dream about a relationship that makes us reflect a moment. the 17th sees the Sun and Pluto in a funk, our emotions are in flux and we have to find a way to admit to ourselves that we feel under pressure — then begin to reorganize and find our own truths. Early on the 18th Lady Venus and Pluto are finding they are not on the same page — strong feelings are being examined — and perhaps we find we need to find the strength to move forward with more perspective. Later on, mid-afternoon Mars and Neptune bring a bit more to think about — but we can handle our emotions with more equanimity. As we awaken on the 20th, Mercury and Uranus are in sync, and stimulates our minds with many ideas on how to proceed with any issues we have been dealing with of late. As we are getting ready for bed, Mercury and Jupiter help us to consider just what it is we truly believe! We may be ready to allow our intuition to help us, sometimes a “gut” reaction is right on the mark. Lady Venus enters the sign Virgo on the 21st in the early evening. Our Love Live is about to be scrutinized by us — we need Lady Venus in Virgo to cut through all of the flotsam and jetsam to find the actual reality of our feelings. Lady Venus in Virgo does not suffer fools — commonsense will reign.
On the morning of the 22nd, Lady Venus and Jupiter are at odds as we are getting into the office, we don’t want beneficent Jupiter to sway our feelings — take a deep breath and pause, because Mars and Pluto connect just a few hours later bringing a spate of bewildering information that confuses everything we thought we knew. Take a moment this evening to congratulate yourself for enduring a demanding day with the help of the new Leo Sun’s connection with Jupiter cresting early on the 23rd. Also we have the Full Moon on the 23rd, in the Airy Fixed sign of Aquarius cresting at 10:37 PM EDT, there is a push to begin anew, or change where we thought we were going. Take your time in deciding your pathway, as this day also holds a creative Mercury and Neptune trine, that stimulates our artistry and imagination. You might want to start a journal — interested? Mercury will oppose Pluto on the 25th just before the dinner hour, it might have been a busy day and everyone is tired — try not to give in to petty issues that really should be put aside. Mercury and Jupiter find their more compatible natures on the 27th in mid-evening, sigh — maybe your favorite TV show is on, or you have a movie to watch that is uplifting. On the 29th, Mercury and Jupiter are in opposition around Noon, we feel we need to renew our goals and ideals. We know our worth — and we won’t settle for anything less than rave reviews. Mars will enter the sign Virgo around the dinner hour — we become even more sure of what we want out of life. The 30th sees Lady Venus interfacing with both Pluto and Saturn during the morning, making our feelings stronger about our pathway through this lifetime. We leave July on the 31st with Mercury and Neptune egging us on to keep true to ourselves and our ideals.
Enjoy all of these Summer months, as they go by so swiftly — enjoy family times, lazy times, fun times, busy times, but especially those moments of introspection and self-awareness.