Weekly Horoscopes 6/24-30

The key energies that will shape the Summer months click into place this week. Mars retrogrades in Aquarius on Tuesday, a transit that lasts through the end of August, while Mercury enters Leo on Friday for a 10 weeks visit (due to it’s own retrograde period from late July – mid August) suggesting there is a work in progress quality present over the coming months, and with the Fixed Cross activated heavily, issues pertaining to security are going through major transitions. With Mars and Mercury both retrograde for the better part of the next 3 months, and teetering on the Nodal Axis, there is a lot of recalibration required to reach the desired outcomes. Stay as chill with this as possible, as things are not only moving slowly, but changing on a daily basis as new information constantly emerges throughout these sensitive retrograde transits.

It can be easy under these auspices to fall into complacency and try to keep doing things the same way as always, but the message is really to break into new territory and do things in different or even unprecedented way. Retrograde periods also have a way of revealing the flaws in the original design and what isn’t really working out. The extended Mercury – Leo transit is actually helpful in keeping the North Node – Leo dialogue open for so long. Due to it’s upcoming retrograde cycle, it will conjoin the Leo Solar Eclipse in August, enabling very important conversations to occur that will advance matters quite swiftly. (Actual decisions and agreements will likely fall into place closer to the end of August – when Mercury direct reaches this degree again and Mars also returns to forward motion.)

Mercury and Leo are not a great natural fit – Mercury rules the logical attributes of mind, while Leo, like all fire signs, lives through the faculties of sensation and intuition, the gut feeling. Over the next 10 weeks then do not expect much cooperation from the rational or analytical auspices of your intellect, but rather roll with the hunches and the punches and express yourself from your creative-instinctual nature.

Otherwise this week is a sobering period at best as Saturn looms largely in the tapestry of the current aspect patterns and a sense that it’s time to face up to responsibilities is highlighted. The Capricorn Full Moon on Thursday is in exact conjunction with it’s ruling planet – Saturn, while the Sun sits in opposition. The nourishing and nurturing atmosphere Cancer Sun seeks to provide is challenged by harsh realities, producing a somber, or even an emotionally depressive state. There could be feelings of restriction and limitation, though if you have managed to live up to the demands that Saturn requires of you right now (particularly over the last six months) there can be a sense of having accomplished something of importance and enduring results. If this is not the case, the Full Moon will likely reorient you to the task at hand and urge making a bigger effort and to act with greater resilience.

Where Saturn resides, you are polishing your diamond, so to speak. The Saturn process is about taking something crude and refining it, through time and patience, into something stunning and unbreakable. As you choose your activities, and especially those that are patterned and define your daily practices, ask yourself if these are helping you grind on your diamond, or just grinding your gears. Let the response to this help you choose the ones that will add lustre and beauty to the area of your life affected, while you set aside those that do not.

Meanwhile Eclipse season is brewing behind the scenes, with particularly volatile events occurring around the Aquarius Total Lunar Eclipse occurring on July 27th. Early indications arrive next weekend as the transiting Aquarius Moon stimulates several of the aspects that will occur in another 4 weeks. Pay attention to cues and intuition for where this is all heading. Breakdowns that occur around next weekend are crucial for stripping away what is inessential in the next phase, regardless of how it feels in the moment. Many of these narratives were set into motion last August, and where you encountered major turning points in your life trajectory, a new chapter will be written quite soon.

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STARSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19

Old acquaintances reappear on the scene for an encore, while others may disappear from view for a while. You’ve made substantial progress professionally since the beginning of the year, though the Full Moon Thursday also points to how far you still have to go. If you aren’t pleased with the results, dig deep and figure out where you can redouble your efforts to attain the long term outcome you seek. Mercury makes an extended visit to your area of pleasure and self expression, making this a vitalizing period for your personal endeavors. Time to get creative.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

Career matters stall and will require some patience to maneuver through the Summer months. Your sense of direction is clarified during the Full Moon on Thursday, though here too, you may be hitting a road block of some description. Things could be touchy with a romantic partner early in the week, making this a testing period if you were thinking of introducing your mate to the family or popping the cohabitation question. With your root base in flux for the foreseeable future you do best to keep things malleable for the time being.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

This will be an amenable period for your social life, and a variety of contacts and connections will keep things lively over the next few months. The people in your neighborhood have a lot to show you, not so much those at a distance. An idea for a project may resurface and keep you busy. Educational goals may detour at this time, take time to reflect on where and how you will get to your destination. A critical financial matter demands clarification over the Full Moon phase. It may be time to address a debt or settlement matter.

CANCER June 21 – July 22

Critical partnership issues that have been stewing since New Years culminate this week and whatever the result (till death do we part or a parting of ways) there is a significant change in the upcoming mix. Financial matters will have their share of ups and downs throughout the Summer as you begin to get indications of towards the end of the week. Establishing your values and a sense of personal worth will lead you to the appropriate outlet for your talents, the next two months are appropriate for exploration and experimentation.

LEO July 23 – August 22

With Mercury making an extended transit of your sign this Summer you are likely to be busy – busy – busy, though a push and pull quality within a relationship can leave you exasperated. It’s equally possible your own projects keep a relationship off limits for the time being or someone just falls off the radar. Sands shift dramatically over the next few months, so even if a situation is untenable in the present tense does not mean it won’t come together for you a little way down the road. As a huge work assignment culminates, you exude authority.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

A relationship gets serious this week, though if on your own, you may just seriously be doubting if you’ll ever have one again. This is a crucial time in which to coming to terms with what you need and expect in this area will bring forth an enduring commitment, if only over time. A lot is going on behind the scenes for you, and it appears there are matters that require closure of the permanent variety before you can really move forward. Detoxification is required now, and finding help on this journey (in the form of some kind of therapy) could provide incredible assistance while you navigate your personal X-Files.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

Substantive shifts in your home/profession are possible over the next Lunar Cycle, if not the next 6 months, and you may find a relocation is required to make the most of a career opportunity that is offered in the near future. Getting real with what is and what is not working is critical to making the right choices. Unexpected financial upsets are also possible, so keep your ear to the ground, especially where shared resources are on topic. Relationships can go a bit sideways in this period, and a sense of uncertainty could be pervasive while you figure out your future. An unsettled matter from the past may be preventing a commitment. Solve this.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

Profession is the major topic for your this Summer, as a lengthy transit of Mercury highlights where you are headed. While detours may come off as frustrating while they occur, they will ultimately play a big role in landing you in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. (Circle August 11th for a conspicuous development.) Changes in the domestic arena reflect changes within, and if you seek to clear your head space, first try your living space. A fresh coat of paint or getting rid of old stuff and clutter has a profound psychological effect.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

Recognition of a financial limitation may be experienced quite potently over the Full Moon phase this week. Equally, you may have made substantial progress this year and see the results of your prudence result in an enduring source of income. Those facing more of a balls to bricks reality check here do well to more clearly define objectives and form a strategy to attain them. Long range plans are in flux over the coming months, you may go back and fourth over educational goals as well. A curve ball at work next weekend can provide an upset. Easy does it.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

Trust, intimacy and commitment are the major themes of the upcoming Lunar Cycle, which begins to culminate this week with the Full Moon in your sign. A very intensive cycle began at the beginning of the year for Cap natives, and choices you made in that time period, especially those that fall on the you – me axis, are up for appraisal. An eclipse in opposition to your sign in two more weeks shows the other shoe is soon to drop and between now and January 2019 you are likely to experience quite a shift in marital status. Stay focused and true to your conviction. The Saturn cycle is demanding but offers rewards where you can keep on course.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

Mars retro from your sign will have you second guessing even your best laid plans and intentions. This period is ripe for exploration meanwhile, and likely features a key person who you want to do that exploration with. Mercury from Leo makes an extended transit – there could be some detours along the route, perhaps unfinished business with someone in your past that requires resolution before you can move forward. If you have unaddressed psychological matters to reconcile, these will be quite apparent during the Full Moon period this week. Breaking through your inner blocks and obstacles is possible when you acknowledge them in this phase.

PISCES February 19 – March 20

You are well off the radar of this week’s more heat seeking frequencies, though your friends and coworkers may be going through a lot and lean on you for support. There are some stirrings behind the scenes, meanwhile, and you may intuitively discover a source of income is right at your finger tips. Navigate this one carefully, as detours lie in store, but record ideas and put them into motion this Fall. An uncomfortable moment or mixed signals midweek may require you to clarify your position. If only you knew what it was. One step at a time and you will get there.

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STARGAZER FORECAST JULY 2016

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July features intensely transformational overtones, as Uranus and Pluto themes are reactivated during our key Lunations – the Cancer New Moon (July 4th – opposite Pluto,) then Capricorn Full Moon (July 19 – square Uranus) as well as by transiting planets in Cancer. July is a pivotal period ripe with dynamic potential for change. If you are ready to jump the shark, massive breakthroughs are possible now! Mars is direct and gaining momentum every day. Where indecision prevailed on how or where to take action, initiative and clarity comes to replace confusion or misdirection. In many ways this month is about reconciling issues that have been endemic or evasive since the beginning of the year, with the cosmos offering much support to resolve that which has proved challenging and finally move forward. From the depths of Scorpio, passion is aroused, a Phoenix Rising from the ashes and embers of all that we will leave behind.

While we can hopefully we can make the most of these influences on a personal level, these challenges are being played out on the world stage as well. The most pernicious of these would be the Saturn – Neptune square, which is strongly featured throughout the Summer, peaking in influence June 17th and September 10th. Neptune represents our collective idealism, and Saturn in hard aspect indicates there are massive philosophical and ethical boundaries being drawn in harsh conflict with that idealism. England’s shocking and historical exit from the EU, terror events in Orlando and Istanbul (among others), controversies in Brazil surrounding the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in August, even the terrifying rise of the xenophobic and race baiting Donald Trump in our current US presidential election, are all indicative of this conflict. The other shoe drops in mid 2025 – as a new cycle begins when Saturn – Neptune conjunct in the earliest degrees of Aries, incidentally, Pluto will collaborate from Aquarius. A technological breakthrough (probably associated with reproduction or genomics) at this time will be highly relevant for the upcoming 30 year cycle. Brave New World? Possibly. The choices we make now, and especially the political and economic policies put into place over the next few years will be instrumental when Saturn/Neptune announces the new normal that comes into fruition in 7 – 9 years.

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“You are now ready to make the necessary changes in your life. Accept the pain that may come with the loss of the old.” – Gerd Ziegler Tarot Mirror of the Soul

Healing Opportunities

It’s likely the prior Mars retrograde phase brought up highly intensive appraisals where our most intimate alliances and passions are concerned. Mars now direct, (from June 29) gives us the energy to really confront these issues, many of which were instigated at the onset of the year. A process of resolution is now taking place, and particularly the topics of late February and early March will resonate throughout the month. The Sun from Cancer, (and also Venus until the 13th) supports this process immensely. The period of the 16th – 18th is highly constructive for us emotionally, as an affirming and healing Grand Water Trine from Sun – Cancer to Mars – Scorpio and Chiron – Pisces offer a glimpse into the deepest of our emotions and desires. The opportunity to resolve wounds is possible when we let our true feelings emerge and express our desire for emotional clarity and security. Chiron is a bit of a renegade, so don’t be surprised if there in an unconventional or punk rock twist to developments that occur at this time. Embracing the unusual is favored and encourages positive results.

This trine gives us incredible strength, and urgency – with Mars direct now, to address a significant and emotionally charged or complicated issue. (February 23rd and June 11th may reveal clues for this topic, as Mars visited 25 Scorpio on these dates, as it does now.) Venus sextile Jupiter (July 1) and Venus trine Mars (July 6) are very harmonious, and encourage growth within relationships that may have undergone a barrage of challenges over the last several months. Venus will harmonize Chiron July 8th, and a love relationship that has endured the trials and tribulations of the prior months can provide great satisfaction now as well.

The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 19th taps right into the trine, turning it into a kite. This is a powerful and majestic configuration to behold. With Capricorn at the top of the kite, our highest ambitions and enterprises are stimulated and backed up by incredible emotional conviction. Uranus can be a bit intrusive at this time, squaring the Full Moon from Aries, and charging the ambience with some friction or instability. The rapid and unexpected changes brought on by Uranus will lose some intensity when Uranus goes retrograde at the end of the month. While Uranian changes are liberating, they also tend to be disruptive and unexpected, so an ease out (through the end of December) could be a welcome respite!

The Cancer New Moon (July 4th) falls in opposition to Pluto, so dynamics of power and control will be a prominent theme at this time. The instinctual nature of Cancer is associated with protection, though there may be a very stormy episode in store that pushes us out of our comfort zone as we are called upon to attend to a crisis or confrontation. In doing so we have the potential to resolve and eliminate a long standing conflict associated with oppression. Keep your motives and actions altruistic, as engaging duplicity or dishonesty to prevent an altercation will cost you far more in the end. This is a period that calls for brutal honesty and rock solid conviction. Act with integrity from your emotional center, and do not be deterred. This is one of the more transformational passages of the year, and a genuine breakthrough is possible, resolving endemic issues surrounding the balance of power once and for all.

DEEP HEALING – WATER GRAND TRINE: Chiron/Pisces; Mars/Scorpio; Sun/Cancer

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Fresh Perspectives – The New Mercury Cycle

Sun and Mercury conjunct on July 6th at 15 Cancer, establishing a new course of directives and activities extending through the end of October. As always, the retrograde period (occurring in September,) will provide a pivot point or reorientation for the endeavors set into motion at this time. As it ties in closely to the events that occur during the New Moon a few days prior, (Sun and Mercury oppose Pluto on the 7th, articulating the themes of the power dynamics we seek reconciliation for, as indicated by the New Moon) you can expect some heated dialogue around the topics that arose a few days earlier. Exchanges may be prickly, and it can be that the beginnings made now are made under highly contentious influences.

Mercury towards the end of the Retrograde Cycle is in a super close and harmonious angle to Pluto from Virgo, for the whole last two weeks of September, as it stations direct. What seems like a super pervasive obstacle now, or a hindrance or burdensome commitment, actually yields a treasure in a few months down the road. It may be an issue of having to coddle to superiors, or to relinquish some form of power, but that which forces transformation in the current context becomes a genuine source of strength very soon. As perspective shifts over the next few months, we’ll come to realize that alliances formed now (or breaking off with those which have been holding us back,) served us in the long game. Changes we make in this period feed right into the success story we can embrace in September.

Saturn in Sagittarius – Reaching the Destination

Transiting Saturn tends to harshen the area (or themes, in the case of transits to planets,) in which it resides, applying pressure and challenges in order to signal you to what requires work and commitment at a given time to find enduring satisfaction within the realm of experience currently being transited. On an objective level, these transits can be fraught with tension, shortages, blockages and even strife. The intent of Saturn is to stimulate a subjective confrontation that asks you to examine how successfully you have achieved what you sought in these arenas, which only through steady and conscientious effort can the desired results be achieved. By paying close attention to where you feel you are coming up short, not good enough or being slighted your wishes, the truth of what you need to work towards is most readily revealed.

It is worth particular consideration for the next 6 weeks, as Saturn completes it’s retrograde cycle, to examine how successfully you have attended to the work of this transit. Until August 13th, we are still living off the karma we had built up from last Fall, and that karma reveals where we can still do better, and make improvements that will fortify this important topic or issue. Supportive aspects of Mercury (July 19), Venus (July 20) and Sun (August 1) from Leo to Saturn in Sagittarius can provide marvelous opportunities that benefit our long range objectives. Important directives can be initiated and move forward at these times. Creativity and risk taking play a role.

From August both Mars and Saturn are in better form to bring conviction to our efforts and get those long range objectives back into motion and begin to take shape. Use this month to start to set those goals by reflecting on what has and has not worked so far, as well as clarify your own objectives. Sagittarius seeks to take aim, so the more specific you are, the more likely you are going to reach your target.

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MONTHLY HOROSCOPE BY SIGN:

ARIES: A positive turn around regarding a financial/monetary agreement or intimate relationship can be expected, following a highly transformative period over the last several months. An ongoing negotiation, likely stemming as far back as 2012, may finally come to standing resolution. You’ve struggled to finalize this matter, a loan, divorce settlement, or a substantial commitment can now successfully be addressed. The 6th is golden for such an agreement. Professional developments around the 19th are the result of all the hard work you’ve been putting in, good work! Just in time as your romantic and creative prospects blossom from the 13th onward. Enticing vibrations stimulate your passions this month, with a revealing moment on the 6th showing you your hearts’ truest of intentions. Make a commitment on the 20th. This one is built to last. Mercury (July 19), Venus (July 20) and Sun (August 1) from Leo to Saturn in Sagittarius are positive for your academic career, travel or publication. Your creativity and self expression allow you to tap a broader audience and offer exciting serendipities for your love life. Your domestic and personal realm is also super charged through the first half of the month, with significant changes afoot in your family life. The New Moon on July 4th sees you taking a big step forward, possibly into unknown territory.

TAURUS: Your social life is buzzing this month and delays or separations from a partner endemic since early this year are soon rectified. Mid month is magical, though you can also circle the 6th and 10th for very positive developments. Communication is emphasized and daily life will be bustling with excitement. If you have been apart from the one you love, you will see an upsurge in activity. Express your heart’s desire on the 8th or 16th, you will be heard loud and clear and love the response. More vexing will be a matter associated with travel, exploration or education. Stimulation to reach out to the world abroad could prove challenging, as you have some changes in agenda you may have to accommodate to make a situation work. Big indications arrive around the 19th. From mid month the emphasis shifts to home and personal life, with stabilizing influences from the 19th and 20th offering the opportunity you have been waiting for to set down roots or make long lasting changes to your current living arrangements. Financial news you get can assist you in obtaining your objectives, and relationships with family and those closest should run smoothly. You may be welcoming an older relative or flatmate into your house hold who provides a mature perspective from within your household.

GEMINI: It’s been difficult to remain productive with any degree of consistency so far this year, despite a huge dose of inspiration and initiative that likely struck in May. While you’ll likely be attending to financial matters for the first few weeks, (some of these likely quite vexing, particularly if the money of others features here) there is an interesting career prospect or assignment that will capture your attention mid month. If you work in a healing profession or are willing to engage an unconventional route here, you can really succeed at this time. Intense lunar activity this month highlights financial activity and you can make a breakthrough in a situation that has seemed insurmountable. Pay attention to hunches in the first week. Intuition is highlighted and the New Moon on the 4th can bring an unanticipated opportunity into the mix. From mid month the ambience becomes far more social with many events and meetings taking place through August. A partnership can start to see signs of life as well, and the 20th is highlighted for cementing a relationship or renewing your commitment. Someone comes through for you and shows you how much they care.

CANCER: Really dynamic (and potentially confrontational) energy abounds this month, you might seal the deal on a meaningful commitment or see a relationship implode. What occurs of course depends on your circumstances, and in the case of an ending or separation, remain philosophical and move on. Events occurring this month are meant to move you into the right place, so if you are with the wrong person, you are merely clearing the way to let the right one in. For those in the mad throes of passion, you can easily cultivate your connection on the 6th and 16th. The Capricorn Full Moon (July 19th) speaks volumes and signals a fortunate change in your partnership status. Commitments can be made under these auspices, and your emotional center will be tapped right into developments that occur during this vibrant lunation. From mid month, finances are in the spotlight, and a work assignment can be lucrative for you if you are willing to accept and live up to the attendant responsibilities this position will require. Positive developments on the 20th and and 27th send beams of encouragement for your enterprises.

LEO: After a year comprised of highly private and subjective considerations, you finally begin to come into your own this month as energy and initiative begin to bubble to the surface. A family or residential matter that got sidetracked earlier this year can now be resolved. The 6th and 18th stimulate the opportunities for change you have been aching to make. From the 13th, Venus in your sign makes you far more receptive to pleasure and romantic exchange, a rekindling of passion is possible. You’re likely taking your love relationships more seriously in this phase (Saturn in Sagittarius), and positive influences on the 19th and 20th allow these ties to deepen in commitment organically. If there is no one about with whom you feel the urge to “get serious”, examine where your personal standards and reality are (or aren’t) intersecting. While there is no need to rush out and grab for the first available person you meet, Venus can open up a sweet spot you may have thought you had outgrown, reminding you first and foremost that you are deeply romantic soul after all, and helping you lower your guard just long enough to let someone in. Passion is ignited next month, at long last! Use the feelings gestating in this period to tap into your forgotten or abandoned wish. You’ll be surprised what develops through the rest of Summer.

VIRGO: You’ve been in the hot seat for quite some time there Virgo, and for the most part July is a bit of a breather as you prepare for a rock and roll September. (August has a few challenges in store for you in regard to family and residence, and although Venus in your sign will smooth things over in many ways, this one is a bit more mellow for you.) Relationships seem to be paramount this month, and some volatile influences presiding over friendships and romantic relationships (and the conflicts that divide them), figure largely, suggesting turning points within your alliances this month. Having to choose between your crew of comrades over a love interest around July 4th can have harsh consequences. Make it up to them quickly on the 6th, (super enticing) or you might suffer a setback on the 7th (very, very volatile). By the time of the Full Moon on the 19th, you or this person will have made up their mind about the state of this union, and while underlying factors favor achieving harmonious emotional rapport in a relationship, if a separation occurs, accept it and move on. Assuming you have come through substantial obstacles to maintain this relationship (Saturn – Neptune) and the love is still there, this can be a culminating moment with your partner. In two months time, eclipses dynamize this union, or bring an opportunity to begin anew. Stay true to your heart, and you will never go wrong.

LIBRA: A great deal of positive momentum and heightened visibility is present this month both financially and professionally. The New Moon on the 4th portends a big change, a kind of “grab for the brass ring” moment of opportunity. Significant alterations will be required in your personal or residential life to accommodate this offer, but auspices confer success favoring the bold and the brave right now. What you set into motion now has long range implications – in a year from now Mars will come to occupy the apex of your chart, while Jupiter from your sign (from September) confers good fortune and expansion. The whole of next Summer could be among the most significant for your career, reputation and highest aspirations for many years to come. Events and initiatives that occur this July play a large role in how successful you will be. If you go back a year in time, you’ll recall you dealt with some pretty harsh financial realities and wake up calls. Critical in that period was defining your personal sense of self worth and your values. You get a second chance to tackle money matters this month, after a long period of delay or indecision. Projects or assignments that generate revenue and resources can move forward. Scorpio’s involvement with your financial sector can indicate money from outside sources. The 1st, 6th, 8th, and 10th are dynamite for sealing lucrative contracts connected to your career. There is an unconventional twist to all this mid month. Someone close to home assists you.

SCORPIO: After exhaustive and substantial consideration and reconsideration of where and how you can most effectively direct your energy (mostly as it pertains to your sense of identity, values and personal definition) you can come to an inroads that gets you going towards a more clearly defined target. Deliberate and intentional use of your power makes this a potent period for getting what you want, and the emotional resonances abundant within the first two weeks (and also between the 16th – 18th) will put you back in touch with what your innermost heartfelt longings. Desire speaks for itself on the 6th, you can connect readily within a relationship that may have seen delays over the prior months. A sense of urgency is pervasive around the 14th to finish up that which has been, for one reason or another, impossible to resolve since early February. A work matter is likely emphasized and it may be high time to move on to greener pastures. Ultimatums are being thrown left and right, you may be dodging or dealing the artillery. The 7th, 11th and 16th are volatile. It’s time to drop worn out scripts and change your approach entirely. From the 13th, emphasis shifts to your public role, fame and profession. For four super charged weeks, your reputation escalates. The 16th, 20th and 27th are remarkable for making an impression on those who can take you far up the ladder of success. You’ll have a chance to rectify your financials next month, for now focus on where your want or need to be. Slow and steady.

SAGITTARIUS: For months you have been attending to the inner work, the behind-closed-doors super internal soul seeking. July is a significant turning point for you, as transformations, (many of which you have been undergoing since the beginning of the year) really take root, and you can finally find the closure you have sought, possibly aided by an intimate connection. Look to the 6th for a meaningful connection to bring a turning point. The flow of feelings is strong as you realize you can release a limitation or burden. Lunations this month emphasize financials, and there can be some anxiety in this regard. Trust your instincts and values, there is a make or break dynamic present, especially in agreements you make with others. Look specifically to the first week for a breakthrough. A financial commitment you undertake around the 6th plays a big role in the big career news that resonates in September. From the 13th, the preparation you have made internally opens you to a far more fun and appealing new ambience. As Venus, then Mercury and finally the Sun (July 23) all move into Leo, creating the kind of supportive and constructive atmosphere that has been absent for you for much of the year. The 19th and 20th, as well as August 1st offer substantial developments that allow you to engage with real growth experiences. Saturn has asked you to make concessions and remain focused on a few very important topics. You will now see how this has benefited you in the long term. Opportunities for travel and self expression will provide stimulating encounters. Trust in these serendipities now, next month you absolutely take flight.

CAPRICORN: Massive breakthroughs are possible this month, and for those of us Caps who have recently been through the scouring effects of Uranus square Sun and Pluto conjunct Sun can testify, changes of both chaotic and epic proportions have only served to strengthen and fortify our aims. The Capricorn Full Moon on the 19th brings it all home and is infused with a genuine sense of possibility of all that is yet to come. Even the delays and frustrating setbacks experienced since February suddenly click and make sense. Something could not have happened yet, simply because it simply was not ready to. That fruit is now maturing, as Mars collaborates effectively with the Full Moon, you can begin to manifest a significant personal enterprise. Finding the right people has been paramount, and for the most of July, the right partner. The New Moon on the 4th opens the doorways to a very meaningful one on one connection, with the 6th, 10th and 16th elaborating on the possibilities that this union represents. There is volatility underfoot, and groundbreaking energy over the first week (and coupling with the Full Moon in your sign) represents breakthroughs in a partnership, and abandoning scripts that have outlived their purpose or failed to live up to their potential. From the 13th, invigorating and stimulating intimacy coalesces, commitment deepens. The 20th seals the deal on financial or romantic agreements. As you are about to enter one of the most important professional periods of the decade, you are empowered right now to choose who you want to bring into this next, highly significant cycle of growth.

AQUARIUS: It’s a busy month at the onset for work and assignments, and your personal productivity is back on track, allowing you to make real professional progress after months of delay and set backs. Look back to the goals you set last Summer, these are the ones that are now ready to manifest. Serendipities on the 6th, 10th and 16th offer opportunities for advancement and assure progress in your work and daily routine over the first two weeks. Cultivation of good habits is easier in this phase. The 16th – 18th are powerful for you professionally. You showcase your abilities brilliantly and can earn a promotion or new position. Intuition and emotion runs high. You have been working towards these goals since 2012, so the realization of them will feel overwhelming! The New Moon on the 4th opens the door to a new chapter, this will see a positive outcome this Fall. From the 13th the emphasis moves to close partnerships and your key relationship(s). A fun and social ambience from the 13th – 19th can bring an introduction ripe with possibility or see you busy with your sweetheart attending parties and events. The 16th is exceptional for a love proclamation. More divine intervention on the 19th, 20th and 27th sees you and yours deepening your connection. The commitments made now endure, and enhance your ability to realize your hopes, wishes and dreams.

PISCES: You are deep in your comfort zone for most of July, and although friends and lovers may not quite be getting along in this phase, abundant serendipities can provide an outlet for your creative energy. A potent beginning in a love relationship or within an enterprise connected to your self expression is highlighted during the New Moon on the 4th, but don’t let friends be too critical or undermine your growing self confidence. Having to prove yourself to someone, or even a group of friends or colleagues can actually push you into uncharted waters, look to the 6th, 7th and 16th for outstanding developments. Being a creature of comfort, some of these can be disconcerting, though if alliances have out lived their usefulness, you can cut ties graciously around the time of the Capricorn Full Moon on the 19th. A key partnership develops harmoniously in this phase, and the 5th, 8th, 10th and 16th offer welcomed developments here. From mid month, work and productivity is highlighted, with the 13th to 18th ripe for finding a job or assignment in which you can showcase your creativity. Professional endeavors which have kind of taken a back seat to the more immediate concerns of the last few months get a boost on the 20th, 27th and August 1st. Events and developments around these dates set the stage for a massive victory next month, when your career catches on like wild fire. For the first half, recreation and vacation can be fulfilling, while facilitating a necessary recharge. Your time is coming, for now enjoy the beauty all around you!

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STARGAZER JULY OVERVIEW:

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Well, we made it through the prior Mercury Retrograde and Shadow phase, (which officially ended June 26th,) which was particularly bewildering as a long and drawn out square to Neptune was pervasive throughout. Where confusion and illusion reigned supreme, we hopefully have modified our perspective and eliminated some of the delusional bits as they were pointed out to us. Neptune, and the vision/fantasy/dream it stimulates in our life right now, sees much better auspices this month, as planets transiting from Cancer connect fruitfully and beneficially, assisting our quest for connection to the elusive etherial. Dates to look out for are the (Sun) 2nd, (Mars) the 9th and also (Mercury) the 14th. There is an open and receptive quality to events and exchanges at these times, and we can tap reservoirs of deep compassion and imagination. The more abrasive aspects to Pluto (Sun) July 7th, (Mercury) 16th, (Mars) 17th, can indicate severe clashes of will and ego, as there can be very volatile and confrontational events or circumstances to contend with. As always, there is equally potential to break through if we take our ego and personal motives out of the equation and seek to do what is best for the clan (Cancer) through conscientious transformation of the structure (Capricorn).

It’s the New Moon in Cancer on the 16th that proves most pivotal, and offers equal potential for complete breakthrough or when highly contentious or challenging situations are to arise. Likely, it’s a mixture of both, and events transpiring now probably tie into the energy patterns and situations stimulated by the Libra eclipse of April 4th. Mercury and Mars are conjunct at the time of the New Moon at 14 Cancer, square the degree of the Eclipse, which fell at 14 degrees on the Aries – Libra axis. New information about the message of the Eclipse emerges here as well new pathways to explore those directives. Pluto lies in direct opposition, from 14 Capricorn, so there can be vexing and contemptuous vibrations, particularly where we are trying to break free from limiting circumstances that have restricted us unconditionally or for a great deal of time. Emotion is enhanced and emphasized, and there can be a great deal of effusive feeling (good or bad) that simmers quickly to the surface. A theme of removing one’s emotional armor can become apparent, and Neptune harmonizes the polarities from Pisces, lending a supportive spiritual awareness that emphasizes compassion to guide us during this dynamic, potentially stormy, phase of activities. Again, we harmonize with the dream and visionary to make the most of the energy available at this New Moon.

Chiron, now retrograde, also benefits from the Cancer transits, linking to the Sun on the 14th, Mercury on the 19th and Mars on the 27th. These transits signify opportunities to heal, but in a radical or renegade sort of way. Trying alternative therapies – acupuncture, aroma/chroma, crystals or other non-traditional forms of care can be very successful at these time.

Venus continues to galavant through Leo. Her conjunction to Jupiter on the 1st (21 Leo) is highly auspicious for the area of your chart lit up. Very positive vibrations are stimulated and you may turn up help, resources or another form of “good luck” that assists you in the pursuits of the house being stimulated. As it’s a once in 12 year event, (really once in a lifetime since Uranus is still in trine from Aries,) the “where” is going to provide a major asset for you over the coming year! You may have already begun to see the themes emerging during the Jupiter – Uranus trine last month. Venus comes in and offers a major assist now. It’s very easy under this alinement to just want to roll high on the energy of the good vibes emanating. A Full Moon at 9 Capricorn the same day will likely provoke a more attentive if not tenacious response. Attention to matters of business may be highlighted. Nonetheless, a fun and carefree ambience will underscore any more serious activities.

Jupiter leaves the shadow of it’s prior retrograde phase the weekend of the 11th. This will begin a chapter of fresh opportunities for growth and expansion. This sector of your chart is far from being done, as transits of Sun, Mercury, Mars and Venus will continue to activate Leo throughout the Summer months. Hopefully the Venus – Jupiter link provides a wonderful opportunity in this area, with the other transits continuing to enhance our efforts with the Leo dash of fun, creativity and self expressiveness.

On the 19th, Venus stations at 0 degrees Virgo, where it remains at through the end of the month, turning retrograde on the 25th. The retrograde period of Venus occurs every two years and lasts through September 6th. The retro phase is not considered auspicious for making expensive purchases, particularly of luxury items or art, taking vows or deepening romantic commitments, or undertaking dramatic changes of one’s appearance, particularly cosmetic surgery. Matters of the heart may be rekindled (resurfacing of past romance) or a relationship ongoing may be reconsidered, or merely set aside, if one or both of the partners need to be away for any reason. It’s a mild transit, for the most part, and does set the stage not only for two more Venus – Jupiter conjunctions, but also two more trysts with Mars. These are highly alluring and auspicious events! Meanwhile, tangent Saturn will also be in the frame, forming an abrasive square on the 14th (28 Leo – Scorpio) with two more upcoming. Duty and obligation may interfere with the connections we seek to make in these phases, though the awareness triggered by feelings of limitation can give urgency to solve the problem or resolve the obstacle Saturn is creating for us, which can be quite useful. Saturn and Venus harmonize more fruitfully in November, and we’ll see a better climate for making and cultivating commitments in relationships and for material or financial concerns in general.

STARGAZER MONTHLY HOROSCOPES:

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ARIES: This will be a challenging month for everyone, so don’t take it personally if not everyone is able to come through for you in this phase. Equally lit are the areas of home and profession, and you may find it impossible, especially around the middle of the month, to reach any accord in either. You also feel moody, and this can trigger volatile reactions. The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd sees a stunning culmination in your career or choice of life direction. A living mate or family member may display envy or challenge you at this time. If issues cannot be resolved, the New Moon on the 16th will allow for a change of residence more appropriate for your evolving needs. The 8th is very revealing of your most subconscious desire where residential matters are concerned. A romance is still on fire and the 1st sees the stunning conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the house of True Romance. Don’t tell yourself a fairy tale romance is too good to be true, because it is, though enjoy it while you can as shifting tides at the end of the month may pull your lover out of your orbit temporarily when Venus retrogrades on the 25th.

TAURUS: It’s a challenging month for all, Taurus, so if folks seem out of sorts or hard to reach, don’t take it personally. Communication and long distance travel will be the most significantly impacted for you, mid month features incredible challenges, and travel should be avoided if possible. The earlier part of the month is far more favorable, and you might try for the 2nd, when a Full Moon illuminates the zone of distant horizons. You can connect with a visionary experience while traveling, and the 8th is also auspicious for articulating your hopes, wishes and dreams through writing or poetry. Domestic and residential concerns will preoccupy you otherwise: a very positive development on the 1st (when Venus is conjunct to Jupiter, affecting your personal life) in addition to very auspicious financial conditions that allow for improvement over the first week augment significant and substantial upgrades to your living situation. A Full Moon on the 31st emphasizes your professional achievements, pushing you into the spotlight. A change of agenda is indicated when Venus retrogrades on the 25th.

GEMINI: Financial undercurrents and the divide between what’s mine/what’s your’s/what’s our’s predominates in July, with some real confrontational episodes if accord cannot be found in the division of equity or shared resources. A breakthrough – settlement, or division of property is possible. The New Moon on the 16th signals a peak of activity in this arena: you might add a source of income, only to see resources dwindling due to debt or expenditures associated with a business or personal partnership. The 15th is highly contentious. You’ll seek reprieve, and revelry though a writing project or friends could be just the right antidote. Jupiter’s last full month in the house of daily life and communication suggests you make the most of it while you can! The conjunction of Venus to Jupiter on the 1st shows you the way through. The first week of the month features some very enjoyable moments, so it’s not all doom and gloom. A strong career emphasis on the 8th and 13th in particular allow for insights or conversations that will lead to added earnings through your professional endeavors.

CANCER: July is pretty stormy by any account with everyone affected, you do your best to not make too much out problems that are not your own. The first week goes very well, with a good deal of information coming in in regards to your profession and linking to positive financial developments behind the scenes. A very auspicious meeting of Venus and Jupiter on the 1st can bring about a really incredible development connected to your earnings, savings or the acquisition of valuable property. It’s around the 6th and into the middle of the month challenging vibrations really begin to present themselves. A very confrontational New Moon in your sign on the 16th can see you at odds with a partner. Mars and Mercury combine in your sign, opposing obstinate Pluto and it looks like someone has their fight face on. Neptune sends in some supportive vibrations, easing your nerves on the 8th and 13th. Try tuning into the bigger picture when these occur. Like everything, no matter how entrenched the challenges are at the time, all things come to an end eventually. Venus retrogrades in Leo on the 25th slowing earnings to some extent, though Mercury steps in around the same time, so finances continue to be a topic for a few more weeks. Use it or lose it, Jupiter is set to move out on the 11th of August.

LEO: Venus and Jupiter conjunct in your sign on the 1st, you feel vital and generous, especially with a loved one. The first week of the month is very satisfying in regard to love and friendship. Behind the scenes and in your most private life things may get a little stormy. The period around the New Moon on the 16th is very contentious, particularly where a secret may come to light that exposes a very inconvenient truth. It’s also possible a health matter surfaces now quite unexpectedly, or there could be friction in your work environment. Perhaps a colleague has been acting surreptitiously and the exposure of these actions affects you personally. Venus retrograde on the 25th bring Venus back to your sign next month. The Sun and Mercury both enter your sign on July 24th bolstering your efficiency and invigorating your spirit. Jupiter complete it’s passage through your sign in the coming weeks, use your good fortune or lose it! Saturn back in Scorpio may see reemergence of a residential issue you had thought was resolved. This issue will be sensitized around the 14th and 26th, with resolution in store next month.

VIRGO: A secret, sultry love affair may be on July’s agenda when Venus and Jupiter combine beautifully on the 1st of the month. A friend may make an introduction to someone that feels like positive serendipity. Events on the 8th, as well as a Full Moon in the house of True Romance conjunct passionate Pluto on the 2nd also bode positively for engaging in a pleasure pursuit. Venus makes a brief transit of your sign from the 19th, going retrograde on the 25th, so you’ll feel oh so smitten… Not quite yet Virgo, seems like there is some thing or some one not quite ready to join your team. Mid month features some pretty confrontational episodes, might be your crew doesn’t see eye to eye with you on your new love interest. You might have some explaining to do, or not! Your choice, and you still benefit now more than ever from reflection and privacy, though a lot of social invitations likely come your way this month as well. You can choose to take it or leave it on the New Moon on the 16th.

LIBRA: Completion in the domestic cycle comes over the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd, tying back to events late last December. A residential move or shift of some sort occurs, possibly for the sake of a career opportunity that comes to fruition mid month. An intense dynamic is at play in your professional sphere, which requires incredible finesse to deal with. Personalities or situations you have to contend with can be volatile, particularly around the New Moon on the 16th. A dark mood on the 14th affects you personally, keep busy to mitigate the blues. Set the record straight on the 16th – the plans you put into motion now set the agenda for the next 3 months. Professionally there can be a significant breakthrough, you have to leave something behind to make the most of or engage this opportunity fully. Intuition will guide you on the 8th, tune into a vision for the future. The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 31st will bring more cheerful vibrations. A creative project or time spent with chidden elevates your spirits considerably.

SCORPIO: Mars from Cancer infuses you with passion and drive, but mid month sees some very contentious vibrations as Sun opposite Pluto (July 6th), Venus square Saturn (the 14th) and Mars/Mercury opposite Pluto (the 15th) make it pretty hard to hear yourself in the crowd. You may or may not notice of course. This is the last full month of Jupiter in Leo, and coupled with the transit of Venus, and a sparkling conjunction between them on the first, there’s a use it or lose it quality this month that will make you want to tune everything out and focus on the incredible developments taking place for you professionally. Sun and Mercury move into Leo on the 24th, roll up your sleeves and get to it! Saturn back in your sign helps you tie up any loose ends, and also gives you a healthy dose of seriousness and endurance you can actually really benefit from in this hardworking phase. A Full Moon towards the end of the month pulls your attention to your domestic sector, and you may be seeing some movement here. Venus retrograde on the 25th sees that you may be generating less revenue over the coming weeks, or that an enterprise may see shifts in personnel. A strong female figure would be the most likely to move on from the crew in question. Love and relationships always seem to suffer to some extent in this period, and while there might not be a change of heart, there can be separations due to circumstances.

SAGITTARIUS: There may be some conflicts this month with a spouse or business partner regarding shared sources of revenue. Disagreement stems from distinguishing the division of what is mine, your’s and ours. These themes resonate as soon as the Full Moon on the 2nd, bringing closure to a personal financial matter, with clashes upcoming two weeks later, during the New Moon on the 16th. If you have debt that needs to be resolved this can manifest in an unwelcome call or correspondence from a bank or credit card company, as well. You can mitigate a financial catastrophe well in advance by keeping up with your bills and having something set aside to cover any shortages that might occur in this period. There will still be several reasons to celebrate this month. A luxe vacation may be in store around the Venus – Jupiter conjunction on the 1st. A Neptune influence is present, so a sea side resort would be appropriate and offer very pleasurable recreation, particularly if you are traveling with a loved one. Venus from Leo sends lovely vibrations, a trend that endures through the 19th, when it enters Virgo. Use it or lose it! This is the last full month of Jupiter in your sign, and you still have brilliant auspices right now to put a personal endeavor into motion.

CAPRICORN: There are some pretty contentious forces at work this month, potentially tying back to issues that surfaced in a relationship at the beginning of the year. Set your intentions squarely at the time of the Full Moon in your sign on the 2nd. A close alinement to Neptune suggests you tune into the vision you really want for your life in this phase. An intrinsic sense of serendipity will bring ease and relaxation of your essence. Really trying energies are present around the time of the Cancer New Moon on the 16th, as the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars oppose Pluto in your sign. Dynamic forces at work here can bring heated argumentativeness into a partnership or with an open enemy or fierce competitor. Uranus is close enough in range at the time of the New Moon to still present a certain X Factor. Also look to your chart for the precise date of the opposition of Mars to your Sun or Ascendant. This will be a very sensitive transit that affects you quite personally. The 14th sees the square of Venus to Saturn, and a dour, depressive mood prevails. It’s choppy waters out there for sure. The first week, on the other hand, has some really marvelous influences. A Venus – Jupiter conjunction on the 1st sets a really positive tone, and can bring fourth a really excellent source of revenue for you, if not deepen the bond between yourself and a lover. Communication on the job through the 5th will be very good, and negotiations and discussions go very well. Venus retrograde from the 25th suggests a slowdown or period of reappraisal of a business partnership or romantic relationship.

AQUARIUS: You’ll move into a more hard working phase in July, as numerous Cancer transits including the Sun (June 22,) Mercury (July 9,) and Mars (June 25th,) signal your attention is shifting to matters of health, life management and productivity. Some challenging alinements to Pluto mid month, around the time of the Cancer New Moon on the 16th, may suggest someone is working behind the scenes to undermine the efforts of yourself or your team. It is possible a secret emerges in this period that has a negative effect on the productivity of your workplace. Very positive indications at the beginning of the month, on the other hand, favor a relationship as Venus and Jupiter connect in Leo. This could mutually factor for a love relationship or a business partnership. With Venus and Jupiter involved, there is more than enough to go around, and you are best advised to use it to your advantage. People just want to help you in this phase, and their motivation is genuinely altruistic. It’s a brilliant opportunity to connect with love and generosity. All is hunky dory with more good news coming in until the 6th. With Pluto involved in contentious aspects for the upcoming weeks, it’s equally possible that global financial issues are at odds with your agenda, and that a feeling of forces at work much bigger than ourselves will likely present obstacles for everyone. Enjoy the good stuff the best you can! A Full Moon in your sign on the 31st brings a wonderful personal culmination six months in the making. Being at ease with yourself puts you at ease with all that surrounds you.

PISCES: The first week of July is very advantageous for making the most of opportunities connected to work and profession. A Venus – Jupiter conjunction on the 1st can bring a significant and lucrative offer of employment. Harmonious contacts through the 5th allow you hash out details and negotiate for a fair salary. Mars enters Cancer (June 25th) activating passion towards creative expression and romantic encounters. Mercury also transits this area, indicating a great deal of communication and energy is flourishing your creative longings at this time. Tough alinements to Pluto around the time of the New Moon on the 16th suggest a group of friends or organization you work with feels threatened by your independent expression, or unsettled with your choice in a romantic affiliation. You can take or leave the opinions of others, the emphasis on following your inspiration and personal power is very strong in this phase. Look to the 1st and 8th to make choices about your life that require both compassion and conviction. Intuition will also feature largely on the 13th. You can tap right into the heart of your desire. A Full Moon in Aquarius on the 31st sees a need for withdrawal from external demands. Venus retrogrades on the 25th, suggesting a period in which you will be redefining your work and professional goals.