July 2017

KEYWORD for July: STRENGTH
COLOR for July: YELLOW

Full Moon: July 9 in Capricorn, 17 degrees
New Moon: July 23 in Leo, 0 degrees

July will bring fresh energy after a tough June. We have a couple of days when egos will be challenged – the 2nd, 8th, 9th, and 10th. On the 5th make sure you take off your rose-colored glasses so you can see what is real. With Venus working with Jupiter mid-month, there is an opportunity for positive communications and monetary advantages a few days on either side of the 14th. The 20th and 24th have really testy energy so take the time to listen to other people with compassion and understanding. The month will bring our leaders back onto the world’s stage with spotlights shining brightly. The new moon on the 23rd is a cipher degree and opens the door for the Lunar Eclipse on August 7th. Be aware of activities that begin between the new moon and lunar eclipse. It may take until late September for those activities to be realized or finalized. Financial dealings are high priority for the world in July. Watch all investments with an eagle eye.

The Solar Eclipse in August will be awesome:
http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm
https://www.space.com/33797-total-solar-eclipse-2017-guide.html

Daily

July 01 – The moon in Libra cannot neutralize some of the strong energy today. It would be in your best interest to compromise and find peaceful solutions to any disagreements. It is a good time to pull back and listen to music or maybe throw some paint on a canvas.

July 02 – The moon opens the day in Libra but quickly, at 9:16amET enters VOID until 12:59pm when it enters Scorpio. The morning may have you feeling sluggish. There is yuck energy in the AM so avoid conflicts especially with those you love. Egos are in the way of having a wonderful day.

July 03 – The moon in Scorpio all day and much softer energy all around. This is a quieter day. If you are a private investigator, this is a day made for you. Researchers will also find it a great day for discovery. It is the day before Independence Day so enjoy your day and celebrate safely.

July 04 – Happy Independence Day! With the moon in Scorpio until this evening at 9:34pmET the events of the day may be wrapped in secrecy or hidden for some reason. Secrets may be headline news. Be very careful with any and all fireworks, grills etc. This evening Venus will enter Gemini which is a sweet energy for those born under the sign of Gemini. Enjoy it this month!

July 05 – The moon moved into Sagittarius at 1:08amET. Mercury will move into Leo tonight and find a great combining of energies with the Venus in Gemini. Oh the fun begins! Be careful your conversations are clear but not brusque, truthful but hurtful. Long distance travel and foreign countries are highlighted.

July 06 – The moon continues in Sagittarius and after an icky start in the early morning, the rest of the day has easier energy. This is a great day for legal eagles. Again, being considerate and going the extra mile will work wonders. Hot topics include educational institutions.

July 07 – The moon in Sagittarius early quickly moves into VOID at 10:12amET until the afternoon at 1:45pmET when it moves into austere Capricorn. Now we need to settle up all spending accounts. This is a good day to see your dentist. Although the energy can be draining for emotional types, it is overall a good business day.

July 08 – The moon continues in serious Capricorn. Today would be a good day for “objective buying”. Perhaps a massage would loosen up you up a bit. Why not privately do a little dance and laugh out loud. There is transiting energy really hitting the Capricorns born in January. Transformation is good if we survive it! Cancer sun signs feel just as bombarded as Capricorn. For once, they should join forces.

July 09 – Happy Birthday to a very special someone!! FULL MOON in Capricorn at 17 degrees. Overall this is a pleasant day. The moon in Capricorn helps to contain all the emotional overflow that normally happens with a full moon. Banking news from around the world will push forward into the next few days.

July 10 – The moon shifted into Aquarius at 1:38amET. This is a friendly energy but also one that can be felt as detached. So enjoy lunch or dinner with friends without getting caught up in any kind of drama! Watch for unusual encounters today. ;-)

July 11 – The moon in Aquarius again today opens the door for positive energies surrounding electronics/electricity/humanitarian causes. Be careful running, jumping, skipping, biking today as the lower legs seem a bit weaker. This is a wonderful day for charity events. Leo sun signs are limping around the stage looking for the spotlight without success today.

July 12 – The moon opens the day in Aquarius but quickly enters VOID at 8:40amET until 11:51amET when it enters the artsy sign of Pisces. This is a quiet day with events involving liquids being the only news maker. This would include shipping, floods, oil and gas companies. Take a walk in nature – a swim if you can. Spend time with your pets.

July 13 – The morning might be a little testy as the Moon in Pisces strikes a chord. Even though this is a rather shy energy, when it is mixed with spontaneous energy it can be quite the volcanic eruption. Keep your emotions balanced for a positive outcome today! Virgo wants to run and hide from all the drama.. ugh, nothing works today.

July 14 – The moon still in Pisces opens the day with the desire to be independent. Maybe you should take today off. Once we reach 1pmET the moon will move into VOID until 7:51pmET when it rushes into Aries. The late afternoon gives us beautiful energy for brainstorming, overcoming difficult issues by raising our thinking to a positive level.

July 15 – The Aries moon always alerts me to the possibilities of aggressive energy, fires, increased violence, explosions, head injuries and the adventuresome spirit. It is a great time for moving forward with new projects, approaching others for assistance and generally being open about what you want. Be careful with sharp instruments and fire related materials.

July 16 – The moon in Aries today along with many stressful energies may turn this into a yucky day. Be extra kind and patient today. If you are preparing for a trip tomorrow the 17th, please double check everything and protect your belongings. Libra sun signs will want to jump in with both feet today. Do not! Instead go dancing!

July 17 – The moon shifted into Taurus at 1:04amET. This is a strong EARTH day. We may hear of challenging earth changes. If you do not have to travel today, do not. The air is just unsettled. Banks or financial groups could grab headlines today. Scorpio is ready to fight for what is right.

July 18 – The moon is in Taurus again today. But it is a much better day! There is great energy late in the afternoon. There is a sweetness in the afternoon that works really well for financial deals, love relationships and just plain feeling good. The only caution is keep all eating and drinking in moderation as the tendency will be to overdo.

July 19 – The moon shifted from Taurus at 2:11amET into VOID but quickly moved into Gemini at 3:31amET. Add to yesterday’s positive energy another day. There is a focusing of the mind today. Much can be accomplished but make sure you can finish it up today because tomorrow…. Sagittarius, especially those born mid-December, might be feeling a bit tense. Bite your tongue!

July 20 – The moon is still in the youthful sign of Gemini. MARS moves into Leo and demands the spotlight (world leaders especially) and egos go crazy late in the day. There could unexpected events surrounding leaders or those in positions of power. Be extra careful with all dealings today to offset any possibility of being “ripped off”.

July 21 – The moon moved quickly out of Gemini at 1:40amET and then into sensitive Cancer at 4:09amET. The mood is protective, emotional and caring. Feelings are easily hurt. This is a good day for a home cooked dinner or maybe just grabbing that tub of ice cream for yourself if you live alone. Capricorns may want to hide under the covers!

July 22 – The moon in Cancer again today. The SUN moves into Leo at 11:16amET and joins MARS already in Leo. The morning may have conflicts with women but it settles down by evening. Enjoy family time. If you live alone, go grocery shopping or perhaps visit a garden shop and purchase a few plants.

July 23 – NEW MOON in LEO 0 degrees at 5:46amET. We have another new moon in Leo in August and it is a Solar Eclipse. That carries the energy of 3 normal new moons. This feels significant as Leo rules our leaders, entertainers, July 24 – The unwinding of energy from yesterday is felt strongly as the moon continues in Leo and the money markets swing. Not a bad day, just really testy. Be cautious in all monetary transactions. Aquarius might want to take a day off. ;-)

July 25 – The moon moves into VOID at 5:22amET and then quickly at 6:32amET into Virgo. MERCURY also moves into Virgo. This will bring about a more focused and critical way of thinking. Pisces hide in the shadows to avoid any criticism. This is good energy to manage spending habits.

July 26 – The moon in Virgo is helpful in keeping the energy toned down. It seems the energy in the air is increased because of the Sun joining Mars and everything becomes bigger than it should be! A lot can be accomplished, however. Just keep the EGOS in check!

July 27 – The moon moved into VOID at 2:31amET until 11:37amET when it happily moves into Libra. Early morning may feel out of sorts but by the time the work day starts, all will be well. Aries sun signs want to push a little too hard today. Might be best for Aries to just chill.

July 28 – The moon in Libra continues and gives us another day to think through all the happenings in July. Prepare for the August eclipses AND the retrograde of Mercury on August 12th. Accomplish as much as you can now so you can just tidy up loose ends in August.

July 29 – The moon in Libra supports things like music, the arts, beautiful things so this is the perfect day to have your nails done, hair cut, buy new clothes or maybe makeup, have the car cleaned or download new music. Enjoy it now…August is just around the corner! The moon moves into VOID at 5:30pmET and then into Scorpio at 8:23pmET.

July 30 – The moon in Scorpio is perfect for investigations, research or perhaps reading a deep mystery book. Taurus feels a bit out of sorts today and yet you are intrigued! There is unexpected energy all day. Maybe a romantic encounter will perk up the day or….an unexpected windfall of money. YAY for both!

July 31 – The moon moves out of Scorpio at 7:10amET and closes out this last day of the month VOID ALL DAY. Venus moves into Cancer bringing a more nurturing thought process into play for next month. Remember, there are TWO ECLIPSES in August and MERCURY will be retrograde from Aug 12 through Sep 5.

A Few Countries and Rulers

China: Libra/Venus
England: Aries/Mars (subGemini)
Germany: Aries/Mars
Israel: Aries/Mars
Mexico: Capricorn/Saturn
Palestine: Aries/Mars
Russia: Aquarius/Uranus
Syria: Aries/Mars and Scorpio/Pluto
Turkey: Virgo/Mercury
United States: Gemini/Mercury, especially East of the Mississippi and West of Mississippi adds a Cancer/Leo influence to the Gemini

Noon Cycles

New Moon: A new moon initiates energy that is very strong for four weeks or one lunar cycle but influences the year until another new moon occurs in that same sign - usually a year later. What that energy involves is indicated by the sign in which the new moon occurs and personally, which house/aspects etc are activated in your astrological chart. If the new moon is an eclipse the energy is tripled.

Full Moon: The full moon that follows two weeks after the new moon brings the energy of the new moon out into the open, or to a peak. It continues to unfold energy for two more weeks until the next new moon when the cycle begins all over again highlighting a different area of our lives. Those emotional influences can last a year.

Void Moon: When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people. Individually, if you are under excellent aspects from transiting planets, this will then be a good time to proceed even though the moon is void.

I find that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is an element of LUCK associated with VOID energy. Use it wisely! :-)

One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during the time of a VOID of COURSE MOON and be prepared for delays or cancellations or a surprising turn of events. This can be felt as positive or negative!

Eclipses in 2017

Feb 10 - LUNAR eclipse: in Leo at 22 degrees
Feb 26 - SOLAR eclipse: in Pisces at 8 degrees
Aug 06 - LUNAR eclipse: in Aquarius at 15 degrees
Aug 21 - SOLAR eclipse: in Leo at 28 degrees 53 minutes (close to 29 degrees)

Retrograde Planets in 2017

When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.

Neptune Retrograde June 16, 2017 - November 22, 2017, in Pisces
Neptune rules the oceans, water, liquids, magic, angels, actors, music, and diseases from bites, stings, drugs or alcohol to list a few. It also rules the sign of Pisces. It is the planet of illusion or fantasy. The good news is that when retrogrades we can see people and situations more clearly. It is a reality check. Many times our eyes are suddenly opened and we can make objective decisions without the rose colored glasses. Of course then comes the “what was I thinking” part.

Saturn Retrograde April 6, 2017 - August 25, 2017, in Sagittarius
Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn. It also rules the activities involved with government, authority figures, responsibilities and the elderly. Now is the time to think about your budget, commitments, etc that started back in Sep 2015. Are there any changes you want to make? Double check all credit card balances, bank accounts, and any legal papers you may have signed. This is a really positive time review your budget for beneficial changes. Now is not the time for committing to a relationship or additional responsibilities. Slow down. Review. If you are having any major dental surgery done during this retrograde, it would be wise to find the best energy day possible before you do it. Remember when a planet if retrograde, it is weak. Saturn rules the teeth!

Pluto Retrograde April 20, 2017 - September 28, 2017, in Capricorn
Pluto takes many, many years to transit a sign (planet or not!). The transit of it through a sign will create an impact that affect generations. It is considered to be a heavy weight when it comes to banking or financial institutions. Having Pluto retrograde also pulls back some of its great influence from Scorpio sun signs and Scorpio ascendants as it is the ruler of Scorpio. Pluto gets along really well with Jupiter. By the end of April, both planets will be retrograde. This could create challenges with foreign interests or countries, money, executive/legislative branches, banks, educational institutions and even pipelines! Reassessment of pipelines, tunnels, hoses, caves, etc. makes good use of this retrograde energy. Scorpio sun signs and Scorpio ascendants may not have the gusto you crave, but you can still get a lot accomplished.

Transiting Planets in 2017

If a slower moving planet connects with one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Venus, Mercury or Mars, it will initiate a reaction or event regarding the planet that is touched. Example: transiting Jupiter connects with your Venus. You could simply have a wonderful couple of "feeling good" days while this is active or maybe win a lottery, fall in love with someone or something, have a face-lift, settle a legal case, or set up a new banking account. It is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good "connection". Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will be travelling through in 2017:

Jupiter in Libra until October 2017
Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. The first, the Libra sun signs will have this “guardian angel” energy for a full year. Until October 2017, Jupiter sends positive energy to the arts, music, relationships, agreements, and even make-overs. Because LIBRA is a cardinal sign, those born under the sign of Capricorn, Aries and Cancer or who have planets in these signs, will experience the effects of this transit at some point as Jupiter contacts your sun sign. The effects could be pleasant with opportunities knocking at your door or you can be feel frustrated or irritated. The choice is really yours. Use the energy in a positive way! In October, Jupiter will quietly move into Scorpio to finish the rest of 2017. Watch for more on this change of energies in the coming October’s forecast!

Saturn in Sagittarius until December 2017
The last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was late 1985 into early 1988. It takes about 2.5 years to transit one sign. It is now Sagittarius’ turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. November born Sagittarius have this transit in their rear view mirror now. Yay! Those born December 10 – 22 (and those with any planets in Sagittarius 21 degrees and higher) will at some point during 2017, feel this transit. By the end of this year Saturn will complete it’s transit of Sagittarius and move into the sign of Capricorn in December. Saturn’s energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even health issues that require discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet (sun, moon, mercury, venus, mars) have endurance energy/longevity. Negatively, they can feel like heavy responsibilities! But it is not a bad energy for a good marriage or business partnership if all other aspects are supportive. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Sagittarius, have personal planets in Sagittarius, have Sagittarius rising, have Sagittarius on your work/health house (6th). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini at 21 degrees or higher, Saturn will, at some point, create an opposing energy. This can bring limitations (including medical conditions) or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN, at times, feel really burdensome – even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it. Given the ability to focus and accomplish now, use Saturn’s positive side to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. Remember, work smarter not harder.

Uranus in Aries until 2018
Uranus will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 20 degrees to 28 degrees Aries. It will retrograde back to 24 degrees by the end of 2017. If you have a planet in your astro chart at 20 - 28 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2017. Libra sun signs born Oct 10 - 23 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly decide to quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even relocate when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 41-43. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini but challenges Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune in Pisces until 2025
will move from 9 degrees to 14 degrees Pisces but during the year it retrogrades ending 2017 direct at 11 degrees. It is very slow moving. Be cautious in business dealings and LOVE as Neptune energy can be evasive and deceiving you before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. It also rules all liquids and the oceans, water, floods, drugs, hospitals, jails, bodily fluids including perspiration! Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, restoring your faith, being drawn to the beach, or finding that true love! Watch out, though! Make sure you remove your rose colored glasses before making major decisions. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy creating feelings of vagueness and mystery. Enjoy this opportunity to not only dream but to also see your dreams come true.

Pluto in Capricorn
Pluto will transit 16, 17, 18, 19 degrees of Capricorn in 2017. Those born Jan 6-11, Apr 5-10, Jul 8-12 and Oct 9-12 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 16-19 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, you will feel the transformative power of Pluto as it interacts with that planet. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, deaths, and big business to name a few. Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. In 2017, Pluto in Capricorn will provide the impetus to release or destroy anything that has served its purpose in our lives. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious, practical and very responsible. A positive use of the energy would be to take the initiative and change areas of your life that need improvement – before it is done for you! Emotionally you could embark on a new way of looking at life. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus – fellow earth signs of Capricorn – should find the transformations and changes, very positive and easier to integrate than other sun signs.

May the force remain strong with you throughout 2017!
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