July 2014
Happy Independence Day!

Full Moon:   Jul 12th in Capricorn 20 degrees
New Moon:  Jul 26th in Leo 3 degrees
Mercury is DIRECT July 1st Good for Gemini and Virgo sun signs!
Saturn is DIRECT July 20th – good for government and its employees
Uranus RETROGRADE July 21st in Aries

July brings many changes and uneasy feelings at times due to planetary movement.  Politicians, especially those who lead countries or states, and celebrities will have a spotlight shining on them. Thankfully, Mercury (ruler of electronics, communications, transportation and contracts to name a few) moves to full power.  You can now move forward with new business; new relationships; major purchases; and signing contracts.

Summary of July Energy

July 01 – 10
Thank goodness Mercury is direct on the 1st.  This month is filled with opportunities for change. The moon enters VOID early at 6amET on the 1st and stays VOID all day until 5:24pmET when it enters VIRGO.  This gives us a sluggish start to the month and one where we can expect things to not go as planned. With July 4th a holday (moon will be in Libra) we can expect the first few days of the month to be jumpy.  Early AM on the 4th, the energy is powerful and disruptive. We could all wake to news of significance regarding explosions, caves, powerhouses, and even events with world leaders.   The 7th brings a high where the markets are concerned. Things could soar and then later fall flat. I feel it will be mostly positive but remember keep everything in moderation.  An announcment involving electronics or energy could be exciting.

July 11 – 20
Full Moon energy is building for the 12th and is felt as we begin this part of the month.  After it occurs (12th at 7:25amET), the energy will unfold and settle. With a full moon in Capricorn, expect the focus to be on government, government leaders, big business, banks and financial institutions. This mid month cycle is LOADED with changes:  Mercury moves into CANCER (home/family) on the 13th; Jupiter moves into LEO for a year(yea for LEO sun signs) on the 16th; Venus slips into CANCER(nice for CANCER sun signs) on the 18th and… Saturns turns DIRECT (Yea for CAPRICORN sun signs) on the 20th.  I might add that on the  19th the air is filled with angry type energy. Do not fall prey to that influence. Keep your mouth shut!

July 21 – 31
On the  21st Uranus will station RETROGRADE and this erratic and unpredictable energy planet created a commotion a few days before starting with that crazy energy on the 19th.  Be alert to electrical failures, satellites malfunctioning, and airlines/airplanes having a challenging time.  This is especially true again on the 24th.  I feel a yellow caution flag should be waved for the 22nd when the Sun moves into Leo.  There is strong energy around this that could bring in accidents that would be world news.  These would probably involve underground tunnels or hidden pipelines, etc.   Be cautious when travelling. On the 25th Mars FINALLY leaves Libra and moves into SCORPIO.  This will energize Scorpio sun signs and any personal planets you may have in Scorpio.  Keep in mind it can also overload  your confidence and get you into trouble.  Again, exercise moderation in all things.  Mars in Scorpio is very intense.  Never cross someone with this energy.  They WILL get even. J   Adding to this Mars to Scorpio energy will be the high energy that builds ahead of a new moon. On the 26th, there is a New Moon in Leo at 3 degrees happening at 6:42pmET. Wow… Emotions are erratic and very, very sensitive!  There could even be outward attacks on our leaders.  Be safe everyone. Watch the 28th for market blasts, drops, changes and just plain craziness!

July Daily

July 1:  Moon VOID all day until 5:24pmET when it moves into detail and sometimes critical VIRGO.  Expect delays and the unexpected under VOID Moons. Also be prepared to push to get things done as it is difficult to stay motivated when the moon is VOID.

July 2:  The moon is in VIRGO all day. The morning is rather easy but the afternoon will require finesse!  Go the extra mile today to be forgiving and teach rather than criticize.  This is a wonderful day for taking care of haircuts, car detailing, pruning shrubs, cleaning, double checking accounts or proof reading.  Pisces sun signs will feel drained.

July 3:  The moon continues in VIRGO but the energy is easier!  Enjoy helping others today.  Volunteer your time to someone or something that could use your talent.

July 4:  INDEPENDENCE DAY!!  There is a bit of angry energy around 4amET and then smooths out for the rest of the day.  Be safe in all celebrations.  Enjoy the freedoms we have and say “thank you”.   The moon left VIROG and entered LIBRA at 5:43amET bringing a strong mind into play.  Overthinking can be a problem!  Keep it simple.

July 5:  The moon continues in LIBRA and starts the day with an emotional roller coaster.  It builds for a midday hoorah and then tapers off for the evening. This might be a “lay low” day for most, but especially ARIES, CANCER and CAPRICORN.

July 6:  The moon opens the day still in LIBRA but quickly, at 11:31amET dives into deep, intense and secretive SCORPIO.  This energy rocks for dwelving into things that are hidden and forcing lies into the open.  LEO finds the energy draining.  PISCES and CANCER love the deepness.  Watch for secrets to come out.

July 7:  The moon is sstill in SCORPIO but it is surrounded by a double energy that could bring a jump upwards in the markets or a downward fall.  Be careful with your money!  Also watch for mysterious happenings where stocks are concerned.

July 8:  The moon is in SCORPIO all day until 6:33pmET when it goes VOID until  9:25pmET when it enters SAGITTARIUS.  The energy is a little uneven in the afternoon but overall easy to handle.  It is time for Gemini Sun signs to go quietly into the night.

July 9:  Happy Birthday to someone very special! J  The moon in SAGITTARIUS is quite fun.. but can bring out directness to the point where feelings can be hurt. Temper that desire to be brutally honest and add a bit of kindness.. it will serve you well.

July 10:  The moon in SAGITTARIUS continues until 8:19pmET time. It will remain VOID until 11:25pmET when it enters CAPRICORN.  During the day, travel, check out your camping gear, vacation web sites or maybe just daydream about a glorious place  your would rather be!

July 11:  Now is the time to double check those credit card balances, bank accounts and even reviewing  your budget.  This is a “take care of business” eenergy.  It does have something extra this month, though… a FULL MOON will occur in CAPRICORN tomorrow. This means today will be overflowing with emotional energy that will be cool, detached, stern, and downright unsympathetic!! This is not the day to go to court and expect mercy.. it is a very black and white energy that is enhanced by the filling of the moon.

July 12:  FULL MOON 20 CAPRICORN at 7:25amET The moon will shift into VOID at 9:56pmET for an hour and then move into AQUARIUS at 11:07pmET.  Enjoy the extra energy today but keep it in check.  No need to be too stern.  CANCER sun signs feel overwhelmed.  Stay home if you can!

July 13:  The moon is in friendly AQUARIUS.  This is a freedom loving sign.  It also really enjoys helping those less fortunate.  Today is a good day for everyone to find a way to help someone.  Be prepared for intuitive flashes, feelings that something is about to happen. Pay attention to your “gut” feelings and go with them.

July 14:  The moon lingers in AQUARIUS until afternoon at 3:23pmET.  It will then stay VOID until 10:40pmET when it will quietly enter PISCES. Enjoy the outdoors today if possible.  Check out new electronic equipment.  Donate to charity. Enjoy the day and then mellow in the evening.

July 15:  The moon is in PISCES and things are rather quiet.  This is an amazing day to have your hair cut if you want it to grow fast!  The energy is wonderful for any of the creative arts, including graphic design, etc.  Sing and dance today. The only negative is that your rose colored glasses may keep you from seeing a deception. Be alert to that and  you will have a great day.

July 16:  The moon is in Pisces until 8:53pmET when it enter VOID until midnight. During the day, Jupiter will move out of CANCER where it has been for a year and move into LEO.  This is good news for LEO, SAGITTARIUS and ARIES sun signs and also if you have a personal planet in one of these signs.  Jupiter is a benevolent planet and usually offers protection like a guardian angel.  Just remember Jupiter does rule legal topics, attorneys, higher education, foreign places/people.  So, it is quite possible that some of these things may be highlighted in your life over the next year.

July 17:  The moon moved into ARIES overnight.  This is the aggressive, assertive energy that we sometimes need to get things done!  Be careful to not push too hard or move too fast or you will find yourself in an accident or maybe with a speeding ticket!  Be very careful with all explosives, firearms, fires and guard your head from injury.    Headaches and injuries are common.
July 18:  The moon in ARIES continues until 10:18pmET when it enters VOID. VENUS will shift into CANCER and give it’s blessings to CANCER sun signs as well as SCORPIO, PISCES, VIRGO and TAURUS.  Hopefully this shift will keep the aggressive energies of ARIES on simmer.  Excellent day for a bike ride.

July 19:  The moon enters TAURUS at 4:43amET.  The most testy energy will occur in the wee early hours of the morning. That is a good thing.  That gives us a green light to enjoy the day.  Be practical though. And remember, when the moon is in TAURUS, we have a tendency to overeat, overdrink, over react.  So, be careful.  LEO sun signs may feel boxed in, as well as AQUARIUS sun signs.  Just breathe deeply and move on.

July 20:  The moon is still in LEO.  SATURN turns DIRECT today and will move forward again in SCORPIO.   There is a tough energy mid morning.  Keep your cool and use the “poking” to find a better way to handle a problem.   CAPRICORN sun signs and ascendants should feel a sense of relief.  Those SCORPIOs born a Nov 10th and later, should prepare for the heavy handed energy of Saturn.

July 21:  The moon starts in TAURUS and then quickly at 10:13amET moves into VOID until 12:36pmET when it moves into GEMINI.   Conversations this afternoon will be plenty and they may even be a bit erratic as URANUS will retrograde at 10:53pmET.  During the day the energy will be all over the place and even electrified!  Be very careful handling electrical machinery or wiring.  Go to lunch with friends.

July 22:  The moon continues in GEMINI.  Overnight the energy is disruptive but eases after the sun comes up.  The day may seem a little shaky as the SUN prepares to move into LEO at 5:41pmET.  Not a bad day, just prickly. SAGITTARIUS sun signs feel the anguish!

July 23:  The moon is still in GEMINI until 8:53pmET when it enters VOID until 10:59pmET when it quietly goes into CANCER.  Enjoy the day.  Catch up on emails, and answer letters.  Read a good book!

July 24:  The moon is in CANCER and the afternoon is LOADED with strong eruptive energy.  Expect travel delays, communication disruptions, even “weird” news reports.  Double check all electronic equipment that may need attention.  CAPRICORN sun signs need to take a break!

July 25:  The moon in CANCER and MARS moves into intense SCORPIO at 10:25pmET. During the day emotions will be very sensitive and home and family security will be at the top of the list.  With the changing of MARS from LIBRA into SCORPIO, the day could feel like a roller coaster ride.  This is enhanced by the building energy for the New Moon tomorrow.

July 26:  NEW MOON at 6:42mET in LEO 3 degrees -  Wow watch for all the EGOs to go crazy today!  J  Everyone wants to be in the spotlight.  Peel back the layers of any story to get at the truth as embellishment is on a roll!

July 27:  The moon continues in LEO until tonight when it enters VOID at 8:38pmET.  Enjoy all outdoor activities today.  Sports are highlighted.  Have fun with your family and pets.

July 28:  The moon is VOID ALL DAY today until 11:37pmET.  There is angry energy in the very early AM that could influence the stock market today as well as all financial institutions.  There is also a vague note about plastic surgeons being in the news also.  Expect the unexpected today and be prepared for delays.

July 29:  The moon is in VIRGO, a detail focused energy.  Manage your comments carefully as it is easy to be overly critical under this energy.  Organize your garage, closets, etc.  Have a manicure/pedicure.  Enjoy the cleaning energy just don’t overdo in the early afternoon.  Use it wisely.

July 30:  The moon is still in VIRGO giving us another day to organize and clean and SERVE whereever we can.  Surprise everyone and prepared a wonderful dinner for someone you love!

July 31:  The moon starts out in VIRGO and quickly enters VOID at 10:48amET until 12:09pmET when it gladly moves into LIBRA.  The emotions become difficult to explain and in many instances overexplained!  Enjoy the day as MERCURY leaves Cancer and enters LEO, enlarging the thoughts and actions!

Eclipses in 2014
Oct 08 -  Lunar Eclipse in Aries 15 degrees (Powerful energy)
Oct 23 -  Solar Eclipse in Scorpio 0 degrees (Intense energy)

Retrograde Planets
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.

Saturn: Mar 2 - Jul 20 in Scorpio Saturn is the teacher, the task master.  It is a responsible energy. It rules government/officials.  It represents the authority, the teacher, the rules.  Where Saturn is transiting in your astro chart gives insights into the subject matter Saturn wants you to learn and also the area where Saturn is giving you support in the way of discipline and focus. If it touches a personal planet, that gives added meaning to the subject being taught or assisted

Pluto: Apr 14 - Sep 22 in CapricornPluto rules Scorpio sun signs/ascendants and also the house cusp that has Scorpio on it in your natal astro chart. Pluto is the planet of transformation and transition.  It rules death and rebirth.  Even though it is no longer being called a planet, my own experience shows it is still working as before.  So, during this retrograde period, reconsider any major moves or changes you are thinking of making. Remember Pluto is often called a money bag planet as it rules big business.  So be careful with major investments of money.  Pluto delves into areas most are afraid to go and probably should not!

Void of Course Moon(VOC or VOID)
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, etc.

I feel 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 also an element of LUCK associated with this void energy...use it wisely.

One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during a VOID of COURSE MOON timeframe -- good and bad -- and be prepared for delays.

Transiting Planets
If the slower moving planets connect with one of your personal planets during 2014 (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars), energy will develop to bring about a needed event or change. So, 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 energize in 2014:

Mars is in Libra for the first half of 2014, LEAVES LIBRA July 25th!!! It usually only stays for 6-7 weeks but will remain for months this time.  Because of this, there are numerous opportunities for “war-like” behavior among not only countries, but even in personal and business relationships!  This is because at different times from now until mid July, Mars will poke at Pluto and Jupiter and even unpredictable and volatile Uranus. This creates tension and events that rise and fall like a roller coaster ride.  Uranus energy is unpredictable except for saying expect the unexpected and watch for sudden out of the blue developments including unpredictable events.  In Aries, Uranus is forcing new paths.  When it contacts Pluto or Mars or Jupiter there is ACTION.  There will be a slowdown when Mars retrogrades in March until May. This will allow time for review of all that has happened since Mars moved into Libra at the end of 2013.  Review carefully and be ready to act when it goes direct in May.

Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately a year in each sign.  At the beginning of 2014 it continues retrograde (began in Nov 2013) in the sign of Cancer.  It will return to full strength when it turns direct on March 6.  It will be at 10 degrees Cancer.  In April 2014, it will make a powerful opposing aspect to Pluto. Watch April closely for mind blowing events set off by two powerful planets (and add Uranus to the mix!) Jupiter expands things and Pluto destroys or transforms them. The signs of Cancer and Capricorn represent nurturing and sensitivity and cool caution and discipline (home family/work responsibilities). Cancer sun signs may also have experiences with the law or legal matters as Jupiter represents those topics. Pluto represents death and rebirth.  In Capricorn it works to transform government and government officials including the banking system.  The year 2014 could see reforms within government or at the least with government leaders.  Once Jupiter leaves the sign of Cancer this month, July, and moves into Leo, the spotlight will shift to those who are world leaders, or who are celebrities.

Saturn takes about 2.5 years to transit one sign. It is in Scorpio now and continues in Scorpio until December 2014 when it leaves and enters Sagittarius. Before it leaves Scorpio, it will retrograde back into the higher degrees of Scorpio for very short periods before leaving Scorpio finally in Jan 2015.  Saturn’s energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even a health crisis that requires discipline and focus to overcome.  It is the COMMITMENT KING. Commitments made during a transiting aspect of Saturn to your personal planets have endurance energy initiated. Not bad 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 a Scorpio sun sign or ascendant OR a Taurus sun sign or ascendant. Scorpio is the sign opposite Taurus. This opposition touches the Taurus sun signs with Saturn energy also just not as intense as what Scorpio feels.  It CAN feel oppressive having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it), but it doesn’t have to be felt that way.  Saturn can also restrict us in some way, i.e. sprained ankle, sick, etc.  With the ability to focus and accomplish, 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. For the first half of 2014 Saturn and Jupiter are in a comfortable partnership. That will bring some “lightness” to the weight of Saturn.

Uranus in ARIES will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 8 degrees Aries to 16 degrees in 2014. It does retrograde during the year and in Dec 2014 it will have retrograded back to 12 degrees Aries.   If you have a planet in your astro chart at 9-16 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2014. Libra sun signs born Oct 3 – 10 will feel this energy as an opposing force.  It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries.  You could suddenly quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even decide to change residence 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 challenging the signs of Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune in Pisces – will move from 3 degrees to 7 degrees Pisces during 2014. It will be retrograding and back to 4 degrees by Dec 2014.  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 things like 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!  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- will transit 11, 12 and 13 degrees of Capricorn in 2014. Those born the first 5 days of January will feel this transit more directly. Any planet you may have in your astrological chart that is at the degrees mentioned, will feel the transformative power of Pluto. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, and big business to name a few. The same applies to those Cancer sun signs born the first week of July; or anyone who has Cancer planets at 11, 12 or 13 degrees. Because Capricorn and Cancer are action oriented signs, Pluto’s transit will create strong desires for action, not just thinking. Capricorn creates harsh aspects to Aries and Libra but if they use the energy to accomplish and keep irritations under control, they will succeed! Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong.  Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. These may be headliners in 2014.  The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious and responsible.  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 smooth.

Be blessed always!