Hello my lovely members! Much of the world has been on lockdown forcing us to face our shadow and work through our own personal blocks over the past 4 months. As a collective, old demons have resurfaced forcing us to face them head on, for example systemic racism. This is not an easy task; but the outcome is for the greater good. July is all about action and follow through. Mars in Aries will be activating many of the intense energies that have been brewing under the surface as we start off the month. Here are the important astrological events for the collective this upcoming month. Do you want to know what’s ahead specifically for your sign? Sign up for our Star memberships starting at $5.99 here!
Cancer season is underway and we are coming off of the solar eclipse in Cancer, Mercury retrograde and on the opposite side of the sky Jupiter/Pluto retrograde conjunction in Capricorn. June was ripe with transformative energy and July is no exception. On July 1st, Saturn retrograde will back into Capricorn until December 17th. We have experienced a preview since March of Saturn in Aquarius energy. This is a call to review, restructure and take a look at our society as a whole after experiencing new lessons during social distancing. The question is, have we learned?
On July 5th at 12:44 am EDT there is an annular lunar eclipse in the sign of Capricorn at 13 degrees (a divine feminine number); signaling the 2 year eclipse cycle on the Capricorn/Cancer axis for another 8 years. Eclipses signal major change in the area of your life that they are occurring. This lunar eclipse is most potent for Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra rising, Sun or Moon. In terms of manifestation, this is a time to not do magic. If you’ve been putting in the work the past two years, it’s time to watch your intentions manifest.
During this eclipse, the Moon is in its detriment in Capricorn, conjunct the South Node in Sagittarius, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn retrograde. Over the next 6 months, information and situations can trigger us and prompt change in our lives. Not only is our entire reality changing as a collective but many of us will be going through this change personally.
On July 11th Chiron, the wounded healer, will retrograde in Aries until December 15th. On this day, it will conjunct a trigger ready Mars, Moon and Lilith in Aries. Mars activates dormant energies that have been pulsating under the surface. The collective will feel fired up and ready to go in terms of speaking up and standing up for themselves. Chiron in Aries energy seeks to take responsibility for their own healing while Venus in Gemini will speak up for justice and equality.
The next day on July 12th, Mercury will go direct in the emotional and deeply intuitive water sign of Cancer. Many of us have been reflecting and identifying of areas of our lives that are not nurturing or satisfying to our souls. The planet of communication will form a tense square with Mars in Aries. This will create tension and you will feel prompted to react on what you have reflected on during the retrograde period.
On July 20th, we have the New Moon in Cancer at 28 degrees in opposition to Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. This is creating a portal for a new opportunity to materialize in response to the changing and shifting structure of the world.
July 22nd marks the beginning of Leo season, where the Sun is in it’s home sign and shines the brightest. The Moon will also be in the creative and warm sign of Leo giving some extra gusto and drama to the start of Leo season. The Sun will move throughout the month in harmony with Mars and Chiron in Aries; pushing us to take an active role in healing and moving past our wounds.
To finish out the month, Jupiter (in it’s fall in the sign of Capricorn) will make a soft connection with Neptune retrograde in Pisces. This will provide a portal to take your goals and have them materialize in this reality. Venus direct in Gemini will also square Neptune retrograde, giving the friction we all need to be proactive and discuss our needs in order to get there.