July Astro Babble ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“Mid pleasures and palaces that we may roam, be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” John Howard Payne
Happy Summer! The Astro theme for July is: Eclipses and Retrogrades—Oh My! We have a Solar and Lunar Eclipse this month, but remember--we experience eclipses several times each year. Same goes for the Mercury Retrograde. Also this month, we have the Mars Retrograde, which is significant because it effects our life-current and energy flow. Here’s the scoop:
Eclipses are powerful moments in time, as they represent sea changes; a time of releasing old energies and getting ready for a new chapter. In esoteric astrology, they are considered to be “karmic releases”.
Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer, July 12: Solar Eclipses tend to effect more of our “outer worlds”. They indicate major change, even upheavals in the Universal landscape. Yet, because this Eclipse in in Cancer, it may have significance in your personal world—home, family and relationships—as well.
Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon in Aquarius, July 27: This Eclipse falls in the sign of independent, rebellious, revolutionary Aquarius. Aquarius is all about shaking up the status quo, and ushering in new ways of thinking. Lunar Eclipse’s tend to reflect more of our inner-life, so be open to change and keep a bigger picture in mind.
Mercury is retrograde in Leo, staring July 25 through August 18th. In the passionate and bold sign of Leo, this is a time to keep your ego in check, and be willing to regroup around creative projects.
Mars retrograde only happens about every two years, so it is significant. Mars began its retrograde in late June, and completes on August 27th. In the sign of Aquarius (and dipping back into Capricorn in August), this is a time to be very self-aware about how you deal with movement and change. Especially if you don’t get your own way. #Patience
Your July Horoscope:
Aries: The powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse falls in your house of Home, Family and Roots. This begs the question: do you feel at home with your environment? Your home is your sacred space, it is the place where you come home to yourself, and feel safe and secure. So it’s important that you feel comfortable there. If you’re feeling groovy in your current space, great. If not, consider some space clearing or Feng Shui. All the better to nurture yourself. #SacredSpace
Taurus: What is your definition of “home”, Taurus? It can apply to your actual physical space where you reside; or on a deeper level, it indicates that special, inner-place within yourself where you feel truly at home. Time to dig in deeper into what makes you feel happy, whole and at peace with yourself. Please don’t dismiss your happiness. It’s not superficial, it’s the very essence of everything that is important. It is the foundation for your future. #ToThineOwnSelfBeTrue
Gemini: Turnoff your snooze alarm, ‘cause there’s no sleeping at the wheel this month! Your stars are encouraging you to take more control of your life. The idea of “control” can be a tricky. In your case, it is illuminating the balance between your individual will and a higher, spiritual will. Kinda like—start the car, but let the Divine do the driving. Or, better yet, set clear intentions, then let go and trust the Universe to make them real. Heady stuff. You may need a #SecondCupOfCoffee
Cancer: The New Moon/Solar Eclipse in your sign is a cosmic awakening, signaling at time to pay attention to the aspects of your life that need to be nurtured. Your list: Friendships and relationships, career, creative pursuits, your garden—all good. Yet, maybe, there’s something else…something more personal. Yes, I’m referring to you! This month take time to commune and nurture your own fine self! Expect some profound illuminations on July 12th #CosmicSelfBitch
Leo: This month your dream landscape is potent and illuminating. Your dreams are magical mirrors, reflecting your deeper self, emotions and psyche. The key is remembering them! Before you go to sleep, take a moment and ask the Universe to reveal to you what you need to know. Then in the morning, spend time communing with what your dreams have revealed. It may not all make sense in the moment, but that’s okay. They will unfold as you do. #DreamVoyager
Virgo: The Goddess Venus (in your sign) is shining her benevolent light your way. Venus is a planet so brilliant that it is often called a star. It is the planet that inspired the childhood rhyme: I wish I may, I wish I might, get the wish I wish tonight. July is a time to wish upon your star. Go crazy, and ask the Universe for whatever you wish. After all, you have nothing to lose. You are only as big as the possibilities you can imagine. #RogueDreamPirate
Libra: This month your stars align in your houses of Inspiration and Creativity—a potent and invigorating combination. Time to believe in yourself; your talents and what you bring to the table. There’s cosmic wind beneath your wings, and time for the birdie to leave the nest. If your feeling vulnerable, that’s all a part of the process. When in doubt, ask your muses to guide you. Look for some new inspirations on the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse on the 27th. #TimeToFly
Scorpio: A wise therapist once said to me: “Do your emotional work, then go hangout with your family, that’s when the work really begins.” All road lead home this month, with the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in your house of Roots, Home and Family. Best advice: Whenever possible, watch and observe. If your buttons get pushed, consider it a Divine opportunity to bring new healing. You can’t control life, but how you react is the ultimate control. #Grace
Sagittarius: In mythology, one aspect of Sagittarius is the wounded healer. Sag, centaur and archer, accidentally shot one of his arrows into his hip, deeply wounding himself. So he was destined to travel the world seeking ways to heal. This made Sag very wise, but always on a seeking-path. The point of this origins-story, and your stars this month, is that sometimes answers come from not seeking, but from just being okay with your current state of being. #Zen
Capricorn: How do you feel about wide, open spaces? Not your first choice, perhaps. You may prefer the comfort of known structures, especially when they are working. This month lovelyVenus is traveling through your house of Travel, Philosophy and Spiritual Adventure, inspiring you to discover new places both within and outside yourself. Permission to roam, Capricorn, without specific destination or purpose. Your tour guide is desire! #RoadLessTraveled
Aquarius: Big month Aquarius! Cosmic overview: Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse joining (retrograde) Mars in your sign—in a word: “illuminating”; combined with Mercury, Jupiter and Saturnopposing your sign—two words: “challenging” and “stimulating” (I’m exhausted just tapping in…) So how to work with all this intense energy and not get burned-out? Answer--self-care, i.e. taking care of your body. It’s your vehicle for all this expansion. #BodyMindSpirit
Pisces: What goes up, must come down, spinning wheel goes round and round…Your stars this month, have a karmic twist, specifically in the opportunity to release old stuff. This includes—toxic relationships, old patterns and behaviors that no longer serve, and not to get to get too esoteric, also past lives and karmic agreements. Your best move now is to experience all that you’re feeling, acknowledge it without judgment, then kiss your past goodbye! #KarmaChameleon