A shorter Newsletter this month as I am focusing on the lunations. The Full Moon on July 13 is quite powerful as it is a Super Moon and forms a very dynamic t-square with Pluto, Mercury, Chiron and Eris.
The morning sky is still worth a look in the few hours before sunrise. If there is no cloud cover look to the east then the north you will find Mercury [quite faint and low to the horizon around 7am], then Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn tracing the arc of the ecliptic …the apparent path of the Sun around the Earth. Jupiter will be directly overhead and Saturn more to the north-west.
July begins with both Pluto, Neptune and Saturn retrograde with Chiron and Jupiter joining them later in the month. Note: All the dates below are for Australian Eastern Standard Time.
July 5: Mars to Taurus
July 5: Mercury to Cancer
July 13: Full Moon in Capricorn
July 18: Venus to Cancer
July 20: Chiron stations retrograde at 16 Aries 26
July 20: Sun opposite Pluto
July 23: Sun to Leo
June 23: Venus to Gemini
June 28: New Moon in Leo
July 29: Jupiter stations retrograde at 8 Aries 43
Pluto makes a big statement this month as He reaches the mid-point of his retrograde cycle on July 20 when He opposes the Sun. He also figures prominently in both the Full Moon and New Moon charts, forming a conjunction with the Moon for the Full Moon and widely opposing the Sun at the New Moon. This suggests a time of possible insight into the areas of our chart where Pluto is transiting and will be applicable to the house where Pluto is transiting [where is 27 Capricorn in your chart?] as well as any planets or points that Pluto aspects this year.
As God of the Underworld and ruler of the process of Death, Rebirth and Transformation we may find it illuminating to reflect on our personal Underworld and what we have buried there, especially around the middle of the month. More information follows.
The July 14 Full Moon falls at 21 Capricorn 21 This is the third of four full Moon Super Moons in a row and the closest one to Earth this year. A reminder: - lunar types will be very sensitive to this powerful energy and would benefit from a little quiet time to process feelings.
The annual Moon in Capricorn activates the Cancer / Capricorn polarity and invites reflection on how we balance these two energies: home life and career, public and private life, nurturing and authority, bonding and setting boundaries. This year the lunation will activate any planets or points within a 5 degree orb of the 21 degree Capricorn full moon; around 15 to 26 degrees of cardinal signs, especially Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra points.
Other, specifically Capricorn issues, that may arise could include concerns around our:
authority, responsibility, boundaries
activation of the inner [and outer] critic.
This full Moon creates a t-square with Pluto conjunct the Moon and opposite the Sun conjunct Mercury; both Chiron and Eris squaring the Sun and Moon. Pluto’s involvement may highlight our shadow self and fear-based patterns, especially around issues to do with power, control, trust and betrayal. Through the illumination of these patterns, we have the opportunity to gain more insight and awareness so we can work at letting them go and find a greater sense of inner safety.Potentially this lunation calls us to re-claim our personal authority and experience empowerment that is not at the expense of others.
The square to Chiron invites us to open to the healing images in our dreams that may lead to greater self-acceptance. It may be time an opportune time to reflect on where and how you have you held yourself back because you fear the rejection of those around you.
Mercury’s involvement suggests that these issues may also play out in the area of our and communications so beware the power of both your words and your thoughts
The July 29 New Moon falls at 5 Leo 38 and illuminates the area of our chart [and psyche] where Leo is located… the area of life where we want to discover our gift for creative self-expression and may have a need for recognition, appreciation and validation.
The lunation will activate any planets or points within a 5-degree orb to the New Moon, especially planets and points around 0 to 10 degrees of fixed signs: Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio placements.
The New Moon is always an opportune time to make resolutions and begin new projects; hence this new moon challenges us to embrace our need to play [activate our inner child] shine, feel special and appreciated and perhaps embark on a creative endeavor. The proviso here is to beware the shadow side of Leo that can be egotistical and grandiose. With the heavy retrograde influence, it may be possible to discover and release blocks to self-expression.
The New Moon forms a wide [nearly 9 degrees] opposition with Pluto and a tighter [3 degrees] trine to Jupiter. The trine from Jupiter is a supportive aspect and suggests the potential to discover more confidence and optimism and perhaps the desire to expand our horizons in some way.
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