During this time get ready for the Mercury retrograde on June 26th. Get all papers signed and ready ahead of time, data backups, car tuneups, etc. The last few days of June has a sociable air to it and a Full Moon. Jupiter (expansive and over the top) enters Cancer (water) so watch out for rains and floods, mis-communications and the usual Mercury mixups over the next few weeks. The East coast sure got their fair share of rain and then some! Remember to re-anything when Mercury is Rx. That is, re-think, re-visit, re-do, etc., while not starting anything major or brand new. It's an opportunity to finish what we've started.
The next few weeks will potentially fun-filled although somewhat impractical.
Heavy energy happens on July 1st with a Venus and Saturn square, likely affecting your money or your love life. This early July energy very difficult for relationships or ongoing disagreements. Also, the potentials for fires, windstorms or earthquakes are high. July 4th, brings a lighter energy with more optimism thanks to Jupiter.
July 8th brings the New Moon, remember to plant your seeds that you want to grow in your life. Also, Saturn's five-month retrograde comes to an end and you will feel a lightness like something lifting off of you. This New Moon energy is most auspicious for making major strides.
Uranus goes retrograde on July 17th. When this big guy goes in reverse it's like having a few months of calm in the eye of the storm. If there's a loss or separation that you haven't been able to come to terms with this time is most likely when you will now be able to. Uranus signifies sudden change, so when it's retrograde we can get a break from that.
Mercury ends his retrograde on July 20th. Now is the time to push forward with any new projects or purchases that you've wisely held off while it was retrograde. Communications gradually return to normal.
July 20th, Mercury goes direct. Communications return to normal, it's okay now to buy electronics or to start something new.
On July 22nd Sun enters Leo. and we get also get some very positive alignments for good energy. Also on this date, the Full Moon in Aquarius beneficially trines the Sun. And later that day, Venus enters neat/tidy, nitpicky and meticulous Virgo. Dealings in love and money will have a more difficult time measuring up to Virgo's critical eye. Virgo is one of the hardest-to-please of all the signs. Focus on service to others during this time in order to fare best under this influence.
On July 27th there will most likely be drama and possibly violence due to Mars/Pluto clash. At the least, it won't be a boring time. Mars is aggressive and when you add-in Pluto's disruptive tendency the two create loud bangs and harsh effects.
There is a fabulous 7-planet Grand Sextile occurring in the sky during the last week of July that astrologers have been looking forward to for a long time. It is a rare aspect or configuration that will take place on July 29th. We won't be able to see it without instruments but its influence is quite strong. A Grand Sextile looks like a 6-pointed star or a hexagram. Think of two triangles, each pointing the opposite direction and overlapping. The planets involved are all considered feminine energies and healing. The moon trines Venus which trines Pluto and Mars/Jupiter trines Saturn which trines Neptune. There are sextiles involved which bring potential and there are oppositions involved which make the whole thing activate more energy. Astrologers call this the return of the feminine and is a gift to us to regain our footing and recreate balance in the world.
We've been in the midst of a Uranus/Pluto struggle since 2012 and will continue through 2015, but this Grand Sextile is a saving opportunity, if we all act on its healing and re-balancing gift. And anyone who is actively working on a healing will surely benefit greatly around this date (29th).
The first week of August brings us a New Moon in Leo. More of August will be put here a little later on, but that month appears to be much quieter than July!
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