JULY ASTRO-HIGHLIGHTS: TWO WEEKS OF TURBULENCE!Jul 01, 2021
This month begins with some of the most turbulent, disruptive energy of the ENTIRE YEAR! Mars in Leo is forming a fixed T-Square with Saturn and Uranus, activating the year-long face off between the planet of restriction and the planet of liberation! Things are about to get interesting, to say the least!
This energy brings unexpected challenges and hurdles that demand immediate attention and change. As frustrations mount and the energy reaches its boiling point during the first half of this month, expect to see people all around you making hasty, impulsive changes!
Later in the month, after the New Moon in Cancer on July 9th which ushers us out of eclipse season, things begin to calm down and level out a bit. Toward the end of this month, the “Great Benefic” Jupiter retrogrades back into Aquarius for the last time in 12 years! This brings a final chance to re-visit and take advantage of opportunities from the past that will most certainly be coming back around!
Energy most positive for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces
Energy most challenging for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
Maximum intensity for Sun/Moon/ Rising in: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
NEW MOON AT 18 DEGREES IN CANCER
EXACT ON JULY 9TH, 2021 AT 7:16PM MDT
MOST ACTIVE JULY 6TH THROUGH JULY 12TH
This New Moon in Cancer is brining in a beautiful, compassionate and intuitive energy during a period when many of us are feeling frazzled. This is a great time to turn inward for some self-love and self-care. Because this lunation is likely to have us feeling extra sensitive, some down time to do the things we love most with the people in our lives who support us the most is highly recommended. This particular New Moon is in the highly empathic sign of Cancer, making a trine to Neptune in Pisces, making this an optimal time for us all to use out imagination a bit more and visualize our idealistic future plans.
This New Moon in Cancer also begs the question: What is in your life right now that makes you feel the most supported and most secure? How can you cultivate even more of that energy? Where in your life are you feeling a lack of support? Why do you think this is? And how can you cultivate the relationships and routines in your life that will change this for the better?
MERCURY ENTERS CANCER
EXACT ON JULY 11TH, 2021 AT 2:35AM MDT
ACTIVE JULY 11TH THROUGH JULY 27TH, 2021
When Mercury transits Cancer, our thoughts and communications become more emotionally-charged and supportive. Mercury-in-Cancer causes us to interpret and describe the events of our lives using language that is centered around our feelings and emotions. If there’s something that’s been weighing on you, now is a great time so seek out a supportive friend or family member to confide in. People are likely to respond more empathically and are more cognizant of the way their words impact the sensitivities of those around them throughout this period. Decisions are best made intuitively, based on how things feel to us in our minds and bodies, while Mercury is in Cancer. Over-rationalizing can cause us to neglect important, more instinctual insights at this time.
VENUS ENTERS VIRGO
EXACT ON JULY 21ST, 2021 AT 6:36PM MDT
ACTIVE JULY 21ST THROUGH AUGUST 15TH, 2021
Venus in Virgo often gets a bad rap. People simply don’t seem to understand that these seemingly harsh, nit-picky criticisms actually come from a really beautiful place. Venus in Virgo shows love by helping those around them refine themselves, their goals, and the unique gifts they have to offer to the world. Venus in Virgo makes us far less likely to partake in grand, romantic gestures BUT this transit compels us to show up in service in practical ways to help the people we love most in the ways they need it most! Helping your partner with the dishes or providing support by taking on extra daily tasks to give your lover a bit of a break isn’t the sexiest way to show someone you care but, with Venus transiting the pragmatic sign of Virgo, it will certainly be appreciated!
SUN ENTERS LEO
EXACT ON JULY 22ND, 2021 AT 8:26AM MDT
ACTIVE JULY 22ND THROUGH AUGUST 22ND, 2021
Leo Season is officially here! When the Sun moves into its home sign of Leo where it’s most comfortable and supported, it’s time to rejoice! Optimism, enthusiasm, and passion are at an all time high as we become more active in pursuit of our purpose and our overall success! That being said, this year the Sun will be making some rather precarious transits to the ongoing Uranus square to Saturn, illuminating a hidden source of frustration that’s been eating at us all along without our full, conscious knowledge. Luckily, the Sun won’t make these transits until August, so we have a bit of time before things really heat up and we’re required to make yet another “pivot.”
FULL MOON AT 1 DEGREE IN AQUARIUS
EXACT ON JULY 23RD, 2021 AT 8:36PM MDT
MOST ACTIVE JULY 20TH THROUGH JULY 26TH, 2021
Thankfully, this month’s Full Moon in Aquarius isn’t activating the Saturn/Uranus square by exact degree (I think we’ve had more than enough direct activation of this particularly frustrating aspect already this Summer—although there’s still a little bit left to come). That being said, this Full Moon is still dancing with this disruptive energy we’ve been dealing with all year—bringing the culmination of frustrations and roadblocks all the while forcing us to reluctantly plunge forward with major changes before we feel fully prepared to do so.
The Full Moon in Aquarius is an excellent time to take stock of how far we’ve come in breaking free from old systems and paradigms in our lives that are no longer useful. This is also a moment in time where the progress we have yet to make in this area will be illuminated. Thinking back to the events of this year so far, where have you broken free from restrictive energies that clearly serve no purpose any longer, and where have you been holding on for dear life to long withstanding but outdated energies due to fear of the unknown? Answering these questions will do wonders in helping you to FINALLY move forward to fully embrace the change that’s so desperately needed in your life.
MERCURY ENTERS LEO
EXACT ON JULY 27TH, 2021 AT 7:11PM MDT
ACTIVE JULY 27TH THROUGH AUGUST 11TH, 2021
JUPITER RETROGRADE RE-ENTERS AQUARIUS
EXACT ON JULY 28TH, 2021 AT 6:42AM MDT
ACTIVE JULY 28TH THROUGH DECEMBER 28TH, 2021
Jupiter’s re-entering the enigmatic sign of Aquarius where it’s will re-visit the more restrictive influence of Saturn in its home sign. Jupiter in retrograde prompts us to re-visit old opportunities we thought we had missed to expand on our ideas and ideals along with important material foundations and structures in our lives when paired with Saturn. While this can be an optimal time to re-embrace old areas of growth, it can also be a time where we may have to reflect on where we’ve expanded on the wrong things or taken things a bit too far. Jupiter in retrograde promotes internal growth over the external and asks us to insure that the growth and opportunities we’ve aligned ourselves with are truly connected with our integrity.
MARS ENTERS VIRGO
EXACT ON JULY 29TH, 2021 AT 2:32PM MDT
ACTIVE JULY 29TH THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2021
Mars in Virgo can be harsh in the most critical and deliberate of ways—getting on someone’s bad side can lead to nasty disputes where our flaws and insecurities are deliberately being picked at and used against us. That being said, having the planet of action and willpower in the sign of service isn’t always a bad thing! Now is a time when people will be motivated by the pursuit of perfection AND the desire to benefit those around us in ways that are both grounded and efficient. With Mars transiting the sign of precision and refinement, now is an excellent time to take action to perfect something in our lives that has been carelessly executed for far too long!