July 2018 — Bring on the HEAT!
By Gwynne Mayer
The month of July brings on the HEAT and creates even more stress and confusion both globally and personally. We can look forward to a partial Solar Eclipse at 20 degrees of Cancer on July 12 and a total Lunar Eclipse (full Moon) on July 27 which is packed with all sorts of possibilities. We are undergoing a major Mars Retrograde as well which messes with your energy systems. Chiron, our friendly ‘wounded healer’ also takes on a four month retrograde. It is a major player in our charts, being a comet and asteroid, now in the sign of Aries. So rest up for the roller coaster ride!
The dates to look at this month are important as they relate to change and the dynamics of change that occur in the outer world and the inner world. Because of this month being in the sign of Cancer, we need to watch our ‘feelings and our moods’ as they fluctuate without much warning….acknowledge and meditate/contemplate on your personal journeys a this time.
Upcoming Astrological Events for July, 2018
….July 4 Chiron turns Rx for four months in the early degrees of Aries, affecting Libra as well, but also other fire signs.
….New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse on July 12 opposing transiting Pluto so this ought to be a major shift both personally, natianaly and historically.
….Jupiter turns Direct in Scorpio on the 10th of the month giving all the Scorpios a chance to move forward (cautiously).
….July 27 — Aquarius Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) and I cannot predict the volume of stress that is going on in this Full Moon phase. Stay quiet and peaceful during this time if you can.
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon (emotional/feeling/nurturing) signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
Aries — Aries is having to learn how to negotiate with a partner and still stay free and individualistic. The haste and impulsiveness in an Aries are getting in the way of future planning and these next few months you must sit down and make out a plan so that you do not ‘take the first thing that comes along’ in career, relationship and home. You have opportunities to set yourself up to move forward and even make big money if only you will stick to a plan and cast your ‘net’ into a state of mindfulness. You might check out your endocrine system as it has been under added stress this last month.
Taurus — Taurus is having some unexpected windfalls and opportunities and because of the ultra conservative nature, fails to take the opportunities to explore for maximum benefit. This is a time when your glass needs to be ‘half full’ rather than ‘half empty’. You are creating a reality that gets on the nerves of your partners in both career and homelife. Lighten up but, at the same time, learn to be mindful and connected to the larger ‘whole’ so that you can see what is going on around you that will help you along the way. Be careful to breathe in clean air and watch your circulation and your lungs, cleansing is important!
Gemini — Geminis are being activated to make big changes in their lives. They are getting bored with the everyday humdrum of their existence. Only you, my dear Gemini, can make the changes you need and evaluate what creates ‘passion’ in your life. It might be helpful if you do not rely on someone else to tell you what that ‘passion’ might be, but instead, feel it in the depths of your ‘spirit’. Geminis love to talk things out, so be sure when you are doing that, the person you are talking to is someone who you trust and has your best interests at heart. Big changes are coming your way in the fall and it is time to look at budget, money, career and investments of time and energy. Don’t let your nervous system take hits during all this chaos!
Cancer — Cancers are trying to make great decisions this month and cover the areas of career, home, partnerships and personality issues. The problem is that you might feel very disturbed by not feeling organized and letting others get to you in that regard. The Solar Eclipse gives you a push and incentive to move forward and know that you will succeed. Success might not be noticeable until late September, but you will make it for sure. You seem to carry the weight of your existence on your shoulders and it is time to take a vacation, go on long rest periods and keep your system cleansed of all alcohol, sugar and contaminates. Your health is important to carry out successes.
Leo — Leos are finding solace in their devotion to family and friends and those who have been included in their intimate circle. It is time to be very cautious about how you use your ‘energy’ to conserve energy in a way that helps you calm yourself amongst all of the chaos. Moving around and being ‘energetic’ in exercise and diet will help immensely. Leos are all aching in the area of spine and circulation issues so exercise and strengthening are the only solutions to these issues. It is time to have a thorough physical examination and to pay attention to what the doctor orders! You have great gifts for this planet, but if your energy is wasted, those gifts will not be realized!
Virgo — Virgos are looking at one emergency after another and seem to be confused as to what they should or shouldn’t do. There are no good answers right now, to anyone’s predicament. It would be wise to center around taking care of a good ‘cleansing’ of body, mind and spirit. The last thing you want to do is to fall in the trap of trying to ‘fix other people.’ You have the abilities to do that, however it is time you tend to fix only you. You don’t have the energy recently to help all of those who need help, so just focus on what you are sure you can do and leave the rest to others. Confusion is rampant in the partnership arena for you so let the partner do what she/he will do and realize you have done all you can do! REST!!!!
Libra — Libra is struggling with all of the changes that the partner is throwing his/her way. It is time to focus on making money and bringing up the quality of whichever career you have chosen. There are changes that need to occur in your psyche at a very deep level and those changes will help your partner(s) understand who and what you stand for. Up until now you have bought into the chaos around you and are sitting on the fence of ‘indecision’. Your creativity needs to be examined and also used to a higher benefit within which means you need to do some ‘inner engineering’ and find out what keeps bugging you all the time. Your stress level is also causing endocrine problems so drink plenty of water and go get checked out!
Scorpio — Scorpios are going through major shifts in the decision to be in partnership or NOT. Survival issues are of great concern these days and not easily addressed in a superficial conversation. It is important to realize that you need to do mundane things, like budget your money, watch your diet, communicate honestly to those who are intimately connected to you and above all, share your feelings, not your judgements. Deep communication is needed and you seek the depths when you are communicating. However, your communication in ‘real time’ seems to go ‘wanting’ in the sense that you come away from your conversations with only half of the truth. Take care and realize that you would have a captive audience if they only knew the real YOU!
Sagittarius — Sagittarius is not feeling very Jupiterian right now….the expansiveness of Sagittarius has had to adopt a more conservative attitude toward money and the way they communicate their expansiveness. Many a Sag is building new ground, whether physically or mentally in order to take up an new way of seeing life. They are caught in the middle of a philosophical struggle that look more conservative than the ‘free souled’ body of the Sag is use to. They are also wrestling with the way they communicate and as truth tellers, they have to look back on when they are not telling the total truth. They often lack tact so some are taking advantage of that and confusing their words and deeds. Staying to oneself for now, might be your only option Sag!
Capricorn — Capricorns are having a great time expanding their environment and living the dream. The problem is that the dream often doesn’t coincide with the immediate environment they wish to change. Cappys are having to come to terms with others not being as grounded and dependable as they are and it takes quite a bit of effort to either ignore that or to control that! Changes are going on in home and career that demand daily attention and cannot be put on a shelf in procrastination. The persaverence of the Capricorn is amazing so they will all climb these mountains and put forth great effort, coming out of it a winner in all areas! Strong sign for sure!
Aquarius — Aquarians have had the wind knocked out of their sails in the Mars Retrograde and it will take them a couple of months to get their incredible energies back so that they can maneuver through these hills and dales of problems that keep presenting themselves day after day. There are unresolved anger issues that need to be addressed but are so old in nature that the Aquarian finds it difficult to recall. Thank goodness for the incredible resiliency of this humanitarian sign and the fortitude it takes to make life and eventual success, especially in the field of making money and working with a passion towards that end! Take care and smell the roses while also keeping your nose to the grindstone!
Pisces — Pisces is somewhat confused but only in the ‘minor details’ of life. It is important to have a plan and stick to the plan. Now is not the time to procrastinate and wait until tomorrow to catch up. There is a real schism in how the Pisces chooses to pay attention to detail, then misses out on the very issues that would make a successful outcome. It is like watching a dog chase its tail and then the dog stops and looks around to know that ‘what goes around, comes around.’ Pay attention and keep a schedule, but don’t sit around doing something to keep you from keeping a plan of action and going forward. This is a hard nut to crack for sure!