July Brings Paradigm Shifts
By Gwynne Mayer
July will be a time when we look at our country and the birthday of a nation struggling to make changes and rebirth itself. The problems while Pluto, reigning supreme, creating chaos out of which we are suppose to make ‘sense’, is near impossible to solve. It is going to take everyone on the planet to look ‘inward’ to our ‘inner awareness’ and belief systems. We cannot always blame our outer events for stifling our growth. It is time to take response ability for how we maneuver through these chaotic times and go into our own ‘silence, meditation and union with the whole’ in order to find our place in the creative forces and chaos surrounding us. What we do now, at an inner level will help us find our way in the very near future! Be mindful, observant and aware in ways that you can then be ‘conscious’.
Upcoming Astrological Events for July, 2017
…July 2nd, Pluto and Mars are in opposition, creating unsafe conditions. Stay in a safe space, physically and psychologically.
…July 9th, FULL MOON in Capricorn, Pluto, once again, is conjunct the Moon and opposes the Sun. Clean out your system, physically and environmentally, to rid yourself of old habits and things that are not longer used.
…July 17th, Mars squares Uranus — keep the fires lit but not flaming!
…July July 23 NEW MOON in Leo —New productivity abounds.
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.
So let’s get started on your Sun, Ascendant and Moon for July:
Aries — Make sure, dear Aries that you are making plans to write, teach and/or travel to distant shores as this will be a time where higher learning takes place and also changes that come about to allow you to do such things. It is also a time when you must pass on your wisdom to others and find a way to teach what moves you, sources your talents and allows you to be more flexible in your travels. Production and teaching are a must for you while Pluto is making its demands. Some will ignore Pluto as it seems insurmountable, but you can’t for long as He will come knocking at your door soon! Hope you are paying attention!
Taurus — Monetary issues may be plaguing you right now but things will get better after you transform the way you keep your financial books! Your priorities get confused in this department and while you are living in the ‘black’ you are accumulating more debt in the ‘red’. The way to get around this is to just be aware, daily of what you really value and if that has monetary influence on you and what will be the consequences of overspending or overindulging. Tauruses, by their nature, are usually very conservative, however something is working at the inner level that is distracting you from our normally astute understanding of values and finances!
Gemini — Geminis are having difficulties in relationships due to the fact that they forget there are two people in any relationship and at least 50% of that responsibility lies with the Gemini. Communications with loved ones can get very ‘iffy’ during this time unless you are telling the complete truth to yourself as well as your loved one. You have some opportunities to make some lasting relationships with partners who could enhance your future in many ways. Taking care of your health and welfare is of prime importance so what you bring to the ‘table’ has to have healthy communications and attitudes!
Cancer — Your creativity and solitude need to play an important part in your family life and career during this time. There are issues around your children or areas of creativity in your family that need tweaking and you are the one who can call those shots. Be sure you are getting your own needs met and taking care of your own health first, however because overeating, over drinking, over exercising are all areas that need balancing. Confusion might reign supreme until you get your ‘house in order’ which is a talent you have always had and now it is time to zero in on those abilities and make this work for you and your family!
Leo — Leos often ignore the health and welfare of the self/Self due to obligations in the family. You will pay the price of your health, welfare and happiness if you continue to do this. You have learned how to handle your sacred space, but now it is time to work on more boundaries so that you do not allow that space to be contaminated with even more duties and responsibilities that belong to someone else. You can only take care of ‘you’ and it is high time you learned how to do that carefully and with awareness. Watch your addictions to food and drink and see what those have done to your body and mind. It might be time to look for some help from a close friend or someone objective.
Virgo — Home is where the heart is! This is a tough time for some Virgos who are struggling with their ‘heart home’ and the reality of where they live. This runs deeply back into the family and being a part of the family. One of the suggestions I have for these Virgos as I have many Virgo planets myself so I am also talking to myself. It is time to clean out the clutter in both the home and in the mind, especially those beliefs that you have held about material things and memories that are connected with those material things. Cleaning the belief systems is a priority this month!
Libra — Librans need to pull back and have some quiet time to themselves due to the chaos and lack of organization around them. Do not join the fray or you will definitely be in your own way! Oftentimes Libra forgets his own goals due to the fact his attention is on his partner(s) and not on himself, but times are changing and you can only give to the partner(s) the quality of what you are providing for yourself. You must have your own thoughts, your own space, your original connections that made you what you are today. You have a creative side in you that needs to breathe and come alive once more!
Scorpio — Transformation of your ability to communicate your deepest feelings is the test for this month. You have very intense and insightful connections to your consciousness and it is time for you to relate those connections to others who are in need of your insights. You seem to keep your thoughts and emotions out of the mix when discussing issues with others, however you demand truth and insight from others, so why should you be off the hook? Getting your finances together has been a big focus and you are able to reflect on your overspending and over indulgence, so this is soon to pass into more intelligent ways of saving money and better yet, investing monies in the future. You are a transformer by your nature so time has come for you to take those talents on the road!
Sagittarius — Sagittarians are learning how communication of their deepest feelings often gets them to equally deep trouble. It is time to pull back and only ‘cast your pearls’ amongst those who appreciate your wisdom. You of all people are the one who needs to be self-appreciative and not look outward for others to approve or disapprove. Many times ‘truth hurts’ so your words have to have a way of not being hurtful and still get the message over so that you are understood for exactly what you intend to impart. Many people around you will find your wisdom annoying and especially your need to tell the truth as you see it. Remember that others may have 180 degree difference of opinion. Don’t join them, just have patience and listen to the silence behind your thoughts!
Capricorn — Capricorns have gone through generations of transformative experiences the past few years and are now up against taking care of their bodies and minds in ways that may not be popular with others, especially those others who are always in need of their talents and common sense wisdom. You need to take care of yourself first and foremost. Realize that some of those aches and pains that are so prevalent with you are also caused from lack of private space and time in order to adjust your boundaries. Put the responsibilities for the tasks that take you away from yourself on others who might be shocked at first, but they will step up to the plate and perform in ways you never imagined. Time is passing with you being on the tail end….get in front of the line please!!!
Aquarius — Aquarians are readjusting to the world around them from a place of more ‘groundedness’, more of a look at reality as it ‘is’ rather than as they ‘wish it to be’. It is a reality check in many ways and will take a certain amount of discernment and adjustment to the facts. A new assessment of where to go from here in your personal life as well as your professional life is needed and those around you who can be of help need to be called upon in order to make these necessary adjustments. Pluto is laying low in your 12th house of the unconscious and secrecy so there will be many surprises unless you adjust your creative mind and thinking to these facts!
Pisces — Pisces is learning that their counseling skills and adaptive personalities have been taken advantage of and they are needing to take a seat back and notice who is really there to support them. I am talking emotional and physical support so they are not taken away from their focus by other people’s problems, even partner’s problems. If there was ever a sign that gives more than it takes, it is this sign. When you give of yourself to the disadvantage of yourself then there is something very wrong with that! Watch your boundaries and have some empathy with yourself and what your needs might be. Don’t be surprised if others are totally unaware of this as you have not made them aware of who you really are and that you also need space, time and nurturing!