Aaahhh, how did it happen that July is already here!? Time has been flying so fast or so it seems…here we are at the Full Moon in Capricorn, with fireworks going off in more ways than one! Although I’ve barely had the time for writing these past few weeks, I couldn’t leave a blank page – and at least wanted to chime in a few key highlights for the month:
7/3/12 Full Moon 12 degrees of Capricorn
Healing of relationships to authority figures, mentors, close family members and guardian. Pluto’s contact with this Full Moon triggers intense emotional confrontations or puts a spotlight on power struggles throughout first week of July. Mars enters Libra today so there is a strong focus on reorientation within committed relationships for the next few weeks.
by Josephine Wall
7/13/12 Uranus goes Retrograde until 12/13/12
When Uranus goes Retrograde its effects are slightly similar to Mercury Retrograde (see below), although it may not be as obvious and therefore not as …annoying for some people. Wild and wacky are the words of the month, so get ready for chaotic fun, annoying blessings in disguise, and the confirmation of intuitions and hunches long held, some of them disconcerting. If we’ve ignored our gut vibes on certain things they will really haunt us now.
7/15/12 Mercury goes Retrograde until 8/8/12
We are already in the “shadow” aka “storm” of Mercury Retrograde, which refers to the building phase that occurs a couple of weeks prior to Mercury’s appearance of turning backward in motion from the perspective on Earth. Commonly experienced are miscommunications, electronic and computer glitches, automobile breakdowns and the like. Possible and positive experiences, uses and benefits are deep emotional releases, important reconnections, and renovations on almost any level. Spiritual awareness, synchronicities and dream activity can be heightened.
7/19/12 New Moon 26 degrees of Cancer
A time of mothering, recommitment to goals and/or loved ones. Great week to spend with family. Mars opposes Uranus, stirring within us a strong call to action toward something that cannot be ignored. Being on a 9 of Clubs day, along with the influence of Mercury Retrograde this New Moon indicates that this is a time when old attitudes, thought patterns, and beliefs must die in order for certain new beginnings to occur. Sometimes old habits die hard…but sometimes they’ve simply lived their course and we know it. We may be tested in knowing exactly when to let go, when to push, and when to rest in the days ahead.
A peek at my July Horoscopes for 2012:
(as seen in Sonoma county’s Upbeat Times )
Aries (March 21st – April 20th)
Are you coming or going? Are you hiding or revealing yourself? There’s no wrong or right answer – only what makes sense to you in the moment. Some things appear more threatening than they are this month, and you may find yourself in fight or flight mode. When you drop your armor in certain situations you may actually be surprised to experience a rain of abundance, love and support where you didn’t suspect them to exist.
Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)
At times it can be tricky to figure out whether one feels antsy or inspired to change something about themselves or their environment, rather than be effected by it. If normally you’d prefer to keep things as they are, staying within your comfort zone and not making any huge ripples, this month could bring a completely different aspect of your character out into the open, surprising even yourself with your spontaneously wild behavior!
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
Continued expansion in many areas of your life and relationships are highlights this Summer. This month the integration of all the different things that have come into life will be more important than adding new things. Take inventory, sorting out the wheat from the chaff, and remember that not all opportunities need to be acted upon in order to achieve the desired results. Save your energy and resources for the times you’ll need it most.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Happy Birthday Cancer! With the moon as your ruling “planet” reflecting the sun’s light, you don’t always get the credit you deserve because of your work behind the scenes. This is one of those months where that reflection is so bright along with your own inner light that the world cannot help but notice the beautiful ways that you shine. Please share yourself, knowing that by being seen and admired, you help to inspire those around you.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Communication is a major highlight for you this month! Conversations, letters, phone calls and emails seem to pour in from all directions, but the irony is that you may be challenged to do more a lot more listening than talking. Just what you do with the information you receive is matter of personal choice, but there will be at least one potentially life-transforming opportunity you will be given with a fresh new look into the past.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
God knows you’re capable of working very hard, and although you may have had some new work opportunities this year, this will be the kind of month to organize, prioritize, or to change some aspect of your daily routines. You’ve also put in great efforts for projects in the past months that may suddenly begin to bear fruit. Miracles may pop up when and where you least expect them…serendipity at least serves as your guidepost for the future.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Remember the feeling of being free? There was a time in your life when you didn’t have to worry about certain things that have become burdens in recent years. This month you can expect a loosening of the grip that has kept you locked into some place, idea, or situation that no longer serves you. Kick up your heels and celebrate! You deserve it. From here on out, things will begin to look and be a lot brighter than they’ve been in awhile.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 22nd)
Many things have come to pass these past few months, and yet you have been moving forward, full steam ahead. There are many sublime moments of recognition, revelation, or your own interpretation of what is union with God this month. The confirmations you receive regarding your work and dedication to improvement fuels you, and as long as you stay focused there will be many opportunities to further advance yourself in the weeks ahead.
Sagittarius (November 23rd – December 21st)
Gifts both given and received are a highlight of your month. You may find yourself devoting a great deal your time to a specific cause, most likely shared with family and loved ones. This may entail traveling but will also involve home improvements or accentuations. Your artistic side is flourishing, and this could be the glue that helps draw you together with others who admire or share your interests. Do what you love to do!
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
The highlight for you this month is on parents and kids, and whatever role you may find yourself in, short trips and visits from family. It is likely to overall be a light and merry month for traveling and gathering, and is also an optimal time for delving into your family history for creating a family tree album. Forested areas are preferable for rejuvenating yourself, but even some quality green tea and leafy vegetables may do the trick.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
This month you may find yourself doing a lot of double-takes and reflections on all the many changes you’ve made in the past few weeks. You might even be wondering if this is the same life, and the same body you are inhabiting as before. While many ideas and proposals spark your interest for the future, it is important to review the past, picking up the pieces you left behind and discarding the ones you don’t want to drag along anymore.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
You understand very well that dreams, visions, and fantasies can sometimes be just as important as vacations, or even food. The reason is that sometimes these visions and dreams can help propel us into new, more interesting or appropriate directions when we feel stuck in life. This is a month for you to dream up, imagine, and call forth the new things you would like to create. A vision board of some sort could prove very useful.
Blessings to you all!