The whole month of July is an accommodation and expansion of the continuing war between the forces of revolution and the obstacles to change. The cosmic destiny is for change to come about. This is a multi year process but asMars (god of war) enters the conflict, the violent aspect of this change becomes more evident. Mars enters Libra (sign of balance) on the 3rd. This ends Mars’ eight month stay in Virgo (sign of perfection). At the middle of the month (on the 17th and 18th) Mars makes a hard aspect to the Uranus/Pluto Square, firing the most intense side of this conflict. Just prior to this aspect pattern coming about, Uranus and Mercury turn Retrograde and prepare to complete their Trine. This shows that it will take determined adherence to a higher vision of truth to avoid open conflict on every front. It will be an intense month.
Uranus turns Retrograde on the 13th. Mercury turns Retrograde on the 14th.
The Full Moon is at 2:53 PM EDT on July 3rd, emphasizing the Uranus/Pluto Square that just completed a few days ago. Uranus is the planet of revolution and in Aries (the sign of initiation) we are being prompted to move forward fearlessly. The Square affirms and tests the potency of the Conjunction to Pluto that took place back in1965-6. Pluto in Capricorn brings the dark side of fundamental structures to the light of day. This suggests that we are moving closer to breaking down the barriers that prevent the population of the world from living a spiritually productive life. The last time of this Square was in 1932-34 which ushered in many programs referred to as “the new deal”. This Full Moon encourages us to let go of our own dark side and to release all our fear based ideas.
The New Moon is at 12:25 AM EDT on July 19th. Our dominant influence now is the T-Square of Mars, Uranus, and Pluto. We can call this a force for change but let’s face it, it is a force. And this energy tends to be violent. This will be a time where we energize our key concerns with lots of attention. But, is our mind actively engaged or have negative emotions taken over? Solutions are possible this month but we need to keep out mental capacities focused on the current problems and allow for the free transfer of information.
The Sun enters Leo on the 22nd at 6:01 AM EDT. This solar month promises to bring us many opportunities to make material progress as the Moon in Virgo is Trine Pluto in Capricorn. These two planetary bodies that bring manifestation are in Earth signs showing tangible outcomes for our efforts. The Moon is also Square Jupiter showing stress between our desire for practical results and our need for stimulation. Our real salvation comes from being able to extract higher ideas and being able to apply them in a revolutionary manner; this is indicated by Mercury in Leo, Retrograde, Trine Uranus in Aries, also Retrograde.
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