Star of David/Grand Sextile:
On Monday July 29, 2013 seven planets and the karmic axis form a rare grand sextile alignment. The grand trine of Jupiter, Saturn, the north node, and Neptune/Chiron links with the grand trine of Pluto, Venus, the Taurus moon, and the south node. Connected by angles of 60 and/or 120 degrees, all points/planets are situated in the yin elements of water or earth. The yin element is blending, unifying, and calling forth. It raises the consciousness of our emotional body, bringing emotional responsiveness and inner magnetism to a peak flow.
This grand sextile, or Star of David configuration presents a fleeting window when the creative and attractive potency reaches a harmonic vibration peak. If we could hear it, it would be an exquisite symphony of sound waves. Consider it as activating the pheromones of the creative force that connects us all. It stirs the sacred feminine within each and everyone one of us. To optimize on opportunity, aim for action between noon and 7:30 pm PDT when the grand sextile is at its maximum of potency. This configuration offers an ideal time to listen more intently for the sound of your soul’s voice; to hear the beat of your own natural pulse, your own sacred drum. It is an optimum time to set intention, plant seeds, meditate, express, and create; to honour self, other, and all.
Read more about this grand sextile in my article on Jupiter in Cancer.
It’s a boy for Kate & William!!!
Sun in Cancer, Moon in Capricorn, Scorpio Rising:
A Prince is Born: George, Alexander, Louis, July 22, 2013 4:24 pm London, England BST
The new royal has been born on the super full moon in Capricorn/Cancer. The baby has been named: George – of the earth (Capricorn moon), Alexander – of the people (Cancer sun), Louis – the middle name of his father and also honoring Lord Louis Mountbatten, beloved mentor to grandfather, Prince Charles. Prince William was born on a solar eclipse (new moon) in Cancer. Kate was born on a lunar eclipse (full moon) in Cancer/Capricorn. The baby’s Venus in Virgo is in exact alignment with the royal star Regulus. Dad’s karmic axis (north node) and Kate’s moon conjoin the baby’s Mercury in the 8th house of legacy and inheritance. This Mercury marks the baby as bringing forth a significant past life ancestral history that is intertwined with his both his parents. There are more indicators of this; the position of both Will and Kate’s Ceres (parent; theme of rebirth) is conjunct the baby’s karmic axis (north node). Also, Queen Elizabeth and the baby have an almost exact conjunction between their Ceres in Leo (royal family.) The Queen and the baby prince also share Saturn (authority/ruler) in Scorpio.
As suggested above, this prince is a key player with a specific and prominent destiny to fulfill regarding the royal family. Both Will and Kate have Saturn in square aspect to the baby’s nodal axis, a significant configuration in evolutionary astrology called a “skipped step”. A skipped step indicates specific unfinished business from past lives brought forward for critical evolutionary development in this one. The baby’s Uranus in square aspect to William’s karmic axis is indicative of the expectation that he will succeed his father upon his father’s death. Additionally, both the Saturn and Uranus positions can indicate uncertainty or question marks about the social role, continuance, and survival of the traditional monarchy.
The Capricorn moon shows a good sense of duty, responsibility, respect, and discipline, and certainly is in keeping with the family’s sense of duty to the public (public is also a Cancer archetype), something inherited from the Queen’s example. Even as a young one, he’ll display natural emotional maturity, integrity, and a good work ethic. As the first born son, he’s also already fulfilled his destiny regarding a traditional gender role, even though parliament voted in favour of changing the laws of succession to allow for the possibility that Kate & Will’s first child would be a girl. There will be traditions upheld, yet there will be change also. Saturn in Scorpio in the 11th suggests a new breed of royal – the role modelling that began with Diana and continues through both of his parents. This Saturn, along with Pluto in Capricorn, Mars in opposition to Pluto, Venus in Virgo in the 9th house, are indicative of the current and changing social, political, economic, world structure, and the changing status of the monarchy too. Even so, they still suggest someone with power and influence in the world. The Cancer sun along with Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter indicate a sensitive and caring one, shy too, much like his father. The Scorpio rising adds to his personal magnetism and depth of character; it makes him emotionally intense, guarded, passionate, intriguing, perceptive, and intuitively astute. I think he’ll be intensely private as well as dedicated to public service. Overall, I think we’ll see a child that quite readily reflects both his mother and his father’s personalities.
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July Month Overview:
In the first 24 hours after Jupiter entered Cancer on June 25, Texas senator and single mom Wendy Davis staged a 13 hour filibuster to block an abortion bill that would have closed 37 out of 42 abortion clinics. Two US Supreme Court milestone decisions pave the way for same sex marriages/families to have equal rights under US law. A child pornography sting in Atlanta Canada led to the arrest of 22 men and the rescue of two children. Canada’s Environmental Defence announced the discovery of high levels of long banned toxic chemistry in an umbilical cord study, highlighting how vulnerable we are to the toxic life we have designed for ourselves.
A couple of days later, a new coach was named for the Vancouver Cannucks, the Black Hawks won the Stanley Cup, football star Aaron Hernandez was arrested on murder charges, whistle blower Edward Snowden got stuck in his temporary new home in a Moscow airport, and a Vatican official was arrested for trying to smuggle the equivalent of 26 million. An anxious world continues its vigil on Nelson Mandela. While Albertans braved the aftermath of devastating floods that washed away homes and treasures of the past, a train bridge collapse plunged several cars holding toxic chemicals into the still raging river. (Luckily, rescue workers managed to save the cars from spilling their loads.) At the same time Kinder Morgan tried to spoon-feed the public on how good the pipelines are for economic growth, two of their pipeline sprang leaks (is that sign??). And that’s just for starters…
Just about 12 hours after Jupiter entered Cancer, Mercury in Cancer began retrograde. June 26 to July 20, Mercury retrograde brings the unresolved past into the present. We can expect the usual annoyance, backtrack, derailing, and miscommunication. The usual advice is worth repeating – double check everything you do, remember to include extra margins, add provisions, and think safety first.
Correlating to personal and private, to domestic and national, all matters pertaining to the Cancer archetype are featured this month. That’s everything to do with home, family, children, the inner child, real estate, food, nourishment, nurturance, support, safety, security, vulnerability, self preservation, caretaking, etc. Jupiter keeps it on the move and the increase. Jupiter in Cancer, Mercury retrograde in Cancer, and Mars in Cancer, starting July 13 are sure to keep the emotional climate especially triggered.
July 7, Saturn in Scorpio ends its four month retrograde tour. A new moon in Cancer occurs just after midnight on July 8. On July 9 Mercury conjoins the sun, bringing the retrograde cycle to its peak. Watch for something to gel or crystallize inside of you or to start churning again. If you have been on stall or stuck, these few days can get it moving. Sun/Mercury puts the spotlight on a special someone or something. Watch for a significant conversation, for someone of significance to make contact, to deliver news or make it, for a re-visitation, reconnection, insight, information, advice, etc.
Jupiter’s advance into Cancer has set up a grand trine with Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. (For those with an astrological background, Chiron is presently just out of an acceptable orb, but I recommend counting it in.) Factoring in some dancing around from the key players, this grand trine in the element of water will continue to the end of the year and for the first half of 2014.
A grand trine facilitates the momentum that is already in play. You can coast along the same track, or you can create. The contributing planets are well harmonized and able to maximize on each other’s resources. A grand trine make for ease and is usually considered a gifted configuration, but it’ll do more for you when there’s something to spark it. Thanks to Jupiter’s travel, the grand trine reaches its peak in July. Mars in Cancer adds even more fuel. This grand trine is stimulated/optimized on the following dates: July 1 -3, July 17, July 20 – 22, 27 – 31. Each of these dates come with different planetary triggers, but they are all instigating in some significant way. If these dates don’t create opportunity or eventfulness in your life, they will submerge you deeper in the process of evolving and becoming.
Mercury ends retrograde on July 20 just as Mars gets moving on that water grand trine. July 22 delivers a super full moon just barely into the sign of Aquarius. On this same day, Venus enters Virgo, the sun advances into Leo, and Mars conjoins Jupiter. That’s a lot of fresh ignition. It can be a great weekend for summer festivities, but it also is a hit the ground running weekend. Mars and Jupiter are a leap of faith influence. Together they can be mobilizing, inciting, accelerating, provoking, risk taking and impetuous too. Watch rising action in the day or two preceding this super full moon. Mars and Jupiter could get big protests or movements going. Too, noteworthy people are likely to be on the move and/or making headlines news.
(It can be a fugitive on the run aspect, so perhaps we’ll hear news of Edward Snowdon or some such man hunt. Also, Jupiter is often involved when people exit the planet. It is never possible to predict a person’s passage, but There have been many transits in this past couple of months that could have been a ticket for Mandela’s departure, but it is never possible to predict. That journey is for to soul and spirit to decide.)
July 27, 28 are also sparking, releasing, or unleashing dates. July 29 sets up a grand sextile configuration in the yin elements of earth and water. Seven planets make up the network: Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus. The karmic axis (the north and south nodes) are also part of this fleeting but harmonically charged planetary configuration. This day holds great vibrational/creative potential, so stay conscious and present. Aim to harmonize yourself with the energy that’s flowing around you and within you too. Yin calls forth, it receives, it juices up. If you believe in the power of thought or intention, it’s an optimum day to send a request out to the universe.
**For more on Jupiter in Cancer, please check out the audio recording above or my written article in the Articles Section of this website.
July 8: New Moon in Cancer: 0:14 am (16:18 Cancer)
July 22: Full moon in Aquarius: 11:15 am (0:06 Aquarius)
*Mercury in Cancer retrograde continues to July 20 (11:22 am)
July 6: Vesta into Leo 2:57 am
July 7: Saturn stations direct 10:12 pm (4:49 Scorpio)
July 13: Mars into Cancer 6:22 am (Mars out of bounds: June 30 –Aug 2)
July 17: Uranus stations retrograde 12:31 Aries (retrograde to Dec 17)
July 19: Eris stations retrograde 7:04 am
July 22: Venus enters Virgo 5:41 am
July 22: Sun enters Leo 8:56 am
*Please note, all times listed are PDT, please check your local listings.
Dates to watch: July 1-3, 7-9, 13, 14, 17 – 23, 27 – 29, 31
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
The first couple of days of July can take you over a hump. First there’s a push, then there’s a release. Saturn, a shaping, authenticating, and/or crystallizing influence, ends retrograde just a few hours before the new moon on July 8. This new moon coincides with the informing peak of Mercury’s retrograde cycle on July 9. As such it offers an optimum time to resume, revisit, reconnect, and revise.
Anything that was stalled out in recent weeks – or since February – will now move along.
Mars in Cancer, July 13 to Aug 27 revs up home and family matters. July 16 to 20, can be a time of mobilization, of visits, visitors, or travel, of more involvement with family, your support network, or professional advisors. It’s a time of major talks, exploring options and planning your next steps. There can be news, announcements, legal or financial matters to address. July 20 – 22 can put you under added pressure or strain. The unexpected can get to you too. Mars building with Jupiter can make everything seem overwhelming and/or more urgent. On the other hand, this combo suggests your instincts kick into high gear, in which case your gamble or leap of faith could be perfectly timed. Venus advances in Virgo and the sun enters Leo on the super full moon July 22. You could go from one end of the spectrum to the other. July 27 through July 31 also puts you on a major thrust ahead. The grand trine set up of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune provides good cushioning throughout this month and the coming months. Whatever you are pushing for or coping with is likely to work out just fine.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Have you been having a harder time getting on with it? Have you felt blocked by circumstances? Perhaps you feel you are outgrowing something. Over this first week of the month, the brakes come off and the tides shift. Even though there’s still a couple of weeks of Mercury retrograde to contend with, you should find you can get through to folks better once Saturn ends retrograde on July 7. The new moon July 8 can stimulate a conversation that needs to happen. It can also stimulate a new way of viewing things.
Relationships, plans, and circumstances will naturally mobilize once Mars advances into Cancer on July 13 and plugs into the grand trine with Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. In general this transit should set you onto a better flow. Mars also increases your sensitivity meter. You’ll know what they are feeling before it’s voiced.
July 21 through the end of the month sets bigger wheels into motion. It’s a time to travel, vacation, to scout for new digs, or for new financial opportunities. You could be quite impetuous, find yourself provoked, or feel the need to confront someone around the time of the super full moon on July 22. Too, you could uncover something that will fill it in better for you. Once this trigger has been pulled, it’s off to the races you go.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Jupiter has left Gemini now but you’ll continue to receive ample benefits from Jupiter’s one year tour through Cancer. Well supported by Saturn, Neptune, and Chiron, Jupiter’s transit helps you to make the fullest use out of your circumstances and learning curve. Your resourcefulness will grow substantially – that’s the best of Jupiter’s gifts. Once you have that in your knapsack, you’ll never lose it. It’ll serve you well through thick and thin. Jupiter in Cancer can also bring a year when you can build your financial and personal assets. For some, that means banking more, for others it means investing and carrying a heavier load. Either way, the grand trine between Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune/Chiron creates a favourable backdrop for career expansion, project development, the job hunt, job performance, training, good rapport with bosses and co-workers, support from those in positions of authority. The grand trine is also supportive for seeking advice, apprenticeship or mentorship programs; creative development, new business development, personal/physical, and health improvement goals. You should find you have enough stamina to stay committed to a diet or exercise program.
Despite what I’ve said above, to July 20, Mercury retrograde can draw added concern regarding security issues and finances. As is typical of the cycle, unexpected repairs, expense, or complications can eat up resources. You can find yourself on emotional backtrack with someone or something. Health can flare up – yours or theirs. Something you thought was in the bag or well nailed down may need to be revisited. You are likely to second guess or question yourself more. Mercury retrograde is best minimized when you don’t sweat the small stuff. Pull back from the unnecessary. Devote more quality time to loved ones and while you are at it, nourish yourself more. Even though that’s the best advice, with Mars in Gemini to July 13, you aren’t likely to sit still for too long. One thing or another is likely to keep you on the go. Look to Mars in Cancer, starting July 13, to shift the focus and the energy.
Uranus stations retrograde on July 17, the same day that Jupiter, the increase-it planet, is optimized. One way or another, something or someone takes flight. This day could produce energetic switch, a release of tension or emotion, news, or something eventful, opportune, or synchronistic. July 20, the day Mercury retrograde ends, Mars is optimized. Mars and Jupiter hit flint on the super full moon in Aquarius on July 22. Beyond a good time to travel, vacation or to host or attend a family event, July 17 to 23 can be a happening time when things suddenly fire up or flare up. In fact, the stars continue to be especially activated through the end of the month. July 27 and 31 are also breakthrough/mobilizing dates to watch.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Mercury retrograde in Cancer helps you to get back in touch with yourself in a way that you may have not explored for some time. It’s a timely regroup or soul-searching cycle. What are you getting out of your present circumstances and relationships? Do you feel satisfied? No matter whether life hits the spot or not, Jupiter’s one year tour of Cancer will present you with the opportunity explore new options.
The new moon July 8 can bring news, information, or an opportunity to have an important talk. If you need to sign a contract, make a plan or purchase something of significance, you are okay to do so this new moon or the couple of days before or after it.
Jupiter is in great shape this month so know you can handle bigger steps. Put courage and initiative into play. The grand trine between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune supports your growth. It will help you to cope with the parts of life that may usually give you more trouble. Still, a grand trine is often dubbed as a “lazy” aspect because it will allow for more of the same to be perpetuated. Having said that, watch for Mars in Cancer, starting July 13, to inflate the tires and ring the bell. The dates of July 16 to the super full moon July 22 are particularly juiced-up. There’s plenty of potential to draw from. It can be an especially fruitful and/or transforming year ahead for those born July 20 to 21. Whether you choose to put the key in the ignition or circumstances play themselves out, it is a time when you can be easily transported onto a new life course. If nothing eventful takes place, you are still likely to have something cooking, even if it is only a new attitude. July 26 to 31 is also an active or breakthrough period. It is an appropriate time for moving yourself in a new career, relationship, or social life direction.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Just past the first of the month you should find you’ll pick up a better speed. July 4 to 7, you’ll find Venus in Leo working well for you. You should feel revitalized, well plugged in, and ready for anything goes. This is a time to vacation, socialize, play and to indulge yourself more. You don’t have to do much to gain attention when Venus is in your sign, but why not use it to your maximum benefit. You’ll get maximum bang for your buck out of enhancements and appearance upgrades.
The new moon on July 9 and Mars into Cancer starting July 13 can stage an ideal time for a getaway, whether you actually go somewhere or cozy up right where you are. Creative projects are favoured too. Whether you know it or not, this new moon suggests you have something of significance on brew. It can heat things up in the romance department or it can be time to work on something undercover. If it’s a secret, it may not be for long. Mercury retrograde and a few other planetary contributors can be exposing, so don’t cross lines you shouldn’t. On a different note, don’t ignore the signals, they could prove to be a saving grace prompt, especially when it comes to health, optimizing on potentials, or circumventing a financial drain. July 16 to 20, puts it/you on the move.
The full moon on July 22 is also a super moon. With Mars conjunct Jupiter and both Venus and the sun changing signs on this same day, you could find yourself on a surprise forward thrust. If your birthday falls on July 22, this full moon can set you up for a catapulting year ahead.
July 27 or the few days there about can compel you into action. Mars in opposition to Pluto can bring an important contract to a finalization. July 25 to 31, stay alert, watch for the unexpected. Be ready to leap into action or jump on opportunity when the moment arises. This can be a time to jump on an opportunity, stake a claim, fight for your rights, renegotiate with the bank, the boss or the ex, to bid on property or a job. Matters to do with home, real estate, and career may stretch you financially or emotionally. You could find yourself in a battle of wills with the powers that be, with other or with yourself. Sun/Saturn provides a dose of realism and helps you take necessary steps. The days that follow can be lucrative or solidifying. July 31 can thrust you onto a fresh page.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Jupiter in Cancer is a much better feel for your sign that Jupiter in Gemini. Of course, Jupiter bestows where-ever it goes. Jupiter in Gemini was helpful in repositioning you, especially career wise. You still have much more on the road ahead, but you should feel that you are now getting someplace good.
With so much concentration in the sign of Cancer, going backwards to go forward is appropriate. Through July 20, Mercury retrograde doubles up on that statement. A previous goal, ambition, or project could get re-energized. You can reclaim, rework, and upgrade something that wasn’t finished previously, even though it looked that way. A key social, family or professional relationship can undergo a growth spurt now too. July 7 to July 13 are especially synchronistic, so use this week to make contact, put in your request, convey your thoughts and feelings, to decipher the signals, etc.
While the grand trine of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Chiron can keep a good thing going strong, it can also keep you perpetuating or coasting along just because it is easy to do so.
Don’t get too comfy though. If you are meant to be elsewhere, one way or another, the stars will make sure you get there. July 20 through the end of the month is ideal for moving yourself in a new direction. Have faith in yourself and your deserving. Starting on the super full moon of July 21, Venus in Virgo brings more attention and opportunity your way. Venus is particularly well set up for you July 28 to 30, so use the advantage and create something good for yourself.
LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)
When Mercury is retrograde, snafu, added expense, questioning, and second guessing are to be expected. You can feel you have more on your plate that you feel is reasonable to cope with. You can wonder why bother, where is this getting me, or who’s authority counts? Dealings with authority, issues of control, legal matters, banking or debt management – all these matters and more are Mercury retrograde experiences.
Despite it all, the grand trine in water eases you along your way. This grand trine is benefic/supportive to work, health and working it out. Jupiter’s recent advance into Cancer puts an even higher emphasis on career, finances and family matters. You may have made a big move already, or there may be one in the works.
The end of Saturn retrograde and the new moon on July 8 set a lucrative and productive backdrop. You should find you get a better grip on your finances and potentials from here. As life unfolds, you’ll find you develop more resourcefulness, intuitive wisdom and financial astuteness. While that water grand trine continues, it’s the right time to feel your way along. Aim to meet the road and figure it out as you go.
Mars in Gemini keeps you and your social life on the go through July 13. In the second half of the month, Mars in Cancer puts an added emphasis on staying on top of the priorities, responsibilities, and obligations. It mobilizes matters to do with family, home, comfort zones, security issues, insurance claims, debt management, organization, etc.
Uranus in Aries turns retrograde on July 17, the same day Jupiter peaks with Saturn and Neptune. This day or the days around it could be a tide changer. You could experience it as a sudden breakthrough, inspiration, or opportunity. The super full moon on July 22 is also likely to be a catalyst for something significant, thanks to Mars conjoined with Jupiter. It could be the start of a vacation or it could be something more, but it can certainly thrust a switch and/or get you up and out of your seat. July 27 to 31 are also particularly energized by Mars.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
The start of July is ideal for taking a break from the work – unless of course your work is your passion and it’s offering you something new to sink your teeth into. If that’s the case, then by all means let it consume you. The sun, Jupiter, and Mercury retrograde in Cancer make for an ideal time to travel and to reconnect with family or folk who are a distance away. Of course, it’s also an ideal time to spend more time quality time right where you are too.
July 7 brings the end of a four month retrograde tour for Saturn in Scorpio. You can have a sense that the brakes have just come off, that it’s finally time to make the commitment and get a move on. July 8 and 9 is a good time to schedule a meeting, or talk, to investigate, negotiate, hash out an agreement, work out plans, etc. If your birthday is October 27 or close by, you can find yourself at a significant goal post or a finish line. Saturn is in peak aspect with Jupiter and Neptune through the month of July, and especially so from July 17 to 20. This can be a time of fruition. Life can be in an optimal flow. The grand trine allows ease of access to the potentials that are waiting for you.
Venus in Virgo, starting on the super full moon on July 22, can put you back to work. It’s productive influence to work out the kinks, to get at the renovations, projects, or people you haven’t had time for yet, for making necessary adjustments, fine tuning, or upgrades.
July 27 can put you on the move, perhaps unexpectedly so. July 31 can also bring something unexpected.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 ~ Dec 21)
You’ll now extract from the best that’s possible within the given parameters. Jupiter one year tour through Cancer and this month’s water grand trine can bring you a level of comfort and security you haven’t known for a long time. July is an optimum month for re-prioritizing your personal life and your emotional wellbeing. What’s more important than to be at peace with yourself and to surround yourself with those who support you and love you?
Mercury retrograde (to July 20) takes you through a review of personal needs, relationship needs, and comfort zones. You can find yourself more vulnerable to those you need and care about. When it comes to keeping it undercover, you can try to hide how you feel, but others will know it/feel it. On the other hand, Venus in Leo (to July 22) puts joy, love, and happiness on full display. Whether through memories and dreams, or an actual re-meet, the past can resurface, perhaps even consume you.
The end of Saturn retrograde on July 7 helps you to get a stronger foothold. The grand trine in water helps you to more fully surrender to your current process. Through a conversation or insight, July 8, 9 can make you more fully aware. Mars enters Cancer on July 13, adding more fuel to the water grand trine between Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Chiron. Matters to do with family, family finances, home, and nurturance occupy you even more. July 7 to 20 is ideal for vacationing and for enjoying life’s small joys. On the other hand, if you are on a hustle to secure more, to increase your financial security or cushion, or to get a new address, it’s an optimal month for that too. While Mercury retrograde is usually a time to avoid the important stuff, if you are on roll, don’t let it stop you, or you’ll miss out. Follow the natural flow, proceed with a little more caution, and build in added safeguards.
CAPRICORN (DEC 22~JAN 19)
This past year has likely been a matter of one thing after another. There’s been plenty to work out and plenty of personal growing has occurred in the process. Jupiter’s recent advance into Cancer places you at the start of a new social or public life chapter. You’ll still need to feel your way along, but now you’ll have added support from the stars to fall back on. This will help you to accept, acclimatize, and integrate with greater ease, no matter what shifted course you find yourself on.
To July 20, Mercury retrograde can keep you on a personal regroup or relationship reassessment. It is a time when great emotional repair work can be done. As is typical of the cycle, you can bump into folks you know. When you do, it can be like no time has passed, while at the same time it provides you with a measuring tape regarding your own evolution.
Mars in Cancer, starting July 13 also increases your social involvements. You can feel you need more attention from others, or that others need you more. Mars sets circumstances and relationships onto a faster track. Your instincts will help you to make especially quick assessments, so trust your feelings and let them guide you. You’ll find you can get to know new people or navigate your way around a new neighbourhood quite readily too. A new relationship can have that déjà vu feel. Yes, that sense of familiarity is your clue. They represent a significant part of your past life saga. What is recalled can be another go around, or a view from an alternate perspective – in other words, the roles or circumstances can be reversed. In all cases, the water grand trine facilitates this karmic recall and growth cycle. July 16 to 22, the karmic potency of the grand trine reaches peak. You may experience this time frame as eventful or staging, but be reminded that your evolution is occurring on several levels at once. The super full moon can be especially intense for those born at the tail end of Capricorn. Mars opposes Pluto on July 27 and squares Uranus on July 31. These last few mobilizing days can force the envelope and/or thrust you onto a fresh page.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)
Want to better your health, your job, your expertise, your satisfaction? There’s never been a better time to work on upgrades. Jupiter’s recent advance into Cancer puts added attention on those fixer-upper projects, especially the necessary ones. (Check for leaks or sink holes.)
It is an opportune time to invest. The grand trine involving Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Chiron is at peak in the middle of July, but this configuration will extend its benefits package through the end of the year and a portion of 2014. The grand trine creates an optimal backdrop for ambitious pursuits. You’ll get what you put into and then some. Supported by this dynamic planetary configuration, your efforts can be especially fruitful, but should you choose to slack off instead, then this grand trine will simply support you to perpetuate more of the same and/or entrench you further.
Mars in Cancer, July 13 to Aug 27, keeps the work, the battle, or the carrot where you can see it. July 16 to 20, keeps the flow and the creative potential going strong. As Uranus in Aries turns retrograde on July 17, a synchronistic clock is set. Watch for sudden insight, added clarity, an unexpected opportunity, or shift of direction. July 20 to 22, Mars is at peak, it’s a ripe time to launch it or to thrust into action. The super full moon on July 22 will be particularly strong for those born at the very start of Aquarius (Jan 20). Mars conjoins Jupiter on this full moon. Beyond a time to travel, or to attend an event, it is also a time to take a leap of faith.
The last two weeks of the month are also an ideal time to take a vacation, or to give it a big push.
PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)
It’s a good time to be a Pisces! Not only do you get the benefit of Neptune in its own home sign, you also have Saturn in Scorpio and Jupiter in Cancer to draw from. They now work in unison, blending their strengths and attributes for your maximum benefit. This water grand trine configuration gifts you with ample resources and resourcefulness to draw from. This water grand trine is at a peak between July 16 and 20 and again on July 27 to 30. July 17, 21, 22, 27 and 30 are activation dates (the peak of the peak). Launch it or follow the trend. Either way, you’ll harness the max of the potentials.
Mars begins the month in Gemini. You could find yourself juggling more, coming and going more, loose ended or up in the air through July 13. Despite that last statement, July 7 to 9, can be a time of piecing it together. Saturn ends retrograde on July 7 and the new moon on July 8 is well aligned with Mercury. They are good dates for plans, talks or negotiations or a get together. Mars in Cancer, starting July 13, puts you into a better, more synchronized flow. Mercury in Cancer, in retrograde to July 20, takes you through some deeper soul searching and review. Aim for what and who nourishes you the most. The retrograde cycle is an ideal time to catch up on visits and quality time with family and close friends. While you are at it, take a little more time out to replenish yourself.
Venus enters Virgo on the super full moon July 22. This full moon sets up an ideal time to launch into a vacation week or two. July 26 can be the start of an entertaining, even romantic weekend, but keep watch on your valuables, watch your health, etc. You could be more susceptible than usual. July 31 is another date to watch. While it is an appropriate day for moving house or a change of scenery, the unexpected could get you moving faster than you planned.