“Sorrow comes to all... Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot realize that you will ever feel better and yet you are sure to be happy again.”
The solar year is half complete as we
enter the month of July, with the passage of the Solstice now behind us and the length of days growing shorter. The Sun, being in the sign of Cancer, reminds us of the nature of passages, cycles... the ebb and flow of our material life. Whatever has a beginning has an ending; renewal and decay, the stages of growing illumination and the following closure of darkness... stillness and rebirth. The Goddess is our changing consciousness, ephemeral and transient... as this Earthly life appears to be.
On July 5th Lord Uranus, the ruler of
Aquarius, alternative in thought and sudden unexpected action, begins
it's cycle of retrograde... in retreat from the House of Mars, Aries. Opportunity arrives for sins of the past to be examined and a new decision made about choices the chela might regret... meditation and stillness will allow new ideas to come forth.
Activity! July 8th faire Venus sets in
opposition to Lord Neptune beginning a series of events that can bring new-found insight... while the Messenger, Mercury, enters the Tribe of the Lion on the 9th... things will begin to speed up in the seeker's life. Communication and the movement of commerce will be highlighted for the next 25 days. The student of the activity of the Celestial Gods will note that Mercury trines Uranus and is prepared to take action.
The cluster of active planets is
lessened with the passage of Venus to Virgo, art is managed and the chela finds order in the affairs of their life. Organization is the theme for the rest of July!
The newing of the Moon gains power as
it casts a shadow, a total Solar Eclipse on the 11th, in the house of Cancer. Resolution of Capricorn's Plutonian unrest will arrive... nations at war will reason for Peace... new beginnings are likely with this cycle of closure.
On the 22nd of July as Sol enters Leo,
the Ringed One will reenter Libra and decide it is good, happy to repose there for 2 years or more! The dance of the planets is given some release, and upcoming Grand Squares will have a less malefic facade... Saturnine punishments have been appeased. Good Karma returns!
July 23rd Jovial Jupiter squares Lord
Pluto and begins his return toward the Tribe of the Fishes... those who have been persistent will be rewarded with Grace: the chela who is mindful will ready for new heights... breathing exercises bring rewards... soon the altitude will make the feint of heart retreat. Spiritual mastery is offered the seeker who is worthy and sincere.
July 26th has an edge as Mercury
opposes Neptune and Saturn opposes Uranus... communication breakdown can lead to unexpected flareups and tempers ignite... a 3 day retreat from hostile territory is advised.
From the 27th to the 29th of July
ritual must rule, Mercury enters Virgo and Mars advances into the House of the Scales... opposing Uranus and demanding diligence! The Pilgrim with acuity will honor legal commitments and procedures... and press for Justice in the midst of Higher Courts... clear intention is supported by the Universe.
On July 31st Mighty Mars and The Ringed
One have council, a conjunction of energies that will set movement into motion... even though opposing forces object. Conviction and right-minded-ness are their own reward!
July is a month of restoration and
renewal, regeneration and the beginning of harvest. Those who have been diligent will see rewards while those who have inner conflict will be turned back. This is the season of fruition and completion, another plateau gained in the evolution of the soul. The worthy find their worthiness it's own reward, greater vision is gained and a new set of goals revealed.
BlessingLight&Love from the Celestial Ashram... In Humble recognition of our shared Divinity~The Astro-Sage~
“Before one accepts spirituality, astrology is very powerful, like a lion. Then when one enters into a deeper spiritual life, astrology becomes a tiny household cat.”