MON JULY 21 Hold Everything! Yesterday may have seemed gargantuan while it was occurring, but – in many ways – today is an extenuation of Sunday’s potentially traumatic experiences. However, now the focus shifts from the rules of the road and doing things according to Hoyle (the Saturn way) to the up-in-the-air, anything-goes qualities associated with a halt in motion by Uranus. This outer planet with an 84-year orbit around the zodiac is now stopping its forward motion at 17 degrees of Aries (7:54PM) – gradually shifting retrograde until December 21, 2014 when it will return to direct motion at 13 degrees of Aries. All Uranian themes – revolution and radical behavior, intuition and the higher mind, high technology and the multi-media, aviation and advances on the cutting edge of science and metaphysics, out-of-the-box thinking, wild cards and jokers, the unpredictable, the nervous system, unusual events coming out of left field, surprises, shock waves, alienation, rebellion and anarchy – are highlighted throughout the day. Expecting the Unexpected is a good motto for meditation and affirmation sessions whenever needed. Adding challenging exclamation points to this 24-hour time-span are a void lunar cycle in Taurus from 7:14AM to 9:37AM, the Sun contra-parallel to Pluto (2:46PM) and Mercury in a polarity to Pluto (11:50PM). With underworld-ruling Pluto coming into the picture, today’s itinerary under the stars can be exceedingly eccentric and emotionally jarring. Pin some of your hopes on the lunar orb entering Gemini (9:37AM) and bringing about lighthearted conversations, playful activities, and good humor – especially as the Moon also forms a supportive, 60-degree link to providential, optimistic Jupiter (11:53AM) while a Sun-Jupiter parallel is waiting in the wings to unfurl its radiant feathers tomorrow.
TUE JULY 22 The shake-ups and wake-ups associated with the recent and nearly simultaneous Saturn and Uranus stations may seem to be behind you (according to chronological time). However, one of the cardinal principles in astrology is that very recent solar and planetary alignments, cycles and events don’t just disappear immediately after becoming exact. Instead, they turn into subliminal forces active below all of our conscious psychic radar screens as humans struggling to fulfill our higher destiny on the third rock from the Sun. Thus, today’s really cool, mentally-expansive, and emotionally-uplifting Sun parallel to Jupiter (3:18AM) is not all peaches and cream. In addition, the Sun’s monthly zodiacal shift – right now from Cancer to Leo (2:42PM) – may not be as loving, joyful and childlike as it usually is each year at this time because Saturn and Uranus have put themselves in the spotlight that should be shifting to the two supreme giants of our solar system – Jupiter and the Sun. Since the vibrations of Jupiter and the Sun – in synthesis – are so much more auspicious than the combination of Saturn and Uranus (particularly with them being almost exactly in an off-kilter, 150-degree tie from Scorpio to Aries), keep thinking along creative, artistic, and rejuvenating lines of energy – in order to escape the clutches of the shadow sides of Saturn and Uranus when they become exhausted from giving human souls an unnecessarily large portion of debilitating shock-and-awe treatment.
WED JULY 23 Twice last week and now today, the cosmos seems to act like a cat curling into a ball and tuning out its external surroundings. This decrease in celestial activity and vigorous sky patterns can turn into a temporary boon for earthly mortals looking for any positive edge they can discover. Put some extra care and sensitivity into your primary partnerships in the early going as the Moon in Gemini forms its monthly union with Juno (1:37AM). This lunar conjunction to the smallest of the first four asteroids – located in our solar system between 1801 and 1807 – doubles as an emphasis on fashion, design, style and elegance. You can coast along for a good portion of the day – running barefoot in the park, tossing a Frisbee around, and enjoying your favorite arts and crafts. Improve your putting stroke, tennis backhand, curve ball or hook shot as the Moon approaches a flowing trine in air signs with sporty and energetic Mars (5:54PM). Take a time-out from serious business during the 2+ hour lunar void limbo zone that occurs between 5:54PM and 8:00PM. Once the clock strikes 8:00PM, the Moon meanders into its natural abode of watery Cancer – placing an emphasis on home and family interests over the next 2+ days. Nostalgic currents run rampant and the past comes alive whenever the Moon transits the fourth sign of the zodiac. Enjoy reading biographies or research your ancestral line on one of several websites that help you uncover the famous, infamous or unknown relatives who make up your genetic lineage.
Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.
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Highlights of the July 2014 Cosmic Calendar
By Mark Lerner
It is not every month of a year that begins with the bang of Mercury halting its retrograde cycle and turning direct -- especially in its outgoing, home sign of Gemini. This is the cosmic situation as July 2014 gets going with the fanfare of the Messenger of the Gods planet now starting slowly going forward, but eventually reaching a top daily speed of over 2 degrees of the zodiac per day at the end of July and during the first dozen days of August. Most people -- who learn about astrology, on any level of knowledge -- distrust the Mercury reverse cycle and feel much more confident to be successful in worldly projects when this crucial celestial body moves in tandem with the Sun and Moon, which never go backwards in the zodiac. Thus, it is wise and sensible to give thanks to Mercury in its capacity to strengthen your five senses, communication skills and learning abilities across the board since this planet will not go retrograde again until October 4.
July's Full Moon -- the time-period of maximum solar-lunar enlightenment pouring into humanity -- takes place on Saturday the 12th. It represents the crescendo of what was released into our earthy life back on June 27 during the most recent New Moon. The Full Moon activates 21 degrees of Cancer and Capricorn - degrees that just happen to coincide with the Heliocentric Orbit of Pluto. These two degrees of our zodiac are where the entire orbital life of Pluto impresses itself into the human, animal, plant and mineral kingdoms on Earth. Therefore, even though every Full Moon is powerful, the one coming up this month carries a lot of deep-seated emotion and underworld vibrations that can either increase your spiritual willpower and mental concentration or pour salt on old psychic wounds.
The planet Jupiter takes about a year to go through one sign of the zodiac, and this important planet of social activity, the power of positive thinking, and success in Big Business enters the regal sign of Leo on July 16. The Sun will catch up with the striped, giant planet on July 24, and they will still be only 1+ degree apart during the New Moon of Leo that takes place on Saturday July 26 and which ushers in a new 29.5-day solar-lunar dance in the heavens. The unmistakable message of having the largest planet in our solar system -- forming its first alliance in 12 years with the Sun in the Sun's own sign of Leo -- is for each of us to become formidable agents of goodwill and to help redirect the Earth toward its higher destiny in the universe.
In between the entry of Jupiter into Leo on July 16 and the Sun-Jupiter annual conjunction on July 24, two other crucial planets take center stage in all of our lives. Back-to-back, on Sunday July 20 and Monday July 21, Saturn and Uranus make stations -- with Saturn in Scorpio turning direct and Uranus in Aries turning retrograde. Nevertheless, it is always rather disconcerting for human souls when planets of very opposite meaning become ultra-powerful (something that occurs when a planet is motionless from the Earth's vantage point). Plus, Saturn and Uranus just happen to be doing their halts nearly simultaneously and almost precisely in an off-kilter, 150-degree link to one another. How will you react when Saturn's conservative, traditional and highly structured themes play out on July 20 only to be forced to shift one day later to responding to a Uranian onslaught of surprises, topsy-turvy conditions, shockwaves, flashes of genius and the totally unpredictable being in the driver's seat?
The end of July and the onset of August is no walk in the park due to a sudden flare-up of Mercury, Venus and Mars altercations with other members of our solar systemic federation. In particular, Mercury will be at loggerheads with sisterhood-enhancing Vesta while Venus duels with eccentric Uranus, and Mars in passionate Scorpio decides to rage against King of the Gods Jupiter in heart-centered Leo.
This seventh month of a numerological 7 year (2014 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7) offers the chance to make fantastic gains across the board -- especially with Mercury in forward motion and Jupiter reinforcing the Sun's mighty presence in Leo. Nevertheless, you want to have your psychic radar working 24/7 since the Saturn-Uranus stations of July 20 - 21 may heavily influence events for up to a week before and after.
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