July is a very active month for star watchers……
Even though Mercury goes direct on July 9th and communications should begin to improve, it looks as if it could be later in the month before projects begin to move forward.
The delays and ’summer doldrums’ seem to loom as the dark Moon has its effects on our emotions and our activities and Saturn lingers at the cusp -sandhi point - of Cancer before it moves into Leo on the 15th.
Saturn’s transit into Leo after being in Cancer for over 2 1/2 years is worthy of note. When Saturn is in the last degree of a water sign (Cancer) and moving into the first degree of a fire sign (Leo), it is said to be ‘gandanta’ or ‘drowning’. This is viewed as a ‘tricky’ time and requires us to make prudent choices - not the time for sky diving or bungee jumping! And, it will take Saturn awhile to free itself from the emotionally charged sign of Cancer so we will still have opportunities and challenges around any lingering emotional issues we haven’t yet resolved.
Since Venus and the south node of the Moon, Ketu, are also already in Leo, it also looks as if relationships, marriages, and romantic ventures will be charged with Saturnian responsibilities. Old patterns can be altered by better choices and being personally accountable as well as being open to those personal insights that help us consider consequences and the highest good for everyone involved. This seems even more prominent when Venus itself goes retrograde on July 27th.
Additionally, Jupiter is also still retrograde in Scorpio and this position can keep us focused on the deeper or more profound areas of life and spiritual pursuits, but we will need to work hard to maintain the faith, hope and optimism that Jupiter offers so freely when it is direct and in more auspicious circumstances.
The Full Moon on the 29th is also an important time to determine those areas of life and work that are emotionally fulfilling. Intuition can be very strong during the full Moon period in the lunar mansion of Shravana, so listening to others and to our own higher wisdom can help us align with the heavens in a postive way as we move into August.
Many blessings to all,
There’s always a lot going on in the heavens, but some particular points of light to consider in June, 2007 are as follows:
The ‘Blue Moon’ or 2nd Full Moon in May carries its brightness into the first part of June. This light will lend itself to supporting ventures that require the emotional energy inherent in the Moon and can indicate emotional support for many of our efforts.
Venus also moves into the sign of Cancer on May 31st where it is will remain until 4th of July weekend. It will also be conjunct Saturn at the end of June and the first part of July so there could some difficulties and hard work to maintain the family plans and good relationships that connect and nurture our summer activities.
A real focus in June occurs mid-month. There is a dark Moon/new Moon at the same time the Sun transits from the sign of Taurus into Gemini and Mercury goes retrograde from the 15th of June through July 9th. And, just to add planetary spice to this mid-month mix, Mars moves from the sign of Pisces into its own fiery sign of Aries. This much transition could indicate confusion in our personal lives, mixed up air travel and a struggle with communications in general. There could even be more early ‘fireworks’ for our military and in our forests before the 4th of July.
And, never forget the Summer Solstice when the Moon in Leo will be next to the ‘shadow’ planet, Ketu. Ketu, the south node of the Moon, is a mathematical point in the heavens where eclipses occur. Its connection as it transits the Moon on the Solstice could bring heightened intuition as well as some unexpected or surprising events in government, both at home and abroad!
June is busy! But all planetary movement allows us to access our own ‘inner light’ and choose positive courses of action regardless of outside appearances.
Blessings to you all!!