We have a new level of enthusiasm as July begins. Since Mars, the planet of energy and ambition, went direct on June 29th, there’s little hesitation to go after whatever goal you’re pursuing. On the 4th the New Moon falls on the Sabian Symbol degree 13 Cancer, “A Hand Which is Held Out Receptively, Is Remarkable for the Suggestion of Character in its Prominent Thumb.” This symbol colors July with a sense of service to others. When the Moon conjuncts Jupiter in Virgo, between the 8th and 9th, we’ll have opportunities through work or community activities. I like the idea of God putting people in our way. It makes life feel magical and full of synchronicity. Networking can connect you with people and information you’ve been waiting for. Then, on the 10th – 12th, partnerships help you balance the workload. You could also hear from people that would like to re-connect. These out of the blue surprises catch you off guard. Time has a way of blurring details from the past. Maybe you’ll finally ask and answer some penetrating questions.
Mid-month both Venus (relationships) and Mercury (communications) take on the playful energy of Leo. If you’re not attached it can turn up your attraction meter. And, if you are…plan a fun get-away to rekindle your passion. Finding the right balance between responsibility and relaxation can increase your happiness on the 17th. It will be next to impossible to keep a secret around the 18th. It’s like a “too good to be true” kind of message, and it spreads like wildfire. The Full Moon magnifies this enthusiastic energy with the Sabian Symbol, 28 Capricorn, “A Large Aviary.” Linda Hill’s book on the symbols explains this… “Clair-audience and being able to hear many inner voices… The feeling of brotherhood and not being alone in a situation.” At the very least, you will feel the energy and support of the intuitive voice. All it takes is a few minutes of quiet contemplation and daily reflection to recognize this insightful nudge.
When the Moon connects with Neptune and the South Node in Pisces the 22nd – 24th, turn to your dreams and visions for answers. If you’re contemplating a job change, insight is an inside job. The Sun moving into Leo highlights your creative side. Maybe it’s time to take a risk and bet on yourself. The planet Saturn (taskmaster of responsibility) is currently retrograde in Sagittarius until August13th. This signature streamlines your goals down to the bare bones, creating clear focus and direction. “Less is More” is Saturn’s mantra. One thing is for sure, struggle is not a bad thing. It creates humility and resourcefulness. And, you just might end up loving your life.