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Astrology Transits July 2024 – Friends and Family (what to expect in July 2024

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” — Richard Bach

July opens with the Sun in Cancer. The sign of Cancer relates to family, ancestors and your nurturing instincts. Honor and nurture your family now, whether it is your birth family or the family you have gathered close to you because they have your back and your heart.

 

Saturn began its yearly retrograde motion on June 30 at 19 degrees Pisces and will move backwards until November 17. Your projects may seem to slow down during this time giving you a chance to revise what is not working. Though progress may not be as visible during the summer, Saturn is still doing its work of grounding, structuring and solidifying. You would be wise to follow Saturn’s lead.

 

Neptune turns retrograde in Pisces. on July 3 and will remain in retrograde motion until December 9. Retrograde Neptune calls for deep reflection on the nature of realty versus the ability to dream and intuit a new, kinder reality. Use this time to tune into your subconscious and to meditate on your deepest desires. Saturn and Neptune both retrograde in the sign of Pisces are custom designed to help you dream your dreams and to then manifest them in a realistic way.

 

July promises to be an exciting month with Mars and Uranus conjunct on July 15 and Mars entering Gemini on July 20. Busy, busy, busy and lots of short trips and quick conversations are on tap with Mars in Gemini.

 

July 2-3: Mercury Enters Leo.

 

July 5: New Moon at 14 Degrees Cancer at 5:57 pm EST. Mars Sextile Saturn at 19 Degrees Taurus/Pisces. The Cancer New Moon focuses the solar and lunar energy in the sign of Cancer. Its time to re-evaluate your connection to home, ancestors and family. Mars sextile Saturn is a harmonious aspect that energizes, yet restrains. It is an excellent time to nurture (Cancer) your family, friends, garden or the wildlife around you, especially if you are feeling depressed or more emotional than usual. Your energy is high, but not combustible, as is true in some Mars’ transits.

July 10: Sun Trine Saturn at 19 Degrees Cancer/Pisces. Sun trine Saturn is one of the very best aspects for steady accomplishment. The Sun brings energy and Saturn supplies the hard work and practical “stick-to-it” attitude. Any tasks relating to water are especially favored due to the Sun and Saturn both being in water signs.

 

July 11: Venus Trine Neptune at 29 Degrees Cancer/Pisces. Venus Enters Leo. Venus Opposition Pluto at 1 Degree/Leo/Aquarius. Venus trine Neptune is dramatically different than yesterday’s energy. When Venus is Trine Neptune there is a dreamy, diffused quality and the need for accomplishment flies out the window, though Venus opposition Pluto may bring an unwelcome intensity to your personal relationships. This is a good time to let life flow and to refrain from power struggles with those close to you. Venus enters Leo at the end of the day bringing a spark of expressive and creative energy. Push your comfort zone and put yourself front and center during Venus’ transit of Leo until August 4.

 

July 14: Venus Sesiquiquadrate Saturn at 3 Degrees Leo; Saturn at 19 Degrees Pisces. The sesiquiquadrate aspect is an aspect of irritation that often indicates that choices and decisions need to be made. Ask yourself: What am I ignoring? What actions need to be taken that I have been putting off? Saturn in Pisces can bring a certain amount of confusion.

 

July 15: Sun Square Chiron at at 23 Degrees Cancer/Aries. Mercury Quincunx Saturn at 4 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Mars Conjunct Uranus at 26 Degrees Taurus. Challenging but, potentially, very freeing vibes abound now. Sun square Chiron spotlights cosmic energy custom-made to bring forth old wounds for healing. Mercury quincunx Saturn says that an adjustment needs to be made in your habitual thought patterns. Have you gotten into the habit of negative thinking?

Mars conjunct Uranus brings renewed energy to the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction that we experienced earlier this year. Mars brings the energy and Uranus brings the tension, electricity and excitement! Their combined energy can bring accidents and political unrest. The antidote to Jupiter/Uranus’ over stimulation is to slow down and practice mindfulness. Doing so, releases the positive attributes of this aspect – freeing you from ruts and outdated ways of thinking and living.

 

July 18: Sun Sextile Uranus at 26 Degrees Cancer/Taurus. The Sun is your very essence, while Uranus brings sudden change, rebellion and a desire for independence and revolution. Sun sextile Uranus adds to the vibrations of Mars conjunct Uranus discussed above, but with a more mellow, positive flavor.

 

July 20: Mars Sextile Neptune at 29 Degrees Taurus/Pisces. Mars Enters Gemini. In the early part of the day, you may feel like withdrawing from the world to meditate or to take a nature walk. When Mars enters Gemini in late afternoon you will want to socialize, talk (maybe too much) and kick ideas back and forth with another person.

 

July 21:  Full Moon at 29 Degrees Capricorn at 6:16 AM EDT. 

Sun Trine Neptune at 29 Degrees Cancer/Pisces. 

Jupiter Square Uranus at 26 Degrees Leo/Taurus. 

Venus Sextile Jupiter at 12 Degrees Leo/Gemini. 

Mars Trine Pluto at Zero Degrees Gemini/Aquarius. 

 

The Capricorn Full Moon would normally be a very grounded, uneventful time. However, this Capricorn full Moon is like a summer picnic. Sun trine Neptune adds an emotional, mysterious overlay, with maybe a raindrop (or teardrop) or two. Jupiter square Uranus brings a sense of optimism coupled with a dash of rebellion. Venus sextile Jupiter brings love and romance. Finally, Mars trine Pluto brings the drama and possibly fraught conversation (both Mars and Pluto in air signs). There is something here for everyone. Just stay grounded and enjoy what is going on around you.

July 22: Sun Enters Leo at 3:44 am EDT.  Social activities, fun, creativity and “strutting your stuff” are part of the picture when the Sun is in Leo until August 23. Take some time to give yourself an “atta girl” or “atta boy” pat on the back.

 

July 23: Sun Opposition Pluto at Zero Degrees Leo/Aquarius. Venus at 14 Degrees Leo Sesiquiquadrate Neptune at 29 Degrees Pisces. Sun opposition Pluto may lead to power struggles with others, especially authority figures. The Sun in Leo wants attention and Pluto in Aquarius doesn’t easily give you that. In addition, Venus in a harsh aspect to Neptune confuses the issue. Its best to back off from any confrontations or disgruntled feelings until this short-lived aspect sorts itself out in a few days.

 

July 25: Mercury Enters Virgo at 6:41 PM. When Mercury is in Virgo, we feel a need to interpret the world through an orderly thought process. Mercury in Virgo is good for organizing, categorizing, cleaning, and planning. This would be a good time to make business or domestic plans, to review your health and nutrition or to begin a new class or study.

 

July 31: Venus at 23 Degrees Leo Sesiquiquadrate North Node at 29 Degrees Pisces. Your perceptions about your love life and/or money matters may be a little murky right now. Decisions need to be made, but wait a few days to take action, when the right decision will be much clearer.

 

Moon Movement During July 2024: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

 

July 1:          Moon in Taurus

July 2:          Moon enters Gemini

July 4:          Moon enters Cancer

July 5:          New Moon at 14 Degrees Cancer at 6:57 pm EST

July 6:          Moon enters Leo

July 9:          Moon enters Virgo

July 11:       Moon enters Libra

July 14:       Moon enters Scorpio

July 16:       Moon enters Sagittarius

July 19:       Moon enters Capricorn

July 21:       Full Moon at 29 Degrees Capricorn at 6:16 AM EDT

July 21:       Moon enters Aquarius at 7:42 AM EDT

July 23:       Moon enters Pisces

July 25:       Moon enters Aries

July 27:       Moon enters Taurus

July 29:       Moon enters Gemini

July 31:       Moon enters Cancer

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I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

Astrology Transits December 2023 – Seeking Truth and Wisdom

Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean. ― Bob Dylan

 

Sagittarius is the sign of truth, especially “truth as you see it.” Your truth may not be my truth, nor should it be. We are each given a unique and special birth chart as a guidepost to understanding ourselves and our interactions with others. Use this time when the Sun moves through Sagittarius to fine tune your beliefs by questioning everything. In the meantime, experience something new, plan a trip, read a few philosophy books and/or listen to some thought-provoking podcasts.

 

This would be an ideal time to reflect on your journey through the dark night of the soul;and the deep soul searching you may have experienced when several planets were transiting Scorpio last month. Now, as the planetary energy shifts to Sagittarius, it is time to do some judicious editing. What insights were helpful and what insights have no meaning for you, at least at this time. Enjoy the more light hearted energy of Sagittarius.

 

December 1: Mercury enters Capricorn. Mercury in Capricorn turns our attention to practical matters and matters related to commerce.

 

December 3: Venus Square Pluto at 28 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Venus square Pluto challenges you to re-evaluate your relationships and your relationship to money and security. Be wary of manipulative tactics by you or others. Instead, try to understand and confront the fear that prompts such behavior. 

 

December 3: Mars Quincunx Jupiter at 6 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. Mars quincunx Jupiter brings out your fighting spirit. Avoid conflict now. Instead, direct your energy towards positive projects. You can accomplish a lot now if you tweak your approach and proceed mindfully.

 

December 4: Venus Enters Scorpio. Venus in Scorpio brings out the intensity around relationships. Be aware that you and your partner (or others in your life) may be more secretive and/or intense at this time. As Venus is also square Pluto, don’t push too hard. It may be difficult to gauge the intensity surrounding you.

 

December 6: Mercury at 5 Degrees Capricorn Sesquiquadrate Uranus at 20 Degrees Taurus. You may feel like “something has to give” when Mercury is sesquiquadrate Uranus. Your ideas may be challenged resulting in extreme mental tension. Both you and others may express “radical” views that push each other’s buttons. Avoid rigidity (Taurus) in your thinking and talking. By tomorrow, Mercury trine Jupiter leads to positive thinking and good judgment.

 

December 6: Neptune Turns Direct at 24 Degrees Pisces. What did you dream about when Neptune was retrograde? What did you wish to create, but didn’t feel the time was right? You can now put all those dreams into action. Use your intuition to guide you as you manifest your dreams and creative endeavors.

 

December 9: Venus Opposition Jupiter at 6 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Venus opposition Jupiter is a party-time transit that indicates pleasurable activities and an optimistic viewpoint. Be careful not to overindulge in food and drink or to overspend.

 

December 12: New Moon at 20 Degrees Sagittarius Quincunx Uranus at 20 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. Venus at 20 Degrees Scorpio Sesquiquadrate Neptune at 24 Degrees Pisces. All New Moons are excellent for beginning something new. This Sagittarius New Moon is especially primed to help you release old energy patterns, habits and hurts. Sagittarius is about new adventures, travel and expanding your horizons. Uranus is the sign of freedom and throwing off limitation and worldly weights. Venus in aspect to Neptune brings answers through spiritual insights (Neptune in Pisces) and love (Venus).

December 13: Mercury Turns Retrograde at 8 Degrees Capricorn. Mercury moves backward through Capricorn until it stations direct on January 2, 2024 at 22 degrees Sagittarius. This is another chance to re-evaluate your thoughts and “truths.” Mercury turning direct right after New Year’s Day is excellent for business and career matters in early 2024.

 

December 15: Mars Trine Chiron at 15 Degrees Sagittarius/Aries. Take another look at those you are angry with or alienated from when Mars is trine Chiron. It is quite likely that your anger and frustration (Mars) come from your own internal hurts and trauma (Chiron). Ask yourself what it is about the other person’s actions that stir up your hurtful, sad and angry feelings. Mars trine Chiron can bring a relationship breakthrough when used in this way.

 

December 16: Sun Square Neptune at 24 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Allow yourself to dream and let your thoughts flow unchecked when the Sun is square Neptune. This is not the time for accomplishment or for clarity, but rather a time to let imagination and inspiration have center stage. Record your thoughts, dreams and impressions and refer to them later – perhaps when Mercury is sextile Saturn on the 21st.

 

December 18: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 5 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mercury trine Jupiter is extremely helpful in looking at the big picture. Because both planets are in earth signs, any conclusions reached now are positive (Jupiter) yet grounded (Capricorn/Taurus).

 

December 21: Sun Enters Capricorn at 10:27 PM EST. The Sun at zero degrees Capricorn at the solstice is one of the four very important Aries Points of the Zodiac. Any planet at zero degrees of a sign has enhanced energy and “oomph.” Set your intentions now for the new year of 2024. In my opinion, December 21 is more beneficial for setting intentions and resolutions than New Year’s Day. So set your intentions now and reaffirm them on January 1.

 

December 21: Venus Opposition Uranus at 19 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Mars Quincunx Uranus at 19 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. With the Sun at the solstice, Venus opposition Uranus and Mars quincunx Uranus, there is an “upset the apple cart” feeling to today’s energy. Unpredictable events may occur. Opportunities may suddenly appear and/or opportunities may suddenly disappear. Venus opposing Uranus and Mars quincunx Uranus can be hard on the nerves. Uranus’ job is to shake things up and bring new ways of looking at things. Even if opportunities disappear, something better is waiting to appear. The Sun in Capricorn tempers the impulsive energy and brings rational and logical thinking, concentration, focus and organization. Steady, focused actions allow you to break through obstacles and bring success.

 

December 23: Mercury Enters Sagittarius. Mercury in Sagittarius sparks your thirst for knowledge, travel and adventure. Let your curiosity flow and expand your horizons. Do at least one thing now that you have never allowed yourself to do before.

 

December 26: Full Moon at 4-5 Degrees Cancer. Sun at 5 Degrees Capricorn Sesquiquadrate Uranus at 19 Degrees Taurus. The emotional Cancer Full Moon focuses its energy around home, family and the very foundations of your life. You may find yourself looking into your family dynamics in an effort to understand who you are today. Ask yourself: Are my self-destructive actions such as jealousy, insecurity and self-hate mine or did I inherit them from old family patterns? A Cancer Full Moon is an absolutely perfect time to let go of old family patterns and self-destructive actions that no longer reflect the real,, authentic you. Moon rituals are especially beneficial under this deep, watery, emotional Full Moon.

December 27:  Sun Trine Jupiter at 5 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Mercury Conjunct Mars at 24 Degrees Sagittarius. The Sun trine Jupiter feels like a big smiley face. Mercury Conjunct Mars speeds decision making and propels you into action. Harvest this expansive, optimistic connection by making decisions, and by asserting your ideas. Rapid progress can be made now.

 

December 28: Mars Square Neptune at 25 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. This aspect is a little like stepping on the gas while driving through fog. Take time to be quiet and don’t push yourself. Irritations that pop up now, will look much better in a few days.

 

December 29: Venus enters Sagittarius and Sextiles Pluto at 29 Degrees Sagittarius/Capricorn. Venus is sextile Pluto and then moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius. The love planet feels freer and more loving when in the sign of Sagittarius. Leave all of the Venus in Scorpio relationship soul searching behind and just enjoy new adventures with those you care about.

 

December 31: Jupiter Stations Direct at 5 Degrees Taurus. Jupiter direct in Taurus turns your attention to positive ways to build security, wealth, and self-esteem. Jupiter is starting its journey toward a rare conjunction with Uranus on April 20, 2024. Begin to look for new possibilities and opportunities now.

 

Moon Movement During December 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

December 1:          Moon enters Leo

December 3:          Moon enters Virgo

December 6:          Moon enters Libra

December 8:          Moon enters Scorpio

December 11:        Moon enters Sagittarius

December 12:        New Moon at 20 degrees 40 minutes Sagittarius

December 13:        Moon enters Capricorn

December 15:        Moon enters Aquarius

December 17:        Moon enters Pisces

December 19:        Moon enters Aries

December 21:        Moon enters Taurus

December 24:        Moon enters Gemini

December 26:        Moon enters Cancer

December 26:        Full Moon at 4 Degrees 58 Minutes Cancer

December 28:        Moon enters Leo

December 31:        Moon enters Virgo

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UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I will be teaching two online astrology classes via Zoom starting in January.

  • a beginning astrology class staring on January 24, 2024  at 6:00 pm MST and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together to learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts – starting on January 25, 2024, at 6:00 pm MST

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology.

 

I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquarius Full Moon

 

The Aquarius Full Moon at 1 degree Aquarius on July 23rd emphasizes humanity, breakthroughs and freedom. Over the next 28-day Moon cycle as we experience the Full Moon, free your mind to let go of pre-conceived ideas and dare to think with a fresh outlook.
 
An Aquarius Full Moon brings our attention to the community at large (including the global community) and reminds us that we are each part of something larger than ourselves. Under the Full Moon in Aquarius, contemplate how that homeless person, that misfit, that person of a different race or sexual orientation that you avoid is really your brother or sister in disguise.
 
Ask yourself: What does the concept of humanity mean to me? Is it more important to me to give my time and resources to those close to me or to humanity in general? What is the true meaning of a friend? Can I be true to myself while taking part in a group endeavor.
 

Enjoy stimulating conversations among like-minded friends under this sociable Full Moon in Aquarius. Abstract, free flowing thoughts and conversations can bring amazing breakthroughs under an Aquarius Full Moon.

 

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New Moon in Cancer – Nurture Yourself

The Cancer New Moon gives you a fresh start to better connect with your family and to nurture yourself. This New Moon emphasizes your emotions and your need to give and receive care and nurturing. Most of us are pretty good at caring for others, but not so good at nurturing ourselves During this emotion-filled New Moon in Cancer take time to think about how (or IF) you are nurturing yourself. Ask yourself what you need to nourish not only your body, but also your spirit, mind, heart and soul. If possible, spend time near water as you contemplate the wisdom of this New Moon as it starts a new cycle around fulfilling your deepest needs and desires.