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Astrology Transits July 2023 – Nurture

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

When the Sun moved into the sign of Cancer on June 21st (until July 23rd), everything pertaining to family came into focus. Its time to consider the words “nurture” and “family” and what they mean to you. The dictionary defines “nurture” as “the process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone or something.” Nurturing other people, plants and animals brings us closer to our heart center. Doing so softens your heart and puts you more in touch with the “all that is.” As you go through the month, pay attention to who and what you nurture and try to expand your nurturing horizons.

Also spend some time contemplating “family” and consider expanding your understanding of “family” from not only your birth family, but to others in your life who are always there for you.

 

June 30: Neptune Stations Retrograde at 28 Degrees Pisces. Neptune, the planet of illusions, dreams and fantasies tends to dissolve, confuse and bring us closer to our subconscious mind. Because of this, you may be feeling a little more tired until Neptune resumes forward motion on December 6, 2023. Give yourself permission to withdraw and recharge when needed.

Retrograde Neptune is working to dissolve and rebuild your inner landscape by bringing subconscious blind spots and motives to the surface. Watch out for escapist tendencies and addictions as a way to escape your emotional vulnerabilities. The highest and best use of Retrograde Neptune is to meditate, spend time on creative and imaginative hobbies and to tune into and expand your intuitive abilities.

 

July 1: Sun Conjunct Mercury at 9 Degrees Cancer; Sun and Mercury Sextile Jupiter at 9 Degrees Cancer/Taurus. Whenever planets are conjunct, the two planets should be read as a pair. They are inseparable from one another. So, we have Sun conjunct Mercury and Sun and Mercury sextile Jupiter. It is a fun, sunny, expansive time. Mercury brings ease in communications and writing. The Sun glows under Jupiter’s optimism and you are able to express yourself easily and confidently. Enjoy!

 

July 2: Venus Square Uranus at 22 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Relationship and money matters are unsettled under Venus square Uranus. An unexpected opportunity may appear out of the blue requiring you to make a quick decision. Because matters are so unpredictable now, it is best to just go with the flow and enjoy what is. If you are in a relationship, you may feel a little “hemmed in” or claustrophobic right now. Don’t worry, this aspect won’t last long. Just go with the flow and enjoy what is.

 

July 3: Full Moon at 11 Degrees 18 Minutes Capricorn. Neptune Sesiquiquadrate Venus at 27 Degrees Pisces 22 Degrees Leo. The Capricorn Full Moon is opposing the Sun in Cancer. Pluto square the Nodes could bring a long wished for goal to fruition.

This is a good time to tune into your relationship with authority and authority figures. It would also be a great opportunity to look at your work/life balance. Ask yourself:

  • Am I spending too much time and effort on work matters and not enough time on family matters? Or vice versa?
  • What is my relationship to authority and authority figures? Do I resent authority and, if so, why?
  • Am I comfortable being my own authority?
  • What is really, really important to me in my life?
  • Am I willing to listen to my heart to bring about a better work/life balance.

 

July 6-7: Mars Quincunx Neptune at 27 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Mercury Sesiquiquadrate Saturn. Mars quincunx Neptune unleashes an internal struggle between wanting to take action and putting yourself forward, versus wanting to pull back from the world. The answer lies in working with and blending the two energies.

 

July 10: Mercury Opposition Pluto at 29 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn. Proceed with caution. Keep an open mind and avoid confrontations under this intense Mercury Opposition Pluto transit. Paranoia, troubled and passive-aggressive thoughts and actions are common under this challenging planetary connection.

 

July 11: North and South Nodes Shift Signs and Move into Aries/Libra. The North and South Nodes are always in opposition to each other and move backwards through the Zodiac. It takes the Nodes 18-1/2 years to move all the way around the Zodiac They stay in a set of opposing signs for about a year and one half. They have been in Taurus/Scorpio since the end of December 2021, but are now moving backwards into the Aries/Libra axis. Those of you with planets or angles near the end of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn will be most affected by this shift.

 

July 14:  Sun Sextile Uranus at 22 Cancer/Taurus. Mercury Quincunx Saturn at 6 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Sun sextile Uranus is an electrifying aspect that stimulates your imagination and curiosity. Startling insights can come in a flash from seemingly out-of-the-blue. Mercury quincunx Saturn urges you to use common sense when implementing such ideas.

 

July 15: Venus Quincunx Neptune at Degrees 27 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Venus quincunx Neptune is an aspect indicating that things may not be as they appear on the surface. Make sure to check out any unfamiliar ideas or people. People and things may not be what they appear to be.

 

July 17: New Moon at 24 Degrees 56 Minutes Cancer. The Cancer New Moon in a T-square with the Nodes and Pluto may bring up old emotional issues, especially around family, ancestors, and childhood traumas. Pluto in the T-square urges you to confront old family dynamics and to let them go once and for all.

 

July 20: Sun Trine Neptune at 27 Degrees Cancer/Pisces. Mars Opposition Saturn at 6 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. The Sun trine Neptune amps up your intuition, imagination and connection to unseen worlds, while Mars Opposition Saturn brings discipline and endurance. You might feel frustration from the Mars Opposition Saturn aspect and feel that things are not moving forward fast enough. However, that aspect is excellent for helping you manifest your dreams. Be wary of pushing yourself and others too far. Moderation is key.

 

July 21: Sun Opposition Pluto at 29 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn. Sun opposition Pluto is excellent for making long-needed, deep and sweeping changes. However, be careful with power struggles, hidden agendas, less-than-ethical actions and violent situations. Keep a low profile at this time.

 

July 22: Venus Retrograde at 28 Degrees Leo.  Venus stays in retrograde motion until September 3, 2023. Venus retrograde is a good time to review your personal relationships and your money matters. Make any needed adjustments before Venus turns direct on September 3, 2023.

 

July 23: Sun Enters Leo. It’s time to honor your individuality and to let yourself enjoy creative, and even childlike, spontaneous fun. You Sun-sign Leos will glow at this time, so let your charisma show.

 

July 23: Mercury Square Uranus at 22 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Mercury square Uranus can bring mental tension, rigid thoughts and an overwhelming need to escape from something. Stay centered, but pay attention to flashes of insight as they could lead to breakthroughs to vexing problems.

 

July 27: Mercury Conjunct Venus at 28 Degrees Leo. Mercury Quincunx Pluto at 29 Degrees Leo/Capricorn. Mercury conjunct Venus is excellent for all financial and relationship matters. Mercury gives you the ability to communicate in a pleasant way. However, with Mercury also quincunx Pluto there will be an undercurrent of unrest requiring you to making adjustments to your thoughts and plans. Be careful not to come across as controlling or domineering under Mercury quincunx Pluto.

 

July 29: Sun at 5 Degrees Leo Quincunx Saturn at 5 Pisces. Hopefully, you contemplated necessary adjustments, particularly in business matters, when Mercury was quincunx Pluto. Now with the Sun quincunx Saturn, it is time to make concrete, long term adjustments to the way you interact with others. Such adjustments (quincunx) can help you manifest (Leo Sun) your dreams (Pisces).

 

Moon Movement During July 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.

July 1:    Moon in Sagittarius

July 2:    Moon enters Capricorn

July 3:    Full Moon at 11 Degrees Capricorn

July 4:    Moon enters Aquarius

July 6:    Moon enters Pisces

July 8:    Moon enters Aries

July 10:  Moon enters Taurus

July 13:  Moon enters Gemini

July 15:  Moon enters Cancer

July 17:  New Moon at 25 degrees Cancer

July 18:  Moon enters Leo

July 20:  Moon enters Virgo

July 23:  Moon enters Libra

July 25:  Moon enters Scorpio

July 27:  Moon enters Sagittarius

July 29:  Moon enters Capricorn

July 31:  Moon enters Aquarius

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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, Venmo or Zelle. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

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