Meditation for July
In a rain-filled garden, the open flower drinks.
Greetings dear Ones,
Babies and kittens. Tears and drama. Hurt feelings and courageous acts. Welcome to the month of July and the blend of Cancer and Leo. The switch from one to the other occurs on July 22nd. But Mars and Venus, the solar system lovers, meander through bold and romantic Leo for much of the month; until July 21st when Venus enters Virgo and puts her gardening gloves on, shifting from Leo joy to Virgo discernment.
We’re learning the hard lessons of climate change and we’re challenging social systems and mental constructs. There are folks who see the need for change and growth, and there are those who fear what those changes will bring. This plays out politically as well as socially. The energies of July remind us to stay heart-centered while nurturing that which roots us.
The first part of July is not that astrologically pleasant. There are tense alignments between Mars, Saturn and Uranus over the entire 4th of July weekend. Differences abound. As Miguel Ruiz says, “there are conflicting individual dreams in the Dream of the Planet”. Keep a low profile and count your blessings. It IS a good time to embrace change. Focus on staying open to insights that best serve your needs.
The Cancer New Moon on July 9th helps you consider your personal direction (semi-sextile with Mars). This is the tenderest New Moon of the year. Let all you do come from the sweetness of your heart. Nurture your roots. Pour out love and let it flow back to you. Cherished memories resurface today.
July 12th and the few days either side see Mars and Venus playing kissy kissy, making a great time for love affairs, backyard parties, and glorious projects of art.
Power and control July 17th as the Sun opposes Pluto. Where can you break free? What can you let go of?
July 21st Your heart may open in hands-on service today when Venus enters fastidious Virgo and immediately opposes Jupiter in compassionate Pisces.
July 22nd is a cosmic shift as the Sun enters its home sign of fiery Leo. It’s your annual opportunity for 30 days of bravery and shenanigans.
Over the top energy at the Aquarian Full Moon on July 23rd. Venus and Jupiter still oppose one another as do the Leo Sun and Aquarian Moon. Watch out for out-of-control spending. And do help someone else if you can. We are all connected, and this we know. What happens to one, happens to another. Big scary things are happening. Let’s dream the dream of peace and healing!
Wise Jupiter slips back into social Aquarius on July 28th to immediately oppose hot-headed Mars. It’s a good day to move past blocks.
The next day active Mars gives up the Leo bravado and enters skillful Virgo. This is your once-in-a-two-year energy bump to clean up whatever needs cleaning.
The month ends as little Mercury conjuncts the Sun. Soon both will oppose stern Saturn. What you say may be repeated. Perhaps you’d like that to reflect well on you.
In the meantime, remember you matter; we are all connected; Earth is our home and love is our destination.