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July

A power and action-packed month begins with the third of the eclipses within weeks. Following on from early June’s Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse and the after mid-month Cancer Solar Eclipse, on July 5th there’s a Capricorn Lunar Eclipse (a powerful Full Moon) which aspects Uranus and Neptune. There will be a highly-strung mood, some anxiety and trepidation and a need for calm. Eclipses always bring a sense of anticipation and challenge and three in a row is one more than usual – so a fair amount of churning change. Except the challenge this time round, following the message of the June Solar Eclipse, is to face up to difficulties and restrictions and wait before taking any real action.

The Eclipsed Full Moon on the 5th coincides with Saturn retrograding for the final time into Capricorn where it will stay till the middle of December. This will instil self-discipline, a sense that only hard work will resolve problems with accompanying financial limitations or setbacks. Results will start to come through after the end of September when Saturn finally goes direct.

But for all the above the mood will be surprisingly upbeat with the super-confident Jupiter Pluto conjunction opposing the Sun in the middle of the month. Though admittedly it’s followed by a problematic Saturn opposition a few days’ later. So it may be a leap forward and then a few steps back.

The final week with the entertaining, outgoing and flashy Leo Sun in place should throw up amusing distractions.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Sun conjunct Mercury in Cancer – in mental overdrive, chatty.

Sun sextile Uranus – lively, inventive, tensions easing.

Saturn Retrograde into Capricorn till mid-December, goes direct 30 September – having to rethink business and financial and practical plans.

5: Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) in Capricorn – pulled in two directions.

8: Mercury square Mars in Aries – argumentative, fast-thinking/talking.

12: Mercury goes direct in Cancer – communication delays cease.

Sun trine Neptune in Pisces – kind, dreamy, vague.

14: Sun opposition Jupiter in Capricorn – overly confident, want success without effort, over-estimate abilities.

15: Sun opposition Pluto – controlling, power-struggles, can bring transformation after considerable effort.

20: New Moon in Cancer – focused, head and heart together.

Sun opposition Saturn – discouraging, mistakes need faced and fixed, delays.

22: Sun into sociable Leo for four weeks – party-loving and attention-seeking.

Mercury sextile Uranus – bright ideas, lively chat.

27: Jupiter sextile Neptune – compassionate, charitable, not realistic, dreamy, idealistic.

Venus square Neptune – romantic fantasies, sympathetic but can lead to disappointment.

Mercury square Mars – argumentative

30: Mercury opposition Jupiter – promise more than can deliver, enthusiastic.

Mercury trine Neptune – mean well, but evasive.

OUTER PLANETS

Jupiter in Capricorn from December 2nd 2019 to December 2020. Capricorn is money-minded, ambitious, traditional, practical. In astrology it rules business and governmental systems. Can be creative.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till March 22 2020, and again and again July 2nd to December 17th – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence. Puts a toe into Aquarius in late March for three months, and moves in for two years plus from December onwards – it is serious thinking, helpful for science, steadier emotionally though cold.

Uranus: From March 2019 for seven years in Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

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