I hope June was filled with fun and summer sun for you all. Here we are looking into July, a confrontational and emotionally complex period. Good thing we have astrology to help us discuss it in advance so we can navigate life as better humans EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
There’s no better time to reflect on our feelings and make changes to the inner self than Cancer season. And boy oh boy is this Cancer season filled with choppy water and strong currents to practice our swimming skills.
Earlier this year I suggested the first half of 2022 would be easier and more free flowing. We’re midpoint, guys, and critical shifts happen THIS MONTH. Before I go into specific dates, let’s discuss the overall landscape for July:
The month starts with Mars moving into Taurus. This is extremely important, because Uranus is already there making a difficult angle to Saturn. The difficult angle between Saturn & Uranus has persisted over the last two years as reflected by the political polarization and social tension that doesn’t seem to stop. Add wild, angry, impulsive Mars to the scene we’re holding a torch to a keg of gunpowder. Woooooooosh!
Mars entered Taurus one other time in the last 2 years – when The Capitol building of the USA was stormed by an angry mob. A similar planetary pattern is about to recur and isn’t it interesting (not surprising) that as the cycle repeats, we see the insurrection hearings on our daily news? And simultaneously, new feelings of outrage build over the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. I’m anxious to see what will come over the next 5 weeks, where the anger will surface and what flames will be stoked. Not much would surprise me.
Point being, the turmoil going on out in the world (socially, economically, politically, etc) is highlighted by this month’s astrology. There may be developments there, but I’m hoping none of that will affect any of us on a personal level. That said, our thoughts and feelings this month may be led in unwanted and unhelpful directions.
Let’s talk about why by looking at some of the planetary patterns happening in July.
Holy wow. The calendar above shows a month absolutely full of challenging squares, oppositions and conjunctions. Since we’ll feel each aspect a few days before and after it perfects, let’s just color the month orange and write YIELD on it.
So what’s my advice on navigating a month of huLLaBalOo to come?
It’s Cancer season. Cancer is all about one’s inner self – the way you perceive what’s happening around you, your reactions, feelings and thoughts about it. We have this internal response to every single thing we hear and see all day long. At a time when lots of crazy things are happening out in the world, it’s more important than ever we monitor how that’s affecting us on the inside.
July (and the months ahead) promise some provocative points that will surely make us feel something. This month, the Cancer energies can help us learn how to calm and reassure ourselves better. It’s time to look inward and separate the treasure from the junk, improving how – when we’re triggered or having troubling thoughts – we soothe ourselves, encourage ourselves, correct ourselves, meet our own needs, and nurture our inner wellbeing.
As one of my very favorite teachers – Abraham Hicks – points out:
“People who don’t practice being happy at home and work can’t be happy on vacation. They don’t know how.”
Sooooo true. When our inner self is wonky, not even the best external circumstances can make us feel good. If we can’t learn how to navigate times like these well, we won’t be good at enjoying the better times ahead either.
TRUTH: Feeling good consistently is a matter of improving that inner voice that faces the world, not controlling the world around us.
My suggestion for July is to keep a daily journal on a notepad or your phone. I’m not asking for an hour of your day – I’m asking for 5 minutes. On the toilet, at lunch, the gym, a stoplight – whatever – just make it happen!
Write down 1-2 sentences about an unwanted feeling or thought you experienced in the last 24 hours, paying special attention to any astrology themes I’ve noted for that day below. Most importantly, reflect on whether the feeling or thought:
Then consider whether there is a better feeling thought you could focus your attention on.
Whatever you do, remember that the astrology this month can create a TENDENCY FOR CHALLENING THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS, AS WELL AS A TENDENCY TO VIEW THINGS IN A MORE NEGATIVE LIGHT. Journaling can really help us see what’s happening within better from a distance, and we are then empowered to make a change 🙂
July 1: Mars squares Pluto – Indicates feelings/situations of anger, pushiness, power games, desire for control, manipulation, aggression, overexertion, being a slave to one’s goals, unchecked desire, hidden motives and activity.
July 2: Saturn square Neptune – Indicates feelings/situations of discouragement, doubt, separation from the the world, loss of certainty, struggling to reach one’s dreams, disappointment with society or human reality, a need for renewed faith.
July 8: Sun square Chiron – Indicates feelings/situations that hurt, being outcast, rejected, unseen, underappreciated and overlooked, the yearning to display one’s specialness, to turn one’s talents into something successful, to be valued.
July 9: Mercury square Jupiter – Indicates feelings/situations of overwhelm, overdoing and overpromising, getting lost in the small stuff, saying too much, rambling, exaggerating, opinionatedness, beliefs without facts, and self-righteousness attitudes.
July 13: Full Moon in Capricorn (aligned with Mercury & Pluto) – Indicates feelings/situations related to lies, information control, a truth comes to light, hidden facts revealed, looking under the rug, being haunted by the past, the dark side of publicity and press, distrust of the media.
July 14: Venus square Neptune – Indicates feelings/situations of extreme sensitivity, yearning for peace, spirituality, escapism, excessive drugs and alcohol, naïveté in relationships, idealism, self-deception, heightened imagination and creativity.
July 18: Mercury oppose Pluto – Indicates feelings/situations related to fearful thoughts, paranoia, distrust, manipulative communication, probes and investigations, conspiratorial thinking, psychic warfare, and intellectual bullying.
July 19: Sun oppose Pluto – Indicates feelings/situations related to authority figures, responding to demands of others, one person trying to change another, power, money or spiritual superiority, light vs darkness, taking the high road, overcoming pressure.
July 25: Venus square Jupiter – Indicates feelings/situations relating to over-indulgence, lack of moderation, waste of privilege and opportunity, learning boundaries in generosity, reciprocity.
July 26: Mercury square Mars – Indicates feelings/situations of harshness in communication, speaking too quickly, disagreement prone, cutting or misplaced humor, hectic schedules, noise, pulled in many directions, a discrepancy between plans and ideas and our ability for action.
July 28: Mercury square Uranus – Indicates feelings/situations of restlessness, distraction, rebelliousness, ideas for breaking free, scatter-brained, eccentricity, shocking news, disruptive surprises.
July 31: Venus square Chiron – Indicates feelings/situations of hurt feelings, abandonment, touchiness, extreme sensitivity, being left out, unloved/unlovable, pain from past relationships, emotional healing, using our own life lessons to teach others.
Clearly, we’re entering a month we’ll have plenty of desire to act, speak on, or respond to all that’s happening. I hope that during this time, you SAY “YES” TO:
I’m in this with you!
I received so many emails and texts about this forecast that I was prompted write a very important follow-up note to my mailing list. Here it is:
Some of your takeaways about the month are “sounds scary”, “terrifying”, “horrible”, and so forth. I’m not recanting my forecast: YES, we’ve got a tricky month ahead. But is it scary, terrifying and horrible? NO.
Of course, there is some turmoil going on out in the world (socially, economically, politically, etc) that is highlighted by this month’s astrology. There may be developments there, but as again, I’m none of that will affect any of us on a critical, personal level. That said, if the astrology is true, our thoughts and feelings about whatever happens this month may be challenging and internally lead us in unwanted and unhelpful directions.
Here I am to provide you the most perfect example of what I’m talking about. Look at how the current astrology is ALREADY playing out for me. It was so challenging to receive the feedback I got today. So I went back and took a look at July 1-2 (today and tomorrow) on my this morning’s email. Lo and behold…
A few of the words in my forecast hit me hard, like – control, aggression, discouragement and doubt. I struggle so hard to control how I come across to you guys. I’m fearful my approach was too aggressive. I feel discouraged and doubtful that I explained it well, or that the information I provide is helpful, or that you’ll still want to get my emails……….!!!! Sure I can learn something from your feedback, but look at all that JUNK and fear that came along with it!
So quickly did my mind skip over the fact that you READ MY EMAIL, took time to thank me for it, sent me some updates about you lives and asked me how I’m doing. But as you can see, my thoughts and feelings had me immediately headed in bad direction that perfectly fit the astrology of the moment.
That’s how astrology works guys. It shows how we TEND to feel and experience what’s happening around us at a given time. It’s not scary, it’s just a tendency to be aware of. A flag at the beach that warns you of the current. And with the challenging aspects of July, coupled with the fact it’s Cancer season, we have A FABULOUS MONTH to see how our ego/thoughts/feels tend to drift when we’re not careful.
So YES, you can have a successful meeting this month, launch a project this month, enjoy your birthday this month, feel happy and secure. Just watch your thoughts and feelings and be more aware than ever of when they’re headed in the wrong direction.
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