July 2012 – Stay True to Yourself

Important astrological energies for the month of July 2012:

  • Full Moon with Sun in Cancer and Moon in Capricorn on July 3, 2012.
  • Mercury in Leo turns stationary retrograde on July 14, 2012.
  • Mars in Libra forms a square to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn on July 17, 2012 and an opposition to Uranus retrograde in Aries on July 18, 2012, creating a cardinal T-square.
  • Jupiter in Gemini quincunx Pluto retrograde in Capricorn on July 18, 2012.
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Cancer on July 19, 2012.
  • Jupiter in Gemini sextile Uranus retrograde in Aries on July 22, 2012.

Stay True to Yourself

By Misty Kuceris ©2012

The month of July 2012 begins with Jupiter forming a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node on July 2nd. This indicates that legal matters from the past will be resolved. This was actually shown with the Supreme Court’s decision on June 28, 2012 regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (President Obama’s health care legislation) when in a 5 to 4 decision it was determined that requiring all American’s to get health care was constitutional. Any other legal matters which you need to resolve can occur at this time.

Jupiter in Gemini conjunct the Moon’s South Node also indicates that energy is at a high peak and out of control. This was indicated by the various storms which ravaged both the mid portion of the country as well as the mid-Atlantic regions of the country.

What it means for you on a personal level is that you need to be very careful not to go overboard in anything that you do today. It’s easy to just move forward without thinking things through. But, in the long run that can cause you problems. It’s very important that you understand what happened in the past before you take actions on future projects or needs.

Mars enters the sign of Libra on July 3rd. It’s not really comfortable in the sign of Libra. It’s in its detriment. Mars would like to just go out into the world and not worry about anyone else. However, in Libra, anything that you do has a direct impact on other people. Also, as Mars enters the sign of Libra, it sets off a very tight cardinal T-square between Pluto retrograde in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries which will occur later in the month. While it won’t occur until July 17th and July 18th, you’ll feel the energy of that cardinal T-square now. You’ll feel that people are anxious to get things started. They don’t want to wait. They say that they want to work with other people but not really. What they want to do is work with people who are just like them. It’s also important to note that when Mars does enter Libra, the Moon is just moving away from a conjunction to Pluto retrograde and into a square to Uranus. So, this means that the public is getting tired of not finding any solutions to their problems.

Later that day, and a few hours before the full Moon occurs on July 3rd, Venus forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde. You really need to be very careful with finances. You also need to be careful in your relationships with other people. You don’t want to give your power away. It’s important that you know what you value and you stick to it. If you don’t other people will try to manipulate you. So, be careful with any negotiations. Know what you want to achieve before you enter into any discussions.

When the full Moon, with the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn, occurs you need to take a look at what is important for you and your family. This is the time to set family goals. A full Moon is the time to let go of things that aren’t working. So, you may decide that some of your family goals really creating the security you and your family need. Or, you may have set some goals that were unrealistic.

The aspects that occur on July 4th actually can set up the energy not only for that day but also for July 5th.  Mercury forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde on July 4th and a quincunx to Chiron retrograde on July 5th. This means that Mercury will be forming a yod to both Pluto retrograde and Chiron retrograde. Mercury will also form a trine to Uranus on July 4th. With Mercury so active, you may say too much. You may get excited about your ideas. Yet other people won’t be so open to them. They may think that your thoughts are a little too erratic. Or, they may be listening to what you say in hopes that they can use those words to convince you that their point of view is the only correct point of view. Meanwhile, Venus is forming a sextile to Uranus on July 4th and you may think that people really care about what you say. Again, this isn’t necessarily true.

When it comes to financial matters on the 4th and 5th of July, be very careful. You might like a product and think it’s a great purchase, but it may cost too much and create havoc with your budget later. You’ll find out on July 7th when Venus forms a square to Chiron whether the price was too high. Pay careful attention to your feelings on July 7th because they are very important. This is also not a good day to make any major business decisions, especially if those decisions involve the field of health.

There’s a tendency to want to take the easy way out of problems when Mars forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde on July 8th. As already written, Mars is not comfortable in the sign of Libra and you may find yourself hoping other people will take care of problems. Also, you may find it difficult to focus on critical decisions. But, other people aren’t as forthcoming with information. So, even if they say they’ll take care of a situation, they won’t follow through.

It will be easier to make decisions on July 9th when Ceres forms a conjunction to Jupiter. Spiritually you want to do the right thing. So pay attention to your spiritual needs. You’ll find ways to achieve what’s important in your life.

When Uranus turns stationary retrograde on July 13th, you’ll find the world more cautious. Usually Uranus in Aries just wants to rush into situations and make changes without regard to the end game or concern over how to implement those changes. However, now people are concerned with how to implement changes. They know changes need to occur but they don’t want total chaos. This is also an important time for you to be cautious with any changes that you want to make in your life. With Ceres forming a quincunx to Pluto retrograde and Mercury turning stationary retrograde on July 14th, it will be easier for you to be cautious.

As Ceres forms the quincunx to Pluto retrograde on July 14th, you’ll sense that just rushing into things will create a wall of resistance. Other people won’t be open to your ideas. They won’t want to change. And, they’ll have problems as you try to implement changes. Since Ceres is in Gemini, there will be a lot of talk but, at least at this time, very little action.

With Mercury turning stationary retrograde later in the day, communications may get confusing. Mercury will be retrograde until August 8, 2012. Usually people come up with grandiose ideas when Mercury is in Leo, but not this time. The ideas won’t be thought through. Rather take time to re-think them. Any ideas that are implemented at this time will have difficulty succeeding. They sound good but they don’t have a solid base. You’re better off thinking about your schemes and waiting until August 8th when Mercury goes direct to decide if they are realistic.

Be very careful on July 16th when Ceres forms a sextile to Uranus retrograde. You might rush into actions too quickly. While you feel that you can achieve anything right now, you’re not really thinking clearly. Optimism is getting the better of you. You also need to be very careful about items in your home that haven’t been working for a while. They may break today.

On July 17th, Mars forms a square to Pluto retrograde emphasizing the energy of the cardinal T-square which will end tomorrow when Mars forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde. Before that happens, Mars forms a trine to Jupiter. So, you begin the day feeling very optimistic about everything you can achieve. But as the day goes on, you realize that it will take more time than anticipated. You want to initiate new action but there are stumbling blocks in the way. That’s the energy of the planet Pluto. While you may not like it, it could actually help to slow down.

Because Mars forms the square to Pluto retrograde, you may feel that other people are standing in your way. They want you to think about the past. You just want to move on into the future. You might push yourself so much that you could hurt yourself.

Since the energy is so high today and tomorrow, the stock market will be very erratic on these two days. It doesn’t like uncertainty. Not only does Mars form an opposition to Uranus on July 18th, but Ceres forms a square to Chiron retrograde on the same day and Jupiter forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde.

Ceres is seen as the reconciler when she finds a way to get what she wants. Chiron is seen as the healer from self-inflicted wounds. Because a square is tension, there may be difficulties knowing just how to solve problems.

Jupiter wants to rush forward in action and Pluto wants to hold on to the past. Since this is a quincunx, you need to find ways to temper your actions and hold back a little. If you don’t, you’ll feel like you just got sideswiped.

You’ll feel an underlying sense of frustration and anger. You’ll have difficulties focusing and this could lead to accidents. Even the weather will seem angry today with various electrical storms.

On a global level, military conflicts will be very high. People aren’t willing to resolve their conflicts in a peaceful manner. Negotiations won’t work. Fears that change isn’t occurring fast enough will increase. To the best of your ability, try to remain calm and balance the need to hold on to the past while moving into the future.

With all the high level of intensity that occurred the previous two days, July 19th will seem fairly mild. The new Moon with Sun and Moon in Cancer occurs on July 19th and brings in a change of energy which is more positive. Spend the next few weeks focusing on your family. Determine what is important. As Mars forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde later in the day, it will be easier to resolve any problems that you had. Even the world will seem calmer. And, this feeling will last until the end of the month.

The ability to resolve problems, especially with family members, will increase on July 22nd as Jupiter forms a sextile with Uranus retrograde, Mercury retrograde forms a sextile to Ceres, and the Sun enters the sign of Leo. With Jupiter forming the sextile to Uranus retrograde, you’re open to new ideas. Opportunities occur which make it easier for you to take action. You’ll even feel hope that the economy is improving as the stock market performs better.

With Mercury retrograde forming the sextile to Ceres and the Sun entering the sign of Leo, its rulership, you’ll find that resolving old matters becomes easier. People are willing to compromise, especially since the Sun will also be forming sextiles to Jupiter and Ceres within a few days. The sign of Leo indicates that pride is important but it also indicates a generosity of spirit. It’s this generosity of spirit which makes it easier to resolve old conflicts.

On July 23rd, people will actually go out of their way to try and solve problems as Mars forms a trine to Ceres. You’ll find people implementing plans, not just talking about them.

On the following day, July 24th, Mercury retrograde will form a sextile to Jupiter and on July 25th, Mercury retrograde forms a trine to Uranus retrograde. People will talk about the plans they’re implementing. They’ll be excited about the various possibilities for success. Also, don’t be surprised if some old friends come back into your life. Just a little caution here: You may feel so good about situations that you make too many commitments. The good news is that Mercury retrograde forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde on July 26th and you’ll be able to see which commitments are important to keep and which commitments need to be broken.

As the month ends, Venus forms a trine to Saturn on July 31st. This is a good day to get your financial house in order. It’s a good day to improve personal relationships. People are willing to listen to you and you’re willing to listen to them. For those of you who have the Sun or Moon in Gemini or Libra, you may meet a wonderful romantic interest.

While the month of July 2012 started off with a very rocky start, the month ends with feelings of optimism and hope. While you needed to deal with power struggles at the start of the month, now you can enjoy life knowing that you have supportive people around you. Stay focused on your needs and those of people you love and you’ll find it easier to receive the support you deserve.