July 2015 – Include Others In Your Plans

Important astrological aspects for the month of July 2015:

  • Full Moon with Sun in Cancer and Moon in Capricorn occurs on July 1, 2015. This is the first of two full Moons which occur in July.
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Cancer occurs on July 15, 2015.
  • Venus in Virgo turns stationary retrograde on July 25, 2015. It will remain retrograde until September 6, 2015.
  • Uranus in Aries turns stationary retrograde on July 26, 2015.
  • Full Moon with Sun in Leo and Moon in Aquarius occurs on July 31, 2015. This is the second of two full Moons which will occur in July.
  • Venus retrograde re-enters Leo on July 31, 2015.

Include Others In Your Plans

By Misty Kuceris ©2015

July 1st is a day of letting go and bringing healing into your life as well as your relationships with others. This is an important day. Two full Moons will occur in the month of July and the first one occurs today. With the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn, the focus of this full Moon is the balance between family and work-related matters. But, before the full Moon occurs, Venus forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde and a conjunction to Jupiter in the early morning hours of EDT; and Mars forms a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis later in the evening EDT. All three of these aspects intensify the need to find your balance between family and work.

At times there’s a tendency in life not to let go of painful situations but rather hold onto those memories. When you do that, it’s difficult to move forward in life. You may feel a family member slighted you. Or you may feel that you have to watch your back at work. When Venus forms the quincunx to Chiron retrograde, you find some of those situations staring you in the face and daring you to resolve them and let go of the pain. With Venus forming the conjunction to Jupiter, you’ll find other people want to help you through your healing process so you can move on with your life. You don’t need to be stuck anymore.

With Mars forming the square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis, you need to balance your activities between what’s important for you and what’s best for everyone else involved, including you. Mars is in Cancer and approaching a conjunction to the Sun, so the signs of Aries and Libra are just as involved in the full Moon chart as are the signs of Cancer and Capricorn. You may want to cry out that other people have ignored your needs and that’s why you felt so much pain in the past. Or, you may realize that working with others can bring more healing into your life.

By the time the full Moon occurs around 10:20 pm EDT, you’ll have already experienced many opportunities to resolve any relationship problems. Since the Moon is approaching a conjunction to Pluto retrograde you may feel exhausted from all you achieved during the day. Or, you may feel as if other people tried to manipulate you into their desired goals. But, if you paid attention to your needs while listening to what other people said, you’ll find that you had the ability to let go of old painful memories. You’ll also find that your relationship with others has also improved.

With Mercury forming a sextile to Uranus on July 2nd, you’re open to new ideas, especially if you let go of painful memories the day before. This is a good day to explore potential new projects. It’s also a good day to contact friends and acquaintances because they could help you move forward with situations in life. Just move cautiously. If you rush into situations too quickly, you could find yourself in an accident. Or, if you say too much, you may give away information that you’ll regret at a later date.

On July 3rd, Mercury forms a square to Chiron retrograde and a sextile to Jupiter. Mars will also form a quincunx to Ceres retrograde. Today is another day where you may find yourself dealing with painful memories and realizing that you don’t need to hold on to them. You’ll feel as if people aren’t really listening to you when Mercury forms the quincunx to Chiron. But, as Mercury moves into the sextile to Jupiter, you’ll realize that you were misinterpreting what other people were saying. They really want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

With Mars forming the quincunx to Ceres retrograde you’ll see how important it is to compromise if you really want to achieve your goals. You may be tempted to rush into situations but you’ll also find value in holding back and assessing your environment. By the end of the day you’ll understand just how important it is to include other people in your plans if you want to succeed.

Be very gentle with yourself on July 7th when Mercury forms the quincunx to Saturn retrograde. It’s too easy to judge yourself harshly. You may even question your thoughts and words. Or, you may feel that other people are criticizing your actions. Actually, if you take everything into consideration, this could be a good day to resolve problems. The key is to view your situation with compassion.

As Mercury enters the sign of Cancer on July 8th, you find that it’s easier to take the concerns of your family into consideration. Mars will form a trine to Neptune retrograde later in the day and you may start discussing various ways to improve the family dynamics. You may even talk about the dreams that each member has and how to achieve those dreams. Even if you are not be able to communicate everything that you’re thinking at this time, you may still be able to sense what’s important.

This is really a day of feelings because getting all the facts will be difficult with Mars forming the trine to Neptune retrograde. And, it’s also going to be a day where you don’t want to do too much of anything. So, take the time to go out and play with your family. Understand how important laughter is in all your endeavors. Stay away from signing any important contracts and starting any ventures that involve financial commitments as you won’t have all the facts.

July 10th is another day to consider your relationships with others, especially your family, as Mercury forms a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis. With the Moon’s South Node in Aries, you want to make certain that you don’t lose your independence. But, with the Moon’s North Node in Libra, you really need to understand just how important relationships are in your life. Keep your mind open to their point of views. Listen to what they have to say. If you communicate your point of view in a gentle manner, other people will want to lend their support. And, they will understand that you want to give them your support as well.

When Mercury forms a quincunx to Ceres retrograde on July 11th you may feel a bit of tension between what you want to reveal to your friends and what you want to keep confidential. When Mercury is in the sign of Cancer you feel as if it’s more important to keep things to yourself. Yet, when Ceres is in Aquarius, you feel as if you need to discuss matters in order to resolve any problems. Basically, this is a day of listening. See if other people want to discuss situations with you. Perhaps it’s better to keep the information to yourself at this time.

Creativity and spirituality are very important on July 13th when Mercury forms a trine to Neptune retrograde. You are able to tune into your higher nature. You want to understand the world around you. This could be a good day to pursue an artistic venture. Or, it’s a great day to meditate on the world around you. As on July 11th, today is a good day to listen to others because you may find it difficult to put your feelings into words. If you enjoy the day as it flows by you, you’ll find yourself blessed with wonderful experiences.

When Venus forms a square to Saturn retrograde on July 14th, you want to move with caution. It’s easy to become critical of either yourself or others. You may even feel a little melancholic. If that’s the case, it’s your body’s way of telling you that you’re out of harmony with your personal needs. Perhaps you didn’t set up the right boundaries in situations and people took advantage of you. Or, perhaps you were so busy taking care of others that you didn’t take care of yourself. Perhaps you need to pull back from your external activities and just take some quiet moments to reflect on your life. Or, perhaps you need to let other people know that they can’t continue to take advantage of you.

Before the new Moon occurs on July 15th, both Mars and Mercury form an opposition to Pluto retrograde and start the energy of two cardinal T-squares. Mars will form the square to Uranus on July 25th and conclude its cardinal T-square at that time. Mercury, which travels faster than Mars, will form the square to Uranus on July 18th and conclude its cardinal T-square at that time.

When Mars forms an opposition to Pluto retrograde you find power struggles going on in your life. Other people want you to do things their way. You need to stand up for your rights without getting into a major argument. Unfortunately, any arguments at this time will put you into a no-win situation. You also need to pull back and listen to what the other person says. This will help you avoid arguments and perhaps build some alliances so you can work together.

The need to understand other people’s point of view is just as important when Mercury forms an opposition to Pluto retrograde later in the day. If power struggles are continuing, it’s because you and the other person can’t hear each other or are not listening to each other. If that’s the case, walk away from the argument. However, if you can start hearing each other, you’ll find that you have another important ally in your life.

As the new Moon, with Sun and Moon in Cancer, occurs on July 15th, you’ll feel the energy of the cardinal T-square begun by Mars and Mercury earlier in the day. This energy will also be more intense since Mercury and Mars form a conjunction not only to each other but also to the new Moon.

If you aren’t willing to listen to other people and do want to argue with them, this will be a difficult new Moon. You’ll feel as if you need to fight for the security of your family and home. But, fighting could also lead to more problems instead of resolutions. The reason for that is because the new Moon is separating from a square to Uranus. With this energy, arguments have a way of getting out of hand. There’s a tendency not to be rational. You may even think that you need to walk away rather than deal with the situation. If you walk away to let the energy simmer down, that’s a good thing. But if you walk away to avoid the entire situation, you’ll find similar problems keep surfacing for the next two weeks until the full Moon at the end of the month.

At times when there are difficult situations in life, the universe also lends a helping hand. This helping hand comes in the forms of a grand water trine that the new Moon forms with Saturn retrograde and Chiron retrograde. If you reach into the depths of your being, you’ll be able to understand that keeping your home safe and your foundations secure you can feel compassion for other people and their problems. You even understand that others are there to lend their support during difficult situations. And, you can find a way to resolve those problems without having to present an argument to justify your side.

Venus enters the sign of Virgo on July 18th but it won’t remain in the sign very long. It will only go up to 00°46’ before it turns stationary retrograde on July 25th. In some ways you may feel relieved that Venus doesn’t remain in the sign of Virgo for that long at this time. Venus isn’t comfortable in the sign of practicality. It really wants to go out, have fun, and spend money for all that fun. Meanwhile, Venus in Virgo represents the need to pay attention to your budget and make certain that you don’t over spend.

Since the cardinal T-square that Mercury started on July 15th when it formed the opposition to Pluto retrograde ends on July 18th when it forms a square to Uranus, you may find that you do need to pay attention to your budget, particularly during the Venus retrograde period. You may feel frustrated that you can’t do everything you wanted to do because of financial difficulties. Or, you may find that you did share your difficulties with other people and they are able to help you find solutions. Just be careful not to rush into situations. There’s a tendency not to focus on important details. This could create an accident if you’re not careful.

When Mercury forms a trine to Chiron retrograde on July 19th, a lot of healing can take place. You may understand that your words were too harsh with other people during the time of the cardinal T-square created by Mercury. Or, you may feel as if you’re ready to forgive someone else for what they said.

It’s easy to focus when Mercury forms a trine to Saturn retrograde on July 22nd. You think clearly. You hear what other people have to say. When you speak to others they listen. They can hear the authority in your voice. Just don’t take things so seriously that you forget to have some fun. The Sun will enter the sign of Leo later in the day and that will help.

With the Sun entering the sign of Leo you feel more optimistic about your life. This is a great time to have fun with your family and friends. While you want to take your responsibilities seriously today, you also need to appreciate what other people can offer you in life. Don’t let your feelings of family responsibilities get in the way of having fun.

With Mercury entering the sign of Leo on July 23rd you’ll feel more optimistic about life. Now you’re definitely willing to have fun and include other people in that fun. You feel good about what you can do in life. You’re willing to take calculated risks because you believe in yourself.

When Mercury forms the opposition to Ceres retrograde on July 24th, you feel a little scattered. You’re not quite so sure whether to move forward with situations or just sit back and observe life. On one hand, you don’t want to pay attention to all the details with Mercury in Leo. On the other hand, it’s important to discuss matters that can help you move forward with your life. So, while you want to use your charm to get ahead, it’s also important to pay attention to the details that can resolve any negative situations in your life and bring in more positive actions.

Venus entered the sign of Virgo on July 18th. Now, at 00°46’ it is turning stationary retrograde on July 25th. So, while you may have felt that you needed to be more fiscally responsible, that feeling is going away. You need to be very cautious during this Venus retrograde period because Venus will re-enter the sign of Leo next month and there’s a tendency to overspend when Venus is in Leo. Venus will be retrograde until September 6, 2015.

When Venus is retrograde, you need to review your finances and address any difficulties in that area of your life. Just be cautious with any contracts that you have to sign during this time period. There tends to be hidden costs which you don’t see until Venus turns retrograde.

You may also need to re-evaluate your relationships with other people to make certain that your needs are being met. Don’t be surprised if people from your past resurface. If you didn’t resolve relationship problems earlier, you may be forced to resolve them during this retrograde time period.

If you’re thinking about starting a new business or new marketing plan, wait until Venus goes direct. Once again you don’t see all the financial risks and obligations at this time. It will end up costing you more than you expect. Or some hidden financial obligations may surface which makes it difficult for you to budget for all contingencies.

A few minutes after Venus turns stationary retrograde on July 25th, Mars forms a square to Uranus and the cardinal T-square energy which Mars began on July 15th comes to a close. It’ll become more evident that you need to be careful with financial matters. You need to move cautiously and not take anything for granted. It’s also important to pay attention to your surroundings because you don’t want an accident to occur. What’s important to remember with this cardinal T-square is that Libra was the missing sign. If you involve other people in your plans, you’ll find more success than trying to resolve the situation alone. And, if at all possible, avoid arguments because they aren’t going to solve any problems. They’ll only lead to more frustration.

With Mars forming a trine to Chiron retrograde on July 26th, it’ll be easier for you to take care of matters which you couldn’t attend to the day before. This is a good day for healing. It’s also a good day to do special things that bring joy and relaxation into your life. Move slowly and be gentle with people you encounter today. They’ll appreciate it.

Uranus turning stationary retrograde on July 26th will help the energy of Uranus slow down. This slowing down will help you appreciate some of the changes that are occurring in the world and get you to feel better about things that are occurring. Some people won’t feel the shift of this energy too much because they are already slowing down. But, other people will really appreciate this occurring.

It is so easy to feel scattered on July 27th when Mercury forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde. You don’t know what to do. You’re not sure what direction to take. It’s as if the facts seem to escape you. Try to avoid meetings if at all possible. Too much will be said and nothing will be done. The better way to use this energy is to reflect on the world around you. Listen to others so you can meditate on their words later. Avoid signing contracts if at all possible.

Plus, when Mercury forms this quincunx with Neptune retrograde, it starts the energy of a yod with Pluto retrograde which will be completed on July 29th when Mercury forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde. A yod means that while you don’t have all the facts today, something will come up over the next few days that even changes what you thought you knew.

The yod which began on July 27th continues on July 29th as Mercury forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde. During these last few days it was important that you didn’t sign any major contracts or make any major commitments. Today you’ll understand why. Other people may have tried to get you involved in their problems. Or, they may have tried to deceive you. If you try to argue with them and present your point of view, you’ll find they aren’t willing to listen. Once again this is a good day to observe the world around you and how other people are acting. Take the information you gather and put it aside in your mind for future consideration.

As the month of July comes to a close, the second full Moon of the month occurs on July 31st and Venus retrograde enters the sign of Leo. Throughout the month of July, it was critical to include other people in your plans. Even if you decided not to include them, it was important to listen to their concerns. With the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Aquarius, you may feel as if their input really wasn’t that important. But the Moon is separating from a conjunction to Ceres retrograde and the Sun is separating from an opposition to Ceres retrograde. This indicates that you may now need to find ways to compromise in order to continue receiving their support. Perhaps one way to compromise is to spend more time with your family and friends in leisure activities. Another way to compromise is to accept each person’s need for independence and love them for whom they are rather than in spite of who they are.

A few hours after the full Moon occurs, Venus retrograde re-enters the sign of Leo. Although Venus was in Virgo when the full Moon occurred, it was already moving into the sign of Leo. So, with Venus retrograde now in the sign of Leo, it’s important to re-evaluate your needs and find ways to love who you are. It’s also time to re-evaluate your relationships with others to make certain that you find pleasure in your relationships. If people from you past re-enter you’re life, embrace them if they are back to support you. If some people are coming back because you had difficulties with them, take time to resolve the problems and move on with your life. This is definitely a day of healing your relationships with others and allowing love to be a daily part of your life.