Important astrological energies for the month of July:
- Total Solar Eclipse (NM) with the Sun and Moon in Cancer occurs on July 2, 2019.
- Mercury in Leo turns stationary retrograde on July 7, 2019. It will remain retrograde until July 31st.
- Partial Lunar Eclipse (FM) with Sun in Cancer and Moon in Capricorn occurs on July 16, 2019.
- Mercury retrograde re-enters the sign of Cancer on July 19, 2019.
- Mercury in Cancer turns stationary direct on July 31, 2019. It went retrograde on July 7, 2019.
- New Moon with Sun and Moon in Leo occurs on July 31, 2019. This is the second new Moon in this month.
July 2019 – With Relationships You Achieve More
By Misty Kuceris ©2019
As the month of July begins, Mars enters the sign of Leo on July 1st. When Mars is in the sign of Leo, you want to play. Since it will be forming a trine to Ceres retrograde and a square to Uranus over the next few days, you vacillate between wanting to invite guests to your home and wanting to go out and find new experiences. You don’t like the thought of fighting with anyone because that’s just not fun. Instead, you want to be generous in your interactions with others and hope they appreciate your efforts.
A total solar eclipse with the Sun and Moon in Cancer occurs on July 2nd. Totality will be visible from the southern Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand to the Coquimbo Region in Chile and Argentina. This eclipse is part of the Saros 127 cycle.
Although this eclipse will not be visible in the United States, it does form a conjunction to the Sun in the United States chart. This could mean that matters surrounding the President become more obscure. Either he falls out of favor with the population or he suffers some sort of major problem.
Solar eclipses occur at the time of a new Moon. Usually during a new Moon you want to start new things. But when there’s an eclipse, matters tend to get obscured. With this eclipse in the sign of Cancer, you feel as if you need to do more things around your home. You don’t want to go out as much. You may even feel more protective of your “tribe.” (Those people who are close to you but not necessarily your family.) This is a good day for reflection and relaxation. Trying to do too much can make you exhausted.
Venus enters the sign of Cancer and less than two hours later Mars forms a trine to Ceres retrograde on July 3rd. With Venus entering the sign of Cancer you feel an increased need to stay home and spend more time with your family. You don’t want to go out into the world. You value what your family means to you. You find ways to improve your relationships with them.
With Mars forming a trine to Ceres retrograde, it helps to understand the mythology behind these two planets. Mars and Ceres are often seen to have a symbiotic relationship. Mars rules the passion that he felt when (represented by Hades) he kidnapped Persephone, the daughter of Ceres. Ceres is seen as the mother who was so outraged by this action that she was willing to throw the world into darkness until her daughter comes home to her. She knew how to calculate solutions and compromise so she could work out a plan to get her daughter back.
When Mars forms a trine to Ceres, especially with Ceres in retrograde motion, you are able to harness your passion into creative actions which lead to success. You understand how passion can drive you. But you realize that you need a plan of action built on reason to succeed. Even with Ceres you feel the passion. You just don’t let it drive you to the point that it interferes with your plan. Rather it propels you into success with your plan. For this reason, this is a good day to put your plans into action and even call out on others to help you succeed.
The day after Mars forms the trine to Ceres retrograde, Venus forms a quincunx to Ceres retrograde on July 4th. Again, Venus represents the passionate nature of your love while Ceres, especially in retrograde motion, represents the calculating aspect of your nature. When the two are in quincunx, you feel as if you need to make adjustments in your life so you find that balance between passion and logic. You may start down one path and decide that it’s not quite right so you make changes. You review your relationships to see if they are bringing the type of love and support you need right now. You may even find that you need to make changes in how you approach other people in your life to gain their support. In the end, you realize that you need to follow your path and not always listen to the advice of others. They may say they understand, but they may have never experienced what you are going through right now.
Mercury in Leo turns stationary retrograde on July 7th. It will re-enter the sign of Cancer on July 16th and remain retrograde until July 31st. Mercury only forms one triad sequence and that’s with Ceres.
This Mercury retrograde period won’t be as intense as the previous Mercury retrograde periods because there is only one triad sequence and that’s a trine with Ceres which is very positive. Since Mercury is in Leo when the retrograde period because, take time to learn how to play and not take yourself so seriously.
On July 8th, Venus forms a square to Chiron and a sextile to Uranus.
When Venus forms the square to Chiron, you realize that it’s important to heal from any pain in your life. You no longer have to be a victim. You accept responsibility for your actions. And, you don’t let anyone else take charge of your life.
This ability to take responsibility for your actions becomes easier as Venus forms the sextile to Uranus. Unexpected events help you understand the truth. You may even run into some people from your past that can help you succeed. Embrace the unexpected because you’ll find more rewards than you expected.
Chiron turns retrograde on July 9th. It will remain retrograde until December 12, 2019. When Chiron is in retrograde motion, especially in Aries, you tend to hold on to your pain longer than you need to. You don’t want to discuss it with anyone else. You think that you can resolve it on your own. But, you need to understand that sometimes you can’t do it on your own and you need help.
When Mars forms a trine to Chiron retrograde and a square to Uranus on July 11th you need to be cautious. Part of the reason is that Chiron retrograde is in Aries and Mars rules Aries. Perhaps you’re able to understand how pain is motivating you to move forward with your life. Or, perhaps you’re taking too many risks which could put you into danger, especially since Mars will form a square to Uranus later in the day. Unexpected things can happen and you may not being paying attention. It’s important not to rush into things. Do the best you can to move slowly today and pay attention to your environment.
Before the Lunar Eclipse occurs on July 16th, Venus forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde. Normally Venus and Jupiter harmonize very well. Jupiter represents good luck coming into your life, especially in the form of delayed gratification. Venus represents the financial security you enjoy. And with Venus in Cancer it also represents the security you feel from being with your family.
But, when there is a quincunx, you feel as if you need to be cautious with your money. You may encounter unexpected expenses. Or, you may want to purchase something which is not properly priced, meaning that you may pay too much for something. Or, in your relationships with other people, you may give away too much of importance. This energy will also be felt in at the time of the eclipse.
The partial lunar eclipse with the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn which occurs will be seen in much of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Antarctica. This is Saros 139 cycle.
A lunar eclipse occurs at the time of a full Moon. Usually during a full Moon you want to let go of situations which are bothering you. In this case, with the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn, you want to find ways to spend more time with your family and less time at work. But it could be difficult because the Moon forms a conjunction to Pluto and Venus formed a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde earlier in the day. You may feel more power when you put your energy into work. At the same time, this increased sense of power could interrupt your relationships with family. Or, you may feel as if you need to spend more time at work so that you can increase the financial security your family needs. It’s important to discuss these matters with your family so you can determine how to create that balance between your family needs and work projects.
On July 17th, Venus forms an opposition to Saturn retrograde, Ceres in Sagittarius turns direct, and Venus forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node.
When Venus forms the opposition to Saturn retrograde, you take things so seriously. You may even start criticizing your own actions. It’s important to be gentle with yourself. Also, when Venus forms an opposition to Saturn retrograde, you may feel lonely. You may feel as if no one is paying attention to your needs. Don’t pull back from others right now because that could only increase your sense of isolation.
As Ceres in Sagittarius turns direct, you feel like your old gregarious self. When Ceres was retrograde, you felt the need to understand all the information you were learning and how to incorporate it into your life. Now that Ceres is direct, you have a better understanding of your spirituality and want to share that information with the world. You’re even open to new ventures. But you need to be cautious because your goals may not be realistic.
As Venus forms the conjunction to the Moon’s North Node you start reaching outward. You start thinking about your future and what you want to do. You start seeing the value of doing things which can bring new energy into your life.
Mercury retrograde forms a trine to Ceres and Venus forms a trine to Neptune retrograde on July 18th.
When Mercury retrograde forms a trine to Ceres on July 18th, this is the second time this trine occurs in this triad sequence. The first time Mercury formed a trine to Ceres was on June 29th when Mercury was direct and Ceres was retrograde. The last time this trine occurs on August 13th, both Mercury and Ceres will be direct. Once again this is a day where you can enjoy fun in your life. You feel optimistic about what you can achieve and you understand the importance of compromise.
Venus forming a trine to Neptune retrograde can also indicate that you feel good about having fun and relaxing. This is a great day to take off and do nothing, unless you want to go out for a spa day or whatever activity brings you joy. You may feel as if you’ve met a soulmate, but you need to be careful. That individual may not be who he or she seems to be. You also need to be careful not to sign any contracts because they will require a greater amount of financial investment. It’s too easy to be deceived when Venus forms that trine to Neptune retrograde.
When Mercury re-enters the sign of Cancer on July 19th, you realize just how important your family and home are. You want to make sure that everything is secure. You want to spend more time with family. You may even contact some family members you haven’t talked to in a while. This is definitely a period of introspection. Even the most gregarious individuals find themselves turning inward.
Be careful of power struggles on July 21st when Venus forms the opposition to Pluto retrograde. You don’t want other people to control you. You also don’t want to lose your independence. Both signs can indicate that you feel a high level of passion to the point that you believe you have to fight for your belief systems. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, you also need to be a little cautious. You don’t want to waste your energy fighting battles that you can’t win.
Normally when the Sun enters the sign of Leo, as it does on July 22nd, you want to go out and play. But this time it’s a little bit different because Mercury is retrograde in the sign of Cancer. Don’t be at all surprised if you find that it’s more pleasant to spend time at home with intimate family and friends.
When Mars forms a trine to Jupiter retrograde on July 25th you feel like you can do anything. And, you can. This is a great day for new ventures. It’s a great day to go after those goals you’ve been putting off. You shine with charisma. Other people want to help you and they understand your need to succeed.
Be cautious on July 26th when Mars forms the quincunx to Saturn retrograde. You don’t want to move too quickly or you’ll get trapped by past events. You also want to access your situation in life and understand your boundaries. If you understand your boundaries and their importance in your life, you’ll find that you can get a lot more done that you expect. But, you may have to go after it alone. Don’t expect anyone else to help you today.
This is also the start of a yod that involves Saturn retrograde, Neptune retrograde, and Pluto retrograde and doesn’t end until August 4, 2019. This means that you need to make adjustments between developing appropriate boundaries to retain your power while remaining flexible enough to be able to work with other people.
When Venus enters the sign of Leo on July 27th, you want to go out and play. You want to be around people who bring pleasure into your life and support your efforts. You even feel as if you want to do something special for others. This is a day of mutual support. People are willing to help you as much as you are willing to help them.
The energy of the yod with Mars which began on July 26th continues on July 30th when Mars forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde. Today you need to understand how to dissolve those boundaries that are interfering with your personal growth. You need to realize that sometimes it’s more important to go with the flow if you want to understand how to use energy in your life. You may not feel like doing anything. If that’s the case, just relax. The information you need will come to you by August 4th when Mars forms the quincunx to Pluto retrograde and you feel an increased sense of power.
Mercury in Cancer turns direct on July 31st and a second new Moon occurs a few hours later. Mercury went retrograde earlier in the month on July 7th. This Mercury retrograde was a lot easier than the past Mercury retrograde periods. You spent more time with your family. You found ways to increase the bonds in all of your intimate relationships. You dealt with matters of security and found ways to increase that security in your life.
As the new Moon with Sun and Moon in Leo occurs later in the day, you get some unexpected news because this new Moon forms a square to Uranus. You may want to go out and do things, but you need to take care of this new information. Since Uranus is in Taurus, the new information deals with how you take care of your life and people in your life. You may even find that your value system undergoes challenges as you try to help other people.
With four energy points (Venus, Moon, Sun, and Mars) in Leo you want to help others. And, with these energy points creating a fire grand trine with Jupiter retrograde and Chiron retrograde, you realize how important your relationships are. With these relationships you can achieve so much more in your life because you know you have the support you need.
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