Monthly Forecast July 2016

We have a new level of enthusiasm as July begins. Since Mars, the planet of energy and ambition, went direct on June 29th, there’s little hesitation to go after whatever goal you’re pursuing. On the 4th the New Moon falls on the Sabian Symbol degree 13 Cancer, “A Hand Which is Held Out Receptively, Is Remarkable for the Suggestion of Character in its Prominent Thumb.” This symbol colors July with a sense of service to others. When the Moon conjuncts Jupiter in Virgo, between the 8th and 9th, we’ll have opportunities through work or community activities. I like the idea of God putting people in our way. It makes life feel magical and full of synchronicity. Networking can connect you with people and information you’ve been waiting for. Then, on the 10th – 12th, partnerships help you balance the workload. You could also hear from people that would like to re-connect. These out of the blue surprises catch you off guard. Time has a way of blurring details from the past. Maybe you’ll finally ask and answer some penetrating questions.

Mid-month both Venus (relationships) and Mercury (communications) take on the playful energy of Leo. If you’re not attached it can turn up your attraction meter. And, if you are…plan a fun get-away to rekindle your passion. Finding the right balance between responsibility and relaxation can increase your happiness on the 17th. It will be next to impossible to keep a secret around the 18th. It’s like a “too good to be true” kind of message, and it spreads like wildfire. The Full Moon magnifies this enthusiastic energy with the Sabian Symbol, 28 Capricorn, “A Large Aviary.” Linda Hill’s book on the symbols explains this… “Clair-audience and being able to hear many inner voices… The feeling of brotherhood and not being alone in a situation.” At the very least, you will feel the energy and support of the intuitive voice. All it takes is a few minutes of quiet contemplation and daily reflection to recognize this insightful nudge.

When the Moon connects with Neptune and the South Node in Pisces the 22nd – 24th, turn to your dreams and visions for answers. If you’re contemplating a job change, insight is an inside job. The Sun moving into Leo highlights your creative side. Maybe it’s time to take a risk and bet on yourself. The planet Saturn (taskmaster of responsibility) is currently retrograde in Sagittarius until August13th. This signature streamlines your goals down to the bare bones, creating clear focus and direction. “Less is More” is Saturn’s mantra. One thing is for sure, struggle is not a bad thing. It creates humility and resourcefulness. And, you just might end up loving your life.

Monthly Forecast June 2016

June is full of twists and turns. We’ll experience a grand square around the 4th. This configuration is often described as a “crisis in action.” We have multiple planets involved, including the Sun and Moon, which often act as fast moving triggers to the slower transiting planetary aspects. This means you finally have a situation that causes you to respond in a more dynamic way. The previous actions you’ve been taking in regards to an ongoing task are simply ineffective now. With the current Mars retrograde repeating a similar signature, we’re compelled to “constructively alter an energy pattern that otherwise could end up becoming very self-depleting and non-productive”. Bill Tierney has more on this in his book, Dynamics of Aspect Analysis. Did I mention there’s no Easy Button on this? The Grand Trine says you have the necessary skills and Mars remains retrograde until June 29th, giving us plenty of energy to go after our goals. Working out is a great way to channel any excess energy… especially if you’re under a lot of stress.

The New Moon on the 4th colors the month with the Sabian Symbol, 14 Gemini, “A Conversation by Telepathy” This symbol encourages us to follow our hunches. Synchronicity increases when we’re true to the inner voice. You know its intuitive information when it arrives “out of the blue”. Mercury, the planet of communication, goes into Gemini on June 12th. The pace of your life picks up. Phone calls, correspondence and short trips escalate. Your conversations carry more weight and possibility now, so choose your words wisely. Negotiation on the 19th involves slow moving Pluto holding beneficial aspects to the North and South Nodes of the Moon. Powerful people are put on your path. Opportunities can feel fated around the 21st, when a delay works in your favor.

On June 20th, the Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon is 30 Sagittarius, “The Pope” “a person is strengthened within himself by the appreciation he succeeds in winning from his fellows. Marc Jones book on the symbols goes on the say, “The key word is SANCTITY” It describes an enduring kind of service that is beneficial to the race at large. On the 26th, we find a YOD between Mars, Uranus and Mercury. Whatever you’ve set in motion this month will require an adjustment or face a possible delay. It could mean taking a closer look at finances and values to navigate your next steps. The 28th is great for meeting new people so get out there and mingle…