By Brenda Black, Certified Astrologer
July begins with a Full Moon at 12 degrees of Capricorn on the 3rd around 11:52 AM PDT. The Sun in Cancer joins Sirius, which is the brightest star in the sky. Sirius was prominent in the ancient calendars in Egypt. The theme is to find the sacredness in the mundane actions of daily life. The message of this Full Moon is to seek balance between your domestic and personal needs as well as your professional and public life.
We have survived Venus, Mars, and Saturn Retrogrades so far this year. In July Uranus and Mercury turn Retrograde. We continue reviewing and revising our life plans to fit this transformative 2012 energy. This is a month of fated events. Issues from the past that have not been resolved tend to surface this month for review and resolution so that we can put the period at the end of the sentence and move forward.
On July 13th Uranus will turn retrograde at 7-8 degrees of Aries around 2:49 AM PDT. Then on July 14th Mercury will turn retrograde at around 12-13 degrees of Leo around 7:15 PM. Because these two planets are in fire signs, some area in our lives will be activated. Think of Mercury Retrograde as a “course correction” where we take a second look at our life’s progress.
Following are messages with special days of action for July 2012 according to your Sun Sign and Rising Sign:
Aries (March 20-April 19): Your sense of humor is strong and you become playful and creative. A child or romantic partner may return to strengthen love bonds. Remember under Mercury Retrograde you may have to repeat something over again to get it right! Live in the moment and connect with the Great Spirit. Action Days: July 9-10
Taurus (April 20-May 19): Pay attention to your dreams and psychic impressions. You may heal a misunderstanding with a family member and you will receive closure in some area of your life. Dig out family pictures and recipes and spend time in the kitchen. A special friend may drop by for a nice chat. Action Days: July 12-13
Gemini (May 20-June 20): You will multi-task successfully but avoid information overload. A long-standing issue with a neighbor or sibling will surface for examination and repair. Bring out some books or magazines that you have not read yet. You are becoming a woman of power and living your own truth. Action Days: July 14-15
Cancer (June 21-July 20): Review your career goals and how you present yourself among your sisters. Analyze your cash flow and you may find financial gain through technology. You may recognize a talent you never knew you had. You are letting go of outmoded values and realizing the integrity of your own spirit. Action Days: July 17-18
Leo (July 21-Aug. 21): You have success in dealing with words, ideas, facts and figures. You appear more youthful and light-hearted. You are walking away from traditional belief systems and focusing on higher knowledge.. Allow yourself to dream now of a life of learning, wisdom and reflection. Action Days: July 19-20
Virgo (Aug. 21-Sept. 21): You have greater flexibility about change and transformation on an internal level. You are ready to surrender your past in order to create a new future. One portion of your life is over for good and there is no looking back. You need solitude to work on your creativity. Action Days: July 21-22
Libra (Sept. 22-Oct. 22): You see your partner in new ways. Your mate is transforming and the more you try to control this relationship the more you will suffer. Be gentle and understanding with others. People are under so much stress that it is hard for them to concentrate. You intuitively understand what others are saying. Action Days: July 23-24
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your daily routine may change. You need variety and stimulation in your work. You are taking an interest in alternative healing. If your employer is too conservative, you may seek a more unconventional job. Simple tasks may have to be repeated over again. Be conscious and fully present in the moment. Action Days: July 26-27
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20): You are creative, original and in touch with your inner child. There will be an important communication with someone who lives far away from you. You will re-read a book that inspired you in the past. Spend time in solitude so you can receive flashes of intuition from your higher mind. Action Days: July 28-29
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): Your home life may be in a state of flux. Unexpected changes in plans could test your patience. With Pluto in your sign, you are evolving and taking control of your own life and destiny. You are rediscovering the importance of spiritual exploration. You may be affected by a change in your partner’s finances. Action Days: July 30-31
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 17): Opportunities for speaking, writing and blogging may show up. Break out of your shell and take a healthy risk! You mind is functioning with acute dexterity and flexibility. You may use Astrology this month. Watch out for lost messages, computer errors or commuting delays. Your social life picks up. Action Days: July 5-6
Pisces (Feb. 18-March 19): Your value system is shifting and your approach to moneymaking is changing. Watch out for financial ups and downs. If you buy a big-ticket luxury item this month, it may have to be returned. Make to-do lists, pay bills and sort out clutter. Schedule a health check-up because pain from an old injury may return. Action Days: July 7-8