Hello! While you’re waiting for your Planetary Illuminations report for August, here is a nice video demonstrating the dance between Venus and Earth.
You can read the article in its entirety here, and meanwhile here is the summary for July’s main events.
During July there are no interactions between any of the slower moving outer planets that create intensive energies of change, but the challenging square (90 degree angle) between Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (restriction). Dances between Jupiter and Saturn often create restriction in financial markets, and the first exact square alignment occurs in early August. This cycle will continue through May/June of 2016.
Venus turns retrograde on July 25th and will be stationary for a week or so before the change of direction and remain retrograde until September 8th. Venus rules not only love and beauty, but also describes the things we value and attract. Therefore, it is involved in matters of wealth accumulation and personal possessions – anything that provides a sense of security. During Venus retrograde cycles it is not uncommon to reconnect with old friends and rediscover loved ones, or repair relationships that need it. During the retrograde period Venus will align with Jupiter three times, creating an atmosphere of beauty and joy that will help to offset the Saturn effect described above.
Uranus also turns retrograde this month but its stationary period lasts a bit longer – usually about two weeks. Uranus will remain retrograde until December 25th, giving us plenty of time to re-examine areas of our life that require change. Uranus is retrograde every year for about six months so this is not an unusual occurrence.
Today’s Full Moon in Capricorn is a big and powerful one, amplified by both Mars and Pluto which are moving into a dance of opposition which will culminate on the 15th of July.
The Capricorn Full Moon brings our focus to the material world and encourages us to apply discipline and structure to our lives so that we can create something of meaning – something that will last beyond our small and mortal life. The Moon is opposed by the Sun in Cancer, so we find ourselves dancing in the polarity between Cancer and Capricorn. On the one hand we have the Sun in Cancer, encouraging us on the conscious level to develop a rich inner world of feelings and emotions and the links between our individual selves and the family of our heart and community. On the other we have the Capricorn Moon, hardening the heart a bit so that greater achievement and accomplishment can occur.
In this Full Moon we have the luminary of the conscious Self (Sun) in the sign of the inner world (Cancer) and the luminary of the interior realm of emotions (Moon) in the sign of outer world focus (Capricorn). There is a double whammy of polarities here which require balance between the emotions and feelings that drive us and enrich our world and the hard reality of life in a material world of accomplishment and production.
Applying even more pressure is the conjunction of the Moon to Pluto, and the Sun to Mars. Emotions (Moon) are intensified (Pluto) and aggressive energy (Mars) is enhanced by the power of the Sun. The alignment of Mars and Pluto will continue to tighten over the […]