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July ’12 Astrology

“Life wants us to be who we are – not someone else’s vision of who we might be.” Boots Hart

July’s Full Moon falls at 12 degrees of Capricorn on Tuesday July 3 at 2:52 pm EDT. This Moon offers the opportunity to develop a more heightened awareness about transforming outlived emotional patterning of the past. Perspective and how we frame experience is key in the process. Emotions can run high at this time.

Neptune and Chiron together in the sky now indicate that information about healing and evolution will be available through dreams, intuitions and inspiration.

It is wise to tend to any repairs – especially those related to travel and communication (cars, computers, phones etc) – before the 14th. If contracts and agreements need to be finalized it is best to complete these before the 14th or after August 8 to avoid the need to revisit or revise at some future date.

If it is necessary to finalize contracts during this Mercury retrograde period do review them more carefully than usual.

At the end of the first week of July the influence of the upcoming retrograde stations of Uranus and Mercury will be in effect. It is wise to provide extra time for relaxation and to process events as there can be surprising twists and turns when this planetary pair is together in the sky. It is an erratic duo in nature and it is best to enter this time frame (through the end of the month) remaining flexible and open as often unexpected things occur and plans can change on short notice.

As with all Mercury retrograde periods, this one is best used for review. It is also a fertile time for breakthroughs. Be innovative when seeking solutions.

From the 7th through the end of the month leave extra time for traveling and anticipate delays. Be more vigilant when driving and avoid rushing as accidents can occur under this influence due to impulsive behavior.

On July 13 Uranus stations retrograde at 8 degrees of Aries and on the 14th Mercury stations retrograde at 12 degrees of Leo.

July 17 Mars in Libra will enter the Pluto/ Uranus square and form a grand cross with the Moon. This influence brings justice and fairness in relationship to the forefront. How we advocate for what we need in relationship, how others respond and power balances/ imbalances are on the table. This applies to all kinds of relationships. Pay attention to where old behavior patterns have outlived their purpose and create a more evolved model for the future.

Late July holds more harmonious aspects.


Venus, Uranus and Love at First Sight

“Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?” Mary Oliver

Venus the planet of love and desire will be aspecting Uranus – the planet of surprising events- through mid July. Love at first sight experiences often occur under this aspect. Its mysterious, highly charged electrical energy  can break up  outdated ideas about love and relationships and help us move in a more expansive, innovative direction. Relationships born under this aspect often have an erratic or unconventional nature to them and freedom is key.

Under this  influence it also bodes well to look for innovative solutions to  issues related to love, relationship and finances.

Venus Stations Direct

Venus stations direct today at 7 degrees of Gemini. One of the Sabian symbols associated with this degree is “An old fashioned well with the purest and coldest of waters.” Hidden springs, woodland wells and urban fountains have throughout time been thought of as magical places to make wishes. There is something magical indeed about a place where water bubbles up from deep inside the earth. Symbolically it can represent spiritual or emotional rebirth – a place of innocence and good intentions. As Venus stations we get an opportunity to hit the reset button as far as our values – personal and collective- are concerned- in order to come from a place of increased authenticity about what really matters to us personally and as residents of a small planet.

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eisley




Saturn Stations Direct

Saturn stations direct today – signaling an end to the retrograde period which started in the first week of February.  Saturn’s influence can create calcification of views and belief systems and the transit through Libra can show us where this process has occurred in relationships.

This station provides excellent timing to actualize new ideas about how we relate to others both personally and collectively.  We are living in a time of planetary evolution and the Libran influence offers us the opportunity to move in a more evolved direction – developing more authenticity and good will in relationships and evolving models based on mutual respect and fairness.

New Moon in Gemini

Tuesday’s (6/19) New Moon at 28 Gemini falls at 11:02 am EDT. The Sabian symbol associated with this degree is “The First Mockingbird Of Spring Sings From The Tree Top.” This joyful image is about giving form to endeavors related to self expression – are there things you have wanted to speak out about, advocate for or create? Now would be the time to commit to the process. The symbol for Mars at this New Moon is “A Lion Tamer Rushes Fearlessly Into The Circus Arena”– an image that illustrates the need for courage and daring regardless of track record or expertise.


Venus, Uranus and Pluto

“Whose worldviews shape our own values and belief systems? Whose history and judgments do we live by? These are the critical questions thinking people must ask themselves again and again as they move through life.” Deborah Grenn- Scott

As Venus continues her retrograde journey it bodes well to revisit the assumptions behind the values we hold – values both personal and collective. Much of the paradigm shift which is in process now originates is in the realm of values and what values we choose to live by individually and as a small planet as we move forward.

Narcissus and the Venus Retrograde

Narcissus is the character in mythology who dissolved into his reflection in the water. Symbolically he chose to became his outer image rather than evolve or develop his soul yearnings or his authentic  sense of self. Under the influence of the Venus retrograde it bodes well to revisit and connect with what we experience as true abundance in our lives – not abundance as dictated by outer sources  – be they advertising, familial, social or peer pressures. Connecting with and experiencing the beauty of the trees as we pass by, the clouds, a thoughtfully prepared and presented meal, a beautiful painting or piece of music – is a good way to experience abundance in the present  in order to create a more meaningful connection to it in our everyday lives. This is a good exercise under the Venus retrograde (in influence thru the end of June)


June 2012 Astrology

“In every block of marble I see a statue, see it as plainly as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls which imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to other eyes, as mine already see it.” Michelangelo

Venus continues her retrograde journey most of the month and in the first week transits across the face of the Sun forming an occultation (eclipse). This influence bodes very well for clarifying values and desires – particularly those related to love and abundance. It is a good time to empower relevant imaginings.

June is a very busy month with much activity in the excitable sign of Gemini.  Nourish the nervous system as overstimulation is likely.  Providing time to process and integrate the meaning of events will be time well spent as the pace of life can accelerate under these influences.

The Sun is now in Gemini until the Summer Solstice on the 20th when the Sun enters Cancer.

There is a Lunar eclipse June 4th on the Full Moon at 14 degrees of Sagittarius. Neptune the planet of dreams and visions will station retrograde on the day of the eclipse and Mars will be squaring Venus. It bodes well under this influence to heed inspirations or messages from dreams and intuitions but can make perception on the mundane level a tad blurry. There can be confusion surrounding relationship issues at this time.

On June 5 Venus in Gemini will occult (transit across the face of) the Sun. It bodes very well under this influence- (which is in effect for the first week of June – to empower positive desires related to bringing pleasure and abundance into our lives.  It is a time when you want to watch what you wish for because things can manifest more quickly under this influence.

From the 8th through the 16th Mercury the planet of communication will be squaring Uranus and Pluto. Under this influence communication can be testy, tempers can run high and behavior can be erratic. Best to take extra care when driving, moving around and communicating. Events and Information revealed at this time may foretell the larger significance of the Uranus/Pluto square which is exact at the end of the month.

The New Moon this month is on the 19th at 28 degrees of Gemini.

June 20th is the Summer Solstice.

June 24 the Uranus/Pluto square will be exact for the first time. There may be surprising events at this time which point the way to where transformation needs to occur – personally and globally. This effect has been widely in effect for some time and is known in Astrology as one of the 2012 aspects.

Saturn stations direct on June 25 lending a serious pragmatic tone to the end of the month.

June 29 the Sun in Cancer moves into the Pluto /Uranus square – Watch what information comes under this influence too. It is a good time to assess progress in personal transformation.

Quote from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra

The Sun Enters Gemini

The Sun entered Gemini today at 11:16 am EDT and will be shortly followed by a Solar eclipse at 7:47 pm tonight. The eclipse is about the evolution of consciousness and the ways we direct mental energy. It ushers in a time which bodes well for crystal clear thinking and intention setting – and a good time to examine and update unproductive customary thought patterns. The Sabian symbol associated with the eclipse is, “A Glass Bottomed Boat reveals Undersea Wonders,” meaning that we may gain extra clarity now about areas of our lives we bumble into  – as if sleepwalking. Seeing into the water through the glass bottomed boat symbolizes an opportunity to make unseen thoughts, patterns and drives visible from a safe and detached perspective.

Sabian symbol references from Lynda Hill’s 360 degrees of Wisdom

Amelia Shea has seen clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990 specializing in women’s issues and spirituality. She does readings by phone, email and in person in Peterborough, NH. Her readings start at $30. She can be reached through her website and phone at 603 654 1043. Her blog which contains more writing about Astrology is

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