July is the sign of Cancer the Crab ruled by the Moon, so its a time of emotional exploration. Cancer is also the ruler of the home, so family and close friends are important now. Cancers are the mothers of the zodiac. They are deeply sensitive so watch your words with them. Most Cancers are quite caring, and Venus in Cancer in a person's chart is a great indicator of someone who can love with a sense of deep caring and commitment. Cancers can be relied upon and are quite faithful. On July 21 the Sun moves into Leo, the big cat, king of the jungle and the showman. Now is a quieter time. Enjoy it while it lasts. July 22nd the sun moves to Leo and there will be lots of activity for those 30 days.
This month has several interesting aspects. Only July 7th Saturn, the planet of discipline, whether we like it or not, moves forward and delays will turn to action. You can finally get things done again. And its also time again to wrestle with those new deep lessons which Scorpio has in mind for you (hopefully during the last 6 months you have been clearing away the old and are ready for more new garbage to sift through, as Saturn has come there for a 2.5 year stay.) This is not an easy Saturn for anyone, but especially Scorpios, Leo, Taurus and Aquarius will have the hardest lessons to learn. We are churning up our "garbage" and bringing into the light of day. No more buried secrets as they are all coming out whether a person, government or corporation likes it (Bradley Manning, Snowden, Julian Assange for an example of the government's dirty laundry coming out of hiding.) Pluto is the ruler of power and institutions and is being challenged by the planet Uranus, demanding a new way of doing things (note Egypt and Brasil as well as "Occupy" here.) Masculine power is losing it's hold on the world, as the Goddess drifts into our consciousness to open our heart Chakra's. Are you ready to let Her in? The desire to be a kinder, more caring world is beating in the hearts of tens of millions around the globe. This is the time you've been waiting for - a new world as a new sense of fairness embeds itself in our genes. So if you are changing, ending or beginning, you are on target and part of the new World Order. Scorpio is cleaning out our closets so the Goddess can fill that space within us. Therapy, energy work, self help courses in the power of being positive are excellent now. Positive attitudes brings Her closer.
Our idea of God in this world is mostly the masculine. The Goddess is his counterpart. They are equal in importance and power. Make no mistake about it. She is coming to restore order. Our world is so out of whack, tilted to the most extreme masculine energy and the very worst spectrum of that energy. Greedy and selfish is good, caring is weakness. And I am not talking about men - I'm talking about energies. These energies should be equal 50/50 - but it's more like 90/10 now. So She's coming back to tip the scales to where it should be - neutral. Neither the feminine or the masculine should rule. They are equal halves of a whole and must battle each other for the balance.
All the negativity you have within you is hidden because you put it there and you don't want to go there and deal with it. Well its time to go there and deal with it. It's not as bad as you fear and its soooo freeing when you face this stuff. When She comes, will you welcome her into your heart with openness, love and wonder? Or will you keep Her at bay with your negativity? The feminine "God" is coming. Coming to fill your heart with love and caring and fill you with so much joy that you want to love everyone else and bingo! - the world is fixed. The attitudes of today just will not be tolerated anymore and it will all be replaced with kindness and caring for each other. We must balance ourselves to become good landlords as we give Her space within us, and Saturn in Scorpio is giving us the tools to do that by making out temple ready for a Goddess. She comes softly and quietly, so be on the lookout for Her. The change will be subtle, not dramatic. Its soft feminine energy. Like a gentle breeze or a whisper. She will slip into your heart like a mist or smoke trial. We must love one another in a genuine, compassionate way then everything will fall into place. And you will have helped her strike the balance be welcoming her energy into your life.
Finally, Mercury is retrograde in Cancer now till June 20th, and give it a few days after that before your head clears. Its an emotional Mercury - you will respond to situations with lots of emotion. Watch your temper. Try not to make big decisions now - you're not thinking as clearly as you would like to. But its not all bad news. Retrogrades are for looking over our shoulder and seeing if you forgot something. Take care of things that have been piling up. Don't start new stuff if you can help it. Don't have surgery now. Doctors and Nurses are not thinking clearly either. Finish up the old, give yourself a clean slate so you can start new things at the end of July, just as the sun moves into happy, cheerful, fun-loving Leo.
Finally July 17-19 is a Grand Trine in Water signs - a very auspicious time. It's emotional water energy, so expect some deep thinking about your life to be going on. You will get ideas about how to be a better you.
when Mercury goes direct. Isn't it amazing what a synchronized clock the Universe truly is?
Good luck with your journey. It can be hard some days, but its all worth it. I know you can do it.