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A NURSERY RHYME
HOROSCOPES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY
I give you bitter pills in sugar coating. The pills are harmless,the poison is in the sugar. Stanislaw Lee
ARIES/ARIES RISING ♈︎
With your ruler Mars finally moving forward again, you can expect your affairs to reach a new speed this month. Something that was laying dormant is awakened. You will feel re-energized and ready to move on from something. You are never one to shy away from a challenge, and July will bring on a few new ones for you to conquer. This could very well be on your home front and you might be asked to compromise or re-evaluate your living situation. The New Moon on the 4th is a good time to release the tension that has been building up. It is also an opportunity to delineate a solid plan or set intentions around your base of operation. Rest assured that you will be more than competent enough to deal with whatever comes up in in the next few weeks. You have major muscle backing you up, just open yourself up to the changes that are trying to happen. The lazy days of summer aren’t here just yet. The Full Moon on the 19th highlights your career and decisions you need to make. You have a clear sense of what doesn’t fulfill you anymore and it’s important to take step and rectify whatever is not working for you anymore. The constant pressure to grow outside of your comfort zone will continue to build up into next year and as will many new opportunities for growth.
TAURUS/TAURUS RISING ♉︎
The beginning of July continues to center around communication, writing, speaking and your involvement in the community. Inspiration is flowing in and there is a sense of ease around your various projects. You could feel a strong emotional connection to words and your mind could have an inclination towards the poetic and the imaginal. The New Moon on the 4th brings an opportunity to rekindle a relationship to your siblings and if you don’t have any, it could be a call to reconnect to your tribe. The first two weeks of July allows you to sink into the sweetness of summer. As the month progresses so does the general pace and by the 12th you could be very busy on the home front. Maybe it is a visit from a family member or it could be that you decide to entertain friends at home. This would also be a great time to do some renovations around your house or simply beautify your living space. The Full Moon on the 19th highlights your mentors and teachers and perhaps a need to discriminate between other people’s beliefs and your own. This Full Moon brings clarity, as you realize that you have surrendered a bit of your authority to absorb someone else’s truth. You could feel a need to realign with your core beliefs and re-envision your stance on recent philosophical or moral issues.
GEMINI/GEMINI RISING ♊︎
”Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. ” said the German writer Goethe. Right now the way you spend your time and make your money is on your mind. Do you want more time and less money? Or less time and more money? What kind of sacrifices are you willing to make to get either/or? Of course more time AND more money would be ideal. The New Moon on the 4th is an opportunity to clarify and reset your intentions around the way you support yourself and the resources that are available to you. Abundance starts with feeling deserving and grateful. Energy flows where the mind goes. The more you focus on the lack the less you will have, when you shift your attention to your blessings you eventually find the support you need. It takes practice and work but slowly you will start to see possibilities where before you only saw struggles. Don’t expect to get quick result. This year is all about slow progress; a solid foundation gets built one brick at time. See your limitations as an opportunity to refine your skills, polish your act and appreciate time-tested ideas or solutions. The Full Moon on the 19th will highlight the contracts and agreements you have with others; what you owe to others or what is owed to you. This push and pull might also be felt between what you want and what others are asking from you.
CANCER/CANCER RISING ♋︎
What has been simmering all year is coming to a boil and you are starting to get the desired fragrance and flavour. It could be that some of the ideas that have remained abstract until now are beginning to take form. The light of the Sun is now shinning in the darkest corners of your life, the places that are usually only touched by soft moonbeams. The shapes that were mere shadows are now coming to life and this illumination will allow you to see clearly or at least get a glimpse of what is working and what is not working for you anymore. The New Moon on the 4th helps you gather all the disparate pieces. This is the time of the year when you are symbolically reborn. Set intentions around renewal especially in regards to you and your well-being. In many ways you are a care taker, and you have made some pretty amazing compromise for others in last year and you will probably continue to do so. The question of roots and family is close to your heart, and there might be some ambiguity around your base of operation or uncomfortable family issues. Before you dive-in, spend some time connecting to your own center and re-establish the path to your creative well. This will help calibrate the flow of give and take in your life and you will be less likely to feel trampled by the demands of others. Once you have walked the path to your private garden a couple of times with your eyes closed, make sure you keep the thread that leads you there.
LEO/LEO RISING ♌︎
Something that started back in January is gaining momentum and you are getting new clues on how to deal with it. Soon enough, it will be your time to soak in the rays of the Sun and enjoy some well deserved warmth. BUT, there are still some residual ”gunk” on your sunglasses that might block the view of all the great things available to you. This ”gunk” is mostly the by-product of doubting the immense pleasure you could derive from doing things just for fun. Somewhere along the way Leo, you became an adult; burdened by responsibilities and maybe a bit cynical. You forgot how important playing and make belief was for you and you replaced imagination with the light of reason. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to have a head on your shoulder and use logic and discrimination. You are overdue for a revision of the adult stories you tell yourself and how they might be limiting your spark and your genius. This quote from French writer Victor Hugo is a good one to keep in mind: “Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.” The New Moon on the 4th is a great time to reconnect with your inner child. Go get lost in the woods, go hunting for treasures, make a blanket fort; anything that will take you out of the daily grind. This will help boost your creativity and remind you of how fun and duty can go hand in hand. Remember that your charm is closely linked to your candid and playful disposition. The Full Moon on the 20th will highlight your duties and responsibilities and all the grown-up stuff you have to do. The Sun enters your sign on the 22nd and this is your cue to step on stage and ”play” your role.
VIRGO/VIRGO RISING ♍︎
The support you receive from your community and friends continues to be important in the first part of July. Communicating your needs and asking for help will be doubly important. Whatever you need is out there, but you have to ask for it. The New Moon in the sign of Cancer on the 4th is a great starting point. It’s a reset in regards to your tribe, your support network, your community and your own personal project. You need others to join in to meet your goals and finding these people is part of the work. There could also be some issues in regards to your collaborations and perhaps unforseen misunderstandings. This is why, communicating clearly what you need from the start will help avoid potential problems down the road. You might feel the urge to compromise your integrity but you will regret it down the road. Make sure that your involvements with others are aligned with your core beliefs. Make yourself and your ideas the priority so that you reach your goals. By mid-month the focus shifts on your well-being. Allow yourself plenty of down time for self-care and listen to what your body needs. Calm your mind with breathing techniques, meditation or any other contemplative practices that works for you. In about a month, the Sun will enter the sign of Virgo signaling the beginning of a new cycle for you. Take stock of the year, let go of guilt for your past failure,reflect on your accomplishments, celebrate your progress.
LIBRA/LIBRA RISING ♎︎
You are busy and perhaps a little flustered about what your next step should be. Confusion around partnerships is influencing your decisions and you have to ask yourself if it is worth the trouble or the drama. The New Moon on the 4th is a good time to set your intentions around career goals. There might be something about your location or home front that is slowing down your progress. By the time the Full Moon comes around on the 20th, you should have a good idea of where you want to be and what has to be let go. The burdens or responsibilities connected to family or home scenario is pushing you to make some decisions. A sincere appraisal of what is keeping you from a more fulfilling and successful professional life will help you reset your goals. September will signal the beginning of a period of expansion for you. To maximize the opportunities that will be coming your way in the Fall, you need to establish a solid base of operation. But this month, the focus is mostly on your career. Play your cards right and the seeds planted now have the potential to grow into a beautiful garden. You are in high demand and people want your opinion and personal touch. If you are in a relationship, you wont have much time for your partner this month and tension is likely to build up. Avoid this potential crisis by making time for a little pleasure and romance?
SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING ♏︎
You can now return to your regularly scheduled program. Something that started in February is coming to an end and it feels good. It could be a decision you made or a lengthy but necessary process that required a lot of effort on your part. This month supports your expansion as help comes from a friend or a group of people that support your ideas. The New Moon on the 4th is a fantastic time to renew your long term vision, a dream, a course of study or a journey. Take advantage of this time to find guidance from a mentor if you are not sure what your next step should be. Someone with experience, might be able to help you plan your long-term goals. There are many opportunities available to you and you don’t want to spread yourself too thin. Take care of yourself as your busy schedule might get the best of you. Rest your nerves and find a way to express any build up tension. If you decide to travel this month there might be a few surprises that come up, so just keep that in mind and stay flexible. The Full Moon on the 20th will highlight something on the home front that needs to be dealt with. You will need to assess the situation with maturity and this might be closely linked to your finances and to your career. Making the most responsible decision will likely involve some number crunching.
SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING ♐︎
Your ruler Jupiter continues its journey through the methodical sign of Virgo and gives you extra focus. You can get so much accomplished this summer and feel grounded and secure as a result of all your hard work. But I will repeat it again and again: write down your ideas, delineate your goals, and make a plan for how to get there. You are far more likely to succeed with a clear strategy. You have a lot of support available to you and a step by step approach is a lot easier than making it up as you go. Strengthen what you have, simplify and do not skip any important steps. If you must branch out, take calculated risks and the result will be very satisfying. The New Moon on the 4th brings an emphasis on your resources or the lack thereof. A sincere appraisal of your situation, the good, the bad and the ugly will revitalize this aspect of your life. If you have any lingering debts, now would be a good time to focus on a payment arrangement. If you are owed money, or a promised kiss now would be a good time to claim your dues. There is intensity in the air through mid-July, and the themes of power and freedom will be very strong. You might feel compelled to express your beliefs on something you are passionate about, so don’t be surprised if arguments and confrontation seem to come up.The end of the month should be an excellent time for a vacation. You might want to plan an escapade outside of town to recharge.
CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING ♑︎
Your partnership continues to be highlighted in the first half of July. Take advantage of the New Moon on the 4th to reset your attitude and expectations around others and intimacy. You can make enduring connections if you go beyond the superficial layers. Opening up and being vulnerable doesn’t have to be scary. Intimacy is simply a term for letting yourself be closely known. If you are the one others turn to, the conversation is always about someone else’s issues and needs. It’s a perfect diversion from anyone ever seeing your true vulnerability. Letting others take care of you doesn’t mean you have failed at life. The support you need is here; let others see you, pull down your walls and release your iron will for one moment. Witness what is born out of connecting with others. The Full Moon on the 20th is in the very last degrees of your sign and highlights a definite shift of attitude towards partnerships and the desire to get to the root of a recurring problem. This could also be connected to your home, your roots or your habits. You will get a clear idea of the step that needs to be taken to maximize what you have available to you. Slow, practical and deliberate progress remains the perfect formula for you until the end of the summer. Lastly, there is a project or a vision that began around the end of 2015 that is slowly materializing. Your ruler Saturn will turn direct in August and you could see the first solid returns for your hard work.
AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING ♒︎
Saturn, your traditional ruler continues its retrograde motion until August. Some elements are still escaping you especially in regards to partnerships, contracts and commitments. This doesn’t mean you won’t be busy this month and the emphasis is on labour and what can be gain from it. Communication is also highlighted and you could find yourself speaking on behalf of the marginalized in the context of social justice organization. It could also be that your ideas and beliefs will be put to the test, but this usually revitalize you. It will also help you refine your thoughts on a particular matter. Your work situation seems to be in a state of flux at the moment. There are many options available and you have to decide if your associations are worth the investment required. This has been a recurring theme since last year and it will continue to be well into August. The Full Moon on the 20th brings with her a need to focus on your well-being and shed a light on something that has escaped your vision until now. This is a sobering Full Moon that opens up the possibility of acknowledging past hurts especially in regards to a feeling of rejection you might of experienced in your work. The emphasis is on the hidden parts of you that want more control. Rekindle the dialogue between you and your inner authority and mend the gap between what you think you should do and what you really want to do.
This month supports you taking full responsibility for your need to have fun. The New Moon on the 4th prompts you to take your pleasure into your own hands and get serious about it. Even though there are many other things you could be doing with your time, it’s a good idea to create space for play. Whatever this means to you, the important part is to bring some attention to the child within. If you think back to when you were 10 years old, what was it that made you want to be an adult? Was it the freedom to eat whatever you want, stay up late or drive a car? Being an adult means that most of these wishes came true but they usually feel more like burdens than liberties. Imagine that. You basically get to stay up all night, eat candy when you want to or even own a dog. It’s summer, give yourself permission to go play outside. Forget for even one day the burdens and demands and go have a picnic. The Full Moon on the 20th highlights the many roles you have played in the recent past and a need to bring some focus to your affairs. The solution will become clear as soon as you assume full responsibility for who you want to be and the role you want to play. This will require a sincere appraisal of what is really working in your life and what might not sustain you in the long run. The good news is that a lot can be born out of the current creative tension you are experiencing.