This month, disputes and conflicts are quickly taking on disturbing proportions – Pluto is active, as is Uranus – which possibly brings the tensions of the past years again to a boiling point, says Sitara.
|Sun||10° Cancer – 9° Leo|
|Moon||23° Taurus – 16° Cancer|
|Mercury, retrograde from 15th||2° Cancer – 2° Virgo|
|Venus||16° Cancer – 24° Leo|
|Mars||23° – 29° Scorpio|
|Jupiter||17° – 21° Virgo|
|Saturn||11° – 24° Sagittarius|
|Chiron, retrograde||25° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde from 29th||24° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||12° – 11° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde||16° Capricorn|
|North Node||16° – 13° Virgo|
|Lilith||4° – 8° Scorpio|
|New Moon, 4th, 13.01 GMT||13° Cancer|
|Full Moon, 20th, 0.57 h GMT||28° Capricorn|
Mood of the Moment
Even though July might be spared from meteorologically severe weather, nevertheless astrological tendencies point over and over again to looming storm fronts: disputes and conflicts are quickly taking on disturbing proportions. Pluto is active, as is Uranus – which possibly brings the tensions of the past years again to a boiling point. Yet the many defusing constellations present will hopefully divert any calamities already in the preliminary stages – perhaps by talking, by making concessions, but quite possibly also through determined short-term intervention or a dignified and clear perseverance.
Dealing more imaginatively with the risk of explosion, the less one is impressed by thunder and lightning and other dramatic scenarios; thus everything will dissolve more quickly and vanish into thin air. On the other hand, demonstrating one’s own power is counterproductive, even if one has the advantage. Likewise, it is better to refrain from arrogantly parading one’s own independence. In any case it is helpful so put oneself emotionally into the other’s shoes in order to see things from that perspective. If you manage even in difficult situations to see the other as a human being, then you’ve almost won.
Aries: You get a tailwind again, which is evident in all areas of life – especially in your relationships. However, do not expect revolutions. Progress shows more in emotional than in tangible events. Impatient pushing for the new, unheard of, only makes you dissatisfied with what you have and doesn’t change anything. Get familiar with how the changes you desire could actually look like so as not to overtax yourself and others emotionally. Change is good, clamour isn’t.
Taurus: Basically you are resting in your centre, getting on with life; in early July there may be some problems. In the middle of the month it is important to be mentally alert and thinking through everything thoroughly, especially if you feel manipulated or ran over. Don’t react now but pull yourself back a little and look at the situation from a distance. In the last third of the month it is about eating humble pie because now you often lack the overview. Only make the next step that seems right to you. Then it is easier to make corrections later.
Gemini: A powerful prelude to this month. Everything runs smoothly however, neither overestimate your own, nor the ways of others. The push for the big breakthrough can afflict you too. But that comes at the earliest before the end of July. It is better if you stick to the proven and do what you already do best: learn and experience new things in exchange with others. The last third of the month is, as with Taurus, a bit confusing.
Don’t force the pace but wait for a clear direction to emerge.
Cancer: Many powerfully supportive influences will help you to enjoy July in a relaxed way. Smaller new beginnings are possible, but continue to be careful not to go to extremes. Both Pluto and Uranus are the ones who cause a stir again and again. As long as you don’t panic and act against it, most of the thunderclouds will disband by themselves. If that doesn’t happen, a flexible attitude is the best move: run along with the developments and when they lose on momentum, manoeuvre them into your own direction.
Leo: For a start, it is about emotions and the sharing of feelings. Enjoy being together with those who are close to you and don’t focus too much on performance. See people and situations with your heart. During the month the emphasis will shift more towards the act that you are playing on your own stage. Even if you are standing in your own centre, other people are also included. Be particularly aware of your words – how they connect and heal, how they provide safety, but can also separate and hurt.
Virgo: All systems go! Besides all the tensions everybody is feeling now, this is a carefree summer month for you. There is nothing more to do than to give yourself permission to enjoy wholeheartedly all things beautiful happening to you and maybe share with others. Whether fulfilling conversations, common ventures or simply celebrating yourself – make the most of this time! You don’t even have to have a holiday because happiness is now often in that which what you have been overlooking because of sheer stress.
Libra: The first week of July is suitable for all kinds of activities. There is no need to come up with anything extraordinary; stick to that which has a healing effect for all participants. From the middle of the month onwards find ways to express yourself and allow yourself to move into the centre of attention. Again, show yourself but don’t put yourself under pressure. You don’t have to prove anything to anybody. In particular you don’t have to play the femme fatale or the gigolo come hell or high water.
Scorpio: During this month you can advance a good deal on your projects. Move in the direction that offers itself to you as long as you don’t have you quarrel with other people. This month, action is generally easier than words. This means that in terms of communication, there is still a lot to learn. It is most important to cultivate an open and tolerant attitude rather than expecting that others will join you when you exercise just enough pressure. Breathe deeply and find an open door.
Sagittarius: June’s smokescreen dissolves, chaotic tendencies arrange themselves and you get again solid ground under your feet. Reflect on the resources inside that always have been available to you: your deep belief that ultimately everything will work out and you will find a way. Stay tuned and take matters into your hands so that your positive expectations will be fulfilled. Moreover, in late July you will find allies who support you with their friendship and expertise and give you even more of a boost.
Capricorn: The subject of ‘power and control’ comes into focus. Without judgement, become clear about your own tendency of always having to have more leverage and to control situations, people or even yourself. Should you feel controlled by anybody else or subjected to someone’s power, try to find within yourself what you so dislike in the other – maybe less strong, or a little different, yet still present. No need to do anything about it. Just be aware and, for now, accept the situation as it is.
Aquarius: Your July topics are: ‘communication’ and / or ‘learning’. Regarding communication incorporate also the emotional level in discussions or disputes with others. Otherwise much will be said but little understood. With regard to learning, it is all about openness to other areas or approaches. Now it’s worth casting your net wide and stretch your interests to what brings even more joy and abundance into your life. Play with new opportunities and don’t limit yourself to the obvious.
Pisces: A wonderful first half of the month! You are in a state of flux and relaxed in almost all situations. Resting within you enjoy mutuality, but also your own company. You love to be active, but also know that pure activism merely means stress. The second half of July is a bit more strenuous. It is less obvious where matters are leading to and none of the options seem to be the right one. This is most of the time true. So slowly feel
your way ahead until such time that plain actions reveal themselves.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She lives in Germany and has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times since 1998. Passionate about astrology since childhood, she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also over phone or Skype, focusing on spiritual development. Moreover, Sitara offers end-of-life care counselling (free of charge). She is currently teaching and writing about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de