July offers great diversity, but the overall mood is more emotional and therefore more conflict-prone. You cannot rely on what is being said and anything can happen at any time, says Sitara.
|Sun||9° Cancer – 9° Leo|
|Moon||8° Libra – 24° Scorpio|
|Mercury||20° Cancer – 6° Virgo|
|Venus||26° Taurus – 0° Cancer|
|Mars||17° Cancer – 7° Leo|
|Jupiter||14° – 17° Libra|
|Saturn, retrograde||23° – 22° Sagittarius|
|Chiron, retrograde||29° – 28° Pisces|
|Uranus||27° – 28° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||14° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde||18° Capricorn|
|North Node||27° – 25° Leo|
|Lilith||15° – 19° Sagittarius|
|Full Moon, 9th, 6.07 h GMT||17° Capricorn|
|New Moon, 23rd, 11.46 h GMT||1° Leo|
Mood of the Moment
Like the last month, July too offers great diversity, but the overall mood is more emotional and therefore more conflict-prone. In the second half of July, constructive approaches to solutions emerge more clearly; until then the power struggle is great.
Although Neptune calms, behind its gentle facade uncompromising powerful interests may operate. The problem is that now you cannot rely on what is being said and anything can happen at any time. From mid-July, naïve ideas may still be in play, but many helpful constellations join. They extend the perspective, endow compassion and provide grounding, while at the same time being inspiring and ingenious.
Besides, in the second part of the month, it is recommended to activate one’s own mind and to screen situations precisely. After New Moon action is called for to begin the implementation of your own ideas. Joint actions that don’t run according to plan or stirrings of the heart that don’t resonate should now be analysed rationally. While some situations may be gloomy, it is important not to let oneself be guided by emotional reactions. In this way opportunities open up to achieve satisfactory results nonetheless. It may even be possible to give developments a new direction.
Aries: July is exciting and evocative. Mars, Uranus and Pluto play an influential role, hence the energies tend toward the radical and the provocative. Steer them into a creative direction and search for worthwhile goals, towards which you can head with full force. In the second half of the month some gentler constellations come on board that help you to proceed more humanely and calmly. Throughout July the ability to look around and to listen decides success or failure.
Taurus: With a little flexibility everything moves along well. In the second third of July, it is necessary to distinguish between devotion and naïvety, between expansion and escalation. In the last third, you are staggering between coming up trumps and feelings of worthlessness. The best way to deal with this is to focus on facts instead of fighting them or feeling to be at their mercy. On the other hand, remember that you are free; you can always do what you want. Only – everything has its price and the question is, do you want to pay it?
Gemini: The beautiful things of life are now high on your priority list. Encourage them, enjoy them, shape them, and above all, rejoice in them! With Mercury in Leo you can have a lot of fun in July and adorn the inner and outer world with creative colour splashes. In the second third of the month, you have the chance to create not only embellishments but also achieve solid improvements. However, they may require some little touch-ups during the last third of the month.
Cancer: In July, you can draw on a huge power potential. At the same time, you never lose contact with your gentle, receptive side. One can only congratulate you, because Yin and Yang are in harmony. Nevertheless, there are, of course, friction points and the question of what, when, and where the appropriate method of approach is. In the first half of the month, power struggles could easily occur. Make sure you retain your optimism and contact with others. Your key from the 20th onwards is the willingness to engage in dialogue.
Leo: With Neptune you could relax during the first week, but Jupiter tends to demand too much. Stay with what you have, instead of looking at what you would like to have. The second third of July may commence with a feeling of pressure or fear, which rather quickly changes through self-reflection and conversations into remembering your own strength. You can rest within and simply do what is necessary. The last third of July activates your inner fire, which in particular lets your ideas bubble up.
Virgo: A conciliatory look at the world and yourself ensures sailing gently through this month. You are caring, but you know quite well that you are not responsible for the welfare of the whole world, and not even for half of it. With this relaxed attitude you feel more comfortable and have the chance to recognize that difficult situations can be solved also without your intervention. Moreover, your confident attitude is like an invitation to desirable situations in your life.
Libra: Your momentum and inner strength sometimes intimidate tender hearts during the first half of the month. At the same time, there are those who want to prove to you that a powerful appearance and tough crackdown are necessary. Stay focused and stand your ground – you have the hang of walking the middle way. In the second half of the month, however, it may be necessary to disassociate yourself from those who apparently know or do everything better. If possible, withdraw from the contact and remember real friends.
Scorpio: Two sides of your personality are now obviously in focus and ask for reconciliation. On the one hand, you are blessed with deep sensitivity and strong feelings; however, you are very aware of how vulnerable this side is, and you are thus trying to hide it from other people. You prefer the other side: purposeful, persevering, determined and resolute. In July, others reflect your delicate heart, and because you understand them so well, you too open up more.
Sagittarius: In the first half of the month, your ideals of love and harmony often seem to be relegated to their limits. Either others demand too much consideration from you or are annoying with their emotionally driven thinking. Or they seem reckless, cold, and power-crazed to you. Leave both where they are and remain true to your ideals. In the second half of July, you have better chances for suitable comrades. Then also draw clear boundaries and get clearly across who suits you and who does not.
Capricorn: In the first half of the month, you find yourself in an area of tension – receptivity on the one hand, activity on the other. Since the use of power is easier for you by nature, facilitate all that which strengthens your receptive side. Even better, find ways how both can be combined harmoniously. This creates more ease in the second half of July, which is particularly beneficial to your relationships. Attune yourself to slow processes. Pushing and shoving does not increase the pace, but resistance and defence.
Aquarius: To master the emotional side of life is not always easy for Aquarians. Either they can’t manage their own emotionality or they feel awkward when dealing with the emotions of other people. This month there are several opportunities to better integrate this topic. First of all, it is important to admit to yourself if you find feelings less relevant than others do. This will allow you to react more compassionately when others are not as worldly-wise as you are.
Pisces: In the first half of July, you’re in harmony with yourself and with life. You manage to say goodbye to rosy dreams, which makes you feel happy and playful. If you can preserve this attitude, everything will be smooth in the second half of July as well. However, you’ll need more determination not to jump onto the popular “wishes-and-desires roundabout” again – which may give you an ecstatic experience, but where, in the end, you find yourself in exactly the same spot where you got on.
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