Although we begin the month with some pretty dismal energy from a Venus/Saturn square and Pluto/Sun opposition, that at best puts a damper on relationships, things soon pick up at the New Moon on July 8th.
This New Moon, 16º 18’Cancer at 3:14 am EST, is very complex as it features a stellium in Cancer (Moon, Mercury, Sun, & Jupiter) and several Grand Trines; two forming Kites for stability, focus and action. This will be an excellent time to give much attention to healing old beliefs, core issues and emotions, and transforming them into new healthy patterns and attitudes. (Grand Trine: N. Node/Part of Fortune trine Chiron & Sun/Mercury, with Pluto sextiling N. Node & Chiron, Pluto opposing Sun, plus S. Node sextiling Sun & Chiron & Nodes opposing each other.)
With an abundance of Cancer energy plus the water Grand Trines many astrologers see these configurations as heralding in a major shift towards the Divine feminine. This idea may be enhanced by another configuration called a Mystic Rectangle (Jupiter/Sun Mercury trine N. Node sextile Pluto trine S. Node sextile Jupiter/Sun/ Mercury)
Although a Mystic Rectangle provokes enormous questioning, solutions arise from apparent good luck, while new, positive and exciting outcomes from difficult challenges become possible through integrating diverse concepts.
And incredibly with only a couple of changes, these configurations remain constant through the Full Moon on July 22, 0º 06′ Aquarius 2:16 pm, EST. Here the Sun is in Leo, Moon in Aquarius, and we have a Mars/Jupiter conjunction. The latter gives more energy/enthusiasm for changing lifestyles and attitudes.
Then, the Grand Finale arrives on July 29th with two extremely rare astrological configurations: A Grand Sextile and a Star of David, grace us until August 5th.
With six planets evenly distributed 60° from each other, and in complementary yin elements of earth & water, the Grand Sextile (N. Node, Pluto, Chiron, Uranus, Mars, Jupiter, Mars, Venus) helps to enhance your spiritual development, while the Star of David (ascending Grand Trine ~ S. Node, Venus, Pluto & descending Grand Trine ~ Neptune, Moon/Part of Fortune/Jupiter & Saturn) hails a balanced reorganization of us and society, while the oppositions(Mars/Jupiter opposite Pluto/Moon opposite Saturn and Venus opposite Neptune) drive the trines and sextiles into action.
And the Rest of the Month…
July 8th: Saturn turns direct after being retrograde for five months, helping you move forward with new projects.
July 13th: Mars moves into Cancer until the end of August adding emotion and moodiness to relationships.
July 17th: Uranus begins a five-month retrograde enabling us to process long-term loss & separation.
July 20th: Mercury turns Direct, initializing a time for new projects.
July 22nd: Venus enters Virgo for four weeks, putting a bite on relationships with criticism, judgments, and coldness.