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Astro Report for July 2012

Full Moon in Capricorn at 12 degrees

July 3, 2012 2:52 pm EDT

When the Full Moon is in Capricorn, we tend to experience a stability within our emotions. It is easier to make peace and find serenity within. Meditations can be profound at this time. This Full Moon is determined to be cautious though. Although emotions are practical, they are also safely tucked away to avoid disorder and chaos. Try to find time to let loose a little and be yourself with an air of inhibition.

Native Lore

In July, some tribes of the Native Americans refered to the Full Moon as the Full Buck Moon, because it was a time when the antlers began to emerge on the bucks with soft velvety coverings. Other Natives called it the Thunder Moon, because it is the time of the year when thunderstorms are most prominent. Farmers sometimes refer to it as the Full Hay Moon, because the hay fields were beginning to dry out enough to harvest the grains and bale the hay for future bedding and fodder for the animals.

Independence Holiday in Cancer at 12 degrees

July 4, 2012 sunrise 5:49 am & sunset 8:36 pm EDT

Happy 4th!! Ruled by the Moon, the Sign of Cancer dwells on the emotional side. For the holiday, the Moon sits in Capricorn trying to avoid disorder and chaos. If you plan to be on the road to watch fireworks, it would behoove you to drive cautiously and with intent. Know your path and your destiny. Plan ahead, if you need to. Bring a blanket to watch the fireworks on the grass or take a couple of chairs to sit on. Rushing will not be beneficial, so look ahead.

Uranus goes Retrograde in Aries at 8 degrees

July 13, 2012 8:55 am EDT

The Planet of progress goes retrograde when other Planets are trying to move forward thru the Zodiac. Even though a Planet never really goes backwards, it might seem to go backwards – hence it will be Retrograde. This action tends to bring the energy of a Planet into “remission” or it gives it a chance to recharge its batteries. Sometimes the energy of a retrograde Planet can trip you. Uranus is a Planet of independence and freedom, so while retrograde one might feel constricted or bound by an unknown energy or force. Instead of plowing thru your work try to take your time and offer quality instead of quantity. Go with the “tried and true” methods that have always worked instead of inventing new ways. Traditional means will win the game.

Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo at 12 degrees

July 15, 2012 2:31 am EDT

Be prepared for communications to go awry. Back up your computers, verify your writings and think about what you’re going to say before you utter a word. As a Planet of communications, Mercury’s role can elicit free-flowing words of wisdom. However, make it retrograde and you might find that foot in your mouth more often than not. You might find computer glitches and down-time as commonplace during a Mercury Retrograde. At work, bring a book to read while you wait for the computer geeks to reboot the computer systems. As a minor Planet in health issues, it is best to watch your diet, drink plenty of water and wash your hands often. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when Mercury slides across the face of the Sun.

New Moon in Cancer at 26 degrees

July 19, 2012 12:25 am EDT

Cancer is ruled by the Moon; it’s the only Sign that is. When the Moon is New in Cancer, it (super-)recharges its batteries while it’s “home”. Expect emotions to be all over the board. New Moons are conjunct the Sun and, between the two Planets, there is a very powerful draw on all living things on the Earth. As the Earth turns, the oceans are pulled even higher off the land. Can you imagine the effect it has on every living thing? It is very powerful. Motherly instincts are in high drive at this time. Find time to be creative, too!

Sun enters Leo

July 22, 2012 5:49 am EDT

The Sun is all about personality and being in your own truth. Ruled by the Sun, folks born under the Sign of Leo tend to surround themselves with everything they adore in life. They tend to be family oriented. While most Leos are boastful and prideful, they can become egotistical when their energies become exaggerated. While the Sun is in rulership, tend to your family’s needs and take care of each other. Now is the time to make amends in whatever fashion that seems best.

Mercury Conjunct the Sun in Leo at 6 degrees

July 28, 2012 3:43 pm EDT

Double applying energy seems to make these powerful Planets collide. While Mercury is Retrograde, seemingly going backwards, and the Sun moving direct thru the Zodiac, these Planets look like they are going to head-butt each other. The energy of “personality” Sun and “communication” Mercury would make one think that talking about yourself would rule the day. However, Retrograde Mercury puts a spin on that action. When attempting to talk about yourself, you might find yourself tripping on your tongue. It’s probably better to be humble in the moment and say a gracious “thank you”, if you find yourself being complimented. It is not a good time for boasting about your efforts.