Sun Signs for July ’17
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in July. The emphasis this month is on the signs Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Taurus creates calm and pleasure, Gemini looks for the interesting, Cancer emotes and nurtures, Leo performs, and Virgo works. Venus until the 5th is in Taurus; this makes us calm and focused on beauty and practical matters. Venus is in Gemini from the 5th and has us loving all that is interesting. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury until the 5th, and Mars until the 20th are in Cancer. Focus is on home, family, and care. Mars in Cancer requires harmony to be brought into these matters. The Sun and Mars in week 4, and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 are in show loving Leo. We are focusing on power and play. In week 4, Mercury goes into Virgo and we become very analytical. Jupiter is in Libra for most of ’17 and promotes, justice, beauty, and civility. Jupiter is squaring Pluto at times in ’17. This can bring extremes. Good choices are necessary as Jupiter is judgment. Despite the orbs, I think the cardinal T square is still in effect at times during the month. Mars and the Sun at times are connecting with this in July. The T square shows leaders in conflict and general tension and problems for all of us. We might put off what we can until Oct. Otherwise we can face problems and deal with them. Saturn continues in Sagittarius until Jan. ’18. Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo should set sensible goals, maintain vitality, get rest and sleep, and seek out joy and joyful people. Saturn is trine Uranus. This is a harmonious relationship between slow moving planets and brings good to us in business and science. Saturn is past the square with Neptune and yet I still see it at work in our culture. When we see the practical folks in conflict with the idealistic people that is an expression of those two planets.
A New Moon in Leo on the 23rd, the 24th shows a new start in power. A Full Moon in Capricorn on the afternoon of the 7th, the 8th and 9th contrasts private life versus public life.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Libra on the 1st and morning of the 2nd; and in Aries late on the 14th, the 15th, and 16th, and in Scorpio late on the 29th, the 30th, and 31st.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening but the placement of Jupiter is helping it to continue during much of ’17. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife.
Saturn has left Scorpio, where it showed intense grief. I’m happy that I have read, “Life after Life”, “Evidence for the Afterlife”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “Heaven is for Real”. These books are as close as we can get to evidence for heaven and an afterlife, with the exception of having an NDE. As evidence they are very comforting. Incidentally, “Proof of Heaven” came out while Jupiter was in Gemini. Jupiter is optimism and faith, and ideas and books come under Gemini’s rule. (We now have the new show, “Proof” on cable.)
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 3, 4, 11, 13and 14 somewhat, 18, 24, & 31. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, Mercury until the 5th, and Mars until the 20th square you from Cancer; give special attention to feelings and home matters and manage stress. The Sun and Mars in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 trine you from Leo and support. Jupiter is opposing you until October. This brings people and opportunity. To enhance this, get along, be social, and respect the rules. Uranus is in your sign for 1 more year and brings originality, unusual people, and the unexpected. Find outlets for your ingenuity, keep to reliable people, and live in a sensible way to deal well with changes. Saturn is in Sagittarius and is trining you; this lasts until 2018 and brings success through being practical and having high standards. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Last Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 14th, the 15th, and 16th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) Venus until the 5th is in your sign and favors you. This will bring pleasant things and people. The Sun and Mars in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 square you from Leo. Try to get along, build self esteem, and manage stress. Mercury in week 4 trines you and supports. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Moon in your sign on the 17th and 18th brings people and events.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) Venus from the 5th is in your sign; this is very nice and brings pleasant things and people. Mercury in week 4 squares you from Virgo; speak well. Jupiter went into Libra on the 9th of Sept. and trines you until October. This is great and brings opportunity, confidence, joy, and expansion. Saturn is still in Sagittarius and opposes you until 2018. Success can happen if you tackle your work and work smart. Do get rest and seek joyful breaks. Try to get along with those who have opinions; they can bring opportunity. Give mate special attention. Neptune is in Pisces until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. Moon in your sign on the 19th and 20th brings people and events.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) The Sun and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 5th are in your sign. This brings important and interesting people, and those who are energizing or irritating. Mars’ presence can give energy, but deal well with stress and conflict if it comes up. While the Sun is in its month-long stay in your sign, try to increase success and happiness. Jupiter is in Libra and stays until Oct. It squares you. Try to get along with mate, family, and rules. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A square from Uranus until ’18 brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. A long term opposition from Pluto requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Moon in your sign on the 21st and 22nd brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) Venus until the 5th squares you from Taurus, so, be careful with money.The Sun and Mars in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 are in your sign. This brings important, active, and interesting people with opportunity. For Mars make sure you manage stress and conflict and find positive ways to use the extra energy. While the Sun is in its month long stay in your sign, try to find ways to increase success and happiness. Saturn trines you until 2018 from Sagittarius and this brings success by being practical. Uranus trines you for 1 more year from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. New Moon in your sign on the 23rd and 24th brings people and events, and focuses on you.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) Venus until the 5th trines you from Virgo and promotes. Venus from the 5th squares you from Gemini; try to be positive in speech and with women. In week 4, Mercury is in your sign and brings interesting people and things with opportunity. You are even smarter than usual. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. Make sure that your goals are sensible and get enough rest. Seek joy. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. Moon in your sign on the 25th, 26th, and morning of the 27th brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) The Sun and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3; and Mercury in week 1 square you from cancer. Take care with home and family and those above you. For Mars, manage stress and conflict. Venus trines you from Gemini after the 5th; this is great and brings nice things and people. Jupiter entered your sign on Sept. 9th and stays until October. This is big news and brings good things and people and opportunities. Be ready and be looking for this. Uranus opposes you from Aries for 1 more year. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. First Quarter Moon in your sign on the 1st and morning of the 2nd brings people and events and requires positive action. And Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 27th, the 28th, and much of the 29th brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) Venus opposes you until the 5th ;try to get along with comfort loving types because they bring good things. The Sun and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 6th trine you from Cancer; this brings support. The Sun and Mars in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 square you from Leo; please avoid power struggles. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 2, the 3rd, the 4th brings people and events. And First Quarter Moon in your sign late on the 29th, the 30th, and 31st brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Saturn is in your sign and stays until 2018. This is a serious, practical planet that brings new goals. Here is an opportunity to become more realistic and disciplined, but get enough rest and don’t overwork. Recreation is necessary therapy. Venus after the 4th opposes you from Gemini; get along with factual types because they can bring nice things. The Sun and Mars in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 trine you from Leo and represent support from a variety of people. Mercury in week 4 squares you from Virgo; take special care at work and with communicaiton. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries for 1 more year. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. Moon in your sign on the 5th, 6th, and morning of the 7th brings people and events
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) Venus until the 5th trines you from Taurus and brings support and resources. Social life may perk up. The Sun and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 5th oppose you from Cancer. Build self esteem, speak well, and manage stress and conflict. Do get along with sensitive types; you are attracting contacts and they can bring opportunity. Mercury in week 4 trines you from Virgo and brings recognition for work. Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. and stays until October; it squares you. Jupiter represents good things and people and the law. Stay on good terms with boss, mate and the law to get some good out of this. Uranus is squaring you until ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Full Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 7th, the 8th, and 9th brings people and events, and focuses on you.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) The Sun and Mars in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 oppose you from Leo. Try to get along with power types, they may bring opportunity. Venus until the 5th squares you from Taurus. Take care with money and speak well. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 trines you from Gemini; this brings pleasant people and favor. Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. and stays until October. It trines you and brings good and opportunity. Various planets sextile you from fire signs; this brings help from enthusiastic people. Moon in your sign on the 10th, 11th, and morning of the 12th brings people and events.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). The Sun and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury until the 5th trine you from Cancer. This brings support and energy. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 squares you from Gemini; speak well and get along with women. Mercury opposes you in week 4. Try to get along with analytical types, they may bring opportunity. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. This is important; make goals sensible, get enough rest, and seek joy. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 12th, the 13th, and much of the 14th brings people and events.