Sun Signs for July ’18
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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 Aquarius, Cancer, Leo, Virgo. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Aquarius knows, Cancer feels, Leo rules & plays, and Virgo works. Mars is in Aquarius this month and shows stress and/or activity with humanity. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 is in Cancer and puts focus on home, family, change, and feelings. The Sun in week 4, Mercury all month, and Venus in week 1 are in Leo. This shows us seeking fun and flare. And this increases power and play in us and in the world. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 is in Virgo and shows an association between love and work. Mercury goes retrograde on the 26th, so let’s start practicing better focus now. Jupiter continues in Scorpio and promotes intense issues like sex and money. (Look at what has happened since Weinstein, Sexual missteps by men are being exposed and judged and this may improve male female relationships in the future after a bit of tension.) Taxes and insurance will get special attention. (The tax bill has passed.) Jupiter is still trining Neptune and makes dreams come true. In week 1, Mars squares Jupiter & requires that we respect rules or improve them. Saturn has moved into its own sign, Capricorn. It stays through 2020, and becomes very strong. Saturn here is about being practical and realistic. It represents setting and achieving goals and is climbing the mountain of accomplishment. Capricorns, Taurus, and Virgos should become more practical. Capricorns, Aries, Cancer, and Libra need to get rest, avoid overwork, and remember to seek joy. Uranus has moved from late in fire sign, Aries to early in earth sign, Taurus on May 15th. As noted in my Jan. newsletter and my 2017/2018 events piece, published by the AFA, the shift of this unpredictable planet from fire to earth suggested volcanoes to me and that is what happened with Kiluea. As the red alert and ash developed in mid- May, there was a new Moon in Taurus and Mars formed a square to Uranus in addition to the Uranus sign shift. Incidentally, the last time this happened in 1934, Kiluea erupted. For us, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius can expect the unexpected. Disruption describes the situation. It is important to be sensible and not live on the edge. And let’s watch out for any thing or person that is unreliable. On the plus side, new vistas can open up to these signs. And Virgo, and Capricorn can also expect new vistas to open up to them. This will end when Uranus goes back into Aries in November ’18.
A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer on the afternoon of the 11th, the 12th, and morning of the 13th shows a new start for us in home and family, change, and feelings. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on the 27th, the 28th, and much of the 29th contrasts group versus private power. At eclipse times, we should find something special to do and also be sensible. Since eclipses can bring life altering events, we want to make the event good.
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 Aries on the 5th and 6th and in Libra later on the 17th, 18th, and most of the 19th.
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 U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem under a Taurus new moon, a new start.
The Pluto Uranus square is over. It made the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you heard 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, the floods and fires in Ca. In ’17, and the hurricanes of ’17, this was one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represented 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. This long term square ended at mid-May.
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 2 , 3, 4,15, 16, 22, 30, & 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) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. It’s very important to harmonize your career and reputation. But also, try to get enough rest, avoid overwork, and set sensible goals. You can have success if you work this right. Uranus has left your sign and will not be back until Nov. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 squares you from Cancer. Try to build self esteem. The Sun in week 4, Mercury all month, and Venus in week 1 trine you from Leo and bring support. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Again, try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Last quarter Moon in your sign on the 5th and 6th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) Jupiter entered Scorpio in October and opposes you for a year. People and things bringing opportunity are lining up with you. But you need to project real respect for those you encounter and for the law to stimulate this. Uranus entered your sign on May 15th and stays for 7 years with the exception of Nov ’18 to Mar ’19. This is huge and brings very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. And be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. The Sun in week 4, Mercury all month, and Venus in week 1 square you from Leo; build self esteem, speak well, and avoid power struggles. In weeks 2, 3, and 4 Venus trines you and supports you. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Saturn is also trining you from Capricorn for 3 years; it increases your organization. This month, Mars squares you from Aquarius. Take care with friends and money and manage conflict and stress. Moon in your sign on the 7th, 8th, and morning of the 9th 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 in weeks 2, 3, and 4 square you from Virgo; try to stay on good terms with all. Mars trines you from Aquarius; this brings energetic interactions with people. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you 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 afternoon of the 9th, the 10th, and morning of the 11th 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 in weeks 1, 2, and 3 is in your sign; this brings self esteem and important people with opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign try to do things that will increase success and happiness. Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings support, opportunity, and luck. Be ready for it by doing your part. Your part is being qualified for the opportunity and having contacts. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A long term opposition from Pluto in Capricorn requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Saturn has entered Capricorn and stays until ’21 and is especially important, It will oppose you, so you are attracting Saturn. Try to set sensible goals, get enough rest, build self esteem, give mate special attention, and have fun for therapy. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in your sign on the afternoon of the 11th, the 12th , and morning of the 13th brings people and events and is a new start for you. Try to find something special and safe to do. Eclipses can bring life altering events; make them good.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) The Sun in week 4, Venus in week 1, and Mercury all month are in your sign. This brings important, pleasant, and interesting people with opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign, try to find ways increase success and happiness. Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct 10th and stays for a year; it squares you. Try to get along, especially with family and the law. Leo and Scorpio are power signs, so avoid power struggles. Uranus squares you from Taurus until Nov.; take care with money, respect routines, and value all that is reliable. You may be managing disruptions. Mars opposes you from Aquarius. This can bring stress and trouble with people. It can also bring opportunity if you can get along with all that you meet. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 13th, the 14th, and morning of the 15th brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) Venus is in your sign in weeks 2, 3, and 4; it brings pleasant things and people to you. Saturn is now in Capricorn where it trines you and brings support through using practical methods for 3 years. Expect recognition for work. Uranus entered Taurus on May 15th and stays until Nov.; it trines you and brings support. It sets up a nice connection between work and money, and expands your vistas. 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 afternoon of the 15, the 16th, and much of the 17th 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) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. Watch for this to see how it’s going and try solutions. Get enough rest, set doable goals, and seek joy. Try to harmonize your public life and your private life. Mars trines you from Aquarius where it brings support and stimulates your social life. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 squares you from Cancer; build self esteem and try to stay on good terms with all. 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 later on the 17th, the 18th, and most of the 19th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
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) Jupiter entered your sign on October ’18 and stays for a year. Each sign gets a year of opportunity and yours is happening. Be ready to respond. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Uranus entered Taurus on May 15th and stays until Nov. It opposes you and brings unusual things and people. Value all that is reliable to get some good out of this. You may be managing disruptions and the unpredictable. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 trines you from Cancer and brings support. The Sun in week 4, Venus in week 1, and Mercury all month square you from Leo; avoid power struggles, get along, and speak well. Mars squares you from Aquarius. Try to get along, manage stress and conflict, and avoid power struggles. Moon in your sign late on the 19th, the 20th, and 21st brings people and events.
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 has left your sign. It could have been a successful and a difficult time. Heal if necessary, learn from recent events, and forge ahead. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. The Sun in week 4, Venus in week 1, and Mercury all month trine you from Leo; this raises enthusiasm and gives support from many sources. Venus in Virgo in weeks 2, 3, and 4 squares you from Virgo, so stay on good terms with all especially at work. Moon in your sign on the 22nd, 23rd, and much of the 24th 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) From mid-May until Nov. Uranus is trining you from Taurus; this brings unexpected support. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 oppose you from Cancer. This brings important people with opportunity if you can get along with informal types. Venus trines you from Virgo in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and brings support, work, and fun. 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. Saturn moved into your sign and stays until ’21. This is major. New goals and work will come to you. Make sure that you get enough rest, and fun is necessary therapy. Moon in your sign later on the 24th, the 25th, and 26th brings people and events.
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) Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th , and stays for a year, and squares you. It is necessary to keep rules, regulations, and the law very well. Mars is in your sign this month. It brings energy and possibly conflict and stress. Manage these things well to get good out of this. Uranus squares you from Taurus until Nov. Be careful with finances and value only the reliable. You could be managing the unexpected and disruption. But also new vistas can open up for you. The Sun in week 4, Venus in week 1, and Mercury all month oppose you from Leo. This brings important, nice, and interesting people and opportunity if you can get along with power types. Moon in your sign on the 1st and morning of the 2nd brings people and events. And a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 27th, 28th, and much of the 29th also brings people and events. Try to find sensible but special things to do. Eclipses can bring life altering events; make them good.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This is very good and brings optimism and support. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 trines you from Cancer and brings support. Venus opposes you from Virgo in weeks 2, 3, and 4; this can bring social events if you can get along with analytical types. 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 2nd, the 3rd, 4th , later on the 29th, the 30th, and 31st brings people and events.