July’s Astrology is Upon Us, Ready or Not!

I think the theme to much of this summer’s astrology is, “ready or not, here I come!” Like this exuberant exclamation from our childhood, the planetary activities of the past few months have given us lighthearted warnings, but basically let us know that change will not wait for us to be “ready.” This is a good thing, because most people won’t ever declare themselves ready for a transition. There’s always more to learn, more to acquire, and more confidence to build before taking the proverbial plunge.

Our current Grand Trine in the Fire signs is combining these energies:

1. All that you know and have worked for (Saturn in Sagittarius)

2. Your dreams, desires, and innate gifts (North Node in Leo)

3. Surprise! You just got a new assignment and it’s due ASAP – GO! (Uranus in Aries)

It’s that last one – the Uranian push, that will help get us up and moving in a new direction. But, we’re allowed to pack a bag with our tried and true skills, so don’t panic. We also have retrograde-free days ahead of us this month, which will make stepping into unchartered territory much easier. Move forward with new projects, ideas, and inspiration. It’s a great time to get started on a new adventure.

If anything will slow us down this month, it might be our feelings. Mars, planet of action, is a bit out of his element in the sign of Cancer right now. This is giving us a bit of pause as we charge along in the first few weeks of July. You may be more in tune with that little twinge in your stomach or tenseness in your shoulders when something is off. Listen to your intuition and take a sideways approach to new situations in order to see them from all angles. We can create some security for ourselves in the coming weeks, and it’s likely we’ll need a good foothold. Mars will move into Leo on the 20th. After that date we’re likely to throw the rule book out the window, but at least we’ll have set ourselves up for a soft landing.

A square between Jupiter and Pluto will be in effect all month, helping us to identify obsessive feelings and transform them into a healthier form of motivation. This square can really magnify our beliefs, desires, and fears. While this may feel uncomfortable at first, it will present an ideal opportunity to find the traps we’ve laid for ourselves in the form of “all or nothing” thinking. Lately, a lot of us have been putting pressure on ourselves to do it all on our own. Jupiter in Libra is encouraging us to find the support we need from partners, friends, business associates, and community members.

July’s Full Moon will be in Capricorn on the 8th for United States West Coasters, and in the first few minutes of July 9 in Eastern Daylight Time. This will be a great time to see our accomplishments clearly. Long term projects can begin to blossom and it can become obvious where we need to shift our strategy to promote greater success in the future. We may feel a push-pull between strong emotions and our need to stay in control. Some sort of compromise will be required.

On the 23rd, we’ll experience a New Moon in Leo, making it a great time to set intentions related to creativity, performance, romance, developing our talents, public recognition, taking risks, and children.

Hang on, everyone. We have a lot of momentum propelling us in a positive way, but it can still feel a little overwhelming at times. We’re in an astrological carnival right now with lots of bright lights and thrilling rides. I’d advise taking a moment, sitting on a shady bench and regrouping from time to time. If you were born in some of the later degrees of the Fire signs listed below, you are truly on fire this month. Life probably feels exceptionally vibrant and intense. It’s your time to shine, shimmer, and shift like a flame.

  • Aries born April 16 -19 (or even a Taurus born on the 20th)
  • Sagittarius born Dec. 11 – 17
  • Leos born: Aug 15 -19

Remember, you don’t have to go it alone! Feel free to email me at cardinalfireastrology@gmail.com if you’re interested in a personalized reading. I’m here to help you gain a better understanding of the current astrology and how it relates to you.

Sending you forth into the month with much love, compassion, and encouragement. Oh, and don’t forget to check out your monthly horoscopes!