By Kaye Berjot
The larger planets are retrograde this month, so we can expect some external changes. With that said, the expansive energy of Jupiter in Virgo allows us to adapt to these changes with a little more finesse and grace. The New Moon on July 4th gives us a glimpse of our hidden talents. The Full Moon seems to come in pairs this month. No, there isn’t a Blue Moon taking place, but we might feel that there is. The actual Full Moon takes place on July 19th in Capricorn, and that event has us releasing any destabilizing energy. The bonus Full Moon feeling takes place July 24th, when the Moon and Chiron, the wounded healer, collide, or better yet run into one another’s arms. This day is an astrological doozy. We end the month counting our blessings, and being thankful for the things that we didn’t do, so that we can ensure that we do the things that we should do.
** Please see the end of the month for information about the Moon Void of Course (VoC). **
Friday, July 1
Today things seem to naturally fall into place. The obstacles that seemed to stand in the way are no longer relevant. You figured out a way to leap over them like they were pebbles in the sand. Jupiter is hanging close with the North Node, and together they are expanding your thought processes, and are allowing you to see the way towards a brighter outlook, that is going to change you in profound ways. The Moon Void of Course ends at 6:45 AM in Gemini.
Saturday, July 2
There is a four-way conversation occurring between Retrograde Saturn, Retrograde Neptune, Jupiter, and the Moon. Saturn in Sagittarius wants you to rebuild from a place of understanding, and wants you to be ready rather than to act ready. It never hurts to take one more look at the playbook just to make sure that you’re taking care of the right things. You know what went wrong, and you know how to fix it. Get up and just do it. Moon VoC 10:44 PM until tomorrow.
Sunday, July 3
The Moon joins up with Mercury, the Sun, and Venus to oppose a retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. If you feel like change is in the air, you’d be right. Whatever that change might be, it could very well be a blessing in disguise, so make sure that you don’t freak out. Moon VoC ends at 8:21 AM in Cancer.
Monday, July 4
There is a New Moon in Cancer at 6:03 AM. Mercury, Venus, the Sun, and the Moon trine a retrograde Neptune, allowing you to see where you need to make room for your naturally hidden talents, so make today a day of rediscovery.
Tuesday, July 5
The New Moon gave you some insight into what is needed to start anew. The momentum continues today as the skies are favorable, allowing you to push forward so that you can continue to nurture your passions. The Moon’s extended stay in Cancer has been quite beneficial, and as it makes its way into Leo, you’ll experience a fiery willpower that will take you far. Moon VoC 1:31 AM until 11:29 PM in Leo.
Wednesday, July 6
Today you have the strength and the knowhow to build and to be creative. The opposition of retrograde Neptune to Jupiter is only there to make sure you keep in mind the things that haven’t worked in the past. Just remain focused on the goal, and try not to let outside distractions trip you up.
Thursday, July 7
If you have doubts about your ability to change your circumstances, then don’t. Even if others try to plant seeds that do not need to grow, then do yourself a favor, and do not nurture those seeds. They will only lead to weeds, and you don’t need any weeds in your garden. You only need flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Moon VoC 7:08 AM until 5:42 PM in Virgo.
Friday, July 8
Whoa, whoa, whoa, what have you learned about taking other people’s advice? If the information comes from someone you trust that’s one thing, yet if it comes from an untrustworthy source, then you just have to let it go in one ear, and out the other. Sometimes you have to understand others’ motivations before you incorporate them into your own circumstances.
Saturday, July 9
The Moon, Jupiter, and the North Node are gathered up today, having a conversation with the Sun, Mercury, and Venus. With a little extra effort on your part, you can get things going. Uranus is daring you to act differently, by throwing a few unexpected events your way. Sometimes you have to be unconventional in your approach; just don’t be reckless. Moon VoC 10:29 PM until tomorrow.
Sunday, July 10
When Uranus, the planet of chaos and motivation knocks on your door, you’re not always sure if you want to answer it. If it’s chaos, my suggestion is to not nurture it. If it’s Uranus, the innovator, feel free to let him in. Know the difference. Moon VoC ends at 3:33 AM in Libra.
Monday, July 11
Today could be a day when you let your wounds be your guide. No one likes to take a walk down heartbreak lane; it’s just uncomfortable. With that said, if you utilize Chiron as your teacher, you’ll be able to know why certain events took place, and how they have led you to the place that you are now. Remember, you are in a better place, because you are emotionally free.
Tuesday, July 12
The Moon starts off the day opposing Uranus. When the cardinal signs get involved, it’s like a meeting of the heads of state where everyone has their own agenda. Do not sacrifice your emotional well-being because others are going bananas. Stay balanced and maintain equilibrium. VoC 10:02 AM until 3:53 PM in Scorpio.
Wednesday, July 13
Yesterday’s events could have you a little emotional, especially because the Moon is hanging out in Scorpio. The urge to express to someone “how the cow ate the cabbage” might be strong right now. It is probably not worth it, because it will only trip you up; some things are better left unsaid.
(Editor’s note: I have never heard this saying, and here is one explanation: “To tell someone how the cow ate the cabbage” means to tell the person the unvarnished truth, even if the person would rather not hear it. It can also mean to state one’s opinion forcefully, or to “tell someone off” (“The mechanic had been jerking me around for weeks, promising that every new repair would fix the problem, so I finally told him how the cow ate the cabbage and drove home.”)
Thursday, July 14
Mercury is at 0 degrees Leo today, and positively aspects the Moon in Scorpio. Whatever was left unsaid remains unspoken. This is because you’ve had the opportunity to internalize those feelings, which is exactly what you needed to do. Seeing things from a different perspective is always good. Sometimes those little hidden nuggets of insight are meant for your eyes only. VoC 5:23 PM until tomorrow.
Friday, July 15
Mercury is sitting in Venus’ lap today, and together they are whispering sweet nothings to the Moon and Mars. Make sure that you listen to those sweet nothings, because they just might be something spectacular. Those little words of encouragement could elevate you to the next level, so make sure to give them a dose of your attention. VoC ends at 4:15 AM in Sagittarius.
Saturday, July 16
Saturdays are traditionally known as “Saturn days.” We presume that we are supposed to sit back and do nothing. That’s not the case today, because Mercury, Venus, and Mars are having you running, and not walking towards your most cherished desires.
Sunday, July 17
Jupiter in Virgo has a very good vantage point, so make sure that you pay attention. When you are able to see how to build solid foundations, move forward with purpose, and pay attention to your intuition, then you’ve learned a great deal. This was never about how others saw you, it was always about how you saw you. VoC 3:58 AM until 2:34 PM in Capricorn.
Monday, July 18
Today you can breathe a sigh of relief. What you see in the sky is that things are doable. They are achievable. They are worth the effort, and you, my friend, are worth the effort. Saturn and Venus want you to know that, while Mars and the Sun want you to see that the darkness cannot survive when there is light; so let there be light.
Tuesday, July 19
The Full Moon at 5:59 PM in Capricorn has you letting go of destabilizing energy. In its place you’ll find energy that revitalizes you, and makes you feel like anything could happen. You are experiencing a great deal of change. As you step through these next few weeks, know that you are moving in the right direction. VoC 5:58 PM until 10:11 PM in Aquarius.
Wednesday, July 20
As the Moon makes its way into Aquarius, it loosely opposes the Sun, Venus, and Mercury. You might still feel the tugs of the Full Moon zapping your energy. Just remember that you know how you feel about the things you love and cherish. You now know how to commune with yourself. The love and light is coming from a place of understanding.
Thursday, July 21
If there is something that you are holding onto that you shouldn’t, then let it go. Holding onto obsolete things only blocks the good things that are waiting in the wings for you to make space. Make space already! VoC 8:57 PM until tomorrow.
Friday, July 22
When the Moon rolls into Pisces in the early morning hours, make sure that you pay attention to your dreams. In particular pay attention to how you feel during the dream, and how you feel when you wake up. If the feeling is extreme, take notice and ask yourself why, before allowing the feeling to overwhelm you. VoC ends at 3:36 AM in Pisces.
Saturday, July 23
The Sun is at 0 degrees Leo today, so make sure that you pay attention to today. You just might get a preview of what’s in store over the next few months. In particular, you just might see all of the possibilities that are at your fingertips. Don’t go rushing off to do the first thing that pops up; weigh your options, and make sure to pay attention to the details.
Sunday, July 24
Wow, today the Moon sits right on top of Chiron, the wounded healer. This is a rare occasion, to say the least. You are about to shed every single obstacle that stood in your way. Yeah, the Full Moon was several days ago, yet it seems as though we are getting a second Full Moon this month. It’s like a second dump truck showed up to help you get rid of mothball-laden sweaters. Be thankful, because there is no place for those old sweaters when you’re basking in the sun. VoC 2:07 AM to 7:34 AM in Aries.
Monday, July 25
When there’s a Grand Fire Trine in the sky, you better believe that things are going to be on fire! Your motivation level is dialed up to 102, and if it isn’t, then you might need to go for a hot yoga class to jumpstart the energy. Don’t lose this momentum. There is too much at stake to burn out now.
Tuesday, July 26
If you’re feeling the heat, don’t let it overwhelm you. It just means that you are moving forward and making progress. When you’re trying to do a lot of things at once, it can be a little overwhelming. Just know that what you are making happen is worth the effort. VoC 1:20 AM until 10:39 AM in Taurus.
Wednesday, July 27
You are emotionally ready for change, yet something has you experiencing a little bit of doubt. Maybe you’re moving too fast; maybe you’re not moving fast enough; or maybe you should just stop altogether. If you hear that voice at all, tell it to be quiet, so that you can figure things out.
Thursday, July 28
You’ve been learning how to adapt to changes. These changes might have occurred in the home, at work, or even in what you find valuable. Part of being able to change your circumstances is learning how to redirect your energy, focus, and even your mindset. It’s how we become adults. VoC 10:14 AM until 1:18 PM Gemini.
Friday, July 29
The Moon in Gemini squares Mercury in Leo during the day. Do your best to stay grounded today, because things could get blown out of proportion. Remain focused on positive reinforcements, and try not to beat yourself up. If something doesn’t work out today, that’s ok; it just means that it’s not ready yet. Just keep your eye on the prize.
Saturday, July 30
Today might be a day when you need to adapt to a changing circumstance, as the Moon squares Jupiter. That’s ok if you need to change something in order for the pieces of the puzzle to fit together in a more concise fashion. It’s better to adapt now, then to get too far down the road and not be able to turn back. Don’t waste time. Do it right the first time. VoC 6:48 AM until 4:10 PM in Cancer.
Sunday, July 31
The Moon is in Cancer, and makes a positive aspect to 0 degrees Mercury. It’s like the heavens have heard your appeal. You might not be moving as fast as you would have liked, but at least you’re not headed towards a dead end street. Sometimes you can count your blessings for the things that you didn’t do, lest they lead you to dry water.
The Moon Void of Course (VoC) is the time period from when the Moon makes its last aspect in one sign before moving into the next sign. The Moon is the fastest-moving planet, and transitions from one sign into the next every 1-3 days. What that means is that the Moon is constantly in motion, it’s never retrograde, so it’s inevitable that she will connect with “something,” i.e. another planet or transit, until the moment that she doesn’t. During the moments when she doesn’t connect, we call it the Moon Void of Course. When these events occur, the best thing to do is to meditate, sit still, and listen to your higher guidance. Sitting still does not mean to physically sit still, although it can be beneficial.
Kaye Berjot is a transformational astrologer who focuses on Chiron, the wounded healer. Read more articles, weekly astrology insights, and request readings at askkaye.com.