Angelic Astrology – July 2018
By Rev. Colleen, contributing writer for Angel Messenger
We are entering a powerful month of eclipses! We will have a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer and, later in the month, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius! Eclipses always bring changes in our lives and on our path. We will look more at these energies later, but first, let us discuss the Universal Month Numerology Vibration for this month.
July has a Universal number vibration of 18/9. The reduced single digit of the 9 suggests that this will be a month where we need to surrender and “go with the flow”. It is a number of endings, as it is the last of the single digit numbers, so there may be some circumstances for us that come to an end, and/or a releasing and letting go of situations that no longer serve our best and highest interest. The number 9 is a spiritual number and rules unconditional love, compassion, and selfless service to humanity, so those of us who are on the planet as Light Workers and Wayshowers will have the opportunity to shine our light, teach and guide others, and bring healing to the collective.
The 18th Major Arcana in the Tarot is The Moon and is ruled by the sign of Pisces, a sign that is elusive in its energies and rules the intangible and unseen. The Moon card is about the subconscious and “the dark night of the soul” and heralds a time of emotional confusion, doubt, and fears. But, we must remember that fear is just an illusion of the ego mind and, instead, we should allow ourselves to feel our emotions and become aware of the underlying challenge or discomfort we are feeling and why it is there in the first place. We should merge with our “shadow” and accept all aspects of ourselves. In “Essence of the Tarot” by Megan Skinner it states, “This (The Moon) signals that it is time to emerge from the depths of darkness and reach for the light. A simple definition of this card is a soul in search of rebirth.”
The first astrological energy of significance this month will be intense, with Chiron, the Wounded Healer, turning to retrograde motion at 2 degrees of Aries. Chiron often deals with past life wounds and karmic circumstances, energies, and patterns. As he slows down to shift directions (which we may feel for a couple of weeks prior to his actually turning retrograde) we will feel his energies intensify. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and rules the individual. It rules self-awareness, confidence, courage, initiative, and leadership. These are some of the energies where we may feel a “wound” that needs to be healed. He will be in retrograde motion until December, but this “wound energy” will be stronger as he shifts directions.
On July 5th, Mercury, ruler of thoughts and communications, in expressive Fire sign Leo is opposing Mars, the Warrior, in fixed Air sign Aquarius. With this connection, there is likely to be interactions with others that are either frustrating, aggressive, and challenging, or lively, energetic, and spirited. Make a choice to experience the latter, as this can be a creative energy to spark new ideas, network, and move forward with plans.
On July 9th Venus, planet of love and finances, moves into Virgo where she will be until August 6th. Virgo is an earth sign and is practical and detail oriented, so as far as money, this placement sees us being more conservative with how we spend our resources. Virgo likes order so we may be creating a list to better understand, money coming in and money going out. As far as relationships are concerned, we may be a bit more discerning about what we like and do not like within our partnerships. And, as Virgo does rule work and service, we may be connecting with others to focus our efforts on chores that need to be done, plans we want to accomplish, or work projects.
Also on the 9th, Mercury, ruler of the mental realm, in confident Leo is challenging Jupiter, ruler of our belief systems, in fixed and stubborn Scorpio. People are not likely to back down or give in regarding their opinions and what they believe to be the truth. Difficult communications with others are possible. Realize that what is one person’s truth is not necessarily someone else’s truth. We can be secure in what we surmise or accept as our truth, as long as we allow others to stand in their truth as well.
The next day, on July 10th, Jupiter, ruler of expansion and our belief systems, turns to direct motion at 13 degrees of Scorpio. This will intensify the effects of the “Great Benefic” in this deeply transformative sign. So far, while Jupiter has been in this sign (since October 2017), we have experienced energies regarding what we think and believe about the idea of power. The “Me Too” movement has been a part of this energy, with Jupiter asking us to consider what our ideology is regarding power….the abuse of those in power, how we feel about our own power, and whether we are owning our true spiritual power as the Divine Beings that we are. Now that Jupiter is turning back to direct motion we will, once again, see an outward expansion and expression of these energies, rather than the more internal and introspective time period that we have experienced while it has been retrograde.
One of the highlights of the month happens on July 12th with a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 20 degrees Cancer. This eclipse energy is opposing Pluto, the Great Transformer, and ruler of Death & Rebirth, and is in a loose trine aspect to Jupiter in Scorpio, the sign that Pluto naturally rules. Remember that Jupiter has just turned to direct motion so his energies are amplified at this time. With water sign Cancer being the placement of the eclipse, we may experience some transformation in our home and family life, and in our emotional bodies. Pluto will assist in transmuting lower vibrational energies, including disempowering emotions and feelings. Jupiter will have an expansion effect, which will last over the upcoming weeks, in situations and circumstances where we need to take back, or own, our power. There will be a clearing of old belief systems and a need to adopt new and more empowering ways of thinking. Because this is a Solar Eclipse, the effects of these energies will be longer lasting than usual.
Lovely Venus, the ruler of relationships and finances, connects with stern Saturn, the Teacher, on July 14th, and then with ethereal Neptune, the Dissolver, on June 24th. There may be some lessons or confusion regarding our connections with others and/or with money matters. Conversely, we may experience more security or stability in these areas, especially if we trust, go with the flow, and stay in our heart center.
On July 22nd the Sun makes its yearly transition into the creative and leadership oriented sign of Leo. For the next, approximately, 30 days we can focus on taking charge of our lives, having fun, enjoying connections with children or our own inner child, and focusing on artistic projects. On the 25th, the Sun challenges rebel Uranus, bringing in more of a sense of freedom, and perhaps a few surprises, and then on the 27th, our bright Solar Light opposes Mars, the planet of energy and action, propelling us to take action and move forward with thoughts, ideas, and plans.
Mercury, the ruler of information and all modes of communication, enters another retrograde cycle on July 26th. He will turn retrograde in the sign of Leo, bringing the usual of misinformation, challenging communications, and redirections in plans. The curious messenger turns retrograde at 23 degrees Leo and travels all the way back to 11 degrees before he shifts back to direct motion on August 19th. However, he will enter his shadow period on July 7th so we can expect some of his “trickster” energies to start taking place before his actual shift into retrograde motion.
This brings us to the highlight of the month on July 27th….a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 4 degrees of Aquarius! A Full Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are opposite one another, so this means the Sun is at 4 degrees Leo. This is the second eclipse energy of the month and will be the second of three eclipses with the third one being a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Fire sign Leo on August 11th. The July 27th Lunar Eclipse is conjunct (connecting with) Mars, the Warrior, in Aquarius and creating a square (challenging) aspect to Uranus, the Rebel, in Taurus. Aquarius (Moon and Mars), Leo (Sun), and Taurus (Uranus) are all fixed signs of the zodiac, meaning that they all have a stubborn, “set in stone”, energy. This is going to create a powerful and dynamic energy! As we mentioned earlier in this article, an eclipse is a powerful lunation that is more potent than a regular Full Moon. When we add Mars, the Activator, and Uranus, the Great Awakener, to the mix, we should expect the unexpected and be ready for anything! The Sun is also connected with the North Node and the Moon to the South Node during this particular eclipse. The Nodes are Destiny Points, heralding an energy of redirection on our Path that appears to be fated or destined.
As we are able to move through the healing and redirection energies of this month, we prepare for the third eclipse in August, a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo, which will be a new beginning of shining light upon our Path!
Please be sure to watch the Monthly Angel Card Reading Video for July 2018 below and watch my weekly readings on my YouTube channel, Angel Messenger website, or on my Facebook page to hear what messages our angels and guides share with us for the upcoming month!
Many Blessings of Love and Light to You!
Light to All,
Starseed Astrologer & Spiritual Messenger
The cards used for the main message in this reading are from the Archangel Power Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine. For the special messages, Rev. Colleen uses the Archangel deck by Doreen Virtue.
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