What’s Up in the Stars This Summer?


The Summer is finally here and it’s going to be an astrologically energetic one this year!  It feels like we are finally reaching a point where we have cleared out enough of the crap, that we can finally move forward with our lives.  There is a not-so-subtle shift occurring right now that is preparing us for action, and that is a movement of planets into Fire – specifically into Leo – which supports the planet Uranus already in the Fire sign Aries, and then later in the year Saturn will move into Sagittarius – another Fire sign!  Fire energy is Action, Passion, Enthusiasm, Spirit in Motion, and Inspiration – now I don’t know about you, but I could use a dose of all these characteristics!

Let’s take a look by transit’s for July and see how this party gets started:

July 1  – Mercury, the messenger planet, finally moves out of Retrograde into forward motion.  Hallelujah!  This is has been a difficult 3 weeks for a lot of people, with weird things happening with their computers, vehicles, contracts, homes, pipes bursting in homes, etc.  Upsetting and unsettling, with a purpose of moving us into positions of readiness for what comes next for us.

July 4 – The Sun in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 12 degrees of each sign – loosely triggering the Cardinal Cross that has been with us since April.  What we’re seeing here is the closing phase of your personal transformation to a more stable, secure foundation that includes new structures in place in your life that more closely align with your personal desires and authentic self.  This process has been ongoing since late last summer when we first started hearing about the Cardinal Cross.  Move forward fearlessly into your new reality – the one that includes abundance, prosperity, love, and is full of LIFE!

July 8 – Sun in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries.  Temper bold action with a bit of caution during this transit.  Cancer is water and Aries is Fire and together they make steam, which is a powerful mover and shaker energy when it’s used wisely.

July 12 – Full Moon in Capricorn/Sun in Cancer at 20° and Mercury moves back into Cancer. What I love about this combination of transits is the intuitive and emotional energy that it empowers us with, especially with Neptune in retrograde right now as well.  Have you ever heard the phrase, “Follow Your Bliss?”  That’s a call for us to listen to the intuitive information that our feelings/emotions can provide for us.  If it feels correct for you, then act upon whatever it is your intuition is moving you toward.  Because Neptune is in Rx, not listening to that inner voice can hold repercussions for us in the fall when it changes back to forward direction!

July 16 – Finally – Let the FIRE begin!  Jupiter moves in Leo for a 12 month stay!  I’ll write another post detailing this transit specifically, but for now, let me say, AWESOME…growth and expansion meets passion and play.  It’s been 12 years since Jupiter was last in Leo.  Think back to 2002 – what was expanding or growing for you then?  We may all see echoes of that time coming up for us in the next year.  For me, it was a revolution toward a whole new way of life and in the work that I do.

July 20 –  Saturn turns Direct in Scorpio as it makes it’s final run through our emotional depths and heads for fiery Sagittarius!  Be prepared in the next few months to face the final emotional debris coming up from the depths of your subconscious to be purged and cleared.

July 22 – Sun moves into Leo and Uranus turns retrograde in Aries.  The Sun in Leo triggers our individuality and desire to express ourselves.  This is also the prime time for Fun in the Sun and playing, leisure time and vacationing (all Leo ruled activities) becomes center stage.  On a more mundane level, this energy is helpful in inspiring us to take action in new and bold ways – become an actor and pretend that your life is exactly the way you want it!  How does it feel to have everything your heart desires?  It’s all there for you!

July 24 – Sun conjuncts Jupiter in Leo.  Let’s say that you actually used the 22nd’s energy to imagine your ideal life is real, today’s transit can put you on the path to transforming the ideal into the real.

July 25 – Mars moves into Scorpio.  When a planet moves into the sign it rules it is empowered, and Mars in Scorpio is all about Power and Intensity, Passion and Sexuality… Mars will be going over emotional ground that Saturn has already touched on during its transit through Scorpio.  Things could get interesting!  I’ll write more on this later…

July 26 – New Moon in Leo.  The New Moon creates gateways or openings for us to do new things, what will you create with this energy?  Something Fun? Creative? Playful?  I hope so!

August 10 – 16 – Stellium of planets in Leo ( Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter)

If you would like to find out how all these planetary changes will effect you, try a Seasonal Transit Reading.  We’ll look at 3 months of transits to help you gain perspective on how to best work with these energies.

Until then, Have a Stellar Week!