Let the Universe work through you in these next 3 months. Be an instrument of peace and love, compassion and faith. July begins with a New Moon merging to the Sun, both in the sign of Cancer on the 10th. We will feel emotional, as there are no exceptions to the rule with this cardinal, water energy. Be ready to dive deep into how you’ve been feeling and what you’re yet to process. A shift occurs when the Sun enters ferocious Leo on the 22nd of July, followed by the Aquarius Full Moon on the 24th. Opposing signs bring difficult energy – they remind us to open ourselves to the uncomfortable unknown. Aquarius is drama free, they see the bigger picture and refuse to be close minded – for them that signals death! Leo is dramatic, and irritated when things don’t pan out how they’d hoped – therefore, the end of July can feel electric. Let the heart override the ego. That’s the theme – it’s not logical to stand in one place just because it’s safe!
August is characterised by its emphasis on personal improvement. From August 19th, we have Uranus stationing retrograde where it will stay until January 18th, 2022. In Taurus, themes to do with security, possessions, stability, luxury and jealousy are highlighted, creating a bit of tension in everyday life. It’s about the tangible moments, no matter how raw they feel. What owns your soul? Or better yet, who?! All signs handle transits differently, but Aries, Capricorn, Libra, Cancer will feel this most intensely as they are cardinal signs. Fixed signs like Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio will also feel the belt tighten as they are resistant to fast changes, and so many retrograding planets bring upheaval and inflexibility to the flux of life. The Sun will leave Leo to enter Virgo on the 22nd of the month. That same day a second Full Moon in Aquarius lights up the night sky! This lunation can feel esoteric and unusual, because even though we may still be tackling the themes July’s Moon brought forward, the dots here are being connected completely separately. There is a lot to contemplate and it can feel much heavier than July’s mood. It appears like we’re stuck in a loop, engaging with the same lesson again and again.
On September 7th, a New Moon in Virgo forms a trine with Uranus in Taurus and the Sun. This is a healthy day to get back into check with mind, body and spirit. On the 20th, a Full Moon in Pisces guides us to appreciate the alternatives in life. The final Mercury Retrograde of the year occurs on the 27th of September until October 23rd, in the sign of Libra. Looking back on the last 9 months features prominently, and we realise all three Mercury retrogrades have been in diplomatic Air signs. Gemini, Aquarius and Libra are intellectual, conceptual, cerebral signs that don’t get so easily caught up in the emotional realm. This last Mercury retrograde can feel like a balancing act, as Libra attempts to please everyone. Libra is naturally social but can have trouble with communicating its true desires. Therefore unresolved dramas in relationships can rock this latter part of the year, challenging how you interact with those closest to you.
Indeed, these next 3 months can feel like a bumpy, winding road to travel on – but there is a certain amount of release, passion, joy and possibility in every situation and circumstance. We are the alchemist, and the Universe is pushing us to step outside of our collective comfort zone! Utilise the energy that is working for you, and focus on mental health and well being. There is significant progress that can be made, regardless of the retrograde energy going on. Reach out to kindred spirits and keep the wheels spinning!! In no time you’ll begin to feel the blessings of the cosmos.