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This month, we take on hard tasks that we have probably been avoiding and now Saturn makes sure we step up and get busy with our hard work. Saturn is here to help us, with a whip and lots of yelling usually, because we MUST LEARN. Saturn doesn’t care about your feelings, Saturn wants you to get it done, move on and make the changes you keep putting off. It is time to own yourself, warts and all, and get on with the spiritual journey you came here to complete.
Saturn is in Capricorn
Prepare for extreme potency
Saturn is in Capricorn, its home, so its extremely potent now. The lessons being thrown at us are potent, and with the Sun in Cancer, its opposing sign, there is great emotional upheaval and a chance to face your demons and clean out your closets and CLEANSE YOURSELF of your “crap”.
And this is going to be done in the form of confronting your relationships with friends, family and partners in how you perceive them and how they see you. It’s a time to release things you have held in and get them out there.
Be honest. Being dishonest will only bite you back twice as hard. Integrity, in Miriam-Websters second meaning is very appropriate here: “the state of being whole and undivided”. It is time for all of us to become whole and grounded within ourselves, so that we can truly be Spiritual Warriors. The trumpet is about to sound and you have to be ready to step up.
If you don’t do this work, you can expect some very hard and painful times to be ahead for you. I hate to be a naysayer, but we are in important and critical times now. This is the moment we came here to experience. It is good vs. evil; strong vs. weak; darkness vs. light; yin vs. yang.
Mars in Retrograde
It’s Time For Change
We are being called upon to be in strong connection to our higher selves, our true spiritual selves, and discard the values of this messed up society we live in now. And this will involve changing our habits, our thinking and our social circle of influence. Talk HONESTLY with everyone in your life. This can bring up anger (Mars is now retrograde so its usual free flowing energy is blocked and he is frustrated at being held back – causing outburst and foolish angry deeds.) But getting this stuff up and out is a cleansing.
The best hope is that the air will be cleared and you find common ground between yourselves and can rebuild. It can also mean relationships end because you are out of sync and the association does not serve you. Find new friends, new loves, and put difficult family members on the back burner.
You are cleaning your house, so that harmony and the ownership of your personal integrity and what you will and will not tolerate any longer. Things MUST change. You are confronting OLD, ANCIENT karma from this and many other lives. It is a Karmic moment to clean house and release your karmic ties and behaviors that no longer work for you. Also be prepared to be alone for a while to do the inner work. You are seeking your own, authentic self, not the you that others have made you turn into. Be your own true self. Your future depends on it.
Mars is retrograde in Aquarius until August 27th, so this is the period of review, of not starting new things, but finishing up the old. Exercise and play sports to release frustrations. If you find yourself getting angry, look deeper and ask where its coming from, and cry like you’ve never cried and release it. Forgive yourself and others. We can never change the past, we must release it to be free in the future.
Jupiter turns Direct
Closed Doors will open
Jupiter will turn direct on the 12th opening doors that have been closed, so good luck and projects can take hold finally. But don’t sign any contracts while Mars is retrograde, wait until September to do so. But this new Jupiter will lift our spirits and give us more faith and hope again.
Mercury Turns Retrograde in Leo
Give yourself a break
Our minds are going to go wonky at months end as Mercury turns retrograde in Leo. Give your mind a mini-vacation and take naps, rest, give your mind a break from over work.
Saturn Trines Uranus
Explore New Ideas
Saturn is trining Uranus, giving the innovative ideas of Uranus a chance to be made real. Saturn is always real, and will help Uranus and his helpful NEW IDEAS become part of our world and make things better. Brainstorm with friends for fun and figure out how you would make things better.
How would you change institutions to be more fair and helpful? This mental energy aids those who are really hard at work for good change to make a breakthrough. Think collectively to get things to happen and change.
It’s Eclipse Season
Focus on Self-Care
And finally, there are two eclipses this month. A new moon solar eclipse in Cancer on the 12th, brings us closer to loved ones. Cancer new moon relates to our family, whether by blood or choice. It’s our tribe and shines a light on same. An eclipse sets forth a 6 month energy path so make sure taking care of YOU is a priority; nurture yourself so you have something to nurture others with.
The second eclipse is a Lunar eclipse in Aquarius on the 27th. This energy will aid your pursuit of inner work, embracing the whole as well as yourself, and let go of your need for approval from others. You are unique, individual, special and rare. There is only one of you, so stop trying to be like everyone else and shine your personal light and perspective on the world.
It’s a complicated month to be sure, but you can achieve a lot if you will take the time to do the work. At the core, it is through love that we learn and grow. Open your hearts to others and yourself, so the healing can begin. Be brave and bold, and embrace your power.
Til August, I wish you happiness, inner work, success and fun.