July 20: Mercury turns direct 11:22 AM PDT (13º Cancer)
July 20-23: Grand Trine in Water: Mars/Jupiter – Saturn – Neptune (5º Cancer-Scorpio-Pisces)
July 22: Full Moon 11:15 AM PDT (0º06’ Aquarius-Leo); SuperMoon
July 22: Mars conjunct Jupiter (6º Cancer)
July 26-August 12: Lions Gate
July 27: Sun square Saturn (5º Leo-Scorpio)
July 27-31: T-Square: Mars-Pluto-Uranus (9-13º Can-Cap-Aries)
July 28: Sun square Aprill 25 Lunar Eclipse point (6º Leo)
July 29: Grand Sextile
As I write Mercury is going direct, a time when we usually wipe our foreheads and say “Wow we made it!” Yes, maybe like me, you can catch up on a pile of communications. There’s a but here, so much is going on the dizzying feeling of astral vertigo will still feel as if we’re on a tilt a whirl, or better yet a water slide, because from July 20-23 there is a Grand Trine in Water: Mars/Jupiter – Saturn – Neptune (5º Cancer-Scorpio-Pisces). Aw it is this pyramid of collective compassion gives a point of reflection as we approach the power of the July 22: Full Moon 11:15 AM PDT (0º06’ Aquarius-Leo); SuperMoon, smack in the middle of the sacred triangle. Followed quickly by Mars conjunct Jupiter in Cancer.
This is what is concerning me: these two great mythic gods together can cause overinflated self-worth and rash action and reactions. “With great power comes great respons-ability” (Spiderman’s Uncle). Our ability to respond with wisdom and clarity is being tested. Have we gone to sleep just because we made it through 2012?
Many of us are being called upon to send prayers to those around us who are in need as we do remember the first half of the Metta Meditation is:
” 1. May I be safe and protected. 2. May I be peaceful and happy. 3. May I be healthy and strong.4. May I have ease of well being (and accept all the conditions of the world). This is followed by our prayers for others. This healing practice of taking good care of yourself will keep the inflation down nd the over reaction to a minimum. After all the Sun is entering the sign of self.
“Leo is the soloist; Aquarius is the choir. How are we doing our part? What are we adding to the cosmic chorus? This is also the third of three SuperMoons in a row, where the Moon is at perigee (closest to the Earth), greatly intensifying the full moon’s gravitational and electromagnetic effects on the Earth and all its inhabitants.
Leo represents the journey of discovering and expressing our light, our essence, our true self. The ruler of Leo is the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system, symbolizing the spiritual truth that each of us is a star, a spark of the divine. Leo challenges us to find our center, our core truth around which everything else in our life must pivot. The image of the lion reflects the depths of devotion and courage which Leo asks of us. It takes courage to listen to our heart. It takes willpower to walk our own path and not be herded onto someone else’s. It takes resolve to live the life we were meant to live.” Stephanie Austen Eco Astrologer
Back to our communication planet, Mercury, cojunting Mars then Chiron:
“The Sabian symbol for Mercury as it stations, and in this Full Moon configuration, is “A very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast.” This speaks of archetypal inner understanding, a place within that is ever present, ever pointing to the creative void that the Buddhists speak of, the place of spiritual understanding and dawning enlightenment. We all know this place, perhaps consciously, perhaps with the intuition corresponding to our higher selves.
It is comforting seeing this symbol come up in this Mercury degree, which, along with Mercury‘s current connection to Chiron, helps us to recognize and to know ourselves at the deepest possible level where we oftentimes dwell. This is our inner knowing that we can tap into when we need to, and that will always serve us well; the level of Spirit moving through us, toward its ultimately unimaginable destination”. AstroGraph.com
I pass this on with the love and the understanding that, as I read and write these words, they are what I need to hear as much as I need to share, because we are all star-dust!