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This week I am sure many of you are on vacation. Thursday the whole United States will celebrate the 4th of July. Fireworks will be part of that celebration. The planetary aspects will be providing us with their own brand of fireworks.
What a month July looks to be!
I think this summer will bring some big changes. July is probably the pivotal month for that too. We all know things around us are constantly changing. We see it clearly in the seasons, our gardens and in the faces of our children. Everything around us is in a constant state of flux and yet we resist. We dig our heels in, dare to change and dare our world to change. Change is coming no matter how hard we try to hold on the old. Time to let go and welcome the new.
We have four major planets and two asteroids retrograde at least in the beginning of July. They are Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, Mercury, Chiron and Juno.
July holds not one but three difficult T-Squares for us to evolve through.

This week, we are still under the influences of the two grand trines I talked about last week. Please refer back to that blog.

The Sun is opposite Pluto and the Venus is square Saturn. Oh My!

The Sun represents our ego, how we view ourselves. It’s transiting Cancer for another 3 weeks. While in cancer, the Sun will enjoy the security of home and family. In contrast, Pluto wants to tear things down and rebuild them. He teaches us that life goes on after change and great loss. Don’t be surprised if some aspect of your life that you thought was strong suddenly weakens and falls away. I know for some folks this has already happened; relationships are over or definitely on the rocks.

116_10_mo__Makayla___85_26For others this aspect will provide the impetus to gain self awareness. Change is almost always a challenge for us and these current changes are no different. Should self-awareness be one of your personal areas of change, be aware that some around you might feel threatened by the bold, new you and oppose you or cause conflict.
Venus is in Leo and plans to take the stage. She will be in mostly difficult aspects this week to several planets. She will square Saturn and the Moon on Monday and Tuesday. This could bring about a reality check in our relationships and will be a good time to objectively view money or finances. Venus also trines Uranus beginning Tuesday. She will be quincunx Neptune and trine Uranus. Confusion and misunderstanding could be the rule this week in all sorts of relationships. The sun is in Cancer so this could apply to family, long term romantic or work relationships.

The positive side of this is aspect is a deeper understandings and spiritual awareness. The term Namaste’ comes to mind. For those who are not familiar with this term, it means ‘my soul recognizes and respects your soul’ or ‘the divine spark in me acknowledges the divine spark in you’. Over all I see relationships, self-awarenesslives and the world getting better as truth emerges.

Mercury is retrograde most of the month. He goes direct on 19/20th but he’s moving slow this month. He began to slow down on June 17th and won’t get back to full speed after he goes direct until July 27th. This actually gives us nearly six full weeks of retrograde type energy. Some astrologers all this period of slow movement Mercury’s “storm” period.

Mars will also be in the mix of difficult aspects with Venus this week. The semisextile aspect is considered a minor one by astrologers and is usually not included in most reports. I am only mentioning it here because it could add some fireworks to the whole relationship arena this week. Don’t forget Mercury retrograde also adds his fair share of misunderstandings to things. People like me who are quick to think before they speak should take extra time to think this week. I just hope I can take my own advice?

Saturn is almost direct again too July 8th will the date to look for there and we should see things begin to pick up in our lives. More interesting to me this week is the T- Square involving the Sun, Uranus and Pluto. This is an aspect I am just learning about and find it quite interesting and common in natal charts.

Sun Uranus Pluto T- squareThe T- Square takes place when two planets that are in opposition or across the chart from each other also make a square aspect to a third planet. In this case the planets in opposition are the Sun and Pluto. The planet these two form a square or a 90 degree angle to is Uranus. If you follow this blog or have read the posts on Facebook you are aware Pluto and Uranus have been square to each other for some time now and will continue to be for many months to come. Now add and third planet to the mix and watch the fireworks. What a month July is this year.

Both the square aspect and the opposition are thought to be challenging to say the least. Let’s not forget there are at least two sides to all things. I’m saying it’s all GOOD! The natal T-square seems to stimulate success for many people. One trait the T-square is known for is not giving up. This is because the challenge of the square aspect is focused. In this case the focus is Uranus since both the Sun and Pluto are in square aspect to Uranus. You can’t get change with anything like you can Uranus, the planet of quick change and independence. Combine that with his position in Aries the sign of war and you get more fireworks. In light of the explosive changes and things that have come to light in the past couple of weeks, I can hardly wait to see what this week and even the whole month have in store for us.

One thing to take note of is that this T-square is in cardinal signs of fire, water and earth. Cardinal signs bring on the change of seasons. Aries marks spring, Cancer summer and Scorpio fall. The cardinal signs are active, motivated and somewhat impatient. They are also, independent, creative, impulsive and a force to be reckoned with at times. This summer has certainly been filled with water events around the globe. Flooding seems to have taken its toll on nearly all continents. In other places there is upheaval and revolution.

I am not sure what else I could say about this coming week except to tell you the manifesting energy and universal assistance will continue for a while yet. Don’t forget about that. Meditate, dream, visualize, and make your dreams come true. I know this is easier said than done and many don’t even know where to start. I sure can relate to that. If you need to chat about any of this, please get in touch. I’m always happy to chat. I do other things besides this blog. I am certified in life coaching, hypnosis, Reiki and other forms of energy healing. I have studied nutritional and herbal healing for over 40 years and have over 15 yrs of study in aroma therapy and much more.

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Whatever this week brings you, I hope you enjoy it all. Enjoy whatever holiday festivities you participate in and be safe in all you do. And don’t forget to relax and let go, chill and be in the moment.