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Star Encounters – July 2017! Happy Birthday, Cancer!  

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LUNATIONS   The Full Moon in Capricorn occurs on July 9, 2017, at 12:06:30 AM EDST. The Moon is conjunct retrograde Pluto in Capricorn as it opposes both the Sun and Mars in Cancer. This configuration is in a Cardinal T-Square to Jupiter in Libra! The desire to establish security and justice is paramount at this time. Reconstruction rather than destruction of existing powers would be the preference! Choose to be part of the solution, not the bearer of gloom and doom for best results. The New Moon in Leo occurs on July 23, 2017, at 05:45:31 AM EDST. The Lights are conjunct Mars and this stellium forms both a triple trine to Chiron in late Pisces and a triple square to Uranus in late Aries! We desire to exalt the very heart of the World but upheaval seems to pop up everywhere we look. What epiphany can we embrace to focus on having the courage to rise above crisis and fall back in love with our World?
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PLANETARY ALERTS! July Retrograde Stations and Shifts Saturn, the Great Teacher and the planet of manifestation, stationed retrograde in Sagittarius on April 6, 2017, at 01:06 AM EDST and remains so until August 25, 2017, at 08:09 AM EDST. Saturn is a ponderous planet and retrogrades each spring and early summer. It is a time to often plan reunions or re-visit our favorite spots on the planet when we vacation. It is also a good time to prepare if you are thinking or continuing your education or working on writing or publishing a book when it is in Sagittarius. Take time to share with others the lessons you have learned in life! Storytelling ROCKS in this cycle! Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusion, imagination and faith, stationed retrograde on June 16, 2017, at 09:11 AM and remains so until November 22, 2017, at 09:21 AM! Neptune rules all things unseen like music, pain, fear and pleasure! When it is inn retrograde, often our experiences loom large in our long term memory and we are able to heal as our perspective seeks peace. Music, art and mythology, from our archaic past can resurface with new meaning. Sometimes the answers to our prayers can surface in our dreamtime or when we catch a few words of a song as we stroll through the mall! Pay attention! Pluto, the planet of power, life, death, rebirthing and transformation, stationed retrograde in Capricorn on April 20, 2017, at 08:46 AM EDSR and remains so until September 28, 2017, at 03:33 PM EDST. Pluto is the most ponderous of planets and moves very slowly and has a bit of an eccentric orbit. Pluto can be both powerful and subtle simultaneously. In its retrograde cycle, the wheels of government seem to move very slowly. Court cases can go into delay and contracts may suffer with delays This can often prove to be beneficial if we but wait it out!.
Aries ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20 On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mars, is in Cancer, conjunct the Sun and in opposition to both the Full Moon in Capricorn and retrograde Pluto! Mars is also part of a Yod with the Tail of the Dragon and retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius! It is quite the challenge to balance your workplace and your home space. You may wish you were somewhere far away! Hang in there! On the New Moon, Mars has entered Leo and is conjunct the Lights! This stellium forms a triple square to Uranus late in Aries and a triple trine to retrograde Chiron in late Pisces. You may experience an epiphany about your health and well being. Treasure your heart both emotionally and physically at this time! Keep all promises you make to self!

Taurus TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21 On the Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Gemini and forms a sweet sextile to Mercury in Leo! This is an excellent time for conversations with those you love and warm socialization. Be around the brave, positive, and funny people in your life in this cycle. Any medium of communication at this time can serve you well. On the New Moon, Venus is still in Gemini, is trine to the Tail of the Dragon and also to Jupiter in Libra. It forms a strong opposition to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius as well! Choose to be both the teacher and the student at this time. This is an excellent time to reconnect with the mentors in your life. Spending time in natural surroundings or returning to a place of a past adventure can also bring joy!

Gemini GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21   On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Leo and forms a single sweet sextile to Venus in your sign! Talk up a storm! Create an interesting and warm conversation. Spend sometime within the artistic community or allow yourself to be entertained with shows or festivals! Much mental and emotional stimulation is seen! On the New Moon, Mercury is still in Leo and is kissing the Head of the Dragon as they form a double trine to Uranus in Aries as well as retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius! WOW! Really get fired up to do what you love. Your self-expression is phenomenal. Choose to be the speaker, the writer or the storyteller in this cycle! Your popularity is soaring! Be the life of the party! Laugh!

Cancer CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22 Many Happy Solar Returns! This is your month! On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Moon is in Capricorn and conjunct retrograde Pluto as it opposes both the Sun and Mars in Cancer. This configuration is in a Cardinal T-Square to Jupiter in Libra! This is the perfect time to self-parent! Set your priorities in such a way that you are both disciplined but can relax and play at the end of the day! Practice inner peace in this cycle. On the New Moon, the Lights are conjunct Mars and this stellium forms both a triple trine to Chiron in late Pisces and a triple square to Uranus in late Aries! Be sure to place yourself where you are both loved and appreciated for your big heart! Avoid unnecessary drama whenever possible. Participating in a healthy retreat can do you a World of good! GO!

Leo LEO JUL 22 - AUG 22 On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun, is in Cancer, conjoining Mars as they both oppose the Full Moon in Capricorn as it hugs retrograde Pluto. The Moon, Sun and Jupiter are in a Cardinal T-Square! This is a challenging balancing act for you in this cycle. Responsibilities seem somewhat daunting but waves of security from you can accomplish bring you peace at day's end. Step up! On the New Moon, the  Lights and Mars are in your sign - as well as Mercury and the Head of the Dragon! Be yourself and follow your heart in this cycle. This can be a vital time of self-realization and you can experience a deep inner gratitude for the blessings in your life. Share the joy and good cheer with those who surround you now!

Virgo VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22 On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury,  is in Leo and forms a single sweet sextile to Venus in Gemini! This is a wonderful time to be out and about socializing spontaneously upon your way! Kindness and interesting conversations seem to be around every corner. Allow yourself to be totally entertained and entertaining as well! Time seems to fly but each day seems touched by a bit of wonder! On the New Moon, Mercury is still in Leo and is kissing the Head of the Dragon as they form a double trine to Uranus in Aries as well as retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius! This is an awesome time to either plan or be part of a fabulous reunion with those you share precious memories with! Enjoy yourself - but try not to be too overindulgent in food or drink!

Libra LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22 On the Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Gemini and forms a singular sweet sextile to Mercury in Leo! This is a wonderful time to re-connect with those you love but also a great time to create new friends! Allow yourself to spend time with neighbors and co-workers as well. Much warmth and sharing is seen in this cycle and the energies of communication simply flow! On the New Moon, Venus is still in Gemini, is trine to the Tail of the Dragon and also to Jupiter in your sign. It forms a strong opposition to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius as well! This is a wonderful time to take a class or teach one! It can also be a great idea to work on your book or an artistic project that you find inspiring! Share this ingenuity with others for greater glee!

Scorpio SCORPIO OCT 23 - NOV 21 On the Full Moon, your ruler of event, Mars, is in Cancer, conjunct the Sun and in opposition to both the Full Moon in Capricorn and your ruler of process, retrograde Pluto! Mars is also part of a Yod with the Tail of the Dragon and retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius! What a balancing act you are looking at here! Know you will be busy! You may find yourself being in the role of both the boss and the slave each day! Count on your own personal power to bring you through. Much can be accomplished in this cycle but you must be very present! On the New Moon, Mars has entered Leo and is conjunct the Lights! This stellium forms a triple square to Uranus late in Aries and a triple trine to retrograde Chiron in late Pisces. Pluto is still in a single square to Jupiter in Libra. You may feel as if you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The powers that be may be immovable or unapproachable. Your health both physically and mentally, however, will see you through. Keep a progressive attitude - no matter what!

Saggitarius SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20 On the Full Moon, your ruler, Jupiter, is in Libra and in a Cardinal T-Square with the Lights and retrograde Pluto in Capricorn! This can be an interesting configuration to be the mediator in both business and family affairs. Although some rules may need to be sustained, your creativity in close to genius in this cycle. Do not hesitate to speak up as you are able to truly think outside the box just now! On the New Moon, Jupiter is still in a single square to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn but it also is forming a beautiful trine to Venus in Gemini! Love can be fun and friendly and much can be accomplished if you are sprucing up your space. Deadlines may come and go but you will still be pleased as punch with the results! Flow!

Capricorn CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19 On the Full Moon, your ruler, Saturn, is retrograde in Sagittarius, forming a trine to the Head of the Dragon in Leo and a quincunx to Mars in Cancer. You will experience a tremendous amount of déjà vu in this cycle! As the saying goes, "Same stuff, different day!" Not too much will surprise you in this cycle so you easily take challenges in stride. Others will seek you out due to your experience and appreciate you along the way. On the New Moon, Saturn is in opposition to Venus in Gemini and forms a double trine to both Mercury and the Head of the Dragon in Leo! This is an amazing time for warm and endearing communication. Many bright ideas pop into your head and you can also appreciate the innovative talents of others! If you are involved with social projects or gathers at this time, the results will be awesome!

Aquarius AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19 On the Full Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is in late Aries, on the Taurus Cusp and it forms a single trine to the Head of the Dragon. This is an ideal time to be very independent and to simply follow your heart. You have amazing insight into dealing with complex projects or concepts. Open up to those who need your help and you will be royally rewarded! On the New Moon, Uranus is in a triple square to the Lights and Mars - all in early Leo. Uranus is also forming a double trine to Mercury and the Head of the Dragon in late Leo. Egos around you may be inflated at this time so be sure to listen closely before you are engaged in a volatile feud of sorts. Reply with confidence and self-assurance and it all just turns around in your favor!

Pisces PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19 On the Full Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is retrograde in Pisces, in trine to the Sun, in sextile to the Moon and quincunx to Jupiter in Libra! Life may seem unfair in your daily activities but your allies become strong in this cycle as well. A bit of discontent is often necessary for new solutions to be found. Do not allow yourself to be haunted by the self-absorption of others. Keep your tribe close in this cycle. On the New Moon, Neptune entertains only the quincunx with Jupiter in Libra. Do not allow yourself to become too occupied by the ten o'clock news or slams on the internet. Find peace in pulling back from the madding crowd knowing that there is a Higher Power. Keep the faith and wait. The power of your devotions will bring you through. Peace!