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ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - JULY, 2020
By Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
Sun In Cancer
Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs. The month is in the sign of Cancer. For Cancer: All Moon themes such as the emotions, sensitivity, moods, nurturing and stability will rule supreme until July 22. A more heightened awareness of the emotions, sensitivity to heat, fondness of food and harmony. The best side of Cancer is seen in their caring demeanor, their display of compassion, dealing with family issues easily, their cozy home and their culinary talents. The key is to know when to let go, to balance your moods, to silence overt emotions at the appropriate time and to leave justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: The Divine Feminine and the birthing of thought as well as Life, are found in the 2nd Chakra, Svadisthana, this is your abdomen and your lower back. We may feel more for others and for ourselves, cautious and protective. By using your awareness from divine guidance, the virtues of patience and observances will assist to bring solution to problems and healing. When in doubt stay positive, don’t whine or complain as it will only wear you out, and bring wrinkles and exhaustion. Celebrate this month by having more consideration of family members at home, enjoy water, the pool, the spa, the beach or trying Aquatic Pool Yoga. Best Sacred Geometry: Icosahedron (Water) Best Yantra: The colors Orange, Coral and Peach.
JULY 1 – SATURN RETROGRADE, RETURNS TO CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn, Aquarius and Cancer. FOR CAPRICORN: This transit can last up to three (3) years or a bit less. The transit is called, “Saturn Return” as when Saturn returns in your sign, it comes around every 29-30 years or so. For now, “Saturn Return” as it is known will be in your sing again until December 17, 2020. Saturn, the planet of hard lessons, Karma will bring both hard challenges and also beneficial rewards when you realize it by the journey’s end. This planet brings greater structure to your unconsciousness, your higher self found in your psyche. You may be feeling the urge to live up to your most important obligations, responsibilities. If you chose to take on more, choose wisely, less is more with respects to stress. Expect delays, some restrictions that may limit your freedom in some ways. This transit will strip away from your Life situations, people, old habits that no longer serve you well. During this transit, resolve to be a better person. Please remember: Begin or keep up with your health regime and goals. Also, don’t lose your sense of humor, you and others will appreciate it at the right times. The sign of Capricorn can figure more prominently in your Life.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Business and commerce will be affected; significant changes will be revealed. “Saturn Return” takes about a little under 30 years to go through all of the twelve signs. If you are over 30 years old, you will take stock of where you are in your life and will want to make concrete moves to create in your life what you need to get to and where you feel you should be. If you are over 60, you are seeing your second Saturn Return and may have completed what you have desired for your Life. If not, you can still manifest a few more things before you move into the “twilight” of your years. Saturn tends to manifest for the good or for sorrow, both lessons for all people. Saturn also can manifest our weaknesses, or Achilles’ heel. When Saturn checks into a new sign, a new “home”, it wants to clear up any and all messes as soon as possible. It wants to see everything as it should be: Orderly, in its proper place, done with practicality and good structure. When it finds that all is in order, done by the book, only then will it dispense the rewards. No reward for bad behavior, no reward for unfinished work, wherever it may be in your Life.
JULY 5 – LUNAR ECLIPSE IN CAPRICORN: Most affected are Capricorn,, All Earth Signs and Cancer. FOR CAPRICORN: This Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse, a ‘super full moon’, brings this observation about yourself: obligations versus accountability, family versus career, time for self versus work and feelings versus rational thoughts. Having a more supportive home life and harmonious relationships make it easier to succeed in this world. This is a good phase for you; to start or grow your own business, and for low-risk investment like a savings account, bonds or annuities. A warning: If you have been too stubborn in not letting go of something or someone that is overdue, then expect, prepare for a possible harsh exit.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Earth Signs may be ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. The Full Moon is also another Lunar Eclipse, a very powerful energy, known as a ‘super full moon’. With this Full Moon, Eclipse in Capricorn, this is not a good omen for strained relationships, especially business partnerships - but strong relationships can withstand the test through patience and unconditional love. Increased emotional strength and, your intuition can help overcome any relationship challenges. You may see more clearly, any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.
JULY 12 – MERCURY TURNS DIRECT: Most affected are Gemini, Cancer and Virgo. FOR ALL SIGNS: As Mercury begins direct motion, its’ cycle begins slowly then it picks up speed. In about a week or so things begin to feel more balanced in matters related to communications, the written, typed, tweeted, text word, travel, energy and electro-magnetic energy related to your neurological system. You can now go forward with new agreements or signing important documents. Expect some fall out from this, most recent MIR. This means that some things were not meant to last, it is best to accept the changes and move on. The best in understanding the aftermath is to see the opportunities from this retrograde that may have held you down, slowed you down and perhaps changed you or something in your Life for the better.
JULY 20 – NEW MOON IN CANCER: Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs. FOR CANCER: This is the second, New Moon in your Sign, known as a “Double New Moon”. You are blessed to have yet another 2nd chance. While last month’s New Moon was also a Solar Eclipse, a “Super New Moon”, this month’s energy can be just as potent due to Mercury also being in retrograde, the past returns. Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and parenting. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and let go in order to avoid depression. You will confront your insecurities; the moment of truth has arrived. Your perception of the world can be very internal; try to create a certain distance without becoming bitter. FOR ALL SIGNS: New Moons signify a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new. If you are a Water sign, you may tend to feel more emotional now. Otherwise, the opportunity has arrived for everyone, to see how you can improve upon as a nurturer to a child, a friend, a family or to yourself. Also, new freedoms have arrived in time to return and to enjoy, heal through the element of Water.
JULY 22 – SUN ENTERS LEO: Most affected are Leo and All Fire Signs.
JULY 27 – JUPITER SEXTILES NEPTUNE: Most affected are Sagittarius and Pisces. FOR SAGITTARIUS: Patience and self-discipline could lead to professional success and recognition. You may take on more responsibility but you may have to deal with a little more pressure. Also, take time to review your financial state of affairs; something may have been missed. However, it can be easily resolved, no stress please. FOR ALL SIGNS: This is the third of the set of three sextiles. With this longer-term aspect, idealistic and humanitarian goals can surface now. Making connections with others from a different background or a different culture may figure more importantly. Widening our minds through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. Being our practical, simple selves could take a back seat now. Generosity and compassion increase and our faith are all boosted. We can easily make more personal sacrifices for what we believe to be the better good.
JULY 29 – VENUS TURNS DIRECT: Most affected are Taurus, Libra and Leo.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Venus was retrograde from May 13 to June 25, 2020, it then entered Gemini while retrograde and leaves its shadow today; Venus’ energies are now returning to normal. Venus, the planet of love, beauty and relationships makes it way during its’ turn-around to begin a bit slow, so the changes begin slowly. As this planet picks up speed to return to the norm, so will our relationships. Healing or much needed changes can succeed now, begin with the relationship with yourself.
ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - JUNE, 2020
By Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
SUN IN GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini and All Air Signs. The month is in the sign of Gemini. For Gemini: All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, will rule supreme until June 20. A more heightened awareness of the lightness of being, sound and silence. The best side of Gemini is seen in their light attitude, dealing with their emotions easily, their attraction to the genuine, thoughtfulness and, their ability to learn and communicate quickly, to accept intuition, creative expression in speech, writing, also in the arts. The key is to know when to be silent, to learn how to be aware and consider how your changes can affect others and, to leave justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: The divine feminine and the divine masculine energies in all people, nature, in Life, they all come together as one. Celebrate this month by exercising your vocal cords, doing breath techniques, breaking into a song or by trying Tantra or Partner Yoga. Also, be more aware of sound and silence. Best Sacred Geometry: Octahedron (Air) Best Yantra: The colors Light Blue or Turquoise.
JUNE 5 – FULL MOON – LUNAR ECLIPSE IN SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius, All Fire Signs and Gemini. FOR SAGITTARIUS: This Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse. You may feel irritated with the reality that seemingly has slowed down to a crawl. Or has it? Instead, you have been given the opportunity to re-cycle and re-start. Take a look at what you have accomplished; celebrate where you are now. Whatever is obvious, dead, then, it has to go. Once you’ve done that, then, create a new list of priorities. Be cautious with whom you choose to share this with. It may be better to remain quiet, meditate on the new and keep it within yourself. FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Fire Signs may be ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. The Full Moon is also another Lunar Eclipse, a very powerful energy, a ‘super full moon’. With this Full Moon in Sagittarius, how we view ourselves with learning and what we have felt comfortable with this process is now about to change. Get ready, and aim for higher quality of spirit and Life. As we are entering the middle of the year, the full effects of this Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse can be better understood in six months time.
JUNE 18 – MERCURY TURNS RETROGRADE: Most affected are Gemini, Virgo and Cancer. FOR ALL SIGNS: Beginning on this date, for the next three weeks, lay low in matters of communications, travel, and purchases relating to electrical gadgets of communications; the cell phone, the computer, an automobile and other electrical equipment or machinery. The written, spoken, and typed word may have to be RE-written, RE-spoken, RE-typed. Generally, not a good time to commit with your word or sign important documents as when MIR turns direct in three weeks there will be changes. Also, the same may be for scheduling anything. Some changes may be for the better, or more likely, some of it may fall apart by the next MIR (in 3 months).
JUNE 20 – SUN ENTERS CANCER: Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs.
JUNE 21 – NEW MOON – SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER: Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs. FOR CANCER: This New Moon is in your sign and also a Solar Eclipse. You may feel as though you are in between two realms. These are two different states of “being”. The first, feels like you are ready for the new with courage, the second has you hanging on to the familiar. Consider both and honor both. This is an life-altering intention that you are setting. Over-reacting in any way will only set you back in what is in your long-term best interest. Write down, meditate, and visualize what it is that you really need, not what you want. FOR ALL SIGNS: This New Moon is also a “Super New Moon”. New Moons signify a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new. This New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer, a water sign. We may find ourselves with a new struggle between emotional, self-expression and restraint, between personal freedoms and responsibilities. This brings us the opportunity to test ourselves in reckless ways or with prudence and caution. Also, this special opportunity can help to break old patterns and habits that no longer serve you well and reveal what is best to begin to make major changes in your Life.
JUNE 23 – NEPTUNE TURNS RETROGRADE IN PISCES: Most affected are Pisces, and All Water Signs. This transit will continue until November 28th. FOR PISCES: Your own ruling planet, Neptune now turns retrograde as well as its’ characteristics turn inward: Oneness, collective consciousness, altruism, self-sacrificing, sensitivity, psychic powers, dreams and liberation, imagination, compassion and artistic expression. The potential problem is only in your mind; trust all that you have created in your Life to this point. FOR ALL SIGNS: This retrograde can internalize your fears and anxieties by stripping away the illusions, the dreams, and the false realities that have shaded your vision. The destruction of your fantasy world can show the true, harsh realities you tried to avoid in the recent past. Maybe you have been deceiving yourself about your financial situation, true love, your career scenario and even your creativity. Emotional Intelligence is now the key. True realization has always been there, in your higher self, or pineal gland, also known as your “3rd Eye”. Your Third Eye is also represented by Neptune.
JUNE 25 – VENUS TURNS DIRECT IN GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini, Libra, Taurus and Cancer. FOR GEMINI: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships has been in your sign since April 3. On May 13 it turned Retrograde while still in your sign. Now, while Venus has been in your sign, during its’ regular orbit’, all of the positive glory that this planet’s characteristics has now returned to normal. Before the 25th of June, you may have internalized your thoughts related to your most important relationships. Also, some past, deleted relationships may have returned, requesting to be acknowledged. Did you re-visit with these relationships…? Did you find that you remembered why you deleted them from your Life…? Good. FOR ALL SIGNS: We may now feel like returning to our socializing and re-building our communications with others. As the planet of love, beauty and values, this transit is when we re-assess what, and whom we value most. Now is a better time for taking final actions with finances that also relate to relationships as well as acting on Love.
JUNE 27 – MARS INTO ARIES: Most affected are Aries, All fires Signs and Cancer. FOR ARIES: Your ruling planet, Mars now enters your sign. Mars rules war, chaos, heat and destruction. The good of this is that you may feel more energized and sexy. If you are in a relationship, plan something new with your partner, while keeping the peace. The challenge of this is that you may also feel like retreating just as quickly as you approached, confusing others with your overt emotional performances. Basically, you may be overwhelmed by your own emotional responses. It may be better to be honest at a distance or remain silent until you feel calm and steady once again. FOR ALL SIGNS: Mars feels at home in the signs that it rules, Aries, and therefore its power is enhanced. Our energy is spontaneous, forward-looking, and even courageous during this influence. Our competitive spirit can be sharp, and our goal may be to win. We are active, we may be more single-minded, and confident. Our actions are direct. We must not act too impulsively or suffer the consequences. The shadow side of this transit is a tendency to be impatient, arrogant, impulsive, short-lived, unreflective, selfish and self-centered. It may be best to take a deep breath before making decisions, before taking action.
JUNE 30 – JUPITER CONJUNCTS PLUTO: Most affected are Sagittarius, Cancer and Scorpio. FOR SAGITTARIUS: You will feel an incredibly strong need to make it big in the world. You may want power and influence and make ambitious plans to succeed. Your intense drive and ambition can make you determined, persistent, and sometimes ruthless. Setbacks or failures do not discourage you like they do other people. You see opportunity in every challenge and use the experience to change your plans. The results of this transit depend on your goals, so it is important to think about what you want to do during this prosperous phase of life. Business success, wealth, travel, a promotion at work, or a better career, are just some of the possibilities. If you act in a ruthless, extreme, self-righteous, or obsessive way you are likely to face powerful forces acting against you. This could cause trouble with superiors, government authorities, or the law. If you act morally and ethically you will grow spiritually and materially. This should be a time of big achievement, success that makes you content well into the future. It is also important to consider spiritual self-development; you will be richer in every way if you make friends along the way instead of enemies.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This is the second in a set of three Jupiter conjunctions. With this longer-term aspect, an increased need for shared interests with others, as well as for adventurous or risky undertakings, is with us now as we strive for more personal meaning. Benefits may come now through those in authority or the government. This can be a time of personal growth and expansion. This can also be an ambitious time when a desire to succeed is especially strong. The ability to persuade can be improved.
One of the most positive uses of this transit is a drive to better ourselves. We might solve a problem that has been in existence for a while, or capitalize upon a resource that was previously hidden. Amiable goals may come into strong focus, and restructuring, transformation could figure now. Our faith may be reborn or newly developed strongly now. We might decide to invest our time and energy (and possibly money) into an ambitious new project. We should take advantage of the increased drive this transit brings. It is now very important to avoid tendencies towards self-righteousness, exaggeration, and obsession. This transit generally favors big business, the law, grants, taxes, legal issues, education, and commerce. Increased influence, faith, and inner-sight are likely to inspire and happen now.
Ren Yogamaya is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, providing her services for over 23 years. As a writer, she is the author of EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras and her Astrological Affects column is syndicated world-wide. She is a natural channel for Universal Source as she offers guidance, solutions to your issues and she teaches privately in Los Angeles.