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Astrologic Affects

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ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - JULY, 2024

by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500

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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 2 – NEPTUNE TURNS RETROGRADE IN PISCES:  Most affected are Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.  FOR PISCES: Did the Fourth of July find you being a care-taker or nurse-maid to a visitor, friend or family member?  Or was this you? Prepare for some confusion coming your way near or on July 19.  This could result in taking work home or working more from home.

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until December 7, 2024. Each year, Neptune retrogrades for approximately 5 months. The Neptune retrograde cycle is a period of increased receptiveness, even if we’re having to put some of our dreams on hold. It can be a time of feeling in limbo or indecision but it can also be a period of personal discovery. We may have felt a bit let down by a matter when the shift happened, but this can still lead us along a new and improved path. Look closer and review what happened; you just may view this in an entirely different way. In fact, while this transit continues for months to come, look carefully at any and all important romantic, spiritual or very personal matters.  Things may not be as you wish them to be; see clearly that they are as they are in real time, within this third linear dimension.

 

JULY 2 – MERCURY ENTERS LEO:  Most affected are Leo, Cancer, Gemini and Virgo.  FOR LEO: Mercury now enters your sign. All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. A Special Message for Leo: Rainy weather or the element of water itself may have affected your Fourth of July plans. Check your household plumbing systems, be sure to check sinks and toilet to be sure that they are in good shape before you plan to travel. When it’s all over, take a day off to recover from it all.

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until July 25th, 2024. (Due to Mercury’s upcoming regular, Retrograde cycle, it will return to Leo from August 14th to September 9th, 2024). When Mercury is in Leo, our thinking can be more confident and grand. The focus is now on the aim or objective and the grander the aim the better.

THE CHALLENGE: Some of Life’s details may not be quite as important now. We can be more expressive and theatrical and we may draw more attention to ourselves in showy ways such as with speech-giving and story-telling under this transit. In doing so, we should consider others as well. Also with this transit, we may not listen as well as we normally do since we’re very focused on our own ideas. During this cycle, we should watch for being too inflexible, too proud, or arrogant to change course. So, we should observe ourselves and be clear, be sure of our own personal intentions.

 

THE GOOD: We can be more persuasive even convincing as we exude confidence when we speak or write. We may also be strong about making decisions ourselves and letting our voices and input be heard. This may not be the time when we’re content with letting others make all the moves or decisions as we may feel rather strongly about the need to be involved. We can take the lead, create, manage and direct while Mercury is in Leo. We may feel the need to relate to information or create stories about it to absorb it well. So, consider to write it all down, tell it as a story, a poem or a play or a screenplay..!

 

JULY 5 – NEW MOON IN CANCER: Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs. FOR CANCER: The New Moon is in your own sign and it sets the tone for the next twelve months. It is not too late for you to meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need, not for what you want. A new cycle begins now; consider what is happening around you, in your local community, your family or your state or country. Consider the choices that you make as more of this can be cultivated and more may come your way during this new cycle. A Special Message for Cancer: There can be much enthusiasm for the first couple weeks of this month for you.  The recent New Moon in your sign may continue to bring about new friends or attract favorite friends and relatives.

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit occurred at 3:58 PDT. A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now.  Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new: We continue to feel the affects of this New Moon for the next few weeks. The New Moon in Cancer is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of Cancer. These include honoring our deepest, most intimate feelings, recognizing the sense of security and safety we gain from whatever it is we call home, allowing ourselves to accept support and offering support to others, and starting a project aimed at improving our domestic lives or a major long-term endeavor including business pursuits.

 

With this strong Cancer energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond this New Moon transit.  It’s time to make some plans and set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be.  In approximately two weeks’ time after the New Moon occurs, the outcome can be better seen or understood. Concentrate on new ways to enhance family Life and domestic affairs, and to also build up your feelings of security and safety.

ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - JUNE, 2024

by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500

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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, Sky Blue or Turquoise.

JUNE 3– MERCURY ENTERS GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini, Virgo and All Air Signs.  FOR GEMINI: Your own ruling planet, Mercury now enters your sign. All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. A Special Message for Gemini: Staying closer to home may be a bit challenging for you early in this month. From June 15 onward, you may find yourself further away, distant traveling. On July 29 forward into early July, you may have to delay vacation or other travel plans. Look over your plans carefully; re-check dates, booking rooms, check your credit card to avoid double charges or worse.

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until June 17. While Mercury is in Gemini, we are especially communicative, curious, and sociable. We may tend to take more pleasure in gaining superficial knowledge of many subjects rather than dig deep into any one topic. This can be O.K. depending on what and how you use this information. Otherwise, there is a saying: “Little knowledge can be dangerous”.  Consider this while you peruse, read or watch series or films.

 

When it comes to making a point or debating, we are especially perceptive while Mercury is in Gemini. We are attracted to wordplays, puns, and negotiations, and we can become easily distracted. Our interest in trivia and new information can expand and we may use our mental dexterity to keep track of it all.  Also, don’t be surprised if a new desire to master a language has you fixated or finding yourself more talkative, making changes more frequently, changing subjects or changing your mind.

 

We can decipher more quickly, making decisions promptly thus moving more swiftly in time. Otherwise, feeling detached or having a distracted attention span can bring about complications or problems. Nervous energy is to blame here. Air signs in particular should take note; everyone can benefit from slowing down a bit, taking breaks, taking more breaths. This is an excellent time to practice meditation and breath techniques.

JUNE 6 - NEW MOON IN GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini and All Air Signs.  FOR GEMINI: The New Moon is in your own sign and it sets the tone for the next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need, not for what you want. A new cycle begins now; consider what is happening around you, in your local community, your family or your state or country. Consider the choices that you make as more of this can be cultivated and more may come your way during this new cycle. A Special Message for Gemini: Romance may have been stellar on this day, or you enjoy yourself with a social outing. Also, finances may appear to be up then down this month. Focus on transactions going smoothly at the end of the month.

FOR ALL SIGNS: This New Moon will occur at 5:30AM PDT. The New Moon in Gemini marks the beginning of a new cycle, this time for everyone. A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now.  Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new: The New Moon in Gemini cycle presents opportunities to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign, Gemini.  It’s time to improve our communication skills by listening to others and enjoying their points of view. We might carve out more time to socialize and enjoy others–whether they are neighbors, friends, family, or acquaintances and just for the simple pleasure of doing so. It’s a good time to find new avenues or channels to express ourselves and learn by awakening our curiosity and also refining our writing, speaking, teaching, and listening skills.

This is a good cycle in which to re-evaluate our communication and social skills by questioning just how much we actually take in information and communicate in a friendly way, never in a non-threatening manner. How we get around (travel and transit) and connect with others can be in great focus.  We might commit to adding some mental variety to our lives and opening our minds to gathering more information and facts from our local environment.

 

Although Gemini is sometimes associated with superficial connections and lighter communications, if we take the time to look closer, you will see that there is much to learn from the light and easy, two-way, conversations that characterize the sign. With this strong Gemini energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives as this sign also represents change. It is important to consider how your changes affect others in your Life.

 

This lunation also aligns with the planet Venus and forms a square to Saturn, and some blocks, obstacles, or reality checks are likely to happen before we can embark on a new path. The desire for more harmony, love, pleasure, or better relationships can be very real now, helping to motivate new beginnings. Outcomes are best if we pursue them with calm and a sense of humor too.

JUNE 9 – MARS ENTERS TAURUS:  Most affected are Taurus, Aries and Gemini.  FOR TAURUS: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and destruction, impatience and ardor is in your sign now.  Aside from this, you may feel a bit more sexy or combative. It would be best for you to go with the first, being positively sexy. Your energy and drive may also increase. A Special Message for Taurus: If you offer yourself to family members as a team-player for out-door Spring time activities, you’ll win big. Otherwise, the tone at home base may be volatile after June 11, especially when family members lay their cards on the table over the dissatisfaction with the house rules, with some family members’ non-accountability. Then, June 13 may be too challenging; it may be best for you to just lay low and retreat.

 

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until June 20, 2024. During this cycle, we are more determined, stubborn, and unyielding. Mars in Taurus can also be passive until provoked, and is at its’ strongest when digging in its heels, outlasting, or defending something important to self.  We may tend to pursue and reach our goals by plodding along patiently. We seek longevity and long-term satisfaction with most plans and things.  Earth Signs in particular may find that they are slow to change or slow to get started. We may prefer to be methodical with our creativity, our work or methods that we chose to apply. We can work much harder for material security and we may not enjoy taking any risks. We may find that our stamina is stronger along with stronger cravings.  This can include our physical needs and desires. We can preserver to get through most challenges now.

JUNE 17 – VENUS ENTERS CANCER:  Most affected are Cancer, Taurus, Libra and All Water Signs.  FOR CANCER: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests.  If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also for creativity. Others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. A Special Message for Cancer: From June 29 onward, keep to your planned schedule as a business decisions may apply. You may want to contact friends and other family members regarding a planned trip.

 

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until July 11, 2024. While in the sign of Cancer, Venus is nurturing, protective and self-protective, cautious, and fertile. THE GOOD: Cancer love is dedicated, warm, and devoted. We can show our love through our devotion, how we care, and concern. We are affectionate and cuddly, and we can be at our best when we feel safe and secure. We also want to make our loved ones feel safe and comfortable.

 

It’s a good cycle for collecting and money related to real estate, accommodation, food, coins, silver, or antiques. We enjoy homey, familiar pastimes and art and simple pleasures. However, we do whatever we can to make our loved ones feel special. Our memories are long, and we can be very sentimental.

 

THE CHALLENGES: We may experience many emotional ups and downs in love under this influence due to our increased inner impressions and increased sensitivity. We can be tender, romantic, however attached. We could be clingy or sulky during this period. Having expectations that others may feel the same way as you do can bring about some disappointment and regrets. Also, cautious with our feelings, we are not always confident about boldly trying or sharing new things during this cycle.  It may be better to mediate and re-consider actions and try best not to make decisions based on emotions. Consider to read more about E.I – Emotional Intelligence.

JUNE 17 – MERCURY ENTERS CANCER: Most affected are Cancer, Gemini and Virgo.  FOR CANCER: The planet, Mercury now enters your sign. All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. A Special Message for Cancer: If you have already communicated with your work superior-boss, then move on from this note. Otherwise, if you have been thinking about scheduling time with your boss to discuss internal job changes now is the time.  Also, you may have a case for wanderlust this month; go for it..!

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until July 2, 2024. While Mercury is in Cancer, in terms of the information we are attracted to, we can move from the desire for quantity to the need for quality. We may think, speak, and take in information on a much deeper, more instinctive level now. This is especially true for Water signs. We have less interest in what is universal, and more interest in what affects us personally and what affects the people closest to us. Our thoughts may be colored by our emotions, making it more challenging to be objective.

 

Also while Mercury is in Cancer: We may experience outstanding, detailed memories, we can absorb information about immediate surroundings and ambiance, we can be sensitive to moods, tones in addition to the facts although we generally may not have much confidence in our own ability to create new ideas, we can take notice and have great interest with personal issues, interactions, especially with women. Our intellectual interest may feel subdues or limited to personal or heartfelt issues and circumstances. And, we may need more of an intimate situations and scenery to fully express ourselves.

A simple word of caution: Before you press the send button or share this with others, be sure that you are absolutely correct about others’ moods or tones within texts, emails related to actual facts.

JUNE 20 – SUN ENTERS THE SIGN OF CANCER:  Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs.

JUNE 21 – FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN:  Most affected are Capricorn, Cancer and all Earth Signs.  FOR CAPRICORN: The Full Moon is in your sign now and therefore, time to surrender, release and let go of people and circumstances that are not healthy or healing within your Life. Special Message for Capricorn: If you have been true and dutiful to yourself, you could be pleased by your own finances, perhaps due to a recent raise or bonus. Otherwise, it would be best to complete all assignments and other weak things that are hanging and cut them off.

 

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will occur at 6:08 PM PST. A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Earth Signs need to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in.  On a Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse, it is good to make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. A regular Full Moon that occurs once per month is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the last New Moon. During the Full Moon, it can be an emotional time, a time of romance, inspiration and relationships. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents.

To understand this Full Moon in Capricorn, we need to recognize that the Cancer vs. Capricorn polarity concerns the balance between our private life, domesticity, the need for a home base, and nurturing (-represented by Cancer) versus the public life, career, reputation, duties and accountability (-represented by Capricorn). So, clingy love and attachments are ruled by Cancer.  Achievements and rewards or punishments are ruled by Capricorn.

 

This polarity also deals with the balance between unconditional love and conditional love. Cancer encourages us to value our home base and our roots and foundations while Capricorn persuades us to consider our sense of duty and responsibility along public or professional lines. While Cancer may be content to be dependent, Capricorn urges us to be grow-up, act maturely and be responsible. The Full Moon illuminates this conflict between roots and the correct direction. With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness.

 

Cancer represents the origin of some things, and Capricorn represents the goal, or the end result.  Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what this Full Moon invites us to do.  This Full Moon is about balancing our commitment to our career and families. Something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for us. And again as with most Full Moons, we can’t sit on our feelings, we need to express them.

 

Also. this lunation forms a square to Neptune, and we should watch-out for deception and self-deception. We might also consider that we can be reacting to disillusionment, and not without some disappointment. To avoid this, ask some necessary however possible uncomfortable questions. They need to be asked.

JUNE 29 – SATURN TURNS RETROGRADE IN PISCES:  Most affected are Capricorn, Pisces and Cancer.  FOR CAPRICORN: Your own ruling planet, Saturn, turns Retrograde for many months each year. This is a natural time for you to review your obligations and reconsider personal plans. Some level of withdrawal is possible. Saturn’s retrograde turn can lend some heavier or more responsible themes to the week. However, the Retrograde cycle itself that lasts many months is an opportunity period for reviewing and reassessing your projects and commitments. Saturn is transiting your sector of communications and transportation, and these areas of life are most affected by the retrograde. However, as you are ruled by Saturn, your personal initiatives and vitality can also be affected. This can be a checkpoint moment for certain learning, personal interests, communications, wellness, and socializing activities. There can certainly be delays related to these matters, or you might return to an unfinished project rather than take on a new one, which is likely to be the more successful strategy. Simplifying and structuring your Life during this period can make sense now. Find ways to reconnect with the purpose or meaning behind the things you’re doing, as this will help you get back on track sooner.

 

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will last for four and one half months, until

November 15, 2024. And just like MIR, this happens every year. In the week or days (depending on the planet) surrounding a planets’ shift, there can be some disorientation as our perspective and perceptions shift.  This is the case for any Retrograde, whether the planet is turning direct or retrograde. It’s important to note that most Retrogrades are about perception. Just as the backward motion of a Retrograde planet is apparent rather than actual, the effects of Retrogrades are on the way we see things.

 

As this shift begins, we can begin to feel the weight of our own personal responsibilities.

While Saturn is Retrograde, we are more likely to review and improve our status, reputation, long-term goals, and key responsibilities.  For some people, it may feel quite heavy. We may feel a little disconnected from the purpose behind some of these, which can lead to a temporary drop in motivation. Pending decisions can also weigh on our minds. It is possible and likely that we may feel less energetic due to this down shift in motivation.

 

So, this is all due to a change in our perspective and perception of Life.  However, as we accustom ourselves to the shift, the Retrograde cycle becomes an opportunity period for review and reconsideration. Putting some effort into reconnecting with the purpose of our structures, our limits, and our duties can help this process. Slowing down makes sense. Expansion, adding more or additions to our existing responsibilities and projects can be stressful now. It is time to reduce and simply…We need to reduce and simplify. Some delays may occur now, but these give us the chance to change, correct our errors, mistakes, miscalculations and improve and refine our work.

 

We may be looking back to the ground we’ve already covered, what we have already accomplished.  We may feel as if we’re moving backward (-or just not moving forward). There can be very good reasons to recheck and to review. We are likely to re-visit and reconsider most important Saturn-themes that really matter: Rules, structures, foundations, and traditions. Some traditions and ways are can be as old as ancient principles.

 

Editing our current projects or returning to old projects can also be very successful. However, starting brand new, major projects may not be favored. This is the time to simplify and restructure. Also, while Saturn is Retrograde in Pisces: This can be an excellent time for updating skills and knowledge. We are learning more deeply about our spiritual goals, tying up loose ends, or finishing long-term projects that have outworn their purpose. If you have left undertaking a problem that is unfinished or barely started, this can be a time to return to it. However, we might also question the point or viability of a particular pursuit, especially related to spirituality, our down-time, or the pursuit of emotional wellness. New ways of approaching times of rest, reflection, and personal time can be in order and feel good now.

 

Ren Rasa Yogamaya is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, providing her services for over 27 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, CA.

 

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