Astro Space Weather: July 2017

Astrology forecasts daily monthly predictions horoscopes July 2017
Collage by Joseba Elorza

 

The month of July is nothing if not exciting – even if not always exciting for the right reasons. An ongoing grand trine in the fire signs – Uranus in Aries, Mercury, Mars, Sun and North Node in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius – provides enthusiasm and optimism in spades!

 

All the fire signs exhibit an innocent and almost childlike openness to adventure and new possibilities. Whatever crap life throws your way, the fire signs are sure it’s just an aberration and not really how life is supposed to be. There’s eternal faith that something better is in store somewhere. Coming off of literally years of brutal cycles in rapid succession, the grand fire trine this summer should do a lot to restore basic optimism that life is still ok, we’re still ok. The astrological fire emphasis coinciding with summer makes me think of the ways fire itself is used in summertime: campfires, bonfires, fireworks, grilling and barbecuing. The innocence of the season is as great a time as any to rekindle the flames of innocent joy.

 

This is most true in July during Cancer season, as Cancer is a water sign ruled by the Moon and associated with home, hearth, family, food, roots, heritage, national heritage and heartland. Never a better time to focus on the simple perennial joys of living, the small comforts. Cancer is also a sign that is aware of the darker depths but will go to great lengths to remain blissfully unaware of them – a major misstep at this point in time.

 

However, mixed in with this joie de vivre are strikingly different motifs of anger, passion, betrayal, and danger. Continue reading “Astro Space Weather: July 2017”

Welcome The Dog Stars And Dog Days Of Summer!

SIRIUS SUMMER Dog Days Dog Stars
Photo by Mario Testino

 

The dog days of summer is a common expression, though not everyone knows where the saying originated. It is an astrological/astronomical reference to the fixed star Sirius, aka the “dog star” located in the Canis Major constellation. Sirius is a fixed star in the Western tropical zodiac sign of Cancer, and experiences its heliacal rising (aka becomes most visible on the eastern horizon just before sunrise) during Cancer season.

 

Many old farmers almanacs will list the dog days as being from July 3rd to August 11th, with Sirius making its big appearance around July 19th. However, the days leading up to Sirius’ heliacal rising were usually considered to be the sultriest. As Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky,

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New Moon In Cancer June 23rd, 2017: Hearing Nature’s Rhythm

Astrology new moon June cancer
Art by Steeven Salvat

 

Once a year in the summertime we experience a New Moon in Cancer, the sign of the zodiac ruled by the Moon itself. This year’s New Moon is at 2 degrees Cancer, June 23rd, 9:31 PM CST. Besides the conjunction to the Sun in Cancer, this New Moon will be applying to a conjunction to Mercury at 5 degrees Cancer, separating from a square to Chiron at 28 degrees Pisces and separating from a sextile to Uranus at 27 degrees Aries. The separating aspects indicate some explosive discovery has taken place leading up to the New Moon where it will be heard and seen courtesy of the conjunction to Mercury.

 

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Astro Space Weather: June 2017

Horoscope forecasts predictions June 2017

 

The month of June is one of the astrological bright spots of the year. For most of the month, Mercury will be in Gemini and Venus in Taurus – both planets in domicile or in the signs they govern. The planets of love and communication are at home!

 

This represents a clean sweep new feeling in areas of life where talking about things that matter are concerned. Connecting the dots in love and money matters should come easier.

 

Mars will also be in Cancer most of the month – a sign Mars is not particularly comfortable with. While some things will be appearing to run along smoothly, now and again expect sudden moodiness, passive aggressive behavior and shirking of responsibility.

 

Here’s the weekly outlook: Continue reading “Astro Space Weather: June 2017”