GrannyMoon’s Weekly Feast 7-14 July 2019

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Blessed be my little witch. To those who came before and those who will come after, know that the Goddess is with you always. Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed.
~GrannyMoon

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The NEW MOON always rises at sunrise
And the FIRST QUARTER at noon.
The FULL MOON always rises at sunset
And the LAST QUARTER at midnight.
~The New Orleans Mistic

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Dark Moon — Time to Rest
New Moon — Time to Begin New Projects; Birth; Attraction
Waxing Moon — Time to Grow; Increase
Full Moon — Time to be Fulfilled; Abundance
Waning Moon — Time to Banish; Decrease
Last Sliver of Moon — Time to Die; Letting Go
Dark Moon — Time to Rest Again

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Light A Candle Today!
In many different traditions lighting a candle is a sacred action. It expresses more than words can express. It has to do with gratefulness. From time immemorial, people have lit candles in sacred places. You may want to begin or end your day by the sacred ritual of lighting a candle on this gratefulness. Or you may want to light a birthday candle for a friend. One single guideline is all you need: Slow down and do it with full attention.

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Goddess Month of Month of Rosea begins 6/13 – 7/10
Goddess Month of Kerea begins 7/11 – 8/8
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Celtic Tree Calendar: Tinne (Holly) July 8 to August 4
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Current Moon Phase: Waxing Moon: Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child – both philosophical and literal).

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, Epona
Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiration, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.

Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.) Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child – both philosophical and literal).

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Each And Every Day A Feast Day!
Embrace It!!!

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GrannyMoon is Founder and Mother High Priestess of GoddessSchool, Sisters of the Burning Branch, dedicated to the Feminine Divine. Living in the Washington, DC suburbs, she attended LDS Seminary, Former staff member and student of the Esoteric Theological Seminary, is an ordained Metaphysical Interfaith minister with doctoral degrees in Theology and Divinity, since 1999. She is a current board member of the Northern Virginia Pagan Pride Day, charter member and former counsel and board member of The Order of the White Moon. A scholar of ancient mysteries, Doula, Reiki Master, Herbalist and Lifetime Member of Herbal Healer Academy, Inc. and former VA State Representative A.R.E.N. Alternative Religions Educational Network. She has dedicated her life to the study and teaching of the Esoteric.

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On the last Saturday of the month I host the Most Excellent Order of the Black Hat – open to all – a group of solitaires who celebrate the Wheel of the Year. 7:00 – 9:00PM

GrannyMoon’s Herbal Witches Cauldron – Every last Saturday of each month. Explore a new herb or two and work on a hands-on project with us. 4-6PM

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Moon Day Hail Luna! Hail Mani! Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon Magicks involving the subconscious, healing, emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals, women’s mysteries,mothers, sisters, female partners, wives, instincts
Today’s Magickal Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Long Life, Medicine,
Travels, Visions, Theft
Today’s Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The
Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
Incense: Myrtle
Perfumes: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Monday – Wear pearl, moonstone, or crystal. Use an emerald for amulets.
Color of The Day: Silver, Grey, White
Colors for Tomorrow: Red
Candle: White
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal
nature, and Goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha

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Hail Tyr! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Tyr’s or Tiu’s Day! Day of Mars, Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw (from whom it is named), Tuisco,. Magickal influences are: Passion, courage, aggression and protection, vitality, passion, ambition and raw, unabashed power. Mars energy makes the mind acute.It is lucky to meet a left-handed person on any day except Tuesday – then it’s an ill omen. A superstition from areas of England that were ruled by the Danelaw, because the day is named for Norse God Týr who sacrificed his right hand to bind the Fenris Wolf. #FolkloreThursday

Tuesday – Wear a ruby, star sapphire, or emerald. Use topaz for amulets.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical Strength
Be cautious-especially while traveling.
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu,
Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Incense: Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Color of The Day: Red
Colors for Tomorrow: Yellow
Lucky Sign: Tuesday Is The Lucky Day For Aries
Candle: Red
On Tuesday, cooking up a hearty meal featuring carrots, peppers, and garlic (all Mars foods and spices) to empower yourself for victory and success!
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Hail Odin! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Woden’s or Odin’s Day!
Energy: Male Ruler: Mercury – Rules healings, the mind – Use for magick
involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions,
communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression,
artists, poets, and writers
Wednesday – Wear amethyst, star ruby, or lodestone. Use turquoise in amulets.
Today’s Magickal Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing,Eloquence
Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves
Color of The Day: Yellow, Grey
Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Candle: Yellow
Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini And Virgo
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Hathor
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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Thor’s Day Hail Thor!
Energy: Male
Ruler: Jupiter
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Luck, Religion, Healing, Trade And Employment,Treasure, Honors, Riches, Legal Matters,
Use Growth, Expansion, Prosperity, Money, Business, Attracting attracting more of what you have.
Thor’s Day – Wear sapphire, cat’s eye, or carnelian. Use sapphire in rituals.
Today’s Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
Color of The Day: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Candle: Purple, Blue
Colors for Tomorrow: Green, Light Blue
Perfumes: Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes
Incense: Nutmeg, Henbane
Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces
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Hail Freya! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Freya’s Day
Energy: Female Ruler: Venus – Rules lovers and pleasure, affairs of the
heart – Use for magick involving love, peace, beauty, gentleness, women’s
problems, healing, protection, lovers, ease, pleasure, affairs. Resolve
quarrels today!
Friday – Cast love spells on Fridays. Wear blue robes and use turquoise, ruby, emerald or cat’s eye.
Today’s Magickal Influences: All Love Matters, Friendships, Affection,
Partnerships, Money, Sex
Today’s Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus,
Freya, Frigg, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
Incense: Saffron, Verbena
Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Color of The Day: Light Blue, Pale Green
Candle: Green
Colors for Tomorrow: Black
Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra
Saint Jegudiel represents Friday
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Hail Loki! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn and Loki’s Day!
Day of Seatere, Seater, and Saturn and of Loki, the Norse god of tricks and
revelry. Saturday is ruled by Saturn, whose Magickal influences are:
longevity, endings, and homes. Saturday comes under the influence of Saturn.
Saturn’s influence directs our attention toward routine chores, customs, and
conventional traditions. Saturday is a good day for furthering our ambitions
through perseverance, patience, responsible action, and a sense of purpose .
Saturday – Wear turquoise, labradorite, or diamond. Use amethyst.
Saturday is a good day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving
spirit communication, meditation, psychic self-defense, binding, and
locating lost things or missing persons.
Today’s Goddesses: Ops, Rhea, Tellus Mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Tonantzin,
Asherah, Anath, The Shekinah, The Matronit, Mary, Gula, Herodias, Oddudua,
Demeter
Today’s Magickal Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families,
Works Of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines
Today’s Energies: Female – Rules obstacles, overcoming blockages – Use for
magick involving overcoming limitations, the elderly, endings, deaths,
blocks, constrictions, and those restricting you.
Incense: Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone,
Myrrh
Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy
Color of The Day: Black
Colors for Tomorrow: Orange, Gold and Yellow
Lucky Sign: Saturday Is The Lucky Day For Capricorn And Aquarius
Candle: Black
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Hail Sunna and Sol! GrannyMoon Says Today is: Sun Day
Energy: Male
Ruler: The Sun
Rule health, prosperity, leadership, joy, and protection – Use for magick involving happiness, prosperity, joy, healing, protection, power,
leadership, ego, authority figures, fathers, husbands
Today’s Goddesses: Sunne, Frau Sonne, Aditi, Igaehindvo, Amaterasu, Arinna,
Izanami, Ochumare
Sunday’s Magickal Influences: Health, Healing, Confidence And Hope, Prosperity
Incense: Dragons Blood
Perfumes: Heliotrope, Orange Blossom, Cloves, Frankincense, Ambergris, Musk, Myrrh
Sunday – wear topaz, sunstone, or diamond. Use pearl in crafting talismans.
Color of The Day: Orange, Gold
Colors for Tomorrow: Silver, Gray, White
Lucky Sign: Sunday Is The Lucky Day For Leo
Candle: Yellow

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Llewellyn’s Spell A Day
Mercury Remembrance Spell
July 07, 2019 by Storm Faerywolf

As Mercury goes retrograde, this is a perfect time to go within. We can ride this astrological current, following it backward into a potent or troubling memory, giving us greater insight into how we can better handle problems.

For this spell you will need an orange pillar candle and holder, a nail or implement to carve into the candle wax, and some cinnamon powder.

Ground and center. Using the nail or implement, carve the astrological symbol for Mercury ( O) into the side of the candle. Sprinkle this sign with the cinnamon, working the powder into the carving. Now, with the implement, carve three arrows moving around the Mercury sign, pointing in a counterclockwise circle. Place the candle in the holder. Light the candle, saying:

“Moving backward ‘cross the sky
Messenger, the winged-shoed god,
Take me as we journey back
Into the memory I seek.”

Meditate on your chosen memory, only now with a greater sense of your own power and purpose. How would this play out differently now?
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Global Human Civil Rights
July 06, 2019 by Estha McNevin

Ever wished for real equality? Take a moment today, dear reader, to envision total peace in a world where class, education, and advantage do not apply to our human culture. As we evolve in a time of climate change, we are all learning how to share more often. Perhaps the only real thing we can offer as a Western civilization is the democratic and understanding values inherent in civil rights.

In a world of equality, where might all of our egos fit? How will we cope in a future that is increasingly automated? If humanity becomes an obsolete labor force, then what is next for our species, if not equality?

Envision the goals you could fulfill if our natural resources were an equally shared birthright and not an outdated illusion of aristocratic land ownership. Meditate on the words of Martin Luther King Jr., who aptly wrote: “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”
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A Success Spell
July 05, 2019 by James Kambos

July is a potent time for success and prosperity magic of all kinds. For this spell you’ll need an orange candle, a pen, a small piece of paper, a few pieces of orange rind, and a square piece of green cloth. First, light the candle and gaze at the flame for a few moments. Concentrate on a specific goal coming true. Then write that goal on the paper. Place the paper and the orange rinds in the center of the cloth. Tie all four corners together to form a bundle. Hold the bundle in your hands above the flame carefully as you say:

“Success, bless and favor me.
May my goal come to be.”

Snuff out the candle. Hide the bundle. When the wish comes true, retrieve the bundle and burn the paper using the same candle. Discard the ashes. The orange rinds will be dry but can be used for other abundance spells.
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Spell for Freedom
July 04, 2019 by Melanie Marquis

Use this spell to help break free from limitations and other things that bind you. Think about the things in your life that are negatively confining and restricting you from being your whole, best self. Tie a string around your ankle to represent each cage from which you wish to escape. Now take a pair of scissors and call into them all the courageous powers you can muster. If you work with any spirits or deities in your practice, you might consider asking these entities to enter the scissors to impart their strength and power to your spell. When you’re ready, cut each string one by one, envisioning yourself free forever from that obstacle. When all the strings have been cut, burn them or cut them into the tiniest pieces possible to help break apart and transform these limitations.
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Compliment Your Mirror Day
July 03, 2019 by Elizabeth Barrette

Everyone has heard of enchanted mirrors. Some folks have used mirrors for magic before. Today is Compliment Your Mirror Day, a holiday devoted to self-image and self-love.

This spell calls for a mirror, preferably one you use every morning rather than just for magic. You’ll also need some positive affirmations, such as Your inner beauty shines out for all to see.

First, turn off the light and imagine how many of your good qualities lie hidden most of the time, unremarked yet always with you. Meditate on what makes you wonderful. Smile as bright as you can. Turn on the light, look in the mirror, and say your affirmations to yourself. The person in the mirror is gorgeous. Take a moment to reflect on what you like about your body. It’s okay if you’re not perfect-nobody is. Just do your best. Then go on with your day.
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First Mother’s Solar Eclipse Ritual
July 02, 2019 by Stephanie Rose Bird

A new moon solar eclipse strikes wonder and awe. Unfortunately, it is also associated with discord. In Benin and Togo, first mothers Kuiyecoke and Puka Puka worked to end fighting among the villagers. No one listened. To get their attention, they darkened the sun with the moon. The frightened villagers took note and made peace offerings to bring back the light.

Grains have been shared in community since the olden days. Today, make three quick loaves, such as banana bread, tea cake, and cornbread.

Bring the first loaf to a friend with whom you’d like to make peace, at 10:55:13 a.m. EDT, for this is the first moment that the partial eclipse will be experienced.

At 12:01:08 p.m. EDT, bring a loaf to a family member with whom you’ve had a squabble.

Finally, at 1:22:57 p.m. EDT, the time of maximum eclipse, bring a loaf to a neighbor with whom you’ve had a misunderstanding. These gestures from the heart will reestablish balance and peace among those concerned.

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July’s Astro Forecast
by Rubys Readings

For All Zodiac Signs

On July 1, Mars the planet of passion, aggression, and drive entered the sign of Leo where it stays through August 18. Mars does well when he’s in a fire sign like Leo, this gives us back some motivation back to make things move forward. You might even feel pushed to get something done, but make sure it’s something you really want first. This energy can give us endurance while Mars the planet that helps us with physical movement is in Leo. Take this time to get some things done, as you will have at times a tremendous amount of energy. All the fire signs really can benefit from this influence, so Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo’s. But we all are feeling it!

On July 2, an intense Solar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer occurred. Eclipses bring change and this one continues to bring huge shifts and changes that will affect anything to do with home and family matters. So basically around your home base and concerning your family.

On July 3, Venus moved into the sign of Cancer until July 27. This helps all the Zodiac Signs to be more soft and easy-going, so we can build upon on serious and intimate relationships, and this will also lead to serious commitments in our relationships. This influence can also help you restore relationships that have suffered damaged both in love and within your family. But this energy also really pumps up all you Cancer Sun Signs, as you’ll be drawn to all that is beautiful.

On July 7, Mercury goes Retrograde
This runs through July 31. All of us need to slow down and rethink things and just try to enjoy the rest of the summer, instead of allowing the other Cosmic Influences pushing us to make major changes. This affects all of us so make sure to take your time, and just expect technical glitches and misunderstandings to occur and don’t make a big deal out of them.

On July 8, Mercury conjuncts Mars
People are riled up by this influence and can get quite nasty. So debates and arguments can happen quickly and without little warning! A war of words can be especially strong, so be extra careful with how you communicate, or you could land in a serious verbal throwdown. This also can make people more physically aggressive as well and even violent so be careful.

On July 9, Sun opposes Saturn
This influence can feel overwhelming with pressure to get things done and to take care of business. But it’s important to not take on more than you usually do, and don’t try to take on a lot of difficult things during this time. So maybe take on only half of what you normally do. Because one or two tasks are going to feel like more than enough. Do whatever you can to not stress.

On July 11, Sun Trines Neptune
This will be a lovely energy and a time for love and romance, or just hanging out with friends. This feel-good energy creates the best vibe to leave your worries behind from earlier in the week. We all can benefit from this positive energy. All you Pisces and Cancer folks can have an especially good day!

On July 11, Mars squares Uranus
Also, be ready to change something as the planet of action receives some sort of surprising message from rebellious Uranus. You may have to stand up for yourself or get away from someone or some sort of circumstance. This will start being felt probably about 3 to 4 days prior to peaking out, and people tend to get quite worked up and anxious during its run. Just go with this energy, don’t let whatever it brings up in your life throw you too far off track. All our plans can use some new and fresh energy and ideas. This is a time to get creative and perhaps start something, but make sure you are honest with yourself when doing so. This aspect reminds us to do things our way even while other folks are given their opinions.

On July 14, Sun opposes Pluto
The Sun opposes Pluto once a year marking the midway point of the Pluto Retrograde period that began on April 24. Any opposition is a culmination of forces already set in motion. With the Sun in homebody Cancer and Pluto in ambitious Capricorn, it is important to create a balance between your personal family life with your worldly and career goals. Pluto’s themes of power help you to examine your own places in your life that you have control or power in. Often this aspect, brings someone or something in your world that opposes you causing you to take a better look at the power you share with others or the balance in power you have in your relationships. Is it time to step up and take on your own power or perhaps let go of the control?

On July 16, Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Capricorn
The Full Moon occurs in steady, grounded Capricorn, and a partial Lunar Eclipse which is basically a supercharged and intense Full Moon also comes together. This is when the Earth’s shadow falls between the Sun and the Moon, this is typically the brightest lunation of the month, but it will be shadowed by darkness due to the Eclipse. This is an emotional high tide, as we get to experience why we are feeling so flooded by emotions. With this being in the sign of Capricorn the sign of responsibility and authority, and the Moon conjuncts Pluto and Saturn, you may just get a stronger sense of what you want to be responsible for anymore and what you don’t. You can make the most of this energy by finding some sort of balance between your personal and professional life. As this illumination comes forth things like shadows, secrets, and repressed feelings that might have seemed too big or scary to get your attention and expression before come alive! Changes that have been occurring sort of behind the scenes and deep within ourselves are brought up and out to deal with first hand, and we can see significant changes and completions.

On July 19, Mercury while Retrograde re-enters Cancer
The planet of communication returns back into the sensitive sign of Cancer, so it’s important to pay attention to what you are thinking about the most in your conversations over this last week of July. You can come back and look at your ideas later and revisit whatever you need to. For now, your thoughts and words are infused with emotion, which can actually help you out. Just make sure to speak from the heart and let your words take it from there, anything we communicate will be able to help folks understand what you are trying to say. Be patient with others and objective.

On July 22nd, the Sun Enters Leo, (Leo Season Begins)
The Sun moves into the sign of fiery, cautious, dramatic Leo. During this time our aggression and passion run stronger than usual, and there can be ego trips and battles. We tend to express ourselves from the heart in a more authentic way! So there will be a whole lot of truth-telling going around, and oversharing. This influence can help us feel more optimistic and confident, so we can make important contacts and strengthen bonds with our current tribe and lovers if we try. This is a time to have some fun and enjoy yourself, let your inner child out to play.

On July 31, New Moon in Leo
A New Moon always signals a new beginning and this one is in a fire sign that ignites your creativity and passion. Don’t let anything hold you back from pursuing your goals. This is a great time to accept invitations to events and parties, start a new hobby, or sign up for a class. Whatever you do, start something whether you pursue a dream, an idea, plan or project. As always, at any New Moon, invest in what you want to grow or become more important in your life by Setting Your Intentions with the Moon’s energy! This also happens to be the second New Moon in one month, therefore, it is called a Black Moon and this is super strong, potent energy that can be very helpful.

On July 31, Mercury goes direct!
Mercury Retrograde periods can be annoying and quite difficult to navigate that is for sure, but they are also the best times for gathering information and returning to old ideas and conversations. Hopefully, you have used these last three weeks, to review your options and reconsider some of your plans. If you have held off on making important decisions, your patience is now rewarded. Don’t be shy about letting people know what you want, and reach out to those who can help you. It’s time to communicate what you have learned and move forward with your plans.

What a crazy month right folks, with so many twist and turns! There will be lots of changes under the two Eclipses, Mercury’s Retrograde cycle, and a Saturn/Pluto Aspect to deal with. However, don’t feel too badly, because looking ahead August feels so much better, at least overall. It looks like it will be a month of relief that we so desperately will need from some of the wild more unpredictable Eclipse energies we are dealing with now, so its energies will be a welcome change.

Looking ahead to August of 2019, it looks to be like a time to work on our health and build up our immune systems while we can, at least before we get into late fall. As this year looks to be an extreme cold and flu season, due to Neptune being in its own sign of Pisces and in Retrograde. This increases illness, as many of you are already experiencing. So we can beat this if we get prepared ahead of time. Mars also will be making some harsh aspects to the Sun in Virgo with Neptune and Uranus involved, so that can also lower our immunity as well. So please start boosting your immune system this summer any way you can.

Have an amazing July,
~Ruby
Readings, rubysastrologyreadings, rubysreadings.com
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Heartwings Love Notes 887 Anniversaries are also Birthdays

Heartwings says, “Each year brings a new year on the date of a birthday.”

Our country just had another birthday. July 4th, with all its splendor and speeches is the beginning of another new year for our country. It is also an anniversary: the date of the signing of the declaration of Independence, a new beginning for our country. My husband Stephen’s birthday is the 3rd, so he too celebrates a birth anniversary at this time. Our wedding took place on a July 5th, so our anniversary is also a birthday: the birth of our married life.

Not all anniversaries are happy. My mother passed away on July 9, exactly one month after her birthday. While she was nearly a hundred, and not expected to live much longer, her death, the birth of my life without her holds some sadness. Still I do rejoice in the time we had together and I can remember that with joy on the anniversary of her passing. I have other anniversaries of that kind: Days that signify the birth of a new phase in my life-with or without a cherished friend or family member, or another experience of significance for me.

An author I greatly admire, Laurens Van der Post once wisely wrote, “There are some experiences you never really get over, and once in a while you go back, pat them on the head and say, ‘how are you doing old fellow?'” His words reflect the fact that he was British, as you might guess. To me what that says is that when I revisit a point in time when something grievous occurred I need to make sure to soothe my spirit and perhaps even lay to rest some aspect of that time. When I do, then I can move on-at least until the next anniversary of a sadness emerges from the mists of time.

I always have a choice: I can dwell on the sadness or even the happiness, and get lost from the present moment. Or I can see the anniversary as a day to celebrate a new attitude, a new opportunity, a new viewpoint. There is a Buddhist technique called Beginners Mind. When I enter into that state of mind I no longer have opinions, judgments, or even predetermined directions. I am open mindedly poised at the onset of whatever the experience may hold. This is the opportunity an anniversary offers-the birth of a new way to be, to behave, to view the ensuing day and what it holds now.

May you find ways to look with new eyes and see more clearly.

Blessings and best regards, Tasha Halpert tashahal@aol.com

P.S. Dear Readers, have you recently celebrated a significant birthday or experienced an important anniversary? I always enjoy hearing your stories and when you share it warms my heart. I will always respond as soon as I can.

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Embracing Your Muse
By Madisyn Taylor

Nearly all creative possibilities are related to the muses that inspire us.

Inspiration is an intangible yet inseparable part of the creative process. Nearly all creative possibilities are related to the muses that inspire us. The ancient Greeks believed that all creation, whether artistic or scientific in nature, was motivated by goddesses who served as the literal embodiment of inspiration. These were the Muses–the givers of the creative spark. We still rely on muses to drive the creative process, though ours may take a diverse range of forms. People we meet, intriguing ideas, movies, books, nature, and cultural ideals all have the potential to awaken our imaginative minds. When we are touched by our muses, we understand viscerally that we are capable of producing our own unique kind of greatness.

Many people move through life unaware of the presence of their muse. This lack of awareness can be compounded by the fact that we may have one muse that remains with us throughout our lives, multiple muses that inspire us concurrently, several muses that come and go as necessary, or a single muse that touches us briefly at specific moments. You will know that you have found your muse when you encounter a force that makes you feel courageous enough to broaden the range of your creativity. The presence of this force will erase your self-doubt and motivate you to give your thoughts and feelings form. Should your muse continue to elude you, however, there are steps you can take to increase your chances of falling under its inspired influence. If you surround yourself with people who support you, keep a pen and paper handy, immerse yourself in culture, and brainstorm frequently, you will soon reconnect with your muse.

Once you have identified your muse, embrace it by giving yourself over to the creative inspiration it provides. No matter what you are moved to create, you will find that neither fear nor criticism can penetrate the wonderful bliss that goes hand in hand with the act of taking an idea and turning it into something the whole world can enjoy.

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3 Essential Practices For Spiritual Growth

Even though there isn’t such a thing as “one-size-fit-all” in what concerns to our spiritual journey, there are some basic spiritual practices that can be considered essentials for our spiritual growth/ascension. Because each one of us is a unique spiritual being, we may need to experiment/adapt our spiritual practice, so our practice can serve us the most. Besides, as we change/evolve along our spiritual journey is highly probable that we need to change/adjust our practice, otherwise we may find ourselves stuck on the way. We may feel that what had served us in the past no longer works, so its time to leave it behind. Its time to change and experiment new practices/rituals in order to step into the next level of our spiritual development. On the other hand, there are practices we tend to keep on our journey, as they empower/strength us from within, aligning us with our highest potential and soul light.
Here I list three essential spiritual practices I found ever-present along my spiritual path:

Meditation – Meditation is a crucial practice on the process of awakening and on being more and more aware. No admire that most spiritual paths consider one way or another type of meditation. In meditation, we are able to dwell in silence and “listen” beyond the noise of our own mind to experience our true nature beyond all veils of illusion of space/time. In touch with our soul, we develop self-awareness. In touch with the Divine, we are able to sync with higher guidance/wisdom/light. We are able to spiritually grow and, ultimately, be the light. We may need to try different types of meditation in order to choose the “right” meditation for us. Eventually, with practice, the day will come when our entire life will be a meditation, and our spiritual stage will be an Ode to life.

Grounding – Despite spiritual growth/ascension being all about going up, it is essential to get grounded down on Earth. What seems to be contradictory, it’s actually complementary. A tree cannot reach high in the sky (through her branches), if she’s not deep, well rooted into the ground. If she grows up without developing a strong root system, she will end up uprooted when facing the first storm/upheaval. Grounding is vital to take the most out this human experience on Earth and to evolve as spiritual beings. Visualization (e.g. growing roots down the Earth to ground ourselves on Gaia’s core and receive her energy), walking barefoot on Earth (e.g. Earthing), working with crystals (e.g. black tourmaline, black obsidian or hematite are excellent grounding crystals), eating root vegetables (e.g. carrot, potato, beat, etc), wearing earth colors are some of the ways to get grounded.

Smudging – It may sound clichet, but smudging ourselves and our space makes a huge difference on our state. Whether with sage or palo santo (or other, if you prefer), smudging is very supportive for our spiritual development. It clears the low/dense/toxic/negative/stagnant energies installed on our aura/body/energy, which somehow can block our stage/growth. Smudging ourselves/our space allows the soul to “breath” clear, fresh air and shine again. Your energy/state will be uplifted right away.

Have in mind that whatever the practice you choose on your spiritual journey, it’s important to take some time to consider/reflect if it’s really supportive for your spiritual growth. Make sure you are finding yourself through your spiritual practices, not the other way around. Now and then, check-in with your soul and see if is worthy/working for you. If not, let it go. If yes, keep it / improve it. Your freedom and awareness are the “spiritual-meters” you can trust on the go to higher stages/awareness. And within your heart, just know that you always know!

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Squirrel Medicine
By Madisyn Taylor

Squirrel medicine reminds us to set aside some of our most precious resources as an investment for the future.

Native Americans considered all living beings as brothers and sisters that had much to teach including squirrels. These small creatures taught them to work in harmony with the cycles of nature by conserving for the winter months during times when food was plentiful. In our modern world, squirrels remind us to set aside a portion of our most precious resources as an investment in the future. Though food and money certainly fall into this category, they are only some of the ways our energy is manifested. We can conserve this most valuable asset by being aware of the choices we make and choosing only those that nurture and sustain us. This extends to the natural resources of our planet as well, using what we need wisely with the future in mind.

Saving and conservation are not acts of fear but rather affirmations of abundance yet to come. Squirrels accept life’s cycles, allowing them to face winters with the faith that spring will come again. Knowing that change is part of life, we can create a safe space, both spiritually and physically, that will support us in the present and sustain us in the future. This means not filling our space with things, or thoughts, that don’t serve us. Without hoarding more than we need, we keep ourselves in the cyclical flow of life when we donate our unwanted items to someone who can use them best. This allows for more abundance to enter our lives, because even squirrels know a life of abundance involves more than just survival.

Squirrels use their quick, nervous energy to enjoy life’s adventure. They are great communicators, and by helping each other watch for danger, they do not allow worry to drain them. Instead, they allow their curious nature to lead the way, staying alert to opportunities and learning as they play. Following the example set by our squirrel friends, we are reminded to enjoy the journey of life’s cycles as we plan and prepare for a wonderful future, taking time to learn and play along the way.

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Granite (Ocean Tumbled) for Emotional Grounding

Properties: The elemental powers of water and earth, ocean tumbled granite is a unique stone combining the elements of the sea with the deep-rooted foundations of the earth! These stones are often full of shiny, light reflecting drusies. This stone is a great balancer of water and earth (emotions and practicality). Earth helps water to keep its deep emotions in check.. This incredible stone works on both the Root and Sacral/Spleen Chakra as it grounds unstable or unsure emotions. Therefore, granite is wonderful for allowing for increased protection and abundance. This stone works well on skepticism. It allows for diplomacy, discretion, cooperativeness, and negativity. Granite is a wonderful relationship balancer. Ocean tumbled granite, in particular, helps us to see and understand the big picture. So it shows us to look past the little puddles in our lives and focus on an ocean of opportunity and advancement!

Folk Remedies: Granite has been used to strengthen the hair and ailments associated with face and head.

Feng Shui: Granite is used in the Northeast area for self-cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships and the Center area grounding good health and for dispersing negative energy throughout the room.

History: Granite (SiO2) (Al2O3) is composed primarily of quartz and feldspar. It also may contain Orthoclase, which is a form of feldspar which can form in plate-like layers, short prismatic crystals and tabular inclusions. Granite is an igneous rock and is formed from magma. Granitic magma has many potential origins but it must intrude other rocks. Most granite intrusions are emplaced at depth within the crust. Granite has been honored by many cultures, particularly the Aboriginal and Mayan cultures, as a sacred and powerful stone. The Egyptians incorporated granite in many of their pyramids. The Red Pyramid of Egypt, named for the light blood red hue, has exposed granite on its surface. The Menkaure’s Pyramid was constructed of limestone and granite blocks. The Great Pyramid of Giza contains a huge granite sarcophagus made of “Red Aswan Granite.”

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac

Granite Properties

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American Scene
Stephen Halpert

The Young Entrepreneur, Conclusion

Jerry rented a limo to drive himself and Mary Jane to the Junior Prom. She was especially impressed when they stopped for a seafood dinner on their way to the festivities.
“This is so expensive,” she said in a small voice. “Are you sure?”
“Lobsters,” Jerry said. He grinned at Mary Jane. “I hope you like baked stuffed lobster with crab meat stuffing.”
She nodded excitedly.
“Good choice,” said the waiter.
Then as an afterthought Jerry added’ “French fries and two tall raspberry fizz soda’s.”
His former girlfriend Loretta was surprised when she saw the limo deliver Jerry and Mary Jane to the Prom. She and her date had been dropped off by his father. The evening was an incredible success, so good in fact that on her doorstep Mary Jane bestowed Jerry a kiss before saying good night. “I love your red hair and freckles. To me you look just like Huckleberry Finn.”
Each day Jerry’s mail was chuck full of get rich quick schemes ranging from land deals in what had been swamp land in Florida to colorful flyers praising the raising prize winning rabbits for profit.
But it wasn’t until he read the ad in Midnight for the Byzantine Frog that his curiosity was piqued. Now for a limited time he could purchase an authentic replica of a rare jade frog prized by pharaohs and emperors as well as shrewd investors, for its investment acumen.
The directions seemed easy to follow. Simply place the frog over any selected stock quotation and press a button just below its right eye. If the frog croaked that stock was a winner. Simple as that. Considering the cost of living these days he thought $100. a worthwhile price to pay for such a valuable investment tool.
The frog’s predictions worked so well that soon Jerry had accumulated a stock portfolio in excess of a quarter of a million dollars.
All seemed well until one Saturday morning he received a scary phone call from the Security Division of bigdeal.com, the website he used for his market activities.
“You better be careful,” a stern voice warned. “The SEC is considering investigating you for insider trading.”
“I haven’t done anything wrong.” He felt fearful. Had he? “I just trade on line.”
“Then who tells you what buys to make?”
“My frog,” he said nervously.”
“What frog,” the voice snapped?
“From Byzantium. I only buy if it croaks after I place it on a particular stock.”
“What are you talking about?”
“My Byzantine Frog,” Jerry replied. “I bought it from an ad in Midnight and it really works.”
He heard coughing on the other end, then the line when dead. Nervously he told his mom.
“Oh dear,” she said. “I’m not sure continuing to do this is such a good idea.”
Later that week his phone rang. It was Loretta. “Oh Jerry, I’ve made such a terrible mistake doubting you. The word at school is you’ve been very successful. I am so terribly upset.”
He didn’t know what to say.
“Please take me back Jerry,” Her voice lowered. “Remember when we kissed at the birthday party last year?”
“Yes.” He wondered about Mary Jane.
“I thought maybe we could go to the beach some night when it’s warm,” she whispered. “Maybe you could take us in your limo. Remember when you said you wanted us to go skinny dipping?” Those words hung in his mind like ripe unpicked fruit.
Was this for real? He had to find out. Test the waters as his mom would always say. Besides summer was a long way off.
“I don’t know Loretta. Way it looks now I’ve got to work any job I can get to pay off debt I ran up before my stock investments all crashed.”
“You idiot,” she said loudly. “How could you let something like that happen? I thought you had a broker. What do you know about investments anyway?”
“I’m sorry Loretta.” He decided not to tell her about his frog.
“Well you can forget about our ever going to the beach or any where else.” Her tone of voice spat fire. “Remember Jerry, no woman wants a man she can’t depend on.”
Smiling, he wandered into the kitchen. His mom sat at the kitchen table. “I’ve been thinking this over,” she said. “I think its time you retired from the world of high finance.”
“You think?” He didn’t like hearing that.
“We can put the money you’ve made away in a safe place. Then you can keep your mind on school.”
“You really think?”
She smiled and nodded. “Sometimes dear, its best not to take advantage of a good thing.”
I guess you’re right,” he said. “But I’m glad I did and we’ll always have the magic mirror and Byzantine Frog to take care of us.”
“Yes.” She got up and hugged him. “You look so like his father when you smile that way.”
Though he and his father had never met, he liked hearing that. It made him feel special. He went into his room and looked at the homework that had accumulated on his desk. Reluctantly he put his monthly statements away in a big folder. Then carefully he put his magic mirror and his Byzantine Frog in the bottom draw of his desk beside his baseball cards and his comic book collection.

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Weekly Horoscopes beginning Sunday, 07 July 2019

If you`re born within cusp period (16 to 26 of any month); you`re advised to read horoscopes of both signs covered by that period. You`re in the border; you may have influences from houses within those signs.

Outlines are longer versions; consists of every possible detail of everyday and based on three parts of each sign: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Decan; that is, any of three divisions of 10° within a sign of the zodiac. Even if you know or don`t know your Decan; I recommend, please read all three Decan.
Aries
Personal theme: I am!!
Fire & cardinal sign: March 21 — April 19

Your horoscope for this week:

Although you`re rarely secretive, you`ll sometimes sidestep tedious issues, especially if little can be done about them. Usually that`s a sound strategy, however, there are far more options than you realise. The problem is, between the swift pace and shortage of solid information, even simple issues lack realistic solutions; but, then, with Mercury retrograde from the 7th, unexpected events could change everything, and overnight.

Take care not to be overly sensitive or touchy. Upsetting news might feed your imagination. Don`t get defensive if you feel out of your depth. A situation may not be quite so intractable and difficult as it appears at first sight. Romance is a strong feature of the latter half of the week. Relax. Follow the carefree example of your amour and love could be an excellent tonic at the end of some tense and tiring days.

Mercury turns retrograde and in another of the Fire signs. There is a pattern to these retrogrades, and when they occur in Fire signs as indeed, they did earlier this year, those of your sign may feel as though a fireguard has been put up around you. To some, you might seem too hot to handle. Others might wish to contain you in some way – limiting your ability to pursue a creative thought. It is also possible that you will be called to account. Yet it might also be that there are plans to make better use of your skills and talents. Risk assessment is a major theme. If decisions can be deferred until mid-August or at least until after the Lunar Eclipse on 16th, that might be wise. It`s entirely possible that new information will come to light before the end of July. For now, the art is likely to be in weighing up different options, determining who is truly on your side and taking steps to plug leaks as they appear.
Taurus
Personal theme: I have!!
Earth & fixed sign: April 20 — May 20

Your horoscope for this week:

To you, issues are clear-cut; but certain individuals insist they need more information. You`ll happily give them the time necessary to gather facts and make workable decisions. However, with July`s eclipses, on the 2nd and 16th, shaking things up in the world around you and everybody`s life, even seemingly solid arrangements will change, probably several times. Once you accept that, the rest will be easy.

Something to do with your home and family is preying on your mind. New plans are in the offing and you can`t seem to tear your thoughts away from this direction. Something exciting concerning a member of your household will hold your interest. Money you were expecting to arrive will be delayed or could be less than anticipated. If expenses are rising, the best way to protect your interests is to ask for a pay rise and check your lifestyle to see where economies can be made.

Mercury turns retrograde at the base of your solar chart. It will return to this same degree at the Full Moon in August. Until then, you may feel you`re being toyed with. Propositions could be put but the contracts and paperwork that would secure these take some time to arrive. Exasperating as this may be, it also offers the opportunity to assess whether or not what`s proposed would allow you the control you feel you need. Perhaps you don`t want to be tied down or held to too much account. Bear in mind that we are now between two key eclipses. The altered magnetic field could feel decidedly unsettling and yes, you might be best to wait until after 16th before making full commitment. It`s likely too that considerable research needs to be undertaken but that that could be done before the end of July. In short, during the course of what promises to be an exceptionally busy week, you may need to give careful thought as to whether or not others are being too manipulative.
Gemini
Personal theme: I think!!
Air sign: May 21 — June 20

Your horoscope for this week:

The unexpected events triggered by your ruler Mercury`s retrograde cycle, from July 7th to August 1st. can`t be escaped; but most are minor, and many will provide unexpectedly helpful insights. Of greater importance, however, will be what you learn in the process of untangling the confusion triggered by the month`s tricky planetary activity. For now, wait and watch. Things will come together, but only gradually.

Confusion to do with job responsibilities or a new project is making it hard to concentrate. It might help to ask plenty questions. Someone who joins your team may not be suitable or may turn out to be more of a hindrance than a help. There is a lot of gossip in the air. You aren`t likely to take any of it too seriously and may even be quite amused by what you hear.

We are now between two important eclipses and many people will surely be changing direction. As it happens, your ruling planet, Mercury, turns retrograde this week. This adds to the sensation of others and perhaps you too, determining at the last moment that you want something different. In fact, many agreements could come unstuck when the Sun opposes Saturn on Tuesday. Fresh eyes and new approaches may well be needed. Irritating as this might be at one level, changed circumstances also offer the opportunity to join forces with others in similar situation.. If you haven`t already considered joining a local group this may be the time to do so. Problems shared could indeed be problems halved. The theme of problem-solving is strong. It might even be that you require legal assistance or advice before next weekend.
Cancer
Personal theme: I feel!!
Water & cardinal sign: June 21 — July 22

Your horoscope for this week:

You`re at the beginning of what may be the year`s most complicated but, ultimately, worthwhile period. Once you understand that, instead of battling the unexpected, you`ll adopt an inquisitive approach. True, initially, facts will be in short supply. Still, begin asking questions and exploring your options. The resulting insights will make it clear that what`s coming will be far better than anything you`ve previously imagined possible.

A cherished dream needs to be given a push if you are to achieve it. People will take you more seriously if you promote your interests. You are letting fears of falling short of this goal hold you back. Push for what you want, and your wish will be granted. Put your imagination to work. New people will be met through sharing a hobby or sporting interest, some of whom are likely to become firm friends.

Mercury turns retrograde this week. On July 19th it returns to your sign. All this implies that you may well be rethinking your situation. Given that all this takes place between two eclipses, the first being in your sign, it may be that there are key discussions to be held; and yes, you may be right to have these this week. It would be unsurprising if these involved a family business. Certainly, home and family matters are highlighted even more than usual; and yes, you could be taken unawares by a decision taken by someone who is now determined to alter their career course. Though you might admire their audacity it would be understandable if you had doubts about their risk assessment. Before the weekend however, and having done some of your own research, you might very well conclude that they have a point about making a move now and that what is really required is careful assessment of the essential support that will be needed before moving forward.
Leo
Personal theme: I will!!
Fire & fixed sign: July 23 — August 22

Your horoscope for this week:

Not surprisingly, being an impatient fire sign, you`re often annoyed by those who think or act slowly; but now, one particular matter or, possibly, individual is so important, you`ll wait as long as necessary. Instead, discuss your concerns openly. Equally, explore your options. Your timing is perfect. While it`s true, things still can`t be rushed, what you begin now will lead to something astonishing.

The power of suggestion will have pleasing consequences. Friends will be amazed by how you turn a tricky situation to your advantage. A mix of confidence and good humour will open doors for you personally and professionally. You have someone eating out of the palm of your hands. Your charm makes you irresistible. Don`t be surprised if a person you are working with develops a crush on you. It will feel wonderful to be admired and appreciated.

As you probably know, your sign has a reputation for loyalty and integrity. It is not at all easy for you to go back on your word or knowingly let others down. Yet between these two important eclipses and with Mercury turning retrograde in your sign midweek, it may be that you need to rethink your position. Determining how best to cope with a delicate situation will likely not be easy. In order to preserve the interests of the many, upsetting someone may be inevitable. It`s not just what`s happening at work that could put you under pressure but also changing family dynamics. Yet nothing is all bad news. It may be that soon you`ll be set free from certain obligations and responsibilities. It might be wise before the weekend – and perhaps as the Sun makes excellent aspect Neptune on Friday, – to indulge in some blue skies thinking. I.e. what you would do if you had free rein. Dreaming is the first stage in realisation.
Virgo
Personal theme: I analyse!!
Earth sign: August 23 — September 22

Your horoscope for this week:

Between the planetary emphasis on the most strategic angle of your chart and your ruling planet Mercury, retrograde, from the 7th until 1 August, you`re facing tricky situations but unable to do much. At least now. Knowing that, be strategic. Wait until vital facts surface, probably in a few weeks` time. While that may seem forever, what you learn will be well worth waiting for.

You may not have expected to be out and about so much. The reason you are taking a trip out of town doesn`t matter. Whether it is for work or pleasure is immaterial. What`s important is that you make the most of this chance to enjoy a change of scenery. You`re feeling restless and may be tempted to make some changes. The more out of the ordinary your plans, the better.. Being a rebel can be fun.

Time might seem particularly precious. First recall that we are now between two important eclipses. Then note that as of Tuesday, Mercury, your ruling planet, turns retrograde just as the Sun opposes Saturn. It may be that you feel you`ve run out of either energy, time or resources. Yet this is arguably simply a turning point. It is perhaps not necessary for you to think differently: your sign after all, is given to both multitasking and versatility – it might simply be that you need to alter a schedule. With lively discussions was likely about a long-distance trip due to take place before the weekend (that, or increased dialogue with people who work some distance away), you could conclude the week excited about future projects. Though it`s probable that these won`t gather momentum until your birthday month, connections made this week, could make all the difference on the path to ensuring success.
Libra
Personal theme: I balance!!
Air & cardinal sign: September 23 — October 22

Your horoscope for this week:

For ages you`ve been talking about potential changes in elements of your domestic or working life, but the time has never been right. Now events are cornering you into turning these ideas into plans and, worryingly, setting a date. While details and even the timing could change, the commitment you`ve made to beginning that new chapter is as appropriate as, ultimately, it will be rewarding.

Accept an invitation to join a community where people can share ideas and promote their talents. You`re curious to hear what the world is saying about this and that. You might even add your own contribution to make a piece of gossip sound juicier. If so, be careful about mentioning subjects that were told to you in confidence. Money will be a touchy topic in the home. Stick to less controversial subjects.

It`s highly likely that you are now reaching a career turning point. The climb to this apex may well have been a struggle. Yet when the Sun opposes Saturn midweek, you could reach a pinnacle. That that event coincides with Mercury`s retrograde station and comes between two important eclipses, suggests this will be quite some moment; but yes, unfortunately some tricky decisions might need to be made. This though is arguably the optimum time to consider your next steps. Your sign is excellent at weighing up possibilities. You do high wire balancing acts with elegance! It isn`t a question of prevaricating but perhaps taking your time to consider all options. It may not be necessary to reach final conclusion until the Full Moon next month. In the interim, rallying support – especially from those born under the Mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces could prove a worthwhile investment.
Scorpio & Ophiuchus
Personal theme: I desire!!
Water & fixed signs: October 23 — November 21

Your horoscope for this week:

Obviously, you`re not thrilled about the situations forcing you to alter certain familiar elements of your life; and while you can list all sorts of reasons changes are unnecessary if not unwise, your instincts tell you they`re not only inevitable, they`ll clear up issues you`ve been unable to overcome. Agree to these now or face the fact that destiny will do it for you.

Throwing parties and casual get togethers will help you relax and cause your popularity to soar. Be prepared to receive several invitations to meet up with or travel with friends. You won`t be able to accept them all. Choose the ones most likely to cultivate contentment. You might receive an award, prize or promotion. Don`t get carried away with a stroke of luck but do keep a look out for some good financial opportunities that are coming your way.

It`s not every year that Mercury stations at the apex of your solar chart. Indeed, this is part of a much longer cycle.. This station offers a moment for pause and reflection though true, you may have seen this coming since April. There are likely decisions to be made. Between these two eclipses (July 2 and 16th), others are no doubt changing direction as well. New opportunities may well arise. First thing though may be to relinquish certain responsibilities. It may be that you`ve been carrying too much. It might also be that you`ve not been given sufficient credit for effort put in. Putting this right, and preparing for the next stage of your career adventure (most likely due to start in September), could prove a useful exercise. In particular, discussions with those interested in sharing a creative project with you could gather momentum before the weekend..
Sagittarius
Personal theme: I see!!
Fire sign: November 22 — December 21

Your horoscope for this week:

After weeks of informative but disillusioning events or, occasionally, encounters you`re ready for some good news. While, initially, what arises will seem a setback, these developments are all about you acknowledging what, and who, really shouldn`t be in your life. Admitting this won`t be easy; but it`s the first step to freeing yourself from goals that seem inspiring, but which are, in fact, holding you back.

No one can seem to refuse you. Your personal charisma will attract lots of admirers. Are you single? Going on a date will be a lot more fun than either of you expected. You have a strong feeling you have found your soulmate and you`ll be thrilled to learn this feeling is mutual. A text message may prompt second thoughts about a family arrangement. If you regret a recent decision, now is the time to admit it.

It might be as well to anticipate a loud blast from the past to hit you at the beginning of this working week. Not only are we between eclipses, but Mercury stations in another of the Fire signs on Tuesday.. The net effect is that you may be asked to act as mediator or bridge controller. With Jupiter presently passing through your sign, the need to think expansively and to bring others together, will also be great. If there is a difficulty, it may be that a crusade that you`ve been on for some time is no longer compelling. Making clear your revised position could be uncomfortable of course, yet before next weekend, others will surely have caught on, to your vision and be keen to join you on the next stage of your career journey. In other words, developments this week though apparently critical, could also be hugely exciting.
Capricorn
Personal theme: I use!!
Earth & cardinal sign: December 22 — January 19

Your horoscope for this week:

Something forces you to discuss these frankly and, as you do, evaluate their potential. Once they offered huge promise; but times have changed and, increasingly, so have you. For now, focus on what you`re learning. Once the facts are clear, you`ll have a better idea what`s in your best interests.

There`s quite a contrast between the many events going on this week and you might find yourself going from one end of the spectrum to the other. A colourful combination of work and play will make for a stimulating time. You will feel better if you strike a healthy balance between the two. When a friend`s big plans start to fizzle out, you will be secretly relieved as you weren`t really looking forward to them anyway.

This might not prove the easiest of weeks. For a start we are between two eclipses with the second, a Lunar Eclipse due in your sign on 16th. Add to that Mercury turning retrograde on Tuesday. These factors together plus of course the very important aspect opposition between the Sun and your ruling planet, Saturn, which is presently passing through your sign, suggests you might need to negotiate a major hurdle. True, this isn`t the first time that you`ve met tricky conditions. Fact is that until Saturn leaves your sign at the end of next year, variations on these themes are probable. Career wise it might at first seem as though you`re being pushed to one side when in fact, you`re more likely to be asked to take a different route to the top. You might also be dealing with the end of a chapter. A further possibility is assisting others in tying up loose ends so that they too can move on to pastures new.
Aquarius
Personal theme: I know!!
Air & fixed sign: January 20 — February 18

Your horoscope for this week:

It may be that sudden revelations are turning your plans upside down or, alternatively, you`re beginning to realise changes you`ve only recently refused aren`t just intriguing, they`re ideal. Appealing as having things settled would be, it`s too early. This week is about exploring your options, not focusing on certain ideas or clearly defining goals, urgent as these seem. Why? You`ve lots more yet to discover.

People are encouraging you to share your talents.. Your creative abilities will blossom as an inspirational coach or mentor takes you under their wing. Sharing your skills with an appreciative audience will be awesome and the feedback coming your way will make you proud of your efforts. Push yourself to take some risks. An adventurous friend will encourage you to roll the dice and the rewards will be significant.

On Tuesday, Mercury turns retrograde in your opposite sign. Within 24 hours, the Sun opposes one of your ruling planets, Saturn. It may be that a colleague determines that moment that they can take no more. Recall that we are between two eclipses. It`s not unusual for people to change direction. Habits can be broken, and fresh vistas sought. It may be that someone with whom you are closely linked concludes a stage in their working life. It might also be the case that you determine that you need new boundaries. Either way, discussing options that were not around a year ago will likely gather pace. Yes, this could be uncomfortable – especially if you are particularly stubborn or determined. Fact is that avoiding disturbance is unlikely and that the time may be right to discuss revised long-term aims and objectives.
Pisces
Personal theme: I believe!!
Water sign: February 19 — March 20

Your horoscope for this week:

You`ve dealt with others` selfishness before; but now the refusal of certain individuals to help those who need it mystifies you. Worse, when asked why, they brush off questions. That`s because the challenges they`re facing go far deeper than you realise or that they can discuss. For now, back off but also, be observant. There may be a moment when you can give them life-changing support.

You might wish life was more harmonious. It would mean a lot to you if family relationships flowed smoothly but the fact is, you can`t control other people`s behaviour. All you can do is take things calmly and slowly. Obey a desire for some peace and quiet. Turn off your mobile and stay away from the computer. Better still, take yourself off to a tranquil spot where you won`t be disturbed. Take this opportunity to connect with things that give you a spiritual lift.

First hold the thought that we are between two important eclipses. The second, the Lunar on 16th coincides with an important moment in the Sun-Saturn cycle. Many people will be arriving at what could be considered as a full stop. Signals as to the need to take new direction will surely be obvious as Mercury reaches its retrograde station on Tuesday. Though this event doesn`t happen in your sign, you may find that colleagues born under the Fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius are particularly affected and require extra support as a result. Focused as you may be giving them assistance, it would be wise also to consider your own long-term career and working prospects. It might not be so hard to ease into a new position when the Sun makes fabulous aspect to your ruling planet, Neptune which also happens to be passing through your sign before the weekend. In short, this could be a rollercoaster week that concludes with others very interested in your revised vision of what could be.

Posted by: arif uk <pepper.buoy@yahoo.co.uk>
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Monthly Horoscopes for July 2019

If you`re born within cusp period (16 to 26 of any month); you`re advised to read horoscopes of both signs covered by that period. You`re in the border; you may have influences from houses within those signs.

Outlines are longer versions; consists of every possible detail of everyday and based on three parts of each sign: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Decan; that is, any of three divisions of 10° within a sign of the zodiac. Even if you know or don`t know your Decan; I recommend, please read all three Decan.
Aries
Personal theme: I am!!
Fire & cardinal sign: March 21 — April 19

Your horoscope for this month:

During early July, you`ll be dealing with the fallout from an astonishing range of challenges that arose during June, many unexpected and most complex. Gradually, you`ll recognise how much you learnt, about practical matters and, often, yourself. Even more, the resulting insights will enable you to deal wisely with July`s sudden developments, some unexpected, others welcome but all breakthroughs. True, often this process means you must slow your pace. While frustrating, you`re also learn from and frequently, savour the joys the resulting changes bring.

Big changes will occur on the home front at the beginning of July. The Solar Eclipse on the 2nd suggests you will move to accommodate someone`s career. Alternatively, you might relocate after a government agency takes over a piece of property. The upheaval will be significant, but it will ultimately benefit you. Starting fresh will give you a chance to release some old grudges that have been weighing on your heart. On the 16th, a Lunar Eclipse will bring an end to a tense situation with someone at work. Don`t panic if you`re forced to find another job. It will be much better working for someone who isn`t on a power trip. Look for an opportunity that will allow you to exercise your own excellent leadership ability. You`re very good at boosting morale, meeting high standards and delivering on promises. As a result, you`ll quickly climb the ladder to success.

Two eclipses, the first, a Solar on July 2 and the second, the accompanying Lunar two weeks later on July 16, mark this month as special. The fact that these two eclipses are in two of the other Cardinal signs suggests a change of direction. Think of this as arriving at a refuelling point and being advised that the road ahead is closed and that you need to go another way. You may have received warning about this at the beginning of June. Now though it should be clear that you need to take a different path. That will likely require attention to asset management and costs. With Mars moving through the risk and speculation area of your solar chart, the temptation to take shortcuts will likely be great. You could also be seduced into taking many short breaks – which themselves prove expensive. Note too that on July 8, Mercury turns retrograde. Through until the end of the month, domestic costs could increase: perhaps because you need to pay others to look after property for you. In short, financial management will surely require particular attention. The good news is that around 25th, you could forge an alliance with someone born under one of the Fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius that does much to stabilise your financial boat.
Taurus
Personal theme: I have!!
Earth & fixed sign: April 20 — May 20

Your horoscope for this month:

You`re in a cycle of growth, often unexpected but, even more, about breakthroughs. If you follow astrology, you`ll know this began with the move by Uranus, the planet of breakthroughs, into Taurus, in early March. Since then, you`ve gone new places, met intriguing people and considered ideas and offers that, previously, you`d have dismissed. During July, these changes influence the structure of your life and people in it. While temporarily unsettling, July`s numerous surprises lead to new, and thrilling, plans for the present and the future.

Harsh criticism on the 2nd will undermine your confidence. The Solar Eclipse in early July beckons you to acquire more skills and knowledge. Taking a course in a subject that has always fascinated you will give you the spiritual lift you need. It doesn`t matter if you`re learning to cook, sew, build furniture, make spreadsheets or perform office accounting. You will rise to the challenge with a demanding teacher. Contrary to what a critic says, you`re extremely intelligent and capable. Don`t let the haters get you down. A Lunar Eclipse on the 16th brings the end to a legal matter. Once this decision has been rendered, you`ll be able to lead a more stable, organised life. It will be such a relief to not be constantly on call. If you`ve been longing to take an overseas trip, schedule one. This journey will have a profound impact on your belief system.

From the solar Eclipse on Tuesday, July 2 through until the end of the month, Mars transits the very base of your solar chart. Think of this as energy and even fireworks being thrown into your assets department. It would be advisable to check that you are adequately insured. It might also be that property maintenance proves expensive. Here you could get conflicting advice as Mercury turns retrograde on July 8. There may be a little opportunity to get a variety of estimates but that`s perhaps advisable if possible before Friday, July 19. If you do have to take immediate action, obviously you need to make this work for you. This might require taking time out- which again could prove expensive whilst you prove focus on using disruption as an opportunity to make needed changes. Renovation and review seem to have priority as the Sun moves from Cancer into Leo on Monday 22nd. The very positive news however is that with your financial acumen in fine form at the Last Quarter Moon on July 25, then after two years of struggle, you might see evidence of having turned a financial corner.
Gemini
Personal theme: I think!!
Air sign: May 21 — June 20

Your horoscope for this month:

There`re no avoiding July`s complications. Acknowledge that and, instead of seeking quick fixes for problems, you`ll turn them into projects. You`ll investigate their source, potential remedies and, where appropriate, get others involved. True, this is time-consuming and often means recognising the price for sidestepping tedious details. However, this takes you deeper into crucial plans, especially regarding money, what you earn or own. It also means opening up with those you`re close to, personally or at work. While challenging, each experience pays off handsomely.

The Solar Eclipse on the 2nd brings a new source of income, but there will be challenges involved. A demanding partner will force you to play by a strict set of rules. You`ll resent being accountable to this taskmaster, but it can`t be helped. If you want to improve your financial situation, you should accept this job with all its frustrations. By sticking to your principles, you`ll establish yourself as a highly capable person who knows how to turn a profit. On the 16th, the Lunar Eclipse brings an end to an intimate relationship.. Someone who has been struggling with an addiction needs to undergo rehabilitation. Don`t let their obsessions drag you down. Although you don`t want to leave your loved one in their hour of need, it may be the only way they see what needs to be done. Even then, they still may be too stubborn to choose health over substance abuse.

There are two eclipses this month: a Solar and a Lunar. Though neither is in your sign, it is likely that you will be affected and by extra-ordinary developments between July 2 and 16th. Note that these eclipses affect one of the financial axes of your solar chart. It may be that decisions taken by others require you to think and operate differently. You won`t be the only sign concerned with asset management and yes, giving insurance and savings issues attention would be wise – particularly after your ruling planet, Mercury, turns retrograde on July 8. When Mercury returns to Cancer on Friday 19th you could be given a sharp reminder of the need to pay greater attention to day to day costs. It`s around this time that you might also need to give careful thought to a valuation.. Buying and selling seems to be a major feature of July 2019. You could indeed realise an excellent deal in the last week of July. That said, be prepared around Monday 29th, for a small setback. It may be that tax matters require prompt action. As you might gather from all this, with a busy financial month likely, meeting with a financial adviser would be advisable. At this, ensure that you give them all relevant paperwork and have all facts accurately to hand.
Cancer
Personal theme: I feel!!
Water & cardinal sign: June 21 — July 22

Your horoscope for this month:

True, you can`t plan ahead for the unexpected. These encounters or events will be triggered by, first, early July`s Cancer eclipsed New Moon and the equally powerful eclipsed Full Moon, in mid-July. However, you can be aware that sudden, and often disruptive, events could be breakthroughs, if in disguise. Knowing that, explore even what arises unexpectedly. Even surprises are opening a door to ideas, encounters with intriguing people or, perhaps, dreams come true. Be open-minded. Often, they`ll appear in a completely unexpected form.

The Solar Eclipse on the 2nd helps you undergo a radical transformation. You could start your own business, have an image update or take on a new professional role. This shift will possibly put stress on a close relationship. The people you live or work with want to maintain the status quo, but this simply isn`t possible. You are being called to fulfil your life`s purpose. Embrace every opportunity to improve your circumstances, even if it creates tension in your personal life. It`s possible you will relocate on the 16th. That`s when a Lunar Eclipse brings closure to a domestic situation. Moving to a different neighbourhood, selling a piece of property or buying a home are among the possibilities. You might decide to move to somewhere smaller. Be ready to find living circumstances that support your new reality. This might mean leaving the country for the city or downsizing your living space. Do what`s best for you.

The Solar Eclipse on July 2 is in your sign and is followed two weeks later by a Lunar in your opposite sign. As you might imagine, the spotlight is on you. It may be that you and a partner determine that this is the year in which you need to put greater investment in your relationship – possibly through property management. At a different level entirely however, it is perhaps time to you to consider how best to operate your income stream.. Note that Mercury turns retrograde on July 8 and returns to your sign on Friday 19th. Between those two dates would be an excellent time for reviewing a budget and making alterations as necessary. Then, as Mercury returns to your sign on Friday 19th and until it stations at the beginning of August, you could affect a retrenchment exercise. Though you may have understandable concerns about savings – especially over the weekend of 20th and 21st, – as early as the Last Quarter Moon on July 25 you may feel that your strategy is working and that although costs could yet rise especially in the last days of July, that you have the margin to cope.
Leo
Personal theme: I will!!
Fire & fixed sign: July 23 — August 22

Your horoscope for this month:

During July and August, you`ll be facing strange twists and turns. On 1 July, the fierce Mars moves into Leo, for six-weeks. This boosts your energy and ego, but also heightens your need for a mission, for something or, possibly, somebody to conquer. However, instead, you`re facing relentless, and dull, duties. Tempting as it is to brush these aside, each provides a vital part of the puzzle that will lead to the magic you`re seeking. Boring? Unfortunately, yes. Vital, also yes, as you`ll soon recognise.

On the 2nd, a Solar Eclipse will prompt you to adopt a low profile. Demands at work will compromise your health unless you take it easy. Instead of enjoying late nights and loud parties, go home early and fix nutritious meals. Get into bed and let your body replenish. This will allow you to wake up and face the day`s challenges with a positive attitude. A staffing shortage may require you to accept more shifts or longer hours. Don`t panic; the situation is temporary. The Lunar Eclipse on the 16th could find you reaping rewards for a job well done. You will receive a promotion or offer of employment that transforms your life.. Instead of being forced to take whatever assignments you can get, you`ll have your choice of opportunities. Your health could improve dramatically at the end of the month, possibly because of a surgical procedure or strict regimen.

Any month containing eclipses is likely to be eventful: even if those eclipses are not in your sign. Fact is, that the Solar Eclipse on July 2 and the accompanying Lunar on July 16 accent for the whole world issues of property, borders and responsibility. Crisis is more likely than not – especially around the Lunar Eclipse. True, many people have felt this coming. You may have already begun the process of changing direction. Fact is that on the day of the solar eclipse itself, Mars enters your sign. You are likely to be caught in the eye of this cosmic storm; and yes, this is likely to have financial repercussions. These might not necessarily been negative. Progress can be made in the first eight days of July. That said, and holding the thought that that Full Moon is a powerful one on July 16 and that Mercury is retrograde from the 8th through to the beginning of August, it would be as well to anticipate that costs will be high. It may not be possible to gain control of these until next month. In short, you may need to scrape the barrel at least temporarily. If there is good news on the horizon – and that is probable,- it`s that you could make a fabulous investment after Venus moves into your sign on July 28.
Virgo
Personal theme: I analyse!!
Earth sign: August 23 — September 22

Your horoscope for this month:

Quite rightly, you pride yourself on your ability, as a Virgo, to deal with tricky people and situations, yet to keep up with the facts. So, when things go wrong, as they will during July, you could worry. However, the numerous unexpected and often bizarre events you`ll be facing are about timely changes and progress, although often suddenly. Giving up planning isn`t easy, but the more easy-going you attitude during July, the less you`ll struggle with its surprises. Once that`s clear, you might even enjoy them.

The Solar Eclipse on the 2nd will draw influential people into your social circle. A romantic partner or someone close won`t approve of your new friends. They`ll be threatened by their influence in your life. Don`t let your loved one`s misgivings interfere with these new alliances. You have an opportunity to improve your standing. By joining forces with a powerful group, you`ll be able to fulfil your creative potential. On the 16th, a Lunar Eclipse will bring an end to an artistic venture. A respected critic will champion your work, helping you earn fame and acclaim. It`s difficult for a naturally modest person like you to be heaped with praise. You`ll be suspicious of all the favourable remarks about your work. Put your suspicions aside and let this praise sink into your bones. You have worked hard and have earned these accolades. This is your reward for taking your natural talent to a whole new level.

This month contains two eclipses: a Solar on July 2 and a Lunar on 16th. Both are important and given the relationship these have with other planets, there is high probability of this being a hugely eventful month across the world.. Trade barriers and disputes are more likely than not. It might also be that housing markets are affected- particularly around 16th. Though neither eclipse is in your sign you could still be affected best decisions taken by others. It may be important to discuss long-term investments between 14th and 17th. You are perhaps right to identify that the one place you can trust to invest is in yourself; and yes, you may be correct in thinking that this is really the best way forward. You might also find around 25th, that a relative or someone you consider as close as family, is happy to back you. Indeed, even if their contribution is only to keep an eye on accounts, this might make all the difference to your financial situation.
Libra
Personal theme: I balance!!
Air & cardinal sign: September 23 — October 22

Your horoscope for this month:

As a Libra, and a logical and reasonable air sign, you firmly believe there`s a sensible solution for every problem and, equally, a way of handling even serious clashes between others. Usually, that`s true. However, July`s about delving into the past, hidden facts and, equally unspoken feelings. This not only takes time, it means facing and, often, discussing precisely the matters you`ve managed to sidestep. Challenging as tackling may be, the process will be informative and, often, enable you to resolve even seemingly impossible issues.

An interesting career opportunity could come your way on the 2nd, courtesy of a Solar Eclipse. Although you welcome the chance to get ahead, you are worried this job will take you far from home. It may be necessary to relocate to another part of the country. Living a long distance from family may be a blessing in disguise. Too often, you try to impress your loved ones instead of pursuing your own desires. Getting some physical distance from them will lead to emotional growth. Embrace this opportunity to change. Your dependence on a habit will come to an end on the 16th. That`s when the Lunar Eclipse will give you the courage to break away from a person or activity that fed your insecurities. Instead of turning to them for solace, you`ll learn how to cope with problems in a healthy way. You`re much stronger than you think. Break off a troubled alliance.

There are two important eclipses this month. Both are important since they accent the very backbone or asset management area of your solar chart. For some this implies a change in career direction. For others, determining what investments property wise need to be made could dominate conversation. Determining whether or not you could or should indeed invested yourself may be a talking point – especially between 14th and 21st. A further and strong possibility is that developments within the family require you to raid a savings account. This though, may be a cost that you willingly accept. The good news is that on the day of the solar eclipse you may find that what you have on offer is much in demand and that by 25th, it is clear that before your birthday you will have turned your financial ship around.
Scorpio & Ophiuchus
Personal theme: I desire!!
Water & fixed signs: October 23 — November 21

Your horoscope for this month:

When certain carefully crafted arrangements come undone, as is likely during mid-July, you`ll wonder where you went wrong. Because you organise things carefully, plans usually proceed as you intend. However, during this tricky month, with its two eclipses and frequent planetary shake-ups, changes are inevitable. So, instead, you`re urged to focus on benefiting from changes, however unexpected and, often, extensive. Instead of struggling to minimise these, explore your options, many of which could take you into new and exciting, if entirely unexpected, territory.

The opportunity to expand your horizons will arrive on the 2nd, thanks to a Solar Eclipse. Going on an overseas trip, taking a course of study or launching a new and exciting personal project are all possibilities. You will feel like a fish out of water throughout this journey. Being uncomfortable will help you grow and change. You`re about to see just how privileged you really are. Working alongside people who are in a more vulnerable position will make you more compassionate, sympathetic and caring. Being receptive to the unfamiliar will work to your advantage at the beginning of the month. The Lunar Eclipse on the 16th changes your outlook. Recently, you`ve been cynical about power and authority. When a respected and responsible figure person comes to your rescue, your ideas will change. Instead of being suspicious of people in charge, you`ll look past their job titles and evaluate them on their individual merits. If someone has a track record of being capable, they are trustworthy.

There are two eclipses this month. Though neither is in your sign, all signs will be affected. The first eclipse, a Solar on July 2nd, is followed two weeks later by a Lunar in Capricorn. The Cancer-Capricorn axis is important for the whole world. This one is all about boundaries, responsibility, nest eggs and property. Given the position of Saturn and Pluto in relation to these eclipses, it is probable that trade wars, house values, and banking will all be affected. This could have a negative effect on stock markets. What seems likely is that everyone will be preoccupied with valuations and protection. With Mars, – on the same day as the Solar Eclipse – arriving at the apex of your solar chart, your advice could be much sought. It is said that Scorpios have innate and excellent financial acumen. You may well have the opportunity to display this. There is high probability of you becoming involved in a major investment around July 25. It may be that it`s around this date that you are able to negotiate an excellent deal – arguably buying in at a low price with the intention of selling before your birthday and realising profit.
Sagittarius
Personal theme: I see!!
Fire sign: November 22 — December 21

Your horoscope for this month:

While there`s no denying the stunning influence of your ruling planet, Jupiter, being positioned in Sagittarius, and the resulting good fortune, life`s dull practicalities won`t just vanish. Some of what arises will be sudden; but, actually, you`ll have neglected other matters, hoping to escape them for a little longer. There`s no avoiding these but, bizarrely, once you`re actually dealing with them, you`ll realise how much there is to learn. So much, the resulting insights are soon shaping your plans, for the present and future.

A Solar Eclipse on the 2nd invites you to be more generous with an intimate partner. You`ve always prized your freedom, but if you`re going to enjoy the benefits of a close relationship, you have to open your heart and share your resources. Someone trustworthy and reliable does deserve your financial support.. If you`re living together or married, pool your resources. Don`t make them live on a tight budget when they could benefit from your income. A Lunar Eclipse on the 16th will put an end to an ethical dilemma. Justice will be served to a bullying, oppressive personality who has been abusing their power. This decision will cause you to breathe a sigh of relief. This tyrant has forced you to walk on eggshells. Once they leave the scene, your productivity will soar. You`ll also become much more creative. It`s easy to brainstorm when you`re not afraid of reprisals.

Though neither the Solar Eclipse on 2nd or the Lunar on 16th is in your sign, there is every likelihood that you will be affected by this month`s cosmic dramas. The fact that these eclipses take place across one of the financial axes of your solar chart suggests that extra attention will be needed in this department. A strong possibility is determining whether, with a relative, you are prepared to make major investment. You may both be correct in thinking, that it`s better to invest in something you know really well rather than in industries about which you know little. Note that the Lunar Eclipse on 16th coincides with a formidable planetary alignment. It may be that this proves a negative period on stock markets worldwide. Though this might not appear at first to be of interest to you, the knock-on effect could be considerable. It might be wise, given that possibility, to give extra attention to savings plans particularly between 5th and 9th. There is always the potential to realise extra cash through the sale of no longer wanted items. This may be something you give particular attention to between 14th and 17th. Then, around 25th, Mars makes fabulous aspect to your ruling planet Jupiter, when you could determine a wealth promising investment.
Capricorn
Personal theme: I use!!
Earth & cardinal sign: December 22 — January 19

Your horoscope for this month:

As a Capricorn, planning ahead is as natural as breathing. Consequently, you could wonder why you were unaware July`s unstable situations and emotional were brewing. Many date back to early 2019, others to recent years. You`ve regarded them as dealt with, yet they`ve arisen again and, while unsettling, each is leading to a breakthrough. Some will be immediately recognisable but, initially, others may seem worrying, if not potentially disastrous. Wait and watch. You`ll soon realise these changes as timely as they are unanticipated.

A relationship will reach a turning point on the 2nd, thanks to a powerful Solar Eclipse. Resist the temptation to maintain the status quo. Give away some of personal power to your best friend, romantic partner or business associate. Trying to control your other half is making you both miserable. Celebrate their accomplishments, encourage their independence and follow their lead. You will be pleasantly surprised. On the 16th, the Lunar Eclipse brings a close to a prominent role. Leaving this position will give you more time to do the things you love. Don`t feel compelled to fill your days with work and chores. Instead, venture outdoors. Begin a creative project. Indulge your sensual side. You`ve always been the useful, productive one in your group. Keeping your nose to the grindstone made you feel worthy. Summon your courage and turn away from the work pile. You`ve earned the right to rest, relax and reflect on the future.

The Lunar Eclipse in your sign on July 16th is highly significant. That same day, Saturn and Pluto form a formidable aspect. This, together with various other planetary alignments suggests a global feeling of lack and austerity. It would be unsurprising if stock markets fell around this time. This though could be a buying opportunity for many. Two weeks prior to that there is a Solar Eclipse in your opposite sign on July 2. This too is important. It may be that a partner or close colleague is about to embark on a new financial project. Your support at every level will surely be needed. Yet it`s arguably important for both of you that you don`t raid the bank and that a safety net is left in place in case, as is likely, there are high expenses midmonth. Mercury turns retrograde on July 8 and doesn`t turn direct until the beginning of August. This period is useful for renegotiation. You may find that a review of your position takes place around Thursday 25th and that through extra training or an agreement to pass on information, that you experience a surge in income before month end.
Aquarius
Personal theme: I know!!
Air & fixed sign: January 20 — February 18

Your horoscope for this month:

Few would describe you as stubborn, mostly because you`re genuinely interested in others and you deal with even tricky situations with charm and humour. However, changes as sudden as they are inconvenient could so overshadow your good nature, you`re fiercely determined to have things your way. State your case, but don`t go to battle just yet. Gradually, you`ll realise your plans weren`t as worthwhile as expected, while new and unexpected options arise from nowhere. The secret? Ensure plans are flexible and explore absolutely everything.

A new job is coming your way on the 2nd, but it will throw you off balance. Normally, you`re confident about your professional abilities. This position will make you realise you lack essential skills. Instead of panicking, strengthen your resolve. The Solar Eclipse at the beginning of July will help you acquire some undoubted abilities. Don`t be afraid to ask your boss for additional training or taking a course after hours. Be open to growing, changing and improving.. Pride is your worst enemy at the start of the month. By the 16th, a Lunar Eclipse will help you conquer a persistent fear. Your fundamental distrust of the establishment has stopped you from realising your full potential. Instead of avoiding a government official, manager or politician, ask for their help. They`ll help you gain access to fundamental resources. We`re here to help one another. Don`t insist being a lone wolf when you can be supported by the pack.

There are two eclipses this month: the first, on July 2nd is a Solar and is followed two weeks later by a Lunar. Eclipses bring a change of pace for everyone. They could be viewed as the closing of one chapter and the opening of another. In this instance, the opening happens before the ending. July 16 and the dates around it could be precarious financially for all. This though, could detract from the very many opportunities that arise in the earlier part of the month. Indeed, from 2nd through 8th, when Mercury turns retrograde, many good ideas could be presented. How you make use of these depends on your personal chart. What seems clear, and especially bearing in mind that on the 29th the Sun forms a square aspect with one of your ruling planets, Uranus, is that you will be seeking something new. A change of career pace is probable. Having a cash reserve in place will no doubt be required. Bear in mind however, that funds could run low around 16th. In short, much care needs to be taken with expenditure in order to cope with any ripples midmonth. Before the close of the month, and with the mood changing fairly dramatically around 25th, there should be opportunity to swell coffers. Again, considerable care will be required – particularly if you are determined on new career path.
Pisces
Personal theme: I believe!!
Water sign: February 19 — March 20

Your horoscope for this month:

Suddenly, events veer is a direction entirely different from what you, or others, have anticipated. Obviously, you`re forced to defend your decisions. Explain your vision once, clearly and in depth, then back off, and focus on rethinking plans in response to July`s often chaotic events. Worrying as these seem, your instincts are correct. You sense that, with a little imagination, these twists and turns will lead to arrangements even better than you first envisioned. Take it slowly. By mid-September, all will be in place.

Friends won`t approve of a creative project or romantic relationship on the 2nd. That`s when a Solar Eclipse forces you to choose between being happy and being popular. Stop trying to impress people who want to control your life. As soon as you start listening to your instincts, you`ll become much more confident about your choices. When others criticise your choices, you`ll simply shrug, laugh and continue on your path. This will be incredibly empowering. The Lunar Eclipse on the 16th brings an end to an abusive association. Although a friendship began as a positive influence, it has devolved into a power struggle. Stop letting an intimidating person put you down. Their hostility has its roots in jealousy. You shouldn`t feel defensive about your breakthroughs and good fortune. All the abundance that has come to you is the result of hard work and a positive attitude. Stay positive and keep moving towards the light.

With two eclipses taking place this month, the first, a Solar on 2nd followed two weeks later by a Lunar on 16th, it is likely that many people will be reviewing their position and perhaps preparing to move off in fresh direction entirely. You may have seen this coming of course. Though neither eclipse is in your sign, it is probable that those around you will be affected and that you will be involved in family financial matters. Preserving and maintaining a legacy could move to top priority. Yet it`s possible – and especially midmonth around the Lunar Eclipse, that there will be items and services that you are determined you will no longer take responsibility for. In passing these on – and perhaps realising cash along the way,- you then release extra energy for other developments at the end of the month. Note that as of the 8th and through until the beginning of next month, Mercury is retrograde. Considerable focus will be required if deals are not to become muddled and for you to be short-changed as a result. Take particular care over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st. It might also be as well to be prepared for increased transport costs in the last week of July.

Posted by: arif uk <pepper.buoy@yahoo.co.uk>

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