July 4th New Moon in compassionate Cancer invites us to steer a courageous course by our Heart’s Compass. Imagine there were no separate words for “feeling” and “thinking” – instead, a unified fluid perception of all the nuances of the situation, accessed without a form or filter. Glimpses of this are well within our reach if we learn to trust the ebb and flow of heartfelt conversation and soulful silence. NEPTUNE throws a dreamy beam to this Moon – a special friend may become a starry-eyed lover on a sultry summer night!;) As the planets pop into sunny Leo mid-month, we’re urged to “sing it from the rooftops”, to risk revealing our heart’s authentic aim. Vulnerability is the true courage this month! Check your July Scopes for ride this brave and tender wave:
ARIES TAURUS GEMINI CANCER LEO VIRGO LIBRA
SCORPIO SAGITTARIUS CAPRICORN AQUARIUS PISCES
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JULY 2016 Cosmic Wave Scopes
Dear ARIES, whoo-hoo, Mars, your own cosmic patron turned direct on June 29th, ending months of detours and slow (or no:) forward momentum. You might have felt like you were sliding back into a murky abyss, a dark place you had no desire to go. The tide has finally turned, but don’t get too excited to jump back into the race just yet: like a giant ship reversing course, it takes TIME to break the past momentum. Take a breath, FEEL how the flow slowly turns around to “Go” once again…allow this tremendous force to carry you, don’t jump ahead of the game – you’ll merely run out of steam:) With a bit of patience, you can ride this potently building wave to heights of ecstatic union with all of creation – a cosmic communion both seductively sexy and tenderly healing. The time in the dark has honed your passion. You are ready. Now, feel when the wave wants to PLAY, to meld and merge with you in the Divine Dance, deeper and stronger than ever before.
On July 4th New Moon, you can drop fresh seeds of creation into moist and fertile ground. A new sense of support, a feeling of HOME that embraces both your body and soul is emerging from the mists of this caring Cancer Moon. You may land in a cozy new nest, or tap into a deeper, more nourishing vein of your true roots – the mysterious space of Soul that cannot be pinned down to any physical place. The dark and meandering journeys of past months were not in vain – they opened you up, breaking down the stubborn walls you’ve willfully built to guard your tender core. Now you’re naked, raw and not afraid of who you really are. The dragons of the deep did not devour you – they became your primal power. As the planets move to courageous Leo mid-month, you’re ready to roar, to play with the FIRE of creation again. Until then, allow the watery tides to wash away any blood and bruises of past battles – exhale, recharge, and when you feel the passion building till you can’t contain it – CHARGE!
Dear TAURUS, Venus, your own gorgeous cosmic patron is dancing through caring Cancer till July 13th, adding a touch of romantic sentiment to your usually rather boldly sensual expression. A refreshing renewal of passion is on offer this month – Mars, Venus’ potent partner, is finally forging forward through sexy Scorpio, driving you wild with desire;) The red hot planet’s retrograde journey may have put your amorous advances on hold the past few months, driving your energy inward to re-evaluate the state of your relationship, to root out what’s no longer working and rebuild a more honest and courageous foundation for your union. Yes, some of it may have been a delicate dance…but, with both Venus and Mercury gracing the communications sector of your chart, you’re in the perfect place to build a beautiful new balance. On July 6th, Mars adds the magic touch to reach delicious dimensions way beyond legible language;)
Your words can conjure healing wonders this month, not just sweet whispers in your special someone’s ears:) July 4th New Moon opens up a whole new depth and delicacy in your speaking and listening, a quality of caring attunement that’s a balm to any thirsty soul. Imagine there were no separate words for “feeling” and “thinking” – instead, a unified fluid perception of all the nuances of the situation, accessed without a form or filter. Glimpses of this are well within your reach if you learn to trust the flow, resting in relaxed awareness. Neptune sends a lovely beam to this compassionate Moon, inviting you to set sail on the ocean of oneness that carries us all. Spending time with your Soul Family can nurture these beautiful seeds, allowing you safe space to practice this emerging art. When Moon reaches fullness on July 19th, your world will be wider and your spirit stronger. Enjoy each unfurling petal of the flower of your heart!
Dear GEMINI, your Birthday season was buffeted by whirling winds of change. Even a masterful mental juggler like you might have dropped a few balls, or felt a wee bit wobbly. This month starts with a bit of a breather: Mercury, your quick-witted cosmic patron takes a relaxing dip in Cancer’s caring waters. The way forward emerges from the veils if you let your “mile-a-minute” mind cool down a bit, checking your course on your heart’s compass. Imagine there were no separate words for “feeling” and “thinking” – instead, a unified fluid perception of all the nuances of the situation, accessed without a form or filter. Glimpses of this are well within your reach if you learn to trust the flow, resting in relaxed awareness. Don’t take this for some hippy-dippy diversion either: it’s precisely this innate “6th sense” that can guide you to your dream-job or a bountiful new direction for your business after July 4th New Moon. Abundance is flowing your way, dear Gemini – marrying your heart and mind taps open the flow!
As Mercury and Venus land in sunny Leo hand in hand (July 12-13th), all this intuitive insight springs to the surface in your sparkling speech. Your words gleam golden once again, washed clean of confusion by the weeks of watery respite. Enjoy this fiery flow of creativity – write, blog, chat and share to your heart’s delight – you’re weaving a web of connections that will support the growing sprouts of fresh new “money trees”:) Full Moon on July 19th illuminates the “big power” picture, showing you clearly where to mine the most mojo. Potent alliances can be formed, and any flakes or posers exposed and expunged from your team. Again, your intuition is the best barometer – trust your gut, your “heart-mind” to navigate this demanding terrain. With your awareness centered, you can move mountains with “mere” words…and deep down you’ve always known that!:)
Dear CANCER, hope you enjoyed the magical Summer Solstice Full Moon that started off the season to celebrate YOU! The party is far from over, you’ve still got plenty of blessings to receive: as Mars moves forward again, your cosmic creativity is getting its mojo back big time. With both Venus and Mercury in your sign, the whole world is much more attuned to your intuitive wavelength. There’s a beautiful flow developing in your life – just a bit of a push will set your boat in motion down the river towards the sea. You can set a brave new course on July 4th New Moon, searching for coordinates deep within your heart, trusting that tender tug of desire. Neptune sends a shimmering beam of support to lovely Luna, helping your personal passions align with the larger pattern. You’ve got the brush in your hand, fresh canvas in front of you… make the most of this magic! I offer you this prayer-song from the Nootka tribe, used to invite fair weather, for inspiration:
“You, whose day it is, make it beautiful. Get out your rainbow colors, so it will be beautiful!”
Full Moon on July 19th illuminates your closest relationships, bringing their true nature to light. It’s a potent time to share your “big picture” plans with your partner, to see if your grander goals align – are you actually climbing up the same mountain, although your paths may diverge at times? Mars lends his mighty muscle to this Moon, injecting an element of excitement and a dash of sexy spice into the mix. You may rekindle your raw and primal connection on a midsummer moonlight adventure;) Be open to this possibility – brave hearts can reach the peak together, feeling even more united by the arduous climb. And, if your chosen roads do end up leading you apart, this Moon will help you see it clearly, with a kiss of gratitude for the passions past. As the Sun enters sunny Leo on July 22nd, seeds from your Birthday season start to bear fruit – whether it’s a juicy new job or a handsome new lover, something yummy is ripening;) Water your garden well this month with the sweet nectar of Self-care, dear compassionate Cancer, and your harvest will be happy in the months to come.
Dear LEO, the weeks before your Birthday call you deep into your inner castle to clear out last year’s leftover thoughts and deeds. Retrograde Mars has been plumbing the depths of your soul past months, digging out some murky motivations and dark passions rooted deep in the ancestral realms. Now that Mars is direct again, you can compost all that’s no longer fit to feed you, and brew up a batch of superfood to support your next growth spurt. Venus in caring Cancer is your witchy tutor in this inner alchemy. A genuine tear brought on by a sudden touch of sentiment may turn out to be the secret ingredient that gives the potion its true healing potency. The first days of the month may indeed find you sorting thru some “stuff”, as the Moon wanes into darkness. Hints of where the hidden treasure lies arrive with July 4th New Moon. A long-forgotten longing awakens in your heart, fueled by fresh hope. Neptune lends a lovely beam of support, hinting at a beautiful possibility of heart-melting intimacy…with your special someone, and with your Soul. Enjoy this dreamy vibe, cuddle up in your lovely lair and let yourself breathe, dream and purr….
Venus is the first to burst into your sunny sign on July 12th, waking you up from your reveries with a wink and a smile. Mercury, the messenger dashes in the next day, hollering a hearty “Hello!” Together, they’ll deck the halls for your royal arrival, preparing the world to welcome your highness in style. Sun enters your sign on July 22nd, lighting the fuse for your Birthday fireworks. Happy “Welcome to the World” day, dear Leo! Without your creative sparkle, courageous heart and generous smile, where would we be….the world would be much colder, duller place indeed. Enjoy the season, throw a fabulous party or two, go for a rollercoaster ride of JOY to top up your tanks with energy and enthusiasm for another busy and bountiful year!
Dear VIRGO, with Mercury, the messenger mixing it up in the “community sector” of your chart, your social calendar is filling up – sultry summer soirees, volunteer working-bees, casual catch-ups with friends and productive planning meetings at work all vie for your time and attention. Mercury is traversing the misty moonlit waters of Cancer till July 13th, suggesting you choose the course on your heart’s compass – instead of trying to cram in all the “shoulds”, allow yourself to gently gravitate towards the gatherings that truly feed your soul. July 4th New Moon opens up a whole new depth and delicacy of sharing and relating, a quality of caring attunement that allows you to instantly know a likeminded soul. Imagine there were no separate words for “feeling” and “thinking” – instead, a unified fluid perception of all the nuances of the situation, accessed without a form or filter. Glimpses of this are well within your reach if you learn to trust the ebb and flow of heartfelt conversation and soulful silence. Neptune throws a dreamy beam to this Moon – a special friend may become a starry-eyed lover on a sultry summer night;) Thinking with your heart, stranger things can happen!
Clarity returns with July 19th Full Moon – you’ll see whether sparks from the New Moon’s magic manage to ignite a more sustainable fire, a true joyful union of souls, or fade into misty memories of midsummer dreams:) If a romance is not on your agenda, you can use this Moon’s mojo to fire up your creative cauldron – find the motivation to finish a long-due project, or connect the threads to weave a whole new enticing endeavor. Mighty Mars, now finally forging ahead again, lends his muscle to this Moon, making sure your mind is sharp and strategic and your fuel tank full for the journey. After all, you’ve still got two months of Jupiter in your sign – whether its work or play, the wind is filling your sails!
Dear LIBRA, Venus, your gorgeous cosmic guide is lighting up the top of your chart, helping to steer your career towards your truest dreams and desires. Mars has finally turned direct – your money mojo is gathering momentum again, whoo-hoo! The past few months might have felt like a heavy slog at your job – one step forward, two steps back. This apparent lack of energy and motivation forced you to take an honest look at how you earn your Earthly keep. Working merely for the money might have become unbearably ugly, setting the stage for a restless rebellion. Each “no” contains a “yes” to something else, if we have the patience to pan for the nugget of gold in negation’s contrarian wisdom. With both Venus and Mercury highlighting your true contribution to the world, precious seeds of healthy “money trees” rest in your capable hands. July 4th New Moon prepares the soil for a prosperous planting!
As the planets start to gather in sunny Leo mind-month, it’s party time! Sultry summertime soirees, playful beach parties and glittering cocktail socials abound, and you’re in the mood to celebrate:) Perhaps that dream-job has thrown you a juicy offer? Or you’ve landed a solid set of leads for your labor of love …the seeds planted on the New Moon are spreading their roots. July 19th Full Moon can help you set your life on a more solid foundation. Mars lends this Moon a boost of muscle, making it a potent moment to declare your true ambitions and set up practical plan to feather your nest. Gotta make hay while the sun shines, as farmers used to say – work it, dear Libra, this month is pregnant with potential!;)
Dear SCORPIO, whoo-hoo, mighty Mars turned direct on June 29th, ending months of detours and slow (or no:) forward momentum. Your mojo is back big time, better than ever! This temporary detour was not in vain, annoying though it might have felt, like slow slide back along a muddy slope:) Whatever aims and goals survived this heavy slog are yours for real, come hell or high water. Anything you felt like giving up on, any plan or person that slipped away from you was, in all honestly, just dead weigh you’ve been dragging around…goodbye and good riddance! New adventures are calling on the road ahead. July 4th New Moon opens the door, asking you to choose a path with your HEART. With Mercury the messenger right next to this Moon, you’re able to tap into a potent new way of perception that melds your heart and mind into one stream of soulful knowing. Neptune sends a lovely beam of support, inviting you to set sail on a gorgeous creative adventure…dare to dream, dear Scorpio, the wind and the waves will carry you!
Venus and Mercury hold hands as they leap into sunny Leo on July 12-13th, lighting your career on fire. All the Mars retro heavy lifting has built you some serious muscle, and you’re so ready to use it. The next 4-5 weeks will be golden for going for the top in all your outward expression –sharing your creative contribution with the world and receiving applause, appreciation and abundance in return. June 16th is particularly potent for shooting out the golden arrows of desire – your words can weave magic, courtesy of Venus melting in Mercury’s embrace. Communications blitz will reach a crescendo with the July 19th Full Moon – something will surely pop – hopefully a champagne cork in celebration of a certain “fait accompli”!;) August arrives with a New Moon (Aug 2nd) at the top of your chart – a bold new start, a promotion, a juicy job, a gold star on your report card in the School of Life. You can breathe easy, you’ve left the murky mud of May and June far-far behind:)
Dear SAGITTARIUS, hope you managed to squeeze out a bit of “quality time” with your nearest & dearest last month, despite the blistering pace at work. July brings a chance to hone your skills in the intimate dance – July 4th New Moon tunes your intuition to a tender and delicate frequency, urging you to share your soulful longings, baring more than your sensual skin between the sheets. Imagine there were no separate words for “feeling” and “thinking” – instead, a unified fluid perception of all the nuances of the situation, accessed without a form or filter. Glimpses of this are well within your reach if you learn to open to the flow. Ecstatic union of body and soul could be your next adventure, if you can gather the courage to open the tender door to your HEART. Compassion and caring are your guardian angels, dear Sag, they won’t lead you astray!
Venus and Mercury hold hands as they leap into sunny Leo on July 12-13th, igniting your wanderlust. The cozy cuddly cocoon is starting to feel a bit stuffy, you’re ready to poke your head out to sniff the breeze. A whiff of smoke from a campfire, a scent of spice from faraway lands…you’re eager to bolt for the freedom of the open road:) The next 4-5 weeks will be golden for a roadtrip or a creative retreat, if your schedule can swing it. If you’re stuck at your desk, don’t despair – your imagination is always free to take flight. Dive into a swashbuckling series of summer reading, or tickle your curiosity with a fun online course – the wild wide world is at your fingertips, dear adventurous archer! Anything that expands your universe, inner or outer space, is superbly supported by the stars. This month will stretch your heart and horizons, what’s not to love!
Dear CAPRICORN, renewal of romance is in the air – with lovely Venus in the committed partnership sector of your chart till July 12th, sultry summer evenings spent in the arms of your special someone can do wonders to soothe your soul. After the blistering pace of June, you could use a bit of a breather, a warm hug and a cozy cuddle. July 4th New Moon tunes your heart to a much more tender and delicate frequency, urging you to reveal your truest dreams and desires, baring more than your skin between the sheets;) Imagine there were no separate words for “feeling” and “thinking” – instead, a unified fluid perception of all the nuances of the situation, accessed without a form or filter. Glimpses of this are well within your reach if you learn to see your loved one with the eyes of your heart. And, if intimate bliss is not on your agenda, don’t despair – the same stream of intuitive perception can bridge crucial differences in your professional co-creations, bringing a bountiful partnership to bloom.
Full Moon in your own sign on July 19th is like a half-year review. Check on the status of the seeds sown on your Birthday – which have thrived and blossomed, which have withered on the vine? Don’t be afraid to discard a dated strategy or two…think of it as compost – the alchemy of letting go releases the spark from the prison of old patterns, allowing it to fuel your next round of creation. Weeding out the field can increase your focus, making the next steps crystal clear. Mars lends his mighty muscle to this Moon – you’ve got support for your ventures. Share your plans with your best peeps, let the magic of multiple minds and hands work its wonders! Allow your nearest and dearest to lend a hand as well, sharing the highs and the lows of the climb. Just because you CAN do it alone, doesn’t mean it’s always the best plan, dear cosmically capable Capricorn!:)
Dear AQUARIUS, whoo-hoo, mighty Mars turned direct on June 29th, ending months of detours and slow (or no:) forward momentum at work. This temporary detour was not in vain, annoying though it might have been. It left a gift of hard-won clarity – whatever aims and goals survived this heavy slog are yours for real, come hell or high water. Hopefully you managed to use some of this slow time for a serious re-hash of strategy, refining your aim while biding your time. Fresh solutions are starting to emerge after July 4th New Moon, but the path forward is far from straight and narrow. This Moon helps you hone your “6th sense”, a potent new way of perception that melds your heart and mind into a single stream of soulful knowing. Following the tender tugs of your heart, asking “how can I truly serve” will set your boat afloat on beautiful river of support, carrying you smoothly and gently towards the abundant sea.
Venus and Mercury hold hands as they leap into sunny Leo on July 12-13th, setting your heart aflame with sparks of romance and dragging you away from your desk and duties. A handsome stranger from past month’s swirl of social flutter may be ready to start going steady if you’re into deepening the dance. And if you’re already happily home in long-term love’s safe harbor, next weeks will refresh your romance with a delicious dash of Summertime spice, poking you to PLAY both naughty and nice;) Strolling hand in hand under the July 19th Full Moon, you can take a deep breath, exhaling all that stands in the way of letting life flow in the loveliest of ways. This Moon lights up the numerous nooks and crannies of your interior castle, helping you clear the last cobwebs of doubt. This takes a bit of courage, sure – if you go for the clean sweep, you’ve got no more excuses, nothing holding you back. Are you ready to be this clear and open? It’s always a choice…the “6th sense , a gift of the New Moon, can be your trusty compass…your Heart won’t steer you astray!
Dear PISCES, love is in the air! Cupid is cavorting about you on his cute little wings, ready to shoot an amorous arrow:) With both Venus and Mercury in your soul-sister water sign of Cancer, the world feels fluid and dreamy, full of beautiful possibilities. July 4th New Moon tunes your heart to an even more tender and delicate frequency, urging you to reveal your truest dreams and desires. Whisper your wildest wishes to the sultry summer wind, don’t listen to the spooks and kooks who don’t believe in LOVE! Neptune, the cosmic dream-weaver sends a shimmering beam of support across the ocean, dangling a lure of ecstatic embrace in front of you. Cast off the lines, set yourself adrift…dare to dream, to create, to PLAY with possibilities! Your cosmic creativity is gushing like a geyser, don’t let this gorgeous wave pass by – fall for that special person, place or a project that sings to your heart. Love in all its grace and glory is your guiding star!
Venus and Mercury hold hands as they leap into sunny Leo on July 12-13th, turning on the heat and waking you up from delicious daydreams. Now’s your chance to put your newfound object of affection to a test or two, to see if they still look good in the bright light of day;) Leo energy is generous like the midsummer Sun, shining without regret or reserve on anyone. To honor this spirit, sign up for a fun volunteer opportunity with your fresh flame – see if they radiate enough genuine joy, compassion and humility to match your own heart’s immense capacity to care. Throw a beach-party with your favorite peeps on July 19th Full Moon, and check if your sweetie can vibe with your tribe:) By the month’s end, you’ll know a lot more about Love from all angles, dear dreamy fish!