For July, 2016
Global and local evolutionary energies continue to reflect our own evolutionary changes within. Just being aware of and being able to “see” the new energies and archetypes means we have already evolved to higher levels of consciousness, where our view from the observer’s perch now exhibits an unprecedented capacity to expand. This month the newer archetypes become more prominent; their slow-moving, deeper energies form longer lasting aspects that span months, or even years, requiring a collective awareness, discernment and diligent application of higher consciousness. Like dreamers startled out of a deep sleep many are awakening, but are disoriented and frightened; we cosmically conscious ones must keep our Light on our Selves in order to assist others out of fear-based modes. This is the gift of evolution.
The ongoing Mars-Sedna bridge will be open throughout the month, becoming exact on July 21. Sedna, wisdom bearer and record keeper, provides us with higher ground as we connect to our newly expanded vision of wisdom in action, provided by Mars’ retrograde journey. We are transmuting our physicality, from our very cells to our newly rebirthed awareness of our connection to each other - animals, nature and the cosmos. As we are ready, Sedna makes available the wisdom we must integrate at the physical level, infusing our actions with loving compassion.
For months Varuna has provided a much higher observer’s perch, the dispassionate all-seeing Eye of Universal Consciousness that sees what is and what’s possible from the universal perspective. Because we have realized this new archetype, and can locate him in our charts, we each have that energy available in our lives. Right now he is very active at 28 Cancer, sign of Emotional Power, where we need to let uncomfortable emotions run their course without interfering, bringing their messages and clearing out from the core so we can get to the Love that lies beneath.
This month there is a Grand Water Trine between Mars in Scorpio (bridging Eris), Chiron in Pisces (forming a resource with Sedna) and Varuna. The energies of this grand trine will be activated when Venus (July 10), Mercury (July 13) and the Sun (July 20) each begin new cycles with Varuna. On a personal and collective level we are making contact with a new way of “seeing” how our hearts, minds and very essence are connected with the Universal Cosmic Order. Varuna teaches us to respect and act with honor towards the life force. To the extent that we can tap into these energies and see with new eyes, we will manifest new ways to whole our Selves and the planet.
It is perfect that Venus is first to enter a new cycle with Varuna. When the heart is open it leads the way to new territory, knowing that even in the face of the unknown, Love comes first. At the end of the month Mars manifests with Varuna (July 30) as we begin to integrate this energy into the fabric of our being. The co-rulers of the Divine Feminine deepen their creative connection as a contribution to the descension into manifestation on the physical plane.
On a personal level, as each of us passes through the prism of vast cosmic consciousness and undisputable cosmic order, we begin to integrate this energetic at the emotional level, allowing the energies to move us below the surface of our conscious awareness, letting it into our hearts, and expressing it in ways that make sense to us on a deep level.
We can feel the energies shift, especially the feminine ones, as the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Juno, Vesta and Ceres all change signs. Heart and mind seek balance as, once again, Venus enters Leo a day before Mercury (July 13); the focus becomes shining the heart open and identifying the abundance we already have, spreading a positive perspective like a beacon of light to all. That which we focus on becomes our world. The mental energies move quickly through the emotional mansions; we think with our hearts, letting ourselves flow with divine mothering energy, trusting that all is in divine order, with gratitude for the blessings and lessons we are given to work with. The Sun’s entry into Leo (July 22) elevates the life force to a joyful higher plane, if we allow it by watching for fear-based reactions and transmuting them to Love-based responses.
Juno enters Scorpio on July 7, tapping our ability to manifest our highest vision of unity consciousness in the world through surrendering our doubts and fears to Source. In doing so we stay conscious of our projections “out there” and learn to master them. When Venus ingresses into Leo on July 12, she forms a resourceful aspect with MakeMake and a stepping stone with Juno, reminding us that the heart is the center of divine order and cosmic law, and that we can elevate our consciousness of the connection of our collective souls through opening our hearts and putting Love into action. Ceres adds new energy with her entry into Taurus on July 17, opening the bridge with our expanding unity consciousness; we become more grounded in bringing new life to our ability to focus on and trust our inner guidance. It is sorely needed now, in these disruptive times. Vesta brings her pure, devotional energies to Cancer on July 25, on the world axis, in the hour of Spiritual Wisdom. We devote our Selves to nurturing our bodies, souls and spirits as we learn and practice acceptance of things as they are, leaving everything to Source.
Saturn and Neptune maintain their ongoing stepping stone, continuing to bring dissolution to structures that no longer serve us, and providing us with the faith and inner authority to trust our teacher within to show us what is true for us, despite the chaos and uncertainty. It’s time to get quiet and listen for the answers we seek.
Both Eris and Uranus enter their retrograde stations, Eris on July 18, going retrograde on July 20, and Uranus on July 28, going retrograde at exactly the same time as his station (5:07 PM), on July 30. These Great Awakeners, creating a balance between masculine and feminine energies, are traveling together towards Source, helping us to be aware of the disruptive energies within each of us. We go within, looking for the source of any misqualified energies that are causing disruption, choosing to respond to them with Love rather than react from fear, remembering to bring Christ Consciousness to the forefront of our being. That becomes our conscious discipline: to remember that we are awake, and we create our world by our thoughts. Only this Divine Spark can remind us to choose loving thoughts in the midst of the forces that threaten to overwhelm us.
Mercury, new ruler of the divine masculine within, is playing tag with the Sun and Venus, new ruler of the divine feminine within, throughout the month; they eventually form new cycles (conjunctions) with each other, balancing our consciousness. The Moon adds her own voice to this chorus when she runs through the gauntlet of personal planets, happy in her home sign, where she begins a New Moon cycle on July 4. Our souls get a chance to process the transmutation of these energies at the intuitive level. Mercury doesn’t catch up to Venus until both have connected with Varuna separately and entered Leo. This July16 new cycle occurs in the mansion of unconditional Self-Love. The recalibration of divine masculine and feminine energies together can only occur once they have each undergone an upgrade in the highest perspective. This rebalancing is a harbinger to the collaboration of the Divine Feminine energies later in the month.
The aforementioned New Moon occurs on July 4 in the sign of emotional power in the hour of Self-realization. We all must take responsibility for how we feel and what we think, and how we respond. The co-rulers of the lower spiritual body, with Mercury and Venus resonating, create an integration that allows us to open up to the expression of e-motions; like a river flowing to the sea they need to move forward or else they get jammed and overflow. The New Moon forms a manifestation with Neptune and a Great Eliminator with Saturn, helping us eliminate barriers to manifesting clarity, higher Love and compassion.
This cycle bears fruit with the Capricorn Full Moon on July 19, connecting the energies of spiritual and emotional power; of ascension and descension; of divine masculine and feminine energies; of the Great Divine Director and the Divine Earth Mother. It taps the polarities of the Virgo-Pisces mansions: through consciously facing our fears we avail our Selves of the Divine Mother energies for defragging and wholing; we zoom in on the misaligned energies, responding with Love and compassion, expanding into our higher Selves. We bring great devotion and higher levels of understanding to this process via the Quaoar-Vesta bridge, further assisted by Mercury’s aspects to Saturn and Neptune. We adjust our mental processes, eliminating confusing elements and bringing focus to what we want to manifest. We seek balance and clarity, above all else.
Chiron, moving towards source, forms a resourceful sextile with Sedna. Although uncomfortable in Pisces, Chiron teaches us to defragment our Selves by going to uncomfortable places within and inhabiting them, owning them, with the intention to master and integrate them into our consciousness, knowing that we put them there to strengthen our souls and elevate our frequencies so we are more able to access Sedna’s wisdom. As we become more capable of accessing Sedna, we can use the wisdom we find to deepen our wholing by healing and balancing all parts of our Selves. Chiron-Sedna forms a Finger of God with Haumea, the mothering energy; we get to make choices on the path to the higher self that help us remember that we already are whole at a higher level. Haumea is the higher octave of Virgo, which is disposed by Chiron so this is a powerful connection to work with.
On July 30, the day that Mars, co-ruler of the Divine Feminine, makes a manifestation with Varuna, bringing cosmic awareness to the physical level, the moon makes the same aspect with Haumea (with Jupiter adding his expansive and positive energies), and Venus also trines Ixion. It is the Soul’s purpose to connect with the Divine Feminine, to nurture it within our Selves and support its expression. It has returned to the planet in a big way, and it’s time to make it part of us, to integrate it with the Divine Masculine energies and then create and maintain a balance between them. As if to underscore this, a Grand Water Trine between Vesta in Cancer, Juno in Scorpio and Pallas in Pisces, all at 2 degrees, brings these aspects of divine feminine energies together, representing the qualities of wisdom, devotion and unity. Ceres adds her energies through a bridge with Juno, and resourceful aspects to Pallas and Vesta, resurrecting these qualities to a higher, more conscious and accessible level. The moon weighs in too, when she conjuncts Vesta. Finally, the Venus-Eris manifestation reminds us that this huge influx of Divine Feminine energy serves to disrupt the patriarchal status quo, breaking it apart from within, clearing the way for us to receive the energies of a new, more balanced and unified world.
The thought for this month is to let things be as they are without attachment, breathing through your heart, remembering to bless your Selves with gratitude for how far you’ve come, and all that you are.
"If we can allow our fear based reactions to pass, they will turn into heart felt responses and we will be able to make sense out of what we are looking at. "– Stephanie Azaria
Shelly Leal can be reached for comments at firstname.lastname@example.org