ASTROLOGY NEWSLETTER JULY 15- AUGUST 1, 2023
YOU MIGHT be wondering where do you belong now. Who do you belong to. What should you be doing? Where do you need to be?
The anxiety is through the roof.
You feel like you’re here and there and then somewhere else, jiggle jangling to find a center, a resting place that’s safe from the inner emptiness of a void.
The dark of the Moon will do that to you. Until the New Moon on July 17, there is little respite from an overall angst.
Mars and Saturn are opposed under the New Moon. If you feel angry or frustrated redirect this energy into constructive projects and intense exercise.
Nothing you do seems to land. The New Moon on July 17 at 11:32 AM PST at 24 degrees of Cancer features its own demons.
The New Moon is opposed by Pluto. It’s the emotional end of the last 14 years of Plutonic themes coming to a head. It’s all the horses parading around in the circle. It’s the end of the tour. It’s the time to marshal your power into a knowing that holds it all together.
You are reminded of all those relationships that seemed so extraordinary and
so fated and ended so badly.
Reviewing and reliving a passion play of compulsion, the unprocessed part floats to the top.
Look at where you cede your power away. Make time for the waves to wash back over the sand.
Coming face to face with the thing within you that you dread and seduce. The thing within that is dark and viscous and hungry. The thing within that you are powerless to take on. The thing that is brutal and compelling and devouring. Anger, sexuality, guilt, hunger, desire… that thing within or without that is insatiable and relentless and has no center.
This is the part that you avoid and chase and here it is, ready to gobble you up whole.
Remember to meditate on Malahkala, the demon convert and Kali the Goddess of destruction on July 17-18.
Jaws, China Syndrome, Panic in Needle Park, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Dressed to Kill, Apocalypse Now, The Silence of the Lambs, represent parts of it.
It’s an uber addiction to a way of being. It’s the shark eyes behind the persona. It’s Eros and Thanatos all at once, everywhere, with everything.
It is Pluto, god of the Underworld.
And the world is confronted by Pluto back and forth from Capricorn to Aquarius until it moves for its full transit into Aquarius on November 19, 2024.
The end of the opera begins next week. The finale is sung over the next six months. Grab your hat and fasten the seat belts. It’s time to live with a weather crisis, nuclear mistake, toxic cloud, market meltdown or international event that rocks the world.
In your little world, it’s a breakthrough, an ending, a new home, a body change, a turning point that sums up the last 14 years when it all clicks together. It is the opportunity to let go of holding onto power that we have to relinquish anyway.
Good or bad it’s a powerful conclusion to a period of deep change that brings new life.
Let’s go into the individual signs and see what happens during this New Moon.
INDIVIDUAL SUN AND RISING SIGNS
ARIES experiences something with the family. You feel blocked by a person, place or thing that you need. The New Moon opposed Pluto helps you face a compulsive behavior about money, sex or death. Trauma is generational and this is a time to transition to a lesser place.
Mars is in Virgo with Venus retrograde in Leo on July 22- September 3. Rethink love for a child, a romance, a project or yourself. Someone comes back for another look. An old flame returns in a dream or a younger version of yourself appears. You get to see how change affects your sense of love. Act on what’s different with self-esteem. Don’t throw the key away.
TAURUS has the New Moon in the house of travel and short trips. Your feeling of being polarized by fear and safety controls you. Allow all the work you’ve done to free yourself from guilt and self- recrimination with a partner/ Other. The new age beckons. Imagine a world of feeling where you’re so connected to yourself you don’t worry.
Mars in Virgo helps utilize your energy to have courage where you’ve felt powerless. Venus retrogrades on July 22- September 3, making a condition around a home/family need to be rethought. Strategize to make the most of your options by not losing yourself in regressive moments.
GEMINI has the New Moon focus on money and assets. Some issue about tax, inheritance or insurance has a different outcome from the last 14 years. Invest in what is good for you and use your resources to do more than survive.
Mars in Virgo makes for a need to be patient with friends. Don’t be agitated with pettiness or criticism. Venus retrogrades in Leo on July 22 – September 3, giving you time to bring more love into your life. Allow the love that is gone to materialize into a more ephemeral presence. Everyone is all there together in the visible and invisible worlds.
CANCER has the New Moon in your sign. You’re up for a new path with relationship. Give up manipulating or controlling in love. Whether it’s the government, business or your power arrangements, an old pattern of losing yourself in a powerball game ends. A past reaction formation is done with if you let it be.
Mars in Virgo makes for a fidgety mind with decisions. Short trips bring a shift into new awareness. Venus retrogrades in Leo on July 22 – September 3, and makes for a reassessment of your values and worth. You can trust yourself where you’ve doubted before. Your love life goes through a cataclysm. Allow the center of the earth to move from within. Something dies and goes on to another form.
LEO has the New Moon on July 17 in Cancer. Your secret guilt about a past power grab is dealt a new hand. The home/family goes through changes with their everyday realities. People who work for you want more money, time and attention. Be careful of being manipulated by others for their gain with no improvement for you.
Mars in Virgo makes money go out on education and health care. Venus retrogrades in Leo from July 22- September 3 and brings love around again. If you cannot make up your mind about a lover or creative project, take this time to come to terms with where your center has moved. Career and reputation improves or plummets.
VIRGO has the New Moon in your house of friendship and hopes. Your children/creativity needs to become more central. It’s a pivotal time for you to release control of what you identify with and be open to a new life. Your identity is revolving around less control and more self- care. Saturn is starting to make decisions about what to stay with and what to separate from.
Mars in Virgo needs to take more action and initiative. Venus retrogrades on July 22- September 3 bringing old matters about love and cash back around. Secrets and hidden feelings are expressed and revisited. Your love connection needs to reconnect itself back to your heart. Legal issues and personal obligations become more real in space and time.
LIBRA has the New Moon in Cancer at the top of your chart. Career and reputation go through an ending and transformation. Your authority is challenged or seems controlled by another. Power and money must be dealt with differently than in the past. The past fourteen years has required you to acquiesce to a money/control person. Say goodbye to the kow- towing. Watch out for being polarized between acting or being frozen.
With Mars in Virgo there might be sleepless nights and ruminating. Don’t try to go to sleep, try to not go to sleep and the paradox helps you. A partner is angry or frustrated with a lack of order in their life. Venus retrograde July 22 -September 3, brings a cash offer or love connection back around. Turn it over and revisit the pros and cons. Beauty rituals need to change.
SCORPIO has the New Moon in your house of travel. When you have the time, travel and explore other places to live or visit. This period changes your thinking about something that you dreaded or were afraid would never change. You don’t have to be rigid about plans or taking new action.
Mars in Virgo activates old friends to get in touch. Pay attention to your maintenance and self- care now. Venus in Leo retrogrades from July 22- September 3. You revisit love and good times with a partner or spouse. Your career and public image improve. Be confidant and plan a beauty or art project in the beginning stages. It will materialize over the next few months. Be strong with what you want and where you want to go.
SAGITTARIUS has the New Moon in your house of debt, emotional crisis and sexuality. Dealing with an old pattern around money and getting paid changes. Power arrangements move from taking a chance with someone to being more central to the self. Your overall psychology moves from feeling you must give away power as a prerequisite to being loved.
Mars in Virgo makes you deal with recent actions that you need to correct around children and creative decisions. Venus retrogrades from July 22- September 3 and sees travel help you decide the future. You’re processing an event from last June that needs acceptance. Love is direct and sincere. Be close to your heart if the other wanders.
CAPRICORN has the New Moon in Cancer opposed your Sun. New beginnings need to happen in the next two weeks/ six months involving, partnerships, studios, corporations, regaining personal power and questioning endings. Energy needs to be repurposed so as to no longer come from a small place. The chasm between love and the ideal, children and friendships must be realized and addressed. After a long struggle the last fourteen years, you come into more self- mastery and not feel at the mercy of chicken little.
Mars in Virgo makes constructive action beneficial. Venus retrogrades from July 22- September 3 bringing back a connection that went away. You can get the original feeling/deal back when you do a deep dive and repair what was dysfunctional. This is a time to come to terms with what needs to go that’s a left over from the last 14 years.
AQUARIUS has the New Moon in your house of work. If you feel manipulated by a client or worker be logical and confident in your capacity to make it viable. Use your sense of power to bring the material together with the creative. Any potential work first needs to be structured on a firm foundation. Money and value is important so review plans and make adjustments.
Mars in Virgo makes debt, inheritance and overdue projects annoying. Budgets exist for a reason. Venus retrogrades from July 22- September 3 and sees an old love issue return to be addressed. Love and affection need to be looked at anew. What are your needs and how do you harmonize with your partner? Come to the table with simplicity and sincerity.
PISCES has the New Moon in your house of children and romance. If you feel you need to give up your power to kids and lovers as a way to be loveable, look at the last fourteen years. This period allows you to continue to change the rules of how you negotiate love. You don’t need to lock yourself or the Other down into rigidity and control to qualify for love. Saturn is showing you a new way to share yourself without feeling at a loss.
Mars in Virgo brings confrontations with partners, clients or bosses. Venus retrogrades in Leo from July 22-September 3 and brings a work scenario that involves something that went wrong, right. If too much cash went out on a project you can trim the extra in a fair and compatible way. Do not fight over money or declarations of love. You are love. Get closer to yourself. Be generous.