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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July-August 2010-Moments of Truth

July 2010 is a month of change in the world, and the way we live on planet Earth, but it will not be without turmoil, upheaval and unexpected events on the world stage that will affect our lives.

The June 26 lunar eclipse in Capricorn conjuncted Pluto making it an intense time with a multitude of events. Capricorn relates to the Earth, and the world saw massive flooding in Brazil leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless and injured. Tornadoes and hurricanes appeared in parts of the world that are normally free of such events and the BP oil spill continued and still continues to take its toll on humanity and all life in its path. Events will be further complicated by rough seas and the hurricane, ‘Alex,’ as it makes landfall. Pluto is known as the ‘God of the Underworld’, and can relate to crime and underworld figures and within hours of the eclipse 10 alleged Russian spies were arrested by American Intelligence agencies, and the head of the Afghanistan war left his post under fire.

At this time we will be forced to look at new ways of doing things both individually and as a collective. Nowhere is it more apparent that we must find new ways of caring for the earth, than the oil spill in the Gulf. I do not expect the spill to be contained any time in the near future and as all life in the sea (and human ways of life) continues to be wiped out, public outrage will increase. This is signified by Uranus entering Aries-the sign of the individual. Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War, and in another time the collective might have ‘taken up arms,’ against BP. It is not out of the realm of possibility that individuals will ‘take up arms,’ and rebel against governments around the world that are no longer working for the people. Jupiter is in Aries as well, and whatever Jupiter touches it expands. We will see breakthroughs in science and technology, but Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War and we are at risk of explosions, fires and unexpected outbreaks of war and violence throughout the summer.

The solar eclipse on July 11 is the companion eclipse to the previous one in Capricorn. Eclipses come in pairs, and we continue to experience eclipses in Capricorn/Cancer until next summer. Eclipses serve as guideposts showing us the direction and theme of events we will encounter for some time to come. Capricorn is the natural ruler of the tenth house of business, priorities and reputation and rules the Earth, business, banking, mining and the financial markets. Cancer is the natural ruler of the fourth house, the foundation, the home and the homeland and is called, ‘the end of the matter.’ Clearly, these eclipses deal with the end of an old way of life, and it is up to us to discover and invent new ways of life.

The New Moon/ solar eclipse is at 19 degrees of Cancer on July 11, 2010 at 3:40 PM EST. Cancer is an emotional sign and ruler of the home and homeland. It’s ruler is the moon, the luminary body that changes every 24 hours. The US is a Cancer country and we will be dealing with events that affect the fourth-tenth houses. In other words, our home/homeland and priorities. Mercury trines Jupiter giving the day potential for upbeat communication in general and communication regarding the government (s). But, Venus is conjunct Saturn in a parallel (similar to a conjunction where the two planets are together at the same degree) creating a somber mood. Author/Astrologer Celeste Teal calls this eclipse, ‘Victory Over Obstacles,’ and states, ‘Cancer eclipse spotlights interests relating to domestic issues, homes land and the crops. Eclipse falls in degree of fixed star Castor: of a wicked influence; associated with decapitation, fevers, rape and murder. For the USA eclipse brings emphasis to foreign affairs, long distance travel, higher education, publishing and religion. There is practical problem solving. Financial stress present with delay of new opportunity for expansion and growth. Banks and markets subject to fluctuation. Unusual trends in pursuit of pleasure, romance and entertainment; restrictions apply. New educational programs are costly. This eclipse is of emphasis to the White House, the UK, Vatican City, Los Angeles, Manhattan, NYC and Roswell, NM.” Those signs most affected by the eclipse will be Cancer, Capricorn, Aries and Libra, or those who have personal planets in a sign being aspected by the new moon.

Of course, the most important event in July and the entire year is Saturn’s entrance into Libra on July 22. It will remain in the sign ruling laws, governments, relationships and partnerships of all types until October of 2012. Saturn gives us structure and stability, but not without restrictions delays and hardships. Any gain through Saturn is earned, not given.

As Saturn enters Libra it opposes Uranus and Jupiter at 0 and three degrees of Aries, respectively. It creates a square to Pluto at 3 degrees of Capricorn and forms a configuration known as a T-square. This is a complex astrological pattern that does not occur often, and is a harbinger of change, disruption and unexpected events in the world. We can expect to see change in terms of governments and partnerships among nations, laws and business, the financial markets and unexpected situations will occur in the US and around the world. There will be struggles over laws, partnerships, individuals and corporations, and the potential for additional Earth changes/events. If the Gulf Oil spill has not been stopped it will reach a critical mass. This aspect will be present until mid-August, and it does not have to be exact for events to occur.

The last time this configuration occurred was in 1930. Three months after the Stock Market crash of 1929, Pluto was in Cancer, Saturn was in Capricorn and Uranus was in Aries, as it is today. The transit occurred again in 1932. During that year there was a massive famine in the Ukraine and four million people starved to death between winter of 1932 and summer of 1933, and of course it was the decade of the Great Depression that lead up to the events of WW11. We are at risk of food shortages globally.

The most prominent dates in July are July 30-31 as Mars conjuncts Saturn in Libra setting off the T-Square. Mars/Saturn typically relates to police or military action and Libra rules laws and governments, although the Libra energy is conducive to balance. Mars will square Pluto-the ‘God of the Underworld,’ August 2- 6. This is a difficult transit and will create struggles and problems in business and the financial markets as well as events that relate to the Earth, and the government (s). There will be power struggles involving relationships, political, professional and military affairs and in the US we will see events transpire overseas that affect America. It is a dangerous transit and relates to underworld activity, violence, criminals and creates conflict over joint finances-the tax system, banking and debt. In the US chart it creates a square to the financial planets resulting in the potential for problems in the financial markets, problems overseas and with laws. August 7-9 Venus conjuncts Saturn and opposes Uranus. This is basically an unsettling financial transit which can cause fluctuations. On October 29, 1929, ‘Black Tuesday,’ Venus opposed Uranus at 10 degrees of Libra. Jupiter opposing Uranus creates financial fluctuations as well, and wealth can be suddenly created or destroyed as Uranus is the planet of unpredictability. With Uranus, we can always expect the unexpected.

In US President Obama’s chart this configuration creates a grand square to his Venus. Venus rules money, financial markets, values and women. Pluto is within 2 degrees of opposing his Venus, meaning he has issues and obstacles relating to money and defining his actual values, which have been changing. Saturn squares his Venus indicating he is not in a favorable time where his popularity is concerned. Uranus in Aries also squares his Venus indicating problems with monetary issues and women in particular, as well as laws, and getting laws passed. This Grand Cross is set off as Mars conjuncts Saturn at the end of the month, and it will be a memorable time for America’s President as he is faced with mounting debt and monetary issues, laws and bills, extreme opposition and volatility in the world.

July’s full moon occured 2 degrees in Aquarius. Aquarius rules the collective, the ‘we’ on planet earth. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of rebellion and often occurs in situations of military actions, rebellions and coups. The influence of the full moon will set the tone until the new moon in Leo on August 10.

Aquarius also rules corporations, and it is the natural ruler of the 11th house of friends, hopes and wishes. Mercury opposed Neptune, ruling water and oil, and we have seen unusual weather conditions and flooding in Chicago, and the departure of BP's Tony Hayward. Another oil gyser has appeared off the coast of Louisania.

The biggest story however, dealt with the leaks of military documents and disclosures of mid-deeds in the war in Afganastan. There will be much more to come in this situation/story. Saturn in Libra will brings struggles and shifts in power among nations.

The Cosmic Intelligence Agency in Melbourne, Australia has produced an impressive video about the summer eclipses, and national and international events. Well worth watching! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxadTRd7p8w

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