Retrograde Mars has finally gone direct! When a planet goes retrograde, it’s as if three lanes of a four lane highway have been closed. All movement slows down to a trickle. The planet, Mars, directly affects our daily lives by demonstrating how we best get things done. The retrograde motion of any planet gives us the opportunity to rethink our plans, emotions and actions as we set about achieving our goals. Now that Mars is moving forward again, it’s like all of the lanes of the highway have been opened and your plans can move forward more quickly, directly and powerfully.
July is also the month of the U.S. celebration of independence. We will all benefit if we remember that the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights speak to and for all of us.
The Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are based on the idea that all people have certain fundamental rights that governments are created to protect. Those rights include common law rights or natural rights, which come from British sources like the Magna Carta. The Founders believed that natural rights are inherent in all people by virtue of their being human and that certain of these rights are inalienable, meaning they must be preserved and protected.
Every one of us on this planet is a uniquely wonderful example of Divine Love. And every one of us has one important mission– to discover, acknowledge, refine, express and reflect that Love and encourage others to do the same. Are you doing your part in fulfilling your mission?
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Life is often an exciting, fun adventure. It also has many difficulties to contend with. You are currently connecting with your bountiful treasury of inner guidance and inner grace. As you step out of your limited perception of the past, you’ll find that you’ve got all the powerful help you need to make a positive ‘giant leap’ forward.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) You are a natural empath and very intuitive, as well as being very impressionable. These are all powerful attributes and you must always be sure to check in with yourself whenever you make any important decisions. You’re at the center of things and the company you keep is very important right now, so it’s important to ask yourself if and how you’re being influenced by someone else’s choices or actions. Once you’re clear that your decisions are based on what is really true for you, you’ll find that great forces will assist you.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) That sound you hear is applause because you’re center stage right now and all eyes are upon you. The success of your performance depends on how committed you are to walking your talk. Personal authenticity is your goal, so please participate in and respond to people, circumstances and events with clarity, integrity and positive energy. You’ll get a standing ovation if you do.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) The Moon and its various phases are your emotional ‘tour guide’ at this time. Some of what you’ll be guided to see and deal with– your old unfinished emotional business, people from your past, outmoded belief systems– will have you experiencing the peaks and valleys of elation and moodiness. Regardless of how it looks or seems, this is an important soul growth opportunity. Do give yourself the permission and space to consciously evolve and learn from it. By doing so, you’ll gain a new awareness of yourself and your place in your world.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) You’re ready to take some giant steps forward and move to your own beat now. This is the time to show the world (and yourself) that you’ve got a firm grasp of your power by courageously stepping up and going for it. As you do so, you’ll discover that your natural charisma is once again operating at a high level and others will be showing up to help you achieve your goals.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Do things seem a bit intense and chaotic lately? If you answered “yes,” congratulations! That is how things should be for you right now. Your task is to ‘sit’ with these feelings and simply observe what comes up for you. Whatever questions you have or answers you think you need will come to you if you are willing to ‘live in the question.’ I encourage you to have faith and to listen. Your mantra is “Be still and know.”
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) There really is balance in the Universe and when you least expect it, from out of nowhere– something great and confirming will happen. This is Grace in action and you’ve earned it. Stay grounded, be gracious and be grateful as you receive and accept your bounty.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) This is a very emotional and potentially enlightening time for you. It’s important that you stay grounded and pay close attention to your own inner voice. Though you may have to take control in order to assure that events in your environment go smoothly, please make sure that you let others help you. Remember, you need to feel safe, too. Treat yourself well and others will follow suit.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your message this month is a very important reminder from philosopher, Martin Buber: “I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a person’s life. As we live, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.”
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Emotional courage is the courage it takes to take your stand and live your life out loud, despite what anyone else has to say about it. Though playing it safe can be tempting for you, now is not the time for any kind of passivity. The balance that you seek will make itself known to you in very unexpected but rewarding ways.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) You are on the hunt for a priceless inner treasure. In order to make the most of your search, you’ll have to risk losing the approval of others and take ‘the road less traveled.’ Honestly, courageously examine yourself and your contribution to life. Just as importantly– examine life’s contribution to you. Both contributions must balance each other if you are to find the treasure that lies within you. Ask bold questions. Have high expectations. Accept only the best– you deserve it.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) In your quest to care for and nurture others, you’ve forgotten to care for and nurture the do-er– yourself. The Universe is adamant– it’s your turn now. Doing for others without their reciprocating will no longer work. Insist in gentle but firm ways that life in all its forms acknowledges you and returns the favor. Remember to be kind, gentle and generous with yourself.