The Big Picture
Most of us, get caught up in the daily doings of the faster moving planets because they compel us in our daily lives and moods. The slower moving planets’ influence affect our collective consciousness and thus the actions of society.
Neptune Sextile Pluto
Between now and September Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn are within a couple of degrees of an exact sextile to one another.
Neptune and Pluto together are inspiring our need for a society of inclusion. This is why we are seeing ideas and desires for an equalization of prosperity, opportunity, and equality of races, gender, and sexuality. This also why we are seeing a rise in authoritarianism. Some of us want freedom and others want to return to what they consider a simpler way of life where all of us have our same place in society. Just read the news and you will see these movements around the world. No one is right and no one is wrong because there is really no such thing as good or bad or right or wrong. These philosophies are different expressions of the same aspect.
However, there will be a leap in human consciousness during 2026 to 2032. This will be a time of great exploration of our consciousness and the universe around us. We are getting a taste of what is to come as men such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates are using their wealth to explore and discover. Many people question their motives. On the other hand, many others are using their powers to keep the world where it is culturally. Is there a difference in either tact?
No matter what your politics, religion, race, gender, or sexual preference your consciousness is shifting over the next few months and certainly will with greater vigor in the coming five to eleven years.
Scholars of the HUMAN DESIGN SYSTEM predict that humans born beginning in 2027 will be a different type of consciousness. Healers and those who are spiritually aware while become the valued leaders in the future. This study suggests that 2027 is the beginning of a new era for humanity.
Please know that this is not to influence your thinking or opinion. This is based on astrology and the meaning of the planetary influences to one another. Who knows, it may play out in a different way. Only time will tell, but rest assured the old ways are going to evolve or leave us but we will not realize this until the events are in the rear view mirror.
Right back here in now, Mercury is square Neptune creating confusion and expressing lies July 6. Misinformation is abundant.
The Sun is trine Neptune July 15 creating inspiration. However, we will feel the exact aspect of the Sun opposite Pluto July 17 creating a need for control by authorities in our individual lives and society. Some of us will be inspired to take control of our lives, others will be inspired to put more rules in place.
Mercury in Cancer creates the same angles to Neptune and Pluto July 24 and 25. Words and news should be interesting to say the least. Secrets are sure to be exposed.
The dates that Neptune and Pluto are really close to sextile historically and from our point of view on earth were 1950 to 1956 and 1976 to 1986. As I stated before they will be sextile again 2026 to 2032, but we are getting a dose of it now. Dates are courtesy of astrologyking.com
Pluto And The United States
Pluto is that planet of death and rebirth. Pluto has been moving through Capricorn since late November 2008. The Sibley chart of the Declaration of Independence is the most widely used chart by astrologers, or so that is written. I haven’t polled every astrologer on the planet.
In that chart Pluto is at twenty-seven degrees thirty minutes Capricorn. As of this writing in late June 2021 Pluto is at twenty-five degrees. The first direct Pluto return to the US natal Pluto is Feb 22, 2022. Then again July 16, 2022 and one last time December 28, 2022. We will feel the aspect until early 2024.
Two hundred forty-five years ago words like patriot and revolution were used often. More people died from the small pox pandemic than the war itself. The founding fathers were dealing with the issue of humanity and counting slaves as not full humans for voting and citizenship purposes.
Today, we are dealing with rights and inclusion and of course a pandemic and resistance and some authorities and citizens gone wild. The United States is bound to experience some sort of death and rebirth that sets the tone for the country for the next 247 square years. Do not be afraid as you were born to have this experience of this shift.
Saturn Square Uranus
I have mentioned this aspect in previous columns this year. Saturn is restriction. From personal experience, a Saturn square to any planet wakes us up and we say, “Oh hell, no. I am not putting up with that anymore.”
Uranus is freedom innovation and independence and technology. The Texas energy grid is a perfect example of exposure of change that needs to take place due to not so smart decisions. Just in the past weeks, we have seen cyber-attacks and the failing and falling of a high-rise building.
Then there are all the rules and laws that are both restrictive and expansive depending on your point of view. Due to the wide differences of point of view many of us are letting go of relationships that have become too uncomfortable.
During July 1 to 3 Mars in Leo is opposite Saturn in Aquarius and square Uranus in Taurus. This is an intense aspect that can include holiday violence. Stay safe and pay attention to your surroundings. Since the Sun is sextile Uranus but inconjunct Saturn, there are sure to be changes and adjustments to the holiday schedule.
Venus opposes Saturn and squares Uranus July 6-8 bringing surprise difficulties. We will wonder if something is worth the trouble at that time and that includes the vast divides in our relationships.
Mercury sextile Uranus July 20 brings breakthroughs. Maybe Texans can turn the air conditioning down and we will find a cyber solution for security. Perhaps rules can be found in favor of modernization.
Venus and Mars
Venus and Mars connect in Leo on July 13. This begins a Venus/Mars cycle that lasts until next February. Oh la-la, this is a great time for romance. Those who are looking for love are best to kick that off today. Just be sure to check the consummation dates in the almanac listed on the site.
More On Venus
Venus moves through Virgo July 21 to August 15. Virgo is now beautiful in a Demi Lovato, Eminem, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Mila Kunis, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford kind of way. Now is the time to be discriminating in your love life. Try to avoid remaking your boo unless they ask for that.
Venus opposite Jupiter in Pisces July 22 brings forth just what we have in mind whether that is love in another person or the love of a pair of shoes. This is a good time to love a diet.
As July Comes To A Close
The Sun moves into Leo July 22 heralding a time of fun play.
Mercury moves out of Cancer and through Leo July 27 to August 11. This is the time to express yourself and have fun. Leo is sure to be very busy while Aries and Sagittarius are planning their next positive move. Scorpio, Taurus, and Aquarius must check the fine print and details before making any decision. It would not hurt to check the tires on the car.
Jupiter backs into Aquarius offering all the air signs a chance to grow within and without. It is always best to delay starting a for profit business until Jupiter goes direct. That happens October 17/18 this year.
Mars opposes Jupiter just before moving into Virgo July 29. Mars opposite Jupiter is a wonderful aspect full of ambition, luck, and fun as long as you do not get all aggressive. Play nice and you will win.
Mars moves through Virgo July 29 to October 14. Mars is action and Virgo wants to get any project done efficiently. This is the time to clear out unnecessary steps to any task. Virgo may be pushy now but it is for the good of the project at hand. Pisces must resolve relationship challenges while Gemini and Sagittarius must not push because they will be shoved back much harder. Play nice, ya’ll.
The new Moon occurs July 9 at 8:17 pm CDT in Cancer at eighteen degrees. The new Moon in Cancer is about feelings and emotions. Now is the time to get straight with your inner self and your feelings of personal security. Determine just who is your family.
The full Moon occurs July 23 at 09:38 PM CDT in Aquarius at one degree. At the same time, Venus is opposite Jupiter. This is a great full Moon for social connections and disconnections. Endings and conclusions will happen but most likely be amicable. This is a time to give more and expect less.
2021 Mercury Retrograde
Jan 30 - Feb 20
May 29 - June 22
Sep 27 - Oct 18
July 2021 Almanac
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I have been writing this column for over twenty-five years now and in order to better assist readers who are not students of astrology I offer some suggestions as to how to use the monthly summary.
Read the summary with your calendar that shows the whole month on one page. Read through the intro and make note of the days that I point out. Mark the new Moon and the full Moon. The days between the new Moon and the full Moon are when you generally want to start something that you want to grow. Do look at that Moon void chart and take a rest on those days. I have discovered that no matter what I plan, it turns out another way on a Moon void day. Anything you try to accomplish will turn out with unexpected results.
Make note of the three days before the new Moon. People usually get anxious during these days because the phone does not ring or they feel confused or simply nothing is happen. That is because it is wind down time before the new Moon. You will usually notice that the action of life picks up once the new Moon occurs. Also note the days that planets change directions, especially Mercury retrograde.
Hopefully these suggestions will give you a bit of a start to maneuvering through life with astrology.
Robert E Brown
As a part of helping readers live with astrology I have added a year long astrology calendar on the MOON VOID page. You can see all the voids month by month. Note the new Moons and the full Moons. The lunar quarters are listed and the aspects are noted on each day. If you are not astrology savvy you can at least have the Moon void information for the year. It's a pdf so you can download it.