The Week Of July 2
Read your rising sign too if you know it . . .
Aries (March 21-April 20) – With the New Moon last Friday in your fourth house of home, father, and real estate matters and Mercury's station to apparently move ahead last night in your third house of siblings, neighbors, and mental activity, the focus this week is close to home. Mars, your ruler, is finally picking up speed in your relationship sector. Issues that first arose in January might begin to have some resolution. You have been going back and forth long enough. Listen to your heart.
Taurus (April 20-May 21) – Your ruler Venus is in Gemini this week and is very busy interacting with many planets; Jupiter and Pluto on Thursday, and Uranus and Saturn on Monday. First you are giving yourself away to excess coupled with power struggles and perhaps jealousy; then a sudden spark appears coupled with the necessity of adjusting to reality. Gemini is a light-hearted sign. Stay buoyant and use the situations encountered as material for your next creative project.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) – Your ruler Mercury is now slowly beginning to move ahead as of yesterday. Mercury takes this apparent backward sojourn to sift the wheat from the chaff. If you have used the time wisely by not pushing the new perceptions, concepts, and mental images into reality, you can begin to now. As Plato said, thoughts create our reality. It takes a while to figure out what thoughts or ideas are worth putting into action. Use the New Moon from Friday in your second house of income and talents to begin forging ahead. One of these ideas might make you some money.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) - If you were born this week you are/will be in the hot seat, as the Sun encounters Pluto on Friday and Uranus and Saturn next Tuesday. If your life purpose is symbolized by the Sun, then encountering the gods Pluto and Uranus will put you on a life-altering course that they dictate and we only respond to. The US's birthday is this week and it does not bode well for the next year being tranquil, but instead filled with power struggles. The dire circumstances on the global front do not manifest in the same way as they do in our little lives, but the year for you will be at the end very different than the beginning.
Leo (July 22-August 23) – Your ruler the Sun is meeting some larger than life planets this week and sudden eruptions are possible. The Full Moon, when things come to a head, is not until next week, but because your ruler is involved this week expect to experience some bumps. It is all for evolutionary progress, which is not something that gets talked about over the water cooler. However, it may be that that is the whole purpose: to confirm the importance of that which we cannot see.
Virgo (August 23-Sept. 21) – The week starts out with the Moon in your sign, which happens once a month for two and a half days. It is always a time of empowerment when you feel an urge to express yourself. As your ruler apparently just went forward last night you are emerging from a place of inner reflection (since around Memorial Day) and are now ready to put thoughts into action. Focus on your hopes and wishes, what would be for your highest good. If you deserve a raise or promotion, ask for it. All systems go in your career now.
Libra (Sept. 21-Oct. 21) – Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, affections, and values is busy this week. As Mars is still in your sign, too, this can make for a very lively time. The North Node is also in your sign, so have the faith that whatever is happening in your career, on the home front, in relationships, and self imaging is for your growth. The focus has to be with what you need, contrary to the way you like to operate -- focusing on the other person. Allow what you think is fair to prevail.
Scorpio (Oct. 21-Nov. 22) – Saturn is stuck in the middle degrees of Scorpio all month. This is the place that is the most resistant to change. Saturn sitting there will make you deal with what you are most attached to. Scorpios develop through tumultuous crisis. You are made of sterner stuff. This station of Saturn means you are on the downward slope of the two and a half year passage of the "Grim Reaper" in your sign. There will be fireworks this week, but the outcome towards the end of the week will leave you feeling stable, although with more responsibility.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) – Venus and Jupiter form a pleasant aspect as the week begins, so overindulgence is a possibility. You are known to expand both the pleasant and the unpleasant, or the pleasant so that it becomes the unpleasant. You are finishing up a year with your ruler Jupiter in your 8th house of money that is shared with other people (marriage or business partners) -- everything to do with finances and investments, creation of wills, debts, bank loans, inheritances, taxes and dealings with the government, business matters, issues related to the dying. It also speaks to the manner of your death and your level of interest in metaphysics, the afterlife, and in the psychological processes that we undergo with a therapist. The last time this happened was July, 2001 to August, 2002. Affairs in these departments should have increased in the positive way should your natal Jupiter be in a good state and less so if not. Look back on the year and on the previous time for clarification. You are the sign of wisdom.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 21) – The New Moon being in Cancer sets your 7th house as the focus this week and this month. A new beginning was last week and will culminate next week with the Full Moon. This week, though, are the fireworks, as the Sun sets off the Uranus/Pluto square that has been igniting the planet since the Tunisian fruit vendor, Mohammed Bouazizi, lit himself on fire in December 2010. All areas of your life will have been altered by the time the aspect fades next March. This week is intense most especially for those born 2nd, 3rd and 4th of January any year regarding partnerships.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 20) - Your two planetary rulers, Saturn and Uranus, are making a moderately difficult aspect all month. They get to within minutes of each other but never form an exact aspect, each changing course midmonth. When aspects become exact there is resolution, and a new cycle can begin. But that is not the case here. There is no solution, just attempted adjustments between conservative and liberal, staying the course or moving ahead, consolidation and progressive. Some of you have the more conservative side strong, some the more progressive. Notice the tension Saturday afternoon and Monday night.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 21) – The New Moon in your 5th house of pleasures and children makes the month a potentially happy one. Graduation parties and vacations come to mind. We are midway to the Full Moon next week when matters come to a head. This week begins with clarification coming in your home and relationship affairs, as Mercury is apparently moving slowly forward as of last night. Matters clear when that happens. Things do not stay confusing forever, unless you are making them that way.
Kate Plumb, "cycles scientist," is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She is also certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy-finding beneficial locations to live. website..www.kateplumbastrology.com,blog www.offtheplumbtree.com Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-9133.