The Capricorn Full Moon occurs on July 1 at 10:20 p.m. ET.
The Cancer New Moon occurs on July 15 at 9:24 p.m. ET.
Read more on the dailies for the details of these Moons.
Venus goes Retrograde on July 25 at 5:29 a.m. The retrograde cycle ideally deepens your understanding of what you value. Venus goes retrograde in the sign of Virgo; she then retraces her steps into Leo, so there may be a sense of: “does my work fulfill my creative aspirations?” Or, “is a significant relationship a routine and not a sustainable romance?”
Saturn remains retrograde through July. When the planet that symbolizes boundaries and how we take responsibility is retrograde, it is possible that your ability to frame a commitment and to prioritize takes a hit. This may not be a comfortable period, if you know your limitations and someone demands more from you. On the other hand, you may be ready to step up to an endeavor but the foundation is not there. Know the tantalizing task will take shape, and until then the art is to say “no” to situations that drain you dry.
One of Saturn‘s lessons is to recognize fears you may have about your creative fruit. When retrograde, you have the opportunity to reflect on the way you structure your life. Sometimes we’re so disciplined we have no space or time for play and spontaneity. This limits our ability to soar.
On the other hand, we might be so scattered that nothing comes together. This can be as detrimental to inspiration and exuberance as a highly regimented schedule. This summer is Saturn’s last foray into Scorpio, so for those of you born with planets in late degree of Leo, Taurus, Scorpio or Aquarius, one last reminder in a lesson to be learned may be experienced.
Pluto remains retrograde, which can indicate a return to deep inner work. When retrograde, Pluto calls into question what you do or do not need. It’s an excellent time to evaluate unconscious habits that get you into situations or routines that you’d like to change. Pluto retrograde offers an opportunity to take greater control of your life through recognition of defensive behavior and unproductive patterns. A call or memory from the past may trigger a theme for the next several months.
If you’ve not yet seen it, here’s my video on the Winter Solstice and how it colors 2015