“Ch-ch-changes…… Where’s your shame?…….You’ve left us up to our necks in it..”
The words to a David Bowie song may ring very true in July as we are once more up to our necks in stressful Uranus square Pluto energy which pits big money and power against social issues and media bias, bringing sweeping changes and disruptions.
In early July as ongoing issues are illuminated we are given a chance to sit back and view power plays and political maneuvering from a less intense standpoint. Some changes are good but some changes are bad and we may have a chance to decide for ourselves which is which.
The Uranus square to Pluto has been in process for more than three years and does not complete its cycle until 2015. We may deal with the fallout from the ongoing clash of these planets in the first week of July.
The Sun and Pluto in Capricorn face off in opposition on July 4th, followed by the Sun squaring Uranus in Aries on the 8th. The two aspects are connected, but separate. Since Pluto is retrograde and the ongoing square between Uranus and Pluto is almost 4 degrees apart (and widening until September), the issues that rear their heads can drag out slowly, like a film viewed frame by frame. The planetary alignments challenge us to remain neutral and levelheaded as we face the consequences and realities of changes that have already occurred.
During that time period, however, anything important that is begun that creates a new “birth chart” will be subjected to stress from several sides and will eventually require a major process of readjustment.
Being Farsighted Means That Some Things Are Seen More Clearly When Further Away
Uranus and Pluto are relatively far apart and the aspect is separating, leaving us some breathing room to reassess myriad social pressures and the topsy-turvy financial markets. Aspects between planets that are within 3 degrees are more powerful, and the closer they are the more powerful the results. Nevertheless the transiting Sun will deal with each of these two planets individually and illuminate their meanings, both individually and collectively, on the world stage. We may even be able to differentiate between power grabs, political coercion and media hype.
Oddly enough “change” was the campaign platform of the current U.S. administration but some of the notable changes implemented by the current government are being challenged, after the fact, at the Supreme Court level.
We may be given the opportunity to look at the sweeping changes of the past few years and see the results just a bit more clearly. We may see how the public (Uranus) has been manipulated (Pluto), how political conflicts (Uranus) have affected our financial and tax (Pluto) institutions as mirrored in the IRS brouhaha, and even gender issues can be highlighted. We may even see how these drastic alterations can, and will, will affect our future since the 2015 square will target the Sun of the U.S. chart. The Sun represents the executive branch, so the issues placed under a microscope in July 2014 can give us a heads up on the issues that upset the balance of power.
Saturn aligned in a square with the crazy lady of the solar system, Sappho, on the 7th while engaged in an ongoing trine to Chiron urges us to pick apart each and every mistake. Donald Sterling, owner of the Clippers basketball team is someone who exemplifies Sappho alignments as Sappho was square to his natal Sun when a vengeful girlfriend released a damaging tape.
We will be chewing on the changes and how they affect our live until the Full Moon at 20 degrees Capricorn brings it all to a head on July 12.
THE POWER OF PRAYER
The last part of July offers much more peace and tranquility and a chance to enjoy true honesty and sincerity. We can make reparations, be more forgiving, and look more towards a prosperous future, rather than dwelling in the past.
Between the 20th and 24th there is mostly smooth sailing and a chance to make things right. Sincere prayers are likely to be answered, but as you well know “you don’t always get what you want, you get what you need.”
The Sun conjuncts generous Jupiter on July 24 while the two are parallel in the declinations on the 22nd, creating a planetary eclipse. Both of these align with Pluto in the declinations, bringing an upswing not only in attitudes and cooperation but in the world of finances too since people buy when they are filled with optimism and hope.
It is possible that July is not a truly great month although we will have a chance to “sort things out.”
Luckily for us, the planets in their wisdom always produce some kind of positive energy in their monthly travels and always find a way to offer a message of hope for a brighter future.
“..the ripples change their size………. But never leave the stream”
(You can hear David Bowie perform his 1971-1972 hit in a Paris concert circa 2002: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJSv6JXKS_I)
Best & Worst Days Calendar for July from the Magi Society at:http://magicaltiming.com/july2014.html