Original Artwork by Author, Emily O’Keeffe
Welcome back to our Summer of Discontent 2020.
The month of July is going to be more of the same energies we have been seeing all year. Saturn has slipped back into Capricorn and will stay there until December. Once it goes direct in September, we can spend the rest of 2020 tying up the loose ends of Saturn in Capricorn.
Luckily, it will not quite make it back to meeting up with Pluto again any time soon so at least there’s that.
Speaking of Pluto, he is currently on the 2nd of the 3 meet ups with Jupiter in this Jupiter Pluto cycle. Their first meeting was the end of March beginning of April. Once again Jupiter expands whatever it touches so the energies we felt in March and April will be amplified again. Jupiter is faster moving than Pluto and they are both still in their retrograde motion.
About mid-month they will start to move away from each other again and then will meet up for the last time in November.
It seems that Autumn 2020 may tell Summer 2020 to hold its beer.
But we will just have to wait and see.
Right now, the only outer or transpersonal planet that is not in retrograde is Uranus, the iconoclast and the rebel. He is currently in Taurus. Taurus is associated with what we value. This encompasses what we value on the material level as well as the spiritual, philosophical, and emotional levels.
So, these things are being challenged right now. Uranus will also be going retrograde soon, but not until the middle of August, so he is currently moving full speed ahead with all his breaking down of the status quo regarding what we value.
Uranus is also aspecting the full Moon Lunar eclipse at 13 degrees Capricorn.
This is the last of the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse polarity for a while. This is energy for letting go.
All full Moons are good for completion and letting go, but because this full Moon is an eclipse, the last in its cycle and aspecting Uranus in Taurus and Mercury retrograde in Cancer, and all of these planets are moving away from each other, it will be even easier to let go.
In fact, on some level, we will want very much to let go.
We will find that we can no longer accept what does not nurture us or our values. Some of us might even say, “Peace out! See ya never!” and be very happy to do so.
Here in the States the eclipse is happening during Independence Day weekend. Things could get interesting given the political and social climate at the current moment.
It is very possible it could be literally explosive!
I can say with a fair amount of certainty, it will be the last weekend some people have all 10 of their fingers. You would think eventually people would figure out fireworks and alcohol do not mix well, but so far… nope.
On the plus side of July, Mercury will go direct on the 12th. So, all Mercury ruled things should start to move forward and function better.
Mars has also moved into Aries where it will stay for the rest of the year. It is unusual for Mars to be in any sign this long. Normally its only in a sign for about 6 weeks, but every two years Mars goes retrograde and wouldn’t you know it… 2020 happens to be that year!
Of course, it is… *eyeroll*
The nice thing about Mars in Aries is that it is in its own sign. Aries is ruled by Mars.
So, it is kind of like Mars going home to its hometown. Mars energy functions very well here. When he goes retrograde in September, we will be looking at what drives us, what or who we feel passion for, and what makes us feel alive. We will be reassessing those things and hopefully letting go of what does not make us feel alive or passionate.
But for now, the middle to end of July will give us a bit of breathing room. At least for a couple of weeks.