What does July have in store? Knowing the energy forecast is an excellent way to prepare and work with the energies for your highest benefit. We are coming out of June which was all about possibilities, related to symbols of balance, power, clarity and the vibration of love. We continue to integrate the beautiful Solstice energy of new beginnings, growth, confidence, new adventures and prosperity. We are also integrating into a higher vibration collectively and we have shifted away from the 3D which is all about awareness, perspective and openness. This year's energy has been continuous waves of energetic shifts, expansion, ascension, alignment and so much more. We have spent much of 2023 purging old outdated energy, beliefs, emotions, relationships, attachments etc., and it has not been easy to say the least, but has created space for the higher vibration to come into place.
July steps us into the second half of the year bringing symbolism of radical change, freedom, boldness and spiritual growth. The birthstone for July is Ruby holding the vibration of spiritual growth, love, symbolizing the Sun, encouraging healing of old wounds, associated with the Root chakra, good fortune of body/mind/Soul, fertility, vitality and confidence. Turquoise was also a traditional birthstone for July and one of the oldest healing crystals with great spiritual value in many cultures. Turquoise has connections with the Throat chakra, calmness, flow, healing old wounds (like the Ruby), healing for both emotional and mental, brings serenity, truth seeker, calmness of the mind, supports healthy communication and deep spiritual transformation. The flowers for July are Delphiniums, Larkspur and the Water Lily. These flowers have many spiritual properties including resurrection/rebirth (spiritual death and rebirth), purity, positivity, love, lightheartedness, good will, protection, affection, pure heart, happiness, fruition, celebration and so much more. July has both Cancer (the Crab) energy (June 21st to July 21st) and Leo energy (July 22nd to Aug 22). Cancer is the 4th sign of the zodiac, ruled by the Moon and is a cardinal water sign. The higher vibrations of Cancer, bring forth the energy of nurturing, loyalty, homey (family oriented), very intuitive, loving/compassionate, attuned to emotions (self aware), sensitive to others energy, growth, comfort and associated with new beginnings. Leo (the Lion), the 5th sign of the zodiac, ruled by the Sun and is a fixed Fire sign. The higher vibrations of Leo bring in the energy of confidence, creativity, generosity, boldness, warmth, ambition, passion, courage and the giving and receiving of light. With Cancer and Leo (Moon and Sun), this month is asking for balance and alignment. The Moon illuminates and has a powerful influence on our emotions, moods, behaviors, associated with magick, mystery, Divine Feminine, powerful change, transformation and influencing our instincts and habits. While the Sun symbolizes the source of all life energy, enlightenment, Divine Masculine, healing, clarity, confidence, spiritual awareness, self-awareness, joyfulness, vitality and positivity. July is a 7 in the calendar month representing depth and looking within, past the surface level for deeper purpose and true wisdom. It also consists of number 4 (the physical) and number 3 (spiritual) asking us to find our balance with our physical (human) and spiritual (inner Source). The number 7’s energy is all about our spiritual journey, gathering and filtering through information through conscious and unconscious guidance, accessing deeper knowledge, spiritual awakening/revelations, intuition, deepening self-awareness and a sign of finding balance with accessing your highest self. This number has a powerful presence based in spiritual wisdom, understanding a higher perspective, and aligning you with your higher purpose through your authentic self aka intrinsic self. In Tarot, it represents The Chariot which key guidance is about personal power, leadership, overcoming adversity/obstacles, and the willpower to succeed. With all this in mind, July is asking us to embrace massive expansion and allow the alignment with our authentic selves through deep introspection and asking for Divine guidance from our Spirit teams.
July also represents the number 5 in the astrological calendar as the astrological “New Year” begins in March. 5 is considered the number of Man as it represents our 5 human senses (see, hear, taste, touch, smell), and symbolizes the balance between masculine and feminine (masculine (3); feminine (2), as well as being conceptualized in many traditions/beliefs around the world. 5 is all about big changes for spiritual growth, expansion and new beginnings asking you to review your current position in life and seeing where balance is needed as you are being prepared for positive changes. 5 is associated with planet Mercury offering us the power of spiritual progress, expansion and learning. 5 values experience as it governs the 5th house in astrology based on creativity, self-awareness and expression, helping to keep focused on positive aspects of change. We experience the world through our 5 senses which is the basis of being human, as it's through our senses we deem what we like and don't like, what feels good or feels bad and helps direct us to living authentically when we learn how to understand and control our emotions. Change is the core meaning of this number and alludes to opportunities for growth, happiness, higher perspective and significant change for overall well-being in every aspect of your life. In Tarot, 5 represents the Hierophant or High Priest, which signifies things like personal growth/truths, settling disputes, change, communication and learning from our life experiences.
Now, we flow into July with Saturn retrograde in Pisces (from June 17th), encouraging us to trust in the higher purpose of this massive transformation for our highest good. We have been shifting on a collective as well as individual level and Saturn is the Lord of Karma guiding us to the lessons our Souls came to learn before we incarnated on Earth. Knowing where Saturn is in your chart will help guide you to clearing Karma (book an in depth “Birth Date intuitive reading” to help you understand your higher purpose), as Saturn teaches us what lessons we must learn in this lifetime.
Pisces (mutable water sign), connects us to our emotions, asking us to flow with life allowing for changeability as we adapt, grow, learn, experience and gain understanding. Pisces is also ruler of karma and last sign of the zodiac ruling endings and completion of cycles. The higher aspects of Pisces are compassion, optimism, expansive creativity, seeing the good in the world, highly intuitive, emotionally intelligent and understanding as well as sensitive. When Pisces is out of alignment they are master manipulators, get stuck in victimhood, are prone to avoidance/projecting, highly addictive personalities, co dependent, self sabotaging and don't know how to work through their emotions, so you must ensure you are aligning with the “healed” Pisces traits in order to integrate with this energy alignment. Pisces is ruled by Neptune (ancient God of the Sea; planet of illusion, glamor, mystery and deception), represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions, signifying hidden depths, shifting emotions, temperamental behaviors and having conflicting desires. But also represents (in the higher vibration), balance, expansion, fluidity, reflective, Soulfulness and dissolving unhealthy boundaries.
With this integration of energy it's important to be present, letting go and moving forward without holding onto the baggage of the past. When Saturn is in Pisces he wants structure, is goal oriented, focused on getting things done and takes a leadership role but when in retrograde with passionate Pisces, many questions are raised about our direction in life and assessing the relationships in our lives. This is the perfect time to look within and gain an innerstanding, of our higher purpose and gain clarity of our path. This can feel very challenging (think back to mid June), what has surfaced? (ex’s, reflecting on your relationships (friends, family, partners), clearing emotional “baggage”, looking at how you engage with people in your lives etc). Have you been feeling a little restless, experienced sleepless nights, moments of uncertain anxiety, reevaluating, old wounds surfacing? Well, with Saturn retrograding in Pisces we tend to look back and do some deep Soul searching in order to fully integrate new energy as we allow ourselves to release what is no longer serving us. It is a perfect time for clearing the 3D shadow and ego, delving into what has held you hostage in unhealthy energies through deep introspective evaluation (are you holding onto bitterness, judgment, hostility, pettiness).
Saturn in Pisces holds karmic stagnancy which we may not even be aware of as we are simply used to certain types of preconditioning and behaving (reacting, thinking), certain ways. It will feel uncomfortable (triggering), but Saturn asks us to learn through our past rather than avoid, ignore, refuse to work to clear the karmic baggage that needs to be done. This can bring up unconscious issues that we don’t want to acknowledge or work through, avoidance in taking responsibility for ourselves especially when we have unconscious shame and/or guilt. We must remember we do the best we can according to who we are in each moment and we can’t do better until we know better, which we learn through facing the darkest parts of ourselves. We are not responsible for others emotions/feelings, but we must take responsibility for our actions when our actions cause another emotional distress. Simply validating that your actions (choices), caused another sadness, hurt, fear, anger, regardless if that was your intention or not, is an important part of your expansion. We are not here to judge how another interprets our actions as we only have control of ourselves and nothing else. Look within and gain a higher perspective through this Saturn, Pisces alignment in order to gain intimate awareness of what inner work is needed as you continue on your path of awakening. Saturn's retrograde in Pisces will be with us until November so take this opportunity to allow the karmic clearing, learn from your past experiences, dig into your unconscious, clear what is not aligned with love, and flow into new beginnings based on a higher perspective.
The first week of July has a lot of astrological action! The Sun dances with Mercury, while Venus is in her shadow phase before she retrogrades July 22nd in fiery Leo. As the Sun/Mercury meeting dances in the water sign of Cancer, this brings us into the flow of inner knowing, healthier communication, higher perspectives and supports the opportunity for healing relationships for the betterment of all. This is a favorable time to create harmony within your personal relationships with others, finding potential within you to speak your authentic truth (which is always done from your inner Source, coming from that place of unconditional love), clear unhealthy feelings/emotions and create space for inner peace. Especially with Venus (planet of love) coming into play as she asks us to allow ourselves to release any and all volatile aspects of self (thoughts, behaviors, actions, emotions) before she retrogrades. There is potential for great progress, healing and expansion, letting go of and seeing through destructive behaviors that hold us in a 3D based unhealthy vibration.
July 3rd Full Moon in Capricorn
The full Moon in Capricorn rises opposite the Sun and Mercury in Cancer, which is known as the Buck Moon. Furthering the opportunity to take ownership and responsibility for ourselves, calling for change, asking to bring stability into our lives through self awareness and overcoming any conscious and unconscious blocks. This Moon is also our first Supermoon of the year appearing bigger and brighter. This Moon intensifies our drive to rise and clear heaviness and unnecessary weight from our lives ie: emotional baggage, toxic attachments, 3D mentality/beliefs, and instead seek stability and allow the needed changes to take place in order to find inner peace, balance and feelings of wholeness. This energy is focused on progress and clarity while overcoming insecurities, and self discipline in creating the life we desire. Taking responsibility for ourselves alleviates delays in achieving our goals as Capricorn rules responsibilities. Heightened opportunity to overcome challenges, release unnecessary burdens, embrace our intrinsic strengths, identify where we have to step up and reclaim our power through taking ownership for our lives.
Beginning July 3rd/4th Sirius Gateway
We have Sirius Gateway, a sacred gateway of activation between the Star Sirius (considered our Spiritual Sun), Earth as it joins the Sun in Cancer, bringing in an energy of spiritual enlightenment, heightened intuition, high frequencies and ushering in a bold new cycle of inspiration. Our Sun holds life force energy and Sirius, which is 23 times brighter than our Sun, merges in this celestial illumination of power helping us to shift to a higher level of awareness, carrying the opportunity to align with higher realms of consciousness, personal power and enlightenment. In Ancient Egypt , Sirius was seen as the ruler over death and rebirth and Goddess Isis. While in Shamanic beliefs Sirius was the tunnel from this life to the next as well as a place where they could connect with ancestors to receive Divine messages.This brings in an energy of heightened awakenings, expansion, Divine wisdom and abundance, supported by our sense of appreciation and gratitude. This meeting holds a vibration of freedom, self expression, manifestation through the inner work we have each done and honoring our wholeness and Divine alignment with our inner Source. This conjunction holds infinite power and potential offering more connection to higher vibrational beings as well as expansive celestial energies to help highlight our path, purpose and expansion. Take time to ground within your energetic body, clear your aura, hydrate, eat light, meditate, use breathwork and use mindfulness practices in order to align with your highest vibration.
July 10th Mars Enters Virgo
Mars enters Earthy Virgo. Be mindful of your thoughts and inner dialect as we may feel the need to achieve a notion of perfection. This transit asks us to focus on our overall well-being (body, mind, Soul) and utilize mindful living to ensure we are feeding ourselves high vibrational foods, energy, thoughts etc. We also have Mercury entering Leo asking us to look outside the box and truly align with our infinite energy of creation. This is a further opportunity to align with our intrinsic selves and allow the higher vibrations to integrate into our daily lives in a conscious way.
July 17th Lunar Nodes of Destiny change signs and New Moon in Cancer
The North Node (destiny/spiritual purpose) enters Aries and South Node (past lives/karmic energy carried forward from ancestors and your past lives) enters Libra which are energetic points of power in our Astrological chart. Fiery Aries brings optimism and openness to changes if we embrace the highest aspects of Aries with the opportunity of great inspiration in moving forwards in alignment with the life our heart truly desires. Open and allow the new beginnings to flow in, release all resistance and attachments to the hows and whens.
The South Node (past lives/karmic energy carried forward from ancestors and your past lives) in Libra brings in harmonic, peaceful resolution to anything still outstanding in clearing stagnant energy. When you align with the higher aspects of Libra (ruled by Venus; planet of Love), you are encouraged to find balance and personal growth through diplomacy and compassion. Letting go of attachments to lower vibrations (3D) of judgment, animosity, bitterness, suffering, and reexamining relationships in your life. The relationship with yourself is key! When you love yourself unconditionally through balance with your inner Source and Human self, you find peace and empowerment.
And the New Moon in Cancer
Cancer’s higher vibration is all about home and family, while ruled by the Moon, it brings forward the emotions and intuitive aspects of this water sign. This powerful day is rooted in deep transformative energy and being courageous in following our inner truth. The Nodes add an intense but beneficial energy in creating and being receptive to the necessary changes at hand through trust and confidence in yourself and the Universe. Taking time for deep introspection asking yourself if the relationships in your life are balanced and if you within your intimate relationship with yourself feel safe and secure. This power packed vibrational day is an opportunity to look after yourself, practice self-love and take time to breathe and appreciate the life you have while you co-create the life available to you.
July 17th Venus Retrogrades in Leo
This is a big energy day with Venus retrograde in Leo until September. Venus, planet of love, joy, beauty, pleasure, money and relationships. Leo’s (ruled by the Sun) higher vibrational energy, brings in the vibes of enthusiasm, expansion, power, leadership and confidence. Be mindful though if you are not balanced in your relationships as this energy can bring out impatience, feelings of being easily triggered and some rebellious energy as well. It is important to take time with this fiery conjunction to utilize the energy for our benefit in building healthy, genuine and transparent relationships. This highly transformative energy can cause rifts in unstable relationships. Our self awareness is heightened as Venus rules over themes relating to things like relationships, finances and of course love which add an element of reevaluating matters of the heart, self worth, self esteem, self respect and issues around our pride (3D ego) can arise as well. This is a time of assessing areas around love, relationships etc.,that may require some TLC or seeing the situation/relationship with clarity rather than rose colored glasses that distract you from the issues at hand. Understanding your true, genuine desires takes time and self awareness in order to help guide you to living in a healthy balanced way. Venus only retrogrades every 18 months and slowly shifts from being seen in the evening sky to being visible in the morning sky, bringing a deeper understanding of our relationships and any transitions that need to be made. This retrograde may have you reassessing your past relationships and where unresolved issues may be influencing us in your current relationships. This is not a great time to begin new romantic relationships or make any big personal changes in our looks as we are being guided to look within if we feel change is needed through self awareness. Some questions to ask yourself are: ****Do I have a healthy relationship with myself? Remember, how we love ourselves is how we teach others to love us (see our EBook on “What about Love”) Loving yourself unconditionally is key to experiencing genuine love from others.
***Are the relationships in my life balanced, healthy and supportive? Whether it is a relationship with a friend, family member, or partner, it's all about balance, mutual respect, mutual give and take and authenticity. If any relationships have you feeling depleted, drained, in fight or flight mode, or sad more than happy, then it's important to re-evaluate them. We are in a time of massive change and it's important to ensure you are surrounding yourself with energy that is beneficial to your overall wellbeing and to remember we are magnetic beings and how you TRULY feel about yourself attracts the same in return. Many relationships come into our lives to teach us and to guide us in the direction of finding our inner Source, balance and unconditional self love. (again see our EBooK “What about Love”).
***Where do I need deeper healing to ensure I have a healthy relationship with myself and others?
***What is my perspective on relationships?
***Am I able to be my authentic self in a relationship? (with partners/friends/family)
***What relationships are repairable? Holding yourself accountable for issues in relationships helps you to gain a deeper understanding of self and where you contributed to issues.Every action has a reaction. We are not responsible for others emotions but we are responsible for how we contribute to upsetting/hurting someone through our actions. When we do not purposefully wish to cause harm but do through an action we've taken (harsh words, judgment, physical actions ie: yelling), it is important to validate how another feels in response to your actions. And apology and forgiveness help both individuals to grow.
This is also an excellent time to gain a deeper understanding of where ego/shadow/inner child work is necessary. Identifying things like codependency, trauma bonding, manipulative behaviors/actions, holding someone emotionally hostage, trust issues, lack of intimacy, possessiveness, control issues, over nurturing (people pleasing), hyper independency, having a savior complex (feeling the desire to help/save someone is a trauma response), heightened feelings of insecurity, love bombing, lack in feeling safe/secure, any relationship that incites anxiety are just a few red flags to be mindful of and identity. Taking your time in journeying within, will help you harness the benefits of this retrograde guiding you to healthier connections/relationships and immense personal growth.
July 22 Sun enters Leo - Welcome Leo season
Leo season brings in vibrant energies as the Sun is Leo’s ruling planet. This is a time of illumination and amplified passions to create and align with our authentic self. Guidance from fiery Leo to navigate the life we are creating through passion and purpose, aligning hearts desires with intention. Embrace the unwavering confidence of Lion’s energy and feel the expansion of Sun energy emanate through you. This is followed by July 27th conjunction of Mercury’s merge with Venus who is in her retrograde phase and brings in added fire to reflect and connect heart and mind. Keep in mind the retrograde is based on introspection in order to clear the way for balance, security in self, healthy communication so you develop healthier relationships.
July 23rd Chiron Retrograde in Aries
Chiron is actually a comet/asteroid but became classified as a minor planet, Chiron orbits the Sun and stays in a zodiac sign for 8 years. Chiron is known as the wounded healer and is connected with our hidden trauma and wounds. Chiron gives us opportunity to utilize our trauma in guiding us to deeper healing and understanding and with this retrograde we may have unhealed aspects surface for healing. This is an excellent opportunity to use the shit (past wounds.trauma) as fertilizer for self actualization and empowerment as we take the time to feel, deal, heal and release the emotional baggage we have carried with us. This adds to the energy of Venus retrograde with a deep healing opportunity through self discovery, self awareness and mindful healing. Are you ready to free yourself and let the love wave in!
It is important to know where Planets placements are located in your birthchart in order to utilize these energies for your benefit (check out our “Birth Date reading to help you gain an in depth understanding of the meaning of your birth date)
We have been on a continuous ride of high vibrational ascension energies entering our planet and every living being is feeling it. This has challenged all of us to do some deep inner work necessary for our expansion and growth. Take some time to do your research and tap into the high vibrations coming forward as they will be getting stronger and more powerful. Check out our blogs and EBooks for more information on a number of topics. As we have been challenged and can feel a rollercoaster of emotions it's important to take care of your overall well-being and have your healing tools in place.
*It's extremely important to use your healthy toolbox in order to prepare for the days you feel the blahs. What do you enjoy doing? Have a mental (or journal or schedule), plan for the times you feel the ick sneaking in. Generally I teach my clients about ways to plan and what they can put in their proverbial bunker in support of self empowerment.
Listed below are a few tools:
- Call on your circle of trust (those 1 to 3 people who you truly trust) The ones you know who understand you and who have the ability to help lift your spirits or simply listen without judgment. We must remember we cannot help others by suffering with them. If you are feeling the blues and start talking about all the things you view as “bad/wrong” in your life, your circle will be the ones to point out the “good/positive” in your life. To hold space for you to communicate, release and give you the space to express what you are feeling. The ones who will hold the optimism rather than jump on the misery train with you. Sometimes it's a simple I love you and you're not alone or a swift kick in the ass to let them know they are wallowing. But at the end of the day it's all based on trust and a healthy relationship with your circle, give and take and authenticity. Who is your circle of trust?
- Have a playlist of your favorite uplifting music/movies/shows, a list of your favorite uplifting books, new healthy recipes you want to try, things you've been waiting to try ie: skating, making snow angels, volunteering at a shelter or nursing home, even being neighborly and shoveling someones driveway. If you are crafty or would like to be, try creating some artwork , whether it's painting, drawing, poetry, journaling, a book of memoirs, what ever you feel drawn to.There are many ways in which we can make positive uplifting choices with an added benefit of possibly helping others if we are so inclined to do so. What are some of your favorite uplifting songs,activities, books, movies?
- Create a video journal while you are in good spirits. Talk to yourself like you would a friend, even record it with a friend. Remind yourself of your strengths, all you have to be grateful for, the things you admire most about yourself, be your own cheerleader, guru and express how proud you are of yourself. There is a drastic unequivocal difference between being cocky/arrogant and confident/self aware, so it is important to understand your feeling and expressing to yourself you are friggin amazing is self love.
- What self love/self care actions do you take for yourself? Remember self love/self care is anything from a shower meditation to going for a massage, to mirror work, to reading a book, using things you may be waiting to use for a special occasion. There are a plethora of ways to incorporate self love/self care in your life and it's important to know what that looks like for you. It can be simple or extravagant, whatever feels good to you.
- Take your vitamins. Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc,, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin C to help your body. Eating a balanced diet is always best and you can add fruits and herbs to your water to help as well. Moderate exercise, walking, stretching, Tai Chi, yoga, breathing exercises, anything that includes movement is an extremely healthy addition to your day. What can you add to your day to help your body?
A few helpful crystals and herbs for the Full Moon in Capricorn:
Malachite, Onyx, Smokey Quartz, Herkimer Diamond
Herbs/Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Cypress, Sandalwood
**It is advised not to charge your crystals during a new moon accompanied by a Solar Eclipse**
New Moon in Cancer
Angel Aura Quartz, Citrine, Carnelian, Rose Quartz, Labradorite, Black Tourmaline
Herbs/Essential Oils: Rosemary, Thyme, Caraway, Ginger, Peppermint, Clary Sage, Lavender, Juniper berry, Jasmine, Tangerine
Don't forget your affirmations:
Remember, be extra mindful during the new moon/Solar Eclipse as it is not a time for manifesting
I choose to align with the highest vibration of love
I allow myself to graciously release everything that does not serve my highest good
I believe in myself and trust the process
I am exactly where I need to be
I keep an open heart and know I am worthy of love
I only allow authentic loving relationships in my life
I choose to create an environment of overall well-being
I am aligned with my hearts desires
I allow myself to receive all the blessings of the Universe
I am ready to embrace new beginnings
I choose to feel gratitude and appreciation for myself and others.
I walk the path of least resistance.
I see through the shadows of limitations.
I can clearly see the path towards my highest vibration
I feel gratitude and appreciation for all I have and all that is on its way
I have released all attachments and 3D programming
Everything I need comes to me easily and effortlessly.
Patience brings me into recognition of and alignment to my highest purpose.
All my needs are met even though I may not see them in the outer world I open my heart in receiving.
*Remember everything we do is about intention so be mindful of what you are using your energy for (directing your energy towards), when working with the moon energies. Full moons are wonderful to celebrate and reflect on how far you have come, releasing all that no longer serves you, understanding what lies beneath emotions/feelings/actions, seeing from a higher perspective and practicing gratitude.
It's important to remember we feel the Moon's energy 3 days before and 3 days after the celestial event takes place (both of Full and New Moons).
You can charge and clear your stones under this full moon by placing them outside or on a windowsill in the light of the moon. You can also make moon water with both the full and new moon energies. Simply place a glass container of water (spring water or even lake water are best), in a place where the light of the moon will shine on the container (as temperatures are cold be careful as glass will break, can place out for a couple of hours before midnight or leave in a windowsill inside overnight). You can use colored glass for an extra umph if you want to use the water for specific things. I make moon water when I am working with certain chakras ie: orange glass for sacral. If you are using spring water or distilled water you can drink it or add it to your bathwater for a spiritual bath. I have used a blue glass container when working with my throat chakra to support speaking my truth and drink a shot of it each morning. You can use moon water in anointing candles, empowering crystal energy, place on an altar, spritz your face with some to help clarity, drip a few drops in your palms when using mudras, drip a few drops on your crown chakra or 3d eye for a deeper meditation, get creative and use it for whatever you feel beneficial.
**It's not advised to make moon water or charge crystal under certain full moons ie: when there is an eclipse
Please remember to set yourself up for success and use your healthy tools to help keep you balanced and aligned. We all have our ups and downs but the more we prepare and have a game plan in order to work with the down days, the more we empower ourselves for our highest good.
We are still in deep ascension energies which play a huge role in how we are feeling and how we work with the energies at hand. There are extremely high frequency energies coming in daily which are felt within and all around us. For more information and all you need to know about the Ascension and what it all means check out our Ascension eBook.