July 1st – we are again free of the Mercury Retrograde influence, which so often gums up the works with interpersonal communications or even communication equipment. Those who are the happiest for this change will be those ruled by Mercury: anyone with a Virgo or Gemini Ascendant or Moon (and to a lesser degree, Sun) in the Vedic Astrology or Jyotish system.
Reminder: if you have not had your Vedic chart read by me as yet, this will help you understand how your birth chart appears in our system, which is based upon the Sidereal Zodiac: just take every planet and the also the degree of your Ascendant back 23 degrees from whatever they are in your western astrology chart, and that will give you a good idea of what your chart looks like to me, so that my Blog posts can be of use to you.
July 9th – benefic Jupiter, which has so recently entered its sign of Exaltation, Cancer, where we will enjoy its strength to deliver so much good for a little over one year, on this date will go “combust the Sun”. This means traveling too close to the Sun. Those with Sagittarius or Pisces Rising or Moon signs, may feel a little “hot under the collar” or have some Pitta-aggravation during this period, so try and watch your tempers as there will be a tendency to get annoyed over trivial matters. This period lasts until August 8th.
JULY 13th – the day we’ve all been waiting for!! Librans – finally some relief for you! I am sure you remember my previous Blog report about the significance of this day. Rahu backs up into Virgo, while Mars will move forward and join Saturn in Libra, and it stays there until 9/04/2014. Just a reminder, Mars and Saturn don’t like each other! So I am very sympathetic, Librans, but there is still some intense energy for you to deal with until Mars moves away from its enemy Saturn. Still it is an improvement over having had RAHU (north node of the Moon) there for the past 18 months anyway!
July 13th – Venus also moves this day, into the air sign of Gemini, where it will be in a friend’s sign. This represents positive house placements for both Taurus and Libra Rising signs and Moon signs, and Venus feels rather playful in this sign.
July 16th – Sun moves into Cancer, a friend’s sign. This represents the 12th house for Leos who are ruled by the Sun, so they could be feeling inward in a spiritual way, or have a chance for some foreign travel in the next 30 days, but also may feel some isolation. The Sun will be traveling here with its great friend, benefic Jupiter, which is certainly all positive for those with Cancer Ascendants and Moon sign folks — Sun brings 2nd house energy (wealth, family, speech) to the Cancerians of the zodiac.
July 20th – SATURN goes direct! It has been retrograde for quite some time, so this is a nice shift. Those ruled by Saturn are Capricorns and Aquarians. They will get a sense of “progress” now and forward motion, after perhaps treading water for so many months, since March 2, 2014.
July 28th – Mercury enters water sign Cancer, joining Jupiter and Sun there. So the planets will be “having a party” in this compassionate, nurturing Sign of Summer!
May you enjoy the Summer, as the planets shift. Wishing you many blessings, from the Sunshine Corner, now here in Sedona, AZ. New Tel. No. 928-284-4060. Thank you for any referrals you may send me for a personal reading, yearly reading, couples compatibility reading or astrocartography reading, or if you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member of dear one. Please just call on me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session. Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, firstname.lastname@example.org.