Vedic Astrology for July: Healing, Love, Intensity and Uncertainty

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This July, the stars emphasize healing and love, combined with a potentially intense uncertainty. So buckle your seatbelt — and open your heart.

Saturn ushers in healing, as it moves back into the sign of Scorpio over the next four months. Consider allowing any resistance to change to just dissolve by accepting any feelings of discomfort or fear that may arise. Just keep in mind, the ultimate goal is to create a more secure and true foundation.

Venus travels its own sign of Taurus this month, creating a comforting transit that will likely increase your desire to be closer with loved ones.

Rahu, the north node of the Moon, stations at 0 degrees Leo, a critical degree for 2 ½ months, which will likely bring intensity and unpredictability.

And Mars begins its six-week transit through the sign of Cancer mid-July, indicating we’ll all receive lessons in assertiveness and being aware of how we project our energies out into the world.

In July, we will have two planets (Saturn and Rahu) transiting gandanta “spiritual knot” degrees, and later in August we will add a third planet, Mars, as it transits the gandanta degrees from Cancer to Leo.  Planets that transit gandanta degrees (the junction between water and fire signs) are forcing us to transcend and evolve. This could create some anxiety and deep vulnerability as you stand between your old stories and habits, and the new world into which you are growing.

At this time, remember that while it may feel like you are losing everything, in reality, you are gaining a whole new, increased awareness and wider perspective of life.

Saturn, the lord of karma and truth, has been transiting the gandanta degrees of Scorpio and Sagittarius all year, and recently has moved back into Scorpio for one final “review” from June 20 until October 26, 2017, before it fully enters Sagittarius for a three-year stay.Saturn in Scorpio energies

Saturn in Scorpio energies prompt us to face our shadow, uncover our secrets and repressed emotions, and fearlessly move to the next level of spiritual growth. During this time, you can learn to let go, and not react as you did in the past. This allows you to make better and more conscious choices from a more open heart and clearer perspective.

During this period, be sure to be with good and supportive people that uplift you. Get plenty of rest and go within. Saturn transits can be tough, and they take time. Saturn teaches us patience, hard work, and the art of taking full responsibility for ourselves. Just remember this: in the end, it’s all worth it, because we feel wiser, and more peacefully present.

Venus, the planet of love, relationships, diplomacy, and finance transits its own sign of Taurus from June 29 until July 25, 2017. Venus is happy in Taurus, and this homecoming will likely stir up a sweet need for stability and loyalty. You may find yourself desiring deeper, more heartfelt connections with family and friends. You may also find yourself seeking contentment, authentic pleasure and artistic projects at this time. This is a great cycle to connect with nature, do gardening, or work on behalf of the environment.

On July 4 until September 8, 2017, Rahu stations at 0 degrees Leo (a gandanta degree) and Ketu is at 0 degrees Aquarius for almost 2 ½ months. This is an unusually long time for the nodes to stay at a degree, so significant events may take place during this period. You may find that intensity and uncertainty grows.

Remember that the nodes of the Moon always go retrograde, so 0 degrees is the last degree they will transit in the signs of Leo (Rahu) and Aquarius (Ketu) before they shift signs on September 8. The nodes have been in Leo and Aquarius since January 8, 2016. This indicates we are learning to balance an amplified sense of self (Rahu in Leo), with serving others and working for the greater good (Ketu in Aquarius). In short, this means that power struggles may arise around the issues of ambition versus fairness, as we learn to work together in a mutually supportive way.

Again, like Saturn, Rahu is at the cusp of a fire sign (Leo) to a water sign (Cancer) and can trigger an opening for a deep shift or change. The nodes are connected to eclipse energy, so you may have a revelation that brings in heightened energies — if you’re open and ready.

With Rahu in Magha nakshatra, which connects to the deified ancestors (the Pitris), this is a good period to work with ancestral clearings and to honor and acknowledge your parents.  This is also a powerful time to consider what you would like your personal legacy to be — for your children or for the planet.

Mars, the planet of energy and action, transits Cancer, its sign of debility, from July 11 until August 26, 2017. Cancer is a sensitive water sign, so deep feelings about home, family, and security may surface. Don’t be surprised if you feel extra emotional or highly sensitive, and take care to respond to others with greater compassion. Watch for any passive-aggressive tendencies, as you may want to shy away from direct confrontations, and later become argumentative or defensive.

During this time, your energies may feel a little inconsistent. On the positive, this transit can increase your capacity to protect and help your loved ones, and you can be a good advocate for others. But Mars in Cancer is sometimes creates resistance to change, or a need for strong motivation in order to act (because Mars, normally an assertive planet, can feel weak in Cancer, and over time get frustrated, angry, and resentful).

So be mindful of how your actions are affecting others, own your feelings, and seek out (and create) loving environments. Practice yoga, get massages, or work with any therapeutic techniques that help balance your emotions. In general, just be extra kind to yourself and others.

Debra Infante is a practicing Vedic astrologer and teacher. She began her studies of Vedic astrology in 1995, and was certified by The American College of Vedic Astrology as an approved teacher (Level I) in September 1999. She has been teaching Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers Yoga in Sedona, AZ since 2002. Debra, can be reached at (928) 639-0623 for astrological consultations, by phone or in person. You can also find her here.

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