Our National 4th of July holiday celebration is here again. Enjoy yourselves, the Fireworks displays shall be magnificent, the food better than magnificent and the atmosphere brave and loving, with a strong emphasis on family ties and solidarity. Salute the American Flag, and when the National Anthem plays, sing along, like so;
“Oh say can you see in the dawns early light how proudly she hails in the twilight's last gleaming....... And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof to the night that our flag is still here. Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave, in the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
(Francis Scott Key wrote these lyrics in 1814 as a poem and it was put to music in 1931.)”
Let me repeat this savvy advice, have a grand old time and wherever you find your self and whoever you bring along, enjoy yourself. Salute the American Flag, and when this Patriotic Ballad plays sing along, like so;
“This land is my land this land, this land is your land, from California to the New York Island. From the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters this land was made for you and me..............”
OK we all had a jolly good time over July 2nd and 3rd and now Monday morning July 4th dawns bright and clear and guess what? Well gee party time is here again with the New Moon in Cancer, wow what good fun! More good news, Monday July 4tth we are already 5 days out of Mars Retrograde in Scorpio and into the shadow period which lasts until August 22, 2016. (Hugs and laughter and roars of joy and much jolly hoopla celebrating!)
The Mars post shadow station began on June 29th, 2016. Hmmm, looks like all of this retrograde blast from the past energy is almost done, eh? Wrong. Truly not so ladies and gents. Best read on..............
So we have a lot more time to work out the Mars retrograde energy than is apparent because of the eclipses and post shadow period. I can think of no better way to end the summer and the Mars retrograde period than with the 3 eclipses.
In 2016,the late summer period has a whole lot of finality surrounding it, a massive dose of closure and a new path forward. .There's more too because right smack in the middle of the 3 eclipses we have the 3rd of 4 Mercury retrograde periods too. Mercury is retrograde in Libra and Virgo, (more next month.) Whew, talk about scheduling issues, late summer has them!
(The final Mercury retrograde of the year merges and mingles with the winter solstice from Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8, 2017 in earth-sign Capricorn, and ends in fire-sign Sagittarius. The shadow periods are;
The pre-shadow period is from 12/1/16 to 12/18/16.
Actual retrograde is 12-19-16 through 1/8/2017
The Post Shadow period is 1/9/17 to 1/25/17)
So what does this mean? Ah, that is a really important question. And relatively easy to answer too.
What it means fine readers is that we have this last brief period of time, a small chunk of only 95 more days and then it is really done,the retrograde energies are finished for real. So it is much like we are halfway through our “stuff' in July 2016. It's really quite simple. Each and every one of us already knows exactly what part of the past is still affecting our current lives. We already know who and what is involved, when it started, why we have to finish it and how it was left undone to begin with, oh so long ago. So that is the easy part. The hard part is to find the courage within ourselves to face the demons from our past, in whatever form they may still appear, slay them and lay them to rest, once and for all.
For many of us, (myself included,) there is no escape from the past. You can't outrun it and you can't hide from it. You can't ignore and hope it will just disappear because you already know that it won't. That is where the Late summer and early fall eclipse energy is actually helpful and something to look forward to. July 2016 energy forces us to face the past by creating blockages to future momentum until what is left unfinished is well and truly done and dealt with. Then and only then can we move forward with hope and confidence. This happy time manifests with the autumn eclipse energy and Mercury retrograde in Libra sealing the final deal on past events in August, September and October.
So that is where it is at right now good people. Simply put, beginning on July 5th and continuing straight through until October 2, 2016 there exists both the opportunity and the obligation to prepare for a brighter future by finally and once and for all, settling issues from the past.
Gee, folks it can't be that hard to do and even though it sounds a bit crazy and contradictory, that is the beauty of it all. The results are ultimately long lasting even though so much “stuff” personally and socially appears to be in a state of flux.
Now there are a few other influences along the way that are relevant to the final outcome. They include the monthly lunar cycles, and this month we have a New Moon in Cancer on July 4th, and Full moon in Capricorn on 7/18/2016.
So, here is a wee bit of advice; don't try to understand the contradictions or force a single result, just fix what you need to fix as best as you can bit by bit. Make time slots if there is too much and attend to every detail individually withing a specific time frame allotted to those circumstances. and be grateful for the lucky breaks and divine intervention granted along the way.
I promise summer fun and special events for each of us individually too. July magic is strong magic, it is the Earth Mother's finest hour, (so to speak.) You'll know exactly when this magic is occurring, summer magic is magical and cannot be ignored, just accepted and enjoyed with awe and amazement. Relish it.
With all of the above kept firmly in mind here is how July plays out for each of the 12 Zodiac Signs, read on;
ARIES * HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS SO INVITE OTHERS TO VISIT YOU AT HOME.
Although you have had to deal with rough and tough circumstances things are lightening up. Continue to have the courage to change the things you can, the patience to accept what you cannot change and the wisdom to make sure you know the difference between the 2 options. Think carefully before overdoing any one thing, be it drinking, smoking, or spending money. For the brave Aries Soldiers and Soldierettes its essential to maintain order among your adoring and loyal supporters, (a motley crew at the best of times,) because they need the stability and strength you exude effortlessly. Then relax because serious fun is on the horizon by months end, ooh-la-la!
TAURUS * EXITING EVENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ON SHORT JOURNEYS!
Expect a blast from the past to surface in close relationships. Whatever is unfinished and whomever it is unfinished with takes precedence in your life now. There is no wiggle room here, and you must face this. You feel weak and vulnerable around the 18th, so rest and no long term decision making yet. You find the bounce in your step and the twinkle in your eye returns by the last week of July and the Full Moon in Capricorn brings solutions to the forefront. You know what to do and when to do it and that brings wonderful results this fall, possibly including some travel to far away ports. So hold steady Taurus, life sorts itself out in the most delightful way.
GEMINI * THERE'S MONEY HERE AND THERE TAKE IT WITH YOU EVERYWHERE!
Hey Gemini can you feel it? Can you feel it coming and can you feel it calling you? Good luck and opportunity are right outside your door, all month long, wow. New opportunities are nipping at your heels and hanging from your coattails so take advantage of the largesse the universe is sending you. A wonderful and heartwarming summer awaits your sign and all you have to do to enjoy every last second of fun and good luck is to open the door and let it in. Even more good news comes your way at months end when you hit the road with your honey by your side and cruise around your locale, enjoying the journey and all you meet, every step of the way..
CANCER * YOU SPARKLE LIKE A MOONBEAM AND SHINE LIKE A SUMMER STAR!
Happy, Happy Birthday Cancer moon-child and many happy returns! July is Your month. The middle of Summer when the sun sparkles warmly on the oceans, rivers and streams, lakes and ponds. The The summer winds blow warmly across the fields late into the evening and the days drift lazily into a dusk full of fireflies. Sounds good doesn't it? And so it is for you Cancer, a wonderful Birthday month flows right along with your dreams and wishes. Life is sweet and life is good, so enjoy yourself Moon-child, Moon Maiden and go with the flow of the tides and the moon. You shine like a summer star and sparkle like a moonbeam, and so it is, and so it is!!
LEO * SECRET FRIENDS AND HIDDEN LOOPHOLES EXIST IF YOU TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK YOU BENEFIT * MEDITATE FOR A SPELL!
Hey Leo. You have much unfinished business to tend too. paperwork left undone, places to go, things to do and injustices to make right. Now that's a lot for anybody to handle and you are no exception, alas. With that being said there is much to look forward to in July. You'll have fun fun, fun all summer long and even make strides in your career and work BUT, (there's always a but,) pay attention to the fine print in legal contracts and documents and keep the secret stuff, (you know what I mean,) close to your chest, safe and snug and private. Much on the Leo life scope resolves itself this summer starting right now in July. Soon you'll see exactly what I mean, that this Summer period of exposure and aggravation not only brings you closure in legal matters, there is a nice chunk of money on the way too. So settle the past, finish it once and for all, and prepare to move forward into new and happier horizons mid-fall.
VIRGO * FRIENDS AND ENEMIES * LOVE AND WAR!
Excitement surrounds you, much good energy manifests. July brings a responsibility to keep the good vibrations going and strengthen them. To accomplish this carefully evaluate the quality and depth of your relationships and partnerships. Know when to let go. If you are sure that you cannot fix it, leave it. If it is fixable and there is a benefit then you receive help mid month and this is especially true in regards to medical issues and any type of hidden or secret situations on the home front. This trend continues all summer long, and the long term benefits last for years so don't be afraid to face facts and deal with them now while the time is right. You have the strength and political savvy to handle it all dear Virgo, use this now!
LIBRA * TO STAY ON TRACK AND FEEL GOOD PAY ATTENTION TO CAREER RESPONSIBILITIES!
Career issues are highlighted for your sign, all summer long. And family matters related to money issues. Ah shucks Libra, you know exactly what I am talking about and even though you may be a tad unsure of how to handle these matters, no worries, you have time, plenty of time to sort it all out. Along the way you get good sound advice and are given the opportunity, (especially at work,) to take a bad situation and turn it right round to a good circumstance. Your heard earned results benefit more than one person along the way. So, July sees you accepting powerful responsibilities and handling each and every one with diplomatic aplomb. Thabk God you exist Libra, in July 2016 humanity needs you!
SCORPIO * REMAIN ROOTED IN REALITY ESPECIALLY WHEN VISITING FOREIGN LOCALES AND ON JOURNEYS * DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN AND PLAY WHILE YOU ARE AT IT!
Ah dear Scorpio, of all the 12 Sun signs it is yours that is most likely to take far journeys or seek out courses of intense study. Or both perhaps. July sees your sign bit by the travel bug and out questing. Go far, seek the holy grail and search happily Scorpio. For now, that is the proper course of action for you. Enjoy yourself along the way, have fun. All too soon, summertime energy is on the wane and responsibilities beckon on the career front especially. Opportunities and responsibilities that can't be avoided and a heavy burden lie in your near future, but for now there are no real worries. It is summertime, summertime, summertime and the living is easy, take your journeys, seek the holy grail, live life to its fullest and love with passion, now, in July you have the time.
SAGITTARIUS * THERE IS MUCH FUN TO BE HAD SO GO PLAY! THERE IS HELP AROUND IF YOU NEED IT.
If not for your inherent goodness Saggie, that deep seated sense of hope and justice with which you point and let fly your fiery arrows, the rest of the world would be a sad, dreary place, alone and forlorn. So don't worry too much about how events unfold in July, August and September. Romp and play. Prance and dance the nights away for now. Have fun and live life to the very fullest. You come into your own sense of power by Christmas and then even more so next year. Right now is the time for you to gallop off and shoot those flaming arrows of justice into the warm summer night skies, canter and play just enjoy the summer madness......... Go with the flow!
CAPRICORN * LETS TALK ABOUT LOVE AND LETS TALK ABOUT MONEY TOO!
What challenges your sign has faced over the 2 years. You have seen dreams come true, had wishes granted and then dealt with bubble bursting disappointment and life changing events that have shattered your world in many ways. Over the summer and starting right now in July you are able to take control of your life situation, face up to past mistakes and deal with the crushing reality of events that have left you feeling crippled. All the while amidst this intense enlightenment you meet a few new friends and have a whole lot of fun, all month long. You are stronger and wiser now then ever before and ultimately success is yours! By summers end you have your power back in relationships and your career prospects improve too.
AQUARIUS * MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH * CHECK YOUR CAR FOR ROAD WORTHINESS * CAREER KUDOS COME BY HALLOWEEN, (SAWAIN!)
July is the perfect month to lay a foundation for mid fall success. Really and Truly Aquarius. The plans you perfect now, the time and energy you invest into fixing what doesn't work quite right or needs a tweak or enhancement pay off handsomely mid-fall. So, put your nose to the grindstone and tweak away, that is the path to success and the energy to accomplish goals is starstruck now. Your efforts now are noticed later and appreciated for their brilliance too. Rewards and kudos are on the way, but not yet there is still work to do. Finish it and by Thanksgiving you are happy and healthy and rolling in dough, wowsa!
PISCES * FRIENDS AND CREATIVE VENTURES GO HAND IN HAND WITH SUMMER FUN!
My oh my hasn't Pisces faced challenges from every corner this year. Outstanding issues affecting your long term well being have been handled magnificently and now you face the challenge of being honest with yourself about who your friends are and what you really want and need in love and relationships. That is what July is about for you Pisces. Have fun and be creative, this you can hardly avoid and will do without even thinking about it, but, (there is always a but, it seems,) it is also to your advantage to make some time for being by yourself and meditating. This really, really, helps you. Pisces is loyal to a fault and that is the issue this month. If you are not getting what you need in love or partnerships then face this and fix it, you are wanted and needed and loved by so many, it is a must to sort it all out and keep your true friends close and let those who do not appreciate your goodness go.
In Closing I send Love and Light and Gentle Summer Breezes to speed you on your summer journey. If you want to speak with me or order and email reading just click here; http://mysticwendy.com/phone-services.html
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