Astrological monthly forecast July 2020
The big news of July 2020 is the return of retrograde Saturn to Capricorn, the last Eclipse in the long series of Eclipses on the Cancer/Capricorn axis, and as many as three oppositions of the Sun to planetary giants Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.
Due to the influence of Mercury in Cancer square Mars in Aries, July 2020 will be a difficult and volatile month of turmoil, upheaval and conflicts.
The strong composite planetary power of retrograde Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn brings back to mind the memorable planetary reset button between Saturn and Pluto of January 12, 2020.
The last time Saturn and Pluto conjugated in Capricorn at 22º in the Cardinal sign of Capricorn was 500 years ago, in 1517, the beginning of the Reformation, the Iconoclasm in 1566 and the Eighty Years' War between Spain and the Netherlands. Even now we see a revival of the Iconoclasm in the big cities, but now it concerns worldwide protests against racism following the violent death of George Floyd at the end of last month. Statues associated with slavery, discrimination and colonialism are targeted.
In the midst of all this, Chiron, symbol of collective soul pain, meets fiery Mars in Aries.
Fiery Warrior Mars strongly encourages Chiron to heal the deep collective soul pain of discrimination and injustice and this puts everything on edge. A cry for justice and freedom.
The influence of the Saturn/Pluto cycle in Capricorn will last until 2053/2054, reflecting a 34-year period of profound changes in cultural, managerial and societal standards, marking the end of the ancient economic, social and political world. The beginning of a new world order.
Saturn and Pluto together form the planetary recipe for crisis, conflict, violence and oppression.
In 1914 there was a significant conjunction in the Cardinal sign of Cancer (World War I and Spanish Flu), in 1947 in the Fixed sign of Leo (the Cold War, Israel and Apartheid) and in 1982 in the Cardinal sign of Libra (Reagan, AIDS and HIV).
The final leg of Saturn's journey through Capricorn through December 17, 2020 will lead to a far-reaching revolution of the global monetary system, major political and economic upheavals, changing geopolitical power relations, extreme measures, geopolitical power issues, sovereign debt and deficits.
At the global level, a reallocation of resources is required to revive the global, bankrupt system.
In Capricorn, Saturn represents the limit of human possibilities, the construction, but also the walling and guarding of borders. We have reached the end of our current system and we all painfully notice how limited the boarders are now.
Until the end of September 2020, the corona crisis has led to a globally massive economic downturn.
Retrograde Saturn in Capricorn shows the social consequences of the social limitations imposed on us as a result of the global Corona crisis.
There may be major controversy within the EU about the package of support for the countries affected by the corona virus and this could have major implications for the survival of the European Union.
The years 2020 and 2021 are crucial for all humanity. EU residents will experience a decline in living standards, which could lead to demonstrations and strikes in France, Germany and Spain.
The situation in England can become very unstable and the United States will also experience one economic and political crisis after another, which will cause the weakening the value of the US dollar. The trade war between the United States and China continues and it is clear that this trade war is being fought over the heads of the world's population.
It is expected to take until the end of November 2020 before there is more clarity about the corona virus. The gradual relaxation of the external restrictive measures will be implemented in 2021, but we will have to wait until the first half of 2022 until the virus is under control, when the giant planet Jupiter will travel through the sign of Pisces.
Back to July 2020!
With the penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius of June 5, 2020 and the Solar Eclipse in Cancer of June 21, 2020 still fresh in our memories, a penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn awaits on July 5, 2020.
It is the fourth Eclipse of 2020, two more will follow, respectively a penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Gemini on November 30, 2020 and a Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14, 2020.
This Lunar Eclipse conjunct Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn opposite Mercury Retrograde in Cancer
shows a turning point, further global economic destabilization and conflicts of power and influence.
The political elite versus the civil rights.
This is the last in a series of eclipses on the Cancer/Capricorn axis. Eclipses on Cardinal signs always bring major social changes.
On an individual level, our obligations and professional goals are being revised in order to let go everything that no longer serves us.
Read more about this Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn under NEWS on this website!
Mars in its own fire sign Aries is now busy putting things in order and Mars will remain there for the rest of the year. Mars in Aries is a true fighter, symbolizing courage, leadership and independence. The coming months will therefore be dominated by fire, chaos, aggression, rash behavior, war and rebellion.
Over the coming months, Mars in Aries will be in constant conflict with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto Capricorn, so next to a hot Summer there may be an even hotter Autumn.
In addition to a period of unrest, confusion, control, shortages and financial hardships, Mars in Aries also involves civil unrest.
In addition to riots and riots, Mars in Aries can indicate severe drought and major forest fires.
The three summer eclipses also increase the risk of natural disasters, such as fires and floods and earthquakes.
On July 8, 2020, retrograde Mercury in Cancer will be square on Mars in Aries and this planetary conflict will remain throughout July 2020.
The fiery Mars in Aries urges sleepy Mercury in Cancer to make clear choices. Mercury square Mars can be razor-sharp, so it can be a day of demonstrations, hostilities and upheaval over the coming months.
Mercury square Mars is always a volatile, short-tempered and aggressive energy.
Hasty conclusions and wrong decision-making can lead to disagreements and overt hostility, both in personal relationships and in all forms of social interaction.
From July 12, 2020, Mercury turns direct in Cancer and there may be interesting news and developments, but the interference of Neptune in Pisces can cause a sense of disorientation, which can lead to delays, confusion, diversions, misunderstandings, internet and computer problems.
On July 14, 2020, the Sun in Cancer will face retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn.
The gigantic planet Jupiter is literally put in the spotlight by the Sun.
The radiant Jupiter will be at its most beautiful!
This cycle of the Sun and Jupiter started six months ago with the Lunar Eclipse in Cancer on January 10, 2020 and is now peaking.
It is not easy to feel safe within a system that requires new behavior and we are now taking stock, at home and in the outside world.
Make positive use of this dynamic and earthly energy to build things that last.
On July 16, 2020, the Sun in Cancer will face retrograde Pluto in Capricorn.
A Sun/Pluto opposition happens once a year and offers us the opportunity to shed light on our darker dimensions.
However, with the Sun in Cancer opposition to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, we also have to deal with escalating tensions. Only if people can show respect for each other and show their vulnerability (Cancer), complicated problems can be solved without resentment.
On July 20, 2020, the opposition of the Sun in Cancer follows with Saturn in Capricorn and at the same time there is a New Moon at 28º27 in the water sign of Cancer.
It is the second New Moon in Cancer in a row, because the previous New Moon was on June 21, 2020, the Solar Eclipse at 0º in Cancer with the theme: finding a balance between personal freedom, self-expression and responsibilities in personal life and work situation.
The New Moon opposition to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn is about taking your own responsibility.
We are ready to make an oriented change, focusing in the Cancer Sphere specifically on home, family and career, lifestyle and safety.
Even in the days after the New Moon, we are very aware of the limitations in our personal lives.
A feeling of powerlessness can discourage or crush us.
Retrograde ringed planet Saturn in Capricorn will be clearly visible through the opposition to the Sun.
Read more about this New Moon under NEWS on this website!
The arrival of the Sun in Leo from July 23, 2020 will bring some relief in this explosively charged month.
On July 26, 2020, there will be a Grand Cross in Cardinal signs between the Moon in Libra, square Mercury in Cancer, opposed Mars in Aries and square retrograde Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This dynamic aspect pattern feels like we're in the eye of the storm!
This energy makes the atmosphere in the big cities even more explosive than it already is.
From July 27, 2020 there will be a revival of the square between Mercury in Cancer and Mars in Aries, so the end of July 2020 will get a sharp edge.
Mars in Aries is self-explanatory, so there is little room for nuance. Words will be sharp as weapons, causing discussions and demonstrations to get out of hand.
The Northern Moon Node in Gemini wants to see facts. The southern lunar node in the opposite sign of Sagittarius wants "the truth," so it's all about keeping fact and fiction separate in the coming months.
Not everything that is announced on social media or distributed through news channels is true.
Stay critical, keep thinking and filter your own truth!
Of course there are cosmic energies that offer us perspective and comfort.
The universe is constantly in motion and so is humanity.
The collective responsibility for survival depends on our ability to no longer take life for granted.
Wishing you a safe and healthy month of July 2020!