The Year of the Monkey, the year of change, is now halfway through.
The summer month of July 2016 is showing a spectacular month that will provide answers to many questions and results goals set at the beginning of this year.
The beginning of July 2016 builds on the vibrant energy of June 2016 when on July 2 2016, the Moon in Gemini puts the wheel in motion of the Grand Cross between Neptune in Pisces, Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius.
The elementary shift is unstable, dynamic, but also searching. Many of us experience this Grand Cross as if they are in the eye of the storm. In this unstable period, we want answers, security, support and safety.
The answer lies in politics.
The refugee crisis caused by the challenging square between Saturn and Neptune is one of the greatest challenges of our time and will continue to concern us.
The challenge between Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces will continue in July 2016. This lengthy and karmic square between Saturn and Neptune returns every eighteen years.
A period of great hope or disappointment for society as a whole.
Everything that once seemed peaceful and harmonious turns into confusion and turmoil.
As an example, I refer to the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963.
In 1963, Saturn in Cancer squared Neptune in Libra. The world would never be the same.
Although not everyone is affected by this square personally, the world will change for everyone.
The idealistic world is at odds with the realistic world.
Humanity has to adapt rapidly to the subsequent conditions.
Is that why we seem to forget so quickly?
How often we are shocked by a global catastrophe and have forgotten about it the next week?
We have had already two exact squares between Saturn and Neptune.
On November 26, 2015 and June 18, 2016. On September 10, 2016 is the last exact square.
Until the end of October 2016 these two planetary opponents will still challenge each other regularly.
Saturn in Sagittarius will lead to even more revelations. Revelations of hidden things and exposing existing social problems and taboos that Neptune rather would have hidden under water.
The square between Saturn and Neptune shows that there must be sacrifices in order to avoid bigger problems in the future.
Since June 29, 2016, Mars continues his direct path around the Sun in the intense waters of Scorpio.
However, the intensity of the aspect of Mars in Scorpio with Uranus in Aries, also continues in the first three weeks of July 2016.
Mars inconjunction with Uranus causes passions are running very high and unlawful risks are taken which could have a major impact on daily life.
The influence of Mars in Scorpio and Saturn in Sagittarius has led in recent months to great unrest in the world, but also global flooding. The effects of climate change are getting visible.
Also this month these effects continue to occur.
Uranus in Aries is forming a conjunction with Eris since the end of June 2016 and this will last until the middle of 2017.
A new era of social revolution. Eris is very similar to Uranus and this powerful cooperation will lead to radical changes in the world.
Eris is the “little sister" of Mars and Pluto (rulers of Aries and Scorpio). Eris is the queen of chaos and this invisible force causes even more turmoil and violence, forcing things to change.
We cannot continue to hide our heads in the sands. Those days are over.
Jupiter in Virgo is growing in the second half of July 2016 to an exact inconjunction with Uranus in Aries. This challenging connection will continue until next month, but from August 12 to August 16, 2016 this will be exact because of the retrograde movement of Uranus.
It shows the end of the era Jupiter in Virgo and beginning of a new chapter in our collective lives.
The journey from Jupiter in Virgo has brought us knowledge and experience in the last year and we can reap the benefits of the dynamic changes that have been made.
The final result, due to the influence of Uranus in Aries, is unexpected and will be completely different from what we expected.
The Full Moon in Capricorn of July 19, 2016 calls to balance the inner emotional consciousness with the external changes in business, career and daily activities.
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Uranus in Aries goes retrograde on July 29, 2016.
The unpredictable Uranus in Aries is our wake-up call.
With Uranus in Aries made progress has been made since the beginning of 2011. We have seen enormous technological steps.
But also social reforms such as gay rights.
As the human race we still have a long way to go in our evolution, because Pluto in Capricorn will stubbornly stick to the old until it is finally 'forced' by Uranus to let go of the old.
Uranus will retrograde until December 29th, 2016. An era of revision to assess the reality of ideas and ideologies.
During this period, major changes with regard to use of the internet are being made in order to globally provide additional personal information.
During this period, we face a very explosive period on the political stage in the world.
Political issues seem to be insoluble.
The energy is restless and everyone wants change, but nobody knows how.
I wish everyone a bustling month of July.