The year of the Rooster, the year of renewal, is now halfway through.
The energies at the beginning of the Summer of July 2017 are overwhelming and very tense.
In world politics and societal relations, the parties are diametrically opposed to each other because of the opposition between Mars in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn on July 3, 2017.
Because Pluto is still in retrograde until 28 September 2017 and the tense square between Pluto and Jupiter in Libra, the world will be faced with heightened terrorist threat, fear and revelation of hidden things.
Looking ahead, astrological aspects for the rest of 2017 show us an unimaginable chaos of disinformation, whistle blowers, desperate attempts to get the truth out or not.
The quincunx between Jupiter in Libra and Neptune in retrograde can also cause confusion this month. Inflated expectations are being squelched with a cold shower. Especially now it's important to be realistic. Excessive confidence can lead to irrational decisions, risks and speculations.
The information warfare will focus on fake news from politics and pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries to protect investment interests and to conceal state secrets and scandals.
Due to the influence of Neptune in retrograde, the information war will only become stronger in the coming months.
Saturn symbolizes the Establishment, status quo and the conservative opinion. Saturn in Sagittarius is very close to the "angry" asteroid Toro.
It means that the official bodies will take a hard stand and the back-room doors will be closed in an attempt to exclude and keep out the opposition.
On the 1st of July 2017 the 104th Tour of France starts in Dusseldorf Germany.
That day, the Moon is very close to Jupiter in Libra and the fixed star Spica which is a promising combination of success!
Chiron in Pisces turns in retrograde on July 1, 2017. Chiron declines until 29 December 2017 from 29º Pisces to 24º Pisces. Chiron is an asteroid located between Saturn and Uranus.
Saturn is past and Uranus is the future. Therefore is Chiron the cosmic bridge between past and future. Cheiron symbolizes our collective wound that won’t heal.
In the first week of July 2017 we have to deal with a stressful square between Mercury in Cancer and Uranus in Aries.
The Sun in Cancer challenges Jupiter in Libra at the end of the first week of July 2017, which increases the tension even further.
On Sunday July 9, 2017 there is a Full Moon in Capricorn. This Full Moon is part of the tense
T-Square formed by Mars in Cancer, Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Libra.
Read more about this intense Full Moon under NEWS on this website.
The second week of July 2017, will be a bit quieter.
On July 16, 2017, the Moon is in her Last Quarter phase.
This Moon in Aries forms a Cardinal Grandcross with Mars in Cancer, Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. An astrological recipe for war and hostilities. This dangerous Grandcross can lead to fierce and unpredictable situations in daily life. At the beginning of the third week of July 2017 can be a very dangerous period.
The harmonic trine between Venus in Gemini and Jupiter in Libra is a healing cosmic patch and a still point halfway through this month of turmoil. Especially the first half of the third week is beneficial for world trade and business such as signing contracts.
At the end of the third week of July 2017 the planetary challenge of the Sun in Cancer square Uranus in Aries, passions are running very high again. Nothing is predictable and events appeal to our adaptability and improvisation.
From July 21, 2017 to September 5, 2017, Mars travels through the fiery empire of King Leo.
This period is marked by pride, power, prestige and leadership. The energy during this period is self-conscious with a deep desire for recognition of performance. Also holding on tight to save face.
On July 23, 2017, the Sun and Moon merge together in Leo.
This New Moon in Leo is fired up by Mars.
Read more about this passionate New Moon under NEWS on this website.
From July 25, 2017 to August 15, 2017, Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn will challenge each other once again. It is the last of a series of three rare squares between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn since December 2016.
This aspect of upheaval between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn has not occurred since 1934.
This square coincided historically with the rise of Nazism in Europe, Hitler in Germany, Mussolini in Italy and Franco in Spain. Astrologically, we find ourselves in times similar to the Great Depression of 1929. Worldwide we hear the same nationalist rhetoric in Europe and in the United States of Donald Trump.
On 28 and 29 July 2017 we may enjoy the Delta Aquarid Meteor shower in the constellation of Aquarius. These "falling stars" are the debris of the comets Marsden and Kracht.
July 2017 has a fiery end.
In the last week of the month, the Sun and the Red Warrior Mars travel together through the fiery Empire of Leo. This fiery conjunction brings an abundance of energy that needs to be channeled constructively, otherwise this hot coexistence could be destructive and can lead to irritation, threat, terror, fire, accidents, aggression and violence.
Jupiter in Libra has resumed its orbit around the Sun since June 9, 2017.
Jupiter is moving up to form a precise square with Pluto in Capricorn on August 4, 2017.
This planetary clash takes place just before the Lunar Eclipse of August 7 and the Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August 2017.
Soon more on this!
Wishing you all a safe an happy month!