Summer 2015 Astrology Summary
Jupiter in Virgo
Saturn in Sagittarius
Summer basically starts with an ending. The very long lasting square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn has ended (for awhile). That tension of oppression has lifted for the time-being. The last exact (0 orb) square between Uranus and Pluto was on March 17, and the square released just short of the Solstice. There will not be any more "exact squares" between these two planets for a very long time. In that, I mean there will be no more exact square aspects between Uranus and Pluto for about 60 years when Uranus is in Capricorn and Pluto is in Aries! There will, however be a few more non-exact squares to be formed by these two mighty planets. But, for the summer, we are free of that stress. There are plenty of other planetary stressors to be evaluating.
Starting with the Sun, twice a year, the Sun transits above the lines of tropic (Cancer or Capricorn) during the Solstices. These transits define the declinations and when other planets transit beyond those declinations, then they are called, "transiting Out of Bounds." This year, the Sun moved into a high declination on June 5 and it ends that high declination (Hidek) transit on July 8. On June 7, Mars began transiting Out of Bounds (OOB) until July 17. After that, Mars transits in Hidek until July 28. Another Hidek transit is Mercury, between July 8 and July 21. So it is relatively short-lived and doesn't exceed the highest point of the Sun's declination, this time.
July 1 is the exact conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in Leo. The energies start about June 24 and lasts until July 10. This can contribute to a rather mellow energy if used correctly. The full moon in Capricorn is on July 2, with a second full moon, in July, in the sign of Aquarius on the 31st. The New Moon of Cancer is on July 15/16. Venus will station retrograde on July 25 in Virgo, return to Leo on July 31 with the balance of the Venus retrograde in Leo lasting until September 6.
August will bring us some interesting aspects. First, though, I want to point out that, Saturn will station direct on August 2. On this same day, the Sun in Leo will form a Yod (two quincunx aspects) to Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. The yod will last until August 6. This is a transit of transition, tension and stress. On August 4, Venus while retrograde, will form another conjunction to Jupiter and the influence is likely to cause us to review the early July events we encountered. Mixed into this conjunction is Mercury (forming a stellium) until August 7, when Mercury will move into Virgo, and the stellium energies are offset by the different sign. Check out the planetary pattern definitions to get a better understanding of what these mean.
On August 11, Jupiter will move into Virgo for approximately 13 months. Our perspective will change in regards to opportunities, fun and rewards. August 12, a wedge pattern will be formed by Mercury in Virgo, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. This pattern will only last about four days, but it will be in place on the date of the New Moon in Leo, August 14. Then, just as the Sun is moving into Virgo on August 23, another Yod will be forming, this time from Mars in Leo to Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. The tense energies will carry over into the full moon in Pisces on August 29. But, on August 26, the Sun will form a conjunction to Jupiter in Virgo and that opportunistic influence should carry us over into September.
September winds up the last of the summer months with a Solar Eclipse on September 13 in Virgo. Prior to that, The Sun will exactly oppose Neptune on September 1, with the influences lasting until September 6; when dreams may not feel very validating. Plus, Venus retrograde will meet up in a conjunction with Mars in Leo. We'll feel passionate about something! Later in the month, on September 18, Saturn will move back into Sagittarius so that we can start to get back on track with Saturn's Sagittarius influence. On September 23 (five days short of the Lunar Eclipse of September 27/28), the Sun will transit into Libra for the Fall Equinox. The Sun in Libra will be pushing into a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius. This should bring us some positive energy for finishing up the summer months!
In the past, I was writing quarterly seasonal chart reports, but I think my time will be better spent on looking at the overall season to give you better detailed alerts on what dates in each season to keep an eye on. Hoping that you enjoy this different report style.