In July, we have an astrological cycle that is ideal for rethinking, reevaluating and giving ourselves some time to mentally recharge.
In our fast-paced world, it is not uncommon to have mental indigestion that leads to a disconnect between our mind, emotions and body. When that happens our nervous system can get overloaded, our thinking can get muddy and we often end up missing valuable inner and outer messages that affect the quality of our thinking and communication.
Following are some tips to get the most out of the transiting Mercury retrograde from July 7th through July 31st.
Reevaluate If we are not grounded in the present, it is easy to have our busy thoughts run ahead of us or behind us. Our mind may get stuck in past stories and perceptions that don’t make sense for our current version of self. Alternatively, we may be creating future stories, based on worry or wonder, that at this point exist only as possibilities in our mind. In either scenario, we are not centered in the present and it then is harder to make the best choices for our life.
Remember to pause and take the time to take a few slow breaths and bring your thoughts and body to the same place. It then becomes easier to observe and analyze our thoughts and emotions regarding a particular situation or relationship.
Rethink Do you need to relook at a decision you’ve made, a project you are involved with or one you are thinking about getting involved with? This month is a good time to take another look.
Look at the facts as well as pay attention to your inner voice/feelings. Freestyle writing can sometimes help access information that sits beneath the surface. Also, consider using an unbiased friend, family member or professional as a sounding board.
This retrograde period can also be a good time to pay attention to the quality of your communication. Talk and listen in an honest, respectful manner.
Renew Do you have some empty space and time to assimilate? In other words, do you have time to digest all your incoming information and experiences?
Try to schedule a manageable daily quiet period when you can turn off phones and computers. It is better to set aside an amount of time you can consistently commit to rather than set aside an unrealistic amount of time that will overwhelm you.
Take a few minutes to just breathe, go for a walk, listen to the birds, sit by a tree, paint, etc.
Writing can also be a way to clarify, release and let go. Write without an agenda, give yourself permission to write down whatever thoughts and emotions come to mind.
What to avoid during the month of July
Enjoy your month! Catherine♥
Keep reading to learn who and what topics will be featured in July on the internet radio show/podcast You, The Universe, The Holistic Mind.
Podcasts for July 2019
July 1 Does Making a Change in Your Home Change Your Life? Skye MacLachlan
July 8 Rejuvenate Your Brain Naturally! Robert Rogers
July 15 Making Sense of Astrology! Catherine Potter
July 22 Are You Curious About Gemstones and Rocks? Lisa Fontanella
July 29 TBA
Join me and my interesting guests as we explore You, The Universe, The Holistic Mind.
Click this link to The Listening Room to hear the May/June 2019 podcasts.
Once a year the new moon (for the period of a month) will highlight a particular area of your life. When I refer to a month I’m referencing the lunar not calendar month.
Working consciously with the new moon helps you to be in harmony with nature and your own unique timing and flow.
DID YOU KNOW at the time of a new moon the sun and moon are conjunct meaning they are at the same degree in a particular sign. This is why new moon periods are considered ideal times for starting a project – imagine dynamic and magnetic energy fusing together.
The New Moon (Solar Eclipse) is on July 2, 2019, at 10°of Cancer (1:16 pm MDT). The Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) is on July 16, 2019, at 24° of Capricorn (3:38 pm MDT).
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If you don’t know your ascendant read the description based on your Sun sign (the month you were born) please see Sun Sign dates at end of the article.
If you know your ascendant/rising sign read the description for the house the new moon falls in according to your ascendant. (to determine ascendant you need to know the time of day you were born).
Please remember this is not a complete picture of all the cycles taking place in your life. Have Fun!!!!! Interested in studying astrology or booking an astrological or hypnotherapy session call or email Catherine at 780 447-3667 email@example.com
Following is a list of where the July new moon – solar eclipse falls and a few ideas on how to work with it.
Aries Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #4
Taurus Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #3
Gemini Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #2
Cancer Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #1
Leo Sun/ Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #12
Virgo Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #11
Libra Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #10
Scorpio Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #9
Sagittarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for#8
Capricorn Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #7
Aquarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #6
Pisces Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #5
Read the following list for some of the basic house associations (areas of life). Once a year the sun and moon come together and activate a particular area of your chart. When the new moon falls in one of these areas it is a natural time to focus your attention on this part of your life and make minor, or if there are other cycles to support it, major changes.
#1 Keywords: outer mask, personality, disposition, appearance, physical body, health, beginnings.
Suggestions: During this month you will experience your birthday (sun sign’s) which is your natural new year. Happy Solar Return! Take time to question whether your appearance, physical health and the mask you wear in the world is congruent with how you internally see yourself. The new moon is a good time to start making changes that allow you to feel more comfortable in your own skin.
#2 Keywords: values, self-value and worth, possessions, financial affairs, earning ability, debts, talents/gifts.
Suggestions: During the new moon cycle look at how you are managing your material resources. What changes can you make that will help you feel nourished and secure? What talent do you possess that if developed will bring you satisfaction and possible material gain? What do you consider valuable – what does this reflect back about self-worth and values?
#3 Keywords: all forms of communication (talking, listening, and writing) and communication tools, learning and taking in new ideas, perception, neighborhood, siblings, means of transportation, short trips.
Suggestions: Now is the time to look at bringing in resources that further develop communication and encourage growth in your perception of you and your perception of the world. Take the time to quickly write down (don’t edit and over analyze) how you see the world and you may find that earlier childhood perceptions color it. On a mundane level this is a good time to have fun and buzz around town, Take a look at what you are reading, watching, listening to and what type of conversations you participate in – how do these activities make you feel?
#4 Keywords: physical home, parents, ancestral lineage, psychological roots, private life, real estate and property.
Suggestions: There is a focus on the family which can be as simple as spending more time with them or on a deeper level exploring what qualities and beliefs you inherited from them. It is a good time to look at making changes in your home or making a move. Question, whether your home reflects who you are now. If you walked through and observed it through the eyes of a stranger what would it say about you?
#5 Keywords: creativity, romance, love, children, pregnancy, what you do for fun, hobbies, sports, speculation.
Suggestions: Look at what brings you joy and makes you feel open-hearted. Do you find time to play? What outlet do you have for creative expression? This is a good time to focus on children – spending time with them or depending on your age procreation. If you’ve been involved with activities that make you feel passionate, alive and overflowing with love, share it – if you haven’t, find some.
#6 Keywords: work, health, healthcare routines, responsibility, service, pets, employees.
Suggestions: This is the time to look at how well you take care of yourself and what your energy level is like. Do you feel strong, radiant, and vibrant? If not consider making adjustments to self-care routines. Look at your attitude towards work and service. Do you love what you do and enjoy continuing to grow in either a job, volunteer position, etc? When we feel competent in some area of our life we often end up sharing our gift with others which is entirely different than resentfully doing something for others.
#7 Keywords: partnerships both business and romantic, marriage, divorce, partnership agreements, what may be weak and undeveloped in ourselves that we explore through a partner (consciously or unconsciously), dealing with the public.
Suggestions: This is the time to start, renew, or leave a partnership. Whether in a relationship or not, for a deeper understanding of this area of your life consider the following. When you are in a relationship, what is your level of commitment? Do you tend to project on your partner undeveloped or disowned parts of yourself? Do you understand the difference between dependence, independence and interdependence?
#8 Keywords: regeneration, transformation, surgery/health, death, sex, and financial/physical/psychological support you receive from others, insurances, inheritances, research, investigation.
Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this house you have an opportunity to look beneath the surface and explore the following – Your beliefs regarding, death or any type of transformation –such as the ending of a job, relationship or entrenched values/patterns.
Your beliefs regarding sex, intimacy, and the understanding of sexual energy as a life force. Your beliefs regarding how much support you have in the world.
#9 Keywords: travel, education, religion, philosophy, ethics, natural laws, laws, visions, higher mind, foreigners, foreign dealings.
Suggestions: Whether for fun or to shake up your routine and limited beliefs there is an opportunity to explore and potentially expand your view of the world and personal ethics/philosophy through study, travel or just taking the time to experience different cultures.
#10 Keywords: profession, destiny, reputation (how the world sees you), status, fame, employer, government/authority, business activities.
Suggestions: Look at what role you play in your community (it will change at different periods of your life) for example parent, business mogul, baker, volunteer, outcast, actor, and question if it is a good fit. It can be easy to get locked into roles and positions that don’t fulfill who we are and our life purpose (yes we all have a purpose).
#11 Keywords: friends and our attitudes to them, clubs and social groups we align ourselves with, organizations, humanitarian interests, future directions and goals, circumstances beyond our control.
Suggestions: What goals and directions do you envision for your future? It is easier to accomplish goals when aligned with friends and/or groups that support and have similar dreams/visions for the future. That could be a recovery group, business organization, political party or a cooking club. If you have a goal, chances are someone else has a similar or at least compatible one –seek them out.
#12 Keywords: transcendence, spiritual and psychic experiences, escapism, karma, liberation, confinement, hospitals, institutions, hidden strengths and weaknesses.
Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this area of one’s life it is time to retreat and let go of the world and our place in it. Now is the time to dream, meditate, create and/or be in nature. Withdraw but don’t escape in unhealthy ways.
SUN SIGN DATES: Aries: March 19/ 20 – April 19, Taurus: April 19 – May 20, Gemini: May 20 – June 20, Cancer: June 20- July 22, Leo: July 22 – August 22, Virgo: August 22 – September 22, Libra: September 22- October 22, Scorpio: October 22- November 21, Sagittarius: November 21- December 21, Capricorn: December 21 – January 20, Aquarius: January 20, – February 18/19 Pisces: February 18/ 19 – March 19/ 20.
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In the new format, the program will be broken down into 8 to10 week segments. Depending on your interest you will be able to take a little bit of astrology or continue on with more advanced teachings.
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This course focuses on preventive health care and will work with the mental, emotional and physical challenges that arise with the various types of chart patterns.
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