July 2013: Astro-Energy Overview

July 2013: Time to Grow Up & Move On!

This month we are challenged to resolve early life issues in order to embrace our present and redesign our future to new specifications. The planetary focus is not on specific spectres from our childhood that haunt us per se, but upon the unconscious responses and reactions we learned at a young age, which continue to operate even now. These thoughts, feelings and behaviours are usually so close to us we don’t even recognise them for what they are. ‘I’m just that way’ we think. ‘I always have been’. And thus we don’t bother to wonder why we’re just that way and whether it really is ‘just who we are’, or in fact a layer grown many years ago to manage our experience of the world around us.

Of course, these layers served a purpose, and an important one. They helped us make sense of the world and cope with it at a deeply vulnerable time in our lives. But we’re not little children anymore and we don’t need to continue like we are! Which is a key message from the cosmos in the first two weeks of July: It’s time to grow up and gather all that we are, all of our energy, emotions, thoughts, behaviours, hopes and dreams, right here into the present. Once we’ve done that we will have before us a whole host of tools with which to build a positive and fulfilling future.

Between 1st and 13th July Mars completes its journey through Gemini. Oddly for Mars, he’s rather lagging behind everyone else at the moment, a bit like the last runner in a race steaming towards the finish line while everyone else is beyond it, enjoying a cool drink and a foot massage. He’ll get there come mid-month, but in the meantime he continues to remind us that just because we’ve always thought a certain thing at a particular time in the same old way doesn’t mean we can’t just let those thoughts go and do it differently next time. Actually, perhaps he’s more the sweeper car in a marathon, gathering up those who couldn’t quite make it to the finish line, ensuring they get to where they need to be regardless. Either way, he’s giving us one last chance to get to grips with some habitual thoughts and show them once and for all who’s boss!

Throughout this time we have further cosmic support that conspires to reveal exactly where in our lives we respond to pressure with unconscious reactivity, based upon decisions and opinions about the world developed in our early years. Whenever we find an automatic reaction arising within us we can now stop for a moment and ask ourselves, ‘What am I really reacting to?’, ‘What interpretation of the current situation is causing that reaction?’, ‘Where do these feelings really come from and what do they tell me?’. In asking these and other questions, we can begin to recognise just where we’re still running old tapes from days gone by that really need to be dumped once and for all!

Of course, doing so can be easier said than done. Old habits die hard, and there can be a powerful sense of security in the familiarity of being a certain way, even if that certain way actually causes us more problems than anything else! Which is why we’re particularly blessed that these issues arise now when we have a Grand Trine in Water formed by Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune suspended in space above us.

This is a significator of deep emotional healing and spiritual ‘at-one-ment’, at its most powerful the week beginning 15th July. Whatever the first two weeks of July bring to our attention, we can call upon these universal healing forces to assist us in transforming its energy into something life-affirming, positive and creative. We CAN change, and we will, if we embrace the possibility and offer up ourselves and our lives to the divine forces which know far better than we do what is needed and when.

Throughout this month we also encounter the energy of the on-going Uranus square to Pluto which has signalled so much disruption and change in peoples’ lives in the past year. The focus now is particularly upon Uranus and its exhortation that we release ourselves from anything and everything that we have allowed to limit us previously. It’s a tall order, I know, and one that may be hard to comply with in its entirety, but every effort we make to do just that this month will be met with cosmic applause and encouragement to ‘now take the next step too’.

There is little time for complacency in this regard. Let go of one thing? Right then, on to the next! There are no days off when we’re under this kind of pressure, but it’s the pressure not of a tyrannical master who demands beyond anything we can give, but that of a caring and confident coach who knows what we’re capable of and is determined to bring it out in us, come hell or high water!

The presence of the Grand Trine in Water, despite its healing potential, is also a double edged sword this month, because it can make us too complacent. We may know what we need to do but can’t find the energy to do it. We know that running over those old memories is not helping us move forward but we’ll do it just one more time anyway…. Or we know that feeding our sense of powerlessness is getting us nowhere but we’ll run through all our grievances against other people again, just to make sure we haven’t left anyone out!

The fact is, we can’t afford to do this anymore, not if we really and truly want to change and grow. Our thoughts, our feelings, our behaviours, they have power now, like never before. Just as the healing energies all around us have power like never before too. But in order to call upon that power for our own healing we have to exercise the self-discipline necessary to decide we’re not going to walk the same old path in the same old rut. We’re going to stand up, take charge and claim the healing as our own, inviting it into every nook and cranny of our lives. If we want to heal we must be prepared to do so whatever it takes and however far out of our comfort zone we have to step in the process.

Between the 24th and 29th July we see the Grand Trine transformed into a Kite by Venus in Virgo, providing a wonderful opportunity for us to ground the changes of this month into the world of form. Here’s an opportunity to decide just how we need to be and act differently, and then do it. We don’t have to make a huge song and dance of it (that’s most certainly not Venus in Virgo’s way!), but quietly and gently we can begin to react differently, to speak new truths, to express who we are now, not who we were ‘back then’. These are nascent stirrings of a new life. They may feel delicate and vulnerable, but the more we nurture and nourish them the stronger they’ll grow and the quicker they’ll become just as familiar as the old ways were, except these ones will be aligned with the present, with who we are now, not who we once were before we knew any better!

As the month comes to an end we may find ourselves somewhat overwhelmed with potential as scales begin to fall from our eyes and the future is revealed in a fresh new light. There is a feeling here of stepping out of a cave into daylight, blinking and disoriented. It’s best we take a moment to let our eyes adjust and our internal compass find our own personal north once more. Then once we do that we can begin to stride forward with greater confidence and sense of purpose, looking back upon a month during which much has arisen and been cleared, making space for daylight to enter once again.

Enjoy your month, and thank you for taking the time out to read my thoughts about it!

Sarah Varcas

Comments

Tzaddi 1st July 2013 9:47 am

Thank you, Sarah! Enjoyed reading your article for it's message--straightforward, no obfuscation--and for your clear writing. Content confirms what I'm feeling, what I anticipate for the rest of the month--always reassuring!

shapeshifter 1st July 2013 2:00 pm

Moving an entire library and all its contents from Italy to England during an earthquake is quite an amazing feat. I will never doubt the stamina of lightworkers again.

I like the fact that the main library and the astrology section are now in the same location. It's so convenient to go from one room to another without having to cut through France. :2funny

In regard to making changes in my life, let me just say that my comfort zone and the twilight zone have merged to the point where I can't seem to differentiate between them anymore.

My life would be much simpler if those planets would take some downtime and let me catch up with myself.

kay 1st July 2013 6:14 pm

Dear, dear Shapeshifter! I checked back in to see if I could offer any words of encouragement since everyone is so quiet and I'm assuming it sucks everywhere. And there you were, making me smile with your twilight comfort zone--encouragement enough for me.

I also wanted to say to Sarah: you’re amazingly accurate in your interpretation, and I so count on you for that, but...maybe just this one time...could you sugarcoat it a little? You know I’m joking, Sarah. You are a most loving, articulate, gentle messenger. I will not blame the message-barer! Bearer. (But bones-bare no holes barred is sort of what I was going for in my feeble little joke.) Anyway, Tzaddi already said it: straightforward, no obfuscation. I love your clarity, dear Sarah. Please take no offence at my silliness.

Still, I want to hear that it’s all going to be over by midnight.

So I started out wanting to offer encouragement, but you know...it’s just bloody hard! No, I don't want to go there. “I will never doubt the stamina of lightworkers again.”

Sarah Varcas 2nd July 2013 6:42 am

Hello Tzaddi.

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Thank you, Sarah! Enjoyed reading your article for it's message--straightforward, no obfuscation--and for your clear writing. Content confirms what I'm feeling, what I anticipate for the rest of the month--always reassuring!

Very glad you found it helpful. Thank you for reading :) and enjoy the month ahead! (p.s. obfuscate is one of my favourite words, for reasons I won't bore you with. But thank you for using it lol). xx

Sarah Varcas 2nd July 2013 6:44 am
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I like the fact that the main library and the astrology section are now in the same location. It's so convenient to go from one room to another without having to cut through France.

lol Shapeshifter. Indeed... so much more convenient. :)

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My life would be much simpler if those planets would take some downtime and let me catch up with myself.

You and me both! those pesky things just keep doing what they do lol. Still.... keeps me in a job so I guess I should be thankful :2funny :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 2nd July 2013 6:49 am

lol Kay :) No offence taken! And thank you for not blaming the messenger! :angel: >:D

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Still, I want to hear that it’s all going to be over by midnight.

'It's all going to be over by midnight Kay'. There... any better? :2funny No? Oh well... like you say it's just bloody hard, and then again not... sometimes... So much for clarity lol! Love to you Kay xx :smitten:

kay 2nd July 2013 7:21 am

Yes! Thank you so much, Sarah. I just needed to hear that sweet little lie. Love to you, too.

shapeshifter 2nd July 2013 10:04 am

Kay,
It's true that a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.
We could pop-in to the tea room for some crumpets and perhaps get our feet back on the ground. lol

Sarah, my head keeps spinning like those darn planets. Don't know anymore if I'm coming or going or if I'm standing still and the rest of the world is revolving around me :buck2:

realist_idealist 3rd July 2013 4:54 am

I've only just found out that there will also be a Star of David formation happening on the 29th - 30th July. This looks BIG. And definitely collective, already being labelled "The Grand Soul Alignment". I look forward to seeing your interpretation of this.

realist_idealist 3rd July 2013 5:12 am
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Still, I want to hear that it’s all going to be over by midnight.

So I started out wanting to offer encouragement, but you know...it’s just bloody hard! No, I don't want to go there

Kay....I totally hear ya, and can relate to this completely. It can be hard to keep all "love and light", actually nigh on impossible, when we are in the midst of a raging chaotic tornado with debris flying everywhere.

Whilst Sarah's articles are honest and straight to the point, at least we know where we stand with the current energies. Whilst she can't physically provide us the shelter from the storm herself, she is giving us all the map, compass, and directions towards a good sturdy one. We just need to find the right path that will lead us there.....and RUN for it! ;D

Forewarned is forearmed after all!

Sarah Varcas 3rd July 2013 6:02 am
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I've only just found out that there will also be a Star of David formation happening on the 29th - 30th July. This looks BIG. And definitely collective, already being labelled "The Grand Soul Alignment". I look forward to seeing your interpretation of this.

I'm guessing you're referring to the Grand Sextile ri? I've referenced some of its personal impact upon us in the final paragraph and a half in this article. It is a rare event indeed, but there are many other very strong influences in the heavens at that time so I don't feel it's going to be as clear cut as it may at first appear :) We'll see.... ;-)

bluefeatheryone 3rd July 2013 9:15 pm

Goodness gracious! I will surely have to post here & only here so as not to miss the wonderful, stimulating conversations! When I read elsewhere, then don't read here, I miss the comments too which are just as uplifting & loving as the original articles! Surely, I have already shared how much I love it here; but, if not, please let me do so again. I love SL. <3 Sounds more & more like fresh starts & new beginnings! Yay!!!!!!!! Love to you all! :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 4th July 2013 1:48 am
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Sounds more & more like fresh starts & new beginnings! Yay!!!!!!!!

Yes bfo! YAY indeed :) xxx :smitten:

Angelika Lina 4th July 2013 1:24 pm

Hiya Sarah and all you lovely bloggers ?

I could add my own complaints about those pesky planets, but I'm too exhausted right now. Was made redundant last week, which is ground for celebration as I was overdue for change. HOWEVER, staying in love and light etc whilst searching for something way better is just a little bit scary. Had my first interview today, so that was pretty quick. And then all these old and never far away doubts etc snug in - your article was just the medicine I needed to pick myself up, dust myself down etc.

Love & Hugs ??

Sarah Varcas 5th July 2013 5:05 am

Hello Angelika :) Here's wishing you many blessings on your search for a new job. More than a little bit scary I reckon, but exciting too I guess... new beginnings on the horizon... Enjoy! :smitten:

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Sarah Varcas is an Intuitive Astrologer, committed to decoding the wisdom messages of the cosmos for the enrichment of peoples’ lives.

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