Sidereal Insights Astrology
Welcome to Sidereal Insights, every month we explore the
of the current planetary transits across the heavens from
Be sure to read for your sidereal sun and rising sign, which may be different
than the sign you’re accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.
If you need to look up your sidereal sign placements, use the easy online calculator at https://mystickphysick.com/sidereal-tools/ to find out for free.
July is an astrologically busy month as eclipse season gets into full swing, beginning as Venus moves into Leo on the 5th. For the remainder of July romantic encounters, love, and partnerships take on a lighthearted and childlike optimism. We feel stimulated to pursue creative pastimes like acting and theater, music and dance.
These types of activities make the perfect outlets for Mars’ energy and aggression, especially once he goes out of bounds on the 8th. Mars’ best and worst qualities will be on display in all of us through late September, so be sure to take advantage of Venus’ time here in the next three weeks to give renegade Mars a healthy and constructive outlet. If creative activities don’t appeal, try competitive sports or other high energy outlets.
When Mars is out of bounds we have a tendency to become more headstrong, driven and ambitious than usual. Our courage runs higher, though with Mars retrograde that may be a courage to face our inner adversary over an outer one.
We can also be far more self centered, impulsive and overly aggressive than we might otherwise be, and coupled with the tendency of Mars retrograde to make us collectively irritable and frustrated with delays and detours, out of bounds he’s even more likely to influence us to over-react in rash and perhaps uncharacteristically violent ways.
We pick fights unprovoked, and overreact in anger. Be aware of this tendency and cultivate patience and compassion for yourself and for others. Practice forgiving and forgetting. This influence lasts until late September, when Mars returns from out of bounds travel on the 24th.
This month’s July 12th new moon in Gemini marks a powerful solar eclipse, presenting an opportunity to rise from the ashes of our own destruction--to return from the dead, to be reborn, transmuted, having been consumed in the heat of the crucible.
This new moon solar eclipse occurs at 25° 41’ Gemini, and will affect those readers with a planet or point at 25° or 26’ degrees of an air or fire sign such as Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius most of all.
In Gemini, eclipses can be erratic, affecting our thinking and the mind, writing and writers, communication and communication equipment, travel and transportation. Gemini eclipses can be intensely insightful. Avoid taking people a their word and disregard any promises made to you in the days/weeks around this new moon.
Keep your schedule free and open during this time, so that you can better react to any unexpected changes which are bound to come up at eclipse time. If you are traveling, keep room in your itinerary for delays, reschedules, and detours.
Intense birthing pangs may accompany this new moon. As with all eclipses, avoid issuing ultimatums as they are likely to backfire, badly.
Mercury stations retrograde on the 26th, at 28° Cancer, but we’ll feel his slowdown before then--beginning on the 6th, when he enters the shadow of his retrograde.
He’ll be retrograde until late September, and in that time all the typical Mercury retrograde admonitions and recommendations apply. Visit mystickphysick.com for a free excerpt of the Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide for my best tips on what to do and what not to do between July and September, and how you can adjust your approach if you just have no choice about proceeding during the retrograde.
Finally, the late July full moon in Capricorn marks the month’s second eclipse, bringing sudden structural change and upheaval, altering our traditions and potentially “forcing the matter” as it relates to unmet obligations. Reputation can be affected, especially when private behavior is made public.
There is an element of surprise associated with this eclipse, and a likelihood of unexpected outcomes and sudden turns of events.
The July 27th full moon eclipse will affect readers with a planet or personal point at 9° or 10° degrees of an earth or water sign, such as Capricorn, Taurus Virgo, Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces the strongest so be sure to check your sidereal natal chart.
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Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their soul purpose, reveal karmic life lessons, and discover where they can be of joyful service in the world. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings, or to learn more, visit https://mystickphysick.com.