everyone again today.
I found this
message on astrology that Lisa shared with her group recently to be of great
interest. I do hope some of you feel the same, but, if it is not your 'cup
of tea' today, please go ahead and delete it right now, with my
light and angel hugs,
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Subject: *~Spiritually Speaking~* Fw: [Monthly Astrology]
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The Tenor of the Times, JULY 2006
Julys aspects continue to lay the groundwork for a
shift in the direction of world events. These aspects will heighten the
expectation of positive change and increase the pressure for reform but they
will not directly or immediately produce any improvement on the ground.
They are essentially consciousness-raising aspects. And they
are only consciousness raising aspects. They are very unlikely to
produce immediate action or resolution of any outstanding issues. On the
other hand, they will tend to facilitate ongoing efforts and prevent new
problems from arising.
People will be increasingly sure that they
dont like the way things are, they will be increasingly willing to listen to
new ideas and there will be many encouraging initiatives. Also, the ground
will continue to shift beneath the feet of the status quo. But the great
mass of people and the politicians who represent them will not get off the dime,
These aspects are intended specifically to make people shift to a
higher, more enlightened level of thought. They will compel people to
leave behind the self-centered, materialistic thinking that normally dominates
world consciousness. Once people have begun the shift to this more
enlightened level of thinking they will still have to work out the solution to
specific problems and that always takes time. A shift in consciousness,
while very helpful, does not, in and of itself, bring solutions. Real
solutions take time to develop, even for enlightened people.
aspects function primarily by supporting people at their present level and
preventing real progress unless and until people have made a fundamental, upward
shift in their way of dealing with the world. Stated briefly, these
aspects will keep people going in circles until they shift to a more enlightened
mode of thinking and acting.
On most outstanding issues, I think
these aspects will only produce more political dithering. However, at
least some will respond by putting a more enlightened and idealistic foot
So, Julys aspects are supportive and essentially
constructive. But they are not the kind of aspects that produce specific
results or immediate forward movement.
Details The Full Moon
brings a classic Mystic Rectangle overlaid by a Grand Trine.
Rectangle is, of course, supportive and protective. But a Mystic Rectangle
is essentially an instrument of spiritual transformation.
doesnt help people achieve their consciously held goals. It helps them
transform those goals.
The Mystic Rectangle brings no single,
clear direction either. Its effects tend to be diffuse and people have a
free hand in determining how to express its energies.
Rectangle creates a golden cage that is protective, but limits people until they
begin to listen to their higher, better selves and leave behind selfish,
materialistic, ego-centered modes.
Other planetary indicators suggest
a static political situation too. The three most potent planets involved
in the aspects, Pluto, Neptune and Uranus, are all retrograde.
These retrogrades, coupled with the dynamic of the Mystic
Rectangle, virtually guarantee that there will be no decisive change or
definitive progress in July. Just a sense that people need to take a more
enlightened and uplifting approach to the worlds
Ring Around the Ego The combined effect of the Grand Trine and the
Mystic Rectangle at the Full Moon will be to produce a kind dizziness and
People will have too many options and too little
motivation to choose one over another. They will however, as I have said,
have plenty of reason, and inclination, to keep talking.
because the Mystic Rectangle tends to frustrate consciously held, ego-based
goals, the initiatives people do take are likely to lead them around in circles.
Part of them will be urging the pursuit of the same old ego-based
goals--money, sex, fame--and part of them will be urging the pursuit of more
enlightened and selfless goals. But I doubt, at this early stage, that
many people will be able to escape the gravity of their egos for very long.
So, like a comet around the Sun, people will move away from their
ego only to be pulled back toward it, over and over again. They will, in
essence, be reasoning around in circles. And going around in circles will
make everybody a little dizzy.
On the national and international
level, these aspects are likely to produce a lot discussion that swings between
high-minded, global-thinking and narrow political and economic self-interest.
This sort of thing, taking place on a global level, is likely to
produce a case of global vertigo.
The Grand Trine will, however, bring
optimism and the hope of reward for innovation and reform. So these
lengthy and circular political and diplomatic discussions will be marked by
optimism and good feelings.
Interestingly, Jupiter is direct. But
under these circumstances, a forward-moving Jupiter is only likely to help
insure that confidence and enthusiasm gets way ahead of
Focus At the New Moon,
one corner of the mystic rectangle opens up, leaving a gateway between Uranus
and Neptune. This opening will create a kind of emphasis, or focus, but
not a clear-cut agenda, as we usually understand that term.
compel leaders (in every walk of life and in every part of the world) to learn
how to guide the social aspirations and idealism of their people properly.
Politicians of all stripes tend to exploit the aspirations of
people in the pursuit of narrow partisan gains. But Julys aspects will
push politicians to transcend this kind of exploitation.
these aspects, world leaders will be compelled, for their own political
survival, to take demands for reform far more seriously. They will also be
compelled to take global decision-making to a higher moral and ethical level.
In other words, they will be forced by events to respond to the
aspirations of their people with spiritual and moral integrity. Efforts to
exploit the public desire in order to achieve narrow, political gains will tend
to fizzle in more or less embarrassing ways. And the issue of genuine
reform, which they have probably been trying to avoid, will just keep coming
Vertigo All of the above adds up to a month of going around in
circles, a happy, relatively peaceful, lucky sort of going around in circles,
but going around in circles nonetheless.
To have so many planets
interacting so strongly will put the world in flux--optimistic flux to be
sure--but flux that leads nowhere, for the time being. I think this will
produce a kind of uncertainty, confusion and anxiety, political vertigo.
But these aspects will ensure that those in power, and those who
would like to be in power, can, increasingly, draw upon a public attitude
receptive to change and reform. Sooner or later, something good will come
The softening, leavening effect of Julys aspects on
the public mood is part of a complicated and long term planetary effort to usher
in new values for a new age. Do not expect overnight successes or the quick
and gratifying resolution of pending issues. These are learning,
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