This is a volatile and stormy month, but there is also a lot of creativity and magic ahead if we allow ourselves. More videos and articles to articulate all that is happening. I am just recovering from the Neptune haze, and I want to break down what happens this week and in the immediate.
On June 28, 2022, Neptune stationed retrograde at 25 degrees of the Mutable Water Sign of Pisces. When an outer planet stations, we feel the qualities of that planet emphasized five days before and five days after the station. In this case, many felt exhausted, dreamy, depressed, and confused. It can feel very confusing and elusive.
There has also been a lot of fire in the sky with four points transiting in the Cardinal Fire Sign of Aries up until last night. Jupiter, the biggest planet, has been expanding the fiery, Mars driven Aries energy since its ingress into Aries on May 10, 2022, where it will tour through October 28, 2022. It will return to the Cardinal Fire Sign of Aries on December 20, 2022, where it will be through May 16, 2023.
Mars rules the sign of Aries and was transiting in the sign of the fire sign of Aries from May 24, 2022 through July 4, 2022. It entered the Fixed Earth Sign of Taurus at 11:04 pm EDT/ July 5, 2022 at 2:04 AM am EDT. On May 24, 2022, Mars was at the final degree of Pisces, which is a Fixed Star known as Scheat and is associated with misery. We usually feel the effects of Mars before it is exact, and it entered Aries on May 24, 2022 at 7:17 pm EDT. That was the day when Mars entered the world point at 0 degrees of Aries — impacting us all. Sadly, that was also the day of the devastating school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Since then, there have been several more.
I wrote during that week of May 24th that I felt this summer and year would bring a lot more shootings with Jupiter expanding the Mars energy through October 28, 2022. Eris, the warrior feminine, is also transiting in Aries until 2048; as is Chiron, the wounded healer, which will retrograde mid month. When Chiron retrogrades, it pronounces the wounds around anger, violence, and shootings. Mars rules guns among other things, and the rage is real.
This weekend, Mars reached its final degrees in Aries. It also had a very combative fight with Pluto, the planet of death and power, on July 1, 2022. Mars exited Aries on July 4th/July 5th depending on where you live. This weekend had very creative energy coupled with a very angry and explosive tone. Unfortunately, there were more deadly shootings with the tragic parade in Highland Park, Illinois. Two cops shot in Philadelphia near the museum. More senseless loss and lack of control.
Keep in mind that Mars will station retrograde on October 30, 2022 at 25 degrees of the Mutable Air Sign of Gemini and set off where Neptune just retrograded on June 28, 2022. I think among all of the anger, we are all in a haze of PTSD — trying to find our path in a world that does not make sense. Mars transits in Taurus through August 20, 2022. Mars is very hard working and practical while in Taurus, but it is a lot more slow and patient in its approach.
Mercury, the planet of information, transportation, travel, and learning, exited the Mutable Air Sign of Gemini just minutes after Mars changed signs and entered the Cardinal Water Sign of Cancer on July 4, 2022 at 11:25 pm PDT/July 5th at 2:25 pm EDT. Mercury was in Gemini from April 30, 2022 through July 4, 2022 on and off, so it has been giving us a lot of information, twists, and turns. Mercury in Cancer is family oriented and is focused on security.
With Mars in Earth and Mercury in Water, this is a creative synergy that is helpful for growing things. Take action to nurture your thoughts and bring them to form. Mercury sets off Jupiter, the biggest planet on July 8, 2022 at 11:14 pm PDT and on July 9, 2022 at 2:14 AM EDT. A lot of communication, and this is great energy for manifesting your thoughts with optimism. The glass is half full, but at least you can fill your cup. The Sun forms a helpful sextile to Uranus, the planet of innovation, on July 10, 2022 at 4:39 pm EDT. This brings a sense of fun and adventure: a flow of energy that has ingenious influence.
This month has a lot more in store, but i need to focus on the immediate with all that is happening. When Neptune stationed retrograde on June 28, 2022, it was at 25 degrees of the Mutable Water Sign of Pisces. Mars will retrograde later this year on October 30, 2022 at 25 degrees of the Mutable Air Sign of Gemini and will trigger the exact degree of the Neptune Station. It is hard to launch new things when Mars is retrograde, which it will be from October 30, 2022 through January 12, 2023. If there is something big you need to achieve with career or other major life goals, this summer is the time to get it in motion.
This month continues to have a very disruptive and fiery tone because there is the second hit of the Pluto Return of the United States, which will become exact on July 12, 2022. Pluto is the planet of death, regeneration, power, and release. Pluto takes approximately 248 years to transit. This shows a lot of death and rebirth within the country, and this occurs in the second house of money and values in the United States chart. There was already an exact hit on February 20, 2022; July 12, 2022 is the second exact hit; the third and final hit will be on December 28, 2022.
This is a huge time centered on power, death, rebirth, and transformation. Pluto transits bring much change. Major endings and major beginnings. It purges the toxic, and things are never the same. The highest form of Pluto is the Phoenix rising above the ashes, and we need that more than ever. I ask to please not add political comments, as we really need to be together in this and want to focus on critical things that will impact us and the world at large. No matter what, we are in this together.
The other big part of this month is that Mars, Uranus, and the North Node of Fate, will meet up on July 31, 2022 at 18 degrees of the Fixed Earth Sign of Taurus. This is a very unusual alignment with Mars, the planet of action, setting off very fated and unusual events, information, and explosions. The North Node represents the future collective fate. The Lunar Nodes meet up with Uranus every 75 years, and this brings great awakening, surprise, and CHANGE! Taurus is a very practical and grounded sign, so it is not likely to feel grounded. Find tools to ground yourself and focus on enlightenment. Mars at the helm brings a fiery and action oriented tone.
There is also a HUGE Full Moon next week, but one step at a time. Try to water your thoughts with love and take action to bring dreams to fulfillment in a time where love and wonder still dominate anger and rage. Neptune represents the dream; as well as selfless love. Neptune wants you to remember to take action now to work with that dream! You can reflect more in the fall when Mars retrogrades on how you can take steps to achieve it best.