Overall July will be a much better Month than what we had to deal with recently.
Jupiter retrograded back into Sagittarius, its own sign. The planet of hope, blessings and growth can work in a better way than the last few months, when it was restricted by Saturn.
With Ketu still at the other end of Sagittarius, this is again a wonderful time for meditation, going deep, getting in touch with our Guru, or our inner wisdom. We better practice these things as there are other scenarios in the sky that can work out in an entirely different way.
We are still under the influence of the last Solar eclipse, and I must say, since the peak of that eclipse took place in the gentle Nakshatra (or star) of Mrigashira, things feel much lighter generally.
Venus in the beautiful star of Rohini has gone direct again. This also improves the general vibe greatly. Rohini Nakshatra deals with civilisation, stability, beauty, fertility and creativity. A great time for romance and growing crops and flowers. Venus in this placement inspires us to love and care for each other and the Earth.
The Full Moon on the 5th this month will be an eclipse. This Lunar eclipse will be at 5.44am (my local time in Ireland). It will take place in the sign of Sagittarius in the Nakshatra of Poorvashada, while the other player, the Sun, will be in Ardra.
This Full Moon also happens to be the Hindhu festival of Gurupurnima, when we honour and celebrate our spiritual teachers.
Poorvashada energy is the combination of Jupiter and Venus. Both these planets are considered Gurus in Vedic astrology. Jupiter is the spiritual teacher, while Venus teaches about worldly desires. During the eclipse the placements of both these planets play an important role and luckily both are in a happy position, both in their own sign, although Jupiter is retrograde.
We should feel invigorated and full of enthusiasm for life with a healthy dose of optimism. And, of course, it being Gurupurnima we should feel those qualities in respect to our spiritual practice and belief system, so the advice is: to inject our sadhana with a sense of renewed inspiration and joy!
On the flip side, Poorvashada can be very fanatical when it comes to beliefs. It is also the nakshatra that makes “declarations of war”. It can be cruel and insensitive to others.
The planet Mars, squaring the Moon and the Sun, sitting in the “scorching or burning star” of Poorvabhadrapada, is certainly looking for a fight. This can be used by Yogis to stoke the inner fire, but since the great majority of people are not living a dharmic life, this whole combo of celestial players is very likely to inspire people everywhere to start (or continue) rioting and fighting in anger to promote their fanatical cause, whatever the cause maybe.
We will see a lot more of that sort of thing exploding all over the place. Remember that the result of any eclipse will be felt for some time, not just on the day it happens.
The Sun moves into Cancer on the 16th, giving a soft and caring quality on some level to the latter half of the month. But beware of authority figures becoming over protective of them self or you. (Maybe governments go on holidays in July?)
The New Moon (July 21st), setting the trend for a month ahead, falls in the most auspicious nakshatra of Pushya. Pushya give us the ability to nourish others in a spiritual way and at the same time on the material level. It is a benign, honest and calm star energy. Selfless giving is the theme. So again this is a great improvement on the troublesome times we have experienced recently.
The whole month Jupiter is in tight conjunction with Pluto, but I am not going to write about this again. Lets just say: the revolution continues. (see former articles)
Since Jyotish or Vedic Astrology is a science of enlightenment, I must presume that most people reading this report are involved, one way or another, in a spiritual practice. This month gives us all a great opportunity to be inspired anew on this level. Let’s concentrate on improving ourselves and call on Venus to help us improve the lives of others with love and care, and use the energy of the New Moon to give selflessly and create spiritual energy for others, while we quietly witness the wild riots and uprisings in the world around us.
Blessings and Greetings from Ireland,
~ Madhuri ~
Bhole Baba ki Jai