July 8-14 2013 Astrology Forecast: Abundance Amplified!

cornucopia - floral: July 8-14 2013 Astrology Forecast: Abundance Amplified!A new Mars-Saturn-Neptune Grand Trine juices up the Law of Attraction power of the Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune Grand Trine already in play!

A Cancer New Moon stokes new beginnings around family and security, while a new Mercury-Uranus-Pluto T-Square can help revolutionize your thinking. Saturn turns direct too!

7/8 (Mon)

New Moon

July’s New Moon lines up today at 3:14 AM (16°17′ Cancer). New beginnings that relate to family, home, security and your unconscious depths are supported. Optimally, however, delay major new beginnings until Mercury retrograde ends on 7/20 at 2:23 PM. (Important things started during Mercury retrograde often have to be fixed or adjusted down the road.)

This New Moon conjoins Cancerian Mercury and forms a T-square with the decade-long Uranus-Pluto square. Revolutionary transformation is energized in the areas just mentioned, and also in learning and communication. More broadly speaking, it’s a good time to shake up the status quo in any areas that need it!

This New Moon’s Sabian Symbol is “A seed grows into knowledge and life.” This is a lovely metaphor for spiritual awakening. If you don’t already have a quick and efficient way to experience your divine essence firsthand, feel free to try out these invocations.

Mercury-Uranus-Pluto T-Square

The T-square formed by Cancerian Mercury, Uranus and Pluto will outlast the waxing Moon, peaking on 7/20 and ending on 7/29. Consider even those truths you hold to be self-evident to be open to revision. Perhaps you’ll perceive that a truth which seemed complete unto itself is actually part of a larger truth. Or perhaps, as you increasingly open to the simple beingness of your true nature, you’ll feel less need for the illusory security of clinging to any mental concept at all!

Saturn Turns Direct

Saturn turns direct today around 5° Scorpio. If you’ve been “planning your work” since it turned retrograde on 2/18, it’s now time to get ready to “work your plan.” (As noted above, new starts may be smoother if initiated after Mercury turns direct on 7/20.)

Life themes relating to your natal points at 2° to 8° of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) may well experience additional challenge as they receive strong aspects from transiting Saturn.

Venus Quincunx Chiron

There’s no need for high drama if a relationship issue flares up. With Leonine Venus quincunx Chiron, focus on the healing strategies that will help restore harmony. Getting a mentor’s insights into your creative projects might help you see what adjustments will take it to the next level!

7/9 (Tue)

This Sun-Mercury conjunction in Cancer was included in yesterday’s New Moon interpretation. Unto itself, it can energize learning and communication, especially in the family.

7/10 (Wed)

Mars-Saturn-Neptune Grand Trine

I’ve already written about the Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune Grand Trine which is empowering the Law of Attraction mid-June through mid-August. This fortuitous alignment is made even stronger by another Grand Trine starting today. This one also includes Saturn and Neptune, but adds Mars in Jupiter’s corner.

Mars is the warrior, the pioneer, the initiator and the entrepreneur. His “do it now” nature powerfully energizes all manifestation visualizations as the Mars-Saturn-Neptune Grand Trine starts today, peaks on 7/20 and ends on 8/1.

Beyond the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction is a wonderful tool for earthly manifestation. From a higher perspective, however, it really only amounts to upgrading the furniture on the holodeck. For those who are ready, the Grand Trines currently activating Saturn and Neptune can be used in an even more extraordinary way.

From this perspective, Saturn still represents concrete physical manifestation. But Neptune, rather than representing ego-generated imagination and visualization, now stands for boundless divine consciousness: pure being, pure awareness, nothing more. And the 120° trine connecting them represents the effortless marriage of Heaven and Earth.

At a certain point in spiritual awakening, you discover that everything is happening automatically. At this point, consciously using the Law of Attraction becomes unnecessary. Abundance becomes routine, and everything you need magically appears with little or no volition on your part.

If this isn’t already your reality, you can use my Core Invocation  and my new free invocation presentation MP3 to accelerate your evolution toward this magical state. But until it arrives, by all means, use the Law of Attraction for all it’s worth!

7/11 (Thu)

Are you feeling torn between your Inner Diva and your Inner Housewife? With Leonine Venus opposing Juno, part of you may want to shimmy into your sequined flapper dress and Charleston the night away. Another part of you, which may have children to feed, laundry to fold and a husband to nurture, may recoil at the thought such irresponsible frivolity. But is there any reason you can’t find a way to give both parts of you what they desire?

7/13 (Sat)

Mars transits Cancer today through 8/27, energizing the themes of family, home, nurturing and security.

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

7/8, 7:44 am – 7/9, 6:50 am (Leo)
7/11, 3:55 pm – 6:13 pm (Virgo)
7/13, 11:26 am – 7/14, 3:42 am (Libra)

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after. Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone.

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