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July Monthly Horoscope ~ Eclipse Season

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July Monthly Horoscope ~ Eclipse Season

by Ruby

July Monthly Horoscope ~ Eclipse Season
by Ruby

July of 2018 is going to be a month full of surprises, where the second half of 2018’s Eclipses will start to come together, these life-changing cycles arrive July 12 and July 27. So the pace won’t be as slow as it has been (thank goodness), but we are in the middle of Retrograde High Season with five Planets in the Cosmos including Chiron the “Wounded Healer” all in their Retrograde cycles. Throughout July, these planets will be making their backward reversals, and at the end of the month, mental Mercury jumps on the bandwagon also going Retrograde on the 25th. Even though we are ready to move forward, July is once again a time to slow down, retrace your steps and handle any left behind or unfinished business. All month long, energizer Mars, structured Saturn, dreamy Neptune, and transformational Pluto are moving in reverse, which puts our energy and motivation levels down into low gear. And did I mention Chiron the wounded healer as well, yep also Retrograde, to bring up and out all those deep-seated emotional wounds, this can trigger you to relieve some sort of painful experience from your past or at least FEEL the way you did during something that was traumatic or painful, but it’s meant to come up to work through and heal.

Venus the planet that rules over love lives, relationships, and often money enters the sign of Virgo on July 9th, this is a time when we express how we love through practical manners and gestures. So instead of sharing how we are feeling emotionally with the object of our affection, we tend to show our feelings through the actions we take by doing things that make our partners and loved ones happy and feel taken care of. Expect the ones you love to show you how they care for you in the little things they do such as running errands, doing some kind of detailed work, or just making sure they’re around to support you. Under Venus in Virgo love has to make some sort of sense and have a purpose. It’s all about being practical under this influence.

Jupiter is now at a standstill because it will come out of its Retrograde cycle on July 10th, and will continue to move forward in the sign of Scorpio. Our bigger plans could get moving a bit more at this point, we should use this influence to tap into our higher-self to find a space of wealth and spiritual power for the good of all. The shadow side of this cycle is we can become more greedy and lustful looking for wealth and power, which can lead to some folks taking advantage of others. Things like abuse, misuse, ill-treatment & unfair treatment, and oppression will be some of the negative sides of this influence, especially with Jupiter being the sign of the detective of the Zodiac! We can uncover some seriously disturbing truths during this time, so if you have done something wrong you might want to find a way to fix it or the truth will be shown, especially around the time when the Full Moon occurs.

Eclipse Season begins on July 12th, when a New Moon – Partial Solar Eclipse occurs in the sensitive sign of Cancer. This can cause a crisis in your self-esteem, and in your relationships or around an event. The Solar Eclipse is opposing powerful Pluto which is about making a transformation to help better yourself. To evolve your soul so you can live a better experience that’s more satisfying in this life. This transformational energy will be common in our close relationships, so with a close family member, friend, or partner.

Leo Season begins on July 22nd, this is when the Sun moves into the sign of Leo. During this time we will see some folks show their asses plain and simple, with ego trips and battles, but hopefully, it is also going to be a time when people express themselves from the heart in a more authentic way! This influence can help us feel more optimistic and confident, so we can make important contacts and strengthen bonds with our current tribe of folks we care for.

With mental Mercury, the planet of communication turning Retrograde in the sign of Leo from July 25th till August 18th, the drama is going to be quite strong! Mercury also rules over technology and travel, so you already know if you follow my blog posts, Mercury in Retrograde is a very confusing time where we see technical glitches and malfunctions occur all over the place. People tend to get confused easily and forget what they are talking about, so be patient with yourself and others, and if you travel expect delays!

The Full Moon comes together on July 27th, and will be in the sign of intellectual Aquarius and a Total Lunar Eclipse!
A Lunar Eclipse is a perfectly aligned “Supercharged” Full Moon! When the Earth’s shadow falls between the Sun and the Moon, this is typically the brightest lunation of the month, but it will be shadowed by darkness due to the Eclipse. As the lights go out, our shadows, secrets, and repressed feelings that might have seemed too big or scary to get our attention and expression come alive. Changes that have been occurring sort of behind the scenes and deep within ourselves are brought up and out to deal with first hand, and we can see significant changes and completions.

This Eclipse is highly influenced by Mars now in its Retrograde cycle. This turns this Full Moon into a highly emotionally charged Eclipse. Mars is the planet that rules over our passion, drive, and anger, so it is certainly a time to be cautious as this influence can easily cause reckless actions to be taken, because of another harsh aspect Mars is making to the planet of changes, Uranus during the Full Moon time things can get pretty wild folks! This will also be a strong turning point within the Mars Retrograde cycle and for all of us in one way or another. It is a time to be extremely vigilant and grounded. Think before reacting, think before speaking, don’t let your fuse get lit, because once it does it’s all over with.

Overall, July of 2018 will certainly not be a boring month, so we should take notes around what we want to accomplish but also move cautiously and slowly, as big changes are coming in, but if we pay attention and understand how the planets are influencing our lives, we can better navigate this time and hopefully make it a month to remember for the more positive outcomes. I am aware some of this sounds super scary but remember a few things if you come from your heart in all you do, then you will do much better. And some of these stronger influences just won’t be as harsh to deal with. Learn how to observe life and not always react, this will change the game completely for you!

Have a safe and happy July.
~Ruby

 

Mercury in Leo – Express Yourself

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Mercury in Leo
Express Yourself

For All Zodiac Signs:
Mercury enters the sign of proud and expressive Leo today! This transit will be in this sign until September 5th, which is longer than usual due to Mercury going Retrograde, from July 25 through August 18, which is usually a challenging time. But this blog is about Mercury’s time in the sign of Leo, which affects all of us!

With Mercury in the sign of Leo our thinking is very strong, so we can feel more confident and tend to demand respect, and can get quite upset if we feel someone is talking down to us or is not listening to what we are saying. One thing we should be careful of especially once the Sun Enters Leo around July 22nd is just how aggressive, pushy, and over bearing we can get. There will be a whole lot of Leo energy swirling around and this means some folks won’t know how to handle this fiery energy, so be mindful and if you feel like your going to Roar take a break and get space!

It’s a good time to focus on your goals, and the more magnificent the goal, the better. This cycle can help you organize your thoughts to concentrate for long periods of time, which can help you meet your goals. Our minds our full of energy and our will power is strong, we are full of perseverance, and have a stronger sense of purpose.

Our minds may just naturally go to the positive, so we can be more kind, easy-going, and cheerful, even though on occasion we can be quite opinionating, stubborn, arrogant, and to forceful.

The little actions we take do really matter in this energy, but the details aren’t as important because we want to get to the point and have some fun. We are much more expressive and a little dramatic, and can do well when we get an opportunity to express ourselves, so giving speeches or telling stories can go quite well.

We also can be very charming, convincing, and persuasive because we are full of confidence and pride, especially when we speak or write. Therefore, we should be mindful to listen to people to hear them and not just to reply, because we might want to chat a lot more then usual. Also watch for gossip, it is all too easy to start talking about other folks during this time, and we can get wrapped up in what we’re talking about and end up over sharing with the wrong people.

With the planet Mercury ruling our thoughts and how we express ourselves in the sign of Leo, we may be particularly concerned with our looks and how we present ourselves, under this energy people feel more like dressing up as we are on the grand stage of life and everyone else is the audience. This doesn’t necessarily mean we will want attention from everyone however, we can be very picky and choosy about who we draw to us and be actually more closed off or even shy emotionally about our deeper truths.

It is NOT a good time to starve yourself, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t diet or eat healthier, but make sure to eat several small meals throughout the day to keep your blood sugar level. Depriving yourself will not go well and can make you feel rather aggressive and moody! You might just crave extra saucy, fatty food, so don’t go overboard.

After working hard we also will feel more like playing just as hard, so set time aside to allow your inner child to explore and have some fun, this is a very natural way of being under this Leo energy and if we choose to ignore it and not allow ourselves some time to relax and enjoy something we love we can become quite irritated and lonely.

~Ruby

“A Look Ahead”

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Rubys Astro Readings

“A Look Ahead”

The Cosmos is shifting and the energies are about to go into a totally different direction. So I thought I would explain what the energies will be like over the next week. Do understand that every planet goes through each sign of the Zodiac at different times, and those aspects affect each and every sign in the Zodiac, not just the sign they are in. These placements have an influence on all of you!

Lovely Venus has now moved into sensitive, romantic Pisces. This makes it a special time for relationships right before Valentine’s Day! However, secrets are coming out now as well, so we need to be extra careful of false sentiments and betrayals. If there’s anything being hidden or kept secret in a relationship, it just might be revealed during this time. Also, watch for con artists and scammers online, as some folks will be confessing their love for you but have an agenda. But for most couples, this can be a nice week ahead as we celebrate Love. And all you Pisces folks will probably enjoy the energies over this next month, with so many planets moved into your highly intuitive, compassionate sign.

This Tuesday, (also known as “Fat Tuesday”) mental Mercury is making a very tense connection to over the top Jupiter. This means many of you will have some very strong opinions, and some folks can get aggressive or forceful when trying to express themselves, or when trying to get their point across. Try to focus on remaining calm.

The Moon and Sun both will actually be in more emotionally detached Aquarius on Valentine’s Day, so it’s a good time to host small social gatherings and enjoy this time with friends. Let them know just how much they mean to you. There also will be “friends” who decide to come forward and profess their love, because they want to start more meaningful relationships. But the day of love is better spent in groups this time around, as our one-on-one meetings may feel a little cut-off or cold.

Get ready folks Thursday is the Solar Eclipse – New Moon. This will be a very powerful energy! It’s a Time to Set Intentions, work on reinventing yourself, and to start something new. I will have more on this special celestial event soon. 

Next Saturday, we all should be a little extra careful to not take advantage of others. Because there are some shady folks running around who are looking to get something for nothing. But luckily, the Sun and mental Mercury make a strong connection as well and this makes it a good weekend to learn something. It will be a good time to communicate how you’re feeling and to hopefully learn something.

Mental Mercury is sliding into Pisces along with loving Venus next weekend. On Sunday, the Sun also moves into the sign of the fishes. So are dreams will be more vivid and strong. The lines between our dream world and this physical reality will start to blur. The next four weeks after these changes occur will be an extremely intuitive time, as we tap into a deeper part of our spirit!

~Ruby

“Time to Get Serious, Seriously!”

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Mercury enters Capricorn
January 11- January 31st

“Time to Get Serious, Seriously!”
By Rubys Readings
Mercury the planet that rules over our way of thinking, thought process, and communication shifts Signs today. It’s a time to be practical, to better understand what’s working and what’s not. As we continue to slow down and get more serious with Mercury in the Sign Capricorn from January 11th – 31st.

This Mercury placement is about being precise when communicating and thinking about long-term goals, so choose your words wisely and carefully. Take some time to write our your goals, especially around your career. Since our thoughts are more down to earth, maybe start practicing a grounding meditation to help keep yourself grounded.

This energy can cause a more negative or pessimistic attitude, so use this influence to think through any issues and gain some clarity by the time this energy shifts at the end of January. Focus on your problems and go into a space of acceptance, then you can shift and change them.

It’s a great period to seek out folks who have already accomplished what you hope to one day achieve. These mentors or teachers can give you some valuable advice and help connect you with others who can help you in the long run to achieve your goals. Your hard work will pay off later so get on board with this energy, as there are nearly 5 other planets also in Capricorn now.

This is definitely not the most exciting time, but Mercury in Capricorn has many benefits as well. The timing of this placement couldn’t be better with it just being the New Year, this helps us stay grounded and reach our goals, this energy aids us in making and keeping our resolutions. This is a great time to build up your ideas and take notes, as it’s easier to organize our many different thoughts. We can turn these ideas into action and make them a reality!

Right up until the 31st of January, Mercury will be in Capricorn which means our way of thinking is much more methodical and our focus more practical and sober. Under this influence, it’s much easier to concentrate on the tasks at hand. Our conversations can be quite the reality check, as we focus more on business and practical matters. Our thought process and patterns of communication become way more logical, orderly, and organized now. It’s just easier to sort out what is relevant and essential, as we get REAL, our speech is no-nonsense and being precise becomes more important to us.

Many of you are going to feel more ambitious, practical, patient, and shrewd, so it’s easier to get organized, as our reasoning is much more sound. We are quite straightforward as we have a no-nonsense view on life.

Under this energy, we are aware of who is in charge, and our conversations can become more controlling then constructive. We all think “our ideas” are the best during the time Mercury is in Capricorn, but if we spend too much time worrying about who’s in charge, we can get distracted and not get as much done.

Be careful of being too narrow-minded as our sense of humor is lacking during this time. Our attitude can appear colder, cut off, and harsh to others. Don’t forget there’s a fine line between being real and pessimistic. Use this time to study, learn, and further your education.

~Ruby

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“Venus in Sagittarius”

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Venus will shift and join Mercury and the Sun in Sagittarius on Saturday.

Venus rules over what we value, love, and often our money. Under joyous Sagittarius, we all can feel (no matter what Zodiac sign), like enjoying ourselves, as we have much more courage to play! We also find ourselves feeling much more appreciative of the opportunities that seem to show up, no matter how big or small. Being under this over the top energy we tend to share much more of ourselves with others, and our mentality leans more towards sharing.

Venus can be quite lucky in Sagittarius, as this influence allows doors to open in the areas of love, relationships, and around finances. Hearts are open wide and possibilities for money is strong. However, (in the cosmos there is always a, however, lol) we can see what comes in go out just as quickly if we aren’t careful with how much we decide to spend or how much energy or love we give out, if we don’t pay attention to what we are not getting back. It’s an important time to show gratitude for what you do have and to take nothing you get for granted as the small things seem to just show up!

Over the next month, enjoy the love and gifts this aspect provides without any expectations of what you can get out of it, that’s a big no-no under Sagittarius energy, as this can be somewhat of a confusing time due to Mercury just entering its Retrograde cycle. While Venus is in this sign, she is excited to share love and good feeling vibes in one moment but can be done with it all in a heartbeat. Because this energy makes us feel more distracted by what is fun in the moment than think about the details and the long-term. This is NOT a time to get attached folks, to create rules in your relationships, or to try and restrict anyone into what it is you want from them down the road, it’s not going to work out that way! It’s more a time to see what your options are and what’s readily available.

If you are currently in a relationship this placement can help you if you learn how to play hard to get and be more of a tease. Leave some mystery to your partner to enjoy and figure out, but not for too long of a time, think about living in the moment and just have fun! And remember, if you set things free and it comes back, well that doesn’t always mean it was meant to be, but watch other people’s actions as that can speak way more than words during this time,

Venus in Sagittarius can also have us desire way more than what we are getting or receiving, while others may be more attracted to what’s all shiny and new and still feel unsatisfied. Remember it’s usually the thought that counts, but getting what’s fair is a big deal under this influence. We seek out the truth under this energy and are more interested in the knowledge of what’s hidden or behind the gifts we do receive, as this energy doesn’t help us to trust others very well, unfortunately. Jumping to conclusions is an issue already with mental Mercury in Sagittarius, as any assumptions you make can just be problems later. Therefore, it’s important to listen, there is so much to learn on this exciting journey! Love today like there’s no tomorrow!

Just remember this path may not be so clear over this next week or so as Neptune casts a heavy fog over our minds as it connects to both Mercury in Retrograde and Venus! It may be difficult to see what lies ahead, as the energy feels almost dream-like. It’s not all bad though, as this will force us to use our other senses, so we can trust our own intuition and follow our gut instincts which can help us work on trusting ourselves more.

~Ruby

Mercury enters Sagittarius

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Mercury enters Sagittarius
Mercury is the planet that rules over how we think, process information, and communicate. This influence affects each and every one of us, no matter what Zodiac sign you are.

Mercury shifts from deeper thinking Scorpio into more adventurous, optimistic Sagittarius today, November 5th, 2017! This is an energy we definitely need, as things have been getting way too serious for a while now with the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter also in Scorpio. We need to lighten up folks, and this energy certainly can help that along.

Mercury will be in Sagittarius much longer than it’s usual 3-week stay, so until January 11th. Why is this? Because it’s that time again, oh yea, *heavy sigh*, when Mercury goes into its Retrograde cycle in December! (the pre-shadow period starts in a few weeks, and personally, I feel some of us are already feeling it!)

With Mercury shifting from deeper thinking Scorpio into more hopeful Sagittarius, our thinking also shifts from a deep psychological place and into a more lit up hopeful place. There’s a stronger desire to learn about a wide range of topics, so even though we don’t go as deep, we learn what we need to know right now or in the moment. Our thinking is more hopeful, optimistic, and our faith can increase during this time, as we seek our higher ideals. This influence also can help restore our belief system and can bring hope in our everyday thoughts and lives.

Balance and fairness also become quite important during this time, but we are not so good at paying attention to the details and certain things may be overlooked, and it doesn’t help that we can be in a big hurry under this influence! So pay attention to avoid mistakes or issues. We feel brave and courageous, so it’s easier to assert our independence, and question why we are depending on anyone but ourselves. Don’t go overboard during this time just to go’ it alone, or just because you have such a strong need to break free from certain situations or people! Remember, we need other people if we like it or not.

This is a time when we are expanding our mental horizons. There will be a whole new set of interests that might become of special importance to you, topics like religion, spiritual beliefs, philosophy, law, and education just to name a few. There’s a strong pull to meet up with folks from faraway lands, and our curiosity is so strong we can end up traveling. But often the trips we end up taking are the far away adventures in our minds. We want to get out and experience life, learn and grow during this time, so enjoy all of this magical fresh energy with Mercury in Sagittarius has to offer.

But we also should prepare for Mercury’s Retrograde cycle coming in December, so stay up to date by reading my Daily Astro Blogs. I will have more on the upcoming Mercury in Retrograde cycle soon.

 

~Ruby

MERCURY ENTERS SCORPIO

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MERCURY ENTERS SCORPIO

By Ruby

Mercury is in Scorpio from October 17-November 5, 2017.

Mental Mercury (the planet that rules over our thoughts & communication) shifts, as it moves into more soul-searching Scorpio.

Our communications take a drastic shift from keeping the peace while Mercury was in balancing Libra, and now into pulling out what’s hidden or repressed while in Scorpio. Just like how the #metoo movement is taking off in Hollywood now, anything that has caused trauma will be lite up by giant Jupiter, now also in Scorpio.

With Mercury in Scorpio, our thinking runs very deep and intense. The truth of the matter is very important, as we become observers and can be obsessive in our pursuits. Just don’t push things to the point of insanity and know when to back off. It can prove difficult to say enough is enough.

During this time our thoughts and the way we communicate will be more deep and intense, and usually we like to chat a lot under these influences, because we are searching for what’s hidden or repressed psychologically. While Mercury was in Libra we were more about balancing our minds, while.coming up with simple but fair solutions to our problems.

Mercury in Scorpio is more natural, but has a darker attitude, so you may feel like things aren’t fair. The truth is what’s important now, as we look underneath it all! This is a time to let yourself investigate, observe, and really focus. Our never ending search for something more deep can be exhausting, but it satisfies our minds to simply know. Whatever is fake or false in our lives just won’t due, we are looking for what is authentic, especially around communicating, so our conversations can go much deeper.

This Scorpio energy helps us stay more sharp than usual, our minds our profound and quite analytical, which leads to one-track minded and even obsessive thinking. Better learn now while we get into so many planets in Scorpio, just how stop yourself. This energy can have you talking for days and not knowing when to stop yourself, so pay attention, and if you are talking someone’s ear off, rein yourself back in and take a breather. You can emotionally, under this particular influence, mentally exhaust yourself and others

~Ruby