The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
This energy is likely to bring a little excitement into your life, one way or another. This is a good time to do something different; shake up your routine. Seek out diversions; try something new! Relationships will have an unusual energy to them; an established relationship may sparkle with some extra “spice” or a new relationship begun under this energy will be stimulating, unusual and probably short-lived. Use this energy to soak up some good energy from those who live on the fringes!
7/1 ~ Venus (values) ~conjunct~ Jupiter (truth):
This is an extremely powerful energy that makes you very mentally “present” to the fact that both your values and your truth are shifting. You can connect to material abundance. This is usually a pleasant shift because it is about expanding your sense of authentic beauty, as in nature, and the interrelatedness of all living things. There is an energy of enthusiasm around new or growing relationships which attracts more positive energy. This is the best time to create and “expect miracles”!
7/1 ~ Sun (authenticity) ~trine~ Neptune (intuition):
This energy triggers your idealistic side and provokes a desire to understand things on a deeper, more spiritual level. Try to use this energy to reflect on where you are and where you want to be, mentally, spiritually and physically. Take time to meditate and be still, quiet and alone. You may feel compelled to do things today that have no direct benefit for you; finding satisfaction in giving. Just be sure to ‘help those who help themselves’. Your intuition is heightened also, so pay attention to any ‘messages’ that come thru to you.
7/2 ~ Mercury (acumen) ~sextile~ Uranus (the Awakener):
This energy says, it’s time to go with the flow – “new and different” being the flow. It wants to shake it up a bit – in a good way. However, if you feel like new and different is more like chaos and disruption, then you need to reflect and see if you aren’t being too rigid. Unwillingness to go with the (new) flow will make this energy harder to handle. This is also a good time to try to resolve any old issues or challenges – they are not going away without resolution and conscious release. Perhaps you’ve been trying the same thing over and over and it’s time to try something NEW – now is the time new ideas will come to you. Pay attention! Try to be open and receptive to unusual things, events or ideas; allow spontaneity. You may think you are doing one thing and look up and being doing something completely different – be open to exploring the new path!
This energy can make you focus on the larger issues in your life. Your dreams are tapping you on the shoulder, demanding some attention. Mundane issues do not concern you, you want to figure out how to create the life you’ve been imagining. This energy also provokes within you the understanding that being generous naturally attracts generosity to you (and your cause). You’re focused on the big picture and overall patterns which have lead you to this point. Feeling clear, sharp, alert and optimistic, your realize that anything you can imagine, you can achieve.
Sunrise: 5:43 morn. Sunset: 8:37 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 54m.
Dawn: 5:11 morn. Dusk: 9:09 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 32m.
Sun in 2nd degree of the Sign Crabba, the Crab fish;
also in 3rd degree of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins;
If the rising sun be encompassed with an iris or
circle of white clouds, and they equally fly away,
this is a sign of fair weather.
~Pliny, “Natural History”.
Sunrise: 5:43 morn. Sunset: 8:36 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 52m.
Dawn: 5:10 morn. Dusk: 9:09 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 32m.
Sun in 0th degree of the Sign Crabba, the Crab fish;
also in 1st degree of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins;
In summer time, when the sun at rising is obscured by a
mist which disperses about three hours afterwards, expect
hot and calm weather for two or three days.
~ C.L. Prince.
Recent weeks have been busier than usual for you, dear Aries. Today, the Sun enters your family and home sector, stimulating a stronger need to get back in touch with family and activities revolving around the home. This month-long cycle is good for reconnecting with a deep need for inner peace and comfort, enjoying quieter and perhaps emotionally safer activities, and for collecting your thoughts and centering yourself. Today’s energies are a little up and down. There can be good and even nurturing conversations with friends, but romantic or creative matters can have you sitting on a fence not knowing your next move. A certain self-consciousness may be with you on these lines. Pay attention to the fears and emotions that surface today, as you can learn a lot about what might be holding you back. Tonight, you can be feeling considerably freer. Tonight and tomorrow can bring breakthrough thinking.
Today you enter a month-long cycle that puts a spotlight on movement, ideas, communications, and learning, dear Taurus. This cycle can put you into more frequent contact with others, bring extra activities into your world, and keep you on your toes. You can be doing quite a bit of multi-tasking, and focus is not your strong suit at this time. On the other hand, this can be a great period for introducing more variety into your life and for learning new things. It can also get you out and about more often, and this can help satisfy your curiosity. Today, even if you feel that you’re in an uncomfortable position or confronted with difficult choices, try to stay centered and avoid falling back into tired and old behaviors of relating. Tonight and tomorrow are about freeing yourself from attitudes that limit you or that keep you from following your heart. Think in terms of letting go of the negative and embracing the positive.
The Sun moves out of your sign today, dear Gemini, and begins a month-long cycle influencing your sector of values, finances, comfort matters, personal possessions, and self-worth. You take more pride in your personal resources and ability to build and manage your life. It’s a good cycle in which to discover what it is you truly value. As well, you can get in touch with how you feel about your own worth and talents and how this affects your life in general and your earning power. Focus more on what you have than what you want, and you’ll be in great shape this month. Decisions can be a little tough today, particularly if you are reminded of difficult situations in your past, but consider that you may be missing opportunities to make better memories if you are holding on to resentment. Later today and tomorrow, there is strong energy for feeling freer, more liberated, and positive about the future. Keep your eyes open for social, learning, and sharing opportunities.
The month ahead is a personally powerful time, dear Cancer, with the Sun moving into your sign. It’s time to let your personality shine. There is a stronger desire to start fresh, and you’re afforded the opportunities to do so in the weeks ahead. Others are noticing you more than usual, as your personal presence increased. You’re making a strong statement whether you intend to or not, so make it a good one! This can be a time when an update to your appearance or a new and improved manner/attitude can help you to feel more confident. Today, there can be some tendency to stay on the fence about a matter, perhaps because you sense that it may not be as wonderful as promised, or because you are uncertain of whether your perceptions are objective enough to really hold weight. Love is complicated, but feelings that emerge can illuminate insecurities so that you can learn how to better manage them. Tonight and tomorrow, look for opportunities to grow, improve, and expand. Think in progressive ways, and put your fear of change behind you as you do.
A month-long cycle begins today as the Sun enters your solar twelfth house, dear Leo. During this period, you can experience a greater need for a break from competitive energies or demanding situations. You are drawn to restful, relaxing, and healing activities. While you are coming across as approachable these days with Venus in your sign, part of you requires periods devoted to reflection on, or processing of, the activities of the last year. You are certainly more noticeable now with Venus in your sign and the Moon there for the first half of the day, emphasizing your more yielding and attractive qualities. While there can be unusual or uncomfortable feelings today, possibly due to a reminder of a past disappointment or loss, as the day advances, there is powerful energy for a strong sense of moving forward.
With the Sun’s move into your sector of friendships, dreams, and wishes today, the month ahead brings more sociable, experimental, and hopeful energy into your life, dear Virgo. You take more pride than usual in your friendships, connections, community involvement, or aspirations, and associates or friends may look to you for direction. Sharing ideals or visions with others gives you a boost, and you get more satisfaction than usual when your actions impact others in a positive way. Today, you may be doing some looking back and processing of recent events, and while this is appropriate now, it’s important not to overthink things. Emotions can bubble to the surface at unusual moments, but if you pay attention to the cues, you can learn a tremendous amount about what is truly behind your fears and insecurities, particularly about a relationship. Remember that anger is a defense mechanism that divorces you temporarily from feeling hurt, but allowing yourself to feel the hurt can lead to a wonderful feeling of release and freedom. Tonight and tomorrow, look for ways to free yourself from unnecessary worry or attachments to the past that are holding you back.
Professional and public matters can be in stronger focus in the coming month, dear Libra, with the Sun entering your reputation and career sector today. You are taking more pride in your performance, the work you do, or the responsibilities you fulfill. As a result, your motivation to succeed can strengthen. Others are definitely noticing your work or your accomplishments, so it’s wise to draw upon your more responsible, competent side. If you’ve done your homework, a promotion or some kind of pat on the back can be incoming during this cycle. Today, there can be some pressure, possibly by family or with domestic matters, and involving friends or groups. Choices today can be challenging, and you may feel that you’d rather not make any! You can get closer to someone today by backing off and allowing them space, even if it doesn’t feel entirely comfortable doing so. Later today and tomorrow, fight self-doubt and put yourself out there, pushing past your fears.
Today’s movement of the Sun into your adventure and expansion sector begins a month-long cycle in which you seek out wonderful ways to feel and be free, dear Scorpio. This cycle can bring wonderful energy into your life, especially if you are open to acting upon your bigger need for adventure. The usual routines don’t seem to cut it for you now, although you do of course recognize their value. You may be looking at daily problems in new, more inspired ways, and solving them quickly. Seeing the big picture helps to free you from taking petty annoyances too seriously. Today, there can be some awkwardness, particularly in conversations that end up revealing too much. Try not to come across in a sarcastic or negative manner, which can hurt your case. Tonight and tomorrow, good energy is with you for freeing yourself from burdens. Look for ways to improve your daily life, your work, and your reputation.
With the Sun moving into your solar eighth house today for a month-long visit, dear Sagittarius, the coming weeks can put the spotlight on your ability to share and blend with a partner, or to better understand yourself as you face the need to improve, change, and transform. There can be a focus on financial matters and resources that are shared with a partner or that come from other sources than your personal income. A deeper, more passionate attitude towards life emerges. Your attitude swings towards “all or nothing” when it comes to relating, as more intimacy is desired. You can be especially attracted to challenges that take you out of your comfort zone. Today, there may be a lot of blanks to fill in, and no clear way of doing so, particularly related to money and relationships. Pleasant surprises are likely to be in store for you later today and into tomorrow, however, especially if you’re willing to let a bad attitude or circumstance go. Your ruler, Jupiter, is moving towards a happy aspect with Uranus, and you’re encouraged to reach out, connect, and release some of your inhibitions.
The day brings a new solar cycle, dear Capricorn, that puts the spotlight on your one-to-one relationships, whether personal or business or both. This month-long cycle stimulates the need for others, enhances your approachability, and helps bring back a healthy sense of balance in your life. Energetically speaking, you may not be at your personal best. On a social level, however, your increased ability to compromise and negotiate brings rewards. You stand to learn a lot through your relationships now and this month. Even so, relationships are not especially straightforward today. While you need to make some changes, avoid obsessive thinking that only serves to take you in a mental and emotional circle. Decisions are hard to make right now, but once made, a sense of relief can arrive. Focus on moving forward, and the best possible way to do so. An approaching Jupiter-Uranus aspect is helping you tremendously on this level, so look for ways to detach yourself from attitudes or situations that drag you down.
The Sun moves into your work and health sector today, dear Aquarius, where it will stay until July 22nd. This is an important time for improving or beginning new routines that focus on getting yourself into better form. New information or circumstances can arise that motivate you to lead a healthier, more organized, and more productive life. It’s an excellent month for lifestyle changes. You might also be taking more pride in your work, and this can stimulate you to update your skills, reorganize your workspace, and become more efficient all around. Today, some adjustments may need to be made in a relationship, or there can be a reminder of a past difficulty or hurt that prompts you to make a change. Tonight and tomorrow, your ruler, Uranus, forms a wonderful aspect with expansive, jovial Jupiter, making it a great time to look for ways to free your mind, connect with people who inspire you, and share your ideas and visions more freely.
A month-long cycle beginning today puts the spotlight on creative self-expression, pleasure, entertainment, and romance, dear Pisces. The month ahead is strong for pursuing a pet hobby or starting a new one, enjoying creative interests and finding new avenues for expressing yourself, and letting your inner child out to play. A more spontaneous, playful, and affectionate approach to your life is natural now, and can attract others. Today is good for ideas revolving around family, emotional attachments, and home matters. However, there can be some frustrating elements on the job. There can be too many demands from friends or employers on your time. You could be feeling used or underappreciated at the moment, so it’s important to look for and then focus on ways that you can empower yourself instead of dwelling on the negative feelings. Tonight and tomorrow, there is brilliant energy for releasing frustrations and focusing on improvements.
Litha is the Midsummer celebration of the Sun at its zenith. It is a time when heat light, and the Sun – God himself are at their strongest. After this brief moment in time, their strength will start to diminish as the year wanes gradually to darkness. For this ritual you will need a small amount of dries herbs, a fire – and – heat proof container in which to burn them, and some matches. Use caution, so that you don’t start a fire outdoors or set off your smoke detector indoors. Choose herbs that share an affinity with the SUn and fire such as bay leaves, sunflowers, basil, frankincense or any mint plant. Verbally pay homage to the Sun – God, then light the herbs. They will burn fast and hot 0 and may not smell wonderful! Revel in the heat and light pouring from the container and feel the way it symbolizes the quick apex and decent of the Sun on Litha.
Sunrise: 5:42 morn. Sunset: 8:35 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 52m.
Dawn: 5:10 morn. Dusk: 9:07 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 32m.
Sun in 25th degree of the Sign Gemini, the Twins;
also in 33rd degree of the Constellation Taurus, the Bull;
If the body of the sun appear blood-red at setting,
it forebodes high winds for many days.
~ Francis Bacon, “Historia Ventorum”.
The first day of summer is Litha, a festival that honors the Sun at its zenith. This year the Moon is feeling aggressively dramatic, and with preparations, you can create a ritual of high dramas that will be long remembered.
You’ll want music and dancing with these revels. How crafty are you? Drape a broom handle with a white sheet and put a paper mache horse’s head on it to symbolize domestic farm animals. Arrange a cauldron of fire so that those seeking purification and protection can leap over it, and let someone ride the horse among the dancers and fire leapers. In a day or so, when the ashes have cooled, spread them in the garden to bring the power of the fire element to the fertility of your soil.
Make headdresses with mugwort, lavender and rosemary for all participants. Provide ribbon for participants to tie on your oak or hawthorne tree. Use golds and oranges and yellows for this ritual. Make large Sun disks for the dancers to carry; use lots of gold glitter. When night falls, light firey torches to encourage the Sun’s flagging energy.
Copyright K. D. Spitzer Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2004
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