Horoscope Archives July 2005

Archive Horoscopes

for July 2005

New Moon in Cancer

July 6 - August 4 2005

Full Moon in Capricorn

July 21 2005

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ARIES

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 4th House of family, Father, childhood, home base, need for nurturing, security and belonging, and the past.)

Inspired courage and action are abundant during this cycle, especially coming to the defence of injustice that is heartfelt. The need for nurturing and protection of your family or yourself may be the trigger that moves you to want to act directly and quickly. There is no shortage of courage and daring. In fact, you may overestimate how much force is necessary and wind up being over-reactive or reckless, which could bring a reaction of judgement or defensiveness from the other person. There is a strong opportunity to engage in inspired creativity and harmonious interaction with others. But there are also hidden forces lurking behind the scenes that seem to mysteriously disrupt or complicate this potential. Your own impulse to make sure that your own interests and vision are not forgotten may also create as many problems as it solves. If you look closely, you may see that you're partly motivated by unresolved anger from the past and you're trying to prevent an unpleasant history from repeating itself. The challenges become: How do you assert and protect your needs without over-reacting? And how do you deal with those hidden chaotic forces that interfere with the positive potential with others, which you just know is there if that conflict would just go away? The answer lies in adopting a certain spiritual detachment that allows you to see the larger potential and implications of what's happening, and then respond (not react) to your immediate environment within the context of your highest principles.

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ARIES

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 10th House of career, goals, ambitions, authority, public recognition, Mother, social reputation and roles in society.)

It may seem like everything has changed now! You have a chance to start to manifest your ambitions and goals, but you still have unfinished business and unripened ideas that need to be dealt with first. Whereas your challenge had been in the area of how to keep from overreacting to your need to protect your interests, they have now shifted to having to take a hard look at your own sense of self to strengthen some of the weak links you still carry from your past. Although you would like to fix this quickly and cleanly, it will turn out to be a long-term unfolding journey. The first step in that journey is now, when you need to confront the tug of war between your desire to preserve your freedom without sacrificing acceptance by the Powers That Be, versus your desire to manifest your dreams without compromising your individuality and independence. This will require your courage and commitment, but you are up to the challenge. In about a week, patience will be a little easier to access, although you may embrace this reluctantly. You may also think the inevitable slowing down (that's necessary for patience and methodical success) means you are failing or running out of gas, although that's not the purpose of this shift in energy. Rather, this is a time when you need to commit to simply doing the work that is necessary to achieve your goals and learn new ways of responding to triggering circumstances. Trust the process and it will lead you to a place of revitalisation.

 

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TAURUS

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 3rd House of intellect, communication, ideas, perceptions, learning, neighbours, commerce, short-distance travel, and information exchange.)

Thoughts, words and perceptions are intuitively inspired and seem to flow from a hidden wellspring. While this can have a magical, idealistic or liberating quality, it can also be disconcerting to someone who prefers to deal with things at a more concrete, predictable level. There is excellent potential to harmonise your ideas with others who have a compatible vision with yours, especially in work, projects or practical activities. However, this may become complicated by a conflicting or ever-changing vision of the Collective—whether that is a company you are doing the work for, or your colleagues or peers, or group pressure from society at large. Although you may feel the impulse to step out of the box a bit and take some risks (or just get angry out of frustration), you might also feel some hesitation due to lack of confidence or a need to protect yourself. All of these needs and impulses are valid—it's a question of how to juggle them all in a way that keeps them all in balance, without dropping one in order to keep another one in the air. The answer lies in looking at the situation within a context of the bigger picture, and allowing yourself to detach from getting caught up in the immediate issues. Stay focused on the potential you know is there in the work you want to accomplish and the people involved in shared projects, and use that to keep adjusting your direction in small ways to find the niche that will fit your vision. Take it in smaller bits—aim to achieve the small, unique successes within the larger potential, rather than feeling you're suppose to conquer it all at once.

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TAURUS

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 9th House of spirituality, beliefs, truth-seeking, justice, philosophy, knowledge, teaching, publishing, long-distance travel, foreign lands and languages, and multiculturalism.)

Your vision of what is possible can finally start to be put into concrete form, although your path may be a twisting, turning one, rather than straightforward and direct. You may need to re-examine the ethics, implications or practicality of what you hope to achieve or how you intend to get there. The foundation on which you want to build your ambitions has shifted from when you started at the New Moon, requiring that you commit yourself even further than you might have anticipated. If it feels like you are blocked right now, this is more likely a natural consequence of the reality that you need to work with over time, than an omen that your plans are not "meant to be." Your encounter with the Collective since the New Moon (in whatever form that may have taken) may have unearthed other issues related to a struggle between answering to the authority of others versus being your own authority. You may also be teetering between your experience of the past as a supportive "rudder" that steers you toward your chosen future, versus seeing the past as a predictive indicator that limits what you can and can't do with your future. For the coming few weeks, allow yourself to "be with" your struggle without needing to take final action. There is some rethinking and reframing to be done over the next three weeks about how to address your situation. You will also likely find that the action you can take becomes clearer and more solid after the 28th, although there is still more research to be done before you can really start to make progress. Trust the process.

 

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GEMINI

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 2nd House of finances, income, expenses, possessions, resources, self-worth, and material security and values.)

Cultivating a deeper sense of security (personal and material) can breathe new life into your career and life goals during this cycle. However, there is tension between your creative potential and your encounters with groups, friends and colleagues, which may make it difficult to feel that security or stability are possible right now. There is a lot of promise in your interactions with others, especially those who are creatively inclined or those who believe in you and mirror a vision of what you are truly capable of. And yet, there is disruption and confusion that interferes with the smooth flow of that interaction. Much of this is due to the fact that your goals and life direction have been changing over the last couple of years and you may not be quite so sure what direction is right for you anymore. It may feel like a catch-22, where you can't progress in the here-and-now until you figure out where you're going, but you can't determine where you're going until you get grounded in the here-and-now first. Ironically, it is this very struggle that will enable you to take another step on your journey. By networking with the allies, mentors and social contacts in your life, you can gain valuable here-and-now resources that can help stabilise and steer the emerging ambitions that have been shaking up your familiar world.

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GEMINI

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 8th House of power, empowerment, control, intensity, deep psychology, death, rebirth, transformation and sexuality.)

The process of stabilising your newly emerging ambitions, since the New Moon, now morphs into a quest to establish dominion over those chaotic forces, although this is not as simple as it may seem. You are in a period of transition, which means control must be achieved through stability of movement and change. Trying to force your circumstances to stay put long enough to get a handle on them will likely result in a conflict of interest with others who are in a position of power. Two self-examining questions emerge, for your consideration: Are you trying to establish control so that your individual freedom is protected (perhaps at the price of others having to sacrifice theirs, or hoping you can be exempt from following the same rules as everyone else)? And, is it also possible you are trying to stabilise your foundation of security, so that you will have something predictable to hold onto (yet which might ultimately limit your potential and self-expression)? The point is not to figure out the right or wrong answers, but to use the information to delve into your deeper motivations behind your quest to manifest your ambition. This self-examination and reframing process will continue to unfold over the next several weeks. The path of action you see before you will shift after the 28th, and you will likely find it works better to walk steadily rather than sprint. The work of the next several months will also probably need to be done alone or internally, to some extent, so now is the time to set up your inner workshop.

 

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CANCER

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 1st House of self, outer personality, appearance, vitality and self-assertion.)

This is your New Moon, Cancer! This cycle will begin an exciting period of new growth, learning and healing that have effects beyond this four-week cycle. How you put yourself out in the world now can make a difference now to your career and goals, as well as your support system (network of people and resources that support you). There is tension right now between your drive to get somewhere in your life and your wish for a comfortable nest in which to relax and enjoy life—and both are valid needs! It may seem like you have to choose one and sacrifice the other. Or, your support system (family, friends, mentors, teachers, spiritual support, home base, etc.) may want you to go in one direction, whereas your individuality is drawn in another direction, putting you at odds with the very resources you need to succeed. It is important now to find a path through this jungle that leads to all the different needs, interests, desires and priorities in your life. Your support system is very important to you, but so are the drives, ambitions and dreams that form and express your individuality. The question becomes: How do you find the courage to risk losing some of that support without just throwing it away? Or, put another way, how do you satisfy the people and systems that support you while still preserving your right to make your own decisions? The key lies in keeping your communication, negotiation, interaction and self-expression open and flowing. If you can keep these lines of information and inspiration flowing, it will help to provide a more stable foundation for the visionary ideals and larger-than-life principles that are struggling to be included in the gameplan.

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CANCER

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 7th House of Significant Others, relationships, partnerships, inter-connectedness with others, style of interaction, and balance.)

Your struggle to balance your own interests with those of your support people and home base now evolves into a more personal quest to synchronize who you are with the Significant Others in your life. This balancing act has far greater implications than might be seen on the surface. It signifies a transition in your life from who you are, as defined by your past and your support people, and who you are trying to become, as defined by the spirit of who you are. This is a time to examine how you might be letting your relationships with others shape who you are, in exchange for getting the support structure you need. This is important because there is a need right now to break away from that structure and find your own path, including becoming more self-defining. Your career, goals and ambitions are the initial proving ground for this, which shifts to your relationship to the greater community (groups, friends, colleagues, organisations, etc.) after the 28th. Again, it is important to remember that all these different needs, urges, desires, priorities, principles and circumstances have their own validity and need to be equally taken into account as you travel through this time. The next three weeks will provide a time to meditate and process your observations about this complex puzzle, so don't feel you're doing badly if it takes some time to sort all this out. This is a long-term process.

 

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LEO

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 12th house of spirituality, compassion, isolation, inner focus, meditation, escapism, addiction and universal love and beauty.)

Spirituality is the answer! What was the question...? That's your mission right now—trying to figure out how spirituality, beliefs, philosophy and a quest for meaning fit into your worldview. Deep inside you may feel a sensitivity or longing, which stems from a deep need to feel loved, protected and connected to the Universe (something greater than yourself, in whatever way that makes sense to you). This might be inspired by a passion for truth and learning that requires you to surrender to the Great Unknown. Or, it could be triggered by a challenge to your convictions that makes you feel you must either defend or question your beliefs. Either way, your strength right now is your ability to communicate with diplomacy and charm and to approach your quest as an exploration of ideas (not a mandate to find conclusions). However, there is an undercurrent that keeps stirring up the pot, causing your best efforts to become unpredictable or paradoxical. The question becomes: What will give you the confidence to let yourself take the risk and surrender to that undercurrent (which has something important to teach you)? It seems like a catch-22: If you try to control the process, you'll shut it down; and if you abandon all control, you could get lost in it. Actually, the answer is hiding in plain sight. By strengthening your ability to explore and share ideas with others—especially with a teacher, mentor or spiritual advisor (or by putting yourself in these roles)—you can create a stream of consciousness that can act as a channel for that unpredictable undercurrent.

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LEO

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 6th House of work and service (paid or volunteer), health and healing, analysis and organisation, and your contribution to the world.)

It is now time to take all that intangible exploration since the New Moon and begin to put it into a more concrete form and apply it in a practical way, although this could be tricky to do. Your inward journey to the centre of your spirit has brought you to a place where you have to take a hard look at who you really are under your masks (and we all have masks). Does your outer persona truly reflect your inner spirit? You may find there's work to be done to bring the two into sync with each other. Is it enough to take your highest creative source and channel it into a manifest container that meets the expectations of others? You could discover that there is a nonconformist or individualist inside you that is longing to be expressed, but you might risk falling from grace with the authority figures and Powers That Be in your life. You have some decisions to make that may not be easy, but you're not meant to do this all at once. For the next few weeks you can meditate, ponder and explore ideas about how to establish a new balance of inner and outer priorities. After the 28th, it may become easier to see the concrete steps you need to take to manifest your deeper dreams and spirit over the long run.

 

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VIRGO

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 11th House of friends, peers, colleagues and co-workers, groups, organisations, community at large and vision of the future.)

There is a subtle whispering message to be heard regarding your relationship with the Collective (friends, acquaintances, colleagues, organisations, groups and the communities you are involved in). At first the message you hear may be loud, aggressive or intense, as you struggle with the need to assert your individuality and independence, versus the need to share a common worldview with the Collective as a resource for that independence and individuality to draw from. It may seem that you can't have both, or that the consequence of having one takes away from the benefits of the other. Part of the problem is that what you are looking for in your connection to others is changing. This applies both to those close to you (lovers, close friends, partners of all kinds) and to those who are part of the detached Collective (acquaintances, colleagues, members of your communities). This greatly complicates your relationships with both, making it difficult to know how to preserve your independence while maintaining a comfortable place in the community. The question becomes: How can you create a workable balance between these seemingly conflicting needs, priorities, principles and expectations? The answer lies within, through the still small voice that comes from the spirit of who you are. The more you are able to focus into that whisper, the louder and more distinct it will become, and the loud voice of outer conflict can fade into a more reasonable perspective. Who you are does not have to conflict with the Collective, but you do need to find a balance point at your deepest Source inside yourself, rather than externally where you feel you must compete within the world's power dynamics.

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VIRGO

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 5th House of identity, individuality, selfhood, children, fun, love affairs, creative self-expression and "joi de vivre.")

As you become more attuned to that still small voice of your spirit within, since the New Moon, you will find that it leads to the need to find concrete ways to manifest, ground and outwardly express that inner Self. It is not enough to simply be aware of that inner spiritual Source (although awareness is the essential first step); you need to do something with it—use it or lose it. But relax: it doesn't have to be done all at once, and in fact this transition will be a long-term process of unfolding the layers of implications and consequences that must dealt with. For starters, you must reconcile your need to feel nurtured and embraced by others with a deeper knowledge that we are all ultimately alone in our connection to the Universe. From another perspective, you have a need to conform to the status quo and "fit in" and yet there is also a part of you that wants to rebel and live free of external expectations. You are in a transition of finding a balance point between these different needs and priorities—finding ways to take that inner balance point that you found since the New Moon and applying it externally in your work, actions and relationships (especially after the 28th). The next few weeks will give you a chance to ponder and analyze how to understand and work with the dynamics involved, but the answers you come up with initially will likely be more intuitive impressions than solid logic. Give it time (a few weeks) and the pieces will finally start to fit together.

 

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LIBRA

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 10th House of career, goals, ambitions, authority, public recognition, Mother, social reputation and roles in society.)

Your ambitions and goals can benefit from some active networking and schmoozing in the coming cycle, and your negotiation skills will be required in this quest to find a better balance of priorities in your goals and ambitions. You might find yourself in a conflict of interest with a Significant Other (like a spouse, close friend or business partner) over conflicting priorities to do with work, career plans or public recognition. You may also need to reconcile the principles, ideals or ethics of your ambitions with the aggressive, uncompromising or compelling action that must be taken in order to achieve them. Part of what is happening is that your priorities are changing in terms of how you use your time and energy in service to higher objectives—your own, society's, or life itself. The question becomes: Whose priorities and authority get precedence? And, how can you respond on a practical, fundamental level to the call of change, aspiration and ambition that goes beyond simple tasks? The answer lies in your connection to allies, associates, peers, friends, social contacts, organisations and communities. There you can find like-minded individuals and information that can support your best judgement and help you discover your highest vision of what is possible. Strengthening these ties can help to bring the confusion of everyday activities into clearer focus, and allow you to detach from the details enough to slow down the knee-jerk reactions.

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LIBRA

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 4th House of family, Father, childhood, home base, need for nurturing, security and belonging, and the past.)

Before you are ready to move into the future, you must first do closure with the past and take stock of your personal needs within the context of the detached, sometimes-impersonal world. You are in a transition now between the ambitions you have held in the past and the reality of what is necessary to make them happen. On the other hand, you also need to bridge the gap between the conventional requirements of your support system (family, authority figures, associations or societal standards) versus a part of you that would love to break free of the mould and create something truly special and inspiring. This will be a long-term process of discovery and manifestation, so don't feel you're supposed to do this all at once. The next few weeks will give you a chance to ponder your future possibilities and your place within them. After the 28th, conflicts or activities with Significant Others will slow down to allow you to delve deeper into the underlying issues. This can shift the emphasis of your long-term journey from forceful reaction and inspired action to concentrating your energy and practical planning. After the Full Moon, you may also shift your focus to work more behind the scenes. You might need to spend more time alone, and you may be more sensitive and receptive to your intuition and dreams than usual.

 

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SCORPIO

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 9th House of spirituality, beliefs, truth-seeking, justice, philosophy, knowledge, teaching/learning, publishing, long-distance travel, foreign lands and languages, and multiculturalism.)

Your longing to belong to something greater than yourself, as a spiritual focus, needs to find ways to manifest in practical, productive ways. To do this, you must confront some fundamental conflicts between being guided through life from an intangible inner harmony versus making things happen through sheer force of will. The tension generated from feeling torn by these contradictory approaches may cause you to question your knowledge and understanding of the meaning of life. To complicate matters, your creativity is being shaken up, as part of a long-term quest to connect with your authentic self beyond surface personality or ego. The challenge is this: You do need to maintain an inner peaceful balance (which requires stillness and calm); and you also need to keep moving in your everyday routines (like your job, or taking care of your health, or the smaller tasks that together move you toward your long-term goals). How can you do both of these without feeling like you're losing touch with your larger purpose (connecting to and expressing your higher self)? Fortunately you can tap into creative potential by sharing and pooling information, ideas and networking contacts, especially with people who know you well and support your goals. That quiet place inside you is rich with understanding and wisdom, which can be drawn out and channelled into creative expression, with the help of like-minded people and by communicating that knowledge (like writing). This creative flow can help to satisfy both sides of the dilemma.

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SCORPIO

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 3rd House of intellect, communication, ideas, perceptions, learning, neighbours, commerce, short-distance travel, and information exchange.)

The potential for communication now becomes a necessity—at least, to take the ideas you've been exploring since the New Moon and do something concrete with them. However, this isn't likely to be straightforward because your quest has brought you to a place of transition that is complex. On one hand it has come time to get serious about your career and long-term concrete goals, but you may feel reluctant to commit to the work for fear that you'll lose touch with your inspiration. On the other hand, there is plenty of creative flow for that communication and expression, but you may be distracted by a concern that what you have to offer won't fit with what is expected. But this is a longer-term process, so don't think you have to resolve it instantly. It is important to stay with the struggle, even though it might feel like a catch-22 (can't win), because it will keep you moving through the smaller tasks that lead to where you want to go. The next few weeks will give you an opportunity to go back over your plans, goals and decision-making agenda, to rethink and fine-tune your strategy and to give you some time to do research and gather the ingredients you'll need later on. After the 28th, you may also find that working closely and methodically with other people can gradually put some of the building blocks in place.

 

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SAGITTARIUS

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 8th House of power, empowerment, control, intensity, deep psychology, death, rebirth, transformation and sexuality.)

You have been expanding your horizons through your relationships within the Collective since last September (friends, associates, mentors, advisors, groups, communities, etc.). You now need to balance that Collective perspective with your own personal empowerment and individuality. You may feel some ambivalence or conflict between what you want and what others want, or between the expression of your own individuality and independence versus the "shining examples" that are held up for you by others (which you might feel either envious or resentful about). However, social interaction, dialogue and networking with those Collective people (especially mentors, teachers or advisors) contain great potential and strength for you right now. The trick is that there are some disruptive "ghosts" from your past that need to be exorcised and set free, in order for that positive connection to work well. Those "ghosts" might be difficult conditioning from your childhood, or frustrating relationships with your current family, or personal feelings and needs that you wish you didn't have (but are part of your human make-up), or even unfinished business to do with your home that prevents you from moving forward in your life. And yet, it may seem like you can't release those "ghosts" until you feel a more positive connection to a better future through that Collective. But you have a particular opportunity right now to discover and explore that positive connection, and if you can strengthen your ties to that Collective now, it will help you find a healthy detachment from the past that will allow you to release some of it and reclaim some of the personal empowerment you seek.

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SAGITTARIUS

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 2nd House of finances, income, expenses, possessions, resources, self-worth, and material security and values.)

It might seem like everything has changed by now from your situation at the New Moon. Your relationship with the Collective may now feel like you are dealing with authority and structured rules, which has both advantages and disadvantages. Although it may feel like you've just swapped one disruptive "ghost" for another, don't assume that new struggles indicate failure to make progress with old ones. You are in transition now, which has greater implications than you might think. On one hand, you may now see a way to fit in with the conventional mainstream in a way that eluded you before; but there's also a individualistic or nonconformist part of you that can't be dismissed or forgotten, and will probably not be easy to integrate. On the other hand, you have circumstances and realities that need to be dealt with, and your (human) need to have a place to belong and some security may see that mainstream as something that could solve a lot of problems (for example, a better ability to deal with authority and embrace that quality in yourself). However, it will involve making some hard decisions and allowing the experience to shape you and prune back some of the deadwood in your life. This is part of a long-term maturation process, though (about two years), and will ultimately leave you stronger and more capable than it found you. By July 28th, your energy will likely be more grounded and less impulsive—which may feel like you're coming down with something, but is meant to slow you down enough to give you time to consider your plan of action. For the next few weeks, you will have the chance to reconsider your experiences of the last two weeks and reframe them in a way that prepares you for the long-term journey ahead.

 

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CAPRICORN

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 7th House of Significant Others, relationships, partnerships, inter-connectedness with others, style of interaction, and balance.)

You are coming to the end of a two-year cycle, which has been focused on relationships and partnerships, and how these are connected to your need to have a place to belong and to have emotional security. This particular cycle brings into focus the ways that your past interferes with your career ambitions and life goals, and how your aspirations and dreams pull you away from really dealing with old unsatisfied desires and unresolved anger. This tension is likely to be played out in close relationships, partnerships and perhaps opponents. Communication may be tense, erratic or fragmented, and it might feel like your goals and aspirations, and the publicity, mentors and networking that can help you achieve them, are bogging down in confusion and conflict. You have a saving grace though, in the form of dialogue and interaction with contacts (business, social or sexual) who understand you and can help you connect with that deep flow of inspiration and passion. If you can keep investing in those passionate and inspirational connections (especially within yourself), it can create a conduit that channels the inspired perceptions and flashes of ideas that have been hard to integrate or utilise. This will also help you see that the possibilities you are trying to manifest in your life are not lost at all, but are merely tangled up in complexity and greater implications than you thought. The best understanding will be found in the "big picture" perspective, while staying grounded in the personal perspective through your needs and feelings.

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CAPRICORN

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 1st House of self, outer personality, appearance, vitality and self-assertion.)

This lunar cycle brings a major shift in your life, since the Full Moon is in your sign of Capricorn, and because your ruling planet, Saturn, has just changed signs (which only happens every two years). But even though your basic planetary energy has changed, the transition for you is a gradual one over the next few weeks. On one hand you are already starting to focus on your deeper passions (both creative and sexual) and sensing that these need to be weeded out, reformed and developed, so that they can be put to constructive and healing use. But you also need to include your emotional need for closeness and belonging that have come to light over the last couple of years. On the other hand, you may also be anticipating how restructuring your approach to relationships could give you a greater sense of security and a clearer sense of where you belong—and a stronger sense of self, as a result. But not all of you can be comfortable conforming to the rules that are necessary to make that happen; there is an unconventional streak lurking under the tailored surface of every Capricorn, and this needs to be included in the plan or it could trip you up. For the next few weeks, you will get a chance to reconsider all the aspects of this transition and delve deep into this new self-awareness, which will help you refocus your perceptions about where you're going. After July 28th, some of that unresolved anger and desire that's being triggered by the transition, will slow down and be more easily applied to that restructuring process, which will continue through the rest of this year.

 

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AQUARIUS

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 6th House of work and service (paid or volunteer), health and healing, analysis and organisation, and your contribution to the world.)

A dynamic energy between your ideas and your greater understanding finds an outlet through your work and health. At its best, there is a creative tension that seeks to combine and bring into balance your driving motivation and your higher ethics, aspirations and a quest for truth. This tension may be used to bring about better self-care habits and nurturing creative projects. At less than its best, this energy can create arguments and conflicts about differing opinions and assumptions. This makes it difficult to let the creative juices flow in your work and could disrupt your sense of connection to your family (either your birth family or your chosen "family" in adulthood), and your health may be affected by stress. This may trigger doubts and concerns about cash flow or a deeper sense of whether you possess a true connection to the people you feel close to. And yet, relationships and interactions with others seem to go well in other ways, so it may be hard to figure out what's really going on. Part of the answer is that you are at the end of a long-term (two-year) cycle and so much of your connection to others is about to shift. You can gain strength by communicating and connecting with those close to you—especially mentors, teachers, spiritual advisors, and those who inspire you and support your wisdom. This can provide a safety net of hope and a broader context, so that any conflicts can be put into a more manageable perspective.

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AQUARIUS

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 12th house of spirituality, compassion, isolation, inner focus, meditation, escapism, addiction, and universal love and beauty.)

The more things change, the more they remain the same, it seems...or do they? It's true that much has changed since the New Moon, but you are still in transition so expect to be in flux for a few weeks yet. On one hand, your quest for truth and higher principles has led to the need to experience that spiritual perspective through something more concrete and straightforward; but there's also a part of you that knows that not all knowledge worth having will fit inside a neat package, and this part of you may be tempted to reject your experience. On the other hand, your whole experience of relating to others and how you interact with the world has already started to shift toward something more concrete, and you may be seeing the need for changes in these areas. But changes can be distressing to the part of you that would prefer to feel secure and comfortable in those relationships. It's a complex dilemma that comes out in the area of communications and perceptions, possibly triggering more argument or just a defiant push to be heard. After July 28th this high emotional energy will probably slow down a bit and become more grounded and pragmatic. For the next few weeks, you have the chance to rethink what you really want out of your relationships and interactions, although it wouldn't be good to simply replay everything in your head. Use the time to talk things through or to view them from a different perspective.

 

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PISCES

For NEW MOON Cycle in Cancer

July 6 to August 4, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 5th House of identity, individuality, selfhood, children, fun, love affairs, creative self-expression and "joi de vivre.")

You have been nurturing projects and growth in the areas of selfhood, creative expression and love, and it may be time to wrap it up or make a final decision about it. But there's something holding you back from doing that. This may involve a conflict of shared ideology versus personal instinct, or an uphill climb to get the resources you need to support your creative projects. At a certain level, it may relate to a power struggle between your individual talents and values versus the potential and wisdom you want from other people. It may feel like you need to resolve this tension before you can move ahead, and to be sure, this is not an easy situation to resolve. The thing is: There's a more detached part of you that knows better; that can see beyond the emotional dynamics and surface events, and views your situation within a bigger picture. In the meantime, your horizon of growth has been expanding in the last several months into a deeper, darker jungle of understanding power dynamics, mysteries and undercurrents, which you are gradually illuminating. You have an opportunity right now to light some torches in that jungle, using work, service and wholesome healing that involve interaction and dialogue with others. The problem is that this deeper, detached wisdom that keeps popping up doesn't seem to mirror back quite what you expected you would be feeling about doing that service, and it might be tempting to conclude that you're doing something wrong. But don't let this inconsistency stop you, because underneath it lies yet another mystery to be illuminated—except this one only reveals itself indirectly, through your "intuitive peripheral vision." Whatever major decisions you make during this time, keep moving through and trusting the greater process.

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PISCES

For FULL MOON in Capricorn

July 21, 2005

(Takes place in your solar 11th House of friends, peers, colleagues and co-workers, groups, organisations, community at large and vision of the future.)

The reality of your situation should be becoming a bit clearer and more solid now, although not necessarily easier to get a handle on. This is because you are in a transition that is gradually shifting into a new cycle of growth and manifestation. On one hand, you are more able to get a solid handle on that detachment that has been surfacing over the last couple of years, possibly through friends or community or seeing a clearer vision of the future. But there's still that part of you that knows there is always a "factor x" that means nothing can ever be fully predictable. On the other hand, it is time to make some serious choices that will bring a deeper commitment to the forms of service, work and healing in your life. But you may be feeling some concern about how much you'll be able to include your own needs, interests, identity or creative freedom in order to fulfil those commitments. This transitional tension and complexity might challenge you to gather more resources to cushion the coming changes, or to energise your fundamental sense of self to see you through this period. However, after July 28th you will likely find that this tension starts to shift a bit, to slow down and become more manageable. The next few weeks will also give you a chance to plan out your path and figure out the best way to approach these new projects and commitments, to ensure your own needs and priorities are satisfied.

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