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We begin the month of July with Mercury going direct and lots of planets shifting… Here are some carefully harnessed  revelatory insights from the beloved Sarah Varcas and the wise and cosmic Robert Wilkinson.
First from Sarah Varcas from her Astro-Awakenings.uk:
“From June to August 2014 the yearning for greater authenticity is powerfully supported by the cosmos, especially throughout July. Many are conscious these days of a burgeoning restlessness alongside the desire to live a more satisfying life…
“Increasing dissatisfaction with the status quo propels us on a journey of discovery and these three months provide a map to find our way into a more authentic and vibrant existence. 
“We are not, however, talking about an ‘off-the-peg’ answer to our dreams. Instead we can receive insight into whether those dreams faithfully reflect the truth of who we are. If not, they may simply reflect naive yearnings for a magical solution when, in fact, our life requires fundamental change not just the odd tweak here and there!
“There is work to be done now, not a magic wand to be waved, but if we truly desire change we now have the chance to embrace it, especially in July when no less than five planets change signs (Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Sun and Mars), one of them twice (Mercury).
To see so much change in a single month tells us there are energies around willing us to shift too. In doing so we are not swimming against the tide but being swept up along with it.
“And with an emphasis on planets in Cancer and Leo this month we are encouraged to both establish who forms our true family – be they blood relatives, partners, friends, colleagues or spiritual companions – and how we fit into that family as individuals with our own unique contribution to make.
“The month begins with Mercury stationing direct on 1st, which may come as something of a relief if the previous three weeks have been rather trying! That said, whatever obstacles we have encountered during this time merely show us where we now need to focus our attention, smooth out wrinkles and clarify misunderstandings.
“If we’ve used the past three weeks well, exploring the deeper meaning of frustrations encountered, the outcome will be greater clarity in moving forward, which is never a bad thing!
“If we’ve allowed ourselves to get lost in the frustrations without engaging with their message we may have something of a mess to untangle, but it’s not the end of the world and by 6th July we should be able to see our way forward with greater clarity if we need to.”
“…The 20th and 21st July (GMT) see Saturn station direct and Uranus station retrograde within a day of each other, signalling the beginning of a phase during which external limitations and demands can trigger inner change as we begin to recognize that true freedom exists apart from circumstances not as a result of them.
“Everyone wants the life of their dreams, but everyday reality often falls far short! Sages throughout history have reminded us that true freedom is found within, independent of external conditions and in the coming months we have an opportunity to discover what that truly means. But how do we reconcile this truth with the fact that many situations feel toxic and heavy and we know we need to remove ourselves from them in order to thrive?
“This central challenge of the spiritual path presents itself for deep enquiry now, and is one to which the heavens will return many times in the coming months. The shift in direction of Saturn and Uranus at this point merely signals the beginning of a profound inner shift available to us all if we are willing to enquire deep enough and allow some of the most intransigent aspects of our feelings, beliefs and behaviours access to the penetrating light of self and spiritual enquiry.”
“…we have the opportunity to reflect on just how much of our inner experience is at the mercy of the apparently random nature of life events, and how much is more readily influenced by the fruits of our own spiritual practice and enquiry.
“A spiritual path followed only for its material rewards is no path at all when life intervenes and the unexpected arises. But one which nourishes wisdom, insight and peace in the face of adversity, by default creates a more fulfilling and authentic life, for a peaceful heart sees the potential in the present moment and a clear mind knows how to fulfill it.
“So enjoy July, for it offers many opportunities through which can be born a deeper and more peaceful experience of life.”
© Copyright 2014 ~Sarah Varcas All Rights Reserved
And from Robert Wilkinson from his Aquarius Papers:
“This month Mercury… is the ‘herald’ for all that is developing in July. It is very strong and extremely favorable by aspects. Those who can see to the core of things, knowing what the essentials are while preparing to move forward after pruning off excess whatever, will soon find their lives springing forward dramatically…”
“Saturn continues to put a focus on eliminating stagnant feelings and responses, finding appropriate boundaries and a sense of responsibility for our magnetism as we continue to shed various ‘skins of personality.’ 
“…Saturn in Scorpio continues to help us make choices about what to eliminate, what to regenerate, and how to let go of all that we don’t want nor need to take with us into a future that began to rapidly unfold last July and August around the time Mars conjuncted Jupiter. And as I’ve told you before, when in doubt, you might as well let go, since you cannot hold on to those things anyway.
“Saturn continues to help us see a) how we have shifted our magnetism on relationships since Summer, and/or b) how we need to find a new view or way of understanding the losses and eliminations of the past we’ve been through. Now we’re flowing into a long wave period of finding the right focus to allow inspiring teachings to transform our daily lives…”
“Saturn in Scorpio indicates a period of elimination and regeneration, as well as seeing what to let go of that which no longer works.
“We are finding ways to get focused and clear about what structures are worthwhile and which need eliminating or purifying, and have finished the preliminary stage of a long wave process showing us how to conduct ourselves at a higher social level of interaction. This long-wave transformation time will last through September.”
“Pluto, the Cosmic Purifier, will be in Capricorn for many years…Pluto is now in a zone in Capricorn it hasn’t been in for 250 years, and recently went retrograde at 14 Capricorn. 14 Capricorn is a technique for sorting out what’s valuable and what’s not in our past, so we can find a way to a greater assurance and ‘personal immortality’ (as strange as that concept is!)
“…we are in a time of opening to new ways of viewing how to claim our divine power and express it creatively as we explore the natural laws underlying manifestations, and see Nature Herself as a laboratory where we learn about how our system is constructed.
“We can ‘pierce through appearances’ to see the magic at the core of things, and through a ‘keen vision’ can find or demonstrate a ‘universal living touch.’
“…Since Summer 2013, we’ve found a new dedication to ‘collective values’ we want to uphold and defend, and many have perceived higher goals through a process of ‘self-testing.’ We now flow deeper into that dedication. This will have an impact on the collective atmosphere in August 2014. Withdraw from an old experience so you can regrasp reality in another realm, especially when the situation attempts to repudiate your higher ideals.
“Be active in defending and/or maintaining your allegiances ‘through which life has been made worthwhile,’ and by listening to your inner voice, you’ll quicken your Soul’s expression.
“Follow your conscience into a great compassion for yourself and others, and be independent of spirit while courageously rejecting that which would compromise your highest spiritual principles.
 “With Saturn in Scorpio, the more you understand how Life itself requires constant elimination of old forms and occasional major restructuring regarding duties, obligations, and ultimate loyalties, the more you make Saturn your friend through embracing its virtues of self-discipline, patience, persistence, understanding, and long range vision. Keep growing into a reflected, illuminated transcendent wisdom that allows your maturity and authority to come forth in potent, focused ways.
Stay focused on experiencing feelings of deep connectedness with the life that’s all around you as you eliminate the next layers of what you no longer need and move into a new expression of your individuality and/or unique qualities.
“Now that much has ended, we should be experiencing a sense of relief that things are moving forward in a slow but measured pace. And take time to enjoy yourself by seeing how everything is playing the exact part it should!
“Retire with dignity from obnoxious and nasty people and situations, see what’s done and how to release any lingering inhibiting factors, and allow your mind to embrace a new creative vitality! And of course…practice appreciation for what is gone, what is, and what’s to come.”
© Copyright 2014 ~Robert Wilkinson All Rights Reserved