MONTHLY SINCE 1999
ISSUE # 101

LIVING BY STARLIGHT

JUNE – JULY 2007

 

AUTHOR’S NOTES:

Saturn opposes Neptune this month for the last time. The further deterioration of the housing markets is the most obvious result. Before this aspect began I warned of its power and the impending collapse of the real estate market into which many Americans have put their money and faith. The decline of property values isn’t over once this aspect completes, but you may see what they call a “dead cat bounce” in the market, as the prices fall so low they are worth a long-term investment by those with deep pockets.

The Saturn – Neptune opposition also has historically been incredibly prominent in the history of Israel (see “Saturn opposite Neptune” on my website). I suspect that the civil war exploding in the Gaza Strip right now will escalate and draw Israel into an active role and may even represent another “real war” for that nation. This is not good news for the entire region. We are heading towards 2008 when Pluto enters Capricorn, a long-term ominous configuration that may involve nuclear explosions.

We have had Jupiter in trine to Saturn in the fire signs, which has been holding up our financial markets and preventing any sort of collapse in the stocks. That trine completed in May, although we will see these two trine each other once more in January 2008 in the earth signs. As this trine moves further apart the support it provides will lesson. We have also had Jupiter in square to Uranus all year, and that aspect will complete once again in October 2007, but without the support of the Jupiter – Saturn trine. The second week in October looks very scary for the markets. October is our favorite month for crashes. That square may also provide the energy for an explosion of some magnitude (Uranus’ domain) somewhere in the world.

Mercury retrogrades this month, and as always you must pay heed to this confusing and often misdirected energy. But this can be used to your advantage, if you don’t fight the forces of nature and can go with the flow.

 

NEW MOON:

The New Moon falls on Thursday June 14th at 11:13 P.M. EST at 23 degrees Gemini 41 minutes. Communication will be most important this month, especially with Mercury going retrograde tomorrow. This being a Gemini New Moon and Mercury being the ruler of that sign we can expect to hear some important news and see the reversal of fortunes for many. Whatever is on your mind you should make your best attempt to express it. Short journeys will be pleasant, as long as respect the retrograde and plan a leisurely trip. Remember, a traffic jam is only a pain in the ass if you are in a hurry. Otherwise is can be a good time to catch up on your text messaging.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADES:

On Friday June 15th at 7:40 P.M. EST the winged god begins his mischief. Pay strict attention to details and double check all plans. It would be best to leave the really important things, such as having an M.R.I. or signing an important contract until after this completes on July 9th. Try not to purchase any item associated with travel or communication during this period. Because this occurs right after the New Moon in Gemini this may prove to be an interesting month for many.

This configuration can be used to your advantage. While Mercury is retrograde the world seems to slow up and we have time to catch up on paper work and important things we usually don’t have the time for. In fact, sometimes we have the most honest and revealing conversations during these periods. Just double check everything and don’t sign any papers or make commitments until this goes direct.

 

THE SUN OPPOSES PLUTO:

On Tuesday June 19th at 2:46 A.M. EST people will tend to be brusque and a bit aggressive. Try to avoid confrontations if possible, and definitely avoid dangerous neighborhoods or situations. This could be an explosive day or two around the world.

 

VENUS TRINES JUPITER:

Also on Tuesday June 19th at 6:48 P.M. EST this very pleasant transits coincides with the Sun Pluto opposition mentioned above. This may help offset some of the stress of that aspect, but trines are not as powerful as oppositions, so you should still be careful. This transit favors social gatherings and travel. If it hits your charts just rights you could be very lucky today.

 

MARS TRINES PLUTO:

On Thursday June 21st at 9:35 A.M. EST this transit completes. We will all have a desire to get things done. Whether or not each of us accomplishes what we aim for has more to do with the individual and how well you use the tools available to you. This trine makes it easier to work in groups or to get others to do your bidding. As long as there is something in it for everyone it should work out well. Pluto does not like selfishness, so make sure the rewards from your projects are communal.

 

THE SUN ENTERS CANCER:

Also on Thursday June 21st at 2:07 P.M. EST we enter the cardinal water sign. In other words, happy summer! Cancers get things done. They may not move in a straight live, and do tend to circle the wagon train, so to speak, before directly confronting a situation. Still, the cardinal sings are the initiators of the zodiac, which is why the first day of each season is the first day of each cardinal sign. Today we are initiating the actual start of summer. Cancer rules the home and our emotions, so this month will be more about family and close friends. August is the time for romantic getaways and games while the Sun transits child-like Leo.

 

URANUS RETROGRADES:

On Saturday June 23rd at 10:43 A.M. EST the planet that rules freedom and experimentation begins its yearly backward motion. Personal liberty will be an issue for many of us this next few months as we try to create an atmosphere in which we can have stability and the freedom to explore the world at the same time. Because Uranus rules electricity and technology we can expect a few problems in those areas. A blackout or crash of a large computer system would be an obvious example.

 

MARS ENTERS TAURUS:

On Sunday June 24th at 5:26 P.M. EST the planet of ego enters the fixed earth sign. People will be a bit more stubborn and uncompromising until early August. The ego will be quite involved in all issues dealing with money and possessions, just what one would expect with this energy. Try to relax and let things slide off your back. There can be a tendency towards rigidity that can affect one’s health, if this is transiting through your 6th house or passes across the ruler of the 6th house.

 

SATURN OPPOSES NEPTUNE:

On Monday June 25th at 11:57 A.M. EST this extremely important aspect completes for the third and last time. This is the aspect that is responsible, so to speak, for the collapse of the housing market. Saturn rules the home and the land it sits on, and Neptune simply dissolves whatever it comes in contact with. Therefore, it did its job and wiped out the foundation of the entire housing industry. How long it will continue its downward spiral has to do with many issues that I will cover in lectures and on UTUBE in the near future.

For the few days leading up to this transit you should not take everything you hear at face value. There will be some lies and attempts at chicanery.

 

THE SUN CONJUNCTS MERCURY:

On Thursday June 28th at 2:40 P.M. EST this conjunct occurs. People will be willful in their speech and quite subjective. Arguments and disagreements are common, but if you can avoid that temptation you will find that your mind is sharp and alert, and you can get a lot of mental work done. Be careful while driving. You could encounter someone else’s will behind the wheel of a two ton car.

 

FULL MOON:

This month’s lunar peak occurs on Saturday June 30th at 9:49 A.M. EST at 8 degrees Capricorn 25 minutes. If there is weakness in the foundation of a plan, a building or a relationship it may show itself today. Financial problems could also be amplified as well. Take precautions to make sure you have enough resources. People may be more apt to act conservatively than on most Full Moons, still this is the sign of the slow burn, so if you or someone else is feeling frustrated try to find a release for the tension. If there is weakness in the stock markets it will show itself now. The Capricorn Full Moons can swing the markets in either direction. This sign just wants stability and reality, whatever that may mean.

 

VENUS OPPOSES NEPTUNE:

Also on Saturday June 30th at 11:32 A.M. EST this interesting aspect comes along. There may be confusion in romantic relationships as we seek the perfect mate. Be careful with your money. Neptune dissipates whatever it comes in contact with, and Venus rules love and possessions, so either could disappear. Also watch your food and alcohol intake. It is easy to overindulge in sugary things.

 

VENUS CONJUNCTS SATURN:

On Sunday July 1st at 10:38 A.M. EST and the energy will change. This is one of the most austere of Venus aspects, so people will be prone towards thriftiness in spending or loving. There may be a feeling of distance between people. Don’t try to force emotional issues, they won’t work out smoothly. Saturn tends to be overly demanding and seek perfection. Most of us can’t live up to that standard.

 

MERCURY SEXTILES MARS:

Also on Sunday July 1st at 3:08 P.M. EST this useful transit completes. People will be forceful in their speech, but not argumentative. Rather you may find an assertive quality as many will stand up for themselves. But nobody is looking for a fight with this sextile. Keep your mind busy and you can accomplish a lot of menial tasks.

 

VENUS TRINES PLUTO:

On Sunday July 8th at 9:07 P.M. EST the planet of love trines Pluto. There will be intensity in relationships today, and many will want to get to the bottom of things. But this is a trine, and so the energy can be used without conflict and to your advantage. Seek the deeper meaning in what your partner is saying. He or she may be telling you some important information that is usually kept hidden. You may be able to clean out some problems that have been a bother between the two of you.

 

MERCURY GOES DIRECT:

On Monday July 9th at 10:16 P.M. EST the winged god of mischief turns back around. For a day or two, things will be confusing and move very quickly as the world tries to catch up with itself. Secrets are often revealed when this planet changes direction, so be careful what you say. If you have been waiting for the conclusion of something it should occur now. Papers that have been missing in the mail will arrive. Whatever you have been thinking about or planning for the past three weeks can now be put into practice.

 

THE SUN TRINES URANUS:

On Wednesday July 11th at 1:34 A.M. EST this positive aspect occurs. You can use this trine to make changes in your life that usually cause you angst. Seek unusual solutions to your problems. Also look for exciting and challenging projects or events today. You won’t be happy with the usual routine, so do something different.

 

 

DARK OF THE MOON:

The next New Moon falls on Thursday July 14th at 8:04 A.M. EST. The day or so leading up to it will be a particularly low energy period. If you tend to be emotional this may be a very trying time each month. I have found that people with prominent moons or a Cancer Sun, Moon or ascendant respond to the cycles of the moon more intensely than others. Spend this time finishing up anything that is incomplete, don’t try to initiate new projects on a waning moon, it just won’t work out. Once the New Moon hits you begin new projects or attempt a new approach to an existing problem. If you have been living in a situation or involved in a relationship that is intolerable or has outlived its usefulness this would be the proper time to move on with your life. If you have been working on a project that is almost complete but you seem to lack the energy for the finality, you must push during these low energy days to end the matter once and for all. If you don’t, when the New Moon arrives it will bring this “dead” energy along with it and conflict with the newer force being presented. Each month we are offered a chance to clean house, so to speak.


Note: All aspects are most powerful and effective as they apply. Once the transit has completed, its force is lessened. The further it separates the weaker it becomes. 

 

Below is a list of times this month when the Moon is Void of Course and neither important decisions nor purchases should be made during these periods. The Void of Course Moon is a time when we should try to center ourselves and deal with spiritual matters not materialistic ones. Any decisions made on the VC Moon will not turn out the way we had expected.

 

The Moon is Void of Course from the time it makes its last major aspect in a sign until it enters the next sign. For example, if the Moon squares Mars at 27 degrees Aries and then has no more aspects until it enters Taurus it will be Void of Course for three degrees or about 6 hours. The aspects used are the conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition.

 

All times are Eastern Daylight:

June 15th 5:59 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.

June 17th 3:39 A.M. – 1:25 P.M.

June 19th 5:22 P.M. – 8:46 P.M.

June 22nd 2:50 A.M. – 7:43 A.M.

June 24th 3:22 P.M. – 8:26 P.M.

June 26th 4:23 P.M. – June 27th 8:24 A.M. *** moon is void all evening

June 29th 1:07 P.M. – 6:05 P.M.

July 1st 4:45 A.M. – July 2nd1:24 A.M. *** moon is void all day

July 4th 2:02 A.M. – 6:52 A.M.

July 6th 6:08 A.M. – 10:57 A.M.

July 8th 9:06 A.M. – 1:54 P.M.

July 10th 12:54 P.M. –4:10 P.M.

July 12th 5:12 P.M. – 6:39 P.M.

 

Mitchell Scott Lewis

June 2007

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