Astrological Insights for July 2020
we begin July, two major planets: Pluto and Jupiter are returning to
sidereal Sagittarius on or about July 3 due to their retrograde
motion. This is a significant planetary event as the explosive Pluto
from the earth
sign Capricorn (material destruction and forceful life style changer)
returns to spiritual and friendly fire sign Sagittarius, and the Sagittarius
ruler Jupiter returning to its own sign. Although these returns in
Sagittarius are for short term (Jupiter re-enters Capricorn on November 20,
2020 and Pluto on December 26, 2020) they are likely to provide a bit of relief from the Covid-19 outbreak as I outlined in my posting of
March 17, 2020 on Coronavirus outbreak.
However, in a grand scheme of Pluto's (first) Capricorn transit that already
happened, the Covid-19 is not likely to disappear soon.
month of July is likely to experience a variety of planetary impulses (activating forces of nature) that are likely to stem from four retrograde planets (Pluto, Saturn,
the retrograde planets, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter are certainly important as
they all will be imparting their impulses, requiring us to stop going
forward with our ambitious agenda of acquiring material success and instead
taking a pause to look inward and perhaps reflect on life in a meaningful
way. And these reflections become the basis for our next step of collective
The manifestation of the Pluto's next
ingress in Capricorn by the end of 2020 and the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in
sidereal Capricorn thereafter will likely to be responsible for return of painful, fearful and
destructive world events (especially the resurgent of Covid-19 outbreak or a
similar other virus outbreak or an entirely different unwanted event, natural as well as
man-made calamities, unfortunate deaths, violence (racism), senseless killings,
Retrograde Mercury (June 18 - July 12)
18, the planet Mercury became retrograde in
It stays retrograde in Gemini
all the time while it's retrograde. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Gemini means
more frustrating periods for leaders, communicators, authors, editors, small
business people, people that deal with any kind of communication business. This is the time not to start
a new project or venture, but rather reflect on what's been done so far.
Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you
have been postponing due to lack of time.
In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if Mercury
is currently your operating planet, then you are more
likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this
period with respect to matters signified by the house it's currently transiting through in your
Retrograde Jupiter (May
15 - September 13)
became retrograde in
sidereal Capricorn on May 15 and with its retrograde motion it returns to Sagittarius
on July 1, 2020. It remains retrograde in
Sagittarius until September 13.
While in Capricorn, being a cardinal and earth sign ruled by Saturn,
Jupiter in Capricorn (despite debilitated in Capricorn) has a tendency to enhance material prosperity.
But during its retrograde period in Capricorn and
given the Pluto's presence in Capricorn, the rate of destruction of
material wealth is likely to be more significant.
For those who have
a well placed Jupiter in their birth charts and if Jupiter's period is currently in
operation, such folks are likely to feel the deceleration in their progress.
Remember it's only temporary! Need to put more energy in to whatever you
do to achieve what you need to achieve.
the world scene, particularly in religious world, "confusion"
will dominate and things are likely to move at much slower rate.
The world economy may experience a slower growth.
Retrograde Saturn (May 11 -
Saturn became retrograde on May 11 in sidereal Capricorn, and is going to stay retrograde till
September 29 in Capricorn. For those who have a well placed Saturn in their birth charts and
if Saturn's period is currently in operation, then they are likely to experience
slow progress. Best way to deal with retrograde Saturn is to put more energy in
to whatever you do to work towards your goal.
the world scene, generally, the projects that deal with expansion are likely to
either stay on hold or experience sluggish progress. In religious world,
things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate. In the political arena what may seem like progress
will turn out to be a disaster.
About President Donald Trump and
appears to be self-destructive and continues to face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries
alike. In addition to be
frustrated and depressed, he is likely to be in the company of wrong people.
the going Coronavirus crisis, he will
continue to drive his own agenda with no evidence or proof and
have an on going friction with his cabinet members and political
adversaries. Furthermore, he will be dealing with his self-created feud with
congress men and women and others. Overall chaos, fear, confusion and disappointment
will continue to
be a center of his political experiences.
not a favorable
period for him when it comes to dealing with women and his personal finances.
continue to create deceptive atmosphere around him (either created by himself, such as by
taking hydroxychloroquine, or by some of the
people surrounding him). About his personal finances, it
wouldn't be surprising if the upcoming Supreme Court decision on his income
taxes doesn't favor him.
The most severe
that has been going on for a while is due to the opposition of transiting Pluto
to his natal Saturn.
July it is
more intensive. From governing the country standpoint, he would likely to be overwhelmed by
defeat and humiliation.
continue to present very intensive and painful time for him. In addition, the
opposition of the transiting Pluto to his natal Saturn will certainly
continue to create
explosive political climate, governing failures, mishandling of coronavirus
crisis, and therefore, resulting in
another trying and frustrating month.
when one looks at the close conjunction of Sun and Rahu, and Rahu and Uranus
in the 10th house of his natal chart, and Moon in very close conjunction
with the lunar node Ketu in the 4th house of his natal chart, it's not surprising why he operates the way he does. It seems to
he is totally
driven by the country's (USA) destiny (at least at this point in history)
which is very closely tied with his own due to the Rahu-Uranus conjunction in
the 10th house of his natal chart.
the reflection of what collectively the country (USA) as a whole is going
through at this point in time. Perhaps, it's a part of painful process of
transformation and discovery of the next phase of its evolution. If the
country's destiny is at the crossroad of "CHANGE" at
this point in history, that will certainly be reflected in political events in
seems more and more likely that the Coronavirus outbreak and its ultimate toll on Americans
finally may bring that "CHANGE". (more
important challenging possibilities
8 - July 8:
outbreak of violence and terrorist activities
in Middle east, especially in Syria, Iraq, Israel and Palestine region. Also,
the occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities are more likely during
this period. Some of the east-European
countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
30 - July 5: Social or political turmoil in the United States of America, Russia or China as well as tensions rising among
July 16 - Aug 2: Social as well as economic
turmoil in Russia and China.
Covert activities around the world may find a new momentum with regard to terrorism and
other international conflicts.
21 - Aug 11:
A sudden change (either
positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia.
25 - Sept 16: A social or political
unrest in places like Russia or China. Also, in the United State for the Republican Party and
including for the republican president, it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
26-30: Challenging times for world religions
and religious leaders. Those religious
leaders, who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new
and fresh and constructive ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our
religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time.
important auspicious possibilities for
June 19 - July 9:
Religious and academic and to
some extent social fields are likely to see positive changes coming in their
respective fields. Initial
reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic,
but the majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and are very
likely to enjoy it.
6-17: Religions and religious leaders
around the world are likely to have positive experiences. People will likely to be
convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining
their religious faith.
11-24: Extraordinary times for
technological discoveries and inventions. New
important technological breakthroughs during this month are likely. For the United States,
from technology standpoint, this month is going to be a successful one.
19 - Aug 6: New and positive changes
in religious, academic and social
27 - Aug 18: A positive period for China and
Russia. Also, most of the
technological areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and
discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive
energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: mostly all most all
countries, but particularly China, Russia, United States, Europe and Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions).