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Happy July


Lunations for July: NEW MOON at 14 CANCER 23, July 5 . . . FULL MOON July 21, at 29 CAP 09 . . . [RETROGRADE INFO: PL RX May 2 at 2 AQ / Direct on OCT 11 . . .SATURN RX June 29 at 19 PISCES 26 / Direct on Feb 18, 2025 . . . NEPTUNE RX July 2 at 29 PISCES 56 / Direct on Dec 7 . . . MERCURY RX August 4 at 4 VIRGO 06 / Direct on August 28. . .

Saturn's journey through Pisces is straightforward. Once ensconsed in the Universal Spiritual ocean of Pisces (March 7, 2023), he'll retrograde in the sign on June 27 then return to direct motion in Pisces on February 7, 2024. Pluto's journey is (not surprisingly!) more complicated. The underworld guy enters Aquarius on March 23, turns retrograde on May 1, dips back into Capricorn where he'll turn direct, and not re-enter Aquarius until February 1, 2024. He will revisit by degrees his final conjunction to the USA's natal Pluto thus finishing up old business in the sign of authority and karma, then return to 0 Aquarius on March 25, 2024 where he'll stay for 20 years. Check Starcats' Planet Motions & (marquee scroll above) for all planetary retrogrades.

Planet Motions, Eclipses, Ingresses data for 2024 is HERE

Open your mind to give / receive spiritual, emotional, physical and mental knowledge; the gifts given by the great healer, ASCLEPIUS and his daughter HYGEIA. The big picture still remains out of our control, but Higher Forces intervene for our good when least expected.

Be Like the River

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"Uranus in earthy Taurus. The Empress in the Tarot deck; the queen of nature, a Gaia force working with Ceres to protect the planet and life on earth. Bless all living beings. Our lives and our environment are ONE. Neither survives without the other. IMAGINE, prepare, persist, repurpose, set & keep clean boundaries.

& The River is You

Celebration Moons:
Quarter Day,
Cross-Quarter Days,
Midsummer Day,
& More
Farmer's Almanac

"Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don't try to figure anything out.
Don't try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest."

TIMING is everything.
All things change. Change is our only constant.

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Yes! The magic is in YOU. Astro-knowledge Unlocks your power.

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"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather....In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or is dehumanized." -- Goethe

The way ahead is lit by our trust in inner visions.

"How can I be substantial if I fail to cast a Shadow? One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. C.G. Jung

Mark your calendars for 2024's first Mercury retrograde!

Next Mercury Retrograde: . . . Retrograde Shadow begins on July 16, 2024 at 21 LEO 25 . . .
Mercury Retrograde on August 4, 2024 at 4 VIRGO 06. . .
Mercury stations & turns direct on August 28, 2024 at 21 LEO 25.
Mercury is out of Retrograde Shadow on Sept 11, 2024 at 4 VIR 06.

Mercury was the only entity allowed access to both Mt. Olympus and hell by the Gods. Mercury is the guide between the conscious and unconscious. He's the Psychopomp and Loki the trickster from Norse mythology. He is quicksilver and also the healer, Hermes. Mercury is my chart ruler!

Troubleshooter's Bonus Transits Report:
Mark your calendars for these high tension dates -- Mars opposite Saturn:

29 May 2017 - 25 GE/SAG
14 June 2019 - 18 CAN/CAP
1 July 2021 - 12 LE/AQ
20 July 2023 - 5 VIR/PISC
8 August 2025 - 1 LI/AR
29 August 2027 - 27 LI/AR
15 September 2029 - 24 SC/TAU
28 September 2031 - 21 SAG/GE
10 May 2033 - 1 CAP/CAN


"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personsal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather . . . In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or deescalated, and a person is humanized or is dehumanized. -- Goethe

Conscious living doesn't grant us immunity from troubles, but we are able to transform our stumbling stones into stepping stones.

Planets at Work

Current Planets

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Wishing you safety, health, joy and abundance In July, 2024!

In memoriam, my dad, Knute F. Dobkins, December 13, 1921 -- January 21, 2012, for my brother Knute F. Dobkins, Jr., October 17, 1955 -- September 20, 2015, my mother, Bettye Jean Dobkins, August 5, 1927 -- May 23, 2018, and youngest brother J.E. Mack, February 18, 1962 -- September 3, 2021.

Be prepared. That's what the truth and astrology do for us. We gain the edge by seeing things exactly as they are. Not by how we wish they would be. -- Starcats

The best investment you can make right now is the one you make in YOU. All change happens on the inside first as an intention, then as a purging of old, useless and outdated parts of self that leads us to a realignment with our Authentic Self. At that stage, we are then ready to SPEAK OUR WORD and let loose the energy that will manifest our future goals and dreams. Let astrology help!

Timing is Everything! Be sure you're connected to yours!

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