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ASTROLOGY: July 2022


Jupiter, our largest, most benevolent, and lucky planet began a new cycle in May, but this month it’s thinking twice about it. Typically, Jupiter sits in a sign for a year before moving on to the next sign, thus taking 12 years to make a full round of the zodiac. Every year it also retrogrades for about four months, a month later each year. Depending upon when in each sign it retrogrades it is possible that it can shift back into the sign it just left. Such is this year.

It’s a little more interesting than usual however, because of the signs which represent the End and the Beginning. For the past year Jupiter was in the sign of Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac. Pisces represents the end of a cycle, a time for reflection, pondering and preparation for a new cycle. Jupiter in Pisces can also mean conspiracies, crime, subterfuge, big secrets.

In May, Jupiter shifted into the sign of Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, the beginning of a new cycle. This is a time for starting over, creating a new way of being and thinking. It is also a time for exposure, bringing things into the light of day, giving us the ability to trace things to their origins.

But this month it retrogrades until November, at first still in Aries, then in October traveling back into Pisces. Jupiter retrograde in Aries can be about the perceived need to create a Noah’s Ark, to escape. Jupiter retrograde in Pisces is a symbol of discipleship, committing to something, some teaching greater than oneself. All of this seems so appropriate for the current shift of the Ages themselves. This is like a last gasp from the Age of Pisces for the old teachings, the old dogma while the Age of Aquarius is about the need for thinking and believing in new ways, as if we really did all come from the same Source and we really can all work together. Now that’s a dance worth dancing!

Everyone: Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower peaks July 28, 29. Normally an average show,
New Moon creates darker than usual skies.

ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: A lot of shifting energies this month.
Direction: Be willing to dance!
Soul Thought: Which will it be?

TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: Lots of changes can mean lots of confusion
Direction: But actually, the way is clear…visually!
Soul Thought: And in other ways?

GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: Communication may break down.
Direction: Family is the key.
Soul Thought: Notice we didn’t say, “the problem.”

CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: A rare time free of confusion.
Direction: Now is the time to act.
Soul Thought: “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol.

LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: It’s your strongest time of year.
Direction: Choose when to roar like a lion.
Soul Thought: Or purr like a pussycat.

VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: You may reflect that which is around you more than ever.
Direction: Be SuperMoon.
Soul Thought: When to reflect and when to shine?

LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: That chronic condition might have lightened up recently.
Direction: Just say it has.
Soul Thought: “Words can Change your Brain.” Book

SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: That potentially explosive situation should resolve by mid-month.
Direction: Define precious resources.
Soul Thought: What’s worth arguing over?

SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: Shifting relationships.
Direction: The focus could be on the big picture.
Soul Thought: Think: Hologram.

CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: Rarely has the air, the view been so clear.
Direction: You can overlook the seeming faults of others.
Soul Thought: “And still, after all this time the Sun never says to the Earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” — Hafiz

AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: It really is a cosmic dance.
Direction: Choose to participate.
Soul Thought: What does it mean to start a new cycle?

PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: Things should be feeling lighter.
Direction: Go to Black Mountains.
Soul Thought: From the deepest depths to the highest peaks.


  • Charlene R, Johnson

    Charlene R Johnson is a graduate of Claregate College, a metaphysical college in England and studied directly under teacher Dr. Douglas Baker. She offers oral readings, written reports and teaches classes in both esoteric astrology and esoteric psychology. These classes are for beginners who know nothing of astrology. Use of the glyphs in your chart are considered a form of dialogue with your Soul and a necessary tool in your spiritual toolbox. A former Taos County resident she now lives in central Florida on 6.5 acres on a beautiful lake. This property has recently been dubbed SkyDance Sanctuary and will be the site of classes and special events.

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