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ASTROLOGY: July 2023

ESOTERIC vs ORTHODOX ASTROLOGY

“Whatever is born or done in this moment of time, has the qualities of this moment of time.”

Carl Jung

Occasionally it seems appropriate to remind folks that what we discuss in this column is not traditional or orthodox Western astrology. Rather it is Esoteric Astrology or what we sometimes call, “The New Astrology.” It is not at all new; in fact, we believe it predates both humankind and orthodox astrology. But because it is meant for humankind on a spiritual path, it needed to await both an expansion of human consciousness and a time when it could be more acceptable. Galileo, after all, was excommunicated from the church and kept under house arrest for the rest of his life for daring to state that the Earth revolved around the Sun rather than the other way around. Therefore, this more spiritual, potentially heretical form of astrology was kept hidden until the Inquisition was no longer a danger. Today we still call it esoteric astrology because it also has to do with what is hidden within. Esoteric simply means intangible.


The more obvious external differences between the two forms of astrology include, as you can see below, a change of rulership by the planets. As we vibrate to a higher and higher resonance, so do the planets. We do after all impress them every bit as much as they impress us. “As Above, So Below.” As we attempt to work off karma and evolve ourselves, so do the planets. Thus, just as we no longer keep the same company that we kept when we were not as conscious, neither do the planets. Another difference is that where orthodox astrology is concerned mostly with the Sun Sign, so we believe the Sun is your personality which is merely the vehicle through which you choose to manifest your Purpose in this lifetime and thus is meant to serve the purpose of your Soul. The first indicator of your Soul’s Purpose is your Rising Sign, the sign coming up over the horizon of the chart at the moment of your birth. Since this changes every two hours as the earth revolves, this makes the time of your birth extra important, another difference from orthodox astrology. So now, read your Rising Sign information at least as much as you read your Sun sign.


Everyone: Following the Venus-Mars conjunction on July 1, watch for the first of four Supermoons this year on July 3.

ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: Something shifts from imagination to a focused thought.
Direction: Use it well.
Soul Thought: What’s the difference?.

TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: A baseless claim shifts to affirmation.
Direction: Now it’s time to act.
Soul Thought: “Thou canst not stir a flower, Without troubling of a star.” Francis Thompson

GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: A rough beginning to the month nonetheless brings enlightenment.
Direction: Watch for it!
Soul Thought: What is “Fohat?”

CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: What has been confusing clears up.
Direction: Trust in your newfound wisdom and take advantage.
Soul Thought: Crystal!

LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: It takes longer than expected for the big day to arrive.
Direction: Wait for it . . .
Soul Thought: What does the Solstice mean to you?

VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: Long days mean short nights.
Direction: Less time to reflect, so . . .
Soul Thought: Shine big, SuperMoon!

LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: Finances may take a hit on the 1st.
Direction: Hang tight.
Soul Thought: What is “Value?”

SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: The intensity should relax around the 10th.
Direction: Do the math.
Soul Thought: The devil is in the details.

SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: It’s been a hard grind uphill.
Direction: But look at the view now!
Soul Thought: “All things by immortal power, Near and far, Hiddenly To each other linked are.” Francis Thompson

CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: You may suffer a setback.
Direction: Examine your own motives.
Soul Thought: What do you gain?

AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: Abundance can be yours.
Direction: If you stand up to the challenge.
Soul Thought: What do dragons do?

PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: You’re hashing over some old material.
Direction: Last call to finish it well.
Soul Thought: New material is coming.

To discover your Rising Sign, or for more information, contact Charlene R. Johnson,
www.SkyDanceAstrology.com, or email: SkyDance@SkyDanceAstrology.com
Esoteric Astrology is focused on the rising sign more than the sun sign (we suggest you read both)
and provides clarity, direction and answers for those seeking a higher level of life.

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  • 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.