July 2022 is one of the most important months of the year. July 2022’s star transit is the North Node conjunct Uranus in Taurus.
The North Node and Uranus only meet every 15 years, so the conjunction will influence us for the following 15 years.
North Node has an applying effect, so we will witness an amplification of Uranian themes: breakthroughs, shake ups, innovations and unexpected developments in technology, groups of people and communities, financial systems, resources, and the stock market.
Even if nothing may happen on the day of the transit, this conjunction will set into motion a series of events that will influence us for years to come.
At an individual level, the conjunction will be experienced as a pull to live our life on our own terms. We can discover resources and talents we didn’t know we had, or we can finally get rid of trauma or energy draining behaviors that have been sabotaging us for years.
But let’s have a look at the most important transits of the month:
July 2nd, 2022 – Mars Square Pluto
July stars on a highly intense note. On July 2nd Mars (at 27° Aries) squares Pluto in Capricorn.
Mars is the planet of action – is how we go after what we want. Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, and it represents the collective will. When the two clash, there is a tension between what we want, and what is realistically possible.
Mars doesn’t take no for an answer, but Pluto will push all our buttons, showing us that we can’t just have everything. Should we try harder, or surrender and accept that there are things we just cannot have?
When Mars is square Pluto, the answer is always in the middle – yes, we don’t want to give up on what it is that we want. But on the other hand we want to learn what the limitations are, where our old approaches need to be assessed.
July 5th, 2022 – Mars Enters Taurus
On July 5th, 2022 Mars enters Taurus. Normally, Mars in Taurus is calm and steady UNLESS it is triggered at a visceral level.
And since Mars will conjunct both North Node and Uranus towards the end of the month, we will likely experience the unpredictable side of Mars in Taurus. The Red Bull inside each one of us will be awakened.
July 13th, 2022 – Full Moon In Capricorn
On July 13th, 2022 we have a Full Moon at 21° Capricorn. The Full Moon is conjunct Pluto, opposite Mercury, trine Uranus, and square Chiron.
Even if the Moon in Capricorn is normally in control of her emotions, at this particular Full Moon, spirits run high. We might find ourselves more argumentative, talking more than we should, or acting out on our wounded feelings.
As with any Capricorn lunation, the big question is “what are we trying to achieve?” Capricorn is our higher self, the adult inside each one of us. It’s ok to be brutally honest (Full Moon conjunct Pluto) or have difficult conversations (Full Moon opposite Mercury) as long as we don’t lose sight of our goal, and we act from our best possible selves.
July 16th, 2022 – Sun Conjunct Mercury
On July 16th, 2022 Sun is conjunct Mercury at 24° Cancer, which means we are already in the middle of the current Mercury cycle which started on May 21st, 2022. If you’ve initiated a new project when the Mercury project started, now it’s time to bring it to life.
July 18th, 2022 – Venus Enters Cancer
On July 18th, 2022 Venus enters Cancer. Venus feels good in Cancer, since both Venus and Cancer speak the same language: the language of emotions.
This doesn’t mean it’s all warm and cozy. In Cancer, Venus squares Jupiter in Aries (early in the transit) and Pluto in Capricorn (later on).
There is some feistiness in the air – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Acting upon our feelings creates an energy of honesty which facilitates trust and growth.
July 18th-20th, 2022 – Mercury And Sun Opposite Pluto
On July 18th, Mercury (at 27° Cancer) opposes Pluto in Capricorn, and two days later, the Sun follows suit.
Pluto oppositions are always intense because they bring to our immediate attention things that has been bottled up. When something that has been bottled up screams for release, our first reaction is to fight against it. That’s why Pluto transits are associated with power struggles.
Let’s say an event a few years back has bothered us. Perhaps someone has been disrespectful or has coerced us to do something against our will, which left us disempowered. Back then we hadn’t fully processed that event.
Now, when a similar situation occurs, we’re not only fighting the current situation. We are fighting against the repeating pattern, and what it means for who we are, for what it is that we are asked to do differently.
When Pluto opposes Mercury and the Sun, notice where your resistance is triggered, what makes you angry, what makes you feel powerless. This resistance will point to something very important about yourself – this is where Pluto is asking you to level up, and become stronger and resilient.
July 19th, 2022 – Mercury Enters Leo
On July 19th, 2022 Mercury enters Leo – and our thinking and communication become more proud and confident. No more hiding behind a rock (Mercury in Cancer). Speak out. Deliver that message. Roar the truth.
July 28th, 2022 – New Moon In Leo
On July 28th, 2022 we have a New Moon at 5° Leo. This is a highly optimistic New Moon that is trine Jupiter in Aries. Jupiter’s energy is amplified since Jupiter is now stationary. The July-August lunar cycle is the best time of the year to take a chance and GO BIG with your projects.
July 29th, 2022 – Jupiter Turns Retrograde
On July 29th, 2022 Jupiter goes retrograde at 8° Aries. When a slow-moving planet like Jupiter changes direction, we all notice it.
Jupiter rules our beliefs, goals, and our big WHY. When Jupiter goes retrograde, we are invited to take a step back and re-evaluate our big WHY – the reason we’re doing what we’re doing.
July 31st, 2022 – 2022 – North Node Conjunct Uranus
On July 31st, 2022 we have the exact North Node-Uranus conjunction at 18° Taurus.
This epochal conjunction is further fueled by Mars (at 17° Taurus), so at the end of the month we have a very intense Mars-North Node-Uranus conjunction.
Whenever we have an Uranus transit, we ‘expect’ the unexpected. Most people are filled with positive anticipation when there’s an upcomingUranus transit – that’s because they ‘hope’ that the Uranus transit will bring them something they want, but out of reach.
In reality, “expect the unexpected” means that what we expect to happen will not happen – what will happen is something completely different, something that is not even in the radar of our awareness.
The good news is that the North-Node Uranus conjunction will only bring us those events, opportunities, people that serve our highest good.
The North Node is a foreign energy that is out of our conscious awareness. But that’s exactly why we have to trust the universe and go with the flow.
Best advice? Don’t plan anything, don’t expect anything. Just pay attention to whatever it is that happens at the time, and in the buildup of this conjunction. Keep your eyes wide open.
In July, destiny is knocking on your door – let it in!
I will write an extensive report about the North Node-Uranus conjunction closer to the date – stay tuned and if you haven’t done it already, make sure you subscribe to Astro Butterfly’s email newsletter.
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