by Georgina Sirett-Hardie
Full Moons in July and August
The July Full Moon is sitting in Capricorn, reflecting the Sun in Cancer, and is known as the Rose Moon or Moon of Claiming; illuminating your authority and integrity . Cancer is the sign of the Mother and Capricorn the sign of the Father, so the spotlight is on feelings and family.
Capricorn Moon characteristics are self-control, prudence, ambition, patience, conservatism, responsibility, discipline and order. Impersonality and stinginess may appear in the manifestation of emotions, and sometimes a desire to isolate yourself.
The days when the Moon is in Capricorn are favoured for work connected with organization, higher concentration, perseverance. It's recommended to plan things and to begin continuous, hard work. In this period you can finish the things that you’ve wanted to get done for a long time. This period is also good for communication with influential people from the older generation, for building and construction, for work with stones, sale of houses and agricultural lands. Tenderness in the family relationships is also well-aspected at this time, but it's preferable not to start a new job at this moment, not to borrow money and to avoid conflict with authority.
In August, the full moon is sitting in Aquarius, reflecting the light of the Sun in Leo. This moon is known as the Lightning Moon or the Moon of Dispute. This illuminates the individual, helping people be awake to their feelings and emotions and to the ego.
When the Moon is in Aquarius, interest towards everything new and unconventional increases, and your head is may fill up with original ideas! Indulge in science, in intellectual work, and also tasks connected with society (psychology, sociology, astrology).
This period is also good for people working with electricity, electronics, with new technology, for inventors and astrologers.
When the Moon is in Aquarius, friends become more important than relatives. Sympathy, affection and care towards the people beyond our families. This time is also favourable for activities and sport that strengthen the cardio-vascular system. Be careful when handling electrical appliances.
ARIES JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Early in the month Mars is well-aspected, your concentration is excellent now and you are serious about your work. You want to focus on real accomplishment and avoid frivolity and distractions. You may fruitfully tackle difficult, disagreeable tasks or work that usually frustrates you; for once you knuckle down and complete tasks left undone. Self-control and self-discipline are required of you at this time. You are eager to discuss your thoughts and plans with others now and you may have a very fruitful brainstorming session, a spirited debate, or a very active meeting with others in which things really get accomplished. You are verbally assertive and can present your own plan or idea quite convincingly, but try not to be too blunt.
TAURUS JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (Apr 21 - MAY 21)
Love, relationships, beauty, and pleasure are emphasised now. You feel especially attractive or friendly, and you ooze warmth and radiate – wow, you get noticed! Hardly surprising, a new romance or friendship may ensue. Artistic efforts are also fruitful. At this time you are more sensitive to beauty and feel the needs of others. It is easy for you to give generously of yourself, for you sympathise strongly with other people and spiritual values are more important than material ones at this time. You are impulsively affectionate and flirtatious at this time. You may be highly attracted to someone new, simply because of the novelty and possibilities for adventure. Also, your friends or love partner may behave in unexpected, yet good ways. Go with the flow more this month.
GEMINI JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (May 22 - June 21)
Be seen this month! Get out more! There are significant opportunities to make connections, exchange information, and to learn something through a chance meeting or encounter. Letters, phone calls, and conversations that you initiate are productive at this time. You experience sudden insights, make discoveries, come up with fresh solutions to old problems, and seek alternatives to the usual routine way of doing things. Even more than usual your mental processes are speeded up and you move more quickly now. Your mind is on bigger issues and long-range plans. You are optimistic and enthusiastic about your ideas, but disinclined to read the fine print or study all the facts, which can result in an error in judgement. Try not to be lax about important details.
CANCER JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (June 22 - July 22)
Your feelings, emotional needs, and desires for closeness and a sense of belonging come to the fore now. Problems you may have been avoiding in these areas are brought into focus. Your feelings, friends, and female relatives figure prominently in your life now. You realize how much you appreciate and need their love and support, and you are particularly affectionate now. You may also initiate a relationship in which you take care of, support, and "baby" someone else. Try not to smother them too much and lose yourself in the process. Letting go may be hard this month; those crab claws refuse to open. Emotions run deep this Summer and it maybe a painful time to say some goodbyes. However, chin up; it’s also a time of new exciting hellos and new beginnings.
LEO JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (July 23 - Aug 22)
This is a great time for relaxing recreation, a time to refresh and rejuvenate yourself and do the things you most enjoy doing. Good humour and optimism prevail now. This is also a good time to approach someone who is in a position to benefit you spiritually, intellectually, or materially. You are also more perceptive than usual. You see other people's true colours more clearly and you may discover a secret or the hidden aspect of some situation. Your long-range goals, life direction, or career aims come into focus now. You gain clarity or a stronger sense of purpose, which energizes your efforts to get ahead and move forward. Recognition or support from others who are in a position to assist you is likely now, so take a chance!
VIRGO JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (Aug 23 -Sept 23)
Your mind is serious and you are able to concentrate on work that requires patience, attention to detail, and precision. Practical concerns dominate. It is a good time to learn practical skills, do your taxes, organise your files, and take care of business. You are alert, mentally sharp and clear, and your ability to comprehend new concepts is heightened. Also, you can verbalise and articulate your ideas very well at this time. Intellectual curiosity is also high. This is a good time to make plans or begin a course of study. You have a lot of mental energy and are eager to "attack" intellectual problems. You are likely to come up with a clever solution or a very workable plan, especially if you brainstorm with others.
LIBRA JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (Sept 24 - Oct 23)
You are a peacemaker and prefer harmony in your environment; now it seems more important now than ever. Loving relationships and attracting people into your life who are good for you are very likely at this time. Your personal charm and attractiveness has a positive effect on your career, reputation, or public image. People see you as a loving and lovable person, and as someone who is aware of their needs and feelings, which can benefit you at this time. Others are willing to help and cooperate with your aims. Your interest in the arts or in promoting harmony and good will between people is brought out at this time. You are a social animal this month and seek people who really know how to have a good time.
SCORPIO JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (Oct 24 - Nov 22)
During this time period, deeply rooted and hidden energies are activated and affect you more strongly. You remember incidents and events that you have not recalled in a long time. You are driven instinctively to do certain things, even though you may not consciously understand why you are driven to do them. Your desire to make a fresh start, to take the initiative and strike out on your own, is a powerful drive right now. Your physical energy, will, and courage are intensified. Your personal ambitions and drive to assert yourself and make an impact on the world, meet with considerable opposition now. Other people or external forces over which you have no control seem to subtly undermine your efforts - or try to overpower you altogether.
SAGITTARIUS JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
Your ambitions and ideals slowly and gradually shift towards a new focus. This is a period of rebirth and renewed optimism .Cooperation and assistance in work is high now and consequently significant growth and progress in your career is likely at this time. You feel confident, outgoing, optimistic, and enterprising. Expansion of professional pursuits is likely now. You receive increased recognition and influence at this time. You are optimistic and possibly extravagant now. You are less cautious than usual, feeling that nothing can possibly go wrong. If you are inclined to overindulge, overspend, or go to excesses in any manner, this tendency is exaggerated at this time. However, you also aim higher than usual and a very promising opportunity or contact can also occur.
CAPRICORN JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
You start to question major commitments and decisions you have made in the past, such as career choices, place of residence, marriage and other major relationships. This is a time of self-analysis and questioning about the direction you have taken in your life. This is a time of considerable frustration and your desires or efforts appear to be thwarted or at least delayed. Relationships with men and people in authority may be particularly uncomfortable. Also, you have more self-doubt than usual; your mood is sombre and rather self-critical. However, this is a good time to take stock of your life, to see how you are limiting and holding yourself back. A good time to self reflect – but don't take whatever setbacks you experience to heart.
AQUARIUS JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 (Jan 21 -Feb 19)
A feeling of impatience and a willingness to make bold, risky changes can cause you to suddenly alter the entire course of your life now. Periodically throughout this time you get the urge to stir things up and inject fresh, new stimulation into your life. You get bored quickly now and experiment with new possibilities and invent a new way of doing things. You don't want to follow anybody else's lead at this time. Take advantage of any unusual offers or opportunities. Unexpected changes occur now, a sudden move or changing jobs. Be careful about being too impulsive. You may make a change only because you are restless and tired of the same old situation, rather than because you have a better opportunity.
PISCES JULY/AUGUST HOROSCOPE 2011 2010 (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
You are inclined to passively withdraw or give in to other people rather than act decisively and strongly for yourself. Confusion, vagueness, or misrepresentation can occur in your relationships, so beware of making commitments at this time; you're likely to see things much more clearly and realistically later on. You are in a dreamy, romantic mood and yearnings for love, feelings of compassion and you are definitely more idealistic, tolerant, and selfless in your relationships, which may cause you to act against your own interests. Decisions involving money or important commitments to others should probably be made some other time. However, your imagination is vivid during this time period and you enjoy fairy tales, mythology, spiritual, religious and metaphysical topics. You tend to fantasise in your dream world.
Georgina is also a Spiritual Counsellor and very active in wonderful Avalon.In addition she is a Ceremonialist for beautiful Handfastings and many other ceremonies and travels all over the world to conduct them.
Georgina lives in magical Avalon with her partner, six cats and a rescue puppy. Her website is www.sunflowerhealing.co.uk.
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