Astrology Forecasts Oracle

July 2023: How Can You Navigate the BIG Love and Power Shifts in July?

Celestial Happenings from Kim’s Desk

We’re taking a different approach to the monthly forecast to bring you the most impactful and supportive information. This month we’ve interviewed Kim to talk about the big shifts in July.

Q: What can we expect in July? Is it more of June or something different?

A: As we enter July, we have that beautiful continuation of the June energy filled with lots of connections, ideas and fortuitous unexpected news. We’ve got the ability to continue our growth and expansion. Then we get to a point where we reach the middle of July and the energy shifts.

There’s a split in the month – the 1st half and the 2nd half. It’s evident and felt out in the world. During the 1st half of the month, if things have been going smoothly for you, they continue for the 1st 2 weeks. If not, you come to a tightening and it feels like you’re threading the needle. If you typically live on the edge, go into the core with this narrowing. You narrow your focus to optimize and streamline. If you typically hold yourself back, extend yourself to reach for the edges. Take a leap of faith. The stars have been urging you for the last few months. Will you listen? Now is the time for you to take action, because during the 2nd ½ of the month, the action will be done for and to you.

Q: This doesn’t sound pleasant, tell us more about the 2nd ½ of the month.  

A: There are 2 reasons for the mid-month energy shift:

  1. July 18th – The nodal points move into new signs as they do every 18 months. This time they move from Taurus and Scorpio into Aries and Libra. The last time they did this was on December 26, 2004.
  2. July 22nd – Venus stations retrograde through September 3rd.

Q: Is the energy shift a big deal this year?

A: It is a big deal due to the squaring of the nodes with Pluto. These are cardinal signs, signaling the beginning of something new and they are at the cusp of the end of each sign. So, it’s a beginning and an ending. The key question for everyone is; “How can relationships, particularly in families, shift their current power structures to be open to something new?”

Additionally, Mars is opposing Saturn adding confinement and road blocks. This will be a very frustrating time. The days of July 18 – 23rd are going to feel heavy, confrontational and may be overwhelming.

Here’s what I wrote back in October 2022 for the annual forecast:

July 18th @ 3:59 pm ET Nodal change – Fighting for Equality

On the World Stage

The soul destiny takes a turn and moves from Taurus and enters Aries. The repeating nodes occur every 18 years and not to scare you, but the last time the Aries North node and Libra South node changed was the week of the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

Current and Prior Aries| Libra nodal dates:

  • July 17, 2023 – January 11, 2025
  • December 27, 2004 – June 22, 2006
  • April 7, 1986 – December 2, 1987

In Evolutionary Astrology, the True node indicates the collective soul destiny and changes every 18 months by going backward through the zodiac. The dragon’s head symbolizes the North node and shows how the collective can heal, thereby relieving its soul karma as indicated by the dragon’s tail or South node.

Moving toward the North node, Aries beginning in mid-July, changes what’s happening in the collective between the prior nodal pairing of Taurus and Scorpio. Throughout 2022, women’s rights (Dobbs), money fluctuations (recession) and climate crises (weather & more than 1.5°C) are the focal points. Beginning in mid-July, the focal points switch to righting the wrongs of inequality, injustice and imbalance in all relationships, including organizations, countries and the world. Libra represents the courts and diplomacy and when in the South node, it’s the negative aspects of each. So, think imbalance in the courts and ineffective diplomacy.


The tensions between the polar opposites strains the wounding to bring it to the surface for healing. The answers are always in the North node.

This nodal change makes it Mars time once again as the collective soul destiny takes on his energy while leaving the effects of the collective soul karma behind. Throughout 2022 and until July 2023, the world has been dealing with Mars and Pluto as the aggressors for peeking at the uncomfortable and unfamiliar hidden things. Now, it’s time for these things to be seen and felt with courage and bravery. That’s the key – is the world brave enough to face the effects of the hidden agendas, power plays and bad acts? If so, walking toward awakening and honest leadership is available now. If not, there’s dithering, compromise and unhealthy relationships.

It’s time for bravery, leadership and inner authority. It’s time for quiet power and diplomatic solutions. It’s time for charm, grace and elegance while seeking the value in healthy partnership in business, romance and on the political stage. However, the energies burst forth bringing impatience, aggression and violence. The forces seek out the hidden and smother them with platitudes and false promises.

* Note: There are two schools of thought, one speaks to the True Node and the other to the Mean Node. As these are usually separated by a few days, in this case July 12th for the Mean nodal change, using the True Node is more prevalent, so I’m using it here for simplicity. 

Q: Now that we’re closer to the date, do you have any further information for us personally?

A: Yes, there’s actually more opposition, more adjustments and more contemplation. There’s a requirement to quiet down, to go deep, to be commanding, and then when we have sudden changes, it may not be as beneficial. It’s like threading the needle. It’s a tightening. It feels like we’re being held back.

My greatest advice to you is to follow your instinct, to gather yourself and to firm up your position. It could still mean spending and investing, but with people you know who are going to be able to deal with disruption, shifts and changes. They can help you stay the course. and help guide you through the next few months.

Q: How long does the shift last?

A: Throughout the rest of August. Now August is the month of tough love. I will get into that much more deeply when we get to August. But for now, suffice it to say that there’s going to be a review for you of your image and your position in the world in every area – style, leadership, finances, connections, relationships, and your home or office. There’s going to be a desire to change. And the desire is a DESIRE. It’s better to wait, plan and take your time to make sure the changes are going to be lasting and not just whimsical and indulgent. You’re not got to be pleased if you make lots of shifts in physical ways during the month of August.

Q: What are the do’s and don’ts for Venus retrograde?

A: In 2023, from July 22- September 3rd, while Venus is retrograde, take the time to review the areas of success, love and money. Venus rules beauty and design too.

Things you do and buy during Venus retrograde may be ones you regret. “What was I thinking?” or “How could I have said that?” or “Why did I think he/she was my perfect mate?” are the questions once Venus stations direct. 

Do’s with Venus Rx
  • Take extra care with anything new regarding success, love, money (and beauty)
  • Make plans to beautify yourself, your home or office (plans only)
  • Review your relationships
  • Assess your finances, including investments, budgets and projections
  • Declutter and give away that you no longer love or use
  • Practice self-care
  • Notice who shows up from your past
  • Dive deeply into your feelings
  • Get healing
  • Journal on reflective questions about what brings you pleasure
  • Internalize your creative pursuits to evoke more depth and feeling
  • Begin the writing project you’ve been putting off for so long
Don’ts with Venus Rx
  • Get married
  • Start a new long-term relationship
  • Get a tattoo or cosmetic surgery
  • Buy expensive items – clothes, jewelry, etc.
  • Launch a new book, offer or product
  • Make big investments
  • Buy large ticket items (cars, appliances, homes)
  • Begin big home improvement projects
  • Redesign large areas of office or home
  • Spend frivolously
  • Come out with a new image or style
  • Begin a PR campaign

Thank you for reading & sharing with family and friends.

As always, wishing you joy,

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Astrology Forecasts Oracle

July 2022: Let’s collect star power and watch your dreams easily come to life


From Annual Forecast:

You can release and heal this month. Transformation is in the air. Changes may be forced on you. Avoid the drama and desire to hold on too tightly. Can you let go of control and go with the flow? Now’s the time. You can either breakdown or breakthrough.

Supportive Intuitive Tools

Oracle card: #41 – Flow

Allow the movement and rhythm of the month to gift you with ease and flexibility. Open yourself to the rhythms and cycles of the Universe. Let yourself blossom like a flower on an early summer day. Fill yourself with the warmth of the Sun.

Crystal: Moonstone

This is a stone that channels the Moon. It attunes to the ebb and flow of the moon. Moonstone helps with stability as it balances you during the cycles of life. It represents the inner Goddess and enhances intuition. This crystal also helps you resonate with the mysteries.

Flower essence: Centuary

This is a stone that channels the Moon. It attunes to the ebb and flow of the moon. Moonstone helps with stability as it balances you during the cycles of life. It represents the inner Goddess and enhances intuition. This crystal also helps you resonate with the mysteries.

 Big Star Events:

  1. July 2nd – Mars confronts Pluto
  2. July 6th thru 13th – Mercury out of bounds
  3. July 19th – Chiron retrograde
  4. July 20th – Sun challenges Pluto
  5. July 28th – Jupiter retrograde
  6. July 31st – Uranus and Mars stir up soul destiny

The Weekly Stars

Week 1: July 1 – July 10

Mars and Pluto are just wrangling with each other. They’re up to no good. They’re making mischief in a way that’s not fun. Don’t do anything this weekend that’s going to be edgy.

After the weekend, the energy provides fresh perspectives, new ways to change institutions and different avenues to view the world. There’s a softening and soothing influence, hopefully relieving the pressure that’s been building these last many weeks. Good news may appear at the end of the week.

Weekly tip: Reach out and connect.

Week 2: July 11 – July 17

This is the week for adjustments.

Full Moon

Details: Full Moon 7/13 @ 2:37 pm ET Sun in Cancer & Moon in Capricorn

There’s a building of beautiful energy a more realistic outlook as to what it is that you’re seeing, observing and realizing in your world. What is the right path forward? Traditional structures and leadership methods or new, inclusive and grass roots constructs. Intuitive answers may lead you along the right path to making progress.

Your relationships and finances are under review. What adjustments support you in love and money? What attunements are needed for love, value and relationship. Masculine and feminine energies have the ability to weave in new and different ways.

The remainder of the week continues allowing you to tweak and refine to make your future a reality. How can you adjust your thinking to receive the love and support you desire?

Weekly tip: Strike up a conversation. Ask and you may receive.

Week 3: July 18 – July 24

This is a fiery week with lots of trying to control you and pushing you toward a crisis of some sort. You may be forced to let go of something you’ve been wrangling with for quite some time. Allow yourself to let go and feel the relief. Your mind is playing games with you. Focus on the long term.

Chiron retrograde 7/19 – 12/23

You have the opportunity for great healing. You observe old wounds and release your ties to them. You reevaluate your relationship with yourself and others in order to understand your past to give way to your future. In Aries, Chiron helps you see how your unique gifts fit into the world. Better yet, he helps you realize your unique gifts stand out and shows you how to bring them into the world – if you’re brave enough.

Chiron in retrograde in the sign is about your identity, uniqueness and ability to live in the world. He’s always a healer. When he’s direct, you have an easier time to release and let go. When he’s retrograde, you can sink in to ruminate and ponder.

Weekly tip: Get healing.

Week 4: July 25 – July 31

It’s time for fun and going with the flow. There’s a lot of energy pushing and pulling you with sudden changes and mind games. Relax into it. Take time off if possible.

Jupiter Retrograde 7/28/22 – 11/23/22

Jupiter retrograde in Aries dominates this retrograde cycle from the end of July until the end of October. During this time, Jupiter asks you to ready yourself for all of the expansion in your life. He wants you to shore up your confidence, your leadership skills and your courage. As he moves back into Pisces for the November portion of his retrograde, he calls for self-compassion and emotional support. He wants to pull back any escapist tendencies too.

When Jupiter goes retrograde. He’s basically asking, “Have you positioned yourself for the blessings, success, leadership and opportunities you want? He’s the giver of them. Jupiter brings them to you. When he’s moving forward, it’s easier to put deals together and to make things happen. When he goes retrograde, it’s optimize, streamline and efficiency time.

New Moon

Details: New Moon 7/28 @ 1:55 pm ET – Sun & Moon in Leo at 5°

The Sun and Moon aren’t the main attraction – Mercury’s dance with Uranus, Mars and the collective soul destiny is and comes into exact alignment in 3 days. The Sun and Moon urge the heart forward to move into generous and noble pursuits, however, in the collective, the pressing of ambitions may lead to greedy power grabs to protect pride and ego.

7/31 Uranus conjunct North node

BIG STAR GATE IS HERE! There’s good luck to achieve the higher expression – a massive breakthrough to ensuring an everlasting future for the Earth. (This is new earth). Otherwise, overly-sensitive or dramatic breakdown with violent behaviors and attachment to being victim. Your mind is wreaking havoc, don’t listen to it. Drop into your intuitive knowing.

Weekly tip: Choose to be surprised and delighted by what’s coming up for you right now.

July by Intuitive Type:

Wise Strategist – July can be powerful for you if you don’t hold onto your expectations of what you feel should happen and the way you want it to happen. It’s going to be different than you expect. Ask questions instead of waiting for answers. Stay curious and open by setting your plans and nimbly rearranging them. Your future wants you to be in the flow. Breathe and make refinements, adjustments and minor tweaks. You’re gathering is powerful beyond measure. Your mantra is “Allow, allow, allow”.

Intuitive Visionary – Patience is not your virtue and here comes July asking for it. Go back to the intentions you set at the beginning of the year and review your progress. What’s working for you and what isn’t? Adjust and refine to get into the razor’s edge alignment required to easily embody your future. Your ideas have stirred the collective and they’re trying to catch up. Work on something related to deepening your ideas, not expanding them. If you’re expanding something new, it’s going to crumble. Gather, intensity, define. Work your ideas in this way and watch the exploding expansion you crave come to be.

Collaborative Explorer – This month is a tough one for you as things stir up that require you to stand in your power. You feel you’re being pushed into too many uncomfortable situations. Think less about avoiding offending others and more about showing up for yourself. For more support, combine the annual flower essence of Cerato with the monthly one of Centuary.  Your inner voice becomes a confusing cacophony when you don’t follow it and this combination helps you listen and respond without your mind running amuck. Act from the heart, not the head. Make this your mantra.

Ruling Warrior – The staccato energy filled with power meets you perfectly. There are enough wins this month to satisfy, so take each one and celebrate it without looking for more. There won’t be a natural progression this month. Wins come and time elapses and then another win comes. Trust that the next win will happen. If you don’t trust, you’ll get frustrated and push your wins away. To prevent that, take a vacation or time off, if you must.

Creative Superstar– You can dance through the month by dipping into the power and using it to fuel your path forward. Some of the energies feel good and others don’t. Ask whether those that feel out of flow are even yours. If so, lean into the discovery available. If not, disregard and continue on your way. Be delighted by what shows up without judgment and July holds many treasures for you.

Loving Alchemist – This month feels luscious to you with its intensity and power. You’re at home in these energies. Savor and enjoy without trying to control. Stay in your own space and allow others to do the same. Focus on YOU with self-care measures and self-love exploration. Set up regular self-care routines for your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. If you have the wherewithal to do more, drop into your heart to ask its yearnings for bonding. See what comes into your life you’d like to explore further.

Bottom Line:

July requires adjustments, not wide sweeping changes. Throughout the month, refine what feels good to align with your best future and rid yourself of what doesn’t work. If it’s not working now, it’s not going to. Let it go and move on.

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As always, wishing you joy,  


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Astrology Forecasts Oracle

July 2021: Creative Tension

discover the keys to unlock excitement and get rid of tension


What I wrote in the 2021 annual forecast holds true: July begins fraught with tension and angst. No worries as it softens up throughout the month. Let out a breath or better yet, take a vacation to come back refreshed and invigorated. This can be a creative, new and exciting time, but requires nimbleness and knowing. Unfortunately, neither may be accessible for you right now. Make friends with the unknown as it offers unlimited possibilities.

I’m going LIVE in our free FB group on Thursday, July 1st at 10:30 am ET.  Join us by clicking here.

I present the information differently in the lives to give you another way to access the stars.

My advice: I would do both at the top of month, especially now at the apex of the year. You’re positioning how 2022 will go for you.

Big Star Events:

  • 7/1, 7/4, 7/29 Mars oppositions and squares
  • 7/5 T-square Venus, Saturn, Uranus
  • 7/28 Jupiter ingres Aquarius

Week 1: Break-through Tension

July begins with frustration, limits and barriers You’re disappointed as everyone and everything seems to be in your way. You feel inadequate, weak and unattractive. This is slow-moving, so take your time and gather yourself. Express yourself and let your feelings be heard. Either that or work-out and get rid of the suppressed anger.What’s the good news?

You can make adjustments in how you’re approaching your goals, relationships and desires. You can rebel against constraints, erupting conflict and trying to force things OR you can take a step back and realize new ways.

You want freedom and you want it now. People confuse you, say things that don’t make sense or argue with you – just because. The question is: what do you want to do about it?

If it actually matters to you, think about what you want and take the results-oriented approach. This is NOT the time to be right. It’s the time to welcome the new and unexpected.

Get creative. Think out of the box. Act differently. Say YES to an opportunity that stretches you to move toward your future. That is supported right now. Falling back or into old patterns isn’t.

Make a plan and stick to it. Keep your eye on the prize – that’s you, your goals and the love you have in your life. It’s also your value and your finances. If you feel isolated and alone, take advantage of the solitude to make investments into your growth.

New Moon: What do you REALLY want?

Details: July 9 New Moon 18°Cancer @ 9:17 pm ET

This New Moon in Cancer is somewhat overridden by the tension of the past and future and how you feel about both with respect to your relationships. Are your relationships supportive of your growth or are they in conflict? The better question: are you supportive of your own growth or are you internally conflicted? Are you asking for support, letting your loved ones know you’re growing, but love them too? Are you being honest with yourself and others? Do your choices reflect your wishes and dreams?

The stars are being intentionally confusing to help you be passionate, open hearted and constructive, even when you feel aggressive and tense. How will you use this time of strife to radically choose yourself? Are you brave enough to know, like and trust yourself fully? Will you invest your time, effort and resource to live the life you are born to live?

This Moon asks all of you.

You can definitely find new solutions using your intuition, curiosity and insight. This can actually be very positive.

How will you answer her call?

Week 2: Feelings of Relief

The tense New Moon stresses all of your relationships and finances. It feels lonely and even sad. The stars conspire to hold you alone and afraid to give you an excuse to break free and then they love you enough to allow relief to come flooding in after a few days.

Your mind aligns with your feelings and gives you momentum to drop into your heart. Your thoughts turn toward optimism and good tidings. You feel sunny and filled with good cheer. This is the calm after the storm and such blessed relief. Revel in it. Bask in the glory of wanting to spend time with others, be social and share all of yourself with them.

By the end of the 2nd week, it’s a sexy, romantic and tender time. Although it’s mid-work week, who cares? Celebrate. Make a mid-week date with friends or a loved one. Take advantage of the sweetness.

Our team has our monthly magical night date and I’m teaching the Tarot. I can’t wait. Make plans for yourself to enjoy as this magical energy abounds.

Week 3: The New or Crisis?

The 3rd week begins in harmony filled with creative and artistic pursuits and is an excellent time to be visible and shine your brilliance. Your image is at an all-time high. It’s also supportive of good health, social and environmental justice.

Yet crisis is building. Events beyond your control or manipulative people invade your energy. Stand in your own power. Let go of control. Recognize change reigns to create the honest version of yourself. Change is either uncomfortable and scary or it’s compelling and invigorating. You decide. Let whatever doesn’t fit be stripped away. It’s going to happen anyway. Welcome it.

When things fall away, it makes room for the new. New friends, interesting people, exciting news; different point of view, solving problems.

Week 4: Glimpses of Growth

The 4th week starts with a Happy Birthday shout out to Leo as Venus makes some interesting choices. Your social life gets busy and you want to take vacation or the easy way out of work. Be carefree and play on your own time if you have it. Otherwise, be mindful of making mistakes as your attention is elsewhere.

Full Moon: Opposites – Too much or just right?

Details: 7/23 Full Moon Leo & Aquarius 1° @ 10:37 pm ET

The Full Moon forces are unusually opposing at this time. The one-degree makes them more forceful, but there are other energies at play contributing to the stretched feeling. The oppositions under review are:

  • Good – bad.
  • Relax – work.
  • Thoughts – feelings.
  • Easy – hard.
  • You – other.

Making adjustments to accommodate both of these opposing energies is the gift of this Full Moon. How can you work hard and take it easy? When will you align your mind and heart?  What will you invite ease as you make strides?

This tension of the opposing forces is too much if you take one over the other. When you blend them, they become almost too much and this the difference between success and not quite reaching your definition of satisfying success.

As the last week of July continues, you feel imaginative and dreamy. There’s a softness in the energy, helping you communicate better when you let go of control. You can be influential instead of controlling. Psst…doing so gives you much better results anyway.

You’ll know you’re holding on too tightly if you feel pressured and conflicted. The worst version of this is to invite power plays, intimidation and threats. Take a breath, step away and look deeper at what’s prompting these forces. When you’re nakedly honest with yourself, you find hidden treasure. The truth lies beneath the surface. You lie beneath the surface. Aren’t you worth the plunge?

I think you are, do you?

Fun, playful influences come to you at the end of the month. You feel exuberant to have survived all of the tension and stress during the last few weeks. It’s like a relief valve lets out all of the pressure and you want to stand up and shout. So do it.

Let’s shout hooray together.


Now, let’s get back to it. Good luck awaits as long as you don’t get carried away. Don’t overpromise, overextend or over-exaggerate. Stay in your lane, get rooted and growth comes easily and expansively.

You feel confident and capable of what’s to come. Welcome August with renewed motivation and focus.

Bottom Line: Get creative or be tense

July presents opportunities or loss. It brings tension or creativity. The month is filled with hostility, aggression and relationship stress or it welcomes new ideas, interesting friendships and lots of possibility. Your future is now. Are you actively choosing it or holding onto the past?  Your answer lies in how the month feels for you. Make a note to revisit this part of the post at the end of the month. As I say, “Knowing it and living it are two different things.”

How have you lived the month of July? You get a glimpse of how next year will be for you with your response to this month’s energies.

Supportive Intuitive Tools

Tarot: XX Time Space

This major arcana card reminds you of the karma of cause and effect. You may direct the course of your life by examining and altering behavioral patterns. Your vision can be made real by accessing your intuition. Through your knowing, you can alter the future and redirect your karma. When you know, like and trust yourself, you drop into relying on your inner sight and follow your inner voice.

Crystal: Que Sera

For revealing, Que Sera allows you to step into personal power and create your own reality. This crystal helps access your true life purpose by attuning to the Akashic realm. It rids you of the pursuit of being overly helpful to others and allows you to express enlightened selfishness. You act as a role model for others to live their own life’s journey.  This stone also helps you find creative solutions to thorny problems.

As a healing stone, Que Sera reenergizes and heals through the bioscalar waves.  Place this on your higher sacral chakra in meditation to awaken every cell in your body.

Flower essence: Delta Gardens: Lemongrass Moldavite

This is a calming yet motivating influence, helping you integrate spiritual practice into your daily life. July is filled with tension within and stress in relationship, so allowing your intuition to lead is your best bet. This flower essence helsp you.

Supportive Practical Tips

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How to use this forecast: I’ve abbreviated the writing of my monthly forecasts while enhancing their practical uses. Here are my recommendations.

Quickly at the start of each month:

  1. Peruse the forecast to see what jumps out at you and make a note of the date(s) on your calendar.
  2. Go through the weekly themes and compare it to what’s on your own schedule. Make slight adjustments if there are particularly startling events on days you have major plans.
  3. Look over the business tips for the two parts of the month and see what activities to incorporate for you and your staff or clients based on the energies.
  4. Find intuitive tools and practical tips to incorporate into your month.

Each week:

  1. Look over the weekly themes and drill down on those jiving with what you have going on in your week.
  2. Include a different, lighter or deeper approach depending upon the weekly theme.
  3. For each lunar cycle, use the natural power of the Moon to ramp up energy for success or to release and overcome obstacles.
  4. At the end of the month, take a quick glance over the month to see what works and what doesn’t to make adjustments for the upcoming one.

Thank you for reading and sharing with family and friends.  

As always, wishing you joy,


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