Monthly Astrological Insights for July 2024

Date Posted: June 30, 2024

With Pluto retrograde in sidereal Capricorn, Saturn recently turned retrograde on June 30 in sidereal Aquarius (both signs ruled by Saturn), and Neptune turning retrograde on July 2 in sidereal Pisces, July is likely to unfold as a challenging month from a daily chore standpoint, characterized by a slow pace. As we approach the first week of July, the Earth’s orbital speed around the Sun reaches its nadir, potentially reinforcing a slowdown in terrestrial activities. This period may usher in what feels like summer doldrums in the northern hemisphere, with a perceived stagnation in progress and material advancement.

According to 2024 annual predictions and recent astrological insights, Uranus’s ingress into sidereal Taurus has already heralded a turbulent phase in the US political landscape. Recent events such as Russian President Putin’s visits to North Korea and Vietnam, coupled with ongoing presidential election campaigns, are generating significant headlines and raising serious concerns about President Biden’s ability to effectively govern the country. Taurus, being an earth sign and fixed in nature, reflects Uranus’s energy of independence, ambition, energy, impulsivity, and unpredictability, suggesting profound changes in global politics and material realms.

The retrograde motion of Neptune signifies a prolonged and grinding phase in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, marked by twists, turns, deception, and confusion. This period is likely to intensify uncertainty and anxieties on a global scale.

In summary, July appears set to be a month of slow progress and significant challenges, influenced by planetary retrograde motions and dynamic shifts in political and financial landscapes. These astrological indicators suggest a period where patience and strategic navigation maybe essential.

Uranus Ingress Sidereal Taurus

A Period of Material World Transformation and Female Dominance

After entering sidereal Taurus on May 31, Uranus stays in Taurus till Dec 16, 2024. However, with its retrograde motion Uranus returns to sidereal Aries. Then after transiting through Aries until March 16, 2024, Uranus finally reenters Taurus and will stay in Taurus for next seven years or so.  

Uranus being the planet of a sudden and uninvited change will certainly affect the matters related to Taurus in a big way. Taurus being the earth and fixed sign, the energy of extremely independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and capricious Uranus will be reflected in drastic changes in the material world (banking, stock brokers, financial institutes, the US Federal reserve and reserve banks all over the world) in next seven years.  World Financial markets would likely to be extremely volatile possibly dipping into a short term but severe depression. But the good news is we may not experience this severity at least until May of 2025, as it will be offset by Jupiter’s materially favorable transit through Taurus.

Business leaders, the wealthy, real estate magnates, and influential figures in the entertainment industry will feel the impact of Uranus’s transit most significantly. The period will witness innovations and breakthroughs in science and technology, driving rapid advancements and discoveries. A new wave of spiritually inclined leaders in politics and corporations will emerge, integrating compassion and human values into their approach.

In scientific and technological world expect a lot of positive changes as the emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth will continue to rise at a phenomenal rate.  A new wave of spiritually inclined world political and corporation leaders with their human and compassion laced perspectives will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new world that balances the material world with spiritual or non-material world.

The challenging aspect of the Uranus’s transit in Taurus is the painful transformation of the material world. The material norms that we are used to would likely to be altered and transformed to a set of new norms that will certainly reflect the direction of our spiritual growth and human evolution in line with and as outlined in past annual predictions by the energies of Capricorn Pluto and Piscean Neptune.

Other manifestations of Uranus’s transit in the earth sign Taurus are: economic wars that include cyber wars, currency manipulation, economic persecutions, agriculture wars, real estate meltdowns and intolerable and tragic situations for those who are economically deprived. In addition, natural calamities, especially wildfires, abnormal weather patterns, earthquakes of significant magnitude, unbearable summer and winter months, etc., will continue to occur more frequently. 

Another important aspect of Uranus’s transit in Taurus is the prominence of female dominance in leadership roles. Taurus being the female sign, more females will be replacing their male counterparts for leadership positions in both political and financial world. 

The timing of Uranus’s transit coincides with the next US presidential election, potentially leading to the election of a female president. However, the brief return of Uranus to Aries from December 16, 2024, to March 16, 2025, may introduce political chaos and instability, delaying the inauguration process and potentially impacting the outcome.

For those who have a reasonably well placed Uranus in their birth charts and have Pisces, Sagittarius, Leo or Cancer as a ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant will likely to experience a very positive period, especially during the time Uranus is active in their transit charts.

Jupiter ingress Sidereal Taurus, a year of material expansion!

On April 30, 2024, Jupiter concluded its transit through sidereal Aries and transitioned into the subsequent zodiac sign, Taurus. Typically occurring approximately once a year, Jupiter’s shift from one zodiac sign to another marks a significant astrological event. Taurus, being a fixed earth sign governed by Venus, signifies stability and material abundance. Jupiter’s presence in Taurus has a propensity to amplify the material prosperity, particularly for individuals with well-positioned and interconnected Venus and Jupiter placements in their birth charts. It’s essential to consider the interplay of all planetary influences in an individual’s chart to comprehensively assess the overall interpretation.

At a collective level, Jupiter’s ingress into Taurus heralds a period where the influence of entrepreneurs and financial institutions such as banks and brokerage houses will significantly shape the trajectory of global economic and societal evolution. This influence extends beyond mere material expansion, fostering philosophical and spiritual discourse that underpins societal progress. Overall, the transit of Jupiter in Taurus bodes well for global economic growth and prosperity, indicating positive shifts on the horizon.

On an individual level, those with prominent Jupiter placements in their birth charts, particularly if Taurus, Aries, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, or Cancer feature prominently as their natal ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant signs, are likely to experience a highly auspicious twelve-month period commencing May 1. This period holds promise for significant personal growth, material gain, and overall well-being, aligning with the favorable astrological energies associated with Jupiter’s transit in Taurus.

Neptune in sidereal Pisces

Pisces being a water and mutable sign ruled by Jupiter some of its significant characteristics are: Divine, fruitful, fertile, emotional, honest, outspoken, religious, spiritual, nonviolent, polite, modest, moody, affectionate, hermit, psychic, water, compassion, love, heart connection, non-verbal communication and introvert. These qualities complement very well with qualities of Neptune that include: spiritual, intuitive, divine, psychic, magical, highly emotional, moody, clairvoyant, inspiration, imaginative, love, compassionate and mystical. 

As a result, a subtle and slow change in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions has certainly been going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before. This era (next 13 years or so) will be remembered as the period of spiritual inspiration and transformation. Interestingly, this era also complements well with the era of Pluto’s transit in sidereal Capricorn (a sign ruled by spiritual Saturn) that runs in parallel during the same time. The way we have been used to deal with religions will no longer be our norms.  Our moral codes will be greatly influenced by our collective spiritual experiences. And in that sense a subtle but most effective transformation of world morality during this unique era of the next 13 years is likely to take us to a level where the norms solely based on spiritual experiences will dictate and guide our lives with new level of understanding.  

Pisces, being the sign for poets, musicians, singers, monks, religious leaders, spiritual leaders, nurses, nuns, social workers, caregivers, saints, psychics, actors, sailors and ship captains, these respective fields will go through significant transformations. And these transformations will be reflected in the new norms of morality and ethics, expansion of our collective psychic abilities and mystical experiences keeping in line with steady progress in our ability to directly perceive truth. Also, creativity in areas of music will likely complement our spiritual progress. 

In scientific and technological areas, a lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas coupled with mystical experiences will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  However, it will be the first time the scientific and technological research will be more focused in areas that will bridge the gap between the science and morality. The likely areas of research will be in spiritual healing, and life-force related activities, looking for ways to tap new sources of energy without disturbing global climate (recent news about the possibility of harnessing energy from nuclear fission and minimizing the usage of fossil fuels will very likely be materialized in next 13 years). The return to the holistic and Ayurvedic practices and alternate medicines are also very likely. The availability of inexpensive generic drugs for those who cannot afford the expensive brand name drugs is becoming reality. A new wave of philosophers and philanthropist with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world in next 13 years with a new level of understanding of life.

However with Rahu’s (the north lunar node) transit in sidereal Pisces, for next 15 months, the Neptune’s positive energy is going to be countered by Rahu and gets stalled as new challenges emerge that must be dealt.  In that sense, for a short term Neptune’s downside is likely to become more significant than normal. As a result, the religious leaders and social reformers may tend to form cults and spread cult like activities, rise in organized religion scandals, deceptive activities under the disguise of promise of spiritual experiences are likely to be on rise in certain parts of the world.  The scandals of the secretive collaboration between the medical doctors and pharmaceutical industries will continue to be exposed.  The increase usage of mind altering drugs, disregard for social and to some extent moral responsibility, rise in mental disorders, and losing the touch with reality are some of the likely symptoms of the negative side of Neptune. One of the prominent fall-outs of the Piscean Neptune will be a significant decline of authoritarian regime’s influence around the world.  However, with Rahu’s transit in Pisces, Russia, China and other authoritarian regimes may temporarily get upper hand for next 15 months or so as Rahu’s energy counters Neptune’s energy creating a favorable period for authoritarian regime.

On individual level for those who have water sign (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) as their ascendant in their natal ninefold (Navamansh) chart should get ready for a brand new and long lasting (13 years) cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle for those who have Neptune as a dominant planet in their birth charts. The changes that might occur would be very subtle and would deal with new or renewed interest in spirituality, openness, psychic abilities to perceive truth, divine experiences, transformed perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.  

Russian-Ukraine and Israel-Hamas war and senseless killings

With the approval of over sixty billion dollars in aid from the United States, Ukraine is poised to gain an upper hand in its conflict against Russia. The intensity of the Russian-Ukraine war has remained constant for the past six months, resulting in significant human casualties and economic devastation. However, with this influx of aid, Ukraine is expected not only to halt further territorial losses but also to reclaim some of its lost ground.

With the continued Neptune’s transit in Pisces, and Neptune turning retrograde on July 2, Russia will likely to go through an incredible change with internal power and political struggle and perhaps Putin slowly beginning to lose his grip on Russia as an autocrat. Ukraine is likely to continue gain grounds despite human casualties and destruction.

Nevertheless, the influence of Rahu’s transit in Pisces, which began approximately eight months ago, challenges Pisces Neptune suggesting that Russian President Putin may retain some advantage in the war for the next eight months. He is anticipated to manage internal dissent within Russia regarding the conflict while maintaining his position. However, until Putin’s influence weakens and he loses control, the war and civilian casualties are unlikely to cease.

Turning to the Israel-Hamas conflict, although it may be losing momentum, violence persists, particularly in Gaza where shortages of essential supplies exacerbate the humanitarian crisis. Regardless of short-term developments, this enduring conflict is expected to persist unless there is a profound spiritual awakening in the region that transcends religious divisions.

President Biden’s challenges in July

For President Biden, July may prove to be a make or break month as persistent political challenges continues to hinder him in navigating the current political landscape.

As for Venus, the period until July 6 appears promising. However, challenges and political difficulties may intensify for the remainder of the month.

From the perspective of the Sun’s energy, challenges are anticipated until around July 15, characterized by unexpected political opposition that may prove stressful. During the first half of the month he must fight to survive despite serious health issues. If successful, later in the month could bring about success, recognition, and prestige.

Saturn’s influence brings a sense of confusion, particularly in managing both domestic and international affairs. Adversaries are expected to effectively resist Biden’s agenda, potentially highlighting political challenges and areas of concern.

In summary, July stands as a critical month for President Biden, marked by persistent political hurdles that could significantly impact his ability to navigate the current landscape. While challenges during the first half of the month, including political opposition and health concerns may shape the month’s outcomes, potential for success later exist if these obstacles can be overcome effectively.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for July include:  Neptune-Uranus (July 13-28) ninefold quincunx; Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (June 17 – July 6) and Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (July 21 – Aug 6) ninefold squares; and Uranus-Mars (July 14-16) conjunction.

The energy of the Neptune-Uranus (July 13-28) ninefold quincunx maybe reflected in deterioration in relationship between the USA and Russia and USA and China. In addition, progress in science and technology, characterized by innovations, inventions, and discoveries may face stagnation.

The manifestation of the energy of Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (June 17 – July 6) ninefold squares maybe reflected in a new wave of renewed violence in Ukraine, Israel and Palestinians, as well as outbreak of terrorism around the world.

The energy of the Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (July 21 – Aug 6) ninefold square may become responsible for rise in covert activities worldwide, including political covert operations. Social confusion and chaos may escalate in countries like Russia and China, posing real challenges.

The energy of the Uranus-Mars (July 14-16) conjunction may become cause for a possibility of sudden outbreak of a new conflict affecting the United States of America. Alternatively, there may be a man-made accident or mishandling incident by the government that could occur during this period.

The important auspicious planetary configurations for July include: Uranus-Saturn (July 2-13) ninefold trine; Rahu-Jupiter (July 9-15), Pluto-Neptune (July 28 – Sept 4) sextiles and Uranus-Rahu (July 21-28) ninefold sextile.

The energy of the Uranus-Saturn (July 2-13) ninefold trine is potentially reflective in a conducive environment for growth of religious activities worldwide. Moreover, it presents an opportune moment for the USA to make remarkable strides in enhancing its image both on the international stage and domestically.

During July 9-15, the Rahu-Jupiter ninefold sextile may contribute to thriving of religious activities worldwide, fostering positive experiences. People are likely to be persuaded of the importance of moral values and will find it easy to maintain their religious faith.

The energy of the Pluto-Neptune (July 28 – Sept 4) sextiles potentially carries positive implications for bringing terrorism under control, even dismantling major terrorist cells through covert operations. Furthermore, this alignment bodes well for Russia and to a lesser extent for China. Expect positive breakthroughs in the fields of medicine, high technology, and biotechnology on the technological front.

The manifestation energy of the Uranus-Rahu (July 21-28) ninefold sextile is likely to be reflected in extraordinary time for technological discoveries and inventions. Significant technological breakthroughs are likely to take place during this period. For the United States, in general, this period is going to be.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Ukraine, Russia, China, United States and Middle-East–especially Iran, Iraq and the Palestinian-Israel region.

Natural and Man-made Calamities……..

The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as manmade accidents are likely to occur almost through the entire month, more specifically, during July 13-30.

Earthquakes:Based on a new Earthquake prediction model (the work is still in progress), the earthquake(s) of magnitude 6.9 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on following dates and Times and possible locations: Earthquake Predictions 2024.  Please note that these hourly predictions refer to the Universal time (GMT).

While man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, accidents, and air crashes, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts, hurricanes or typhoons, thunderstorms, earthquakes and fires