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Looking to the Stars: A time for healing
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Bill Auchterlonie
Special to The Lake Report

This is the week of the third quarter moon in Aries on July 1, and Venus and Mars bringing sweet stuff on July 7.

Thursday, July 1: One hundred and fifty-four years ago the world got a new country – Canada! Happy birthday, Canada. This time it is on the day of the third quarter moon in Aries. Such moons are always a bit of a challenge, especially when the sun and moon are in cardinal signs. Like today with the sun in Cancer and the moon in Aries. It’s a bit of a walking contradiction though, as the moon is in the same place in the sky as the wounded healer planetoid, Chiron. Impulsive healing anyone? Canada could use some healing right now. Impulsive or not. On July 1, 1867, Canada was four provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.

Friday, July 2: Call today fiery Friday. The moon is still in Aries. Mars in Leo is in perfect harmony with Chiron in Aries. Look for another day of tons of energy – and healing. And loving. And giving. It was July 2, 1928, that the Jenkins Television Corporation first broadcast television from Washington, D.C. Yes, TV is 93 today.

Saturday, July 3: What follows fiery Friday? Surprising Saturday, as Mars is square to Uranus tonight. Be wary of overexerting yourself today. On July 3, 1863, the Union forces defeated the Confederates in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Sunday, July 4: Happy birthday #245 to the USA. After the past year and a bit, today there is a practical, get ‘er done feeling to just about everything. The Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776, begins: “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for the people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them to another, and to assume …”

Monday, July 5: Big news and good news is possible, likely even as the sun triggers a friendly bump from Uranus. It’s good when a surprise is from a friendly neighbour looking to better your future. On July 5, 1994, in Bellevue, Wash., entrepreneur Jeff Bezos founded an online bookstore he called Amazon.com.

Tuesday, July 6: With Venus in Leo opposite Saturn in Aquarius, everything will feel like it’s just not possible. Likely it is possible but requires more honesty and less fear to get it accomplished. On July 6, 1957, a 15-year-old named Paul McCartney met 16-year-old John Lennon when Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen, performed at a church dinner in Liverpool.

Wednesday, July 7: Venus and Mars are alright today. Mars gets things off to a super generous and loving start to this hump day. Later Venus picks up on the loving theme in an equally generous fashion. On July 7, 1969, in Burnaby, B.C., Joe Sakic was born. He had a 20-year Hall of Fame career in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques and later the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he won two Stanley Cups.

Next time we get a new moon in Cancer on July 9 and a wonderful Venus/Mars connection on July 13.

Obtain your personal birth chart including a forecast for the year ahead on Bill Auchterlonie’s podcast at www.auchterlonieonastrology.ca.

 

*****Astrology is a form of entertainment, not a science.

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