Check Your Chart, for July 2018

Check Your Chart, for JULY 2018

by John Rutherford, Canadian Astrologer, since 2003. Reading Your Horoscopes since 1971.


Check Your Chart, for the Week of 16 July, 2018

by John Rutherford, Astrologer, since 2003. Reading Your Horoscopes since 1971.

            As a Satan-spawned Evil Genius, as my Fumble Mentalist family has suggested for decades because I study science and practice Astrology, and since I don’t like to toot my horn that often, after the last 2 weeks, maybe I should. So, did you know I invented the Wheel? And, the  Zodiac? And, al-Gebra (a relative of ISIS, ya know)? Ah, the delights of Gaslighting.

            Did you know? Big Baby solved the NK nuke problem, loves women and babies (only not together), and trusts Vlad the Poisoner because he’s such a nice guy. What’s wrong with the Mueller Witch Hunt? They found 12 more witches conveniently disguised as Russian military intelligence officers. Herein lies the foundation of collusion.

Did you know? BB all by his lonesome made NATO double its spending, fixed Brexit, stopped Global Warming, saved the Thai soccer kids and all those Russian captives in the EU, and the Global Economy, while blaming Barry O for the P meddling that didn’t happen, and had time between golf strokes to make tea for the Queen.

Wow, what a guy! He must be a god, having the power to change Reality by the use of His Word. And, so Crazy Smart, too. No wonderso many love him wherever he goes, 250K singing his praises in London alone. No wonder he had to go to Russia, to face his Most Fearsome Competitor, and get away from all the suckage.

New Moon’s (before lamps) were supposed to be times of theft, skullduggery and private things. Since we can’t see a “New” Moon, it was darker out because our Night Light was out. (The ‘real’ New Moon to many is when we see “Adam’s Rib”, that thin crescent, in the Eve.) This perigee Eclipse turned much inside out and exposed many intentions.

Prime example was the partisan burlesque by the US House Intel Cmmt, a Show Trial to disparage the FBI that quickly became an angry shouting match, with the Speaker ignoring Points of Order. Then, there was the rapid growth of protest to Trumpish Ford in ON, again hitting a crescendo on Thursday, the Down Under Eclipse. I’m guessing (don’t know yet) only the Tazmanians got a good buzz from it.

BTW, as we watched the Crescent Rib sweep past Venus to lighten Sunday Eve, it’s Jupiter’s turn Friday Eve. Saturn’s turn comes next week Tuesday. Then, Mars gets ready to rumble under the following Friday’s Lunar Eclipse.

Note as well, Venus the faster may appear likely to catch Jupiter for one of the most giving of Warm Fuzzies for any Planetary combination but, alas, Venus turns backward and Bitchy in October before she catches up with Mr Haha in January. But, what the heck, Mercury turns retrograde the day after the Moon – Saturn, so who’s gonna remember?


This Week: After the perverse instability of last week’s Eclipse, we could use some Nothing Much. Early Monday, the Sun hits the Slow Down pedal and brings things Public and Private to almost a halt by Tuesday eve. Uh, duh, will nobody come up with any bright ideas until Friday? And, then, it’s only looking for getting out of Dullsville, finding a mixer and having some fun, except for later Thursday’s and later Saturday’s Knicker Twisters.


Nota Bene: Now we know, Uranus was knocked on its ear 4 billion years ago by a proto-planet. It’s the only planet tipped over on its side. Debris from the massive impact formed a shell, trapping heat. This Planet is superficial (the thin skin) and extremely cold (-216C).

            Contact  or call (604) 553-3112 for your Natal Horoscope. Remember, all Planetary Aspect energies build in the hours before (for the swift) to a few days before (for the slow), as Planetary Aspects approach.


Monday, 16 July. (Moon trivial in Virgo. The Sun in Cancer hard aspects Jupiter / Saturn. 23-24 Cardinal, 8-9 Mutable)

Where’s the motivation for what already spells a Slow Down? To go Big, go long, nothing short or shoddy. Don’t squander or overreach, develop what you already have or losses build.


Friday, 20 July. (Moon hungry in Scorpio. The Sun in Cancer hard aspects Mercury / Saturn. 28 Cardinal, 13 Mutable)

The Moon feels like taking risks, grabbing extras. The Sun says “Wait, calculate!” So, say No if the fog is so thick you can’t count what those risks are. Keep It Simple to have more fun.


Sunday, 22 July. (Moon still breathless in late Scorpio, casually catching up in Sagittarius. Venus in Virgo sextile Jupiter in Scorpio. 13-16 degrees and 28-1 degrees of All Signs)

Normally, this would be really sweet and nice, but Jupiter is tight with Neptune these days and Venus opposes the Pest next week. This reinforces the aggravation to the slightest problem or perceived difficulty. “I really like you, except for that thing I thought was so cute but, now, can’t stand.” Such perverse aversion of important issues. Good for now, soon not.

(the Sun in Leo hard aspects Venus – Neptune. 0 Fixed, 15 Mutable)

And, so, it begins. Even by careful enunciation, someone hears it wrong, takes it wrong, feels it should be more, or less, than it is or was ever intended. At times, you can’t please anybody, no matter what you do or don’t. “So! Why are you hiding?” There is no Get Away far enough, unless Mutually Deeply Romantic! If not, movie, anyone? Extra butter on the popcorn, please.

Well, that was certainly OMINOUS. After weaponising the Right to Free Speech, absurdly giving corporations the rights of individuals in 2010, the US Supreme Court opened the floodgates for Big Money to buy elections and, in turn, the Supreme Court. In 2 days midweek, the SC allowed the Muslim Ban v.3, gutted union rights, and started gutting abortion rights.

The retirement of Justice Kennedy on Wednesday paves the way for the Klan Coup to destroy women’s rights, minority rights, gay rights, due process, immigration, the economy, the environment, and threatens national and global democracy.

Know what by when. When I said “belligerent Jove gets a comeuppance” from Saturn, some small Progressive gains were made but the People and their Justice (in a democracy, Jupiter’s usual role) took a Big Fall. The Far Right aims to take the US back, a century or more.

Astrology is never fortune telling. Like an Emotional Weather report, it always depends on what you do with the influences. Saturn at his best lays down standards and rational rules. At his worst, he just hits you blindly with the Hammer.

 This Week: The Big Boys come to play sly and sneaky. You have been warned repeatedly, nothing should be a surprise. Now there is little that can be done with what the gods and overlords have wrought. Hang on.

 Nota Bene: Circadian rhythms confirm Astrological Houses: we’re more concerned with aggressive achievement (the ‘Aries-Survival House’) at Sunrise, and more emotionally open to others (the ‘Libra-Partnership House’) at Sunset.

Remember, all Planetary Aspect energies build in the hours before (for the swift) to a few days before (for the slow), as the Planetary Aspects approach.

 Monday, 2 July. (Moon noncommittal in Aquarius, stalling in Pisces. The Sun in Cancer hard aspects Mercury / Neptune. 10 Cardinal, 25 Fixed)

Watch what you say, someone is more than not there. They’re either ignoring on purpose or keen to jump on a slipupListening carefully is better than offering anything more than a hint.

 Wednesday, 4 July. (Moon lost and lonely in Pisces. The Sun in Cancer hard aspects Mars / Neptune. 12 Cardinal, 27 Fixed)

Linked to Mondayfaulty intel leads to faulty actions. Accurate info leads to nailing a long-standing problem soon due to explode with embarrassing exposure. Haste makes a major mess.


Thursday – Sunday, 4-8 July. (Moon frustrated, then over-reaching in Aries, hitting impudent anger in Taurus. The Sun in Cancer trine Jupiter in Scorpio (Thursday), trine Neptune in Pisces (Sunday). 13-16 degrees and 28-01 degrees of All Signs)

A Grand Trine with the Sun is a formidable Locked In or Locked Out image. One with Giant Planets is wide-sweeping, not trivial and enduring. The attempt by Mercury next week to give release is stymied by Jupiter standing still. Prime Focus is the 5th creeping all over us, leaving deep disappointment with an even deeper, undermining Why Bother attitude. Dashed Hopes.

(Mercury in Leo opposed Mars in Aquarius, soft aspecting Sun – Jupiter / Saturn and Uranus / Neptune. 8 Fixed, 23 Mutable)

Say your pissed-off piece while you can, then get out of the way. With the Giant Planet Super Complex looming in the background, too much will Hit the Fan in a planned counter assault.


Next Week: Jupiter stands still, so he’s useless for a while, no matter how much Mercury implores. Thursday’s perigee New Moon wants to Bait the hook deliciously and Switch to “Well, I never said exactly”. You’ll know what this means by a chagrined Sunday.


Monday – Tuesday, 9-10 July. (Moon teasing without follow through in Gemini. Mercury in Leo square stationary Jupiter in Scorpio. 13 Fixed, 28 Mutable)

What a huge load of road apples. This can promise the Moon but can’t, or won’t ever (cuz it’s your fault, things changed, we ran out, etc.), deliver. What a waste of space, air time, or effort.

Jupiter stationary, turning direct, puts back ‘on the table’ what was apparently taken away over the last few weeks, not all of it ‘nice’. He is still trine slippery-with-tangibles Neptune.


 Wednesday – Thursday, 11-12 July. (swift New Moon yearning in Cancer. Venus in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus. 2 degrees and 17 degrees of All Signs)

So friendly, pleasant and ingratiating, with this Charm Offensive, what’s not to like? How about legit warmth and some follow through? Like a politician, whoever grins this much wants something too much just for them. More contrary conditions than delivery.

(the Sun in Cancer soft aspects Venus-Uranus / Mars. 20 Cardinal, 5 Mutable)

Venus-Mars is an obvious Turn On but Uranus is so core-neutral, flippant, for flash and show only, how can this spark stay lit? Only if real fire (not promised) has been fed for a while. Good for enticing (inciting?) a crowd, little that’s truly personal. Stay closer to home base.

 Friday the 13th. (perigee Moon defensive in Leo. The Sun in Cancer hard aspects Mars / Saturn. 21 Cardinal, 6 Mutable)

Lucky 13? Like Love, what’s Luck got to do with it? Only if you work hard. The New Moon just said, cover your own tailbefore chasing any others. Either they are willing to participate, and take direction, or forge on alone, they can’t or won’t get started.

(Venus in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn. 4 degrees and 19 degrees of All Signs)

Background: Saturn backs up close to trine Uranus, threatening Good Business but extra personal Stress, doesn’t make it on both. Venus sweetens both outlooks (business longer term). Steady now, stay the course, no real need to drop what’s current and chase fewer prospects.

 Sunday, 15 July. (quick Moon pleased in Virgo. Mercury in Leo hard aspects Saturn in Capricorn, both aspecting Venus / Uranus. 19 Fixed, 4 Cardinal)

With the Thinking Cap on, what a splash of Bright Ideas. Create ways to make them happen. With the Wishful Cap on, what a dash of downers. Venus was titillating midweek but this is Reality.



Another Grand Trine, with Mercury locking up, locking in fabulous to fabricated promises until triggered. The Sun does that immediately, releasing wonderful hopes and dreams. The distance is not that far. It’s doable. What is holding you back? Call out t

Turn this on its head to set it right again. The Sun encourages ‘an upset’, something gone at bass-ackwards, like turn left to go right, and the Moon controls any miffs. Party and play, even if something gets broken, the test of real friends, not just good ones.

        Remember, all Planetary Aspect energies build in the hours before (for the swift) to a few days before (for the slow), as the Planetary Aspects approach.

  Is your Number up?  Check Your Four Personal Points for every day (see below).  If the numbers match, this day is meant for you!

Each forecast shows: the Moon Sign, the Planetary Aspect, and Numbers of degrees in Signs for the Planetary Aspect.

The Moon Sign is the Sign the Moon is in for that day.  The Moon Sign gives advantage to the Sign it is in, puts extra pressure on the opposite Sign, and tends to cross up or neutralize the Signs at right angles.  For example, with Fixed Signs, if the Moon is in Taurus, Taurus has the advantage, Scorpio gets challenged, and Leo and Aquarius get shifted or crossed up.

The Planetary Aspect is where action is released.  It’s the Excuse.  Unlike daily Horoscopes that suggest each day has the same level of influence, this is the core of changes in the daily energies.

The Sign Numbers are the degrees in the Signs of the Zodiac being emphasized.  If the degree for any day is close to any degree of Your Four Personal Points (see below), within a degree or so, THIS IS YOUR DAY.  Pay extra ATTENTION.

You may have several days in the week activated for you, or you may have none.  As a degree hits one of Your Four Personal Points, the forecast tells about the important things in your life.  The daily forecasts tell you when.  The overall story comes through over time.  Sooner or later, the degrees of the Forecast catch up to all Your Points.

Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:

The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the Sun.  These are the most important Points of your Horoscope, calculated from your birth date, your birth-place, and the time of day you drew your first breath.

The first two Personal Points, the Ascendant and Mid-heaven, are the points that fix the Earth in space for your birth time at your specific birth place.  We live on the Earth, not the Sun or the Moon.

The Ascendant, also called Your Rising Sign, is more important than your Sun Sign.
Simply, and generally only, forecasts that affect your:
Ascendant      relate to matters in your environment.            Use it to see what’s in your “face”.
Mid-heaven    relate to matters in your personal life.            Use it to see what’s in your mind.
Moon              relate to matters in your emotional life.          Use it to see what’s in your heart.
Sun                 relate to matters in your physical life.             Use it to see what’s in your core.

The Signs of the Zodiac are:
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
Fix: Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Mut: Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

Heaven, Help Us!  The forecast is the mood of the moment.

When it rains, we all get wet, no matter what “Sign” we are.

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Check Your Four Personal Points every week to see if any of them is targeted, and…


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