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  • Writer's picturePamela McDonough

July 2022 Vedic Astrology Forecast

Just a reminder that I am taking time off in July and August.

If you are considering a reading update you may want to schedule soon since I have very limited availability over the next two months.


The June 28 new Moon ushers in the month of July with a newly waxing lunar phase. This month marks the birthday of the USA on July 4 with fireworks and celebrations.

The planets close out July their own brand of fireworks! Uranus, Mars and Rahu will be joined up in a tense relationship to Saturn and also to Mercury. This may be a particularly volatile time for living beings and the planet.

Mercury gets the worst end of deal from these difficult influences. My Gemini and Virgo rising friends, mark your calendars! Dates and details below.


Below are the key astrological events for the month.

I have indicated certain rising signs in parenthesis next to each influence. These influences can effect all rising signs but when a chart ruler is involved it can be of significance. If you do not know your rising sign you can get it on my site for free here.

July 2: Mercury enters it's own sign, Gemini. Gemini and Virgo rising - good news!

July 11: Saturn (retrograde) re-enters Capricorn (Capricorn and Aquarius rising)

July 12: Venus strong in Taurus (Taurus and Libra rising) through July 12. Venus enters Gemini just before midnight on July 12.

July 13: Full Super Moon in Uttara Ashadha nakshatra (Sagittarius rising)

July 16: Mercury enters Cancer (Gemini, Virgo and Cancer rising)

July 16: Sun enters Cancer, opposing Saturn (Cancer, Leo, Capricorn and Aquarius rising)

July 16-18 Mercury Combust (conjunct Sun) and Mercury gandanta (Gemini and Virgo rising)▪July 16-18 Sun gandanta (Leo rising)

July 25 - August 9 Mars, Rahu and Uranus closely conjunct in Bharani nakshatra (ALL RISING SIGNS!)**

July 22-24: Jupiter in harmonious trine to Mercury (Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, Cancer and Virgo rising)

July 26: Mars Square Mercury (Aries, Gemini, Virgo and Scorpio rising)

July 27 - 28: Jupiter trine Sun and Moon (Cancer and Leo rising)

July 28: New Moon in Cancer, Pushya Nakshatra (Cancer rising)

July 29: Jupiter Retrograde in Uttara Bhadrapada (through November 23) All rising signs but especially Sagittarius and Pisces.

July 29-30: Saturn oppose Mercury + Mercury gandanta. (Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius rising)Jupiter in Pisces and Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra for the remainder of 2022 (All risings signs)

Saturn retrograde in Capricorn and Dhanishtha nakshatra until October 22 (All rising signs)


Stargazing in July - Extraordinary!

RARE EVENT! Planets Visible in Their Natural Order in the Sky The first few days of July gives us a few more days to observe the unusual planetary configuration of all five bright planets in their natural order from the Sun in the morning sky. Early risers will be able to see these planets about 30 minutes before sunrise.

Mercury is first - low on the morning horizon. Then look for beautiful Venus, the red planet and warrior Mars, bright Jupiter and finally, twinkling Saturn. You’ll be able to see these five planets until Mercury disappears in the morning twilight after July 4.

Earth at Aphelion The third rock from the Sun, Earth, reaches aphelion – the farthest point from the Sun around 11:00am Pacific Time on July 4.

July 7 Moon and Spica In the evening of July 7, the waxing gibbous moon shines next to Spica, which is the brightest star in Virgo the Maiden.

July 13 (Night) No planets are visible, but behold a brilliant full Moon … and it’s a Super Moon!

Thursday, July 21 Moon and Mars The waning crescent moon meets Mars early Thursday morning. Moon will be positioned several finger widths to the upper right (or 4 degrees to the celestial west-southwest) of Mars' reddish glow.

Thank you for spending part of your day with me, and wishing you happy transits for July! Pamela

Before you go!

▪ Read your Jupiter in Pisces forecast for the year ahead for your rising sign here.

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