UCM July 2011 Astrology Update!

So what is happening astrologically in July 2011?

All time indicated are for Pacific Daylight Time. 

*Note: My next Sacred Retreat for women is on the weekend of Oct 28-30 2011.

See info at the end of the blog. 

Here are the Astrological basics:

Sun goes into Leo at 09:12pm on July 22nd.

Moon– New Moon/Solar eclipse – Friday, July 1st at 1:54am – 9 Cancer.  Where does 9 Cancer live in your chart, what house?  Do you have any planets or personal points within a degree of this eclipse?

This Solar eclipse is special since it starts a new Saros cycle!


  • Full Moon – Thursday, July 14th at 22 degrees Capricorn at 11:40pm.
  • New Moon – Saturday, July 30th at 7 degrees of Leo at 11:40am.

Interesting both occur at 11:40; one PM and the other in the AM.

Mercury starts July at 00 degrees of Leo

  • Goes into Virgo  on July 28th at 10:59am
  • Ends the month at 01 degrees of Virgo

Venus starts July at 27 degrees of Gemini

  • Goes into Cancer on July 03 at 09:17am
  • Goes onto Leo on July 28th at 07:59am
  • Ends the month at 04 degrees of Leo.

Mars starts July at 08 degrees of Gemini.

  • Ends the month at 28 degrees of Gemini.

Jupiter starts July at 05 Taurus.

  • Ends the month at 09 degrees of Taurus.

Saturn starts July at 11 Libra

  • Ends the month at 12 degrees of Libra

Uranus starts July at 05 degrees of Aries.

  • Goes Stationary Retrograde on July 9that 5:36pm
    • Ends the month at 04 Aries.

Neptune starts July at 01 degrees of Pisces. Retrograde

  • End ends the month at 00 Pisces. Retrograde

Pluto starts July at 06 Capricorn. Retrograde.

  • Ends the month retrograde at 05 Capricorn. Retrograde

Moons Mean Node start July at 23 degrees of Sagittarius

The following article is from one of the best astrologers on the planet, Bernadette Brady.  Please go to http://www.zyntara.com to receive her free newsletter.

Saros Series 13 South New
A new eclipse series joins us
By Bernadette Brady M.A.

Inex-Saros cycle lunar eclipse panorama, years...

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Eclipses run in cycles and these cycles were discovered in 747 BCE by the Mesopotamian astrologer/astronomers. These cycles were called Saros Series or cycles by the Greek lexicographer Suidas in the 10th century (the word saros means repetition or to be repeated). Once a cycle begins it will produce an eclipse every 18 years 9-11 days later (depending on the number of leap years involved). Each eclipse in the series will occur 1/2 to a full

degree closer or further to the actual nodal axis. When the series begins it will produce an eclipse which is 15-to-18 degrees in front of the nodal axis. (For example, this particular eclipse on the 1st July will be at 9 Cancer and the node is at 22 Gemini). Every subsequent eclipse in the series will be just a little bit closer to the node. It will eventually produce an eclipse conjunct the transiting node in 650 years. This eclipse will occur over the equator and it will be total. After this ‘middle’ eclipse the series produces eclipses around 1 degree behind the nodal axis and eventually in another 650 years it will produce a tiny partial eclipse which will be around 15 degrees behind the nodal axis.

This new series will, like other series, contain 72 eclipses (+/- 1). It will produce its first eclipse on 1st July 2011 and will not produce its last eclipse until 3237. A Saros Series is most relevant for mundane astrology, not only countries but ideas and concepts. There are 38 – 39 families of eclipses active at any one historical period. [All of this eclipse information is covered in detail in my book ‘Predictive Astrology – the Eagle and the Lark’. If you own this book, cut out this section and stick it into the book so you have it as reference material.] This new series will be Saros Series 13 New South (to use the Jansky naming system) or Saros Series 156 (van den Bergh numbering system).

This series is ‘born’ on the 1st July 2011 and as I pointed out in the last newsletter,


it captures in its birth chart a Grand Cross involving the New Moon in Cancer, Uranus in Aries, Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. The closest midpoints (45 degree module) are Pluto on the midpoint of Mars/Jupiter and Jupiter on the midpoint of The Sun/Neptune.

Saturn eclipsing the sun, seen from behind fro...

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This theme of this entire series will be about undertaking and or completing large endeavors. At a personal level hard struggles begin to resolve, old thorny issues begin to untangle and the too-hard problems start to become clear.

Added to this Grand Cross is the energy of the tightest midpoints and these are Pluto to Mars/Jupiter which suggests extraordinary effort and achievement PLUS Jupiter to New Moon/Neptune which brings long and difficult issues to gentle conclusions through inspiration or the insight of a bright idea.

So if you are stuck or jammed on an issue at the moment apply your mind and give yourself permission to ‘think outside the box’ or do a little active imagination to help find solutions. Old problems can be solved in this period.

This eclipse is also happening amongst the stars of Gemini which, within the Assyrian astrologer/priests’ letters to their kings, usually indicates the death of a king or the ending of an issue. So endings… but endings of problems, the ending of ‘old’ things which then allows a fresh approach to life.

In the year 3237, astrologers will look back and see what themes began around July 1, 2011.  News stories that start six months on either side of the Saros start date will have an influence; the closer to the date the stronger.

An interesting news article I saw was particles of anti-matter have been captured! Maybe this is the beginning of the fuel that will launch on species into deep space….like Star Trek.


In the May 2011 blog I wrote: The mixture of the Raymond Davis incident and the attack Seal Team Six combination, along with the nuclear backpacks will have blowback by the Solstice, June 21st.

Nuclear backpacks?  Yes, a cute little device developed by the Soviets….many of these devices was not accounted for after the USSR collapsed.

Please read the article below.  The people trying to sell the Russian made Uranium 235 were captured!  Lucky us!


With Uranus going retrograde on the 9th, you will hear many stories about electrical, computer and car problems.  In esoteric astrology Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury…..so Uranus retro has a similar effect.  It will be interesting to see if anything happens to the Grid and Web the weekend of the 9th.

RETREAT:  My next Women’s retreat will be the weekend of October 28-30 in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

This is an intimate retreat for 12 women only!

This retreat is a time for women to connect with the Divine Feminine.

It is a time for women to explore their personal power and spirit.

The retreat is located at Salamander Camp which is less than 10 minutes outside of Los Gatos in the Santa Cruz Mountains; you would never know you were near a city.

The price includes all your meals and lodging.  The meals are delicious and organic. Please tell me if you have any dietary restrictions so we can make you your own delicious food.

Arrival: Friday 2-5pm, depart: Sunday 5 pm


(650) 572-8850

The cost is $275 for three days and two nights, if you pay in full prior to September 30th.

$300.00 is you pay in full from October 1st to October 15th.

$325.00 after October 15th.

Peace and Love,Elizabeth!  Until we meet…blessings to you!

Reverend Elizabeth A. Barton

CMT, Energy worker, retreat and workshop facilitator

Professional Astrologer, spiritual counselor

Handfastings and weddings.

Vice President of the

San FranciscoAstrological Society

2555 Flores Street, suite #300

San Mateo, Ca 94403

(650) 572-8850



For an astrological consultation call or E-mail me!

Gift Certificates available

To learn more about Traditional Western Astrology go to Deb Houldings superb website http://www.skyscript.co.uk 

To look for charts go to http://www.astro.com

A great astrology AP for your I-phone is by KT the Astrologer; formally Kelli Fox, the creator of Astrology.com.

Until we meet again in the blogosphere, may the Stars shine blessings on you!



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