The Astrological Significance of the Blue Moon on July 31st

Written by Jennifer Sodini

Friday, July 31st, will be our second Full Moon of the month, but this particular moon is going to be a “Blue Moon”. This title isn’t necessarily because the moon is going to be blue (it’s not expected to be), the Blue Moon primarily means it is the second full moon of a calendar month.

From NASA:  “Usually months have only one full moon, but occasionally a second one sneaks in. Full moons are separated by 29 days, while most months are 30 or 31 days long; so it is possible to fit two full moons in a single month. This happens every two and a half years, on average.”

The astrological significance may bring up feelings of poor self-esteem, loneliness, and even depression. According to Astrology King:

July 2015 Blue Moon Blues

Jupiter square Saturn is the most difficult major planetary aspect for the next six months. It points to trouble brewing in love relationships which are already experiencing disharmony. Hopes and dreams for the future may differ to such an extent that compromise may be difficult to achieve. A difference in opinions or beliefs may be the cause of contention, or squabbles may arise over finances and shared responsibilities.

Saturn stationary retrograde about to turn direct is at one of its most critical points. It complicates relationships, deepening fears and anxieties, plus adds a dimension of karmic guilt or payback. Saturn aligns with the generally positive fixed star Toliman. However, this star can spoil relationships with women due to exceptional circumstances. This is obviously pertinent due to Saturn square Venus and Jupiter.

The beautiful Venus Jupiter conjunction is of course very fortunate, promising love and abundance, riches and happiness. Venus retrograde does cause some complications, with interference from previous lovers or distance within love relationships. Venus on the major fixed star Regulus is not a good omen for romance and brings disappointments.

More troubling is Venus square Saturn because it is one of the most challenging of all aspects for love and happiness. The result can be poor self-esteem, isolation, loneliness and even depression. Because of retrograde motions, this aspect stays within 5 degrees orb from July 4 to August 14, covering all of this moon phase.

Mars square Uranus is widening in orb at 4 degrees but will still be felt as impatience and irritability. Tempers could get out of control and risky behavior could lead to accidents and other unwanted happenings.

Given this two-week full moon phase falls under the influence of the stressful April 2015 lunar eclipse, it would appear that piles of crap are to be heaped upon piles of crap when it comes to maintaining harmony in relationships. Fortunately, the August 14 new moon looks a lot more promising for love relationships.”

When you take into account that we are made of about 50-75% water, and look at the relationship between the moon and the tides, you can’t help but wonder how this very same relationship affects our lives in conjunction with the moon. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of belief in astrology, we suggest taking time to be gentle, and really listen to your inner voice during this time period. Don’t be too hard on yourself, breathe, relax, and be.

If any unsavory feelings present themselves, acknowledge them, and dismiss their presence – and if the mind becomes a little too “loud”, tune out the static noise by meditating and remember you have access to all the wisdom you’ve always needed to know within your own consciousness (see video below).

Originally posted @ Evolve & Ascend


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