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“And God said, ‘love your enemy,’ and I obeyed him and loved myself.” ~ Khalil Gibran

A few days ago, I expressed that I was feeling “emotionally raw.” I was a bit too aware of my feelings, and I was able to intuit the energy of others a bit too easily. My ability to empathize, meanwhile, has increased – so much so that I literally wept for the people in Gaza and Israel, as well as the families of those who lost their lives on flight MH17. What’s more, I’ve been doing some serious shadow work (to use Carl Jung’s term); to say I’ve become acquainted with the insecurities I harbor would be an understatement.

Even my clients, friends and relatives are experiencing this same phenomenon. It’s as if we’ve gone deeper into the examination of our lives, in an attempt to prepare for cathartic release. If you can stomach being alone with your emotions, thoughts and questions long enough, you would certainly benefit from what feels like an inner rising. Compassion will be necessary for you and for others, of course; then comes acceptance, next surrender, and finally change.

Last week’s Full Moon in Capricorn made the inner stirrings all the more urgent. There seems to be an insatiable need, now, to be rid of deeply ingrained habits, patterns and structures that no longer serve our psychological well being. Not only is this playing out in our everyday lives, but it’s also happening on the world stage. Add a stationing Saturn and Uranus to the mix, and you best believe that something is about to come full circle.

On July 20th, Saturn, the planet that wants us to overcome personal blocks, will move forward after spending five months retrograde in the transformative sign of Scorpio. Meanwhile, rebel rousing Uranus begins its five month retrograde the very next day, and in the initiating sign of Aries. The directional changes of these two heavyweights beg the need for us to identify exactly where and how we can be liberated from what restricts us, and at the same time, confront whatever keeps us stuck. This is heavy stuff, and there’s no room for half-assed efforts. In fact, only a full on commitment will suffice.

Check your horoscope to see what’s in store this week ahead, and don’t forget to read for your Ascendant sign, too.

On the day you were born, all of the planets were positioned in the signs of the Zodiac – not just the Sun. To find out more about your full astrological make up, email Tracey for a personal Astrology reading at tracey@randomnessofrudy.com.

Aries: Light and love continue to uplift your spirits. But that doesn’t mean you can forget about the more serious matters playing out in your life, namely money. Saturn in direct motion wants you to clean up your financial portfolio – everything from loans, to debts to IOUs! This could also be attributed to an intimate matter as well, where you’ll finally have that talk surrounding a commitment. Managing such responsibilities will ultimately lead to the personal freedom you crave. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Taurus: I mentioned last week that home and family planning might be what keeps you busy over the next year. But of course, this will prove to be very difficult if you’re not seeing eye-to-eye with your significant other. The same holds true in a business partnership; you must learn how to play fair. You do want to be rid of repressed fears and past experiences that keep you from moving forward in your personal life. If you can work with them, Taurus, you’ll essentially help yourself. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Gemini: Saturn’s forward movement in Scorpio will see to it that you begin applying certain lessons learned that stem around your lifestyle, general health and personal well-being. I know that Gemini really does enjoy being social. But it’s essential that you also plan life better for the sake of your own progress and productivity. Changing dynamics with friends and acquaintances will free up your schedule. You may even reevaluate how they keep you from strategically pursuing your goals.

We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Cancer: It’s time to shift focus back to creative pursuits. Whether you’re hoping to get pregnant or begin a new artistic endeavor, Saturn in Scorpio reminds you of where you fall short with expressing your authentic self. Case in point: remember when changing work dynamics prevented you from sharing your innovative ideas? Well, the tables have turned; if you can muster enough faith and confidence towards speculative ventures, career matters could be indirectly impacted. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Leo: Don’t worry, Leo. Your birthday month begins this week and you’ll still be feeling high on life! But if you took away all that glitters, the only thing left would be your emotional reserves. Don’t forget, then, that nurturing a solid inner base is what will sustain you and create a ripple effect in every area of your life. In doing so, you’ll no longer succumb so easily to the difficulties that life so often brings! What’s more, FYI, is only a stronger spiritual base can build up emotional resilience. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Virgo: Communication and education are front and center as Saturn moves direct. For a while now, you’ve been examining how you come across to others in all interactions, as well as how your thought processes can sometimes lead to your own self undoing. You’ve probably noticed this more poignantly in close partnerships (both business and personal) that demand some emotional bargaining with regards to whatever it is that you want. So what do you want, Virgo? Speak up. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Libra: Soon you’ll begin to feel more secure when it comes to your financial standing. Not only will this reflect your material wealth and security, but it will also tie into your self-worth and personal merit. As you become more confident with what it is you have to offer in the way of skills, assets and talents, you’ll find that your relationships begin to change in accordance with what you value; this goes for business and in marriage. Focus on what needs to change, then, and all will benefit. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Scorpio: Play time is over, Scorpio. With Saturn moving direct in your sign, it’s time to get back to business. This means discipline, focus and becoming your own authority when it comes to the affairs of your life. If you’re not working hard for what it is you want, you’ll have no one to blame buy yourself for not reaching your goals. I realize this is quite harsh, but it’s also quite true. Only you are responsible for yourself, and stepping up to the tasks at hand will ensure that you are rewarded. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Sagittarius: How you express all that is authentically you is coming up for review. It’s as if you can no longer stand being stuck behind the closed doors you have pulled shut over your soulful self. Of course, being authentic takes courage. It involves overcoming a continuous cycle of shallow experiences and engagement. In order to really tap into who you really are, then, you’re going to have to confront the gremlins that lurk beneath the surface. And by confront, I mean gain control. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Capricorn: You can finally catch your breath from dealing with all of the home and family changes that have brought disruption to your life. However, you’re not out of the clear just yet; instead, you’re being asked to reassess the changes made along with what you want to manifest. And whatever that may be should bring increased emotional freedom for you. You have dreams, Capricorn, and goals to pursue. But domestic disturbances thwarted your progress. Time to refocus. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Aquarius: Just when you thought career matters had settled, reality sets in again. Saturn’s forward movement will demand that you be the one to dictate how professional matters unfold, or have them dictated for you. Which do you prefer? The taskmaster planet doesn’t allow for short cuts or loose commitments, and with Uranus (your ruler in Astrology) going retrograde, I’m afraid you won’t have much say in whatever transpires. This begs the need, then, to focus on your career goals. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Pisces: Once again your beliefs need to be solidified. No more waffling or being noncommittal. There’s a philosophy that you must choose. This primarily stems around your sense of self and self-worth. What lies have you heard about what you to have to offer? What lies have you told yourself? How does this lead to instability with regards to your material wealth and possessions? Your truth is being challenged; you can either stick to it or update it. What you choose will, in fact, set you free. We’re halfway through 2014, which means it’s time for a MID-YEAR REVIEW. My special for July has been announced. Visit www.randomnessofrudy.com for more details!

Tracey L. Rogers is an Astrologer in the Washington, DC metro area. With over a decade of experience, Tracey brings clarity and insight to your full astrological make up, explaining how astronomical activity above affects us down below. Tracey’s readings are insightful, presenting vital information that leads to self-awareness. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For more information on services, visit www.randomnessofrudy.com

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