LAURA BRUNO - Medical Intuitive & Astrologer
LAURA'S JULY 2022
MYSTICAL MIDLIFE READING
What is North Node Astrology?
How July’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.
Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This quarterly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.
ENJOY A LEISURELY JUNE BEFORE JULY FIREWORKS!
JULY 2022 FORECAST
From start to finish, July 2022 is lit! These transits will affect everyone on planet Earth and beyond, but especially the United States.
This month brings the first US Independence Day after the first exact US Pluto Return in February 2022. Due to retrograde motion, Pluto crosses this exact point again on July 12. Some ephemera have slight variations, so you might see this date listed anywhere between July 11-14. The point is, July brings huge intensity to the United States — which has worldwide impact — and this second pass of Pluto’s Return coincides with a Full Moon in Capricorn.
The mega event this month — or possibly this decade — also deals with independence and revolution. That’s the triple conjunction among Mars, Uranus and the North Node in Taurus, which we’ll feel the last week of July into the first week of August. This explosive contact releases highly volatile, destiny level breakthrough energy that reverberates around the world.
Please see details below, and further down you’ll find new Third Quarter North Node Horoscopes. In times of chaos, you can recalibrate by finding your True North. As the Hopi Prophecies say, “This could be a good time.”
July 1 Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. The month begins with a power struggle of individuals and/or the military (Mars in Aries) vs. top down, corrupt authority and Shadow governments (Pluto in Capricorn). Mars in his home sign tips power towards personal sovereignty rather than the plutocracy, but tensions run high. This initial transit sets a revolutionary tone for the entire month. With Mars in Aries sextile Mercury in Gemini — both extra strong in their home signs — we can expect fiery words and calls to action.
July 5 Mars enters Taurus and Mercury enters Cancer. Just hours after Fourth of July fireworks, energies shift. Mars moves from a warlike posture to determination. Action slows but becomes more deliberate. Mars in Taurus moves a mountain one grain of sand at a time — but that mountain moves! Mercury in Cancer shifts mind chatter into emotional calls for comfort and protection. We gain greater understanding of the importance of our home, our family, and our country. This double ingress tones down some of the volatile rhetoric. Still, bulls have horns and crabs have claws. The energy morphs but doesn’t lessen.
July 9 Mercury in Cancer square Jupiter in Aries. Tensions arise as impulses soar. Jupiter in Aries wants big action, while Mercury in Cancer cautions against rash judgment. Such friction hones a plan for growth that nurtures and protects individuals and families. How might this affect your own hopes and needs? When do you crawl into your shell, and when do you leap toward adventure?
July 12 US Pluto Return goes exact again. Look to February 20-22, 2022 for clues about which areas this might affect. We could see significant shifts around the Russia/Ukraine situation, as well as supply chain issues and other themes that arose earlier this year. Pluto is relentless. Ignoring a repeat tsunami doesn’t make it go away. Pluto destroys in order to renew and regenerate. As Within, So Without. What in your own life has withered or rotted on the vine? Pull it out, so something new can grow in its place. With Pluto involved, irrevocable change is coming. When we accept the death, rebirth happens faster.
July 13 Full Moon in Capricorn, 2:38 p.m. Eastern time. This “Blessing Moon” closely trines the North Node in Taurus, bringing an earthy, collective benediction. Turning up the intensity, this is the second of three Supermoon’s. It loosely conjuncts the US Pluto Return. The degree of this Full Moon closely conjuncts the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction on January 12, 2020 — the signature energy of 2020. Hidden and taboo topics come to light, and we’ll feel them in a deeper, more profound way than usual. With Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus, we’ll find unconventional ways to discuss these insights. Venus in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius suggests we’re in it for the long haul, but our love, commitment and artistry might take awhile to manifest. In this case, “Delay leads to delight.”
July 17 Venus enters Cancer. For the next three weeks, empathy and compassion run higher than usual. We show love for others by nurturing them, holding the hand of those afraid or in need. Think of Mother Mary or Quan Yin energy. A feminine, flowy time to practice random acts of kindness.
July 19 Mercury enters Leo and Chiron stations retrograde in Aries. Creativity and confidence soar as the Messenger enters the sign of the lion. It feels easier to maintain a positive outlook, even in the face of scary things. Somehow we’ll find our way to the radiant life we all deserve. Chiron stationing retrograde brings our healing process into more introverted form. Focus on wounds that deal with identity, head injuries, sovereignty, the Self, and individuation.
July 22 Sun enters Leo. The Sun enters his home sign for a month of confidence and courage to follow our heart. Things seem brighter with the Sun in Leo. A good time to eat heart healthy foods and flaunt our manes. If your tresses seem dull, consider a deep conditioning treatment or bold new hairstyle. If your life feels dull, try something you’ve always wanted to do.
July 28 New Moon in Leo, 1:55 p.m. Eastern. Less than three hours later, Jupiter stations retrograde in Aries. Through the course of this retrograde until November 23, expansive Jupiter will cross back over the World Axis as he moves into Pisces to finish up whatever got triggered by April’s Jupiter-Neptune conjunction and the April 30th Beltane Eve, New Moon in Taurus Solar Eclipse. This July 28 New Moon in Leo closely conjuncts the US natal chart’s North Node — another high-impact trigger. Meanwhile, the transiting (collective) North Node presses Uranus in Taurus as Mars lights a fuse from the other side. Warrior and Revolutionary have their date with Destiny. Add to this the Delta Aquarid meteor shower from July 28-29, and we’ve got the Eight of Wands in Tarot. It’s Wild Card energy: shock and awe, Divine intervention, events that rewrite history.
July 31 the triple conjunction peaks in Taurus. This Mars-Uranus-North Node transit spans a week prior through a week after but peaks from July 31st – August 1. This is already a potent magical time of very thin veils. August 1 marks the traditional celebration of Lammas or Lughnasadh. In Celtic tradition, the Eve of a cross quarter day is even more powerful than the day itself. This turn of the Wheel of the Year celebrates diverse skills coming together as one and is the first of three harvest festivals.
LAURA’S 2ND QUARTER 2022 MIDLIFE NORTH NODE READINGS
ARIES NORTH NODE
Jupiter remains in Aries all quarter, adding expansive fire to your North Node sign. This bold optimism eases tension as you move through Cancer and Libra seasons. Don’t lose sight of your own course by getting too bogged down nurturing and pleasing others. Mars — the ruler of Aries — enters Gemini on August 20, where he’ll spend a rare seven months, sextiling Aries until March 25, 2023. This transit offers supportive energy. You can take action by seeing through former limitations. As you settle into clarity about codependent relationships, the Wheel of Fortune turns in your favor. New experiences await.
TAURUS NORTH NODE
One of the biggest transits this decade occurs in your sign at the end of July into early August. Staid Taurus has had Uranus stirring things up since May 15, 2018, but July 2022 kicks things up several notches. Mars joins the North Node and Uranus in Taurus in a triple conjunction big enough to knock your socks off. Taurus normally wants to minimize chaos, but you can lean into the energies in order to make quantum leaps. If you’ve felt unsatisfied in an area of life, July and August are a good time for proactive change. You can ride the wave of supportive energies moving through your sign. Take action: you’ll have more influence if you embrace available upgrades.
GEMINI NORTH NODE
When the world goes nuts, shift focus. You’ll benefit from energies this quarter and beyond. Mars — the planet of action and initiative — enters Gemini on August 20 and continues popping off Gemini fireworks until March 25, 2023. Miracles happen when you allow yourself to try new things. Where do passion and interest lead? What tickles your fancy? What turns you into a giddy little kid? Gemini doesn’t take the world too seriously. Sure, Third Quarter 2022 brings intense transits, but your North Node sign makes you extra adaptable to change. Look for silver linings: you’ll find them all over the place. You got this!
CANCER NORTH NODE
In July, Mercury and Venus join the Sun in your North Node sign. You’ll find it easier to articulate feelings and nurture the ones you love. A hint of magic pervades this quarter. You have what you need to thrive, but it takes time and space to receive the blessings. Riptides will pull you under if you try to control the external world. Tend to your own domain. The Moon rules Cancer North Node natives, so pay attention to its cycles. It’s easier to start things during a Waxing Moon, easier to release them in a Waning Moon. Full Moons act like hinge points. New Moons hit the reset button. When burnout strikes, this natural cycle will recharge you.
LEO NORTH NODE
We’re entering your season! Mercury and your sign ruler — the Sun — enter Leo on July 19 and 22, followed by a powerful New Moon in Leo on the 28th. Venus graces your sign from August 11-September 5. Your nodal axis gets squared by all the activity in Taurus. Friction and irritation alert you to coming opportunities. What makes your heart sing? You don’t need to shout that answer to the world just yet, but Third Quarter 2022 adds fuel to your fire. You’ll awaken from whatever nightmares plague you, provided you watch out for #1. Yes, Leo, that means you. When you prosper, everyone benefits. Your greatest contribution happens when you follow your heart.
VIRGO NORTH NODE
Mercury, your sign’s ruler, enters Virgo on August 4, helping you sort through all the details. Virgo North Node natives are service oriented, and this quarter brings new understanding of your role here. It’s time to release old dogmas and illusions. The powerful action in Taurus brings supportive, liberating energy so you can live your best life. Starting on August 22 (or 23), the Sun spends a month highlighting your North Node sign. August 27 brings your yearly New Moon reset, and Venus joins the party on September 5. Third Quarter 2022 asks you to put faith into daily devotion. Not pie in the sky platitudes. Real world choices inspired by dreams and mystical awareness.
LIBRA NORTH NODE
Love is in the air for those who seek it. Every misunderstanding or disappointment offers a chance for higher level harmony and balance. Strange and fleeting opportunities arise. There is enough to go around, but you’ll need to pivot in order to receive the blessings. This is not a time to charge ahead. It’s a time to watch and wait, then open to the experience. Jupiter and Chiron in Aries continue to trigger big lessons from your past. These don’t always feel good, but making peace allows you to move forward. You’ll benefit from Mars in Gemini and Mercury retrograde in Libra, but don’t rush. The Sun shifts seasons to your sign on September 22.
SCORPIO NORTH NODE
July’s big energies in your South Node sign of Taurus could disrupt your old status quo. Know this: whatever shifts needs to move. Taurus is the slowest moving sign, which means Scorpio North Node natives cling to familiar patterns even when they no longer serve. Just as some trees only grow after a fire, Scorpio blessings often arrive after some kind of death or destruction. These could be metaphorical, so don’t panic! You can make quantum leaps this quarter by releasing old, false limitations and at least loosening your grip on anyone or anything standing in the way of your regeneration and rebirth. Divine providence knows more than you do. Put the Serenity Prayer on repeat.
SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE
Third Quarter 2022 supercharges your nodal axis. You’ll receive supportive energy from any planets in Aries, Leo, Libra and Aquarius. Anything moving through Gemini pings your South Node, so be careful not to spread yourself too thin. Parties, gossip and social media could overwhelm you. If so, allow yourself to take a break! Seek deeper friendships and inner guidance, rather than superficial “like’s” and popularity. You’ll find community by forging your own way. Your boldness activates those around you. Mars moving through Gemini could trigger arguments about old issues and relationships. Stay strong. It’s OK to know what you know and follow that lead.
CAPRICORN NORTH NODE
This is a monumental quarter inside yourself, even if outer events don’t seem to touch you. As planets move through Cancer, they conjunct your South Node, bringing new insights and closure on old patterns and relationships. You’ll need to stay grounded, both physically and emotionally, because some of these shifts could feel tectonic. July 13’s Full Moon in Capricorn will affect you more than most. Continue to create new structures to support you through coming changes. If you feel bereft or scared, flip your perspective. How are events positioning you into greater authority and leadership? What newer commitments feel ripe?
AQUARIUS NORTH NODE
The New Moon in Leo on July 28th occurs in your South Node sign, while the triple conjunction in Taurus squares the Leo-Aquarius axis. Taskmaster Saturn continues his stay in Aquarius, while the Sun, Mercury and Venus all spend time in Leo this quarter. In other words, you could feel some friction between old and new. You might struggle to find your place inside a group. It’s productive struggle, though — like a butterfly wrestling its way out of a cocoon. Hang in there: August 11 brings a Full Moon in Aquarius, and this bodes well. Mars moves into Gemini on August 20, initiating seven months of active, positive support for your highest path. The coming energies in Libra add wind beneath your wings.
PISCES NORTH NODE
Things have calmed down in Pisces, but they heat up in Cancer, Gemini, Leo and Virgo — your South Node sign. Ruler Neptune remains in your North Node sign, but most of the activation occurs through supportive trines, tense squares, surreal quincunx’s and strong opposition. You’re on a journey with varied terrain and weather. Hills and valleys, sunshine, hail and rainbows. In the bigger scheme of things, you’re moving, and that’s all you really need to know. Watch for signs and synchronicities along the way, especially animals. If you have an unusual sighting or dream, look up the shamanic or spiritual meaning of that ally. Your path is mystical and inspired, but few would call it “rational.” Make peace with your process.
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Who is Laura Bruno?
Laura Bruno (that’s me!) is an Empowerment Coach, Medical Intuitive, Astrologer, Reiki Master Teacher and Life Path Reader. I specialize in transitions, life changing health issues, silver linings, and inspiring others to live bold and beautiful lives. I hold a Masters Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. A 1998 traumatic brain injury shifted my focus from reading books to reading energy. It was a gift. My last 19 years have been spent helping people heal themselves and our world. You can read more about me on my website About Page.
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