July 2021 Seasonal Poster
In the July Poster I write a little about the system for predicting the weather by the moon phases each month. This is an ancient system that goes back hundreds of years, with charts and graphs written be monks housed in the Canterbury Cathedral. Since moving out of London and keeping a more irregular schedule, the weather has become more important to me as I try to make the most of sunny days, and rainy ones, too, in their own way.
For me, July seems to be all about this pause for Summer, making the most of holidays and lazy days and soaking up as much warmth and sun, just like the fruit buds. Cancer rules the first part of the month, with an emphasis on home and domestic life, and then the sun moves into Leo for the latter part, bringing big-hearted playfulness and a sense of ease and wellbeing that helps you relax and open up to creative projects that have been asking for your attention.
The Full Moon at the end of the month is in Aquarius, the first of two Full Moons in a row in this sign, as August brings a Blue Moon (more on that next month) also in Aquarius. Aquarius is represented by the water-bearer, the mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. Perhaps these consecutive Aquarius Full Moons will feeling more into your humanitarian and egalitarian aspects, and maybe even put you in touch with your rebellious side.