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People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.””الناس تشبه ملطخة-تحطم زجاج النوافذ. وهي تشع له, وعندما خرجت الشمس, لكن عندما يضع في الظلام, كشف حقيقة جمالها إلا إذا كان هناك ضوء من الداخل “
“No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise. Marian Anderson

Dear Readers,
Summer is here! We’ve been through a lot. The COVID, isolation, social distancing, all of which has hopefully has made us better people. It was a rough Spring, and through it all many of us have continued to grow from within, to harvest the lessons, to appreciate what we have. There are so many good people in the world, and I believe this past Spring has proved it to be true. Optimistically, we are back on track, recovering from the ripple affect of what has occurred with our economy.

Astrologically as the energies of the planets harmoniously blend, bringing forth frolic and fun, we are once again reminded that summer is finally here. We are now experiencing a retrograde which occurs when the planet moves closer to the Earth thus changing the vibration of the planets influence. An example is seen below, as Mercury, the planet of reason has been in retrograde since June 2020. We celebrate Independence Day July 4th, the greatest country in the world will have another birthday.

MERCURY, THE PLANET OF CHAT, RETROGRADE IN CANCER- June 18, 2020 until July 12, 2020

Mercury the planet of communication in a retrograde is creating havoc through all forms of communication whether it is texting, talking or signing contracts of any kind. In simple terms, be aware of not only what you say, but how it is being delivered. When Mercury is in retrograde we are provided with a time to catch up to ourselves, to reflect, to rethink and possibly shed light on matters from the past that needs our attention. It’s a period of complete contemplation. Much however depends on where it is taking place in your own individual birth chart. Its retrograde in the Moon ruled sign of Cancer triggers emotions relating to family as well as security issues. “Mental Emotions” run high, over reactions to petty annoyances may occur. Be aware.
 *I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. – Robert McCloskey

Celebrate Independence day – Chart of USA – Our great country America was born July 4, 1776 @ approximately 2-4:30 PM in Philadelphia,, Pa, under the sensitive, moon-ruled sign of Cancer, with the Moon in the humanity sign of Aquarius. It’s Cancer influences indicate that we’re a “mothering/nurturing” country, always willing to adopt and take everyone else. It’s Moon in Aquarius is about humanity and justice for all.

Full Moon in Capricorn faces off with the Sun in Cancer July 5, 2020
Both signs are associated with security, yet they seek it in different ways. Capricorn is concerned with accomplishments and external status while Cancer wants us to tune into our feelings in search of comfort and safety. It’s not a matter of choosing to be hard or soft, sensitive or insensitive; this Full Moon is about learning how to be tough or tender depending on the circumstances. When the lesson is learned, we feel at home within ourselves and within the world around us.

When the Full Moon is in Capricorn it works even harder to finish what was started. You’ll ask yourself what you obtained, what you have yet to achieve, and what you need to adjust to make things happen. A Capricorn Full Moon is all about success and never taking “no” for an answer. So, this is the time when you’ll get to the finish line because this Moon will help you tackle any obstacles you face along the way

NEW MOON IN CANCER July 20, – Time to purge.
Always a new start, a fresh beginning. New moons signify a new cycle, and rebirth. This New Moon, along with the Sun (also in Cancer) will highlight the watery Cancer qualities of imagination and dreams, family and home. Also this particular Full Moon will trigger changes in the work place for those born under Cancer,Libra, Aries and Capricorn. Specifically speaking as it creates an opposition to transiting Pluto, the planet of transformation, it may help to break down and rebuild.

Sun in Leo July 22. – The Sun Sign is the most obvious part of a person’s awareness into astrology. It is the obvious part of the self, the conscious side of us, it is the behavior we are most comfortable with, the every day self. what most people know without a doubt. It is also (usually) the most obvious part of the personality. But it is also just a part of who you really are. . ….As the Sun moves into Leo, ruled by the Sun, it takes on a radiance, it illuminates.

ARIES – ( March 20- April 19) – During this month the planets dance favorably around your own sign indicating a time of great opportunity in most areas of your life. Specifically speaking this could be a excellent cycle for you to venture forth in a new area that relates to higher aspirations as well as achieving personal goals. As the Sun moves in to Leo on July 20, love connections cause your heart to flutter, though Mercury in retrograde may hinder. Think before jumping in, words can linger.
TAURUS – ( April 20- May 20) As resistant as you are to change this months planetary influences trigger a strong compulsion to do something a little out of the ordinary. Specifically in relationship to changes that could relate to your work/as well if your home. With the new moon in the sign of Leo on the 20, emphasis is placed on family and friends. Though while Mercury is in retrograde, your tolerance may be limited. So, know thyself, and know your limitations so that others are not caught up in the crossfire. .
GEMINI – ( May 21- June 20) While demands from others can and will occupy plenty of your time, you may find yourself on a path of self discovery. This should be a powerful period for you as much of what you need to do is laid out for you. Your gift with words and humor to be specific. However as Mercury retrogrades your area of communication, your delivery to others maybe working against you. So say what you mean, and mean what you say, while keeping it in check.
CANCER -( June 21 – July 20) Time to really buckle down and get your monies in order as the unpredictable influence of Mercury in retrograde may create unnecessary turmoil. You have the control. Keeping with your own guidelines, you have leverage. It’s up to you to delegate while, staying focused. Priorities are the key.
LEO -( July 22 – Aug 22) A very interesting month for you as the opposition of the planets bring forth a sense of lightness, though with Mercury retrograding your own sign, you may feel a bit more vulnerable, and less in control. However at this stage in the game, you’re at a place where you need to let go of obstacles that have hindered you in the past. Take this time to clear a path, implement after July 12, 2020.
VIRGO – ( Aug 23- Sept 22) you may see yourself a bit overwhelmed by work and home as the planets at odds to your natal Sun create a feeling of frenzy. Know that much can be said about pacing oneself. Also, this is your week to purge through mental and emotional clutter as Mercury retrogrades your area of thought. This can be a cleansing as well as healing period.
LIBRA – ( Sept 23- Oct 22) Relationships, both business and personal related are strong factors this month as you get your priorities in check. Friendships may be going through a bit of a hurdle, but only temporarily with Mercury in retrograde.. The most important thing to remember is that life is always in a constant motion. Stay focused and centered.
SCORPIO – ( Oct 23- Nov 21) Tension from work as well as personal obligations are magnified this month as you see yourself being pulled between work and home. This can be a productive month for you though the feeling of not doing enough may be causing you to spin out. Allow yourself the satisfaction of taking a personal inventory.  Health looks positive, money is gainful.
SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 22- DEC 20  Creative individuality are key points, as your need to travel, seek out, or just live out of the box is highly indicated. Also, a strong period for matters of the heart, as you see yourself becoming more involved with the idea of commitment. In addition, taking directions and being more decisive in areas of work related situations, enhances how others perceive you. Time is a healer. 
CAPRICORN  -( DEC 21- Jan 19) This month as the planets align favorably, you may find yourself wanting to manifest. As Saturn, occupies your own sign, your desire to take the bull by the horns becomes more evident. This is a powerful month for you, as most of the planets are in total harmony to your own sign though Mercury in retrograde may trigger unwanted financial woes. Know that, no matter what happens, you’re always ahead of the game plan.
AQUARIUS – ( Jan 20- Feb 18)- You are poised in a great direction for the next month or so as Venus in sync to your own sign will enhance you considerably though Mercury in retrograde may halt your efforts. Therefore, one step at a time. Allow yourself to assess every given situation without taking too much on. Sometimes having to take a step back can only reassure better results.
PISCES – ( Feb 19 – March 19 )- letting go of negative and past issues is well indicated here, however it’s up to you to create a better platform for yourself. In doing so you allow yourself to move forward. Mercury in retrograde in your area of health and responsibilities can trigger issues. Mind over matter.

Janet Amid is a columnist & radio/media personality, that writes for Sylvania Advantage and can be heard on 105.5 FM Monday Mornings from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM at 419-240-1055. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at Check out our web site at

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