Horoscope for the Week: July 4, 2014

Michael O'Connor's horoscope for the week of July 4

Tip of the Week:


Happy Birthday! Not just someone but millions of people hear that phrase every day. As common as it is, it remains quite special to the person who hears it. As well, it is not a reduction of Astrology; it is simply a reminder that we each embody the archetypes ‘our way’. I have met people whose birth date and even year let alone time is uncertain. By using Astrology I have had a lot of success helping them not only to determine their birth time. Although not necessary for a deep and effective Reading, knowing the time certainly does sharpen the picture. Deciphering when someone is born can be done because we each have a destiny and the timing of it is very measurable indeed, when one is well versed and practiced in the fine art of Astrology.


Basically, character and destiny are tightly woven. In fact, it can be said that it is our basic destiny to be who we individually are, to live authentically. Implied in this statement is: attunement, rhythm and flow. Due to the influences of free will, we can choose to tune-in and live authentically and fulfill our destiny this way. However, free will can also lead us off our path, due to adhering solely to outer realities, pressures, rhythms, trends and influences in general.


A short while ago I heard a man on CBC radio saying that ‘doing what you love for a living is bad advice’. He asserted that we should not necessarily endeavor to love or even like our work. I certainly disagree. This tendency to sell-out to the market place may have its merits in the shorter term and may even be practically necessary and wise. Yet, the longer term implications of proverbially placing the round peg in the square hole is the source of its own long list of stresses and related issues.


With awareness, which Astrology provides and which can include deep personal insight (when the focus is person-centered) and timing, we can successfully guide us to ‘work towards doing what we love’. This means we can strategically do what we feel we must but steadily and deliberately aim for doing what we love, even if it takes many years. As mentioned, what we do is such an important feature of who we are, when it comes to living authentically.



Happy Birthday United States and all of you too, born on the 4th of July!


Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

The seeds of new growth should be showing some sprouts by now. These will be most evident close to home. The challenge is to move forward, to advance. Trying to perpetuate patterns, especially in how you relate to family members and perhaps superiors at work, could prove problematic. Nurture a more cooperative attitude and approach.


Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

An extra busy cycle continues. The good news is that it implies expansion. This flow will continue for a few more weeks anyway. But you will feel both the inspiration and opportunity to play more soon. The window to do so will last a while, even up to a couple of months. But get it in because you will be busier again by late summer.


Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

Intimate gatherings with family and friends are a likely source of happiness now. You feel extra enthusiastic, expressive and playful. This energy pattern could also manifest as artistic inspiration. In any case, you should feel more confident and content than you have for a while. Some lingering health issues are the sobering part of the plot. Need a miracle? Contact me, I know of a valuable resource you may like… a lot.


Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You are in a pioneering and expansive mood. It is giving you the confidence to take a few risks, to go big. Yet you may also feel a bit moody and edgy. This might be best applied to constructive projects. Be careful not to allow this edge to produce unwanted cuts, especially among friends. Balance a close attention to detail with taking a diplomatic and open-minded approach in your communications.


Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

You are in a rather deep and emotional mood. At best you are able to ‘feel with your heart and think with your mind’. It may also be the source of a profound sense of renewed possibilities. Still, you may feel the need to lay claim to hidden reserves of faith. Yet you should feel a deep sense of renewed confidence over the coming weeks.


Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

A renewed sense of joy and confidence at home, among friends and at work is yours to enjoy now. At least one of these sectors is feeding the others. This upliftment is affording you the opportunity to reassess your situation in a more positive light. It may even be the source of inventiveness. Take flight upon new wings of confidence.


Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

An exciting and stimulating, if hectic and tiring, pace continues. Yet there is good reason to say you are having fun. Fortunately as well, you are feeling stronger these days, as if you have passed through a dark night this past winter and spring. So you have entered an expansive cycle and it will lead to a broadening of your horizons and friendships too.


Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

You are in a philosophical, adventurous and altogether spirited mood. This has been true for many months generally but the emphasis is now peaking. You have been challenged to overcome inner fears early this year and it may have been tough but there is reason to say you are getting stronger by the day. If you are not feeling mightier yet you will soon….


Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

Who has what you want and especially what you need? Deciphering between these two is the first step, ideally with emphasis on needs. Then make a list or people and resources. Step 3 is to follow through and ask. Perhaps what you need is divine help. Prayers do work and calling on angels is very wise. Operators are waiting for your call.


Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

A rich and probably rewarding series of stimulations on relationship fronts continues. There remains the element of renovation but that cycle will come to completion by month’s end. The focus for repairs and improvements may extend to family and friends as much as home and garden. Either way, aim to give more and make deliberate improvements in your communications.


Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

Creative communications and networking is the key to your professional and social success now. Weaving in more warmth, empathy and Aquarian friendliness is the call. This is also a playful cycle so be sure to tuck in plenty of that. It is also a time to push through resistances and persevere wherever this affirmation applies.


Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Enjoying fun and games with family and friends continues to be in the spotlight, amidst an otherwise ambitious mood. Balancing the two will prove especially rewarding. Projects and expressions which reveal your beauty and originality are especially favoured. A positive practical and creative momentum initiated now will prove extra valuable over the coming weeks and months.


Michael O’Connor




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