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Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for July 2015

Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for July 2015In this episode astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the podcast to talk about the major astrological alignments in July of 2015.

We also discuss some auspicious dates for beginning different types of ventures, according to the rules of electional astrology.

This is the second time that Kelly and I have done a monthly forecast episode together, and the feedback on the last one was so positive that we plan to keep experimenting with it.

This episode is unique because it is the first time that we have had a discussion between three astrologers on the show at the same time, which is also somewhat experimental, although it seemed to work out well.

The cover art for this episode is taken from the PlanetWatcher 2015 Astrological Calendar, which we were given permission to use to us by its author, astrologer Kirk Kahn.

You can find out more information about Kelly’s work at KellysAstrology.com, and you can find out more about Austin at AustinCoppock.com.

Outline of the Show

Below you will find an outline of some of the different topics that we touched on during the course of the show, followed by links to download or stream the recording.


  • Conjunct Jupiter on July 1 at 21° Leo/square Saturn at 28° Leo/Scorpio from July 12 – 16 (In the lead up to Venus retrograde, Venus in Leo makes two important but contrasting aspects, first a conjunction with Jupiter at 21 Leo and then a square to Saturn at the tail end of Scorpio, from 28° Leo to 28° Scorpio)
  • Retrograde starts July 24 at 0° Virgo.
  • Uranus stations RX 24 hours after Venus.
  • Saturn direct on August 1.
  • Venus will retrograde back to 14° Leo (September 5), so it is already in its shadow as of June 22.
  • Interesting how there is this sort of optimism initially where Venus entering its shadow is in Leo conjoining Jupiter, but by the time it stations direct in September Jupiter has left Leo and now Mars is there with Venus.

Mars in Cancer

  • Fall/frustrations
  • Opposite Pluto July 15 – 17 at 14° Cancer/Capricorn.
  • Square Uranus (as Uranus SR) July 24 – 27 at 20° Cancer/Aries.

Mercury on the Move

  • Mercury picking up pace, finally out of Gemini, whips through Cancer, makes same aspects as Mars (Mercury/Pluto July 14 and Mercury/Uranus July 19)
  • NOTE: Mercury makes a sweet-ass pair of sextiles to Venus and Jupiter early in July whilst still in Gemini.

Jupiter New Ground

  • Jupiter into new territory in Leo – beyond the limits of last retrograde (December 2014) – something stalled then now moves/new offer/opportunity for Jupiter in Leo (last?).

Saturn in Scorpio

  • Not dead yet!
  • Venus aspects in July/Jupiter + Mars aspect in early August
  • In its own bounds/terms at the end of Leo.

Auspicious Dates and Electional Charts

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  • Really fantastic! I love hearing the three of you banter and exchange ideas and views on these elections and forecasts. I hope this becomes a permanent feature of the show!

    • Thanks for your lovely comments Jo! We did have lots of fun recording and it’s great you enjoyed it. Hope you have an exciting July indeed!

  • I loved the forecast episode! I sat here with my calendar and my chart and really enjoyed all the insights I marked down. It’s so great to have a combination of perspectives all at once. I hope you continue to do this on the show! Thank you!

    • Thanks for your lovely words Nina. So happy you like the variety of perspectives – astrology is so rich and deep! Enjoy (dare I say it!) July!

  • Mercury is squaring Chiron on the 4th of July. Doesn’t that make this a tough election day? I know with traditional astrology you don’t consider Chiron but most of us know that Chiron can have big effects. How do you account for that kind of aspect with your approach? Thank you.

    • While I don’t doubt the validity of the asteroids in showing useful themes in natal astrology, I’m not really sure how to use them in the context of electional astrology, and I haven’t done much work with them there. I think that if you start taking the asteroids into account in elections in terms of using or not using a specific date that you are going to run into problems with there being too many variables, to the extent that you can never find a great election, because there would always be something messing things up somehow. The question then becomes more a one of prioritization. For me I wouldn’t prioritize Chiron enough to rule out a chart just because it is poorly aspecting some planet. That is my general approach, and that would be my answer to your question here. Its up to you to decide whether you think that Chiron is important enough that you wouldn’t use a chart like that where it is squaring Mercury or what have you though.

  • I really love the monthly elections and interactions of planets podcast you guys have going on here! Following the energy and beauty of the stars and planets traveling through the sky is not only really fun and makes for great conversations. It also shows for all of us the difficult, healing and transforming story we are all experiencing, each in our own special way. The story or potential the heavens reveal for each of us to tap into at whatever level we are able to is simply the Aw! of it all. Thanks for the time and sharing of your knowledge and interpretations of the months energy and useful grounded ways to access the best of the months potential.

  • I love all your shows but this type is becoming my favorite. Really helps to see the bigger picture of the month. Keep up the great work.

  • I’m a bit late to the party but found the podcast was interesting, particularly about last weekend. I do have a question re the chart for the 28th, I live in the UK, so do I just change the time a little? At about 6:12 A.M the ascendant is at 10 Leo and Mercury is at 9 Leo, Saturn is in the 4th, and Sag moon is in the 5th at 22 degrees. The only problem I can see is the MC is conjunct Uranus which I know some astrologers don’t like.

    • Sorry for the delayed response. It does change things a little, but mainly in terms of the MC. With elections like this you could adjust it a little in order to get Uranus off the MC if you want, as long as the Ascendant is still in Leo and it is still a day chart.

      • Thanks, oddly I was going to do it so the MC was just past Uranus, but there was a glitch and I ended up doing it when the MC was at 25 Aries. The ascendant ended up exactly conjunct my natal Mars. Love these podcasts.