*Editor’s Note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy! ~ the Editors
Every once in a while the stars align perfectly.
This summer we have already seen a lot of special planetary alignments, from the Jupiter Venus alignment to the once in a blue full moon we will experience later this month.
The month of July is one that has been predestined to run hot and heavy. Not only are the temperatures being turned up outside—but they will be in the bedroom as well.
While Venus is the planet of love, Mars is the planet of dynamic sexual energy.
Venus has actually entered into the shadow zone on June 21st and since then our emotions and sexual energy have been boiling underneath the surface.
With the new moon on July 15th, a week before Venus turns stationary in the retrograde phase; our inner desires will be spilling over into our lives with an unprecedented passion.
Because of the work of Saturn, the lord of Karma, this sexual energy isn’t about one night stands, but in fulfilling our long-standing relationships that have needed to run their due course in order to bring us to this point.
This isn’t just about sex—but about passionate love.
Once Venus turns retrograde on July 25th, love and sex will take center stage in all of our lives—if we are open to it.
Sex truly is an act of not only loving another, but of loving ourselves. It is the ultimate expression of our human bodies to act on everything that we want emotionally and feel subconsciously.
Sex is never about just sex—and once Venus turns retrograde we are being asked to look at exactly what it means for each of us.
We only accept those relationships that we think we deserve—Saturn is going to be there in the picture challenging our self-worth and our readiness at pursing what we consider greatness.
We will have two options: to hide in the shadows and miss the opportunity of a lifetime, or to go after what is inside of our hearts.
Luckily, because of the nature of this month and the fact that we won’t have another blue full moon month for another three years, it’s not a question of if we will make a big jump—but a matter of when.
This is not making the choice to let things happen, but instead making the choice to be the one who makes them happen.
It’s about making the decision to turn up the heat ourselves, and then not running away when the flames get too hot.
We have to trust that we have worked through the karmic baggage that we’ve been dealing with since the Blood Moon in April.
We have to trust all the lessons in letting go of what was no longer serving us. And we have to believe that we have learned a lot about how we want to authentically live our lives.
If we are at the place to welcome the sensual love into our lives, then we will already be feeling the heat. The sexual energies are deeply connected to the root chakra, and we will be feeling tingling and even arousal deep in our lower bellies as a sign of them waking up.
The best sex that we have is when our other chakra points are involved, specifically the heart chakra.
When we are in love with someone we don’t just think we love them in our minds, or say we love them with our words—we feel it in our bodies.
We feel love deeply from our root chakra all the way to our heart chakra point.
It’s this kind of life changing sexual encounter that is on the menu for this retrograde period.
Only when we allow our chakra points to be opened and to merge with those of another can we really experience the hottest sex of our lives. While mainstream media would like us to think otherwise, great sex is not possible without emotion—because of that deep connection to the heart, mind, body and soul.
A great sexual position for lining up our chakra points with our lovers is called the Lotus Position.
To do this first face one another, the man’s legs can be stretched out and his back supported by pillows, the woman can then sit on his lap and can bend her legs at the knees or keep them stretched out. If during sex the man wants to bend his knees, he can then support his partner’s bottom in his hands allowing for further movement and deep penetration.
One of the most important aspects of chakra point sex is to stop and look each other in the eyes, and to feel the energy that is being created by the lining up of our chakra points to our lovers’. This type of sex is quite possibly the most intimate we can have because of the feelings that it can bring to the surface.
This month we are truly being given the chance to have everything we’ve ever wanted: great love and great sex.
The hot nights of July are perfect for enjoying with our lover under the stars. So think about going for a nighttime drive to watch the stars, and maybe find a quiet space to skinny dip at the end of it.
Grab a blanket and head out into an open space to count shooting stars—take your love outside and see how much hotter it can get.
The hot sultry humid nights will only add to the arousal of the stars.
Venus will be in retrograde until September 6th, and won’t leave the shadow phase until October 9th . This leaves a lot of time to make memories that will last the rest of our lives.
So take a deep breath, because this retrograde will be anything but casual.
It’s all about how deep we can go—emotionally, physically, and sexually.
Author: Kate Rose
Editor: Khara-Jade Warren
Image: Akshay Moon/ Flickr