July 2024 News & Views.

Neptune Stations Retrograde;

Sanskrit Webinar with Martin Gansten

Webinar: What's New for July-December 2024.

Hi all


Welcome to subscribers as well as those reading my newsletter for the first time. If you missed the June News and Views. Part 2 about Saturn retrograde, read it here contact.cc/45TECTTPlease excuse any typos or mistakes below. Feel free to notify me if you find any.


July is a packed month and as usual I will send a second newsletter highlighting important planetary signatures. Scroll down to read about Neptune stationing retrograde on July 2nd, which, along with Saturn stationing retrograde on June 27th, had a hand in a confluence of world events that will have long-term ramifications. Next week the July 2024 Newsletter Part 2 will include information about the South Node-Ketu conjoining the Eclipse degree of October 2 on July 10th, followed by a powerful Mars-Uranus conjunction on July 15th.


Included in this newsletter: This month's lunations; Neptune Stations Retrograde; Webinar with Martin Gansten: Sanskrit for Astrologers; Horoscope Consultations; Webinar: What's New for July-December 2024; Upcoming and Past Presentations; Celestial Events; Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy books for sale.


This month's lunations occur with the New Moon on July 5, 2024 at 22:57. Tropical. 14° Cancer 23'. Sidereal. 20° Gemini 17’, punarvasū; and the Full Moon on July 21, 2024 at 10:16. Tropical. 29° Capricorn 8'. Sidereal. 5° Capricorn 2', uttaraṣāḍhā (times are GMT). If you have any planets, points, or angles around those degrees (I would take a one-two degree orb) then whatever is represented by that planet, point or angle, will be prominent and important until the next lunation, meaning that if something in your chart is conjunct this month's New Moon on July 5, 2024, it will be prominent until the next New Moon on August 4, 2024, and if something in your chart is conjunct this month's Full Moon on July 21, 2024, it will be prominent until the next Full Moon on August 19, 2024. The New Moon represents beginnings and can help you to institute a change you have been thinking about while the Full Moon is an accomplishment or culmination and gives the push to continue on that path.


If your birthday is between July 4-6, then the New Moon is in your solar return (varṣaphala), the annual birthday chart, or close enough that it will be important for the year ahead until your next birthday, meaning a change is bound to happen, so work on that change. It could be a physical move, job change, relationship change, or simply working on yourself to integrate new patterns and habits into your life. Expect a great deal of transformative experiences that will make you want to change or take a step in a different direction. Take your time but do head in that direction, since otherwise it will happen to you whether you initiate it or not.


If your birthday is between July 20-22, then the Full Moon is in your solar return (varṣaphala), the annual birthday chart, or close enough that it will be important for the year ahead until your next birthday, meaning that it may be year when things you have been working on will manifest, or feel like they are moving in the right direction, so continue with whatever is fulfilling you.


These lunations also occurred on your birthday in 1986, and 2005, so think about anything important that might have occurred in that birthday year. Since other planets will be different from those years, it still may indicate the area of change or importance in those years. (Scroll down for more Celestial Events.)


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Neptune's Retrograde Cycle. June 29-November 15, 2024


Neptune stations retrograde. July 2, 2024. Tropical. 29° Pisces 55'. Sidereal. 5° Pisces 49'. uttarabhadrapadā

Neptune stations direct. December 7, 2024. Tropical. 27° Pisces 07'. Sidereal. 3° Pisces 1'.  pūrvabhadrapadā


As seen above Neptune retrogrades for five months each year, so that there often does not feel as if there is much of a difference between when it is in direct or retrograde motion. What is most important are the dates and degrees that Neptune stations retrograde and direct, since the planet has already parked on the stationary degree the week or two before and after the retrograde and direct stations. Since Neptune represents things dissolving and breaking down, and like the idea of flooding, which Neptune represents, there is often no chance of rebuilding what has been left behind except to attempt something completely new.


For this reason, it is not surprising that Neptune stationing retrograde on July 2nd, which, along with Saturn stationing retrograde on June 27th (read about it here conta.cc/45TECTT) within days of each other, had a hand in a confluence of world events that will have long-term ramifications. Because these are slow-moving planets, they basically already stopped in their tracks at least a week or two before those dates. It is always noteworthy when two planetary events like stations or eclipses happen within a week of each other. Some of the major changes in the world that have happened in the past ten days are as follows:

. On June 27th, just as the U.S. presidential debate occurred (which reverberated around the world) Saturn also stationed exactly on Joe Biden's IC, but just the fact that a debate was called when two planets, whose meanings are opposite each other (Saturn structure and Neptune dissolving that structure), stood still so to speak, meant that there would be unravelling, which is still occurring, especially since the Democrats called for the election not anticipating it would backfire.

. At around the same time a French legislative election was called and held on June 30th, which also yielded unexpected results for the present administration, with the National Rally party gaining more seats than expected. The second round will be held on Sunday July 7th to see if there will be a clear majority or a coalition that has to be formed.

. On July 2nd, the day that Neptune stationed retrograde, the Dutch government finally months after an election where the far right party won the most votes, formed a coalition that was entirely different than any they had ever formed since it was with four parties, and the Prime Minister was not the head of either of the parties.

. Finally, the British elections were called and held on July 4th, with the Labor Party winning the election after 14 years of Conservative rule in a landslide election similar to Labor defeating Conservatives in 1997. This election also left the Conservative party losing the most seats in its history. What this shows is that people want change whether it is from the left to the right, or right to the left. Saturn and Neptune stationing retrograde so close to one another seems to tell some of that story. All of these occurred at the same time that Hurricane Beryl slammed into the Caribbean island of Grenada on July 1st causing much damage there and in Jamaica, and other islands.


Major events often happen when eclipses, retrograde stations, and other important planetary signatures occur within a week of each other. In addition to Saturn and Neptune stationing retrograde within 5 days of each other, the true South Node (Ketu) is on the degree where the October solar eclipse will take place at Tropical 10° Libra 3'. Sidereal 15° Virgo 57'. hasta. Although it is there exactly on July 10th, it too has already reached that point. That means that things that occur now have an eclipse-like intensity, and will have its resolution or conclusion around October 2nd though not necessarily precisely on that date. More about that in the July 2024 News and Views. Part 2.


Just as Neptune can bring confusion, falling apart, and changing things around in an unpredictable way, this will take place in your chart if you have a planet, point, or angle at the degree of the retrograde station. Because Neptune takes a long time to travel around the zodiac, this transit is often over a period of about 10 months, which does not mean you feel the confusion for that entire period, but the current Neptune transit, if hitting something in your chart, will begin something that you will have time to figure out and forge a new path, even if something happens without much warning in advance. During this retrograde cycle you will be affected by transiting Neptune if you have a planet, point, or angle in between tropical 27° Pisces 07'-29° Pisces 55' or sidereal 3° Pisces 1'-5° Pisces 49'. If you do, then that will be hit by Neptune three times and if you have anything within a degree of the retrograde or direct station, it will hit something in your chart twice, once during the station and the other time on another date.

. Read if you use sidereal Indian astrology. If you have a planet, point, or angle in your chart between sidereal 3° Pisces 1'-5° Pisces 49' where Neptune stationed retrograde on July 2, 2024, whatever that represents is the area in which Neptune will create the need for change that involves leaving the old and welcoming something new. Often it can be unclear or mysterious, but at some point you will figure out the message, and work toward recreating something positive especially when Neptune moves direct after December 7, 2024, so you do have time to work on it. Definitions of planets and points are as follows:

Sun. power, vigor; Moon. maternal, mind; Mars. strength, courage; Mercury. speech, learning; Jupiter.  knowledge, wealth; Venus. love, happiness; Saturn. sorrow, fear; Rahu. intensity, compulsion; Ketu. extremes, spirituality; Lagna. destiny, vitality. If you want to use the angles, midheaven, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto you can look below at tropical Western astrology for their keywords.

. Read if you use tropical Western astrology. If you have a planet, point, or angle in your chart between tropical 27° Pisces 07'-29° Pisces 55', where Neptune stationed retrograde on July 2, 2024, whatever that represents is the area in which Neptune will create the need for change that involves leaving the old and welcoming something new. Often it can be unclear or mysterious, but at some point you will figure out the message, and work toward recreating something positive especially when Neptune moves direct after December 7, 2024, so you do have time to work on it. Definitions of planets and points are as follows:::

Sun. vitality, individuality, ego; Moon. emotions, habits, conditioning; Mercury. communication, intelligence; Venus. love, beauty, creativity; Mars. physical energy, aggression, courage; Jupiter. expansion, abundance; Saturn. limitation, disciplined, fear; Uranus. originality, independent, rebellious; Neptune. spiritual, immaterial, imagination; Pluto. intensity, power; North Node. power, place where you must strive; South Node. place where it is easy, habits; Ascendant. personality, destiny; IC. home, family, mother; Descendant. partnerships, contracts; Midheaven. career, father

Sanskrit for Astrologers. A two-part Webinar with Martin Gansten


Dates: Two Saturdays August 17 and 24, 2024. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM EDT with a short break.

Attend in real time or get recording within 24 hours after each session.

Fee: $125 until midnight July 21st. $150 from July 22nd-August 10th. After that $175. Registration for first class closes midnight August 16th. (If you register after midnight August 16th, you will get the recording.) Register at www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule.

. A historical overview of Sanskrit, its importance for Indian culture and relation to other

languages worldwide (including English), and the European ‘discovery’ of Sanskrit beginning in

the 18th century;

. A comprehensive introduction to the speech sounds of Sanskrit and the script systems used to

systems used to represent them, with a focus on teaching correct pronunciation;

. Sanskrit terms for common Jyotiṣa concepts such as planets, signs, houses, etc.;

. An outline of common meters, with practical demonstrations of traditional styles of

recitation/chanting of mantras such as the Navagraha-stotra (hymn to the nine planets

or grahas);

. An explanation of how Sanskrit forms compound words, which are frequently challenging to

challenging to beginning students;

After the first webinar, participants are welcome to submit suggestions for vocabulary that they would like to hear pronounced and/or explained, as well as particular stanzas (śloka) that they want to learn to chant.

MARTIN GANSTEN, PhD, is a Sanskritist and historian of religion specializing in both Indic religions and the history of astrology, particularly in South Asia. His study of Sanskrit began more than four decades ago at the age of 13, and for a number of years he taught the language at Lund University and the University of Copenhagen. Based in Sweden, Martin has published Sanskrit-to-Swedish translations of the Bhagavadgītā and early Upaniṣads as well as English translations of Sanskrit astrological texts, most recently the encyclopaedic Hāyanaratna or Jewel of Annual Astrology authored in 1649 by Balabhadra Daivajña, court astrologer to the governor of Bengal (available under open access at brill.com/display/title/57015. For more information about Martin, go to his website www.martingansten.com.

Horoscope Consultations


I am available for consultations and tutoring sessions via phone or video chat (I will send a link for gotomeeting, which is like zoom). I am no longer doing in-person consultations in New York City for the immediate future. I record the consultation with a digital recorder, and email you the mp3 and/or mp4 file, which you can easily download onto your computer or device. If you wish to gift a horoscope reading to someone, please make sure the person you are gifting would like to have one done before purchasing. If you would like to purchase a reading for yourself or someone else, please make payment at www.ronniedreyer.com/services. I do not have a scheduler at the moment, so I will reach out to you within 24-48 hours with available dates and times. I accept paypal, credit cards, venmo, or checking account on my website. There are installment payments available through paypal. If you prefer zelle, send payment to ronniegaledreyer@gmail.com. I am mostly booked between two and three weeks in advance. My next availability is Thursday. July 25. Appointments do go quickly, so if you would like to book please keep that in mind. Please email me if you need clarification.

. Phone or Video Initial Consultation. $320 (up to 90 minutes with opportunity for email questions after). 

. Phone or Video Update for the year ahead. $225 (60 minutes with opportunity for questions after). This reading is for those who have already consulted with me. 

. Additional people you want to look at in the context of your reading. $40 for each additional chart. 

. Compatibility reading for an hour. $225. (60 minutes with opportunity for questions after). This is NOT an individual reading but a look at the relationship and timing for the relationship. 

. Choosing an Auspicious Date for an event. $225 for research and consultation.

. Astro*Carto*Graphy or locality readings or "Where in the World?" $225. (60 minutes with opportunity for questions after)Finding the right location and best timing for work, love, finances, health, etc. You must provide places that you are interested in. 

. Combination of initial reading and Astro*Carto*Graphy reading. $375. (120 minutes with opportunity for questions after). 

. Answering one specific question or examining one topic or area. $185. (60 minutes with opportunity for questions after). This is NOT a horary chart but an examination of only one specific area or question. Only for people who have had an initial reading. 

. One hour Tutoring sessions in Indian Astrology or Astro*Carto*Graphy. $100 for one session. $275 for 3 sessions.

Webinar: The Next Six Months: What's New for July-December 2024

Date: Sunday. July 21. 11:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT. Attend live or get recording after.

Fee:  $50 until midnight July 19th. After that, $60. Registration closes midnight July 20th. (If you register after midnight July 20, you will get the recording.) 

Register at www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule.

We will begin with a quick review of January-June 2024 and will take an in-depth look at the sensitive degrees and astrological events of the next six months as follows: The new Venus as Evening Star cycle, Next Retrograde and Direct stations: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto; New & Full Moons from July through December; Eclipses of September 18 and October 2 (including Saros & Metonic cycles); Pluto re-enters tropical Aquarius definitively; Uranus in sidereal Taurus & retrogrades into sidereal Aries; Important aspects: Mars conjunct Uranus, Mars conjunct Jupiter, Mars square Saturn, Jupiter square Saturn, Mars opposite Pluto and more;

Overview of world events based on the above. I will NOT make US Presidential Election predictions, but will talk about the planetary indications for that time. Additionally, we will look at current conflicts and elections, plus new activities that could take place. And much more. Presented in tropical and sidereal zodiacs.

Upcoming Conferences and Presentations

All at www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule

Sunday. July 14, 2024, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT. ISAR Star Club Online Presentation.

Retrograde Tales: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Free for ISAR members. Others can attend for a small fee. In this lecture, we will talk about the good, bad and the ugly about retrograde periods. We will focus on these periods in general but will also zero in on the upcoming Mercury and Mars retrogrades. we will talk about personal anecdotes that have occurred during these periods, some of which are frustrating, and some of them humorous and unexpected.

Registration www.isarastrology.com.

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Date: Sunday. July 21. 11:00 AM-1:15 PM EDT. Webinar: The Next Six Months: What's New for July-December 2024. Attend live or get recording after. 

Fee: $50 until midnight July 19th. After that, $60. Registration closes midnight July 20th. (If you register after midnight July 20, you will get the recording.) Scroll above for description. Register at ronniedreyer.com/schedule

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Dates: Two Saturdays August 17 and 24, 2024. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM EDT with a short break.

Sanskrit for Astrologers with Martin Gansten. Attend in real time or get recording within 24 hours after each session.

Fee: $125 until midnight July 21st. $150 from July 22nd-August 10th. After that $175. Registration for first class closes midnight August 16th. (If you register after midnight August 16th, you will get the recording.) Scroll above for description. Register at ronniedreyer.com/schedule.

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Thursday November 21-Monday November 25, 2024. Maharishi Parashara Virtual Conference. Information and Registration: parasharaconference.com/registration. For further discount use my code DREYER.

My lecture: Thursday November 21. 12:30-1:30 PM. Women’s Astrology: Do the Classical Texts still Work in our Modern World? Speakers include: Sanjay Rath, Sarbani Rath, Komilla Sutton, Dr. Dennis Harness, Sam Geppi, Dr. Arjun Pai, Narasimha “PVR” Rao, Ksanati, Ronnie Gale Dreyer and many others. 

_________________________________________________________________________________________IIndian astrology classes at all levels are available for purchase at all levels. Each consists of 10 two-hour classes with supplemental recordings and an 11th wrap-up class. For more complete information and purchase information, go to www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule. A new series of classes at all levels will begin in October 2024 and will be announced here. Classes will prepare you for ACVA Level I Certification testing.

Celestial Events. July 2024


Lunations

July 5, 2024. New Moon. 22:57. Tropical. 14° Cancer 23'. Sidereal. 20° Gemini 17’. punarvasū

July 21, 2024. Full Moon. 10:16. Tropical. 29° Capricorn 8'. Sidereal. 5° Capricorn 2'. uttaraṣāḍhā

Retrograde and Direct Stations

July 2, 2024. Neptune stations retrograde. 

Tropical. 29° Pisces 55’. Sidereal. 5° Pisces 49’. uttarabhadrapadā


Tropical Ingresses

July 2, 2024. Mercury enters Leo

July 11, 2024. Venus enters Leo.   

July 20, 2024. Mars enters Gemini.

July 22, 2024. Sun enters Leo.

June 25, 2024. Mercury enters Virgo.


Sidereal Ingresses

July 6, 2024. Venus enters Cancer.

July 12, 2024. Mars enters Taurus.

July 16, 2024. Sun enters Cancer.

July 19, 2024. Mercury enters Leo.

July 31, 2024. Venus enters Leo.


Notable Aspects.

July 15, 2024. Mars conjunct Uranus.

Tropical. 26° Taurus 19’. Sidereal. 2° Taurus 13'. kṛttikā


The times above are all noted in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and the Krishnamurti Ayanāṃśa is used for sidereal calculations..

Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy book for sale


Purchase a copy of The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy, by Jim Lewis with Kenneth Irving, priced at $24.95 including postage. The book, which was first released in 1997 was re-released in 2012 with added notes, and revisions and additions, including a new foreword and epilogue and larger print. The book was taken from Jim's notes, and was compiled, edited, and added to by Kenneth Irving after Jim's death in 1995. It is now published by Words and Things, a publishing venture by Kenneth Irving and myself. Allow 7-10 days for delivery. If you order from outside the United States you will have to pay additional postage. You can order copies from www.wordsandthings.com, Amazon or from Ebay. Our name on ebay is loretta1272. To get certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy please go to www.continuumacg.net


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