We begin the month of July with the Sun in the water sign of Cancer. The focus continues to be on emotional issues involving family, home and personal security until the Sun enters the sign of Leo on Sunday afternoon, July 22.
The planet Mercury is in the sign of Leo. This indicates the importance of creative self-expression and the sharing of ideas on how to play and have a good time. Mercury goes retrograde in Leo on July 25 and will remain in Leo all through the month of August and the first part of September.
Venus begins July in the sign of Leo but enters the sign of Virgo on Monday evening, July 9. Relationships change from the energy of fun and romance in Leo to a more pragmatic energy of work, service, health and productive business ventures when Venus enters the sign of Virgo.
Jupiter goes direct in Scorpio on Tuesday, July 10. New knowledge of how to move forward with a more empowered experience of life will now occur if we have successfully healed old wounds from the past.
The New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Cancer on Thursday, July 12 begins a new emotional experience of ourselves in the house position that it occupies in our personal birth chart.
Mars continues its retrograde motion in the sign of Aquarius in July and will not go direct until August 27. Mars retrogrades back into the sign of Capricorn on Sunday, August 12 and will be going direct in that sign on August 27. Mars is the planet of action. While Mars is in Aquarius we can expect sudden and unexpected expressions of independence, originality and unconventional behavior. Caution should be exerted to avoid impulsive actions that could result in accidents.
We continue to evaluate new goals in career and business as Saturn continues it retrograde motion in the sign of Capricorn.
Uranus in Taurus awakens our consciousness to what is of true value and how technology can support additional income from new business ventures. Friends and groups will form that share similar values and business interests.
The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurs in the sign of Aquarius on Friday, July 27. This eclipse will help awaken a new emotional approach to the area of life experience where it occurs in our individual birth charts.
Neptune continues its retrograde motion in the sign of Pisces. Neptune retrograde reminds us to go within and access our intuition and spiritual guidance before making major decisions or taking
Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn for all of July, August and September. Pluto inspires us to continue our process of transformation regarding our relationship with power, authority, government, big business and the natural world.