The Best Laid Plans
As the month begins, you may want more to life than the everyday. This could create a challenge or clash in your life especially when action planet Mars in dynamic Aries and your travel & exploration sector squares up to Pluto in Capricorn and your work and routine sector on the 2nd.
Ensure you channel your anger or frustration constructively and find an outlet for any pent up tension. Get physical, yet don’t overdo it. The same goes with work and it’s wise to find a healthy work/life balance. If you’re aware you’re taking on too much, it could be a time to take drastic action to ensure you don’t hit burn out.
If you’re out of work or unemployed, this too could cause your stress levels to rise, so prioritise your health and well-being. If you’re forced into an impossible situation at the start of July, try not to over-react. The best time to make a considered decision is mid-month during the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 13th.
Full Moons bring matters to completion or culmination when you often see your situation with clarity. There’s a theme of endings or letting go during this month’s Full Moon, linked to work and health. Take a step back, say no if necessary and do what’s right for you.
Your ruler the Sun remains in Cancer and the most hidden sector of your horoscope until the 22nd. Traditionally, this is a time to wrap things up or be preparing yourself ready for a new phase.
There’s often a hidden theme when planets are in the star sign before yours. Communication planet Mercury is also in Cancer from the 5th to the 19th. This turns your attention inwards and you may be dealing with secrets or confidences.
Cancer is a caring star sign, emotional and giving. This could be a time when you’re aware you need extra TLC (tender loving care). Or, perhaps there’s someone close you’re caring for. Use this period to take stock and mull things over. If you can rest and retreat more than usual, do so.
The 16th is an ideal date to ask for what you want or need. Notice who comes to you on or around this date too as it could prove pivotal for a loving relationship.
The planet of love and relating Venus also enters Cancer on the 18th where she remains until mid-August. This is another gentle influence in your life.
Look out for the person who cares for you the most, someone you can lean on and who brings comfort to you. This may be a woman, a counsellor, a carer. Alternatively, you may be the one taking on this role in another person’s life.
Fire Sign Freedom
The turning point for you comes on the 22nd when your ruler the Sun enters your star sign Leo. The Sun represents heat and vitality and the Sun’s move into Leo may coincide with a confidence boost or a surge in energy. You may be actively seeking the sun to warm your spirits.
The Sun joins talk planet Mercury in Leo. Mercury enters Leo on the 19th. Ensure you take centre stage during this period in the month and find your place to shine.
When planets are in Leo, it’s a good time to show off your skills and talents, enjoy yourself and celebrate. You might be more than ready for new adventures and choose to embrace new experiences. This is partly because the Sun in your star sign boosts your confidence but there’s another reason too.
This is big planet Jupiter representing opportunity & exploration in your fellow fire sign Aries. Jupiter’s active on the 23rd & 31st, ideal dates to say yes to life and broaden your horizons.
The end of the month is when this fire sign energy peaks and the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are all working together. This would be a great time to lead a course, go on a trip or study something new.
Also, there’s a New Moon in your star sign Leo on the 28th, a symbol of new beginnings. This is always an excellent date in the month to set your intentions and initiate new projects or ideas.
The New Moon in Leo is the equivalent of your astrological personal New Year, so look ahead and think about your future plans. New Moon energy encourages you to line up new goals for your future path. Fire some arrows high into the sky and see where they land.
This is the same date as Jupiter turns retrograde in Aries, the 28th, and you may sense Jupiter’s power strongly on the New Moon. This confirms it’s a wonderful time to play big, be bold, take a leap of faith. If you’re craving freedom or you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you may be on fire at the end of July.
In addition, innovative Uranus aligns with the karmic north node in Taurus on the 26th. This combination can turn the wheel of destiny. Uranus rules technology and this could open up a new career or vocational path.
This combination is about freedom, finding a way to break free of constraints or tradition, to do things differently. You might not want to go back to the same old routine as July comes to a close. Instead, you may be more than ready to ring the changes.
Alternatively, you may need to be super flexible and adaptable at work as you get used to sudden changes to travel and work options.
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