Action planet Mars is strong this month blazing a trail through fire sign Aries until the 5th when it enters your star sign Taurus. Mars remains in Taurus until August 20th.
Before Mars moves into Taurus, Mars in Aries clashes with Pluto in Capricorn on the 2nd – this is a combustible planetary clash. It could flag up a situation which makes you angry, perhaps to do with travel or study. Finding your plans are changed. Or, discovering you can’t do the things you want to do.
Ensure you let off steam constructively and channel your emotions well. Try not to get caught up in a conflict that wears you out, whether legal or otherwise. Consider carefully which battles are worth fighting and where you’re wise to let go and conserve your energies.
Note that Mars is your partner planet so this potentially challenging astrology could relate to your other half or someone close. If s/he is heading for burn out, you may need to be the one to step in, counsel and lend a hand.
Mars’ move into Taurus could boost your drive and ambition. Or, perhaps you’re more angry with the world. Notice where your anger goes and try not to turn it on yourself. Stay physically fit and let off steam if you’re feeling pent up or tense.
This could out to be an argumentative month especially on or around the 26th. This is when Mars clashes with Mercury, the communication planet, which sometimes indicates a falling out or a difference of opinion.
Your ruling planet Venus continues its transit through Gemini and your personal money sector up until the 18th. As Venus moves through this part of your horoscope, it’s a good time to reflect on your values and consider your self-worth. You may sense a shift in the way you earn or spend money and your financial values could be undergoing a transitional phase.
As a star sign that values security, both financial and emotional, you are moving through a new chapter in your life. You might become less interested in the trappings of the material world and more interested in freedom or pursuing a spiritual path. Find your purpose beyond the mundane and everyday. Explore these themes deeply throughout July.
On the 26th, the planet of change Uranus is active in Taurus when it aligns with the karmic north node in Taurus. This often indicates that the wheel of destiny kicks in moving you in a new direction.
This could be particularly significant for you if your birthday falls on May 8th or 9th. Yet, for everyone born under the sign of the Bull, this could be a key marker in the year, a time when your compass switches 180° moving you in a new direction & fast.
From the 18th onwards, Venus is in Cancer lighting up your communication sector and life close to home. You may choose to reconnect with friends, neighbours, relatives and your local community.
Venus in Cancer is caring and kind and you might be doing what you can to help other people, especially on or around the 25th. Or, perhaps you’re the one to receive an unexpected compliment or gift.
Study & Learning
The Sun is in Cancer until the 22nd and is joined by talk planet Mercury from the 5th to the 19th. This gives a nod towards studying or learning something new. You might be finding out facts or gaining new information.
These themes are emphasised during the Full Moon on the 13th cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac. You could be waiting on exam results or want to hear more about a course or study programme.
Travel falls under the Capricorn umbrella and this would be a good time to make up your mind whether to book a trip – or not. One way or another, it’s an ideal date to make a key decision
It’s also about learning and knowledge, the bigger picture, the part you play within the world. Your beliefs are powerful now. It’s a time when you may need something greater than yourself to believe in.
Home & Family Moves
Your home and family sector is highlighted towards the end of the month. The Sun shines bright in Leo from the 22nd and talk planet Mercury is in Leo from the 19th onwards. This suggests it’s a good time to catch up with loved ones or make a significant move at home.
There’s a buzz in this area of your horoscope towards the end of July and it’s a positive time to ring the changes and do things differently. The New Moon falls in Leo on the 28th, an excellent date to arrange a get-together or initiate home renovations or a property move.
You might be transported back to the past and this could be beneficial or lucky for you. The planet of opportunity Jupiter turns retrograde in Aries on the 28th. As it does so, it triggers the Sun & Mercury in Leo.
This would be an ideal time for a family celebration or finding your ideal home. The key dates are the 23rd, 28th & 31st. Breath life into your dreams, believe in yourself and trust that life will continue to move you in the right direction.
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