|Happy Birthday, Cancer!The month of July will be focused on your Self, your personality, and how you appear or want to appear to others. With the Sun in the house of the Moon you will be wearing your heart and emotions on your sleeve. It will be hard to hide how you are feeling. With Mars journeying through the same house, you may either feel at odds with these feelings and may come across as assertive and even slightly aggressive. If you are able to temper these emotions and reactions, you will be able to forge ahead on a number of your plans as you will have the energy and over-the-top adrenaline to do so.
Mercury will join these two planets on the 9th adding a slew of ideas, thoughts, discussions and news to the mix. These planets will touch and reach out to the other planets in the chart over the course of the month making this an interesting month in which you will have to try to keep the balance between the ups and the downs, and the wonderful and the frustrating moments.
You will have a go-go-go attitude and anyone who can’t keep up with you this month is sure to feel your frustrations. Be careful to temper your assertiveness or exuberance as those qualities may be perceived as impatience. No worries though as you will be the cat’s meow this month. Everyone will want you or to be you!
You will be filling your coffer with more income but you will also be spending. With Jupiter close by, you’ll be receiving and spending in large amounts. You’ll also find that you’re quite generous, and you like to do things on a grand scale.
Toward the middle of the month, you may be in contact with your relatives, siblings and neighbours. You’ll also be running around town quite a bit, meeting up with friends and getting to know your neighbourhood.
Venus and Uranus are retrograding this month, joining Saturn and Pluto in reverse motion. Retrograde periods sound scary but only because Mercury retrogrades affect us so strongly. As with all retrogrades, they ask us to rewind, review, and reassess the area in which they are slowing down and the matters concerned. It’s almost as though you will be able to experience those areas in your life in slow motion. If all is good, it will feel really good, if it’s not pleasant to you, it will feel a little uncomfortable.
Venus will retrograde in your 3rd house where you will reconnect, possibly with siblings and relatives and will spend time rebuilding or correcting broken relations. You will be even more focused on matters that are in your immediate space and in front of you. Things that are at a distance may feel exactly like that and you will be much more comfortable staying close to home.
Following on Venus’ heels, Uranus will retrograde in your house of career and ambitions until December 2015. The planet of upheaval, disruption as well as independence and unconventional ideas has been in your house of career and ambitions since 2011. You have most likely experienced changes, disruptions, upheaval, and have been able to gain quite a bit of independence, especially if you have your own company. Uranus is usually about change that comes out of the blue where you have no power over, however, it may simply be because you’re changing one part of your life, and the fallout shows up in another part of your chart. If you have moved, you’ve had to relocate. If you’ve had a baby, you’ve had some interruptions in your career to spend time with your new child. If you’ve changed careers or jobs, you’ve had to move your home.
This month is about action, the kind that you take toward your Self, how you package yourself, what you want to show to others, your masks, and how you assert yourself. It is about giving to yourself and to others through self-expression. It is about being of service to yourself, your image and your own needs. Your contribution is in knowing what you want from your life and how to go about getting it, allows you to build confidence and follow through with giving back to others. You’re contributing to society just by being a good role model.
|July 1-5. Interaction between your material security, income, your self-worth, your current mission, your Self, your career, your ambitions, and your unconscious desires. This week is a continuation of the end of last month’s day of unlimited luck and good energy affecting your material world and your pocket book. The full moon in the 7th house brings a relationship or partnership to the spotlight. If your partnership (personal or business) was working or not working in a certain way, it is sure to change and will not resemble the way it was before. The full moon will swing the pendulum from the focus on you to where it’s all about your partnership and will test the equilibrium by bringing emotions to the surface.There is a hard aspect between your energetic personality and concentration on where you’re going and the lessons and goals of setting up a proper foundation (your home). You will experience inner tension that will only be alleviated if you look to authority and your partnership for insight. Be aware that only you can release this energy to remove this tension within yourself.
Your parents may have been the reason you repressed some of your innermost desires and you tucked them away under a carpet. But now those thoughts are resurfacing and you are able to put them into the proper context and to act upon them if you wish.
This week, if you are kind to yourself you will be kind to others. You may receive a gift (of money or an article of beauty) that may be something you’ve wanted for a long time.
July 1. (Venus-2/Jupiter-2) You begin the week with love, money, harmony, luck, abundance in your house of material security, personal values, and possessions.
|July 1. (Mars-1/North Node-4) Your assertive behaviour will be counterproductive to the work you are supposed to be doing on your soul path of the home and the family dynamic.|
|July 3. (Mercury-12/Uranus-10) Your mind and thoughts are tuned in to your subconscious and unconscious desires. Being kind to yourself during this influence will alleviate any disturbances or interruptions from your employment or from authority figures such as parents. You parents may alternately provide you with a unique idea that touches upon some repressed memory or desire. During this aspect or influence, it will work in your favour to pay attention to the idea or thought.|
|July 4. (Mercury-12/Jupiter-2) Ideas, news, or information that was previously hidden from you or unbeknownst to you will put your feelings for material security into perspective.|
|July 5-6. (Moon-9/Jupiter-2) Your emotions may be caught between your growing experiences and dreams of traveling or moving contrasting against your plans for material security and your possessions. You may be so attached to your plans for security that it is causing some tension today to your dreams of escaping, travelling or broadening your experiences because it might involve spending money.|
|(Mercury-12/Venus-2) News that surfaces from a hidden source or an idea that comes out of the depth of your subconscious will be in synch with your values.|
|July 6-12. Interaction between your relationships, your Self, your current mission, authority figures, and your unconscious desires.This week you may notice a power struggle between what you want and what your partner or someone close to you wants during this transit. There may be an overreaction to a decision you’ve made but remember that your soul path is yours. Don’t mix up their reaction with your current mission.You are focused on yourself but don’t forget your own emotional foundation as well. In creating your new home you should look to your family’s origins and learn from it and build your new home with this in mind. What was it about your childhood home made you feel secure? what is it that makes you want to move or find the perfect space? Look to friends to gain the support you need.|
|July 6-7. (Sun-1/Pluto-7) The focus is on yourself as opposed to your partnerships this month, and if you are in a relationship, your partner may be feeling a little left out.|
|July 8. (Moon-10/North Node-4) Your parents may react emotionally to something happening within the family dynamic, or to a plan you have concerning your home.|
|July 10. (Moon-11/Mercury-1) Your will have your friends’ support to follow any of your dreams and will be full of ideas to help you with some ideas you may have.|
|July 11. (Mercury-1/North Node-4) You will experience a challenge if your ideas and plans do not involve or include the people who live with you within your home, or within the family dynamic.|
|July 13-19. Interaction between your Self, your needs, your career, ambitions or authority figures, romance, creative pursuits, and children or those younger than you.This week, it may that the unpredictable nature of your career or employment is firing off some insecurity or challenging reaction within you and you need to act upon it to alleviate the stress it is causing you. Your parents may also be causing you some grief because of their own worries. One moment they will be happy for you, the next worried, and then upset at you after that. Look to how you deal with your home and family dynamic and/or your partners to help you to alleviate the tension this creates within you.On a more practical level, think about your attitude toward others. If it’s off, your romantic life may also suffer. Saturn is back in your 5th house to go over any stone you may have left unturned during its last visit. It will ask you to reconsider and rethink what you look for in romance, in creative pursuits, and what gives you pleasure.
There may be some conflicting and challenging energies from an authority figure or from the area concerning your career or business. You may say something that is direct and to the point and someone will react quite overtly to this causing you some inner tension.
By the end of this week which will have been a little difficult, you may receive a gift or praise from someone in your community or extended family. You will feel the ‘love’ from them. This will be a bit of respite from the challenges of this week.
July 13-14. (Sun-1/Uranus-10) Your focus on yourself and your changeable emotions will set off any authority that is around you today. If it’s your parents, you will notice that their reaction may be off base and erratic.
|July 13-17. (Venus-2/Saturn-5) With Saturn retrograde and having returned to your 5th house for a reviewing period, you will feel as though your creativity is on hold or stymied, and this will in turn affect your feelings of material security.|
|July 15-17. ((Mars-1/Pluto-7) Power struggles may ensue between you and your partners (personal or business) if you are too aggressive or assertive in your approach.|
|July 16. (Sun-1/Moon-1) Regardless, you will be feeling so good about yourself but don’t forget those around you. Yesterday’s power struggles are dimmed by the positive aspects of yin and yang energies blending.|
|(Mercury-1/Mars-1) You will feel positive and full of energy to follow your desires and your plans for action.|
|(Mercury-1/Pluto-7) You may have news but don’t be surprised if your partners or those close to you aren’t on the same page. You may feel a power struggle ensuing if they aren’t.|
|July 19. (Moon-3/Venus-3) This is an intense merging of energies in matters concerning your immediate surroundings, community, neighbours, siblings and extended family.|
|(Mercury-1/Uranus-10) Ideas or news that you announce will create some sort of tension for those in authority or your career.|
|July 20-26. Interaction with your Self, your image, romance, creative pursuits, children or those younger than you, your ambitions or those in authority, and your current mission.You start off the week by coming across as quite serious to potential admirers, and, if single, you will not be in the mood for light flings or flirtations. Even what you have to say will be very serious and you will want to be taken very seriously. You may come across as assertive or even a little aggressive in your demeanour because of the energy in your words, but at the same time you’ll be walking the talk. People will be listening to what you have to say. Your ideas will be serious and well thought out.Your current mission is to your 4th house of home, roots and foundation and focusing on this will bring you rewards and opportunities.
You will be very focused on your material security from now and into the following month with the Sun spotlighting your money, income, personal values and possessions. You may feel quite attached to the things you own, and this includes your home.
This is the week when both Venus and Uranus go retrograde in your 3rd ad 10th houses, respectively. You will be reviewing how you communicate and interact with your community and those in your immediate surrounding You will experience wanting independence in your career and wanting to be your own boss.
Toward the end of the week, you will be concentrating on creating a balance between your home and your needs.
|July 21-22. (Sun-1/Saturn-5) You are quite discipline these days when it comes to sorting out your inner resourcefulness and this will be apparent to others.|
|July 23-24. (Sun-1/Mercury-1) You will be filled with ideas and have a lot to say.|
|July 23. (Mercury-1/Saturn-5) You are able to take those ideas and structure them and have the discipline to get those ideas off the ground, in a creative manner.|
|July 24-26. (Mars-1/Uranus-10) You will be energized and your adrenaline may be amped with Mars in the 1st house, but you may also come across as a tad too assertive and the reaction from authority figures will be mixed as a result. This will cause you some inner tension. Conversely, authority figures (such as your parents) may have some news for you or may be disruptive and this will cause you to react energetically or even a little aggressively.|
|July 25. (Mercury-1/North Node-4) Ideas or news that are connected to a raise in your quality of life will work well together with your current life path and may be connected to the lessons of that house: creating a solid emotional foundation, building your home the way you want, and understanding your childhood and your early formation. It’s all about creating a balance in your life.|
|July 26-27. (Sun-2/North Node-4) Your focus on your material security will also work well with the path and your current goal or mission.You will be open to new ideas, things, and people.|
|July 27-31. Interaction between partners, relationship and close alliances, your current mission, your material success and security, and your romantic notions, your creative pursuits, and the things that bring you pleasure.This last week is challenging to your partnerships or close friends and something related to your home or family dynamic. With Saturn in your house of speculation, it teaches you the lesson of structuring how you make use of your resources. This influence is one that can be relieved by being active and releasing your inner stress.During the North Node in Libra, looking to your foundation, your childhood and concentrating on setting up a solid foundation within your with which to go forward is where you will receive the most rewards and opportunities.
The full moon in Aquarius is in your 8th house and this will herald the end of a cycle. Here is the house of beginnings and endings.
|The Moon sends positive reflective vibrations to Jupiter and you should sense a moment of gratitude for all the good things in your life.|
|July 29. (Moon-7/North Node-4) This influence presents a challenge between your area of partners and close friends and your current mission to set up a strong foundation within your home.|
|July 30-31. (Jupiter-2/Saturn-5) You may have to spend some money on a creative pursuit or a project. You may lose some money on a speculative prospect so be cautious.|