For All Zodiac Signs
On July 1, Mars the planet of passion, aggression, and drive entered the sign of Leo where it stays through August 18. Mars does well when it’s in a fire sign like Leo, this gives us back some motivation back to make things move forward. You might even feel pushed to get something done, but make sure it’s something you really want first. This energy can give us endurance while Mars the planet that helps us with physical movement is in Leo. Take this time to get some things done, as you will have at times a tremendous amount of energy. All the fire signs really can benefit from this influence, so Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo’s. But we all are feeling it!
On July 2, an intense Solar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer occurred. Eclipses bring change and this one continues to bring huge shifts and changes that will affect anything to do with home and family matters. Eclipses also bring about significant endings and new beginnings! This particular Eclipses influence is basically around our home base and concerning our family with it in the sign of Cancer. This has opened up issues that need to be worked on and these problems are awful hard to ignore, as the Eclipse has put them right up in our face to deal with. It is believed that whatever issues this Eclipse has brought up can be felt for up to 6 months after it occured, so it can be difficult if we don’t choose to deal with them. With this Eclipse occurring in the sign of Cancer we are extremely sensitive about these issues, so don’t allow yourself to hide and sulk, make sure to take care of whatever needs to be worked on.
On July 3, Venus moved into the sign of Cancer until July 27. This helps all the Zodiac Signs to be more soft and easy-going, so we can build upon on our serious and intimate relationships, and this will also lead to serious commitments in our relationships. This influence can also help you restore relationships that have suffered damaged both in love and within your family. But this energy also really pumps up all you Cancer Sun Signs, as you’ll be drawn to all that is beautiful.
On July 7, Mercury goes Retrograde
This runs through July 31. All of us need to slow down and rethink things and just try to enjoy the rest of the summer, instead of allowing the other Cosmic Influences pushing us to make major changes. This affects all of us so make sure to take your time, and just expect technical glitches and misunderstandings to occur and don’t make a big deal out of them.
On July 8, Mercury conjuncts Mars
People are riled up by this influence and can get quite nasty. So debates and arguments can happen quickly and without little warning! A war of words can be especially strong, so be extra careful with how you communicate, or you could land in a serious verbal throwdown. This also can make people more physically aggressive, and even violent so be careful. Choose your battles wisely!
On July 9, Sun opposes Saturn
This influence can feel overwhelming with pressure to get things done and to take care of business. But it’s important to not take on more than you usually do, and don’t try to take on a lot of difficult things during this time. So maybe take on only half of what you normally do. Because one or two tasks are going to feel like more than enough. Do whatever you can to not stress.
On July 11, Sun Trines Neptune
This will be a lovely energy and a time for love and romance, or just hanging out with friends. This feel-good energy creates the best vibe to leave your worries behind from earlier in the week. We all can benefit from this positive energy. All you Pisces and Cancer folks can have an especially good day!
On July 11, Mars squares Uranus
Also, be ready to change something as the planet of action receives some sort of surprising message from rebellious Uranus. You may have to stand up for yourself or get away from someone or some sort of circumstance. This will start being felt probably about 3 to 4 days prior to peaking out, and people tend to get quite worked up and anxious during its run. Just go with this energy, don’t let whatever it brings up in your life throw you too far off track. All our plans can use some new and fresh energy and ideas. This is a time to get creative and perhaps start something, but make sure you are honest with yourself when doing so. This aspect reminds us to do things our way even while other folks are given their opinions.
On July 14, Sun opposes Pluto
The Sun opposes Pluto once a year marking the midway point of the Pluto Retrograde period that began on April 24. Any opposition is a culmination of forces already set in motion. With the Sun in homebody Cancer and Pluto in ambitious Capricorn, it is important to create a balance between your personal family life with your worldly and career goals. Pluto’s themes of power help you to examine your own places in your life that you have control or power in. Often this aspect, brings someone or something in your world that opposes you causing you to take a better look at the power you share with others or the balance in power you have in your relationships. Is it time to step up and take on your own power or perhaps let go of the control?
On July 16, Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Capricorn
The Full Moon occurs in steady, grounded Capricorn, and a partial Lunar Eclipse which is basically a supercharged and intense Full Moon also comes together. This is when the Earth’s shadow falls between the Sun and the Moon, this is typically the brightest lunation of the month, but it will be shadowed by darkness due to the Eclipse. This is an emotional high tide, as we get to experience why we are feeling so flooded by emotions. With this being in the sign of Capricorn the sign of responsibility and authority, and the Moon conjuncts Pluto and Saturn, you may just get a stronger sense of what you want to be responsible for anymore and what you don’t. You can make the most of this energy by finding some sort of balance between your personal and professional life. As this illumination comes forth things like shadows, secrets, and repressed feelings that might have seemed too big or scary to get your attention and expression before come alive! Changes that have been occurring sort of behind the scenes and deep within ourselves are brought up and out to deal with first hand, and we can see significant changes and completions.
On July 19, Mercury while Retrograde re-enters Cancer
The planet of communication returns back into the sensitive sign of Cancer, so it’s important to pay attention to what you are thinking about the most in your conversations over this last week of July. You can come back and look at your ideas later and revisit whatever you need to. For now, your thoughts and words are infused with emotion, which can actually help you out. Just make sure to speak from the heart and let your words take it from there, anything we communicate will be able to help folks understand what you are trying to say. Be patient with others and objective.
On July 22nd, the Sun Enters Leo, (Leo Season Begins)
The Sun moves into the sign of fiery, cautious, dramatic Leo. During this time our aggression and passion run stronger than usual, and there can be ego trips and battles. We tend to express ourselves from the heart in a more authentic way! So there will be a whole lot of truth-telling going around, and oversharing. This influence can help us feel more optimistic and confident, so we can make important contacts and strengthen bonds with our current tribe and lovers if we try. This is a time to have some fun and enjoy yourself, let your inner child out to play.
On July 31, New Moon in Leo
A New Moon always signals a new beginning and this one is in a fire sign that ignites your creativity and passion. Don’t let anything hold you back from pursuing your goals. This is a great time to accept invitations to events and parties, start a new hobby, or sign up for a class. Whatever you do, start something whether you pursue a dream, an idea, plan or project. As always, at any New Moon, invest in what you want to grow or become more important in your life by Setting Your Intentions with the Moon’s energy! This also happens to be the second New Moon in one month, therefore, it is called a Black Moon and this is super strong, potent energy that can be very helpful.
On July 31, Mercury goes direct!
Mercury Retrograde periods can be annoying and quite difficult to navigate that is for sure, but they are also the best times for gathering information and returning to old ideas and conversations. Hopefully, you have used these last three weeks, to review your options and reconsider some of your plans. If you have held off on making important decisions, your patience is now rewarded. Don’t be shy about letting people know what you want, and reach out to those who can help you. It’s time to communicate what you have learned and move forward with your plans.
What a crazy month folks, with so many twist and turns! There will be lots of changes under the two Eclipses, Mercury’s Retrograde cycle, and a Saturn/Pluto Aspect to deal with. However, don’t feel too badly, because looking ahead August feels so much better, at least overall. It looks like it will be a month of relief that we so desperately will need from some of the wild more unpredictable Eclipse energies we are dealing with now, so its energies will be a welcome change.
Looking ahead to August of 2019, it looks to be like a time to work on our health and build up our immune systems while we can, at least before we get into late fall. As this year looks to be an extreme cold and flu season, due to Neptune being in its own sign of Pisces and in Retrograde. This increases illness, as many of you are already experiencing. So we can beat this if we get prepared ahead of time. Mars also will be making some harsh aspects to the Sun in Virgo with Neptune and Uranus involved, so that can also lower our immunity as well. So please start boosting your immune system this summer any way you can.
Have an amazing July,