July is when the Sun transits through the water element of Cancer and the fire element of Leo. Patience should be the key word for this summer. A spotlight is shining on the powerful transits we’re experiencing right now in areas of our lives that may be troubled or ready to explode into success. People are feeling the need to change their lives and those who are in resistance will be frustrated the most. Stay flexible and open to the miracles of life at this time.
Planetary movements are in abundance and when there is so much movement in the sky that means there is much movement below… Most of the energy will be felt towards the end of July, so the first couple of weeks of July should be filled with rest and relaxation. Below I’ve listed dates of the planetary movements and what signs will be most affected.
Check out the following important dates to put on your calendar:
July 5th – Dec 5th – Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom) stations retrograde – This is a time when inner awakenings can take place.
July 9th – Mercury (communication & Transportation) enters Leo (leader, generous & expressive)
July 10th – Venus (love, money & beauty) enters Virgo (modest, meticulous & practical)
July 11th – New Moon in Cancer – A New Moon Eclipse represents a head start with fertilized seeds being planted (which can mean a quicker outcome/manifestation), new beginnings and setting intentions for the coming months. This is also a time when you may need to let something go to make room for the new and improved coming into your life. For Cancer, this is your one new moon of the year so you may want to set time aside to make a plan for the coming year. What do you want to see for the rest of 2010? Write it down and then take action during the coming months to make it happen. Signs most affected by this new moon will be Cancer, Capricorn, Aries & Libra.
July 21st – Saturn (tradition, structure & discipline) enters Libra (beauty, harmony & diplomacy) – When Saturn is in your Sun sign life can get challenging because Saturn wants you to step up to the plate, mature and take responsibility for your past and future actions. Also with Saturn on your Sun sign or in a strong aspect to your sun sign you will want to take care of your health, pay attention to your close relationships to make sure they are where you want them to be. Are you looking at changing your career or work? Make necessary plans to make it go smoothly. Do you need to relocate? With Saturn in Libra, we will all at some level be learning lessons about relationships, diplomacy and decision making.
July 22nd – Sun enters Leo (leader, generous & expressive) its natural ruler
July 23rd – Nov 18th – Jupiter (good luck, expansion & truth) stations retrograde – Inner truths and beliefs are revealed during this time.
July 25th – Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius. A Full Moon represents energy releasing, letting go, ending and completing. A Full Moon can also mean a culmination of hard work which ends in celebration and maybe even moving into a totally unexpected direction. Signs most affected by this Full Moon will be Aquarius, Leo, Taurus & Scorpio.
July 26nd – Aug 12th – Saturn (tradition, structure, lessons & discipline) in opposition to Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom) – This aspect highlights the status quo vs change in our personal lives as well world occurrences. This opposition first occurred in November of 2008 and this will be the last of 5 occurrences. Signs most affected will be Aries, Libra, Cancer & Capricorn.
July 27th – Mercury (communication & Transportation) enters Virgo (modest, meticulous & practical)
July 29th – Mars (passion, action & energy) enters Libra (beauty, harmony & diplomacy)
Provided below are the horoscopes for each sign, if you know your Rising/Ascendant sign, read that sign, as well as your Sun sign. To be clear, the Sun Sign forecast below is a generality. If you want specific information based on your birth chart, I am available for readings to help you have the best possible year ahead.
Cancer June 22 – July 22:
Happy Birthday Cancers! You should still be processing the Full Moon Eclipse from last month! Lots of cosmic dust was kicked up. This month your career, reputation as well as your public persona is up for debate. Make sure you stay flexible and ready for the changes coming your way. It’s also a time to look at your home environment and see what needs to be adjusted. Take it slow, there’s no rush. Towards the end of July there will be many planetary changes, so during the early part of the month get your bearings to prepare for the next wave of opportunities coming your way. Your one New Moon for the year is an Eclipse this year on July 11th. Make sure you set time aside that day to create, compose, and construct your intentions for the coming year! The Eclipse means your wishes and intentions will have extra power behind them to manifest.
Leo July 23 – August 22:
In July, prior to the Sun moving into Leo, this can be a time of introspection. There will be a New Moon Eclipse in your house of secrets and dreams. What are you going to bring out from behind closed doors when the Sun moves into Leo on July 22nd? Your third house is going to be lit up towards the end of the month and this can mean lots of communications, creative ideas and socializing. Your solar return is on the way. Take this time to prepare so you can come out with a bang.
Virgo August 23 – September 22:
Saturn finally leaves your sign July 21th! You are now, hopefully, on a new life’s path with the help of Saturn kicking your butt along the way these past two and half years. Now it’s time to build on the new foundation Saturn helped you to create. The New Moon Eclipse is taking place in your house of wishes, friendships and networking and this may be a great place to start creating support for your new life.
Libra September 23 – October 23:
Libras are the sign being tested these days. The New Moon Eclipse on July 11th will ask you to let go of something before something better can come in. Libras born in the early degrees of the sign (Sept 22nd – 26th) should be feeling the energy the strongest now. Saturn (tradition, structure & discipline) is moving back into Libra on July 21st and will also oppose Uranus (innovation, surprise & freedom) for the last time. Remember to breathe Libra and take things slow. There is no race to get to the finish line.
Scorpio October 24 – November 21:
The New Moon Eclipse is taking place in your 9th house of litigation, education, your higher truths & beliefs, and international travel. These are the areas in your life that may have your attention. It’s time to break out of old beliefs to create more opportunity and growth in your life. Jupiter (good luck, expansion & truth) and Uranus (innovation, surprise & freedom) are in your house of work and hopefully that will create some unexpected job opportunities.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21:
Sagittarius, you start of this month feeling pulled in many different directions. What is being questioned is your value system. What is truly important to you in life? Is it better to downsize and live in a one bedroom apartment… Should you move to another state and enjoy a simpler life… Why am I working so hard at a job I don’t like… These are all valid questions that only you and your soul can answer. Take the time this month to ask and answer questions for yourself so you don’t make reactionary decisions but decisions from a centered place.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19:
Capricorns born in the early degrees of the sign (Dec 22nd – 28th) are dealing with a lot of challenging aspects. The number one culprit is Pluto. Pluto wants you to transform and purge all things in your life that are not serving you. Then you are receiving challenging aspects from Saturn (tradition, structure & discipline), Uranus (innovation, surprise & freedom) and Jupiter (good luck, expansion & truth). The beginning of July is a time to take it slow and make no quick moves because beginning July 21st life is going to rev back up again and you will be happy that you took a time out.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18:
You have lots of activity in your 6th house of health and work. These areas of your life will have your attention this month. The New Moon Eclipse on July 11th can help you to create change in your work environment or even help you create a new fitness and health routine. This is also a month where you will have many ideas and may even what to go back to school or take a class to satisfy your thirst for knowledge.
Pisces February 19 – March 20:
Don’t worry Pisces, Jupiter (good luck, expansion & truth) will be back in your sign in September. Also, Saturn (tradition, structure & discipline) will leave Virgo on July 21st affecting those Pisces with birthdays from March 18th – 21st). July has a nice New Moon Eclipse happening in your 5th house of romance, creativity and children. It’s a great opportunity to get out and express yourself and enjoy. You might just meet your soul mate along the way! Towards the end of July, the busy planetary activity should help to clear away some blocks that have delayed you moving forward.
Aries March 21 – April 19:
Aries, you have lots of planetary activity this month to keep you jumping! Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom) and Saturn (tradition, structure & discipline) will make its last of 5oppositions on July 22nd – Aug 12th. This aspect is asking you to make a decision to lighten your load. You are carrying too much right now on your life’s journey. Unpack your bag and sift through it to see what is no longer serving you to lead a joyful life.
Taurus April 20 – May 20:
Your ruling planet, Venus, will move into your 5th house of romance, creativity and children on July 10th. It will be a great time for the next month to enjoy life. Go out, mingle, dance, sing and express yourself. The New Moon Eclipse on July 11th is activating your 3rd house of the mind, siblings and everyday activities. What do you want to improve… This is a great time to set intentions to shift these areas of your life.
Gemini May 21 – June 21:
Saturn (tradition, structure & discipline) and Uranus (innovation, surprise & freedom) will make there last of 5 oppositions on July 26th – August 12th in your 5th and 11th houses. This is activating issues with your children, friends as well as your own self-expression. Are these three areas in your life working in concert… Are you able to express who you really are with your friends and children… If not, it’s time to take a look at why you have chosen to not to express who you really are and make adjustments. The Full Moon Eclipse on July 11th is basically asking the same thing as well. What do you really value… Now set your intention to live your true core values!
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