It’s finally July and the Mars Retrograde is finally over! Attending a “Dead & Co” concert at the end of June, the line “Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been” seems to sum up the situation nicely for many. It’s almost as though I started 2016 in a whole different world than the one that I am living in now, and for many there have been just as many changes. The shadow of Mars Retrograde began in mid February and that time in fact began the long truckin’ that has been this retrograde. While we’re still moving our way to where Mars was before the Retrograde, which will officially be on August 22nd, most of us probably felt as though we’d like the “end of the road” so to speak in regards to our personal “Mars Retrograde Journey” right around June 29th, when Mars finally went Direct at 23 degrees Scorpio at 7:38 PM EDT. Many could not have waited another minute for this long introspective period of reinvention, revelation, and renewal to be complete! Let’s face it, even if we are enjoying the changes that a Mars Retrograde brings, usually we don’t have a lot of energy, are unable to find our “get up and go” and generally just aren’t feeling up for getting new ventures off the ground. Often, right before a Retrograde something will begin, only to find it’s progress having to be rethought during a retrograde, and only once Mars goes direct do we start to see the big picture and feel like we’re ready to move fowards in ernest again! July should feel like you’re back in business and like you’ve been on a long trip, and are now ready to get things in order and move forward! Summer is here!
I would say that Aries and Scorpios are probably the two signs that have been most affected by this Mars Retrograde. For you Aries, it’s because Mars is your ruling planet, and Aries are usually decisive, quick to action, and at the ready, all of which may not have been you this past first part of 2016. Now, however, you will probably be very aware of a shift in energy, outwards, instead of inwards, and will start to have more of the spring that you normally do! You will really get to enjoy being outdoors and the Summer weather.
Mars not only put a damper dear Aries on your vitality and energy, but possibly also on your mojo as Mars was Retrograde for a good portion of the time in Scorpio, which rules your 8th House of Sex and Shared Resources. You may have had an ex from the past come back to haunt you, perhaps quite literally. Maybe you had unresolved issues and you had to really face these and decide, to I return to this person or do I decide to leave and move on? Whatever your decision, you’re now ready to take the steps forward that you need to to make your life the one YOU want, not the one that someone else wants!
Mars was also Retrograde in Sagittarius which rules your 9th House of Higher Education and Travel. You might have had to revisit some educational dream of yours, or finish up loose ends with a degree, or perhaps you just needed to re-think your dream trip around that world that you’ve decided you’re going to take within the next two years!
It’s important to understand that we’re now at the start of a NEW Mars cycle, one that will last until the Summer of 2018! You can plant new seeds now that will sprout and grow over the next two years. For you Aries, those seeds will most likely be in your 8th House of Sex and Shared Resources or the 9th House of Travel and Higher Education. Think about your plans and what you want to do now that Mars is Direct and your mojo is back in business!
The month starts off with a lovely aspect of Neptune in Pisces Trine the Sun in Cancer on July 2nd and 3rd with the Moon joining them for the New Moon at 12 degrees on July 4th! This New Moon for you Aries will indicate a new start in your 4th House of Home and Family. Perhaps you are thinking of changing residences, redecorating or reorganizing your current adobe or moving in with someone. Whatever the case, the aspects this month are fabulous for lots of creative new energy in this area so use it to it’s best!
On July 6th and 7th Venus in Cancer in your 4th House will trine your ruler Mars in Scorpio in the 8th House. Lovely days for romance, and starting a new love if you’re single! Get out there and mix and mingle!
As Jupiter is in your 6th House of Work and Health you could either get a new workout routine, or have several new job prospects available by the weekend of July 9th and 10th when the Sun is sixty degrees away from Jupiter.
July 15, 16, and 17th will also bring you great energy when Mars in Scorpio trines the Sun in Cancer. Expect to find some kind of peace regarding a difficult portion of your Mars Retrograde journey. You will find insight now and a way to move fowards!
The last portion of the month, when Venus moves into Leo on July 13th and the Sun does on July 23rd will be great for your love life Aries! Leo rules your 5th House of Romance and Creativity so again, a great time to start new creative projects or start a sizzling Summer romance!
Get our their Aries and enjoy the best that this Summer has to offer!
Taureans have been quite stymied or at least have been thrown huge curve balls that they’ve needed to doge since the start of 2016 and especially during the Mars Retrograde, in addition to the Mercury Retrograde in your sign in May! You may have been able to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and remake and re-invent yourself during this time, and if so, kudos and you will now be able to officially start a new venture, job, or business having dealt with the past and start afresh!
As Mars rules your 12th house Taurus, there may have been more than just a physical Spring cleaning going on in your home! You may have been trying to start afresh mentally as well as spiritually, and so may have spent more time meditating, or in a renewal and relaxation state than before. If so, you should feel refreshed now and hopefully will have greater stores of energy to tackle the plans that have been brewing in the back of your mind for first part of 2016!
Your relationship may also have been the source of “renewal” and “review” as Mars spent a good portion of time retrograding through your 7th House of Partnerships. Perhaps someone from your past returned with unfinished business for you both and you were able to either resolve old issues and can now more forward together or you were able to see clearly why things didn’t work out, which also allowed you to now move forward feeling as though there is nothing holding you back! Remember, that nature abhors a vaccum and if you really want to start anew, there almost always is something that needs to be let go of in order for there to be a big change.
You also perhaps experienced a reflective time regarding issues in your 8th House of Shared Finances and Sex. Perhaps you either had a relationship return to you that you needed to resolve and finally put to bed, or revive if you found that it holds something important for you, or perhaps if you are in a committed relationship, you had to reflect on how you share your finances and come up with a budget that works for both of you. These days many couples are so financially independent before meeting, that they may not immediately discuss financial goals that they should have together as a team, and as a couple. Perhaps dear Taurus, this was something new for you and your partner and you had to think, discuss, and come together in a team in ways that you had not before as a couple.
While this might have been challenging, you and your partner are growing together and getting closer and now that Mars is Direct you have started a new cycle that focuses in on your 7th and 8th Houses of Parnterships, Relationships, and Shared Resources. You’ll start to see the value of all your hard work earlier this year, the first weekend of July as the 2nd and 3rd has Neptune Trine the Sun in Cancer, which is in your 3rd House of Communication.
The weekend should be dreamy and July 4th will have the New Moon at 12 degrees Cancer, starting a new chapter for you in your 3rd House of Communication, Short Trips and Siblings. Perhaps you’re planning on starting a new creative project, perhaps even a book, screenplay or novel, and now would be the time to get the ideas flowing and brainstorm for future projects! July 6th is equally dreamy with your ruler Venus, again in Cancer, Trine Mars in Scorpio. Now that Mars has gone Direct in your 7th House of Partnerships you should see Communication and Togetherness grow between you and your special someone. Your partnerships get even better as the month goes on, as Jupiter transiting your 5th House of Romance and Creativity will make a sixty degree angle to the Sun on the weekend of July 9th and 10th. And Mars again makes another Trine aspect to the Sun on July 16th!
For single Taureans Venus makes a wonderful Trine aspect to Uranus at the very end of the month on the 31st and you could meet someone out of the blue! For those already with a loved one, you could both have an unexpected adventure together in the form of a weekend getaway!
All in all dear Taurus, July is a wonderful month to restore your faith in the potential you have for the future! You’re starting a new Mars cycle in your houses of partnerships and relationships, which will last for two years and also starting a new chapter for ways for you to spread your creativity and ideas to the world. The trials and tribuations of earlier this year should ease up and you’ll find yourself flowing with good times and positive energy for the future!
Geminis had a hard month in June with the Grand Cross affecting them. It might have been a very stressful month for you with a lot of obligations that left you feeling very tired and pushed beyond your limits. The good news is that July will be nothing like June! Not only did Mars go direct on June 29th but there are so many wonderful aspects that fill this month that I hardly know where to begin!
The month starts with a lovely three day 4th of July weekend filled with the Sun trine Neptune in Pisces, which is currently transiting your 10th House of Career. You could have a big creative breakthrough this weekend Gemini, one that could provide a real monetary reward with time, as the Sun will be in your 2nd House of Finances and Posessions. The Moon adds to this trine duo on July 4th when there will be a New Moon in at 12 degrees Cancer. This is a very creative, spiritual, and harmonious New Moon, and is a great time to plant seeds for the future, especially now that Mars is Direct.
Mars will in fact, trine Venus in Cancer very shortly after on July 6th. A wonderfully romantic day and also a creative one that should be great for your work dear Gemini, as Mars has been Retrograde in Scorpio for a good deal of the Spring, in your 6th House of Work and Health. This could mean that you’ve had to re-evaluate your job, or perhaps you got laid off or somehow could not continue on in your work as it was. You may have had to completely re-evaluate what work means for you, and maybe you even decided to switch careeers.
Now that you’ve gone through all the deep thought and re-evaluation Gemini, you’re ready to move forward when it comes to all the issues you’ve been dealing with since the start of 2016. Mars will make wonderful aspects in July helping you move forward especially where Mars has been Retrograde in Scoprio, for you, your 6th House. New job prospects may come to light now. Not only is there the wonderful Mars trine Venus aspect on July 6th, but Mars will trine the Sun in Cancer on July 16th.
Venus will also be helping you out with great aspects again at the end of the month, as Venus moves into Leo on July 13th and will trine Uranus in Aries at the end of the month on the 31st. Uranus is now transiting your 11th House of Friends and Associates dear Gemini, and you may find yourself meeting lots of new people unexpectedly or whom you might not normally associate with. This is the work of Uranus which brings the unexpected!
Venus will also trine Saturn in Sagittarius on July 21st and this is great in so many ways for you, but especially for your relationships Gemini. Saturn has been transiting through your 7th House of Partnerships, and also earlier this year Mars was began its Retrograde in this house as well. You may have needed to rethink a relationship in April and parts of May. Now, if you’re still haven’t come to a conclusion, on July 21st you will know whether or not you want to stay or go, as Saturn is a planet that decides, and for the long term. This could be a great time to solidify a relationship or make plans for the long term with a committed partner.
All in all, Gemini, July is a great month to relax and start a new cycle, especially when it comes to your work, your health, as well as your creative projects and communications! If you want to start something new in these areas get brainstorming now, and start planting seed for the new 2 year Mars cycle that is starting now! Enjoy the best the Summer has to offer!
Cancer, you are one of the only two signs that does not have a planet that goes Retrograde as the Moon never does. However the Moon does change signs every few days or so, so you do know about change and about having to go with the flow! This Mars Retrograde has definitely been challenging as you’ve had to go with the flow in many areas! One of those areas is your Career, as Aries (ruled by Mars) rules your 10th House, another is your Love Life and Children as Scorpio rules your 5th House of Children, Romance and Creativity, and the last one is your 6th House of Work and Health as Sagittarius rules that.
Indeed, you may have had a combination of issues regarding your Carrer, your Children or Creative Project or Romance, and your Work/Job or your Health. The good news is that now Mars is Direct and those issues should begin to resolve themselves, as even though Mars will be moving very slowly throughout July, he is in so many good aspects to so many planets, that you will find that you are feeling almost as if you are in a different universe than last month.
The month begins with a holiday weekend of July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, filled with a dreamy Trine of the Sun in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces. The Moon joins the Trine on the official New Moon in Cancer on July 4th at 12 degrees. This is a lovely Birthday New Moon for you Cancer, and it should bring you a new start for you for the entire year! Neptune in your 9th House of Travel and Higher Education is in very harmonious aspect to your Sun in this chart, and this at the very least could bring inspiration from a foreign land for you, or even give you impetus to potentially go back to school or go travel the world.
July 6th brings another stellar trine aspect, this time between Venus in Cancer and Mars in Scorpio. Whatever Mars Retrograde challenges you faced, it seems as though they are working themselves out and this aspect is great for moving forwards, especially in the area of romance and creativity! Friday, July 8th, might be rather intense for your relationships, when the Sun opposes Pluto, which is transiting through your 7th House of Partnerships. However the following weekend of the 9th and 10th also brings an amazing sixty degree aspect between the Sun and Jupiter, and on July 16th the Sun will Trine Mars, again allowing you to really move forward and make progress where you’ve been feeling stymied the most this year. The 16th may also bring a sudden surprise in the area of your Career as Uranus in your 10th House will square the Sun then, it should be a positive surprise, with all the other good aspects. The end of the month also brings a lovely Venus trine Uranus aspects that might give you a financial boost when Venus is moving through your 2nd House of Finances.
Enjoy the Summer Cancer as this birthday month will be filled with sweet surprises, and you will be starting a new Mars cycle in your 5th House of Romance, Creativity, and Children, as well as your 6th House of Work and Health! This cycle will last for two years and bring you lots of growth in these areas!
Leo is the only sign in the Zodiac aside from Cancer whose ruler does not go Retrograde. However, this does not mean, dear Leo, that you were excempt from the trials and tribulations of the past Mars Retrograde this Spring. Not at all! For the sign Aries, is in your 9th House of Travel and Higher Education, and the sign of Scorpio that Mars spent half its Retrograde in, is your ruler of the 4th House of Home and Family.
Many of you were either thinking of moving, of possibly buying a new place, renovating your existing place, or even possibly moving overseas, as the 9th House rules travel over large bodies of water. You may not have actually done any of these things also, but you certainly considered the possiblity, and tried to work through the logistics of all of them. And now that Mars has gone Direct, if you decide that some of those plans you considered should be made a reality, you now have the opportunity to do so as Mars went Direct on June 29th.
July starts out with a fabulous weekend of the 2nd and 3rd, when Neptune in Pisces, currently in your 8th House of Sex & Shared Resources, trines the Sun in Cancer in your 12th House of Spirituality and Solitude. This could be a great weekend to get away from the crowds and get out of town to the enjoy nature and a little bit of solitude, especially with your special someone. The Moon joins this wonderful Trine with the New Moon on Monday July 4th at 12 degrees Cancer.
Venus in Cancer and Mars in Scorpio have a wonderfully productive and sexy trine on July 6th, giving you lots of energy to start new home projects, whether looking to buy a place, move in together with someone, or start a home renovation. If you’ve been feeling on the fence about doing something, you’ll get the confirmation you need to either go for it or put your energy into something else that’s new that is more in line with your ideals.
Let’s bring up another aspects of the Mars Retrograde dear Leo. When Mars was in the first half of the Retrograde, it was in Sagittarius, which rules your 5th House of Romance & Creativity. You may have been questioning either your relationship or whether or not you’re putting your creative energies into the right area. This was probably compounded by the fact that Saturn is touring through your 5th House as well, so you’re bound to feel extra serious about romance and creative projects.
While Mars will be direct in Scoprio all this month and you will reconsider and move forward with your Home situation, it will mostly be in Sagitarrius next month and you will reconsider your relationships and creative projects in your birthday month of August. If you’re ready to commit and move forward in August, you’ll know so and be able to make it happen! If you’re currently not in the right creative project to commit to long term, you’ll also know that and be able to find a new venture that suits your future vision.
Some lovely harmonsious aspects in Leo occur later in the month, as Venus moves into Leo on July 13 and the Sun on July 23rd. Venus will Trine Saturn on the 21st giving you perspective on long term relationships creativity, and romance, and on the 31st Venus will also Trine Uranus, giving you sudden inspiration, and if you’re single potentially allowing you to meet someone special, possibly from a foreign country as Uranus is currently touring your 9th House!
All in all, July is shaping up to be a great month for Leos with more goodies on the way in August! Enjoy the new Mars cycle that will begin in your 4th House of Home and Family and also in your 5th House of Creativity and Romance dear Leo! This cycle will bring you lots of new accomplishments and joy through the next two years!
June may have been a challenging month for Virgos due to the Grand Cross, however you had the best end of the deal given that Jupiter is in your sign and your corner right now! You have energy to make big changes dear Virgo and expand your boundaries the way no other sign does at the moment. The Mars Retrograde affected you probably most in your 4th House of Home and Family, as that is ruled by Sagittarius. You may have had to either relocate or think about relocating, or moving residences. Perhpas you are going back to school and need to make a change for that, or maybe you’re getting married (when Sun is touring your sign this a great time to do so!) and are going to be combing houses with your special someone.
Whatever the reason, given that Jupiter is on your side, I am sure that the changes that you made or will need to make are going to be for the best! Your thinking in this area is now complete as Mars is finally going Direct, starting an entirely new Cycle for the next two years, which as I mentioned will most likley for you involve a new start in your Home Life in one way or another!
This month there are so many great aspects to tell everyone about, it’s hard to know where to begin, but let’s start with the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd when the Sun in Cancer will Trine Neptune in Pisces. This is a lovely aspect, and for you Virgo especially lovely as it indicates a harmony between your Relationships and your Social Groups and Friendships. Neptune has been transiting your 7th House of Partnerships (and that includes Business Partnerships) and your partner may be more involved in a creative area than he or she usually is, or may be exploring their spiritual side.
With all this energy in your 11th House of Friends and Associates in July, this may be a very busy month for you for parties, picnics, and get togethers! This is great as next month you may be more inclined to take some time for yourself to rest up before your big birthday month, so get out there this month Virgo and mix and mingle!
July 4th is the New Moon which adds the Moon to the wonderful Trine with Neptune, and then on July 6th Mars in Scorpio Trines Venus in Cancer, a great day for romance and to start new creative projects or ventures! The weeknd of the 9th and 10th should be especially great for Virgos as Jupiter in your sign form a very harmonious aspect with the Sun. Again a great time for socializing and Summer parties!
Enjoy the bounty that this July has for you dear Virgo and remember that you are now starting a new Mars cycle that will take you in a new direction for your Home and Family base for the next two years!
Librans will feel a lot of relief in July! While many have not been as directly afffected by the Mars Retrograde as some of the other signs, you have felt it dear Libra in your 7th House of Partnerships, as Mars rules Aries and Aries rules your 7th House. So I would say almost all the way back to mid February you’ve been having to deal with people who are not feeling their finest, and in fact, may have been going through an extreme upheavel and transformation for themselves.
While Libra is an extremely affectionate and caring sign, it’s not always easy to be the best partner under such circumstances and there have been times of struggle where either your romantic, or business partner has been either very cranky, or simple unable to engage the way that you would like because they themselves have been “going backwards” along with Mars!
The good news is that this time is now over, and we are starting a new 2 year Mars cycle that will last until the Summer of 2018! This cycle will be in Scorpio and Sagittarius, and will affect you most Libra in your 2nd House of Finances and 3rd House of Communications. Perhaps you also had to deal with financial challenges during the first half of 2016. Maybe you had to put together a serious budget as unforeseen circumstances came into play, and really had to think “What does Money mean to me and how should I use it best?” Perhaps you also had to think about your Communication style and if you’ve been communicating with everyone in a way that others can reallly hear what you’re saying.
You’ve spent all this time rethinking these things, and now Mars is ready for some extremely excellent aspects to take the gloom off of the challenging situations earlier this year! The month begins with an extremely creative aspect that is in your 10th House of Career! The Sun will Trine Neptune the weekend of July 2 and 3rd, and on Monday the Moon will enter the picture for the New Moon in Cancer at 12 degrees! This New Moon should have you thinking about possible new Creative Ventures that you can take in your Career! Get your thinking cap on and start brainstorming!
Neptune is in your 6th House of Work right now, making you want to make the world a better place with your job, or have a Creative and Visionary aspect to it. Neptune will also Trine Mars in Scorpio, in your 2nd House of Finaces on July 16th so you may be able to find a job that combines financial security and your ideals then!
Mars will also Trine Venus your ruler, now in Cancer in your 10th House, providing more artistic and monetary opportunities on July 6th! Even if you can’t actually start a new job then, write out a list and start brainstorming! Everything starts with an idea, so if you’re away that weekend or can’t get everything off the ground, at least start with the idea process!
You’re learning dear Libra that every project has a start and growth period, that cannot be avoided and that needs to be nurtured. Use the first part of July as a Visioning period for great ideas that you can then continue to bring to fruition later this year! You can plant many seeds in July that later will blossom into reality in ways you can’t possibly imagine now!
It’s been a rough ride, hasn’t it Scorpio? That’s to be expected as Mars was Retrograde, which used to be your main ruler before the discovery of Pluto, so Mars Retrogrades affect you in fact, almost as much as they do those born in the sign of Aries. But you got a double whammy Scorpio, as Mars was Retrograde for around half of the time in your sign! No wonder you weren’t feeling yourself and felt thwarted at every turn! Do not worry though, Mars has gone direct, and things are slowly starting to sort themselves out and to start off the month, there are some lovely aspects to enjoy for July!
First, the Sun in Cancer will be Trine Neptune in Pisces, which will be in your 5th House of Romance & Creativity! Perhaps you’ll meet someone special over the first weekend of July, or you’ll become invoragted working on a Creative project! You’ll be able to make great progress with this aspect, especially as the New Moon on July 4th, which will be in your 9th House of Travel & Education will be Trine Neptune. If you wanted to take an overseas trip or think about taking a class, now would be a great time, one that might stimulate romance in addition to creativity!
Mars also is going to Trine Venus in Cancer on July 6th, showing that if you mix and mingle you might be able to find a special someone out there, or if you prefer to devote your energy to one of your creative projects then you’ll find you’ll have some genius ideas that will really serve you well in the long run! Mars will Trine Sun in Cancer on July 16th, giving the projects that you get off the ground in early July even more momentum to take shape and move foward! It’s almost as if Mars is making up for all the backwards motion since the early shadow phase back in mid February, with all of these extremely harmonious aspects this month!
And if you’re still sorting through your experience of the Retrograde itself, this month should really provide you with the answers that you need to move forward on this next two year Mars cycle. For Mars will not go Retrograde again, until the Summer of 2018, and then it will not be in your sign, but instead in Aquarius and Capricorn, so you will not be feeling it as you have this past time.
Towards the middle and end of the month, when Venus and then the Sun move into Leo, your focus may become more on your Career and 10th House as Leo rules this for you. You may start to want to work on a grand plan for a project that will elevate your status career-wise, and this will be supported by the Venus Trine Saturn in Sagittarius on July 19th, in addition to the Sun in Leo Trine Saturn on the 31st/August 1st. You may even get a sudden, brilliant idea, or a new offer of a job that will support your bigger career plans on July 31st when Venus in Leo Trines Uranus in Aries, in your 6th House of Work.
So many good things are happening in July Scorpio, so try and move forward from the Mars Retrograde and look to the future as much as you can! You are now on a new Mars Cycle that will change you, and you in particular since your sign was the focus of the last Retrograde. You will be able to change and accomplish many more things than you possibly could imagine, so stay open to the gifts of the universe this Summer!
Sagittarians rejoice! You’ve been feeling held back this 2016, as Mars began it’s Retrograde in April in your sign. But now Mars is Direct, and it’s back in action! You may have lots to review and consider as you make your way through all the degrees of Scorpio and then Sagittarius when Mars was Retrograde, but with Mars finally Direct you will either have or start finding the answers that you need to move forward in key areas of your life, especially in regards to your psychic and physical well being and identity.
You may have been feeling so stymied the past few months, that you might have retreated a bit into your shell and perhaps even gone on a meditation or silent retreat! At the very least you weren’t your normal super sociable self. This would be understandable as Mars spent a good portion of it’s Retrograde cycle in your 12th House of Solitude & Spirituality. You may have been meditating on the greater whole of what you want your life to be like, or specifically had a particular issue that’s been bothering you that you wanted to transcend. Whatever the case, you most likely spent a good deal of time in reflection from April through June but now you’ve come up with some answers and are able to see the big picture well enough to get started with your grand plan!
The first weekend of July 2/3 in fact starts off with a lovely Sun Trine Neptune aspect that reiterates itself at the New Moon on July 4th with both the Sun and the Moon in harmony with Visioning Neptune. This is a great aspect to finally get moving on seeing the big picture of what you’ve learned from the past three months, or even more if you count the Mars Retrograde shadow, and use it to your advantage. The House activated by this New Moon for you is the 8th House of Inheritance & Sex, and Neptune is now transiting your 4th House of Home and Family, so you may find a gift from a family member coming your way, or at the very least some kind of help from them for your future plans.
July 16th has Mars in Scorpio Trine the Sun again in your 8th House, and this time you will be able to be the person who picks yourself up from your bootstraps and finds a solution to an issue that you’re having! While Saturn is still touring your Sun Sign, you’re going to be thinking ahead, but you’ll get a sweet reward for all your hard work of late when Venus in Leo, in your 9th House of Travel and Education, Trines Saturn. You may make plans for a trip overseas, enroll in a class or program, or perhaps even combine both! The end of the month will also have the Sun trine Saturn in the same signs, so will reiterate the progress you’ve made in these areas. Not to mention the month ends with Venus in Leo trine Uranus in Aries, in your 5th House of Romance & Children. You may suddenly find yourself in a whirlwind romance, especially if overseas or traveling, and it will all take your by surprise and expand your worldview!
Enjoy July’s Summer gifts Sag, and especially appreciate that you are now on a new personal Mars cycle for the next two years where you will have the capacity to completely reinvent yourself in ways you never imagined possible!
July is Capricorn’s relationship month, and with Venus also in your 7th House of Relationships this month, you will have a great opportunity to either find a new meaningful partnership for yourself, or solidify and commit to an existing one.
With Mars Retrograde behind us, even if Mars is moving slowly in the sky, it’s making some lovely aspects that will really make this month, and potentially this Summer, to be quite a stellar one for you! July starts off with an amazing Neptune in Pisces trine Sun in Cancer on the weekend of July 2/3. This is a lovely aspect, and one that is sure to add a spiritual and creative aspect to anyone you might meet this first week of July. It’s also a great weekend for visioning and really getting clear on what you want. Neptune is usually seen as a very fuzzy planet, however it’s real talent lies in sensing and picking up hidden signals from the universe. Visioning and mediation are great ways to attune yourself to these hidden signals and start to be able to see how to get to where you want to go in ways that you were never able to see before!
On the 4th of July the New Moon in Cancer, with both the Sun and Moon Trine Neptune, really gives you a new start in the partnership arena, whether romantic or business. The good news continues when Mars in Scorpio Trines Venus in Cancer on July 6th and then Mars Trines the Sun on July 16th. After a very long Mars Retrograde, Mars is moving forward from it’s slumber with some great aspects that are very favorable for starting new ventures and making lots of progress!
While you may feel some tension on July 8th, when Pluto in your sign opposes the Sun, the weekend after, the 9th and 10th will have a lovely Jupiter sixty degrees to the Sun aspect that will be especially beneficial for you Capricorn as you are an Earth sign and right now Jupiter is transiting through Virgo. The same may happen on the 16th when the Sun will square Uranus and if your are close to 24 degrees Capricorn with your Sun you may feel some tension and perhaps a need for a big change. Whatever happens during this time should be positive as other aspects are so good at the same time.
It’s important as Mars is now direct and making all of these wonderful new aspects to mention that we’re all in a new Mars cycle right now! For you Capricorn, Mars has gone Direct in your 11th House of Friends and Associates. Perhaps you had a big change with the people that you normally see on a regular basis and you’re now having to reevaluate who you hang out with all the time and what groups you’re a part of and the friends you have. This is all natural and in July you may find lots of new progress in this area. August will bring you a new sense of Spirituality as Mars will move through your 12th House, and whatever issues you were reflecting on earlier this year should start to coalesce then.
This Summer brings a new beginning for you Capricorn in terms of your relationships, with the New Moon in your partnership sign of Cancer as well as Mars going Direct in your House of Group Associates and Friendships. Enjoy planting new seeds now and watching them grow over the next 2 year Mars cycle!
Aquarians have had a challenging Spring and start to the Summer this year! As Mars was Retrograding all throughout June in your 10th House of Career, you most likely will have gone through an intensive examination on what your work purpose in life is, or should be. Perhaps you’ve never allowed yourself to really think about what you want to do, or perhaps you fell into one job years ago, and being the fixed sign that you are, just stayed the course, and now you don’t know if you’re on the right track or not!
The good news is that with Mars going Direct and moving forward through all the degrees that it was Retrograde in Scorpio and Sagittarius, you will start to make some key decisions regarding all that you pondered over the Spring and early Summer months.
In additon, with the Sun and Venus in Cancer for first half of the month, you may be very focused, in addition to figuring out your higher Career path (the 10th House), on leads for a new job or work possibility (the 6th House). You should take advantage of the extremely Creative element that will be coming up the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd, when Neptune in Pisces Trines the Sun in Cancer. Brainstorming this weekend could lead to new creative job opportunities, that could also be profitable as Neptune is currently transiting through your 2nd House of Finances. Let’s also not forget the highly Creative and Romantic Trine between Venus and Mars on July 6th and then Mars and the Sun on July 16th. Both of these times may provide either great ideas or opportunities to combine work with your higher Career destiny!
You may have also realized that some of your group associations and friendships may need revisiting. Perhaps you feel that you haven’t found your right circle yet, and may need to leave a few of your current groups in order to find the right one for you. If you want to find a new set of friends and associates, and don’t know where to begin, remember that Meetup.com has lots of readymade groups for you to try out without any obligation.
Overall, take advantage of this month Aquarius when it comes to finding creative, money-making ideas, for your work and career! Late in the month, when the Sun and Venus move into your 7th House of Partnerships, you also may be able to add a new Love or commitment to this stellar powerhouse of a month!
June was a challenging month for Pisceans, as you were part of the mutable Grand Cross that dominated the astrological energy for your sign. July will not only be much more favorable for your sign specifically, but also everyone will start to feel areas of their life that were constricted before, start to loosen and move forward in ways that you can only benefit from!
July starts out with your ruler Neptune, forming an especially harmonious Trine with the Sun the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd. You’re already becoming a Visioning Master Pisces, as Neptune is transiting through your sign, but this aspect makes it even more likely that you’ll be able to see where you need to go or have a creative brainstorm the first weekend of July! Right after the New Moon of the 4th, Mars will make a stellar Trine Venus on July 6th and then the Sun on July 16th.
Even just days after Mars went Direct on the 29th, I see that there are signs that long delays are starting to ease up and important actions are happening now that the Retrograde is over. Pisceans went through both an intensive examination of their Career and Work Mission in life when Mars was Retrograde in your 10th House, but also went through an examination of whether or not you need to spread your wings and travel more, or even go back to school to get another degree or advanced training perhaps. Now that Mars is moving forwards again, to the point where it was before the Retrograde on August 22nd, you will start to make key decisions in these two areas that will take you through the next 2 year Mars Retrograde cycle!
The New Moon in Cancer that also forms a wonderful Trine with Neptune on July 4th, will again allow you very favorably begin new Creative projects, as Cancer rules your 5th House of Creativity, Children, and Romance. Who knows, if you’re single and you mix and mingle this month, you might be able to find Mr. or Mrs. Right as well! If you’re married, you might try for a baby, adding to your family. Either way it is bound to be a very romantic month with Venus and the Sun transiting your 5th House and also making a spectacular Trine with Mars in Scorpio!
July really is the month to get things off the ground that you never thought you could before! The first half will be especially romantic and filled with lots of creative potential, and the second will possibly bring new insight into your job situation as Venus and then the Sun move into your 6th House of Work and Health. Maybe you will start a new exercise routing this Summer, perhaps even jogging in the late afternoon or early morning, enjoying the long days of Summer and feeling good! Enjoy this month Pisces!