Have you been watching the Venus/Jupiter show in the night sky?
From the UK, they’ve been visible after dusk out to the west. Venus is the brighter of the two not far above the horizon and Jupiter was above Venus to the left.
On July 1st, they drew side-by-side and merged into one bright conjunction. This is good news astrologically as Venus and Jupiter are the benefics, i.e. the two best planets.
Venus rules love, money, pleasure and Jupiter, the planet of opportunity and luck, expands what it touches. Think Big Love, Abundance, Happiness & Gifts.
The good news is that these two planets meet twice more over the next few months on August 4th and October 25th so the bounty continues. This is why some astrologers have termed this ‘the summer of love’.
Check out your monthly horoscopes for July to find out what this means for you.
Wowser, this is quite a month for you with a lot of activity in your own sign of Cancer and not all of it easy. Plus there are two Full Moons which is unusual in one month and as your sign is ruled by the moon, your emotions wax and wane like the changeable cycle of the Moon.
When planets are in your sign, the focus is on you and it’s time to pursue your personal goals and ambitions, to consider not only who you are but how you come across in the world. This is a time when your image and appearance are more important than usual.
The month of July begins in fine style as there’s a glorious conjunction of the two best planets in the heavens, Venus and Jupiter, in your sign of Leo on July 1st.
Venus rules love, money, beauty and Jupiter expands what it touches. This is the planet of new opportunities, abundance and good times. Put the two together and the 1st of the month promises happiness, gifts and blessings.
There’s a flow of energy on or around this date and what you give out, you receive in return. The Venus/Jupiter combination invokes the law of attraction. This all takes place in your sign and the focus is on your personal goals, your ambitions, your image and appearance. This is about how other people see you and how you come across in the world.
Your ruling planet Mercury is moving swiftly through the heavens this month picking up three different signs of the zodiac after spending May and June in one sector of your chart.
Up until the 8th, Mercury is strong in Gemini at the peak of your chart. Gemini rules your career, your vocation and where you’re heading and this area of your life dominated the last two months planetary activity.
That’s not to say things were necessarily easy with Mercury retrograde i.e. on go slow for three weeks and Mercury square to Neptune adding confusion and uncertainty to the mix. That is now behind you and the first week of July promises great things with regard to work and your career.
One of the most glorious planetary aspects of the year takes place on July 1st and it involves your ruling planet Venus.
Venus is currently shining bright in Leo and your friendship sector and right at the beginning of the month Venus connects with Jupiter, the biggest and best planet in the heavens.
Jupiter represents opportunity, growth and expands what it touches. Venus represents love, relating, beauty. Put the two together and this is a feel good fest.
This might indicate an out-pouring of love and affection from a friend or someone special. It’s a wonderful date to appreciate your friends, to let them know what you gain from having them in your life. Friendship and group activities are boosted by the Venus/Jupiter combination so be with the ones you love.
There is some glorious astrology as the month begins in Leo, the sign up at the peak of your chart. This takes place on July 1st when the two best planets in the heavens, Venus and Jupiter, join together.
Venus rules love and money and Jupiter expands what it touches. It’s the planet of new opportunity, growth, luck and good fortune. This combination has the feel good factor written all over it.
Leo is the sign that rules your career, your vocation and where you’re heading in life. For some, this represents a new job, a new role or position. There might be an opportunity to boost your status or reputation. Look out for someone who can influence your path, who can help you climb the ladder to success. This might be a woman in a position of influence or your boss. Venus rules women.
The most exciting week of the month is the first week in July and the blessings begin on July 1.
This is the day of the Venus/Jupiter conjunction. These two planets have been drawing closer in the night sky and on the 1st of the month they are side-by-side in the heavens.
This is important to you for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Jupiter is your ruling planet, the planet of opportunity, growth, expansion, vision and positivity. Jupiter is the planet of luck and as you know, if you’re a typical Sagittarius, the more trust and belief you have in life, the luckier you become.
The Sun is in your opposite sign of Cancer as the month begins and the Full Moon which takes place on July 2nd is an important one for you as it falls in your sign of Capricorn.
This highlights relationships and your one-to-one negotiations. During the Full Moon, the Sun in Cancer opposes the Moon in Capricorn. Immediately there’s a theme of polarity.
What’s important to remember about the Full Moon is that both the Sun and the Moon have equal dominance. The Sun rules the day and the Moon rules the night. It’s the same in relationships, i.e. you need to find a balance whereby you can support each other equally. Trust your intuition at the Full Moon. When the light of the moon is at its brightest, you see your situation with clarity. This is a powerful date to make a key relationship decision.
There is some gorgeous astrology taking place this month and it’s even more spectacular since the planets involved can be seen in the night sky.
The two planets which are drawing close in the heavens are Venus, planet of love and money, and Jupiter, planet of opportunity. This conjunction takes place on July 1st.
This is special for you as the planets connect in your opposite sign of Leo ruling your relationships and all one-to-one negotiations. As Jupiter expands what it touches and Venus rules love, for some, this is a highlight of the year with regard to love and relationships. It’s a wonderful day for marriage, a proposal, saying the words I love you.
Your ruling planet Jupiter is in fine form as July begins. Jupiter is completing its journey through the sign of Leo, ruling your work, your routine, your health and lifestyle. Jupiter leaves this sector of your chart mid August 2015 where it’s been since July 2014.
Jupiter is the planet of opportunity, growth and expansion. It’s connected to freedom and this is about getting the balance of your life right. If you focus too much on work, there’s no time for play or fun. If you’re too laid-back, you lack purpose and a sense of direction.
On July 1st Jupiter connects with the planet Venus, the planet of love and money. This is a glorious combination which suggests happiness, blessings, gifts. There’s a flow to life when these two planets connect and it’s the people around you who make life special.
Your ruling planet Mars is in the home and family loving sign of Cancer throughout July. This isn’t a strong placing for Mars as Mars likes to go direct from A to B in forward motion. When Mars is in the sign of the crab, he has to scuttle sideways and use different techniques and tactics to make progress.
On the one hand, this means you have to take other peoples’ opinions into account and negotiate with family members rather than set your own agenda. This can take longer than doing things on your own and at times it will feel frustrating but there may be a good reason for working things out together.
For example, you might be reworking who does what around the house or you might have more family arrangements going on this month which need careful consideration and planning.