July is an outstanding month astrologically with a run of green lights taking place that switch your mode of action from Stop to Go.
The first is Mercury, planet of communication, turning direct on July 1st in the sign of Gemini so a double whammy for talk, talk. Expect good news and speed up the communication process.
On July 16th, Jupiter, planet of luck and good fortune, enters the fire sign Leo, where it remains until August 2015. This puts the feel-good planet in the sign of play and celebration, perfect for summer parties and doing more of what you love.
Finally, Mars, the action planet drags itself out of Libra after seven long, arduous months and powers into Scorpio making us all mean machines with a mission between July 26th-September 13th 2014.
Well, I certainly hope so.
Becky Sharp, Vanity Fair
Uranus turned retrograde the night before last (exact July 22nd 2014 3:45am BST) and I couldn’t sleep a jot. Uranus is restless energy and I felt strung out for most of the day. It seems I’m not the only person to be wide awake whilst Uranus turned if the social media grapevine is anything to go by.
This retrograde station comes a couple of days after Saturn also did an about-turn in the heavens ( exact July 20th 2014 9:35 pm BST) but from retrograde to direct motion. What’s interesting about this is that both planets are at 16 degrees; Saturn turned direct at 16 Scorpio 39 and Uranus turned retrograde at 16 Aries 31.
Saturn and Uranus are opposite energies: Saturn rules tradition, conformity, rules & regulations whereas Uranus rules unpredictability, eccentric behaviour and likes to break the rules. Saturn says ‘no’, Uranus says ‘what the heck, let’s give it a go’; Saturn rules the past, Uranus rules the future; Saturn is sensible, Uranus is crazy: you get the picture…
Today’s Full Moon in Capricorn [exact: Saturday 12th July 2014, 11:25 GMT] is powerful for various reasons. First of all, it’s a ‘Supermoon’, which occurs when the Moon’s orbit is close to the earth and coincides with the Full Moon.
The Moon is going to look bigger and brighter in the sky tonight and it’s the equivalent of a Full Moon on steroids. We can expect some stunning photographs around the world of this glorious Full Moon over the next few days.
New Moon/Full Moon Cycle
Full Moons represent culmination and the completion of a cycle and at it’s best a Full Moon symbolizes achievement and reward. It’s the harvest that swells and comes to fruition thanks to the seeds you’ve sown at an earlier stage. There’s a regular cycle that begins on the New Moon and the last one took place on June 27th 2014. This is the time to tune in again to the intentions you set at the creative phase of the Moon cycle two weeks ago.
Princess Diana died in 1997 but her legacy lives on. Here’s a snippet of my article for Horoscope Friends reminding us all why she was the ultimate Cancerian:
“Princess Diana’s Key Cancerian Characteristics
1. The Name
Cancer is the sign of the zodiac that’s ruled by the Moon and one of the most famous Moon goddesses in mythology was named Diana. A Roman Goddess, Diana meaning ‘heavenly’ or ‘divine’ was goddess of the hunt and the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. In mythology, Diana was one of three maiden goddesses who swore never to marry.
It would be interesting to know whether Princess Diana was aware of the mythological status and history behind her name. Sources state that she was named after a distant relative who was also known as ‘Lady Diana Spencer’ before marriage and like Diana was a prospective Princess of Wales…”
You can read the rest of the article on the Horoscope Friends site by clicking here.
Mercury, the planet of communication, has been retrograde, i.e. on go slow since June 7th 2014 but today, July 1st 2014, Mercury picks up speed and turns direct.
This is especially good news as Mercury is currently in its sign of rulership, Gemini, so this is the equivalent of a run of green lights.
Listen out for good news and/or new information coming to light. Plus make the most of Mercury’s change of direction and dial that all-important phone call, chase up old contacts and whizz through your ‘to do’ list.
One way that you can learn more about astrology and understand how it plays out in your own life is to use what’s called retrodiction which is the opposite of prediction.
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Relationships that are one sign apart in the zodiac combine two different elements (fire, earth, air or water). People in “next door neighbour” relationships often ask why they get on well. The reason is that both Mercury (communication) and Venus (love) never move far away from the Sun, so there’s often a close connection between planets in the two charts. This creates an affinity between people with next door Sun signs.
One such celebrity couple were Alex Reid (b. 21 July 1975 – Cancer) and Chantelle Houghton (b. 21 August 1983 – Leo) who got engaged and had a baby together. The “next door neighbour” relationship obviously appeals to Alex as his ex, Katie Price, is a Gemini, the sign before Cancer. Below are the 12 possible combinations with celebrity examples. [Celebrity names are written in correct star sign order, i.e. for Cancer-Leo, Alex is Cancer and Chantelle is Leo].
Cancer (21 June-22 July)
If you’ve been finding it hard to communicate or find the time to do what you want to do in the month of June, things start to shift as soon as July begins. This is because Mercury, the planet of communication, which has been retrograde in Gemini ruling the most hidden sector of your chart, turns direct on the 1st. Hooray!
This means that the inclination to pick up the phone and talk or arrange a get-together with friends or extended family is there yet you still find you’re taking your time. If you’re a typical Cancerian, you enjoy some quiet time, curled up with a good book or watching a film with the family and there’s certainly more opportunity to do that as July begins as not only Mercury but Venus is hidden away in Gemini.
Leo (23 July-22 August)
A host of green lights ensures that July is going to be a month to remember. The big news is Jupiter, the planet of luck, opportunity and good fortune, which moves into your sign of Leo on July 16th where it remains until August 11th 2015.
This lucky planetary transit happens a few days before the Sun enters your sign of Leo on the 22nd. So what will Jupiter offer you when it’s in your sign of the zodiac? Jupiter is the biggest planet in the heavens and represents all that’s expansive in life. This is the planet of freedom, letting go of ties that bind and anything (or anyone) who holds you back in life.
Virgo (23 August-22 September)
The 1st of the month twinkles a fabulous green light for you, Virgo, as your ruling planet Mercury turns direct after being retrograde or on go slow since June 7th. Mercury’s known as the trickster in astrology and when it’s retrograde anything goes. You don’t have the full picture, technology can go crazy, there are misunderstandings, things go missing and it’s extra difficult to go direct from A to B.
Mercury turns direct in the sign of Gemini where it’s strong. Gemini’s the sign of communication and rules your career and vocation in life. Put the two together and the 1st is a great day for good news and/or information coming to light which helps you make swift progress throughout the first half of July.
Libra (23 September-23 October)
This is a big month for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the planet of action, Mars, has been in your sign of Libra since December 2013 but on July 26th, Mars finally leaves your sign. Mars gives you extra get-up-and-go, drive and determination but it’s not been an easy journey as Mars was retrograde for some of that time.
If you’ve been pushing too hard in a specific area of your life or with a personal project, now is the time to take your foot off the pedal and slow down or change direction. It’s hard to keep moving through life at full tilt, all guns blazing and if you know you’re on the verge of burn-out or you’re feeling super-stressed, then even more reason to shift the pace.
Scorpio (24 October-21 November)
There’s a lot to cheer about in the month of July and in fact this is likely to be one of the best months of the year for you. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, your ruling planet Mars has been hidden away in your chart in the preceding sign of Libra since December 2013.
Libra isn’t a sign that Mars is comfortable in as Mars wants to move directly from A to B and focus on its own projects and interests. Libra is the sign of relating so that’s not possible when Mars is in Libra. There are other people to take into account and everything takes longer than usual. Add to this the fact that Mars was retrograde in the spring and life may have felt like a series of stop-start-stop events.