It’s your birthday month and the Sun is in Cancer until the 22nd. The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 3rd and the New Moon in Cancer on the 19th are key dates for you when the Sun and Moon make connections in the sky. The Sun only makes one other aspect before it leaves Cancer and it’s a square to Saturn, which takes place on the 15th.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 3rd coincides with Mars’ move into Libra, the sign at the base of your chart. This is a good day to finalise matters, especially concerning a partnership, either personal or professional. It’s likely to be an emotional time, partly because the Full Moon is always an emotional time for you, but because Mars is the planet of passion and its move into Libra puts the focus on home, family, your past and where you come from. Memories are important to you as you tend to retain information and soak up energy.
On a more practical note, you may decide to start renovations, building work or major DIY with Mars in Libra, where it remains until late August. Or you initiate a family event, a get-together, a big reunion or take a trip down memory lane.
This is a potentially dramatic time, however, as there are key planets in the three other cardinal signs apart from your own, Mars/Saturn in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries. So we’re talking about the big areas of life, self, relationships, home & family, work & career. What takes place in one area affects another, plus there’s a sense that this is where your challenges lie. Life’s asking you to take hold of your own cardinal nature, i.e. be a leader, dynamic and sort things out. Wherever there are problems or issues in your life, whoever is being a pain or difficult, be tenacious, determined and change things around so your life works for you not against you.
Mars clashes with Pluto and Uranus on the 17th and 19th respectively but there’s also a New Moon in Cancer on the 19th. New Moons are great for initiating new beginnings and making a fresh start. So this is the perfect opportunity to put the past behind you and get on with the future you want for yourself. This doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy because these are challenging planets involved and we are talking the major areas of life but you may already know what you need to do with regard to your own personal situation. It could concern an ex or current relationship or be around work, but initiate whatever changes are necessary in order for you to create the strong foundations and safe base that you need and more importantly deserve.
There’s strength and support behind the scenes now. This may be in the form of a private benefactor, someone you can turn to for wise advice or your own spiritual path. Make sure you have some peace and quiet and a place to retreat from the busy-ness of life, which is vital for your own well-being. It’s worth remembering that we learn the most from the stressful times in our lives and difficulties offer us the potential to grow and become stronger as a person.
It’s also a good month to sort things out financially. With Mercury in your cash zone, get on the phone, chat to people and take financial advice, and if necessary ask for a favour or a promotion. If you don’t ask, you won’t get. Move swiftly as on the 15th, Mercury turns retrograde and you may then have to wait until 8th August before your questions are answered or you can make a significant move with regard to money.
Uranus is up at the top of your chart now ruling your career and vocation and is in lots of helpful aspects. This backs up the requirement to act impulsively, take risks and be open to new opportunities that come your way. The 4th, 5th, 22nd, 25th and 31st are great dates to take the initiative and make things happen, whether you’re looking for work, support or simply want a friend to chat to. This month’s stars are all about turning your life around so it works for you.
[Cancer from flickr.com]