Mars is powering forwards this month in your star sign, Aries. In fact, Mars will be in Aries for an unusually long time, until early January 2021. Mars in Aries is direct, forthright, strong & strident. This is an assertive, competitive Mars, passionate, intense and ready for action.
You too may feel your energy levels rising once Mars moved here at the end of June. It’s a good time to get physically fit, stand up for what you believe in and to champion the weak. Mars in Aries is the fighter, the hero, the martial arts expert. It’s a speedy Mars that’s ready to do battle.
Conflicts could rise while Mars is in your star sign and the 8th and 27th are dates to note. On these days, Mars clashes with Mercury, the planet of communication. This flags up an argument or falling out and not the best time to try and negotiate or seek reconciliation.
Mercury is in Cancer throughout July and your home and family sector. Therefore, this indicates tempers flaring in your home environment or with regard to a domestic situation. Be aware of this intensity and if you need more time out to do your own thing, make it happen. Try and find space for you if necessary.
The Chiron Factor
There’s another powerful factor involved and this is Chiron in Aries. Chiron is the wounded healer in mythology and Mars and Chiron come together on the 14th.
This combination flags up the theme of protest, old wounds surfacing, perhaps a theme of injustice or wrongdoing. You may feel inspired to stand up for the underdog or feel incensed about what’s happening out in the world.
On a personal level, take care of your physical health. Mars is an impulsive planet but you’re wise to steer clear of danger or take undue risks. Be wary of being foolhardy.
As Aries rules the head, don’t dive in to life head first. Some of you might be heading to the dentist or be prone to headaches. Yes, do use Mars’ assertive nature well but don’t overdo it and head for burn-out or up your stress levels overly.
Events at work or regarding your future path could be one reason why life feels more pressured. On the 2nd of this month, Saturn, the planet of authority and hard work, returns to Capricorn and your career and vocation sector. Saturn remains here until December 2020.
You may return to a situation that started in March of this year, when Saturn left Capricorn. You could have your old job back. Or, perhaps you hear that you don’t have a position at work and you need to rethink your next steps. Events at the end of June/beginning of July are pivotal for you with regard to your career path.
This is confirmed because on the 5th, there’s a Lunar or Full Moon eclipse in Capricorn. This is the end of a cycle that began in July 2018. Since then, you may have changed career, stepped up or stepped down. This important eclipse cycle has been about your home and parents too.
Eclipses themes are endings and beginnings, so another indicator that you’re at a key point in your life, needing to reassess and consider what next. Consider where in your life it is time to let go and move on.
Home & Family
Home and family remain important throughout July because of the emphasis on the star sign, Cancer. The Sun’s here until the 22nd and talk planet Mercury turns direct in Cancer on the 12th. This is an ideal date to reopen the lines of communication and make some key decisions around your home, your living situation and family.
You may have been on a retreat into the past or experienced a sentimental few weeks. Take what you’ve learned and put this into practise mid-July. It’s likely to be an emotional time when care and counsel is needed. You might be the one turning to loved ones for advice or support, especially around money.
The New Moon on the 20th also falls in Cancer, the second New Moon at the base of your horoscope. The first took place on June 21st during the Solstice and was a powerful Solar Eclipse. Therefore, there’s a theme of second chances, perhaps to do with a property move or for a member of your family.
During this New Moon, Saturn opposes the Sun so new beginnings could follow on from an ending. For some of you, mid-July is a time to make tough choices around the work/life balance, deciding whether your personal life or professional goals need to come first. Reality could kick in.
The Sun’s move into Leo on the 22nd feels like a blessing for you. This lights up the sector of your horoscope that rules play, creative projects, children, romance & entertainment. The light returns when the Sun moves into Leo and hope and faith are never far away.
You need people in your life, to talk to, lean on, have fun with. This may be your partner or people in your community or close to home. Lovely Venus remains in Gemini, the sign of communication, throughout July.
Create a lively support network around you and ensure the balance of give and take works for everyone involved.