Capricorn (22 December – 19 January)
As July begins, there are a host of planets in your opposite sign of Cancer. The planets are the Sun (identity), Venus (relating) and Mercury (communication).
Cancer rules your 1-to-1 relationships, both personal and professional, so this isn’t a time to go it alone but instead to live and work alongside other people and to draw people into your life who are good for you and vice versa.
Venus is the planet of love and with Venus in your relationship sector until the 12th, this is a glorious time to prioritise love and relationships. If you’re looking for love, this is one of the best periods of the year for finding love and there’s no better day to start than a New Moon in Cancer, a symbol of new beginnings.
This takes place on the 4th, Independence Day, so look out for who comes into your life on or around this date. This is your chance for a fresh start and to be proactive in love. The lovers of the heavens, Venus and Mars, come together on the 6th, a symbol of unity so make the most of this loving vibe and create peaceful and harmonious relationships in your life.
Passion planet Mars is currently strong in Scorpio and your friendship sector so this is a time when love and friendship are linked and if you’re looking for love, it might be time to acknowledge your true feelings for someone you’ve known for many years.
Relationships in general can thrive now and the Full Moon on the 19th is a pivotal date for love and partnership. This Full Moon cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac highlighting you and your relationships.
You often see your situation clearly during the Full Moon and it’s a good date to make important decisions. This is especially the case for you this time around because on the 19th and 20th, two of the personal planets, Mercury and Venus, team up with your ruling planet Saturn.
This feels committed, decisive and offers you a chance to lay down strong foundations for your future. You might make a decision to move in with someone or be ready to sign an agreement that binds you together.
There is one tricky planetary connection throughout July which indicates that something has to change or you have to let go of the past in order to move on. This is the planet Pluto currently in your sign of Capricorn. Pluto is the planet of transformation but it teaches you about life through challenge as it links to the shadow side, the darker aspects of existence.
On the 1st and 7th, Pluto opposes the three personal planets in Cancer and this is a powerful combination. It can highlight hidden emotions or difficult feelings, such as jealousy or obsession. It might be about a connection to the past or an ex or someone who’s opposing what you want.
Either way, you need to dig deep to find out what’s going on and be careful that you don’t let difficult emotions get in the way of you finding or keeping a love that’s good and true or a partnership which benefits you. What needs to go and what needs to stay? Be honest with yourself in this respect and be clear about your boundaries around love and other people.
As July continues, there’s a move towards the fire sign Leo. Venus enters Leo on the 12th followed by Mercury on the 14th and the Sun on the 22nd. Leo rules one of the money sectors of your chart and it’s linked to joint finances and shared resources.
This is where to focus your energy as July continues. It’s an excellent time for an audit, a financial review and to ensure that you’re in charge of your money as much as possible. It would be a good time to employ an accountant or financial adviser and especially if you run your own business or you’re involved in joint ventures, get on top of money matters. Play big, be bold.
There’s also a link to your past now with regard to money and home and family connections are important to consider with regard to your future security, both financial and emotional.
You might already be aware of your ties to the past which are a struggle or test your patience and as much as you want to keep a situation in your life steady and manageable, things could get out of hand later in July.
This is because of the planet Uranus down at the base of your chart in the sign of Aries. Aries rules your home and family, your past and where you come from and on the 29th, Uranus turns retrograde in this sector of your chart.
Uranus rules the unexpected and it often brings change into your life, ready or not. So keep your ear to the ground and don’t ignore any inner worries or fears. If you suspect that someone close might behave out of character or you’re already in an unpredictable situation, act before Uranus switches direction.
Do whatever’s necessary to ensure your financial or emotional stability and this will mean different things to you depending on your current personal situation. For some it’s about cutting ties and letting go of past securities so you’re free to determine your own future.
For others, it’s about taking charge and ensuring that you’re the one in control. Whoever needs looking after in your life and whether you act out of duty or choice, do whatever feels right to you.
Remember too that Uranus requires space and freedom so where in life can you break free so you can set off in a new direction? This might apply to your life either personally, professionally or both.
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