Gemini (21 May – 21 June)
Your ruling planet Mercury only moves through one sign in July, the star sign Leo. This is because, on the 26th, Mercury turns retrograde and remains on go slow until August 19th. It’s important to be aware of this. If there’s anything in particular you need to sort out this month, leap to it before the last week of July.
Leo rules communication in your horoscope so it’s important to back up files and correspondence before the Mercury retrograde phase kicks in. Also, have any transport niggles checked out before the end of July as Leo rules how you get around.
You could already be having issues with technology because action planet Mars is retrograde throughout July and August in Aquarius, the technological star sign. This isn’t the best time to invest in a new computer or other modern gadgets. If you can, put off any major technological purchases until late August or even September.
Both Leo and Aquarius are star signs which rule study, education and knowledge. So this does mean that you’ll have a thirst for learning now. In fact, you might want to lose yourself reading or attending a course.
Travel too can broaden the mind and, being a Gemini, your mind is lively. So, focus on these areas. If you can take a step back from everyday life to explore new activities and embrace new experiences, make it happen.
The trickiest period for travelling or running a course would be the 25th to the 28th when it’s important to be super-flexible. Not only does your ruler Mercury turn retrograde on the 26th but there’s a Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse on the 27th, which pulls in angry Mars.
This whole combination feels dramatic, volatile, whether you fall out with someone or you have a run of things going wrong or not working out. This eclipse is part of the eclipse cycle which began in August 2016 and completes in January 2019. You may have found yourself on a specific path, which taps into philosophy, science, spirituality or religion.
There’s one other date this month when you might find yourself at loggerheads, especially around people who have different opinions to your own. On the 5th, talk planet Mercury and strident Mars clash and you could too.
A big part of this month’s astrology highlights your beliefs or political leanings. It’s going to be hard to remain silent if you’re frustrated at what’s happening in your country, your society or the world at large.
On a personal level, money is a key factor in what you can and can’t do. The Sun is in Cancer and your personal money sector until the 22nd. There will be times this month when you’re in flow with regard to finances and other times when you’re out of step, out of sync.
The period of flow takes place from the 5th to the 8th when there’s a Grand Water Trine which links the Sun in Cancer with Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. This feels abundant and it’s a wonderful opportunity to manifest the Law of Attraction and be open to wealth and success.
These three planets highlight the work and money sectors of your horoscope, so trust your intuition and be around people who help you access your emotions. This is a heart-felt intuitive flow rather than trying to do the right thing or working things out logically or rationally. What you give you receive in return, so practice the art of good karma.
Then, on the 10th, big planet Jupiter turns direct in Scorpio and the part of your horoscope which rules your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. Jupiter is the Great Protector and this is a benevolent influence. These areas of your life attract good fortune under Jupiter’s promise.
The date to note, however, is the 13th, as this is when there’s a New Moon or Solar Eclipse in Cancer and your money sector. This is the start of a new eclipse cycle lasting until July 2020 which focuses on money, possessions, values. As eclipses coincide with change, you might be shifting your money mindset or want to do things differently with regard to security and your financial situation.
Sometimes, life steps in to bring change your way and it’s always worth noting an eclipse and being prepared for it. The eclipse itself is not the best date to make any major financial move, especially as this eclipse is opposed by Pluto, the planet of loss and transformation.
Instead, wait and see what changes occur. Once you know where you stand, see if you can take advantage of a shifting situation. A few days after an eclipse is an awesome time to leap in.
Finally, this month, the planet of love and relating, Venus, enters Virgo and your home and family sector on the 10th, where it remains until August 6th. This is a wonderful time for family get-togethers or beautifying your home or close surroundings.
Plus, there’s a flow of earth sign energy from the 10th until the end of the month. This is where you can find support and working alongside other people can help transform your financial situation or your sense of belonging.
Think about how you can create something new from something old and be in nature more. Perhaps, build something that connects you to the past or gives you a sense of strength and depth in your life, strong foundations.
You may even find your place of retreat where you can go and watch the stars or read and learn. This will become increasingly important to you throughout the month of July.