Your ruling planet Mercury plays a key part in this month’s astrology. Mercury is now in Cancer and your personal money sector. The areas of money and value are highlighted strongly in your horoscope throughout July.
The end of June/beginning of July could be a decisive turning point in this respect. The second Jupiter/Pluto conjunction took place in Capricorn and your joint finance sector on June 30th, a symbol of wealth or debt. These two planets often represent extremes.
Then, on the 2nd of this month, Saturn, the planet of authority and hard work, returns to Capricorn where it remains until the end of the year. There may be some hardship to deal with on the financial front. Or, reality kicks in.
For some of you, this is likely to be a time of endings, when you’re letting go of the past, in some way. On the 5th, there’s a Lunar or Full Moon eclipse cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac and the financial axis of your horoscope.
What’s important here is that this is the last eclipse in a cycle that began in July 2018. You may have experienced significant peaks and troughs around money, possessions & values over the last two years. This eclipse confirms that you need to make some big decisions around money, and this is linked to your security.
Notice if anything emerges on or around the eclipse date. It could be a partnership that’s folded or you need to separate your money from someone else. Acknowledge what’s yours and what’s theirs.
With Mercury, your ruler, retrograde until the 12th, ideally put off the big decisions until then. You might be returning to the past and notice how past events or old mindsets impact on your life in the here and now.
There could be a significant mood of nostalgia for what’s been and gone, especially if this is linked to your childhood or the place you grew up.
Once Mercury shifts direction, this is your cue to deal with the paperwork, get to grips with facts and figures and do the best you can to sort things out. This month’s New Moon on the 20th also falls in Cancer, as did last month’s Solar or New Moon eclipse on the 21st during the Solstice.
New Moons are a theme of new beginnings but as the Sun is opposed by Saturn in Capricorn on the 20th, this indicates that first you have to close the door and move on.
Or, perhaps money and emotions are closely linked so there’s some sadness around. Deal with any debt head on and use your quick mercurial brain to come up with clever ideas.
Career & Money Moves
Notice in particular what happens just after the New Moon as Mercury aligns with innovative Uranus on the 22nd. These two planets have been working together since early June and a new idea or brainwave could take off on or around this date. Use technology to support a money-making project.
Action planet Mars has now left Pisces and your career sector but Neptune remains. Events on or around the 27th could be promising for a new career path opening up.
Trust in yourself, have hope and faith in your dreams and the power of your imagination. Don’t undersell yourself and notice where there’s value and where there’s none.
Mars is in Aries throughout July and your friendship and group sector. It’s here where there’s push and thrust, whether you’re joining a political party or turning into an activist. Team up with the right people in July but do avoid financial deals where possible, especially on the 8th and 27th.
With Venus in your star sign Gemini throughout July, you’re likely to be popular if not in love. People power remains strong throughout the month and friends and loved ones bring you happiness and good cheer.
This social vibe continues once the Sun enters Leo and your communication sector on the 22nd. Whatever’s going on in the more serious side of life, you won’t be short of friends and companionship.