The first week of the month is positively jumping with lively planetary activity. Up until the 8th, Mercury, your ruling planet, is strong in your sign of Gemini where it’s been since May 1st.
The last two months have either been confusing or overly hectic with Mercury to-ing and fro-ing in the heavens but as July begins its full steam ahead.
Mercury in Gemini is brilliant for all forms of communication, self-promotion, brainstorming, pooling ideas and making things happen and fast. You have the gift of the gab and Mercury in Gemini is sociable, clever and potentially brilliant. So make the most of this, talk to people in the know, make that all important phone call or have the one conversation that will make all the difference.
Plus, one of the best planetary aspects of 2015 takes place on July 1st and it falls in your communication sector. This confirms that the start of the month is the time to schedule meetings, interviews and ask for what you want.
The planetary aspect that takes place combines Venus, planet of love and relating, with Jupiter, the planet of opportunity. These two planets together promise happiness, abundance, blessings. You might hear a proposal, the news you’ve been waiting for or feel grateful to the people in your life. There is definitely the feel good factor about this planetary pairing so make the most of it.
Leo not only rules communication in your chart but your local community, your siblings and neighbours. So it might be with respect to these areas that happiness or good news comes in. It’s prime time for being creative and coming up with new ideas that you can implement over the weeks and months ahead.
On July 8th, your ruler Mercury joins action planet Mars in Cancer and your money sector. This is where the action’s at and this is potentially a tricky month for you with regard to money matters. At least, you have to learn how to negotiate carefully as Mars (action) performs differently in the sign of the crab. Mars likes to go directly from A to B but in Cancer it has to scuttle sideways.
This suggests you need to learn to negotiate well, and to use cunning and intelligence in your dealings, especially if you’re trying to improve your financial situation or you’re involved in key financial proceedings. Both the Full Moon on July 2nd and the New Moon on July 16th fall in financial sectors of your chart which suggests that money is an emotional matter right now.
The Full Moon is a good date to trust your intuition and to make decisions when the light of the moon is at its brightest. This spotlights your way ahead and brings clarity to your situation. The New Moon is powerful for new beginnings, a chance to make a fresh start or begin again. Set your intentions with regard to money matters on the New Moon.
For some, this month’s astrology suggests you have a fight or battle on your hands with regard to money matters. This is because the Sun, Mars and Mercury all clash with the Uranus/Pluto square throughout July. The peak dates are the 15th to the 19th, and the weekend of the 25th/26th.
It’s important to choose your battles wisely and to know that if you enter into an argument, your words and actions will have consequences. Yet that’s not to say you shouldn’t do battle especially if this is about money that is rightfully yours or money owed to you. Keep a close eye on money matters this month and don’t let anyone else take advantage of you or your situation.
Your personal money situation might be linked to what’s happening at work now. Saturn is back in your work sector where it remains from June 15th until September 18th, 2015. This can play out in different ways. It can mean a period of unemployment when work’s slow or you hit overwhelm and have to work extremely hard.
The best day for work and career is the 2nd when Neptune in your career sector makes a harmonious trine aspect to the Full Moon. This is when you can adjust your situation to suit you best. Work and money are emotional issues which means you’re wise to do what feels right and not worry about what other people think. Let your feelings guide you.
By the 23rd, you’re ready for some fun and when Mercury, your ruler, and the Sun both enter the fire sign Leo, you’re back in the game. This is lively and sociable just like the first week of the month and whether you’re catching up with old friends or you’re ready to make new friends and explore new places, as the saying goes ‘the more you put into life, the more you get back in return’.
There is a second Full Moon in July which takes place on the 31st and cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of your chart. Aquarius rules travel, study and adventure and this is a wonderful day to set off on holiday or to say yes to doing something different that expands your horizons. Think new experiences, step out of your comfort zone and reach out to foreign connections.
The other planetary activity that is important to note is the fact that Venus, planet of love and relating, turns retrograde on July 25th and remains on go slow until September 6th 2015. Venus turns retrograde in Virgo, the sign that rules your home and family, your past and where you come from.
This hints at a trip down memory lane, reconnecting with a childhood sweetheart or going back to a place that was special to you when you were growing up. Love often slows down when Venus is retrograde and it’s wise to take your time and proceed with caution. There will be some special moments for love throughout July but Venus retrograde suggests you or a partner need time to think things over. Look at love and life from a fresh perspective.