One of the most glorious planetary aspects of the year takes place on July 1st and it involves your ruling planet Venus.
Venus is currently shining bright in Leo and your friendship sector and right at the beginning of the month Venus connects with Jupiter, the biggest and best planet in the heavens.
Jupiter represents opportunity, growth and expands what it touches. Venus represents love, relating, beauty. Put the two together and this is a feel good fest.
This might indicate an out-pouring of love and affection from a friend or someone special. It’s a wonderful date to appreciate your friends, to let them know what you gain from having them in your life. Friendship and group activities are boosted by the Venus/Jupiter combination so be with the ones you love.
Mercury, the planet of communication, is currently in Gemini ruling travel, study and new experiences. Mercury connects nicely with the Venus/Jupiter conjunction in the first week of the month so say ‘yes’ to a holiday with friends or a chance to learn something new with a fun group of people.
Jupiter rules good times too and this is a classic symbol of celebration, a party, enjoying life to the full. Reach out to others and let your heart be open and share love, fun and happiness. Expand your social life and widen your connections.This glorious connection promises gifts and blessings.
Venus remains in Leo until the 18th and she has a smooth run through the heavens except for one clashing aspect. This takes place on the 14th when Venus squares Saturn in Scorpio and your money sector.
With Saturn in this sector of your chart from mid-June until mid-September 2015, you need to keep a close eye on your finances. It’s wise to be cautious about money although this shouldn’t stop you giving. You can be extravagant with your emotions and give love. Being overly indulgent or extravagant with money is a no-no on or around the Venus-Saturn square.
The big news this month highlights your work and career and where you’re heading in life. This is because the planets are stacked in the sign of Cancer up at the top of your chart representing your success, your status and reputation.
The Sun is in Cancer until the 23rd, Mars, the action planet, is here all month and both planets are joined by Mercury, the communication planet, from the 8th until the 23rd. This adds passion, drive and determination to the mix and you can’t help but devote a lot time and energy to your current path in life.
Mars is the planet of ambition so this is the month to be assertive and to fight for what you want. There is an urgency around your work and career that can’t be denied. You have to up your game, admit to your ambitious nature or play with the big boys and girls.
There will be times this month when work is too full on and you find yourself up against strong competition or involved in a difficult situation. This is because all three planets in Cancer clash with the Uranus/Pluto square throughout the month. The most challenging dates are the 15th to the 19th and the weekend of the 25th/26th.
Pluto is in Capricorn down at the base of your chart ruling your home and family and Uranus is in Aries opposing your sign of Libra. This highlights your one-to-one relationships and key negotiations. This might involve an interaction, an argument or falling out with someone you work with.
If so, proceed carefully as actions have consequences and words that are spoken cannot be unsaid. Yet at the same time, you have to look after your own needs and wants and not let anyone bully you or get in your way. Choose your battles wisely.
These are powerful aspects for you as they focus on the foundations of your life so there isn’t just one possible scenario here. It depends on your personal situation but you can’t resist change whether this relates to your family, your home and where you live, your current relationship or an ex. Most importantly, make sure that you don’t lose out but that you stand up for what is rightfully yours.
The Full Moon on July 2nd and the New Moon on July 16th are your signposts in the month. The Full Moon cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of your chart and this is the time to trust your intuition. The light of the moon brings clarity to your situation and it’s a good date to make key decisions.
The New Moon falls in Cancer and your career sector and this is a brilliant date for new beginnings, to accept a new job or role, to think about starting afresh or start over. Lead from the front.
The other important planetary activity focuses on your planet Venus. Venus turns retrograde on July 25th and remains on go slow until September 6th. Venus retreats in the heavens in your previous sign of Virgo. This can indicate a love affair or feelings that you wish to remain hidden.
When it comes to love and relationships, things are slowing down. Your attention turns inward with Venus retrograde and it’s a time to be reflective and to consider your deeper feelings and emotions. You might need some space from a partner or want to spend more time on your own.
Finally, your friends are your biggest allies as the Sun and Mercury both enter Leo and your friendship sector on the 23rd. Turn to your friends for love and support. The Full Moon on July 31st is sociable and reminds you that whatever the bigger issues you have to deal with in life, you can still find time for fun.