The majority of planets are in water signs as July begins and this is good news for you because you’re one of them. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are all water signs, the element which is linked to the emotional, non-verbal realm.
This suggests that July is a positive month for you when you’re encouraged to be in flow, to settle into a natural rhythm which benefits and protects you. As the month begins, there are three personal planets in the sign of Cancer, ruling the home and family. These planets are Venus (relating), Mercury (communication) and the Sun (identity). Care for the ones you love.
Cancer rules a sector of your chart that’s connected to all the good things in life, such as romance, children & pregnancy, entertainment and fun, creative projects. So this is your cosmic cue to do more of what you love. Embrace the fun side of life, ensure you play as hard as you work and line up some good times in the month ahead.
What’s also notable this July is that your co-rulers Jupiter and Neptune are supportive of these planets in Cancer. This isn’t about antagonism or falling out with people; it’s about finding ways to work together in peace and harmony.
Jupiter connects to Venus, Mercury and the Sun on the 1st, 8th and 10th of the month and Neptune connects to Mercury and the Sun on the 3rd and 5th. This highlights compassion, big dreams and boundless feelings of possibility. Widen your outlook on life, be open-minded, be accepting of all that’s new and different.
The New Moon in Cancer on the 4th is a brilliant date to start a new initiative, to launch a project, to say Yes to life. Use this proactive New Moon energy to make a difference and prioritise fun and happiness in your own life and the lives of the people close to you.
The other planet in water signs is action planet Mars now strong in Scorpio. After 10 weeks retrograde, Mars is firing on all cylinders and as Scorpio rules the travel and study sectors of your chart, this is a month to think big and to line up some fresh adventure in your life.
This also links back to the first two months in the year when Mars was in Scorpio. In fact, Mars is currently retracing its steps through the same area of the zodiac it was in the second half of February.
What did you want to do back then? What were your New Year resolutions which have gone by the wayside? If life got in the way and stopped you, held you back from living it to the full, what can you do this month to get back on track?
It’s the perfect time for a holiday, to sign up for a course, expand your knowledge or way of thinking. Don’t stay small now, don’t get caught up in trivia or let petty emotions take hold. Instead move away and beyond everyday irritations and find something more to hold on to. This might be a creative or spiritual path, something that inspires you and gives you hope for the future.
It’s also a good idea to move away from people who bring you down or make you feel bad about yourself. These areas could be highlighted on the 1st, 7th and 19th. The 19th is the most powerful date in this respect as it’s the day of the Full Moon cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac.
The key planet in Capricorn is Pluto and this can be linked to toxicity, bad vibes, negative attitude. Capricorn rules your friends, the groups in which you’re involved and people in wider society. Who do you want to align with and where in life do you want to pull back? Where you actively focus your time and energy will determine how you feel, so consider this carefully especially during the Full Moon period.
Your work and well-being are also highlighted this month especially once the personal planets begins to enter the fire sign Leo. Venus is first on the 12th, followed by Mercury on the 14th and the Sun on the 22nd.
Leo rules your work and everyday routine, your lifestyle and your health and these areas are connected. If you work too hard or you’re out of work, this can create an imbalance and add stress and worry to your life. If you do what you love and you have a healthy work/life balance, then you tend to feel well in all areas of your life.
The mind, body, spirit connection is powerful so consider all areas of your life and where you need to pull back or where you need to put in more energy. Live well and recognise the holistic connection between the different parts of you which create the whole.
On the 19th and 20th, two of the personal planets, Mercury and Venus team up in a positive connection with Saturn in Sagittarius and your career sector. This indicates that the Full Moon period is likely to be powerful for you with regard to your work and career.
This is about taking the sensible option and doing the right thing. It’s also important to note that Uranus is in unpredictable mood at the end of the month as it turns retrograde on the 29th.
Uranus is in Aries and your personal money sector so another reason to hold tight to a job or not to rock the boat where money matters are concerned. Less risk, more security is a positive motto for the second half of July.
Finally this month, you’re now in a powerful phase for your 1-to-1 relationships. The planets in Cancer light up your romance sector bringing new love for some and on the 30th, your partner planet Mercury enters Virgo and your relationship sign. Next month is going to prove pivotal for your 1-to-1’s and will bring big events in your life with regard to love and partnership.