The Sun is in your fellow water sign, Cancer, until the 20th. Cancer rules all the good things in your life, including romance, children & pregnancy, entertainment, creative projects and luck.
With the Sun here, this is an ideal time to do more of what you love, to prioritise play and go with the flow. Communication planet, Mercury, is also in Cancer throughout the whole of July, although retrograde until the 12th.
When Mercury is retrograde, this is an ideal time to take a step back and slow down the pace of life. This can be a nostalgic Mercury retrograde for you when you catch up with old friends or connections. Mercury retrograde turns your attention inwards, so spend time reading or relaxing, daydreaming or pondering.
If there are any issues in these key areas of your life, especially love or parenting, Mercury’s change of direction often coincides with a sea-change.
Sometimes, new information comes to light or you find that someone close opens up and wants to talk. Mercury in Cancer is caring and counselling, so be there for the ones you love and ask for support if you need help or advice.
Venus, Jupiter & Neptune
Venus, the planet of relating, is in Gemini throughout July and moving forwards. This turns your attention towards home and family, your past and where you come from. You might be catching up with people you haven’t seen for some time. Or, be enjoying your time at home.
While Venus has been in Gemini, she’s been closely aligned with Neptune, your co-ruler, in your star sign, Pisces. This is lovely for inspiring your imagination, for creative or spiritual activities.
You can lose yourself in a fantasy world when these two planets come together. They make their final aspect on the 27th, the day of a Jupiter-Neptune aspect.
Jupiter and Neptune are your co-rulers so the 27th feels deeply important for you. These two planets are charitable and giving, boundless and searching.
With Jupiter in Capricorn, this is about your role within society. Or, your friends or the groups in which you’re involved. It’s here where you can find a sense of meaning or purpose, where you find your place.
Endings & Beginnings
This area of your life has been busy recently. And, on the 2nd, Saturn returns to Capricorn where it remains until the end of the year. This coincides with a powerful Lunar or Full Moon eclipse on the 5th, the last in an eclipse cycle which began in July 2018.
Your alliances and allegiances may have shifted greatly over the last couples of years. Friends may have come and gone, you may have stood down from a leadership role or stepped up to help others. The theme this month is endings. In fact, it looks as if you have to let go in some way before you can start over.
This may become evident to you around the eclipse period. Also, it kicks in again during the New Moon in Cancer on the 20th. This is the second of two New Moons in this part of your horoscope. The first was a Solar Eclipse on June 21st during the Solstice.
Traditionally, New Moons symbolise new beginnings. Yet, on the 20th, the Sun is opposed by Saturn. You might be advising a child to take a step back from a group of friends. Or, perhaps, you need to set boundaries in place in your own life. If you’re a typical Pisces, it’s easy for you to over-give.
Note that Saturn is the ‘get real’ planet and either you or a good friend may need to be more realistic than idealistic. Plus, if you’re feeling worn down by world events, another reason to switch off for a while early July and take a step back.
Work & Money
Money is where there’s force and ambition in your horoscope as Mars charges through Aries and your personal money sector. Mars will be here until early January 2021, so notice where there’s a sense of urgency around money or where you find that things are beginning to open up.
Mars is great for being forthright and direct and getting your personal needs met. Once the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd, the work and money sectors of your horoscope are fired up and ready for action.