Sagittarius (23 November – 21 December)
As July begins, the Sun is in Cancer and the sector of your horoscope which rules joint finances and shared resources. This is about money and how money flows from one generation to another. This is particularly relevant for you in the month ahead because the Sun in Cancer is part of a Grand Water Trine which takes place from the 5th to the 8th.
The 5th is a date of particular note when the Sun teams up in a positive planetary aspect with your ruler, Jupiter. This often brings good luck or good fortune your way and it’s an important time to be open to possibility and actively engage your optimistic nature.
The Grand Water Trine includes Neptune in Pisces which is down at the base of your horoscope, ruling your home and family, your past, your roots and where you come from. This is where the flow is active in your horoscope, whether you’re taking a trip into your past or the legacies of the past come to you as in the form of a gift.
As the element water rules the emotions, this feels sentimental and it may be a time when the tears flow. Perhaps you’re meeting up with someone from your family or childhood you haven’t seen for a long time or you’re visiting the grave of someone dear to you or taking a pilgrimage.
This feels important for you because, on the 10th, your ruling planet Jupiter turns direct in Scorpio. Scorpio is the star sign that’s linked to the Underworld, thanks to its association with the planet Pluto.
Jupiter is known as the Great Protector and is a benevolent influence. This whole combination feels like meeting up with the past in some way, when the veil between life and death is especially thin. The whole cycle of life-death-rebirth may be poignant or profound for you.
Also, three days later, there’s a New Moon or Solar Eclipse in Cancer which opposes Pluto in the heavens. This is the start of an eclipse cycle which cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac and will complete in July 2020.
This is about money and legacy for you, what you leave for others and what gets passed on. However, it’s more than that. It feels as if this New Moon, a symbol of new beginnings, also comes with an ending.
This whole combination is about the physical world and the metaphysical world and finding your place within the two. This process feels cathartic so dare to dive deep into the emotional realm and the world of the psyche.
At the same time, there’s a strong emphasis in your horoscope on the fire sign Leo, ruling travel and distant horizons. Communication planet Mercury is here throughout July and Venus, planet of love and relating, is also in Leo until the 10th. Plus, the Sun shines bright in Leo from the 22nd.
You may be making plans to travel or perhaps you’re on a sabbatical from work. Your star sign Sagittarius is the explorer and you need something stimulating to get your teeth into. You can devour learning and knowledge. See where you’re called this month and what you’re drawn towards.
Communication planet Mars is currently retrograde in Aquarius and your communication sector. This is about study for you, so perhaps you’re having to retake an exam or you’re unsure of your next steps. Allow yourself time and space this month to wander far and wide, to dream and seek out new experiences. Being somewhere new or different brings with it a fresh perspective and this is vital for you in this mid-year period.
There is some tricky astrology later in the month and if you’re travelling or leading a workshop from the 25th to the 27th, be super flexible. Not only does Mercury turn retrograde in Leo on the 26th, but there’s a Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac on the 27th.
This could flag up a difference of opinion and, with Mars in the mix, it suggests conflict or arguments. Standing up for what you believe in, your principles could be imperative during this dramatic planetary activity.
Also, you might have to change your plans and suddenly, so be aware of this. Eclipses often coincide with change, when one door closes and you need to find a new door that opens to you.
This eclipse is part of the cycle which began in August 2016 and lasts until January 2019. You may already understand what this is about in your own life, especially if you’re on a course of study, a spiritual path or you’re teaching others. Eclipses are rarely easy but they point to where profound change is possible.
Finally, the planet of love and relating, Venus, moves into Virgo on the 10th where it remains until August 6th. Virgo is your career and vocation sector and, from the 10th up until the end of the month, there’s a flow of planetary energy involving Venus.
In fact, there’s another Grand Trine, this time in the element earth, representing security, work and strong foundations. This is a key period for negotiations and teaming up with other people to further your career. It’s a positive symbol for networking, finding the right people to help you and for enjoying what you do.
This can help you strengthen your financial situation as well, particularly if the Solar Eclipse mid-July brings changes to your money, your security. Reach out to the people who can help you and don’t feel you have to go it alone.