Sagittarius (23 November – 21 December)
Fire Signs Dominate
Fire sign energy kicks in this month which is good news for you being one of the three fire signs. Yet, there are a few provisos before you leap into action and set off on your next big adventure.
Big adventures are likely to be high up your wish list. This is because on the 1st, action planet, Mars, enters Leo and your travel and study sector. Leo represents where you expand your world, whether you do so physically, mentally or you set off on a philosophical or spiritual quest. Mars is the planet of passion and action, where you can harness your get-up-and-go.
As Mars remains in Leo until mid-August, this is a peak time of year to be considering travel or heading off on a big trip. If you’re a typical Sagittarius, you want to see the world as this satisfies your free spirit and adventurous nature. And, if you’re combining travel with study and learning, even better.
So, back to the provisos. Firstly, double check travel visas and give yourself plenty of time to get from A to B. This is because Mercury, the planet of communication, turns retrograde in Leo on the 7th and remains on go slow throughout July.
This doesn’t mean stay at home and do nothing. In fact, Mercury retrograde offers a great opportunity to shift your perspective, go somewhere new and step away from your usual routine. That’s not to say that everything will work out as planned, so patience and flexibility are required.
The trickiest phase is from the 8th to the 11th. Mars conjuncts Mercury, already retrograde on the 8th and clashes with Uranus in Taurus on the 11th. This whole combination is potentially frustrating and a sudden change of plan might leave you fuming. Tempers could flare under these choppy stars but you’re wise not to act rashly or impulsively.
For example, Uranus in Taurus lights up your work sector, so you could feel tempted to jack in your job if you’re stopped in your tracks. Also, be wary of being a daredevil under these volatile stars as you might leap into something spontaneously and this is when accidents happen.
You have providence on your side later in the month once the Sun moves into Leo and its sign of rulership on the 23rd. Plus, two days later, Mars in Leo teams up with your ruling planet, Jupiter, in Sagittarius. This is gorgeous for things working out the way you want them to. Be bold, be daring and allow your positive nature to enhance your life.
Also, love planet, Venus enters Leo on the 28th followed by a New Moon in Leo on August 1st, the day Mercury turns direct. You can see that the astrology gets better and better in fire sign Leo towards the end of July. If things don’t work out early in the month, rework your plans and try again later on.
Also, this month, there are two powerful eclipses taking place cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac. Firstly, there’s a New Moon or Solar Eclipse on the 2nd in Cancer and your joint finance sector.
Solar Eclipses are like a New Moon with extra oomph. They’re turbo-charged. Admittedly, they sometimes coincide with dramatic events and can indicate a significant turning point. Either way, this is strong planetary energy to suggest that things are on the move financially.
This is very different to what’s happening once Mercury has turned tail. From the 9th to the 21st, the planets Saturn and Pluto kick in. They are both in Capricorn and your personal money sector. Plus, the major date is the 16th, when there’s a Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse cutting across the financial axis of your horoscope.
This is a tricky planetary combination and you’re wise to safeguard your finances and not be persuaded to part with your money. In fact, this is not a good month for major investments or signing any contract that affects you financially. If you can, delay doing so until Mercury is back up to speed early August.
Also, this eclipse cycle is the mid-point of the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse season. It began in July 2018 and continues until July 2020. Wherever you find the eclipses in your horoscope, this is where change happens. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good or bad. What it does tend to coincide with is change, so that things look very different at the end of the eclipse season.
Some of you may find that money comes your way this month, as giving Venus is in Cancer from the 3rd to the 28th and closely aligned with the eclipses. However, be careful that money doesn’t come with strings attached. This is complex planetary activity and money and emotions are closely linked.
For example, this could mean you’re stuck in a situation where someone is trying to blackmail you or persuade you using money. Or perhaps, you’re up against the authorities and trying to work out how best to sort out your financial situation. Which may not be easy if you’re continually hitting a brick wall.
More than anything, this is an important month to rethink and revise your plans moving forwards. Doing nothing could turn out to be the best mode of action. Wait until you have all the information at your fingertips. For now, do your research and gather facts.
Karma & Kindness
Finally, you do have the planet Neptune in Pisces playing a supportive role in July. As Pisces rules your home and family, it might be these areas where salvation or a solution lies. Perhaps, someone who can help you out financially. Or alternatively, you step in to help a family member and save the day.
Eclipses are linked to karma, thanks to their involvement with the nodes of destiny. Have faith that things will work out for the best in the long run if you act out of kindness. Life’s injustices can’t always be stopped but you can choose your role in events. Honesty and justice are Sagittarius’ bywords and important virtues on which to base your life.