The most exciting week of the month is the first week in July and the blessings begin on July 1.
This is the day of the Venus/Jupiter conjunction. These two planets have been drawing closer in the night sky and on the 1st of the month they are side-by-side in the heavens.
This is important to you for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Jupiter is your ruling planet, the planet of opportunity, growth, expansion, vision and positivity. Jupiter is the planet of luck and as you know, if you’re a typical Sagittarius, the more trust and belief you have in life, the luckier you become.
Jupiter’s connection on the 1st is to Venus, the planet of love and money, so there’s a feel good factor to this combination. It’s happy, abundant and promises gifts. Both these planets are in Leo, a fellow fire sign, and Leo rules travel, study and any activity that broadens your horizons and expands your world.
This is your domain. It’s where you can explore, seek out deeper meaning in life, grab adventure and new experiences. Look out for new opportunities that come your way on or around the 1st because this is a positive symbol for you. It’s the perfect time to say yes to life.
There is also a strong link to love, new people coming into your life who can inspire and influence you. This is because your partner planet, Mercury, links in to Jupiter on the 4th and Mercury is strong in your opposite sign Gemini. Gemini rules your relationships, your one-to-one negotiations and Mercury has been in this sector of your chart since May 1st.
It’s been a rocky road for Mercury over the last couple of months whether love has eluded you, you’ve experienced mixed feelings about someone close or a partner has not been there for you. That changes completely now as Mercury whizzes through Gemini making positive connections. This is a brilliant symbol for a strong reconnection or falling in love.
There are links to foreign connections now so this might be a holiday romance or getting back in touch with someone who lives abroad. If you’re going to meet someone new, look out for a teacher or student, someone you can learn from and vice versa.
Venus remains in Leo until the 18th and your ruler Jupiter remains here until August 11, 2015. This is the time to take your chances, to do more of what you love, to embrace life to the full. Once Jupiter enters Virgo mid-August, you need to turn your attention to your work, your career, where you’re heading in life. This month embrace as much holiday fun, enjoyment and pleasure as you can. If there’s a chance to take a sabbatical or extend a trip away, go for it.
Astrologically there’s nothing stopping you living the life you choose now. The only hesitation comes mid month on the 14th when Venus in Leo is square to Saturn in Scorpio. Scorpio is your previous sign and Saturn is hidden away in your chart. This can indicate a moment of self-doubt or fear, a reality check on what you’re doing or the way you’re living your life.
One area that might bring challenges your way this month is money as there’s a lot of clashing activity in your money sectors. Mars, the action planet, is in the sign of Cancer throughout July. Cancer rules joint finances, shared resources, i.e. money that you owe, money that is tied up in financial transactions. There’s often an emotional connection, a pull, especially if money is tied up with an ex or you have children to support.
Mercury, the planet of communication, joins Mars in Cancer from the 8th until the 23rd. This is when negotiations step up a pace and there’s an urgency to sort out money matters. There is another reason for this which is the Uranus/Pluto square as both Mars and Mercury clash with the outer planets. The key dates are the 15th to the 19th and the weekend of the 25th/26th.
This might not be a new situation for you as Uranus and Pluto have been in action for months if not years. Pluto is in Capricorn and your money sector and Uranus is in Aries ruling the good things in life. When it comes to money, you have to choose what’s most important and spread your money accordingly. Uranus and Pluto together can bring loss or unexpected changes.
Be wary of arguments over money and choose your battles carefully especially on the dates mentioned above. You might receive money this month but there are strings attached and not everyone is happy about the situation. Money arouses strong emotions and this is likely to be the case you this month.
You can use the Full Moon on July 2nd and the New Moon on July 16 to guide you and signpost your way forward. The Full Moon cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of your chart and is the time to trust your intuition when it comes to money matters. The light of the moon is at its greatest and you see your situation with clarity. It’s a strong day to make key financial decisions.
The New Moon falls in Cancer and the New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings. This is the day to set your intentions with regard to money matters, and set up new financial transactions and to ask for money owed.
The other major planetary activity this month involves Venus turning retrograde on July 25th. Venus remains on go slow until September 6th. Traditionally, this is not the time to marry or to buy expensive beauty treatments. You have to slow down the pace with regard to love but also money. Make your big money decisions before the 25th.
When Venus is retrograde, your attention turns inward. You can’t hurry love and you need to learn acceptance and tolerance both with yourself and with the ones you love. This coincides with the second Full Moon which cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of your chart highlighting travel and education.
This is your month to follow your dreams and to live life to the full. You might recognise that this isn’t the time to let anyone hold you back but instead to do the things you want to do.