Welcome to the summer of love! Venus, planet of love and relationships, is moving forward in your opposite sign of Gemini, and is on the home stretch of a four month visit to your relationship sector.
If love’s been up and down or non-existent whilst Venus was retrograde, then hopefully things are changing with Venus blessing your relationships again. For some, there may be a theme of rekindling love or reconnecting with a soul mate or learning all about love in its different guises.
This is an especially fruitful and enjoyable month if you’re single and want to meet someone new as not only is Venus in Gemini but Uranus, planet of surprises and spontaneity, is in Aries and your romance sector. Uranus action dominates the month, so flirt your socks off, have fun, keep your love life light and buoyant and don’t feel you have to make any firm commitments on the love front. Best days for romance are 4th and 5th, 14th, 24th, 25th and 31st. This is a wonderful time to experiment as well and try out different things too. Variety benefits all relationships, whether long-term or new.
Jupiter, your ruling planet, is also in Gemini so again this highlights relationships and all one-to-one partnerships, whether professional, teaching or otherwise. This is not the time to go it alone but to work alongside others and think collaboration and cooperation.
Mars, planet of action, backs up this theme as on the 3rd, Mars moves into Libra, ruling friendships and group associations. On the 17th, Jupiter teams up with Mars and on the 22nd, Jupiter and Uranus connect in the heavens. These are powerful aspects for you and they highlight creativity, team work and group associations so spread your net wide and think big. Jupiter/Uranus in particular is the symbol of the entrepreneur, forging new alliances, taking risks, being inventive and through creativity, turning old or new associations into successful working partnerships.
Another reason why this is your month is because of the emphasis on the sign of Leo, a fellow fire sign. Mercury is in Leo all month and is joined by the Sun on the 22nd. Leo rules the part of your chart that’s naturally associated with your sign of Sagittarius, so this is about travel, study, new philosophies, learning and also truth and justice. It’s a wonderful month to make the most of the summer sunshine or to chase after the sun and to explore new areas that interest you. Travel widens your perspective on life and even reading or watching films can be inspirational.
The only real planetary clash occurs mid-month so take note of what happens on or around the 17th-19th when Mars, planet of anger, clashes with the Uranus/Pluto square. You may be asked to mediate over a falling out or argument, perhaps concerning a friend or child. Stand true for what you believe in at this time and be on the side of justice. Being true to your values may affect you financially but weigh up the pros and cons before deciding what you want to do.
It’s also important to note that Mercury turns retrograde on the 15th and remains on go slow until 8th August. Go with the flow after this date as much as possible. If you’re travelling, be prepared for delays or changes to your schedule and have your plan B ready and waiting. It suggests a few weeks of contemplation deciding your next steps and wherever you are or whatever you learn will have an effect on the direction you take. Again look out for inspirational role models who motivate you and be open to all kinds of teaching, academic, spiritual or otherwise.
Finally, Mercury is your relationship planet so with Mercury on go slow, another reason to go with the flow in relationships and keep your love life as adaptable and flexible as possible. Be open to whatever opportunities come your way and be willing to be spontaneous and follow where life leads. Do this throughout July and life will open up in new, unexpected and exciting ways.
[Sagittarius from flickr.com]