Venus In Gemini
Your ruling planet Venus is moving forwards throughout July. Venus was retrograde from May 13th to June 25th. This can be a time when you’re playing a waiting game or find it more of a challenge to get things moving.
Also, there’s been a theme of subterfuge or things remaining hidden and this may have impacted on you financially. This is because Venus is continuing its long transit through Gemini and your personal money sector.
As Venus moves through this part of your horoscope, it’s a good time to reflect on your values and consider your self-worth. You may already sense there’s a shift in the way you earn or spend money and your financial values could be undergoing a transitional phase.
Unusually, Venus makes only one planetary aspect this month on the 27th. Venus and Neptune have been interwoven together since May, hence the theme of subterfuge. Yet, this is only one way these two planets play out.
Together, they represent art & beauty, dreams & the imagination. They can be extremely creative or inspirational when they work hand-in-hand. This is also about dissolution, trust and having faith that things will work out for you.
As a star sign that values security, both financial and emotional, you are moving into a new phase. You might become less interested in the trappings of the material world and more interested in freedom or pursuing a spiritual path. Find your purpose beyond the mundane and everyday. Explore these themes deeply throughout July.
Mars’ move into Aries also turns your attention inwards. The planet of action and speed is going to be in the most hidden sector of your horoscope for the second half of the year. You could be immersed in inner work or want to take time out to do research or decide what next.
Trust your instincts and don’t repress your natural intuition during this time. Notice where your anger goes and try not to turn it on yourself. Keep physically fit and let off steam if you notice you’re feeling pent up or tense.
This could out to be an argumentative month and the key dates are the 8th and 27th. This is when Mars clashes with Mercury, the communication planet, which can flag up a falling out or a difference of opinion.
Study & Learning
Talk planet Mercury is diving deep into Cancer up until the 12th and this is your communication sector. This is a nod towards studying or learning something new. You might be finding out facts or gaining new information. You could be waiting on someone else’s nod of approval while Mercury’s in retrograde.
Once Mercury turns direct on the 12th, the information you need often comes to light or you hear the news you’e been waiting for. Up until the 12th, things remain hidden from you. This theme is emphasised because of a Lunar or Full Moon eclipse on the 5th cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac.
You might be waiting on exam results or want to hear more about a course or study programme. Travel falls under the Capricorn umbrella too and you could be making up your mind whether to book a trip – or not.
The eclipse on the 5th is the last eclipse in a cycle that began in July 2018. What have you learned or discovered over the last two years? How have you developed your self in some significant way.
This is about learning and knowledge, the bigger picture, the part you play within the world. Your beliefs are powerful now and this is a time when you need something greater than yourself to believe in.
This month’s New Moon also lights up the study and communication sector of your horoscope. It falls in Cancer on the 20th, following on from last month’s Solar or New Moon eclipse in the same star sign.
Traditionally, a New Moon symbols new beginnings. Yet, with the Sun opposite Saturn, something might have to come to an end before you can move forwards.
Who or what are you up against this month? Where do you need to find your voice, to speak your mind? This is a recurring theme for you in the month of July. Sometimes, it’s when you can’t have you want that the stubborn and determined side of your Taurus nature kicks into action.
Finally, the Sun’s move into Leo on the 22nd lights up the home and family sector of your horoscope. This is a good time to reach out to loved ones and organise some social get-togethers. Stay safe and bask in the glow of loving connections.