This month is jammed with astrological events—two eclipses, a Mercury retrograde, Venus entering two signs and Mars entering a new sign. And oh, the usual new and full moons.
On July 1, Mars enters Leo and your communication sector. Remember, Mars provides wind to your sails, and with it in Leo until August 18, adrenaline is pouring through you on the creative front. Whether this creativity takes form through some type of written or verbal communication or through some other venue, you’re a veritable power house who makes things happen.

The solar eclipse in Cancer brings unexpected financial opportunities and perhaps an opportunity to the home/family area of your chart as well. Uranus forms a beneficial angle to the eclipse degree, so whatever surfaces will be sudden. You simply have to be ready to seize these opportunities when you recognize them.

Between July 3 and 27, Venus transits Cancer and your financial area, a benefit for your income. You may be spending more during this transit, but you’ll earn more, too. In romance, you may meet someone special who shares your values. Venus in this sign also benefits your family—that’s the Cancer component. You feel more nurturing toward loved ones and more nurturing toward yourself.

On July 7, Mercury turns retrograde in Leo, slips back into Cancer on the 19th and then direct in that sign on the 31st. Read over the Mercury retrograde section in the introductions and follow the general guidelines for navigating this period more easily. Since the retro occurs in Leo and that area of your chart that rules communication, your daily life, siblings and neighbors, be sure to communicate clearly with all of these individuals. If your daily schedule gets messed up in some way, don’t freak out about it. Just make your corrections and move on. Since Leo is such an inherently creative sign, any artistic endeavors you’re involved in should be revised, reviewed and reconsidered.

The lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 16 occurs in the area of shared resources. Emotions may swirl during this eclipse, perhaps as a result of some remark a business or personal partner makes. But Jupiter retrograde is friendly to the eclipse degree, so things shake out better than you or anyone else expect.

From July 27 to August 21, Venus transits Leo. Mercury retrograde may put a damper on your love life and creative endeavors, but only until July 31st, when Mercury turns direct again. Once that happens, then you’re filled with passion and creative drive that is practically unstoppable.

Along with Mercury turning direct on July 31st, there’s a new moon in Leo. In some areas of the world, it occurs on August 1. This one should bring new creative and communication opportunities. If you and your family have been searching for a new neighborhood, you may find it on or around this new moon.

At a Glance

At a Glance
July 1—Mars goes into Leo

July 2—Solar eclipse in Cancer

July 3—Venus enters Cancer

July 7—Mercury turns retrograde in Leo

July 16—Lunar eclipse in Capricorn

July 27—Venus enters Leo

July 31—Mercury turns direct, new moon in Leo

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