JULY   2019 – CANCER


Thanks to a pair of eclipses, July may be a stressful and filled at times with a sense of urgency. Eclipses tend to bring issues up front and center so that we have to deal with them quickly and decisively. On July 2, there’s a solar eclipse in your sign, so on or around this date, expect new opportunities to crop up that are personally satisfying. Thanks to a beneficial angle from Uranus, the opportunities seem to come out of nowhere. You just have to be prepared to seize them!

The lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 16 occurs in your partnership area, but because Capricorn is involved, may impact your career, too. There could be news in one or both of these areas that upsets or disturbs you. But thanks to a beneficial angle from Pluto, things shake out fine in the end, and you’re in a more powerful position now.

Between July 1 and August 18, Mars moves through fire sign Leo and your financial area. This transit kicks you into high gear. You might take a part-time job to supplement your income or get a freelance job that helps pay the bills. You may be working longer hours and be paid for overtime.

On July 3, Venus enters your sign. Oh lucky you, Cancer! Until July 27, you enjoy an unprecedented period of romance, creativity and pleasure. Your muse is eager to help you write the great American novel or paint the next Picasso, and your partner is attentive and loving. If you have children, your relationship with them unfolds with greater ease. The only other period this year that matches this one occurs between October 8 and November 1, when Venus moves through fellow water sign Scorpio.

On July 7, Mercury turns retrograde in Leo, in your financial area. Ouch! First, read over the Mercury retrograde sections in each of the introductions, and follow the general guidelines to navigate this period more successfully. Since this occurs in your money house, be sure to double check all bank and investment statements, and don’t buy or sell stocks until the retro ends. Also, because Leo is involved, you may be revisiting a creative endeavor.

On the 19th, Mercury slips back into your sign, where it turns direct on July 31.
Venus enters Leo on July 27, and once Mercury retrograde ends on the 31st, your finances should straighten out. Venus will be traveling with Mars until August 21, and with these two planets in your financial court, your income should increase. Your love life should pick up, Cancer, and even if there are some minor dramas during this period, you come through it just fine.

On the same day that Mercury turns direct, July 31, there’s a new moon in Leo, a cause for celebration. This moon brings in new financial and creative opportunities. Perhaps you sell a work of art, a novel, a screenplay or something else you’ve created.

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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