July 2019 – LIBRA
This month’s two eclipses bring some surprising twists and turns and, perhaps, a bit of anxiety and urgency as well. The first one, on July 2, is a solar eclipse in Cancer. This one should bring new professional opportunities—perhaps a promotion that comes with a good raise or a chance for a new career path altogether. Uranus in Taurus is friendly to the eclipse degree, forming a 5-degree angle to it, indicating that the opportunities are sudden and unforeseen. Your task is to be alert for them and seize them!
The lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 16 may not be particularly comfortable. Some inner quality emerges in you that you would rather not acknowledge—unbridled ambition, a coldness toward a family member or perhaps selfishness. It may all be brought on by a remark or a criticism made by someone in your personal environment. Learn from it. Lunar eclipses are often about self-discovery.
Before either of the eclipses occur, Mars enters Leo on July 1 and places you squarely in your creative element. During this transit, which lasts until August 18, your friendships and networks of acquaintances—your social circles—are your focus. It’s through relationships that you learn to define yourself, and your best teachers are the people who enjoy your company.
Venus enters Cancer and your career area on July 3, a major bonus for your professional life. From then until July 27, career matters and relationships unfold with greater smoothness. Your peers are supportive of your ideas and suggestions, and your boss undoubtedly loves you. The one glitch in this beautiful picture is that Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on July 7, slips back into Cancer and turns direct in that sign on July 31. That may throw a wrench into the communication aspect of your life, but follow the general guidelines suggested in the Mercury retrograde section in the introduction to navigate this period more successfully. Also, since the retro is in Leo, don’t let the retro stifle your creativity. It’s a great time to review, revise and reconsider older projects.
From July 27 to August 21, Venus transits Leo. This transit should be really pleasant for you once Mercury turns direct on the 31st. Any romance that begins will be dramatic, flamboyant and fun! It could be with someone you meet through friends.
The same day Mercury turns direct, there’s a new moon in Leo. And that means new opportunities to take your creativity in different directions and new friends!
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