July is a mix of energies, and with two eclipses and a Mercury retrograde, you may feel exhausted before the month even begins! Be sure to get plenty of rest and to take time out for yourself to do what you enjoy.

The solar eclipse in Cancer on July 2 brings new financial opportunities. You might sell a novel, screenplay or some other artistic creation or find an excellent mortgage or insurance rate. Since Cancer is involved, the new opportunity may relate to home and family. Thanks to a beneficial angle from Uranus, the opportunities may occur suddenly and without warning.

The lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 16 falls in your financial area. Pluto is closely conjunct the eclipse degree, suggesting that whatever you’re feeling is powerful and perhaps all consuming. It may be related to your career, which directly impacts your finances.

Before either of the eclipses occur, Mars enters Leo on July 1, and for the next six weeks, until August 18, you’re a swirling dervish of activity and forward momentum. You feel
as though nothing can stop you, that no obstacle is too large to overcome. Even though Mercury will be retrograde in Leo for part of this Mars transit, from July 7 to 31, you’ll have so much thrust built up that it won’t slow you down by much!

Before the retro begins, read over the Mercury retrograde section in the introduction. Following the suggested guidelines will enable you to navigate this period more successfully. Since Leo is such a creative sign, try not to start new projects; dust off the old ones, and dive in. It’s an excellent time to research and study topics that interest you, particularly spiritual traditions and philosophy.

On the 27th, Venus joins Mars in Leo, and these cosmic lovers travel together until August 18. Venus remains in Leo until August 21. During the time they’re traveling together, you and a romantic partner are completely into each other. You might say the relationship approaches near bliss!

On the same day Mercury turns direct in Cancer, the 31st, there’s a new moon in Leo, and Venus is still close enough to this new moon that it should be a very good day! New opportunities surface in creativity and international travel. Pack your bag, Sadge. You’re in for an adventure.

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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