July 2019 -AQUARIUS
With two eclipses and another Mercury retrograde this month, July may be a bit rough at times. Just remember, this too shall pass!
On July 1, Mars enters Leo, your opposite sign, and between then and August 18, you’re driven by your passions—sexual, creative and mental. With Mercury retro and Venus traveling with Mars for at least part of the time, you’re in for a treat. This transit also enables you to get stuff done with such dramatic flair that you attract the attention of the people around you. Your magnetism is indisputable.
Before we get to Venus’ transit and the Mercury retrograde, let’s talk about this month’s eclipses. On July 2, the solar eclipse in Cancer ushers in new opportunities related to your family and home life and to your daily work. You might, for example, be able to work more from home on a flexible schedule that suits your lifestyle and need for independence. You could be tapped to spearhead a team that markets a new product, or perhaps you and a partner decide to launch your own business. Uranus is friendly to the eclipse degree, usually an indication that there’s a suddenness to events. Just be vigilant and ready to seize the opportunities as they surface.
The lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 16 may bring up issues from the past that you never resolved or that you simply pushed aside, perhaps in the hopes the issues would disappear. They could involve your career, childhood, a failed relationship or virtually anything. Pluto is widely conjunct the eclipse degree, so regardless of what comes up, you’re able to resolve it, and that puts you in a better position.
Venus transits Cancer and the same area of your chart in which the solar eclipse occurred between July 3 and 27. It should facilitate any of the opportunities that surfaced on or around the eclipse. If a romance begins during this transit, you may keep it under wraps for some reason. That won’t last once Venus enters your sign on July 27 and begins traveling with Mars.
The cosmic lovers make sure that you and your romantic partner have plenty of time alone to explore your attraction to each other. The chemistry is good. If you’ve been in a relationship for awhile, then you and your partner may deepen your commitment to each other by moving in together, getting married or starting a family. Venus transits Leo until August 21, and Mars separates from that sign on August 18.
Mercury is retro in Leo from July 7 to 31. Okay, this could be a little painful because it occurs in your partnership area. However, read over the Mercury retrograde section in the introduction, and follow the general guidelines. In addition, be clear and succinct in how you communicate with business and personal partners. If you disagree with them, avoid drama and confrontation. Wait until after Mercury turns direct to make any decisions about relationships.
July 31 marks the end of Mercury retrograde, and there’s a new moon in Leo. This new moon should be terrific for you. Venus is closely conjunct, and that means your creativity reaches new heights. Money may flow in through a new business partnership, and your love life hums along at a perfect pitch.
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