Summary: A month focused on rest, recuperation, and closing out old projects. Mid-month, a work or health opportunity could arise that requires relocation. The end of the month sees good-luck Jupiter move into your sign for an entire year, blessing all areas of your life with fortune and favor.
Extended Horoscope: June saw you focused on your long-term goals and plans, and it seems this is still very much on your mind. Luckily on the very first day of the month, Mercury goes direct in this sector, so if you’ve been doing a lot of research on a project but you’ve been hesitant to take action, you now have the green light to move forward. Same goes for any stalled friendships or social plans.
In fact, you may hear good news about a friendship or long-term goal on July 4th, when Mercury pings the North Node in your sector of agreements, travel, and transportation. What a perfect day to take a trip with a group of friends for a very happy 4th of July! An even better day for travel with friends is July 6th, when Venus in your friendship sector smooches Uranus in your travel and higher thinking house. On this day you may also hear good news about an education or publishing endeavor.
July 13th may also prove to be a day to remember, as Mars conjuncts the North Node in your sector of writing and communication, and the pair reach out to Venus in your house of long-term goals. You may be offered an exciting contract, one that could benefit you for a long-time to come, possibly involving a writing assignment or technological endeavor. You may even buy a new vehicle.
Backing up a little bit, the new moon on June 27th occurred in your closure sector, indicating that the first three weeks of the month will see you wrapping up old projects and plans in order to prepare for your own personal new year in late July. At this time, you may feel tired or run-down, or simply meditative and reflective. Allow yourself to hibernate this month, so that you can emerge from your cave stronger than ever later in the month.
Watch July 8th and July 24th as days for positive news about your home and family, as the Sun and Mercury in your 12th house send beautiful beams to Saturn. Good money news may follow on July 19th and July 24th, when Mercury and then Venus smooch Neptune in your 8th house of shared finances! It could be that an inheritance or familial gift is on its way to you!
Do be careful for some overlapping challenges on these days however, as it’s possible that an travel taken on these days will encounter obstacles. This is due to the Sun and Mercury’s irritation with Uranus on July 8th and July 24th. It’s also possible that your belief system is challenged in some way, or that writing, education, publishing or broadcasting projects will encounter obstacles. July 15th and July 18th are two more troublesome days, when the Sun will be angry with planets in your other travel sector, again bringing challenges to writing, travel, and transportation issues.
In addition, we have the mighty Pluto in your work and health sector facing off against several planets in your closure sector throughout the month. You may encounter difficulties on the job or with co-workers, or perhaps experience a health issue you can’t seem to shake. You are likely to feel this influence most on July 4th, when the Sun will oppose Pluto; on July 21st, when Mercury will oppose Pluto, and on July 27th, when Venus will oppose Pluto.
In fact, it seems a work or health issues will come to a head on July 12th, when a full moon occurs in this sector and comes hand in hand with Saturn in your housing sector. You may be offered a new job that needs you to relocate, or it’s possible you get a job or assignment having to do with real estate or construction. A few days later, on July 20th Saturn will go direct in housing and family house, possibly speeding up any plans in this area of life.
Again, it seems your travel or belief system will encounter challenges however, as the full moon angers Uranus in in this sector. Perhaps this new job goes against your values, or involves travel you don’t feel like taking. Uranus will actually turn retrograde (I know- it never ends!) in this same sector of travel and higher thinking on July 21st, so you may review this area of life and make changes over the next five months. In fact, you can expect big news on this front in October with the Aries lunar eclipse.
Luckily, the biggest news this month- heck, this whole year!- is good-luck Jupiter’s move into your sign of Leo on July 16th. The last year may have felt a little too low-key for such a gregarious sign as you, and it seems you’re ready to live as big and boldly as you deserve! Luckily, now it’s finally your time to shine! Expect major developments in all areas of life between now and Summer 2015. You could get married, have a baby, travel, get a promotion, start your own company, or get some press- whatever is most important to you is likely to benefit at this time, so reach for the stars!
Watch July 25th as a day when big career news could appear, as the Sun will conjunct Jupiter in Leo at 3 degrees, especially benefitting early-born Leos. Then, on July 26th, a gorgeous new moon appears in Leo that’s hand in hand with Jupiter, setting a wonderful tone for your life for the entire year!
Just be careful, as Mars will square the pair from your housing and family sector, indicating that there still will be some challenges in this area of life.
This is because on July 26th, Mars enters Scorpio, joining our buddy Saturn who’s been there since October 2012. You may be encountering obstacles with your living situation, or perhaps dealing with a challenging family matter. It seems things could come to a head on August 25th, when these two powerful planets collide. Because Venus in your own sign at that time will square the pair, it may be more challenging than you anticipated.