July begins the unusual cosmic energy for the month with a new Moon Solar Eclipse on the 2nd at 10 degrees, 38 ‘of Cancer, a feminine, cardinal water sign. Both protective and emotional, Cancer is a caregiver sign. The nurturing Divine Mother energy that defends its beliefs and brings comfort to others is embodied with this sign and with this eclipse.
Mars and Mercury in neighboring Leo, provide bold communication occasions until Mercury goes retrograde on July 7th at 4 degrees of Leo and begins to separate from this collision, moving back to 24 degrees of Cancer on August 1st. This further reinforces the Cancer theme of the month. This is prickly energy as Mars in Leo agitates Mercury and that provocation can manifest as words that are cutting and cruel while Cancer is hypersensitive and reactive.
Venus enters the sign of Cancer on July 3rd which underlines the role of the feminine nurturing principle as well. Venus is in this sign until the 29th so the month emphasizes females and their skills and talents. Jupiter remains retrograde in its own sign of Sagittarius reminding people of just causes and fairness in one’s dealings. Saturn is partnered by degree with the south Node of the Moon and only 5 degrees away from Pluto so there is still some destructive energy in the circles of business and power. Uranus, at almost 6 degrees of Taurus which agitates the status quo and offers new lessons in remaining centered in unstable times. It is a great time to be generous and kind to others, especially those in need.
Aries — March 21-April 19: You get some pressure from the eclipses, the planets and the nodes in Cancer and Capricorn. It’s time for a direction change and taking better care of yourself should be at the top of the list. This is can reflect a major turning point in your life and in your partnerships. Best days to enjoy life are the 22nd, 23rd and AM hours of the 24th.
Taurus — April 20-May 20: With your ruling planet, Venus, moving into the sign of Cancer for most of the month, you are busy but sensitive to communication and taking care of others. The eclipses happen in your solar 3rd house of communication but watch that it doesn’t digress into gossip. It’s a powerful month of many changes but not without comfort and genuine companionship. Best days to get ahead are the PM hours of the 24th, the 25th and 26th.
Gemini — May 21-June 21: The eclipses happen in your solar 2nd house of money, assets and values so you have business to take care of in that sector of your life. Make sure you understand what you are signing if there are documents related to finances that come up this month. Mercury is retrograde on the 7th for the rest of the month so you get no break from change. It’s fast and furious! The 27th and 28th offer you days to take a break.
Cancer — June 22-July 23: Expect breakdowns leading to breakthroughs this month with 2 eclipses happening in your sign. While the uncertainty will trouble you at first, if you go with the flow and seek peace with it, you will find yourself in a much better place in August/September. The best days to help you center are the 1st, 2nd, 29th and 30th.
Leo — July 24-August 23: With Mars and Mercury in your sign, you have a hair trigger temper at present. With Mercury going Rx on the 7th through the rest of the month you may have to make amends if you speak to hastily. Let yourself be guided by your basic generosity of spirit as you manage this transition. The best days to get yourself noticed and make an impact are the PM hours of the 3rd, the 4th and 5th.
Virgo — August 24-September 22: With your ruling planet, Mercury, going retrograde on the 7th at 4 degrees of Leo, you get some interesting background info about groups, associations and friendships throughout the month. Don’t react immediately to it as you may need to dig a little deeper to the heart of the matter. The eclipses also happen in your 11th house so you can lots of contact with new people. The PM hours of the 5th, the 6th and the 7th are your stellar days.
Libra — September 23-October 22: With the eclipse activity happening in your 10th house of career and public image, you will experience some pretty radical changes in whatever work you do. Some kind of breaking point has been reached and you have to break out into a new way of doing your job. The times require innovative and novel ideas that offer more effective results. Best days for brain work around this are the 8th and 9th.
Scorpio — October 23-November 22: With 2 eclipses happening in your solar 9th house of higher education, belief systems, publishing and foreign enterprises, get ready for a big change ahead in these areas. Mars has entered your 10th house of public image and career, giving lots of energy to those endeavors. If you ever wanted to work in another country, this would be a great time to start the wheels turning. Make connections with people from your past who can help you. The best days for that are the 10th and 11th.
Sagittarius — November 23-December 20: Jupiter, still retrograde in your sign, continues to clear the way for better conditions in your home and your image. Don’t be afraid to try something completely new and novel. Remove any old items that could be holding you back from a new and better future. The eclipses happen in your 8th house so there is a need for a greater psychological understanding of your relationship with money, inheritances, and feelings about death and the great beyond. Stay centered as the realizations dawn on you. The 12th, 13th, and AM hours of the 14th are your best days.
Capricorn — December 21-January 20: With the two eclipses this month happening in your 7th house, you are likely to experience some change in your relationship status over the next 6-9 months. A softer attitude is in order rather than business first with a detached manner. There is value in close connection with another and you have to open your heart to trust as well. The 14th, 15th and eclipse of the 16th are your power days.
Aquarius — January 21-February 19:Health matters take a forefront as the 2 eclipses this month happen in the solar 6th house. Be open to making changes in your lifestyle for better habits and diet. This will only serve you well in your life and you will feel better for it. With Mars in the sign opposing you for the next 2 months, things can get inflamed or worse in some way. The energy wants to get your attention and focus on feeling healthier and more robust. The 17th, 18th and AM hours of the 19th are your best days.
Pisces — February 20-March 20:The 2 eclipses in fellow water sign of Cancer happen in your solar 5th house, making creativity, your children, how you have fun and love affairs a likely manifestation of the changing energy. Be open to new ideas but don’t act on anything until Mercury is in direct motion in August. Just gather information this month. Best days to do that are the PM hours of the 19th, the 20th and 21st.