Your Love Outlook
Family, romance and creativity are the themes for July, as multiple influences take a jaunt through homey Cancer and loving Leo.
But money may also be on your mind (well, when is it not?). The beneficial Jupiter-Pluto trine (July 1-16) can help you take control of your finances by empowering your earning skills and financial decisions. On another level, this influence illuminates the connection between spirituality and money, like how your attitudes and actions heighten or hinder your ability to manifest prosperity. Having an attitude of gratitude, generosity and abundance will accelerate the blessings—monetary and otherwise—coming into your life.
Venus in Cancer for most of the month teams up with Mars in Gemini to combine feelings and brainpower, especially in relationships. It’s an excellent combination for discussing feelings with whoever you’re relating to at the time.
Adding to the brainpower is Mercury in Leo, which favors discussions about love, sex, creativity, entertainment, recreation or children. And while we’re on the subject of self-expression, why not spice up your love life with some flirting, humor or a heartfelt message?
Planets in Motion
How do you feel about change? Are you stuck in a rut? Antsy for a shift in direction? Feeling bogged down by responsibility? Uranus turning retrograde on July 9 for five months can reveal any mental/emotional blocks you have that prevent you from moving forward. It can also shine a spotlight on your inner rebel, making you aware of where you need to break away from convention in order grow.
Continuing their retrograde travels are Neptune (through November 8 ) and Pluto (through September 15). These influences encourage you to turn inward to accelerate your spiritual growth and emotional healing.
The month begins with a burst emotional energy from the New Moon eclipse in Cancer on the 1st. However, this influence bumps up against Saturn, which can put a damper on the expression of feelings. On the upside, it will provide some clarity in emotional situations.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 14 energizes goal-setting and other practical endeavors.
A second New Moon falls on July 30, this one in Leo, which shines a light on love, creativity, entertainment, recreation and activities with children.
July 1-16: Jupiter trine Pluto can empower your goals, skills and attitudes pertaining to making money and getting out of debt. More importantly, it can help you see the connection between your inner world and how/if you attract prosperity.
July 1: The New Moon eclipse in Cancer energizes activities that focus on family, feelings, food, nurturing or home projects, but an affliction from Saturn can intensify emotional limitations, especially for Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
July 1-27: Mercury transiting through Leo favors discussions that center around romance, creativity, children, entertainment or recreation.
July 3-27: Venus transiting through Cancer can energize your nurturing or nesting instincts or inspire you to express your feelings to the people you love.
July 4: Venus trine Neptune may bring out your inner romantic, artist or altruist.
July 4: Mercury trine Uranus supports ideas and discussions that are innovative or unconventional.
July 5: Mercury square Jupiter can help you to see the larger picture but may cause you to overlook some facts, especially if you’re a Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius.
July 6: Mars trine Saturn gives a level-headed approach to taking action on an idea, relationship, cause or artistic project.
July 7-8: Venus afflictions from Uranus and Pluto can prompt a relationship breakthrough, breakup or simply an overreaction, especially for Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
July 9-December 8: Retrograde Uranus can reveal where and how you need to make a change. It may also prompt you to confront or acknowledge your inner rebel or genius.
July 13: Venus square Saturn can bring up fears about commitment, loneliness or deserving love, especially for Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn
July 14: The Full Moon in Capricorn will clarify/energize your goals, commitments or need for security.
July 22: The Sun entering Leo favors all things romantic, childlike, entertaining or creative.
July 27: Sun trine Uranus energizes creative ventures that are innovative or unusual.
July 28-August 20: Venus in Leo energizes heart connections and entertainment ventures.
July 27-August 7: Mercury transiting through Virgo favors analyzing/discussing the details of any subject, particularly if it pertains to your work, health or daily routine.
July 28: Mercury opposing Neptune favors spiritual discussions but can cause fuzzy thinking and miscommunications, especially for Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
July 30: The New Moon in Leo will help fire up your inner child, muse, lover or entertainer.
July 31: Venus trine Uranus can bring about a love-at-first-sight scenario, but also favors activities with friends, innovators and bohemians.