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Monthly General Horoscopes - July 2018
This month's stars are divided into a number of camps that are actively supporting each other, both in their own groups, but also because of the balance this creates. In one group you have the planets in play on the income, work and career fronts. By the sheer way they are working together, this creates an auspicious month on all three fronts, with the developments on the job front creating some much needed momentum. Yet there is also a lot of planetary activity in a fun, playful, romantic and creative part of your chart, making sure that life doesn't become all work and no play. At the same time while Uranus, still in his early months in your income sector is surrounded by support, so too is Jupiter, who turns direct in your financial sector on 11th July. In retrograde motion since March, Jupiter has kept the focus on money matters, but in a review mode. Jupiter's retrograde turn will see the tide turn on the financial front and where there have been delays on money matters that have started but haven't moved, there should be some movement. A solar eclipse in your home and family sector on the 13th July comes just two days after money matters get the green light. This creates some positive conditions for financial matters on the home, family and/or property fronts. As your ruling planet, having Mars in his first full month in retrograde motion is also significant for you. No matter where Mars is, in your chart, you have directly plugged into and feel his influence quite strongly. In his first full month in retrograde motion in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, this is a chance to reconnect with old friends or just make up for lost time.
While there may have been some challenges on the communication front late last month, with the Sun confronted by both a Full Moon and Saturn at the same time, you'll enjoy the benefits this month. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of July in your communication sector, making this an important time of year for communication and connecting. Even more so this year, with Jupiter making his first visit in your relationship sector in 12 years. That connection between the Sun and Jupiter, the two largest and most powerful forces in the solar system, will come together between the 11th July and the 13th July. It begins with Jupiter's direct turn on the 11th July, giving relationship matters the green light, turning the tide and shifting the focus away from the past. It is a solar eclipse just two days later in your communication sector on the 13th July, that creates the potential for a major breakthrough. With the Sun's departure from your communication sector on the 23rd July, but Jupiter also moving into his most important months in your relationship sector, there is extra incentive to make his final weeks count. This is also an important month for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. Even more so when the Sun returns to your home and family sector on the 23rd July it will be clear that work/life balance is a lot more important this year. While the focus will always shift to home and family matters at this time of year, there is rarely planetary activity in your career sector at the time. This year you not only have Mars in your career sector, but having turned retrograde late last month, is here to stay. A total lunar eclipse in your career sector on the 28th July will see the Sun and the Moon and therefore your home and professional lives clash. Yet there is a chance to make work/life balance a priority from the get go.
When your birthday month ended on the 21st June, the Sun wrapped up all planetary activity in Gemini, but left you with every reason for confidence and a renewed sense of personal purpose. For the first time in four years the Sun, Mercury and Venus were able to move through Gemini without having to compete with Saturn in your relationship sector, dramatically decreasing any risk of personal and/or relationship tension. Yet more importantly, this was a chance to make it about you and focus on giving your new solar year an auspicious new start. Already the Sun has moved on and is in your income sector until the 23rd July. While this is something that happens at this time every year, it has been 12 years since the Sun returned to find Jupiter in your work sector. With Neptune in his first full month in retrograde motion in your career sector, this creates a stunning month across the income, work and career fronts. Jupiter's direct turn on the 11th July will give work and job matters the green light, just two days before a solar eclipse in your income sector on the 13th July. While this is a stunning month for income, work and career matters, in a rare twist of fate you also have Mars in an adventurous part of your chart all month. Mars should have left your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery last month, but instead turned retrograde, with his first full month in retrograde motion a chance to make up for lost time. Mars will continue to fuel a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences, but with the doors open to the past and second chances. This will ensure life doesn't become all work and no play.
This is always an important month for you, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of July in Cancer. Yet just how important this year is, will be realised when the gods play their wildcard, with a solar eclipse in Cancer on the 13th July. This is the first solar eclipse in Cancer since 2011, but the first triggered by the approach of the North Node since 2001. Eclipses aren't random and while a solar eclipse brings the potential for major new beginnings, this can only happen when a New Moon falls close to a lunar node. While the North Node won't return to Cancer until November, it is close enough to turn an ordinary New Moon on the 13th July into an extraordinary solar eclipse. This is a harbinger of things to come, with the real implications of what this triggers not fully realised until later in the year. The last solar eclipse here in 2011 was because the South Node was in Cancer, while the last solar eclipse with the North Node here was in 2001. Why that matters is that the South Node is connected with the past and the North Node to the future. Whatever fate is planning in the future, this solar eclipse is a stepping stone. In the meantime, there are two main camps in play this month that provide the perfect kind of balance. On one hand, this is a good month for both professional and income matters, with professional forces playing back up to lucrative new developments. Yet with Jupiter turning direct in a playful part of your chart on the 11th July and Neptune in his first full month in retrograde motion in an adventurous part of your chart, they're making sure life doesn't become all work and no play.
July is always an important month for you, but also a transition month, where the past makes way for the new. As is always the case at this time of year, July begins with the Sun in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart and the month long wind down of your old solar year underway. Until the Sun returns to Leo to begin your birthday month and new solar year on the 23rd July, the solar spotlight is on the past. Yet you begin the month with Mercury and Venus already in Leo, with their focus already on the future. Yet while the month begins with the lines between the past, present and future blurred because you are still winding down your old solar year, you end the month with the lines still blurred. That is because while the Sun will return to Leo on the 23rd July, Mercury's retrograde turn on the 26th July will continue to hold the doors open to the past and maintain your view of the rear view mirror. This will also keep things at a measured pace, especially with so many other planets in retrograde motion this month. This will make it easier to maintain the right work/life balance, in a month where there is a lot happening across the income, work and career fronts. That theme of balance also includes a balance between your personal and relationship needs. With so many planets in Leo, the focus is always going to be on your own personal needs at this time of year. Yet with Mars not only in your relationship sector but spending his first full month in retrograde motion, your relationship needs are just as important. A total lunar eclipse on the 28th July will see those needs clash, but fortunately, you have Mercury, planet of communication in Leo all month.
The month long wind down of your old solar year doesn't even begin until the 23rd July, with your birthday month and new solar year not starting for another month after that. Yet you begin the month with Ceres already in Virgo and she will be joined by Venus on the 10th July. This is early in the year to have planets in Virgo, but between them, Venus and Ceres give you a jump on your birthday month and new solar year and in their own unique way. Ceres is the queen of nurturing and her first visit in four years is a chance to update your needs and priorities. Where Ceres goes deep, beyond what you think you want to discover what you really need, Venus helps you identify what you want and how to make it happen now. Venus, planet of love returns to Virgo once a year, but has returned to find Saturn in your romantic sector for the first time in three decades. A Full Moon there late last month has already given your heart a sense of determination and not just on the romantic front. If you want it, Venus and Ceres are here to make it happen. With Saturn and Pluto in retrograde motion in your romantic and creative sector and Neptune in his first full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, Venus has the choice of the doors open to the past and second chances on both fronts. This is also a month where you might need to watch your energy levels, refusing to push yourself, either at work or with the things that keep you busy. For as he spends his first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector Mars has slowed right down and is encouraging you to do the same.
Just when you thought you knew where things stood, especially across the income, work and career fronts, this month is likely to surprise you. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of July in your career sector, Jupiter has been in your income sector since last October and in retrograde motion since March, while Neptune has been in your work sector since 2012. Yet they come together this month in a way that is likely to surprise and delight you. To start with it will be business as usual and you might even be dealing with some professional pressure or work/life balance tension. If there has been tension you this should already be fading, after the Sun was not only fronted by a Full Moon on the home front late last month, but an opposition with Saturn there as well. Yet while work/life balance will continue to be policed, it won't be to the degree that things reached late last month. With Neptune in his early weeks in retrograde motion on the job front, even the professional gods could see the benefits of working smarter and pacing yourself. The surprise and delights start with Jupiter's direct turn in your income sector on the 11th July, followed by a solar eclipse in your career sector on the 13th July. Whatever this triggers will have implications across the income, work and career fronts, not just now but for months to come. In the meantime, with Mars not only in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart but in his first full month in retrograde motion, there will be little chance of life becoming all work and no play. Maybe that's why the work/life balance reminders late last month needed to be so impossible to ignore.
This is such an important month for you, that July is the month that everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from. While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of July in an adventurous part of your chart and that will always boost your spirits and make for an exciting month, July is rarely a game changing month. What makes this such a game changing month is Jupiter, who finally turns direct in Scorpio on the 11th July. This is far more significant than simply shifting your focus from the rear view mirror to the road ahead. Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion returned to Scorpio last October to spend 13 months laying down the foundations to a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. In direct motion until March, this was a chance to explore as much new potential and get as many options on the table as possible. Since turning retrograde you've had a chance to spend time back at the drawing board, sorting through what to run with and what to discard. Due to leave on the 9th November, Jupiter's direct turn marks the beginning of the end and the start of the push to bring things home. This is when the handbrake is released and the lights turn green, finally reaching a point in the year where you feel you're moving forward again. This comes in the backdrop of what is a stunning professional month, with a lot of things coming together on the career front. Yet with Mars not only on the other side of the sky in your home and family sector but in retrograde motion, a need for work/life balance is being policed. And just as well, for there is a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia in the air all month.
There are some exciting developments this month, in a number of different clusters. One of those clusters surrounds income, work and career matters, where separately developments that wouldn't be game changing have the potential to be, because they are coming together at the same time. While the Sun won't return to your career sector until later next month, Ceres' return late last month and Venus' return on the 11th July have got things moving early. This comes as things settle on the income front and there are new developments on the job front. However, balance is also an important theme this month, whether it's a balance between money coming in and money going out or between knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. For while this is a good month for income matters, with the Sun in your financial sector until the 23rd July, there is also a need to focus on your financial situation and money matters. This is when you're able to take care of any financial housekeeping, but also begin any new financial projects or just new beginnings in general. On a personal level, one of the most significant events this month is Jupiter's direct turn on the 11th July. While Jupiter will still be in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart and this will still be drawing your focus inwards and backwards, the dynamics shift. Last October Jupiter returned to spend 13 months bringing home a 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion that began 11 years earlier, as well as to help prepare for the start of a new 12 year cycle of expansion in November. Until now the focus has been on bringing the old cycle home, but once he turns direct on the 11th July it becomes more about preparing for the future.
The good news is that the personal and/or relationship tension that may have come to a head late last month is already dropping back and while the message remains just as important, the delivery will become more subtle. That message was a need for balance between your personal and relationship needs, at a time of year when it is normally more about your relationships. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of July in your relationship sector and halfway between your last birthday month and the next, this is often a time when your own needs are forgotten. Not this year. As was the case when Venus and Mercury returned to your relationship sector, it was to find not only Pluto in opposition in Capricorn, but for the first time in three decades Saturn as well. Since 2008 Pluto has been defending a need for balance, but not in the way that Saturn can police. It was Saturn's opposition with the Sun during a Full Moon in Capricorn late last month that really brought things to a head. Yet with the message delivered, this won't be repeated and it is more that there will be a watchful eye on a balance between your personal and relationship needs. In the meantime, a solar eclipse in Cancer on the 13th July is exciting and suggests the element of fate is in play. This brings the potential for major new beginnings, either at the time or down the line. In the meantime, there is a lot of focus on money this month, both on the income front and when it comes to money matters as a whole. While it is normal to focus on money matters at this time of year, having Mars not only in your income sector but in retrograde motion, is a game changer. This gives you access to the past, second chances and untapped income potential.
As much as you have reached a game changing month across the income, work and career fronts, you won't get away with pushing yourself, but then, fortunately, you don't need to. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of July in your work sector, but with Jupiter in your career sector and Neptune in your income sector, the support is stunning. To start with it is more the potential of something brewing and if anything, you may be put off by work tension and job pressure that came to a head late last month. It was in the closing days of last month that the Sun not only came under pressure from a Full Moon, but from Saturn as well. A Full Moon is something that the Sun will always encounter during its month long visit to your work sector, at this time every year. However, the last time Saturn moved into opposition was three decades ago. With both in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, this is also a reminder to the Sun to slow down and pace yourself. This is all about knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. Yet with the message delivered the timing couldn't be better. For as you wait for Jupiter's direct turn in your career sector on the 11th July and a solar eclipse in your work sector on the 13th July, there really is a need to pull back. In addition with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos not only in Aquarius but in his first full month in retrograde motion, even if you tried to push yourself, either personally or professionally you would struggle to. In hindsight, the work tension and job pressure late last month and not to subtle call to slow down, couldn't have come with better timing.
July is always a good month for you, but also a crossover month, where the lines between work and play become blurred. Why July is always one of the better months of any year for you, is that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. This not only creates a fun atmosphere, but puts the Sun at a friendly aspect to your Sun. Cancer and Pisces are both Water signs and are in harmony with each other. When the Sun moves through Cancer, ruler of a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, there is a reminder and permission to have fun. This year you also have Jupiter not only in an adventurous part of your chart, but in retrograde motion since March. This has a potent mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia in play in the early part of the month. However, while the Sun won't return to your work sector until the 23rd July, something that happens at this time every year, Venus and Mercury start the month here. That transition from play to work that happens in the later part of July each year, has already begun. Yet with Jupiter turning direct on the 11th July and a solar eclipse in a playful part of your chart on the 12th July, there is little danger of life becoming all work and no play. With Mars not only in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart but in retrograde motion, you will find that even if you tried to push yourself there is no wind in your sails. Yet by slowing down and savouring the moment, you're more likely to have it all. Not only is July a playful and an adventurous month and a good month for both income and job matters, but for your relationships as well. In fact, there is something special developing on the relationship front from the get go, with things only getting better, especially from the 11th July.