JULY 2019 ASTROCAST
by Lilly Roddy
Aquarius 1/20-2/18 Pisces 2/19-3/20 Aries 3/21-4/19
Taurus 4/20-5/20 Gemini 5/21-6/21 Cancer 6/22-7/22
Leo 7/23 - 8/22 Virgo 8/23-9/22 Libra 9/23-10/23
Scorpio 10/24-11/21 Sagittarius 11/22-12/21
As the month begins, Mercury, our personal traffic director, goes retrograde on July 4th and then direct on August 8th. This retrograde will initially impact the fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Later in the cycle, after July 19th, the Cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, are more activated. Mercury retrograde is a good time to take care of what’s on your plate before you add more to it. It’s best to wait until after August 8th before you start something new. Also, this month, we have a Solar Eclipse on July 2nd and the Lunar Eclipse on the 16th. Solar and Lunar eclipses are cycles of new beginnings that repeat approximately every 18 years. This Eclipse cycle is especially strong since it combines with Mercury retrograde, bringing the past events and decisions into a time of review. Along with this, we are also under the effects of a Saturn/Pluto alignment that began last September and continues through April 2020. This Saturn/Pluto alignment creates changes in governments, a shift in world power, and exposes the dirt behind the scenes. The Solar and Lunar Eclipses intensify this ongoing energy. The Eclipses have the strongest impact on the Cardinal signs. This can be a rocky and enlightening month for us all.
Aries – Career, family, and home is at the top of the menu for you this month. This is a big time of review about possible decisions and new career directions. This can even be a time when you are considering starting your own business. For the older Rams and Ewes, you may be considering retirement or cutting back on your schedule and obligations. This can also be a time where you are considering relocating or remodeling. Old family issues can resurface as well, that may include aging issues and family monies. This is a good month to consider your options, but permanent decisions are best made after August 8th.
Taurus – Communications are in the spotlight this month. You are reviewing interactions you’ve had over the last 3 months. You may have to make your views more clear to the people in your immediate environment. This can be a time where you are needing more respect or validation. You will want people to take your boundaries seriously and you will react strongly to those who don’t. This is especially strong on the 7th, 8th, and the 11th. In the later part of the month your focus shifts to your home and family. This could be a great month for a family reunion, making your personal nest a more comfortable place, or looking for a new place to live. With Mercury retrograde in your area that rules legal documents, do not sign any papers before August 8th, unless you have to!
Gemini – With your ruling planet retrograde for most of the month, this is your time to reexamine your past choices, get your files cleaned out and organized, and take some time for personal reflection. As the month begins you are focused on your finances, personal resources, and skills. You are looking at ways to cut some cost and ways to increase your salary or fees. Relationships are still in a positive mode for you despite your need for more personal time and less interactions. You are just trying to find some balance between your need for rest and the obligations you have to respond to. Driving this month may seem more difficult than usual. Give yourself extra time to get to where you are going!
Cancer – With the Eclipses in your sign this month, this is going to be a busy month. Emotionally, you are more volatile and likely to express how you feel rather than keeping all that emotionality locked up! The Eclipses are strongly impacting you and your relationships. For some, this is a time to renew those bonds while for others, this is the time to consider upgrading your current commitments. If you are having problems with partners, those problems are going to come to the surface so you can talk about them or yell about them. You must find some resolution, or some relationships are coming to an end. Personally, you are doing some self-review and will find it easier to speak your truth with the eclipses so strong. Toward the end of the month, you shift your directions to your finances and resources. This is a great month to take care of old or existing problems in this area of your life.
Leo – You are in a period of rest and retreat this month. Your psychic receptivity is very strong especially with the Eclipses adding to this power. You may need a respite from the physical demands you have been placing on yourself over the last couple of months. With Mars, planet of survival in your sign for the next 47 days, you will be putting yourself first in all situations. Your anger and impatience with others is very likely to show despite you intentions to control it. This can be a great time to get away to the beach or the lake. Work can generate more stress than usual this month. Avoid the people in your office who are the drama queens and need too much attention…unless that is you!! You are looking at new career directions that feeds your passion as well as makes you money! With Mars so active, you may not rest or sleep as well as usual. By the end of the month, you are ready to act on what you have been planning.
Virgo – Even with Mercury, your ruling planet retrograde, this is a good time for you to get out reconnect with old friends and business associates. Your energy level last month was very inconsistent and made it difficult to complete task and meeting with people, even people you liked because of the strong psychic influences. That will be less strong this month and you can follow up on what you had planned originally. Toward the end of the month, you are ready to take a less busy path. The end of the month is great for a short vacation, a visit to a spa or metaphysical retreat, and to do some journaling. The Eclipses are activating your creative juices. You are looking for new goals and directions in your career and in your avocations. You are keeping all options open and permanent decisions should be avoided until August.
Libra – The Eclipse cycle is impacting your career, your home, and your choices about long-term security. Of course, this has impact on your relationships as you may feel that you are pulled in too many directions at once and not really appreciated for all you do! Boundaries continue to be a major theme, especially with work. You are looking to make your work schedule more time efficient. For those of you that are older, this can be a time of considering retirement or revamping your career. For others, this can be a time where you are contemplating doing something on your own. In the later part of the month, friends and business associates will be supportive of any new endeavors. After August 8th, Mercury will be direct, and you will be ready to make some decisions. You are more socially active in the later part of the month!
Scorpio – This is a busy time for you even with the Mercury retrograde. This is an especially good month for writing projects, teaching, or attending classes, and connecting with folks from different cultural points of view. This is a very inventive time for you and new ideas will be coming fast and furious, especially during the eclipses. You will be expressing your feelings and emotions more easily. Your career or personal obligation area of your chart will be very, very active this month. There will be lots of new ideas and directions that will be open to you. It will be important to wait until August 8th before you put your fence post in cement. Your patience will be short with those that repeat the same problems. This will be especially true for your co-workers. Life takes on a very personal meaning to you through mid-August. Relationships need some invigoration. It will be easier to talk about improving your relationship with partner, even the scary parts! Take some time to get away and renew those bonds!
Sagittarius – You have been in a sluggish time over the last month, but you have more energy and drive through July. You are having to make sure that the decisions you make, really make you happy and fulfilled just don’t pay the bills. You have been looking for life to have a deeper and more spiritual meaning for you. With the Eclipse cycle in the areas of money, finances, and personal resources, you are exploring many ways to improve upon what you have gained. With Mercury retrograde for July, you should be reconnecting with business associates, friends, and organizations that you have had ongoing relationships with. This can be a great place to find new customers and bolster those that you have already had contact with. In the later part of the month, you will need a break from all the pushing you have been doing. This can be a great time for a vacation or even a stay cation!
Capricorn – This is an especially busy month for you with the Eclipse cycle having direct influence on you. As career and long-term security are always main items on your menu, this month personal self-expression and relationships take more of the spotlight. In relationships, if there are problems, Mercury retrograde will bring them up so you can do something about them. You will need a solution, or your relationship may not survive. For those relationships that are doing fine, this is a good time to check in and refine those connections. This can be a very good time to be considering going into business with a partner. The final decisions on any of your ideas should wait until after August 8th when Mercury is direct. Toward the end of the month, your interest turns to finances and improving your investments. This is a great month for taking care of any old nagging problem that you have been putting off. Family demands are having your check your boundaries. Sacrifice produces resentment if you don’t operate from your heart! Draw the line so you know where to stop!
Aquarius – You are focused on getting organized, cleaning up old problems at home and with co-workers, and taking better care of your overall health. You are reexamining your agreements about domestic responsibilities. You are wanting to lighten your load in this area. At work, you are looking for something that is more intellectually attractive and that makes you want to come to work! Routines and old expectations are falling short and this is your motivation to look for something different. You are also looking for more freedom from expectations in your partnerships as well. Relationships with long-term problems will have to find some resolutions in July or they may not last through the fall. In the later part of the month, relationship demand more attention. This may be a real test of the durability of your partnership and some close friendships. You are not as patient as usual but long-term decisions need to be made after August 8th, even if you know what you are going to do!
Pisces – You have been in a time of personal reflection, especially through last month. Decisions may have been more difficult, and you may have avoided too much social interaction. You haven’t had any extra energy or time to spend on people or causes that you are personally drawn to. Through most of the month, you are in a creative time where you are looking to find some fun and joy in your activities. This can be a great time to reconnect with old friends or exes from your past. Career options are still good but with Mercury retrograde, it’s better to make those choices after August 8th. This is a very picky time for you, and you won’t make just any decisions to just satisfy others or to keep the peace. Make sure you are happy first!
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