The month of July offers a gentle and stabilizing influence of two feminine energies, Cancer and Taurus, combined with the all-embracing inflections of Fire signs. The Sun and Mercury enter Leo, inducing a creative and playful approach to life, but also possible egotistical reactions. The transition of Mars from Aries to Taurus tends to temper the unfolding of actions and anchor us in pragmatic purposes and strategies.
Thus, under Cancer’s influence, we may encounter various situations related to intimacy, home, family, national space, history. The way we manage our own emotions will make the difference between sensitivity and capriciousness. Leo’s activation in the second part of the month counterbalances this delicacy with the desire to celebrate life and gain recognition for our uniqueness. Here are the main astral events of July:
On July 2, the square between Mars and Pluto is exact, an aspect that speaks of strength and courage. Our will may encounter obstacles that require considerable effort. These can, however, help us to bring to the surface considerable will reserves and overcome power complexes. Frustrations and repressed energy can fuel radical acts of independence. We need to stay very responsible in managing this huge reservoir of ambition.
After July 5, with Mars in Taurus we are inclined to act more cautiously, motivated by practical factors. We move through life rather slowly, but then we can sustain long-term efforts at a steady pace. Some issues regarding the management of material resources can infuriate us and generate competitive reactions. AstroFidelia recommends steadfastness and resistance in order to achieve what we want.
On July 5 Mercury moves from Gemini into Cancer. From this moment on, rational thinking is intertwined with emotions. It is easier for us to express ourselves lyrically and give voice to our feelings, but we must be careful not to become subjective in our reasoning. We tend to protect our own thoughts and share them only with very close people. We may approach with ease topics related to family, home and past.
Around July 10, the sextile between the Sun and Uranus gives us originality and audacity in order to manifest ourselves freely, progressively. We need to identify with positive collective ideals. It is good to keep our sense of individuality, but at the same time to be aware of our role within society and our contribution to shaping the future. In this surprising period, we need to protect traditions that deserve to be carried on.
Around July 14, the Venus-Neptune square makes us highly idealistic in love. Although it can be quite difficult for us to remain realistic about other people, this aspect helps us to perceive the subtle, refined nuances of our relationships. AstroFidelia recommends looking beyond appearances and becoming aware of our projections on others. Meanwhile, this is a good time to manifest unconditional love. We are very receptive to beauty and art.
On July 16, the Sun and Mercury meet in the sensitive sign of Cancer. We identify with our thinking processes. We are inclined to analyze ourselves, in an attempt to know and understand better who we are. We need to be proud of our intelligence. This is also a good time to become more aware of our role within our families and countries of origin. We can be concerned about self-defence strategies.
On July 18, Venus enters the mindful and maternal sign of Cancer. From this moment on, it is possible to notice a certain shyness and avoiding attitude in relationships. Our dear ones arouse strong emotions in us and the desire to protect them. AstroFidelia recommends not to confuse romance with domestic activities, although a high dose of intimacy and comfort is required in order to fortify our relationships.
After July 19, Mercury in Leo makes us think and communicate more spontaneous, vividly. We need to be proud of our intelligence, and we tend to be demonstrative about it. Funny jokes accompany our reasoning. It is good to avoid intellectual hubris and arrogant communication. Dialogues with children or related to their education can be truly revealing. We may realize that the creative possibilities of our mind are limitless.
On July 22, the Sun enters Leo. In the coming weeks, we can strengthen our self-esteem by understanding that we have the right to manifest our own brilliance in relation to others. Every human being has the right to feel special, including us. Of course, we must treat those around us with equal honour. AstroFidelia recommends demonstrating our own creative talents and enjoy the cheerful moments that come our way.
Around July 25, we can attract interesting opportunities through other people, especially family members. However, we may not bear to make relationships too predictable and dull, so we have to expand our social horizons. Trying to co-opt those close to us in these adventures might be hard, but rewarding. The whims of others can irritate us and make us move forward on our own.
On July 26, the square between Mercury and Mars is exact. We fight by the force of arguments. Those who are too boastful and arrogant can arouse an impenetrable resistance in us. AstroFidelia recommends avoiding the tendency to speak harshly. Our mind is like a double-edged sword which must be used responsibly. Creatively, we can inspire and impress others with intuitive, unique and special arguments.
Between July 28 and November 24, Jupiter will retrograde through the signs of Aries and Pisces. During these months, we have the opportunity to carefully analyze our principles and beliefs so that we eliminate erroneous judgments and become wiser. It is good to detach ourselves from collective beliefs and come to our own conclusions. Our intuition and spirit of synthesis function in a special way.
By the transits through Cancer, July therefore provides us with opportunities to descend into the intimate universe of our emotions. At the same time, Leo’s energy makes its presence felt to the fullest, launching an invitation to individuation and celebration of life. Under the influence of this solar sign, we are invited to discover what true happiness means for us. We learn to open our hearts and manifest love, generosity and self-confidence.
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