JULY 2018 HOROSCOPE
BY JANET AMID
Many changes this month, the most significant hit us a few months back as Uranus the planet of surprise, moved into the earthy-stubborn sign of Taurus. Its last occurrence was 80 years ago, 1934 through 1942. And with transiting Jupiter in Scorpio, (such as it is now), brought about the Banking Act in 1935, as well as the Social Security Act, both under Franklin Roosevelt. So now history repeats.
MARS, THE PLANET OF ACTION, CONTINUES IN RETROGRADE UNTIL AUGUST 28 –
Mars the planet of action continues in retrograde until August 28 in the independent, freedom-seeking sign of Aquarius. For many of this transit can be a heavy one in that is pulsates our energy, we find ourselves feeling on overload as this intense vortex may have us going in a thousand different directions. Since Mars is transiting in the humanity, Uranus – ruled the sign of Aquarius, our need for justice and equality seems fitting. The good news is we may begin to see an advance in health technology as the retrograde brings situations out into the open. Closed cases will suddenly find their truth, relationships both new and existing will reveal themselves. Most of the conflicts and challenges that appear during Mars retrograde will be temporary— that’s why we need to keep focused on the big picture and the philosophy of what we are doing. Mars retrograde is tremendously powerful, although the energy is not well-suited for forward motion. It is very well suited, however, for reinforcing or strengthening some aspects of our lives. Those born under the sign of Aries and Scorpio may feel the intensity as Mars is their ruling sign. Others born under Leo and Aquarius may feel energetically the effects, more than likely on a physical as well as emotional level. Towards the end of August, it transits into the sign of Capricorn, moving backward from Aquarius.
July 12 – Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer – This month’s New Moon/Eclipse on July 12, in moon-ruled Cancer signifies a good time for positive intentions. Planting the seeds, manifestation. As the moon’s light grows and expands, your intentions and actions could continue to develop further. How everything unfolds for each person also depends on how one is being individually influenced by the astrology its opposition to transiting Saturn can create an emotional upheaval as emotions and logic intersect. The harmonious balance to the transiting Moon creates the need to break down the barriers as we follow through on personal growth as well as progression.
July 27 – Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius – With this Aquarian energy in the cosmic fold, brings forth the ability to visualize while helping others connect on a more spiritual and intellectual level. The fire and air combination provides us with the ability to clear away debris from the past, it’s about venturing forth, not allowing ourselves to be weighed down. Time to increase your spiritual flow. The unwanted drama in your life can cease to exist. It’s all about you.
Uranus, The Planet of Unpredictability now in Taurus on May 15, 2018, until 2026, Interesting transit since Taurus rules money, banking, personal possessions and routine, now transiting the planetary influence of surprise, and revolutionary acts. This could shift how we view finance, it could revolutionize our banking system. On a much larger global scale, we may begin to fight our way out of this financial flux. It may also set us free from the things that bind us, clearing the way for more opportunity, we may fall a bit before the dust settles, then we rise up again, better than ever.
(March 21 – April 19)
As the Full Moon Eclipse & Mars retrograde occurs, friendships, as well as connections through friends as well as co-workers, may “feel” a bit unsettling. Though your heart may be in the best place, your ability to relate or connect may differ. During this month, with all the planetary influences in a frenzy, observe, pay attention and focus on important details. This is a passing transit and in time will prove to be helpful as you find yourself weeding out the negatives and allowing the positive to remain.
(April 20 – May 20)
So much activity occurring at the zenith part of your chart, your career. This could be triggering a complete tailspin as your try to grab on to some sort of anchor. This can be a busy, prosperous time, yet also somewhat unpredictable as Mars in retrograde in the erratic sign of Aquarius signals unexpected occurrences. You may find yourself needing to go with the current as opposed to going against it. In doing so, there will be a sense of calm as you gather your bearings. The outcome in itself may be fruitful, but it’s all in how you play the game.
(May 21 – June 20)
Your mind, as well as insight, is in a whirlwind this month as Mars retrograde along with the Full Moon on the 27th can trigger a higher sense of awareness. Your instincts are on fire, and your desire to step out of the box is well indicated. Also, a strong urge to travel or seek out is common for this transit, therefore it can also create impulse reactions. Pull back and rethink, while revisiting later in the month. Either way, your spiritual, juices are heightened, so stay tuned.
(June 21 – July 22)
As concerned as you are about your finances, this particular cycle as Mars transits in retrograde could warrant some minor concerns. This transit could trigger unwarranted financial issues. Be clear with major purchases, as well as anything regarding real estate or investments. Pay attention when signing on the dotted line. On the flip side, however, this cycle has been known to create a windfall. Either way, pay caution to the wind and trust your instincts.
(July 23 – Aug. 22)
As Mars retrogrades your area of partnerships/ relationships, your concerns are aimed at those you’re connected to, whether work or play. This cycle lends itself to unpredictability. You may most definitely see yourself going into too many circles while trying to maintain a sense of balance. Stay neutral and determine your position while trying not to make too many waves.
(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
As Mars retrogrades your health it’s important to be aware of your own limitations. Specifically speaking, you may be feeling overwhelmed at this time, while not paying attention to your body’s signals. Clearly, this is a period in which you pay more attention to what you need as opposed to what you think you want. Don’t over think it, just tune in to your own needs for a change.
(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Matters of the heart can be somewhat unpredictable at this time as Mars in retrograde occurs in your 5th house of relationship/romance. This can be a period for a whirlwind romance that could possibly sour after Mars moves direct. So, don’t be hasty, take small steps before jumping in with both feet. Also, not the best time for speculation, though in some cases it can be a positive transit. However better to be safe than sorry.
(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
A need to get rid of unwanted stuff that has been loading you down as Mars in retrograde triggers an impulse to purge. In addition, your desire to nest is imminent, and you may very well find yourself needing to create a family resolution. A good period to heal, not a good time to stir the pot. Also, the month opens itself up to your intuition. Trust your gut.
(Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
As outspoken as you are, this can be a great transit to speak your words with clarity and less emotion. Though sometimes Mars in retrograde in your area of chat may cause unintentional words of hurt. So be aware and think things through before jumping in. Also, a very good cycle in which you may find yourself more introspective, as in-tuned to your surroundings. Try stepping away from yourself, do something different, maybe try your hand at writing or painting.
(Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
This can be a good week to get your finances in order, to utilize your given skills of objectivity. A good sound period to develop financial gain, yet also being creative when dealing with money matters. Hold off on investments, or any large purchases, if necessary seek the advice of an expert, while also being aware when signing on the dotted line.
(Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
An interesting transit with Mars retrograding in your own sign. Relationships, both work and personal, may be unpredictable, to say the least. Your own energy may be in an upheaval as your scurry to keep it all together. Take time out before jumping the gun. Fewer words and more action make for a better day.
(Feb. 19 – March 20)
So much is taking place in your area of thought, as Mars in retrograde may unleash issues from the past. Dredging up issues that lack resolve. During this time, you may feel a compulsion to sift through while paying attention to your intuition. Trusting your own judgment calls.