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The joy of July will be found in freedom of movement now that Mars is in direct motion after moving backwards for the past two and a half months. Many parts of your life that were put on hold can now proceed and feel that you are once again in command. As he moves forward in the last degrees of Scorpio you will intuitively do what’s best concerning that area of your life where Scorpio resides in your chart.
Saturn is still retrograde in Sagittarius and remains so all month.
May July be a month of growth for you, all kinds of growth.
July 1 – Moon in Gemini. You’ll be on the move all day. Don’t get stuck having to do one long project that needs concentration to detail. Venus and Jupiter dance together and blessings abound. They bring many lucky moments to you, especially in the area of home, family, and travel.
July 2 – Moon in Gemini. Refrain from planting today. You’ll do better seeing friends, taking short trips, and doing errands. Leave time for talks with those you meet along the way as you’ll want to share information. Try to stay away from letting the conversations veer towards gossip.
July 3 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer at 9:20 am. Sleep late and have a slow start to the day. Get together with family members for a late brunch and/or other meals. You can do your planting today. Spend time by water and let the rhythms of it’s movement sooth you. Tonight is the dark of the moon.
July 4 – Moon in Cancer. The New Moon on the nation’s birthday portends a new start for the USA. Meditate outdoors in nature and visualize a seed blossoming into a beautiful flower. Ask the nature spirits to help keep the country safe and secure. Celebrate the day with traditional summer food.
July 5 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo at 12:28 pm. Catch up on messages and emails in the morning. Do what must be done as you’ll want to play in the afternoon. Mercury and Neptune bring your intuitive mind to the forefront of your thinking and urge you to drift with the currents of the day. Write a poem.
July 6 – Moon in Leo. The Sun and Mercury meet and tell you to act on the ideas that have been bubbling up in your mind for the past month. They give you an opportunity to proceed with full creative freedom. Follow your instincts and don’t censor yourself. Do tomorrow’s work today.
July 7 – Moon in Leo, VC from 8:06 am until 6:41 pm when it enters Virgo. Leave as much work for tomorrow as you can. Hold off on ordering, signing important papers, or making important decisions. Embrace the joys of summer and give yourself permission to play. You can always do some work tonight.
July 8 – Moon in Virgo. This is a weekend to catch up and clean up and do all those things you’ve meant to do but didn’t. It’s a barren moon, best for weeding and mowing and tidying up the garden. It’s a good time to make plans and organize your summer activities and firm up dates for who visits you and when you go visiting friends and family.
July 9 – Moon in Virgo. Hold off on planting until tomorrow. Keep on with the type of work you did yesterday. Focus on getting rid of clutter as you’ll have the discrimination to make good choices of what to recycle and give away and what to keep. You’ll be happy to have the extra space once you’re done. Work hard today so you can rest tomorrow.
July 10 – Moon in Libra. The Sun and Jupiter hold hands and offer you another lucky day when you feel generous and expansive. Take a giant leap towards growing your life. Plant flowers and the kind of vegetables that grow edible flowers. Buy flowers and give them as gifts. Do something special with your partner.
July 11 – Moon in Libra. It’s a day to be a peacemaker. You can find the common thread between people and help them find a compromise to suit their different needs. Take care of your legal matters. Words that you didn’t expect to say will come pouring out of your mouth and you’ll speak a truth.
July 12 – Moon in Libra, VC from 11:01 am until 4:52 pm when it enters Scorpio. Venus enters Leo where she shines with a romantic flair. She invites you to have a summer romance, to renew the romance in your relationship, and to be loving to those around you. You can lighten up today.
July 13 – Moon in Scorpio. Today and tomorrow are days when you can do a lot of planting before a string of barren days comes along. It’s a fertile day in more ways than just plants. Use your imagination to create vibrant scenarios of how you want your life to be. It’s good energy for writing and artistic projects. You’ll be expressing yourself in a dramatic but tasteful way.
July 14 –Moon in Scorpio, VC 8:22 pm. The element of water which has connotations of emotions, intuitions, and psychic experiences, rules the day. Listen to your gut responses and your hunches as they contain valid information. Try water therapies or just go sit by a stream, lake, or ocean. Plant a bit more.
July 15 – Moon in Sagittarius. Finish up the work week while making plans for future expansion. You can see the big picture and want to move into a brighter future. Learn something new today. Make contact with friends and acquaintances who are spread out all over the globe. Set out on a weekend adventure.
July 16 – Moon in Sagittarius. It’s a high energy day with the Sun and Uranus at odds and Mars revving them up. Take care that you don’t move too fast or get too impatient. Be cautious when handling anything flammable or explosive. Take a moment to think of the consequences of taking a risk. It’s a day to have fun.
July 17 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 3:33 pm. Take today for having a mini-vacation and do the things you love to do in the Summer. Forget any schedule you’ve made and feel free to roam on foot, on a bike, on a horse, or on waterskies. You can catch up on your phone calls and emails in the evening.
July 18 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is the day to handle your most serious business. You can do the tough jobs and stick with them until they are done. You can fix any schedules or plans to make them more efficient. You’ll see the glass as half full but will be able to see the most practical way to increase its volume.
July 19 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 6:56 pm. Today’s full moon is a time to stop and appreciate the gifts that Mother Earth bestows upon us. Plant a perennial or a tree to honor her. It’s a good day to finish a long term project and begin the next one. Buy a house or a piece of land if you have one in mind that you like.
July 20 –Moon in Aquarius. You have to do double duty today so that you can coast during tomorrow’s long VC period. Set things up so you only have to follow through. Venus and Saturn are in sync and they offer you a chance to stabilize the love and money areas of your life. It’s a good day to make that commitment.
July 21 – Moon VC Aquarius. Today is the last day of Cancer which means that Summer is one third over. Take some time to enjoy your favorite water sports or just lounge by the pool, or in your hammock. Catch up on your reading as you go through the piles of magazines and trade journal that you put aside for a day like this.
July 22 – Moon in Pisces. The Sun enters Leo at 5:30 am. You won’t feel too motivated to do much except tidy up loose ends and get ready for the weekend. You can plant again. You’ll notice an outflowing of generosity and will desire to help others. Make a donation to a fund that helps children.
July 23 – Moon in Pisces. It’s a great day to garden and tend to your flowers and vegetables. You won’t be able to do so tomorrow. Put in a second planting for a Fall crop. Let your intuition guide you through the day and lead you to places where you will have blessed experiences. Feel yourself opening as you replace fear with love.
July 24 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 8:33 am. Today the element of fire is dominant. Have fun in the sun and be careful not to burn. Go beyond your usual limits and be daring. Challenge yourself to do what has always seemed a bit scary but is still safe. Don’t envy the bold people, be one.
July 25 –Moon in Aries. It’s a day to take action. You’re feeling inspired and will want to be moving as fast as you can go. Don’t let anyone try to tag along as you don’t have the patience to wait. You need to do your own thing today and do it your way. Don’t plant, just get rid of weeds and nasty bugs.
July 26 – Moon VC Aries, enters Taurus 11:37 am. You’ll feel twitchy this morning when the Moon passes over Uranus, but the energy gets calmer in the afternoon. You can slow down, take your time and literally smell the flowers. Pamper your body tonight with a massage and a bubble bath.
July 27 – Moon in Taurus. Enjoy the sensuality of Summer. All your senses can appreciate its gifts. You’ll find bargains when you shop and follow your heart when it tells you to buy something s a gift for a friend or loved one. Plant berry bushes and fruit trees. Forget your diet and have a gourmet dinner.
July 28 – Moon in Taurus, VC from 11:13 am until 2:17 pm when it enters Gemini. Take a good look at your finances and see if you can improve your investments to make your assets more secure. Err towards the side of safety today. Your mind perks up in the evening making it a better time to answer emails and make phone calls.
July 29 – Moon in Gemini. Uranus turns retrograde today and that gives the day a jangly feeling. You won’t need any coffee or tea as the whole day is a stimulant. Stop and take deep breathes when it all gets too much. Don’t try anything that needs steady concentration. Take care of any business today that you need do tomorrow.
July 30 -Moon in Gemini, VC from 7:46 am until 5:09 pm when it enters Cancer. Hold off on your planting as today is a barren moon. You will have better results if you wait until tomorrow. Mercury enters Virgo and gives you a few weeks of mental clarity. Focus on your writing projects.
July 31 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a day to plant, cook, and eat. Enjoy local food that is picked today. Give yourself time to take care of your personal needs. Relax by water and immerse yourself when you can. You’re feeling sensitive and will take things personally but you will also be very perceptive and can trust your intuition.