Oct - 21 Nov
This month’s solar eclipse on 3 July
falls in Cancer and the lunar eclipse
two weeks later falls in Capricorn. Since
these are the areas of your solar chart
associated with travel, study and metaphysical
matters, it is this area of your life where the effects
of the eclipse are most likely to be felt over the weeks
and months ahead. The eclipse is pointing to the importance of
some form of adventure or journey, whether physical, spiritual or intellectual, that will take you to a new place or new space psychologically. With Venus in Cancer from 4 July, this would also be a good time for a break away from your usual scene and routine to explore pastures new.
With Mars, your traditional planetary ruler, in Leo from 2 July, Mercury until 20 July and the Sun from 23 July, there is a significant planetary activity in Leo, the zone of your solar chart associated with your work, vocation and dealings with those in positions of influence and authority. With dynamic Mars in Leo you’ll be in the mood to move ahead with your dreams, schemes and goals and the Sun’s entrance from 23 July suggests you should make the most of opportunities to promote yourself and your talents.
However, with Mercury, the planet associated with communication in all its many forms, retrograde from 07 July – 1 August, communication problems and misunderstandings could complicate your efforts to get ahead. Nevertheless, try to bite you tongue and not shoot the messenger should you experience delays, detours and distractions, especially around 9 July when Mars and retrograde Mercury meet in Leo. At the same time, be sure to check your facts, read the small print, don’t make promises you can’t, or won’t, keep and beware of Greeks bearing gifts.