You must turn around and retrace your steps in relationships this month, as messenger Mercury retrogrades in your 7th House of Partners on July 14. This event signals the importance of reconsidering and, where necessary, renegotiating your agreements with others. Additionally, your provocative ruling planet Uranus turns backward in your 3rd House of Communication on July 13, reinforcing the necessity of double-checking expectations that come to light during conversations with those close to you.
Fortunately, you receive assistance as you redress relationship imbalances on July 3, when Mars enters cooperative Libra, facilitating your ability to compromise. You’ll need the steady rudder of reason as the normally orderly Capricorn Full Moon lights up your 12th House of Privacy, also on July 3, triggering revelations from your subconscious and exposing secrets. The Moon is conjunct obsessive Pluto, square rebellious Uranus, and aspects reactive Mercury, producing a volatile cocktail of mistrust, anger and suspicion that can rock your world. It’s difficult to remain detached if you feel betrayed by others or disappointed by your own failure, but punishment only prolongs the pain without providing any answers.
The time is right for a thoughtful and serious commitment to long-term change, rather than trying to resolve your issues overnight. Establishing healthy routines at home and work may not sound exciting, but it’ll earn you peace of mind you’re unlikely to find any other way.
An electrifying Mars-Uranus opposition on July 18 sparks unusual behavior, yet the tenacious Cancer New Moon on July 19 is stressed by a square with cautious Saturn that rewards patience and makes haste especially costly. Happily, an eye-opening Jupiter-Uranus sextile and the Sun’s entry into theatrical Leo on July 22 are bound to get your creative juices flowing again.
Keep In Mind: Changing the rules in a relationship is neither irresponsible nor weak when it’s an authentic response to your needs.
Career: Double-Check the Details
Hunkering down to deal with the sometimes dull details of work could be your smartest move this month. July opens with the cautious Cancer Sun in your 6th House of Employment, where it will keep you focused on routine tasks until July 22. If you’re seeking a job, be willing to start in a lower position if that will get you in the door, teach you the ropes and lead to something more interesting down the road.
Connections with people organizations in faraway places could benefit by assertive Mars’ entry into Libra and your 9th House of Travel on July 3. This is also the House of Higher Education, so investing in learning, teaching and publishing efforts could bring new opportunities.
A strange twist starts on July 14 when communicative Mercury turns retrograde in your 7th House of Others. This reversal in the partnership sector of your chart can complicate conversations. Faulty data and inflated promises could lead to disappointment, so double check facts and be modest in your claims to keep alliances on track and your credibility intact.
You should get a better picture of your future around July 21, when expansive Jupiter aligns favorably with innovative Uranus, your ruling planet. This aspect can inspire you with a fresh vision of where you want to go, or a sudden understanding of your current situation.
The following day the Sun emerges from the bottom half of your chart as it begins a three-month climb to the top of it. Sharing your feelings more openly and selling your ideas with confidence works well, as long as you’ve done your homework in advance.
Love: Silence Your Inner Critic
July begins with the Sun in the 6th House of Adjustments, which can reveal your flaws or bog you down with petty details. While this sharpens your eye when it comes to evaluating relationships, it’s vital that you don’t allow criticism of yourself or others to get out of hand. Making improvements with quiet efficiency is helpful, while mere complaining is not.
Trust issues could be spurred by the Capricorn Full Moon joined with manipulative Pluto on July 3. This occurs in your 12th House of Secrets, where it can bring hidden issues to the surface. It’s time to clean up unfinished business instead of pushing ahead without learning from the past. Still, loving Venus turned forward in your 5th House of Romance in late June and is picking up speed this month. This adds a playful tone that helps you to have fun without being overly ambitious about where pleasure will take you.
On July 14, communicative Mercury turns backward in your 7th House of Partners, which can complicate conversations during the following three weeks. Thinking carefully before you speak or react to what others say can help to avoid messy situations.
On July 22, the Sun enters expressive Leo and your 7th House of Partners, which kicks up your enthusiasm for partnerships. It can put new life into a current alliance or increase your chances for meeting someone new. It’s appropriate to be more open in expressing yourself and in taking chances to connect with people who are appealing to you.
(Source: The Huffington Post)