Whether you are a June or a July born Cancer, this is your birthday month and with it a chance for a reset. While this has brought you to the start of your birthday month and new solar year without any major planetary influences things are fairly ordinary, you have a team of planets that are returning at the right time to give you an empowered start to this new solar year. It was just over five weeks before the Sun’s return that the dwarf planet returned to Cancer to begin her first deep dive into your needs and priorities in five years. While this has allowed you to move into this new solar year with a better sense of your needs and priorities for the coming year, this is something that will continue to evolve. Ceres is here until 24th July, a day after your birthday month ends on 23rd July. Mercury’s return on 5th July will have a more practical focus and while only here for 15 days, allows you to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. Venus is the last planet to return to Cancer this year, finally giving your heart a voice when she returns on 18th July. For 48 hours, from Venus’ return on 18th July to Mercury’s departure on 20th July, every planet that will return to Cancer this year will be here at the same time, giving you everything needed to move into the final days of your birthday month and the solar year ahead with confidence. It is then that all but Venus will return to your income sector, beginning what has the potential to be the most lucrative months of 2022. However, long before that, it is having Mars in your career sector until 5th July and Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion staying on that is first creating the professional momentum that you can then capitalise on financially. Meanwhile, Mars’ return to your friendship sector will begin what will be a good seven weeks for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building.
For several reasons, this is always an important point in any year on the relationship front and there can be what appear to be challenges but instead are opportunities in disguise. With Pluto in your relationship sector since 2008 but always spending the middle months of each year in retrograde motion, this is a time for looking back but also when old issues could come to the surface. More because with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of July in Cancer, at some point this will see them clash. This brings you to your birthday month and the start of your new solar year, something that is putting the focus on your own needs and priorities. As Pluto works to keep the focus on your relationships, inevitably this will create tension between your personal and relationship needs. It is the Moon’s return to your relationship sector from 12th July to 14th July and the Full Moon this will create just before leaving that could bring this to a head in an emotionally charged way. However, this is a chance to get to the heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and with Pluto leaving next year, the timing couldn’t be better. What makes the timing auspicious is that held back by a retrograde phase Mercury, the planet of communication will finally return to Cancer. Mercury is only here for 15 days, returning on 5th July and leaving on 20th July, he will be here when it counts. Meanwhile, when it comes to matters of the heart Venus, the planet of love is making this a month of two halves. Until leaving a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart on 18th July Venus is taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love’s memory lane before returning to Cancer and looking to the future. It is the Moon’s visit to your romantic sector from 8th July to 10th July that will add to a sense of romantic nostalgia.
This is the month when the financial year flips on its heels, shifting the main focus onto the income side of the financial fence for the first time this year. Until now, all the planetary activity has been in your financial sector, the side of the financial fence where the focus is more on what you do with and how you manage the money you have. After some very active months on the financial front, including Mars’ first visit in two years, things began scaling back in May, but it was last month that Saturn turned retrograde, putting money matters into review mode. That is where things stand at the start of the month, but this has already cleared a path for new income potential. The Moon will make its last visit to your financial sector while all the planetary activity is on this side of the financial fence from 14th July to 16th July. While Saturn will continue to keep an eye on money matters, it is just days later that the main focus will shift to the other side of the financial fence. This will make this visit an important chance to check in. It is just four days after the Moon leaves that Mercury’s return on 20th July will make him the first visit to reach your income sector this year. This will be followed quickly by the Sun’s return on 23rd July and then by the dwarf planet Ceres’ return on 24th July. This is the point in each year when the Sun will turn the solar spotlight onto your income situation, matters and options, with Ceres returning to begin her first deep dive into your income needs and priorities in four years. While Mercury is only here until 3rd August, his smart head for money at the start of the first planetary activity on the income front for the year is something that can have an ongoing impact. With the Sun and Ceres staying on and Venus keeping things active through to September, this is the start of the most potentially lucrative months of 2022.