As you move into the new month it has been 10 days since the Sun left Gemini, bringing your birthday month and the launch of this new solar year to an end. However, when it comes to exploring your options or getting a sense of what you want from the coming year, this is still very much a work in progress. Even Mercury, who will leave Gemini on 5th July is less focused on tying up the loose ends of your game plan and resolutions for the coming year than he normally would. Venus began the year in retrograde motion and while she has been back in direct motion for months, this has slowed her down. Still running behind schedule, Venus was late to return to Gemini this year, not returning until two days after your birthday month ended. Late to return Venus will also be late to leave and until 18th July will continue to give your heart a voice as you look to what you want from the coming year. Yet even then there will be a call to keep your options open, as Venus works to leave you wanting more than seems possible now. That is because your heart knows that when Mars returns to begin a rare seven month visit to Gemini next month, this will blow your options wide open. Meanwhile, as is always the case, the Sun will spend the first three weeks of July in your income sector, shining the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options. Mercury’s return on 5th July will give you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and to think on your feet, while Venus’ return on 18th July begins what can be the most lucrative weeks of any year. With the support of Neptune and the asteroid Juno in your career sector and the South Node in your work sector, this should be a good month across the income, work and career fronts but with no need to reinvent the wheel professionally. This is more a chance to exploit what has already been invested.
Starting the month with both Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication in Gemini is rare, especially this late in the year. Both should have been and gone by now and the only way either can be here this late in the year is if they have been held back by a retrograde phase and the last time this happened to both was in 2014. This not only allows you to move into the second half of the year with heart and mind on the same page but is something that both matters of the heart and your relationships can benefit from. Until he leaves on 5th July, Mercury is on a mission to ensure the communication lines are open. While Mercury will leave before the Moon can return to your relationship sector from 10th July to 12th July, as this was the second of two visits and he first returned at the end of April, this leaves you with more than enough resources to give your emotional responses and relationships a voice as the Moon moves through. While Mercury is late to leave because of the extended time he has spent in Gemini, Venus is late to leave because she was late to return. Venus began the year in retrograde motion, something that has held the planet of love back to a point where she didn’t return until late last month, after your birthday month had ended. This will keep Venus in Gemini until 18th July, with the planet of love not just working to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year but to turn desires into reality. Some of the most romantically charged days of the month could be when the Moon not only moves through your romantic sector from 6th July to 8th July but will form a friendly aspect to Venus as it moves through.
Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of July in your income sector, the solar spotlight is always on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year. This is also the only month when every planet that will visit your income sector in 2022 will all be here at some point and for one 48 hour period, they will all be here at the same time. When the Sun returned last month it was to find the dwarf planet Ceres not only here but already over five weeks into her first deep dive into your income needs and priorities in five years. This was a huge advantage for while Ceres is not focused on the money, this has given you clear priorities from the start. It is on 5th July that held back by a retrograde phase Mercury will finally return. While only here for 15 days, until leaving on 20th July Mercury will give you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game, think on your feet and to make smart choices, decisions and plans. It is just before Mercury leaves that held back by her own retrograde phase earlier in the year Venus, the planet of money will finally return on 18th July. This begins the 48 hour period when every planet that will visit your income sector this year will all be here at the same time. While Mercury will leave on 20th July, the Sun on 23rd July and Ceres a day later on 24th July, Venus will not only stay on but will revel in the chance to play things her way. With the Sun’s reality checks, Mercury’s smart head for money and Ceres’ income needs and priorities banked, Venus can bring the laws of attraction into effect as she works to attract income potential and opportunities. Until leaving on 12th August, Venus will be working to make these some of the most potentially lucrative weeks of the year. However, some of the most lucrative days of the month could be when the Moon moves through from 26th July to 28th July, with its ability to sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger.