July 2022

It was in the closing days of June that Neptune, your ruling planet turned retrograde in Pisces, something that he has done since returning in 2012. Throughout Neptune’s time in Pisces, the planet of dreams will spend from June to November in retrograde motion, giving you a chance to look back over what has already been invested. As you near what can be the busiest point in any year, this also makes it easier to slow down. After the adrenaline ride that the first five months of 2022 have taken you on, this couldn’t be more timely. This is supported by a wealth of planetary activity in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, putting them at a friendly aspect to not only Neptune but to the South Node in an adventurous part. With things taking a busier turn later in the month, this is not only an invitation to slow down but to create a better balance between work and play. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of July in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart but this year, he returned to find that the dwarf planet Ceres had already spent five weeks updating your heart’s needs and priorities. Mercury, who will return on 5th July will leave on 20th July, the Sun on 23rd July and the dwarf planet Ceres on 24th July. This will see them return to your busy work sector, but there are safeguards in place to ensure life doesn’t become all work and no play. It is Venus’ return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 18th July that will help to maintain that balance but without getting in the way of the new doors opening on the job front. While the Sun returns to your work sector at the same time each year, for the first time in 12 years lucky Jupiter is in your income sector, making this potentially a lot more lucrative.

July 2022

Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of July in your romantic sector, the focus will always be on matters of the heart at this time of year. However, while Venus and Mercury have yet to return the Sun doesn’t begin the month here on his own, having returned last month to find the dwarf planet Ceres already here. By the time the Sun returned Ceres had already been here for over five weeks, with her first deep dive into your heart’s needs and priorities in five years giving you a head start. This year you also have the benefit of having the South Node in an adventurous part of your chart. It was an eclipsing Full Moon there during Ceres’ first full day in your romantic sector that has already brought the spirit of romance and adventure together in a way not normally seen at this time of year. The Sun will keep the solar spotlight on matters of the heart until leaving on 23rd July and in that time, every planet that will return to your romantic sector this year will either already be here or will return. Mercury will be the next to return, with his visit from 5th July to 20th July a short opportunity to work with the planet of communication to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. However, the most romantically charged weeks of the year won’t begin until Venus, the planet of love returns on 18th July. With Mercury leaving on 20th July, the Sun on 23rd July and Ceres on 24th July, Venus will return in time to benefit from what they have already invested but this will leave the planet of love on her own, making it all about the magic. Venus will be on her own when the Moon moves through from 26th July to 28th July, making these some of the most romantically charged days of the month. With no planetary activity in your relationship sector, the Moon’s visit from 4th July to 6th July will not only be a chance to check in but to capitalise on Mars’ final hours in your communication sector, before leaving on 5th July.

July 2022

Having Mars, the warrior planet of the cosmos still in your income sector as you move into the new month has both immediate and long term implications. This first visit in two years began back in May and on its own, this would still be a huge advantage, firing up your warrior and competitive spirit as you declare war on glass ceilings, roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined as he urges you to fight for what you deserve. This is something that Mars will not only be putting everything into until he leaves but has just had extra fuel added to it. Mars spent the final days of June aligned with the dwarf planet Eris, something that once every two years will bring the warrior prince and princess of the cosmos together. While Mars will leave on 5th July, this can create a lot of momentum and ongoing income potential, especially once the faster planets begin returning to your work sector from 20th July. Yet while this is a short term advantage, what has turned Mars’ time here into a potential game changer is that he returned just 12 days after lucky Jupiter returned to begin your biggest year for income growth and expansion in over a decade. Jupiter will turn retrograde on 29th July, something that will give you a chance to retrace your steps and go back over old ground, with a huge amount of untapped income potential having left in not only his and Mars’ wake over recent months but from the time that Venus, the planet of money was here. While Jupiter will retrograde back out for less than two months later in the year he will be back before Christmas and won’t leave until May 2023. Things have been set in motion that will have lucrative implications for the rest of this year and into the first five months of next year and beyond. The Moon’s first visit since Mars leaves and the last before Jupiter turns retrograde will give you a read on both and may even act as a trigger, from 18th July to 21st July.