July 2022

While the month might get off to a busy start, this is something that will not only start to dial back from 5th July but you will continue to benefit from for months to come. Mars, the warrior planet of the cosmos returns to your work sector every two years and they can be some of the busiest weeks of any year, with his final days often the most frantic. What has fired things up even more was that Mars spend the final days of June aligned with the dwarf planet Eris, something that every two years will bring the warrior prince and princess of the cosmos together. This is just separating as you move into the new month but with your warrior and competitive spirit fuelled along with Mars’ urgent drive to make things happen. That will drop back when Mars leaves on 5th July but with Jupiter staying on and your biggest year for job growth and expansion extending out to May 2023, this has set things in motion that will continue to evolve. However, you can only sustain Mars’ hectic pace for so long and but with your foot flat to the floor for so long, it could take a while before the pace drops back. Helping with that is Jupiter’s retrograde turn on 29th July. Meanwhile, this will see Mars return to your relationship sector just 12 days after Venus left, giving you a sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you from the start. Venus has moved on and until leaving your financial sector on 20th July she will be wearing her planet of money hat, making this a good time for money matters. It is then that Venus will join the Sun, Mercury and the dwarf planet Ceres in an adventurous part of your chart, just days before they are due to leave. This will ensure the spirit of adventure remains strong, something that will make it easier to find a better balance between work and play.

July 2022

By the time Venus left your relationship sector on 23rd May the Sun and Mercury, the planet of communication had already moved through. This is usually the point when things dial back and it becomes more about the journey. With Uranus in your relationship sector from 2019 to 2026 and the lunar nodes working to maintain a balance between your personal and relationship needs all year, things will never go completely off the boil but the most active months of the year on the relationship front are usually behind you by this point. This does appear to be the case when you move into the new month but that is about to change. Slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn later in the year, Mars will finally return to your relationship sector on 5th July and until leaving later next month will help you fight for what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Fortunately, with so much water having already passed under the bridge and with Venus, the planet of love having left just 12 days earlier, you will have a good sense of what that is from the start. Having Pluto in your communication sector will be an advantage but it is the Moon’s visit from 12th July to 14th July and the Full Moon this will create in its final hours that will really get the communication lines open. Meanwhile, it was in the closing days of June that Neptune turned retrograde in your romantic sector, something he has done since his return in 2012. Since his return Neptune has spent from June to September in retrograde motion and with perfect timing, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of July in an adventurous part of your chart, bringing the spirit of romance and adventure together. This will be especially so when Venus, the planet of love returns to an adventurous part of your chart on 18th July. With the Moon in your romantic sector from 16th July to 18th July, these romantically charged lunar vibes will be the perfect warm up.

July 2022

Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of June in your financial sector it will always be gone by this time of year but only just, allowing you to move into the second half of the year with a lot more financial awareness. While it is not unusual to have either Venus or Mercury still here as you move into July it is unusual to have both. The last time that happened was in 2014 and is only possible if both have been held back by retrograded phases, which was the case this year. For Venus, it was starting the year in retrograde motion that meant that she was late to return this year but also, that she will be late to leave. For Mercury, it was a retrograde turn in your financial sector that meant that while he returned for what is normally a 14 to 15 day visit at the end of April, he is still here. Until leaving on 5th July, Mercury will allow you to begin the month with a smart head for money, your head in the game and with months of hindsight to draw on. Venus only returned two days after the Sun left so is still in her early days and until leaving on 18th July, she will work to fuel your financial confidence, update your expectations and attract opportunities. Because Venus is the last planet to move through your financial sector this year, she will be working to capitalise on what the Sun and Mercury have already invested while working to tie up loose ends. Once Venus leaves there will be a chance to let things settle and play out before Mars returns later next month to begin a rare seven month visit. The Moon’s return from 23rd July to 26th July will be a chance to regroup. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity in your income sector, the Moon’s return from 10th July to 12th July was always going to be important. Coming full circle from last month’s Full Moon, this could trigger some unexpected developments.