Astrology Insights for JULY 2019

MERCURY RETROGRADE July 7 – August 2

Astrology predictions are written by Susan Reynolds of exploreastrology.com

Aries

Aries

Aries

With the planet that rules your health and well-being turning retrograde on July 7th, old health issues may once again make their presence felt. Give yourself permission to rest and relax or you could be feeling the stress in a body that hits back. There may not only be health issues coming up for you sweet Aries, but watch out for kids issues as well. There may be a summer cold or upset stomach that has you playing nurse. And speaking of children, there is lots of energy around home and family for July. A nice month to get away with the family, maybe a beach vacation. Now remember that Mercury will turn retrograde on July 7th and stay that way until July 30th. I know, I know, no one loves a Mercury retrograde but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Just make sure you are double-checking the reservations and you keep all your back-up documentation. With Venus coming to visit in the home and family sector on the 3rd, you will have a good time with family members (even the ones you don’t like). And if you stay home, then you are going to want to make your home even more beautiful. The budget can go out the window as you shop for new carpet and bedroom furniture. And as if all that weren’t enough you have a Solar Eclipse on the 3rd in this same area. There can be some sudden changes that keep you on your toes. The effects of an eclipse can be felt for up to six months after the event so pay attention to what happens at years end.  

Taurus

Taurus

Taurus

Taurus may be feeling kind of stuck if you work in sales or education and that is because you have both Saturn and Pluto in this area of your chart and both these planes are retrograde. Not really a time when you will see a lot of things moving forward. If you work in marketing or advertising – same goes. Travel plans get put on hold or go forward with so much difficulty that you wish you had stayed home. So far this doesn’t sound like too much fun, but hang on there Taurus there is lots more that is just lovely. For one thing you still have Jupiter in one of your money houses. Yes, I know it is retrograde but it is still there and although a bit more quiet it is not gone. Nor will it be till year’s end. Look for some extra money or income finding its way to you next month as the planet starts to move once again. And you have Venus getting ready to move into Cancer on July 3rd. This is going to help you communicate better than ever. A great time to give talks, take classes or even start to write that book that you have dreamed of. As Venus meets up with your Sun, everyone loves you and thinks you are all that. A very nice time for romantic relationships and also a good time to visit with friends. You are in a good mood and everyone has fun.

Gemini

Gemini

Gemini

Gemini has their mind on money right now. With both Saturn and Pluto in one money house and your Sun and then Venus in an opposite money house, you cannot help but be looking at the family budget and making financial decisions. Now these do not have to be negative in nature. This is a fine time to set up a college fund for a child or create some kind of retirement fund that ensures security in your senior years. But this is all about taking a look and seeing where you want your income to go. There is also a Solar Eclipse on the 2nd and a Lunar Eclipse on the 16th and both of them will fall in these same money houses. You may be making some changes and the effects will not be felt for several months down the line. But don’t worry. With Venus packing her bags and getting ready to arrive in this same place in your chart on the 3rd, you will have more than enough cash to do what you want. There seems to be lots of talking and busyness going on with you for the entire month of July. There may be some out of town trips that keep you busy. With Mercury retrograde from the 7th to the 30th I would make sure you are double checking all travel plans. As long as you are patient it will be fine.

 Cancer

Cancer

Cancer

All Cancer is thinking about right now is your financial future. Your second house of earned income is playing host to both Mars and Mercury. Mercury will turn retrograde on the 7th and let’s face it, this can be annoying. Old financial decisions come back to haunt you or it is easy to forget to pay a bill and the lights go off. Banks make mistakes and the cable company says they never got your payment. Make sure you are keeping all receipts and getting any promises in writing that you can point to that back you up. This is a good planning time but not the best time to implement changes. If possible, put off new financial patterns until next month when they will roll out smoothly. There is lots of energy around partnership all month long. You may be thinking about romantic partners but this is also about business partnerships. The Lunar Eclipse of July 16th is going to really highlight all your feelings about partners. Try to avoid making any major decisions until August. You have a lot of thinking to do and you may change your mind before it is all done. Next month Jupiter will finally turn direct and some health issue starts to calm down. And in case you have been feeling blue, Venus comes to the rescue on the 3rd and you wanted and loved and your charming self comes forward. . 

Leo

Leo

Leo

Sweet Leo has been feeling a bit tired and run down lately. July is a good time to rest up and maybe go on a nice relaxing vacation. You may not be feeling as full of energy as usual so do not push yourself beyond your limits. This is also the area of spiritual development so your thoughts may be turned inward toward spiritual growth and inner dialog than outward toward being in the public eye. The Solar Eclipse of July 2nd also occurs in this same house and your spiritual life may undergo some changes in the next six months as you reevaluate all you thought you knew. There can be changes in your dream life so be sure to keep a dream journal of some kind. Venus moves into your 12th house as well on July 3rd (a busy house) and you want love and light and peace on earth. It is a beautiful time to experience the love of The Universe and if you are involved in the arts in any way, then this can be an especially powerful period for you with new inspiration coming out of the blue. Your money planet (Mercury) turns retrograde on July 7th and stays that way until the 30th. There can be glitches on the financial front. Pay attention to where your money is going and be sure to get any financial agreements in writing. Yes, it is creative but you still need to watch the bottom line..

Virgo

Virgo

There is a strong inner voice operating for you sweet Virgo. Mars, your planet of strength and power is on vacation this month and you do not have access to all that energy. So naturally you are feeling more tired physically and kind of worn out emotionally. You just want to stay home and dream and maybe meditate. This is a good time for psychological work, so visit your therapist or talk to someone about what is bothering you. Do not keep things locked up. With Mercury here as well your inner voice is alive and well. Your intuitive senses are alive and well and you are picking up all kinds of information and psychic hits. But with Mercury retrograde from the 7th to the 30th what you are feeling may be colored by hidden emotions. On the 19th Mercury retrogrades back into Cancer and some family issues may come up. There is a Solar Eclipse also in Cancer on the 2nd and so Virgo may be taking a look at what is going on in the family and how they should best deal with it. Jupiter will turn direct next month and after that you can enjoy home and family more. And don’t forget that on the 3rd Venus will enter Cancer as well. Friends come to visit and you have a great time catching up. They may also need your help in some way so be aware..

Libra

Libra

Libra

Libra has their mind on their work right now. The Sun is sitting proudly up at the top of your chart and you are ready to be recognized for all your hard work. As Venus moves into this same house on July 3rd, you may get your wish. Venus usually brings some kind of gift when she comes to visit so prepare to take a gracious bow and accept the praise due you. It is the perfect time to ask for a raise for look for a new employee if you are not happy where you are. And if you are retired well then, your home becomes your workplace and there can be some improvements and updates on the home front. There is also a Solar Eclipse on July 2nd happening here as well. Boy, that is a lot of energy in one little house. You are taking a long hard look at your professional life and making some determinations about where you want to be in a few months and in a few years. There can be some big changes coming down the road. On July 19th Mercury will retrograde back into Cancer from Leo and there can be mix-ups and miscommunication at work so be patient and make sure you follow-up all that is said with an email or text to make sure you have a paper trail. Be prepared for missed appointments and clients that don’t show up. It can be frustrating but that is part of Mercury retrograde. On the 30th Mercury will turn direct once again and you can move forward. Until then, things may seem kind of slow.

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpio is a bit all over the place this month. Part of you wants to get away to a nice tropical island and have someone stand over you with a palm fond. But the other part of you wants to get busy with all the career ideas you have floating around in that smart head of yours. I would advise caution on the career front. Mercury is currently at the top of your chart visiting your professional sector. On July 7th Mercury goes retrograde and stays that way until the 30th. As most of you know by now when Mercury is retrograde things do not always move forward as smoothly as we would wish. Plans get changed, clients don’t sign up and meetings accomplish nothing. Very frustrating. But take heart, it is a great time to plan and get all the information and training you need. Then after July 30th, when Mercury turns direct once again, you are ready to roll out all your fabulous ideas and make them happen. As Venus leaves Gemini and moves into Cancer, you are thinking about going back to school or getting some kind of additional training. It is also a good time to think about what you can teach or what kind of classes speak to your heart. As the Solar Eclipse of July 2nd happens in your travel sector, look for some unexpected developments. This can also spark some creative new ideas or a sudden burst of inspiration. Next month when Jupiter turns direct once again you will be pulling in some extra money, or seeing your way clear to how you can increase your income. There is so much you want to do that you feel stuck about, but month by month this is going to open up and get better..

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Jupiter, your ruling planet, is still retrograde. Next month, look for some changes as it finally turns direct once again. But for now there may be some projects that are not moving forward as quickly as you would like. Mercury turns retrograde on the 7th and stays that way until the 30th. Be extra special careful with all travel arrangements. This retrograde planet can cause some delays in flights and miscommunication with hotels, etc. Keep all your documentation if you are traveling. And above all, just be patient. You can tell great stories later on about all the snafus. As Mercury retrogrades back into Cancer on the 19th, you are looking at your checkbook and making some decisions. There is a Solar Eclipse on the 2nd that is going to highlight this same area. Time to think like an adult and focus on the bottom line. The 19th thru the 22nd can be especially intense as both Mercury and the Sun are here in your financial sector. On the 22nd the Sun moves out, but it looks like high drama on the earnings front. The basic premise is that you want/need more money and are looking for ways to make that happen. The eclipse can really shake some things up and have you moving in a totally new direction. The Lunar Eclipse of the 16th falls in your other money house. No question about it Sag, you have felt blocked in money matters for a long time now, but things are starting to break open.

Capricorn

Capricorn

Capricorn

With the planet ruling health in your chart going retrograde this month, an old health issue may crop up. You have had some help from Venus in June but on July 3rd Venus moves along and it’s up to you make sure you are taking care of your body. You know the drill – eat right, drink water and get plenty of rest. Both of the eclipses this month are going to show up strongly in your chart and you need to be ready. The first eclipse occurs on July 2nd and kicks off the month of July. It falls in Cancer and will highlight all kinds of relationship issues. This can be with your spouse but also with friends and business partners. With the Sun already here, you are looking at what kind of partner you want if you are single and what kind of relationship you want if you are already involved. The eclipse can trigger all kinds of emotional reactions that catch you by surprise. This can be your own actions but also the actions of others. Venus will stay in this sector until the 26th. Venus and relationships go together beautifully. This can be a positive period to improve existing relationships and also a good period to get involved in new ones. And knowing how important business is to Capricorn this can also indicate a positive business partnership. But that’s not all. On July 16th there is a Lunar Eclipse falling in your first house of self. This is all about you. It’s time to take a look within and see what needs to be changed and what you want to keep. A powerful time of change..

Aquarius

Aquarius

Aquarius

Aquarius is taking stock and making changes. That is what July is all about. With the Sun beginning the month in your house of health and well-being, you are ready to redefine what health looks like to you. There may be visits to the doctor but also visits to the gym or a nutritionist. Venus enters this area on the 3rd and you are raring to go! From the 3rd to the 22nd you have a strong duo of the Sun and Venus acting together for your highest and best health. This can include visits to the chiropractor or other health professional. The Solar Eclipse of July 2nd will also fall in this same area. There can be unexpected changes and all kinds of improvements. And don’t forget that this is also the house of work. I know Mercury is retrograde from the 7th to the 30th, slowing down communication and paperwork, but you still have some nice help here so don’t waste it. Talk to your boss about a promotion, go after that big client and make it happen. Some of this may be planning and getting things ready that will come to fruition after the 30th, so don’t be discouraged if you do not see results right away. You will see more tangible results after the 30th. Things on the romantic front may slow down a bit. Mercury is here and not in a good mood. Communication can be challenging and there can be some miscommunication. Wait until after the 30th, if possible to talk about any big issues between you. 

Pisces

Pisces

Pisces

It’s time for Pisces to play. It has been a long few months but offers a window of fun. With the Sun here and Venus moving in on the 3rd, most of July features friends, lovers and hobbies. Quite the lineup! Not only that, but the Solar Eclipse of July 2nd also occurs here. You can stop pulling into yourself and start to reconnect with old friends. Go visit them or play host, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is deciding you deserve to be happy. Go to a sports game, visit the theater or just lay in the hammock. We all need to remember to enjoy life from time to time and now is your time. It just feels like you are happy and this is a satisfying month. Jupiter is still retrograde at the top of your chart. Some big plans are not moving forward as quickly as you would like and try as you will, you cannot seem to budge them. Don’t worry. Jupiter will turn direct next month and then you will see all the progress you are longing for now. But be sure to take care of self during all these good times. With Mercury and Mars both in your area of health, your body may be making demands. It’s not wise to ignore them. Don’t keep pushing yourself when you know you shouldn’t. But it is a nice time to get yourself in shape and feel better physically. Make sure you are staying on top of any health concerns. As soon as Mercury turns direct and moves on, things will clear up.

New Moon and Full Moon Insights JULY 2019

New Moon

NEW MOON on JULY 2, 2019 – 10° CANCER This month we not only have a New Moon occurring on the 2nd in the sign of Cancer, but it is a New Moon Solar Eclipse to boot! This is a big deal astrologically. A Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon gets between the Sun and Earth and ‘eclipses’ the light of the Moon. A New Moon is usually a powerful time of new beginnings and never more so than now. An eclipse adds a super-charged element to the mix and an unpredictable one at that. I often refer to eclipses as astrologic wormholes. That is because they can take us from one reality to a different reality in the blink of an eye. Exciting things happen. Unpredictable things happen. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. With Cancer’s energy so prominent we are dealing with the energies of home, family and emotional security. Cancer is all about security, period. This can be security in the workplace, within a relationship or even financial security. The results of this eclipse can show up six months from now. So don’t think the effects of this New Moon Solar Eclipse are limited to the few days beforehand and a couple of days afterward. They can have long-range and long-lasting impact. This eclipse can bring family members together or bring together anyone you think of as family. And food. By all means do not forget food. Cancer rules food and this Moon can bring up all kinds of issues with food, changes around food, eating, drinking and everything in-between. It’s time for a new way of looking at our eating habits. There is power in this eclipse. As the Sun and Moon come together all possibilities exist and you get to choose. What new endeavor do you wish to try? Where do you want to make changes? To get the full benefits of this Moon you must be willing to be honest with yourself and others and face your own shadow side. If you don’t do this willingly believe me the eclipse will do it for you.

Full Moon

FULL MOON on JULY 16, 2019 – 16° CAPRICORN I bet you thought the New Moon Solar Eclipse was pushing some buttons. Hang on, cause you ain’t seen nothing yet. A Lunar Eclipse happens when the earth gets between the Sun and the Moon thereby ‘eclipsing’ the light of the Moon. This eclipse will highlight all kinds of emotional issues. Capricorn is not always comfortable with strong feelings. They want their energies focused on something concrete. But right now emotion is spilling out all over the place. Be prepared for over-the-top emotional reactions to anything and everything. And watch out particularly for power struggles and underhanded operations. We have to make a special effort to be open and above board in all our dealings because if we are not it will come back to bite us in unwanted places. Career is going to come up now as Capricorn is the sign that rules our professional life. People in authority are going to be most strongly affected. This can be anyone from your boss to the head of your company to the president of our nation. Those holding positions of power will need to make sure their decisions are by the book and made for all the right reasons. Otherwise there can be a scandal of some sort. In ancient times people looked at eclipses as portents of doom for kings and queens. We may not have as many kings and queens right now but we still have leaders and we may see all kinds of major news stories showing up as what was done in secret comes to light.

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Astrology and Moon Insights are written by astrologer Susan Reynolds. Like what you have read here? For your personal consultation contact Susan at exploreastrology.com or sjrey3(at)juno.com

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