Welcome to July!
Last month was quite turbulent with a lot of hard energies coming from all directions with 4 retrograde planets, debilitated Jupiter, 2 eclipses in the same month, and all planets hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu causing the struggles of the kaalsarp grip. In July we see a more calmer energy coming through, signalling the start of the second half of the year.
We start the month with the Sun in Gemini until 16 July after which it moves into the sign of Cancer and will remain there till 16 August. This movement of the Sun out of the sign of Rahu is a significant change as it breaks the on and off Kaalsarp yoga which has been prevalent since last November. This helps to restore some freedom and gives strength to the rest of the planets also.
Sun entering Cancer will further increase the popularity of alternative healing therapies such as Ayurveda, homeopathy, acupuncture and other more holistic fields. Sun in the sign of Cancer forms an opposition with Saturn in Capricorn, which can indicate blockages/delays in government initiatives, applications for help from local authorities, and friction with senior authorities.
Mercury continues with Rahu in Gemini, and will remain retrograde until 12 July. There is still a need for a cautious approach with regards to checking the small print on any new contracts, ensuring important verbal assurances are backed up with written confirmations to avoid misinterpretation or false promises. Ensure that any
sensitive information is conveyed appropriately and that the points of a message don’t get lost in the tone. Once Mercury resumes direct motion, there will be a feeling of moving forward and many things that have felt delayed due to paperwork, will start heading towards completion.
Venus remains in Taurus, however it is a much more positive and constructive energy compared to the last month as Venus is now out of retrograde motion. Hence it gives a boost to the economy and people’s mindsets around their finances. There starts to be more clarity around current love relationships and a plan of what needs to be done to improve conditions.
Mars continues in the sign of Pisces, where it is more passive than its normal energetic self. This can cause frustrations and a feeling of being fed up, especially Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Libra (ascendant and moon signs) who are directly impacted by this placement. Meditation, exercise, caution and patience are the key mantras this month.
Jupiter has been retrograde and has now moved back into its own sign of Sagittarius since the 29th June. Although it is still in reverse motion, it is in a slightly more comfortable setting as it is in its own sign and out of its state of debilitation. This is a positive transit and will bring back some of the more natural and benefic qualities of Jupiter which are optimism, generosity, help with recovery and ethical dealings. This Jupiter will remain in this position until November. Therefore these 4.5 months are crucial in getting some key initiatives in place, whether it’s looking for potential partner in business or love relationships, starting new projects and
launching new initiatives and/or looking for new jobs or submitting applications. There is likely to be some relief for Gemini and Sagittarius signs with regards to the tough issues that have been ongoing in marriage and relationships over the last few months. It is a good time to try rebonding and reconciliation.
Jupiter will be in the same sign of Ketu so it can create a feeling of laziness, however it is key to be active and to use these few months before November, to push through any key initiatives that you had for this year.
Saturn remains retrograde in its own sign of Capricorn this month. Try to ensure that goals are SMART (specific – measurable – attainable – realistic –Timely) so that objectives can be met. Hard work, planning and perseverance are the mantras that will help with Saturn energies in a horoscope.
Rahu and Ketu remain in the signs of Gemini and Sagittarius respectively.
There will be another lunar eclipse this month in the early hours of 5th July. This will be in the sign of Sagittarius so there will be some changes and transformations coming up within the next 6 months. Also to note that it will be full moon on the 5th July, and this particular month it is the Guru Purnima which means it relates to appreciating our Gurus, teachers. This extends to all the Gurus that have taught us starting from our mother, father, teachers and mentors. It is a day to extend thanks and show appreciation.