Right, this is the latest I’ve ever gotten my Monthly Planet Blog out! I blame it on having too much fun here, visiting friends in Boulder, CO. And…the planets made me do it. LOL.
July 7 – VENUS entered movable water sign of Cancer, bringing a love of having fun and relaxing to those with Cancer Rising or Moon signs. There is a “party of planets” building up in this sign, bringing enjoyment, playfulness and a desire for luxury and comforts to this already home-loving sign.
July 10th – Mercury entered Cancer. This is a positive house placement for both signs ruled by Mercury, Virgo (its 11th house of gain and income) as well as Gemini (its 2nd house of family, wealth and communication). This increases the Cancerians’ desire to communicate but brings some mixed energy, as it owns their 12th house of loss as well.
July 12th – MARS entered Scorpio, once again traversing its own sign after a retrograde sojourn in the previous sign of Libra. As Mars is once again conjunct with its enemy Saturn, the fireworks begin to fly once more, especially when Mars returns to the very degree it had reached prior to going retrograde. We still have to wait until September 17th before Mars moves onto the next sign to break up this too-long conjunction we have been experiencing. Sadly, we see how violence in the form of yet another horrific terrorist act has erupted since Mars returned to Scorpio. Do your best to stay calm and balanced, those of you with Scorpio Ascendants or Moon signs.
July 13th – Venus gets out of combustion with the Sun, which certainly improves the flow of daily life for the Libra and Taurus Rising and Moon sign people, as this is the ruler of their charts. Combustion makes a planet “irritable and angry” and this period of traveling too close to the Sun has gone on for a very, very long time, since April 30th.
July 15th – SUN enters Cancer, so we now have three planets heating things up and bringing more activity to the Cancerians. Since the Sun rules their 2nd house of wealth, family and communication, these areas of life get positively influenced for those with Cancer Rising or Moon signs. However, if you have LEO Rising or Moon sign, the ruler of your chart is now crossing your 12th house of loss, expenses, and isolation. It’s a good time for some foreign travel, so that’s one fun way to spend your money.
July 19th – Mercury gets out of combustion with the Sun! This is a huge relief for those ruled by Mercury, Virgos and Geminis. Combustion means traveling so close to the Sun (by degree) that a planet’s significations are “burnt up” – now there can be more ease of functioning for our Gemini and Virgo friends.
July 26 – Mercury moves into fixed fire sign, Leo. This is a positive for the Leo Rising and Moon signs, as Mercury rules their money houses, and brings better cash flow their way. It’s not as positive for the Virgo Rising and Moon sign folks, as the ruler of their charts will now traverse their 12th house of loss, expenses, isolation. Geminis will feel to get more projects done, with this, a 3rd house transit for them.
July 31 – VENUS enters Leo, bringing the party to the Leos now. Venus here joins Mercury, Jupiter and Rahu (north node of the Moon and a malefic). There’s a lot of energy, some positive, some still unpredictable and problematic for those with Leo Rising or Moon signs. Rahu seizes and lets go. Both political conventions will have already taken place by this date, but Rahu and Jupiter, of course, are already in Leo anyway, which energizes the GOP candidate in some dramatic ways, as that represents his 1st house of self, body, personality.
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