This is a month, Libra, for seeking a balance between activity and passivity, and between self and other. That ideal will ultimately serve you well since Balance is your sign’s middle name. In the midst of this, you continue your transformation at the core. You seek resolution based on a fresh start, and new action, although coming from a still place within you. Regarding the partnership, inner wounding could rear its difficult head, although hopefully for the purpose of transcending and healing any issues that arise. There is an extraordinary focus now as well on career and profession, although with a twist. Instead of the usual accolades for monetary gratification, your best feeling of satisfaction with outer world affairs would seem to stem from a very different source; it is your deepest inner truth that drives you. What you hold inside yourself – as profound value and bottom-line principle – motivates you almost exclusively. You now have a great need to seek your own unique intuition of what makes sense to you. Without keeping this consideration firmly in your mind true success will elude you. Yet by staying within that guidance, nothing can really stop you.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Cancer from June 28th kicked off a brand new lunation cycle in the vocational sector of your chart, lasting most of July. This may not be a time when you know exactly where things are heading, but this month a fresh influence is blowing through. Something unexpected could be emerging in July giving you new opportunities to shine your light in the world and this surge might have something to do with what partners of all different kinds may bring to your table. Keeping an open mind could be an important component in a month designed to help you expand into unknown territory. July could reveal itself to be a busy month and you might have to be selective about who you want to work with. Collaborations are highlighted but teamwork could also prove itself to be more challenging. if you’re juggling too many projects and relationships it may not be possible to please everyone, including yourself.
Mars in Aries squaring Pluto on July 1st could bring power struggles at home or with a collaborator and it may be more difficult to see eye to eye. You must not let this stop you from advancing, however! The transformation could be called for to get you to home base. When Mercury in Gemini trines with Saturn in Aquarius on the 1st and 2nd, it could help you see beyond a certain power dynamic to the essentials. You could be trying to keep your head in the game so that staying on top of all demands could require some finessing.
Mars entering Taurus on the 4th brings attention to your business and intimate partnerships and perhaps some themes related to shared resources will continue to be on your radar in the coming weeks. Mercury enters Cancer on the same day and immediately comes into a supportive aspect with Mars in Taurus, which may bring opportunities for advancement through the support of a benefactor.
The First Quarter Moon in Libra on the 6th could find you divided between your personal needs and your many responsibilities. Your desire for expansion at this time could be at odds with a partner, potentially creating some friction. The Sun in Cancer squaring Chiron, the Wounded Healer, in Aries, could bring important negotiations to the table, but it might be hard to see eye to eye. Mercury in Cancer squaring Jupiter in Aries, on the 7th and 8th, could bring much talking, although the Chiron factor might leave you feeling at a loss for words especially when Mercury squares Chiron a few days later on the 12th. You could be attempting to gain more autonomy while also needing someone to be there for you. It may be important to stay honest about your desires for exploration at this time so as to not mislead others.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 13th culminates in the part of your chart that relates to your family and your home. This could be your opportunity to clarify not only your needs for space but acknowledge resistance or fears that may be coming from past experiences. This keeps you from trusting the process that is currently unfolding. The status quo may be limiting the ways in which you need to evolve at this time but it could also feel hard to know if the risks you want to take are worth it. The Full Moon in Capricorn could illuminate fears around scarcity or security that are usually hard to locate which in turn could help you move ahead while trusting that you are safe and supported.
Mercury conjoins the Sun in Cancer on the 15th and 16th while receiving a trine from Neptune in Pisces in the following days on the 17th and 18th. These Water signatures may offer you a glimpse of what you truly crave for yourself at this time devoid of fears or the weight of other people’s expectations. Venus enters Cancer on the 17th, corresponding to your vocational sector, where she will be travelling until the second week of August. This might start prompting you to broadcast to the world your aesthetic, creative and nurturing side.
On the 18th and 19th, the Sun and Mercury in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn may bring up a recurring power struggle with someone at home or at work. It may be difficult to see eye to eye and you may have to wait until the dust settles before you find common ground. Transformation is intuitionally hinted at and therefore in your thoughts.
The Sun’s entry into the sign of Leo on the 22nd will slightly shift attention into the part of your chart that relates to your aspirations and your social life. Again, you may realize that you cannot go after what you want without the support of others at this time. Your collaborations continue to be an important theme in this later part of July. You may feel inspired by someone and desire to expand on the partnership but there could be complications or unforeseen elements associated with that. You may have to weigh your options carefully especially if you are juggling many agreements.
The New Moon in Leo on the 28th may signal a fresh cycle for goals and plans or friendships, or for your participation in the collective. Your pre-existing commitments might need to be untangled before you can fully know what you actually have to work with.
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