This is another important month for you, Scorpio, as you continue your evolutionary journey into wholeness. You are gathering information from various sources, your social setting, the spiritual ethers, and not least from the depths of your own inner psyche. In order to distil the pure gold of true authenticity, you need the moving landscape of your beliefs and worldview. And this is where making a fresh start with the Cancer New Moon that precedes the July 1st advent of the current month by just a few days’ time. This might symbolically involve new initiatives in travel / educational programs that also expand your existing mental horizons. Then at the start of July’s first full week, your ruler Mars slips into your opposite sign of Taurus indicating an equal focus on the key partnerships in your life – providing further clues for the pursuit of your true Self. Adventures in intimacy include closer connections within your own inner world; the hidden places within you that somehow provide much of the impetus for activity. You are essentially seeking the opening within yourself that leads you forth into a more integrated awareness and a more fundamentally satisfying existence.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
As the month begins you have a greater perspective and a sense of possibility. The Cancer New Moon from June 28th that set the stage for the thirty-day lunation cycle to follow in July might also compel you to conceptualize the next leg of your developmental journey. You are in the process of deep changes having to do with the way that you feel your duty to others and sense the moral code inside you that distinguishes right from wrong. You may have experiences that help you see things from a broader framework and envision a renewed faith. Your desire to do things differently could be fueled by a need for efficiency thanks to prominent Jupiter in Aries in the New Moon configuration, corresponding to the part of your chart that relates to your day-to-day routine. You may be in the process of finding new and more enthusiastic ways to do things or you could save time and energy with your positive attitude now. Once you get rid of the superfluous elements in your days you will find that more time comes to you.
Your ongoing personal evolution may be further highlighted as Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn culminating on the 1st. This energy could serve you well if you are willing to discard anything that might not be in your complete best interest moving forward. Any lack of organization at work or at home could prompt you to rethink the situation. There could be frustrations, although this feeling itself could be the fuel that you need to get moving with new ideas and actions.
On the 4th, Mars enters your opposite sign of Taurus and this could highlight expansion through a partnership. With Mars transiting in Taurus until late August, much of your energy could be directed towards your close interpersonal relationships. Mercury enters Cancer on the 4th also, transiting there until the 19th, which emphasizes learning and travelling. You might be looking to team up with people who can offer you opportunities for growth and you may also have a hard time compromising.
On the 7th and 8th, the Sun in Cancer squaring Chiron in Aries could make you aware of your desire for growth and perhaps allow you to better recognize difficult feelings in the hidden spaces within you that could be holding you back from your fullest expression. You may be craving freedom and security simultaneously which could make it hard to take a big leap of faith and also make you painfully aware of your dissatisfactions.
The Capricorn Full Moon lands on the 13th and illuminates the communication sector of your chart. A process related to learning and sharing your ideas could be culminating, or you could be taking stock of your skills in order to prepare for bigger goals. Something could be coming to an end and realizations surrounding an important experience could feel integrative. Venus in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius at this time could bring benefits in the form of support from someone close to you. You could be aware of how much others are contributing to your success, and it might feel easier to rely on others at this time.
Mercury conjuncts the Sun in Cancer on July 15th and 16th, an important aspect that could bring helpful hints as to where you want to go from here. New horizons could be calling or at least compiling you to open your mind up regarding what you believe is possible. From the 16th to the 18th, Neptune forms a trine with both Mercury and the Sun in Cancer which may offer inspiring perspectives. This should feel like an exhilarating influence especially if you are a creative person. Venus entering Cancer on the 17th will continue to bring a positive influence for learning and envisioning possibilities in the coming weeks.
Mercury enters Leo on the 19th and the Sun follows suit on the 22nd. The Sun transiting in Leo for the next month illuminates the vocational part of your chart and the role you play in the world. You may be called to step into the spotlight or you may find it easier to put yourself out there. This period could bring significant traction to your career, especially if you’ve been putting a lot of energy into your work. A host of positive aspects during the last week of July could help you progress quickly but you may have to divide your energy between your ambitions and your essential partnerships. Mercury in Leo squaring Mars in Taurus on the 25th and 26th could bring out a hidden struggle with someone especially if you cannot easily find common ground. Negotiations could be tricky at this time. It could be easier to wait than try to come to a reluctant consensus more or less forcefully.
The New Moon in Leo on the 28th signals fresh energy for career and vocational goals. You may feel motivated by the new possibilities that are emerging at this time although Mercury in Leo opposing Saturn in Aquarius in the New Moon could indicate pre-existing obligations that could bring conflicting energy to the mix. Your eyes are set on the horizon although heading into August, you might have to find the middle ground between your personal needs and your relational ones.