The collision of astrological energies is rather intense for you, Taurus, this month as well as last. July turns out to be quite active with concrete deeds to accomplish and yet this action orientation corresponds to inner work for its very foundation. You might find yourself in motion, but you will not truly succeed unless this momentum is directed along lines that match your spiritual evolution. The recent New Moon in your communications sector implies that you win by fully articulating your values to compatriots and important partners. Not just any direction for your life flow will do, but rather that which takes account of deep intuition to guide you. Before you put yourself forward, you must engage your curiosity to better understand where you are actually coming from and consider where you will best serve yourself and others. You are seriously fortunate in these meanders, and potentially in your finances as well, provided that you stay as open as you can to possibility. You may find that you can trust your inner wisdom far more than what you might glean from the questionable choices provided by consensus thinking.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The Cancer New Moon from June 28th, setting the stage for the thirty-day lunation cycle that takes up most of July, brought a fresh wave of inspiration to your communication sector. The current month, therefore, has the energy of conversation, writing, and mental exploration. It could get progressively easier in the coming weeks to convey your message to like-minded others. Jupiter is a significant factor in this New Moon as well, implying that you have hidden powers at your disposal and a sense of optimism for communicative outreach. Still, you might not always be eager to share yourself with anyone. Venus, your ruler, in your sector of resources and finances bodes well for your having the attention on this area and the ability to make gains there. You are somewhat of a crusader in disguise at this time, and the Sun transiting in Cancer is the honey that covers your sword. There could be more potency than usual hiding behind your words and you may thus have a spate of the power to convince others. This is a productive month and you can get ahead with your plans when you put your mind to it.
Mars in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn in this New Moon, culminating on July 1st is an intense aspect. It might be harder to hide your ambitions or your frustrations so you do well heed this and temper your reactivity. Mercury in Gemini sextile Saturn in Aquarius on the 1st and 2nd links the career and financial sectors of your chart and it might be easier to assess your long-term goals or sort out your priorities.
On the 4th, Mars’s entry into your sign signals the beginning of a more assertive period that could help you get a lot done. Mercury entering Cancer on the same day could bring an inspirational influence in the coming weeks especially when Mercury and the Sun link up mid-month.
The First Quarter Moon in Libra on July 6th brings attention to the health and routine sector of your chart calling attention to your habits. You could be more aware than usual of the self-defeating patterns that slow down your progress and it may be easier to address some of your most unhelpful unconscious narratives. Any attention that you can pay to your inner wounding will be rewarded. Venus transiting in Gemini makes helpful aspects to both Uranus and Saturn at this time which could help you have greater confidence in what you are currently trying to achieve. Whether this comes as positive feedback for your most recent projects or helpful progress in your chosen field, this period could bring encouraging traction.
The second weekend of July could bring out your maverick side with the Sun in Cancer forming a tense aspect to Chiron in Aries and then a productive sextile with Uranus in Taurus on the 10th. Sharing your vulnerabilities openly with others could bring surprising results and have a disarming effect. Communicating your emotional reality or what you have recently learned about yourself could be helpful to yourself or someone else so don’t shy away from expressing your feelings if you have the opportunity to do so.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 13th shines a bright light on your personal beliefs and the world outside of your comfort zone. You may feel compelled to take a greater leap of faith at this time and the path ahead could be illuminated. At this significant juncture, because your ruler Venus is in a grand trine with Saturn and with the new planet Haumea, beyond Pluto, that Henry has been researching, your values and how you represent them in the outer world could come up for you in a big way. Learning, teaching and sharing your skills could be essential to what you feel compelled to do after a significant period of hard work.
On the 15th and the 16th of July, Mercury conjoins the Sun in Cancer for its superior conjunction which may bring important insights, especially when talking with others. Thanks to the Sun in Cancer forming a supportive trine with Neptune on the 17th and 18th in the part of your chart that relates to your dreams and your aspirations, you could be having a lot of inspiring conversations and creative ideas.
Venus enters Cancer on the 17th and will continue to bring an influx of inspiration to the communication sector of your chart until the second week of August. You can expect your relationship with others, and especially any siblings you may have, to go smoothly during this period and you could have an easier time conveying your ideas to others around you and indeed to the world.
Mercury enters Leo on the 19th, and the Sun follows suit a few days later on the 22nd, signalling the peak summer season in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun transiting in Leo for the next month illuminates the home sector of your chart and could bring a dynamic influence to your domestic and psychological life. You may feel like investing your energy in your personal projects or spending time at home doing your own thing. It may feel increasingly harder to share your time, especially if you have a lot that you are trying to accomplish. You could feel driven and less compromising, and you may have an easier time working solo, especially as Mercury in Leo squares Mars in Taurus on the 25th and 26th.
The New Moon in Leo on the 28th signals the beginning of a new cycle for things related to your family and home life. You may feel a certain amount of pressure coming from various areas of your life at the end of the month. Mercury in Leo opposes Saturn in Aquarius on the 30th and this could make you aware of the hard work that needs to be tackled so you can eventually take a breather. Your ambitious side could be catching up with you as the month comes to a close and you may have to be more deliberate with your time.