Planetary retrograde activity increased last month, and it increases even further in the month ahead: 40 per cent of the planets are retrograde this month. Things are slowing in the world. Objectives take more time to achieve. Retrograde activity can be annoying – frustrating – but it has its uses. We are forced to slow down, to take stock, to review our goals and see where improvements can be made. It is a time for attaining mental clarity in many areas of life. Then, when the planets start moving forward again in a few months, you are ready to move forward along with them.
Retrogrades are frustrating, but you, more than most, handle them well. You are patient by nature. And though we have a lot of retrograde activity we are not yet at the maximum for the year – this will happen in September.
Career is still important these days. Jupiter is moving back into your 10th house of career at the end of the month. But this month the power is in your 4th house of home and family: 40 per cent, sometimes 50 per cent of the planets move through there this July. Your challenge will be to balance a successful career (and there are strong work demands on you) with a happy and harmonious domestic life. You tend to swing from one to the other, but you can afford to give more focus to the home and family at this time.
This is still a good month for doing renovations, repairs and redecorating the home. It is a good month for making psychological progress. Those of you undergoing formal therapy will gain new insights, but this will happen even if you’re not involved in formal therapy. The past will come to mind spontaneously. Old memories – old traumas – will resurface so that you can look at them from your present state of consciousness. Things that were traumatic to a six-year-old merely bring smiles at your present stage. Opinions or judgements you made under stress get revised in the present. You don’t change history; you only reinterpret it, and that brings healing.
The month ahead is prosperous. Mercury moves speedily through three signs and houses of your chart. This indicates confidence and someone who covers a lot of ground. Earnings require more effort from the 12th to the 28th but they come.
- Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 23, 24, 31
- Most Stressful Days Overall: 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25
- Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 5, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 23, 31
- Best Days for Money: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 18, 20, 21, 26, 31
- Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31