The Western, social sector of your chart began to become more powerful in July and is approaching its maximum strength this month. It will never be dominant, as most of the long-term planets are in the East, but it is stronger than usual. Thus, you are in a more social kind of period. Although you are trying to be there for others, you never quite manage to put them ahead of yourself. However, you are working to balance your interests with those of others.
Retrograde activity will hit its peak for the year on the 27th, when 60 per cent of the planets will be moving backwards. This will challenge the lives of babies born during this period. They will be late bloomers and parents should understand this. They have much internal development that needs to take place.
A Mercury retrograde that occurs when many other planets are also retrograde is much stronger than if it happens alone. So, be careful with your communications. Take the time to understand what others are really saying and make sure your message gets across properly. And, since Mercury is your financial planet, be especially diligent in your finances. If you need to make major purchases, investments or decisions, do so before the 27th. Often in life, doing nothing is better than leaping into action without full understanding.
Your 5th house of fun is still strong until the 22nd. This makes it a good time to take a vacation. Nothing much is happening in the world and you may as well have some fun.
Your 6th house of health and work is very powerful this month, with up to half the planets moving through there. This is a wonderful transit for job seekers – though you’ll need to be very clear on the details. What you see is not what you get. The same holds true if you’re hiring people. There are plenty of applicants but more research – more vetting – is necessary.
This is a good month to do all those boring, detail-oriented jobs that you keep putting off. You are more in the mood for these things and they should go well.
The 5th and 6th and the 19th and 20th are good financial days – though things could happen with a delayed reaction.
- Best Days Overall: 6, 7, 14, 15, 24, 25
- Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 18
- Best Days for Love: 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 25, 29, 30
- Best Days for Money: 8, 9, 17, 18, 26, 27
- Best Days for Career: 6, 7, 14, 15, 17, 18, 24, 25