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* monthly * horoscopes - july 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
After the trials of June, July will be an easier month, despite the continuing emphasis on familiar issues like your personal life and domestic affairs. Still, the pressure does not vanish immediately and so initially at least, it might even seem to be on the increase and to be growing more intense again. This is a time for reaching out to others and for speaking your mind, seeking greater harmony and a resolution to conflict in your neighbourhood, at home and with your children, grand-kids, nephews and nieces, siblings and your parents. It is not a case of abandoning your principles, but of laying an equitable foundation for the future.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Mercury is closer to the Sun than us. As a result, it orbits the solar centre once, in only eighty-eight days. If you imagine being able to look safely at the Sun and to see this diminutive planet going around it, you would notice it drawing further ahead, before engaging reverse from our point of view, shortly after the limits of its orbit have been reached. In one of our earthly years, this happens three times, while Mercury meets the Sun when in front of it and also from behind. Previously retrograde in your sign, Mercury is now on the far side of this nearby star. The decisions you took during May, will have consequences to consider.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
A gradual shift, away from issues linked with your fundamental security, leads to a more inspiring outlook. Of course you need to survive in this material world, but money in the bank is not the only criterion, by which to judge your happiness. Actually, if you are typical, you’ll find a steady home life and folk around who love and care for you, to be a far more comforting and reliable basis on which to build your future, rather than the fluctuations of a fickle and unstable currency. This carefree attitude could lead to you making a fortune of course, but you’ll prove most successful when personal gain isn’t the main motivation.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
The planetary focus during the first half of July remains on your sign. This doesn’t mean you’ll be thinking wholly about yourself or that your motivations are entirely selfish, simply that the issue of how you go about expressing the essence of your personality has been called into question, putting the responses this elicits from other people and from the world around you at the forefront of your mind. Certain difficulties on a one-to-one level are likely to have precipitated this period of introspection, so remember those who persecute and provoke you, in fact offer valuable insight and psychotherapy under a less palatable guise.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
We are building up towards your time of year, when those born in the latter half of July and first three weeks of August, were welcomed on to this planet under the auspices of the Lion. In celebration, Venus lands in your sign on July 12 with Mercury along two days later, while the Sun augments this burgeoning stellium on July 22. After a period of withdrawal, introspection and few noticing your talents no matter how you tried, you find folk are suddenly more receptive to your enthusiastic and outgoing approach. Finally, you see they really have noticed, all the effort you’ve put in and the energies, you’ve selflessly expended.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
During July, the planets increasingly emphasise the constellation that precedes yours. Although Jupiter’s presence in your sign is customarily linked with broadened horizons, this doesn’t necessarily imply you will be travelling the world or excelling outwardly in any demonstrable fashion. Just as probable is a steady inward, private and almost subliminal process of development, that doesn’t capture a more widespread attention or focus, until Mercury enters your sign for a lengthy stay, at the end of this month. Then you will see yourself more in the public eye, with what you learned meanwhile, as the primary motivational factor.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The balance that represents your symbol, requires two sides to function properly. Its symbolism makes you focus on those around you more than many people would, whether this leads to a cooperative or more confrontational outcome. The passage of Uranus through your partnership sector, has therefore been an education, as you were encouraged to restructure your previous associations and to relate on your own terms, while consigning certain liaisons to the past. As a slow-moving planet that arrived during 2010, you’ve discovered contacts some might call unorthodox and idiosyncratic, prove the most enduring.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
During July, the need to see things from the point of view of everybody else, while consigning your own aspirations to the back burner, diminishes markedly. Mars returned as part of its biennial retrograde cycle to your region of the heavens during the final week of May. From our perspective, it begins July by moving forwards again, for the first time since mid-April. Fifteen years will separate these machinations from their next occurrence in your sign and to be honest, you are not sorry. Although you have some affinity with the impetuous red planet, there is a lot you have been keeping to yourself, that needs to locate an outlet.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Saturn remains in your sign for ages. Its presence marks a necessary if not exactly entertaining period, where you should draw in your horns, while looking for time and cost efficiencies in your everyday environment. But that doesn’t imply you’ll be in the doldrums or making no progress whatsoever. Instead, you could try working towards the concept of a streamlined version of what you’re up to already, rather than seeking out fresh pastures and vistas. As your fellow fire sign Leo, attracts a renewed cosmic focus from the middle of July, a change of scenery or even a vacation helps to promote a different perspective.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
You hold all the cards, when it comes to those who disagree with you, while your willpower and experience of how might often makes right, is certain to crush the opposition. When it comes to material resources none of these gainsayers can match your clout, while the idea of natural justice or what constitutes good karma, never was something you’d let stand in your way. Just remember, you can fool some people sometimes, but you can can’t fool all the people constantly. Still, a refusal to accept a contrasting position, or to consider any version of events bar your own, negates outside opinion, so far as you are concerned…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
July improves as the month progresses. At first, you are extremely busy, as if this were at all unusual. There is plenty for you to do at work and when it comes to your commitments elsewhere. The lengthy but punishing stay of Mars at the apex of your horoscope is taking its toll, since while you are making exceptional strides towards your goals, your health needs attention if it is not to fail completely. After a period during which, your determination and energy have potentially upset those who are less confident of their position, the entry of Venus into your opposite sign on July 12 helps to smooth these ruffled feathers.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
These are important times for your professional interests and career. Saturn riding high in your horoscope at present, puts it in a location where it is usually happiest and most productive. Thus, the light-hearted atmosphere that will typify the first part of July, is gradually replaced by a more serious tone and the urge to channel your energies effectively. Make your best efforts and devote yourself to the tasks in hand; since while this is rather a long-lasting trend, interludes like these will not happen very often. When you are really pressed for time, remember you have one or two colleagues who’ll be more than willing to help.
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