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* monthly * horoscopes - july 2014
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Jupiter changes sign roughly once a year, taking just under twelve years to orbit the entire zodiac. It has been a little longer than twelve months since this planet last shifted position, so July is notable as Jupiter ventures to take up residence in that region of the heavens ruled by Leo. Since the Lion is traditionally a fire sign like your own, this suggests a better flow of energy, along with more opportunities and fewer obstacles than you’ve been facing lately. Collectively, the fire signs are dynamic, enthusiastic, energetic and optimistic. Trying circumstances will not disappear overnight, but a sizeable adjustment is on its way.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
There are two important shifts of planetary emphasis, set to impact on your affairs during July. The first is the arrival of Jupiter in Leo, beginning a stay that will last nearly thirteen months. The second is the overdue departure of Mars from Libra, where it has languished since last December. Together these influences set the tone for what lies ahead, signifying a realignment of your focus away from the outside world and back towards more personal interests again. Your relationships, domestic and family affairs soon assume a prominent position. The first traces of a new beginning, undeniably punctuate the horizon.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Mercury resumes direct motion at the beginning of this month. It hurtles through the final stages of your sign and then traverses Cancer, before landing in Leo on the last day of July. You are suited to this rapid advance, since it correlates with a changing focus and a variety of activities to captivate your attention. You are determined ideas that have so far not progressed beyond the planning stage, should play more of a role in your everyday affairs. A number could be linked with work and to improving your income in particular, especially if you are tied up with the everyday intricacies of some creative business ventures.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Jupiter leaves your constellation this month and will not return for well over a decade. Perhaps you’ll feel a little sorry to see this expansive energy depart and to realise you are no longer, officially the luckiest person in the universe. Still, you are left with plenty to think about, assimilate and digest over time since the events of the past twelve months have often been momentous. At first, you notice little change once Jupiter departs on July 16, as Venus takes its place two days later. But while beforehand luck has been apparent across a broader remit, now there is a focus on monetary matters, with advantage in the stars.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
UTC is a measure of universal time that is constant globally. Depending on your location your clock time could be a few hours away from this, ranging between twelve hours ahead in New Zealand for instance through to ten hours behind in Hawaii, as a couple of the better known extremes. Still, make an adjusted note in your diary, since at 10:31 UTC on July 16, Jupiter finally vacates Cancer and commences a glorious visit from your point of view, that highlights your constellation instead. Jupiter is linked with luck, prosperity, travel, growth and success. A greater contrast to your recent past, could look difficult to find…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The most welcome news this month has in store for you does not show until its final days. The red planet Mars leaves your financial zone on July 26, after a stay that started during the first week of December. Since then, this planet has been causing all kinds of issues wherever your cash flow has been concerned. From a positive point of view, you’ve certainly been driven to make more money and to maximise your income as best you can. But unfortunately, much of the reasoning behind this focussed effort, has had origins in your expenditure and in a range of expenses that until now, have shown few signs of abating…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
It seems to have been there forever and it’s true, Mars has found a home in your constellation for many times longer than normal. An average stay of six to eight weeks has been dwarfed by an eight month residency that has proven all the more difficult to handle, because of the innate dissimilarities between this planet and your usual aspirations. In the face of a such a disruptive influence, you have struggled to express your desire for harmony or to reconcile these extremes. Take solace that although Mars returns to your sign later during 2015, it won’t be staying anything like so long, or proving nearly so problematic.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Saturn’s presence in your sign has you keeping plenty to yourself. You have shouldered your burdens and responsibilities, partly because you know it is the right thing to do and also to some degree, because you realise you have not always behaved in an exemplary fashion beforehand. From a karmic point of view, you are looking for some means by which to make amends, without having to apologise directly or apportion blame. However, a certain amount of resentment is the consequence, towards those you feel have it easier. It looks doubtful once Mars arrives in your sign, you can keep your feelings under wraps…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Those born under your sign have an adventurous spirit. You are fascinated by faraway locations and exotic parts of the world, so can’t help but feel you haven’t seen enough of such places recently. Life at home has often been uncertain, demoralising and confusing, so while you are grateful for the people you know closely, you are coming to the conclusion they should appreciate your needs, in the same way that you are mindful of theirs. Hopefully, those who matter to you, will be ready to go with you wherever life might lead. If not, you can feel the initial stirrings of a new start ahead, before long if maybe not today…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Jupiter changes sign once a year. On July 16 it moves into Leo and casts a favourable light over your financial affairs. This is great news, because while you appreciate harmonious relationships and a happy interpersonal vibration are better than a poke in the eye, you would still rather have the money in your pocket and to be at war with the entire world, if push came to shove. But luckily, this shouldn’t prove necessary, since a positive and reinforcing ambience persists, where partnership affairs are concerned. Friends seem harder to handle and as for other family members, they are the most unpredictable of all…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
The arrival of Jupiter in your opposite sign marks the end of a hectic phase. But initially, you are unlikely to appreciate the true nature of this change, as Mars moves into the uppermost sector of your horoscope and ultimately conjoins Saturn during the final week of next month. Your professional affairs continue in the spotlight between then and now, along with your wider ambitions if career matters are not what motivates you. Once Jupiter ceases to multiply your responsibilities exponentially on the job and away from it, you’ll have time free for other things, like your closest relationships and personal life for a start…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The past year has heralded an expansive phase. If you consider whereabouts you were when it started and compare this to where you are nowadays, you will notice how far you’ve come. Although there have been worries and even arguments about cash, your horizons have been broadened enormously, by the people you have met and the experiences you’ve enjoyed. What is more it was all such great fun, with a can-do atmosphere promoting progress and a hint of romance in the air. This pleasurable ambience does not evaporate immediately, but a more serious tone gradually predominates as you settle in to a routine.
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