* monthly * horoscopes - july 2015
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun, at an average position that is nineteen times more distant than the Earth. This makes the length of its orbit correspondingly greater and its movement through the zodiac similarly slow, with 84 years a good working figure, for one complete cycle. This planet represents change and allows you through a series of surprising and unexpected events, to bring greater freedom into your life and to express yourself more fully. Uranus has been in your sign for five years now and has nearly four still to go, so these changes wax and wane in their intensity and are only seen properly in retrospect.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Many people are feeling a bit stressed at one point or another in July. Much of the month is dominated by a dynamically evolving pattern focussed on the sign of Cancer, along with two powerful outer planets, in the form of Uranus and the Pluto system. Your sign is neatly bypassed and while that doesn’t mean there is no fallout, the impact for you is rather less than others can expect. You are wrestling with cerebral concepts and philosophical principles more than any major problems in your routine affairs. If this sounds quite impractical and ethereal, that is because making your ideas a reality is going to be the toughest part.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
It is not only those born under the sign of Leo who will benefit from the spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. Everyone is affected differently and in your case, your thought processes and communication skills primarily witness the impact, so you have no reason not to feel hopeful about the future and your affairs in general. Money remains a source of concern, since your expenditure exceeds your income by a margin. Yet the more you are willing to review the bigger picture and deploy your talents to the maximum, breaking the mould where you need to and covering new ground, the better any outcomes prove for you…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Your financial prospects appear rosy during July and early August. As you’ve placed such an emphasis on these affairs lately, you ought to be delighted by this affluence and wealth. But you’re less than contented, as you discover those who are closest to you, digging in their heels on a number of important matters. Power struggles, or sundry issues of control, dominance, jealousy and manipulation are to be avoided, as you’re unlikely to emerge the victor in any battle of wills and can lose more than you’ll gain. Stand up for yourself whenever this proves necessary, but know where to draw the line and then don’t venture over it…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Almost certainly, you should make a note in your diary that July is a peak period. After a year with Jupiter in your sign and Venus for company from early last month, these two meet exactly on July 1 before Venus leaves for Virgo on July 18. Except that is not the end of the matter, as this planet soon turns retrograde and returns to your constellation less than two weeks later. In the interim, both the Sun and Mercury have landed in your region of the sky, causing this exceptional period of expansion to continue. Next month and even next year are special for you too, but the opportunities of a lifetime need you to capitalise on them…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Do enjoy the second half of July as Venus reaches your sign. The opportunity then transpires, for you to tackle minor difficulties in your relationships and to clear the air of any persistent misunderstandings, that still lurk unresolved in the background. This is to be a short visit, as the planet of love turns retrograde on July 25 and then heads back into Leo just six days afterwards. Only don’t imagine you are getting short shrift, or that the cosmos has you singled out for a supersized helping of unfairness and ingratitude. Early in October Venus returns to your sign for a whole month, by which point Jupiter is also right there as well…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
During July, a powerful focus on the apex of your horoscope places your professional affairs in high focus. For many, your career concerns are prominent while for others, it is where your life is leading that commands your attention, along with a range of more vocational interests. Most probably there is some urgency, as your financial resources are finite and the prospect of a cut to your income is not something you could sustain for long. But remind yourself that further progress depends very much on what you can visualise yourself achieving. It is easy to understate your potential, when your confidence is at a low ebb…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Saturn may be one of the most feared planets, yet it is also among the most recognisable and arguably beautiful celestial bodies too. Almost everyone has heard about its reputation as a hard taskmaster and the way it will make you pull in your horns, smarten right up and get back on the straight and narrow. This planet is linked with hard work, self-discipline, economy, obligation, duty and responsibility. But as such it has few influences that compare with it, when it comes to professional successes and to improving your situation generally. Dodging the issue is asking for trouble, so shoulder your burdens and make a fist of it.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
It is probably only natural to feel relieved, now Saturn has left your sign. Still, celebrating its temporary departure from your part of the sky, is rather like cheering for your team when its opponents have made a regrettable error; quite understandable but not exactly in the spirit of things. Rather than rejoicing over what is after all, only a temporary hold on this planet’s forthcoming visit, you’d do better taking a longer term point of view. The cosmos is generously allowing you another few weeks to tie up any loose ends and get ready for a new cycle. This is not a moment to ignore that fact, or hanker after how things were…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
As if you don’t have enough to cope with, your nearest and dearest are getting up on their hind legs now, metaphorically speaking. There is no use in pouring oil on troubled waters either, or just keeping your head down and waiting for this to pass, as these issues need to be faced squarely and with the courage of your convictions. Left to fester they will recur in future, so there is every reason to address them directly while the planets are on your side. This may take an overt disagreement, a confrontation, squabble, fight or argument. But it’s the only way to neutralise hostility and move forwards again, whatever the outcome.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
July sees your relationships going well, while overall your popularity runs higher than it has done for ages. On an intimate and personal level, there may be significant developments in your romantic affairs that mean life won’t ever be the same again, regardless of whether you are currently single or already in a committed partnership. Beyond this, your dealings with folk all around are consistently constructive, while others from different backgrounds, walks of life and parts of the world prove the most memorable. Even those who’d wish to undermine you end up falling flat, providing you adhere to your own code of conduct…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
During July, greater freedom and scope to express yourself will be achieved, by acting in the opposite way from your instinctual responses. Rather than excluding others from your plans, when they have annoyed you and trashed your equilibrium, attempt to incorporate them into the picture and see whether they are more amenable as a result. If this doesn’t work try a placatory approach instead, asking them about their objections and what is troubling them exactly. Those with children can still expect of a number of scenes, but even if little seems to have changed, you have planted a seed of clarity that pays dividends in future…
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