This is another big month for you, Leo, when you will be consumed with attempting to understand how your inner world informs decisions and attitudes you hold concerning your outer. You are coming off a month or more of profound reflection on where you are heading, and have now to become more definite about the way you see your future path unfolding. There is a strong focus lasting nearly this entire month on the workings of your unconscious psyche, as well as your mission of service to others. Your dreams might be more vivid than usual and it would be good, as you are able, to write them down. This is an excellent time in general for journaling about inner messages and where at this significant juncture your life is taking you. There is a closer focus as well on your own innate moral compass. In your philosophical speculations you might discover some curiosity about inner wounding and how that has affected your beliefs and your progress. As you come all the way to the July 28th New Moon in your sign, you come to a fresh start on these musings and begin to put them into concrete practice.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The Cancer New Moon that only recently occurred, on June 28th, sets the stage for the lunation cycle that follows during the July month; and this New Moon took place in the most hidden and mysterious part of your chart. As this cycle unfolds you may feel more introspective and you could find yourself reflecting on the past year and taking stock of where you are emotionally. You could perhaps be wrestling with trying to define things clearly without being able to grab hold of the impressions. You may be pregnant with a vision for your future thanks to Jupiter transiting in Aries in perfect square with this New Moon, emboldening the part of your chart that relates to mind-expanding experiences. Your communal and societal contribution work is tied to your profession right now. It could be difficult to know exactly where things are heading and it may be your opportunity to simply let the waves come in without trying to hold on too tightly to the experience. Benefits may continue to come through others in July especially when you can connect on the same ideas and work towards a common goal with like-minded folks. You may find that your relationships with others provide you with the support and motivation you need to accomplish your dreams.
On the 4th, Mars’s entry into Taurus, corresponding to your career sector, could bring a lot more energy for your vocational pursuits in the coming weeks. You may be spending more time thinking about your goals. Mercury entering the sign of Cancer on the same day continues to bring a more introspective influence as well. You might be preoccupied with the broader philosophical implications of your choices and it may be hard to reconcile your beliefs with your immediate experiences. You’re having high standards at this time so that that you can’t settle for anything less than the best. It might be hard to feel content with the status quo if you know that there are better options available.
On the 7th and 8th, the Sun in Cancer squares Chiron, the Wounded Healer, in Aries, and you might feel a bit of the hesitation to take your success in hand that comes from a spasm of self-doubt. If so, you benefit from working with these feelings and trying to come on the other side with a better sense of connection to whatever is operating deep within you. Things could improve as you think things through, especially when Mercury also connects with Chiron a few days later on the 12th.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 13th illuminates the part of your chart that relates to your health and how you manage your time. There may be a culmination process related to these matters and important realizations that can help you take stock of how far you have come. Venus in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius in this Full Moon could have the effect of highlighting the people who help and support you in becoming the best version of yourself. This mid-July event could bring you intuitional information related to your sense of stability and safety.
Mercury meets the Sun in Cancer on the 15th and 16th for a superior conjunction which is thought to bring essential clarification and insight This reassessment could have something to do with feelings of vulnerability that might be coming up for you, along with your desire
to feel supported. These themes may be further recognized in the few days surrounding the 18th and 19th, when Mercury and then the Sun oppose Pluto in Capricorn. These aspects might also bring out some of your fears or insecurities together with a renewed determination to make changes in this regard.
The Sun’s entry into the sign of Leo on July 22nd is an important ingress that signals the beginning of a revitalizing period for you. Things will start to gain momentum and you might begin to feel energized and better in touch with your desires. The worries that were in the back of your mind in the first half of the mind could easily be exorcized in this its later part due to the cleansing powers of the Sun transiting in Leo. Mercury in Leo trine Jupiter in Aries on the 23rd may bring much needed cohesion to your thoughts and it could feel easier to express yourself. Mercury then squares Mars in Taurus on the 25th and 26th, which is an aspect that must be handled with care. You may be tempted to launch yourself boldly into a new project or take a firm stand on something that feels significant. However, you may have to temper your passions and use your energy wisely so as to not burn yourself out.
The New Moon in your sign at the end of the month on the 28th signals the beginning of an important new cycle for you and even though you may not have all the answers, you could feel your propensity for joy returning in a fluid and exciting way.
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