This remains an important time for you, Aries, as you digest the lessons of last month’s Mercury Retrograde, and as you are called to a new form of action stemming from internals. The intensity is deepening upon you to do the right thing, as you know it, and this involves inner intuition as much as overt activity. The conception of your true work in the world is transforming, and dependent upon your bottom-line principles and values. Home and family play a large role as well in the machinations of this monthly cycle. All this is spelt out in the recent Cancer New Moon that astrologically began the month. There is an emphasis on your dwelling space, current family dynamics, and family of origin. The potential is there as well for inner wounding – the likely result of undigested early childhood trauma – to come to a form of resolution. Your responsibilities toward important relationships in your life are also highlighted, along with the inner moral compass you possess, which partners might be able to help you more fully understand. You are destined for greatness provided you take the most authentic action that you have it within you to perform.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Cancer that took place on June 28th initiated a cycle related to your fourth solar sector that could bring a focus on family matters and your home life during the July month. This cycle could emphasize your roots and you may find yourself unearthing family heirlooms or contextualizing your identity through your origins. With the New Moon’s close square to Jupiter transiting in Aries, you could experience fresh perspectives that could help you relate to the world through a broader framework. Throughout this month as well, you are refining your desire nature. Some tension between your personal desires and the expectations from a boss or a member of your family is also possible. You may have a more challenging time reconciling your individual needs with the expectations being put on you by others and you may have to find a compromise between your responsibilities and doing what you want. You may also feel polarized between your desire for security and your need for adventure. Still, overall, July could help you find a greater sense of belonging and opportunities to expand on the pre-existing territory.
Mars enters Taurus and Mercury enters Cancer on July 4th which brings a significant change of pace and perhaps, a focus on gaining greater autonomy or material security in the following weeks. It could be time to upgrade your resume and your attitude if you’ve been in a scarcity mindset. What if the blessings awaiting you depended on shedding old beliefs you’ve been carrying about success? Would you then say that you are in the right frame of mind to receive more of what the world has to offer?
The First Quarter Moon in Libra on the 6th could highlight important negotiations taking place. Conversations could be therapeutic as Venus in Gemini sextiles Chiron, the Wounded Healer, in Aries. It could feel easier to express your vulnerabilities openly with someone. The Moon in trine with Venus and opposed Chiron indicates that your important relationships could also come into this picture. The Sun in Cancer squaring Chiron may push you to explore buried memories and shed light on things from your past you’d almost forgotten. These influences could help you progress forward with your goals especially if you stay honest about your needs at this time.
The Full Moon arrives on July 13th in the sign of Capricorn thus illuminating the vocational sector of your chart. There may be a culmination process related to your career or your role in the world coming to light. The Full Moon is forming a supportive trine with Uranus in Taurus which could bring positive advancements at work, especially if you are able to initiate change progressively. Saturn in Aquarius which rules over the Capricorn Full Moon also receives support from Venus in Gemini which could make asking for what you need a lot easier. Communication with others could feel fluid and constructive.
During the third weekend of July, on the 16th, Mercury meets the Sun in Cancer which could bring an inspired yet introspective influence. The superior conjunction of Mercury with the Sun is often said to bring insights and integration. This particular conjunction in the sign of Cancer could be linked to topics related to your home or an early childhood experience. The Sun is also forming a trine with Neptune in Pisces on the 17th and 18th which means it might be hard to put a label on what you are feeling. It may be easier to let yourself get carried by the flow of your emotions than try to push for things to be clearly defined. However, Mercury opposing Pluto in Capricorn a few days later on the 18th could help you expose what had been long buried. This edgier influence continues until the 19th as the Sun in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn which could reveal important power dynamics at home or at work. A certain moody or obsessive thread permeates this time and it may be easiest to move with the changes that want to happen as opposed to trying to resist them.
Venus enters Cancer on the 17th which continues to bring a focus on domestic matters in the coming weeks while Mercury entering the Fixed Fire sign of Leo on the 19th could gradually emphasize your self-expression and creativity. The Sun enters Leo a few days later on the 22nd which may bring more fluidity and traction for members of your sign in the following month. Pleasure and laughter could be on the menu while the Sun travels in Leo over the next thirty days and it may be an excellent opportunity to let your creative side shine.
Positive influences permeate the later part of July for you on the 23rd and 24th as both Mercury and Venus are aspected by Jupiter in Aries igniting self-expression, passion and your desires. Your communication style might in fact get increasingly bolder as the month comes to an end. Mercury in Leo squaring Mars in Taurus on the 25th and 26th is a forceful and stubborn signature which can be productive especially if you can work alone.
On the 28th, the Leo New Moon incepts a fresh cycle in your romantic and creative sector. However, you may have to work within the rules or limitations of a pre-existing structure, and this could be highlighted at the end of the month thanks to Mercury opposing Saturn in Aquarius on the 30th. Regardless of the roadblocks that might arise at this time, the end of July month could be exciting and progressive, especially for your personal projects.