For All Signs: Many may experience challenges in relationships at this time because Venus, the relationship planet, is in a difficult aspect to both Saturn and Pluto. Our attitudes lean toward the negative and we are not seeing reality from a neutral position. Keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde and information we think we have is not necessarily accurate. If in disagreement with another (person or country), it is probably more a projection of our internal critic than truth. Make an effort not to jump to conclusions, particularly if the subject is critical. Hold off and wait for a few weeks to allow the facts to surface.
Aries: The full moon eclipse on July 16 shines brightly in your career or the area in which you contribute to the world. You may see the results of good works and/or the results of failure to produce. Meanwhile something deep within is searching for a sense of internal security. You may feel the need to get in touch with family that you haven’t seen or spoken to for a long time.
Taurus: Venus, your personal avatar, is in a troubled cosmic space at present. See the lead paragraph at the beginning of this article. Problems may develop in dealings with those in authority. They are obstinate and prefer their rules over your rationale. Don’t waste your anger or your breath. Do what you can to avoid harm’s way for now.
Gemini: This is a week filled with changes in direction. You may no sooner decide on one thing than you switch to another. Be aware you are trying on answers, just as one tries on clothes. Under these cosmic circumstances it is perfectly normal to argue with yourself. Don’t be critical of your inability to stabilize on one path.
Cancer: (June 20 – July 21) The activities of your partner are prominent during this Full Moon eclipse on your seventh house of partnership. You must recognize and respect his/her moment in the sun. Meanwhile new seeds inside of you are just sprouting that eventually will become an evolution in your sense of identity. If someone told you what that will become, you’d be astounded.
Leo the Lion: The sun returns “home” to your sign this week. You likely will find it to be energizing. Now is the time to focus on new plans for this next year of your life. Take a fresh look at where you want to direct your energy. It is appropriate that your attention be directed toward yourself right now as you re-set for the next year.
Virgo: Memories from your life history may surface for examination at this time. Old friends or acquaintances who return for a short time could be the trigger for this life review. It is possible you may have a greater than normal need to reflect, to write, and otherwise give attention to your inner self.
Libra: You may be facing challenges within your family of origin. This could be accompanied by pressure to replace broken, aging or failing equipment within your home or vehicle. Expensive is the name of the game. These events are not fun or fulfilling but they are the result of the inevitable aging process in the material world.
Scorpio: The full moon eclipse of July 16 brings to light whatever you need to know about relationships to siblings, roommates, neighbors. It also may bring attention to your vehicle in some way. A weird noise becomes a breakdown, for example. Meanwhile the new moon encourages new starts related to higher education, publishing, travel, and spiritual pursuits.
Sagittarius: This summer you are looking at your life path with greater seriousness. You feel the need to direct yourself toward a worthwhile future that demonstrates your values. It is possible that you are taking on a teaching or mentoring role so that you can deposit what you have learned with those who are following your path.
Capricorn: The world and its rules weigh heavily upon your shoulders. You may feel fatigued to the point of ill health. If so, take a good look at the “rules” you believe are true in your life. Maybe you can let go of serving all of them. Just pick a few that are really worthwhile and step aside from those that merely serve your inner critic.
Aquarius: This summer you may be withdrawing from your normal activities. Perhaps you are on a sabbatical of some kind. You need R&R of the quiet, reflective type rather than a raucous, traveling vacation. Certain routines may be withdrawn from your life. Let them go. Soon you will experience a new birth of creativity.
Pisces: Your usual source of inspiration is lagging this summer. You may think the Muse is gone forever, but that is not so. He/she is in search of new fuel which has simply not yet surfaced. Give attention to both day and night dreams, which may reflect to you what is going on in your unconscious. Let go of anxious looking. Ride lightly on your life and relax.
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