July 2020 Horoscopes
Our shared planetary picture
We have an interesting month ahead as retrograde Saturn moves back into its own sign Capricorn on 1st. Saturn has been in Aquarius since March 22nd and we have been looking at our collective accountability to one another. But with Saturn back in Capricorn, we have to take stock and look once gain at the fundamental structures of our society and world. We have until the winter solstice to do this, as Saturn then moves full-time into Aquarius (for more than a two-year stay).
Heavy-weights Jupiter and Pluto are also in Capricorn and meet once again this month (as they did late-March to early-April this year). This combination of planetary energies can lead to extremes but this time they are moving backwards. This is a second chance to look at events and issues that erupted in March and April. Jupiter and Pluto meet in Capricorn for a third and final time from late-October to mid-November…
Mercury in Cancer goes direct on 12th which smoothes communications along, especially at home. This also helps to resolve recent misunderstandings. New Moon on 20th marks a new cycle to do with nurturing and the home. This a blue moon, the second New Moon in Cancer (we had one in June too) and we have a second chance to get our nurturing and home just right, including self-nurture and relations with mother-figures.
Venus is having fun in Gemini all month, doing what it loves to do in Gemini: communicating, visiting, flirting and shopping.
And Mars is freshly in its own sign Aries for the next two months. This makes raw, dynamic action possible (in different areas of life for each sign). Mars also runs into Chiron around 10th – 15th. Chiron is an asteroid (although we astrologers speak of it as a planet) which represents a point of wounding and healing.
Mars can be abrupt in its approach, so we may need to accommodate the vulnerability of others (and perhaps our own) as we forge ahead. Direct action that helps towards a path of healing would be an ideal outcome.
So what will this mean for us all?
Read the horoscope for your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign if you know it.
Aries: The past few months have been frustrating for many and for Aries more than most. But all of that is now behind you as your dynamic ruling planet Mars is freshly in your sign! This is the kind of unstoppable energy that you love. And its forward-moving thrust is around for two months. What are you going to use it for?
Mid-month (10th – 15th) Mars catches up with Chiron. This is an opportunity to address any area of your internal world where you feel wounded or vulnerable. Mars is not the most sympathetic planet and it is important not to be harsh with yourself but to put a plan into action that will help your sensitive side too.
Dealings with friends, groups and community lighten up this month as Saturn leaves this area of your solar chart and heads back into its own sign Capricorn. This starts the last stretch of a long review to do with father, career and social status. Give it your attention. Jupiter and Pluto meet again in this area of your chart too which can lead to extremes. Be aware of this. And Full Moon on 5th could add extra emotion and make you aware of the conflict between the demands of the world and your emotional needs.
Mercury goes direct on 12th which helps communications at home and with mother-figures. New Moon on 20th also falls in this area of your solar chart and marks a second chance in your domestic life, roots and foundations. , This includes self-nurture and personal development. Set off on a growthful path!
Taurus: Saturn starts the month by moving out of your career zone and back into your 9th House of exploration. This requires more reflection on travel and different cultures, ethics, philosophy and your world view – continuing a personal review that has been taking place for over two years. At the same time Jupiter and Pluto meet once again in this area of your solar chart, pressing for both transformation and expansion. How can you achieve this?
Meanwhile Mars is revving in your 12th House of internal workings which adds to this shaking up of both your external and internal world. With Mars on board you will want to take things in hand which could be pursuing the mysteries of your own psychology, putting compassion and charitable instincts into action , dealing with online conflict or launching a creative project behind the scenes. And when Mars meets Chiron (planet of wounding and healing) from 10th -15th, you can take steps to put some active healing in place.
Finances are looking rosier than recently as your ruling planet Venus glides through your 2nd House of income, values and security. Communications should improve too from 12th when Mercury goes direct.
New Moon on 20th also falls in your communications zone. This is a second chance to get things right. Get your head straight and your mind working positively for you and for us all.
Gemini: Dazzling charm is yours once again as Venus stays in residence in your sign for the whole month. Your ruling planet Mercury goes direct too on 12th which helps everything along and gives a clearer view of your finances and income (which is always helpful).
On 1st Saturn moves back into your 8th House for yet another look at your joint funds. intimacy and sharing zone. You have a further six months to draw up your conclusions. Jupiter and Pluto meet up again here too this month which adds to the intensity and need for growth and expansion. Taxes, debts, inheritances and ‘the money of others’ come into this too. Full Moon on 5th also falls in this area of your solar chart and presents you with things to resolve…
Mars is forging through your 11th House of friends, groups, community and humanitarian ideals all month, giving you energy and passion for collective activity. And campaigns close to your heart will benefit from your input, especially from 10th – 15th.
New Moon on 20th falls in your finance zone which is the perfect time to take stock and carry out an audit and draw up a budget – in line with your freshly-discovered new values. You may have tried to do this last month. But try again.
Cancer: The Sun ball remains in your court this month until 22nd, radiating warmth, optimism and freer self-expression. Mercury lends you mental energy too, especially after 12th when Mercury goes direct which helps communications in general. Any recent misunderstandings can be sorted out too.
Relationships and partnerships are presented to you strongly once again this month as Saturn moves back into your opposite sign Capricorn. This is the final part of an over two-year review looking at one of these areas of life. You have until late-December to decide what needs to be done.
Meanwhile Jupiter and Pluto are upping the anti as they join forces once again, insisting on growth and transformation relating to partnerships. Full Moon on 5th highlights the cost of your relationships to you on a personal level too and to what extent they run against your individual needs.
Ambitions come to the fore this month as Mars forges through your 10th House of father, career and social status. Energy and determination are yours to push ahead in the world and you will be assertive with authorities and authority figures. You may bump into a vulnerable spot though (yours or theirs) around 10th – 15th when Mars reaches sensitive Chiron. Tread gently during that period.
New Moon on 20th is in Cancer and marks the beginning of your personal New Year. This is a blue moon (the New Moon was in Cancer last month too) and is a second chance to make resolutions that will help to meet your emotional needs in the month and year ahead. Take it!
Leo: Energy levels may have been low recently but that is about to change. The month before your birthday you are often at low ebb as your ruling planet the Sun has been away from you for the longest time. The good news is the Sun is bringing fresh energy and a sense of renewal to you from 22nd!
Your birthday whether this month or next is your personal new year and a more meaningful time to make resolutions for the year ahead than January 1st. Many Happy Solar Returns! It is also the perfect time to explore your planets for the year ahead with a good astrologer.
You will be glad to know that on July 1st Saturn takes its restricting influence out of your relationships and partnerships zone. It will be back in December to continue but meanwhile it wants to see to unfinished business in your 6th House of work, health and service to others.
Meanwhile, Jupiter and Pluto meet up in this area of your solar chart too, pressing even harder for growth and transformation (nothing less) and again to do with your work, your health, well-being and daily routine and being of service to others. (Pets may also come into this).
Time spent with friends, groups and community projects is enjoyable this month and your unconscious thinking takes a turn for the better from 12th when Mercury goes direct. . Your higher mind is zooming ahead too as Mars forges through your 9th House of travel, culture, ethics and exploration. Deep studies (in the form of structured courses of self-directed interest) bring energy and excitement, along with some helpful self-realisations around 10th – 15th. Factor these into your plan ahead!
Virgo: The recent weight and responsibilities of work, health and service to others lifts on 1st as Saturn heads back to finish its review of your romantic life, dealings with children and creativity. Jupiter and Pluto meet once again in this same area of your solar chart, pressing for growth in a very intense way… What do you need to do? Full Moon adds emotion to the mix on its build-up (in the early hours of 5th, so you may feel it most on 4th).
Your career path is looking rosier this month as Venus helps to clear the path to your worldly ambitions. If you need help from authority figures, be sure to ask, as they are looking kindly on you all month. It might be best to ask after 12th though when your ruling planet Mercury goes direct, helping communications in every respect.
New Moon on 20th falls in your friends, groups and community zone. This marks a second chance. Now that some of the pressure is off from work, could you allow yourself more time with friends or to join (or start) a group or community activity?
Mars is forging ahead in your joint funds, intimacy and sharing zone all month. If you have taxes, debts or inheritances to sort out, the planetary wind is behind you. Your passions and need for intimacy may be heightened too, to the point that you may take steps to do something about it. From 10th – 15th Mars reaches Chiron which unearths some vulnerabilities here too. Be brave!
Libra: Saturn starts the month by taking its heavy presence out of your romance, children and creativity zone (where it has been since late-March), back into your 4th House of mother and home. There is another six months to review your dealings with mother-figures (or being a mother yourself) and your domestic situation which also includes self-nurture and personal development. Jupiter and Pluto also meet here once again this month, insisting on growth and transformation in one or more of these areas of life. Which is it to be? New Moon on 20th gives you the second chance for a fresh start. Be sure to decide what needs changing.
All of this month your ruling planet Venus is softening your world-view and makes exploring different cultures and ethics a pleasure. Relations with foreigners and people with different belief systems are enjoyable too. Mercury also goes direct on 12th which help communications of all kinds, especially in professional relationships and with authority figures.
Meanhile, Mars spends all month forging ahead dynamically in your relationships and partnerships zone. This can arouse passions and/or anger and you become aware of a wound (yours, your partner’s or your relationship’s) around 10th – 15th when Mars encounters Chiron, planet of wounding and healing. Mars is an active planet, so act on your discovery!
Scorpio: Your mind and thinking take on a serious tone once again as Saturn moves back into your communications zone on 1st. It will be here for roughly six more months to complete its two-year review. Your ruling planet planet Pluto also reunites with Jupiter in this same area of your chart. This compels you to grow, in terms of understanding your mind and the power of words and thought. Make space for this to happen.
Relations with neighbours and siblings may be transformational too. And communications of all kinds (including physical movement) should improve after 12th when Mercury goes direct.
Your traditional ruler Mars is busy all month taking action with work, health and service to others. Your may be more assertive with colleagues and daily companions and you will want to improve your overall well-being. This is a great time to start a new regime. You may also come across vulnerabilities (your own or others’) during this process. Be glad of these discoveries as they will deepen your understanding. What do you now need to do?
Venus is helping joint funds, intimacy and sharing all month. Your need for intimacy will be strong and you may benefit from ‘the money of others’ in some way.
New Moon on 20th falls in your 9th House of travel, discovery, deep study and ethics. Even more than last month, your world view is open to new insights. Welcome them and remain open.
Sagittarius: Your mind will feel lighter this month as Saturn takes its brooding presence out of your communications zone. Communications in general improve too after 12th when Mercury goes direct in your joint funds, intimacy and sharing zone. The Sun helps to illuminate the situation here too until 22nd.
Saturn’s return to your 2nd House of money, possessions, income, security, values and self-esteem brings about the final six-month stretch of a long review that has been taking place over the past two years. Finances may be tight and as your ruling planet Jupiter reunites with Pluto in this same area of your solar chart, things may feel urgent and and you may get compulsive. A transformation is taking place here and Jupiter is pushing for growth. Could this mean freedom from focusing on material things through a change of values?
Meanwhile relationships and partnerships seem to be going smoothly but your main interest will be in romance, children and creativity. Mars will send you in hot pursuit of your desired outcome. Although you may bump into some vulnerabilities around 10th – 15th when Mars reaches Chiron (planet of wounding and healing).
New Moon on 20th falls into your 8th House of joint funds, intimacy and sharing. There is a second chance here. Take it in a positive direction.
Capricorn: Finances should feel a lighter matter this month as your ruling planet Saturn moves out of our money zone on 1st and back into your sign to continue its deep review of who you truely now are. Your identity and outlets for its expression may feel like urgent matters as Jupiter reunites with Pluto in your sign, pressing for growth and transformation. So what is it to be?
While this existential angst continues, the going looks smooth in your 6th House of work, health and service to others, as Venus glides along here all month. Relations with colleagues and daily companions go well. Pets can be a source of pleasure too. The only thing to look out for is going to excess on the food, drink or substance front.
There may be conflict between your individual needs and partnership needs around 4th, in the lead up to Full Moon in your sign in the early hours of 5th. Communications with partners improves though after 12th when Mercury goes direct and any recent misunderstandings can be sorted out. New Moon on 20th marks a second chance in relationships and partnerships. Start as you hope to go on.
Mars is doing dynamic things in your 4th House of mother and home all month and so might you. This transit provides the energy and determination to start domestic projects and see them through, though you may run into sensitive situations around 10th – 15th. Dealings with mother-figures may be fragile then too. Do your best to be understanding.
Aquarius: You may find yourself feeling lighter this month as Saturn moves out of your sign on 1st after a heavy three-month stay. Saturn is always somewhere though and it goes back into your 12th House of the unconscious which rules the pain and suffering of others, compassion, charity and healing, the collective unconscious and creative work behind the scenes.
Jupiter and Pluto reunite here too this month which adds intensity to your inner-workings and the need for growth and transformation. This can be on a compassionate, psychological or spiritual level or give a pressing need for creative expression. Your online world could be intense too. If you need help with any of these, be sure to ask.
Mercury goes direct on 12th in your work and health zone. This helps communications in the workplace and with colleagues and daily companions (including pets). Physical agility could improve too, especially if you add more variety and exercise to your regime. New Moon on 20th is a second chance to start a new regime too.
Venus could sweeten up your romantic life this month or make dealings with children a pleasure. Venus helps with creativity too. Meanwhile Mars fills you with mental energy and also the resolve to speak, write and move more decisively.
Neighbours and siblings may find you more assertive than usual and you may run into some vulnerability (yours or theirs) around 10th – 15th when Mars bumps into Chiron, planet of wounding and healing. Be compassionate towards the vulnerable party, perhaps yourself?
Pisces: Saturn moves back into your friends, groups, community and organisations zone on 1st, to continue its two-year review of how you want to proceed here. This may be changing by the minute though as Jupiter reunites with Pluto in this area of your chart, sparkling off powerful issues, along with your need for growth and transformation. Campaigns close to your heart may feel compelling too and perhaps you could use your influence here.
Mercury goes direct in your romance, children and creativity zone on 12th which helps with communications and resolving misunderstandings. New Moon on 20th marks a second chance here too in some way.
Meanwhile, Venus is smoothing along your domestic life too. You may want to beautify your home or invite others to share in its pleasures by entertaining (if that becomes possible once again…).
On a more active front, Mars is forging forwards in your finance zone and is going to be doing so for the next two months. This adds energy, determination and enterprise to establish a better financial footing and you may develop a new stream of income. Mars encounters Chiron though around 10th – 15th which can give you a better understanding of your vulnerabilities (perhaps income and self-esteem?) and the possibility of starting to heal them. Do it!
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