I’ll admit, I’m looking forward to July. Planets are transiting into some of the most favorable to my chart, so I’m encouraged to pass along the bright spots for July. I’m hoping my bias doesn’t take me too far afield, but it’s difficult not to smile at these planetary placements. Here we go…
7/2/19 Mars enters Leo [Dignified]
is a very masculine combination and it is said that during this transit that
people seem to “have the right stuff”. The Sun, as lord of Mars,
gives us a period of time when people can be set apart for qualities of
courage, bravery and bold action. So, this becomes a time of bold action. Unfortunately, this can also be a time of
self-made emergencies as well. People
tend to take risks during this transit, so some caution should be given to
balance the “good feelings” and “bold actions”. The caution isn’t to “stop” going forward,
but merely to “think before acting”.
Mars in Leo fights dramatically and does concern romantic partners. During this transit if people have an argument, everyone within a two-block radius will know it.
7/4/19 Venus enters Cancer
Venus enters Cancer and we can look forward to a time of feeling close to those we love. We feel the need to touch base with family members and children. Feel free to act on this impulse, it will feel good. The one thing that may occur is a feeling of melancholy, and a feeling of not being loved by family and friends. Loneliness, and a feeling of being isolated from the warmth and affection of loved ones can cause deep feelings of depression.
7/8/19 Mercury goes retrograde in Leo until 8/1/19 [It re-enters Cancer 7/20/19 as part of the retrograde cycle]
By transit, Mercury goes retrograde 3-4 times a year,
and statistically goes retrograde more often in Fire signs than any other. I
believe Air was next in line regarding frequency (BUT I’M NOT SURE). This stat
has lead me to believe these retrograde periods were meant to be a time of
reflection and inspiration (fire), marking it as a period of time for the
inculcation of all we experience. Sort of an opportunity to get oneself back on
track; to look at the reality and consequences of choices.
Mercury is the thinker and we need to step back and think about where we are going every now and then. Lucky for us Mercury offers us 3-4 times a year to get ourselves back on track during each year. I’ve come to the conclusion that many times communication is delayed for a very good reason. While it may be frustrating if you do not use the period of time for reflection, it can certainly be a great benefit to the attainment of goals to step back and ‘think” about things for a moment.
Not only can this period delay mail, the signing of contracts, the phone won’t ring, the email won’t arrive, it will also cause all manner of havoc with the sending and receiving of communication. Not so much arguments (that is Mars retrograde), but definitely misunderstandings, that wouldn’t normally occur, will pop up during this time.
We feel out of sync with our ability to ‘tell’ people who we are and what we want, and we also feel we don’t understand others. That’s probably because we don’t understands them right now. And maybe we’re not supposed to, maybe this is a time to pull in and reassess ‘who we are’.
In other words it is time to have a talk with ourselves.
Mercury Retrogrades are key to developing an accurate picture of our inner life, the manner in which we analyze things, how we look at them, how our minds communicate to us about the environment, and most importantly how we interpret what we see and hear. All of this is the domain of Mercury. We feel scattered and even out of control of the most basic of functions — communication. Unfortunately, this is normal for this period. We might hate it, but it is normal.
It is a time to reevaluate what we think about, how we think, and why we think about it. All of this leads us to a better understanding of who we really are. The 3 retrogrades each year offer us short period of time to do a reality check with our inner self, using the mental body as a tool to do the evaluation. It can be a mini intensive of therapy, or, it can be your worst nightmare. It all depends on your actual state of mind and your current environment. Whatever the experience is, know that it is a short period of time and that “This too shall pass”.
7/24/19 Sun enters Leo [Ruler]
Leo is a fire sign in the fixed modality. Leos have the need to feel they are the center of attention. Perhaps because then Sun at one time was considered to be the center of the universe and the sun rules the sign of Leo. They are proud, creative, graceful, dignified, determined and DRAMATIC. They can be very generous, enthusiastic, expansive, and often very good organizers.
In the negative they are self-centered, conceited, snobbish, intolerant, patronizing, dogmatic, and pompous.
They are most compatible with the fire signs of Aries and Sagittarius, although they get along equally well with the Air signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. They are less compatible with Earth and Water signs, probably due to the restrictive nature of earth and water.
Leos need to feel the true divine nobility of their existence. They can then allow their warm hearted and generous nature to shine through. They can be a tremendous source of love and encouragement to others. This generally comes to mature Leos, who have found the center within themselves instead of needing to be the center of another’s attention. The immature Leo is eternally in a state of play, needing the affection and attention of every one they encounter.
Even for non-Leos, this transit through the sign of Leo will create many of the feelings, attitudes, and actions described above. Use this time to reach out for what you want, desire, or just need. Try to communicate your needs, even though Mercury is going to be retrograde. It’s important to use this transit in the best manner possible. The Sun is shining for everyone, go out and make something g happen for yourself.
7/29/19 Venus enters Leo
Venus makes a transit into Leo, so in some ways we will have lots of focus on romantic issues, and perhaps a lot of drama.
People will find themselves flooded with people and/or things they desire and want. Not in a bad way really, but definitely a little more dramatic. The desire for luxury items and/or that really hot girl or handsome man will surface. All attractions should pick up during this time. People will notice attractions more. It’s normal. Well, normal for Venus in Leo.