It’s the dog days of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, where soaring temperatures make doing anything but sip an ice tea seem exhausting. Just as well, since the beginning of this month requires us to be selective about where to put our energies. Mars and Venus get entangled in the ongoing Saturn-Uranus square, suggesting no matter how much you want to act on your impulses and desires, authority figures will likely have something to say. Keep travel and other plans flexible as the situation evolves.
July is sprinkled with positive planetary contacts to Uranus and Neptune, indicating plenty of ingenious ideas and inspired creativity. Venus catching up to Mars mid-month makes for an especially romantic time for building intimacy and connection.
The Full Moon is illuminated in Aquarius on July 24, very shortly after the Sun moves into Leo. Collective goals, as well as our comrades and fellow travellers in life can come to the foreground. You can receive some clarity on what kind of future you want to create, and who to do it with.
Effortless alignment is the theme of the month. Your goals and preferences can be easily fulfilled, whether you spend more time out and about, or indulging in quiet me-time.
The asteroid Chiron, known as the Wounded Healer, turns retrograde and doubles back over your sign until December, giving some of you another chance to strengthen parts some of the weaker parts of your ego. Meanwhile, interactions with others are likely to be very rewarding.