Posted by: Necci – Jul 02, 2012
This sounds like the beginning of a self-help program commercial, so forgive the preachy preachy. But I feel obligated to let you know that the planets are begging us to assess our limits. Do think realistically, and don’t be too hard on yourself. This goes for everybody:
With the Sun in Cancer and the Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3rd, we’ll experience an interesting role reversal from our planetary mama and papa. Full Moons are always a culmination of whatever cycle began on the New Moon. And in this case, the focus is on being realistic. For most of us, some aspect of our respective lifestyles needs tweaking. Partially to fit the budget, but also to help us work towards whatever our version of “freedom” means. For many, it’s inner peace.
Fortunately for all of us in this respect, Mars leaves workaholic Virgo on July 3rd as well, and enters the breezy Libra. With fiery Mars in airy Libra, this adds fuel to the fire, so to speak. You light a planetary match under somebody’s ass and let the Libra breeze take over, and what happens? We DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Whatever your IT may be. In essence, we’re in for some reform from the Mars effect on the Libran scales of justice. We all will likely have to give up some of our autonomy for the sake of growth, just in time for Independence Day. Go figure.
This is the a sweet spot for pushing things forward, but beware the tendency to argue for the sake of argument. It isn’t always mal-intended; it’s just that witty Libra can sometimes be the zodiac’s shit-talker. Think of it as an intellectual game rather than taking it all so seriously. Makes for lively conversation!
Time for a break. You’ve been banging into one obstacle after the other simply by being you. And to top it off, you feel you are somehow being watched. Now is a good time to switch gears, with Mars going into your House of home and personal relationships. You’re a bit of a hyper-focused individual, and we’ve got to applaud your ability to excel in things by your sheer focus and willpower. Just keep in mind that you don’t have to do or be just one thing. You may have been neglecting another part of your life that is nurturing in different ways, and now is the time to switch focus for the moment. And while you are making efforts to spend some QT with your favorite people, you can keep your electronics nearby and treat yourself to a little bit of marketing magic. You’ll benefit from the communication.
Now would be a good time to make some moves socially, Taurus. You’ve been waiting patiently for the right moment, as you are usually inclined to do, but now you are being challenged to go-get. Mars is pushing you to be aware of your health and your life direction. These are big things. The Mars energy is about to slingshot you into whatever direction you’re facing, so if you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, you’re going to need to adjust something. I’m sure you will, although begrudgingly. I’m not saying you can’t treat yourself to some relaxation, good music, good food, and booze. It is summertime, after all, and the beach beckons. I’m just saying that all those earthly pleasures can and will catch up to the placid Bull, if you don’t keep yourself moving.
Sparkly, witty, adorable Gemini, you really have been through some challenges lately, but you’re coming out of it better than ever, and stronger than ever. Your confidence is coming back and your finances should improve somehow, just in time for Mars to visit your House of passion. Gemini has the capability to achieve whatever the Twin minds set their sights on. The only problem is deciding which thing, or person, to focus on. Generally this month, the world is supporting you--whether you realize it or not, your efforts are not being ignored. For the single Gemini, you could enjoy some summer romance/romances now. The force is strong! Ooh la la.
Summer heat and your feet in the water. What can you say; it’s your element! You were hiding out a little bit last month as your system needed a bit of a reboot. Glad to have you back! Now put on your work boots because that thing you want to do won’t happen on its own, and you are most definitely under a microscope. Mars is pushing you to get your domestic issues settled now. After all, your personal space is where you do most of your hard thinking and, let’s be honest, emoting. If it isn’t right, you feel a little lost, and irritable. Your partnerships have recently undergone some tests with Venus retrograde, and the next step is to either let go, or decide what’s next. Don’t rush things, or force issues right now that need not be forced, because you’re susceptible to misdirected feelings in the next couple of weeks while you are dodging projection. It’s a competitive world out there.
You are Leo, we’ve heard your RAWR! So it is ok to relax a little now. Stop and smell the roses. Let the work work for you. Etc etc. On one hand, Mars is pushing you to communicate to build yourself up socially, but on the other hand, when Mercury goes retrograde in the middle of the month, some of your communications may not be well-received. Just be careful to be sincere. Single Leos might enjoy some flirtatious exchanges this month, and coupled Leo’s will be feeling frisky with their sweethearts as well. You have a magnetic and fiery personality, Leo, but just like your Sagittarius friends, with Mars moving into Libra, that mouth of yours might get you into some trouble if you aren’t careful. When the Sun moves into your sign later this month, you’ll be feeling more like your normal self. For now, kick back. Take a load off.
I hardly know a Virgo that hasn’t swept in and organized or compartmentalized my life in some way. But somewhere in all that directing, you need to be taken care of too. People are not going to just fall apart without you, believe it or not. But by all means, say yes to any chance you get to enjoy some downtime with friends. You’ve worked so hard, and now with Mars leaving your sign to visit Libra, your money House, chances are opportunities will come to you. You’re going to have to hustle, but if you work hard, you can play hard. Nit-picky Virgos can be a bit critical towards partners and loved ones, but you need them now. So try and use that practical energy for the good of others instead of pointing out their flaws, because you are going to need their support soon when something catches you by surprise.
You’re a little fireball right now, Libra! Your health is improving too. Good for you. However, you might be sensing that your partnerships (personal and professional) aren’t fulfilling you in the ways you’d like, and feel you should take decisive action. I won’t deny that urge in you, but do so with care. Mars moving from Virgo into your sign can be like wind blowing a forest fire… all consuming, destructive, and passionately making way for the new. But it can also blow out the flame if its energies are directed too strongly, causing you to fall flat on your face, more frustrated than ever. If you have a Taurus in your life, you should follow their example. Make moves steadily, work hard, and be patient. Timing is so important. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Your spidey senses are suspicious of foul play. Feel like your name is being mentioned more than once from someone you’d like to say a few words about yourself? Try and keep your stinger down, Scorpio. Accusations and gossip are flying around constantly right now. Maybe you asked for it, maybe you didn’t. Mars moves to your House of healing and hidden agendas. Let go of the past. Try not to worry about rumors, and focus on the people that really know you. They see inside that tough exterior of yours. You’re actually rather sweet and sensitive behind that stare. It’s just that people are often uncomfortable when you look at them, and they feel you can see through their façade. You can’t help it--people just react that way to Scorpios. Another reason why you shouldn’t take insincere words to heart. Take that much-needed vacation and wash your hands of the matter.
Archers are itching for some affection, and since you are usually so jovial and fun to be around, people will be obliged to provide you with the good times. If you have a significant other, you can enjoy exploring some new horizons together, within financial reason. It’s certainly a growth period for you, even if it’s just within your own consciousness. Try not to spend too extravagantly as Mars is moving into your House of friendships. You’ll benefit from getting out and being social, but don’t exacerbate your already stressed self by setting yourself up for financial ruin. Also, like your Leo friends, you have a tendency to shoot off at the mouth, and with Mars in Libra, you’ll feel compelled to give unsolicited commentary, which may not be appreciated now.
You’ve been letting loose for the past few months to some degree, Capricorn, and you deserved it! But now Mars is moving into your House of work and long term plans, and this makes you recognize that it may be time to get serious again. If you haven’t already felt a boost in a certain direction career-wise, perhaps you need to open up to some new ideas. You’ve already been focusing somewhat on health matters, and hopefully by now you’ve settled into a routine with some specific health goals in mind. You’re likely to deal with some increased stress levels this month as you push forward those career plans, so try and keep your attitude in check. Yes, focus on your personal desires, but don’t do this at the expense of others.
Body conscious much? This may seem a dull subject with all the planetary action going on, but it matters that you make efforts physically. Not to mention, with Mars moving into your House of intimacy, perhaps a little over-emphasis on health will be rewarded, so to speak. Your emotional life has been a bit intense for your taste, so it’s nice to know that many of the planets are moving into more cerebral positions, for example Jupiter in fellow air sign Gemini, and Mars in Libra, etc. You’ve reflected. You’ve grieved some losses, and now the planets are giving you the blessing to find some closure. Sometimes this means the feelings will get a bit more intense right before they disappear, so don’t fret if you find yourself crying on somebody’s shoulder while the planets work their magic. Be open to new beginnings as they come.
Love is in the air, so go ahead, Pisces--have a little fun. Not that there aren’t issues. There are always issues, but mostly things seem to be manageable for now. Mars is moving into your house of shared resources, so financial issues are confronted one way or another in your relationships. Between paying off old debt, and sharing expenses with loved ones and work partners, you aren’t quite where you’d like to be just yet. Your potential business relationships are also in focus this month, and you might be struggling to balance between that generously allotted personal time of yours, and fulfilling your obligations to your business associates. You might also be sensing some of the planetary aggressiveness between all the different personalities in your life. As somebody who carries characteristics of all 12 signs, you often wonder why people fight each other instead of joining forces to accomplish a higher goal.
By Rachel Braford