July 2017 Horoscopes
If you’ve been reading this column since the beginning of the year, you’re becoming more and more familiar with the Jupiter square Pluto, the most powerful aspect this year. July will be very influenced by this aspect. The Moon visits Jupiter, strengthening this square both at the beginning and at the end of the month. Also, in early July, Jupiter will form another square with both Mars and the Sun being themselves together, in conjunction in Cancer. So, if we add up all this information, we see massive squares involving a conjunction between Mars and the Sun, one with Jupiter and the Moon and finally, Pluto. The progression of the planets during this month leads towards the last part of the nine months of Jupiter square Pluto that will reach its end in August.
All of this takes place during the warmest month of the year in the northern part of the world, and we can expect the hot weather to warm up our blood. It is important to protect our head from the sun, both symbolically and literally. When our head is too hot, it’s difficult to think properly and become too preoccupied with our personal will! This is Mars, controlling our head and our mind. If we transpose this symbolically, the head of countries, organizations, families and all forms of collectiveness will be under this influence.
The plain Mars and Sun conjunction wouldn’t be that much to deal with if it wasn’t directly connected to the Jupiter and Pluto square, at its climax after eight months of moving back and forth! Again, this square talks about our difficulty in taking ownership of our own power. It underlines the fact that we have given much of our power to our leaders that can only do so much without our participation and are doomed to look bad despite their attempts to serve. That shows us the bright side of all the tension that might arise. It is indeed the perfect time to start supporting our leaders to allow them to take good decisions, helping them with our real gifts, with our creativity, and with good use of our own power.
Since we all have a little bit of each sign within us, consider each of the following as addressing a specific part of yourself. Read it all for every aspect within yourself.
Aries (March 21 - April 29) Fire
Be careful, Aries representing the head and being a fire sign, you are at the highest risk of being affected by the insolation mentioned above.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Vigilance
You are not as inclined to let your head get hot, but be careful – if it happens you might find yourself caught in heavy materialistic or sensual thinking.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20) Linkages
You might be the one who will do best in this particular atmosphere. Your natural inclination towards connecting everyone, rich and poor, will be very useful!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Turmoil
Lots of emotions will be arising! Your family values will be shaken.
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22) Strength
You are the one that can dive into this warmth and stay in great shape and mood. If you have a point to make, it might be the right time.
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22) Solitude
It will be difficult to find someone that will resonate with your energy. You might feel a bit lost deep inside.
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22) Courage
You will have important choices to make, involving your own power and the will and thoughts of others. Despite this tension, you still act as a leader.
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21) Transparency
What is usually hidden now shows. Your hidden world has no secrets anymore and people are actually talking about it, slowly uncovering it one veil at a time.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21) Wisdom
You are a witness. From each decision taken, you can foresee the consequences.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19) Challenge
Will you be able to stand your ground? Despite the noise around you, will you be able to keep others interested in your subtle cause?
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18) Opportunist
The agitation in your surroundings allows you to seed a good idea in others ploughed minds.
Pisces (Feb 19 - March 20) Marine
You will be feeling all sorts of emotions, deep, superficial, but always intense. All of this movement is a lot, you might feel seasick!