On July 24th, Venus in Gemini opposes Saturn Rx in Sagittarius, putting limits on favourable choices. Your options may not reflect what you want, but there’s no arguing with Saturn. Since the opposition is a culmination aspect, this will deliver a result; a formal conclusion or definition of Venus issues (relationships, money, self-esteem). Venus’ square to Chiron Rx in Pisces (July 30th) adds a hurtful chaser - the enforced choice/result may leave you feeling vulnerable or unhappy.
But here’s the good news: also on July 24th, Mercury in Leo will trine Uranus in Aries. This suggests information/conversations that are liberating, exciting and innovative. You’ll see what you have to look forward to, even as you’re dealing with a limit. Mercury will be at 28 degrees Leo, the same degree as the August 21st New Moon eclipse in Leo. Mercury/Uranus’ bright idea will lead to the eclipse’s new beginning.
Mercury enters Virgo on July 25th, and its powers of discrimination, analysis and refinement will be at full strength in the sign it rules. Get ready for intensified corrections/revisions, because Mercury will station retrograde in Virgo on August 12th. Note that Mercury will station direct in Leo (September 5th) at 28 degrees, so this Mercury Rx transit is tied into the eclipse.
On July 26th, the Leo Sun conjoins Mars. Double fire gives us a peak moment of passion, assertiveness and confidence. The last Mars/Sun conjunction occurred on June 14th, 2015, so this upcoming conjunction can be viewed as an ending and beginning. What started on June 14th, 2015 will conclude, and something else will open up. This has “fresh start” written all over it, and the July 23rd New Moon (which conjoins Mars) could be involved.
Venus in your communication sector opposes Saturn Rx, solidifying a decision, or presenting an unbendable answer. Official documents or results are suggested. Only one choice/line of reasoning will be acceptable. Too, there may be a denial of what you were hoping for. Venus/Chiron can trigger hidden doubts or unconscious wounds - it may be easier to deny/avoid deeper insecurities, but your best bet is to talk them through, even if the process is painful.
Despite the above, Mercury’s trine to Uranus in your sign says there’s room to work within the limits. Whether the results, know that your voice will still be heard, and some changes will still roll forward. Events may be connected to the August 21st New Moon eclipse.
Mercury’s move into your sector of routine begins a process of refinement, correction and attention to detail in work and health matters. The search for a specific answer (the correct answer) will become important. Expect this process to intensify once Mercury stations retrograde on August 12th.
The Sun/Mars conjunction in your sector of self-expression suggests a new approach to romance, creative inspiration or issues involving children/pregnancy. Creating what you want, or pursuing what you want (including recognition and appreciation) will be driven by courage and confidence. This marks the end of a cycle that began on June 14th, 2015, and the beginning of a new cycle. There may also be a continuation of events from the July 23rd New Moon.
Venus in your sector of personal resources opposes Saturn Rx, bringing results and/or limits on earned money or personal values. Absolute requirements will be defined - if you’re lacking an essential, you’ll know exactly what it is and what your options are. Venus/Chiron can exacerbate emotional or financial worries with difficult group dynamics or an awareness of public insecurities.
However, Mercury/Uranus offers hope and surprising solutions. Home, family or your own ingenuity can provide a way forward (a home business is favoured). Watch for creative workarounds that are connected to the August 21st New Moon eclipse.
Mercury’s move into your sector of self-expression can add even more juice, as your attention turns to the details of a creative project, new attraction or issue with children/pregnancy. There’s a nice mix of optimism and practicality, as you get down to the business of manifesting what you want in a precise way. This will not be a quick process, as you’ll see once Mercury stations retrograde on August 12th.
The Sun/Mars conjunction in your domestic sector indicates a powerful surge of intention for all home/family issues. A cycle that began on June 14th, 2015 has now reached fruition, and you’ll be entering a new chapter that involves asserting your preferences for safety, security and bottom-line requirements (your home is your castle). Events will also be connected to the July 23rd New Moon.
Venus in your sign opposes Saturn Rx, hi-lighting a relationship result. This could involve an official commitment or ending (depending on the current status of your partnership). Either way, you’ll likely feel pressure to choose (a business partnership can be impacted as well). Venus/Chiron adds questionable moments regarding your relationship with someone in authority, or your success/professional image. You could feel undermined by the public exposure of a vulnerability.
On the plus side, Mercury/Uranus keeps the bright ideas and favourable conversations flowing. Despite any restrictions you may encounter, if you keep the lines of communication open, you should find a solution (or at least something better to look forward to). Excellent for networking, reaching out to various friends/groups or trying out that unusual idea. You’ll see further results during the August 21st New Moon eclipse.
Mercury’s move into your domestic sector gets you focused on the details of a family discussion, a home business, small renovations or a domestic partnership. This is about specific solutions and improvements that can be comfortably implemented - practicality is key. Once Mercury stations Rx on August 12th, the process may be delayed or extended, due to intensified examination of details.
The Sun/Mars conjunction in your communication sector signals a new chapter in how you get your ideas across. You may become more assertive about speaking up, or find that you have to respond to a direct verbal challenge. Too, you could be presented with a new idea/discussion that lights the spark for future plans. Discussions with siblings could feature a mix of anger, excitement and challenge. What began on June 14th, 2015 is simultaneously ending and laying the groundwork for something that triggers your passionate interest. Events from the July 23rd New Moon will be involved.
Venus in your hidden sector opposes Saturn Rx, delivering the results of a work or health issue. Those results could reveal something hidden or overlooked, and if you’ve been ignoring an obligation, you won’t be able to pretend it doesn’t exist any longer. You may be pushed to take responsibility for something you’ve been hiding. Venus/Chiron suggests painful secrets or hidden vulnerabilities - an honest, straightforward inventory of what’s going on behind the scenes is your best approach.
Mercury/Uranus can help you with the above, as you catch wind of ways to boost your financial and emotional security. A new job, change on the job or bright idea about shifting you future goals can pay dividends. Don’t discount the odd but interesting lead - it could take you in the right direction. Watch for the August 21st New Moon eclipse to give you more to go on.
Mercury’s entrance to your communication sector gets you prepped for a detailed analysis. Your focus, strategies and ability to zero in on the problem will be razor sharp. This is a down-to-business influence that can lead to a solution, or a fixation on one issue. When Mercury stations Rx on August 12th, you’ll have to dig even deeper while keeping your communication tight (errors will not be tolerated).
The Sun/Mars conjunction in your sector of personal resources marks the conclusion of a cycle that began on June 14th, 2015. Your approach to earned money, personal values and self-esteem (getting your non-negotiable needs met) has reached a turning point, as you’re fired up with a new sense of purpose. By this time, you should know exactly what you want and how much you’re worth. Now, it’s time to take action and go after what you want. This could be an extension of the July 23rd New Moon.
Venus in your social sector opposes Saturn Rx, hi-lighting a public restriction involving friends, groups or your public image. Relationship rules may be publicly enforced, or you could see the results of a performance/launch. Venus/Chiron can leave you feeling embarrassed, unprepared or vulnerable to the criticisms of others.
However, Mercury in your sign trine Uranus says that there’s much more ahead of you. Keep talking, exploring your options and asking questions - travel, education, legal matters or publishing are areas where you can move ahead and try something new. The August 21st New Moon eclipse in your sign promises to open a new door, based on what you learn now.
Mercury’s entrance to your sector of personal resources shifts your focus to survival essentials. The details of how you can earn more, or what your absolute values/desires are, will be up for examination and improvement. However, Mercury’s retrograde as of August 12th says this will not be a quick process.
The Sun/Mars conjunction in your sign completes a chapter that began on June 14th, 2015. Issues of pride, assertiveness and personal power are at stake, as you turn to face a new opportunity that fills you with excitement and a sense of renewed purpose. There’s a ton of energy here - don’t waste it. The July 23rd New Moon in your sign will also be connected.
Venus in your career sector opposes Saturn Rx, delivering the results of a job search, professional project, career choice or dealings with management. Restrictions at home/with family may be a deciding factor, and could make you feel pressured. An enforced choice can, when combined with Venus/Chiron, feel unfair. It may seem as if everyone else is calling the shots about your future. Or, that your professional choices are open to criticism from all corners.
Look to Mercury/Uranus for some breathing room. Something is cooking in the background - an idea that may seem a bit crazy, or a sense that you’re on the right track, even if no one else agrees with you. Hang on to that feeling, and keep moving in the direction of what’s caught your interest. The August 21st New Moon eclipse will give you more momentum.
As Mercury enters your sign, things will become clearer and you’ll receive confirmation, or at least more details to work with. Note that Mercury Rx on August 12th will see you revising and improving, so it won’t be wrapped up anytime soon. But this is what you do best.
Sun/Mars in your hidden sector can conclude a secret project or background issue that began on June 14th, 2015. An ending will lead immediately to a beginning, as you feel a private sense of purpose and power - a secret part of yourself is emerging. The July 23rd New Moon may provide more hints about this.
Venus in your sector of opportunities opposes Saturn Rx, signalling an official result involving education (graduation) legal matters, travel or publishing. You could see some rewards for your hard work/studies. Or, you may find that your choices in the above areas have narrowed, which may not be a bad thing if you’ve been losing focus. Venus/Chiron can expose some weaknesses in the above areas, especially involving health or routine issues - a small detail could trip you up. Long-distance romance may hit a few snags.
Nonetheless, Mercury/Uranus encourages you to keep the lines of communication open in all relationships (romantic and platonic). Someone could have an unusual solution or lead for you. A partnership can progress (or end) on an upbeat note, with a mutual willingness to push past any hurt feelings. The August 21st New Moon eclipse will add increased motivation and traction.
Mercury’s move into your hidden sector can turn your attention to behind-the scenes details. Despite all the action in your social life there will be some quieter, deeper plans in the works. Analysis and improvements may be for your eyes only, and when Mercury stations Rx on August 12th, you’ll be looking even more closely at what lies behind the public words.
Sun/Mars in your public sector signal a turning point in a friendship, group association or your relationship with the public. What began on June 14th, 2015 will enter a new chapter, as your ambitions, pride and (possibly) anger take centre stage. Fighting for a social cause, launching a project/business or performance are favoured. The July 23rd New Moon may set things in motion.
Venus in your sector of shared resources opposes Saturn Rx, clearly defining financial and/or intimate boundaries. There may be results/repercussions related to debts, taxes, loans or your partner’s finances. A relationship could encounter a block or ending, as mutual expectations are clarified (you may not like what’s revealed). Venus/Chiron can increase feelings of vulnerability or disappointment, as you’re confronted with what you can’t have, or don’t want to give up.
However, Mercury/Uranus offers encouragement. Despite what’s going on behind the scenes, you can make steady progress in your career, your daily work or with someone in management. Your innovative solutions will gain favour, and the August 21st New Moon eclipse can build on this. You could be on the edge of a hot new career opportunity.
Mercury’s move into your social sector turns your attention to friends, groups and public connections. You’ll be carefully examining connections to others, or fine-tuning the details of your public image. Watch for Mercury Rx on August 12th to pinpoint one specific friendship/acquaintance.
Sun/Mars in your career sector can ignite a new job/business or approach to success. What began on June 14th, 2015 will reach a point of completion, and your next stage should feature a fresh approach to competition, recognition or even fame. How high do you want to reach? Events from the July 23rd New Moon may also feed into this.
Venus in your relationship sector opposes Saturn Rx in your sign, hi-lighting a relationship choice, obligation or restriction. This may be as far as you and your partner can go together. Or, if the union is solid, you may decide to make it official. Too, you may find yourself in the role of parent/taskmaster, as you lay down the law and insist on a particular path. Venus/Chiron can mix in sensitive issues from the past, or touchy family dynamics.
Mercury/Uranus brings hope for the future, as you see opportunities opening up in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Your willingness to take a risk and put your words out there can open new doors, and the August 21st New Moon eclipse can open those doors even wider. You may be on the cusp of a breakthrough.
Mercury’s move into your career sector means it’s tine to get serious about the details of your job, your future or your professional reputation. If something needs improvement, it will become obvious during this transit (especially when Mercury stations Rx on August 12th). Specific details pertaining to discussions with management or the success of your business endeavour may need to be fine-tuned.
Sun/Mars in your sector of opportunities can push you forward in a big way. It may be time to jump into something brand new and unexplored. A new location, belief, idea or lifestyle is beckoning, but this has actually been in the works since June 14th, 2015. What started back then will move on to the next stage. Courage to change, advance or fight for your beliefs will be essential. The July 23rd New Moon adds more fuel.
Venus in your sector of routine opposes Saturn Rx, delivering the results of a health or work issue. These results may involve a greater need for discipline and organization. Or, an additional responsibility that you weren’t fully aware of. Too, there could be an ending in your workplace, or in your current health routine. Venus/Chiron can hi-light some painful facts about the above, or areas where you’ve fallen short or have to take on an unpleasant obligation.
On the bright side, Mercury/Uranus can uncover some hopeful news involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. Uncomfortable conversations, or your efforts to find out the truth, can reveal a surprising solution and path to progress. The August 21st New Moon eclipse can reveal even more.
Mercury’s move into your sector of opportunities can enable future plans in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. The little details of a big picture development will start to fall intoplace, although Mercury’s Rx on August 12th suggests the process will encounter delays or reconsiderations.
Sun/Mars in your sector of shared resources can increase courage and passion in the areas of your life where you don’t have complete control. There may be new determination to tackle difficult financial issues. Or, a relationship can heat up (this could include some arguments as well). At times, you may feel that this is a bit too much, as you fight to maintain your authority. However, this isn’t all about you - someone else has a lot at stake. Look back to June 14th, 2015 - the issue that you’re turning a corner on now began back then. The July 23rd New Moon will be involved with this.
Venus in your sector of self-expression opposes Saturn Rx, reminding you of what you can’t have, or why what you thought you wanted is not all it’s cracked up to be. For some, there may be results from a creative project/performance/new attraction. Venus/Chiron can push a few buttons- insecurity, feelings of being less than or unattractive are possibilities. You may question why you bothered to put yourself out there, when your vulnerabilities were revealed.
Before you get discouraged, know that Mercury/Uranus has a brilliant message for you. Someone can point you in the right direction, or deliver some news that gives you a reason to look forward. If a relationship is going through a rough patch, this influence supports detached, equitable communication. It won’t be that difficult to talk it through, and you may find that the big, hurtful issue loses most of its sting when you discuss it. Look to the August 21st New Moon eclipse for more progress.
Mercury into your sector of shared resources sees you digging beneath the surface for the truth. You’re prepared to do your research or have the difficult conversation. Debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, self-analysis or physical/emotional intimacy are areas where you’ll be looking for solutions. Mercury’s retrograde on August 12th indicates that this will be a drawn-out process.
Sun/Mars in your relationship sector marks the end of something that began on June 14th, 2015. At the same time, you’ll immediately jump into a new chapter. Whether an actual relationship is changing, or this involves your approach to partnership in general, watch for a new sense of power, confidence and the urge to make something happen. If you’ve been feeling indifferent to romance, this influence could change all that. For some, a hot new relationship could manifest - watch the July 23rd New Moon.
Venus in your domestic sector opposes Saturn Rx, bringing results for a family issue, home business, relocation, home improvement or job search. Your choices will be quite defined - you may have no choice except the one that’s presented to you. Venus square Chiron Rx in your sign can be a reminder of family wounds or personal doubts.
Mercury/Uranus encourages you to keep planning, working and tackling the mundane stuff. Health and routine tasks are areas where you’ll see progress and improvements, as long as you’re open to new ideas. This is not the time to stay stuck in an old routine. For some, there may be a positive lead on a new job/source of income. The August 21st New Moon eclipse can delver more information.
Mercury into your relationship sector sees you getting precise about a partnership, or your partnership desires. It’s time to have that discussion, or face the truth about what, exactly, you want in your love life. Are your standards high enough? Are they realistic? Mercury’s Rx on August 12th says there’s much more to talk about and discover.
Sun/Mars in your sector of routine signals an ending and new start to a health or work issue. You’ll wrap up something that began on June 14th, 2015. And, you’ll immediately jump into a new chapter. Watch for increased energy, vitality and determination to do the best for yourself. Your approach to work/service to others could become more energetic and forceful. Too, demands for your time and talents could increase. The July 23rd New Moon could get things started in these areas.