Venus enters Cancer on July 3rd, blending love with nurturing. Needs become vital, especially when Venus opposes Pluto in Capricorn on July 8th and 9th. It's only two days but the tension between wanting to belong (somewhere or to someone) and major transformations will be huge. This one is all about moving away from a comforting, albeit unhealthy, past and embracing a better future. Uranus turns retrograde in Aries on July 9th, giving everyone a breather from eventful changes. Use the slowdown as an opportunity to check that everything is being done correctly.
Venus moves into your home sector and you feel the urge to curl up and be with those closest to you. Family gatherings or intimate get togethers with a few friends are featured. Family relationships should go smoothly but watch out when Venus will be challenged by Pluto from your career sector. Ambitions and on the job demands will briefly compete with affairs at home. Uranus starts to move backwards in your sign, asking you to re-visit recent changes and ensure that the new path you're on is the right one.
Venus in your communication sector makes this the sweet spot for you. You can't go wrong as your words are simultaneously charming and empathetic. There's a good chance that you'll hear what want in return as well. You'll find new ideas very attractive but when Venus is challenged by Pluto you'll be questioning if you should be looking for more. Dissatisfaction with your current circumstances could be strong so use the push to see what else is out there. Uranus moves backwards in your sector of secrets, asking you to re-consider a behind the scenes overhaul. Surprises that came out of the blue may temporarily recede, allowing you to catch your breath.
You'll be wrapped up in private concerns as Venus enters your sector of security. Safety, satisfaction and financial stability will be the focus and you may find yourself feeling needy. Fortunately, there's a good chance you'll get what you need. The only tough spot will be when Venus is challenged by Pluto from your sector of shared resources. Power struggles with a partner or other outside influences could find you dealing with emotional manipulation. Consider what you truly need and if there is anything you can let go of. Uranus's retrograde asks you to re-consider changes involving friends and associates. Before you cut yourself off from the old regime, make sure it's what you truly want as there will be no going back.
Venus moves into your sign, bringing opportunities for romance, socializing and optimism. You'll be feeling good and will want to share what you have so don't hold back. The one brief, sticky spot will be Venus's opposition to Pluto from your partnership sector. This could spell jealousy and control issues as someone may not want to share you with the rest of the world. Alternatively, you could become fixated on someone else. Consider whether the ongoing transformation of your relationship/ attitudes to partnership is empowering you or holding you back. Uranus retrogrades in your career sector, giving you a respite from recent changes. Use the temporary slowdown to take stock of how far you've come along your new career path and to prepare for the journey ahead.
Venus moves into your sector of secrets and you may feel like withdrawing for a bit. Whether this means keeping a new romance under wraps or just pulling back from the social scene, you'll find that quiet times will bring you the most pleasure. Pluto's challenge to Venus from your sector of day to day activities indicates work or health concerns may cause some stress. Changes in the workplace or attempts to transform your health/fitness routine may feel daunting but they don't have to happen at the expense of your personal happiness. Uranus retrogrades in your opportunities sector, asking you to slow down and re-think new developments. Your horizons have been expanding at light speed but now is the time to filter out the static and keep only what is best for you.
Venus moves into your sector of friends and groups, boosting your urge to socialize. You're more then willing to open up and give but Pluto's challenge to Venus asks that you stop and be more selective. You are currently powering up your self confidence but this process involves tearing down habits/attitudes that no longer serve you. Focus your energy where you don't have to try to be accepted. Uranus's retrograde through your sector of shared resources asks you to double check that new financial/emotional arrangements are in your best interests.
Venus moves into your career sector, putting you in a favourable position with management and potential employers. The focus is on getting what your heart desires, whether that means starting a creative venture or being given a role that aligns more closely with your interests. Pluto's challenge from your home and family sector indicates that career ambitions may be temporarily frustrated by changes at home. A relocation or change in living arrangements (from sharing your space to living alone or vice versa) can block your energy and make you doubt your capabilities. Know that any career opportunities are there for a reason. You can, and will, succeed. Uranus's retrograde in your relationship sector gives you a time out from recent breath taking changes. Now you have some time to focus on yourself and process new developments.
Venus enters your sector of opportunities, introducing an exciting new relationship, trip or lifestyle change. The emotional rewards will be great so don't hold back. Pluto's (your ruler) challenge to Venus suggests that pessimistic thoughts may trip you up. Don't let old fears, doubts or attempts to gain control put a damper on any new developments. Uranus's retrograde in your sector of day to day activities asks you to slow down and consider the recent change in your work environment or health. A complete overhaul is still in the making but make sure you are able to keep up and aren't overlooking any details.
Venus in your sector of shared resources points to a positive new chapter regarding financial and emotional growth. Issues involving loans, debts, settlements or your partner's finances could result in a windfall for you. A new or existing relationship could reach a new level of intimacy. Watch out for Pluto's challenge to Venus as this signals a couple of days where neediness and control become overwhelming. Your security needs are transforming so consider how your current relationship status meets them. Uranus's retrograde asks you to be more selective regarding the ways in which you are putting yourself out there. The spotlight is good, but only if it illuminates what you want everyone to see.
Venus in your partnership sector introduces opportunities for that special someone to enter your life. Be on the lookout as the Sun is already energizing this area. Existing relationships will flourish as well. Whether you are single or attached, Pluto's challenge to Venus insists that you check how the newly evolving you matches up with partnership. You have the power to do things differently this time. Uranus's retrograde in your home and family sector signals a delay in recent changes. Plans to relocate, rebuild or move forward need to be re-considered. Have you missed anything?
Venus in your sector of day to day activities puts you on a new track regarding health or work. This is a fresh opportunity to nurture yourself and make sure your needs are being met. Pluto's challenge may throw up some roadblocks resulting from hidden fears, doubts or self-defeating behaviour. You're not the same person anymore so allow those old habits to fade away. Uranus (your ruler) turns retrograde in your communication sector, asking you to reconsider recent decisions. Let new ideas settle and give them time to see if they hold water.
Venus's entrance into your sector of creativity and celebrations promises fun, lighthearted romance and opportunities for you to shine. Kick up your heels and celebrate, even as Pluto's challenge signals some tension involving friends and groups. Your idea of where you belong is transforming so don't let old associations hold you back. Uranus goes retrograde in your security sector, causing you to question recent financial or emotional changes. If you're feeling unstable, it's only because the foundation is still settling.