July 17th features Uranus turning retrograde (reversed) in Aries (until December 17th, 2013). This will trigger an intensification of Uranus' rebel energy, so watch for sudden breaks, solutions, revelations and turning points. The energy will be directed at a particular situation or person. July 17th also brings us an exact trine between Jupiter (opportunity) in Cancer, Saturn (reality) in Scorpio and Neptune (dreams) in Pisces. This harmonious circuit of energy can manifest something precious, smooth over a rough situation or enable a bad habit/addiction. The energy will be encouraging, but what you allow it to encourage is your choice. This Grand Water Trine will be in effect for the entire week, but it will peak on the 17th. On July 20th, Mercury in Cancer goes direct, bringing answers, open communication and uninhibited, emotional discussions.
Uranus retrograde in your sign can signal intensified rebellion or restlessness. This planet has been pushing you forward, but certain areas (or people) in your life may be resistant to this new order. They might be the targets of your increased need to break free. Alternatively, you may experience a breakthrough or 180 degree turn in a situation that was speeding along in a certain direction. Jupiter in your domestic sector hooks up with Saturn in your sector of shared resources and Neptune in your hidden sector. A change at home (relocation, addition to the family, growth of a home business) will reflect a private dream/creative urge, and will be stabilized by the firm, financial or emotional rules that you share with a partner. Work/discipline that's been going on in the background can pay dividends now. As Mercury goes direct in your domestic sector, watch for these changes at home to trigger a breakthrough discussion, agreement or signing of a document (mortgage or rental papers).
Uranus retrograde in your hidden sector can stir up odd impulses, or the urge to break away from someone/something, for no apparent reason. There actually is a reason (and a very good one) but it's been kept secret or overlooked. A long awaited change/explosion/revelation may force its way to the surface, and although the timing will be right, you may not have much control over it. Jupiter in your communications sector harmonizes with Saturn in your partnership sector, and Neptune in your social sector. Communication is the key to your relationship (friend and romantic) progress. Not just any communication, but a full-on expression of feeling. Uranus has been stirring it up, and now Jupiter will push you to say it. It may feel easier/more comforting to coast along and say nothing, but now is not the time to be shy or stoic. Mercury direct in your communication sector can further your communication agenda, as clarity is established, messages/information are received, and it becomes that much easier to make the connection from head to heart. Mercury direct is also a good time to sign documents, finalize agreements and send out important emails.
Uranus retrograde in your social sector can bring unexpected encounters, breaks with friends/groups or an abrupt decision regarding your associations with others. Whether you do the unexpected in an effort to pursue your goals, or the unexpected comes at you, group dynamics will be unpredictable. Jupiter in your security sector is supported by Saturn in your sector of daily routine, and Neptune in your career sector. This suggests visible financial improvement or increased emotional security, based on your hard work or adherence to routine. The focus you've applied to manifesting a dream goal will now pay off. Alternatively, these influences can encourage you to spend more than you have, or slide into self-indulgent behaviour. As Mercury (your ruler) goes direct in your security sector, watch for news/conversations concerning a pay increase or secondary source of income. It will also be easier for you to verbalize exactly what you want in a specific situation (professional or personal).
Uranus retrograde in your career sector can bring an unexpected opportunity, a job ending, a job opening, or surprising announcement from management. The planet of liberation has been in this sector for awhile, stirring things up and pushing you to set future goals that are in line with what you really want to do. If you've been ignoring this energy, or if you've slacked off in your push forward, this time of intensified change could see you jump ahead unexpectedly; you may take the initiative, or external events may force the changes on you. Whatever happens, know that it's pointing you in the right direction. Jupiter in your sign joins forces with Saturn (in your sector of creativity) and Neptune (in your sector of opportunity). This is your time to manifest a personal, deeply desired goal. Whether it's a creative/artistic project, new romance or a pregnancy, you are being fully supported. Jupiter in your sign is urging you to expect more, while Saturn continues to insist that you focus (on what you want) and do the work. Once Mercury goes direct in your sign, things should expand even more as communication clears up; you'll get your message across clearly, and others will respond directly. Also, watch for an idea (that you've been mulling over for the past few weeks) to launch; it's now or never.
Uranus retrograde in your opportunities sector can trigger a sudden development involving long-distance travel, education, publishing or legal matters. Watch for an unusual opportunity to present itself; Uranus in Aries does form a harmonious aspect with your sign, so it would be in your best interests to explore whatever comes your way. Chance is your friend, these days. Jupiter in your sector of secrets hooks up with Saturn in your domestic sector, and Neptune in your sector of shared resources. A private hope/project/aspiration can manifest into something solid; you've got support at home (or from family) plus a loosening of limits/fears involving shared finances or emotional intimacy. The time is ripe to establish a home business, relocate, put down roots or solidify your personal foundation. However, you may also find yourself slipping back into old habits, or telling yourself that it's ok to stop trying. Keep reminding yourself that forward is the direction you want to move in. Once Mercury goes direct in your hidden sector, you'll find it easier to progress with the next step in your plans, or feel more comfortable/confident in expressing a private desire.
Uranus retrograde in your sector of shared resources can push you past an intimacy block, or present a turning point in shared finances (taxes, debts, loans or your partner's finances). Watch for surprising discoveries in these areas (finances or intimacy) as well. Jupiter in your social sector connects with Neptune (in your partnership sector) and Saturn (in your communications sector). A relationship or social situation will continue to follow the path of least resistance. What's good will continue, but this energy can also enable unhealthy situations/fixations. As always, it's your choice to break the cycle. Mercury direct (your ruler) in your social sector can clarify your situation with friends, or help you move forward (with a new attitude, hope, or approach to other people).
Uranus retrograde in your partnership sector can bring an unexpected twist to a new or established partnership. Your need for freedom could intensify to the point where you do something out of character, or your partner may initiate their own turning point. You could also experience a realization about what (or who) you really want, and what you're going to do about it. Jupiter in your career sector harmonizes with Saturn in your sector of resources, and Neptune in your sector of work and routine. A bountiful career opportunity could be solidified now, or there could be one just over the horizon. Either way, you should find that your professional image, financial stability and general health/well-being all conspire to support you. Mercury direct in your career sector can signal the first stage of this new opportunity, or clarified/enhanced communication between you and management.
Uranus retrograde in your sector of work and routine can push you to rebel against a duty/obligation, or there may be a breakthrough/loophole regarding a responsibility or health matter. There's a possibility for escape, either initiated by you, or thrust upon you. In general, watch for sudden developments in your daily routine, with co-workers or regarding health/diet/exercise. Jupiter in your opportunities sector (long distance travel, education, publishing, legal matters) joins forces with Saturn in your sign and Pisces in your creativity sector. What you've been working towards/focusing on over the past few weeks can now come together beautifully. Any new, expansive opportunities that manifest in your life can become a permanent fixture through your continued hard work and increasing authority. However, if you're focused on controlling someone, this energy can also intensify that obsessive need. Mercury direct in your opportunities sector can open things up even more, as travel plans click into place, or delayed messages/information (such as a legal decision, official announcement or acceptance to a school) finally come your way.
Uranus retrograde in your sector of creativity and romance can push you to expect more, demand more or take a risk. You may become impatient waiting for a desired outcome (or decide that you have nothing to lose) and put yourself out there. Jupiter (your ruler) in your sector of shared resources blends with Saturn in your hidden sector and Neptune in your domestic sector. A domestic partnership, financial or intimacy matter can move alone quite nicely as you fall into a groove, but this energy can also encourage a comforting reliance on addictions, old habits or overspending. Make sure that what's growing in your life represents a step forward. Mercury direct in your sector of shared resources can bring positive financial news or allow you and your partner to discuss previously touchy/forbidden topics.
Uranus retrograde in your domestic sector can trigger an abrupt change in a home/family routine, or push you over the line regarding a tense, family situation. This could be an "enough is enough" scenario, where you decide to break away or take a stand. This energy can also trigger a surprising revelation about the past, or a personal "Ah-ha" moment regarding a habit or root cause. Jupiter in your partnership sector harmonizes with Saturn in your social sector and Neptune in your communication sector. A new relationship can solidify and become permanent, or a new relationship opportunity can manifest (via friends/social contacts/group connections). An existing, long term relationship can improve (if there have been difficulties), although if one partner is agitating for more freedom, this influence can temporarily lull everyone into a false sense of security. Mercury direct in your partnership sector should get things moving again; if a conversation needs to happen, it will happen now as all feelings are brought out into the open.
Uranus retrograde (your ruler) in your communications sector can push you to say/reveal the unexpected. Whether or not you've been planning on it, a decision or declaration may pop out. Alternatively, you could be hit with a surprising bit of news, or a conversation that changes everything. Jupiter in your sector of work and routine blends with Saturn in your career sector, and Neptune in your sector of security. Busy days or excess responsibilities/work will be easier to handle, as you slide into a professional and personal groove. Career should be looking especially good for you, as your positive attitude towards what needs to be done makes you look good to higher- ups. How you handle the little things will reflect positively on your big-picture goals. Mercury direct in your sector of routine can bring answers/solutions regarding a medical issue, work problem or co-worker relationships.
Uranus retrograde in your security sector can see you suddenly pushing for more emotional satisfaction or financial compensation. Alternatively, you may break away from an existing situation that isn't providing you with what you need. You'll be feeling uncharacteristically uncompromising, and this new attitude could provide you with a surprising breakthrough (an unexpected source of income or an ingenious way to meet your needs). Jupiter in your sector of creativity and romance blends with Neptune in your sign, and Saturn in your sector of opportunities. A deeply desired, personal goal, juicy new romance or exciting creative opportunity can take root in your life. Neptune in your sign has been opening your eyes to new possibilities, and now that dream or wish can manifest. As Mercury goes direct in your creativity sector, watch for the next development to take place, or a crucial conversation to set everything in motion. Mercury direct is also prime time for you to promote your creative work in earnest, or reach out to that person you'd like to get know better.