Aquarius \ July
(January 20th– February 18th)
Your sign is exceptional in people skills, but this month you may wonder where they went. With Mars retrograde in your 7thhouse of relationships, you feel angry and when this happens, intelligence leaves and you’re back to feeling like a child out of control. Take a deep breath and remember you’re the communicator, then shift to your wisdom and work things out from there. What you’ll realize is that work is more demanding and there is a lot of change around the home, so between the two -- you feel pulled apart. Set your boundaries and don’t try and overprotect others, just state the truth in the simplest and kindest way possible. However, say what needs to be said and let others struggle with your honesty and directness. In the long run, everyone will come out ahead when the truth is spoken.
There is a magical aspect this month. Jupiter is in a grand trine with Neptune and the Sun: relationship, finance and career can all be rewarding, either in an actual financial way, or through support and opportunity. When planets align in a positive flow, problems are easily solved and cooperation is there. The ease that this provides is unfortunately challenged by disruptive Mars, which not only wants everything its way, but gets annoyed when it doesn’t happen. There is a stubbornness to those who oppose you, so don’t push back, find another path.
Relationships in your chart are ruled by Leo. The Sun, its ruler, is in Cancer this month and so emotional needs are something that may come forth now. With Mercury in Leo and opposite Mars, there could be arguments that get started over selfishness – your partner isn’t considering your feelings. And if they don’t listen and show you that you’ve been heard then you will feel angry and frustrated. Pay attention to your own feelings. Most people never change unless there are consequences.
Mercury goes retrograde on the 26thin the sign of Leo your house of relationships. It goes direct on August 19th. During this time people from your past may appear. An old lover may give you a call. You may find that communication is difficult or full of errors. In fact, getting any new project to advance is a challenge. Don’t be surprised if self-reflection becomes a priority. You will feel the pressure to understand your own motivation and to be sure on your goals. If you have to sign a contract of, course, go ahead and do it. However, if you can wait until Mercury goes direct there will be less changes and surprises as you move forward.