First, a special note on some June predictions about airlines made in this section of the website, in the wake of the recent tragedy. As you will see in this feature I did struggle with publishing this – or not – but I have now chosen to post this for you to read (especially those of you asking me questions about the tragedy on Twitter). Find it at The Astrology Blog now.
This New Moon in Leo on Saturday 26th July is the most important New Moon of 2014, even though it comes very late. Why? Because when the Sun and Moon conjunct at 3 Leo 51 on Saturday at 11.41pm in London, Jupiter in Leo will finally show his face. This weekend will see a welcome factor in headlines about babies, children and young adults. Leo rules UNICEF and it also rules children’s culture and entertainment (famous children’s authors J.K.Rowling, Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter were born with the Sun in Leo). We will see results in the media just a few days before and after July 26th, but the final six months of 2014 is pretty easy to call. You would expect J.K.Rowling (Leo, symbol of childhood and children) to make a stunning comeback. You would expect UNICEF to skyrocket with new energy. And with this New Moon in Leo, the royal sign, the British Royal Family is also on course for a relaunch. Leo not only rules heirs and dynasties (the next generation who inherit our legacy) it also very properly rules Queens and Kings.
Aries: 21-27 July 2014
Aries, an awful lot is going to change very quickly this week. Saturn is now direct in Scorpio, which rules your money, house, business, precious possessions, apartment and charity interests. You are now in a position to get real, rapidly, about what needs to be done. The arrival of Mars in Scorpio on Saturday 26th July at 3.24am is another accelerator. Just be aware that your strategy needs to cover you until Tuesday 23rd December. That’s how long Saturn hangs around for. No matter how tempting it may be to assume that the financial or property priorities are a ‘now’ decision for late July-August, you could scupper your chances if you go in too hard and too fast. Play the long game. You also need to take advantage of superb trends for discussion or paperwork involving your family or household – or relevant to your house, flat, home town or homeland. You’re on track for some breakthrough agreements near Friday 25th July. I am leaving the best until last. This is the most superb time for your relationship with the children, godchildren or younger family members. It’s an amazing time for roles involving the next generation, born 20 years after you. A relationship which may end in pregnancy, step-parenting or adoption will also deliver the goods for many of you. Shine on you crazy diamond.
Taurus: 21-27 July 2014
Taurus, it’s amazing how a shift in the heavens can send your horoscope into warp speed. Even though the house, apartment, home town, homeland, family or household may not have been on your agenda in the first six months of 2014, it certainly is now. If you know your personal horoscope and you have heavenly bodies in Cancer, you can double that message. This is an opportunity like no other, in terms of the biggest and best outcomes for your place, or your people. The New Moon late on Saturday night (London time) is your cue to commit completely to moving, improving your home, deepening the relationship with your town or country, making the family the priority or developing the connection with flatmates. Perhaps the impetus for all this is your former, current or potential partner. Maybe anyone who is against you could also be a trigger. You certainly have some decisions to make (long overdue) about this crucial man or woman in your life, yet timing is everything. No matter how heated or urgent the atmosphere becomes after Saturday 26th July, try to think in terms of the next six months, not the next six days. You must plot and plan as carefully as Churchill, because if you rush this, then you will pay the price between now and Christmas. Put a ban on impulse now.
Gemini: 21-27 July 2014
Gemini, you must be feeling so much better after the end of that epic Mercury Retrograde in your sign (and to make matters worse, Mercury is also your planetary ruler). I also suspect that you are overjoyed to see your plans and projects coming together, giving you a mouthpiece for your thoughts, or a salivating internet audience for your concepts and ideas. What happens near Thursday 24th July and Saturday 26th July is a vindication of your belief in yourself. You have always known that you were put on this planet to connect and communicate and here is the chance of a lifetime. With your ruler Mercury now swiftly moving through your finance, business, charity and property horoscope I also suspect there is some useful talking to do, or paperwork to complete, near Friday. The only challenge? After Saturday, when Mars changes signs, you must dedicate more time, space and thought to your daily workload and also your relationship with your body. You have to get serious, now, as you have not been serious for months. Refuse to be rushed, pushed or pressured – and try not to play hardball either. You need a well thought-out plan for your lifestyle, work situation, body and so on – one that takes you securely from August to Christmas, when this endlessly demanding cycle will end.
Cancer: 21-27 July 2014
Cancer, it often takes a New Moon to trigger a Jupiter transit for you, because you are ruled by the Moon. Look up at the night sky this weekend of July 26th-27th and bless your horoscope for this brilliant new beginning in your life, which will make such a huge difference to everything you own, earn or owe. You may be looking for a way out of a debt, or just for a huge chance to accumulate and profit – but the peak moments near Thursday 24th July and Saturday 26th July should send you on your way. All those image, brand and name issues which were so delayed or unresolved only weeks ago will also be forgotten, as you use the trends near Friday 25th July to articulate what you think and feel, and obtain the answers you need; this applies to the real world as well as the internet. It only remains for you to tackle the one, outstanding issue in the too-hard basket. This remains your son, daughter, godchild or young relative. The pursuit of a pregnancy, adoption or child custody. The project that involves much younger people, through to small infants. This is where you must now take a deep breath and refuse to be harried. Once Mars changes signs on Saturday, it would be so easy to be prodded, pushed or provoked. Or even to do some prodding yourself. That way lies difficulty, though, because this is not something that will blow over in a week or two. You must live with unavoidable realities until Christmas so please try to avoid setting up a situation which is more arduous than it has to be. Make a plan. A six-month plan. A good one.
Leo: 21-27 July 2014
Leo, the final week of July makes up for so much. Where do we begin? For the first time in 12 years Jupiter is in Leo, your own sign, and not only that, he forms a spectacular conjunction with the Sun on Thursday 24th. On Saturday 26th we also have a New Moon in Leo. If your birthday falls on, or close to, that date then this is a personal relaunch for you. What does it mean to have Jupiter and the New Moon in the sign of the lion? It crystallises your reputation as a leader, mentor or guide to others. As a shining example of who to be, and what to admire. For a great many people born under Leo, this ‘finest hour’ moment will involve children, young relatives or godchildren. Youth projects and young people’s interests and needs. Relationships which may usher in parenthood. The Sun works as a spotlight in astrology so there is no question that your name or face will be showcased in the most remarkable way at this time. What else is going on? Rather a lot. Unresolved or unfinished business involving your life behind the scenes, or a secret concern, will be wrapped up near Friday 25th July. Crucially, you must also get real about your house or apartment. Your family or household. Your home town or homeland. Saturn’s change of direction last week, and the arrival of Mars in Scorpio on Saturday, suggests an urgent need for a six-month strategy which acknowledges the things you cannot change – but honours the need for some kind of policy or strategy. Craft it carefully and at no point speed up or heat up. If you are undertaking some kind of new commitment with all of the above, be very canny about the possible risk of conflict. Do you really need it?
Virgo: 21-27 July 2014
Well, Virgo, you must be pleased to see your ruler Mercury is now over his retrograde phase. What was such a complex or unsatisfied issue with your old friend, or the group, will be stitched up quite neatly near Friday 25th July, when Mercury makes three aspects in a single day, enabling you to obtain signatures, sign your name, reach agreement or finally get a straight answer. What else is happening now? A truly unusual trend in your horoscope. You are being shown, quite clearly, that sometimes the best thing you can do is get out of the way and allow others to be the focus. Operating at a distance or being the wind beneath somebody else’s wings is a seriously good idea given the dizzy heights you could reach this week. It’s rather like being the director on a BAFTA-winning television series. The actors get the attention but you get the trophy. There is another alternative source of joy now too. Not so much being Miss or Mr Invisible, but plunging yourself into the deepest secrets and the most clandestine or confidential matters. This is your Bletchley Park moment and you are Alan Turing. What you do, submerged from view, will end up being one of the biggest and best achievements of the year. All that remains is to warn you about the internet, the media, publishing, your computer, your phone and all communication issues. This is no big deal, but please slow down after Saturday. You need to draw on all your famous method and order to deal with a situation which does not call for impulse, but calls for thought.
Libra: 21-27 July 2014
Libra, you are about to receive some stunning good karma for the energy you invested in a group project or a very old friendship (perhaps both) in 2002 and 2003. This friend or group may be back in your life in a big way, very close to Thursday 24th July or Saturday 26th July. In other cases, you are not going back quite so far into the past, but you are definitely gaining from the epic good fortune that comes from being part of a particular circle, network or team. Within its ranks there is a true friend who has just become a wonderful priority for you. This is a sociable time of year, no matter if you are on the beach or on the ski slopes. The whole planet wants to circulate right now, because of the incredible new energy coming from Jupiter’s entry into Leo. Thus, when invitations are offered, you must accept. The new friends you make or groups you join as a result of these invitations will change your life. What else is going on now? A major amber light warning for your money, house, business, apartment, charity or possessions. You may want to respond to the green light after Saturday by ramming your foot on the accelerator. Don’t go there Libra. You must think about August through December, not just the present. By Christmas there will be no more issues to weigh you down, but if you want to have a relatively easy time from this point forwards, you will deliberately remove any potential for antagonism, no matter if you are casting the first stone or someone else is hurling it your way. The other fascinating turning point now? Your career or other role in life. After so much faffing around or delay, near Friday 25th it’s time to talk, sign or shake hands.
Scorpio: 21-27 July 2014
Scorpio, if there is another Scorpio (born late October through late November) in your workplace, university or voluntary sphere, then this will be a remarkable week of reshuffles and recognition. No matter who you are working with, or for, this is one of the most important turnings points for your CV in years. Soon after the Sun-Jupiter conjunction on Thursday 24th July, you must use all the feedback you receive to make the ultimate smart choice about your position, mission, title, role or ambition. This will come very close to Saturday 26th July at the New Moon in Leo, right on the midheaven of your solar chart. If you need protection you will get it. If you have been looking for a way out you will have it. If you only ever wanted to be at the top of the mountain, you will be offered a ladder. What else is going on this week? Perhaps this is part of the success story. Very close to Friday 25th July dialogue will open up about your foreign, travel, internet, publishing, educational or religious agenda. To date nothing has been fully resolved, but now you can pursue your priorities and make use of the opportunities and solutions you were thrown earlier. The week ends with a reminder from Mars in Scorpio. Even though you are weary of the waiting game where your reputation, image or personal appearance is concerned, you must on no account rush at things like a bull at a gate. After Saturday the ‘me’ issues will no doubt trigger all kinds of impulses, but unless you want a tough six months ahead, you will cleverly sidestep heat and action in favour of a cerebral approach. Take a breath. Step back. Analyse this. Your issues will be gone by Christmas, anyway.
Sagittarius: 21-27 July 2014
Sagittarius, the sheer pace of events this week is breathtaking, but along with everyone else on the planet, you have needed the final week of July for a very long time. Close to Thursday 25th and Saturday 26th you will realise how much is possible across your country, Australasia, Europe or the U.S.A. Perhaps you need to travel further or even relocate to get the most from the situation. Maybe you just need to travel in the mind and use new internet options. In any case, this cultural exchange or global plug-in is made for you; you never really come into your own unless you are fulfilling your potential as a world citizen. Tied into this stunning week of expansion and growth, comes the possibility of teaching, studying, writing, publishing or pursuing your particular beliefs. What else is going on now? A really welcome turning point with your money, house, flat, business, charity or precious possessions, near Friday 25th July. The paperwork or discussion will be there, in the right shape at last – or you can do the math. The only real concern in your chart now is the dark secret you are covering up, or the invisible role you are playing behind the scenes. You are now dealing with the all-too-real realities, and after Saturday you will also have some provocative situation to deal with. Be highly strategic if you can. Nothing will be over quickly if you just give in to your need to push, prod, provoke or pressure. More P words – plot, plan, peruse.
Capricorn: 21-27 July 2014
Capricorn, at last you can settle things with your former, current or potential partner – and in many ways, take advantage of seeds you planted in the final six months of 2013 or the first six months of 2014. To date it has been difficult to get the situation under full, firm and final control, yet you should be intellectually satisfied by the weekend, and also content with the way you have articulated everything you think and feel. Communication, not emotion, is sometimes all that is required. If you have an enemy, opponent or rival then events near Friday should also allow you to draw a firm line under a chapter that – weirdly – helped you so much. What else is showing up in your chart now? Quite clearly, you have a happy new beginning to make near Saturday 26th July which will utterly change the way you see your money, house, business, charity, apartment or precious possessions. This is the gift that goes on giving if you manage it correctly. Why? Because in 12 years’ time Jupiter will return to Leo, the sign which rules your wealth, security and lifestyle and if you invest even the smallest amount of money, time, energy or faith this week, you will shore up your future as well. The deepest concern in your life now should actually be your social life, group involvement, social network or old friendship. No matter what happens to change the atmosphere after Saturday, don’t take the bait from Mars. This planet is the red planet, as you may know, and remembering to keep the traffic light red (or at least amber) will help you come up with a master plan next week. You are going to need a way of dealing with this person, or these people, which gets you to Christmas.
Aquarius: 21-27 July 2014
Aquarius, if you are one of the few people born under your sign to also have heavenly bodies in Leo then this week is as much about your son, daughter, stepchild or extended family of young relatives – as it is about your partner. No matter what your personal horoscope looks like, though, this week will utterly change the way you see your former, current or potential lovers. It’s not just the feedback, attention, curiosity and reaction (all eyes and ears will be pointed in your direction). It’s also the insights you gain about the chemistry you two share, or the very particular alchemy you have with this fated man or woman in your life. You need the mirror held up to both your faces, in order to clearly see what is reflected there and make a decision that will only benefit you, for months to come (and even repay you in 12 years’ time). Perhaps you look lucky to others. Maybe you look like the right person, in the right place, at the right time – especially near Thursday 24th July. In truth, though, the new beginning you make near Saturday 26th July is also about your good judgement. The outcomes with a Jupiter transit of the Seventh House are less important than the inner meaning of the transit. You can meet the love of your life this week or get married. You can reconcile with your ex. You can also separate or get a divorce. You can plan a child, a new home or a big trip with a partner. What you need, Jupiter will deliver. What you deserve, Jupiter will give. What else is going on now? An urgent need for a strategy which addresses the factors you cannot change about your career or other role in life. Mars will turn up the heat and increase the speed after Saturday but impulsive moves are a bad idea, particularly next week, when you are back at work. This is like playing Grandmother’s Footsteps. Tiptoe forward, give yourself until Christmas to be stoic and admirable – then prepare to exhale once the decorations go down and the snow has stopped falling. That’s literally how long you have to practise fancy footwork Aquarius, but you can do it. Don’t blow it. I suspect the news, discussion or paperwork that rolls near Friday 25th July is a big part of the equation so ask a lot of questions.
Pisces: 21-27 July 2014
Pisces, if you are a regular reader of this website, you will notice that some weeks have a long write-up, compared to others. This is one such week, because it will change your lifestyle for the better. Essentially, you have 24 hours in a day, as you know, and you can compose those hours any way you please. To date you have lacked luck. Without luck you have nothing. All that is about to change, though, as you are visibly the right person, in the right place, at the right time – and you will see why near Thursday 24th July. You are well-known for submerging yourself. For operating beneath the surface, where the world can neither see you, nor truly access you. What happens this week will vindicate that. At last you can work or study (part-time or full-time) and create space to vanish from view. If your instincts tell you that what you need is a secret project or a confidential plan, then perhaps that should be on the agenda too. Of course, we are all hamstrung by our employers, or the demands of our chosen fields. Yet, something about your horoscope on Saturday 26th July suggests that you can now co-create a superior way to work, study or volunteer. The relationship you have with your body is part of the story. In fact, from this week forward, you will never separate mind, body and spirit again. No matter if you want to resolve issues or just pursue your ‘temple’ in a brilliant new way, this weekend is the turning point. What else spins your horoscope now? There is a final, satisfying chapter involving your children, godchildren or young relatives near Friday 25th July. This also applies to relationships which may end in parenthood, or projects involving young people. The main concern in your entire chart is your travel, foreign, publishing or educational agenda. There are still no fast or easy solutions here, and you need to watch yourself like a hawk. Do not succumb to ‘first thought, best thought’ reactions after Saturday, as what you set up next week could be a really heavy burden to carry until Christmas. Be a realist about this. Strategise.
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