The past year has been an interesting one for you, Sagittarius. Restrictive Saturn has been in your first house, teaching you all about self-control, discipline and putting business before pleasure. Expansive Jupiter has been pushing you to to grow in your career, which usually requires…discipline and putting business before pleasure! The good news is that July is going to be a pleasant month, a time for letting up on the work pace a bit so that you can relax some. August is even better, a time to really cut loose and forget about your cares.
That being said, July could be an emotional month, cathartic even. That’s because at the top of the month the Sun, Mercury and Venus are all clustered in your eighth house of psychological depth and intimacy. The ancients wisely recognized that there are times when a person needs to forge out on their own and times when they need to join forces with others. The eighth house is all about the latter: your emotional ties to other people and sharing. “Sharing” could mean anything from soul searing sex to joint checking accounts to your deepest thoughts. This is where the action is going to be for you most of the month, until the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd.
A new moon occurs in this house on July 4th, opening up six-month period in which you can make progress both financially and emotionally. On the finance side, the eighth house rules investments, inheritances, debt, monies owed to you and business mergers (salary is found in a different house). As a result, July is awesome for teaming up with someone else for monetary gain. For example, you could invest in a piece of real estate with a partner, or a restaurant. Venture capital could be raised for a product you want to patent and sell. The right investment advisor could come your way, someone who will help boost your portfolio.
Ready for a more meaningful kind of love? The new moon of the 4th could bring that your way also, as this is the house of soul connections. Sometimes when the eighth house is lit up like this it’s time to do some work on ourselves, releasing negative emotions such as jealousy, resentment and grudges, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. The smart archer comes to grips with intense feelings that aren’t working in their favor and then lets them go.
Just watch out for flareups on the 7th, a tense day for all signs. Actually the problem behavior seems to be coming from someone else rather than you. In romance, there could be a battle of wills in which you may feel like your lover is coming on too strong with their demands. In business, you may question someone’s motives—to the point where you wonder what kind of skeletons they may have lurking in the closet. Be wary when it comes to financial dealings this day, as it appears that your needs and goals are going up against someone else’s.
But the 7th is a tempest in a teapot which quickly dissipates. The rest of the month is filled with awesome dates. If you’re looking for a new job or a promotion, or to start a business or partnership, the best dates are: the 1st, 6th, 8th, 9th (big gold star here!), and the 10th. The full moon on the 19th is superb for raising your salary, which is not found in the eighth house but in the second. You may decide to move on to greener pastures at this time. If that’s the case, Mercury’s entry into Virgo on the 30th heralds the beginning of a three-week period in which you should be reaching out to as many people as possible: former colleagues, bosses, and head hunters.
If you’re looking for a mortgage or to refinance your place, good days are the 3rd and the 5th. You may have noticed that many of the dates mentioned thus far are on the weekend or the 4th of July holiday, but if you take action around these times you’ll still benefit. The 3rd and 5th are also excellent for love, reaching a place of deeper serenity and contentment. You can express yourself beautifully to another on the 2nd, 4th, and 6th.
On the 12th, love planet Venus moves into sexy, fun-loving Leo followed by Mercury the next day. Once the fiery Sun joins them on the 22nd, it’s all systems go for relaxing, socializing and forgetting about money and career for awhile. This is a great time to plan or take a vacation. You may even consider signing up for fall classes, learning a new language or taking a chance in love. Your optimism will rise and there will be more of a sense of adventure in your life. Enjoy!