Mercury spends all of July in Leo, going retrograde on the 14th. Mercury is always knowledge and information-seeking, and in Leo he likes to learn about dramatic things like love, creativity, passion, children, fame, or charisma. In the Capricorn solar chart, interest in these areas is tucked away in a hidden sector, while Capricorn modestly and tactfully proclaims that it merely has the humble desire to meet the needs of society and other people.
You may or may not completely believe your sign’s humble spiel, but you’ve got to know that your sign is also ambitious by nature. You’ve had your ruler Saturn in your career sign for about 2 years now, and you know that career is important to you. For the moment, thanks to Mars moving into your career sign, you have a brief period of planetary permission to cautiously investigate your chances of securing some of those passionate things Leo is interested in, especially as they might relate to your career.
As long….as you balance the career focus with attention to family members. The universe has been turning a white-hot heat on your family sector for awhile, and this month Uranus stations in this part of your chart. You may see developments on the home front around the 13th, and if you do, it’s okay to give priority to family over career a bit.
You’re on a long journey of discovery anyway; no matter how urgent your career priorities may seem (and they may seem rather urgent this month), the road is long and you won’t be getting anywhere overnight anyway. If Mars had his way, you’d be famous immediately, right now. That’s the way Mars rolls. But that’s unlikely, partly due to the presence of Pluto in your sign for years to come.
Pluto will bring you riches of knowledge and recognition, but he ain’t in any hurry to do so. Pluto’s ultimate goal is to increase your power and effectiveness, but he’ll take his time building the foundation. For the moment, things are looser than they might seem.
Now, about your love life. July is when the sun travels through Cancer, your sign of partnership and long-term committed love. Cancer shows affection by showing concern rather than romantic passion, and that therefore tends to be the Capricorn style in relationships. The passion is there but it’s kept behind closed doors. That style just so happens to be perfect for this month’s vibes. Good on ya.
If you don’t have a committed relationship right now, the new moon in Cancer on the evening of the 18th holds a slight chance of helping you bring one into existence. Good luck!