Mars finally leaves Virgo this month and moves into Libra on the 3rd. One of the immediate effects of that is a switch from career focus back to family interactions. Your chart has been on a long journey via planets in Pisces toward making your family relations more ideal. It got thrown off track a bit by all the job and career energy you had in 2011 and the first half of 2012, but now things are back to their usual abnormal normality on the home front.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t still problems to be worked out, but your chart is back on familiar territory, even if that territory is a bit unusual by other people’s standards. On the subject of family relations, Uranus stations in Aries this month and Jupiter and Venus move through Gemini. Uranus is in the part of your chart that represents your children, while Venus and Jupiter are in the part that represents your spouse.
Both influences are rather social in nature, indicating a lot of coming and going or socializing or mixing friends with family. Your chart has been in the midst of a 2-year project of rejiggering your friendships and social life anyway, thanks to Saturn in Libra. You may have been trying to protect yourself from the influence of others for awhile, while you sort things out for yourself. Now, however, your chart seems a bit less concerned about all the variables in play and more willing to go with the flow.
July is also your annual travel and vacation month, and this year is no exception. Your sign likes to travel with the kiddoes (if you have any) when possible and that looks to be just fine this year if you can hold off until after the 13th. If you don’t care for travel, you can use the energy for educational matters, short classes and so on. In astrology, travel and education fall under the same domain.
The one consideration impacting your summer activities would be your finances. Pluto in Capricorn continues to insist that you be realistic, factual and grounded when it comes to money these days. The sun and new moon in Cancer are also activating your solar sector of joint finances, so you’ll have to take your partner’s feelings into account as well.
Your annual financial full moon also takes place this month, on the 3rd. If you care about money, and most people do, this is an important full moon. It can help you plot your course for the coming six months and help reveal the true state of your finances. The new moon is on the evening of the 18th and it has the potential to affect the course of your income and spending for the next 12 months. Get down to brass tacks and decide what the two of you really need.