What’s out of step, out of line, out of place? In July, you’re perfectly placed to clear up a mess, fix a mistake and sort out a misunderstanding. That, sadly, doesn’t mean you’re assured of success at every turn. Nor does it mean you are beyond all blame for whatever has gone wrong. Even so, the big question is not, ‘Whose fault is this unsatisfactory situation?’. It’s just, ‘Who is going to take constructive steps to deal with it so that all can benefit?’ Actually, that isn’t even a question. We all know that answer already. It’s you!
In your love life: Don’t assume the way we are today is how we are tomorrow. Enjoy seeing proof of how far your life has moved on.
What do glass ceilings have in common with fourth walls? Most people just accept them without question. Yet actors often break the fourth wall when they step out of character and address the audience in a way that says, ‘Hey, we’re all in a theatre together!’ Glass ceilings are invisible barriers that seemingly stop some women being promoted too high. They too, seem unbreakable till someone brave invokes change. In July, you’ll leave a pretence behind and make a breakthrough some might never have thought possible.
In your love life: Some believe your life is already mapped out. Not so. Don’t punish yourself by doubting how happy your life can be!
Money does not make the world go round. Nor, despite the claims of the anti-capitalists, does it place it in danger of grinding to a halt. If you’re looking for a villain, don’t blame money, blame the love of the stuff. But why not look for a hero instead? Many people do wonderful things, even with scant resources. When someone has their heart in the right place, how can their monies end up in the wrong place? Materially, you may not become a single groat better off in July. But spiritually, you’re due to become truly rich!
In your love life: Any moment now, you’ll make a discovery that eventually becomes part of a process that sets you free.
Mars is in your sign. Hurry up! Mars is in your sign. Slow down! Mars is in your sign this month, seize your moment. Mars will be in your sign all month long. Remember, you have a choice between many different moments, all of which can be potentially seized. If, in July, you succumb to stress, you’ll be letting the planet that ‘drives’ drive you. There’s really no need to take any situation too seriously. You’ve got what it takes to help you get all you need. All else you need is a sense of perspective and gentle patience.
In your love life: It may be wiser to see the world as perfect in its imperfection! Better to be philosophical than unrealistic.
Venus spends most of July in Leo, bestowing blessings you might expect from the planet of love and attraction. It will help you see your own creative potential whilst inspiring others to recognise, your, er, procreative potential. Venusian visits aid confidence, abet charm and rarely last long. Yet this month, you become so magnetic that even when Venus leaves your sign, you draw it back for a second sitting that continues till October! Prepare for a run of distinct improvements that look set to continue till they become undeniable.
In your love life: Juggling? Worried about dropping a ball in your personal life? Fear not. You will catch whatever it’s vital not to miss.
So near. So tantalising. You know there’s a positive change on its way. You feel you can almost reach out and touch it. Yet it seems as if each time you stretch out to embrace a new possibility you collapse in a heap of disappointment. What can you do to keep such frustration at bay in July? Stop striving. Act as if you totally trust that it can only be a matter of time before your life starts moving in a different and far more pleasing direction. Accept what’s good this month... then, pace yourself! The rest will come.
In your love life: We all build barriers to repel emotion we can’t make sense of. You don’t need to understand something. You just need to accept it.
The Grand Old Duke of York, He had ten thousand men...’ Think of this old nursery rhyme as your theme in July. Remember how he ‘marched them up to the top of the hill and marched them down again’. What was the point of that then? We might also ask about the true purpose — and the apparent futility of a particular plan you’re following now. It’s not futile. But only a sanguine acceptance of whatever position you’re currently in, be it ‘up’ or ‘down’ will keep you on the safe middle path that leads to success.
In your love life: It’s getting harder to tell the good guys from the bad guys. You face a quandary, so look beyond the superficial.
Saturn, last month, returned to Scorpio. Ha! I bet you thought you’d seen the back of it last Christmas! Don’t worry. You’re not due another two years of constraint and limitation. Just a couple of months of common sense and consolidation. Here’s where you get to take all those lessons you learned the hard way, between 2012 and 2014, and see what they have been worth to you. July shows you how previous discipline and self-sacrifice has paid off. You’ll yet gain, this month, from what once seemed like a loss!
In your love life: You ask, ‘Is my goal worth pursuing?’ The only relevant question is, ‘What matters?’ Soon you’ll see (and like) the answer.
No matter how bad it seems, it’s not that bad! Indeed, we can argue with some certainty, that the worse it seems, this month, the better it is! You’re going through an interesting phase of self-development. You’re finally growing out of a fear that you never even knew you had. Either you didn’t notice it, or you denied it. ‘Me?’ you’d say, ‘worried about THAT?’ Then, with a defiant gesture, you’d set out to prove that you couldn’t possibly be. Yet secretly, you were. In July, you let go, move on and find a new source of inner strength.
In your love life: Don’t worry about ‘accounts’. Put together the ‘components’ and come up with something greater than the sum of its parts.
When it comes to a certain source of stress, do you feel you have had about as much as you can take? You’re nearing the end of a difficult journey. But just as trains must sometimes wait for platforms before they enter stations... or planes are often put in holding patterns before they land, you may need to stay in your seat longer than you wish. It’s annoying, I agree. But as all that ends well will be well and the end is in sight, be reassured... and relax. In July, if you just rise above whatever’s bugging you, you’ll yet do brilliantly.
In your love life: Say what must be said; say it sweetly. Deliver the information to bring about the lasting change that is now needed.
Some people respect your opinion and admire the way you think. They may even hang on to your every word. And others? Well it’s not that they dispute the sharpness of your mind. But they may find it less awe-inspiring, more irritating. They may, indeed, feel so annoyed by your tendency to be right that they deliberately do the opposite of whatever you suggest. Is this why there’s conflict around you in July? A little gentle diplomacy could yet bring an ally where it now seems slightly as if you’ve got an enemy!
In your love life: Problems can help bring focus. But you are not looking at a cause for concern. You are looking at a key to success.
In Through the Looking Glass, a classic children’s tale, there is a character called The White Queen. She once made Alice run as fast as possible, just to stay in the same spot. The queen also claimed she could believe six impossible things before breakfast. She’s not a relation of yours, by any chance? It seems, in July, as if a lot of nonsense is going on. That’s all fine if you’re having fun. But if, at any point, you find you’re not, reject and refuse a silly situation. You’ll find you really do have power over it.
In your love life: Choices are a menu you know. Which option could be that old bad thing in disguise? Think back and pick the right way.