We start the week with the lingering effects of the Sun trine Neptune from late last week. Also on the 9th, we have Mercury at 13° 20′ Leo squaring retrograde Jupiter at 13° 20′ Scorpio. Jupiter will go on to station (still retrograde) later the same day at the same degree and minute at 13° 20′ Scorpio.
By itself, the square from Mercury to Jupiter could imply people overestimating their reach and overstimulated thoughts. The fact that it is at the same degree and minute that Jupiter will station during this current retrograde transit may make the likelihood of overconfidence more likely for some.
Jupiter is not going to move any further backward this retrograde transit and has slowed down and is getting ready to station direct on the 10th and start direct motion again on the 11th.
Those with natal planets at 13° of a sign, but most particularly Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius may find that projects started in mid-December 2017 may come to some sort of conclusion at the time of the station direct (10th July)
While Jupiter moving direct again may mean that enthusiasm and opportunities pick up, it may not be all smooth sailing just yet because of the retrograde shadow period. We also have Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto all currently retrograde and we are in the shadow period of the upcoming Mercury retrograde which will start on July 26th.
Jupiter’s retrograde shadow period for the current transit extends from the 12th of December 2017 (when it last transited in direct motion over 13 ° Scorpio) to the 6th of October 2018 (when it will transit in direct motion over 23 ° Scorpio, which is where it was when the retrograde began). Between now and early October is likely to be a time for tidying up details related to the natal house/s that Jupiter transited during its retrograde period.
Venus will enter the sign of Virgo on the 9th, and goes on to trine Uranus on the 11th. On the 12th we have the Sun opposing Pluto followed by a partial solar eclipse later that night.
Solar eclipses (which are a type of new Moon) can bring changes and this one at 20° of Cancer is opposite Pluto, which is known for its intensity at 20° Capricorn. Those with natal planets at 20° Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra may feel the effects of this more than others.
We finish the week with Venus trine Saturn. All in all, quite an interesting week ahead. All times Central Standard Time (CST).
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Issues related to shared resources, possessions or intimacy may now gain momentum after being in the doldrums for months. Plans you made may not have worked out as you wished but are likely to be on a more realistic scale at this time. The beginning of the week may have you still hopeful that you can have your cake and eat it too, but reality and acceptance will soon have you a bit more grounded. Home and family may have you preoccupied at this time, but your career or public reputation is likely to demand attention too in the second half of the week.
If your relationship with your partner has seemed to lack joy or enthusiasm over the last few months, you may find this the week that things start to pick up again. Those that are single are more likely to meet someone now and socializing and creative projects go well now. Communications, in general, may have you all abuzz at this time and the second part of the week may find you involved with an intense encounter to do with your beliefs, education or travel.
If you have been struggling with work lately, this week may bring a welcome change of direction or attitude towards it. What seemed insurmountable or not worth the effort may now regain some of its attraction again when it comes to the workplace or your health and fitness plans. Finances may have you preoccupied in the second part of the week. This may well be a good time to sit down and work out a budget. Issues related to shared resources and possessions may see you involved in an intense encounter late in the week.
Any delays and loss of enthusiasm regarding creativity, or what you do for fun, may see an uptick in events from this week onward. You may have adjusted your sights and decided upon another way or path. How you are seen by others and your personal appearance may undergo some scrutiny by yourself at this time, the desire to make-over yourself may be strong at this time. The half of the week may see some intense encounters with your partner come to the fore. Issues of autonomy versus what you give and take in relationships may be at issue here.
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If there have been delays, setbacks or even reversals in relation to your home or family over the past few months, this may be the week when things start to move forward again. Getting your head in the right place and taking time out to nourish your body and mind are important now. Over the second part of the week, there may be intense encounters in the workplace, particularly with co-workers.
If you have been waiting on communications or documentation of some kind to come through, this may be the week when it does. Certainly, the flow of information should be a lot easier after this week. Friendships and networking are likely to have you preoccupied over the next few weeks. The second part of the week may find you somewhat torn between your obligations to others and doing what makes you happy.
Delays and setbacks you may have experienced with finances, possessions or feelings of self-worth are likely to ease a lot this week. Your career is likely to be going well at this time and you are likely to have a determined focus on your public reputation and your job performance over the next few weeks. The second half of the week may find you having to defend your work/life balance.
Plans you have to make yourself over or change how others see you may have encountered some setbacks or delays over the past few months but it is likely to be a lot easier after this week. You are interested in expanding your horizons in some way, whether through study, travel or learning more about other cultures and philosophies. However, in the second part of the week, you may have to turn your focus towards a more local situation that demands attention.
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If you have been frustrated by an inability or not enough time to recharge your batteries and take care of your psychological needs, this week may see more room free up for such things. Issues related to shared resources, possessions and intimacy are likely to be a large part of your focus over the next few weeks. In the second half of the week, tensions may arise in regard to finances in general, and in particular with regard to inheritances, insurances, and taxation.
Hopes and dreams that seemed to hit a snag or lose their shine over the last few months may seem more achievable as the week progresses. Your relationship with your partner is likely to take up more time and attention over the next few weeks. In the second part of the week, an intense encounter with your partner is likely. You may be struggling with finding enough time for your significant other while also being true to yourself.
If your enthusiasm for work has been on the slide for the past few months, this week may be the week where you get a spring back in your step. Positive movement in regard to career is likely to have you feeling good about the direction you are heading in. Your health and fitness are also on the agenda at this time and you may find that the second part of the week is a time when you feel especially focused on achieving your best results.
If you have been itching to get away on holiday or expand your boundaries in some way, you may feel like you can finally make some headway this week. You are all about what makes you happy and the next few weeks are a great time to indulge in a creative outlet or spend more time with those you love. The need to take time out for yourself versus your commitment to friends may cause some ruffled feathers in the second part of the week.