A long-term housing or family situation, possibly involving a parent, that has caused you much stress over the past few years, will now reach a critical juncture. It is becoming obvious to you that something must be done - soon. You will get your chance to preview options, but you may not be fully settled until late August, when Mars leaves this area, or in early October when Saturn's due to make his exit from this same area too. Near July 18 when you may say, "Enough" and look for a solution, whether you are ready or not.
In the meantime, a relationship will require your full attention near the full moon, July 3. Something that has caused a disagreement has to be discussed, decided, and acted upon. Your partner with whom you are speaking may be someone close to you in the romantic or business sense. Stress may be high at this time, particularly if your birthday falls on or near July 3. Changes in your working life will conflict with what is happening at home, and just when you need your partner's support, it seems lacking. You may have to become a master juggler to keep all parts of life spinning, but be comforted in knowing that this period won't last much longer - relief will arrive several months from now. In the meantime, it's time to talk things through to come up with a course of action, at least for now.
Your career may bring a few ups and downs in early month, but in all, things could go in the right direction by mid-month. One especially bright day will be July 16 when Mars and Jupiter work together to boost your reputation. Someone behind the scenes will put in a good word for you. Yet don't get too comfy, however, because just two days later you may have a disagreement with a client about money on July 18, and when it comes up you may feel broadsided by events.
The new moon in Cancer, July 19, will be your favorite point in the month when things start to click in place in near-magical ways. Your reputation will be on the rise too, and suddenly earth will seem like a friendly place to be.
Financially, you've been under some stress for a long time, but this month should show you the light at the end of the tunnel. As you get closer to month's end, you will be in a better position to negotiate. The Sun and Mercury will be your friends on July 24 and 25, and the Sun and Uranus will be too, on July 30.
Still, Mercury will be retrograde, July 14-August 8, and you may have to wait for your checks, or conversely, you may finally get an old check now that was much overdue. Do not sign contracts during the retrograde - sign in early July, or wait until later in August.
Romantically, as Venus comes closer to Jupiter in your twelfth house in the month's first week, your temptation to get involved in a secret affair may become irresistible. The problem is, when the affair comes out in the open, as it will in a matter of weeks, you may regret ever getting involved. Use good judgment. A better romantic situation will come up next month, in late August, and your fine romantic aspects will last through mid-November.
Friends will play an unusually prominent role now, and with Jupiter and Venus quite close in early July, they will want to include you in all that they do. Their events should have a soft elegance that you'll appreciate. This is a month for large or small pampering - indulge, dear Cancer. Don't, however, buy expensive things like diamonds or emeralds, cameras or computers, estates or mansions. Those are best left to when Mercury goes direct.
Dates to Note for Cancer
Most romantic dates: July 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 21-22, 25, 27, and 30.
The full moon in Capricorn on July 3 could bring a relationship question out in the open.
Your best time of the month: the new moon in Cancer July 19. From then on, life will improves in the best possible way, thanks to Jupiter, Uranus, and Mars.
Mercury will be retrograde July 14 to August 8.
Your home or family situation has pressed on you for a long time - now, with Mars in this house, much will get settled, July 3 to August 23.
Career news should be sweet, July 25 and 30
Be careful about getting into a secret tryst in early July, could backfire in time.
Something of major personal importance is coming to critical mass near the full moon, July 3, and doubly dramatic if your birthday falls within five days of January 3. A residential / property matter may need a quick solution, but don't expect much agreement from others around you. Pluto will be very close to this full moon, suggesting that you may push too hard to get your way and in so doing distance the very people whose support you need. Use a light touch - charm will save the day. If a home or family matter does not get solved in early July (doubtful), you may have better luck when Jupiter and Uranus become more active from July 21 to 31, with stellar days within that period due July 19-22, 24, 25, and 31.
Mercury will be retrograde from July 14 to August 8, but you will feel the slowdown and miscommunications that this planet brings earlier, as soon as the first week. You would be wise to stop and observe as you listen carefully. You are in a time of flux, and so if you choose a direction now, you are very likely to regret your choice later. Table all deals and commitments to after August 8, and if the deal involves money (and what deal does not?), then wait until after the brilliant, friendly new moon, August 17.
Your career will become a hub of attention now that Mars will make a dramatic move into Libra from July 3 until August 23. Mars will allow you to make some of the best professional progress you've seen in over two years. Still, you will need to expect a bit of a frustrating slowdown mid-month, while Mercury is retrograde, July 14 to August 8.
When offers come in, you should not accept any new career position during Mercury retrograde. Instead, use this time to get in back touch with colleagues, superiors, and clients you've not seen in a while to elicit their support. After August 8, your focus will change from looking back to looking forward, and you'll find a quickened pace. At that time, you will be free to accept a position offered, confident you are ready to make the right choice. Financially, talks will go your way with a client or new employer on July 24 and 25, and especially on two of your golden days, July 30-31. The only exception to the rule "don't take a position while Mercury is retrograde" is if the offer comes from an old colleague or friend - in that case you are simply continuing a long-term relationship and making more of it (always good during a retrograde).
Are you ready to make a commitment? You and your sweetheart may begin to talk about choosing a date to wed, once the new moon July 19 arrives. You may start to discuss the possibility of getting engaged (with an announcement in August), or simply commit to becoming exclusive now.
Alternatively, you may be ready to forge a joint venture involving an investment from you and a business or romantic partner for a business venture or involving a purchase / lease of property. The plans you have with your significant other may be, for example, as simple as moving in with your sweetheart, or as serious as buying a house together. This is, of course, only one of many possibilities that I give you to get you thinking "partnership" in your personal life or in business.
Are you single? Romance won't be as busy for you as it would be for Capricorns who are attached or seriously dating. Even so, you will have your share of special days. A new co-worker or attractive person who consults your company may catch your eye. If your firm has any team-building social events, from a company picnic to after-work softball game, make it a point to attend. Also a party, picnic, or barbeque you give at home on July 4, thanks to a sizzling aspect from Venus and Jupiter, could cause sparks to fly in the best sense.
Dates to Note for Capricorn:
Most romantic dates: July 2-3 (both wild cards), 7, 12, 13, 16, 19-22, 27, and 30-31.
Mercury will be retrograde July 14 to August 8.
Mars in Libra, July 3 to August 24, will highlight a career situation that needs a decision from you. In those weeks, you'll have one of your best chances to find options you like.
Needs of work versus those of home seem to pull at you, but especially on July 18.
The full moon in Capricorn will be an important moment in your timeline when something critical reaches a finish, but there may be some tension.
The new moon in Cancer will be very friendly, July 19, plus two weeks. If you are serious about moving closer to commitment with a partner, this new moon will open the door.
You may enjoy getting into working out at the gym now. Pick up new fitness wear to make going to the gym more enjoyable.
Best financial days, for interviews and presentations, and for real estate talks: July 16 (career), 19-22, 24, 25, and 31.