Astrology forecast for July 3-16

Astrology forecast


By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

Venus transits into home-loving Cancer on the 4th, encouraging togetherness and patriotism during the holiday. Then, a series of celestial rendezvous’ with romantic Venus will either enliven your love life or cause a keen bout of relationship confusion: First is the free-for-all Uranus influence on the 6th and 7th, instigating enlightenment and and/or upheaval, followed by a plunge back down to earth with the Saturn-Venus tryst on the 7th and 8th (commitment, anyone?). Then, passionate Mars brings a fresh burst of fireworks on the 10th and 11th.

High energy continues during the Full Moon on the 13th, which ushers in Mercury in dramatic Leo on the same day.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Romance is heightened during your Mars ruler’s dance with Venus, both in receptive water signs that bring out the sensitive warrior in rams. The Full Moon pushes your career forward and signals a time to take action.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your Venus ruler getting romanced by Uranus, Saturn and Mars in quick succession lands you in the limelight, but with a feeling of having to succeed all on your own. Trust yourself. The Full Moon highlights education and travel.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Family communications and finances get a boost when your Mercury ruler joins forces with the Sun on the 5th. Put your ideas in motion. The Full Moon also heightens your earning power as well as money from partnerships.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Venus entering your sign on the 4th activates romance and a spark of creativity in your home. Hang out with people who appreciate you. The Full Moon sets your energy on fire-it’s time to shine.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The double Mercury whammy of your Sun ruler uniting with the planet of communications and Mercury entering Leo on the 13th says it’s time to act on your ideas and broadcast what you know. The Full Moon highlights health-related activities.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22

An innovative idea places you in a leadership role when your Mercury ruler merges with the Sun on the 5th and then enters grandiose Leo on the 13th. Journaling brings a surprising revelation. The Full Moon heats up romance.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your Venus ruler in homey Cancer brings out our nesting instincts, especially when security-oriented Saturn enters the mix. But Uranus and Mars add a bit of unconventional romance to shake things up. The Full Moon also highlights homelife.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Several Cancer planets encourage you to expand and share your knowledge-look for an education opportunity. Travel abroad may also be indicated. Communication is emphasized during the Full Moon, which may bring a short trip.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Sex, secrecy and intrigue make even the coolest of archers take the plunge into transformational waters. Try to lighten up, stay objective and have some fun. The Full Moon brings an urge to spend money, accompanied by a financial opportunity.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The Full Moon sends your personal life into high gear, which is emphasized by several Cancer planets activating your partnership area. Commitment-either in business or romance-may be the key to success, especially on the 7th and 8th.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your charisma zooms into the stratosphere when the planet of love connects with your electric Uranus ruler. Also, a brilliant burst of creativity may bring you acclaim. The Full Moon highlights delving into spiritual activities.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Eros has taken aim at you, so be prepared for a very romantic encounter. Serious Saturn, however, may make you yearn for-or want to flee from-a commitment. A friend gives you good advice during the Full Moon.