The Sun rolls through your 2nd house this month bringing great opportunities for making more money.  Earned income often sees a boost during this transit.   If you have money-making ideas or anything related to business goals, this could be a great time to take steps along your continuum but also honor the flow and if there seem to be lots of obstacles to your goal, it may prove prudent to hold off.  The end of the month is especially good for important decisions and actions. Business opportunities are likely to come up and other support for moving forward, including your own drive and follow-through are more likely be strong now but a competing transit is occurring that could start to lessen your ambitions. Follow your flow. If you are feeling ready to be productive AND your efforts are seeming to go without blockage, then pull through what works.

Finances could definitely see some improvements but often spending increases during this transit, too. So while you see the increase in the amount coming it will likely translate to an increase in the amount going out, especially if you don’t specifically make an effort to not have your spending rise with your income. If you put aside a certain percentage of your new increased income,  you may be glad you did as continued wall of retrogrades could bring business slowdowns or decreases in ambition as we get deeper into Mars retrograde and also Mercury retrograde dominates the month.

To understand Mars retrograde energies better as you move through the long influence of this transit, check out my video on the topic. Also, here is a blog version of my Mars Retrograde Do’s & Donts.  Mars will be retrograde from June 26, 2018 ~ August 27, 2018.  The pre-transit shadow period starts May 11 and the post-retrograde shadow transit runs through October 10, 2018.

The urge to buy luxury or more expensive items may be strong this month and if you can really afford it, it could be fine to make big purchases, but make sure to not take on more than you can afford, also factoring in the possible slow downs ahead.  This month and beyond may be rich with opportunities for smokin’ hot deals as others experience slow downs and look to unload expensive commitments or items of value.  The major caution of this time is to not overspend or overcommit but if you are in the business of or the position to capitalize from the many deals for purchases that will likely show up, then follow your flow with this.  Also, if you have to make a major purchase and can wait until towards the end of the month, the stars will be more clear then.

The Sun in this sector also brings opportunities to re-evaluate your value system. What is most important to you in your life?  Is the amount of time you are spending on those most important things in the right ratio compared to their importance to you? Asking bigger questions about things like this now will lead to valuable insights.

The decision to do less is a likely one for many.  This month and the months after hold great value in resting more and figuring out ways to make more or the same by working less, or to readjust spending to make up for less income but better quality of life.

Mercury retrograde can also ‘call things into question’.  Things previously set or agreed to may be tested at this time.

Mercury will be retrograde from July 25, 2018 through August 19, 2018. You can see more about how to navigate this transit in my video on the topic.

To see an extensive list of things I love from the second half of May through Mid-December 2018 when the personal planet retrogrades dominate see my blog, Maximizing Personal Planet Retrogrades.

One important note about this month is that the deepening Mars retrograde energies do not well support picking a fight or waging a war in any way.  Many fights/legal instigations, etc. instigated now do not often have as much support for the initiator. There are always exceptions to this tendency so follow your flow/intuition in these situations.

The sector of your chart highlighted now also has to do with sustainability on any and all levels.  Asking questions about your imprint and sustainability of your lifestyle is well-favored now. Taking measures to conserve or live lighter and more simply may be topics that come into the forefront.

It is interesting that this same house that rules luxury items also rules simple living. Rolling around in the possibilities of this spectrum is what is being brought up now.  Some who have been living with a lot of excess may be drawn to pare down, and some who have been living with the bare essentials may be drawn to expand their interactions with the material realm.  Either way that feels true to you is perfect 🙂

Your self-value translated out into the material realm is also a major topic with this transit. Your earning power may be your most valuable asset.  It may be time to think about how to invest in your earning power as your greatest investment.

We have two eclipses in July and one in August.  Check out my June Horoscope for info about how the July 12th eclipse could effect your sign, my July Youtube Horoscopes to see how the July 27th eclipse could effect your sign, and my August Horoscopes to see how the August 11th eclipse may effect you. Often implications and manifestations from each eclipse can happen many weeks before or after the actual eclipse so in August, the pieces of the July eclipses could still be coming in.

If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will start to be relevant for you towards the end of the month, for earlier in the month you many find that the Leo Horoscope is more relevant for you.

Great reads for Cancer this month:

Don’t have enough time to read?  Then you will love Audible, where you can listen to awesome books while you other things 🙂

How to Be Alive ~ No Impact Guide to A High Impact Life by Colin Beavan
Tapping Into Wealth by Margaret Lynch
How to Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Last Safe Investment ~ Spending Now to Increase Your True Wealth Forever by Bryan Franklin and Michael Ellsburg

If you would love to learn to read Natal, Progressed, Solar, Solar Return and Transit charts plus so much more for your personal study and self-development or to do astrology professionally, check out my Astrology Apprenticeship Program!

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