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.

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 will likely be glad you did.

Sometimes the Sun moving through this house brings information or insight about blocks to financial prosperity.  Seeing the issue(s) more clearly can help to bring resolution.  Some work may have to be done in this area but there is great support now to shift financial patterns.  A financial/budgeting plan or some other strategy to help increase extra income and the usage of income that comes in is very prudent now.  Setting financial goals and getting educated or having other support to reach them can make your money dreams a reality from the plans you implement now.  I LOVE this time for doing business plans or any other financial evaluation or research.  Do know that the plans made in the first half of the month are likely to change which is why I love this first half of the month better for research than actual implementation. If big things come to you, it may be appropriate to say YES in this earlier time of the month but for big launches, major steps, and life-changing decisions, I LOVE the second half of the month the best!

We have two powerful eclipses in July that could still be bringing news and sudden changes in August.  Life may take on some surprises changes in trajectory now, things worked on could come through in a big way, and other such major news and experiences could roll in at this time.  Mercury will be retrograde from July 7-August 1, and this often brings confusion, changes to plans, or restrictions to information that could be relevant to making decisions.  Even though it is technically ‘direct’ as of August 1, it will take until August 15 to be completely clear. To get extensive information about what to avoid and how to best use Mercury retrograde and the shadow periods see my video on the topic. With every day we move towards the 15th, more clarity and flow will return.  I like the time getting closer to mid-August and after for big plans, major decisions, launches, etc.

If an agreement has to be made in July through August 15, go for temporary or bridge agreements if possible to account for the changes that will likely come.  Flexibility now could be key to making the best decisions and in cases where the certainty isn’t there, if you can postpone decisions, that could serve helpful.

In general at both eclipse time, and Mercury retro time, keeping commitments light to allow for space to focus on addressing anything that comes up, can really help to navigate the energies.

Travel can be well indicated during Mercury retrograde and its post shadow period (through August 15) just note that shifts to proposed plans, plans being ‘called into question’ but then working out anyway, or other such uncertainty can be more likely now.  Check vehicles, flight plans, and other information carefully as mishaps and miscommunications are more likely to occur.  If you are in a situation where you have time and space to roll with the flow, it can be quite a delightful time for adventures 🙂

I LOVE August!  There are SO many beautiful aspects.  It is a time that sizzles with creativity and open possibilities in every area of life.

The urge to buy luxury or more expensive items may be strong in August.  I like big ticket purchases better in the window that opens towards the middle of August. 

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 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.

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 🙂

Walkable City ~ How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time ~ Jeff Speck
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

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