The Sun lights up your 11th house this month, bringing with it a flurry of social and networking opportunities. Event invites (live and online), will likely roll in, bringing fantastic networking potential and new or deepened friendships and group affiliations. It is a great time to be out (or in) and connecting with others. Although some key new relationships may come in at this this, the continued retrograde theme will likely bring many a ‘blast from the past’ and the draw to connect with people you haven’t talked to in ages may be stronger than usual. Be very aware that new people that come in now in the context of romance or business (or other partnership connections) could either have the connections rapidly lose steam, not be stable, or not be forthcoming with important information relevant to your agreements or plans. Proceed cautiously. The last week or so of the month can be amazing for anything important so if someone shows up in that time, pay special attention.
This transit also favors group and team activities of all kinds. Whether you are the leader of the group or an invitee, power is in numbers for you this month. Getting to better understand social media as it relates to you or your business interests is a great idea right now.
Checking up on internet and communication security and privacy is a great idea now. You may be surprised to see what information is public that you don’t want to be that way. Appropriately adjusting privacy settings and securing document and device back-up are top on my list for you now.
This is a great time to evaluate and appropriately tweak your relationship with technology and social media. There may be opportunities to address issues with your relationship to friends, social circles, and social media at this time and you may decide to take a break from some of it. This is a great time for that but do stay open to other ways Spirit is trying to connect you with others at this time and relationships or other connections from the past will likely come up as a greater focus.
Community events and projects may also take center stage. This is a fantastic time to connect with people with whom you find resonance and discuss the possibilities of working together for a shared vision in the future. You may notice ambitions have continued to wane as we get deeper into the Mars retrograde transit that started on June 26th. Also, blocks or inertia may set in.
The last week or so of August is best to make agreements or firm arrangements, but do know that agreements and anything else that is intact will likely get questioned or tested over the rest of the year, so in general it is best to try to leave as much flexibility in the arrangements and commitments (even in the latter part of the month). The aspects at the end of the month carry much potential for amazing outcomes so if you can help it and it flows, place important agreements for that time.
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.
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 for now 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.
This area accentuated for you this month rules inventions and forward-thinking/futuristic ideas. Write any great ideas down, and if ideas come back up front the past, pay extra attention to those. Follow the guidelines listed above for timing of action.
Internet-based projects are in this sector, too, and many an online connection will pop up. Stay tuned into intuition to make sure your project or decision is properly placed. We will be still in more of a backward and inward moving flow from now until December.
The 11th house is also the house of your BIG DREAMS, not the ones you have at night, but the ones you have for the future. When the Sun lights up this sector of your chart, it is called your Granddaddy Power Period and you get 40 wishes! (according to brilliant astrologer, Jan Spiller)
Write them down, say them out loud, and most importantly, FEEL them as if they have already come true. You can create your wish something like this ~ I am so glad that this ….. (add in the thing you desire) has come to fruition in a magical way. This puts the focus on the wish ALREADY HAVE COME TRUE which helps your subconscious mind to create it so 🙂
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 Scorpio Horoscope is more relevant for you.
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