The Sun brings attention to your 10th house this month.  The 10th house rules your work and career.  This transit could bring hard-won recognition. It could also bring scrutiny from yourself as you look at your work and see if it matches what you really want to do.  In the case where you are not really excited about your field of work or workplace, you may be very motivated to make some strides towards changing that.

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 Suns placement in this sector could bring some insights into your true calling and luck in finding a more perfect match. If you are drawn to take action on your new reality now it is well-advised to simultaneously keep a safety net in place while the new path develops. This protection will be much favored at this time to help buffer you through the retrograde focus that stays strong until well into December.

If you are not quite ready to make the change, this is a great time start (or continue) to put together your plan for changing directions.  Research and reconnecting with contacts from the past for advice and to check into options are great ways to use the retrograde energy present now and for a while to come.  Taking small steps or doing low stakes things that you can easily add alongside whatever else you are doing are great ways to use this energy.  It is a great time for education so if learning new skills is part of your bigger plan, then you will have great opportunity for that now.

It is a great time to follow your intuitive nudges to study or try on certain work-related things and the more you can be open to the evolution of the experience instead of having an exact plan worked out, the better.  Things you feel drawn to do now may not turn out to be exactly what you thought but they can still turn out well and be a piece of the bigger picture and reaching of the ultimate goal.

Short-term or transitional jobs or other work opportunities have much favor now but don’t stress if a new job or opportunity has come in the midst of this time dominated by personal planets being retrograde.  There are many ways the energies can manifest that still make new things be good things 🙂

If you already love your work you may find you are extra-excited now about things that you had ideas about in the past.  Projects, areas of study, people, etc. from the past may resurface now and working along the continuum that was previously begun could yield exciting new directions and discoveries soon.  Take advantage of any motivation or momentum that is flowing now as ambitions tend to wane in the upcoming and long Mars retrograde cycle.

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.

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.

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.

The area of the chart that is accentuated now also rules your reputation out in the world.  Your name and work might become greater known during this transit 🙂

For those who are retired or for whom ‘work/career’ isn’t relevant, the 10th house focus may cause you to be asking for or finding insights about your higher purpose.  Taking action now, especially in the first half or so of the month, to put you on a path where you feel ‘on track’ is great use of the potentials of this month and education and looking into options are great ways to use the retrograde energies so there is plenty of room to explore, wonder, and dream, as well as looking deep into things relevant to your higher work in the world all month and beyond through the year.

Since this house also rules father energy, you could find yourself focusing on your dad (or other father figure), or some situation of note may come up involving him. Maybe is going through something and he needs help or he could be assisting you in some way.

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.

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.

Great reads for Libra 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 🙂

Spark ~ How to Lead Yourself & Others to Greater Success by Angie Morgan …
What Color is Your Parachute: Practical Guide for Job Hunters & Job Changers by Richard N. Bolles
Astrology for the Soul by Jan Spiller
Embracing Your Father ~ How to Build the Relationship You Always Wanted with Your Dad by Linda Nielsen

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!

Want more in-depth info about the astrological picture each month?
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