The Sun sizzles through your sector of children and creativity this month. Activities, issues, and opportunities involving children, your own or others, or other creative endeavors, take center-stage this month. This is an amazing time to take an art class or cozy up with awesome art tools and go crazy.
For parents or parents-to-be, learning more about parenting from experts is a wonderful area of focus always but especially this month.
Looking at life through the eyes of a child can help to bring fun into dreary routine. Something fun to try this month is to set up some child-led activities. Asking kids for ideas of fun things or thinking about what you did as a kid that you enjoyed can help you capture the magic of this placement of the Sun.
Hobbies, pleasure, and fun for the sake of itself are all in the sector being highlighted for you now. Fun and activities from previous times may roll back through into your experience.
This month could have creativity in the forefront and creative projects ready to be shown to the world but also there could be projects still going on behind the scenes or working that are not ready to be released yet. In general this time is better for working in the back drop on projects, improving or otherwise revising offerings currently out, and bringing things back from the past to move along as they flow. New launches with no tie to the past are not as well-favored now unless they are ‘low-stakes’, experiments, or in other ways have no pressure on having certain results or outcomes.
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. In general, Mars retrograde tends to bring a slow down to forward momentum, a losing of steam, drive, and flow, and possible blocks and frustrations from trying to force forward movement. A small percentage of people may experience the opposite so tune into your personal flow – if you are very driven AND things seems to be flowing effortlessly, then you could be an exception.
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 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..
This same sector of the chart rules romance so there is an increased potential for some love sizzle 🙂 Purposely planning fun with your honey is a great way to use this energy. If you are single and looking for a long-term relationship, dating people from the past may carry more promise than brand new people, although there are always exceptions to this general rule, and the first half or so of the month especially, there is still some possibility for long-term connections to be made. If someone comes into your life in a romantic context, proceed cautiously as the retrograde transit may put the brakes on unexpectedly, so make decisions around moving slowly and try to avoid major steps of moving forward in the relationship arena.
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 Aries Horoscope is more relevant for you.
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