General for Week Commencing: Monday 16 July 2018

   Aries Monday 16 July 2018  Mar 21 - Apr 19
From the get go you are going to feel the shift this week, along with the drop in intensity. After a solar eclipse last week and before next week’s total lunar eclipse, you have much calmer skies and also a lot less tension. The Moon might trigger moments of tension, with the potential for some work tension and job pressure at the start of the week and some relationship tension midweek, but this is fleeting and where there is tension there are opportunities. While there are still a number of planets in retrograde motion and even more will turn retrograde over the coming weeks, Jupiter’s first full week in direct motion in your financial sector has changed the dynamics. Many doors are still open to the past but you’re no longer stuck there and not just financially. In the meantime, the Sun makes this an important week for home and family matters.
 
   Taurus Monday 16 July 2018  Apr 20 - May 20
When Jupiter turned direct in your relationship sector last week, just two days before a solar eclipse in your communication sector, this converged into one event. An event that you’re able to take advantage of this week. This is Jupiter’s first full week in direct motion and not leaving your relationship sector until November, this is the start of the most important relationship months of not just this year, but in a decade. Yet once the Sun leaves your communication sector next Monday, there will be no more support from the communication gods, until Mercury returns to your relationship sector in October. Thanks to last week’s solar eclipse, getting or keeping the communication lines open shouldn’t be a problem. In the meantime, Mars is gearing up for next week’s eclipse, this time a total lunar eclipse in your career sector. In retrograde motion here, Mars is busy going back over old ground.
 
   Gemini Monday 16 July 2018  May 21 - Jun 21
A combination of Jupiter’s direct turn in your work sector last week and a solar eclipse in your income sector two days later, has changed the dynamics of both your financial and professional years. Jupiter might be still at a standstill and there might be no evidence of forward movement on the job front yet, but there is no longer anything holding you back. The pace will pick up over the coming weeks and months, with massive potential for job growth ahead. In his last full week in your income sector, the Sun’s focus is on giving that job growth a lucrative sense of direction, before the pace picks up. There is also a chance to regroup on a number of fronts this week. With last week’s solar eclipse over and a total lunar eclipse not falling until later next week, even last week’s tensions are dialling back. As income and job matters move forward, Mars is bringing a sense of adventure and nostalgia together.
 
   Cancer Monday 16 July 2018  Jun 22 - Jul 22
The last full week of your birthday month is always a time for looking to the future with confidence, cementing your intensions, game plan and resolutions for the coming year. Thanks to last Friday’s solar eclipse you have a tailwind at your back and with all the challenges this birthday month was going to face now behind you, you’re able to get excited about the journey ahead. With Jupiter spending his first full week in direct motion in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, he is working closely with the Sun to design the kind of solar year you both want and need. In the meantime, the pressure the Sun put on your relationships last week is dialling back. At the same time, with Venus in her first full week in your communication sector, she is already working to turn this into an opportunity for a breakthrough. You will find this week less challenging and more empowering.
 
   Leo Monday 16 July 2018  Jul 23 - Aug 22
The last full week of your old solar year is always a time to reflect, but this year you have the benefit of having the lines between the past, present and future blurred. With Mercury already in Leo you have your head in the game and with Venus having left last week, your heart has already had its say and is looking to the future. Yet until the Sun returns next Monday, you’re not quite ready to embrace your new solar year and the journey ahead. With Mercury slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn, there is even time to hear yourself think. In the meantime, Venus’ first full week in your income sector is unleashing a new sense of excitement across the income, work and career fronts. Venus returns once a year to attract income opportunities, but this year the professional support is off the chart. You will have to raise the bar on your expectations.
 
   Virgo Monday 16 July 2018  Aug 23 - Sep 22
This is the week that separates last week’s solar eclipse and next week’s total lunar eclipse, with a chance to step back from the intensity that an eclipse will always create. At the same time, there will be a lot less tension, with a lot of things falling into place. This week is dominated by Jupiter’s first full week in direct motion in your communication sector, a smart and intellectually savvy part of your chart. As well as freeing up the communication lines, this will shift your mental focus onto the future, with ideas and thoughts starting to flow again. With the Sun in his last full week in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, they will be working in tandem to create an auspicious week for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building. Yet in her first full week in Virgo, Venus is also having fun tapping into a potent mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia.
 
   Libra Monday 16 July 2018  Sep 23 - Oct 23
A combination of Jupiter’s direct turn in your income sector last week and a solar eclipse on the career front two days later, has given both income and career matters the green light. With Jupiter in his first full week in direct motion in your income sector and the Sun in his last full week in your career sector, they continue to work as a team. With income developments taking weeks, if not months to unfold, but the Sun wrapping up all planetary activity on the career front next Monday, this week is more about bringing a lucrative sense of direction and sense of professional direction together. With Neptune staying on in your work sector Jupiter, income forces and your professional momentum are all in safe hands. Yet in a very different vein, Venus and Mars are working together to fuel a sense of romantic nostalgia in the lead up to next week’s lunar eclipse.
 
   Scorpio Monday 16 July 2018  Oct 24 - Nov 21
You have reached a major turning point, with the dynamics of the year itself having shifted. It was Jupiter’s direct turn in Scorpio last week that not only brought a four month retrograde phase to a close, but began the start of the push to bring everything home. Jupiter returned to Scorpio last October, to not only kick off an expansive year, but to begin a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. Until leaving in early November, Jupiter is charged with laying down the foundations for this new 12 year life chapter. This makes it less about what you’re able to achieve while Jupiter is here and more about the seeds planted and the foundations put down. In direct motion, Jupiter is now working to make his final months count. This is the point where everything starts coming together, across every aspect of your life.
 
   Sagittarius Monday 16 July 2018  Nov 22 - Dec 21
There are two things happening this week, one obvious and the other subtle and hard to explain. The obvious is the new sense of excitement being generated across the income, work and career fronts. As Venus spends her first full week in your career sector, she’s linking in with the same forces that came together as a triple alignment across the income, work and career fronts last week. The difference is that where they hinted at what’s possible, Venus is here to make things happen. This comes as last week’s financial tensions not only drop back, but transform into motivation on the income and financial fronts. This week has a very different feel, also because of something more subtle. That something is that your imagination and confidence are bouncing back and all of a sudden you’re excited about the future. You might even find that you’re already working on bold new plans or dreams.
 
   Capricorn Monday 16 July 2018  Dec 22 - Jan 19
As the Sun spends his last full week in your relationship sector, the pressure he had put on the planets in Capricorn over recent weeks is dialling back. Since Pluto’s return to Capricorn in 2008, the Sun has moved into opposition at this time every year, but this year with Saturn here as well, this has been a double whammy. Yet where your personal and relationship needs may have clashed last week, this week support has flooded in for the rebuild. On the personal front you, Saturn and Pluto are all revelling in the support from Venus, as she spends her first full week in an adventurous part of your chart and from playful forces. At the same time the Sun, in his last full week in your relationship sector, is surrounded by support across the communication, friendship and relationship building fronts. This has created the potential for a breakthrough, with something real and authentic emerging.
 
   Aquarius Monday 16 July 2018  Jan 20 - Feb 18
It is on the professional front that you will find a new sense of confidence and also momentum, as the Sun and Jupiter continue to work as a team. It was Jupiter’s direct turn in your career sector last week, two days before a solar eclipse in your work sector that created a combined wave. In his first full week in direct motion Jupiter is still stationary, but in his last full week in your work sector, the Sun is creating more than enough momentum on the job front. Major new professional developments, quests and journeys will begin over the coming months, but for now this is a chance to first get your ducks in a row on the job front, capitalising on last week’s solar eclipse. In the meantime, in the build up to next week’s total lunar eclipse in Aquarius, there is already a push to ensure the communication lines are open, especially on the relationship front.
 
   Pisces Monday 16 July 2018  Feb 19 - Mar 20
Just as well Mercury is stepping back and taking a more moderate approach to keeping your work hat on this week. With the Sun not returning to your work sector until early next week and Mercury slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn here next week, there is a need to keep your work hat on and your head in the game, but in a low key way. Just as well, because even if you wanted to, you will not get away with making this week all work and no play. As Jupiter spends his first full week in direct motion in an adventurous part of your chart, the Sun is spending his last full week in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. As the largest and most powerful bodies in the solar system, if the Sun and Jupiter declare this a fun and adventurous week, then there will be no arguing with that. This also gives you time to make the most of Venus’ first full week in your relationship sector.