A Note from Susan Miller
This will be a big month, for we have two major eclipses, one July 2 in Cancer, and the other July 16 in Capricorn. Eclipses are a big deal in astrology, because they are the most dramatic tool the universe uses to shake us awake and create instant change. If you know your rising sign, read for that sign as well, for both forecasts would apply to you, and you will have a 360-degree picture of the month ahead.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
July will be a month of watching and waiting. Mercury, your ruling planet, will be retrograde all month. This planet of communication will become weak and sleepy—in retrograde from July 7 to July 31—but you will feel the haywire effects of this out-of-phase planet the moment the month begins. Furthermore, you began seeing delays and crossed wires as you approached July, as early as June 20. It is already too late to launch anything of major importance.
Your priorities are shifting—that is what happens when Mercury retrogrades—and you need to realize your judgment will be off, the reason you must not make any important decisions or announce any new ventures or launches until August. Avoid buying a car, any machines or electronic devices, and do your best not to sign a contract. Sometimes we must, and if you do, those contracts will need to be renegotiated later. If you worked on a deal for months and the contract arrives now, it does not matter if you started work on this venture a month or a year ago—it is when you sign that counts. (My friends all call me and try to have me say it’s fine to sign because the deal has been in the works for months. I tell them the same thing—it does not matter, for it is when you sign that counts.)
If you are being asked to sign now, chances are there will be missing information, and when you find out the entire story, you might wonder what you were thinking when you entered into the agreement, knowing what you will know later. It may not be that anyone will be duplicitous (they might be, but maybe not), it is just that the circumstances will change dramatically later in a way you can’t quite predict now.
Mercury will retrograde in your writing and communication sector at first (another reason not to sign a contract) but will retrograde backward into Cancer and your solar second house of earned income, and that means money owed to you will run late. Nothing will be exactly as it seems, so don’t make snap judgments.