Planet Waves Monthly for July

Happy Birthday Cancer!
Money is the focus now, and the starts suggest strongly that you are going to a new level of both awareness and success. One likely result will be a level of soul searching. With your material needs taken care of, something more personal will have space to express its questions and its ideas about life. It would be wise to remember every day that you are not the person you were; you are not the person you someday will be; and the person you are today is someone who has learned to both trust and value your place in the world. As for the past: to the extent it is a subject of any concern at all, this is the time in your life that you will resolve your questions.

Extended Cancer Birthday Report to Follow!

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Your world this week will have the feeling of bringing somebody else’s groceries home from the market, and experiencing life from their point of view, or even taking on properties of the people whose choices you are experiencing. Or, imagine you pay to get into a popular feature film and instead watch a presentation of two hours of home movies of your childhood that you didn’t know existed. Much that seems impossible or unlikely will develop, but there is no use questioning reality. It will be asking you plenty, and your answers will be rather surprising.

Taurus (April 19-May 20)
A child in your life may seem to be reversing the progress of their maturity, though this is normal at the current stage of growth. What you quite can’t see is that this is their way of claiming their inner space and exploring emotions they don’t feel like expressing, mainly because they’re not ready. Giving them space to be themselves amounts to giving them space to grow, and the same could be true for you. You are under no obligation to explain yourself to anyone, no matter what they may be demanding. You’re under no obligation to live up to anyone’s standards — even your own.

Gemini (May 20-June 21)
You’re blessed with the gift of insight, and what you perceive, understand and say may surprise everyone. You can apply your mind to problems that have gone unsolved for months or years and actually get results. One of them involves a financial concern that’s troubled you for quite a long time, and what you may discover is that the solution involves more than one person. None of this is entirely on your shoulders, though you have one particularly important role: being the one who discerns what is true. Start with the facts, and then people’s opinions will be a lot more obvious for what they are.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You’re catching a glimpse of how valuable your intelligence and personal resources are, and you may be deciding it’s high time you keep them to yourself rather than sharing everything with everyone. You’re a person with great regard for the well-being of the whole community, but I’m here to remind you that at the moment, the community begins with you. Invest in yourself and then, in the long run, you will have plenty to share with others. That investment could come as time you allow yourself away from work, or money spent on therapeutic or creative projects.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
Pay attention to a vision or plan for yourself that looks easy, obvious and effective today. You’re likely to be holding the thing in your hand, and the logic is impeccable; success is very close to guaranteed. Over the next few weeks, it may seem to disappear and become more of a wish, or something whose importance you forget about or neglect. But it’s time will come, you can trust that. Until then, take good care of this idea, and vow to remember what’s so important to you today. You may not have time to put it into action — but above all else, remember.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Mercury, your planetary first love, goes retrograde today, and this is a brilliant opportunity to ‘go public’ with a plan that you’ve been wanting to hatch for a long time. But bringing this into manifestation will happen in layers, and you’re now at the seeding level. You’ll need your friends to make this happen, and you’ll slowly need to acquaint them with the project. I suggest you not reveal the whole plan, only the easier to understand aspects of it. Remember that people you’ve known a long time are probably the most dependable, and they are a good place to start.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
Not only is there still time to save a professional project you might have given up on, it’s best moment has yet to come. As usual, you’ll be moving up in the world in an unusual way, and depending on your considerable experience and your dedication to your work. But this is not just about long hours — it’s about recognition for who you are, particularly self-recognition. For a long time, your life has been dominated by necessity and a sense of restriction. It’s not easy to express yourself under such circumstances, but it’s pretty important.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
For as confident as you usually are, those moments of insecurity can be unbearable. Don’t you wish you could move past this once and for all? Is there even such a thing? Well, we all have a long-term relationship to self-doubt. At a certain point, there comes that juncture where you realize you’ve doubted yourself enough to make sure you do the right thing. This will, I trust, be the year, and this month is a key turning point. As for this week: remember, leadership is compatible with emotional vulnerability.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
Pleasant surprises are in store in a close personal relationship, which is fine as long as you don’t mind a dash of the unexpected or unpredictable. What develops this week aligns with your recent heartfelt vow to expand your horizons and update your beliefs on a regular basis. You will, with any luck at all, have opportunities to see where your spiritual practice and sexual desires are intimately related. A challenge perhaps: but anything that challenges who you were yesterday will nudge you toward tomorrow.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
It may come as a relief that others are finally going along with your plans on a financial matter, but you need to be cautious that everyone else is holding up their end of the deal. Your integrity is not a substitute for theirs, so you need to pay close attention to business this week, and ensure that everyone does their part. If you’re vigilant, you’re likely to discover an error or oversight, and the discovery could save you considerable money or even work out to be profitable in the long run. But you need to be the one who keeps an eye out.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
You have a soft spot for someone that you would be wise to guard. It’s not that others deliberately want to take advantage of you; it’s more like someone is poised to get their way, and is just not considering the cost. Your sixth sense will warn you of any potential issues — but you will need to listen, and be brave enough to speak up. The moral of the story is that in order to function and be healthy, relationships almost all require work — but it’s good to keep that work in balance. This week, yes, no and maybe will all go a long way.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Take care to give yourself plenty of space from work. It may not seem that such is even possible, but in reality you’ve accomplished so much the past month or two that you can afford a break, and you need one. Besides which, there is something else you need to do, something more visionary and creative that’s outside your usual routine, but you won’t see it if your head is stuck in a cubicle. Get to a different space so you can get into a different state of mind. Bring your notebook, and take as much time and space as you feel you need.

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