The Sun is in your sign, lighting up your 1st House of Personality until July 22. This should boost your confidence, but can also make you feel more self-conscious. If you want to initiate a new relationship, put a charge into your social life or re-energize a current alliance ... this is a good time to do it. Don't get too hung up on the past even if you're haunted by memories of previous partnership problems.
Mental Mercury is retrograde in your sensitive sign through July 20, which tends to play old tapes in your head. The trick, though, is to face those issues with a fresh attitude that can free your mind from these concerns. Discussing delicate matters with creativity is especially useful on July 9 when Mercury backs into a conjunction with the Sun.
Venus, the planet of love, is roaring in expressive Leo until July 22, challenging you to be bolder in expressing your desires. This transit occurs in your 2nd House of Self-Worth, which indicates that investing time, money, and energy in yourself will make you more attractive to others.
The New Moon in Cancer on July 8 is also important as a period of initiation. This Sun-Moon conjunction in your 1st House of Self is excellent for putting on a fresh face and updating your appearance. Wild and weird Uranus and potent Pluto make hard aspects to this New Moon, perhaps forcing unexpected changes. It's better, though, to take some risks, face your fears and break habits than to be passive about relationships.
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