The Sun enters the sign of Leo on July 22nd at 7:08 p.m., Mountain Time. Leo is a fire sign who is associated with none other than the Sun! So perfect since Leo shines so brightly. This is the sign of leadership, confidence and even royalty. Typical Leo occupations include entertainers, salespeople, artists, teachers, stockbrokers and film producers. If you want an over-the-top experience, ask a double Leo to help.
The main astrological event happening this month is Venus turning retrograde. Venus will turn retrograde on July 22 and won’t turn direct until September 3rd. We’re all used to Mercury’s retrograde 3 times a year for 3 weeks each time. Venus is a slower planet, so she only retrogrades every 1 ½ years for 6 weeks each retrograde. Of course, it’s a bigger deal because of it being rarer. Venus is the planet of beauty, art, music and of course, love. A retrograde is the best time to rethink, release and regroup.
If you have an art or creative project in your mind, this is the time to start it. You might be clearing out your friends to let new ones enter your life. Let go of anyone who makes you feel like walking on eggshells. Venus is in Leo this entire retrograde, so you will have a strong voice.
Venus and Mars are doing quite a dance this spring and summer. They are traveling together all the way from mid-May until the end of July when Venus turns retrograde and leaves Mars. Venus and Mars being together will be a time to develop different relationships, only to have them defined and decided upon with the retrograde of Venus. After Venus’ retrograde, she will eventually catch up with Mars again, but that won’t happen until early 2024.
Regarding the visible planets, as soon as Venus turns retrograde in the western sky, she will be much harder to see in the glow of the Sun. Mars will still be there but won’t be very bright. Both Jupiter and Saturn can be seen in the predawn eastern sky.
See you next in Virgo