Libra Horoscope for July 2010
By Md. Nasirul Huq, Original Article by Susan Miller
This is an important month because on July 21, Saturn will enter Libra and will stay until October 2012, a long stretch. Considering how we only get (at most) two or three visits from Saturn in a lifetime, this is a major moment in your timeline, and one you will want to use to your full advantage. Saturn has not been in Libra since 1979-1982, as his cycle is every 28.5 years. Actually, Saturn did make a very brief appearance in Libra from late October last year to early April this year to give you a chance to see what was due, and then he quickly retreated back to Virgo. Now he is back to stay, not to leave for 15 months.
Those who will feel the influence from this taskmaster planet first are those Libras born at the end of September. If that's you, don't get mad and punch your office mate in the face as you read this. Actually, the September-born Libras had been dealing with Saturn since he made his preview debut, from October 29, 2009 through April 7, 2010.
During the period Saturn will be in Libra, you will only feel his rays directly during a nine-month period (not the full 15 months). If you are a September-born Libra, that means you already have five months under your belt. Saturn has been moving very quickly ever since he moved direct on May 27 and as said, will reach Libra on July 21.
By September 30, the September-born Libras will be done with their direct experience with Saturn. Those Libras will move into a lighter, easier phase.
Libras born between October 1 and 10 will be next in line to feel Saturn - from October through January 2011. At that point, Saturn will retrograde until June 12, and give these October 1-10 Libras another visit. From June until the end of 2011, just about all Libras will feel some influence from Saturn.
This aspect is considered draining, so you will need more sleep and better nutrition. Bones and teeth will be the main area to pay attention to, but also check eyes, skin, spine, and hearing. Also, keep your blood iron to good levels. It's always important to take very good care of your health during a Saturn visit.
I realize that you could have other planets in Libra that may be touched by Saturn. OK, fair enough, but Saturn conjunct the Sun is the hardest on health and relationships. Here is why: Saturn is the cold, icy planet, and the Sun is the hot, fiery planet, but together they produce a meeting of fire and ice. These are two elements that don't naturally blend well.
You may find, like me, you like Saturn periods. What you create during a Saturn visit has stability, form, and function and often lasts for a very long time - even forever. You will become more organized and disciplined, and suddenly you will value your time more than you have in the past. I started Astrology Zone when I had Saturn precisely on my Sun back in 1995. I love Saturn periods! When it was on my ascendant, I got married and had my first child.
You may not realize how powerful a period this is for you until you think back years later and reflect on what happened. Your new experience will represent a new rite of passage into a completely new realm. You will work very hard, for Saturn teaches that nothing of value comes without hard work and sacrifice, but you will do it because you want to, and because you know it will give your life structure and stability. You will have access to experienced people to help you learn the ropes too, so you won't be all alone in this effort.
The reason you will opt into the new commitment is because you will want the back-end rewards, even if they won't come instantly. (Believe me, nothing with Saturn comes fast.) You will engender a great deal of admiration from friends and family for all that you do now.
What might you do under a Saturn visit? You may go to college to earn a degree (as an undergrad or graduate student) or you may get married, have a baby, buy a house, start a business, or take on a very big promotion/new job. You may write your first book, move cross-country, make an important trip abroad, or do something else that turns out to be quite monumental. One fun part of Saturn is that he shows you that you can do things you never thought you could do - and when you do you feel so proud!
All big transitions require an adjustment, and, of course, this one will too, but you are up to the task. Saturn will not force you into anything - you will volunteer for your new post. It's all good, dear Libra, because later you will be changed for the better by your experience.
You will begin to see Saturn at work at month's end, at the time when Mars enters Libra too, on July 29, and beings to focus you squarely on long-range goals. Everyone wants Mars in their sign, and Mars will put you at the head of the class from July 29 to September 14 - that's your time to act. You will have courage, energy, and determination and will be put in a leadership role where others will actually want to approve your ideas and follow you wherever you are going - you will have that kind of charisma.
I have to qualify the time span I just gave you, because Mercury will be retrograde from August 20 to September 12. This means that your best time to make critical announcements and actions will be in July and during the first week of August. After August 9 or so, you will begin to see the pace of life slow down noticeably, and you'll find making progress very hard after that.
You may not like the start of the Mars-in-Libra phase because the dates of July 30 and 31 are due to be bumpy. Don't let this make you skeptical about Saturn and Mars in Libra - this is unusual. Here's what to expect.
On Friday, July 30, someone will be ready to push all your buttons, and you may be ready for quite an argument, due to the opposition of Mars to Uranus. That's a very hot, angry aspect. Still, there is another way this could manifest itself - physically, as a mishap, such as if you stumble in a street pothole or walk into furniture at night and bruise your foot. Seriously, make safety a priority at month's end.
On the next day, Saturday, July 31, Mars (the go, go planet) will combine energies with Saturn (the cautious planet) that shouts, "Stop! Stop!" So as you can see, this is due to be a confusing day filled with mixed messages. Saturn will win this duel, leaving you in limbo. Once you get over these speed bumps, you will be in a better place.
Venus will enter Libra too, from August 6 to September 8, so you will have lovely Venus AND Mars (a highly attractive combination) in Libra, and that's sure to heat up your social life. Just note that August 7 will not be a good day because Venus will not be getting along with Uranus, but generally things will be good after that! (I am sorry to have to give you all these footnotes!)
Against this major planetary shift, we are also in eclipse season, and the first, a full moon lunar eclipse in Capricorn last month on June 26, centered your attention on your home, other property you may own or lease, family members (most likely a parent), and the people you hire who help you with your home. A woman seems to have been the subject of your attention, perhaps because she was in need of help, because she moved out, or in some other way left your home environment.
Your roommate might have moved out, your housekeeper could have quit or taken extended time off, or your landlord may have asked you to vacate your apartment because he sold the building. There are dozens of possible examples. If your own home was not affected, it's possible your parent's home might have been.
Now, on the friendly July 11 new moon solar eclipse, your attention will turn to exciting developments in your career. This is a very fortunate eclipse, so you will like what transpires! With Uranus (surprise), Jupiter (good fortune), and Mars (action) all lined up to help you, you may hear of a superb job offer quite unexpectedly or get your chance to open your own business, possibly with a partner. (Partners will be excellent for you now, thanks to Jupiter's involvement!)
Or, it may be that your boss may leave, or your company may merge with another company. You may get a new, important position or promotion, or lose one, but losing your job seems unlikely. Whatever happens now will work to benefit you, so if you are the exception to the rule and you do lose your job, then you will get a better one in time, possibly in early January. Change does seem to be in the air, so just open the window and watch to see what flies in.
Love will be a big theme at the full moon, July 25, which will light your fifth house of romance. You will begin to feel things heat up perfectly as soon as Friday, July 23. This full moon will be delicious fun. It will receive golden vibrations from Jupiter (good lick), Uranus (surprises), and Mars (action). In other words, this full moon will bring with it happy circumstances - you must go out! If you hope for a baby, watch this weekend, too! I just love this point in the month for you. Monday, July 26, will be a stunner too, for the Sun and Jupiter will be beautifully angled, and a friend may be there for you in ways that take your breath away.
A creative effort will crest over the weekend of July 25, plus or minus five days, too. As I mentioned last month, if you didn't see any developments regarding to your home, other property, or family life, you might at month's end, for sometimes an eclipse delivers its news one month to the day earlier, or one month to the day later.
In all, dear Libra, you have a lot going on, and all of it will work to your favor. Now, you'll get your chance to bring significant improvements to your life, find pleasure in more grown-up goals, and work to bring greater stability to your lifestyle in the process. Just say, "Bring it on!"
This year has been one of change, and it appears that this month may bring even more. At the end of June there was a lunar (full moon) eclipse in your house of home, so you may have received family or residential news that required your instant attention. If you didn't move or renovate, you may have seen a person you are used to seeing at your home (or your parent's home) leave or arrive. Now you will have another eclipse, this time a solar (new moon) eclipse that could affect your career.
Watch the news you receive on or just after the eclipse of July 11. A major female executive may leave, or there may be changes in the organizational hierarchy at work. If you are self-employed, you may bring in a new client, or if you work for others, you may be given new job assignments and possibly a promotion. If you are downsized (I am not saying you will be), don't worry - you are destined for bigger things, and this eclipse will eventually allow you to change things to your favor. Occasionally something that happened on an earlier eclipse gets corrected at a later one - think back to all that happened in July 2009 and January 2010 regarding your career when this eclipse cycle started in order to see what might come up now.
Saturn, the teacher planet, has been touring Virgo until now, but will move into Libra on July 21. From then on, Saturn will remain in your sign until October 2012. This won't be a new trend - you had a preview of Saturn's role in your life from October 29, 2009 through April 7, 2010.
Since April 7, you've had a 15-week breather from Saturn's demands. Now Saturn will resume his tutoring of you and help you materialize goals in ways you may not have thought possible. As the teacher planet, Saturn will make you work hard toward achieving your goals, but the successes you score between now and October 2012 (when Saturn will leave this position) will be solid and yours for life. Saturn's job is to show you that you can handle more, and then show you how.
Sometimes Saturn will show you areas of your body that need medical attention. You are fortunate in that you will have Jupiter, the healing planet, in your house of health from September through most of January, so you will be able to find a doctor who understands your condition.
Romance will be in the air on July 25, for you will have a tender full moon to light your house of true love. This full moon will send your spirits soaring, as this full moon will be friendly to a host of planets, including Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Jupiter - quite a crowd! If you are single, shake your hips and dance to the music - someone is sure to notice you and want to know you better.
If you are attached, due to a problematic vibe between Saturn and Uranus on July 26, a sudden difference of opinion may come up and need to be addressed. One long-term relationship may be tested - if it is strong it will survive, but if the relationship is weak or marginal it might not. This may affect a business alliance instead, but if all are strong, you will sail through without noticing much. This is all about the weeding out process you will be doing now and in months to come, deciding what stays and what goes in your new, important Saturn-in-Libra cycle. Suddenly you mean business, and you want your time to count, which is why it will! You will be very productive in months to come, you'll see!
Once you get to July 29, you will be home free and in the best position of all. Mars, the energy planet, will tour Libra from then until September 14 and put you in charge. You'll know instantly what you need to do, and the time will be right for taking any sort of assertive action.
With a full moon in Aquarius over the weekend of July 24-25, and just a few days later with Mars in Libra, on July 29, you will have an abundance of allure - all the support you need from a loving universe. The moon will light your house of romance, and you'll feel appreciated and adored. No matter what is going on in your life - even if you have recently faced a set of daunting obstacles or a devastating setback - by July's end, you will be able to grab the reigns and drive your life in the direction you choose. By then you will know for sure what you want, and you'll feel, correctly, that life is getting better every day in every way.
Dates to Note: Libra
You may be dealing with sudden shifts in a residential, property, or family matter as you begin July. If so, the matter might have come up at the end of June. If not, stay alert, it might still surface in July.
After the solar eclipse of July 11, expect key changes to your career. Try to keep your schedule open, and don't be away on vacation at this time. You will need to be abreast of all shifts the minute they come up.
Specifically, after July 11, a boss may leave, a client may come or go, the organization may be streamlined - there are many possibilities. Listen, but don't initiate or state any plans yet. You can react later.
Address health and fitness goals: July 8-9, and also July 26. You have exceptional protection from Jupiter now and can make all sorts of strides you've never made before.
The full moon July 25 will be highly romantic. You may meet someone new or draw much closer to your present partner.
You may become pregnant this month, or you may do something special for a child you have now. The topic of children (or alternatively, a creative project) could easily come up and start a major theme in July.
Near the full moon, July 25, Saturn will oppose Uranus. This will be the last time these two planets will meet in an unfriendly way until they do so again in 2056. This is a testing aspect, and because they will meet toe-to-toe in Aries-Libra, you will have a long-term relationship tested. If your union is strong, you will know it, and if not, you will know that, too. The universe only wants the best for you - only strong unions will survive.
Mars in Libra will be your secret weapon, for Mars will put you in an enviable position in the coming weeks, from July 29 to September 14. You'll love the change, and you'll even find you're more popular and in demand.
Most romantic dates: July 25, hands down! (plus or minus five days, but not July 30) Also: July 3-4, 8-9, 13, 16-17, 21-22.