This month you may find it very difficult to express your feelings. In particular, anger—an emotion so familiar to you—is the most difficult to get to grips with. One of the reasons you might find it challenging to let others know how you feel is because you are so sensitive to others and are conscious of the effect you have on them. Some might call this progress, others might say you’re asking for an upset stomach. Instead of concealing these difficult feelings, take a careful inventory of the folks who have always been there for you. And when you feel those complicated moods come bubbling to the surface, just remember you have the valuable support of your loved ones. Go for a fast run, get yourself to the shooting range but do remember to take a nice deep breath before letting it all hang out. This is also a great month to put some energy into home improvements and spending time with children. Just don’t let impatience get the better of you.
If you’re in a position to do a loft conversion then this is the month to get your skates on and make some plans. In fact anything to do with property and home improvements is favourable this month. One thing you must get under control is you tendency to express absolutely every emotion the second you have them. Tummy problems? You have got to lay off the food that’s rich enough for a king! If it seems like your other half is bossing you around, well it’s for a very good reason: someone needs to crack the whip–and to tell you when enough is enough. While we’re on the subject of your other half, as tempting as it might seem to give some “helpful” financial advice, bear in mind other people have their own ideas for their investments and can do without you piping up with your opinion every now and again.
OK Chatterbox, we got your message. This month is all about letting it all hang out. But are you sure you should be playing such an open hand with all those work secrets? Earning your place as someone who can be trusted to keep your mouth shut has not been easy so why jeopardise all the your hard work with idle gossip? Instead, why not put your sleuthing skills to good use by carefully examining how everyone could be a little more productive? You have the innate ability to detach yourself from a given situation and find a way to get everyone singing from the same hymn sheet. Get in there and open up those channels of communication. You truly have the knack of getting people talking—even if they are disagreeing—and letting all those involved know exactly what is at stake. All the same, be aware of the power of your words and be respectful of the secrets you are keeping.
Slow down there, hot head! What’s the big hurry? Oh has ambition given you a little nip and now you can’t wait to get ahead? This month you may feel under a lot of pressure to act quickly or to perhaps make financial commitments that may seem good at the time but only serve to make you feel that you were far too impulsive in the end. Take a nice deep breath. Nothing needs to be done right this second, no matter who might make you feel so obligated. One of the reasons why you may feel nothing is right is because you are not using your intuition. In the past, you have always trusted your gut but with the world so topsy-turvy (in your eyes), it may seem that you can trust nothing and no one. When in doubt, look to those who are closest to you and pay particular attention to the young people in your life. As they say. . .out of the mouths of babes.
With all eyes on you, this month might seem exhausting. As difficult as it may be, it is really important to get some rest and to set aside some time for meditation. That’s right: find a peaceful corner and relax and just let your worries go. There are many situations whereby you may feel a sense of deja vu this month and the important thing is to consider how you can best learn to move past emotional obstacles. Consider the young people in your life. Observe how they handle their stresses and strains and chances are, you will be able to apply what they have learned and clear the space for your own progression: make friends wherever you go, use your ample charm to bring people who can bring out the best in you and help you get ready for the best birthday month of your life. After all, you deserve the very best, don’t you?
Sometimes the best way to treat yourself is not by depriving yourself of what you want but by indulging in what you truly desire. Yes, we all know what a fusspot you are but wouldn’t it be great just to cut loose and do something completely unexpected? What is stopping you from being yourself is that you seem to have lost your ability to understand the true intention of others. This is a long-term problem, brought to the fore by more minor issues. Take some time to put your life-long goals in order. Do these goals continue to serve you or have you changed the goal posts yourself? Be honest, be clear and let your dreams speak their truth to you. In the meantime, continue to keep your cards close to your chest. You will feel when the time is right to clear the slate for completely new ambitions that no one else could have possibly predicted.
To get the recognition you (finally) deserve, you just need to push the boat out a little more this month. Yes, you need to get yourself all hot and bothered. And it might cost you a little money here and there. Don’t worry, just think of the returns on your investments. Instead of taking it all on yourself, why not get a few of your well-connected friends involved? This is the month of making social media work for you. Do some brainstorming and scheming and get those tweets and posts sorted out. Call a few better-known buddies out on some favours and coordinate yourselves for maximum coverage. If being in the spotlight is not to your liking, there is always good old-fashioned delegation. Whatever it is you are trying to achieve, you need to get a move on. Good publicity—in fact any kid of publicity—will work its magic this month.
Feeling a little tetchy are we? Just when you though you had it all sorted out, another problem rears its ugly head and suddenly you’re right back in the pit. Sure, it might feel like a setback and sure, no one wants to have more problems but be conscious of your mind-set. If you speak in negative terms, you will attract negative people. And negative people can offer you nothing more than more negativity. Instead, try to present your difficulties as a fun problem to solve. Be light-hearted and optimistic, make a few jokes, play with possibilities and toy with potential answers. This way the right people will want to be involved with helping you out of a tight spot. They will be attracted to your buoyancy and optimism. And whilst we’re on the topic of negative speaking—watch that internal dialogue. You need to be nice to yourself too!
Pack your bags Sagittarius, it’s time for a holiday! Oops. . .not quite holiday time for you yet? Well there’s nothing like making a few plans for the future! In all seriousness, July is a good time to make long term plans for the future. Where would you like to be in the next 10-11 years? Chances are your plans will include some sort of quest for truth. You may wish to achieve this via a spiritual route or through more formalized education. But you want answers. So take a bit of time out of your busy day and have a good think. Talk to your other half and you’ll likely find out they too are curious about what life has to offer. What you share together is extremely valuable but perhaps not invested well enough to reach its true potential. If you’re a single Sagittarius, you should have a good look at your finances and do all you can to make sure you can continue to have all the freedom you need.
This is a month for stepping back and letting other people do your work for you. Yes, this is a challenge for someone as ‘hands on’ as you are but you need to take five for a short time. One of the seven habits of high successful people is sharpening the saw. It’s realizing you don’t have to be all things to all people and having the courage to relax and re-charge your batteries. In taking things a little easier, you will make room in your over-loaded schedule to indulge in activities that will help you feel refreshed and rested for the next stage of your journey. Meditate, go to the cinema, eat nice food, spend some of your money on luxuries. When this month is over, you can get back at ’em. But for now, just relax and enjoy yourself. You deserve to be treated nicely. What happens if you don’t taking this advice? Well the universe often finds a way to make you take it easy. . .
Whilst everyone is having fun in the sun, you’re. . .um, not. Ever the strategic thinker, you recognize now is the time to take care of all those little jobs you have been putting off for so long. And what’s a good way to get all your friends to help? Look like you’re enjoying the job of course. Besides reverse psychology, all manner of mind games will keep you amused this month. If you’re in the privileged position to be able to teach young people, you will find you have a magic touch. If you don’t have contact with the youngsters, you can put your energy into planning ahead for the future. Use your ample thinking skills to lead and show others how it’s done. You may be working hard but you’re being very productive—and that’s a lot more than what a lot of other people are offering this time of year.
You’ve been working hard and people have been noticing. If you’ve been wondering if now is the time to go for that promotion, stop procrastinating and go for it! Whether or not you are aware of it, you’ve been carefully accumulating brownie points by impressing all the right people and now is the time to cash in on all those favours. There is one small drawback however: you will have to commit to continuing to work hard. The money might be nice but having to keep your nose to the grindstone might not be worth it. Before you sign any contracts, be sure to discuss your trepidations with loved ones. Are you sure you can keep your eye on the ball for a sustained period of time? If an upward career move still appeals to you, remember to plan and maintain a good work-life balance.
Alex Trenoweth MA (CAA), DFAstrolS