Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Hello everyone.

After Sunday’s New Moon and Eclipse you’ll be happy to know there is only one key aspect this week.  This is a welcome respite from the turmoil of last week and the turbulence to come during the last two weeks of July.

Of course, we’re well within the orb of the influence of the challenging aspects of this summer.  Often we can see the impact of a major aspect during the few weeks prior to and after the aspect is exact.  This goes for Eclipses too.  But hopefully, this week will stay calm enough for us to catch our breaths and listen for the inspiration that follows the New Moon.

The first week after the New Moon is full of possibilities and the emergence of our next phase of work.  This is the absolute best time to start projects, seek funding, learn a new skill, or implement a new system.  Sometimes it’s wise to keep the profile low though, as scattering the news to soon can tend to dissipate it.  Your new initiative needs to gather force and build strength, so entrust it to a loyal few and let it come into form quietly.  There’s plenty of time for the announcement later.

On Tuesday, transiting Venus in Virgo blends with Pluto in Capricorn.  Both planets in Earth signs and both pertaining to money, this could be the week that your finances finally come into order.  All the pieces are in place now, both your internal systems and outside sources of funding.

With Venus in Virgo, you may feel you’re demanding too much of others, being too fussy or exacting, but this is exactly what the “powers that be” are demanding of all of us right now.  The more prepared and precise, the more you’ll impress others and be able to secure what you’re after.   Be accurate, be specific, and be definite and the economic turmoil will finally settle down.

Interestingly, both of these planets, Venus and Pluto, are connected to creativity too.  This week should unearth deep reserves of creative power which you’ll direct to the right people at just the right time.  This week is fertile – with ideas, interactions, and critical financial and economic information.  The complete path to success should be clearly laid out in front of you.

Have a great week!

For an overview of the month, see the Astro4Business Month Ahead – July 2010

For more info on the business descriptions of the planets influencing the week, see

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