Welcome to July and the Summer Solstice! A lot of magical things are happening this month, even though we start out slowly with Mercury in retrograde in the sign of Cancer. 
Now, don't start freaking out.  Mercury Retrograde is not "bad".  While it's NOT a good idea to sign a new contract or start a new job during Mercury retrograde, it is actually a really excellent energy to use to relax, rejuvenate, and re-evaluate things. 
Mercury is asking us to re-evaluate the way communicate. Mercury retrograde is also a time to let go of things that no longer work for us, including emotions that may be inhibiting our ability to move forward.  The Universe is asking us to do this in order to make room for the astrological gifts about to be bestowed upon us.
Jupiter, the planet of good luck and prosperity, entered it's sign of "exaltation", Cancer, a water sign, on June 26th.  Previously, Jupiter had NOT been exhibiting it's best qualities in the intangible air sign of Gemini over the past year.  In Gemini, everyone was full of ideas and had lots of things to say, but it was "all talk, no action."  Cancer is a water sign, and water brings things to life. With Jupiter in Cancer, we can start manifesting and nurturing our ideas and thoughts into reality!

The last time Jupiter was in Cancer was in 2001-2002.  So, ask yourself what was going on in your life back then, and what lessons did you learn, so that when similar opportunities arrive today, you can ask yourself how you might do things differently?
However, put off officially implementing anything until after July 20th, when Mercury goes direct.  By then, you should be done re-evaluating and getting rid of things, and you will be ready to move forward.
Finally, on July 29th, the most magical day of the year arrives!  It's the "Grand Sextile" in water and earth signs.  Seven planets will all be in feminine signs, bringing balance and equilibrium back to our solar system, which has been dominated by masculine (air and fire) energies for hundreds of years.  This energy is said to have the possibility of healing spiritual, social, political and ecological energies that have been out of balance for so long.  So, use this auspicious day for something important to you!