Your July Horoscope Brings Deep Reflections, New Moons, and Retrograde
We made it. Summer is here, and the warm magic in the air is a gracious reminder that we get what we give. Not a day goes by where the universe isn’t testing our strength, dignity, and character. Of course, that is especially true during this time, considering there are five planets stationed retrograde: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and Neptune. The cosmos are peeling back the layers we once thought were invisible and buried deep within us. Are you the same person you were this past Winter? I bet you aren’t. Bravo! That’s how you know you’re headed in the right direction. Then again, how would I know, right? The truth is, I’m just like each and every one of you. A speck in the universe, swirling in stardust; breathing, growing, evolving, and learning to trust the process. You are not alone. Breathe, release, repeat. This is your hologram.
Speaking of release, the full moon in Capricorn this past week was incredibly eye-opening, to say the least. In true Saturn fashion, this lunation is illuminating the area of our lives that needs a harsh reality check. It’s easy to get caught up with work or even emotions for that matter, but in the midst of this, Saturn steps in to intervene and remind us that the clock is always ticking. With the sun in Cancer, the theme is self-love and nurture, but Capricorn is Cancer’s polar opposite, as he is structured, determined, and extremely pragmatic. How do we combine these two energies? Well, for starters, have you been taking action with emotional integrity? Are you actually listening to your intuition? Do you take yourself seriously? This moon was and is a clean slate to nurture something new, and I hope it starts with you.
July is a big month, stargazers, as it is the beginning of a powerful eclipse season. The first eclipse of the summer, on July 12, will be a partial solar eclipse in the sign of Cancer. Eclipses are powerful lunations that bring life-altering circumstances, which is why most people tend to become hesitant when one is approaching. They are one of nature’s greatest spectacles, and according to some, a sign from God. With the sun in sensitive Cancer, the theme of this eclipse revolves around our emotional needs and internal foundation. How do you nurture yourself? This energy will ultimately bring us closer to our soul and the mother within. Chiron, the wounded healer, will also station retrograde in Aries, pushing us even deeper within ourselves, and reminding us to stay authentic in our journey. Being you is all you have to do. Lady Venus leaves theatrical Leo and enters critical Virgo on July 9. This could put a magnifying glass on our current relationships as Virgo tends to fuss over the details. Lucky Jupiter goes direct, bringing us closer to our best life just days before the sun enters Leo, and Mercury stations retrograde. This retrograde cycle could feel a little extra, especially since there will also be a full moon total lunar eclipse in Leo on July 27. It’s going to be fireworks!
ARIES & ARIES RISING
Dearest Aries: First things first: take it easy, Aries babe. Aggressive Mars, aka your ruling planet, is retrograde in your eleventh house of friendships, groups, and humanitarian efforts. This is a good time to reflect on the people you associate with, as well as your role in society. Retrogrades are notorious for bringing back the past, so don’t be surprised if you suddenly start kicking it with an old friend. You’re one of the most passionate signs in the zodiac, and with charming Venus gliding through your romance and creativity zone, you’re more than ready for that summer lovin’. Although, this fun, flirty and childlike energy switches into something a little more serious, once Venus enters Virgo on July 9. In Virgo, the planet of love is critical and refined. This energy will add charm to your sixth house of health and day-to-day routine. In other words, how can you start putting more of your heart into your everyday life? Jupiter goes direct the following day, bringing luck and expansion to your eighth house of sex and other people’s money. Financial aid? Signed contracts? This could be the news you’ve so desperately been waiting for. The solar eclipse on July 12 lights up the area of your chart related to home, family, and soul foundation. This energy will bring attention to your home life and emotional body. You’ll want to listen to your intuition during this time. The sun enters your fifth house of authenticity on July 22, putting you in the spotlight once again. However, make sure you put that fiery ego aside once Mercury stations retrograde on July 26, as this retrograde cycle could bring some unnecessary drama. Nevertheless, you could do this with your eyes closed. Last and certainly not least, there will be a total lunar eclipse on July 27, lighting up the area of your chart related to your social life. It’s time for a change, Aries. You may or may not have outgrown your clique, and that’s okay.
TAURUS & TAURUS RISING
Taurus, darling: How are those electric vibes treating you? Uranus, planet of chaos and unexpected change, is in the midst of his revolutionary journey through your sign. Expect the unexpected, Taurus babe. I know that’s not your fave, but you’ve got this. In the meantime , gorgeous Venus is sprinkling her charms over your domestic zone, before entering the sign of Virgo on July 9. This will be a nice transition, as this energy will highlight the area of your chart related to creativity and passions. Embrace your inner goddess. Express yourself, and bask in your authenticity. Your powers of seduction will skyrocket. Jupiter goes direct the following day in your seventh house of partnerships, bringing healing and closure to your relationships. What do your current 1:1s bring to your life? Do your partnerships measure up to your self worth? The solar eclipse on July 12 lights up the area of your chart related to communication, and your close network. What brings you peace of mind? How can you nurture this part of your life? Speaking of nurture, Mercury the messenger will station retrograde on July 26. In Leo, Mercury is expressive and highly passionate. Beware of dramatic encounters with family members or roommates. Leo doesn’t go down without a fight. The total lunar eclipse on July 27 will illuminate your tenth house of career and destiny in the world. What does reputation mean to you? What is your definition of success? There’s a new you swirling in this cosmic brew.
GEMINI & GEMINI RISING
Bad news first: Your ruling planet stations retrograde on July 26. Mercury Retrograde affects you tremendously, and well, all you can do is make the best of it, right? With Mercury going backwards in your communication sector, you might want to take another look at your travel itinerary or schedule. It never hurts to double and triple check. This area of your chart also rules transportation. In other words, don’t wait til’ the last minute to check your tires or get an oil change. Now, onto the good news! Gracious Venus leaves your social zone and twirls into the area of your chart related to home and family on July 9. Bored of your furniture? Redecorating a new room? This energy adds charm and inspiration to your interior design muse. Your living space will suddenly morph into a Venusian vortex. Meanwhile, lucky Jupiter goes direct the following day in your sixth house of health and day-to-day routine. What have you learned about your daily regimen these past couple of months? What needs to change? Jupiter’s energy is healing and expansive. No one should ever take it for granted. The solar eclipse on July 12 lights up your money zone, bringing new beginnings to your values and possessions. Investments, income, and material realities are top of mind during this time. It doesn’t end there. The total lunar eclipse on July 26 shakes up your ninth house of travel, culture, and expansion. Your philosophy of life isn’t the same as it used to be, and there’s nothing wrong with that. On the contrary, evolving is part of your destiny.
CANCER & CANCER RISING
Happy Solar Return! It’s your birthday season, and the sun is showering you with blessings, vitality, and utter joy. What are you going to do to celebrate? Cheers to another trip around the sun, Cancer babe. Lady Venus is wrapping up her visit in your money zone before entering the sign of Virgo on July 9. Are you ready for that important conversation? Your words will dazzle with charm and eloquence. Speaking of conversations, powerful Pluto and serious Saturn are hard at work in your relationship zone, restructuring and regenerating the way you relate to others. It’s tests, trials and tribulations, but rest assured, it’s for your highest good. It doesn’t end there. Jupiter goes direct on July 10 in your fifth house of passion, heart, and authenticity. When was the last time you had fun? There will be powerful solar eclipse in your sign on July 12. The times they are a-changin’, and so are you. Be gentle with yourself. You stop at nothing to nurture others, but when was the last time you nurtured yourself? On July 26, Mercury stations retrograde in your second house of possessions and self worth. Despite the theatrical drama that comes with Mercury in Leo, this is still a good time to reflect on your values and self worth. Don’t let Mercury Retrograde get you down. The messenger of the Gods is slowing down for a reason. The month ends with a total lunar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius. This lunation is a culmination of February’s solar eclipse. Notice anything come full circle? Pay attention.
LEO & LEO RISING
Leo, babe: You’ve been graced with Venus’ gorgeous presence these past couple of weeks, and you’re as charming as ever. However, on July 9, the planet of love switches signs and enters Virgo, sprinkling her Venusian charms over your second house of money and self worth. You’re feeling yourself, Leo babe. Venus already rules this area of your chart, so don’t be surprised if you find a little surprise in your bank account. The following day, Jupiter goes direct in your fourth house of home, family, and soul foundation. This Jupiter Retrograde period asks that you reflect on both your home life and the home within yourself. What makes you feel safe? Speaking of self-love, the solar eclipse on July 12 will light up your subconscious 12th house of of behind-the-scenes work. Pay attention to your dreams, as this can be a very intuitive time for you, Leo. The sun enters your sign on July 22, bringing you loads of energy and shiny charisma. However, Mercury will also station retrograde in your sign on July 26. Warning: this energy is notorious for miscommunication. It’s easy to get frustrated during this transit, so be mindful with your words and expression overall. Last but certainly not least, there will be a total lunar eclipse on July 27, lighting up your relationship zone. Think back to the solar eclipse back in February. What’s happened since? This eclipse is your cosmic culmination.
VIRGO & VIRGO RISING
This is your month, Virgo dear. Sultry Venus enters your sign on July 9, and your goddess charms are overflowing. When was the last time you took a break? Or went to the spa? The cosmic coquette is here to save the day. Jupiter stations retrograde the following day in your third house of communication and immediate network. What have you reflected on since March? Are you communicating more or less? The solar eclipse on July 12 lights up your networking zone, bringing new beginnings to your role in society. Your inner humanitarian is ready to engage with your extended community. What are you waiting for? Take advantage of this eclipse energy, as it is very powerful. In fact, make sure you make important decisions before Mercury, aka your ruling planet, stations retrograde. You can run, but you definitely can’t hide from Mercury Retrograde. Not even close. Although, despite its complications, this is also a time of deep reflection. Especially for you, as this transit will take place in your subconscious 12th house of behind-the-scenes work. The total lunar eclipse at the end of the month illuminates your sixth house of heath and day-to-day routine. This lunation corresponds with February’s solar eclipse. Think back to this time in the beginning of the year. How were you feeling? How far have you come since? This is your eclipse journey.
LIBRA & LIBRA RISING
You’re a social butterfly, Libra babe. Your schmoozing cools down for a bit, once Venus, aka ruling planet, enters your subconscious 12th house of solitude, and behind-the-scenes work. This is a good time to meditate, not to mention some R&R. The mystical realms of the 12th house await you. Don’t be afraid to go deep, Libra. Jupiter goes direct the following day in your money zone, and area of self worth. This retrograde period is a time of healing and deep reflection. Think back to March of this year. What were your values like? Are you practicing self love? Let Jupiter be your guide. The solar eclipse on July 12 lights up your tenth house of career and destiny in the world, bringing new beginnings to your professional life. It’s time to take that leap of faith. Focus on your goals - no distractions. On July 22, the sun will cruise through your networking zone, bringing opportunities within your extended community to the light. Warning: Mercury will also station retrograde shortly after, sparking a bit of drama and miscommunication. Think before you speak. The total lunar eclipse towards the end of the month shakes up your fifth house creativity and authentic passion. Are you finalizing a creative project? What inspired you then may not inspire you now. Find your muse.
SCORPIO & SCORPIO RISING
Your soul is ascending, dear Scorpio. Your spirit is free, and you’re finally in the driver’s seat of this magical journey called life. After a deep dive into the underworld, Jupiter finally goes direct in your sign on July 10. This transit turns you inside out, while peeling back the layers of your psyche and soul being. Healing is an understatement. More blessings await. A day before Jupiter goes direct, charming Venus enters your eleventh house of networking and extended community. Time to get out of Dracula’s castle and socialize. There are opportunities in the horizon! The solar eclipse on July 12 lights up your ninth house of expansion and personal philosophy. Are you planning a trip? Are you considering starting school again? Don’t think about it twice, the world is at your feet. Warning: Mercury stations retrograde in your career zone, on July 26. Lucky for you, the sun will also be there; however, make sure you think before you encounter a miscommunication with one of your superiors. Mercury Retrograde can be a bit ruthless, especially when in the sign of Leo. The total lunar eclipse on July 27 shakes up your fourth house of home and family. This powerful lunation corresponds with February’s solar eclipse. Think back to that very moment. How far have you come since? This is only the beginning.
SAGITTARIUS & SAGITTARIUS RISING
The spotlight is on you, Sagittarius. On July 9, gorgeous Venus enters Virgo, and your professional tenth house of career and destiny in the world. When was the last time you actually enjoyed your job? Well, thanks to the cosmic coquette, it’s your turn to thrive at work. Slay babe. Your ruling planet Jupiter goes direct the following day in your spiritual 12th house of behind-the-scenes work. These past couple of months brought you answers and peace of mind. Now it’s time to make those dreams become reality. The solar eclipse on July 12 brings new beginnings to your sexy eighth house of sex. When was the last time you actually trusted someone? Merging with your twin flame is part of your evolution process. Why not start now? There’s nothing to be afraid of. Unless you’re talking about Mercury Retrograde, of course! The messenger of the Gods beings his backwards journey through your ninth house of expansion on July 26. Make sure you triple check your travel itinerary or get a head start on your missing college credits. Mercury Retrograde has no mercy, especially when in the sign of Leo. The total lunar eclipse at the end of the month shakes up your communication zone and immediate network. This lunation corresponds with February’s solar eclipse. Are you ready for things to come full circle? This is your eclipse journey.
CAPRICORN & CAPRICORN RISING
I’m honored that you took the time to read this, Capricorn darling. The past couple of months might feel like a blur, but rest assured, you’re headed in the right direction. Your ruling planet Saturn, along with powerful Pluto, are hard at work teaching you the value of ambition and structure. You get what you give, and you’re finally seeing the fruits of your labor. Don’t stop reaching for the stars. There’s plenty of room at the top of the mountain. Charming Venus leaves your eighth house of other people’s money, and cruises into your ninth house of expansion and travel on July 9. Ready for that much-needed vacation? You earned it. The following day, Jupiter goes direct in your eleventh house of networking and extended community. See what happens when you take a risk? You’re probably slaying on the ‘gram, and collaborating with your fellow peers. Keep rocking it. I’m so proud of you. The solar eclipse on July 12 lights up your seventh house of partnerships, bringing new beginnings to your relationships. Have you been nurturing your relationships? Are you content with your current partnerships? Mercury stations retrograde in your eighth house of intimacy on July 26. Warning: this could bring a sexy ex back into the picture. In other words, stay away from the drama. Mercury Retrograde doesn’t play, especially when in the sign of Leo. The total lunar eclipse on July 27 shakes up your second house of income, possessions, and self worth. Does your intimate life measure up to your self worth? You might also find the financial closure you’ve so desperately been waiting for.
AQUARIUS & AQUARIUS RISING
This is an important month for you, Aquarius babe. You’ve got a lot on your mind, especially with Mars’ backwards journey through your sign. This is a time of deep reflection and spiritual shedding. Now, I know you’re not the typical mystic per se, but you’re smart enough to know that this is all a process. The total lunar eclipse in your sign at the end of the month corresponds with the solar eclipse this past February. This energy might have brought you a few shake ups, but rest assured, the universe has your back. What were you doing back in February? What has come full circle since? This energy could bring you great closure, not to mention spiritual validation. Charming Venus cruises into your sexy eighth house on July 9, adding Venusian charms to your intimate relationships. Meow. The solar eclipse on July 12 lights up your sixth house of health and day-to-day routine. This energy will bring new beginnings to your mental perspective and daily life. Cheers to an even better version of YOU. Last but certainly not least, Mercury will station retrograde in your relationship zone on July 26. Beware of unnecessary quarrels and drama with your peers. Instead, take this time to reflect on your current relationships, and what they bring to your life. Are you thinking with your heart?
PISCES & PISCES RISING
There’s love in the horizon for the lover of the zodiac, aka you Pisces. Charming Venus enters Virgo on July 9, adding delicious harmony to your relationship zone. Stop overthinking it, and let the love in. Lucky Jupiter goes direct in your ninth house of expansion and philosophy the following day. You’ve got a fresh new perspective on life, and there’s no stopping you. This could be the adventure of a lifetime. The solar eclipse on July 12 shakes up your fifth house of creativity and authentic passions. Are you ready to bask in your artistic gifts? There’s magic in creativity, and your heart is ready to embark on a passionate journey. Color your world, and feel the feels. You are alive, Pisces. Make it a beautiful life. The sun enters your sixth house of health and day to day routine on July 22, bringing you much-needed energy and healing. Although, pay close attention to the details during this time, as Mercury will also station retrograde in this area of your chart. This retro cycle could be the reason you miss an appointment or two; therefore, I highly suggest you write things down. You’ll thank me later. The total lunar eclipse on July 27 brings closure to the area of your chart related to friendships and extended community. This eclipse corresponds with February’s solar eclipse. How far have you come since? It’s time to let go.