Be ready to look inward as emotions will be running high this Cancer season

 
Illustration by   Isabela Humphrey

Illustration by Isabela Humphrey

 

Did you know all 12 astrological seasons have a unique purpose and celestial dance? For instance, if Taurus' fixed earth brought you closer to your sensual pleasures, and Gemini's mutable air taught you how to compartmentalize the abundance you've acquired, what can we make out of Cancer? This moon-ruled season is all about nurturing your inner world and finding a place within yourself to call home. Now, given that Cancer is in fact my natal Sun sign, I’m going to take this a step further, because it’s my birthday month, so why not? For starters, this cardinal water sign is much deeper than the way its portrayed via Western astrology. Cancer is both the Moon mother and the wise crone. Both are a symbol of the divine feminine, along with the intuition, mysticism, and witchcraft that’s been passed down from generation to generation. And in the end, it is part of Cancer’s celestial duty to nurture its surroundings via sacred rituals and at-home remedies, inherited from those who passed. Needless to say, there’s a lot more to this water sign than you think, but I digress.

Cancer season is a time for looking inward and doing what makes you feel emotionally secure, but that might be a bit challenging this year, considering the intensity of the eclipses headed our way. There's no escaping the nodes of the moon, and in this particular case, the essence of Cancer-Capricorn, but I’ll get to that in just a moment. On July 1, Mars enters cinematic Leo, and given Mars' red-hot passion, the warrior planet will naturally thrive when traveling through a rambunctious fire sign.  On July 3, enchanting Venus will join the sun in intuitive Cancer, and this empathic energy flow will naturally reflect onto our relationships, spending habits, and values. Moreover, curious Mercury will station retrograde in Leo shortly after, and will eventually reach Cancer's watery territory for a second round. *Second time’s a charm, I promise.* On July 8, Chiron “the wounded healer” will also station retrograde in warrior-like Aries, just days before what could seem like a cathartic full moon partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn. But luckily for us, the sun enters its home sign Leo on July 22, where charming Venus will make her dazzling debut on July 27, before the new moon in the same sign on July 31. 

Lots going on this month, huh? Let’s take a closer look at these eclipses. For those of you who aren’t familiar with eclipses, they are powerful lunations that bring life-changing events. This could either be a new beginning or a much-needed ending, but all in all, this energy is here to help us take action we never considered possible.  This eclipse season is about self reflection, emotional processing, and ancestral healing. Cancer is a symbol of our inner world and emotional foundation. It’s time we learn how to nurture ourselves, despite the previously-set structures of our upbringing. And with the sun, moon, and North Node in Cancer directly opposing Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in Capricorn, we are finally tuning into what matters most: our emotional truth and the family karma deeply embedded in our spiritual DNA. The South Node in Capricorn is asking us to let go of the inhumane social conditioning that has unconsciously tainted our hearts, while the North Node in Cancer leads us towards self-love, and that which brings us emotional security.


Important Dates for the Month of July:
July 1 - Mars enters Leo
July 2 - New Moon (Total SOLAR Eclipse) in Cancer
July 3 - Venus enters Cancer
July 7 - Mercury Retrograde
July 8 - Chiron Retrograde
July 16 - Full Moon (Partial LUNAR Eclipse) in Capricorn
June 26 - Mercury enters Gemini
July 19 - Mercury Retrograde enters Cancer
July 22 - Sun enters Leo
July 27 - Venus enters Leo
July 31 - New Moon in Leo
July 31 - Mercury Direct

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Aries

21st mar – 19th apr

You’re building a brand new home within yourself, Aries. The people/places/things that once brought you comfort may very well not make the cut this time around, and TBH, I couldn’t be more proud. The new moon solar eclipse on July 2 will shake up your matriarchal fourth house of home, family, and ancestors, bringing new beginnings to your emotional foundation, and family dynamic. What reminds you of home? Do you feel at home within yourself? Your innermost feelings are a priority during this time, so don’t repress your emotions. An impromptu sextile to electric Uranus could very well remind you of the gifts you possess, and perhaps even surprise you with unexpected abundance. Open your heart, Aries. You are healing yourself and the women who came before you. Stop overthinking your evolution process. Instead, why not make the most of this eclipse season? Admit it, Aries: you’ve been mentally preparing yourself for a much-needed change for quite sometime now, and from the looks of it, things are finally starting to make sense. And while I hate to sound like your pocket-full-of-sunshine astrologer, I can’t deny the facts. You have so much to be grateful for, Aries. Starting with the fun fact that your ruling planet Mars entered cinematic Leo, and your expressive fifth house of joy, romance, and creativity, which means single rams could kick off a sizzling fling this summer… or perhaps even two! Feeling artsy? This area of your chart has everything to do with your individual expression, so don’t be afraid to tap into your majestic muse. But there’s a catch. With Mercury stationing retrograde via this area of your chart on July 7, focusing on your passion projects will be hard, given that some of your ex flings could suddenly reappear in the process. What can I say, Aries? Mercury retrograde has some killer throwbacks, and it’s not your fault neither of your exes ever got closure… or is it? Chiron stations retrograde in your sign this month, too, and you'll probably be revisiting the things that have made you feel vulnerable in the past. Before I forget, Mercury retrograde enters Cancer, and your domestic fourth house of emotional needs, on July 19. So if there’s something important you need to get off your chest with a family member, or a close friend, now is the time. More importantly, there will be a full moon lunar eclipse in Capricorn, and your ambitious tenth house of career and reputation in the world, on July 16. Are you ready for that promotion, Aries? Who knows, some of you might be presented with an exciting work opportunity during this time. But given that lunar eclipses also bring endings, you could finally cut ties with an authority figure, or perhaps experience an important restructure in the career front. Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to move forward. Change is inevitable during this time, and the universe is working in your favor. Good news: the sun enters Leo, and your childlike fifth house of joy on July 22, and a new moon in the same sign on July 31 could also bring new beginnings to your sense of individuality.

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Taurus

20th apr – 20th may

You’re making big moves, Taurus. For starters, your darling ruling planet Venus slides into sensitive domestic Cancer and your chatty third house of communication this month, so feel free to express yourself, especially when related to your emotional world. Your exchanges and immediate surroundings matter more than you think. And whether you’re in the process of rekindling your relationship with a family member, or perhaps learning how to express yourself emotionally, the new moon solar eclipse on 7/2 is activating your third house of communication, so it’s about time you start speaking from the heart, and listening to your intuition. An electric sextile to Uranus in your sign and first house of self could serve as a celestial “coming out party” of sorts, and let’s face it, everyone wants to meet the new and improved version of you, but your inner circle gets first dibs! OK? Also, try not to overbook your calendar because things could get a bit overwhelming during this time. Whether it be via an important conversation or social media venture, something’s brewing and it looks like it’ll include an exciting opportunity, too. However, make sure to hold off on important contracts, as Mercury will retrograde until July 31. This will affect your cozy fourth house of home and family, but it will eventually reach Cancer, and your communication sector, so tread lightly. Besides, with Mars igniting your fourth house of emotional foundation, you could run into some ego trips in the homefront. Communication is key, but like I said, don’t set things in stone just yet. Now, if you have no choice but to sign a contract, it’s totally fine as long as you read everything thoroughly. Remember, retrogrades happen at least three times a year, and this is a time for reflecting and revisiting situations. Given that your third house rules technology and transportation, some of you might decide to invest in a new smartphone, or perhaps even a vehicle, this month. Read. Read. Read. Chiron “the wounded healer” will station retrograde in Aries on July 8, via your secretive 12th house of closure and karma. And it's safe to say you might have a few things you'd like to get off your chest. As you can see, this is a season for letting go of what no longer serves you, Taurus. Are you ready for it? The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This will activate your expansive ninth house of education, travel, and higher learning, and perhaps give you no choice but to take that leap of faith. Not sure what I’m referring to? Think back to the new moon solar eclipse in Capricorn on January. How have you evolved since? Capricorn is here to make sure we do are due diligence and put in the necessary work. For some of you, this includes going back to school, or perhaps even taking the entrepreneurial route! Other bulls might even relocate all together. Whatever the case may be, the universe is always working in your favor, so don’t continue holding onto something, just because it feels comfortable. The sun enters Leo, and your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundation, on July 22. Ready to kick back? Consider this your nesting season, compliments of the cosmos. A new moon in this area of your chart could bring new beginnings to your living situation. Stay tuned.

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Gemini

21st may – 20th june
 

Bad news first? Your ruling planet will station retrograde this month… but this isn't your first rodeo, Gemini. Remember, your mischievous planetary ruler Mercury stations retrograde at least three to four times a year, so no need to panic. But easier said than done, considering we’re also in the midst of a pretty massive eclipse season. Take a deep breath. You’re worth so much, Gemini. Have you taken a moment to reflect on everything you’ve accomplished, and built with your two hands? After all, you are a child of Mercury, and Mercury rules the hands, you know. But in all seriousness, what is your definition of security? The new moon solar eclipse will activate your second house of finances, values, and self worth, and this will bring new beginnings to that which you possess. Oh, and no more negative self talk! You’re letting go of toxic entanglements, so you might as well start recognizing your value in the process. An interesting sextile with Uranus via your secretive 12th house is here to help liberate you from past burdens, and karmic patterns. Take advantage of this energy, Gemini. The results might very well surprise you. Besides, you've got bigger fish to fry, especially with Chiron retrograde in Aries via your 11th house of friendships and extended network. Whether you feel like you've outgrown your work friends or that you haven't been surrounding yourself with the right kind of people, chances are, you'll be gaining some much-needed clarity during this time. Set yourself free, and start again, Gemini. The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This will activate your eighth house of sex, shared resources, and transformation. Hold on tight, Gemini. Despite your desire to keep things light and noncommittal, this lunar eclipse will be nothing short of cathartic for you. And with taboo-loving Pluto in the mix, you could be caught off guard with a revealing secret...or two. Whether you’ve been taking a relationship to the next level as of late, or perhaps feeling as though your power is being taken away from you somehow, this will likely bring a turn of events. What do you want me to tell you, Gemini? Tis the season. And themes related to your intimate unions, joint investments, and perhaps even the darkest parts of your psyche, were casted leading roles in this eclipse sh*t show. It is what it is… but you’ve got this. BTW, your ruling planet Mercury slides back into Cancer, and your second house of money, on July 19. So make sure to be mindful of your finances and general spending habits. Granted, some of you have been splurging on necessary items this season, and well deserved, but try not to go overboard. The Sun enters Leo, and your local third house of immediate connections, on July 22. It gets better. There will be a new moon igniting this area of your chart on July 31, just moments before you ruling planet Mercury stations direct. Finally.



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Cancer

21st june – 23rd july
 

It’s a total eclipse of the heart, Cancer. The new moon solar eclipse in your sign on July 2 is part of the second series of eclipses taking place via the Cancer-Capricorn axis until 2020. And just so you know, this is the beginning of a brand new era, so cheers to another trip around the sun, moonchild. *Tell me more about the new you, and where you’re headed, please.* Aside from being your solar revolution, the eclipses are helping you break through the emotional barriers holding you back from living your best life. So expect a shift in regard to your inner world, personal identity, and the impact you make on others. Because… like it or not… the spotlight's on you, Cancer. You’re not the person you were a year ago, and this is legitimate proof of your soul’s growth. Shedding skin is never easy, and you make it seem effortless. A sextile to electric Uranus via your humanitarian-like 11th house could gift you with a new group of friends in the process. Themes related to “me vs. we,” will be very prominent during this time, so make sure to dig deep within yourself, and find the balance you’re craving. SET. YOUR. BOUNDARIES. And while this is something the majority of you have been working on for quite sometime now, it’s still important to be consistent in your efforts. For instance, are the people in your life worth investing your time and energy on? Sounds harsh, but I know you know what I mean. So out with the old and in with the new. This is an excellent time to declutter your living space, and perhaps even debut a new snazzy wardrobe! However, with Mercury stationing retrograde in Leo via your second house of finances on July 7, you may wanna put your extra enticing and VERY swipeable credit card under lock and key. Trust me, I, too, am a fellow Cancer who needs absolutely everything she sets her moon-shaped eyes on. Don’t set yourself up for disaster. The consequences won’t be cute. Remember, the messenger planet slides back in your sign on July 19, in the midst of its notorious retrograde 2-for-1 deal, so don’t make any important decisions (at least) until it turns direct on July 31. Capeesh? Instead, use this time to recharge, reflect, and reassess your current situation. Besides, with Chiron retrograde via your ambitious tenth house of career and legacy in the world, you're finally taking the lead in your professional life, despite how much you despise taking charge. And with luscious Venus in your sign until the end of the month, you could very well use your sparkling charms to make that shmoney. Happiest of birthdays, Cancer.

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Leo

23rd july – 22nd aug

Hang in there, Leo darling. Wandering through your mystifying 12th house is never an easy process. And with the Sun beaming through this area of your chart for the majority of the month, you are given no choice but to acknowledge your dreams, and subconscious mind. Be honest, Leo: When was the last time you actually got some rest? I see a lot of you blowing off steam at the gym, and perhaps even re-organizing your entire living space, but what about your spirit? Sounds cheesy, but this is a time for you to embrace your solitude, and really work behind the scenes. Activities such as yoga, meditation, sound healing, journaling are highly suggested. Releasing that which no longer serves you can be both mentally and physically exhausting, but this spiritual purge is essential to your soul’s growth, Leo. The new moon solar eclipse will inevitably shake up this area of your chart, and let’s face it, you’ve got a whole lot to let go of. So don’t you dare hold back! Besides, Cancer is a symbol of our inner world; hence some of you might experience an emotional breakthrough during this time. Ever thought of forgiving yourself, and the people who have wronged you, Leo? I think it’s time. An electric sextile to Uranus via your ambitious tenth house of career and authority figures is here to revolutionize your leadership skills, and sense of authority. Who knows, some of you might unexpectedly kick off a whole new career venture. Have no fear, lion. Assertive Mars slides into your sign this month, and you'll have all the energy in the world to get things done. After all, you're in the midst of a powerful rebirth, you know. So this assertive streak of energy will certainly come in handy. But make sure to stay centered, as the eclipses continue to ignite sectors related to your mind, body, and soul. On another note, Chiron retrograde is here to help you consider the bigger picture, and perhaps even gift you with the necessary courage to take a much-needed leap of faith. So whether you're considering the idea of going back to school, or perhaps think it's time to venture elsewhere, ask and you shall receive, Leo babe. Although, I would think before you say something you might regret, given that Mercury the messenger will be stationing retrograde in your sign this month. Cat catch your tongue? Remember, Mercury Rx is for reflecting, revisiting, and re-assessing the situation, so if there’s something you’ve been putting aside, or perhaps an application you’ve been too lazy to fill out, now wouldn’t be a bad time to pick it back up. Also, for those of you who are given no choice but to sign a contract during this time, don’t stress it. Just make sure to read the fine print, and if possible, have another pair of eyes look it over. ‘Tis all. Mercury stations retrograde three to four times a year, y’all. We can’t stop our lives either, you know. The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This will activate your health-conscious sixth house of order, habits, and day-to-day routine. Now, I’m not going to sugar coat this, Leo. This could very well having you feeling a bit tense, but again, instead of panicking, let’s find a solution to your problem. Whether it be health, work, or miscellaneous things, this eclipse is shedding light on that which needs to be restructured in this area of your life, and I have a feeling you’re already familiar with what this is. In the meantime, take a deep breath, and remember that the universe has your back. Besides, the sun enters your sign on July 22, followed by a new moon on July 31, and you will be glimmering with pride!

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Virgo

23rd aug – 22nd sep

Let’s get the bad news out of the way, considering you’ve got lots to look forward to this month, Virgo. Your ruling planet Mercury stations retrograde on July 7, via your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, karma, and hidden enemies, and well aside from the typical Mercury Rx shenanigans, this is an excellent time to mentally unplug. Trust me, I know how hard this seems, given that the whole world would probably stop without your brilliant precision and Beyoncé moves, but you need a break every once in a while, too. On another note, however, you’re probably starting to sense the energy building up towards the eclipses, which only gives you more reason to lay low. There’s nothing wrong with keeping things to yourself, Virgo. On the contrary, the real question is, are you communicating with honesty and integrity, or have you been avoiding confrontation altogether? With the new moon solar eclipse igniting your 11th house of friendship groups and extended network, you’re reflecting on whether or not you feel a sense of belonging, both in the world and amongst your crew of friends. Take a deep breath. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself, Virgo. People grow apart and perhaps you’ve officially outgrown your group of friends, too. Embracing your freedom and mingling with like-minded individuals will be a priority for you during this time, so follow your instincts. Plus, an interesting sextile to Uranus via your expansive ninth house of the unknown will likely greet you with an exciting opportunity, so stay tuned. Speaking of outgrowing friendships, once your ruling planet Mercury slides back into Cancer, and your friendship sector on July 19, you could finally decide to part ways with a group or association. Don’t think about it twice, Virgo. Endings are part of eclipse season. Besides, it’s better to see someone’s true colors now before you continue investing your time, right? The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This will activate your expressive fifth house of romance, creativity, and individual expression. But with Pluto in the mix, the intensity will be difficult to ignore. So whether you’re in the midst of finding inspiration for a passion project, or perhaps falling deep into a smoldering love affair, this potent lunar eclipse will be a celestial gamechanger for you, Virgo. Pregnancy news is a possibility, especially for those of you trying to conceive, while the rest of you take advantage of this extra-fertile energy for whatever it is you’ve been trying to create. The Sun enters Leo and your sleepy 12th house on July 22, which will greet you with a much-needed breather after all that jazz. It is your almost birthday season, too, you know. So make sure to take advantage of this time, and embrace your solitude. Also, Mercury goes direct on July 31, and that’s something else for you to look forward to.

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Libra

24th sep – 23rd oct

Balance is your middle name, Libra. The July eclipses are activating your domestic fourth house of home, along with your career sector. So themes related to your emotional world and family dynamic vs. your sense of authority and reputation in the world are in the midst of a powerful restructure. But just so you know, this isn’t your first rodeo, considering we’ve been dealing with the energy of these eclipses since July 2018. And with the Sun in Cancer hovering over your large and in charge tenth house of authority, you’re likely in the process of setting some long-term goals for yourself as we speak. The North Node is here, too, so nurturing your goals, professional life, and authority figures are a must during this season. Although, make sure to let your soul speak for itself, Libra. What’s stopping you from taking the lead? Have you thought about your personal mission as of late? If so, what does it consist of? The new moon solar eclipse on July 2 will shake up this area of your chart, which in turn brings you face-to-face with emotional legacies, and perhaps even family burdens. Don’t get me wrong, Libra. Family is never a burden, but what if there are chords that need to be cut for your own good? It’s time you start sharing your gifts with the rest of the world, both fearlessly and unapologetically. A lucky sextile to Uranus via your eighth house of sex, transformation, and surrender, simply proves you’re undergoing a massive rebirth. So just hold on, you’re coming home. Mercury stations retrograde in Leo, and your eleventh house of friendship groups and associations on July 7, so it wouldn’t surprise me if some of you run into an ex-friend or colleague during this time. BTW, if you’re launching something virtually or are in the process of completing an application for an exciting venture, make sure to read between the lines, Libra doll. Mercury Rx is notorious for miscommunication and technology delays, so it wouldn’t hurt to back-up important data in the meantime. The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This will activate your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundation. Think back to the new moon solar eclipse in Capricorn that took place in January. What’s changed and/or evolved in your home since? Lunar eclipses bring powerful endings, as they are catalysts for change, so don’t bother planning ahead. The universe is always working in your favor anyhow. However, themes related to your emotional life, family, and female relatives will likely resurface. For some of you, this could uncover manipulative tactics, and perhaps even buried truths. Pluto will be a key player during this lunation, and he’s not very good at keeping secrets. On the contrary, he will make sure to expose those secrets and bring them to the light, so stay tuned for that. The sun enters Leo on July 22, followed by a new moon in the same sign on July 31, and this will ignite your humanitarian-like 11th house of social groups. Ready to mingle, Libra? I think you had enough of Cancer season, don’t you think?

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Scorpio

23rd oct – 21st nov

The possibilities are literally endless, Scorpio. I’m so glad you’ve finally realized that for yourself, too! With the sun hovering over your expansive ninth house of education, travel, and higher learning for the majority of the month, you’re feeling as adventurous as ever. Besides, the eclipses will be shaking up this area of your chart, which means there are exciting opportunities on the way as we speak. Surrender to the universe, Scorpio. You are a divine being, and you can do anything you put your mind to. The new moon solar eclipse on July 2 will activate this area of your chart, and, it’s no secret that your next big adventure awaits. For some of you, going back to school is next up on your bucket list, while the rest of you consider the possibility of relocating just so you can chase your dreams. Sounds crazy, huh? Ha! You’ll see! Like it or not, your Cancer-Capricorn eclipse journey will consist of you venturing into unknown territory. Are you ready? It’s only a matter of having a little faith, Scorpio. An exciting sextile to Uranus via your seventh house of partnerships could very well put you in contact with the right connections in the process. The days where you second-guessed your every move, due to toxic thought patterns and genetic programming, are over. Your brand new perspective is in the process of being delivered to you as we speak. Hang on tight. BTW, Mercury stations retrograde in Leo, and your career sector on July 7, so make sure to double and triple check your work assignments, as Mercury Rx is notorious for miscommunication. In the meantime, take advantage of this time to reflect, review, and reassess your current projects, considering this is what Mercury Rx is all about. And for those of you who have no choice but to sign a contract, go ahead and sign. Just make sure you’re reading the fine print, OK? However, I hope you still make it a point to revisit important projects in the process. The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This will activate your local third house of communication and immediate environment. Think back to the new moon solar eclipse in Capricorn that took place in January. How has your communication style and social media presence evolved since? Despite the fact that lunar eclipses bring powerful endings, this lunation will likely bring some exciting news in regard to your entrepreneurial efforts, and how you share your voice with the world. Who knows, some of you might even have the opportunity to expand your audience! Listen to your intuition, Scorpio… but prepare for the unexpected! Also, given that this area of your chart has to do with communication, you might wanna take the intensity down a notch or so, as your powerful planetary ruler Pluto can be a bit on the drastic side. Your words are venomous, so make sure you’re being mindful of the way you’re communicating. The Sun enters Leo, and your charismatic tenth house of public reputation, followed by a new moon in the same sign on July 31. Ready for your big debut, Scorpio?

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Sagittarius

22nd nov – 21st dec

Cancer season never feels like a walk in the park for you, Sagittarius. This is especially true this month, as the eclipses will be taking place via the Cancer-Capricorn axis, aka your second and eighth houses. Not a fan of this energy? It’s time to put your heart into that which truly matters, Sag. So whether you’re soul searching or simply starting to realize where you’ve gone wrong, the new moon solar eclipse on July 2 will activate your auspicious eighth house of sex, death, and transformation, and in turn bring you face-to-face with that which no longer serving your highest truth. This, of course, could be anything from a sexual relationship to a financial investment, but their time is up. PERIOD. Don’t bother dwelling or stressing either, Sag. Instead, take advantage of this time to heal and forgive yourself in the process. This is a powerful catharsis, and this lunation is gifting you with the necessary courage to leave it all behind you. A sextile to electric Uranus via your sixth house of health and day-to-day routine could surprise you with an exciting opportunity. So stay tuned. Mischievous Mercury stations retrograde in Leo, and your expansive ninth house of education and travel on July 7, so if you’re planning on booking your next vacation, try to wait until August. However, if you have no choice but to sign an important contract, make sure to read the fine print, because you know the drill with Mercury Rx. This could also bring an ex back into the picture, but I’m hopeful you’re ready to leave the past where it belongs, right Sagittarius? Chiron “the wounded healer” stations retrograde in Aries, and your expressive fifth house or creativity and passion projects on July 8. This is an excellent time to tap into your creative muse, boldly and unapologetically. What are you afraid of, Sagittarius? Better yet, what inspires you? Being completely and utterly yourself is the key to your happiness, and it’s time you channel that. The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This will activate your second house of income, values, and self esteem. For some of you, this lunation could shed light on your spending habits, or perhaps the financial areas that need restructuring. In the meantime, think back to the new moon solar eclipse in Capricorn on January 5. How have your finances, and general sense of self worth, evolved since? With powerful Pluto taking the wheel, some of you might finally recognize your talent and value… and it’s about damn time, too! Either way, don’t disregard your finances during this time, as eclipses are prone to bringing intense change. The Sun enters Leo, and your risk-taking ninth house of opportunity on July 22, followed by a new moon in the same sign on July 31. Leo is your sister sign, so good times are most certainly on the way. Hang in there, Sag!

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Capricorn

22nd dec – 19th jan

Just. Breathe. That is all you have to do, Capricorn. This is not an easy month for you, not even close, but you already knew that, right? So instead of dwelling on the inevitable, let’s focus on the reality - your favorite. You of all people know that you get what you give. Although, are you actually getting as much as the work you’ve been putting in? This year has been pretty intense, and that is an understatement. And whether it’s that you’ve been putting too much effort into something and/or someone that doesn’t deserve it, or you’re in a situation where you’re simply not being valued, the new moon solar eclipse will most definitely be a gamechanger for you, Capricorn dear, and I’ll tell you why. This lunation will ignite your seventh house of partnerships, and you will likely question your current partnerships in the process. Think about it, who are you in your current relationships? And who have you become overtime? Things to ponder, right? A lucky sextile to Uranus via your expressive fifth house of creativity is here to revolutionize your love life, and perhaps gift you with a colorful burst of passion in the meantime. You deserve to have a little fun, too, you know. But in reality, this eclipse could go either which way. You could either decide to cut ties with a current partner, or perhaps even start something fresh with an exciting new prospect. Whatever the case may be, change is on the way. The effects of this could also see fruition during the second half of this eclipse series, as it will last until 2020. Remember, follow your heart and listen to your intuition, despite how “unrealistic” it may seem. Mercury will station retrograde in Leo, and your eighth house of sex and transformation on July 7. Feeling secretive? This could very well bring some interesting truths to light, and once it reaches Cancer on July 19, some of you might have an important heart-to-heart with a significant other, too. Drum roll, please. There will be a full moon lunar eclipse in your sign on July 16, which will serve as a culmination of the new moon that took place in your sign on January 5. This is a big moment for you, Capricorn. Whether you’ve been wondering whether or not you should move forward with something pivotal to your growth, or perhaps in the process of a much-needed lifestyle change, your time is up. Saturn, Pluto and the South Node are here, and they’re removing that which no longer serves your highest truth from your path. Step into your power, Capricorn. This is your moment of truth. The Sun enters Leo, and your eighth house of transformation on July 22, followed by a new moon in the same sign on July 31. Change is here, and your special-ordered butterfly wings are on the way.

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Aquarius

20th Jan – 18th Feb

Let your spirit speak for itself, Aquarius. July will be an interesting month, as you are in the midst of releasing spiritual residue and karmic debts that no longer pertain to you. Sounds strange, but I’m pretty sure you can feel the change brewing within you as we speak. Are you happy, Aquarius? Be honest with yourself. Does your day-to-day routine bring you personal fulfillment? Have you been doing your due diligence, mentally and physically? The new moon solar eclipse on July 2 will ignite your orderly sixth house of health, details, and daily environment, and in turn bring you some much-needed clarity in the process. For some of you, this will clarify whether or not you’re working with purpose, and for others it will serve as a reminder to tend to your mental, physical, and spiritual well being. A lucky sextile to Uranus, your ruling planet, via your ancestral fourth house of home and emotional foundation, could very well revolutionize your current reality. Besides, what is it going to take for you to start living your truth? Don’t be afraid to look within, Aquarius. Nurturing your mind, body, and soul is a priority this month, as it should be every day. So do what you gotta do. Mischievous Mercury will station retrograde in Leo, and your seventh house of partnerships on July 7, so make sure to think before you speak, OK? Whether you accidentally run into an ex, or perhaps accidentally spill the beans to your significant other, word vomit is inevitable during this time. Then again, Mercury will also slide into Cancer, and your sixth house of health and daily routine on July 19, so make sure to double and triple check your schedule… because you know the drill with Mercury Rx. Luckily, the messenger planet stations direct on July 31, so be patient. The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This full moon will activate your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, and karma, bringing you some much-needed closure, despite how difficult it may be to endure. This is a full moon lunar eclipse, so think back to the new moon in Capricorn on January 5: how have you been working behind the scenes since? Are there boundaries that need to be set in your daily life? This is a karmic area of your chart, so the faster you let it go, the easier it will be. Some of you might even start putting down the walls you’ve been building around you all your life. Whatever the case may be, it’s time. On a brighter note, the Sun enters Leo, and your seventh house of partnerships on July 22, followed by a new moon in the same sign on July 31. Are you ready to make things official, Aquarius?

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Pisces

20th Feb – 20th March

Shine bright like the magical mermaid you are, Pisces. The sun is beaming through your expressive fifth house of creativity, joy, romance, and individual truth for the majority of the month, and you’re thriving AF in your watery element. The world is your oyster, Pisces. You’re a divine being and it’s time you start owning the spotlight. The new moon solar eclipse on July 2 will shake up your expressive fifth house, so make sure to keep your heart open in the process. Besides, when was the last time you did something that brought you joy? Your inner child is begging for some attention, and well deserved, too. Needless to say, this is your chance to bask in your unique gifts, and celebrate the colorful authenticity of your being. An interesting sextile to Uranus via your communication sector could very well surprise you with an unforgettable opportunity. In fact, this area of your chart rules technology and social media, so feel free to go work on a snazzy new Instagram account while you’re at it. Set yourself free, Pisces. For those of you trying to conceive, July is a very fertile month for you. And if you’re simply looking for a sizzling love affair, that is a possibility, too! Moral of the story? Have fun. Period. Life is cyclical, and you know I don’t tell you this every month, so take advantage of this energy. Who knows, some of you might even get the recognition you deserve, or perhaps show up at work with a brand new hairdo. Express yourself, don’t repress yourself. Mercury will station retrograde in Leo and your sixth house of day-to-day routine on July 7, so make sure to write everything down, as this could easily turn into a chaotic situation. Granted, your not the most organized person in the world, but this will be especially true during Mercury Rx. Although, Mercury will slide back into Cancer, and your fifth house of romance on July 19, so an ex flame could very well make a cameo during this time, too. What can I say, Pises? You’ve got your hands full this month. The second eclipse of the month will take place, in the sign of Capricorn, on July 16. This full moon will activate your 11th house of groups, tribes, and associations, and perhaps bring a much-needed farewell gathering in the process. You are who you surround yourself with, Pisces, and with the lunar eclipse igniting this area of your chart, something tells me you're about to call it quits with your current network, whether it be for business or for pleasure. Either way, you’re more than ready to move on. Think back to the new moon solar eclipse in Capricorn on January 5: how has your sense of belonging evolved since? Have you been hanging out with a new group of friends? The eclipse saga continues until 2020, so feel free to get the ball rolling. Change is here, and I have a feeling you’re ready for it. The Sun enters Leo and your orderly sixth house of health and routine on July 22, followed by a new moon in the same sign on July 31. Time to clean up your mess, Pisces. There are exciting things headed your way, so make sure you do your due diligence.

WORDS BY RESIDENT ASTROLOGER VALERIE MESA


 
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About Our Resident Astrologer:

Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation bruja. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse.

For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com.

 
 

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