July is basically a continuation of the great yet difficult karmic work that was bestowed upon us last month. There are not many changes in the cosmos, other than Mercury finally going direct and giving us the green light to apply certain changes that came through the radar in June.
On America’s birthday, July 4th, we have an incredibly powerful and karmically charged Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn which will be visible in the United States. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow – when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are perfectly aligned and only happens during a Full Moon. This Eclipse is going to be incredibly heavy, especially when considering the civil unrest that is currently happening not only in America, but on a global scale. This is where corruption and abuse of power comes to light, and the changes that must be made in order to invoke a positive new era are slowly being put into place. On a personal level, you can count on this Eclipse to bring out unsettled emotions and even triggers from the past that need to be cleared in order to rake in the rewards and life-changes we have been wanting.
On the 12th, Mercury stations direct. This is where we can finally invoke those changes we have been considering while it was in retrograde. This Mercury retrograde had done a lot with triggering parts of our past that was broken and bruised, and now that it is direct, we can apply the healing we so desperately needed.
July 20th, we have another powerful New Moon in Cancer which helps us implement that healing we need as Mercury moves out of its shadow period. This Moon encourages us to speak softer, to love harder, and to nurture those shadowy aspects of ourselves, and others, with the motherly touch it has been crying for.
The cosmic shifts end on July 22nd with the Sun moving home into it’s royal castle of Leo. When the Sun is in Leo we are more dramatic in our approach in making that grand entrance that remains engraved within others, and also brings for more creativity in all that we do. This is a time of laughter, fun-loving experiences, and also in taking charge on goals and dreams that we have been wishing we could reach for a very long time.
What Does July Have in Store For Your Sign?
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GENERAL / SELF
XIX the Sun
July is going to be a huge month for you in terms of getting your butt in gear and focusing on the more important things – such as your emotional well-being and your spiritual health. You have been working hard these past few months at getting things in working order in terms of your financial status as well as more structure on the home-front or within your career. The world has been quite a storm recently with one major blow after another, but you do well with these types of situations and so you might have even found them to be exciting – well, other than being grounded at home for the sake of social distancing.
This month does have a bit of a different tone, however, and it seems that your social life is bound to be a bit more active, but in a way that is more pleasurable than anything to do with so much stress. Although, it does seem that your career might have a bit of drama that needs to be resolved, which could also be related to your spending habits, and when you are happy, Aries, you do tend to be a bit carefree about your spending which can sometimes get you into trouble if you don’t control your impulses for large investments which might not be all that important.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Wands
Well, Taurus, it seems that July is going to be a very good month for you in terms of breaking new ground and acting upon goals you have considered accomplishing in the past. Mercury Retrograde has taught you a lot in what held you back last month, and while considering the changes you needed to make, this month opens up a door to greener pastures that allows for you to run wild and free without the borders and boundaries that held you back in the past.
You have been working towards something, or wanting something, for a very long time, and so this month allows for you to achieve that. All you need to do is acknowledge that you have the power to do whatever you set your mind to, and then to take the appropriate steps to actually do it.
This month is going to be rather kind to you, but you have to remember that you still need to find that calm and remain present rather than so far up in the clouds with the countless possibilities that present themselves this month. You are an earth sign, and so you are naturally grounded, but all of this goodness might make it a bit difficult to remember that.
GENERAL / SELF
The past few months have been rather rough on you, Gemini, especially with the social distancing orders, as you thrive with your friendships and need to be out and about, because you don’t do well with cabin fever. However, it does seem that this month things are looking up – although, you do have certain things in your life that you are trying to balance out and that might be certain social groups you have been a part of. You may have spent the time during social distancing to understand who your friend is truly and who is merely more of an acquaintance or who’s influence is beneficial and who’s is destructive. You are a true friend who is always there for others in need, however, you need to understand that you can’t give to a black hole and expect the favor to ever be returned. The energetic exchange we give and receive with others is real, and while it is noble to be a giver, you cannot keep giving if you nothing left to give.
This month you might be taking more care of your spiritual well-being and this is a different tune for you, as you are always more focused on your mental state and are fueling your mind. And so this month you are thinking more creative ways to tend to yourself and in how you can tend to others.
GENERAL / SELF
V the Hierophant
July is a month of commitment for you, Cancer, this is a time for you to find something you believe in and to stick with it, to learn all about it, and to put it into action. This may relate to your spiritual studies, or it may even relate to a social cause which seems to be the theme for this year as many are put into display. You want to stand for something, but you want what you stand for to also mean something.
This is also a month of sticking to something more personal as well that relates to your closest connections. You may be the one who constantly offers support for others, but this month it is time to reach out and ask others to help you with something that means a lot to you. This goes beyond a social cause or your spirituality – something that you need to benefit your financial, creative, and emotional well-being. All you need to do is reach out – do not hesitate or think that you will be rejected, as you will find that you are met with exactly what you need.
GENERAL / SELF
Queen of Swords
July is going to be a bit difficult in some areas of your life, but also quite pleasant in others. Suppose that is what you can consider balance. You may find that you have support, but not in the way that you actually need, or for the length of time that you need it. This can be frustrating, but you have to remember that you are incredibly independent and are capable of doing things on your own. When you rely on others too much, or grow overly dependent on the help of others, then you can bring yourself to become helpless without them, which in turn causes you to become hopeless or unmotivated. Also, this can cause resentment and discord within your relationships. You may also find that help is there, but only when others share the same interests or passions as you – when you find a cause that you are passionate towards, but others don’t quite understand, then you will not receive the help you need from them and will have to work much harder on your own.
By all means, do not take their ignorance or lack of help personal. This is a time to take initiative and to act upon the things that mean something to you, on your own, and you will be surprised with how much you can get done when you focus on this task, rather than focusing on the shortcomings you face with the support you request.
It is also important that you hold your tongue when you feel the need to lash out at others – don’t allow them to trigger your anger and act upon your emotions in a distasteful way. While you are rather graceful, you can tend to get a bit over dramatic when you don’t get your way with certain things.
GENERAL / SELF
It seems like your neighboring sign, Leo, that you too will have a month that calls for balance. However, in your case it is about your inner balance and not allowing the teetering chaos around you to affect you too much on a personal level. There may be some discord and disharmony within your personal relationships and also perhaps your career this month that will not leave you unscathed, however, that is unless you work on maintaining a level-head and not allowing an overload of anxiety to influence your perspective to become doubtful and make you unable to act appropriately so to bring about the proper solutions needed to end certain wars.
While you might feel an earthquake of trouble happening beneath your feet, with the right mindset, you can still remain standing firm. Do not buckle under the pressure, and do not allow certain events or conflict with others to trigger you to behave in ways you normally wouldn’t.
You may also find that you need a little distance between you and certain relationships, and while this might be difficult at first, have faith that in the very near future you will reconcile and make peace once again.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Pentacles
Last month was quite karmic for many of the zodiac, and it seems that this month is no different for you. However, this is a positive karmic exchange, basically rewards for your past efforts that you will be experiencing. It may first present itself as a challenge, but if you ace this test, then you will find yourself flowing with abundance.
The gift you will be receiving may come from an unlikely source and without notice as well, so it will be a pleasant surprise. This is also a gift that is to be used for something that is very important to you, and so be sure to put it where it belongs.
You may also find that you are feeling quite charitable this month as well. You may feel the need to give to those who need what you have, and you are willing to spare because you have an abundance of it.
The main thing that you want to keep in mind this month when it comes to making changes or having to do some inner work on yourself, is that you are safe and in a safe space where you can let that guard down and allow the goodness to flow through and around you.
GENERAL / SELF
2 of Wands
While July is a month full of great work, and even greater rewards for many, it does seem that you might be in for a roller coaster of a ride in receiving both of those truths. This isn’t going to be an easy-going month, but it is most definitely bound to be a month of growth and evolution for you personally and through your heart-matters.
While this month is bound to be fast-paced, you will have supportive friends and family who are there to help pick up the slack to ensure that you move towards the next level quickly and with ease – however – you might have to voice the fact that you do need help, which might be a bit difficult for you as you do prize yourself in being independent. You can only do so much on your own, though, Scorpio. You are only human after all. Not to mention, a strong sense of community will cater to your growth. This will also allow for you to see who is truly on your side and to help build stronger connections.
GENERAL / SELF
7 of Wands
July is going to be a rather emotional month for you, and it might not be the easiest, but when you flow with the emotions, you will find that you come out in the end to being more evolved and also possibly taking up on a new skill or even an outlet that helps you express your truest and most authentic self from your heart. There is a lot of work to be done, and trying to flow against this, is not going to do you any good. There might be certain points where you feel like you just want to disassociate and throw in the towel, but by doing so, you will only be kicking yourself in the butt when you see how close you were to the finish line before doing so.
It may be hard to be present this month with so much emotion going on, but if you try, and if you put in the work, then you will see that all of your hard efforts were truly worth it in the end.
While Mercury is no longer in retrograde, there may be someone, or an old opportunity, from your past that revisits you, and the way you had parted ways may not have been on the best terms. This may be the biggest difficulty you face this month.
GENERAL / SELF
8 of Pentacles
July is all about being receptive and learning. You are going through a lot, and have been going through a lot in the past, and so you might be wondering when the cosmos are going to give you a break because you so desperately need it. Well, even it seems that while Pluto remains in your sign, and Saturn dancing between you and Aquarius, that you might be put into the ringer a little longer. However, in the end of all of this you are going to come out renewed and rejuvenated. This means that you will be much stronger than before and equipped to take on those challenges you have been wanting surmount for a very long time.
It is important that you remain focused, and when the triggers come popping through, you don’t react as you used to, but rather focus on why that trigger is still there and how you can go about healing it once and for all.
While July does force you to take on some heavy shadow work, it is important to remember that there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel.
GENERAL / SELF
4 of Cups
There is a lot of good going on in your life this month, Aquarius, but you can’t seem to see it all. You feel that there is more for you to have, or what you have just simply isn’t good enough. You keep looking towards those greener pastures, thinking that what others have is much better than what you do.
You need to take a moment and count your blessings. As hard as it might be, if you start with a small list, and write down all that you are grateful for, you will find that you have to grab more sheets of paper because the list just keeps going and going.
Changing your perspective to focus on the goodness around you is the best way to invite even more into your life. By dwelling on your shortcomings, or the things that you don’t like, will only allow those to grow instead. Get your head out of the gutter, Aquarius, and focus on the beauty that already exists all around you.
GENERAL / SELF
IX the Hermit
July is quite the emotional month for many of the signs, and it seems that you are no different, Pisces. Well, you are a water sign, and so dealing with deep emotions is no stranger to you. However, it does seem that this is a time of not only growth, but with dealing with some deep emotions that are a bit unsettling first in order to get there. You might feel a bit more reclusive this month, and while you might be pulled out to join the party, it would benefit you more if you allowed yourself some space so to think deeply into what hurts, why it hurts, and how you can heal it. Otherwise, you will only be joining the party partly present because of what lingers in the back of your mind, heart, and soul.
This is a great month for meditation and finding ways to temper your strong emotions with a positive outlet that allows for you to investigate your shadow self through the perspective of your higher self.
You will also find that through this, you will have support from someone who is more experienced in this area – so when offered the help you need, be sure to accept it with open arms and an open mind.