Emotions run high during the first week of July as we are graced with a watery trine on the 3rd, which brings out the waterworks and has us appreciating the small things that touch our hearts.
The next day, on July 4th, Chiron turns retrograde and will be helping us clear out old wounds for the next four months. Currently, Chiron is in Aries which covers a lot of self-worth, confidence, and identity issues. When in Retrograde, it hits deeper into the soul and affects us as a society, rather than just individually – much like any retrograde does. Mainly, I feel this will affect the Sacred Masculine, as it heals the patriarchy and clears the stigmas of what men feel they are supposed to be as apposed to what they feel they truly are.
July 5th the Cancer Sun trines Jupiter which is favorable for real-estate, or home renovations as well as for women and children. Nurturing/nesting qualities are emphasized with this trine, urging us to make our space cozier and to feel cuddly to our children or fur babies if you have any. However, we also face a Mercury-Mars opposition that day which can influence us to blurt out hurtful truths or explaining things a little too harsh – it’d be best to hold your tongue or simply write your feelings out and rehearse them before jumping the gun and not being able to take back things that are needed to be said – but said in the wrong way. However, a few days later, on July 7th, we are graced with another Sun-Neptune trine that brings back that inner-softy and pushes us to act out on our empathy towards those less-fortunate.
Venus, the planet of love, beauty and values enters Virgo on July 9th. Venus does not do so well in Virgo, primarily within the personal relationship front, as its uncomfortable with vulnerability and touchy-feely stuff – making it focus more on our social life and of course, money. When Venus is in Virgo, we are more drawn to perfectionism and finding love within the workplace – such as an increasing bank account or falling in love with what we do for a living. Virgo creates value by becoming valuable and doesn’t focus so much on life’s simply pleasures as most signs will, instead this influence is all about more work than play and finding enjoyment within that work. While this placement has us slaving away for the next month, we can count on other cosmic events which allow some slack as the week moves on.
Jupiter goes direct on July 10, bestowing good fortune and abundance in our lives. We have been dealing with its retrograde for the past few months which governed death, taxes, and of course deep healing as it is in Scorpio – but now we can finally take a deep breathe and thank our lucky stars. The only downside to this movement, especially being in the sign of Scorpio is the watery influence is having on not only us, but our environment as well. This means summer storms may be more intense as rainfall increases (which is fitting as this seasons Monsoons here in Arizona is supposed to be record-breaking).
Just a few days later, on July 12th we have not only a New Moon in Cancer, but also a Partial Solar Eclipse. While a New Moon is the perfect time to start new projects or cast new intentions, this one is rather different, asking for us to do the opposite. Also, it is accompanied by a Venus-Saturn trine which empowers that Virgo energy in finding pleasure and within our work and business. The partial solar eclipse really empowers this as well. Throughout history, cultures believed that a Solar Eclipse, or Partial Solar Eclipse was a time to remain indoors and to contemplate our current paths, projects, and ideals. This is a perfect opportunity to meditate and dive deep within ourselves. The following week is going to be some much-needed downtime, because major cosmic shifts occur later in the week. So, you can thank your lucky stars that you are gifted some R&R following the intense Partial Solar Eclipse and Venus-Saturn trine.
On July 22nd, not only does the Sun changes into Leo, but we are also graced with an intensely psychic-enhancing Sun-Moon trine which empowers our 6th sense and extra-sensory gifts. While Leo takes center stage, we will still have that mystic energy to influence us into follow our gut and listen to our dreams – as a Leo would do!
The Sun is home within Leo, and so it is empowered with its energetic warmth. The Universe revolves around the Sun, and as you may have noticed some of your Leo’s may feel the same way about the people in their life! This is a time to feel like a Queen or King, and to treat yourself as #1. However, you need to keep your ego in check! While when the Sun is in Leo, we are influenced to be more generous, we cannot forget to take vital care of ourselves as well, because if we are running on empty, then what left do we have to give?
Sun in Leo also gives us a happy twist as this Sign is all about having fun and letting our inner-child play, so the Venus in Virgo placement within the cosmos eases up just a bit.
All fun and games aside, though, on July 24th we have a Venus-Neptune opposition that brings upsets to our love life and financials. Things don’t get any better as on the next day, July 25th, the Sun squares Uranus and Mercury turns Retrograde for its second time this year. Phew… this is going to be a doozy!
Mercury is currently in Leo, making this retrograde a good time to really reflect on what we take pride in and putting our ego in check within social or working environments. While Leo is full of brilliant ideas, when Mercury goes Retrograde it is always best to hold off on anything new and to finish projects or resolve old issues. Of course we can also count of technology and transportation difficulties, so expect complications and do as a Leo does, and handle them with grace.
On July 27th there is a Sun-Mars opposition, but the upside is that Mars will be visible all-night long. This astrological influence pushes us to take on Mercury’s Retrograde in the art of completion. On that same day we also have a Total Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon in Aquarius which isn’t going to be as gentle as the Partial Solar Eclipse weeks prior – we can count on sudden changes and new information coming through which might do a number on us when it comes to healing wounds and definitely watering down that ego. However, this Full Moon makes it a valuable time to really consider issues revolving around love and financial issues, making it perfect for money or love rituals.
WHAT DOES July HAVE IN STORE FOR YOUR ZODIAC SUN SIGN?
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GENERAL / SELF
4 of Cups
It seems Chiron Retrograde is going to be working on you, Aries! As much as you try to pull through the slumps, you may find it hard this month. Emotionally, you are not feeling quite yourself, and your perspective may be off as well as its hard for you to see the finer, simpler pleasures in life. While you are surrounded by blessings of abundance, for some reason, you just can’t see or acknowledge them. Perhaps you feel the grass is greener somewhere else, or what you really want is far away from you, making you feel rejected or even worse, undeserving.
As we dive further into the other placements of this monthly forecast, we will determine where exactly these are stemming from, but overall, it does seem that this is going to affect just about all aspects of your life.
You might be struck with boredom or can’t seem to see a brighter future ahead of you. The grass is greener where you water it, Aries, so don’t change paths just yet…
GENERAL / SELF
2 of Wands
July promises a better month for you, Taurus, and that’s good because you have been well-deserving and in need of it! You are going to find support and generosity in your World, as well as exciting new ideals, projects, and even people who come across your path. Don’t hold back when you feel inspired to try something, while you are one to stay in your lane and take the tried and true path, Uranus is presently within your constellation and is helping you break the chains and allowing you to ease up on that stubbornness.
You feel that the World is in your hands, Taurus, and nothing can stand in your way in achieving all that you desire. July offers you the greenlight to reach for the stars, so reach!
While you might not be so comfortable with change, the events occurring around you this month are going to pleasant and beneficial to you.
GENERAL / SELF
3 of Wands
Well, Mercury goes retrograde this month, Gemini, which is your ruling planet, and when that happens it seems that your sign typically falls under its influence when it comes to trickery. Be careful Gemini, as someone might not be honest with you, or you might find certain truths a little uncomfortable to deal with – likewise, it could be you that is holding back on the truth.
All drama aside though, July should be rather prosperous for you in terms of certain aspects of your life, as the other cards will show. You feel good about yourself, and with that, your environment proves this to you as well. Things certainly do flow for you. However, you may also feel that you are pushed outside of your comfort zone, and while you are one who is adaptable and welcoming to change, this could be a little too big for you to immediately jump into. Just take a deep breathe and take these changes as opportunities to better yourself, and your life.
There is certainly not going to be a dull moment this month, Gemini.
GENERAL / SELF
3 of Cups
Happy Birthday, Cancer! 🎂🎁🎈🎉
Its your month! And it seems that the cosmos are in your favor. While nothing is ever just easy-flowing, it does appear that most things will go as plan this month, which makes you feel confident, happy, and overjoyed. You are surrounded by supportive and loving people who want nothing more than for you to succeed. If you haven’t been feeling yourself in the recent months, then July is going to be exactly what you need.
The women in your life are especially important, as they flock to your side whenever you call, and may even show up when you least expect it because intuitively they feel that you needed a friend or some extra love.
July 12th, during the Cancer New Moon is going to be an especially important day for you, as not only is it a Partial Solar Eclipse, but the energies are soothing and nurturing, allowing you to most definitely feel the love weeks prior, and the weeks following.
GENERAL / SELF
Knight of Cups RX
There is someone, or something, that you just can’t trust this month, Leo. You don’t like to be put in this position of not knowing the hidden agenda behind someone’s motives, or if a good thing is truly a good thing. You do your best to be your best, but it seems that there are certain things occurring in your life this July that are going to really test you.
You might be told promises that end up not being kept, and the disappointment you feel afterwards is almost unbearable. You are a very trusting sign and prefer to give others the benefit of the doubt, but often you are proven otherwise, and this not only hurts your heart, but your pride as well. It would be wise that you do your own investigative work and not to put your heart out on the line over what someone says, and rather observe what they do.
The Full Moon in Aquarius and Total Lunar Eclipse might prove to be a troubling time for you in finding these uncomfortable truths out or exposing the deceitful intentions of someone or a situation.
GENERAL / SELF
4 of Wands RX
Well Virgo, it seems that things are going to be a little difficult for you this month, and while you have experienced some bliss in the months prior, you still expect the worst in situations as a natural pessimist, and so it doesn’t come totally as a surprise to you. However, it still affects you deeply as your progress seems minimum and the work seems almost unbearable.
Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde and that might be what is affecting a lot of this delay and creating the obstacles that now cross your path. It may not be as bad as it seems, as you do tend to get stuck in your head when expecting the worst – which does make you prepared for anything but can also blind you from opportunities and insight that could help change things around for the better. It is important that you don’t give up or deviate from your path, as hard as it might seem, there is a bright light at the end of this tunnel. Be patient and try to have some faith in seeing all of this through.
GENERAL / SELF
9 of Wands
July might be a little overwhelming for you, Libra, as it seems there is going to a lot going on, in many aspects of your World. You might feel like you don’t even have time to catch your breath, as you resolve one issue, and another surfaces in its place.
The most important thing for you to remember, is that you have all the tools, resources, and energy to take this all on. Do not forget to reach out, because you’d be surprised at how many helping hands offer you their assistance.
A lot of what is occurring might be things that you had been procrastinating about in the past, and now they’ve come back to bite you in the butt. Don’t dwell on it, instead get right to it and get it done. July requires more work than fun, which is a total bummer for you, but as the month moves along, you’ll be so thankful that you sucked it up and stuck it out.
GENERAL / SELF
It seems that most of the zodiac is dealing with drama in their life during July, and Scorpio, you are no different! Your month plays out much like a rollercoaster, but in more area than just one, and you can definitely expect the highs to match the lows in their depth.
You may also feel that you have little control of what is going on around you, and for a Scorpio, that does not sit very well at all. However, that might just be your own perspective on things playing tricks on you – you hold a lot more control and power within the situations you feel powerless in, than you realize, and all it takes is fixing your view to see the bigger picture than tunneling in on just one aspect of it.
July also calls a bit of a sacrifice on your end, so keep that in mind when it comes to the time to let something go – so, let go or be dragged!
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Crystals
Holy crap, Sagittarius, what a twist in fate July has in store for you! Have you been feeling stuck on your own, or that you didn’t have the support you needed? Well, that’s all in the past, as it seems that you’re getting just all that this month. So, count your lucky stars, and be thankful for what destiny has planned for you!
You are going to experience a lot of changes this month, and while the other cards will explain more in what areas this is happening, you can count on it to be a blessing, serving exactly what you needed.
However, it does show that tradition speaks loudly this month as well, primarily certain obligations with the family, or your parents in general. You are not one to conform, but you are asked to abide by what is expected of you. You might experience the pressure from this during the beginning part of the month, but as your ruling planet, Jupiter, goes direct, you will experience the abundance that is foretold as well.
GENERAL / SELF
VII the Chariot
Many plague Capricorn as a slow-moving sign, and while that might be somewhat true, a Capricorn will actually move at lightening speed when the timing is right. The slow movement at the beginning is all for planning and calculating the right steps – but when its time to strike, they strike fast. This month is going to be much like that for you – offering the right timing and ground to make your moves. So, don’t hesitate when opportunity knocks.
July might just pass you by because of how fast pace it is going to be, and so it is vital that you pay close attention to all the details surrounding you. There is a lot of change coming through, positive and groundbreaking change.
The challenges you may come across are nothing more than small stepping stones and easily passable, if you so wish to view them that way. Nothing really stands in your way this month, other than yourself. Remember, Capricorn, mind over matter – when there is a will, there is a way.
You will most likely encounter some good fortune during June 12th, where there is a partial solar eclipse met with a Saturn trine that speaks to your cardinal-earth energy.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Wands
It seems that July offers a lot of fast-paced movement, as well as a lot of change for you as well, Aquarius. There are challenges you need to face, which might seem bigger than they actually are, and there is also a lot of opportunities that are far better than you realize as well.
You may feel a bit overwhelmed with all of this energy circulating in multiple aspects of your life, and as the Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse approaches, you may get the peak of it as well – almost as if everything just falls onto your lap around the same time, offering no escape from the pressures of it all.
Remember to catch your breath, Aquarius, don’t push yourself to the limit or forget that you are only human and need a little space to catch yourself, just as anyone else does. Relax, and don’t let the weight of the World crush you – in fact, a lot of that heaviness you’re feeling might not even be all of yours to carry. You are not meant to live in anyone’s box of who they expect you to be, and you also need to not be so hard on yourself.
GENERAL / SELF
8 of Wands
You’re going to be rather busy this month, Pisces. It’s not that reality comes in to snap you out of your perfect little daydream, but its that you are going to experience the manifestation of those dreams within your present World. It may not be very easy, but it will be worth it if you put in the required effort – dreams just come true on their own, you have to work for them! And July offers you the right tools and opportunities to make that happen.
Others are going to take notice at what you’re striving for as well, and so you might be surprised at how much support and positive feedback you receive from this.
Although you may have challenges in certain aspects of your life this month, as the other cards foretell, but with the right planning and focus, you can easily surmount them. This month requires you to be organized, and above all, not to bite off more than you can chew!