Not only is it Eclipse season in July, but we also have a few major sign changes AND the infamous Mercury Retrograde. So, buckle up those bootstraps – July has some very important work for you to do.
On the first day of July, Mars moves from Cancer into Leo. That fire is once again ignited, but in a regal and royal way. The God of War is now bright with passionate energy. When in Cancer, things were done in waves, slowly building up until it became a tsunami, but now, it comes in a grand entrance where the point is made and leaves those who witness it in awe. For the next 6 weeks, the energy is wonderful for artistic types that are working on creative endeavors.
The very next day, on July 2nd, we have a very powerful New Moon AND Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer. While New Moons are a time of new beginnings and starting new projects, the Eclipse cancels that out and urges for a time for pause and inner contemplation.
Again, just like a domino effect, on July 3rd we have another important sign change when Venus moves from fun-loving Gemini into sensitive Cancer. Our hearts are softer, and we take those finer, more simpler things for value for the next few weeks. Venus in Cancer is home to the poetic soul whose words and actions seek to nurture and heal.
Just a few days later, on July 7th, Mercury goes Retrograde until the 31st. It starts in Leo and then moves into on the 19th Cancer. This is a time of miscommunication, technological upsets and misunderstandings. However, it is also a time of finding lost objects and the good news, getting money that was owed to you. So the pros and cons of this retrograde more or less balanced.
On July 16th we have another very powerful, yet karmically aligned Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. Our careers, business, and financial matters will be brought to the forefront as changes are put into order. This is where you will receive your karmic rewards or pay your karmic debts.
The Sun shines even brighter on July 22nd when the Sun comes back home into Leo. For the next month the focus is on our creative endeavors, taking the spotlight and showing off our work, and expressing our pride in our accomplishments.
The final sign change of the month happens on the 27th when Venus moves into Leo. Romance, excitement and drama with a flair are all in the air! Yes – that rhymes! For the next month we will be focused on bringing more enjoyment and pizzazz into our love lives. Our values have grown a bit grander than they were in sensitive Cancer – while we still hold onto that sense of sympathy and compassion for others, we move from acts of service in making those we love to feel comfortable, to making them feel special.
July ends with a bang with both Mercury Direct and a noble New Moon in Leo on the 31st. This is surely a day to celebrate as things can go back to normal and we can apply those major changes we contemplated during the Eclipses and when Mercury was in its Retrograde transit. So not only can you take your head out of the sand, but also get your hair done and come back into the World fresh and new and with a new style.
WHAT DOES JUNE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOUR ZODIAC SUN SIGN?
Scroll down to find out!
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Cups
Family truly matters for you in July, Aries. All of this watery energy coming from your opposite, Cancer, is softening you up in all of the right ways. You are bestowed more compassion, sympathy and are considering all of the ways in which you can ensure your loved ones know exactly how much you truly care for them. While many claim that Aries is the most selfish, me-first oriented sign of the zodiac, they are mainly going off the stereotypical false-information that has been fed to the masses that only gives them tidbits of what your heart is truly made of. You are selfless in love, Aries, and you always put your loved ones before you. After all, your spouse, children, or even very close family members are an extension of who you are.
The Cancer Total Solar Eclipse and New Moon is going to be rather difficult for you, in terms of not feeling as motivated or energetic as you typically do. This Eclipse and New Moon may bring out the water works and have you professing your true feelings to someone whom you have been a bit rough around the edges with. With Venus joining the ranks with Caner, you might even be taking a look within your own heart and realizing all of the ways you have unintentionally hurt others by keeping your love under lock. A good heart-to-heart may be in store.
On the upside, there may be a family gathering or a social event highlighting this month. Of course, infamous Mercury Retrograde may put some holes in the plans surrounding it, but, after all of the details are smoothed you, things should be incredibly enjoyable where life-long memories will be made and perhaps even new connections that will also be long-term friendships and possibly even more.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Swords
It seems that July might be a bit of a problematic month for you, Taurus, however, it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise, that is if you let go of that need to have total control and allow the Universe to take the lead and follow its flow. You are having to give up something that you might not be totally happy with, but in time you will find that it was cause to a lot of your troubles. As we get into the other cards, we will determine what this may be. Your motto for this month is: Let go or be dragged. And, sometimes you don’t know how truly heavy something is, until you release the burden of it and feel the lightness that comes from the freedom of now having its weight on your shoulders anymore.
You might be getting a hint of what this is during the New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer, then followed by infamous Mercury Retrograde, making the few weeks following quite excruciating in the sense of learning to let go of that control and to switch your perspective around. During the Full Moon and Lunar eclipse in Capricorn, things should be coming to a peak in understanding what needs to be done and taking the initiative on the actions that are to follow. You might feel that the Universe is picking on you, or that you had a bad pull in the cards – pun intended. However, with more look towards the future and the possibilities that are to come without the restriction you are so used to experiencing, you will notice that events and opportunities come your way a lot faster than you had expected. So keep your head up, Taurus, and have hope.
GENERAL / SELF
5 of Cups
A major release is in store for you in July, Gemini, and while you aren’t really one that is okay with being overly emotional, it seems that there really isn’t any escape to this. However, after this breakdown will come a breakthrough, so don’t get all worked up about getting worked up, and just let it flow, and then let it pass.
The Cancer New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse might be what triggers this, and so until the Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn, you might be a bit all over the place because of lacking some grounding and focus. There is a reason for this surge of emotional energy, and it is to look deeply into the aspects of your life – yourself, and your personal relationships, that need healing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that things can be rationalized and so you will have to approach things with your heart rather than your mind.
Then we also have the infamous Mercury Retrograde which starts in noble Leo but ends in Cancer, and since your sign rules Mercury, you are going to feel the brunt of this, as usual, and so you need to buckle up and focus on being grounded, balancing your emotions, as flying by the seat of your pants as you typically do may bring more trouble than good. You are very adaptable, Gemini, but this time around you need more than your chameleon strategy and need to really focus on bearing your soul than painting on a mask that matches.
GENERAL / SELF
Son of Cups
Happy Birthday, Cancer!
It may not be easy as you do not like to sit in the hot seat in the sense of dealing with things that are uncertain, but you have to follow your heart and allow it to guide you, Cancer. Try not to hold too much attachment towards an outcome or perspective that hasn’t yet occurred and try your best to live in the moment. Going with the flow should be something that is easy for you, being a water sign, but when it is concerning something near and dear, it can be quite difficult.
July is not going to be an easy month for you, but it is going to be nothing short of magical – that is of course as long as you have your gaze fixed on the mystical and majestic. You have to believe in miracles, have hope, and keep faith this month if you wish for circumstances to turn around in your favor. Too much doubt or thinking too far into the future and allowing anxiety to brew up about things which have not yet occurred, are surefire ways to dismiss opportunities and to throw away something beautiful from happening to you.
Another thing that you need to keep in mind this month is to act, not retreat when the going gets tough. You aren’t a sign that shies away from confrontation, but you are one that allows things to slide and tend to take on the abuse because of your compassionate and sympathetic nature in understanding where it has been triggered from – however, you have to stand up for yourself because you are not a pin cushion, Cancer.
GENERAL / SELF
Father of Wands
Happy Birthday, Leo!
You are generous, Leo, and there is no denying that. However, sometimes your generosity knows no bounds, and that can be exhausting as well as no fair to yourself when the giving has no end. You often say yes more than you should be saying no, and this month you are going to find that you have more takers in your life than you have givers. Of course, it is your time to shine as the Sun moves into Leo on the 22nd to celebrate your birthday season, but it does seem that your generous nature is still going to be in full affect. You aren’t necessarily worried about gifts, anyway, you are more concerned about who is around to celebrate with you, even if it means paying for the party as well.
You will be taking a leadership role this month, which isn’t any surprise as you are a natural in that endeavor, but it does seem that far more depend on you than what is comfortable, and so you are going to have to put your foot down to express your limits, otherwise you will be wearing yourself thin with energy.
However, the good side of this month is that you will be feeling confident in your own skin and also proud of what you have accomplished, as well as driven to achieve even more. This is of course after you have expressed your boundaries and practiced that fine art of saying no. Save some energy for yourself, Leo, and sparkle bright.
GENERAL / SELF
Son of Wands
Be careful of the news you receive, Virgo, as not all stories you here are fact and may just be fiction. There might be some kind of scandal going on behind the scenes and could be cause to why you feel so down in certain areas of your life (the other cards will explain where this is). The Messenger may just be a jester, and the news they give to you are told in an enthusiastic way that is believable, but you need to take the time to look up the facts yourself. It seems that darn Mercury Retrograde is rearing its ugly head at you… while it isn’t in Virgo, your ruling planet is Mercury, and so it always hits you hard with its transits.
While you are a sign that sticks to the facts and doesn’t mind rolling up your sleeves to do a little research for yourself, you might be a bit more gullible this month and find it hard to not believe in things you are told. So, you have to be extra careful and use your extra sense of intelligence mixed with intuition – when you feel something might be off, it probably is. This may also be an opportunity that someone is trying to get you to go in on, that might not turn out to be exactly as they promised, and so you don’t want to end up getting into something that is going to require more work than reward, because that imbalance can set your whole month on the wrong note.
July is a month to practice more independence and discernment. Go with the facts and don’t be sold of a whale story when it happens to just be a fish.
GENERAL / SELF
V the Hierophant
You have someone in your corner, Libra, and it might not be someone you would expect. July is going to be a rather spiritual month for you, and you may even have a heightened spiritual experience through your dreams or meditation. You feel a stronger connection to Source and are on a search for inner enlightenment.
July asks for you to believe in magic, miracles, and that there is more to this World than what we see, but what we also feel. You need to use that extra 6th sense to navigate through certain areas of your life – as the other cards will foretell. With the Eclipses and retrogrades happening this month, it might do you some good to create a safe space that you can relax and find your spiritual truth in – so dust off that Lapis and soak in the frequencies.
Also, when you need a helping hand, do not hesitate to ask. Reach out. You cannot do it all on your own, and will find that when you call in someone, or something, that is reliable, that you can get the job done twice as fast and more efficient than you could on your own. Even if you need that moral support, guidance, or push forward – look around and you will see that you have far more support than you realize.
You are making some far-reaching and extremely important changes in your life, as the Universe fuels your shift, and it is going to bring about a vert positive outcome. While Mercury is in retrograde and a sign of a no-go when it comes to changes, you can consider this one a bit different with the Eclipses being involved.
GENERAL / SELF
5 of Swords
Oh boy, Scorpio, it seems that you are in for another round of some pretty heavy shadow work… Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, it seems that July dumps a ton of bricks right on your head.
You might be at odds with someone, or something, and this is rather personal. No matter how hard you huff, and you puff, you just can’t get through to the opposing end in sharing your truth to shed some light into the matter. Whatever you do or say, isn’t taken into consideration, or just makes matters worse.
It’s not that you have to throw in the towel and step away from this in order to save the peace, but that you might be going about it the wrong way. Perhaps there is too much ego put into it – and with the water-fueled energy taking the center stage this month, being your element, means that you need to bare your soul and take more of a creative or softer approach.
You don’t need to submit or admit defeat, Scorpio, as you are a natural fighter, and will fight to the death if for a noble cause. You just need to submit to the flow and ride that wave to give your counter-punch some extra kick to it.
You are powerful, Scorpio, but you might not feel very empowered… You need to take your power back, Scorpio, and not from brute force.
GENERAL / SELF
VI the Lovers
Love is like a fart, Sagittarius, if you have to force it then it is most likely… well you know. And that philosophy applies to other things as well – flowing, not forcing should be your motto for this month. However, you do have bigger fish to fry this month in other aspects of your life and major changes to implement. It seems that you are presented with a choice – fly or remain tightly clung to a situation that is now constricting your growth. Yes, a comfort zone is cozy, but it can become miserable if you get sick of the routine – and you are not a sign that does very well with that. You need to start taking chances, a risk, or something that involves spreading your wings and taking a leap of faith. Yes, yes, Mercury Retrograde does not condone with changes of this nature, but with the eclipses involved, this makes a different story for you.
The changes that are occurring in your life this month are quite magical, and they resonate deeply with your heart, and what your soul needs. These are improvements – and while taking that shot in the dark can be a bit frightening… well… you are the risk taker of the zodiac, so it might seem more like an adventure! It’s time to embark on new territory and set your sights onto bigger things than you are accustomed to.
So, when you arrive to those crossroads, pick the path less traveled.
GENERAL / SELF
Daughter of Wands
You are put on display this month, Capricorn, as Saturn and Pluto, both being in retrograde, join the ranks with the Partial Lunar Eclipse in your sign this month. This makes for big changes occurring in your life, but they might not be exactly what you think. It seems that there is some loose ends you need to tie up, as well as gossip or even malice that you need to set straight. Words are being spoken about you, or even to you, about things that might not be completely true – not completely, which means there is a smidge of truth there. You will have to do your own research to ensure the facts are there and the record is set straight, and this might take a bit of work on your part, so don’t delegate this task to anyone and do it yourself.
The good news is that an opportunity is going to cross your path, and while this does seem to be something golden, it could also just be gold plated – while it is still something to consider, you will have to take on that advice from the paragraph above and do your own research into the matter to ensure that your investment of time, resources, money, and energy will double back as promised.
This is also a month to try and stay in your lane – don’t focus too much on what others are doing and instead pay attention on what is going on for you, because this month the energy is in full throttle and will flow in whatever direction your focus is going.
GENERAL / SELF
5 of Wands
When the going gets tough, Aquarius, the tough get going! July is going to be yet another troublesome month for you, BUT, it is also going to be quite magical in some aspects. Remember, which seems to be a common theme for many signs, chaos can be transmuted into creativity, and with that comes a new approach to old problems that can be solved once and for all. That is of course, if you don’t allow your fears to get in your way. You need to think of things in a new light – a change in perspective can change not only the way you see things, but also in fact, change the way things are in the long-run. Basically, if all you focus on is the problem, then that is all that you will see. You have to look beyond that, at the bigger picture, and then you will notice the possibilities that exist to help you get out of that funk and into a better state of seeing and being.
You might feel that others aren’t taking you seriously or acknowledging the things that you have to say, which makes you feel worse than ever because you are a sign that takes your truth with great pride. It’s not that your opinion doesn’t matter, but perhaps the context in which you are expressing it could be what is setting you back – so not only do you need to change your perspective, but also your approach.
The Total Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Cancer may be urging you to take a more compassionate and sympathetic approach in the way you see, feel, and come across things.
GENERAL / SELF
V the Hierophant
Oh, Pisces, this is going to be a mystical month for you. You feel guided, connected, as if you can literally feel the presence of Spirit in your life. You might even be blessed with an overload of synchronicities and spiritual downloads when in meditation and even during conscious times when you’re wide awake, and it seems that you cannot escape it. So, surrender and take it in. There is important messages that the universe is dishing out to you, and so you need to listen and understand what they are – if you can’t quite put your finger on it, then take some time to research, soul-search and ask spiritual guides and gurus.
You also might be considering some lifestyle changes, perhaps things that are more traditional as you have been moving off the grid for some time now and need a little stability and structure – for example some people look to religion to offer a little structure in the spiritual sense when they need some deeper meaning in their life, and this can be interpreted in other aspects of your life as well – such as your relationships and career. While the free-flowing way is more fun and allows for more freedom, you might need a little more structure in the sense where you feel grounded and secure in your environment rather than always up in the clouds.
This is a month of committing yourself to a noble cause, a higher goal, or a life purpose.