YOUR MONTHLY HOROSCOPES – JULY STARS:
Full Moon – July 5th Capricorn
New Moon – July 20th Cancer.
Saturn Retrograde moves into Capricorn
July 1st – December 17th:
Saturn in the sign of Capricorn highlights themes of stability, security and structure. What might this mean for you?
Saturn, ruler of time, boundaries and restrictions, has been retrograde since early May, backtracking through airy Aquarius. On July 1, the planet will slide into Capricorn, where it will stay until December 17. After that, Saturn won’t return to Capricorn until 2047.
It’s significant that the start of July marks Saturn’s final visit in Capricorn for some time to come. When planets retrograde, they offer an opportunity to take another look at a specific area of your life. Think of a retrograde as a time to get something right the second time around. The universe is giving you another chance, but those lessons don’t always come easily—retrogrades have a way of pushing you to do the work you’ve been putting off, as they tend to highlight the areas of your life that need the most TLC.
The pandemic has pushed a lot of us to shift priorities and look at what is important—and get clear about what we can really rely on. Saturn’s final tour through Capricorn asks you to look at the strength of your foundation and gives you an opportunity to create more security and stability as we continue to move through uncertain times.
On July 5, there is a full moon and lunar eclipse in Capricorn, a closing chapter in the Cancer-Capricorn eclipse series that began in 2018. This eclipse series represents the systems in power and your roles within them. Core values are going up against monetary gains, self-care is facing off against enduring productivity. You might have found yourself making changes to your own work-life balance in the last two years, and questioning your ambitions and beliefs, especially if they have overshadowed your personal sense of fulfillment.
And thanks to Mars, there is plenty of fresh energy to go around when it comes to goal setting, determination and renewed enthusiasm. Mars started a brand-new cycle on June 29 when it left dreamy Pisces and entered Aries, its home base. Mars in Aries brings a lot of energy—you might not always know what to do with yourself if you are sensitive to this transit. It is a great time to channel excess energy into something meaningful to you. Aries is a pioneer and champion for change. Make your efforts count.
If you’ve been feeling unclear and unsure of yourself lately and July’s astrology is making you tired just reading about it, Mercury retrograde may be getting to you: The messenger planet went retrograde on June 18, but stations direct on July 12, bringing more clarity to everyday life.
ARIES: March 21st – April 20th
Your energy has been up and down for months now. Sometimes you have been extremely sensitive, and other times you’ve been so frazzled that you haven’t had a chance to stop and reflect on it all. The push and pull cycle you have been moving through since January is finally winding down, Aries—and not a moment too soon for you. On June 29, Mars, your ruler, comes home to your sign and stays there until early 2021. This is a time to activate your superpowers, get back to yourself and begin a new chapter. Your priorities have become a lot clearer over the past couple of years, and the work you have put into yourself in that time is going to play a major role in the steps you take next. Get ready for a new set of adventures – just don’t forget you’re the one who gets to decide where those adventures might lead. The Full Moon on the 5th warns you to be careful not to tread on the toes of either your boss or an authority figure. Your impulsiveness may land you in hot water! The New moon on the 20th is the ideal time to do the domestics or to indulge in cooking delectable meals for the family.
TAURUS: April 21st – May 21st
You are inspired to use your voice and lend your energy and talents to the things that matter most to you. June brought some eye-opening experiences for you that have fundamentally shifted your perspective. Now, you are called to learn more, do more and be more—and the stars are behind you, Taurus. You have so much in you and the world is ready for your brand of guidance, wisdom, and advice. Don’t feel you need to fit someone else’s idea of what personal expression has to be, or to move at a breakneck pace you’re not ready for. Follow what is calling you. Listen to your intuition and take note of your dreams. Those ideas and inspirations that have made their way into your mind and heart are there for a reason. They deserve your attention, and it’s time to find out why. Be extremely cautious when handling hot or sharp implements as burns and accidents are likely. The Full moon on the 5th warns you to be careful of acting sexist, racist or arrogant as someone is sure to take offence even if no offence is meant! The New Moon on the 20th is the ideal day to make time for gossip and curiosity.
GEMINI: May 22nd – June 21st
July asks you to scale back on the expectations you place on yourself, Gemini. This month, you’re prone to putting too much pressure on yourself to be everything to everyone. Boundaries can get blurred and you might end up feeling like some friends, clients or colleagues are taking advantage of your generous nature. It’s one thing to be flexible and helpful, but it’s another to be taken advantage of altogether. This month, the stars are encouraging you to look deeply at where some of your boundaries are getting crossed. It’s OK to draw new lines if you don’t have anything more to give, or to remind someone of a boundary they have crossed. You will feel so much better once you clear the air, and those who support you will appreciate your honesty. The Full Moon on the 5th warns you to be careful of lashing out with that vicious tongue of yours as you may say something you later regret. Also do not get into arguments over money, use that tricky mind of yours to resolve any difficult issues. The new Moon on the 20th is the ideal time to make smart financial moves.
CANCER: June 22nd – July 22nd
Happy Birthday Cancer! Fresh courage is stirring within you this month, you’ve been re-evaluating your priorities and you’re starting to see what you need to protect for yourself—be it time, integrity, autonomy or self-worth. Something is lighting a fire within you, giving you the confidence to vocalize your values and ask for what you need. The full moon and lunar eclipse in Capricorn on Sunday, July 5 triggers an important detail in your current story. Think back to what started to unfold for you in 2018 when this eclipse series began and how far you have come since then. The next six months will reveal more of where these changes are taking you, so use this time with clarity and intention. This has been a major period of growing up for you and payoff is around the corner. The New Moon in your own sign on the 20th is the ideal time to say to heck with it and solve a problem. To assert yourself and to win one war, to make a few demands and to take a break from worrying and to get things out into the open!
LEO: July 23rd – August 23rd
You’re feeling reflective and quiet these days, July is a time for you to focus on deeper connections with your friends and family—even if those connections are still happening by distance. Cut back on the Zoom parties and hold off on signing up for another online workshop. You’re craving slower days and time offline. While some parts of the world might be getting busier with their re-opening plans, you’re feeling quite comfortable staying in your little corner of the world. Solo time and deep, one-on-one conversations with old friends are what your soul is craving. Don’t pressure yourself to rush back into anything just yet. This is your time to take it slow. Let life be calm. Leave space on your schedule for pure quiet time without any distractions: Turn off your phone and go for a long walk, read a book or pull out a sketch pad and doodle. The Full Moon on the 5th warns you to be careful of overindulging in alcohol or food as you will only pay for it later. The New Moon on the 20th is the ideal time to trust your intuition to help you sort out any confusion.
VIRGO: August 24th – September 23rd
Venus retrograde, from May 13 to June 25, has had you reassessing your personal and professional relationships. This time might have opened your eyes to show who’s really got your back and who you really want to have in your corner. You might be realizing that your social circle is due for some changes as you’re starting to see that your values and expectations have grown over time. What was important to you last year might not mean so much now. You are meant to evolve, and so are your relationships. Your deepest bonds are about to get even closer, and the relationships you’ve outgrown can make a graceful, mature exit. Focus on those who are there for you, Virgo. Ask yourself: What can I do to show my favourite people how much I care about them? The Full Moon on the 5th warns you to be careful of showing off or bossing others around as it will backfire on you. If you are a parent one of your children will be demanding extra attention. The New moon on the 20th indicates an unexpected win the law of attraction is certainly going to be working in your favour.
LIBRA: September 24th – October 23rd
July is your time to get behind the scenes of an important plan or project and make some magic happen. There’s an area of your life that is feeling old, stale and irrelevant and this is the time to get everything up to date. Whether you need to revamp your website, overhaul your social media profiles or pivot in your career. Tackle whatever is feeling stuck by saying goodbye to something that represents the old you and make way for the new. Think of this time as a launching pad to a fresh chapter that’s waiting for you once Spring rolls around. What would you like to make progress with by the end of the year? Choose one thing you want to see happen in 2020 and start making a list of things you would need to do to make that happen. The Full Moon on the 5th could make you feel insecure and wanting to avoid certain people who you don’t feel good around. The new Moon on the 20th gives you a sense of accomplishment and it is the ideal time to deal with the boss.
SCORPIO: October 24th – November 22nd
This year has kept you in the blues, Scorpio, but July brings sweet relief when Mars, enters Aries. This is going to help you get back into your element so you can start to feel clearer and more consistent. Things that felt like they were slipping out of your control throughout previous months will now seem a lot less intimidating, and that looming sense of overwhelm is starting to dissipate, as the fog begins to lift this month, you can start to think about what you need, and what you’re ready for next. Let this fresh energy breathe some new life into your psyche and allow you to start to get back to feeling like your regular self. Something that was important to you in early 2019 is coming up for review and you may realize soon it’s time to expand into a new direction. The Full Moon on the 5th is the ideal time to get a little perspective and try something new and to throw a few ideas around. The New Moon on the 20th is the ideal time to connect with friends, loved ones and associates at a distance, to indulge yourself and to start understanding yourself better.
SAGITTARIUS: November 23rd – December 21st
You are never one to back down from the truth, Sagittarius, and July is encouraging you to expand your mind more than ever before. You are being called to learn something that is going to help you along your future path. The knowledge you can acquire this month is not just for your own benefit: You are here to be a teacher for your friends, colleagues and community at large. What is it that you need to learn more about right now? Now is the time to honour your thirst for truth and wisdom. Take your quest for knowledge seriously. Get off Google and sign up for a workshop or course, or stock up on those most-read books that are on your wish list. The Full moon on the 5th is going to make you count your pennies, you can not continue being the last of the Big Spenders. It is time to become accountable for your financial security. The New moon on the 20th is going to allow you to feel the sense of power even if just briefly. You are going to feel like changing your life and will make some firm decisions.
CAPRICORN: December 22nd – January 20th
Capricorn do you have any unfinished business to take care of? Is there a career issue that keeps haunting you? Is something keeping your finances, or your work stuck at a plateau you can’t seem to break? Get ready for a final chance to fix something that has kept you from moving forward. Saturn is giving you another chance to work through a block you keep facing. Just know that you’re going to have to get out of your comfort zone in order to grow beyond it. The current Saturn retrograde is helping you to get clearer about the patterns that you’ll need to break if you want to get to the next level. It might not be easy, but the change will be worth it. Identify one habit or pattern you have with work or money that has you going around in circles. Come up with one thing you can do this month to begin to break that cycle. The Full moon on the 5th falls directly in your own sign which is going to make you feel somewhat emotional and moody, do your best not to take it out on loved ones. The New Moon on the 20th is the ideal time to listen to some romantic music and to sink something into a relationship.
AQUARIUS: January 21st – February 19th
You’ve been feeling a lot of pressure lately that has made you doubt yourself and questioned your abilities, Aquarius. Thankfully, that pressure starts to ease in July, and you’ll be given a clearer view of the actual progress you’re making this year. Even though it might not feel like you’re gaining the momentum you want, just because you can’t always see progress doesn’t mean nothing is happening. The universe is teaching you to trust in the process. Part of the reason why your own self-perception is off is because you need a break. You’ve been putting in a lot of time and energy to stay the course: Don’t lose sight of that. Cut yourself some slack this month and ease up on the expectations you’re holding yourself to. The Full Moon on the 5th indicates that you need to take better care of your health getting a few early nights or two would do you wonders. The New Moon on the 20th is the ideal time to get some work done, to improve your diet and to attend to the duties on the home front.
PISCES: February 20th – March 20th
Your compassion can make you feel guilty for taking time to focus on your own interests. And this year you’ve struggled to figure out how to support your friends and community during such challenging times. The recent Venus retrograde, from May 13 to June 25, brought up a deeper longing for you to get back into your own personal pursuits. You are heading into July with inspiration on ways in which you can make space in your life for your inner artist to come through. The planets are indicating that something is zapping your energy and you need to fix this problem. Choose one of your favourite artists or icons and do some research into their creative processes. Learn how they follow their passions and try to apply something like this to your own life. The Full moon on the 5th indicates that you need to expect the unexpected, especially where friends are concerned, plans may change abruptly. The New Moon on the 20th is the ideal time to spend time and energy with your loved ones especially those younger than yourself.