July Horoscopes

Cancer (June 21-July 22):

Happy birthday! For a second, let’s consider the crab, your sign’s symbol. It likes to hide in the sand when things get too intense. You might feel that way sometimes but forget about that now. It's your birthday season--time for you to shine! In fact, with several personal planets hanging out in your sign at the beginning of the month, you might have the motivation to get out and explore new places, meet new people, and find hidden talents. In other words: You don’t get to hide away in a protective shell. People love you and want to see you. Seize the opportunity to make it happen. After all, this is the season of pool parties, summer BBQs, and laid-back events.

July 2 kick-starts the month with a high level of intensity. Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn. (That’s your opposite sign-Yikes!) This combo can heat things up! If you are born between July 8-12, you will especially feel this influence. Resist the temptation to blame others or to start unnecessary conflicts. What is that saying? “It takes two to tango.” Right. If a situation upsets you, try to talk it out with someone you trust. Look at the big picture, if you can, and try not to overreact, even if you have to take the high road. Have compassion for others. Our egos all want to be RIGHT. In some situations, though, there are no absolute rights or wrongs. Stay in the gray.

Professionally, it could be time to make a change. I know…I know…you have had quite a lot of change over the past several years. In fact, you are probably reading this and thinking: “How much more change can I stomach?” The universe offers you life circumstances that are in vibrational alignment with where you are right now. Therefore, if you want to change, focus on raising your vibes. Infuse your thoughts with positivity, and engage in brainstorming mastermind sessions with friends who inspire you. You might even consider starting a mastermind group to appease your inner entrepreneur, especially on July 14.

The Full Moon on July 8 highlights your sensitive side. If your special someone seems aloof, do not take the distance personally. Emotions intensify under the light of the Full Moon. Try to maintain perspective, and be patient. For those of you in a relationship, this could signify a positive turning point. You could be inspired to take your romance to a whole new level. Passion is your keyword this month, especially the beginning of the month, when Mars in your sign fires up your drive to connect with someone in deep (read: sexual) ways. Things are going to be hot this summer! Keep your heart open as you venture into new romantic territories.

 

Leo (July 23-August 22):

Go ahead! You get to have your way! When you speak boldly and stand committed to your position, you can win any debate or disagreement. Who would want to argue with you? Keep asserting yourself, and you get to win.  (Your stubborn side can be a real gift at times.)

When you make decisions with regards to a relationship, remember you can always change your mind. You have the freedom to follow your truth, even if it changes. So, if you recently concluded you need to eliminate someone from your life, you have permission to stand your ground, and you can change your mind if your perspective shifts at a later time. The universe always gives us second chances.

This month, you can stretch your ideas of right or wrong, better understand disappointments, and forgive yourself and others. All of this personal and spiritual work has to happen before your birthday when a new annual cycle starts. Even if separation from self-destructive relationships is the kindest thing you can do for yourself, you may still encounter complex emotions. Allow yourself to feel the full range of them.

The Sun’s rays call you to step out from your routine and get away from it all. You could probably use a few days of summertime fun. The Full Moon on July 8 is perfect for a spontaneous getaway to a peaceful destination. After July 20, Mercury enters your sign, and all of that will change. You’ll have focus and drive for accomplishing big deals, pursuing new clients, or making other career strides. Until then, try to enjoy a little down time.

Several professional opportunities could open up for you, especially if you work in sales or own your own business. August has some powerful transits that indicate a big change. Make July your break and start planting seeds for any changes you want to make to increase your visibility in your professional life.

In your love life, enjoy a break from the routine. If you are single, you might want to put all online dating actives on pause and just have fun for a while. Your love life will heat up again after July 20, when Mars enters your sign. Until then, relax and let go. You have set your intentions for a better love trajectory. Trust the universe to support you in manifesting those desires.

The New Moon on July 23 in your sign signals a big shift in all areas of your life. Let your inner critic have a break, too, and see what miracles unfold.

 

Virgo (August 23-September 22):

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great; some achieve greatness; and some have greatness thrust upon them.” (William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene 5.)

If your inner critic seems louder than usual, keep this in mind: You never know when your fortune will change. Your soul is willing to expand, and you have an inherent desire to contribute to the world. You came with a specific purpose, and you possess the work ethic to make anything happen. Sometimes, you have to work a little behind the scenes or in support of someone else’s dream. That does not mean you will not have your turn. In fact, it could come this month. If something manifesting in your life right now feels “too good to be true,” ask yourself, “Do I deserve this?” The resounding YES you hear will quell any doubts.

This month’s astrological influences indicate opportunities for new friends and professional contacts. Helpful people could enter your life in significant ways. Keep an open heart, and try to let go of your ego. Receiving help, advice, and support is okay. Accepting generous offers from others does not make you less valuable. If you feel stuck in any area of your life, ask yourself: Am I willing to allow others in? If you answered yes, you might consider working with an agent, manager, or representative.

You might also look for speaking engagements or try to find social groups with which to get involved. With Venus in your tenth house of career, you could receive opportunities to step up on stage, especially on July 8, when the Full Moon highlights your theatrical side. It’s your time to shine!

Financial news offers relief from stress. Perhaps you have had some unexpected extra expenses. You can balance any deficit right now by using your creativity to allow yourself to draw more resources. Practice the art of shameless promotion, especially on July 18. 

Do not fear your greatness.

On July 25, Mercury enters your sign, and you need to speak your mind. Communication is the keyword until the end of the month. Talk your way through any relationship challenges or misunderstandings. You have an analytical mind, but you can send yourself down an anxiety spiral when you keep your thoughts bottled up inside your head. So, process out loud.

When Venus enters Cancer on July 31, your love life could take a turn for the better. If someone unexpectedly confesses his or her attraction for you, do not dismiss the advances. Even if this person is not entirely your type, he or she may open your heart in new ways. For those of you who are in a relationship, you might feel warm fuzzy romantic vibes at the beginning of the month. On July 8, plan a date night with your love and spark some fireworks.

 

Libra (September 23-October 22):

Welcome to summertime, when you get to relax with a good book by the pool, take long walks at sunset, spend time vacationing with family and friends, and making the most of the BBQ season. This all sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Go ahead and appease the part of you craving a vacation. Give yourself permission to take some time off.

Let’s hear from that other part of you for a moment. You know the one: the driven, ambitious, and focused taskmaster with a to-do list a mile long and long-term goals to achieve. As a Libra, you have a soul need for balance. Your life experiences may take you from one extreme to another in search of balance. You might find yourself extremely busy with work one week and painfully slow the next. To achieve balance, you have to ride the wave of what’s up in your life and maintain emotional equilibrium. You may not be able to control everything in your life, but you can make conscious choices regarding your reactions and responses. Now, take a deep breath and say to yourself:

 I am the co-creator of my experience, and I never manifest more than I can handle at any one time. I am blessed with the gift of grace to glide through challenging circumstances. I experience balance in my life because I trust everything happens according to a divine plan.

At the beginning of the month, professional opportunities abound. If you work independently, this is a good time to promote your business. You might receive favorable PR or find your work showcased prominently. Pursue any sales leads and socialize with colleagues to expand your inner circle. The Full Moon on July 8 could stir up some tension between your personal and professional lives. Remember that for you, balance is a day-to-day exploration, not a one-time lesson plan.

On July 18, Venus and Jupiter relate favorably for you. This could be a good time to take a short getaway, like a shopping trip or spa adventure. Feel free to indulge a little and give yourself that much-needed break.

If you have been on the quest for love, two influences shine brightly for you this month. Venus in compatible Gemini until July 31 makes romance playful, fun, and adventuresome. You can let go of those past insecurities once and for all. On July 20, Mars enters Leo and fires up what could be a hot summer fling. Allow yourself to enjoy the moment-to-moment experience without worrying about the future. If you are in a relationship, you might want to consider ways to break your routine. For example, host a dinner party for some of your close friends; take a weekend day trip to wine country; or have a staycation and do one adventuresome thing each day. With the pressure of your to-do list at a high point right now, romancing your special someone could spark some excitement and creative energy into all other areas of your life. So, play!

 

Scorpio (October 23-November 21):

With your schedule a little more relaxed than usual, you can make extra time to explore your nonlinear side, tap into your creativity, and possibly even awaken to a new adventure. When you take the time to sit still, meditating on life’s mysteries, you can gain access to the fullness of your creative potential. This month, give yourself the gift of a retreat and dedicate yourself to a daily spiritual practice. If you are clueless about where to start, you might want to order a deck of oracle cards, and draw one each day to receive a message. I like the Osho Zen Tarot deck, but there are many from which to choose. Or you might want to start with a simple morning meditation practice. Setting the intention to open yourself to Spirit at least once a day communicates your openness to change in your life.

Travel early in the month to feed your restless side. From July 2-4, you will need something exciting planned on the books to get through a few stressful days. See a new landscape, if possible. You could even receive an invitation from out of the blue to journey to visit a loved one. Details will come together smoothly if you can let go of your inner control freak. Let things fall into place. (I know that can be quite achallenge for you at times.) You are getting an invitation to deepen your ability to trust. It will all work out. Have faith.

Professionally, you could feel more mission-driven than ever before. You are starting to hear and respond to your spiritual, sacred call. While this is all fine and good, you still have to pay the bills. How can you balance working on long-term projects with work to meet your immediate income needs? Make a plan and work one step at a time. Mercury moves through your career sector early in the month, until July 20. This is a great time to make new business leads, promote your business, and update your social media profiles to reflect your latest look and messaging. It’s also favorable for asking for a raise or asserting yourself in any business situation. Speak now, especially on July 19, when your words have extra power. The New Moon on July 23 is a great time to start new projects or begin a job search.

Saturn is retrograde throughout the month, and you may have to revisit a financial decision. If you have been stressed about finances, you may need to strategize how to increase your income. Those debts won’t disappear on their own; form a plan to meet your money goals. You might also try to change your money mindset. Books like, “You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth" by Jen Sincero and “Thank & Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy" by Pam Grout, can help with a mindset shift.

If you are single, you could meet someone special through travel this month. For all of you, regardless of relationship status, Mars in compatible Cancer sparks fireworks in your love life until July 20. If you are involved in a relationship, try not to trifle with petty disagreements early in the month. Take a deep breath, roll your eyes, and try to keep the bigger picture in mind. Your relationship could have some ups and downs after July 20, but they probably stem from minor misunderstandings. Be honest about where you stand, and your relationship will evolve in the necessary ways. Venus enters Cancer on July 31, and after that, you can welcome peaceful times in the home... and hot romance in the bedroom.

 

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21):

Take a deep breath before you read the rest of this horoscope. Exhale long, and feel your body relax. Take another breath, and deepen the relaxation. Now, we are ready to talk about you and nothing but YOU. You have permission to be entirely selfish while you are reading this horoscope. (Even if you are born under a different sign but reading this to see your favorite Sagittarius’s forecast.) Pretend you have unlimited financial resources. What would you do? Would you work? Where would you travel? Imagine all possibilities. Now, stop imagining and notice the first few thoughts that pop into your head. Are those thoughts positive?  Great! Keep thinking them! Keep imagining that abundance. Do your thoughts have a negative spin? Do you feel frustrated or disappointed about your current situation? If so, you have just found your growth opportunity. Grow more gratitude, and you can shift your thinking about prosperity.

This is a time of expansion for you when miracles can occur to bring you more abundance. As I write this, I call to mind this quote from the Bible:

"If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” - Mathew 17:20

Faith is a Sagittarius trait; access yours now for more manifestation mojo. You do not have to take a major gamble or risk anything big; abundance can happen incrementally, through careful steps forward. Have faith and do not give up.

In your professional life, you might get a break at the beginning of this month. If things are slow on the business front, stay in a positive mainframe, especially on July 8, when the Full Moon shines in your money sector. This is a time to be optimistic about the future. You might even want to take advantage of free time if things are slow and attend to projects you have had on the back burner. Or take a break from it all!

After July 22, the Sun will spend some time in your solar ninth house of adventure. You might manifest a trip and even a travel companion or two. With Mars moving into Leo on July 20, you will meet interesting people on any journey you take. You could even have an unexpected romantic encounter. Mars in a compatible fire sign could light some fireworks in your love life at the end of the month. Stay tuned!

With Venus in your solar seventh house, you might feel more harmony and balance in your relationship. Power struggles or misunderstandings can subside for a while. This influence lasts until July 31. Perhaps you can find new ways to relax and enjoy one another. Have fun as much as possible. That is your astrological prescription. If you take it wisely, you might fall in love over and over again.

 

Capricorn (December 22-January 19):

Do aspects of your life feel slow or stagnant? If so, I want to offer insight about your sign, starting with its symbol. The Capricorn symbol depicts the upper body of a mountain goat with the tail of a fish. Ea, the god of magic and wisdom for ancient Sumerians, was depicted with a fish tail and mountain goat head. The goat part of the symbol represents ambition, drive, and the ability to climb to the top, even in the coldest conditions. The fish tail symbolizes intuitive knowledge and magic. So, if you ever feel stagnant, use your intuition, and then find new ways to reach a new peak.

Speaking of magic, your spiritual side amplifies on July 8 with the Full Moon in your sign. This is a time to pay attention to your intuition. As a Capricorn, you are good at being practical. However, some ideas are too wild and out there to fit into structural norms. This is a time to think creatively, act impulsively on behalf of a dream or vision, and follow the proverbial yellow brick road. This is not a time to expect absolute clarity, but rather a time to experience the unfolding of a divine plan. You are getting what you have always wanted, Capricorn. You don’t have to think positively…just let it flow. Abundance. Success. Add some fun and maybe even romantic surprises.

In relationships and business partnerships, choose your battles wisely. Your partner may need more from you than usual; acquiesce for the time being. You can balance and recalibrate your business relationship later, like next month. For now, diffuse stressful arguments or disagreements by embracing compassion. Try to understand where the other comes from, broaden your perspective. Only then will you be able to access the tools you need to mediate any disagreement.

Mars moves through your solar seventh house of relationships the first part of the month, inspiring you to connect with others, especially those with whom you feel at home. This is a time to manifest big love. But are you ready? Do you want a partner? If you sense any hesitation as I prompt those questions, go into meditation to access your truth. If you are struggling in a relationship, ask, "Who am I without that boyfriend or girlfriend who drains my energy?" You are a powerful co-creator. You can make almost anything happen for yourself. Step into that reality. Now, let go of past regrets and resentments. You have too much future to be visiting the past.

 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18):

Calling all activists, warriors for justice, and defenders of underdogs everywhere! You have an important mission to complete at this time. You might feel inspired to make significant life changes at this time. Yes, you are going through a spiritual shift, an overall evolutionary process. And it’s happening on a soul level. No longer will you tolerate boring conversations, irritating drama from friends, work that doesn’t give you satisfaction, or old-fashioned ideas. Do you want a revolution? It will start in your very own home. Let’s break some old rules and create some new ones that work better with your psyche. If you have been reluctant to assert your ideas or if you have bite marks on your tongue, give yourself permission to speak truth. If you don’t do it now in a diplomatic way, your words might come out sideways later in the summer. (Um…we have two eclipses next month that are going to rock your rebel world.)

You might encounter extra demands from colleagues or more emails filling up our inbox at the beginning of the month. I can hear you thinking, "Yikes!" But it’s summer, right? Get through the day-to-day hustle until July 20, and then you can take a break, relax, and recommit to your yoga practice (or any other self-care routine). The efforts you put forth early in the month will pay off significantly later this year. For now, keep your focus on long-term goals to maintain perspective. You are in this career for the long run, and opportunities abound right now. For those of you seeking to make a job change, market yourself accordingly. Boost your social media presence and network online. Be loud and proud about your incredible talents.

Nature is calling you, saying, “Aquarius, step away from your desk and take a hike, swim in the ocean, garden, or play catch with your dog in the park.” The more time you can spend outside, the more you will feel deep spiritual satisfaction. The Full Moon on July 8 symbolizes a cathartic spiritual encounter. You might access new skills or spiritual gifts. I encourage you to take advantage of that influence by setting time aside to connect with a faith community or meditate on your own. Ritualize this influence, and you could receive answers to questions about your soul purpose and life path.

With Saturn retrograde the entire month, you might revisit past relationships and clear any misunderstandings that made it impossible for you to have closure the first time. Heal any past hurts so you can keep moving forward on your path, especially with close friendships and romantic relationships. If you are in a relationship, you may be in a period of uncomfortable growth. When you can meet your needs on your terms, you can better strike a balance in your partnership. You do not have to always be the one to make sacrifices. You give generously, and your love is transcendent when you are in the right relationship. This could be a good month to practice new ways of relating with your partner. Try communicating in new ways, and speak from your heart.

 

Pisces (February 19-March 20):

This month is full of emotional ups and downs, profound realizations, and creative ideas wanting manifestation. What can you do with all of this energy? Play music, dance, and, try any other creative outlet that gives you a powerful release. Your creative juices are flowing.

I suggest you find time to sing as much as possible: In the shower, the car, or on stage (even if it's just the karaoke stage). The singing voice emits vibrational frequencies that touch you on a deep, soul level.

So...creative juices carry the same vibration as fertility. Your parenting mojo may be at a maximum point this month. If you are ready to bring new life into the world, you have the astrological green light with the Sun and Mars in your solar fifth house until July 20. For those of you who are not interested in bringing a baby into the world, aim your focus can toward a new creative project or artistic endeavor. Say, “YES!” to activists that promote creative expression. Do not worry about outcomes. You will manifest amazing opportunities. For now, focus on feeding your soul first. The prosperity will come afterward. You have all of the ingredients for success; you simply need to allow success to come into your life without hesitation or fear.

Finances may be up and down this month. July tends to be a bit slow, with vacation schedules and breaks. The situation will turn around soon. Maintain a positive outlook.

In your professional life, you may have recently reached a peak of success. It is time to sit back, reflect on what you have accomplished, and take a start in a new direction.

You are moving into a new space, or metaphorically, you could say you are moving toward a change in consciousness. Either way, you are ready to make some transitions. Stay cool. You wanted these changes on some level. Trust that everything is going to happen according to plan. In fact, you will be in a new routine by the time the Sun moves into Leo on July 22. Mark that as a turning point for you.

Single Pisces may have some challenging romantic realizations at the beginning of the month. Perhaps the person you thought was “THE ONE” turned out to be nothing more than a disappointment. You are an idealist, and it can be challenging for you to see clearly at the onset. Give it some time, and you will gain clarity. For those of you involved, this is a time of shifts within your home environment. You could decide to move in with your special someone. Or you might decide that you do not want a commitment at this time. Allow yourself the freedom of choice. You have an open heart and mind. Make sure you have no obvious exit doors before you move forward into your relationship. You could be walking through some muddy waters on your path of love. Keep reaching out for guidance and keep feeling the love.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19):

When you feel frustrated or impatient, try to look at your life from a different perspective. Widen your lens and see all you have accomplished, lived, experienced, and explored. Then, reflect on the many dedicated friends and loved ones you have had throughout your life. And haven’t you had many adventures? Your life story is anything but boring! Despite all of this, no matter how much you might have, you always want more. You can blame your ruling planet, Mars, for that feisty go-getter energy. Sometimes, you might not always reach the end you had in mind, and those times of seeming defeat can lead to big turning points in your life. This month, try to focus on the big picture and reflect on the positive aspects of your life. Activate your inner life coach, and say to yourself: “Don’t give up! Where’s your Aries fire?” Then, recognize any minor setbacks as divine intervention. Recalculate your route and keep going forward. This is especially true at the beginning of the month. On July 2, reach out to your most optimistic friend for encouragement and support.

New life abounds. You might see evidence of this in your garden or neighborhood park as plants reach their summer fullness. When the sun is in Cancer, your creative energy needs to find outlets. As a result, you could be experiencing a personal renaissance. This is time for new beginnings. Brainstorm early in the month, and plan your launch date for July 23, the day of the New Moon in compatible fire sign, Leo. The astrological influences for the month also suggest a peak in fertility. Take that to mean what you will; any seeds you plant (metaphoric or literal) have strong tendencies to grow and bear fruit.

Your professional life might seem a little slower than usual early in the month.  Take time to relax, and slip into vacation mode. With the Sun and Mars stationed in your sector of home and family until July 20, you might want to take a staycation and work on home projects. You might even consider changing your decor. On July 8, the Full Moon highlights your house of career, and you could receive news about a favorable professional opportunity. Or you could become inspired to create one for yourself. Use some of that powerful lunar energy to showcase your work in some way.

Jupiter, the planet of faith and expansion, has been transiting through your seventh house of relationships. Love partnerships trigger us in just the right ways to help us grow and evolve. If you have been deepening your understanding of your relationship patterns, congratulations! You are making the most of this Jupiter influence. If you have felt frustrated by seemingly unchangeable aspects of your relationship, continue to explore ways you can grow. A healer or therapist can help you identify situations from your past that are triggering you in the present. From July 2-July 9, be compassionate toward your partner and forgive yourself for any past mistakes. Your relationship can weather this time; have faith.

Single Aries, you are going to love the end of the month when passionate Mars enters Leo on July 20. You will be looking hot and feeling ready to meet someone new until late August. The New Moon on July 23 highlights the possibility for a major love connection. Have your friends set you up on a blind date. Don’t try too hard to impress anyone. Just be your fabulous self, and let them fall in love with your authenticity.

 

Taurus (April 20-May 20):

This month, I encourage you to get cozy with your ruling planet and find ways to activate those juicy Venus five in every area of your life. To do this, eat delicious food, lounge with a good book, visit a botanical garden, attend cultural events, socialize, and entertain. You might find yourself busy with the surprise out-of-town guest visitors. You will have plenty of time to get work done next month. For now, just ride the wave of what's happening and play.

If you can, in your professional life, this is a good time to promote yourself online, through social media, or by connecting with professional colleagues. "Connection" is a keyword for you this month.

You have a gift for creative expression, and this month's prolific energy raises you to a whole new level. It might be fun to explore ways to access more of your hidden creative talents. Try taking a painting class or voice lesson.

Financially, you might strategize how to get more from your long-term investment. Think creatively. The Full Moon on July 8 highlights a good time for a road trip! The energies of the first part of the month feel pretty intense for all of us, and you might need to head out of town and get away from it all!

When it comes to romance, Venus has a thing or two to say! By embodying your ruling planet to the fullest, you will find creative ways to please your partner. The more generously you give, the more satisfaction you will feel as your generosity is appreciated and returned. So, buy some massage oil, have champagne on hand,  and explore any other ways you can deepen romance.

 

Gemini (May 20-June 20):

Trapeze artists have mastered the art of surrender. When they fly from one horizontal bar to another, they have a moment of letting go completely. In an act, aerialists have to trust one another with their lives. They have to be completely present and alert for one another, while also having fun and being free to fly. This is your metaphor for the month of July. Fly away from your comfort zone, and trust that the universe will catch you.

Your finances are in the spotlight this month, especially up to July 22. Restructure your budget, pay looming bills, and try to strategize how to pay off any debt, if it feels burdensome. Activate your inner life coach, and motivate yourself to make more money. It might cheer: "You can do it, Gemini! Don't give up!" From July 2-9, you will need this encouragement with some challenging astrological influences that might upset your confidence, especially concerning money matters.

 

The ups and downs could inspire you to brainstorm. On July 14, might have sudden insights that could lead to million dollar ideas. The future is in your hands! Think about what you want, and then ask yourself,  "Am I aiming high enough?" If the answer is no, try to see from an expanded perspective. You know you're aiming too low if you feel comfortable with your projected goals, no resistance or concern at all. That's when you need to push yourself further. Go to the places that excite and somewhat scare you. Jump into the air and see how well you fly.

Socialize later in the month. You might want to host a party around the time of the New Moon on July 23. You could meet a new friend who will play a significant role in your life.

With Venus in your sign until July 31, you could experience major relationship breakthroughs. If you have been single for some time and would like a relationship, relax and trust that it will happen. Your best bet for energetically aligning to romance is to have fun and surround yourself with friends and loved ones who adore you. Then, you can be in that vibration of love, a powerful attractor. For those of you involved in relationships, with Saturn in retrograde, you may revisit past issues that have been dormant for some time. Saturn gives us multiple chances to master life lessons and grow from them. If you feel any relationship "growing pains," you will get through the rocky patch. July 24 marks a turning point for you. Relax often with your special someone, and remember that many of your lessons this month focus on surrender and trust.