Even though Mars, the planet of action is still retrograde, that doesn’t mean that it won’t be an action-packed month. That’s because we’ve got two influential eclipses happening in July, plus Mercury retrograde. The first eclipse lands on July 12, which promises to be an emotional Solar Eclipse in Cancer. Solar Eclipses, which are super-powered New Moons, often mark profound new beginnings in our lives. As a tender and intuitive water sign, eclipses in Cancer often trigger major shifts and opportunities with themes associated with women and children, families, home and our sense of emotional security.
On July 27, a Lunar Eclipse in unconventional Aquarius stops by to shake things up yet again, pushing us to break free of anything or anyone that threatens our independence while highlighting the ways in which we need community to thrive. Since Lunar Eclipses are associated with bringing things to a stop or a completion, this eclipse might bring something to an abrupt end, especially if it’s on its last legs.
Meanwhile, later in the month (beginning July 26), communication planet Mercury goes retrograde in Leo, pushing us to review our connection to our creativity, passion, and our ability to speak up and out. Expansive and abundant Jupiter will finally end its retrograde in all-or-nothing Scorpio at the top of the month, providing us with the wisdom and the courage needed to face the things that scare us. With all of the twists and turns that will be underway over the next few weeks, it’s a good thing we’ll have Venus in Virgo on hand (beginning July 9); helping us to find beauty, pleasure, and romance in getting organized, being practical, and taking better care of ourselves and others.
Aries (March 21st - April 19th) :
As you continue working on building a solid foundation for yourself and your future, you get some extra help this month from the cosmos. With the love planet Venus entering Virgo, your zone of health and routines (July 9), your source of beauty and pleasure will come from self-love. This includes breaking unhealthy habits, improving your eating and sleeping habits and only investing yourself in things that are worth your time and energy. When the game-changing Solar Eclipse in Cancer lands in your zone of home and family on July 12, you could decide to move into a new place or relocate to a different part of the country. If you need capital to get you started, Jupiter in Scorpio ends its retrograde in your zone of finances and intimacy (July 10) that can help you to get approved for a loan or finally receive a lump sum of cash that you’ve been waiting on.
Since Cancer is a zodiac sign that’s also linked to fertility, some Aries may be ready to start a family. Though if you’re not one of those Aries, you’ve been warned accordingly. Overall, you can expect this eclipse to highlight your need for security and family and whether or not that need is being met. If a parent or a loved one hasn’t done as right by you as they should have, this can be your chance to heal and move on. Speaking of moving on, the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27 lights up your zone of friendship which may bring a long overdue end to a lopsided relationship. At the same time, this eclipse could also be pivotal in helping to broaden your network or circle of friends which could translate into more cash and more opportunities. Thanks to the self-confidence and charm that Leo season will be bestowing on you (beginning on July 22), you should be in high demand. And since Leo is the sign that covers your zone of fun and romance, you should have an opportunity to enjoy yourself too.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20):
This month is all about changing your environment and your point of view thanks to the radical changes the planets are bringing your way. The action begins on July 9 when Venus, your planetary ruler, enters Virgo – your zone of fun, romance, and creativity. With pleasure-loving Venus in this zone, ramping up your desire to have fun and fall in love, one of your best bets for July is to get out of the house as much as you can and to throw yourself into anything that piques your interest and puts a smile on your face. With expansive and lucky Jupiter ending its retrograde in Scorpio (your zone of partnership) on July 10, meeting someone special will get a lot easier. Plus, there’s a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer swinging through on July 12 that will be landing in your zone of communication, pushing you to connect with new people and to open your mind to new ways of thinking. You’re sharp as a tack, Taurus, but by recognizing that you don’t know it all, you make space for yourself to grow.
On another note, if you’re thinking about launching a media or communications-based effort like a conference or a website, this Cancer eclipse will not only help you to get it done, but it will also help you to get the eyes and ears you want on it too. Come July 22, the Sun enters Leo and steps into your zone of home and family. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen yours, you might consider making a trip to see some of your close family and friends – especially with communicative Mercury spinning backward in this zone (beginning on July 26), pushing you to reconnect with those you love. If it’s been a while since you’ve done anything to spruce up your living space, look to Leo season along with Mercury retrograde to help you with upgrading your home, which includes tossing out stuff you no longer need. The month finishes out with a climatic Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius; landing in your zone of career and achievement on July 27. Under the influence of this eclipse, you could receive a promotion or a top-level job, public recognition, or decide to make an abrupt exit from a dead-end career path. Onward and upward!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20):
July kicks off with love planet Venus entering Virgo, your zone of home and family, on the 9th. With Venus here, you might decide to redecorate or upgrade your living space to improve your well-being. Getting rid of clutter or adding some plant life to your home could help you to feel more grounded (which will help offset all the changes coming this month). Your professional life improves too once expansive Jupiter goes forward again in Scorpio, your zone of health and work (July 10). If you’ve been job hunting, your prospects should increase, especially with a game-changing Solar Eclipse in Cancer activating your zone of income and possessions on July 12. With the help of this eclipse, you could score a job or a raise, making more money than you ever have in the past. Overall, the eclipse in Cancer will highlight the ways in which you may be second guessing your worth and settling for less than you deserve. Remember, if you’re going to level up this month and get the goodies coming to you, you’re going to have to believe that you deserve them first.
On the 22nd, the Sun enters Leo, your zone of communication, helping you to connect with others for work and for pleasure. Though if you have anything you’re trying to launch or share with a larger audience, you may want to hold off for now as Mercury (your planetary ruler) will be going retrograde in Leo on July 26. With Mercury retrograde causing all kinds of confusion and delays, use the month of July to fine-tune major plans, projects, and creative ideas. Oh, and make sure you back up your files and the like too, as tech failures and glitches won’t be uncommon. Meanwhile, the month goes out with a bang thanks to a powerful Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius illuminating your zone of education, opportunity, and travel on July 27. Under the influence of this eclipse, you could get published; be offered a life-changing opportunity to teach, study, or travel overseas; or hit a major milestone in your academic career. Since this area of your chart also covers the things that you believe, this eclipse will also push you to let go of self-limiting beliefs and attitudes that have been holding you back. You’ve got this, Gemini!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22):
Rebirth is the theme for you this month and the transformation begins on July 9, when love planet Venus enters Virgo, your zone of communication. Under Venus’ keep, your words and wit will be both sharp and charming, helping you to win people over and create opportunities for yourself simply with the power of your words. At the same time, if you’ve been seeing more problems than solutions lately, Venus can help you turn that negative thinking around. On the 10th, Jupiter (the planet of opportunity and optimism) goes forward in Scorpio, your zone of romance and self-expression. If your confidence has felt a bit shaky, Jupiter direct will bring back your mojo. Though things won’t really take off for you until July 12. That’s when a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer hits your zone of confidence and self-image. With the power of this eclipse backing you, expect an old version of yourself to die. It’s time to see yourself in a new light, to unapologetically take up space, and to make the world remember your name (oh, and they will). It’s time to claim your moment in the spotlight.
On July 22nd, the Sun enters Leo and moves into your zone of income and self-worth. You can expect lessons and themes to come up over the next few weeks that will challenge you to stop selling yourself short and to make sure that you’re getting your due when it comes to the things you’re investing yourself in. With communicative Mercury going retrograde in this zone beginning on July 26, it’ll be time to take a closer look at how you manage your money, as well as the way you think about it. The potent Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27 will also be helping you to confront your fears and heal your wounds, as it illuminates your zone of rebirth, intimacy, and finances. If you’ve been giving your power away to someone or something for too long, this eclipse will push you to take it back. In terms of money, this eclipse may highlight an issue around a debt or a financial obligation that will push you to find solutions to pay it off. If you’ve been paying more than your fair share of the bills, this eclipse will also help you to set boundaries and demand that others chip in. You can’t give from an empty well, Cancer.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22):
Consider this month to be a cleaning of house of sorts. That’s because there will be a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer landing in your zone of rest, healing, and retreat on July 12. With such an emotional eclipse touching such an emotional zone of your chart, it will be hard not to be in your feels this month, but keep in mind that tears are cleansing. This eclipse will be working to help you with releasing the past and healing old scars, so you can move on and make space for the things that will truly make you happy. If it’s been a while since you’ve connected to the spiritual or intuitive side of yourself, this eclipse will push you to do that too. Leading up to this eclipse, magnetic Venus will enter Virgo (July 9), your zone of income and self-worth. Venus will be working on your behalf to help you with attracting money and employment opportunities that could give you a welcome financial boost. At the same time, Venus will be reminding you of the power of honoring your worth as good things only come along when you believe you deserve them.
Speaking of good things, on July 10, lucky Jupiter begins moving forward again in Scorpio – your zone of home and family. If you’ve had little luck with trying to move or relocate, Jupiter direct will help to get things back on track. In terms of family-related matters, Jupiter can also help you to smooth over any conflicts with those you love and bring more peace to your home. On the 22nd, the Sun (your patron saint) moves home to your sign and it’s happy birthday, Leo! With the Sun in your zone of confidence and self-image, you’re ready to kick off a new year full of new experiences and a new look to boot. However, with Mercury going retrograde in Leo just a few days after Leo season kicks off (July 26), you may not be raring to go just yet. This is a good thing Leo, as Mercury retrograde will be helping you to get clear about your direction rather than you jumping into any old thing that comes your way. And when the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius lights up your partnership zone on July 27, you can expect to see some swift changes when it comes to a significant relationship. If a connection has been lackluster, it could end abruptly while a flourishing relationship could be taken to the next level. Single? You might not be for long.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22):
While the world is being whipped into a frenzy around you, your goal this month will be to stay above the fray. Your mission begins on July 9 when charming Venus enters Virgo, your zone of confidence and self-image. With Venus’ help, it’s time for a beauty and self-care upgrade. Look to ways you can spruce up your wardrobe, improve your skin care regimen, or be gentler with yourself. Since Venus will be helping to ramp up your charm and magnetism, you can also expect lots of fanfare too. With expansive Jupiter in Scorpio moving forward again (July 10) in your zone of communication, there will be an influx of people for you to meet and greet. Couple that with a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer landing in your zone of friends and associates on July 12 and your social circle is about to get a whole lot bigger. This is a good thing as you’ve been hard at work, honing your craft and building your reputation. Now, people get to see all the amazing things that you’ve been working on.
Still, with the Sun entering Leo on the 22nd and stepping into your zone of rest and retreat, it will be important for you to pace yourself this month. Your mantra for July: it can wait. You’ll find that your energy may not be as strong as you need it to be, which will also be another clear sign for you to take it easy. And with Mercury, your patron saint, going retrograde in Leo on the 26th – it will be best to keep your schedule light and flexible. Instead, try to make time to get away from the noise of the world and clear your head because if you try to operate from a frazzled and overbooked place, you’ll do more harm than good. The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will reiterate this when it lights up your zone of work and health on July 27. There are going to be some projects that need to fall by the wayside while you work on improving your connection to your mind, body, and spirit. If you’ve fallen off the wagon when it comes to fitness and nutrition, this eclipse will push you to get back on track. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a visit with your health practitioner, this will be a good time for you to do so as well. Get your life, Virgo.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22):
It’s time for you to stand up and be noticed this month, especially where your career and achievements are concerned. That’s because there’s a game-changing Solar Eclipse in Cancer landing in your zone of career and recognition on July 12, thrusting you into the big leagues with the movers and shakers within your field. Congratulations are in order Libra because all of that hustle and sweat that you’ve been putting in is going to pay off. A promotion could be in the works or you could get the chance to work one-on-one with a big-name client. With Venus (your planetary ruler) moving into Virgo – your zone of rest and retreat (July 9), there’s a good chance that someone behind the scenes has been talking you up in a good way, which could bring a blessing you weren’t expecting. But the good fortune doesn’t stop there, as lucky Jupiter in Scorpio finally starts moving forward again in your zone of income and possessions (July 10). You could receive a job offer or an opportunity with some big money on the line, so make sure you’re ready.
On July 22, the Sun enters Leo and moves into your zone of networking and friendships. With the Sun lighting the way, your source of confidence and energy comes from doing what you do best – socializing. There’s a chance you could make fast friends with some influential people, while Mercury in Leo going retrograde in this zone (July 26) will also be good for you to reconnect with old friends, especially if you need some words of encouragement or support. With Mercury retro here, you might also consider ways that you can give back or work to improve your community. And just when you thought you were done with all what July has to offer, a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius lights up your zone of romance and creativity on July 27. A finished creative project could get you noticed and on the map, or you could find yourself less comfortable with playing yourself small. In terms of love, things could get hot and heavy between you and someone new, while a breakup may be necessary for an unfulfilling affair. Either way, you win.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21):
You can be a creature of habit, Scorpio, but this month is all about stepping outside of what you know. One reason for this is because there’s going to be a turbo-charged Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 12, landing in your zone of travel, education, and opportunity. If you’ve been craving to get out of the country or travel to far away places, this eclipse could set you on course for a trip of a lifetime. Some Scorpios may be thinking about returning to school or pursuing a graduate degree. If this the case, this eclipse can also help to get you into the program of your choice. Another way this eclipse could play out is by helping you to get published or getting the opportunity to speak in front of a major audience. Charming Venus will be entering Virgo (July 9) and moving into your zone of friendship; introducing you to new people and helping your name to spread like wildfire. With lucky Jupiter finally moving forward in Scorpio (your zone of confidence and self-image) on July 10, it’s time to believe in yourself again because others will be believing in you.
Though the momentum doesn’t stop there as the Sun steps into Leo on July 22 and into your zone of career, fame, and achievement. With the Sun ramping up your confidence and thrusting you into the spotlight, you’ll not only be accomplishing your goals but you’ll be gaining some accolades for them too. Still, you may want to hold off on making any major moves or starting anything that isn’t already in the works as communicative Mercury will go retrograde in Leo beginning on July 26. Under this retrograde you’ll also want to dot your I's and cross your T’s when it comes to anything you’re communicating to the public or with the VIPs in your field as the opportunity for misunderstandings and mistakes will be strong. Last but not least, the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will pass through on July 27, which will trigger some big changes when it comes to your home and family life. Some Scorpios may decide to move or relocate, while other Scorpios may decide to start a family. When it comes to toxic family bonds, this eclipse can help you to break free. On the flipside, a parent may need to lean on you for support. Strengthen the tie.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21):
Renewal might be the theme for you this month, especially if it seems like you’ve been slogging through your life as of late. With a powerful and emotional Solar Eclipse in Cancer activating your zone of rebirth and intimacy (July 12), your lesson to learn at the moment is to focus only on the things that you can control and to not tie yourself down with worry and fear by clinging to the past or a specific outcome. You may have suffered a few blows within the last few years that may have put the kibosh on your usually optimistic point of view. However, under the power of this eclipse, you’re called to reclaim your power. Recognize those “blows” weren’t there to torture you but to test your mettle, making you stronger and wiser as a result. In terms of intimacy, you could also meet someone that teaches you a profound lesson about vulnerability and love. Hint: vulnerability is actually a strength.
Meanwhile, at the top of the month (July 9), Venus moves into Virgo and into your zone of career and fame. With Venus ramping up your charm, magnetism, and earning power; you could land yourself an impressive career opportunity (with some impressive money to boot) and increase the fan base for your work. With Jupiter, your ruling planet, finally going forward in Scorpio (July 10) – your zone of rest and retreat – you should start to have synchronistic experiences that restore the faith that you may have lost. Good things are on the way. In the meantime, try to be more grateful for the good things that are already here. By the 22nd, the Sun enters Leo, your zone of travel and opportunity, helping you to rekindle your sense of adventure and hope. With Mercury going retrograde in this zone a few days later (July 26), you might want to revisit a place that feels sacred to you or revive a travel plan that you may have put on the back-burner. A note: not every opinion you have needs to be shared this month. Exercise discretion. The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27 will be lighting up your zone of communication, helping you to shake off your melancholy and connect with people that enliven you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19):
Relationships are a big deal for you this month thanks to the planetary energy charging up your partnership and friendship zones. Before then, Venus enters Virgo on July 9 and steps into your zone of travel and opportunity. With Venus here, the next few weeks will be the perfect time to take a trip, take a class, or to put some time into that novel you’ve been working on. Hosting Venus in Virgo means that your source or pleasure and beauty will come from how much you learn and explore. Love could also be sweet, especially while traveling or with someone from another culture or country. On the 10th, when lucky Jupiter goes forward again in Scorpio, your zone of friendship, you might have a clearer idea on where you stand with a certain friend or a circle of people you know. Since Jupiter is connected to growth and opportunity, continue reaching out and spending time with those that push you out of your comfort zone in a good way.
Still, things don’t really get rocking and rolling until July 12 when a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer floods your zone of partnership. If single, you might not be for long as someone special might have a way of getting past your defenses (in a good way). If in a relationship, a deeper commitment (wedding bells?) may be in the works. Professionally, this eclipse can bring you an influential biz partnership too. Speaking of partnership, intimacy and shared resources will be a big theme this month thanks to the Sun entering Leo (July 22) and Mercury going retrograde in Leo (July 26) in your zone of rebirth and finances. You may need to renegotiate the terms of a close relationship or bid one adieu all together, especially if it’s left you feeling more powerless than empowered. In terms of your cash, you may need to restructure your budget or look to ways you can pay off a financial obligation faster. The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27 will highlight a financial matter that will call for your immediate attention. In some ways, this eclipse will also push you to better honor your self-worth and to break away from values that are not inherently your own. Remember, sometimes the rules are meant to be broken.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18):
July is a huge month for you, so let’s jump right in. Love planet Venus gets things started, when she moves into Virgo on July 9 and into your zone of rebirth and intimacy. With Venus turning up the sexy vibes in this zone, your magnetism will be impossible to deny. Potential dates and mates may be lining up to get with you, but vet carefully as not everyone will be deserving (that goes for your exes too). Though hosting Venus in this zone can give you the push you need to delve deeper into your sexuality and desires. If it’s been a while since you’ve felt like the juicy booty you are, then look to classes, videos, lingerie, music etc. that can help you get in the mood and back into your body. With a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer hitting your zone of health and routine on July 12, taking care of your body will be a top priority. As such, you might decide to make an exit from a toxic work environment or simply be more intentional with the obligations you agree to take on. Getting more exercise can also help with alleviating stress and anxiety.
Meanwhile, on July 10, expansive Jupiter finally goes forward again in your zone of career and achievement. Jupiter direct will help you get the momentum going again as well as the opportunities you need to move forward. Though there’s no rush to move full steam ahead as you’ll still be working on overcoming some issues around your confidence and physical energy, thanks to Mars retrograde in Aquarius. With the Sun entering Leo, your zone of partnership, on July 22 – your focus will be to team up with others that can support and energize you. A few days later on July 26, communicative Mercury will be going retrograde in Leo, pushing you to reconnect with a loved one from the past. At the same time, Mercury retrograde will make the atmosphere ripe for misunderstandings, so you’ll need to go the extra mile to make sure you’re on the same page with everyone else. Even with all of this activity this month, there will be nothing like the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius lighting up your zone of confidence and self-image on the 27th. Make way for the old you to fade away as a bigger, better, healthier, and brighter version of you takes its place. Level up!
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20):
“Unleash the dragon” might be the best way to sum up this month for you. With the planets pushing you to stand up and stand out, it will be hard for you to contain yourself or approach life as you have in the past. One reason for this is that there will be a game-changing Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 12, powering up your zone of romance and self-expression. If you have a creative urge to perform or to put a creative idea out into the world, now’s the time to let yourself go free. The more you give yourself permission to be seen and appreciated for your talent, the more people will be drawn to you (which might even bring you some romance too). Overall, your focus is on finding ways to fall in love with you again. Do that and others will follow suit, especially with love planet Venus entering Virgo (July 9), your zone of partnership. With Venus here, you could meet someone new with commitment potential or attract a profitable business relationship. If you’re already in a committed relationship, Venus will be working to sweeten the vibe between you and your bae.
On July 10, lucky Jupiter begins moving forward again in Scorpio, your zone of travel and adventure. With Jupiter direct, it’s time for you to take a risk on yourself. No more second-guessing and wondering if you should go after something you want. You’ve had enough time to think about it and mull it over. The Sun entering Leo on July 22 and moving into your zone of health and work, will provide you with the motivation and the strategy to put some effort into making one of your dreams real. Mercury going retrograde in this zone on July 26, will slow you down just enough so you can pay closer attention to the details and not skip over the work required. Trust Mercury retrograde to highlight the gaps in your plans and where you may need to put in some extra effort. Just try not to get discouraged if things don’t come immediately together. On the 27th, there will be a powerful Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius landing in your zone of rest and retreat that may throw you for a bit of a loop. A secret could be revealed at this time or you might find yourself feeling extra emotional. Don’t try and fight what you feel but try to remain as objective as possible. If something gets eclipsed out of your life, trust that it had to go. In the meantime, trust your spiritual guides.
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