Get ready to rock and roll this month as two game-changing eclipses power through to help us begin the next exciting chapter in our lives, while helping us to close out an old one. The month starts with a Solar Eclipse/New Moon in nurturing and intuitive Cancer on July 2, which pushes us to find the courage to open and follow our hearts, especially as go-getter Mars enters passionate Leo on the 1st and love planet Venus enters Cancer on the 3rd.
On the 16th, the Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in hardworking Capricorn highlights changes around our values and what we’re willing to work for, as if what we’re working towards doesn’t feel meaningful or offer us meaning, then we’re called to find what does.
Review and reevaluation will also be major themes this month as Mercury (the planet of communication) goes retrograde from July 7-31. As such, we’re asked to assess where we’ve been thus far so we can get a handle on where we’re headed next. Since Mercury retrograde is also known for misunderstandings, social gaffes, and tech glitches; we’re also asked to slow down and be clear on what we’re saying and what’s being said.
On the 22nd, Leo season officially kicks off, inviting us to make some room for adventure, romance, and playtime; which will be just the things we need to offset all of the intensity that will be permeating the air this month. With Venus entering Leo on July 27, followed by the New Moon in Leo on the 31st, a little glamour, confidence, and creativity will be the key to enjoying the rest of the summer.
Aries (March 21 - April 19):
It’s all about your emotional nourishment this month thanks to the powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer landing in your zone of home and family, on July 2. Under the influence of this eclipse you’re encouraged to focus on improving or building stability for yourself, which could mean moving somewhere more accommodating or relocating for a job opportunity. Another way this eclipse will push you to strengthen the foundations you’re building is by opening channels for you to better connect with your family (especially if it’s a parent) or to establish a chosen one, especially as loving Venus enters Cancer on July 3. Additionally, this eclipse marks the right time to begin something self-nurturing, like therapy.
With passionate Mars entering fun-loving Leo (your zone of romance and creativity) on July 1, you’re also called to make time for fun. On the same token, when Mercury goes retrograde in Leo on the 7th, you might feel the pull to pick up an old hobby or revive a creative project. However, when it comes to matters of the heart, be mindful of trying to revive expired romantic connections. When the Sun arrives in Leo on the 22nd, your source light will be found in adventuresome new experiences.
Before Leo season officially kicks off though, look to the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn to activate your zone of career and achievement on July 16. With the help of this eclipse, you could exit a dead-end job or career path in exchange for something better or you could see years of hard work finally pay off. Either way, the key to harnessing the power of this eclipse means recognizing what success means for you and you alone. And with analytical Mercury dipping back into Cancer on the 19th, you’ll have lots of time to reflect on (and release) the beliefs and attitudes that you’ve inherited from your family that no longer align with you or your goals.
When Venus enters passionate Leo on July 27, it’s time to make time for love. Hit up a hotspot solo and flirt with someone cute or get sweaty with a hot body or two on the dance floor. If you’re already spoken for—this is the perfect time to spend your time doing something with your lover that brings the smiles to both your faces. Look to the New Moon in Leo on the 31st to bring new opportunities in love or the chance to put your creative talents on display.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20):
Your skillset and ideas come to the forefront, thanks to an influential Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 2, lighting up your communication zone. With the help of this eclipse, you could decide to pick up a new set of skills that increases your marketability or look to ways to bring your unique voice to a wider audience. With charming Venus entering Cancer on July 3, your creativity and gift for words get a boost, which could pave the way for some extra cash through writing or media. Though expect the emotional depth of this eclipse to push you to pursue something that you something that feeds you on a deeper level. Still, with Mercury retrograde beginning on July 7, now’s the time for fine tuning plans instead of launching them.
With active Mars moving to Leo, your zone of home and family, on the 1st; it’s time to get to work around the house. Since Mercury will begin its retrograde here, this could be a good time for a home reorganization project. Of course, with Mars being an agitator and Mercury retrograde muddling communication, family or roommate disagreements could flare up too. Try to exercise patience (and boundaries) where necessary. When the Sun in Leo joins the party on July 22, look to time spent with family and puttering around the house to be your source of nourishment.
In the meantime, a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn visits your zone of education and travel on July 16. Under this eclipse, you might be pushed to let go of an old way of thinking or seeing the world that may be holding you back. No matter which way this eclipse happens for you, its goal will be to push you out of your comfort zone and help you to engage experiences that lead to growth and new opportunities. With analytical Mercury re-entering Cancer on the 19th, expect to see things differently now. Also expect to do what you can to avoid snafus with communication and travel.
On the 27th, the focus returns to your home space, as Venus enters Leo, encouraging you to revitalize your abode. Think bright colors, playful patterns, and quality/statement pieces that lift your mood as well as the energy in your home. Looking to move or change your living situation? The New Moon in Leo on the 31st can help.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20):
Let’s talk moolah. If you haven’t exactly been making it rain lately, the Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 2, beams some magic toward your bank account, especially as magnetic Venus enters Cancer a day later. Though before you reap the rewards, know that this eclipse will push you to begin addressing the ways negative self-talk, poverty consciousness, or fear or failure has been getting in your way. Recognize that whatever opportunities you attract to you at this time will be because of your belief in yourself and your worthiness. And speaking of opportunities, the cosmic energy of the moment suggests that the gold you’re after lies in projects or career prospects that emotionally inspire you while offering you the chance for greater security.
Your communication zone is on fire when ambitious Mars enters Leo on July 1. With Mars here and Mercury beginning its retrograde in this zone on the 7th, the chances for arguments and misunderstandings will be high. However, the best way to harness this planetary energy is by calling on Mars for determination and focus and using Mercury to revise, edit, or fine tune whatever plans or projects you’re working on. With the Sun entering Leo on the 22nd, you’ll have the creative juices you need to break through any creative blocks.
However, before Leo season officially kicks off, the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn lands in your zone of finances, intimacy, and rebirth on the 16th. Under the influence of this eclipse, you may experience a crisis between your financial security and your future goals, leaving you to feel like you may be taking on too much, too soon or not doing enough. Either way, you can address this is by focusing largely on what you can control and being more conservative with your time, energy, and resources. With Mercury dipping back into Cancer on the 19th, it’s time to go-over your budget and spending habits as well as refocusing on the things that really matter to you.
When Venus enters Leo on July 27, it’s time to look at ways you can capitalize on some of those money-making ideas you came up with during Mercury retrograde. Between Venus in Leo, the New Moon in Leo (July 31) and Mercury going direct (also on the 31) it will be time to work your charm and your wits to market yourself or your brand.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22):
With a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer igniting your zone of confidence and self-image on July 2, there isn’t really much that you can’t accomplish as long as you believe you can. Expect the power of this eclipse to help you establish a better practice of putting yourself first, because whether you’re ready or not, you’re called to step up and grab your life by the reigns. What will you do with this newfound power? Well, for starters, take time to do something good for your body—inside and out, or allow yourself to experiment with something you’ve always wanted to do. With love planet Venus entering Cancer on July 3, you’ll find out that a little self-love goes a very long way.
Self-worth will continue to be a theme for this month as confident Mars enters bold Leo, your zone of income and possessions on July 1. Hosting Mars here along with the start of Mercury retrograde in Leo, will help you to see where you’ve been selling yourself short and push you to boss up. When the Sun joins team Leo on the 22nd, comfort and stability come to the forefront. With the Sun backing you, it’s time to more confidently towards getting what you desire.
Meanwhile, the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn comes through on the 16th, illuminating your zone of partnership and marriage. With the help of this eclipse, you could experience a revelation that helps you to seal the deal on a promising partnership (in business or in love) or give you the courage you need to draw better boundaries (or run for the hills) if a close relationship has been feeling restrictive or stagnant. Since Mercury will be dipping back into Cancer on the 19th, you may need to clear the air around something you’ve been holding close to your chest.
When Venus enters Leo and enters your zone of income on July 27, followed by the New Moon in Leo on the 31st, it’s time to secure the bag. With the planet of attraction and wealth coupled with the planet of ideas and communication, you could magnetize a pretty sweet deal if you’re looking. Remember though, know your worth.
Leo (July 23 - August 22):
Like the Sun (your ruler) it’s your time to shine. Though it seems like there’s something you’ve been dreaming about doing or following through on but it looks like you need to address the fear you have around it first. That’s why there’s a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer activating your zone of dreams and healing on July 2 to remind you of what your soul has been craving. Since this eclipse comes in with a close opposition to tough Saturn in Capricorn, look to this eclipse to help you with determining what should get your time and energy and what shouldn’t. With pleasure loving Venus entering Cancer on the 3rd, your source of pleasure and happiness will come from kicking back and lowering the priority level on your to-do list.
The good news is that with ambitious Mars entering Leo, your zone of confidence and self-image, on July 1, you won’t be feeling as tired or rundown as you may have been feeling lately. Although this won’t be the month for you to go full speed ahead (thanks to the eclipses and Mercury going retrograde on July 7), Mars will help you with finding the energy you need when you need it. When the Sun hits this zone on the 22nd, it will be like having your own New Year’s Day. Use this day to set some intentions on what you’d like to see happen in the next year.
Before Leo season officially begins though, there will be a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on July 16, highlighting your zone of health, work, and routine. Look to this eclipse to help you with prioritizing your health and well-being. If you’ve been pushing yourself towards burnout or neglecting your mind and body, this eclipse will show you where you need to make improvements. Mercury retrograde in Cancer (July 19) could be a good time for enlisting the help of a therapist or spiritual guide.
By the time Venus enters Leo on July 27, you’ll be in the mood to play and look good while doing it. Look to the New Moon in Leo on the 31st to make changes with your wardrobe, hair, fitness regimen or how you approach the world. With this cosmic energy on your side, you can’t lose.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22):
You’re at a pivotal time in your life where you’re on course to build a solid name or brand for yourself. Yet it seems that there are still people out there who have yet to become familiar with you. Though an influential Solar Eclipse in Cancer aims to help you with this task when it activates your zone of friendships and alliances on July 2. How can you better connect with the people around you to do more of what you love? The power of this eclipse could expose you to a wider audience; putting you in contact with some real movers and shakers. Another way this could motivate you is by helping you to come up with ideas on how you can better serve your community, especially as loving Venus moves to Cancer on the 3rd.
Meanwhile, with go-getter Mars entering Leo on the 1st and moving into your zone of rest and retreat, you might not feel as energetic as you’re used to. Since Mercury goes retrograde in this zone on July 7, your focus over the next couple weeks will be to relax and improve your peace of mind. When Leo season begins on July 22, your source of light will come by way of rest and meditation.
Come July 16, the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn illuminates your zone of true love. Under the influence of this eclipse, you may experience a crisis around your need for a romantic commitment vs. your need to break free of turbulent emotional bonds. However, the eclipse encourages you to be assertive about your needs while remaining realistic about what you want. No one is going to respect your boundaries if you don’t uphold them yourself. With Mercury going retrograde in Cancer on the 19th, it’s time to reassess your friendships as well as your hopes and wishes around love.
By the time Venus enters Leo on the 27, you’ll be in the mood for more solitude. This could be the perfect time to pay attention to inspiration from your inner muse or engage in an activity that brings some sparkle and shine to your spirit. The New Moon in Leo on July 31 brings a moment for renewal. Connect with the divine.
Libra (September 23 - October 22):
Who’s the boss? You’re the boss, thanks to a powerful Solar Eclipse in Cancer lighting up your zone of career, honors, and recognition on July 2. Between this eclipse and magnetic Venus entering Cancer on July 3, you could be catapulted into the spotlight and into a position of more autonomy or leadership or receive glowing praise from notable people in your field. Either way, the goal of this eclipse is help you achieve a sense of deeper security in your life by stepping into a place of more autonomy, but only through something that nurtures your soul on some level or speaks to your current spiritual path as you crave depth now.
With active Mars moving to passionate Leo, your zone of friendship and alliances on the 1st, you might be motivated to take the lead on a community-based project or find yourself hungry to align with people that really speak your language. With chatty Mercury going retrograde in this zone on the 7th, this month is a great time for reconnecting with beloved friends. When the Sun enters Leo on July 22, basking in the company of friends that boost your confidence can motivate you to go far.
In the meantime, a powerful Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn activates your zone of home and family on the 16th. Under the influence of this eclipse you may decide to move or relocate for a better space that feels more like home than your current place of residence. On another note, this eclipse could highlight where you need to release the past or work on healing from old family dynamics. Just watch out for the chances of signals getting crossed, especially on the job, as Mercury dips back into Cancer on the 19th.
Though the month won’t be all work an no play as pleasure-seeking Venus enters Leo on the 27th. With Venus here, it’s time to get out and be social again. Financial opportunities could also come through people that you know, with both Venus and the New Moon in Leo (July 31) working on your behalf.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21):
You’re quite the fearless leader but sometimes even you fall back on what feels familiar instead of facing the uncertainty of new territory head on. That’s why this Solar Eclipse in Cancer (July 2) seems as though it was just made for you. With this eclipse illuminating your zone of travel and education, your perspective and how you approach the world gets a needed shake up. Through the energy of this eclipse you could make an overseas pilgrimage to a place that speaks to your spirit, begin writing chapters of the book you’ve always wanted to write, or immerse yourself in a new field of study. Love planet Venus will move to Cancer on July 3, further helping you open your heart to new experiences without fear.
Career-wise, your due for some changes as well as ambitious Mars moves into Leo, your zone of fame and achievement, on July 1. While this month won’t be right for making any big career moves since communicative Mercury will go retrograde on July 7, this is a good time for plotting your next big move. By the time the Sun lands in Leo on the 22nd, your public and peers alike will be deferring to your expertise and authority. Make sure to give them something worthwhile (and be wary of communication and tech issues).
Before Leo season officially kicks off though, there will be a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn activating your zone of learning and communication on July 16. Expect this eclipse to highlight the ways you’ve been letting negative self-talk or thinking get the best of you while pushing you to improve the way you communicate with others. Not everyone can read your mind, Scorpio. If you want something to change, you’re going to have to speak up and say so. With chatty Mercury dipping back into Cancer on the 19th, it may be time to clear the air and acknowledge the truth about something.
When Venus enters Leo on the 27th, followed by the New Moon in Leo on the 31st, get ready to make some major headlines in your field. With Venus giving you the right combination of confidence and charm, people will be in love with you and your work. Use that mojo to secure the bag.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21):
Empowerment. This seems to be the word that sums up the theme for you for most of July. And how much you feel empowered will have a lot to do with how you choose to use the Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 2. You’re being called to write a new financial or emotional narrative for yourself and part of this story will include your ability to listen to your intuition and remain emotionally/spiritually centered when everything else around you seems to be in flux. With the help of this eclipse and magnetic Venus in Cancer (July 3), you could attract a deeply intimate relationship; work with a therapist or healer to help you overcome trauma; or strengthen your bond with a partner.
Though the energy of the month won’t be totally emotional and intense. When passionate Mars enters Leo, your zone of travel and adventure, on July 1, it’s time for a change of pace and a change of environment. One caveat, with Mercury going retrograde on July 7 in this zone make sure to leave ample room for travel delays and cancellations. When the Sun enters Leo on the 22, your source of light will be found in experiences that recharge your spirit and broaden your mind.
Meanwhile, the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn illuminates your zone of money and self-worth on July 16. Under the influence of this eclipse, you may feel as though your current financial needs are in conflict with your need for personal freedom. However, allow this eclipse to help you release any fear or frustration you may have around your security. If scarcity has been an issue, this is the perfect time to explore root chakra meditations or healing techniques. Look to Mercury retrograde in Cancer (July 7) to help you with balancing the books.
By the time Venus enters Leo on July 27, followed by the New Moon in Leo on the 31st, you’ll be in the mood for some brand-new adventures. This is your chance to rekindle your passion and thirst for life; to fall in love again with your nomadic spirit.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19):
Two heads are better than one is the theme for you for most of the month. It all begins with a Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 2, bringing some fresh water into your zone of partnership and marriage. As such, you could find a soulful and deeply healing love; release any outworn beliefs that you may have around love (now is not the time to be pessimistic!); or deepen your connection between you and your lover. Since this zone also deals with business partnerships, this is also a good time for collaborations. While you often prefer to handle everything all on your own, view this moon as a reminder that you don’t always have to go it alone, especially as love planet Venus moves into Cancer on July 3.
When go-getter Mars enters Leo, your zone of intimacy and rebirth, it’s time to examine the ways you’ve been giving too much of your power away. With Mercury retrograde in Leo as well, this is the time for reevaluating any unhealthy relationships in your life and where you may need to let go. On the 22nd, the Sun joins the party in Leo, helping you to master anything you touch with focus, confidence, and intuition.
In the meantime, a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn lands in your zone of self-image on July 16. Under the influence of this moon you could experience a pull-push effect between your emotional need to purge the toxins from your life and your need to hang on to something safe. However, this eclipse is a reminder that to be truly happy, you must find the courage to release the things in your life that are no longer serving you, this includes people and relationships as well as any outmoded beliefs. Look to Mercury retrograde in Cancer (July 19) to help you with this.
When Venus enters Leo on the 27th, you’ll find that your craving for intimacy will hit fever pitch. While the potential for love will still be high, don’t be surprised if casual affairs just don’t do it for you. On a separate note, the New Moon in Leo (July 31) could help you pave the way for greater financial freedom.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18):
Productivity, proficiency, and the state of your health are major themes for you during the first half of the month thanks to a potent Solar Eclipse in Cancer (July 2) landing in your zone of health, work, and routine. With the help of this eclipse, not only should you look into establishing or restructuring your system for getting things done (so you’re not consistently overwhelmed), but you should also look to this eclipse to help you to be kinder to your body, namely as love planet Venus enters Cancer on July 3. While a good diet, exercise, and ample rest are necessary to your health; regarding your body with gentle, reassuring thoughts as opposed to negative and self-critical ones are just as important too.
Meanwhile, with aggressive Mars moving into Leo, your zone of partnership, on July 1, you may be called to establish healthier boundaries with others as a way of taking care of your well-being too. Though try not to go too hard on folks as Mercury retrograde will be making communication extra difficult. When the Sun arrives in Leo on the 22nd, your source of confidence and strength will be found by joining forces with others (whether in business or romance) that can enrich your life in a major way.
Come July 16, the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn lands in your zone of rest and dreams. With the eclipse in this zone of your chart, it’s all about the cathartic release, so try not to be afraid of the emotions that come up now. You’re being pushed to dump the psychic trash that you’ve been holding on to. As a result, this eclipse could be a motivator when it comes to developing a spiritual practice or enrolling in therapy. Look to Mercury’s return to Cancer on July 19 to help you with slowing down and getting the care that you need.
When Venus enters Leo on July 27, partnership will be a source of fun and pleasure. With Venus here followed by the New Moon in Leo on the 31st, you could meet a promising match, while those of you already in a relationship could find that yourselves looking to reignite the spark between you and your bae. Another way this cosmic energy could show up for you is by helping you to make new biz connections.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20):
Love and romance continue to sparkle for you this month, this is because you’ll have a very magical Solar Eclipse in Cancer (July 2) sending gifts to your zone of true love, adventure, and creativity. Under the influence of this eclipse along with love planet Venus entering Cancer (July 3), you could meet someone with soulmate potential, especially if you make it your mission to throw yourself into something (an art class maybe?) that heightens your sense of fun and self-expression. Either way, this eclipse wants to help you manifest something you deeply desire, so make sure you’re intentional about where you focus your time and energy.
When ambitions Mars enters Leo, your zone of health and work, on July 1st, it’s time to get things in order. With Mercury going retrograde in this zone on July 7, paying attention to the details will help you stay sane. When the Sun arrives in this same zone (hello Leo Season!) on the 22nd, your source of strength and confidence will come through self-discipline and improvement.
In the meantime, a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn swings by on July 16, lighting up your zone of friendships and alliances. At this time, you could experience a crisis between a group of people that you’ve aligned with and your personal values. The best way to avert this crisis is by putting your personal freedom and ambitions first. There’s a whole big world out there just waiting for you to conquer it. No need to hold yourself back for others who are not on your wavelength. Look to Mercury retrograde in Cancer to help you reconnect with your passions and creative energy.
By the 17th, when pleasure loving Venus moves into Leo and into your zone of health, work, and routine; you’ll find that the feel good spilleth over. Take this as a cue to treat yourself to some good food, good drink, and good sleep because when the New Moon in Leo arrives on the 31st, you’ll need to be charged and ready to put in all the work you need to do.