Your July Horoscope

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This month, get ready to accept more responsibility for your actions. On 1st July, a retrograde Saturn enters Capricorn. Saturn rules boundaries and authority; when it moves in reverse, we’re given an opportunity to reassess the structures and systems we normally accept unquestioningly. That it occurs in the hardworking sign of the Goat means we may be getting a serious reality check. Avoid the temptation to over-commit, so you can really make the most of this eye-opening transit. On 5th July at 5.44pm BST, our intuition will get a boost with the arrival of a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. Eclipses wake people up; this one can help us understand what we need to let go of in order to move forward. Messenger Mercury stations direct in Cancer on 12th July, after having been retrograde since 18th June. Mercury retrogrades are notorious for blocking up travel and communication, so by this point, we’re more than ready for these areas to flow more smoothly; but manage your expectations, as we're still in a post-retrograde shadow until 26th July. Get in touch with your inner performer starting 22nd July, when the Sun makes his way into his favourite sign, Leo. We'll be craving the spotlight, and ready to celebrate our talents. But we may be more prone to selfishness and vanity during this time, so we’ll have to be careful to check ourselves before we step on any toes. On 27th July, charming Venus forms a square against dreamy Neptune. This transit can bring up feelings of discouragement, confusion, and disillusionment, so it will be critical for us to build up our self-confidence, and avoid comparing ourselves to others. We're ready to unblock our thinking on 30th July, when intelligent Mercury creates a favourable trine with psychic Neptune. We may enjoy a renewed interest in learning about new subjects, and we’ll feel empowered to use our intellect to help the world. 

21st March to 19th April

It's time to retrace your steps, Aries. The month kicks off with status-minded Saturn moving retrograde in Capricorn, encouraging you to review your career journey — and to revamp your goals and your strategies for reaching them. Take a moment to take stock of your social life on 5th July, during the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. At this time, your pleasure-seeking Sun opposes the domestic-governing Moon, enabling you to actually find a true work-life balance. On 22nd July, when your entertainment-loving Sun illuminates your 5th house of creativity, pleasure, and romance, you’ll feel a burst of spontaneity and joy — it’ll finally feel like summer has arrived. Wellness-minded Mercury creates a trine with inner growth-ruling Neptune on 30th July, encouraging you to slow down and heal your mind and body. Find a peaceful activity to help you quiet your thoughts. 

20th April to 20th May

What life lessons have stuck with you, Taurus? 1st July offers up an opportunity to review them, as philosophical Saturn in retrograde enters Capricorn. You might uncover even deeper meaning during this enlightening transit. After retrograding since 18th June, money-conscious Mercury stations direct in Cancer on 12th July, helping to bring back your financial confidence. But continue to be careful with where you spend your cash until 26th July, as the messenger planet will still be in his post-retrograde shadow period. Starting 22nd July, the home-loving Sun brightens up your 4th house of family, instincts, and foundations. You’ll want to nest and spend time with your family. On 22nd July, materialistic Mercury creates a sextile with career-minded Uranus, giving you a little shot of genius. You may stumble upon a brilliant new idea — run with it.

21st May 21 to 20th June

Embrace abundance, Gemini. 5th July brings a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn, opening your eyes to hidden belongings and unexpected sources of income. You can begin to build up your confidence again, after a nearly month-long Mercury retrograde, on 12th July as the messenger planet stations direct again in Cancer. It's easier for you to communicate your ideas and thoughts, especially after 26th July, when the post-retrograde shadow passes. Your attentions become more focused starting 22nd July, when the Sun highlights your 3rd house of communication, thought, and community. Reach out to people who challenge you intellectually during this transit. Passionate Jupiter creates a sextile with status minded Neptune on 27th July, encouraging you to stand up for your ideas. You could be on the verge of creating something brilliant.

21st June to 22nd July

How’s your game face, Cancer? On 1st July, affection-ruling Saturn in retrograde makes his way into Capricorn. For Crabs, this transit is a good time to ask yourself how you can better communicate your emotions to friends and loved ones, ultimately strengthening those relationships. Count your blessings on 5th July, upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. The materialistic Sun opposes your ruling Moon during this transit, encouraging you to be mindful of what you've been given. Meditate on how you can give back, and share your abundance with others. Spiritual-centred Mercury stations direct in Cancer on 12th July, helping you to reconnect with your sense of inner growth. The money-conscious Sun creates a trine with lucky Neptune, too, making it a favourable day for you. Keep your eyes peeled for new opportunities. On 22nd July, the Sun lights up your 2nd house of finances, values, and possessions. Make time to invest in your future, whether that means putting a chunk of change into a retirement account or spending on a big-ticket item that you’ll have forever.

23rd July to 22nd August

Embrace your vulnerability, Leo. The ruling Sun in your 12th house of inner growth creates a sextile with affectionate Uranus on 1st July, delivering an energy that will support you as you attempt to ignite real change. Practice mindfulness on 5th July upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. Keep your ears open for new information; you’ll be ready to shift your perspective today. Money-minded Mercury stations direct in Cancer on 12th July. During the Mercury retrograde, which began 18th June , you had a chance to assess your spending habits; now’s the chance to tweak your budget based on what you learned. The Sun celebrates your 1st house of self, first impressions, and appearance starting 22nd July, helping you command the spotlight once again. Act with integrity during this transit, and work to be selfless when you can. Care for your belongings and get organised on 22nd July, when materialistic Mercury creates a sextile with passionate Uranus. You might find yourself spending a few hours reorganising your closet. These planets complementing each other inspires you to experiment with a new look.

23rd August to 22nd September

Take a trip down memory lane, Virgo. You could rediscover an old hobby starting 1st July, when pleasure-seeking Saturn moves retrograde through Capricorn, a nostalgia-inducing transit. Pay attention to your instincts on 5th July, upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. You may be surprised by what you uncover during this transit, as the Moon creates an opposition with ruling Mercury. You're ready to begin making progress in your work on 12th July, when status-conscious Mercury stations direct in psychic Cancer. You’ll be chomping at the bit to plough through your to-do list, but don't push yourself too hard; the messenger planet is still moving through his post-retrograde shadow period until 26th July. Step back from public-facing projects beginning 22nd July, when the Sun moves into your 12th house of inner growth, vulnerability, and conclusion. It's time for you to collect your thoughts, and engage with your spiritual side. It’s also a good day to brainstorm on how you can create a better balance between your professional and personal lives, as career-minded Mercury forms a sextile with wellness-ruling Uranus.

23rd September to 22nd October

Does your home need a little straightening, Libra? You may see flaws around your house that require attention starting 1st July, when domestic-ruling Saturn in retrograde enters Capricorn. Meditate on your career goals during 5th July's Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. Unconscious information may be revealed to you during this eye-opening eclipse. It may be time for you to create new goals that align with your values. It's easier for you to lean on your spiritual side starting 12th July, when inner growth-ruling Mercury stations direct in sensitive Cancer. Consider rededicating yourself to a daily mindfulness ritual. You're ready to socialise starting 22nd July, when the Sun illuminates your 11th house of groups, friendships, and goals. Chances are there will still be social distancing restrictions in place around that time, so be responsible as you think about reconnecting with your friends. You may be in the mood to share success stories of your wellness journey on 27th July, as communication-ruling Jupiter creates a sextile with health-conscious Neptune. Speak to friends and family to pick up tips that help to lift your spirits.

23rd October to 21st November

Are you thinking of putting your creative talents to use, Scorpio? You may find a new way to reach your career goals at home on 1st July, when the status-ruling Sun creates a sextile with domestic Uranus. Open your mind to new possibilities as you figure out how to design your latest professional path. Clear your thinking on 5th July upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn — you could be sitting on a brilliant solution that saves you time and energy, but you’ll need to quiet your mind to see it. On 14th July, the Sun forms an opposition against material Jupiter. You may receive some praise for your hard work. Enjoy, but stay modest, as greed reflects more intensely upon your character during this transit. Relinquish control on 15th July, when the Sun opposes ruling Pluto. This transit can help you to reflect on how you can pursue your goals without pushing others out of the way. On 22nd July, the Sun brightens up your 10th house of career, structure, and public image. This is a good day to focus on self-improvement, especially surrounding your people skills.

22nd November to 21st December

Are you ready to put the work in, Sagittarius? You'll have the opportunity to review your relationship with money on 1st July, as financial-minded Saturn in retrograde moves through Capricorn. Invest your energy in creating a plan that helps you to heal from past mistakes and relieve stress. Enjoy a new optimistic attitude arriving on 5th July, upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. Use this transit to become more aware of your blessings — and share them with your community, whether through donation, volunteering, or some other method. Imaginative Mercury's sextile complements this event with dynamic Uranus, meaning literally anything is possible. Love- and career-ruling Mercury stations direct on 12th July, helping you to reconnect with your passions. But continue to project your energy in matters of love and work, expecting misunderstandings and miscommunications, as Mercury remains in his post-retrograde period until 26th July. Get ready to feed your beautiful brain starting 22nd July when the Sun highlights your 9th house of exploration, adventure, and belief. You're attracted to new subjects and are ready to open yourself to new thinking. 

22nd December to 19th January

Guard your energy, Capricorn. You're about to embark on a new path of healing starting 1st July, when ruling Saturn in retrograde makes his way through Capricorn. Now is your time to create new rules for yourself, that will help to guide your evolution. Pay close attention to your emotions on 5th July, upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. The Sun in your 7th house of relationships opposes your affection-ruling Moon, helping you to understand better how you relate to others. Use this transit to set healthy boundaries with loved ones so that you can both flourish. Routine-ruling Mercury stations direct in Cancer on 12th July, helping you to find your natural rhythm again. Try not to bite off more than you can chew while the messenger planet remains in his post-retrograde period, until 26th July. The Sun opens up your 8th house of transformation, mystery, and dramatic change starting 22nd July, preparing you for a brilliant new chapter. Be open to new beginnings during this transit. Wellness-minded Mercury creates a trine with communicative Neptune on 30th July, helping you to share your wins with others. Asking for help is also supported by this favourable transit. 

20th January to 18th February

It's time to take care of your spiritual side, Aquarius. Set aside time to get in touch with your intuition starting 1st July, as inner growth-ruling Saturn in retrograde makes his way into Capricorn. When reliable Saturn moves in reverse, he asks us to pick up the slack and do the work. Consider how your priorities have shifted for the better on 5th July upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. Your affectionate Sun in your 6th house of service opposes your routine ruling Moon, helping to illuminate how you've changed and making it easier for you to reassess your strategies for reaching your goals. You're in the mood to share with others on 12th July, when the passionate Sun in your 6th house creates a trine with money-minded Neptune. Research causes that need attention, and help spread awareness if you're unable to donate. The loving Sun illuminates your 7th house of partnerships, contracts, and business beginning 22nd July, deepening your relationships. Make sure to invest time by picking up the phone or reaching out to your network to see how they're holding up. You could be blessed with a generous offer on 27th July, when lucky Jupiter creates a sextile with materialistic Neptune. Express thankfulness — and pay it forward. 

19th February to 20th March

Are you struggling to find direction, Pisces? The way that you seek could be in plain view if you allow yourself to see it. Clear your mind on 5th July, during the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. You could be surprised by what your subconscious reveals, while your routine-ruling Sun in your 5th house of pleasure opposes your creative ruling Moon. Passionate Mercury stations direct in Cancer on 12th July, but the post-retrograde period hangs around until 26th July, so focus on being kind to yourself until it passes. Then, you'll be ready to find your stride. Center your thoughts by meditating or practicing yoga on 12th July, as the wellness-minded Sun forms a trine with ruling Jupiter. It’s a creative, imaginative transit; enjoy. You could be ready to take on new responsibilities for your well-being starting 22nd July, when the schedule-savvy Sun highlights your 6th house of health, order, and service. Instead of starting new, work to optimise your favourite existing routines. Get ready to take the lead in a new project on 27th July, when career-conscious Jupiter creates a sextile with ruling Neptune. It's time to trust yourself. 

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