MONTH OF July
Time to get your life back in order—and to do it with lots of encouragement and support. July kicks off with you busily revamping your work, fitness and self-care routines as the Sun marches through Cancer until July 22. Ready to shed any pandemic habits you picked up during those long sedentary months of Zoom and shutdowns? Now’s a perfect opportunity to hit your comeback stride. With go-getter Mars in Leo and your companionship zone until July 29, buddying up will maximize your efforts. Why not forge a dynamic duo with someone who’s pursuing similar goals, whether that’s lowering your cholesterol, rejoining a gym or learning a skill that positions you for a profitable new gig. Working the buddy system increases the odds that your routines will stick, especially since four of the five slow-moving outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune AND Pluto) are all retrograde for the rest of summer. Slow and steady efforts could pay big dividends by the time 2022 rolls around. Later in the month, your primary partnerships, both romantic and business, take center stage. But before you focus on anyone else, take a bow when the July 23 Aquarius full moon—and first of a rare duo this year—turns the spotlight on YOU.
Mars, Saturn and Uranus butt heads in early July
Power struggle alert! In the first couple days of the month, you could find yourself at odds with your inner circle—and easily hooked into conflict. With hotheaded Mars in Leo and your partnership zone, other people can push your buttons without much effort. But when Mars opposes mature Saturn in Aquarius on July 1, taking a stoic and non-reactive approach will be your best tack. It will be hard not to get triggered by an incendiary person who seems especially committed to fighting. Feeling rushed into signing on the dotted line or taking a relationship to the next level? Ease off the gas and insist on a pressure-free, objective conversation that lays everything out on the table.
On July 3, Mars will lock into a tense square with volatile Uranus, which is in your fourth house of home, family and sensitivity. You’ll be particularly thin-skinned today and, unfortunately, so will everyone else. Fights could erupt at home base, especially if a planned celebration becomes a stressful ordeal. Rather than bicker over the barbecue, for example, just keep things simple and order a few pre-made dishes. Take the pressure off of everyone and save the fireworks for those Independence Day displays in the sky.
The Sun is in Cancer and your wellness zone until July 22
Cleanup time! With the Sun in Cancer and your sixth house of work, efficiency and wellness until Thursday, July 22, it’s time to curb the excess and get your summer renovations going, inside and out. Which part of your life needs a tune-up or an upgrade? With Cancer’s intuitive energy in the mix, take some moments of quiet—in nature when possible. Silence and stillness will allow you to access that inner wisdom, the knowing voice that never steers you wrong. Ask your intuition things like: Where could I use more help and support? What skills do I need to learn or polish up? What’s become frustrating, boring or stressful for me? (Feel free to do some journaling too.)
Let that be the foundation for more productive and sustainable practices around health, fitness and prioritizing. The sixth house rules the digestive system, so this IS the time to pay attention to your gut—literally! To help the process, get plenty of rest and eat light, energizing foods. Explore the options oclass=”body-el-link standard-body-el-link” f a brief cleanse or adding probiotics (https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/science-backed-benefits-of-probiotics) to your daily regimen. Drink more water to stay hydrated and keep things flowing along. Are you wearing way too many hats for one person? Look for ways you can delegate and outsource. Or lighten your load of obligations that don’t inspire you. Not jazzed about being the treasurer for your community group? Sick of being the unofficial plan-maker in your social circle? Pass that baton to someone for whom this would be a fun opportunity. One person’s schedule clutter can be another’s treasure!
The July 9 Cancer new moon renews your vitality
Looking for the perfect kickoff date for your summer self-improvement plans? Look no further than the year’s only Cancer new moon, which arrives on Friday, July 9, to upgrade your life. Whether you’re starting a new regimen of healthy eating and exercise or building a new skill set that could lead to a promotion, start your efforts now. Feeling burdened by a stressful workload? Put out a call for help and make a smart delegation plan. Ask friends for references or spread the duties out among your current team. turn to helpful apps and systems that can make it easier for everyone. Project management tools like Slack, Clickup and Asana can keep everyone synced and on top of the many moving parts of a big endeavor. Your efforts will pay off between now and the January 17, 2022, Cancer full moon. Start today!
Chiron turns retrograde on July 15
Do you know how brilliant you are, Aquarius? Starting July 15 and lasting until December 19, “wounded healer” Chiron will be retrograde (backward)—a retreat that begins in your communication house. Old insecurities could flare up around expressing yourself. Maybe you find yourself tongue-tied at a meeting or flustered when someone wants to move past small talk. Perhaps you realize that way too many of your conversations are stuck at the superficial level or center around complaining. Whatever the case, this is an ideal cycle to practice speaking from the heart, even if your voice shakes a little when you do.
It’s Leo season starting July 22
Now that you’ve gotten started with your new routines, you can shift focus to your most important partners and collaborators when Leo season kicks off on Thursday, July 22. Think “we” vs. “me” and find synergy by working together, an Aquarian specialty. If your efforts to promote togetherness meet resistance, don’t push too hard. This is more a time to go with the flow than to swim upstream. The Sun is at its farthest point in the sky from your zodiac sign from now until August 22, so your energy and “solar power” can feel depleted. Approach any changes you want to make like a marathon, not a sprint. Forge alliances or, if necessary, hire skilled people to support you if you’re struggling to get past the finish line solo.
July 23 brings the first of a rare duo of Aquarius full moons
Come out, come out! The very next day, Friday, July 23, the Aquarius full moon activates your first house of self and identity, shining a flattering light on all your personal endeavors. This is the ONE day of Leo season when you definitely don’t want to play backup singer or wait around for others to board the Water Bearer Express. Take action, be courageous and put yourself out there! For clues of what might manifest now, look back to the February 11 Aquarius new moon. Even better? This year, we have a rare doubleheader of Aquarius full moons. The next will arrive on August 22—and when it comes along, you’ll see the events sparked today unfold even more.
Jupiter retrograde backs into Aquarius on July 28
Back to your personal goals again! On July 28, expansive Jupiter, which has been retrograde in Pisces and the “financial district” of your chart since June 20, will reverse into Aquarius until December 28. Your focus will return to your individual needs and projects, and a possible revamp of everything from your appearance to your life path.
This is a momentous and unique time in your life, Aquarius. In a rare transit, both Jupiter and Sclass=”body-el-link standard-body-el-link” aturn are hanging out in your sign together, and have been since their much-touted Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020. After a brief visit to Pisces that started May 13, lucky Jupiter will spend the next five months in Aquarius alongside Saturn, inspiring you to restructure and reinvent yourself.
The results will leave their mark on the next 12 to 29 years of your life—no small thing—so be judicious with your time and energy for the rest of 2021. What no longer feels like a fit for the person you are, Aquarius? It could be a relationship, a job, the place you live…or something internal, like a belief system that no longer resonates.
While supersizer Jupiter is retrograde until October 18 (and Saturn through October 10), it’s all about stripping away your inauthentic demeanor and revealing the true you. But…who is that anyway? Start the search! Reconnect with old talents and interests. Explore abandoned parts of yourself that you used to love. They might hold a hidden gold mine.
Until mid-October, you might need to scale down overly ambitious plans. But don’t cancel anything just yet. Perhaps you’ll return to a solo project that got back-burnered or delayed. Timing is everything. If you’ve been planning an ambitious launch, consider waiting until November and December, when both Jupiter and Saturn will be operating at full power. The extra time to tweak and perfect can make your ideas even sharper.
Venus and Mars are in Leo for most of the month
Partnerships blossom this month as the skies host a special convergence of BOTH love planets, Venus and Mars, in your committed-relationship house. Romantic Venus is in affectionate Leo until July 21 and lusty Mars is here through July 29. This is a time to be decisive around commitments. If you’re feeling the love, take things to the next level! Maybe that looks like partnering up on a business venture with your S.O., moving in together or making plans to go official. If a long-term connection’s gotten bumpy, assertive Mars and diplomatic Venus team up to help you address the problems head-on.
Single and seeking a long-term companion—or a steady playmate? Be uber specific about what you’re looking for because the universe has you in its matchmaking crosshairs, and the stars are aligned for you to meet that special person. With this cosmic combination of wit, charm and confidence, you won’t have trouble attracting prospects, so make the effort.
Venus enters Virgo on July 21
As seductive Venus shimmies through Virgo and your erotic, alluring eighth house from July 21 until August 16, your seductive powers reach peak levels. But as sizzling as the chemistry is, this is hardly superficial. Under this intimate transit, you’ll forge deep and lasting connections and might just encounter a soulmate. Already in a relationship? Take a big step with your S.O., whether you’re meeting each other’s families, opening a joint bank account or shopping for homes together. Most important is how YOU feel in your skin. If you’re not reveling in your awesomeness, do a little work to reconnect with yourself—mind, body and soul. Freshen up your wardrobe (especially your intimates drawer) and do some sensual movement like hip circles, dance parties or anything that activates your core and pelvic area.
Mars joins Venus in Virgo on July 29
Turn up the heat! From July 29 until September 14, lusty Mars joins Venus in your erotic eighth. Your allure will be intoxicating, drawing in a horde of prospects and playmates. With the fiery planet stoking your primal attraction, you could be drawn to edgier types during this cycle. Taking a walk on the wild side could lead you into fatal-attraction territory. Be discerning when choosing your paramours, and you might even uncover love that lasts a lifetime. While you’ll feel scintillating and desirable (yes to that!), competitive Mars here could stoke jealousy, obsession and possessiveness. Catch yourself when you start to fixate and avoid the temptation to snoop. If someone’s given you legitimate reason not to trust them, there’s probably a bigger issue at play. But if it’s your own paranoia, then keep it in check!
Turn up the efficiency! The July 9 Cancer new moon sweeps into your sixth house of systems and administrative tasks, pushing you to streamline your processes. Less is more now, so before you dive into a project, make sure you have a proper plan and, if need be, the right support team to delegate to. This zodiac zone rules helpful people, so put the call out for a trusty wing-person with the ideal skill set. Partnerships are also energized by go-getter Mars, which will spend the month heating up your dynamic duo zones. Prepare to negotiate and lay out your terms. The spotlight is yours on August 22, when the second of two back-to-back full moons arrives in Aquarius, a rare doubleheader in YOUR sign! Look back to the first one on July 23 for clues about a passion project or a solo move that will have the world sit up and take notice of you. If you’ve got a big announcement or project to debut, this could be your perfect moment.
Love Days: 6, 11
Money Days: 18, 26
Luck Days: 16, 24
Off Days: 9, 14, 22
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