Happy Cancer Season! The Sun, center of the universe, moved into the 1st Water Sign of the zodiac, Cancer on June 21st signaling the official beginning of the Summer and a time for all of us to embrace our inner Cancer. You may notice people are more nurturing, family focused, and compassionate. On the other hand, watch out for moodiness as Cancer is a water sign and one of the most sensitive signs in the zodiac. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which represents our emotions, mother, and initial reactions to external circumstances. July is a great month for all of us to listen to our own intuition and figure our what we truly desire so that we are ready to take the correct action steps to make our dreams come true when the Sun moves into firey, natural leader, Leo on July 22nd. Just remember to dot your I’s and cross your T’s when it comes to any business correspondence and decisions as Mercury went retrograde in the sign of Cancer on June 26th. Mercury, the planet of communication and ruler of Gemini and Virgo goes retrograde for approximately 3 weeks, 3 times a year. During this time, there can be delays in travel, miscommunication and problems with electronics. Most astrologers advise against making major purchases, signing contracts, and starting new projects or ventures. However, this is a great time to go back to the drawing board and revisit an idea or business relationship you previously considered and reconnect with old contacts. Once Mercury goes direct on July 20th, everyone will be ready to surge full speed ahead with the energy of Leo supporting our endeavors.
CANCER – THE CRAB June 21st – July 22nd
Happy Solar Return, Cancer! This month, the sun is in your sign marking the beginning of summer. As a matter of fact, there is a new moon in your sign on July 8th and 2 other major planets in your sign this month, Jupiter and Mars making this a great time for you to set personal goals for the rest of your astrological year. Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, moved into your sign last month marking the beginning of a prosperous year for you. This is not a time to sit back and hope for great things to happen. The harder you work and more you commit to your personal goals, the more you will feel supported by Jupiter’s luck as this planet is exalted in your sign, which in laymen’s terms means it feels “at home.” Mars, the action planet is also in Cancer this month giving you the natural drive and fight that this planet has to offer. These two planetary energies work well together and you have the potential to make tremendous progress in July and over the next 12 months. On the love front, Venus is in compatible Earth sign, Virgo in your 3rd house. If you’re in a relationship you may notice it’s easier to communicate with your partner. Singles, get out and mingle. With Mercury in your chatty 3rd house of communication, you are bound to strike up interesting conversations with people from all walks of life. Who knows, the quick discussion you have in the produce section of the grocery store may lead to wedding bells! Just remember that Mercury is retrograde until July 20th so think before you speak and you should be golden.
LEO – THE LION July 23rd – August 22nd
Introverted and Leo are usually not mentioned in the same sentence but this month, you lions may finally be tamed. The Sun, Mars and Jupiter are in your 12th house of your subconscious signaling a great time to rest, evaluate your thoughts and prepare for mid month and August when the sun is at home in your sign. Some of you may have more vivid dreams and your imagination may run wild. This is the 12th house for ya! Venus is in your 2nd house of money and finances giving you the magic touch. If you are in the field of sales or any occupation where you are presenting in front of a group of people, make sure to dress to impress. Venus is the planet of love and beauty and its energy in your financial sector can have you rolling in dough this month.
VIRGO – THE VIRGIN August 23rd-September 22nd
This month, there are 4 planets in your 11th house of friends and associations making this a busy month for you, Virgo! You’re on the top of every invite list and you may feel stretched in a million different directions. Don’t fret, it’s better to be invited to several different parties than none. Since we’re in wedding season, weddings are an excellent place for single Virgos to meet a potential new partner. This is also a great time for networking so make sure to have your business cards ready. At work, you’re diligent but may feel distracted by all the new connections you are making. Make sure to double- and triple-check all emails and correspondence that you send out as Mercury is your ruler and it is retrograde until the 20th. Overall this should be a fun and social month for you.
LIBRA – THE SCALES September 23rd – October 22nd
Work, Work, Work is the theme of this month for you, Libra. The Sun, Mars and Jupiter are all in your 10th house of career and public persona this month giving you the extra boost you need for success. Mars gives you the push you need to see a project through to completion while Jupiter in this area of your chart gives you extra charm and luck to close a major deal. Just keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde until the 20th so it is advised to hold on signing any major contracts until then. If you absolutely have to, which there is a good chance you will since so much is going on in your career sector, double, triple, quadruple check your contracts and work before signing. This month isn’t all work and no play…there is a full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd in your 5th house of love and creativity. Coupled Libras may plan a romantic getaway or engage in a fun activity with their mate – why not try out that cooking class together? Single Libras may meet someone fun and outgoing, but just a warning, this may be a quick rendezvous. Either way, you’ll have a great time unleashing your inner child.
SCORPIO – THE SCORPION October 23rd – November 21st
This is a great month for you Scorpio. With the Sun, Jupiter and Mars in your sister sign Cancer in your 9th house, you have the opportunity to expand your horizons and meet interesting people along the way. The 9th house rules education, travel, and philosophy and Jupiter feels right at home here. Get out of the house, this is a time to explore and test your luck which you will have plenty of this month. If you have a trip planned, you may meet a special someone. Even if you are staying local, with Venus in your 11th House of friends and groups, you may meet someone through a friend or organization. Like all other signs, keep Mercury retrograde in mind as it can affect travel plans. When July is over you’ll feel renewed with a since of higher purpose.
SAGITTARIUS – THE ARCHER November 22nd – December 21st
Money and shared resources is the theme of this month for you, Sagittarius. With several planets in your 8th house, you have the opportunity to increase your salary through the connections you have made. Sagittarius rules entrepreneurship, and for many Archers looking for a business loan or financial backing this could be the month your efforts come to fruition. Just try to hold off on signing any contracts until after July 20th when Mercury goes direct. The New Moon in your 3rd house gives you the gift of gab, making it easier to close deals. Just make sure to think before you speak as Sagittarius’ are known for their sharp tongue. You don’t want to kill all the potential progress you can make this month with one snarky remark.
CAPRICORN – THE GOAT December 22nd – January 19th
Partnership is the name of the game for you this month, Capricorn. You have several planets in your 7th house this month and for workaholic Capricorn, the focus may be on love. The New Moon in Cancer on July 8th may have you thinking about making a current partnership more official. Also Saturn, your natural ruler turns direct this month helping you with decision making. For all you goats on the fence about a current relationship, now may be the time that you decide to take a relationship to the next level or let it go. This energy is also good for business relationships so if you’re considering partnering with someone or hiring a consultant, you may have good luck. Just be sure to flesh out your partnership terms with a fine-toothed comb while Mercury is Retrograde.
AQUARIUS – THE WATER BEARER January 20th – February 18th
July is about getting in great mental and physical health this month, Aquarius. With the Sun, Mars and Jupiter in your 6th house of work, health and service, this is a great time for you to get fit, change your eating habits, or volunteer. The new moon on July 8th may be just what you need to stick to your personal goals. With Venus in your 8th house of shared resources and other people’s money, you may decide to merge resources with a romantic partner. The full moon in your sign on July 22nd may bring a project you’ve been working on to completion or you may finally see the fruits of your hard work.
PISCES – THE FISH February 19th – March 20th
This is a romantic and playful month for dreamy Pisces with 3 major planets in compatible sign Cancer in your 5th house of romance, creativity and children. Single Pisces, get out of the house and find a way to express yourself. You may meet a fun mate with no heavy strings attached. For coupled Pisces, you may see your current relationship move to a deeper level. Passion is the theme of this month. If romance isn’t on your mind, sign up for a creative class you’ve wanted to take. On July 8th, Saturn moves direct in your 9th House of travel and education. This is a great time to book a trip or consider going back to school or taking a class for a special certification. No one knows how to dream like you Pisces, so commit to making your dreams a reality this month.
ARIES – THE RAM March 21st-April 19th
Fiery Aries may feel more of a homebody this month with major planets in your 4th house of home. This is a great time to decorate and spruce up your home with projects you’ve been putting off. When Saturn goes direct in your 8th House of shared resources, you may consider making a major purchase with your spouse or significant other, even further supporting the planets in your home sector this month. Don’t worry about not having any fun this month, the Full Moon in Aquarius in your 11th house of friends encourages reconnecting with friends you haven’t seen in a while. The energy from all the active water signs this month may leave you feeling out of place. But don’t fret; when the sun moves into Leo on the 22nd of this month in your 5th house of love, you’ll be lighting up the town with your passion.
TAURUS – THE BULL April 20th- May 20th
Keep your social calendar on you at all times this month, Taurus, this is going to be a busy month. The Sun, Mars and Jupiter are all in the chatty area of your chart, encouraging you to get out and talk. When the sun moves into Leo on July 22nd your focus will turn to career. You may receive accolades at work, a promotion or good news about the job you interviewed for. When Venus moves into compatible sign Virgo in your 5th house of love and creativity, you’ll feel more passion in your relationship. Take a weekend getaway to spice up your relationship. Single? Try out a new outdoor sport or take a bike ride, Taureans love nature and you have a good chance of meeting someone fun while out on a new adventure.
GEMINI – THE TWINS May 21st – June 20th
Last month Jupiter left your sign where it had been hanging out for a year, increasing your good luck overall. Jupiter is now in Cancer in your 2nd house of finances increasing your opportunities to make more money over the next 12 months. You may not immediately feel that your finances are improving while Mercury is retrograde but things will get better over the next few months. With Venus in Virgo in your 4th House of home, you and your main squeeze should plan a stay-cation to pump up the romance. Single Geminis, you never know, the neighbor or hottie across the street could be the one! The full moon in Aquarius in your 9th house of travel could bring good news from abroad if you are involved in international business. Keep up the momentum from these last 12 months and you have the opportunity to see an improvement in your overall lifestyle.
- Tamerri Ater, AstroFashionista
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