Astro Babble July Edition ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen
The Astro elements for July are water and fire. Water starts the month: Sun, Mercury and Venus are in Cancer, forming a harmonious alignment with Mars in Scorpio (now in direct forward movement!) Water highlights feelings, emotions, family, home and the psyche. So expect some moodiness--all the better to get in touch with your feelings, my dears.
Fire kicks in mid-month or so, with Sun, Mercury and Venus shifting into Leo. Fire is about action, creativity, expansion and making your presence known. Time to get things moving. But do so, before Uranus (in fiery Aries) goes retrograde at month’s end.
Saturn still squares (challenges) Neptune, and Pluto and Neptune’s square grows closer. These planetary square-offs add to the heightened universal tension, as the world is forced into a new reality. This is an open-ended, infinite reality, where if you’re willing to do the work, there are endless possibilities. However, if your vision isn’t new-world practical and sustainable, this will be the time you will know it!
Cancer New Moon, July 4th: The new moon joins Mercury on Independence Day. The moon in its native sign of Cancer highlights the realm of home and family, a perfect time to commune with loved ones, celebrate and receive some nurturance. With communicative Mercury joining the equation, there is a heightened desire to share, relate and “talk things out”. Mercury is not the most sensitive of planets, and some emotional buttons may be pushed. In the process, there is an opportunity to clear the air in a liberating way.
Capricorn Full Moon, July 19th: The full moon in the sign of the hard-working, achieving, goal-orientated Goat, is not completely comfortable with the fluid, watery, feeling-orientated moon energies! Leave it to a full moon—a time of heightened energy—to bring to our attention anything that needs adjustment. Time to commune with you, your reality and what you can realistically achieve. As for all else, time to release and let go. This is also a period to celebrate your achievements, and look forward to the future. In the process, it’s key to not be hard on yourself!
Your July Horoscope:
Aries: The beginning of the month is a time to regroup, integrate and reflect. Then when the planets shift into fire mid-month, it’s time to take all that you have learned and put it into action. You have a great window of opportunity until Uranus (in your sign) goes retrograde at month’s end. Retrograde Saturn also encourages you to be mindful. Make sure your actions are in alignment with your higher good. #YouGotThis
Taurus: You’re receiving positive lunar vibes this month, with the New and Full Moon in Earth-friendly Cancer and Capricorn, illuminating your realms of communication, education and knowledge. Plus Mars in your opposite sign of Scorpio is now in direct motion, helping you to integrate the last few months and move life forward. But there’s no rush, Taurus. Rome wasn’t built in a day. You’ve got time. #Woolgathering
Gemini: With the new moon illuminating your house of finance, you’re all about the money. Or more specifically how you make your money. This is a time to consider your bigger picture. Are you doing what you love? Are you getting to be of service? Good questions! I have one word for you: Entrepreneur! You, Gemini, would be excellent at creating your own business empire. Time to explore the possibilities! #DriversSeat
Cancer: You’ve been doing some emotional stamp-collecting, therapy-speak for putting your emotions on hold until you’re ready to deal with them. Beginning with the new moon in your sign, and later the full moon in your relationship house, this month is a time to fully realize and express what you’ve been holding back. It may be tidal wave or some quiet, reflective tears, either way, there’s release--and relief in sight! #FeelingCollector
Leo: Expect a slow start this month, with watery planets drifting through your dreamy 12th house of the unconscious. You may revisit the past, old memories, dreams--a bit like a cosmic life review. Then when the Sun shifts into your sign—it’s Leo time, baby! A time to put your plans into action. Remember, a big part of being who you are today, is because of the journey, the story you’ve lived. Celebrate it. #VictoryLap
Virgo: Cosmically speaking, July proves to be an excellent month, Virgo. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and good luck is moving forward in your sign, offering opportunities to expand yourself and your world. You also have some positive lunar ju-ju from the Earth friendly new and full moons, offering new clarity especially around your career. Jupiter leaves your realm in September, so now is a time to: #MakeItSo
Libra: Do you feel like the Universe is sending you mixed messages? You’re not imagining things, Libra! It’s been a two steps forward, one step back cosmic scenario of late. But this month there’s a new twist to your in-betwist-and-between world…I’m predicting some happy surprises, a Uranus lighting bolt of inspiration, especially mid month. The key is to be open, and let go of expectations. #Twizzlers
Scorpio: After almost three months, Mars—the action planet—has gone direct in your sign! Expect to feel a difference: freer: lighter, more in-synch. The question is, what do you want to do now? There’s plenty of possibilities, and this is a time to consider your bigger picture and your “smaller” picture (i.e. day-to-day life). In the perfect world the two would completely align. Well, you do love a challenge, Scorpio! #FindingBalance
Sagittarius: Your cosmic role model this month is celebrity sign-mate Taylor Swift. Love her or not—personally I think she’s pretty awesome—Swift is a quintessential Sag: Adventurous, fun-loving, inclusive and willing to speak her mind. She loves to share her story--for better or worse. You’re also a storyteller, and learn through your experiences. (It’s called growth!) It may have been a rough few months, but now it’s time to: #ShakeItOff
Capricorn: Okay, it’s not a competition, but you have experienced some of the most cosmic stimulation (spiritual speak for “challenges”) of all the signs the last few years. Although you love to win, this is a marathon that you’re so over. Good news! July’s new and full moons are in your cosmic corner, offering insight and illumination that will move you forward. Inspiration is your calling card. Follow the signs. #MostLikelyToSucceed
Aquarius: Your stars encourage you to dig into the buried treasure of your deeper mind, dreams, and imagination. You may feel like you’ve fallen through the rabbit hole into an Alice in Wonderland world, a place where what you thought was real, isn’t, and what you didn’t think was real, is. Alice’s Jabberwocky would say: Enjoy the cosmic riddle. Your imagination is the key to new possibilities. #IHadTheMostCuriousDream
Pisces: The new and full moons offer some cosmic love, a welcome infusion of energy towards getting on track and your affairs in order. Not to say, that you haven’t been on track, it’s more that you’ve been dealing with a whole lot of change and reconfiguration, i.e. potential overwhelm. This month is a time to secure your future foundations, knowing that the cosmic force is with you. #TheDevilsInTheDetails