July Astro Babble ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“The first step in enlightenment is to…lighten up!” Bashar
Hello July, and hello eclipse season! Keep in mind that we experience eclipses a few times a year, and each eclipse season offers new awareness and illumination depending on where they land in the cosmic landscape, and in your individual astrology. July’s Solar and Lunar Eclipses are in the signs of Cancer and Capricorn, with dates included below.
Eclipses always bring cosmic intensity. They inspire us to dig in deeper, and bring awareness to what is working in our lives, and what we need to let go of to transform and evolve. Oh, and we have a Mercury Retrograde this month, as well! All in all, we can look forward to a very transformative time. So, breathe and dig in!
Solar Eclipse/New Moon, July 2, Cancer
Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon, July 16, Capricorn
New Moon, July 31, Leo
Mercury retrograde, July 7, Leo, into Cancer through July 31
Your July Horoscope:
Aries: You may feel torn in different directions, as your stars present a balancing act between various, and what may seem to be divergent, aspects of your life. Most notably, how to balance your personal and family life, with your greater career aspirations. Ultimately, this is an opportunity, a cosmic exercise, if you will, in bringing you back to yourself. It’s about self-knowledge, a knowing of yourself, and what works for you. Your motto this month: #ToThineOwnSelfBeTrue
Taurus: You’re seeking more recognition this month, of your talents and what you bring to the table. Or in other words, show some appreciation, thank you very much! Not to get all therapy on you, but a reminder that if you’re not acknowledging and appreciating yourself, how can you expect others to do the same? This is a time to dig in deeper around your feelings of self-worth, because you deserve the best, Taurus! Take stock and remember: #LikeAttractsLike
Gemini: You’re focused on finances, paying the bills, while staying in alignment with your true self. Money is what is you’re seeking now, and that’s perfectly okay! You know the drill, focus on the aspects of your life where you feel the most abundant, celebrate them with all your heart, then let go and let the Universe meet you. The Universe is on-track with you receiving the abundance you need. You just need to get out of your own way. #AbundanceIsMyMiddleName
Cancer: Big month for you, Cancer! With Venus (love and relationships), the powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse (July 2nd) and the sun (mid-month) in your sign, everything you know to be true for yourself is up for re-evaluation. Key now is focusing on what you love and what brings you happiness and the greatness fulfillment. Sound superfluous? I beg to differ. Your highest and best self is looking for some love, and everything comes from there. #SelfLove
Leo: With warrior planet Mars in your sign, you’re ready to conquer new territory and make things happen! At the same time--Debbie-Downer Alert!-- you may need to slow down your process. Just a bit. You’re also contending with the Mercury Retrograde, so it’s about finding a balance between when to act and when to take a step back and re-evaluate. When in doubt, take the step back. It will serve your bigger picture, even if it may not feel that way. #DivineRightTiming
Virgo: With Mercury, your ruling planet, in retrograde for most of the month, this is a time to regroup. This doesn’t mean checking-out from the world (no bon-bons and lying in bed, except occasionally) or giving into inertia. It’s an active regrouping. Especially with new sources of inspiration coming your way from the Solar and Lunar Eclipses. Your bigger picture and potentials are being illuminated, and you need time to receive and integrate. #InspiredIntegration
Libra: Good news, and not so good news! This month’s eclipses are in conflict with your sun, confronting your very being-ness, your essential truth. The greater news is that the eclipses also offer illumination and new guideposts on how to move forward. To take advantage of these energies, you will need to embrace your vulnerability, the real you, without superficial trappings or artifice. Whether this feels hard, or an act of grace, depends on your: #Perspective
Scorpio: Star-inspired Harry Potter moment…You are a wizard at the Hogwarts school, ready to discover your talents and potential. You meet the Sorting Hat and…Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff? We all know that by Harry’s willingness to think differently, he defined his outcome. My point is that you are at a crossroads, and your choices now have significant impact to your future. This is a destiny vs. fate moment. Exercise your freewill. #WhatWouldDumbledoreDo?
Sagittarius: Your stars may have you questioning, well, a lot. Big stuff, like--why am I here, what’s my truth, and what am I doing with my life? Hello solar and lunar eclipses! Granted, you are being stimulated to dig in deeper, but at the same time, this is not a moment to give into any existential crisis. You know who you are, and need to trust what you’re doing. Tweak what needs to be tweaked, be open to new information and sources of inspiration, and #StayTheCourse
Capricorn: Expect some intensity with Saturn, Pluto and the Full Moon/Lunar eclipse all in your sign! This means that whatever needs to come up for you to get clear and move forward, will do so now. Consider this a cleansing moment, a time to purge what is no longer working. This may include personal habits and ways of being that you’ve been wanting to let go of. The time is ripe to create new personal structures that serve you in a bigger way. #BrandNewDay
Aquarius: How’s your fantasy life, Aquarius? I don’t mean this in a provocative or kinky way (although, hey, that can be interesting, too!), but more to the point, this is a time where your dreams and imaginings are super powerful. Give yourself permission to fantasize, to daydream about what is possible. As it is truly said: If you can imagine it, it can be real. Time to visualize! New doors are opening, be available to walk fearlessly through them. #ImaginingMe
Pisces: With passionate Mars visiting your solar house of health and wellbeing, you’re feeling a compelling urge, a desire to transform your daily life. Especially around your relationship with your body. Your body is the temple for your soul, and how you take care of it defines much. Not only in your wellbeing, but also in creating the energy that will attract what you need to make you feel really good. Body-awareness and self-care is the new sexy! #BringingSexyBack