Many of us may shy away from the social sphere in the first weeks of July when it’s easy to overextend or misplace our energies. World-weary signs who’ve been through the wringer in the last several months—namely, water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio and earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn—will need to refill their great well of giving and rethink where (or who) they’ve been investing their energy. A New Moon in private, maternal Cancer on July 4 will set the tone for healing, bringing each sign’s heart back home. Family will be key in all endeavors during this lunation—whether it be spending time with blood relatives, forming new intimacies with friends who feel like family, or growing your immediate family with a pregnancy or birth. For Air signs like Aquarius, Gemini, Libra and Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), will find strength in leaning on family members for financial advice, or even going into business with investments or real estate.
Regardless, finding emotional security is each and every sign’s goal this month, which will be boldly apparent by July 12 when sensuous Venus enters fiery, dramatic Leo—followed by intellectual Mercury on the 13th. Thinking on a grand scale comes naturally, and with the right attitude, all signs can take this time as an opportunity to dream their way to success, professionally, romantically, or materially. Grandiosity rules the day during this period—let it fly, your endless fount of creativity will fuel the fires of your future.
The earthy Capricorn Full Moon will be grounding enough to crystalize your visions into reality, which will require tenacious focus and willpower. Temptations to focus on only fun, light endeavors will lurk nearby when the going gets tough, but Capricorn will pull at our shirtsleeves to remind us of our ultimate goals before it’s too late.
Cancer: Elevated Status
July is your personal New Year, Cancer, and this month is all about setting intentions and laying the foundation for the next chapter of your life. Manifesting your goals, dreams, and deepest desires in calculated steps will flow with uncanny ease, beginning with the New Moon in your watery sign on July 4. The Universe is clearly on your side—and sending all the messages to support that notion.
Money is (still) on your mind, however finances won’t be the same stark stressor it’s been for most of the year. Good news related to your income is on the horizon, thanks to mental Mercury and sweet Venus shaking their moneymakers in your financial sector on July 13. Cancer-born folks in sales or communications will see a great increase in cash flow, but all Crabs will feel motivated to market their talents, especially the creative ones. With progress-oriented Mars finally out of retrograde, pitching your ideas to V.I.P.s—especially around the calculating Capricorn Full Moon on July 19—will strengthen your partnership bonds and prove to be lucrative conversations. Leap, and the net will appear.
Leo: Healthy Polarities
Contrary to your character, you’ll need to spend a lot more time alone than usual this month. Much to your chagrin, this means stepping out of the spotlight for some much-needed R&R. You’ll crave more privacy with the calm, collected Cancer New Moon on July 4, so enjoy dedicating the first half of the month to retreating into a meditative state of solitude. You may have no choice in these shadowy matters if your talents are roped into a clandestine professional project that will require your utter discretion. Sure, your atypical silence may come off as shady to some, but there’s no need to concern yourself with what others (read: haters) think of you now. It’s really none of your business, anyway.
A sea change will occur smack in the middle of the month when alluring Venus and mental Mercury both move into your sign, dousing your personality with radiant charm. After July 13, communicating the bigger picture of your ambitions will dazzle your audience, launching your confidence into the stratosphere. With sexy Venus in hot-blooded Leo, this phase is also an excellent time to jazz up your physical appearance or personal style. Single Leos will be simply mesmerizing to suitors, particularly on July 16. The stable Capricorn Full Moon on July 19 will lend reassurance to your love life as well as your career like a safe, warm hug.
Virgo: Unmanaged Intensity
Social intrigue takes the focus in the first weeks of July, lending a pleasant breath of fresh air to what’s been a stressful June. Yes, tensions from last month will linger, but a New Moon in compatible, calming Cancer on July 4 will take the edge off. Look to your old friends for support, but remain open to forging new social alliances—even with the most unlikely of characters. Strangers and acquaintances are bound to offer creative inspiration in spades.
All that social circulation is bound to take its toll on your earth-bound spirit, and after July 13 you may need to nurture your introverted tendencies. Hiding out and feeding your intellect with reading, study, and learning will likely seem extremely appealing, a striking difference in mood and attitude from the previous weeks. Intensity—especially when it comes to romantic feelings—will highlight this month, growing stronger with the Full Moon in the equally sobering, grounded earth sign Capricorn on July 19. Whatever emotions arise now will be challenging, to say the least. Meditation and physical exercise are great tools for you now, but don’t hesitate to ask for help. Breakthroughs are possible with professional guidance and therapy.
Libra: Work Hard, Play Hard
Career matters take precedence over any social fun in the first weeks of the month—but don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to circulate in the radiance of summer later on. You’ll be plenty busy, though, because professional opportunities are piling up. The Cancer New Moon on July 4 will kick-start your career, and you may be thrown into the running for a major promotion or brand-new position. Schedule interviews and pitch meetings in the first two weeks of July, your powers of persuasion are so intense now, you’re basically a shoe-in for whatever you want and work towards. Superiors will take notice and be bowled over by your acumen. Even if they don’t readily express it, you’re earning your future success.
Your confidence will be at its pinnacle by July 13, driving you to kick up your heels and take down your hair for a bit of fun. Finally, you’ll feel comfortable shifting your focus to friends, family, and your jam-packed social calendar. These weeks provide the perfect opportunity to escape to the beach or a resort town—take a holiday, you deserve one. When the Capricorn Full Moon hits on July 19, joyful news from family may come pouring in, giving you and your clan a real reason to celebrate in the sun.
Scorpio: Working All Angles
Last month might’ve tested your patience (and sanity…), but others see the power and value you possess in your talents, even if you don’t right now. A mentor or superior’s faith will be plainly apparent with the arrival of the ultra-compatible and motherly Cancer New Moon on July 4. There’s someone out there that wants to see you succeed—and may even bring you a sliver of lasting celebrity. Your ideas seem to be ripe for helping the masses, and if you want to progress—spiritually, personally, professionally—you’ll need to unleash them with confidence.
Venus will dance into Scorpio and link with your dual ruling planet Mars on July 6, delivering one of the most romantic days you’ve had in awhile, an ideal time to take a jaunt to someplace exotic and sexy with your lover. This will be a brief bastion, though, because it’s back to business by July 13, when administrative Mercury and Venus move into your career sector, allowing you to hypnotize and glamour your way into powerful leaders’ hearts. After so much struggle, things will become easier and you could be given a chance to make long-lasting, important changes to your earning potential with the harmonious Capricorn Full Moon on July 19. However, that Full Moon may also bring stressful news relating to the well-being of a sibling, which might distract you from your big plans. Help if you can, but be careful of energy vampires at this time of heightened psychic power and awareness.
Sagittarius: Strike While the Iron Is Hot
The month begins with a New Moon in Cancer landing smack-dab in your 8th House of Shared Resources on July 4, highlighting money accumulated from sources outside of your main income. Golden opportunities to increase your income through side gigs, freelancing, or even investments and venture capital may flow to you, but they’ll require your undivided attention to detail—lest you get screwed. These weeks are brilliant for real estate, too, so if you are buying a home, property, or applying for or refinancing a mortgage, now is the time to strike. Another possibility is an unexpected financial windfall from something like an inheritance or hidden investment.
Improving yourself becomes your focus by mid-month. If you’ve been considering learning a new language, art form, or spending more time developing yourself spiritually, July 13 will deliver the energy you need to initiate your path to self-discovery. Feed your intellectual and spiritual appetite now, because once the Capricorn Full Moon hits on July 19, your mind will boomerang back to money. An unexpected expense may shock your bank account—or you may devise a genius plan to monetize your creativity and talents. The world is yours, but it’s up to you to direct positive manifestation.
Though you’ve been all about increasing your business moxie, July will bring your softer, gentler side to the surface, beginning with a cuddly Cancer New Moon on July 4 sending beams of brilliance to your partnership sector. Nurturing your connection with either your business or romantic partner(s) will come naturally, and you’ll be strong and patient enough to support the deep emotional needs of your number-two person with unusual empathy, regardless of how intense the situation may seem. Actions that come from your pure heart will foster a sense of safety and satisfaction in your partner, building spiritual bonds that will stand the test of time.
Those close to you will feel more like family than usual, thanks to the Cancer New Moon, lending business negotiations and money-making endeavors a little warmer after the 4th, even with those you don’t know well personally. Partnership matters will rule the entire month, though, so you may receive incredible news related to your partner’s income after July 13. This phase offers a beautiful view into your future together—dreaming your dreams will pull you ever closer. Sure, you’re one of the most stoic and unemotional signs, but a Full Moon in your sign on July 19 will expose your emotional vulnerabilities and have you spilling your guts freely. Do not be afraid of intimacy—gushing feels good with the right company.
Aquarius: Welcome Positive Changes
It seems like you’ve done nothing but focus on work with little play, and you’ve finally reached a point of frustration with your career’s progress. Maybe the past months have forced you into a job you hate, or perhaps you’ve simply plateaued professionally. Whatever the case, start sending out resumes as soon as the Cancer New Moon hits your work sector on July 4. New Moons are powerful starting points for setting intentions and making manifestations real, and you have the power to attract a more compatible environment that values your many talents. Finding something new and locking it down—even in the dog days of summer—could come much easier than you’ve ever expected.
Initiating a new health regimen, like trying a new workout or joining a different fitness class, could give your overall well-being a shot of confidence. After July 13, your love life and social circulation will also receive a playful boost. Partnered Aquarians can welcome a greater sense of harmony with open arms after July 13 which will last until August 5. Single Waterbearers enjoying playing the field could finally feel compelled to lock someone down exclusively.
Pisces: The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle
July begins with a gorgeous New Moon in cuddly, compatible sibling water sign Cancer in your romance sector on the 4th, giving you a lot to look forward to this month—especially for single Pisces ready to paint the town a sexy, summery scarlet hue. Even better, magnetic Venus continues touring your true love sector—an extremely powerful position for manifesting hot, lasting romance as well as making your ambitions reality—until July 12. Circle the dates July 4, 5, and 6 on your calendar in red lipstick; grab your squad and go out on the prowl, or schedule outings and dates on these days if you’re already seeing someone. Partnered Pisces could decide to level up their commitment by moving in together, getting engaged, or deciding to have a baby. Not ready or interested in kids? Be safe and wrap it up—fertility runs high for you this month, Pisces.
Those fertile vibes can easily transfer over to your work life after July 13 when communication and bonding with coworkers and business partners improves drastically. Everyone will feel a little like family, making collaborations breezy, lucrative, and prolific. A grounded Full Moon in earthy Capricorn on July 19 could deliver some trying news relating to the security and well-being of a close friend. You’re always there to support your friends in need, but be careful: Sensitives like you (and other water signs) are deep feelers and givers and tend to attract energy vampires if they are recklessly generous. Protect yourself—and be prepared to walk away from a potentially toxic relationship.
Aries: Sizzle + Slay
Your heart is with family matters as July opens, but your shrewd sense of ambition has your mind firmly focused on improving your domestic situation and pumping up your real estate prowess. Thanks to the family-focused Cancer New Moon on July 4, relatives could come to your aid or even go into business with you on a project related to your home or real estate.
No matter what you do this month, you’ll finally have the support of your action-packed ruling planet, Mars, backing you after a three-month slumber in retrograde. Endeavors will take off easily and fluidly—as long as your intentions are purely positive. Though this work will be fun and rewarding, all work and no play simply won’t do. Single Aries will have trouble focusing if they don’t balance their desires (or libido), especially by mid-month when sensual Venus glides into the friendly fire sign Leo. Expect sparks to pop and fly in the summer heat—pay close attention to who you meet in social circulation around July 12.
Love is on your mind heavy and passions will stoke your heart’s flame this month, but the sobering and career-oriented Capricorn Full Moon on July 19 may drag your heels back down to earth. But coming down from the clouds of romantic intrigue will likely prove extremely fruitful and professionally fulfilling now. Sometimes, taking a break from the rat race to have some hot fun in the summertime is exactly what your warrior-self needs to slay.
Taurus: Left Brain/Right Brain
Expressing your keen emotional awareness will come fluidly this month, particularly at the top of the month when a big-hearted New Moon in deeply compatible Cancer on July 4 drives you to lead with your heart. Astonishingly, this phase of emotional rawness won’t touch your trademark logic, blending your right and left brain’s massive intellectual capacity. This will allow you to communicate exactly what’s in your heart—and on your mind—with uncanny emotional intelligence through the first two weeks of the month. Don’t squander this time to get it all out in the open!
Venus, your ruling planet, will slide into your domestic sector on July 12, compelling you to feather your nest. You’ll spare no expense for your comfort (careful, now...) while Venus is stationed here. Throwing a summertime bash or simply playing host more often is just what the doctor ordered to make you shine. This month, you’ll finally have Mars, the planet connected to action and progress, in your jetpack after a three-month retrograde. A Full Moon on July 19 in sibling earth sign Capricorn will reflect this energy, an ideal time to set sail on an international adventure abroad.
Your creative talents will beam a bright light on your bank account early in July, and you’ll finally be able to increase your flow of income after the emotionally expressive Cancer New Moon on July 4. Shining bright, no one will be able to deny your value—especially at work. Take chances and flex your muscles, you’ve got the support of superiors, making the first half of the month beyond ideal for locking down a promotion or raise. You may not even need to ask…
By July 13, easygoing Venus will link with your chatty ruling planet, Mercury, in your communications sector, cultivating tremendous magnetism and charisma. The gift of gab has always been yours, but this silver-tongued switch will be the ace in your back pocket for negotiations and sending clear messages about where you want to go. This aspect will lend such a sense of lighthearted drama and flamboyance, you’ll certainly find yourself in the spotlight wherever you are.
Finances will continue to improve throughout the month, and thanks to the business-minded Capricorn Full Moon on July 19, you may even be able to send off the final payments on a sizable debt, like student loans, a mortgage, or deep credit-card bills. What’s more, committed Geminis will receive a double-dose of financial security through their partner’s income, as well.