Add These Dates to Your G-Cal:

  • July 1: Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn
  • July 4: Mars enters Taurus
  • July 4: Mercury enters Cancer
  • July 13: Full Moon in Capricorn
  • July 16: Sun in Cancer conjunct Mercury in Cancer
  • July 17: Venus enters Cancer
  • July 19: Mercury enters Leo
  • July 22: Sun enters Leo
  • July 28: New Moon in Leo
  • July 28: Jupiter Retrograde in Aries

    Ah, Cancer season! Summer is here and all we’re feeling nostalgic and in touch with our emotions. The month starts off with a cosmic bang on July 1 when warrior planet Mars in Aries forms a tense angle with intense Pluto in Capricorn. This planetary standoff is sure to dig up some drama, and our shadow sides may come out to play. The celestial weather shifts on July 4 as Mars enters Taurus, a transit that’s all about the pursuit of pleasure. We’re stopping to smell the roses, and even though it may feel like we’re slowing down, Taurus’ stubborn streak gives us the stamina and endurance to go after what we want.

    Also on July 4, Mercury, the planet of communication, enters intuitive Cancer. Our thoughts become more nostalgic and we’re revisiting memories from the past. We’re also zeroing in on non-verbal communication—just don’t assume others can read your mind. The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 13 packs against power-hungry Pluto. This is a time to let go of baggage that’s been weighing you down.

    The Sun and Mercury meet in Cancer and deliver a major realization on July 16. When Mercury approaches the heart of the Sun, it’s known as a cazimi. Cazimis strengthen the planet that is sitting with the Sun, so pay close attention to your thoughts and conversations today—a breakthrough is on the way. Venus, the planet of love and values, enters Cancer on July 17, expressing our need to nurture ourselves. Your love language becomes more sentimental and you’re focused on your physical and emotional safety and sense of security. Jarring news arrives on July 18 as Mercury opposes Pluto. Taboo conversations can take place, and secrets may be revealed or covered up. This is a powerful day for self-reflection, but it’s also important to be mindful of others who may use their words or power to manipulate.

    The energy lightens on July 19 when Mercury enters gregarious Leo. We’re expending our mental energy in a self-centered way. This is not a time of selfishness, but a time to reflect on our goals and ambitions. We’re speaking from the heart with a more direct, honest approach. On the same day, the Sun in Cancer sits across the sky from Pluto. Issues that were dug up as Mercury opposed Pluto can reappear, and power struggles with authority figures and bosses can take place today. This energy reminds you that it’s impossible to control every situation.

    The Sun gains strength as it enters Leo on July 22, and we’re sinking into the summer spirit. The Sun is Leo’s ruling planet, which means it’s better able to shine in this sign. Our confidence gets a boost and we’re ready to make the world our stage! Leo season is a wonderful time to connect with your inner child through fun and play. Make a wish on July 24 as two of the luckiest planets in the sky, Venus and Jupiter, share a kiss. This is leave-work-early energy—it’s not super helpful for productivity, but it can rev up your creativity. It’s a day of celebration and you may feel a little extra social and indulgent. You deserve to spoil yourself—just don’t go overboard.

    The New Moon in Leo on July 28 mingles with lucky Jupiter, adding a dash of hope and optimism to the day. New Moons signal fresh starts. Try out some mirror magic (let’s be real, it’s Leo’s favorite magical tool): Repeat positive affirmations to yourself in the present tense as you gaze at yourself in the mirror. Repeat this for the next 28-day lunar cycle and witness your transformation. Also on July 28, Jupiter—the planet of opportunity, spirituality and wisdom—stations retrograde. Outer planet retrogrades aren’t anything to fear, and the day a planet changes directions is when we will feel the energy the most personally as our attention shifts toward our own internal growth and goals.

    The month ends with some shocking news as Mercury in Leo forms a tense angle with Uranus in Taurus. This type of cosmic connection can stir up stress or deliver mental breakthroughs. This is a day to go with the flow as your daily routine and typical thought patterns may be interrupted. Take it as an invitation to look at matters from a new POV. A few days later on July 30, the month ends with a serious conversation as Mercury in Leo sits opposite challenging Saturn in Aquarius. If you find your thought patterns drifting off into worst-case scenario territory, don’t freak out. The energy can feel heavy today, but it can lead to productive conversations. You’ve got this, astro cuties!

    Read on for your Sun, Moon, and Rising sign horoscopes:

    ARIES

    TAURUS

    GEMINI

    CANCER

    LEO

    VIRGO

    LIBRA

    SCORPIO

    SAGITTARIUS

    CAPRICORN

    AQUARIUS

    PISCES

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