Slip on your flippers and take your feels for a dip, astro babes. July is a salt-soaked interstellar shellabration of our aquatic inner worlds. It is a wet and wild month for getting friendly with the flux, opening wide to the rhythm of your personal tides, and finding magic mooring amidst all the seaswept shifts.
The beach party is hosted by the lunar fantasia of Cancer, and it is a season to consider all that happens in the shade and after dark. The midnight confessions. The hopes and wishes tucked under the sheets. And with a fat full moon eclipse in Capricorn and Mercury stationing direct, our commitment to following each wave pool force of feeling actually leads us back to dry land: a reminder of our cavernous capacity to truly hold it all.
What is your gold, your rock, your amorous anchor? Where can you rest your sweet head even as the winds whip? Trust that this month, when you commit to getting liquid, your buoyancy will make you bolder. July wants to carry you all the way home sweet home to solid ground. But first, you have got to learn how to swim …
Read on for your sign’s secret source of stability for July, and find your footing amidst the storm-kissed shimmies and shakes …
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
June was your micromovements moment, Cancer, as you uncovered secret treasures of interconnection in the seemingly mundane. July asks you to switch up your sightlines and now gaze at what is hiding in very plain sight. There is an obvious answer, sweet one. An elegant elephant in the room, sporting a sequined headdress. You already know what needs doing and what is long past done. Look it square in the eyes and take it out of the oven.
Your Solid Ground: Endings. July is your month for finding wild expansion in the willingness to close it down. Swap the exhaustion of continued engagement for the exhilaration of just calling it.
LEO OR LEO RISING
June was deliciously dilated for you, Leo, an invitation to crank up the color wheel and relish the rainbow of sensation. July’s palette is more glow-in-the-dark and asks you to train your paintbrush on the tenderest of places. There is a story inside of these so-called scars and when you enter them softly, you will swap needless suffering for sustainable self-care. Release any need to manage your stable of feelings, swapping “touch-ups” for the chance to truly touch in.
Your Solid Ground: Sweetness. July is your month for smoking out any self-inflicted barbs, choosing self-directed sweet talk to soothe the scratchy spots instead.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
June was all about finding your edge, Virgo, as you learned to trade instant competence for more curiosity. Now, July’s energies ask you to mine even more enjoyment from the unknowns, as you relish planting tiny seeds and surrendering them to the wild weather. Start by noticing how quickly you may rush to assemble the master plan, and choose the little sparks instead, training your attention on the urges and inklings without having to know exactly how you will get to the endgame.
Your Solid Ground: Vision. July is your month for getting gussied up with the glimmers, keeping your eye on what is only just coming into clear view.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
June was an invitation to embrace your bespoke adventure style, Libra, as you embraced calling more of your own wild shots. July deepens this cosmic CEO work, as you step into a serene sense of ownership that does not need to feel forced. Instead, simply apportion the fields of your life right now, deciding with your characteristic clarity what can and cannot find a place. It is as straightforward as a no vacancy sign on the door. Hang it without an ounce of agitation.
Your Solid Ground: Limits. July is your month for drawing lines to liberate more light, whether it is time management, a tech holiday or relationship real talk.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
June invited you to exercise your right to retreat, Scorpio, as you relished the little disappearing acts that brought you closer to your one and only self. July’s energies ask you to continue to hold this practice of self-containment close, as you step more fully into the flow of life around you. Start by noticing when you might want to “pop out,” distracted by a shiny object or a gnawing sensation of not-enoughness. Committing to sitting with the cravings will clearly illuminate what you actually need.
Your Solid Ground: Simplicity. July is your month for finding the most sparkle in the stripped-down and straightforward, embracing the electricity of what you already own.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
June was a featherlight month for running your hands just above the surface, Sag, as you embraced the energy of ungripped living. Now, July wants you to take that capacity for weightlessness and wield it wisely, applying your power of perspective to choose where to apply the pressure. Become a finely-tuned sensation sieve. A self-directed arrow that takes a moment to assess before needlessly spilling hot blood. You are a font of wild feeling, Sag. Consider who and what gets to feel the burn.
Your Solid Ground: Awareness. July is your month for finding a more measured sense of mojo, trading flying off the handle for first mapping your route.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
June was an elegant altar of carefully placed attention, as you refined how to devote your precious resources. Now, July’s energy asks you to harness this inner harbor in service of your worldly spark. Start by considering your impact. The echoes that fan out from your actions. Whether it is a tiny smile in the eyes of a stranger or a clearer sense of cause and effect, it is time to boomerang your bold moves, Cappy, remembering how much we all need your sweet embrace.
Your Solid Ground: Participation. From intimate encounters to the grander spiritual sense that you are part of the human fam, July is your month for uncovering the power in your pas de deux.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
June was a slow roast month for simply letting it all be, as you tempered any urges for analysis with the power of presence. July carries you even farther into this oceanic allowing and asks you to seek out the secret coves that bring you back to the source. What cools your system? What would feel most like a homecoming? Whether it is rediscovering a former passion or uncovering a more abstract sense of ancient roots, this month wants you to go down and in with complete devotion.
Your Solid Ground: Shelter. July asks you to find comfort in coverings, pitching metaphorical and literal tents to protect your essence.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
June plunged you into the process of creation, Pisces, as you learned to embrace your status as a clear channel. Now, July invites you to consider the width of your life. The full-bodied feast before you. This celebration starts with a willingness to focus on what you are harvesting. What is coming to ripeness? What is already spilling over with goodness? Seek out party starters in unexpected places, remembering that you don’t have to put in any more effort to reap the reward.
Your Solid Ground: Leisure. While your porousness sometimes absorbs the weight of the whole world, July is made for unloading any heavy packs and going skinny dipping instead.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
June gifted you with butterfly wings, Aries, as you learned to make love to each sweet moment as if it was your last. July wants you to build on this one-life-to-live credo and consider how to turn it into truly sustainable art. Start by excavating your own rhythms, noticing the cyclical shifts of filling and emptying that permeate your existence. You are building an intuitive schedule that syncs with your own customized circadian rather than strict calendars right now. Release the urge for anxious “to-dos” and choose to simply ebb and flow instead.
Your Solid Ground: Instinct. July wants you to mimic nature, making moves based on intuitive timing that springs from organic urges.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
June beckoned you back to the basics, Taurus, teaching you to trust in moments of effortless ease. July builds on your willingness to choose the route of less complication, and it all starts with a clear commitment to disengage from mental gymnastics. You simply cannot hold up the world with your worry over projected outcomes anymore. Put your brain in the backseat and let divine intervention simply intervene without having to comment, finding faith in the unknowable expanse before you.
Your Solid Ground: Spontaneity. July wants you spry, nimble and perpetually game. Slough off the endless negotiations and imagined possible scenarios and take some lusty leaps instead.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
June was all about sporting your magenta heart on your ruffled sleeve, as you practiced closing the gaps between yourself and the world and just getting closer. July’s energies want even more of this tender touch and you can build this muscle by exploring the principle of absorption. Notice moments of restraint when you think that you, or it, is about to be “too much.” And then let yourself get swept away, anyway. This month wants you crushing hard and falling fast. Lose yourself to find yourself, Gemstone.
Your Solid Ground: Immersion. Like a poolside plunge, July is your month to not hold back one bit, finding your footing by going full-on.
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