On July 4, the new moon in Cancer helps you turn a new page in your personal life. You could have a heartfelt moment with someone in your inner circle who helps you feel less alone. You could also be tempted to close yourself off out of a fear of feeling too much—but we advise you to dive deep into those healing depths now. Remember: Empathy is the great connector of humanity. You could also unearth a serendipitous lead on a new place, or make a decision to move into a space that's more "you."
Just don't get too relaxed, because an important career moment arrives in the second half of July. The cosmos hits the pause button on all things nesting, when the July 19 full moon in Capricorn shines its ambitious light on your tenth house of career advancement. A long-term professional goal you've been working toward reaches a critical turning point now. You might earn a promotion, or get news of a new job or a prestigious leadership opportunity. Take a break from all your lounging to make a serious power move, like scheduling a meeting with a VIP or calculating long-term plans. However, remain cautious with the full moon forming a tense square to unpredictable Uranus in Aries, as you might be moved to make a sudden and impulsive change of tactics.
Your brain is firing on all cylinders on July 4, when the annual Cancer new moon ignites important conversations, new friendships and brilliant ideas. With the new moon in your third house of communication and community, you could tap into some amazing opportunities locally. No need to go searching much further than your own backyard, Taurus—the gold is right there. The new moons unfolds over the course of the next six months, so pay attention to the talks and exchanges you have near this date as they could develop into much bigger ventures or collaborations by the end of the year.
Destination: inspiration! On July 19, the full moon in Capricorn serves up an adventurous vibe, as it lights up your ninth house of travel, expansion and discovery. A long-distance trip might coalesce. Maybe you're putting the final touches on a surf camp vacation in Costa Rica. Or, you might seek out different types of growth opportunities, stretching your limits to launch an entrepreneurial gig, publish your labor-of-love manuscript, or sign up for a class. You're feeling especially honest under this outspoken full moon—so pour on the truth serum. This open-hearted atmosphere may also help you release some pent-up tension around a difficult topic. Something that's been burdensome can lift now, so do the difficult but necessary closure work to let it go.
Keep it simple, Gemini! July's stars could finally give all of us a breather from the twists and turns of May and June. This month, your mission is to simplify. Prioritize and streamline, instead of packing your schedule until it’s about to burst and then canceling triple-booked plans the last minute. July 4 is Independence Day in the United States, and you may be celebrating financial freedom—or at least making your first steps in that direction. That day, the Cancer new moon will illuminate your second house of work and money, kicking off a six-month growth cycle. You might start looking for new income opportunities, jobs or freelance clients. This is a good time for a budget inventory, as you'll see nice results in your bank account by the end of the year if you start consciously saving, cutting extraneous expenses and prioritizing. Your confidence gets a boost from this new moon, so make a bold move on your own behalf today.
Long-term mergers come into focus on July 19, when the Capricorn full moon beams into your eighth house of shared wealth, joint ventures and intimacy. You might seal a deal or make a relationship status official. Since full moons can also bring endings, a business or romantic partnership could also end in a split. Strong feelings that neither of you has aired could come out into the open now, and while it could get intense at least you’ll know where you stand. This full moon could also spark an erotic awakening or a desire for deeper emotional bonding. However, freedom fighter Uranus in your liberated eleventh house will be at a loose square to the full moon. This could cause you to run hot-and-cold, sending even more mixed messages than your sign famously does. You could fiercely resist an attraction, or even unconsciously sabotage a business deal because you're afraid to lose your autonomy. Don't be your own worst enemy, Gemini.
It's your birthday season! The Sun is in Cancer until July 22, kicking off a brand-new solar cycle for the year ahead. While your sign is famous for nurturing everyone else, this is your month to focus on Numero Uno, pouring your energy into cherished personal goals and passion projects. No matter where in the world you live, this July 4 is YOUR Independence Day, as the annual Cancer new moon lights up your first house of identity and autonomy. You might just set off a few fireworks of your own by making a head-turning debut, sharing your talents or just finally speaking up. This new moon which signifies your personal New Year—will also kick off a new six-month chapter for all your solo pursuits, culminating at the January 12 Cancer full moon next year. Set some birthday intentions, then go forth and manifest them.
Your vibrant energy could attract the attention of one special person on July 19, when a Capricorn full moon ignites your seventh house of partnerships. Whether for business or romance, this could be the day to make an alliance official. La luna brings together any collaborations or connections sparked near the January 9 Capricorn new moon, so look back to the beginning of the year for clues. Full moons can also bring turning points and endings, so you may decide to part ways with someone whose goals aren't aligning with yours anymore. This full moon will form a loose square to unpredictable Uranus in your house of career and men, indicating that a job-related curveball—or a guy who marches to his own beat—could be involved in any changes during this time. Perhaps you'll be offered an opportunity out of the blue, one that dramatically interrupts business as usual.
For the first three weeks of the month, the Sun is burning through Cancer, your eighth house of intimacy and power, and fueling you with intensity. Others may be having a carefree summer, where their biggest concerns are where to paddleboard and which food truck has the best lobster rolls. But with the Sun revving up this hyper-focused domain of your chart until July 22, you're running straight for your cocoon where you can be more introspective and spend time with your inner circle—the people you can truly let your guard down around. In both your personal and professional lives, you're desperately seeking depth. On the work front, you might attract a powerful alliance or sign a lucrative deal. Your laser-like attention really helps you get to the bottom of a pressing work or financial matter rather than spreading your focus too thin, which can be your stimulation-loving sign's downfall.
On July 4, the new moon in Cancer helps you turn a fresh page in a key personal or business situation. Since the new moon is sending a love beam to compassionate Neptune in Pisces and your domestic fourth house, you might research a purchase or sale of property, or commit to starting a family with every ounce of your will. Though your sign frequently suffers from FOMO (fear of missing out), you might make a concerted effort to be more respectful of your own sensitivity and pass on the social invites. Whether it's a glittering gala or a raucous salsa soiree, you need to carve out more space to reflect and even to process deeper emotions. This is also a great day to let go of old wounds around jealousy, trust and betrayal. On the financial front, set up a meeting with an advisor to explore long-term plans, such as savvy investments or debt relief. With your considerable brain power, you'll be well on your way to lasting security. Set an intention to manifest money, perhaps incorporating a daily mantra to get yourself in the right abundant mindset.
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'Tis better to let go of that which you cannot control, Water Bearer. This is especially true as the Sun heats up the action in Cancer, your sixth house of health, efficiency and organization, until July 22. It’s time for an epic decluttering of your home and workspace, get to the gym or start a detox. Search out more local, healthy food options. Crank up your favorite Pandora station, open the windows, and let the good vibes flow. A great day to begin your “cleanup act” is July 4, when the Cancer new moon forms a happy trine to dreamy Neptune in Pisces and your house of daily routines. Any areas in which you're not organized—whether it's your office, your abode, or your health practices—get a serious once-over. A clean home, an orderly workspace or a new wellness practice will help you feel totally empowered to take charge of your life.
But, after a few weeks of systematizing, you're ready for a break from the incessant trips to Goodwill, the sunrise power yoga classes and listing your worldly possessions on eBay. On July 19, the Capricorn full moon lights up your twelfth house of endings, healing and closure, pulling you into the more etheric realm—and away from that bottle of eco-friendly glass cleaner. Around this day you switch gears from the more practical aspects of living, and turn your attention inward to your spirituality. Perhaps there's something from your past that needs to be released which could get exposed under this lunar spotlight. You could get a huge cosmic clue about which chapter needs closing. Only you know where you need to apply a little soul-salve, Aquarius. Relief could come in the form of meditation, yoga or simply tuning in to your intuition.
Cast a wide net and you'll see all the possibilities you may have missed. This is an excellent month to travel, explore metaphysical concepts, or just make a dedicated effort to bust out of your comfort zone. Loosen your grip on the reins and let yourself explore beyond what "makes sense"—because honestly, dreams always defy logic in their nascent stages. One major day for blue-sky visioning arrives on July 4, when the Cancer new moon drops seeds of inspiration into your fertile imagination. It's a timely coincidence that this new moon falls on the Independence Day in the U.S., since it will kick off a six-month cycle in your ninth house of freedom, risk-taking and expansion. Take a moment to write down your grandest ideas. Whether your secret wish is for a sizzling romance or to be recognized for your talents, let the moon and spiritual Neptune handle the details in their divine order. The less you try to plan and control the better. An opportunity to travel, teach, study or launch a startup venture could arrive on the wings of this lunation so don't be shy about tooting your own horn if you hear of an opportunity.
Use your vacation days while you can because on July 22, the Sun swings into Leo and your ambitious tenth house of career and long-term goals. Trade your sexy cutaway swimsuit for a chic power suit, and take your wildest ambitions by storm. Some of the exciting ideas you've had over the past month could prove worthy of pursuing, but now it’s time to come back down to earth. Crunch the numbers, run the projections, test for viability. The Sun is here until August 22, so stay focused and plan your next round of time off or big social gatherings for after that.
As the month kicks off you aren't in your normal life-of-the-party mode, Leo, and that's okay. Sure, you may have made grand plans to serve up freshly made guacamole and pomegranate margaritas, but with the Sun retreating into Cancer, your twelfth house of rest, closure and surrender, until July 22, it's time for you to chill. You might be feeling a little out of sorts, craving more solitude than usual. Instead of tearing it up with your crew at the beach or at your favorite dive bar, give yourself permission to lay low for a hot minute.
On July 19, you get a break from ethereal musings and plant your feet on terra firma, as the full moon in Capricorn lights up your practical sixth house. Controlling that which you can control is your M.O. The sixth house rules health and fitness, so if you've been hitting the gym hard or focused on some other health-related goal, you could see big results now. The smallest details come into sharp relief under this analytical full moon, so take advantage of its meticulous influence to revamp your weekly budget or complete a project that requires great focus. Caution. On July 22, the Sun charges into Leo, your first house of self and identity, restoring your solar power and ushering in your birthday season. Wipe the sleep out of your eyes! You've got energy and motivation in spades to make your most personal agendas happen. For the next four weeks, use this cosmic turn to make headway on a passion project or an entrepreneurial venture.
This month is all about connecting with your tribe, both socially and professionally, as the Sun zooms through Cancer and your eleventh house of group activity and friendships until July 22. Grab your crew for an impromptu beach outing or drinks at the new rooftop bar—the more the merrier. When you get a random invite to an industry event, by all means, go! You're open to people from all walks of life, and your greatest pleasure comes from having down-to-earth conversations. Whether you're chatting up a CEO or a local cashier, welcome some colorful new characters into your sphere. On July 4, the annual Cancer new moon opens up a whole new chapter of belonging—you might join a professional association, start a service-oriented collaboration, or launch a tech project that links up a wide swath of people. With this new moon you could feel major kindred-spirit synergy with someone you meet at a party or networking event. This budding alliance might even turn romantic! Your friendships bring you happiness too, so nurture your platonic connections by picking up the phone for a heart-to-heart, or attending a meditation workshop together.
The pace slows considerably on July 22 as the Sun washes into Leo, your twelfth house of rest, closure and endings. You might want to turn off that buzzing phone or pass on some social invites, as your energy is lower than usual. If you do hit a summer soiree during this sensitive cycle you could absorb everyone's emotions, or even drink too much sangria to deal with all these feelings. Over these next four weeks, don't push too hard or rush in for the emotional save. Your job is to tie up loose ends before your birthday season arrives. That means taking stock of all the ways that you've grown over the last year and saying goodbye to people and patterns that have outworn their usefulness. If you're the kind of Virgo who feels compelled to NEVER let others down, you might need to exercise self-interest now. You need the head/heart-space to finally put a lingering resentment to bed. Your brainy sign likes to understand the logic of why certain things happen so go with the existential flow, listening to the signs and synchronicities that life is sending you. Pay attention to your intuition it's sending you an all-important telegram.
While others are cashing in their vacation days and lazing around at the beach, you could be raising the temperatures as a hot commodity on the job. The Sun is in Cancer and your ambitious tenth house until July 22, revving up your career mojo and bringing some power players into your sphere. Not to say you can't mingle with the impresarios under billowing white tents, sipping custom cocktails in your finest day-into-evening resort wear, of course. But if you happen to rock that fly linen suit to a morning meeting or strut around the office your strappy heels and flowy sundress, so be it. The Sun only comes here once a year, so work it to your advantage. On July 4—Independence Day in the U.S.—the annual Cancer new moon will set off fireworks in your career zone, launching a new six-month professional chapter. While others are partying up a storm, your mind could be firmly fixed on some lofty ambitions. Even if the office is closed, you could still be plotting some next moves in your ascent. New moons take a half-year to unfold, and this one will culminate at the January 12 Cancer full moon. Think about where you'd like to be by early next year, Libra.
Some levity returns on July 22, when the Sun begins a month-long foray into Leo and your eleventh house of teamwork, technology and social connections. At last, you can let your hair down, loosen up some buttons and have fun! You'll accomplish more by stepping away from your workspace now, so get out and do what Libras do best—mingle, network and mix business with pleasure. A digital project could take flight, or you could bring your ideas into the public through social media, a viral post or an online forum. Exciting collaborations are abound during Leo season, but after July 29, you'll want to choose your company with a bit more care.
This month's solar spotlight is on companionship, as the Sun spreads its rays over the two most partnership-centric fields of your chart. Until July 22, el sol will travel through your opposite sign of Cancer, turning your focus to the most important plus-ones in your life, both business and personal. Is everything balanced and mutual between you? Are you both putting in your fair share of time, energy and resources? Now is the time to hash that out and correct course where necessary. On July 4, the year's only Cancer new moon cast its beams on your closest commitments, paving the way for a fresh start. If you're in a romantic relationship, you might start making moves to make it official—perhaps with an engagement, a vow renewal or a joint undertaking that brings you closer together.
Tighten your borders on July 22, as the Sun will plunge into Leo and your private, intimate eighth house for a month. During this time of year, you typically feel less social and much more selective about the company you keep (if any!). Your inner hermit could have a heyday now though, so stock up on summer reading or dust off a few projects that need your intense focus. The eighth house rules mergers—financial, emotional and sexual—so you're either going to go all the way or else you're going home. Explore joint ventures and evaluate your long-term financial plans. Untangle some knots in your psyche with a therapist or healer. Whatever happens behind your closed doors and drawn shades stay confidential
July is your most ripe and ribald time of year, when the Sun makes its annual foray through Cancer, heating up your passionate, lusty and expressive fifth house until July 22. Summer love could definitely top your # agenda this month, so work those natural flirtatious charms with abandon. Have fun trying some bold new looks or hairstyles, or just letting some of your saucier comments fly out unfiltered. A little healthy drama will keep the action spicy! Your inner hedonist will demand a free pass, so don't bother trying to curb those indulgent cravings. Exercise moderation when possible...but let yourself live a little, too. Your decadent days come to an end on July 22, when the Sun marches into Leo and your sixth house of health and fitness.
You'll be glad you put systems in place by the end of the month, especially around your finances. From July 29-December 29, erratic Uranus will turn retrograde (backward), an annual reversal that happens at approximately the same time every year. Uranus will backspin through Aries and your second house of work and money, which could cause some interruptions in your routines. You might deal with an unexpected expense, or a price hike around your everyday expenses that forces you to get creative. Since Uranus is an autonomous planet, you might also pick up freelance work, covering costs with a side hustle, or perhaps you'll flex your hours and work from home some days. Thinking of launching a business or leaving your steady gig for a startup? Go easy on the risk-taking for now. This is a better time to make sure that your budgeting, job status and living costs are as secure and well-considered as they can possibly be. Your confidence could also get a bit rattled, too. Don't let bullying or domineering people make you second-guess your intuition, Pisces.