The energy of July is mostly tense. The main culprits are Pluto and Neptune. They are transpersonal planets. This means that, when they decide to throw a tantrum, the whole of humanity has to listen. However, all of the planets seem to be arguing with (or at the very least challenging) each other.
On a collective level, there are organisations that affect the lives of many that are very active – both for good and bad. There seems to be a push and pull from within. Lawmakers, both national and international, central banks and other important financial institutions, as well as media outlets that have a global reach seem to be working non-stop. The good news is that this tense planetary energy that can manifest as stressful events can become an opportunity for growth and learning on a personal level – if it’s approached with the right mindset, that is.
What to Expect This Month
Mars enters Taurus on the 1st, forcing us to slow down our actions. Mercury also enters Cancer on this date, making us more compassionate in the way we communicate. There will be a lot of tense aspects that have either Pluto or Neptune as key players. The full moon in Capricorn of the 13th will give us the final blow in these changing times for the workforce. Ever since the pandemic, things have changed drastically. Collectively, this full moon will materialise as old ways of working finally dying out.
On the 19th and 20th, the Sun will oppose Pluto. This will help shine a light on power imbalances, abuse, and taboo topics. On the 28th, the new moon in Leo offers us an opportunity to manifest a new beginning regarding creative endeavours and/or inner child healing. On the same day, Jupiter goes retrograde until November. This retrograde invites you to reflect on your own sense of purpose. You’ll reap the rewards of this inner dialogue once it goes direct.
The 31st is quite a date, astrologically speaking. The Sun in Leo will form a harmonious aspect with Jupiter in Aries, making this a great day when we will possibly discover a healing piece of art. On the same day, Mercury in Leo will oppose Saturn in Aquarius. Even though this is a great day for self-expression, we’re also reminded to keep the balance between the individual voice and the voice of the collective. On the 31st, we also have a conjunction between Mars and Uranus. Innovation is coming and can’t be stopped.
What This Means for Your Zodiac Sign
Affirmation: “I am determined to find out how to nurture and care for my own energy and vitality.”
Most Aries natives seem to be enjoying a surge in vitality and energy since Jupiter entered their sign last December. This vitality will remain with you throughout the month until Jupiter goes retrograde on the 28th. After that date and until November the 23rd, you will be encouraged to look within for this source of energy that seemed to come out of nowhere. On the 31st, however, you will have a surge of creative energy when the Sun forms a trine with Jupiter – perhaps this is an indication that making art is what replenishes and nourishes you.
The full moon of the 13th may mean a change of jobs for you. Expect some surprises in your finances this month. Whether they are good or bad, we really can’t say, as Uranus has been in your second house of personal assets and finances for a while now, sometimes throwing gold mines your way and sometimes tough times in which bills seem to appear non-stop. The 28th will be a tough one for your personal finances as Mercury in Leo will square Uranus. Your communication style seems to be costing you money. Remember that you can turn this tense energy into an opportunity. Self-awareness will be rewarded. On the 31st, expect the unexpected. Your ruler, Mars, will conjunct Uranus. If you can wait out your rage, perhaps a new source of money will be revealed. Perhaps, it will hit you with an unexpected bill or economic loss. Be prepared for either outcome and trust that empty spaces will soon be filled by divinity.
When it comes to romance, whether you are coupled-up or single, this month is more about flirtation and fun than compromise or sacrifice. On the 23rd, there is a beautiful trine between Jupiter in your sign and Mercury in Leo. This is a great day to flirt with that person you have had your eyes on for a while or seduce your long-term partner with your words. Beware of your temper between the 26th and the 27th. Your ruler, Mars, will form a square with Mercury. For the single Aries out there, the new moon in Leo on the 28th is a great time to manifest a new suitor.
Affirmation: “I use my anger as motivation to do good things, I do not let it get the best of me.”
First, the good news: no sluggishness for you this month. Mars, the planet of action and energy, enters your sign on July 1st. You will feel proactive and ready to take on the world. However, your anger will also be flying high, especially the first two days of this month. Because of a tense aspect between Mars and Pluto, this is a time where arguments (or even fights) may start or escalate.
The full moon of the 13th invites you to let go of any life philosophies or mentors that may be constraining your horizons more than expanding them. A few of you will decide to quit university or otherwise interrupt – temporarily or permanently – your higher studies. The new moon in Leo happens on the same day as a tense aspect between Mercury and Uranus, so beware of the words you speak – especially to those who share a home with you. The 31st is a day to be both cautious and open-minded.
Try to refrain from acting, as your actions may have a disagreeable and unexpected result due to a conjunction between Uranus and Mars. Your love life will be quiet this month. Your finances will start to lose a bit of steam after the 18th, when Venus moves from your second house to the third, but it’s nothing you need to worry about.
Affirmation: “I am prepared to transform into a better version of myself.”
The full moon of the 13th is a great time to do shadow work or start therapy. You’re fed up with certain aspects of your personality. You are ready for a positive transformation. The day before, a harmonious aspect between Venus, which will transit your sign during the first half of the month, will help you see the light when it comes to the way you choose what and who to commit to. The new moon of the 28th is a great day to manifest a short holiday if you need one, or to put yourself out there using your words for whatever you want to have in your life.
Your finances seem hectic. You will start to see a true improvement after the 18th, once Venus – one of the two benefic planets alongside Jupiter – enters Cancer in your second house of personal assets. The day before and the 18th itself, there is a harmonious aspect also in your second house. This aspect is between Mercury, the Sun, and Neptune – expect good tidings. If your profession is related to the arts, this will be a particularly good date for you. The days after that, the 19th and 20th, will be more tense, and you may suffer from some kind of economic loss. Your love life is relatively quiet this month. If you’re actively looking for a partner, concentrate your efforts on the days before the 18th, as Venus will be in your sign until that date.
Affirmation: “I express my most negative feelings through art.”
On July 2nd, Mercury forms a trine with Saturn and a square with Neptune. You are doing your best to do what you must with your words, but there seems to be some confusion on the other end (or, worse, someone trying to lie to you or manipulate you). Look into self-delusion as well. Between July 16th and 17th, you will gain some clarity on this matter. This is a great day to make art if you’re at all artistically inclined.
Your finances will see an improvement in the second half of the month, when Venus – one of the planets tied to wealth – enters your own sign on the 18th. The panorama regarding money looks positive, with two exceptions: between the 26th and 27th, your own temper can go against you when manifesting wealth. The new moon in Leo is a bit of a mixed bag for you. It is a great time to manifest wealth, but there is a catch. Uranus will play its part and give you the unexpected.
The love lives of the crabs will be hectic. This includes coupled-up Cancers, those who are dating casually, and those who are single. The coupled-up Cancers will have the hardest time. It doesn’t mean you’ll break up if your relationship is solid, but expect all sorts of challenges, as Pluto is placed in your seventh house of partnership and will bring some tense energies. Look at what happens around the full moon of the 13th in terms of how the month will unfold for your partnership. When it comes to those of you who are either single or dating casually, things will pick up after the 18th, when Venus enters your sign.
Affirmation: “My body is sacred. I treat my body like the temple it is.”
The full moon in Capricorn of the 13th invites you to take a hard look at your routine and your habits, and start choosing a healthier lifestyle. The new moon of the 28th gives you a great opportunity to manifest new beginnings regarding health and habits. On the same day, however, you may receive unexpected news regarding your career.
This month, you’ll be very focused on your career. On the 1st, Mars enters your tenth house of career, vocation, and public reputation, making you very proactive when it comes to building and establishing a name for yourself. If you’re currently looking for job opportunities, a date to watch out for is the 28th, when Uranus will form a conjunction with Mars. If you work in tech or want to get a foot in the door in that field, this date is particularly important. July will also be very hectic for our lionesses, independently of their relationship status. Coupled-up Leos have a great potential for a healing conversation with their long-term partners on July 2nd. For the Leos who are either single and looking or dating casually, the road is a bit more bumpy.
Try to do whatever needs to be done in this area of life before the end of the month. Jupiter, currently located in your fifth house of romance and casual relationships, will go retrograde on the 28th. Right now, it seems that suitors are knocking on your door left, right, and centre. After that date, you will experience a bit of a drought, as the universe wants you to work on yourself. The 31st does offer one last opportunity to meet someone special or consolidate a casual relationship as the Sun in your sign forms a trine with Jupiter.
Affirmation: “I let myself be looked after by my loved ones.”
The new moon in Leo on the 28th is a time for Virgos to circle in their calendar. It’s important that they journal their dreams around this time. This is so because they may receive divine guidance there. I know that, as a Virgo, you’re unlikely to skip your therapy appointments, but do your best not to skip them at the end of the month. The new moon gives you a valuable opportunity to manifest being freed from obstacles that are consciously in your subconscious mind. Most Virgos have experienced great health (or at least an amazing routine that keeps them above water) since Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck, entered their sixth house.
On the 9th, Mercury in your house of friendship and community will form a square with Jupiter. You may have to face the tough reality that you can’t take care of yourself alone. We aren’t talking about doctors, but your friends and community. You can’t do everything yourself, Virgo. You’ll work yourself to death. Let your community handle some of the details. Let them look after you like you look after them. The 31st finally shines a light on that pesky obstacle in your own self that’s been keeping you unhealthy or stressed, as the Sun in the house of your subconscious mind will form a trine with Jupiter.
It’ll be a relatively quiet month for your career. It seems the theme of this month is to look after yourself and your bonds with the people you love most. If you’re looking to get promoted or switch jobs, do so before the 18th. Venus will remain in your house of career until that date. A date to circle in your calendar regarding career is the 12th. However, read any contracts very carefully. The two days after, Venus will form a tense aspect with Neptune, the planet of lies and deception. All steps you take in your career before the 18th will be in the right direction with the important exception of forming a business partnership. Wait before making that decision – the stars are not in your favour in that regard.
It will be a hectic month in love for all Virgos. Coupled-up Virgos may receive some unexpected news from their partners on the 2nd. The 12th and 13th, as well as the 17th and 18th, are more harmonious dates to spend time together and/or patch things up. Neptune is currently located in your house of committed partnerships, and it will form a lot of tense aspects during this month. If your partner is cheating on you or not acting in your best interests, trust that the truth will be revealed. I know that, as a Virgo, you will welcome the truth with open arms, even if it hurts. Please note that this is only true for some Virgos – a lot are in solid partnerships that not even Neptune can destroy.
For the Virgos who are looking for a partner and/or dating around, things will start to pick up on the 1st and 2nd of the month. However, beware of who you meet. Because Mars will be in a tense aspect with Pluto, you might end up meeting a rather dominant suitor. The full moon of the 13th is a great time to see what may be holding you back from finding your person. If you don’t do your inner work on time, don’t worry – your subconscious blocks regarding romance will be revealed between the 19th and 20th.
Affirmation: “Sometimes the universe closes a window to open a door. I always look for the silver lining.”
The full moon of the 13th may cause you to move out of your house or have to do urgent home repairs and improvements. Trust that the universe is intervening in your favour, even if it may seem to be against you. Divinity wants you to have a home you love, one that is truly a safe haven for you. The new moon on the 28th may also bring good news wearing the costume of bad news. You may part ways with a friend who is no longer serving you. This is also a great day to manifest new friends if you feel you could use some. Regarding your health, the 17th and 18th are great days to schedule an appointment with your doctor. Because of certain planetary movements, you may find that diagnosis you’ve been looking for or a better form of treatment. Of course, if your problem is urgent, don’t wait to see the right healthcare professional.
Your career demands your attention in July from day 1. July 2nd is a great day for self-expression tied to your career, so update your resumé and cover letter or advocate for yourself in the workplace. However, because of the influence of Neptune, practise caution. You may accept new proposals, but do lots of research and read the fine print. If you’re unsure about what your next step should be, you will have an epiphany between the 16th and 17th when the Sun conjuncts Mercury. Perhaps it won’t be an epiphany, perhaps someone you trust will mention it in conversation. You’ll know it when you see it. The 24th and 25th are dates to watch out for if you have a business partner or associate – you may have an argument or even part ways.
When it comes to love, Libras in serious partnerships may prepare for arguments in advance. The tense dates for coupled-up Libras are the 9th, 24th, and 25th. Jupiter, currently in your house of committed partnership, goes retrograde on the 28th. This doesn’t necessarily mean bad news. It does mean you will have to do a lot of inner work to see great results with your partner in November when it goes direct. Some great dates for partnered-up Libras, where there are a lot of harmonious energies available, are the 23rd and 31st. Single Libras or Libras who are dating casually will have a mostly positive month, with the exception of the 31st.
Affirmation: “I am worthy of my dream job.”
The full moon of the 13th falls in your third house of short trips, neighbours, siblings, and students if you happen to work as a teacher. Like all full moons, expect the stagnant energy to quickly fade away. You’re a Scorpio, so you see the beauty in the process. Your health will remain the same throughout July.
Your career will start to pick up speed on the 19th. Start to put yourself out there and send resumés if you’re looking for something new. If you’re looking to move up in your current role, start conversations with decision-makers after this date. On the 22nd, you’ll start to shine in the workplace. You’ll be very magnetic as an applicant. The 23rd can be a day of great luck to finally achieve that career milestone you’ve been working towards for years. The 26th and 27th, on the other hand, are rather tense and may bring arguments with key people in your job. Try to handle your temper. The new moon of the 28th is a great day to manifest a new beginning in your career.
The 31st brings mixed energies for this area of your life as, on the one hand, your magnetism may bring you the career opportunity of a lifetime. On the other hand, Mercury, the planet of communication transiting your house of career, will form a tense aspect with Saturn. Perhaps it’s time you face the music if you haven’t been performing as well as you’d like. Coupled-up Scorpios: watch out for your anger and your need to be the dominant one. The 1st and 2nd will be rather tense days. Angry words may also be exchanged between the 26th and 27th. On the 28th, you may be in for an ugly surprise regarding your partner.
If your relationship is solid, it won’t break it apart, but you’ll both have to make an effort to solve it. Analyse your own tendencies towards self-sabotage. The 31st will be the climax of this ugly news. Single Scorpios or those who date casually will have a tough first half of the month. In the second half, starting on the 17th, Neptune – currently located in your house of romance and casual relationships – will start to form harmonious aspects with other planets.
Affirmation: “I feel my anger in healthy ways. I don’t let it run the show.”
As a Sagittarius, you’d live and die by the ideas you believe to be true. The new moon on the 28th will be a great day for you to manifest something regarding your life philosophy. If you’re a professor or teacher or if you need a visa to migrate to another country, manifest those. Your health will more or less remain the same. Mars enters your sixth house of daily habits and routines, giving you a lot of energy to finally pick up that healthy habit you’ve been considering. However, watch out for your anger during July. It can quite literally end up making you sick. It’s okay to feel it, but don’t let it consume you.
Your finances may bring you some stress this month. Try to have some money saved, even if it’s just a little. You may suffer a financial blow between the 1st and 2nd. The full moon in Capricorn will encourage you to let go of recurring expenses that are no longer necessary or even people who end up emptying out your bank account.
Coupled-up archers will have a relatively quiet month, whereas those of you who are single or casually dating will see more movement in this area of life. Coupled-up Sagittarius should plan a romantic date with their partner between the 12th and 13th. On the 18th, Venus, the diplomat, leaves your seventh house of commitment partnership, so some bickering may start after that. For single Sagittarius, have all the fun you can until Jupiter goes retrograde on the 28th. The 23rd and 31st are two dates to circle in your calendar to go on a blind date, put yourself out there or make things official with your casual flame.
Affirmation: “I remain calm during frustrating moments.”
First, the good news regarding health and vitality: the full moon of the 13th, which happens on your sign, will give you the reset you desperately need. After that date, you will feel more energetic. Now, the not-so-great news. It’s not a bad month for health for you per se, but aspects of it may bring you frustration. The first bumps in the road take place on the 1st and 2nd. Then, there are other ones between the 18th and 20th. The new moon in Leo takes place in your eighth house of processes of transformation. The 28th is therefore a great day to manifest a new therapist who truly gets you or start a new alternative therapy to fix your mind and soul.
Your finances this month look overall great, with the exception of the 31st. However, whatever happens on the 31st regarding your finances will most likely be minor. You’re not a Capricorn for nothing, after all. Try to remain calm during that setback. July is a month with a lot of harmonious energy regarding money for you. It’s a great time to save, invest, or pick up a new side hustle.
Love will be hectic for single goats or those who are dating around. Coupled-up Capricorns will have a great time at the beginning of the month. On the 18th, Venus enters their seventh house of committed partnership, making things even better. Single Capricorns will start to see things pick up speed from the very first day of July. They should watch out for their temper or more dominant tendencies on the 1st and 2nd. You want to possess your lover, and this makes you two butt heads. The 31st will bring a surprise, but it could be positive or negative.
Affirmation: “I am a wealth and health magnet.”
The full moon on the 13th will be intense. Expect bizarre and very vivid dreams. It will happen in your 12th house of the subconscious mind and the oniric world. You do love this sort of thing, though, water bearer. It will still be challenging because it may bring to the surface things you have repressed. The 2nd is a great day to expect a surge in vitality or some necessary information from your doctor. Between the 12th and the 13th, you may also expect some good news regarding your health, especially if you suffer from insomnia or anxiety. The 31st may present more of a challenging energy for your health and well-being, but you can handle it if you do your absolute best.
Regarding your finances, the first half of the month is challenging, but the energy changes completely from the 17th onwards. Money will start to flow in with less obstacles. Before that date, beware of what you say in the workplace and be wary of someone who may lead you to think your work is worth less than it actually is. After the 17th, though, enjoy the unexpected cash flow. Aquarius in serious partnerships will experience more bumps in the road than single Aquarius or Aquarius at the very beginning of their relationships. Coupled-up water bearers will start to see activity after the 19th. The 23rd is a beautiful date to plan an escapade or romantic date with that special someone.
If you need to turn over a new leaf as a couple, the new moon of the 28th is a great time to manifest as a new beginning. Single Aquarians dying to meet their soulmate can also manifest this on this date. The 31st offers a mix of energies for coupled-up Aquarians, as the Sun in their house of committed partnership will form a trine with Jupiter. This offers a unique opportunity to conceive and/or reconnect with fun as a couple. However, on the same day, an argument may take place, as Mercury, representing your partner, forms a tense aspect with Saturn, placed on your sign. For single Aquarians, the month will be mostly positive, with the 11th, 12th, and 13th as notable dates. Aquarians that may be dating casually may face an ugly, unexpected truth about a prospective partner between the 26th and 27th. This is only true for some specific Aquarians out there, though.
Affirmation: “I am ready to meet my soulmate.”
You may have some difficulties regarding your health at the beginning of the month, but expect things to improve after the 17th. Some factors that can reunite you with good health faster include whether you have a creative outlet, whether you listen to your inner child, and whether you feel truly ‘at home’ in your current living conditions. The full moon may push you to re-evaluate whether your group of friends is the right one for you, and even force you to part ways with some of them. I know this hurt, dear Pisces, but trust that it’s for the best.
Ever since Jupiter entered your second house of personal finances in December, you’ve been making it rain. On the 9th, a tense aspect between Mercury and Jupiter may raise up an unexpected bill. On the 28th, Jupiter goes retrograde. Money will still flow in, but not with the same potency as before. This is a great time to rethink how you perceive money, how abundant is your mentality, and perhaps start plans regarding a business or side hustle you’ve been dying to start. On the 31st, you may expect a bonus or pay raise.
Coupled-up Pisceans will experience no change whatsoever. Single Pisceans will start to see action from July 1st. If you’ve been working on yourself to become a better partner, Saturn may finally reward you with your soulmate around this month. On the 9th, between the 18th and 20th, on the 24th and 25th, the energies around romance will be rather tense for you. The rest is all absolutely positive. This is the month to put yourself out there and go on many first dates.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. To the extent that this article features the advice of physicians or medical practitioners, the views expressed are the views of the cited expert and do not necessarily represent the views of The Gaggler.