July Horoscopes from International astrologer, William Duvendack!
Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st)
Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st): Communication challenges may abound at the beginning of the month, but most of it has to do with wrapping up things that need it. You may also find you have a second gust of wind, especially as it has to do with personal healing. Just be careful you don’t inflict wounds on others when you should be working on yourself. As July moves forward, you may discover that optimism and creativity takes center stage, and that the new focus is on the career and workplace, and all the challenges found there. Your energy levels may still be high, but it could be too much of a good thing if you’re not careful, and the communication challenges in the family may still be there, too. Money may easily come your way through friends though, and being with them may be a helpful medicine.
Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st)
Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st): Even though you may be dealing with some challenging conversations with family and loved ones right now, you may find it is part of the necessary healing process, and that if you keep your emotions in check, much healing and success can be had. As the month moves forward, you may find that your emotions get more challenged, and that overall things require more patience and work. It would also be wise to play things safe and slow when it comes to the workplace and your career. For the whole month, you may find the common theme is “expect the unexpected,” but know that a lot of what is coming up has to do with resolution and healing. Making a lot of little adjustments instead of a few major ones may be the name of the game for the whole of the month, but the good news is that the Mercury retrograde may not be as bad for you as it will be for others.
Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice)
Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice): Love may be in the air as we start July, but this may take many different forms, ranging from friends to romances, but it would be wise to seize the opportunities when they arise. You may also find money easily comes your way through personal connections, and it may arrive out of the blue and unexpectedly. However, you may also find now is a good time for healing, especially when it comes to wounds with family members that have to do with your sense of self and/or being. You may also notice you have more energy than normal, and if this is not put to good use, it may be self-destructive. As July progresses, you may discover that things go from good to much better, as optimism and creativity may return after a long hiatus. Even though the wounds, healing, and attention on the family may still be there, overall you may find that things are starting to look up.
Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st)
Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st): Happy birthday Cancerians! This is your month to treat yourself to something special. The month starts off with an emphasis on concluding conversations and things having to do with the immediate family, but that retrograde is done by the middle of the month. Having your wounds triggered may also be apparent in the beginning of the month, but as the month moves forward, the theme may be that of healing. You may also find your intuition is sharper than normal, but that a major emotional theme is that of letting go of what no longer serves you. As July moves forward, you may find the emphasis shifts to small adjustments in the name of healing, so it does not roll along as smoothly as normal, but it is forward progress nonetheless. The emphasis now moves to internal changes in behavior and internal healing, too, and the main skill to facilitate this is adaptability.
Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st)
Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st): Love and money may easily be flowing your way at the start of the month, especially through your friendships, so it would be wise to stay open to the opportunities as they arise. Additionally, you may find your energy levels are higher than normal, putting you in a position to accomplish more than you thought possible. However, emotional agitation may also be present early on, so having an outlet would be good. As the month progresses, things change from average to good, as more emphasis is put on those Leo qualities as the stars set the stage for your birthday sign. You may find that now is a time of healing, especially when it comes to anything having to do with yourself you may have been putting off. Honesty with yourself would be good to exercise, as would making appropriate changes.
Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox)
Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox): Of all the signs, you may find that July starts off absolutely fantastic, all things considered. Other than maybe cash in your pocket, or love relationships, you may find that everything else is going along quite well and smoothly, allowing you to focus on some family matters you may have been putting off for a while. Additionally, you may find your work life and career are rolling along smooth, and that you can almost put them on autopilot. As July moves forward though, you may see and feel that things change, but not as much as you might think. The latter part of July may require a lot of minor adjustments from you, but nothing major, and you may find that the work you did in the early part of the month having to do with the family wraps up by the end, clearing your plate for a good, productive August, which in turn sets the stage for a good birthday.
Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st)
Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st): Communication challenges, or wrapping up situations in the home life and immediate family, may be the major themes of the first two weeks of July, so it would be wise to focus where you are needed. However, money may be particularly good, and the love life may be as well. You may also find that your temper is shorter than normal, and that your wounds are more easily triggered. This will change as July progresses though, as the theme of your wounds may turn to healing rather than being triggered. You may also experience that as July moves forward, the challenges having to do with the immediate family and loved ones resolve, and renewed creativity and optimism fill the air. You may also discover some good luck and good fortune come your way, which could produce unexpected money.
Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st)
Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st): Emotions may be the theme of the beginning of the month, but along with that comes a heightened intuition. July starts off with a lot of emphasis on the intuition and listening to your gut for guidance. Be careful though, as all the Mars energy in the air tells us this may be too much emotional energy, and may work against you for the next six months. You may also find the professional life is rolling along nice and smooth as well, freeing up your energy to go to more fruitful places. As July moves forward, you may discover that things get more challenging, and that the new theme becomes challenged emotions, whether it is impatience, a short temper, or arrogance. It would be wise to cultivate a good outlet for that extra energy, because if you don’t, you may end up self-sabotaging what you are doing, or blowing everything in your life up, that may not be the smartest thing to do.
Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice)
Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice): Tension may be present in your love life and when it comes to cash in the pocket as July starts, but other than that, you may find you are in a good position to plan on how to handle the next several months, since you will have extra energy and attention on healing, due to the transit of Mars through Aries. Your emotions and professional life may require minor adjustments, but for the most part they may be rolling along well otherwise. As July moves forward, you may find things get better, bringing some lucky breaks with them. You may also find your creativity is stronger than normal, and money may come to you from unexpected places. The tension may still be there in your romantic life and when it comes to actual money in your pocket, but these are short-lived and will be over towards the end of July
Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st)
Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st): Tension having to do with communication, especially when it comes to the family and immediate loved ones, may be the major areas of focus for the beginning of July. However, remember that a lot of this has to do with wrapping things up that have needed it for quite a while. Other than that, you may find your temper is shorter than normal, and you may be more accident prone if you are not careful and attention. Emotionally things are good though, so as long as you maintain emotional control, you may find you can navigate the rest. As July moves forward, you may find the tension around the family and home life dissipates, and is gone by the second week in August. Internally, you may find a lot of attention shifts to healing wounds you may have suffered in your formative years that gave you unhealthy limits, so it would be wise to focus on taking care of that so you can move on with projects that have been delayed long enough.
Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st)
Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st): Emotionally, things may be challenging at the beginning of July, and the occasional odd thing may happen, but other than that, you may find things are rolling along nice and smoothly in general. A lot of the communication problems others are having may not be hitting you as hard, and money may be flowing easily to you through the people you know, and opportunities that come up from out of the blue. As July progresses, you may find that things get tenser overall though, so it would be wise to enjoy the first few weeks of the month before the tension sets in. You may also find that in the latter part of July you are coming into a period of healing, and if you play your cards right, you can achieve a lot of success with that through the end of the year.
Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox)
Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox): If you are an addict or escapist, it will be crystal clear to you and others at the start of the month. But, if you are drawn to the spiritual side of life, it will be equally clear then as well. Your intuition will be sharper than normal, and your psychic skills may be unfolding stronger than anticipated. You may also find that this a good time to do some house cleaning. Be careful though, because your romantic relationships may be challenged, and if you spend frivolously, it may come back to bite you. As July progresses, the intuitional sharpness may fade, but so will the romantic challenges, bringing you into a time of healing and growth, if you apply yourself and do the necessary work.
*Venus stays retrograde until June 25th. Mercury retrogrades June June 18th through July 11th in Cancer, leaving June with Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto all retrograde! The inner work continues, but then again, does it ever really stop, if you’re serious?