Welcome to July, another month that isn’t playing games. Saturn re-enters Capricorn on the 1st, where the discipline planet remains through December. This makes us hyper-aware of all that’s falling apart and needs to be rebuilt in our personal and collective lives. On the 5th, there’s a lunar eclipse in Capricorn—the final eclipse in a series that’s been happening since January 2019. This eclipse wants us to ghost a toxic friend, give our closet a purge or leave that soul-sucking job. There’s nothing stopping us from walking away.
On the 12th, moody Mercury in Cancer stations direct after three weeks of retrograde shenanigans. Now, we can send that emotional text without it getting trapped in a technological void! Then, Cancer season ends with a new moon in the crab’s sign on the 20th. Though new moons are usually a time for setting intentions, this lunation is all about identifying and letting go of harmful habits and choosing to nurture ourselves instead.
Leo season begins on the 22nd (happy birthday to our fierce lionesses like queens Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Kacey Musgraves!) and has us—ever so briefly—feeling like a “Hot Girl Summer” is finally here! Though this is generally a bold, vibrant respite from the relentless WTF of this year, let’s not get too comfortable yet. On the 27th, with three major cosmic events—and two of them involving Neptune!—we’re bound to get caught up in something hazy, intoxicating or expensive. So let’s practice patience, balance and not forget any of this year’s hard learned lessons
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)