The fireworks won’t only be in the sky this July. As aggressive Mars completes an opposition to steady Saturn on the 1st—bringing tensions that were building for the entire month of June to a climax—major frustrations and blowout arguments dominate the first week of the month. The overarching theme is how our personal passions clash with the needs of our larger community.
The new moon in Cancer arrives on the 9th and is a pleasant reprieve from the relentless aggravation. This lunation offers us a chance to relax rather than rush into a new beginning. Mercury joins the sun in Cancer on the 11th (the communication planet’s first sign change since May 3rd) which puts us into a more considerate and nurturing state of mind.
Things cool off on the 21st as Venus enters Virgo, where the love planet shows her devotion through acts of service. But then, the sun enters Leo on the 22nd—Happy Birthday to our Leo babes (including both members of Bennifer). Leo Season is a moment for a bold lip and a self-assured attitude, but the full moon in Aquarius on the 23rd reminds us that sacrifices must be made for the good of the team.
Things don’t go quietly at the end of the month. Mercury—now moving at top speed—enters Leo on the 27th, which is when our mind finally catches up to where our heart is. On the 28th, Jupiter retrogrades back into Aquarius, where we must tend to some unfinished business we left hanging around May 13th. Finally, on the 29th, Mars moves into Virgo where the action planet thrives as a strategist, list maker and taskmaster. Though we’re missing some of the joy we experienced in May and June, there’s much to be gained from taking the time to refine our plan.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign may provide further insight.)