July marks the beginning of summer to most of those in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a season known to all for the relaxation and unwinding that comes along with it, and cosmically speaking, it really signifies a mental and spiritual exhalation.
Upon the dawning of the Summer Solstice (known to our fellow witches and pagans as Litha) by the end of June, the universe calls for a recuperation from the many retrogrades that we have experienced so far. It’s time to breathe easy! And even better: with friends and loved ones, it’s bound to be an unforgettable summer.
Of course, astrology takes no breaks! In fact, the collective energy for the summer of 2022 is beaming with many interesting stories, perspectives, and experiences that are sure to take place within the bounds of July.
Everyone’s story is different, but the threads of our lives that bind us through astrology and a dash of destiny are there to guide us into realizing our own truths– what we make of these guides and truths, however, are completely up to us.
So let’s take that much-needed deep breath, read some horoscopes, take only what resonates, and leave the negative energies behind for an amazing July!
June 21st is the Summer Solstice, known as Litha or Midsummer– and rightfully so, as it is known to be the longest day of the year. The entirety of July is the manifestation of the summer Litha has sprung into life, and as such, holding fire rituals (such as bonfires or simply lighting candles or fire-safe pots) and engaging in dancing are welcome as active means to celebrate.
Mars enters Taurus – July 5
The coming together of two strong elements signifies the perfect time to plan and strategize.
Mercury enters Cancer – July 5
Heart over mind today, as well. Expect some mood swings or variations in your emotions.
Full Moon in Capricorn – July 13
Rash actions and impulsivity are to be expected. Best to plan this day ahead.
Mercury enters Leo – July 19
Speaking from the heart will be easier. Converse with a friend. Share your thoughts and feelings, and it is likely you will be understood.
Sun enters Leo – July 22
Leo season is upon us! Expect an uplifting of spirits and a rising of energies, both physical and creative. It’s definitely the time to put your plans into action.
New Moon in Leo – July 28
A rebirth, an opportunity to ease into your best self. Following your passions will feel fairly easy upon the dawning of this new moon– particularly healing as a result of following your heart.
Jupiter Retrograde – July 28
This begins a period of “noticing what is lacking”, be it in yourself, within your environment, or within people that surround you. Assess now, fill in the gaps later.
You seem to be in a position of high responsibility, dear Aries ram. It’s possible that you’ve been promoted at work some time ago, or that you’ve moved out and set off on your own. Either way, although it feels great to have some of this newfound authority and power in your life, at times it might feel like it can be a bit too much.
This internal pressure is likely to be all the more apparent this July, especially since you’ll be in a generous mood to the people around you– mostly when it comes to material things and emotional support. Both the impulse and the responsibility to provide good things to others will definitely burn you out if you don’t pace yourselves. Giving too much is bound to deplete your resources, so make sure you know where to draw the line!
This July, make it a point to call your friends whenever you’re at your most stressed, and power through your stressors with them– but don’t forget to add in some of that fiery and feisty fun that Arians are known for.
The bottom line is: the month of July is bound to be pretty busy and exhausting for most of you Arians out there, BUT it will be a breeze for those of you who can utilize the power of friendship, as cheesy as that may sound.
Most Taureans have been dealing with a recurring thought or habit that isn’t necessarily good. In fact, it has affected you to the point where most of you have already tried to quit it or stay away from it, but have failed many times. This might be a vice, a situation, an idea, or even a person.
This July, many of you will be driven into reckless and impulsive decision-making at another attempt to avoid, run away from, or to maybe “fix” the problem indirectly. There seems to be a lot of conflicted energy here hindering you from letting this go for good.
Getting yourselves out of this hole will be tricky, and while this is true, July presents itself as the month of new hope. This hope, however, will only come from your own willingness to introspect. Take a break for a while and look inward. Why are you not taking the direct approach to solve this problem? Mingling with new people and traveling to new environments for a few days will help you clear your mind and ask the right questions. But remember: this is only the first step out of many.
There’s been quite a heavy emphasis on money matters for you Gemini folk recently. Throwing yourselves into money and work may have been satisfying to some, but tiring to many.
July is likely to bring in more opportunities and projects to work on. However, be wary– do you still remember what you’re doing this all for, dear Gemini? There might be something you’re neglecting due to your recent workaholic attitude.
All in all, it’s best to reassess your situation and reevaluate which goals are too high for you to reach as of the moment, and which ones are attainable. Gemini folk are extremely curious, but perhaps your curiosities have changed over time, and it’ll be best to be on the same page as your heart. Unrealistic expectations may be keeping you busy right now, but having to deal with an aftermath of disappointment and self-blame might not be something you’d want to face in the near future.
Those born under the Cancer placement have been seeking a certain truth, lately. You may be seeking a truth about the people you care about, or about yourselves. Either way, this truth seems to be vital for a decision you’ll have to make in the near future.
July will present a choice related to this truth that you seek. It’s going to be a month filled with reevaluations– you’ll be seeing yourselves questioning your own decisions as you make them, all as a form of practice for the ultimate decision you should make down the line.
For now, you should practice expressing your emotions for your own benefit. Write in a journal, or keep a private Twitter account– don’t jump on expressing your important thoughts to people just yet. As of now, they are too raw to digest and understand, so it’s likely that people will misunderstand at the get-go. July will also be a month of communication for you, so while these issues loom in your mind, it’s best to let them linger a bit longer in your personal space before sharing them, as it’s bound to cause conflicts. Celebrate, dear Cancer– it is your season, after all. Leave the heavy thinking for your private hours. Also, be wary of promises you can’t keep– as much as possible, avoid entering any commitments this month. Focus on seeking your truth– worry about the rest later on.
Right now, it seems you Leo folk are seeking to align their energy and material resources in preparation for something big that is to come. You may be preparing for an event or a situation, and it surely seems like it’s something huge in your eyes. You might even be making rash decisions for the sake of preparation.
What July brings for you is a moment to relax and recuperate. Your energy will definitely be replenished this month, and it’s bound to happen even if you don’t have it penciled into your tight schedule. Your body, mind, and spirit are all screaming for your attention, Leo. This month, you will heed their warning whether you want to or not.
This July, you are called to stay away from your bad habits, trust in your instincts and your bodily signals, and to practice everything in moderation. All work and no play will only make you tired. Now is the time to rest, recuperate, and even heal– if you allow it. Rest, too, is preparation. And what better way to step into your power in the upcoming Leo season than by taking that much-needed break.
It seems a recent event has spiraled most Virgo natives into a cycle of regret, disappointment, or pessimism. Whatever may have caused it, July will give you a huge wave of realization. This month, you will feel tempted to walk away from your situation entirely. Although it may seem like the best choice for the logical and systematic Virgo, the universe urges you to clear your mind and take one more look at your landscape– is everything you see really disappointing? There might be a few notable things that have been giving you happiness lately, but their value to you has been overshadowed by the negativity that hovers over you.
This July, take those valuable things with you– they might be a trinket, they might be a group of people– and hold them close. You will be needing them to move on from the setbacks you’ve been experiencing. Don’t worry, there is a silver lining here, and it’s closer now than ever.
Many from the Libran crowd seem to be sprouting with so many new ideas! Now is not the time to be clouded with questions like “Will it work?” or “Will I be able to see this idea through?”. This month, there will be an urge to constantly doubt yourselves and your own thought processes. To that, the universe says: it isn’t time to be too skeptical or too controlling of where you want your ideas to go. The theme of your month, precious Librans, is ideation. You have to foster your ideas, help make them grow, without exposing them to harsh criticism or biased judgment– not yet. Now is the time to be creative, fleshing out your best ideas as you go along. It’ll be best to jot all your ideas down, for now.
There may also be a few blockages in your environment, and to some, it will be a certain masculine figure in your surroundings who might be too controlling. Since July is the month to free yourselves from restraints, you might also consider limiting your interactions with this figure, and with any other blockages you can identify– at least, until you feel like your big project can stand up on its own two feet.
You Scorpios have been going through the motions, as of late. It seems you’ve conformed to a certain rhythm or way of doing things that makes even the most difficult tasks easy to handle.
This July, however, will be a month of rest for you. It’s not that you’re tired or exhausted– in fact, you’re far from it! July calls for a form of social rest, as many of you will be needing some form of seclusion. This solitude is meant to inspire some form of self-reflection, especially towards your attitude aimed at your own intuition and self-beliefs. It is likely that you have been placing other people’s judgments above your own lately, which is why the universe is clamoring loudly, wanting you to face your own wants and needs, for a change. You’re going to have to listen to your own voice when you face the challenges you’ll find in the latter parts of this year, so now is the best time to revisit this forgotten habit of hearing yourself out.
Whoah, there’s some huge issues you need to address here, Sagittarians! Most of you have been trying to stay in control over a certain situation, and although it’s been successful so far, it feels as though this is not what you want at all.
There are a lot of conflicting energies for the month of July, as there is this need for you to shift from an energy where you are in control of what you are projecting (to the point where you feel as though you want to stay put and keep everything predictable) towards an energy where you are honest with your own feelings but cannot predict what will happen next.
It’s complicated, dear Sag, especially since you’ve rarely stepped outside your comfort zone when it comes to this matter. Your quest for knowledge is also being challenged, but it seems your fear binds you and even overpowers this innate curiosity you have. This month, you will have to face the music: what is it that you truly want? Once you get to answer this question truthfully, once you get to know how valuable this answer is to you, you will see your shackles slowly fading away.
For some of you Capricorns out there, there might have been some delays in your plans, which can definitely be frustrating, especially since the lot of you keep time on a high pedestal.
This July, however, an opportunity or a situation will unfold, almost out of the blue. It will seem too good to be true– something irresistible even to the likes of the strong-minded Capricorns.
The universe, however, warns that you should proceed with caution. Trust your instincts– don’t ignore them just because you feel like you’ll want what you’re getting! Try to analyze every detail of the situation first. Delay your decision until you have all the proper pieces at hand. Through this process, the universe wants you to understand that delays are there for a reason, and that for the delays you’ve experienced lately, these reasons are for your own benefit when you start looking in retrospect, or at the bigger picture.
Aquarians are having it rough this season! A lot of you are dealing with a drastic change or a huge shift in your environment or perspective. It’s been extremely heavy for most of you.
Thankfully, July will rain with abundance and blessings, be it in your career, finances, relationships, and maybe a few other aspects in between. You might even pick up a useful skill or two.
However, you might be so caught up in the whirlwind that has just happened that you’ll overlook all of this abundance! The universe wants you to celebrate where you are– maybe even celebrate the change that brought you here! Without accepting what happened and where it led you, your mind will only overlook (and at times, antagonize!) the blessings that are to come– and there will be a lot coming your way! Keep an open mind, dear Aquarians. You are cared for.
Most Pisces have been undergoing some sort of change lately, most likely related to their environment or the people surrounding them. Your response has been to stand firm and resist these changes, with some of you even going as far as trying to push things back to the way they once were. Pisces folks are sensitive creatures, after all. And if it drives some of you to push back, then it must mean something you value has taken a hit in the process.
The only planet going into retrograde this July is Jupiter, and it’s going towards Pisces. This means that you have an opportunity to grow, but it’s a very different experience from the ones that have helped you grow before. There will be a lot of self-reflection this month, especially since a lot of misunderstandings and arguments between you and the people around you will arise.
The universe says that you should focus on yourself this month, specifically on the hard work that led you to where you are today. Recounting these personal victories will help you make sense of the changes that are happening in the present. And, take note: actively resisting them will only drain you. While the universe isn’t asking you to accept these changes all at once, it urges you to be more understanding of the people around you that are more than willing to be changed by these transitions. Even though they may seem to be embracing these changes wholeheartedly, note that it’s been hard on them, too.