The month of July is going off with a bang, and this is more than just the Fourth fireworks. We’re in the thick of Cancer season, and the 9th brings more of this sensitive energy with a new moon in the same sign. With both our emotions and our ego being ruled by Cancer, we can expect our intentions to be focused on feeling differently about ourselves and the world around us in the month ahead. As you begin this new chapter and feel your heavy emotions, ask yourself: Who or what am I ready to place in the past once and for all?
We will also have Mercury—our planet of communication, logic, and rationality—entering into Cancer. With so much of our energy being influenced by our emotional body, be willing to feel in order to heal. Let your conversation be intimate, vulnerable, and focused more on connection than harsh truths this month. You may be faced with your own short-comings as other people begin to reflect more on the past with such nostalgic energy in the air. Be willing to drop your pride and simply listen with love in your heart to make the most out of July.
As the month wraps up, we have Venus—the planet of love, sex, beauty, and money—entering into the perfectionist healer sign of Virgo on July 21. Try to clean up your contact list, friend group, and self-care routine with, well, more routine. You’ll thrive if you can look at love with purity this month and cut the B.S. Whether someone’s in your life for a long time or a good time, try to treat everyone (including yourself) with grace and intention. The very next day, on July 22, the sun enters the bold and fiery sign of Leo. Expect a boost of confidence; let yourself be loud and proud through the final days of July. Mercury will move over and meet the sun in Leo on the 27th leaving us prone to speaking our truth, regardless of how others may feel about it. With Mars tip-toeing into earthly Virgo on the 29th, you’ll feel like your passions are ruled around tactical and material pursuits; the best way to get there is by shamelessly walking towards your deepest desires without hesitation.
July is about to open up a door for you to level up in every sector of your life. Are you ready to release your insecurities and claim the life you desire?
And remember how far you’ve come already. In January the theme was all about ascension. When you embrace learning from your past, you can start to embody your highest vibrational self. You asked yourself tough questions in order to make changes: Who do you want to be this year? What do you want your life to look like in the future? February started off with Venus—the planet of love, sex, beauty, and money—entering into Aquarius, the sign of eccentricity and innovation. Creative juices were flowing, career paths were changing, and your love life may have started to feel a bit challenged.
March began fresh off of the year’s first Mercury retrograde. No matter your sign, March was about trying to fit in mindfulness practices to keep you from losing sight of your reality, your goals, or yourself as a whole. You are your best self when you’re able to put the lessons of your past into action. We tried to use April for its clear energy. Mercury joined the sun in fiery and fast-paced Aries, inviting us to make quick and firm decisions around the way we spend our time and energy.