Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
Choose wisely when it comes to how you spend your time this July. Family matters need your attention, but you must also find time to relax. Mars arrives in your fun zone on July 1st but the very next day the Solar Eclipse may reveal a family crisis or a dramatic happening which stops everything in its tracks. With Mercury turning retrograde also in your fun zone on July 7th, it looks as though leisure and pleasure will take a backseat while you deal with a family fallout. There could be discord over how your career impacts upon family life, especially between July 9th and 14th when the Sun opposes first Saturn then Pluto, stirring up these areas of your chart.
If you've been spending too much or taking some financial risks, you can expect fury from your partner for that too, especially when Mars squares Uranus on the 11th. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th falls in your career zone, so you may have to make a difficult decision in that area of your life. When Venus opposes Saturn and then Pluto on July 17th and 21st you should again consider the impact that your career choices may have on your loved ones. Fortunately, help comes in the form of a vibrant Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th - by taking a leap of faith or re-organizing your travel or commute, you may yet be able to get the best of both worlds. By the time the New Moon emerges in your fun zone on the 31st, life should be back in a better balance.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
Something is holding you back this July. It could be poor communication or a lack of training - it's fixable, but you must put in the effort. Expect this to be shown very clearly around the Solar Eclipse on the 2nd. You may not be getting the support you would like from your family, as Mars arrives in your family zone on the 1st and stirs up competitiveness and an argumentative feeling. Mercury then turns retrograde in this zone on July 7th, making communication even trickier.
For this reason, when the training or communication issue comes to a head between July 9th and 14th, you may not be sure where to turn. A very tricky Mars-Uranus square on the 11th highlights a situation where family criticism stings and you can't seem to make progress towards solving the problem. Hang on in there. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your education zone on July 16th suggests that a new course, a fresh qualification or a better approach to communication can greatly improve matters. Family harmony should also improve around the 25th when a glorious trine between Mars and Jupiter helps you to put resentment, bitterness and family history behind you.
Make the first move towards healing any rift. Venus' arrival in your family zone on July 27th will assist with this, bestowing tact and diplomacy across your family life. Likewise, the positive New Moon on the 31st indicates a fresh start for family relationships. Hang on in there. It will be worth it.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
Financial bumps and pressures could be troublesome this July. Keep your loved ones and family in the loop if you want their full support. The Solar Eclipse in your money zone on the 2nd could be a shock and you may wonder briefly how you're going to recover, financially. The key is to not panic. The following day Venus arrives in your finance zone, so the will to make things better is certainly there.
When Mercury turns retrograde in your communication zone on the 7th, however, you must avoid the temptation to not tell the truth about your current situation. Between July 9th and 14th, the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, putting intense pressure on your finances. Debt collectors may call, and your family may want to know how things got so out of hand. Again, transparency is key. Avoid bluffing or trying to cover up the chaos, especially on the 11th when an explosive Mars-Uranus square hints at secrecy which will backfire.
The good news is that you're nothing if not resourceful, as demonstrated during the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th. Good ideas for rescuing the situation abound at that point - listen to them! An unwelcome blip in your love life between the 17th and 21st may prove to be distracting, as Venus opposes Saturn and then Pluto, but your new-found enthusiasm can be put into action on the 27th - here a very fortunate Mars-Jupiter trine promises success for those who dare to think big. Go ahead and take that calculated risk. A helpful New Moon in your communication zone on July 31st will help you "sell" the concept to your skeptical family.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
Spend time this July working on who you truly are and what you really want from yourself - and others. A Solar Eclipse in your own sign on the 2nd may startle you into action if you realize that you've been subduing your own needs and wants in order to put others first. Mars arrives in your resources zone on the 1st, but Mercury turns retrograde here on the 7th, so you may struggle with self-esteem for a few days while you sort this out. Between July 9th and 14th, the Sun in your own sign opposes first Saturn and then Pluto - this energy is about asserting yourself and not being swallowed up by your relationship or by those around you. However, your partner may find it hard to understand your new independence - watch out for an explosive argument around July 11th when Mars squares up to Uranus.
Fortunately, this angst is relatively short-lived. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your love zone on the 16th brings matters to a head but also calms and soothes your closest relationship and reminds you why you fell in love in the first place. As Venus opposes Saturn and Pluto between July 17th and 21st, there is still more work to do on finding your freedom within love, but you'll get there. A very lucky Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th highlights success at work, which will help to boost your self-esteem - and the month ends on a high with a New Moon in your resources zone. You've got this.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
A spiritual challenge this July finds you seeking answers, but it's not easy trying to balance the nitty gritty of daily life with your esoteric quest. Mars steams into Leo on the 1st so some may find your attitude slightly arrogant and over-bearing - tone it down for best results, especially once Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on the 7th. A Solar Eclipse in your spiritual zone on July 2nd is what prompts your questions and your desire for new knowledge. However, between July 9th and 14th the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto from your spiritual zone - making progress is like wading through treacle. Expect some setbacks and some anger from others who feel you are wasting your time, especially during a tense Mars-Uranus square on the 11th.
However, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th highlights a breakthrough in time management; suddenly, you have more free time and therefore more freedom to explore your own beliefs and principles. A very helpful Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th encourages you to incorporate your own creativity into your spiritual practice, perhaps through inspirational writing or spirit art - see what works for you. July draws to a close with the arrival of Venus into Leo on the 27th, which will boost your charm and help to make up for any selfishness you showed earlier in the month. Finally, a New Moon in Leo on the 31st is your signal to start afresh with a new and more profound understanding of your destiny.
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
Your challenge this July is to work within a team instead of being a lone wolf; although you prefer to operate alone, teamwork is vital now. Indeed, a Solar Eclipse in your social zone on the 2nd highlights how working with others is going to be a necessary evil from your point of view. Venus arrives in this zone on the 3rd, which will oil the wheels a little, but don't expect to find it easy, especially once Mercury turns retrograde on the 7th. Difficult oppositions between the Sun and both Saturn and Pluto dominate the energies between July 9th and 14th - and this is perhaps when your dislike of teamwork will have maximum impact, whether the team concerned is at work, at home or in your social life. A particular problem may occur on the 11th when Mars squares up to Uranus and someone invades your privacy yet further.
However, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 16th suggests that you can assert your own independence here, even from within a group. A productive Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th hints that your family will help you find a way to maintain privacy, space and distance from the group at large, while still contributing and getting things done. Venus arrives in your spiritual zone on the 27th, so meditation will help you deal with difficult people. The month rounds out with a New Moon in your spiritual zone on July 31st, so take time out to pray or to visualize your desires - manifestation should be much easier at this point.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
You're very goal-driven this July but getting ahead in your career may come at a cost to your family and your emotions. Mars' arrival in your objectives zone on the 1st ensures that you're willing to put in the work - but a Solar Eclipse in your career zone on the 2nd hints at upheaval, shocks and unexpected demands from work. Once Mercury turns retrograde on the 7th, expect mixed messages to add to the confusion. Between July 9th and 14th a pair of oppositions, from the Sun to Saturn and then to Pluto, dominate. This is tense, quite aggressive energy and in your chart, it pits your work against your home life - your work-life balance has never mattered more.
On the 11th, a very difficult Mars-Uranus square adds some anger to the mix, with old resentments coming to light, especially in your closest relationship. Hang on in there, because a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your family zone on the 16th pushes you to find a solution which will ease tempers and give you some breathing space. Between the 17th and 21st, Venus makes the same set of oppositions as the Sun did earlier, suggesting that your love life will still need to adjust to your working conditions, rather than the other way around. However, a very productive Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th keeps communication open and helps your partner to feel on the same team as you - you're in this together, after all. The New Moon in your goal zone on the 31st will give you fresh impetus and enthusiasm to move forwards.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
You may need to adjust your attitude and your philosophy this July, as events show you that you've been wrong in the past. This is not a very comfortable position for you, as you can be quite dogmatic - however, a Solar Eclipse in your philosophy zone on July 2nd highlights the dangers of becoming stuck in your ideas. Once Mercury turns retrograde in your status zone on the 7th, you'll also notice that any out-dated prejudices you hold could be holding you back in practical terms too. Change never comes easily to a fixed sign like yours, so prepare for some internal battles between July 9th and 14th, which is when the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, pitting your deeply held beliefs against a changing tide of opinion. On the 11th, extra pressure may come from your sweetheart and/or your boss, as an angry Mars-Uranus square encourages a change of heart - or else.
Fortunately, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th boosts your communication skills and you'll start to ride this wave of change with much greater ease. There are still some rocky patches to navigate between the 17th and 21st, when Venus opposes Saturn and then Pluto, but with the support of your partner and loved ones, you'll figure it out. An excellent trine between Mars and Jupiter on the 25th turns the focus back to your career, where success now beckons. The New Moon on the 31st is also in your career zone - perhaps it's time for a fresh start.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
July is a month when the past may dominate the present - previous bitterness, rivalries or jealousies resurface, and how you deal with them will be key. Expect a drama or a sudden event around the 2nd, when a Solar Eclipse activates your betrayal zone. If you or your sweetheart have been less than honest, events may come to a head now. Between the 9th and 14th, the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, so you will probably go through several stages in dealing with this - first denial, then stubbornness and then finally transformation, as you both realize that things must change. This is not an easy or a pleasant process, but in a strange way it does bring you closer together - the realization of what you stand to lose does after all remind you how much you are in love.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th helps to start the healing process, but further angst crops up between the 17th and 21st, when Venus faces off with Saturn and Pluto. Hang on in there, because it's your inherent positivity and honesty which will see you through. A Mars-Jupiter trine on July 25th is a breath of fresh air and allows you to put these worries behind you. A sense of excitement and travel is in the air now, and with Venus arriving in your travel zone on the 27th, it's the perfect time for a romantic getaway. The New Moon on the 31st also points towards travel and adventure - what a great way to sweep away the month's earlier troubles.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
Your love life is in focus this July - there's a huge amount of passion here, but don't expect a smooth ride. Mars arrives in your passion zone on the 1st but stirs up jealousy too - and when the Solar Eclipse hits your love zone on the 2nd, you can expect a shock. Although Venus arrives in your love zone the following day and helps to mitigate some of the fallout, Mercury turns retrograde in your passion zone on the 7th - communication may fail between you and your lover, which sets off a bumpy chain of circumstances. Your relationship will face some difficult challenges between July 9th and 14th, as the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto. Freedom within the relationship could be the biggest issue by far, although an angry square between Mars and Uranus on the 11th points towards possible infidelity or flirting as another problem.
It's not until the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your own sign on the 16th that you finally realize where you're going wrong, and how to fix this angst. When Venus opposes Saturn on the 17th, you'll have an answer to the stubbornness, and you'll be able to take your lover with you on an emotional journey of reconciliation. A beautiful Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th highlights emotional healing and forgiveness too - clearing the way for Venus to light up your passion zone once more on the 27th. Finally, a New Moon in this area of your chart on July 31st confirms that your relationship is ready to move to the next stage.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
July's energies are about getting your act together - getting more organized, controlling your focus and eliminating distractions which are preventing you from reaching your goals. A Solar Eclipse in your organization zone on the 2nd is the catalyst - a dramatic or sudden event which makes you realize how much time you've wasted and how much money you've frittered away. Mars moved into your love zone on the 1st and Mercury turns retrograde here on the 7th - both of these cosmic movements suggest that your relationship may have suffered through lack of attention too. Between July 9th and 14th, the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, almost daring you to make the big changes you know are necessary. An unhelpful and angry intervention from an extended family on the 11th may bring things to a head, as Mars squares up to Uranus.
Use the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse energies on the 16th to turn inwards for a while - meditate, pray or seek spiritual guidance on this problem. Between July 17th and 21st, it's the turn of Venus to oppose Saturn and then Pluto, but this time your sweetheart is on board with your ideas and your desire to switch up your life routines. On the 25th, a very helpful Mars-Jupiter trine helps you and your sweetheart work together to finally get organized and to share the load of working towards your dreams. This frees the way for Venus to arrive in your love zone on the 27th, swiftly followed by a New Moon in your love zone on the 31st - it's a great time to celebrate your romance and the progress you've just made.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
Stretch your creativity this July and move beyond the self-limiting beliefs which are holding you back. Mars arrives in your work zone on the 1st, so you have plenty of energy and potential to put into making a success of things. However, a Solar Eclipse on the 2nd falls in your creativity zone - and reminds you that you're not taking any creative risks; you're stagnating in whatever it is that you do. The following day, Venus shifts into your creative and play zone, so don't be afraid to mess around in order to get some great ideas. In some ways, you're held back by group-think between July 9th and 14th.
As the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, you may be paralyzed for fear that your friends, family or co-worker won't approve of your new direction. This is an illusion; these fears are not grounded in reality. Push ahead regardless. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th will show you that others do in fact think you're amazing! Between the 17th and 21st, when Venus makes the same oppositions to Saturn and then to Pluto, your confidence may waver once more, but call upon your sweetheart to support you.
A stunning Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th highlights how your new ideas can create success in your career - take every opportunity to sell your talents now. With Venus arriving in your work zone on the 27th and then a New Moon in the same zone on July 31st, you have every reason to be optimistic about your chances.