Summary: A month focused on personal initiations, projects, and plans. Mid-month, a partnership could solidify or fall apart. The end of the month turns your focus to your income, where you may soon hear some very good news!
Extended Horoscope: Happy birthday dear Cancers! This month is your own personal new year, and lucky for you, June 27th held a beautiful new moon in your sign that came arm in arm with Neptune in your sector of travel and higher learning. This positive pairing will give you beneficial energy to begin new projects with gusto over the coming weeks.
It seems you are planning or going on a fun trip, or perhaps attending grad school or university. You may even begin a spiritual or religious study at this time!
This is great news, since June saw you laying low and taking it easy, due to the many planets bundled into your sleepy 12th house of closure. On July 1st, Mercury goes direct in this sector, so if you’ve been dealing with any burdensome people or situations, or feeling like information has been hidden from you, everything will soon come to light.
It seems a housing or family matter will be in focus at this time, and you may even hear good news in this area of life on July 4th, when Mercury pings the North Node in this sector. If you are moving or saying goodbye to a family member, this is a wonderful influence. July 13th may bring even better family and housing news, as Mars conjuncts the North Node in this house, and the pair reach out to Venus in your closure sector. If you’re looking to buy a home or move, this is your time!
On the other side of the spectrum, July 6th could bring good career news, as Venus smooches Uranus in your professional sector. Cancers in a creative or medical field are especially well-starred!
Your focus turns more closely to personal projects and relationships, as more planets crowd into Cancer throughout the month. Mercury joins on July 13th, while Venus does so on July 18th. And as I’m sure you remember, Jupiter has been in your sign since July 2013!
July 8th and July 24th seem tailor made for romance and fun, as the Sun and Mercury in your own sign of Cancer send beautiful beams to Saturn in your love, leisure, and creativity sector. If you’re trying to get pregnant or hoping for good news for your child, this could be the time! More positive news may follow on July 19th and July 24th, when Mercury and then Venus smooch Neptune in your 9th house of travel and vision! These are great days for travel, learning, and writing.
Do be careful for some overlapping challenges on these days however, as it’s possible that a career matter will interfere with your plans. This is due to the Sun and Mercury’s irritation with Uranus on July 8th and July 24th. July 15th and July 18th are two more troublesome days, when the Sun will be angry with planets in your home and family sector, indicating challenges in these areas as well.
In addition, we have the mighty Pluto in your opposite sign of Capricorn facing off against several planets in your own sign of Cancer throughout the month. It’s possible you feel weighted down by your partner’s needs, or perhaps find efforts for personal plans thwarted in some way this month. You are likely to feel this influence most on July 4th, when the Sun will oppose Pluto; on July 21st, when Mercury will oppose Pluto, and on July 27th, when Venus will oppose Pluto.
In fact, it seems a partnership issue will come to a head on July 12th, when a full moon occurs in this sector and comes hand in hand with Saturn in your fun and love sector. All signs are pointing towards this being the month to buckle down and get serious with your boo. You could become exclusive, move in together, or even get engaged! Existing couples may even decide to have a baby! If romance isn’t on the agenda, it’s possible you take on a partner for a creative project- perhaps you get a writing partner, bandmate, or agent. It’s possible you break up an existing union at this time, but if so it appears to be for the best.
Again, it seems you will have some career challenges at this time however, as the full moon angers Uranus in this sector. Perhaps your employer is annoyed at all the time you’re spending on your personal life, or your boo is jealous of the hours you’re logging at the office. Uranus will actually turn retrograde (I know- it never ends!) in this same sector of career on July 21st, so you may review this area of life and make changes over the next five months. In fact, you can expect big news on the career front in October with the Aries lunar eclipse.
The biggest news this month- heck, this whole year!- is good-luck Jupiter’s move into Leo and your 2nd house of income on July 16th. This last year, Jupiter has been in your sign, blessing new initiations and relationships, and starting a whole new 12 year cycle in your life. Now, the seeds you planted seem to be bearing fruit, and you may soon see a hefty payout for your efforts!
Watch July 25th as a day when you could get a raise or new salary, as the Sun will conjunct Jupiter in Leo at 3 degrees. Then, on July 26th, a gorgeous new moon appears in this sector that’s hand in hand with Jupiter, setting a wonderful tone for your finances for the entire year!
Just be careful, as Mars will square the pair from your love and fun sector, indicating that a hobby, child, or romance could prove expensive. Try not to immediately spend any money you make!
With Mars entering Scorpio on July 26th, he joins our buddy Saturn who’s been there since October 2012. This is an odd pairing, given that Mars likes to speed things up and Saturn likes to slow things down. You could be hard at work on a creative project, trying to make a baby or raise a child, or feeling a slow down or speed up of your love life. Keep an eye out for August 25th, when these two powerful planets collide. Because Venus in your income sector at that time will square the pair, prepare to hear unexpected financial news.