General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
ARIES JULY 2012
Your ruler, Mars, enters the sign opposing yours, Libra, on July 3rd. Your drive and focus may become centered around your close relationships. A partner may need your help with something. You may need to work with someone on a project. An opportunity for a business partnership could present itself. You may spend time analyzing your relationships so you can work on the problems. You’ll also likely be more take-charge with others, straightforward, and may be prone to arguing more than usual, though you may find the fights exciting. On July 22nd, the Sun moves into fellow fire sign Leo, and your personality may seem lighter and you may feel most like yourself when you’re goofing off and having fun rather than getting work done. Doing tasks may be difficult for you, so try to give yourself lots of free time to pursue what you want. You may spend more time socializing, dealing with hobbies, or around children.
Mercury madness descends upon us again in July, with Mercury turning retrograde this month on July 14th, though the effects will begin to be felt starting on the 5th. This retrograde occurs entirely in the sign of Leo, so while you may need free time to do what you want, you may not get that free time. You may want to be out socializing, but may not get to. You may want to spend time with a hobby, but feel uninspired. You may have to be around kids, but they’re nothing but trouble. This retrograde may take away your ability to have fun, but your drive to have fun is likely still there, so it’s frustrating for you. The retrograde won’t end up August, so get ready for a bumpy month of July. Take heart - after this retrograde, we’ll finally get some time off from this retrograde wonkiness! As always, if you were born with Mercury retrograde, or have Mercury retrograde in your progressed chart, the effects should be less difficult for you.
A full moon occurs on July 3rd in Capricorn. A long-term goal you’ve been working on could come to an end with this full moon, and your goal becomes realized. You could decide to give up on a goal you’ve had to make way for something else. Analyze the direction your life is going in and make necessary changes if you don’t like the path you’re on. A new moon occurs on July 19th in Cancer. This could be a great moon to do something new to your home through renovating or redecorating. If you want to make a move or put your home up for sale, this could be the right moon to do it under. Dealing with family issues could go smoother. A new opportunity could come up for a relative, or for yourself through a relative.
TAURUS JULY 2012
The planet Mars enters the sign of Libra on July 3rd, and your drive and focus may be on getting things done. It may become easier for you to deal with the daily tasks of life, and to get all the things done that we usually procrastinate on (especially you, procrastinating Taurus!). You may spend a lot of time at work, get a second job, look for a new job, try to find a way to improve your existing working conditions, or have more projects delegated to you. You’ll likely be much better with the small picture stuff than the big picture stuff, so leave that to someone else. This period could also be good for you to improve your lifestyle and focus on becoming healthier. You could be more motivated to stick to a diet and exercise routine, taking your vitamins, getting your checkups, and getting your health in order. The Sun enters Leo on July 22nd, and you may feel most like yourself when you’re at home or with your family. Something at home could get your attention, and a family member could be put in the spotlight.
Here comes Mercury retrograde! Our last retrograde of the personal planets hits us in July, and then we get a break for a few months. The retrograde officially begins on July 14th, but the effects will begin to be felt around July 5th, and will last until mid-August. In Leo, this retrograde might make things difficult for you at home. Maybe something decides to break down and needs an emergency fix. If you try to move, you could encounter a setback or problems. If you try to sell your home, you may have no interest, or have a buyer that winds up backing out of a deal. A relative could have a problem that you need to help them with. Communications with your family may be difficult this month. Just power through! Remember, if you were born with Mercury retrograde or have Mercury retrograde in your progressed chart, you may not experience the worst of this.
On July 3rd, a full moon occurs in fellow Earth sign Capricorn. If you’ve been studying something, you may end your course now. Any intellectual projects you’ve been working on could be finished with this moon. If you’ve been dealing with the law, you could see a resolution. On July 19th, a new moon occurs in Cancer, and you may decide to try to learn something new. You might take a day trip on a whim. You may spend time working on something with a sibling, neighbor, or within your community. You may be tempted to buy a new electronic or car, but with the Mercury retrograde, it may be best to wait, unless it’s something refurbished or used.
GEMINI JULY 2012
On July 3rd, Mars will enter fellow air sign Libra. You’ll likely be driven to play, play, play. Work may not be in your vocabulary during this time. You’re likely to be focused more on your own desires, and want to do what you want to do, not what anyone else wants, and certainly not your duties. This can be a good time for going out a lot, meeting someone new or rekindling romance, being creative and inspired, and being enthusiastic about what it is you find fun. On July 22nd, the Sun enters Leo, and you may feel most like yourself when you’re communicating your ideas with others (typical Gemini!). Your mind may be more active and you focus more on your thoughts and ideas. You may feel compelled to share them more often than usual, and others may come to you for advice. If you have a sibling, they may get recognition for something they’ve done. You may become focused on a project with a neighbor, in your community, or helping young people.
Your ruler, Mercury, begins another retrograde in July. Sorry Geminis! I hate to bring hard news, and you’re usually not fans of this retrograde since he is your ruler and all. The retrograde begins on the 14th, but effects will begin to be felt around July 5th, and won’t end until August. This retrograde will be entirely in the sign of Leo, so this retrograde is likely going to seriously impact your communications. Your try to get your ideas out, but it’s gets misunderstood. People want your advice, but then they don’t like what you have to say. You try to organize your cluttered mind, but just get more confused. You may have a fight with a sibling or a neighborhood dispute. Think over carefully everything you say to people before you say it. This can be a good time to redo old projects or do editing/revising (especially good for writers). If you were born with Mercury retrograde or have him retrograde in your progressed chart, you may not get the brunt of difficulties.
On July 3rd, a full moon occurs in the sign of Capricorn, and you might feel more serious during this moon. You may need to do some research into something, or feel like getting beneath the surface. You may have less patience for superficiality, and feel more sensitive than usual. Your intuition may be heightened as well. You could settle a loan, debt, or joint finance issue. On July 19th, a new moon occurs in the sign of Cancer, and you may get a new opportunity to make money or get your finances in order. You could have to plan for a big purchase. Your self-confidence may be higher, and you may focus on trying to improve your worth or values.
CANCER JULY 2012
On July 3rd, Mars enters the sign of Libra, and your drive may be focused on your home and family. You may decide you want to change things up at home, doing a remodeling project, a small renovation, or redecorating a room. You may try to sell your home, or move into a new place. You may want to spend a lot of time with your family, though there may be a lot of bickering there too, but likely in a more jovial way, and there may seem to be more friendly competition amongst your relatives. On July 22nd, the Sun leaves your sign and enters Leo, and you may put some focus on your sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and your value system. You could feel like you need to focus on those things to try and make yourself feel good. You may also focus on money and your finances, trying to get that in order. Just be careful you don’t splurge on something you don’t really need just to make yourself feel better and regret it later on.
And on comes another Mercury retrograde this month! We finished Venus retrograde last month, and go right into Mercury retrograde in July, with the effects beginning July 5th and the retrograde itself starting on the 14th. The effects will last until August, and the retrograde will occur completely in the sign of Leo. You may find that the focus you have to put on your finances is because you have an unexpected expense come up that you need to budget for, or that you miscalculated something and need to find the money for it. You may feel like you don’t have enough money even if you do. You self-esteem may take a hit, and you feel more down on yourself, and there may be no real reason for it. If Mercury was retrograde when you were born or has turned retrograde in your progressed chart, you may be exempt from the worst of it.
A full moon occurs in the sign opposing yours, Capricorn, on July 3rd. You could see things come to a head in your relationships, and a relationship may be brought to another level or may end. No matter what, you evaluate what’s working and what isn’t and try to do so clearly, though you may seem more emotional with those you’re close to, and they may be more emotional with you. If you’ve been working on a project with a partner, you could finish it now. Watch for an adversary making a play against you. On July 19th, a new moon occurs in your sign Cancer. This could be an excellent moon to embark on something new that you’ve wanted to try for a while. You may be presented with opportunities that you never thought you’d have. You may feel more optimistic and have more energy and vitality than usual. Dealings with men could go smoothly.
LEO JULY 2012
Mars will enter Libra on July 3rd, and you may see a surge in communications this month. Your mind may be more active than usual, and you process thoughts and ideas quickly, but don’t stay on anything for very long. You could be more talkative and want to be around people more often to be able to converse with them. You may decide to try to learn something new and take up a class. You could spend more time with a sibling or doing something in your neighborhood, or you spend more time taking short trips or being in the car. On July 22nd, the Sun, your ruler, enters your sign of Leo, and you may feel like putting yourself out there. You want the spotlight and recognition for what you’ve done. Being ignored won’t likely be something you take well (do Leos ever take that well?).
Be prepared Leos, because Mercury retrograde begins it’s madness again in July, and it’ll occur entirely in your sign! Egads! The retrograde officially starts July 14th, but will begin to effect us starting around July 5th, and will last til August. With the Mercury retrograde in Leo, for you Leo, you may feel like everything is falling apart, out of whack, you don’t feel like you’re able to get things done properly, you’re mind isn’t functioning right. The opposite of what you want happens, you’re dissatisfied, and everything has to be redone. Don’t make any long-term plans during this retrograde, because it’ll likely come undone. Those of you born August 3rd - 7th may feel the beginning of the retrograde most, while those of you born July 23rd - 25th (early Leos) may feel the end of the retrograde most. And if you were born while Mercury was retrograde or have him retrograde in your progressed chart, you can breathe a little because you may not feel the worst of it.
On July 3rd, a full moon occurs in Capricorn, and you may see a work project finalized or work goal come to fruition. If you want to quit your job, you may do so under this full moon. If you want to end an unhealthy habit, you may decide to do so. Eliminate whatever is making you feel like you can’t properly function on a daily basis. On July 19th, a new moon occurs in Cancer, and you’ll want to get rid of things from your life that you don’t need any longer. It likely won’t feel as bad getting rid of things as it normally does, and you’ll feel like you can breathe easier. Tackle an old issue that you’ve been avoiding, or release something you’ve been holding in. Embrace being able to let go.
VIRGO JULY 2012
Mars will enter Libra, the sign after yours, on July 3rd. This could signal the start of an excellent period to make more money, or where you’re blowing money like crazy - it’s your call, but usually Virgo doesn’t go the route of the spendthrift. You may be presented with the opportunity to make more money, or create one for yourself. You could get a second job or do some work from home. You’ll have more energy and drive to have more money. Of course, you may also spend more money, so watch it. The Sun enters Leo, the sign before yours, on July 22nd, and you may feel like keeping yourself in the background and seem more shy. You keep more to yourself and don’t want to get attention from others, and you do better work alone. You may need to spend time alone in order to recharge and have more energy by yourself.
Oh Virgo, get ready for your ruler, Mercury, to begin a retrograde period in July. Sorry! The effect begins July 5th with the retrograde starting July 14th, and the retrograde will be in Leo. Things that you thought were over with may come back again seeking a new resolution. Endings aren’t quite endings and you may have trouble moving on to something new with so much old stuff needing your attention. You may find skeletons coming out of the closet that you’re not entirely comfortable with. Old issues you thought you resolved creep back in and make a mess. Things you don’t want gone leave and things you want gone leech on. You feel out of sorts and off-kilter. And you need to watch for yourself or someone else ending up in the hospital or jail. Yeah, not too fun! This retrograde continues til mid-August, so hang in there. If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed charts, you may not have to deal with all of this drama.
A full moon takes place on July 3rd in fellow Earth sign Capricorn. If you’re dating someone, you may decide they’re not right for you and walk away, or decide that the relationship should be brought to the next level. You may feel more inspired and creative, and moved by art. You could give up a hobby or pursue one with more passion. If you have children, something could come to an end with them. A new moon takes place on July 19th in Cancer. You may spend more time with your friends, have an opportunity come up for/through a friend, make a new friend, join a new group, or take up a new cause. You may feel more enthusiastic about pursuing your future dreams and could have the opportunity to do that.
LIBRA JULY 2012
Mars will enter a new sign on July 3rd, your sign of Libra. With that, you’re likely to see a surge in energy and stamina, and feel like you have all the energy in the world to get things done and then some. You may feel more enthusiastic about everything you do, want to take-charge more often and have trouble following others, and want to try new things that you wouldn’t have been daring enough to try before. Corral the energy and you should be able to accomplish far more than you think you can. On July 22nd, the Sun enters Leo, and you may feel most like yourself when you’re with friends or in a group instead of by yourself or with strangers. You could get an opportunity through a friend, or a friend could get recognition for something they’ve done. You may do more work in a group and feel like you have more strength with others.
And here comes another Mercury retrograde in July! Officially beginning July 14th, we begin to feel the effects July 5th, lasting til mid-August. Entirely in the sign of Leo, you may find that while you want to spend more time with friends, they don’t have time for you or you don’t have time for them. You may get into a fight with one or more of them, or have a total falling out that boggles your mind. You may want to work in a group by have to do work by yourself, or feel stifled by others. You could feel less optimistic about your future and the dreams you have, feeling like they’re pipe dreams you’ll never achieve and questioning whether or not you’re aspiring for the right things. Don’t give up just yet, because you should feel a lot better after the retrograde is over. If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, it may not be so terrible for you, unlike the rest of us.
On July 3rd, a full moon in Capricorn occurs, and if you’ve been working on a home improvement project or renovation, you may finish it now. A relative could see something end for them, and you could settle a family dispute. You may also feel more spiritual and intuitive. On July 19th, a new moon in Cancer occurs, and this could be a good moon to pursue a long-term goal. One may come to fruition or you may have the opportunity to further one along. You could get recognition for something you’ve achieved, and find yourself in the spotlight. This could be a good time to find a new mentor, try to get a promotion, or deal with a boss.
SCORPIO JULY 2012
Mars will enter Libra, the sign before yours, on July 3rd, and this could be a good time for you to eliminate as much as you can from your life. Your drive and energy should be higher for that, and you want to get rid of as much as you can. You might clean out your house or work space, start therapy to work on old issues, or become interested in a spiritual practice. You may find out about a lot of secrets, or spend time in a hospital or jail (hopefully not in handcuffs). On July 22nd, the Sun enters Leo, and you may feel most like yourself when you’re working towards your long-term goals and ambitions. You want to focus on the direction your life is going in and make sure it’s going the right way for you. You may spend more time working and dealing with your career instead of at home.
Mercury retrograde begins on July 14th officially, with the effects starting July 5th and lasting until August. This retrograde will be in Leo, and while you may want to spend time on your long-term goals and ambitions, you may encounter many roadblocks along the way. Maybe things don’t go as expected, or someone tries to stop you. Maybe you feel less ambitious and don’t want to pursue things when you feel you should. You may feel unfocused about your life path and dissatisfied with the way things are going. Try harder usually won’t solve the issue with Mercury retrograde either, so watch for Scorpio obsession. You may have a problem with a boss, mentor, or parent. This can be a good time to redo something with your career or try a goal again. Always, if you had Mercury retrograde when you were born, or have Mercury retrograde in your progressed chart, this retrograde likely won’t be so difficult for you.
A full moon occurs on July 3rd in the sign of Capricorn. If you’ve been studying something or taking a class, that could end now. A project or contract you’ve been working on may be finalized. If you’ve been writing a story or book, you could finish it here. You may settle a dispute with a sibling or neighbor, or finish work you’ve been doing in the community. A new moon occurs on July 19th in fellow water sign Cancer. You may decide to go for a long trip or spend time with people who live life in a different way from yourself. Scorpios can have a hard time being open to other cultures, so give yourself the chance with this new moon. You may decide to study something new, take up writing or get published, or just do something that expands the way you view the world.
SAGITTARIUS JULY 2012
On July 3rd, Mars will enter a new sign, Libra. You may find that you have more drive and energy for pursuing your future dreams. The things you fantasize about for your future become the things you’re focused on working towards now. You may realize new dreams that you want to focus on. You could also spend more time in a group you belong to, or join a new group, or spend time working towards a cause you’re passionate about. You may feel like doing more charity work. You could also meet more people with the same interests as yourself. On July 22nd, the Sun enters fellow fire sign Leo, and you may feel most like yourself doing the things Sadge loves to do - expanding your view of the world, traveling, exploring philosophical pursuits, learning about other belief systems, writing, and letting yourself have more freedom.
On July 14th, Mercury turns retrograde, but the impact will begin to be felt around July 5th, and won’t end until August. This retrograde occurs entirely in the sign of Leo, and you may find that you’re arguing more with others about your beliefs. You’re met with conflict and opposition for your views, and it could be them being closed-minded, or it could be you forcing your beliefs on others. This could be a good time to make a change in your belief system and reassess whether or not it still works for you. If you have to travel far, you may have some difficulties. If you have to deal with the law, things may not go so smoothly. If you’re a writer trying to write something new, you may experience a block; this time is best spent editing or revisiting old works and trying to revamp them. You may also feel a little less optimistic than usual and have a more realistic view. How horrible for a Sadge! As always, if you were born while Mercury was retrograde, or have Mercury retrograde in your progressed chart, you likely won’t have to deal with the wacky that this bring.
On July 3rd, a full moon in Capricorn occurs. You may get to settle a financial transaction with this full moon. It could be a good time to end a financial dispute or finalize a budget. You may feel more emotionally tied to your values, and more sensitive to the way others perceive you. On July 19th, a new moon in Cancer occurs. You could settle a loan, debt, or joint finance issue. You may feel like being more intimate during this time, and like you have a heightened magnetism and feel more in control. A transformation could occur, on the outside or inside.
CAPRICORN JULY 2012
Mars will enter Libra on July 3rd, and your life path becomes your central focus. The long-term goals that you want to achieve become more prominent and you have the energy and drive to work towards them. You may be more ambitious and hard-working in your career, and set career goals for yourself. The foundation upon which you build your future may be something you try to strengthen now. Just be careful that you don’t become cold and ignore everything else for the sake of your career. On July 22nd, the Sun enter Leo, and you may feel like making a big change in your life, or with yourself. You may decide to make a change with your body, your mind, your soul, or your physical space. You could also have to deal with a debt, loan, or joint finance.
In July, Mercury begins a period of retrograde, and he’ll retrograde in the sign of Leo. The retrograde effects begin on July 5th, with the actual retrograde starting on July 14th and lasting until mid-August. What does this mean for Capricorn? Well, you may want to make those changes in your life but encounter resistance. Other people don’t want you to, or an obstacle gets in the way. If you try to deal with a debt, loan, or joint finance issue, you may just find more problems arise. If they’re things you’ve tried to deal with before, then you could settle it now, but if not, don’t expect smooth sailing. You may want to feel close to someone now but instead feel more isolated. Your mood may be more pessimistic than usual, and you can get stuck in foul moods easier. A good thing to do now is to revisit changes you’ve tried to make in the past but couldn’t, and attempt them now. Leave all the new stuff for after the retrograde is over. If you were born with Mercury retrograde or have Mercury retrograde in your progressed chart, the worst may not happen for you.
On July 3rd, a full moon occurs in your sign of Capricorn. You may see with this full moon one or more things come to an end. If you’ve been working on something long-term, you may finish it now. Things you’ve been working hard towards may come to fruition, and you see the fruits of your labor now, so if you’ve been working hard and smart, this is a good time. If you haven’t been, then this might be a hard time. On July 19th, a new moon occurs in Cancer, your opposing sign. An opportunity could come up for you through someone you’re close to, or a partner could get a new opportunity. You may spent time with your loved ones, focused on your close relationships.
AQUARIUS JULY 2012
On July 3rd, Mars will enter fellow air sign Libra. You may have a strong desire to do some traveling and get away from everything. You could want to expand your freedom in your life, feeling more stifled than usual and wanting to break through the chains. You may become interested in writing or learning something new, and have a good time passionately arguing your philosophical beliefs. The Sun enters Leo on July 22nd, and you may feel most comfortable when you’re with another person, one-on-one. Normally Aquarians love to be surrounded by people, but for now, you may wish to just have quiet moments with one person. You may need to work with a partner in order to get things done. Also of note, your ruler, Uranus, is going to turn retrograde on July 13th, so you may feel out of sync, like things aren’t going quite right, have difficulty being yourself, or encounter obstacles in your path.
Mercury will go through a period of retrograde again in July, officially beginning July 14th but impacting us all starting around July 5th. Occurring entirely on the sign of Leo, the sign opposing yours, you may experience difficulties in your close relationships and partnerships. You don’t see eye-to-eye with a partner and it results in conflict. You try to convey what you think/feel and are misunderstood. If you have to work with a partner, they’re combative and uncompromising. In a committed relationship, you may question yours of your partner’s loyalty. Those who are prone to walking away might do just that. Conversely, this is a good time to get back together with someone you were in a relationship with in the past. Even if you don’t get back together with them, several exes will likely show up during this retrograde. If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed charts, you likely won’t feel this period so bad.
On July 3rd, a full moon occurs in Capricorn. This is an excellent time to eliminate waste from your life, whether it’s a physical cleaning out of your home and work spaces, an emotional cleaning out where you work on eliminating some old issues and baggage, or a spiritual cleaning out where you do a spiritual release. If you don’t do so, you may feel more bogged down and sluggish, much more lethargic and uneasy than usual. On July 19th, a new moon occurs in Cancer. You may get the urge to try to be more healthy. You may have an easier time with mundane tasks and day-to-day affairs. If you have a pet, you may do something for them, or you could get a new pet.
PISCES JULY 2012
Mars enters Libra on July 3rd, and you may feel like this is the time to make a significant change in your life. You may evaluate what you’re doing to yourself and your life, how your past has affected you, what you hold deep-down, and decide to do something about it all. It won’t be something you take lightly, and will likely mull over for some time. But the drive to do so should get stronger, and you could have the best chance to make a change. You may also focus more on serious subjects, and just not be in a really fun mood. You may not necessarily be depressed (though others may accuse you of that), it’s just that you don’t feel like this is the time to be silly. On July 22nd, the Sun enters Leo, and you feel best when you’re focusing on the little details and getting chores done. You want to check everything off of your list and make sure everything gets done precisely.
Mercury retrograde will begin to effect us on July 5th, be official on July 14th, and last through mid-August. He retrogrades in the sign of Leo, and while you may want to focus on the details, you have difficulty doing so and feel lazy, or you have to do things over and over again and it frustrates you. You could experience difficulties at work/with your work environment, and feel like quitting altogether. Your health could take a toll during this retrograde, so be on top of yourself, especially with stress. Remember to breathe. This retrograde is good for doing tasks over, revisiting old health programs, or trying to get a job that you’ve worked before or at a place you’ve worked before. If you were born while Mercury was retrograde or have Mercury retrograde in your progressed chart, this retrograde shouldn’t be so bad for you.
On July 3rd, a full moon in Capricorn occurs. You could see something end for a friend, or end a friendship yourself. You may decide to leave a group that you belong to. A cause you’ve been supporting may no longer suit you. A dream you’ve been working towards could come to fruition now. On July 22nd, a new moon occurs in fellow water sign Cancer. You could feel a little lighter with this moon, getting a little break from all the seriousness of everything else. You may decide to take up a new hobby, be more social, and take a day off from the real world. If you have children, a new opportunity could come up for them. If single, you may start dating someone that really lights your fire. If attached, you may try to reignite sparks in your relationship.
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