By Lilly Roddy
Happy Independence Day! This should be a better month than June, especially in the first half of the month. Mars, planet of action and risk, is no longer retrograde, so we will no longer feel as though we are walking through a bowl of sticky oatmeal after July 5. The first half of the month is a better time for decision-making, but the entire month is an active period.
Good days to get out and have fun are the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 19th, 20th, and 27th—all positive days this month. Days to avoid the drama are the 7th, 11th, 16th, and 29th.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). Our homes and families are uppermost on the agenda this month. You may be having the Independence Day celebration at your house! You will want to make your nest a more comfortable place. This is also a good time to buy property or consider relocating. You will really need a break from your routines during the weekend of the 16th and 17th. You are more playful toward the end of the month, but keep on your health routine!
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). The cows and bulls are communicating more clearly during July, and adding more organization to their daily lives. You continue to be in a creative and playful time through the end of August. Relationships definitely need some attention this month. This can be a great time to get out and renew that commitment. Or if you are single, get out there and meet someone new. Home and family are more of a focus as we move toward the end of the month.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). Your sluggish journey and efforts get a break, and things seem to move a bit more easily this month. You may have wanted to take some action last month, but you may have seemed very stuck. Pay attention to your resources this month. You are evaluating your sense of self-worth. This is a good month to get your finances in order. Relationships take the spotlight at the end of the month, as they need some TLC.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). This is your yearly solar cycle or birthday period. You are ending the cycle from last year and bringing some situations to an end. As you establish new plans and goals for your own personal new year, you are attempting to reinvent your career so that you are more committed to what you are doing. You need to stick with your health agenda. You will get a boost with that at the end of the month and throughout August. At the end of the month, we pay more attention to our money.
LEO (July 23–August 22). In the first half of the month, you are in a time of rest and retreat. Lots of your energy has been focused on your family and home over the last month. Even though your children bring you pleasure and pride, they are more problematic this month. You will need to re-establish your boundaries to give them a clear message. This may also be true with people who treat you like their own children. By the end of the month, you have more energy, focus, and direction as you come out of your retreat time. Continue to keep an eye on your spending.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). The Virgoans are a lot more social this month. This is a great time to involve yourself with a community or business organization. Your long-term plans include continuing to focus on doing more with your career and getting your home in shape. This is a good time to consider more education or an advanced degree. Family issues are calling you to take more of a leadership role. If you take the job, you only have to satisfy yourself and not them. Toward the end of the month, you are ready for some R&R!
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). Career and long-term security are on your menu this month. This is a good month to step up and take on a leadership role at your place of business. This could even be a time when you feel the need to start your own business. Friends can be especially helpful with any task you are undertaking this month. Joining a business organization is also a good way to promote yourself and your business. Keep your boundaries strong when you are around your family during the middle of the month.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). This month is much better for taking a laid-back approach to things. The beginning of the month can be a good time for some vacation. You are still working on a long-term plan to create some financial security. Funds may feel tight this month, but you are actually just more aware of what’s going on. Group activity is very constructive, as long as you don’t take on too much. By midmonth, you are back to your natural “take charge” self. The end of the month is a good time to start a new project or make some investments.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). The archers have been in “analysis paralysis” for the last month, but now you are feeling some strong forward motion. This strong surge of self-confidence gets even stronger as we get to the end of the month. You are definitely in a time of long-term planning. You will begin to act on what you have been thinking about this month, and next month as well. Your partnerships will need some renewal of trust to reinforce that emotional connection. You are not as flexible as usual, and you have little time for people’s B.S.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). Relationships are the center of attention for you this month. If you are in a relationship, you will want to spend more time with your partner. If you are single, you may feel a strong urge to get out there and meet someone new. Your work and career activity gets busier, especially toward the end of this month. It could be even busier in August. This could be a time when you are considering starting your own company. Don’t overload your schedule this month—that would be very easy to do.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). You are in an organizing and cleaning mood for most of this month. You will want to get your home and workplace looking as neat as possible. You will also pay more attention to what you eat. You haven’t had much enthusiasm or energy for work, but that should be coming back after July 5. You will feel more like starting those projects. This is also a good time to look for a new job, or to take on a stronger role at work. By the end of the month, relationships become the center of attention. This can be a good time to renew your commitment.
PISCES (February 19–March 20). After the tough month you went through in June, July should feel like a cakewalk. July is the month to give legs to all of the good ideas that were brewing in your head during June. You will be more confident at work, especially toward the end of the month. You are feeling more creative and just not experiencing the blocks you had felt previously. Partnerships could be working better, and they could be more helpful to you than usual. Toward the end of the month, you are in a good time to get into a better workout and diet regimen. You will find the clarity that you are looking for.
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