The July 4th new moon in Cancer
brings a happy balance with the natal chart of the United States. This can make an astrologer smile. When the U.S. was born on July 4, 1776, the sun was in Cancer, and this year the new moon falls on the same day, as well as in a 9 year (2+ 0 + 1 + 6). It’s the United States’ 240th birthday, making this a sure indication that new things are in store for the country this year, including the election of a new president.
The July 19th full moon in Capricorn
brings disruption from the Uranus-in-Aries square. Since 2010 Uranus has been rather a bully, forcing us to move into new directions, ready or not. This full moon brings in a double square—sun, moon, Uranus—indicating a pushy and disturbing energy that makes travel plans and/or completing anything difficult.
The August 2nd new moon in Leo
brings a time to push along or complete a project. This strengthening energy will get you back on track. There’s vitalized energy to spare when you take to heart this celestial signal that it’s certainly time for new beginnings. Know that whatever you set aside last March, it’s time to pick it up and run with it again.
brings a new, exciting energy and fresh perspective. This full moon adds charm and magnetism to your dealings with anyone, from your lover to your boss, to your banker!
ARIES (MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20)
July brings a chance to spend some time with your loved ones. Around the 5th a dream concerning housing comes true with either a new home or redoing your current one. What a great month for entertaining or to be out having fun. Be careful about money matters at month’s end. This issue may not be resolved quickly. August brings travel and spontaneous events. You love to be in love, Aries, but love needs permanence and predictability. Consider taking your romance to the next level.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 TO MAY 20)
In July you want to stay home, stay put and enjoy the company of your family and loved ones. Family cookouts and gatherings with friends will keep you content and comfortable. If you’re concerned about your business, or up for any kind of a review, you really don’t have anything to worry about. Enjoy your success. August is a month to remember for all the right reasons. If you need to make a change in your current relationship, you may not be happy about it, but you see the need to do so. It may be time to say goodbye, but, remember, you’re never alone for long.
GEMINI (MAY 21 TO JUNE 20)
July is the perfect month for family outings and trips with the kids. You may hear some news about a new arrival. Recreation is at the very top of your priority list, and maybe a bit of romance, too. As for money, stability will be restored around the 20th or shortly thereafter. If you’ve been meaning to visit with an older friend or the elderly, take the time to do so in early August. If a friend comes to town mid-month, cancel your plans and get together with him or her. Any disputes or battles about money will be over by month’s end.
CANCER (JUNE 21 TO JULY 22)
July brings a time to kick back and enjoy. Just be sure to warn the kids that the hours you spend being their personal chauffeur will be drastically cut. Get out the grill. If a friend comes to you with a serious relationshiporiented problem, hugs will most definitely be in order. You are usually very supportive. August brings more of the same. It’s time to enjoy life. Generous Jupiter brings a time of happy conversations with siblings, neighbors and your oldest son. You will be receiving some happy news at month’s end.
LEO (JULY 23 TO AUGUST 22)
Although you worked very hard in June, Leo, July brings you a chance to get back to your normally active social life. The same argument about how you spend too much time away from the homefront could open up again. If they have a point, you want to put in some quality time and all of your attention. Ready for a pat on the back from a higher-up, Leo? One comes around mid-month, because your effort to “get something right” pays off. August brings business, fun and playtime. Prepare to easily convince anyone of just about anything. You seem temporarily endowed with a superpower. Please use this energy only for the good.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 22)
As July opens, you may find that you’re ready to take on the leadership role of a group that’s currently leaderless. Becoming a den mother or father might be fun as well. Don’t allow yourself to get into a skirmish around the 11th, and count to 10 before you speak. If you’re in the market for new housing, you may find your dream spot around the 20th. You may not get much rest in August, but the activity and events keeping you up will be just fine. If you’re into a craft or hobby, you could turn this into a full-size business.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 TO OCTOBER 22)
July brings a bright focus to you Libras involving fun-loving, romantic trysts. You’re attractive and dramatic on every level, so it’s not hard to imagine you as the star of the show. If you do perform, regardless of where or for whom, you can count on it going very well. Also, you can expect to be the center of attention for someone simply delicious. August is time to make contact with an elder family member who has been on your mind. That goes double for anyone who is going through some rough times. You could have some money problems mid-month, especially if someone close has been ignoring important matters. At this point, there’s only one thing to do: face the problem head on, and you could find some errors that will wind up solving matters.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 TO NOVEMBER 22)
July promises to be a wonderful month for you Scorpios. This is a good time to do some gardening or fill up the pool for the kids. If single, you could meet a new summer flame; if married, enjoy a family cookout. You’ll like being home, and you won’t be lonely, for sure. August puts you by the water, and you’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated with those walks on the beach. Personal finances, however, may present a bit of a pickle. Watch your impulsive shopping at month’s end, and focus on saving.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21)
Early in July your idea of fun will be hanging out at home with the ones you love. Your ruling planet, generous Jupiter, has an excellent month set up for you. The big J will pass out some loving energy for financial gains, and you’ll know you’re loved by your close family and friends. What could be better? August brings travel and education, which are among your specialties. Needless to say, it won’t be difficult to talk you into taking a vacation, and Mars promises to get you off to a great start. Time to work hard and show your stuff at month’s end.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 19)
July keeps you busy puttering around your nest with your significant other. This is a great time to garden or spruce up sections of your home with a fresh coat of paint. If you’re single, pay attention to anyone who strikes your fancy. You may not actually get together until around the full moon on the 18th, but the anticipation makes things more exciting, right? August brings a busy time and some ne w experiences. If you’re bored, give yourself a day off and go exploring with a friend. If you’re trying to come up with a new business plan or a new way to earn your daily bread, now is the time. Luck is on your side.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 TO FEBRUARY 18)
Early July brings some family time, closeness and fun. The weekend of July 8th will be delightful, and you may even get a surprise about a brand-new family member. If you’ve been seeing someone and keeping it under wraps, now is the time for family and friend introductions. This romance could be the stuff long-lasting relationships are made of. It’s also a time to make some good money. Just be careful of overspending and how you use your plastic. August brings a time of traveling with a group. This will be great fun, and you’re sure to have some exciting new experiences. Yes, it’s time to socialize, mingle and share with kindred spirits. Enjoy!
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 TO MARCH 20)
July is your kind of month, Pisces. So many planets in water signs, so you’ll be comfortable expressing your feelings. Whether you’re single or attached, you can expect lots of sweet romance. The new moon on the 4th could bring along a new romance or new arrival to the family. If you’re looking for a new high-ticket item, or putting down a deposit for a distant trip, rest assured a good time will be had by all. August is a time when you won’t feel like doing anything that remotely feels like work, so why force yourself if you don’t have to? There may be an opportunity to increase your income mid-month, and there’s a good chance you’ll love doing it. Could be a hobby, craft or working with kids or animals. Expect happy financial news from your partner or boss at month’s end.