Cancer season is here, bringing some deep emotions and the need for all of us to spend time focusing on self-nurturing. You may find yourself longing for more days off to relax, hit the beach, or curl up on a blanket under a tree with a good book (or your lover — or both!).
Throughout most of July, Venus (the planet of love) and Mars (the planet of action) are in the sign of Leo. This can activate our desire for creative self-expression and passionate proclamations of love.
The New Moon on July 9th is a good time to write out your intentions for the month ahead, with a focus on what relationships you want to nurture — including the one you have with yourself — and how you’ll go about doing that. Towards the end of the month, once the sun has moved into Leo, we’ll have a full moon in Aquarius, the rebel of the zodiac. This may stir up some vibes within you to fight for what you believe in, and express gratitude for any personal privileges and freedoms you have.
Self-care is the name of the game for you this month, Aries. Let yourself take some time off to rest and relax. If you’re craving more alone time than usual, give it to yourself! Or if you’re longing for more company, spend time with those closest to you. Indulge in some classic self-care activities that are best-suited for you. Your intuition will come into focus this month, so spend some time meditating or getting familiar with your oracle cards to understand your intuitive side more fully. With Venus and Mars in Leo, your creativity may be at an all-time high. Express yourself, but be sure to find balance between boldly expressing who you are and what you want and uplifting the voices of others in your community.
Now’s the time for you to express your needs and what you want from yourself and others in order to feel cared for emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. A holistic self-care practice is important for you, Taurus, and this month shines a light on the areas where you may need a little more self-care. Now’s the time to talk openly about what you need and how those closest to you can help care for you. Venus and Mars are putting a spotlight on how you can creatively express and nurture yourself. Dive into a new creative hobby, whether it’s a sculpting class or sitting down with a coloring book. The full moon in Aquarius is asking you to celebrate your contributions to your work and society at large. Reflect on how your actions and ideas have an impact on the people and the world around you.
This month is calling on you to focus on sensual self-care. You may have dealt with some life-changing upheavals in the past months with the recent eclipses and Mercury retrograde, so now’s the time to replenish your energy and give yourself lots of time to relax. Nourishing your physical needs and desires should be at the top of your priority list, whether this means getting a massage, masturbating, or eating foods that give you energy and feed your soul. Venus and Mars, combined with the full moon in Aquarius, are activating your desire to share your creativity with the world, so now is the perfect time to do just that. If you’re scared, know that others need to hear what you have to say, and the rewards will be worth any anxiety you have over opening up and sharing your gifts.
It’s Cancer season, and it’s your time to shine! You’ll be feeling even more emotional this month, and the new moon in Cancer on the 9th is an excellent time for any ‘new year, new me’ ideas you have. Take some time to reflect on all you’ve been through and accomplished in the past year, and spend time setting intentions on what you’d like from the year ahead before your next birthday. Be sure to focus on your self-care practices and how they can nurture your emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. Venus and Mars are highlighting your relationship with money this month. The full moon in Aquarius may activate some of your darker feelings around your worthiness in receiving abundance and pleasure. Acknowledge these feelings but don’t spend time dwelling on them — know that you are worthy of every good thing that comes your way.
July is all about letting go of what (and who) you no longer need, setting intentions for the month ahead, and reflecting on how you relate to the world and the people closest to you. Nurturing yourself and your intuition is a theme for you this month, with a focus on how you can let go of any negative feelings and experiences you may be hanging on to. This month is your opportunity to say ‘no’ to the things you don’t want to do, and instead focus on taking some much-needed down time. Venus and Mars are activating your sense of self, so you’ll likely feel some intense creative energy that is itching to come out. Set goals to align yourself with the future you want to see, and celebrate the way you have such a gift to uplift and relate to the people around you.
This month is bringing into focus your need for safety in your community and prioritizing your self-care routine. It’s no secret that you’re self-reliant and can do things on your own, but you have a tender side to you that needs to know that you are embraced, accepted, and supported by those around you. The best way to do this is to first nurture yourself, then to seek out others with whom you feel safe being your authentic self around them. Venus and Mars are calling on you to listen to your intuition and release what you no longer need. The next 6-8 weeks will have you thinking about what you can let go of — belongings, people, ideas, that are not serving your highest good. What do you truly desire? How can you take action to ensure you get what you need?
Work-life balance is being called to your attention this month. Now’s the time to work out how you can integrate more rest and relaxation into your daily routine while still meeting the expectations others have for you at work and in your personal life. You may be surprised to discover that the more time you take to care for yourself, the more efficient and effective you’ll be both in your career and relationships. Venus and Mars are highlighting the relationship between you and your community, so now’s the time to use your gifts and talents that come naturally to benefit and uplift those around you. How does taking care of yourself benefit your community? It’s time to find out.
Your love of learning and your insatiable curiosity are particularly intense this month, as you are longing to learn new things to expand your consciousness and horizons. Take this month to spend some time in nature or hit the open road and find joy and knowledge in new places and new people. Your career and work life are activated by Venus and Mars this month, asking you to blaze new trails you’ve only been considering. Now’s the time to take action — you’re in command of what you do and how you impact society at large. If you’re feeling called to start a new business or a new endeavor, don’t overthink it — it’s time to do it. The full moon in Aquarius will remind you that balance is important — follow your passions, but allow time to rest and relax in order to avoid burnout.
The tender parts of you are demanding some attention this month, Sagittarius. It’s time to sit down and let the deepest feelings you have come out and get a little attention and nurturing. Shadow work and/or inner child work can be very helpful in healing the parts of yourself that are showing up and asking for your attention. You may feel a little raw and vulnerable, but nurturing your heart and acknowledging your memories and traumas can help you heal and create space for new, better things coming your way. The way you express yourself may shift a little, as now is a great time to put on your creative hat and express your true, authentic self. The full moon in Aquarius will call attention to the more unique interests you have and how you can use them to your advantage.
Connection is the focus for you this month, Capricorn — connections not only with others, but with yourself. The more intimately you allow yourself to connect with the people who matter to you, the more you’ll feed your own soul, too. This isn’t about taking on the burdens of others or cleaning up their messes. It’s about making genuine connections where you feel safe to share your true self with others and they feel safe to do the same with you. Venus and Mars shine a light on your shadow self, so now’s the time to figure out how you’re holding back from expressing your authentic identity. Be prepared to get honest with yourself, ask yourself the hard questions, and put in the emotional work that leads to true healing. The full moon in Aquarius at the end of the month brings a sensual, passionate energy with it to your life.
This month, create daily routines and habits that nourish all of you — physically, emotionally, and spiritually. These could include a morning meditation, daily tarot card pull, or an evening walk all to yourself to clear your head after your long, busy days. As long as the activities feel right to you, make them a habit for much-needed self-care. Relationships are a focus this month, too. Ask yourself what you truly desire to experience and create with others. How can you do this? How can you express yourself so that others truly understand you and meet you where you are? The full moon in Aquarius asks you to embrace your own uniqueness and the gifts you share with the world.
You’re always good at embracing your creativity and nurturing your inner child, and this month is no different. Whatever your preferred way of expressing yourself is, this month is calling you to make it a priority throughout July. Getting in touch with your inner child and healing some past hurts could be a focus, too. Jupiter is retrograde in your sign right now, and you’re learning how to truly lean into and trust your intuition. Don’t doubt yourself or those gut feelings you get. Listening to that inner voice can help you grow, expand, learn and receive abundance. Reflect on what you want your day-to-day life to look like and feel like — set aside any expectations you or others have for yourself, and instead tune into what you TRULY want. The full moon in Aquarius is asking you to celebrate your intuitive, sensitive self.