Aries Monthly Horoscope Summary for July 2018:Your personal life is in keen focus this month, dear Aries, and while family or home life are big themes, you're also finding ways to express and enjoy yourself creatively. This can be an important time for boosting your feelings of security. If you're in need of a fresh start with family, the cosmos are supporting this endeavor, especially from the 12th forward due to a Solar Eclipse.
Nevertheless, your ruler, Mars, is retrograde all month and most of next month, too, reinforcing the need to take it easy. As well, you're bound to feel tension related to yourlarger goals and career or reputation, as this is an ongoing pressure in your life, but you're learning to find a balance through some trial and error. Most of July is suitable for playful or creative communications, education, flirtations, and exciting learning experiences, but Mercury's retrograde turn on the 26th can introduce some complications getting your intended message across.
Issues with friends that have been unresolved can become full-blown around the Lunar Eclipse on the 27th, giving you just the right boost to make important changes and resolutions. However, with Mars retrograde in your friendsector and Mercury retrograde from the 26th until August 19th, keep your cool and take your time with important decisions. It may be wiser to resolve old problems than to move into new territory.
July is an excellent time for rediscovering old projects, reorganizing the home, and dealing with past problems in new, empowering ways. This is about your support system as well as the support you give to others. There can be vivid memories and important discoveries. You may be facing up to a neglected area of your life that now seems quite essential to revisit, and you have much to gain in the process.The month is a critical time for getting into deeper touch with your innermost needs and desires.
Support might come from family, and there can be strongly sentimental feelings experienced now.There can be excellent opportunities to expand, strengthen, and enhance family relationships, and on some level, you may very well find peace with your past. There are treasures to be found in the past, in fact, with o much retrograde activity, and you could be finding lost items, uncovering untapped resources, and remembering things that have long seemed forgotten.
Even so, Jupiter turns direct after several months of retrograde motion on the 10th, and gradually, you'll see improvements or forward motion with your intimate life or finances. You're more confident about dealing with tricky emotions and complicated problems. Personal charisma increases. This can be a good time for leaving a bad habit behind. It can also augur well for publishing, legal, travel, and educational matters.
Your social life or love relationships can be especially animated and possibly tense at times in July. People can seem a little combative or their communications can be hasty and rough around the edges. Impulsive speech and actions arepronounced at times, and possibly quite disruptive.Pre-existing problems in your relationships or with work can build to a head. Entertain the idea that blocks to plans encountered now can lead you to make substantial, more realistic and reasonable refinements. There can be a "one step forward, two steps back" feel to the month in general, but keep in mind that you're likely gaining more than is immediately apparent. There are heavy expectations and demands on you, and you need to find some time for a break!
From the 9th, Venus transits your work and health sector and forms especially happy aspects from that position, boosting up your enjoyment of work, duties, and taking better care of yourself.Work matters can thrive, even if it's not an ideal time for big launches, and you can be especially interested in tackling ambitious projects or working on health goals. You can be quite pleased with work and the little things that you've accomplished. There can be pleasure derived from doing a job well done or a sense of accomplishment after taking care of important details. Working or intimate relationships can thrive. You might find it easier than usual to stumble upon the information or resources you need to resolve problems or advance your interests. A giving, generous approach to business and well as intimate relationships can work best right now and might even open doors for you. You may enjoy social opportunities arising from work, services, or the pursuit of health and wellness goals.
The Sun moves into a creative, romantic, and playful sector of your chart on the 23rd, where it will awaken your feelings and desire to share - an influence that lasts a month. On the 25th, however, Mercury turns retrograde in this same sector, suggesting once again that it's better to look back for inspiration before pushing forward.
The total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th aligns with retrograde Mars, and this can bring some drama to your social life. Unrest with friends and lovers may push to the surface, but you'll be in a better position to understand what and who you want once the impatience or frustration of the moment passes. Venus and Pluto connect at the time of the eclipse, suggesting that motivation to make needed changes can come through a passionate enjoyment of your work, services, and projects.
Taurus Monthly Horoscope Summary for July 2018: There is a strong focus on learning, communicating, and connecting for you in July, dear Taurus. Your mind is curious, excited, and hungry, and opportunities to feed it are likely to pop up when you need them most! Transportation and communication channels might open up for you, especially from the 4-8 and after the Solar Eclipse on the 12th. You can be exceptionally busy in your daily life. The last days of the month can bring a revelation that prompts you to make important changes in your work. However, with Mars in your career sector in retrograde motion all month, it's best to focus on what's already in place than to branch out in new directions.
Attention to home and family matters increases towards the end of July, and any imbalances between personal and professional pursuits become glaring, demanding that a balance is found.
While a retrograde Mercury from the 26th forward may lead to some misunderstandings, you're nevertheless expressing yourself with special flair in July. If you focus on slowing yourself down, this can be a very rewarding month. You may be turning to past projects and interests rather than embarking on all-new endeavors, and that's just fine. In fact, it's a great time for editing, revising, and reviving. You may be discovering new ways of communicating or commuting, perhaps because current ones are not working well.
Jupiter turns direct in your partnership sector on the 10th - a breath of fresh air with so much retrograde activity - and you're in a better position to see the benefits of partnering going forward, or there could be more helpful, happy, or pleasing people coming (back) into your life. Even with increased family focus as the month advances, your social life is set to grow, too. Moods lift. You can find much joy in feeling part of a partnership or close friendship.
Your communications are likely to be received well. In fact, you may be in the position to offer advice or counsel in the first few weeks of July. Others can benefit from your know-how, and positive feedback can fuel your motivation to do your best. You may be expressing yourself more positively. With a more forgiving and kinder look at situations and people in your life, you could arrive at a nice feeling of peace and freedom. You might long to feel valued by a group or friend, and this can be within your reach now. It's a good time to team up with a partner.
Tensions for you this month tend to concentrate in your work, with your reputation or with those in authority, and with transportation matters, studies, or belief systems. Controversy might be stirred. You may be tempted to say or do something out of character. Watch for getting too worked up about things that genuinely don't matter in the long run.Negotiations may not be fruitful with both parties clinging too firmly to their position. Tension may revolve around opinions or how someone is communicating with you, particularly if you feel that someone is trying to overrule you.
The total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th occurs at the same time as an opposition between the Sun and retrograde Mars. Both events promote new awareness, and both in initially disruptive or dramatic ways! Be cautious when it comes to mixing personal and professional arenas. Misunderstandings can be plenty, and you'll want to avoid bad press now. Impatience won't move things forward if they're not ready to go in that direction, so take some time before making needed changes. Fortunately, a Venus-Pluto trine ties into this eclipse, suggesting that the desire to enjoy yourself more fully can motivate you to make needed changes.
Gemini Monthly Horoscope Summary for July 2018: July is an excellent month for efforts to build and fortify essential areas of your life, dear Gemini. It's not a good month for pushing things forward or for important launches, but you can be very productive nevertheless.
In fact, you can be very intent on bringing recent ideas and endeavors to life and building or developing these projects. With a Solar Eclipse in your solar second house happening on the 12th, you'll be wanting results, but you're also very willing to put in the necessary time and energy to achieve your goals. While you may be wrestling with funding source problems, sound energy is with you for new sources of, or increased, income from your own efforts not only this month but in the coming six months as well (eclipses have this kind of impact and range!). The Lunar Eclipse on the 27th can point to the culmination of a project or learning endeavor. You also have Jupiter turning direct in July, reinvigorating your interest in health programs and work projects that improve your sense of well-being.
You shouldn't forget that with Mars retrograde all month and Mercury, your ruler, retrograde from the 26th, you are encouraged to slow down, work things out, draw on patience, and build and develop what you already have in place. In fact, the sooner you accept this kind of pace, the better the rewards!
With so much retrograde activity these days, Jupiter's direct motion on the 10th can feel especially good. Motivation for your work and health programs increases. Projects that had stalled or were left behind might now resume, pick up speed, or turn a corner. A committed relationship may show signs of forward motion or increased positivity. The next several months are excellent for benefits from work, services, and health. For now, you're easing forward in these areas -- it's slow but steady.
Overall this should be a calmer, less visible month for you, and it does you some good. You are exploring different ways of building your sense of value and worthiness. There can be renewed hope or optimism about finances or work now. Money issues or sources of income may change, and there can be some reshuffling to do. Ultimately, you could be finding ways to increase your income or your earning potential. Save big launches for later, but work at editing and revising, as these efforts can lead to great things. You might enjoy recognition for past work, and you can quite effectively work on or revive old projects that are likely to have long-term appeal and profitability. There can be important discoveries. There can be some wonderful inspiration and imagination surrounding business and finances this month.
The primary areas of potential challenges or tension for you in July tend to related to support, transportation, communications, and power dynamics.Others may not be giving you the support or feedback you desire at times this month, but do your best to go without. You may surprise yourself with your capabilities. Delays or mixed up schedules can especially grate on your nerves. There may be frustrating issues surrounding transportation and mobility to contend with. Differences of opinion can be a real issue in your relationships, as well.A money problem that may have been weighing you down could reach a turning point. If you've been feeling undervalued, frustrations can come to a head.This is an excellent time to let go of some of the need to control things and discover more personal power in the process.
From the 9th, you have Venus gracing your home and family sector and forming some special, fortifying aspects during her stay there. There can be beautiful prospects involving your family or home life now, and there can be increased pleasantness in your routines, work, or domestic world. If you need to repair or refresh relations with family, this is a fabulous time to do so. It's also a fine time for home decorating, creative work, and relationships with co-workers or employees. Going the extra social mile at home or in your business can be satisfying, and perhaps profitable, too.However, try not to let evasive dreams interfere with your current situation or relationship. A person in your life may have trouble putting faith in a long-term goal if it doesn't seem realizable, or your uncertainty about your future can put some strain on your family life.
The Sun enters your communications sector on the 22nd, kickstarting a busier, more connected theme in your life. Even so, just a few days later, Mercury turns retrograde in this same sector, and delays can prompt you to reimagine how to get around, communicate, and connect more creatively.
The total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th is a complicated one. Mars is retrograde all month, and it is only during its retrograde periods that Mars forms its opposition to the Sun, every two years or so, and this happens at the time of this eclipse! The temptation may be to push to have your way, when in fact this is an opportune moment to take the time to feel, learn about, and understand your desires and drives. Frustration can center on intellectual planes, so watch for speaking prematurely or making too much of something said. Make safety an critical priority, as impatience can lead to errors in judgment. This eclipse also ties into a fortunate Venus-Pluto aspect, and improving your personal life or relationships with loved ones can be a significant motivator for you to make these necessary changes.
Cancer Monthly Horoscope Summary for July 2018: July is an important month for personal influence and getting your finances in order, dear Cancer. Even with a Mercury retrograde period beginning in the last week of July, the month is also healthy for communications and personal interests. It feels quite natural and necessary to take care of yourown needs at this time of year. Clashes in values or conflicts over money may be issues in July, but money matters improve overall.
Two special events in July point to an extra shot of energy and confidence. You're getting several boosts pushing you into the driver's seat, not the least of which is a Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 12th -- a powerful slate cleaner. Something new begins, and it can feel much like a new chapter in your life story. You are ready to kick bad habits, start fresh, and present a more self-assured "you" to the world. The other is the Sun in your sign forming a grand trine with Jupiter and Neptune.This can be an excellent time for exploring hobbies and other forms of expressive recreation. You are focused on refreshing and rejuvenating yourself, and channels open up for you to do so.
Keep in mind, though, that there are some rather strong factors keeping you realistic and perhaps even slowed down and delayed in July, as well. Mars is retrograde all month, for one, and for another, you have a substantial bit of planetary activity in your partnership sector periodically challenging you via opposition aspects. Relationship problems, likely to do with control or power dynamics, that have been brewing under the surface of things can emerge, sometimes with a lot of force. Look for ways to reclaim personal power by first determining where you're giving it away!
Finances need a second look with Mercury traveling through your values and resources sector and retrograde from the 26th forward.Matters of ownership can be particularly heavy early in the month, too. It's a less than ideal time to lend out money or possessions or even to collect on loans. The debts of a partner can frustrate you now, or you might find that a partner is restricting you from spending on things you want. This may alternatively have to do with respect and trust. There can be tensions, but it's best not to jump into action until you're in a more reasonable frame of mind. The total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th is another financial wake-up call. It's time to take care of your resources. It can also awaken a stronger desire for intimacy as well as previously hidden desires.
There is strong focus on your personality and your plans. Granted, Mars is retrograde all month - a rather infrequent occurrence that can slow things down, particularly in the areas of finances, support, and relationships. Navigating the waters can be a little tricky, but you have plenty of outlets through which to express yourself. New avenues open up to you for exploring different ways of having fun. Especially around the 4-5,you may be reviving old interests and pastimes, as this is a great time for finding treasures in your past. For some, an old romance may be revisited.Your imagination is active, and you can see beyond the ordinary, which lifts you up.
Jupiter's direct motion on the 10th is very welcome as it ushers in hopefulness and optimism, particularly about a creative project or romantic relationship. Going forward and in the next several months, you're likely to see some exciting forward movement in love, creative pursuits, recreation, hobbies, relationships with children, and self-expression. Your spirit to enjoy life is building, even if it's not the time to push forward plans. Keep in mind that Mars will remain retrograde until August 27th, so take things easy.
Venus in your third house (from the 9-10 forward) is making some happy aspects, suggesting pleasant communications, warmth in your connections, and a great love of your personal interests or studies. Improved transportation is possible as well. This is a good time for learning and sharing useful information and ideas. Studies can thrive, and you can be developing skills and gaining knowledge voraciously. Teaching others can be satisfying now, as well. Particularly around the 21-22, you're in excellent shape for communicating and expressing your ideas (or yourself) creatively. This is also a perfect time for reducing stress through creative expression or by throwing yourself into a fun hobby, the arts, or other forms of dramatic entertainment. Romantic life can improve with conversation and friendly, thoughtful gestures. In fact, you may feel inspired to express your feelings for someone now.
The Solar eclipse in your sign on the 12th sets up powerful energy for asserting your independence and beginning anew. It's strong for personal reinvention, making a positive impact, education, and relationships with extended family. There can be a big attraction to cultural events and exotic places or activities that take you to new places and expand your mind.There is a lot of action in your 1st and 2-8 houses, and this suggests you're pushing for your independence and trying to establish yourself in July.
The Moon's move out of your sign and into your sector of personal resources on the 23rd turns your attention to establishing yourself and getting comfortable. On the 24-25, where you stand regarding school, travel, or communications and learning endeavors may be in question, and this can lead to a feeling of limbo. Your best bet is to wait it out, but be productive as you wait. Mercury is retrograde from the 25/26 to August 19th, and with Mars also retrograde, strong signals to slow down are with you, particularly with money. It's best not to start brand-new endeavors in almost every field.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 27th aligns with retrograde Mars and can awaken a need to reorganize your finances or stir up feelings about a past relationship. A Sun-Mars opposition occurring now can force a confrontation, or it can put the spotlight on opposing forces related to money, possessions, debts, and ownership. Try not to feel threatened by others' assertion of their desires. Aim to take a lesson from any issues that may become inflamed now. There is also beautiful energy tied into this eclipse related to studies as well as personal interests and projects that are not only absorbing but that have the potential to transform your life. Talking with someone who shares similar values can be rewarding now.
July 2018 Monthly Horoscope Summary for Leo: While you are in strong demand this month, dear Leo, your inner world is especially important to you in July, and a part of you is likely to remain a little reserved or withdrawn. Interestingly, Mercury turns retrograde in your sign on the 26th, giving you even more reason to reflect and rest rather than push big decisions. Around the same time, though, the Sun moves into your sign and lights up your world. If others are misunderstanding you in the last week of July, you may very well find new ways of expressing yourself that can be especially satisfying.
The Solar Eclipse on the 12th reinforces a need to look within.If you have resisted taking time for reflection or dealing with the past, this eclipse will prompt you to take charge.The Sun moves into your sign on the 23rd, and while you begin to get even more attention, you're nevertheless still likely to feel hesitant to throw yourself into new situations. The total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th brings epiphanies to your personal life and sudden awareness of relationship needs.
July is important for seeking out a balance between doing and resting, and slowing down can, in fact, benefit you. You'll have opportunities to rise above small problems and gain a sense of peace with the past. You feel at your best now when you let go of frustration or anger, and when you forgive. In fact, it motivates you to be a better person.There can be opportunities to build your faith in yourself and life, in general. Behind-the-scenes matters tend to go very well for you.
There continues to be a strong focus on the past, healing, processing, and digesting, although you seem to come out of yourself as the month advances. From the 10th forward, there can be renewed relationships with loved ones, and projects around the home can resume. Motivation to make happy changes in your domestic life increases now and in the next several months.
Still, there can be some tensions related to pressures related to routines, work, or health. You may feel a lot of pressure to get things done, even if your heart isn't in it or you are not feeling up to par emotionally and physically, challenging your desire to unwind and relax. You want to do it all, and you can be afraid you're missing out! Finding a balance is essential. As well, Mars is retrograde in your partnership sector all month. There can be times when others may seem invasive, or you could be annoyed by someone who doesn't seem to know what they want or is frequently changing their mind.
From the 9th, you're in particularly good shape for making yourself more comfortable and enjoying yourself. For the most part, your judgment is fabulous for the value of things, and you might enjoy a good buy now. Particularly around the 21-22, there can be welcome money news. You might appreciate a reconciliation or a clarification that brings you closer to someone you love. Gifts could come in, or others seem to be unusually generous with you, and they might even be doting! Domestic security, support, and stability can be important priorities in your life this month. You may be going out of your way to make sure that people you love are feeling content, protected, and wanted, too. Increases in income are also possible now.
On the 22nd, a month-long cycle kicks off in which personal influence is strong and personal plans are on the front burner.
The spirit to create and build is strong in you this month, although there may be some discouragement about reaching your goals, perhaps due to problems gaining others' support or securing enough funds to move forward, particularly around the 24th. Mercury turns retrograde in your sign on the 25th and will be retrograde until August 19th. Throughout this period, Mars is retrograde in your opposite sign, and a slowed-down, less aggressive approach will serve you best.Mercury in your sign all month does keep you busy and engaged, although sometimes you can feel a little wired. The retrograde period may help you slow down.
A total Lunar Eclipse occurs on the 27th and can be a reminder of others' needs and perhaps a rather abrupt one. This is because the eclipse aligns with retrograde Mars and the relatively rare Sun-Mars opposition occurs at the same time, pitting will against desire. You may need to take a look at the hard issues in a partnership so that you can later take action to make some crucial changes. For now, sudden moves are not advised. Another influence tied in with this eclipse is excellent for work and money matters, however. Focusing on getting your practical priorities straight can be highly rewarding and even transformative now and in the coming weeks.
July 2018 Virgo Monthly Horoscope Summary: This is a strong month for your social life, dear Virgo, even if there are some complications to manage. Relationships, in general, are in focus, and for the most part, people are helpful and supportive of you. From the 9th, lovely Venus is in your sign, forming some extra-special aspects, boosting your appeal further as well as your opportunities to enjoy yourself.
Eclipses this month pull up important themes revolving around friendships, group connections, long-term goals, and short-term routines. The total Lunar Eclipse near the end of the month gives you a push to take better care of health, routines, and work. While you're enjoying more prosperity in your social life, and the Solar Eclipse on the 12th brings a charge of energy to same, this month there may be some concerns, guilt, or confusion that needs to be addressed. This can involve a romance, a personal project or goal, or children. Some of you may have been pursuing a project on your own, and this month, you may realize that you'd benefit most either by giving up a current project or goal, or accepting that you'd be better off enlisting help. The change is likely to be an empowering one, even if there is some resistance at first!
You can feel especially confident about a particular goal or idea now. It can also be a nice time for enjoying your studies or special interest. Others might reinforce or add to your ideas in pleasant ways. The Solar Eclipse on the 12th can herald new beginnings related to friends, group associations, and important ideas and dreams.
There can be good opportunities for conversations particularly about past matters, resolving problems, forgiving, connecting, and giving others the benefit of the doubt. There are also treasures to be found in old projects, studies, and interests. Rethinking some details of recent plans can work to your benefit in the long run, especially after Mercury turns retrograde on the 25/26. From the 26th forward, though, it's important not to begin brand-new endeavors.
You may be a little fearful of changes or tense about recent developments, and you may be dealing with looming deadlines, health concerns, or scheduling issues. You might also have a strong feeling that work and daily routines are weighing you down when you'd much rather take part in more free-form activities. You might be feeling under-valued, particularly when it comes to work or the contribution you make on a daily basis -- the "unseen" things that you do. Tricky problems related to your daily routines or work, or possibly a recurring health matter, can be in focus at times in July.
Friendships and love relationships can be in conflict or competition at times this month. Or, tensions about a relationship can cut into your enjoyment of other things, people, and experiences. You may need to ease off a tendency to micromanage or over-control specific areas of life that are interfering with yourgrowth.
From the 10th forward, motivation topursue personal interests or studies increases, and this will get even better in the next several months. Family matters can turn a corner as well.You may return to old or abandoned dreams and plans with new excitement.
Your personal appeal and enjoyment increase wonderfully around the 13-14 and 21-22, especially. Your loyalty, reliability, and perseverance are shining now, and people find you particularly attractive for your wisdom and support. This is also a good time to apply yourself to creative work. You may be receiving compliments, gifts, and other fun feedback. There is beautiful natural confidence and contentment in you now that attracts admirers (even more so than usual) as well as favorable circumstances and opportunities into your life. This can be an excellent time for settling differences with others or enhancing relationships that are already sailing along. Particularly around the 24th, however, watch for boundary issues. You may have convinced yourself that someone else's needs are what you want, too, but this may not be the case! Before you can draw boundaries with others, you have to know them, so do take the time to understand your own, true needs, as you can be so adept at taking care of others that you forget to take good care of yourself.
A month-long cycle in which some form of retreat is helpful kicks off on the 22/23 when the Sun moves into your privacy sector. This is a good time to take things a little easier, enjoy some peace, and reflect on your year. Reinforcing this need is Mercury's retrograde turn on the 25th. Mercury is your ruler and currently transiting your privacy sector, as well. The total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th brings sudden awareness of something that's not working in the world of your work, daily routines, or health, or the need to make adjustments and meet deadlines.