Aries (March 21-April 19)
Let's talk about your ruling planet. Mars is the god of war but also the guardian of agriculture. It’s the aspect of your chart that indicates how you protect what you hold dear—your boundaries. This month, Mars moves through passionate Leo, driving you to be the guardian of the seeds you've planted. How can you protect your time and energy, so you can better focus on your goals? What boundaries need to be set with friends? These are questions for reflection if you feel spread thin.
At the beginning of the month, you could see fireworks in more ways than one. A challenging opposition from Mars to Saturn on July 1 stresses both home and work, suggesting a decision might need to be made. Things could be tense up to July 9, when the Cancer new moon draws us in for comfort and self-care. At this time, you can gain perspective about any troublesome situations you encountered earlier in July.
Professionally, it's time to solidify support and enter into collaboration, especially at the full moon on July 23. Venus in Leo (until July 21) attracts opportunities, but you might need to share the spotlight with others. After the sun enters Leo on July 22, accept the invitation to leadership. The same Mars passion that drives your desire to succeed also motivates your courage in being a representative voice for others.
On July 13, as Venus and Mars conjoin, forget what you think you know about love, release all expectations, and see what changes in your romantic relationships.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Is life keeping you on your toes lately? You're moving like a tennis player, not knowing exactly where that serve is going to land. You can thank Uranus, the planet of change, as it's moving through your sign. Meanwhile, stable Saturn is tugging in a different direction, creating a tension between holding on and letting go. As the sun moves through Cancer until July 22, it invites you to open your mind and embrace the unknown. Adventure awaits.
The new moon on July 9 inspires fresh ideas. It's a time to fine-tune any promotional materials or express your perspective in a written form. Or you might be invited to teach. After July 11, Mercury in Cancer inspires you to revisit projects that have been on the backburner. With the inner reflection you've had this year, it could be time to finish your memoir or share your story.
Finish house projects throughout the month. With Mars in Leo, you are motivated to create a sacred space for yourself and your family. After July 22, the sun in Leo shines its light on your family, making it a time for reconnecting with distant loved ones or focusing more on familial relationships. In doing so, you have an opportunity to strengthen weak bonds.
When you manifest your goals, you enter into a new rhythm of responsibility to those commitments. Relationships can feel like that sometimes, too. This month, find ways to rekindle the spark. If you're single, apply this message to your work.
Gemini (May 20-June 20)
Let's talk about Saturn, the planet of commitment, responsibility, and tenacity. It also represents our perceived limitations. Significant milestones in life—a new job, buying a house, marriage, or having a baby—bring commitments that become organizing principles. As a curious Gemini, your task is to experience commitment as enriching rather than restricting. With Saturn in a compatible sign, you will master this inquiry by 2023, so stay calm if you question your promises at the beginning of the month.
Financial matters are at the forefront of your mind, especially with the new moon on July 9. Underlying any financial concerns are issues of self-worth. Do you tie up your value with your achievements? If so, it could be time to take a break and reconnect with your playful side.
Realize your words will have extra power this month as Mars moves through Leo (until July 29). Your mind is moving quickly, perhaps quicker than others in your sphere. Take action toward bringing ideas into form, and eliminate distractions by staying focused on your priorities. Use your words with care. Mercury is direct, and after July 7, it's out of its shadow phase. You'll feel back online in all ways and overcome any resistance in your creative work.
The same message applies to any challenges you face in your relationships. Leo is the sign of passion, and Venus and Mars are both in Leo until July 21 and 29, respectively. Let your heart lead you to discover more about love and its adventure.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You are up-leveling in your life, thanks to the life lessons you've mastered throughout 2019 and 2020. Do you remember going through growth spurts as a child? I recall a point right before outgrowing my clothes and shoes when everything started to feel uncomfortable, but the next size up felt too big. Perhaps things feel uncomfortable now as you prepare to grow to the next phase. Or maybe you're in the next chapter and growing into your new beginnings. As the sun moves through your sign, keep stretching yourself beyond your zone of comfort.
Messenger Mercury enters your sign on July 11, helping you better express yourself. If you have been thinking about starting a new job or pursuing a different career path, you could gain clarity about steps to take around the time of the new moon on July 9. Mars and Venus in Leo can help you ground intentions through dedicated action.
You'll feel some fireworks the first few days of the month, especially in relationships. On July 1, Mars opposes Saturn, reinforcing our need to protect our energy, space, and time. You might feel more sensitive. Use the power of the sun in Cancer to do something brave—pursue love, draw a boundary, assert yourself, or make a move. Your nature is to nurture, and yet, this is your season. Let your light shine for you, and do for yourself what you do so generously do for others. The full moon on July 23 offers a chance to receive goodness from others and the divine.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Our friends went on safari and returned to show their videos of lions in the wild. Their power wasn't in their ferocity; it was in their presence. They seemed to have an inherent sense of safety that allowed them to rest and play. What if your power lies in your ability to source joy rather than your ability to be in charge? As a Leo, the lion is your totem animal. Let it guide you to playfulness as Venus, the planet of pleasure, and Mars, the warrior planet, move through your sign until the 21st and 29th, respectively.
Mars in your sign until July 29 inspires courage and motivates you to act without fear. You might feel a spark of enthusiasm-- follow it! Think of the one situation in your life that feels stagnant, and take one step to overcome resistance on July 27, when messenger Mercury enters your sign. As the sun enters Leo on July 22, you'll have an added boost of confidence to overcome resistance and fulfill a creative dream.
The new moon on July 9 highlights your health, and you could uncover the root cause of a condition that's been bothering you. Hidden gems will appear for your discovery.
On July 22, the sun enters your sign. What intentions do you wish to manifest? Follow your heart's lead. If you have been disappointed by romantic relationships, this could signal a turning point. Yes, you are loyal to your loved ones, but it's okay to prioritize yourself right now. Asking for what you need is the ultimate self-care.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
This month, give yourself a much-needed break. Last month, with messenger Mercury so prominent in the heavens, I'd bet you were busy. Now, things slow down, your social life comes back online, and you might even take a vacation. Let relaxation be your spiritual practice, and you will assuage any fears disguised as doubt or worry. The new moon on July 9 could bring visitors into town or inspire a reconnection with someone from your past. Nostalgia can be sweet during Cancer season.
Mars, the passion planet, moves through Leo through most of the month. Consider this the calm before a flurry of activity as it enters your sign on the 29th. What motivates you now is a spiritual shift—your enlightenment process. Deepen this awareness through dreamwork, meditation, writing, or a retreat. On July 13, when Venus meets Mars in Leo, follow your heart's lead in decision-making processes. Don't overthink things.
Work remains steady, but your focus turns to the long-term vision for your career. Connect with others, and don't be shy in asking for support. You don't have to do it all on your own. If you've considered pursuing a new career path—one in healing or holistic health—you might receive some clues about that direction.
Jupiter in Pisces until July 28 shines on your love life. You have faith in others and yourself. So, you're ready to be more secure in deepening the bonds of love. Commitment could be on the near horizon if you're not already partnered.
Libra (September 22-October 22)
You've embarked on a few recent adventures, but they're not over yet! This month offers more, and you won't be alone. Your social life is at the forefront of this month's activities. You will have to make time for yourself amidst all of the parties, gatherings, and events there will be. Now that things are opening up, you feel like a kid in a candy store with too many options of places to go and things to do. The good news? You get to choose.
Mars in fiery Leo heats up the beginning of the month, and you could see some fireworks. Square and opposition transits between July 1-8 shake things up, and there could be some social drama. You can avoid this by listening to the whisper of your intuition, signaling to stay out of the center of others' affairs. As always, you want to let integrity lead. By the new moon on July 9, the fireworks will be over, and it's time to enjoy the rest of the month.
Professional opportunities may come through friends and social connections. You're quite a powerhouse early in the month, even if you feel as if you're only putting out fires. Be open to meeting new people and know your Libra charm works even if you have feelings of insecurity. The sun enters Leo on July 22, and the Aquarius full moon on July 24 could mean a heart-opening in your love life. If you're single, the light of the full moon offers energy for manifesting the love you desire.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
In some parts of the world, mask orders have been lifted, and businesses are re-opening. This opening brings a flurry of activity. You want to both venture out into the open world and take time for inward reflection. At the beginning of the month, some opposition and square aspects reflect this tension, and you'll likely feel it in work and family life. By the new moon on July 9, you'll find a balance, and the answer could be in expanding from an either/or mentality to a both/and one.
On July 13, Venus and Mars meet in passionate Leo, motivating the creative forces within you. You're ready to amplify your means of expression, even if you don't feel entirely supported by those closest in your life. With serious Saturn in Aquarius, you're planting roots and stabilizing your home base, but that also means working behind the scenes. Mars in Leo amplifies your ambition, but don't overwork yourself. Make time for play and relaxation, especially after the sun enters Leo on July 22.
If you are ready for a change in your love life, like a new relationship or a new way of being in your current one, you could see signs of a fresh start around the Aquarius full moon on July 24. In this dynamic time, you can recognize what, if anything, keeps you from fully trusting others. Is it a fear of judgment? Fear of betrayal? Or is it the fear of vulnerability? Relax and allow.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Hi Sagittarius, you're on the move, and there's much to celebrate. In many places in the world, travel restrictions are lifted, and many of us have a taste of the hunger for adventure you feel regularly. Mars is moving through passionate and heart-centered Leo until the very end of the month, motivating your inner explorer. What will you learn? Where will you go? What adventures await? Even if travel isn't possible right now, be open to how you can step beyond the threshold of your comfort zone.
For some of you who are single, this could mean falling in love. As Venus meets Mars in Leo on July 13, you might have a chance encounter or connect with a potential date. One of your challenges in relationships is balancing your need for freedom with your desire for connection. This month brings some of the inner tension regarding relationships to a head, but by the time the sun enters Leo on July 22, you'll feel some relief.
On July 28, Jupiter, the planet of expansion, re-enters Aquarius as it goes retrograde. Do you have unmanifested ideas from earlier this year? It's time to revisit past career opportunities you didn't recognize as such at the time or invest your time in a communications project you've had on the back burner. The full moon on July 23 shines a spotlight on all words, written and spoken. Use your voice, but allow your words to flow from heart-centered awareness.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
We start the month with the sun in your opposite sign, Cancer. In moments of tiredness or doubt, imagine the sun as an energizing source of power and a guiding light. The astrological sun is our vital life-force energy. It's our creative spark, our will. During Cancer season, the earth is in your sign, meaning it's kind of like your personal winter season—a time of restoration. A time of rest. The Cancer new moon on July 9 says, in stillness and relaxation, genius ideas are born.
At the beginning of the month, we'll see some fireworks with opposition and square transits during the first few days. Pluto, the planet of rebirth, is involved. It's moving through the late degrees of your sign, encouraging you to do shadow work or commit to inner healing.
As the sun enters Leo on July 22, finances are on your mind, especially at the full moon on July 24. If you have considered investing or seeking investors for a project, you might see some guidance about this. At the end of the month, see how you can strategize a plan for paying off any debts as well. How can you make financial changes to support your freedom? It could be an inquiry at this time.
Your love life pulls your focus early in the month when the sun moves through Cancer. As Mercury enters Cancer on July 11, express what's burning in your heart to your lover, even if your truth brings up uncomfortable triggers. It isn't a time to hide your feelings. Love wholeheartedly.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
When I'm not writing horoscopes, I'm writing screenplays—one of my hobbies! Screenwriting has taught me so much about life. Conflict drives the plot forward, and through conflict, a protagonist grows, turning character flaws into strengths. This month, as action-planet Mars moves through your opposite sign, Leo, your life story will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you face any challenging circumstances, see them as important plot points quickening the pace of your epic adventure. By the time Jupiter, the planet of faith, enters your sign on July 28, you'll see glimpses of your story's happy ending.
If your daily routine seems blah, change things up in big or little ways. The new moon on July 9 invites you to adopt a new habit that falls in the category of self-care. It is the time of year when the sun is gearing up to move through your opposite sign, and you may need more rest. Be aware of your stress levels. A slight shift in perspective can reframe your experiences from obligations to opportunities.
By the time the sun enters Leo on July 22, you will be clear about whether or not to move forward with a potential professional collaboration. The full moon in your sign on July 24 shines a light on partnerships, and you can glean insights about how to be the change you want to see in your relationship. Venus in Leo asks you to lead with your heart (and not your mind) when making decisions about your love life this month.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Jupiter, the planet of adventure, moves through your sign until July 28, and life offers you opportunities to explore new ideas or places. So, where do you want to go? What knowledge do you wish to learn? This time, when you travel, you're not running away or escaping. You're on a spiritual quest, and you won't understand what that means until you arrive. Sign up for that workshop, take that class, or book that trip.
We start the month with fireworks, and then the Cancer new moon on July 9 pulls you toward the water. The element of water describes our emotional nature. Moisture holds energy and the ions within water conduct electricity. I would imagine this is why time spent in the water can remedy a creative block, and I recommend this as your spiritual practice for the month. This new moon is full of ideas and inspiration, but you need to honor it by being still and turning inward.
Mars in Leo is a motivational force for good health throughout the month. You could feel more energized to adopt a new fitness routine or work with a trainer. If you have undiagnosed health concerns, the full moon on July 23 could illuminate possibilities for diagnosis and treatment. Seek healing on all levels—mind, body, and spirit—should any health-related concerns arise.
The transformative power of love helps change our beliefs, defies expectations, and sometimes breaks the rules. In your romantic life, fall in love. Let love open a path to expansion. If you're single, fall in love with life.
© 2021 by Rachel Lang. Used with permission.