There’s a lot of emphasis on your star sign, Cancer, throughout July and rightly so. This is your birthday month and the Sun remains in your star sign until the 22nd. When the Sun is in your sign, it’s the time to shine and put your own needs first.
Also, throughout July, you have Mercury, the planet of communication in Cancer. This Mercury is great for caring and counselling, for listening and advising.
Your star sign is one of the emotional water signs and whether you’re offering advice or asking for help or support, be there for other people and ensure you have people you can lean on too.
This is a reflective Mercury and you may spend quite a lot of your time day-dreaming or contemplating who you are and what makes you happy. It’s a good month to dive into self-help or a personal growth project. You might be keen to study or learn a new language. Mercury’s clever and bright and flexes your intellectual muscle.
Remember, however, that Mercury is retrograde, i.e. on go slow until the 12th. You could be feeling nostalgic with Mercury’s gaze on your past. You could be quite happy spending more time at home or within your family.
If you do have any major decision to make, especially around love or partnership, travel or study, wait until the 12th. Mercury’s turning point can bring new information to light or key insights or news. It’s an ideal date to line up an important conversation or heart-or-heart.
Partnerships are also under the cosmic spotlight for different reasons. Firstly, on the 2nd, Saturn returns to Capricorn and your relationship sector where it will remain until December 2020. Saturn is your partner planet. This could mean someone returns to your life. Or, perhaps there’s an ending or parting of the ways.
This is also the theme of the Lunar or Full Moon eclipse on the 5th. This is the final eclipse in a cycle which began in July 2018. You’ve probably experienced some significants ups and downs with regard to relationships and your own identity over the last couple of years.
This month’s planetary activity indicates it’s time to get real or serious about love and partnership and there’s a ‘commit and quit’ theme. This is true for the Lunar eclipse but also the New Moon on the 20th. This is the second New Moon in a row in your star sign, Cancer.
Admittedly, the first one was a powerful Solar eclipse on June 21st, the day of the Solstice. New Moons are traditionally a symbol of new beginnings. Yet, on the same day as the New Moon, the 20th, the Sun is opposed by Saturn. Something may need to come to an end before you can start over.
Work & Money
Your personal life seems intense or complex whereas your professional life could be opening up. You have action planet Mars in Aries and your career and vocation sector from now until early January 2021. And, on the 22nd, the Sun enters Leo and your personal money sector.
Fire signs are fast and furious and bring dynamic motivation your way. You could be raring to go with this combination. However, Mars in particular can be aggravating so any issues at work or with regard to your career might flare up throughout July. The 8th and 27th look argumentative and not the best dates to plan an important meeting or negotiation.
This month feels like a significant turning point for you, whether you’re back out in the world or ready to put yourself and your own needs first.