July 2024 Horoscope: Retrograde Season Brings Transformative Energies

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As July 2024 unfolds, the retrograde season intensifies, bringing a series of cosmic shifts that promise transformation and growth.

Key astrological events this month include Neptune’s retrograde on July 2, Mercury’s entry into Leo shortly after, a new moon rising in Cancer on July 5, and Venus joining Mercury in Leo on July 11. The mid-month sees Mars meeting Uranus in Taurus on July 16, followed by Mars entering Gemini on July 20. The year’s second consecutive full moon in Capricorn on July 21 marks the end of Cancer season as the sun moves into Leo the next day. Mercury heads to Virgo on July 25, and the month wraps up with Chiron going retrograde on July 29. Each sign will feel these shifts uniquely, offering opportunities for reflection, growth, and change.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This month, Aries, you’ll feel a surge of energy and motivation. The new moon on July 5 will help you connect with family or focus on taking care of your emotions. Mercury and Venus light up your passion-fuelled fifth house giving you plenty of opportunities to express your artistic and enjoy some flings. Your cosmic ruler Mars is colliding with chaos-loving Uranus in your finance sector around mid-month, so avoid making any high-risk moves when it comes to money, even if it sounds like a good idea at the moment.
It’s a great time to start new projects or take on leadership roles. However, be mindful of impulsiveness in your decisions. Balancing your enthusiasm with patience will yield the best results. It’s time to bring a big project to fruition.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
With Mars in your sign for the first few weeks of the month, your month will be action packed. The new moon on July 5 will enable meaningful social connections,
Full moon on July 21 keeps you free spirited! July brings a focus on financial stability and personal values. You may find yourself reassessing your spending habits and looking for ways to invest wisely. Relationships will also play a significant role; open communication is key to resolving any misunderstandings.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
For Gemini, this month is all about communication and networking. July promises lots of opportunities to connect with the people around you. New opportunities may arise through social connections or professional contacts.
The new moon on July 5 is a great time to tap into your financial situation.
Look forward to a big boost in physical energy and motivation around July 20, when Mars enters your sign.
The full moon the following day takes you on a deep journey to your inner feelings.
Embrace your curiosity and don’t hesitate to explore new ideas. Staying adaptable will help you navigate any changes.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
New moon in your sign on July 5, brings a chance to pursue your goals.
Venus in your sign will act as a harmonizing influence while Saturn will make you commit to things you value.

The full moon on July 21 rises in your relationship zone, making it a time for introspection and self-care.
That lunation wraps up your birthday season, and once Leo season kicks into gear, you’ll be ready to get your finances in order and tap into a more abundance-focused mindset.
But remember to focus on your emotional well-being and take time to recharge. You might feel a strong urge to reconnect with family and close friends. Trust your intuition when making important decisions.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your birthday season is fast approaching, and it’s building up to plenty of exciting moments. Mercury enters on July-2, bringing a burst of ideas. Your creativity and charisma will be at their peak this month. It’s an excellent time to showcase your talents and pursue your passions.
The new moon on July 5 is a spiritual and nostalgic one, perfect for spending some time alone to reflect on things and get in tune with your heart.
Venus enters your sign on July 11 and you think of makeovers and starting afresh and introducing new things to your life.

The full moon on July 21 is the perfect time to clear clutter from your schedule and ditch any bad habits to make room for growth.

But be cautious of overextending yourself. Prioritize your tasks and delegate when necessary to maintain balance.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo horoscope for July 2024 promises plenty of action in the realms of career, romance, and spirituality too. This is also a favourable time for acquiring new skills or furthering your education.

Spirituality gets a boost with Mercury hits your introspective twelfth house on July 2. The new moon on July 5, helps you to understand things intuitively.
Once motivating Mars hits your career sector on July 20, it’s go-time when it comes to professional goals and work projects.
Full moon the following day is helpful in formalising romantic prospects.
The month wraps up Mercury coming home to your sign on July 25. Clear-thinking reigns supreme, so pay attention to details and stay organized to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Relationships may require extra attention and understanding.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra, this month emphasizes partnerships and collaborations. Mercury hits your friendship zone on July 2.
The new moon on July 5 shifts your focus back to career matters, giving you a chance to make some meaningful moves or kick off a special project. Working with others can lead to successful outcomes, but ensure that you maintain harmony and balance.

Less than a week later, your cosmic ruler Venus joins Mercury in your eleventh house, so it’s a great time to network.
Full moon on July 21 puts you back in touch with your responsibilities at home.

Be open to compromise and listen to different perspectives. Your diplomatic skills will be invaluable.
There’s a magical energy towards the end of the month, so you put yourself out there.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
For Scorpio, July highlights transformation and change. Embrace new beginnings and let go of what no longer serves you. Mercury hits your career sector on July 2, bringing more connection, communication, and ideas at work.
The new moon a few days later is a good time to expand your knowledge and take a course or read a book or develop a new skill-set.

Brace for sudden twists and turns in relationships mid-month, as your ruling planet Mars meets the unpredictable Uranus in your partnerships zone.
On July 20, Mars motivates you to remove the redundant from your life.
The full moon the following day rises alongside a special aspect between Mars and your cosmic co-ruler Pluto. This could be a time of deep emotional growth. Trust the process and stay resilient.
Once Leo season starts on July 22, your work life takes center stage. Financial matters may require careful planning and strategy.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius, adventure and exploration are on the horizon this month. Whether it’s travel, new hobbies, or intellectual pursuits, embrace the opportunities to expand your horizons.
As the month kicks off, the new moon on July 5 opens up a deep connection between you and your inner self.
Your ruling planet Jupiter harmonizes with Mercury a few days later, helping relationships blossom.
Mars enters your partnerships zone on July 20, giving you a boost of motivation to pursuing new people or change the dynamics that aren’t working for you.
The full moon in Capricorn the following day is great for making money.
The sun enters Leo the next day, lighting up the confident, thrill-seeking free spirit inside of you and inspiring you to have fun. Stay open-minded and flexible. Relationships may benefit from a fresh perspective.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Relationships are a big part of your horoscope for July 2024.
The new moon on July 5 is a great for building more emotional connections
If you’re single, the middle of the month is an exciting time to break out of your comfort zone and take action on your passions.
A rare set of back-to-back full moons light up your sign this year, and the second of the two will rise on July 21.
July brings a focus on career and long-term goals. Hard work and dedication will pay off, but remember to balance professional responsibilities with personal life. Networking can open new doors, so don’t shy away from social engagements.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius, innovation and creativity are your strengths this month.
Things start off on a productive note, as Cancer season is lighting up your routine-oriented sixth house.
The new moon on July 5 pushes you towards healthy habits and self-care routines.
Mercury enters your relationship zone just before that and faces off with Pluto, so you may find yourself digging to find truth.
Relationship planet Venus repeats this same aspect to Pluto the following week, so be careful not to let yourself get sucked into a power struggle. Remember, collaborative efforts can lead to breakthroughs.

Your cosmic ruler Uranus is linking up high-action Mars mid-month, which could bring some shake-ups to your home life—some of which may be quite welcome. Embrace unconventional ideas and think outside the box.

The full moon on July 21 pulls you inward, helping you identify feelings or fears that you’ve been running from.
Leo season hits your committed seventh house the next day, so get real about what you want out of partnerships. Stay true to your values and advocate for causes you believe in.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, July is a month for nurturing your inner self and fostering deep connections.
The month kicks off with your cosmic ruler Neptune stationing retrograde on July 2. Venus harmonizes with Saturn in your sign at the same time, making you understand and see your fantasies more clearly. Pay attention to your dreams and intuition. Creative pursuits can be particularly fulfilling.
The new moon a few days later will further inspire you to follow your passions.

The full moon on July 21 puts you in touch with your friends, and it could be a fun time to attend an event and socialize. Strengthen your relationships by showing empathy and understanding.

Leo season starts the next day, and its confident energy will help you get all your clever and visionary ideas more organized. A little structure can turn your pipe dreams into something much more.

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