Cancer zodiac sign, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India. 18th century CE.

July 2017 horoscopes: Happy birthday, Cancer.

Capricorn 12/22 – 1/19

Summer is officially here and it’s time to celebrate good times, c’mon. The jovial giant Jupiter went direct on June 9th and this transit affects all signs. On July 9th the Full Moon is in Capricorn and this is a favorable period to receive the gifts that you’ve earned. It’s also a perfect time to let go of what no longer serves your soul purpose or to begin taking steps on that path. Happiness is a choice, and if you say that word real slow (happiness) and laugh–you are a child, at heart.

Aquarius 1/20 – 2/18

Just like June, July is a month where the winds in your sail don’t blow (as hard), they could be luffing. Well, this is no luffing matter, trim back your sail, lean on your mast, and enjoy the scenery. This is not a time of action. Your lucky day this month is on July 29th, when your ruling planet Uranus semi-sextiles Chiron. Sounds dirty, in a good way. As Sir John Lubbock has stated, “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes in the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

Pisces 2/19 – 3/20

Your ruling planet Jupiter, King of the Gods is direct and while it may have felt that you’ve been swimming in murky water, the clout is dissipating and you can see clearly now, the clout is gone. The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 9th is a time to reap what you’ve sown. This is a harmonious time for you. Another lovely date comes at the end of the month when Venus enters fellow water sign Cancer on July 31st. Feel free to be lovey dovey, but don’t make love to a dovey. I’m pretty sure that’s illegal and fowl, so fowl. That kind of behavior just doesn’t fly.

Aries 3/21 – 4/19

Summer is in full swing and as the season heats up, you sizzle in your element. Your ruling planet Mars, enters fellow fire sign, Leo on July 20th. This is a great time to bbq and be merry. Why? The latter half of the month is dominated by the planets aligning toward all things Leo. Like the great poet Rumi said, “If all you know about fire is what you have heard, see if the fire will agree to cook you! Certain energies come only when you burn. If you long for belief, sit down in the fire!”

Taurus 4/20 – 5/20

The remnants of June slip into July because your ruling planet Venus is in Taurus until July 4th. This is a wonderful time to celebrate the beautiful gifts that the universe has brought to you so glorify your shebang. The latter half of July is a time to gather your resources and to sit quietly and plan your next strategic move. August will be a perfect month to utilize stored energy efficiently and effectively. You will be able to do this with ease if you have a plan and keep to it.  Do an inventory not only of what can happen, but what will occur if you do nothing.

Gemini 5/21 – 6/21

Your birthday month has ended but you should still keep celebrating. Venus leaves Taurus and enters your sign on July 4th. This is the perfect time to balance the twins, after all–two heads are better than one. If you approach this month objectively steady, then you will surely come out on top. Profess your love to those that are important in your life and focus on the relationships of your close circle. The binds that tie you to your extended families can strengthen the bond and quality of your life.

Cancer 6/22 – 7/22

Happy birthday, Cancer! Your ruling celestial object, the Moon, will enter your sister sign Capricorn on July 9th. Remember to receive the gifts that the universe bestows upon you with open arms. Unless that gift is in the form of a hug from a stranger that doesn’t utilize anti-perspirant on the reg– in that case a high-five will suffice. The perfect time to set your intentions is on July 23rd when the New Moon enters fiery Leo. Buy some rose-colored glasses on July 31st, you’ll be feeling extra lush due to Venus entering Cancer on July 31st. Gato con guantes no caza ratones.

Leo 7/23 – 8/22

Happy birthday, Leo! Leo’s devour the latter half of the month and take their lion’s share. This is due to multiple planetary alignments circumnavigating towards the fervent constellation. For example, Mercury (communication) enters Leo on July 5th, Mars enters Leo on July 20th, the Sun enters Leo on July 22nd, and the New Moon enters Leo on July 23rd. Since your sign will be glowing, why don’t you try to lift the spirits of those around you with your abundance of ardent fuel? Like Harper Lee said, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Don’t let pride get in the way.

Virgo 8/23 – 9/22

On the road to success it’s critical that you get your head out your asphalt mirage. It can be distracting to see waves hover from the black trail stamped with incomplete yellow exclamation points. This is a sign that the universe is calling you to action. The time to do this is July 25th when Mercury enters YOUR sign. This is the only period this alignment will happen all year so make the most of it. The subjective importance in precision in thought, process, and speech is highly likely at this time–especially if you reside in Colorado. Be objective not to hurt the feelings of others with your sharp tongue. Like my grandmother never said, “en boca cerrada no entran moscas.” It means, flies don’t enter a closed mouth and sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut.

Libra 9/23 – 10/22

Go home Libra, you’re drunk–on love. No really, call an Uber–it’s like $10. As your ruling planet Venus seduces your sister sign Gemini on July 4th, be prepared to see fireworks buzz as their energy sparks the epidermis of your soul. Enjoy the 27 days of being a prince/ss, on the eve of the 28th reality may start to settle in. It’d be wise to look up recipes for pumpkins in the coming days because the wheels of your vehicle may carve your future. Orange you excited?

Scorpio 10/23 – 11/21

Your career responsibilities will take precedence over familial issues this month. If you can put your ego to the side in your working environment, then you should be able to enjoy time in the limelight. Tensions can arise at the end of the month, especially if you aren’t breathing correctly. In the case that you feel faint, for the love of all that is holy, breathe! Your ruling planet Mars enters luminous Leo on July 20th. Your temper is likely to get heated around this time so it’d be wise to buy a squirt gun and some chili pilsner.

Sagittarius 11/22 – 12/21

You are a brilliant fire sign that shines bright. Your light will be beaming throughout the month of August. This is because July will be being primarily dominated by the King of the Jungle, and fellow fire sign, Leo. Respect will surely come your way if you roar with diligence and objective fervor. Everyone in your pride is parched for energy and true leadership, guide them to the proverbial water. The jovial planet of Jupiter is now direct in the air sign of Libra. Fire needs air to survive, but too much of it and things can get out of control. To preface the infamous Tick, “Destiny’s powerful hand has made the future of your bed, and it’s up to you to lie in it.”

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