MONTH OF July
Come out and play, Pisces! Last month, you focused a lot of energy on home and family. Now it’s time for your own desires to take precedence. July starts with an invitation to inject a dose of passion and fun into everything you do. Under these flirtatious skies, summer romance could heat up. You might feel an irrepressible urge to express your creativity, putting a bold stamp on everything. Unleash your inner artiste and treat the world like your canvas, from your OOD to sharing your visual art and high musical taste, whether you compose the notes or put together a transporting playlist. Take your time with everything, too: Four of the five slow-moving outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, your ruler, Neptune, and Pluto) are retrograde for the rest of summer, a time to step back and make adjustments to any long-term plans and projects. When Leo season begins on July 22, the focus turns to practical matters and self-care. Shift gears after a hedonistic summer and prioritize healthy living. The next day’s Aquarius full moon—the first of a rare duo—could bring a deep spiritual transformation or the healing conclusion to a situation that’s been weighing on your heart and soul. Release what no longer serves you!
Mars, Saturn and Uranus butt heads in early July
When push comes to shove, your surrendered sign is happy to hand control of the reins to someone else and just ghost the scene. You’re more lover than fighter! But with combative Mars in Leo and your micromanaging sixth house until July 29, things are different now. You’re not prepared to roll over and submit, and in the first few days of the month, that could set off serious fireworks. On July 1, Mars will oppose structured Saturn in your twelfth house of hidden agendas and closure. Pull one too many diva stunts or power trips and you could find yourself facing an “access denied” status. Instead of a meltdown, how about a mental health break, Pisces? Mars is ramping up the stress levels, never a good thing for your ultra-sensitive sign. Tend to your body, mind and spirit and make sure you have plenty of support if you’re on the edge of snapping. When Mars squares off with volatile Uranus in your communication zone this July 3, a rebellious comment could be taken as fighting words. We’re not saying someone doesn’t deserve to be put in their place. But when you take that job into your own hands, it seldom works out. Find a healthy outlet for your frustration, even if that means writing an angry email and pressing “save to draft.” Sleep on it—for a good long weekend—and maybe forever. The most important thing is to get these upset feelings out of your head and heart and to regain your compassionate Piscean perspective.
The Sun is in Cancer until July 22
With the Sun in fellow water sign Cancer heating up your romantic, creative fifth house until Thursday, July 22, it’s time to cut loose for summertime fun. Your sign loves all things aquatic, so think about tubing down a river, splashing in the ocean or preening poolside in one of your creatively styled sun-worshipping looks. Unleash your inner mermaid! Romance heats up along with your desire for adventure during this passionate cycle. During Cancer season, you could also make headway on an artistic endeavor. Pour your imagination into a passion project. Let yourself get messy with paint, instruments, ingredients—the point is to express yourself fully now, regardless of the muse or medium.
The July 9 Cancer new moon pumps up the passion
Love makes a liftoff! The Cancer new moon arrives on Friday, July 9, igniting your appetite for pleasure, romance and creative expression. Now that’s more like it, Pisces! Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or flirting with a new prospect or two, this is a time to go “all in” with your heart and see what happens. The fifth house does nothing halfway and wears all emotions stitched to its sleeve (or swimsuit strap, for a more seasonally appropriate reference). With lusty Mars in Virgo and your committed-relationship house until July 29, what starts as a frisky fling could turn into a lot more when you least expect it. Between now and the January 17, 2022, Cancer full moon, a budding attraction could become a real-deal relationship. You could also develop confidence in your voice, style and the way you “package” yourself to the world—and no, that’s not being shallow or superficial. This new moon wants your outer expression to reflect who you authentically are within, a beautiful alignment that resonates at a high frequency and attracts that special brand of Pisces magic!
Chiron turns retrograde on July 15
On July 15, deep-diving Chiron turns retrograde in your second house of finances and self-worth, engaging you in an epic transformation. Everyone has some kind of money issue, and it can actually be a helpful lightning rod, revealing where you lack security or trust. For example, do you feel the universe will provide the right opportunities for you, or are you constantly afraid that the other shoe is about to drop? Reflect on some of your early memories; these play a huge role in formulating limiting beliefs. Working with a financial planner or money coach can get your bank account in fighting shape by December 19. You can also load a helpful tracking app on your phone, but remember, the psychological and mindset shifts you make will drive the bigger breakthroughs.
It’s Leo season starting July 22
Cleanup on aisle Pisces? After four weeks of decadence and debauchery, which you hopefully took full advantage of, you’re ready to bring order back to your life. On July 22, the Sun shifts gears into Leo and activates your productive sixth house of health, organization and efficiency. All those tasks you’ve been putting off? Tackle them systematically and get through your to-do list. Since the sixth house rules helpful people, outsource and delegate to capable people who can help wrangle your life into a more efficient process. The back-to-school bug could bite a month early. If so, why not use Leo season to sign up for a summer workshop that builds your hard skills (coding, a foreign language, the sky’s the limit) or to earn a certification that will open more doors for you this fall?
July 23 brings the first of a rare duo of Aquarius full moons
A double emphasis on endings and closure appears in the sky this July 23, when the Aquarius full moon beams into your twelfth house of healing conclusions. Both full moons AND the twelfth house symbolize completion. Whether you’ve reached an important milestone or are simply ready for that next chapter, you’re invited to wrap this phase up with gratitude and acceptance. Maybe things didn’t turn out exactly as you hoped (yet) or you need to cut your losses and move on. That’s okay, Pisces. And if you can’t do it all at once, don’t worry. This year, the skies will serve up a rare second Aquarius full moon on August 22. Look back to the Aquarius new moon of February 11 for clues about major changes you could make or baggage you’re ready to shed. When the second Aquarius full moon arrives in four weeks, you’ll get another nudge from the universe to let go and “trust fall.” Pay attention to signs, serendipities and whispers from your intuition as your already dialed-in line to the divine is stronger than ever!
Jupiter retrograde backs into Aquarius on July 28
Mermaid mode: activate! Since mid-May, you’ve been feeling more like yourself again, thanks to expansive and worldly Jupiter entering your sign for the first time since 2010. After a peek above the water’s surface, Jupiter leaves your sign and dives back into the depths of Aquarius, plunging into your soulful, healing twelfth house until December 28. An imaginative and sacred time awaits as Jupiter lights up your inner world and draws you into the twelfth house’s chamber of secrets.
While you want to guard against seclusion and confusion, this is a rich time for artistic, spiritual and emotional breakthroughs. Both Jupiter and structured Saturn moved into Aquarius late December 202class=”body-el-link standard-body-el-link” 0, making a rare, exact meetup at their Great Conjunction. They’ve been activating this subconscious sector ever since, save for Jupiter’s brief departure from May 13 to July 28.
Don’t worry: Jupiter WILL return to Pisces at the end of 2021, and for much of 2022. Until then, this is truly a time to power down and rest—NOT to force things or swim upstream.
Meantime, Jupiter is retrograde until October 18 in your zone of endings and transitions, prodding you to look where your life might benefit from some closure. Mature Saturn is also retrograde here until October 10, adding extra heft to this mission. Do you have people to forgive? Projects to wrap? Unsupportive behaviors and patterns to release? Address all of that now before you barrel ahead into anything new. Consider this a rare “cleanup time” and a divine opportunity to restore flow and ease to your life through solid systems and clear decisions.
With masterful Saturn and philosophical Jupiter teamed up—even while retrograde—you may pursue certification in a creative or spiritual field. All the better if it’s one you never got around to finishing, like a yoga teacher training, for example. The pursuit of mastery around your natural gifts is a worthwhile use of your time. Making a major career transition or facing a big unknown? Working with an empathic yet emphatic mentor or coach could provide a level of expert guidance that takes your endeavors to new heights.
Venus and Mars are in Leo for most of the month
Get into the self-care groove, Pisces! For most of July, sensual Venus and red-hot Mars are blazing through your sixth house of wellness and service (Venus until July 21, Mars through July 29). This is a sweet time to show your love through selfless acts, and you may be inspired to do kind things for those you love. Who needs a special occasion to bring flowers or a gift? Even small acts of generosity will make someone feel appreciated. And with beautifying Venus and let’s-get-physical Mars in your healthy-living zone, you’ve got a cosmic mandate to ramp up the self-nurturing and to make fitness part of the fun you have as a duo.
Venus enters Virgo on July 21
That urge to merge is heating up, Pisces! On July 21, Venus shifts into Virgo and your seventh house of relationships, putting the spotlight on partnerships until August 16. No more hemming and hawing in matters of the heart. If you’ve found a good one, seal the deal with a legit commitment. Diving in all the way is the only true test of the relationship’s longevity. Single? While you tend to guard your solo time, create a little more space for a potential plus-one to slide in. The cosmic creatrix will also boost any artistic collaborations, so get in the cypher with one of your favorite co-dreamers.
Mars joins Venus in Virgo on July 29
Make it a double! From July 29 to September 14, fiery and passionate Mars will blaze through Virgo and your committed-relationship house, turning up the heat. With Venus also here, a budding connection could move quickly into official status, or you could feel motivated to meet someone with long-term potential. Single Pisces, beware the comparison trap: Stressful Mars might make you feel pressured to pair up. Do your best to ignore those external agitators—but DO enjoy the upwelling of interesting prospects you’ll attract with passionate Mars in your corner.
Bring some heart to your hustle this month! Until July 22, the Sun is in Cancer, heating up your fifth house of passion, fame and self-expression. Embrace the spotlight when it comes your way, especially at the July 9 Cancer new moon. With adventurous Jupiter in Pisces until July 28, you’ve got luck on your side even more! Pisces, your naturally empathic sign is gifted at the art of storytelling, which happens to be a powerful business technique. (Check out the work of Donald Miller, creator of the Storybrand technique, to learn more.) Lean into your compassion and focus on connecting to others. As Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” You’ll be served this message once again on July 23, when the Aquarius full moon beams into your imaginative and healing twelfth house. This is the first of a rare duo of Aquarius full moons in 2021 (the next is August 22), a boon for Pisces who work in the healing, spiritual or artistic realms. Are you ready to close the door on one chapter of your life and move into a new one? The twelfth house rules endings and transitions—and full moons do, too. With this double (or maybe quadruple) emphasis on closure and release, you’ve got cosmic support to fully wrap this chapter up so you can move into fall with a clean slate.
Love Days: 9, 14
Money Days: 20, 29
Luck Days: 18, 26
Off Days: 11, 16
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