July is one of the most emotionally charged months you’ll experience all year, Cancer. A powerful lunar eclipse on your axis rocks you with a drastic ending, and your feelings are in overdrive as a result. When the Universe slams a door shut, it often opens another. That’s the case here with a New Moon in your own sign near the end of the month. Although it could be hard to see the shore beyond your sea of emotions, you’re headed toward a prolific new start. Drastic changes are required to give you the space you need for evolution. Yes, you’re testing yourself now to let go of the things you can’t change so you can focus instead on the opportunities that lie ahead. Give yourself time to cry it out – endings usually hurt! There’s no shame in taking time for a little self-care. No matter how dark things may seem at first, you walk out of July glistening and free of your shell.
More than any other sign, you’ll be feeling the heavy energy of the full moon lunar eclipse in your sister sign Capricorn on the 5th. This moon closes out a cycle that began in January of 2019 and highlighted your house of relationships and house of self from last summer until today. As you’re probably well aware, your love life is being tested. Luckily for you, this lunar eclipse signals a completion of this trying period although the ending may not look exactly the way you’d like. Whatever your domestic situation, this eclipse also heralds a period of personal development and change. If it feels like a crisis, that’s your cue to negotiate and compromise – or to finally walk away from a relationship that’s no longer serving you.
Your feelings are more intense now in every area of life, and expressing your emotions comes easier after the 12th. This is when Mercury, ruler of communications, stations direct in your own sign. After three weeks of foggy thinking, you’re finally clear on what you need.
On the flip side, knowing what you desire could prove to be yet another source of frustration for the next few months. With Saturn retrograde in Capricorn and your seventh house, you’re inspired to do some “spring cleaning” in your emotional life. You’re sick of feeling criticized and examined in your one-on-one relationships. Up until the end of September, your loneliness has you re-evaluating your commitments.
This review of compromise, flexibility, and vulnerability is taking place to strengthen the way you relate to others – in business, love, home, and friendships. But be aware this is going to take some energy and attention to health. Reduce your schedule if that’s what it takes to set aside time to reflect.
You might find you can recharge your battery by basking in the moonlight or taking a night trip to the beach. Around the 20th, you’ll definitely want to visit a body of water whether physically or in your mind. The sound of moving water and the aura of your lunar ruler will provide you with both guidance and clarity.
Financially, you have to work harder than usual this July, but your earnings show an increase particularly after the 22nd. Opportunity seems to be falling into your lap, but don’t be fooled. These openings bring increased responsibility and call for extra discipline. Maybe it’s time for a pause in your career or a change of direction?
You may want to assess your long-term goals and where you currently stand. Has your vision shifted since last year? Chances are, it’s time to welcome something new into your identity.
From the 11th through September, exercising a little forgiveness and honesty with your coworkers will go a long way. The energy of Chiron, the Wounded Healer, stations retrograde in your 10th house of career to show you what professional wounds need attention.
You are faced with a choice this month: should you stay, or should you go? You’re blessed with the time to decide, so don’t make any hasty decisions before the 20th. Once the New Moon kicks off a new cycle involving your identity, you’ll be empowered to make the right decisions.
It’s time to do what you do best, Cancer, and listen to your feelings for direction. Given the hyperactivity of your first house all month, it’s nearly impossible for you to fail.
Just like last month, you’re learning to balance your own interests with the interests of your partners. Toe the line the best you can and focus on not swinging too far in either direction.
July closes out with the entrance of the sun in Leo and your second house on the 22nd. As the month ends, investing in self-care is more important than ever, and you’re proud to bring some creative energy to your possessions. After all, you deserve to have some fun as you enter August.
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