July is a month of new beginnings, and it can be the perfect time to focus on personal growth. This is the ideal moment to set intentions for the upcoming months, create a plan to reach our ambitions, and take small steps towards attaining our goals.
From increasing our knowledge with summer classes, challenging ourselves with physical activities, or finding creative outlets – July helps us to reflect on who we are and what we want in life. As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, let this energy fuel you to become the best version of yourself.
There are many transits in July, but I’ve listed here only the ones that are most likely to impact you, as well as the ones that are most likely to effect your readings.
03 July: Full Moon in Capricorn
While the beginning of summer is often a time for basking in the sunshine and celebrating good times, the Capricorn full moon is a great reminder to take stock of the image we are presenting to others. This is a great opportunity to pause and reflect on how we want to be seen by our peers, colleagues, and communities. Now is the time to set an example of excellence and integrity, before this energy fades away with the waning of this beautiful moon.
09 July: Pallas enters Virgo
With the wisdom of Pallas guiding us, this is an excellent time to take care of our health. We can reach out to professionals such as nutritionists or wellness coaches for advice and guidance, or we can begin the journey with ourselves. Through journaling or meditation, we can cultivate a sense of harmony between our physical and mental selves. Let’s use this period of growth to ensure that body and mind are working together in perfect balance.
10 July: Mercury enters Leo
As Mercury enters dramatic Leo, we are being invited to think differently and be a little more daring. Our ideas become larger than life and our dreams become brighter as we open ourselves up to possibilities that once seemed impossible. Let’s take this period of growth to reach for the stars and see what kind of wonders await us!
17 July: New Moon in Cancer
This new moon brings us the sacred opportunity to build a cozy, comforting space for ourselves and our loved ones. Let’s take this time to explore what it means to be “at home” and how we can create our own traditions, rituals, and emotional foundations. With this newfound insight, we can create a safe space that nourishes our souls no matter where we are.
22 July: Sun enters Leo. Venus goes Retrograde in Leo.
It’s no surprise that with a surplus of planets in Leo, the energy is vibrant and entertaining. But let’s not forget that it can also get a bit vain – so pay attention to how you think about yourself and those around you. We’ll be able to make the most of this bold and optimistic energy if we use it as an opportunity for growth!
With Venus beginning its retrograde in Leo, we’re entering a period that is likely to be full of dramatic moments. It’s not the best time for starting new relationships, as any summer fling can easily go awry. And it’s wise to temper enthusiasm for any big monetary decisions you might have in mind too – as Venus rules over money and finances. Take this time to focus on self-care, so that you can make smarter decisions when the planets shift back into their regular rotation.