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Your Monthly Horoscope for July 2024

Here's what's in store for you this month.

As we enter a new month, the slate is wiped clean and there are endless possibilities for growth. See what’s in store for your relationships, career, and emotions in the month ahead, here’s your July horoscope for 2024.

Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23

Celebrated as the moon of the Divine Feminine, Cancer’s new moon on July 5 is your annual reset date when spending time near water can be especially healing, so head for the river or ocean, a pool party or beach weekend, bath or spa. Venus in your domestic sign till mid-month finds her happiest and most fulfilling moments with family or friends. So engage the whole mob – kids included – in crafting a house-blessing ritual that can be a combined birthday celebration and mid-year energy cleanse for your home zone.  

Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23

The Sun/Saturn alignment in water signs on July 11 calls for your best heart-centred leadership, which means calm direction, downplaying drama and ensuring everyone’s contributions are acknowledged. Around mid-month, vivacious Venus sashays into your audacious sign for a playful vacation that takes everyday life from milder to wilder. She’s followed in the last week of July by the radiant sun flicking on party lights to set the stage for this year’s celestial Festival Of You. Let’s not pretend that the whole of July won’t be taken up event-planning the celebrations.  

Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23

Your planet mentor Mercury’s in the mood for some vivid socialising this month, packing your calendar with festivities and giving your creative ideas some extra eloquence. If you are making a pitch or presentation, go for maximum flair and vivacity: In this transit too much is likely to be just enough. There will be plenty of time to reel the extravagance back in when Mercury enters your health-conscious sign in the final week of July. and you have to offset weeks of Cancerian comfort food just as the season of Leo feasting begins. Good luck with that.  

Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23

A harmonising alignment on July 2 of agreeable Venus and stable Saturn in water signs supports having a heart-to-heart with friends, family, partners or colleagues to discuss future plans. Ditto on July 13, when the moon in Libra strengthens negotiating skills and helps navigate through emotional reactions that may be obscuring facts. Stay open to different perspectives and don’t be slow to apologize if necessary. Bonus news: Angels are likely to arrive in the most ordinary of outfits, close to home, seemingly by accident, right on your doorstep.  

Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22

July’s polarities combine soft and tough, a familiar scenario for these highly security-conscious and protective, Scorpio folk. This month strengthen your screening processes so you can relax and make the genuine connections that appear during this compassionate transit. When powerhouses Mars and Pluto commune in cerebral air signs in the last week of July, expect an ignition of your inner brilliance. Finally, the full moon on July 21 is the time for acknowledging friendships, mentors and business relationships, the heroes of your social and professional circle who are always there for you.  

Sagittarius Nov 23 – Dec 21

With early July’s sun, Venus and the new moon in your astro-zone of intimacy, nostalgia is strong and emotions are close to the surface – but be choosy about who you unburden to. Archers are the zodiac’s travellers, and this month it’s likely the land of your ancestors will be calling you to revisit relatives or places that hold family memories. If you’re packing for a camping trip, consider somewhere that reacquaints you with your roots. Staying put? Zoom off in the comfort of your casa and research your family tree, or watch the relevant travel docos.  

Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20

Your guiding planet, Saturn, which is retrograde for the rest of this year suggests that discerning between fact, fiction, fantasy and fabrication will be your main task in the coming months. It’s something sensible Saturn’s reversal can assist with. Even better news? Capricorn’s full moon on July 21, a rare, bonus second full moon in your sign, is brilliantly aligned with changemaker Uranus, which could illuminate inspirational flashes. That said, acknowledge whatever’s been accomplished since Capricorn’s full moon a month ago, and celebrate with those who’ve been part of your growth.  

Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19

This month’s celestial energetics in your sector of efficient organisation are pushing for a declutter of home, mind and habits. This is a helpful transit to review finances. If your lifestyle’s over budget, trim where things feel wasteful, repurpose and recycle, to cut superfluous stuff. No need to be overly austere; you can always reintroduce luxuries in affordable doses. The Mars/Uranus mid-month meet-up could be combustible or enlightening. It’s most likely to be a mix of both, but it’s still best to steer clear of controversial topics while fuses are short.   

Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20

While Neptune being retrograde in Pisces pumps up your intuitive powers, this month’s backstories are likely to be much more complex than they appear, so don’t take anything for granted. Rather than try to figure out what people mean, ask them directly to explain. Saturn’s also backspinning in your sign, with his reversal delivering some necessary reality checks. Venus, in her coziest mode, promises plenty of seasonal bonding. You may want to take steps to protect what’s precious, whether that’s your inner sanctum, intellectual property or the planet’s precarious future.

Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21

The Ram’s style is straightforward, but in the zodiac’s month of the lateral crab, Cancer, which skitters from side to side towards its destination, people are likely to behave in the same way. Offer them original ideas that tempt them to investigate further. Think indirect strategies, alternative tactics and different points of entry, like a back stair, side door, service lift or an open window. And because even Aries innovators need a break sometimes, practice the liberating art of saying “no”, then lavish yourself with lashings of home-style comfort.  

Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21

With Mars in Taurus till July 21 you’re primed to be highly motivated, persistent and determined, so also be sensitive to when that forward drive might be veering towards pushy or forceful. When Venus makes her grand entrance into her most vivacious station on July 11, expect extravagant displays of emotion, dramatic stances and bold declarations. This saucy season responds to a show of confidence and belief in yourself, so if you have a service, talent or product to promote, this is the time to schedule your big reveal.  

Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22

The empathetic connection of Mercury and Neptune in caring water signs at the beginning of July sensitises your extra-sensory listening skills. So, tap into this open-hearted transit, and rather than offering advice or solutions, just let people share. When Mars blazes into your persuasive sign on July 20 you could sell anything to anyone, but take care not to overpromise or overcommit. And why let obsessive Mars in your gadget-loving sign waste your time scrolling, when there are so many real people to meet in the fascinating flesh?  

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